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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (16 July 2009)

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Burma on the Edge

MorungExpress – ‎

It is not for nothing that Burma has long been the center of international attention and concern in the Asian Pacific region. Its transition from a growing …

Neither War Nor Peace

rinoceros –

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the first cease-fire agreements in Burma, which put a stop to decades of fighting between the military …

Kachin Reject Border Guard Force Second Time

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe – ‎

The meeting between the KIO and Burmese military officials led by Maj-Gen Soe Win, the commander of the Northern Regional Command and head of the …

Foreign Investment Grows in Myanmar

Wall Street Journal – ‎

AP YANGON, Myanmar — Foreign investment in Myanmar swelled sixfold to almost $1 billion in the last fiscal year, most of it coming from China, according to …

Burma VJ, review

Telegraph.co.uk – Sukhdev Sandhu – ‎

The smudged, smuggled footage of recent turbulence in Iran and China that has been circulating on the web gives a topical edge to Burma VJ …

Burma VJ: Reporting From A Closed Country Review

Channel 4 News – Matt Glasby – ‎

In the case of Burma VJ, quality and clarity are so closely intertwined it’s impossible to tell which is which. For those less than au fait with the …

Clinton to sign peace treaty with ASEAN next week

Gaea Times – ‎

The ASEAN intended to reform Myanmar, also known as Burma, when it voted it into the regional grouping in 1997, but that has failed, Charles Chong, …

Rangoon Health Officials Optimistic on Flu Outbreak

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Sann

… control the pandemic disease, so it cannot seriously spread in the country,” said Dr. Myo Lwin, a national consultant (avian influenza) with WHO/Burma. …

Bangladeshi police attack Rohingya camp

Democratic Voice of Burma – Francis Wade -‎

“This vulnerable population has fled persecution and discrimination in Myanmar [Burma], only to be left unrecognized and unassisted in Bangladesh. …

China investment in Myanmar soars

Aljazeera.net – ‎‎

The surge in investment comes despite wide-ranging sanctions imposed on military-ruled Myanmar – formerly known as Burma – that have virtually cut off any …

Prisoner amnesties only offer false hope

Democratic Voice of Burma –

July 16, 2009 (DVB)–As Burma’s UN ambassador finished his brief interjection to the Security Council earlier this week, news headlines leapt on the pledge …

Clinton to Discuss Burma at Asean Meeting

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Lalit K Jha – ‎‎

The US policy review on Burma has “slowed down” because of the trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, said a state department spokesperson. …

Youths in refugee soccer league get an off-field assist

Baltimore Sun – Scott Calvert – ‎‎

For Peter Tran, taking a loss on uniforms for the teenagers from Iraq, Burma (also called Myanmar), Nepal and the former Soviet Union is a kind of repayment …

India silent on Myanmar, eyes natural wealth

AFP –

NEW DELHI — Amid the international outcry over the trial of Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, neighbouring India has been conspicuous in its silence.

Movies opening this week

San Jose Mercury News – ‎

“Burma VJ” (NR): An award-winning documentary offering a rare inside look at the 2007 uprising in Myanmar. The footage was shot by 30 anonymous and …

Landmine casualties in Burma double

Democratic Voice of Burma – Francis Wade – ‎

July 16, 2009 (DVB)–The number of people killed by landmines in Burma… has increased in the last year while survivors face difficulties receiving adequate

Myanmar reports major heroin seizure

Jakarta Post – ‎

The newspaper said it was one of the biggest single seizures of heroin ever recorded in Myanmar. Myanmar, also known as Burma, produced an estimated 410 …

Rohingya Face a Resurgence of Abuse and Displacement in Bangladesh

Doctors Without Borders – ‎

Rohingya people from Myanmar pick up the what is left of a shelter in Kutupalong makeshift camp after police destroyed more than 250 homes. …

More Ozo, Pink Slips and Villaraigosa Misgivings

LA Weekly – Michael J. Mooney – ‎

Set in Burma, the story also provides a much-needed spotlight on this tragic country. This will continue to spread Ozomatli’s ever-expanding fan base. …

Press Freedom

Malaysia Today – Hakim Joe – ‎‎

Compared to our ASEAN neighbors of which Indonesia (27 points) fared the best at position 111 and Myanmar (94.38 points) fared the worst at position 170, …

Meeting Burma’s opposition

BBC News – ‎

As the trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi continues in Burma, a BBC correspondent assesses the mood of the country’s opposition movement. …

Teenager’s Death Highlights Plight of Rohingya

Phuketwan – Alan Morison – ‎

Thai authorities yesterday revealed that Aubdul Salam, 18, died in hospital in the Thai-Burma border town of Ranong on June 30, having been held since …

Aung San Suu Kyi to meet legal team again

Mizzima.com – Myint Maung – ‎

Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged and put on trial since mid-May, for violating her detention laws and ‘harboring’ an American …

US to push for change in Myanmar

The Associated Press – Foster Klug – ‎

Myanmar, which has been ruled by military juntas since 1962, is a member of ASEAN. The country, also known as Burma, and its treatment of Suu Kyi are …

The common ancestor of humans, monkeys and apes may have …

PhysOrg.com – ‎

(PhysOrg.com) — The discovery of a new primate fossil in MyanmarBurma) lends weight to the hypothesis that the common ancestor of humans, … (formerly

US to push for change in Myanmar

The Associated Press –

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is defending its efforts to push Myanmar to make democratic changes as the State Department reviews US policy toward the …

Analysts greet Myanmar’s amnesty pledge cautiously

SmartBrief – ‎

Analysts are not raising their hopes that a pledge by the Myanmar junta to grant amnesty to political prisoners will necessarily mean that many, or any, …

Movie openings and capsule reviews

San Jose Mercury News – ‎

“Burma VJ” (NR): An award-winning documentary offering a rare inside look at the 2007 uprising in Myanmar. The footage was shot by 30 anonymous underground …

Bangladesh police force Rohingyas from makeshift camp: MSF

AFP – ‎

“This vulnerable population has fled persecution and discrimination in Myanmar, only to be left unrecognised and unassisted in Bangladesh,” said the group. …

Burma VJ – Reporting From A Closed Country

GQmagazine.co.uk – ‎

As the protests continue on the streets of Iran, the timely release of Burma… VJ by Danish director Anders Østergaard offers a visceral reminder of another

Letter to JAG: The problem with the unity gov

SW Radio Africa –

The Economist ranks Zimbabwe as equal second most risky country in the world for investors, just behind Iraq, with Myanmar (Burma). …

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 16, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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