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World focus on Burma (6 July 2009)

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Thailand’s paddy politics threatens rice trade

TopNews – Sahil Nagpal – ‎‎

Bangkok – Four and a half decades ago, Myanmar, also known as Burma, was the world’s leading rice exporter. A military coup in 1962 followed by the …

Camp immerses children in American culture

The State – Carolyn Click – ‎

Children from Myanmar, the former Burma, kicked a soccer ball with kids from Thailand, Somalia, Kenya and other far-flung places.

Celebs line up for PEN event

The Bookseller – Katie Allen

There will be readings from the works of persecuted Burmese writers, including Aung San Suu Kyi and comdian and poet Zargana.

AAFA calls for renewal of Burma Import Ban –

… election since 1990 when NLD was declared victorious, many believe the arrest is an attempt to keep Aung San Suu Kyi isolated from the Burmese


DKBA meeting with UN chief ‘scripted’ by junta

Democratic Voice of Burma – Naw Noreen

… “deeply disappointed” with his two-day visit to Burma, having had his request to meet with imprisoned opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi denied twice.

Mae Sot’s unsung heroes

Le Monde Diplomatique – Rajeshree Sisodia – ‎

The continued detention and recent trial of Burma’s most famous political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Laureate and leader of the main opposition party, …

Ban versus the junta – who won? – Larry Jagan – ‎

Access to Aung San Suu Kyi is the only card the regime has to play when dealing with the UN and its Western detractors. But UN involvement in Burma is far …

Ban—Empty-handed But Wiser

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

He was even refused a visit with detained opposition leader Suu Kyi. However, in forcing Than Shwe to show his cards, Ban is left in no doubts as to what …

Despite Humiliation, Ban Irked the Generals

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe – ‎

Ban said he had called for the release of political prisoners, including pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, because Burmese stability, …

Ban Ki-moon’s Speech in Bangkok

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

As you know by now, I asked to meet with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. I am deeply disappointed that Senior General Than Shwe refused my request. …

Shan: Possible Release of Non-Political Prisoners

UNPO – ‎

… said he did not appear to have secured any promise to release the National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the SNLD leader Khun …

UN chief’s reputation ‘shattered’ by Burma visit

Democratic Voice of Burma – Htet Aung KyawYee May Aung – ‎Jul 6, 2009‎

The UN chief was under enormous pressure to achieve results, which would have included a meeting with imprisoned opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, …

TV Review: ‘Warehouse 13’

HitFix – Daniel Fienberg – ‎‎

Yes, Burma. The episode clearly articulated the idea that the country is “Burma” and “Myanmar” is just the name imposed by the democracy-stifling military …

UN Council condemns NKorea missiles

The Associated Press – Ron DePasquale – ‎

He said Japan has asked all Southeast Asian nations, except junta-ruled Myanmar, also known as Burma, to enforce the UN’s North Korea resolutions. …

Volunteers help refugees assimilate in the South Bay

San Jose Mercury News – Mayra FloresDe Marcotte – ‎

In Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, there are no last names, so one of the first things that happens while filling out paperwork is that each individual’s …

Phuket Big Buddha Celebration: Photo Special

Phuketwan – Alan Morison – ‎‎

”In Myanmar, the Mon culture is credited as a major source of influence on the dominant Burmese culture.” All day long, Mon were to be seen on the backs …

Foreign investments soar in Burma despite economic sanctions – ‎

… said an official of the Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI). The present military rulers of Burma, in power since 1988, …

Ban versus the junta – who won? – Larry Jagan – ‎‎

It is a setback to the international community’s efforts to provide a helping hand to Myanmar [Burma] at this time.” But is it really that big a deal …

Ban—Empty-handed But Wiser

The Irrawaddy News Magazine –

The UN chief had no qualms about publicly criticizing Burma’s military rulers before he left from the country. “I believe the government of Myanmar [Burma] …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 6, 2009 at 6:13 am

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