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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (14 July 2009)

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Burma’s Offer of Amnesty Met With Cautious Optimism

Washington Post – Tim Johnston – ‎

BANGKOK, Thailand, July 14 — Political analysts cautiously welcomed the Burmese government’s promise of amnesty for prisoners but warned …

Myanmar opposition skeptical of government’s amnesty claim

CNN International –

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who earlier this month visited Myanmar — also known as Burma — has asked the ruling junta to release all political …

OVL, GAIL in JV with Korea’s Daewoo for gas production in Myanmar

domain-B – ‎

The companies will invest $2.79 billion in the three gas fields in Block A-1 and A-3 off the Myanmar coast and another $936.26 million in laying an …

Malaysia refuses to recognize Burmese as refugees

Herald de Paris – ‎

… some immigration officials have been accused of involvement in selling refugees from Myanmar, also known as Burma, to gangs in Thailand. …

Myanmar Baptists Plan Major Bicentennial Celebration

Christian Post – Derick Ho

According to BWA, Myanmar, which had its name changed from Burma in 1989, has the largest Baptist convention on the Southeast Asia region, with more than …

Burma to free prisoners; activists sceptical

Australia Network News – Karen Percy – ‎

“This is encouraging, but I will have to continue to follow up how they will implement all the issues raised during my visit in Myanmar,” he said. …

New life brings new freedom

Worcester Telegram – Craig S. Semon – ‎‎

Mr. Lian, who goes by the nickname “Alian,” was born and raised in Chin State, in western Union of Myanmar (formerly Burma). A mountainous region with few …

Junta announces prisoner release but arrests 87-year-old activist

AsiaNews.it – ‎

UN secretary general reports to Security Council about his diplomatic mission to Myanmar. Yangon (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Kyaw Khaing, 87, a member of Burma’s …

Pro-democracy politician sentenced in Myanmar

Philippine Star – ‎

Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been ruled by the military since 1962 and is widely accused of human rights violations. Western human rights groups say …

Freedom for Burmese detainees

The Age – ‎

Burma has offered an amnesty for some political prisoners after United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon demanded the release of key political detainees, …

Pro-democracy politician sentenced in Myanmar

Philippine Star – ‎

Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been ruled by the military since 1962 and is widely accused of human rights violations. Western human rights groups say …

Freedom for Burmese detainees

The Age – ‎‎

Burma has offered an amnesty for some political prisoners after United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon demanded the release of key political detainees, …

‘US eyeing NK-Myanmar nuke ties’

Korea Herald –

Under the bilateral agreement, hundreds of Burmese scientists were to be trained in Russia, he said. As North Korea was strengthening its ties with Burma, …

Burma is preparing to release political prisoners to allow them to …

BBC News – Laura Trevelyan – ‎

It was announced at the Security Council by Burma’s UN envoy Than Swe. He did not say how many of the estimated 2100 inmates would go free. …

Burma’s Amnesty Announcement Draws Skepticism

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe – ‎Jul 14, 2009‎

… on Monday that the Burmese permanent representative at the UN, Than Swe, had announced that “at the request of the secretary-general in Myanmar [Burma], …

China ranks as Myanmar’s top investor in fiscal 2008-09

Monsters and Critics.com – ‎‎

The contract involved the development of a large-scale nickel mining and smelting project in Myanmar, also known as Burma. Russia came second among foreign …

Yangon United FC spent Kyat 500 million: Tay Za

Mizzima.com – ‎

… Burmese business tycoon Tay Za said he had spent over Kyat 500 million (approximately USD 450000), on the club for the recently concluded Myanmar …

A cursed treasure – ‘Jade Land’ Hpakant

Mizzima.com – ‎

Hpakant, which produces some of the world’s highest quality jade, is among the least developed towns in Burma, with no proper electricity, sanitation or …

Burma preparing to free political prisoners

Mizzima.com – ‎

“At the request of the Secretary-General while in Myanmar [Burma], the Myanmar [Burma] Government is processing to grant amnesty to prisoners on …

PROCUREMENT: Derailing The Burma Missile Express

Strategy Page – ‎

… police recently arrested three men and charged them with trying to illegally export ballistic missile guidance system components to Myanmar (Burma). …

Exotic Myanmar retains many centuries-old ways

SDNN: San Diego News Network – Sandra Scott – ‎

That was the question I posed to myself before my first visit to Myanmar. Many governments discourage travel to Myanmar, formerly called Burma, …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 14, 2009 at 4:49 pm

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