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World focus on Burma (20 July 2009)

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‘The Philanthropist’ stays the course

Examiner.com – Monty Hamilton

… business in Myanmar (Burma [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar]), a country the US has an embargo against because of their inhumane labor practices. …

ASEAN Summit Kicks Off

NTDTV – ‎

The commission was supposed to take into account the “special circumstances” of the 10 member countries, including military-ruled Burma. …

Asia will witness 21st century’s longest eclipse

The Associated Press – Michael Casey

One astrologer in Myanmar, also known as Burma, predicted in a magazine that the eclipse would trigger wars, instability and natural disasters for the next …

Laurel church still helping cyclone victims

Montana’s News Station – ‎‎

Thousands died when Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar on May 2, 2008. Burma’s government says 4000 died, with other estimates as high as 300000 deaths. …

Burmese FM: Ban’s Proposals Not Off the Table

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe – ‎

Ban called for the release of all political prisoners during his trip to Burma in early July. His request to see Suu Kyi was turned down by the military …

Rangoon Electricity Cut to Six Hours a Day

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Aung Thet – ‎

The MEPE, a state-owned utility, is responsible for electrical generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Burma. An official, who asked to …

NLD’s Win Tin Unwell

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Yan Naing – ‎

Win Tin, who was a senior adviser to detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, was arrested in 1989 on a series of charges ranging from publishing …

ASEAN Foreign Ministers Discuss Regional Challenges, Burma’s Human …

Voice of America – Daniel Schearf

The trial of Aung San Suu Kyi, on charges of violating the terms of her detention, and Burma’s rights abuses are in focus as the ministers agreed on the …

100-foot wide tornado in Rangoon

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎

“Roofs from about five different buildings were also pulled off by the wind, as well as those at the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise. …

UN’s quiet man defends velvet glove diplomacy

BBC News – Laura Trevelyan

Since January 2007 I have travelled with Mr Ban to 16 counties, from Sudan to Burma. Yet Mr Ban has been receiving mixed reviews at the halfway point of his …

Longest total eclipse of the century will plunge parts of Asia …

The Canadian Press – Nirmala GeorgeIndrajit Singh – ‎

One astrologer in Myanmar, also known as Burma, predicted in a magazine that the eclipse would trigger wars, instability and natural disasters for the next …

Southeast Asia approves rights body

Ninemsn – Danny Kemp – ‎

… side of ASEAN since it joined in 1997 because of its detention of more than 2000 political prisoners, including pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Burma: EU to Impose New Sanctions

UNPO – ‎‎

The EU will impose new sanctions on the Burmese junta if Aung San Suu Kyi is not freed after her ongoing trial, says a senior British official. …

Mass opposition arrest on Martyrs’ Day

Democratic Voice of Burma – Thurein Soe – ‎

General Aung San was instrumental in setting in motion Burmese independence from British rule, although he was assassinated in July 1947, six months before

UN Chief Faces Criticism Halfway Through First Term

EasyBourse.com – ‎‎

“Too often, including in Sri Lanka and Burma (Myanmar), the secretary-general has held back from a truly principled stance, Levine said. …

Bangkok Post : Asean meeting kicks off in Phuket

Bangkok Post – ‎

Burma caused fresh headaches for Asean after the ruling junta put democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on trial over an incident in which an American man swam to …

Thai PM opens Asean meeting in Phuket

Phuket Gazette – ‎‎

Mr Kasit earlier told journalists the ministers are expected to informally discuss the status of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi over the coming …

Noteable Quotes

The Namibian – ‎‎

Aung San Suu Kyi (born 1945) is Prime Minister-elect, a pro-democracy activist and leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma, …

Martyr’s Day in Burma observed in silence

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

by Mungpi New Delhi (mizzima) – Authorities on Sunday turned away several people, who had come to pay their respects to Burma’s Martyrs, including the …

Myanmar, Martyrs Day: an opportunity for the military junta for 50 …

AsiaNews.it – ‎‎

Yangon (AsiaNews / Agencies) – The 62nd “Martyrs Day” commemorating the heroes of Burmese independence was celebrated by the military junta with the arrests …

Critics slam new ASEAN rights body

Democratic Voice of Burma – Francis Wade – ‎

Notably, when Thailand in May criticised the trial of Aung San Suu KyiBurma’s credibility was “at stake”, Burma accused Thailand of … and warned that

We should be inspired by true heroes and not celebrities

Belfast Telegraph – Judith Cole

Head further east for another fine example of courage — the BurmeseAung San Suu Kyi (64), who has spent much of the last 20 years either … opposition leader

Southeast Asia to approve human rights body

Philippine Star – ‎‎

“Members of the body should be able to consider human rights in places such as Burma (Myanmar) and Cambodia or southern Thailand, or what’s the point? …

Foreign ministers set to endorse Asia’s first human rights body

France24 – ‎

According to a draft seen by AFP, the rights body will lack powers to punish violators such as military-ruled Myanmar, and can at best require its 10 member …

UN chief gets a raw deal?

Straits Times – ‎

Mr Ban lamented the fact that his hosts refused to let him see democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and ignored his call for the release of political prisoners, …

Good Day: July 20, 2009

The San Francisco Examiner – ‎‎

[6 to 8 pm, Main Street and Broadway, Redwood City] Capturing an uprising: “Burma VJ” offers an inside look at the 2007 uprising in Myanmar through the …

Foreign ministers set to endorse Asia’s first human rights body

France24 – ‎

On Sunday, Myanmar authorities arrested around 20 members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party after they had marked the anniversary of her father’s death in 1947. …

Abhisit rejects possible Burma sanctions

Bangkok Post – ‎

The forum will discuss Burma after the junta barred United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon from meeting jailed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi …

Myanmar detains dozens of opposition members

英文中國郵報 – ‎

Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been under military rule since 1962. Suu Kyi has been under detention for 14 of the past 20 years. …

Myanmar detains Suu Kyi’s party members

Channel News Asia – ‎‎

YANGON – Myanmar authorities detained around 20 members of imprisoned Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party Sunday as they headed back from events to mark her …

Opposition members arrested in Myanmar

CNN International -‎

(CNN) — About 20 members of Myanmar’s opposition were arrested Sunday while observing Martyrs’ Day, a party spokesman said. The opposition members were …

ASEAN pushing peace treaty with US

Minda News – Allen V Estabillo

ASEAN is composed of Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The treaty was amended in 1987 by a …

U2 return to Berlin for concert

Ninemsn –

… had a political edge, with a rendition of Happy Birthday for Nelson Mandela and a song dedicated to detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

U2’s ‘360-Degree’ Stadium Show Dwarfs Even Bono’s Ego: Review

Bloomberg – Douglas Lytle – ‎

… a dedication to jailed Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi, complete with members of the audience parading on stage wearing masks of Suu Kyi’s face as …

MediaWATCH: Can the Phuket Summit Deliver?

Phuketwan – ‎‎

The Task Force on Asean and Burma (TFAB), a coalition of 69 civil-society groups working on democratisation in Burma, said an effective and credible Asean …

Arrests at services for Suu Kyi’s father

Scotsman –

DOZENS of opposition party members were arrested in Burma yesterday as they left ceremonies marking the anniversary of the death of the father of jailed …

Martyr’s Day marchers detained

Gulf Times –

Myanmar’s ruling junta yesterdaybriefly detained 21 pro-democracy activists who were marching to commemorate Martyr’s Day, which honours among others the …

Daughter of drug agent seized, raped

Inquirer.net – Nikko Dizon – ‎

It said that while many countries manufactured shabu, China, Burma (Myanmar) and the Philippines accounted for most of the production. …

‘Push Burma on rights violations’

Business Mirror –

… help improve the lingering rights atrocities in Burma, particularly the continued detention of prodemocracy and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Myanmar junta braces for pressure

Manila Times – ‎

PHUKET, Thailand: Military-ruled Myanmar is set to face renewed pressure over its trial of Aung San Suu Kyi when foreign ministers and diplomats from Asia, …

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 20, 2009 at 2:02 pm

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