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World focus on Burma (21 July 2009)

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Note- News about Hillary Clinton in regard to Burma can be read here.

US Worried Over Myanmar-N. Korea Arms Links

New York Times – Mark Landler – ‎

Mrs. Clinton repeated her demand that Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi be treated fairly, and dismissed the charges against her as “baseless and totally unacceptable. …

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Receives Gandhi Award

Voice of America – ‎

Aung San Suu Kyi is in prison in Rangoon facing a trial on charges of violating the terms of her house arrest. The Nobel Peace laureate has been under house …

Human Rights Groups Give Cautious Backing to New ASEAN Rights …

Voice of America – Ron Corben

The military government holds more than 2000 political prisoners, including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Rights groups also welcomed the wider role …

Eclipse’s Final Moments Visible in Marshall Islands and Kiribati

Yokwe – ‎

The southern half of the umbra briefly sweeps across northern BurmaMyanmar) before the entire shadow enters China’s Yunnan province and the Tibet … (

N.Korea fears pressure at meet

Straits Times – ‎

… said that Washington was taking concerns about possible military cooperation between North Korea and military-ruled Myanmar ‘very seriously.’ — AFP.

Is Myanmar going nuclear?

News24 – Denis D GrayKwang-tae Kim

No one expects military-run Myanmar, also known as Burma, to obtain an atomic bomb anytime soon, but experts have the Southeast Asian nation on their radar …

Myanmar Might Be Building Nuclear Program, Experts Say

Global Security Newswire – ‎

Myanmar is probably not close to developing a nuclear weapon, if that is its intention, experts said. “There is no doubt that the Burmese generals would …

N. Korea says open to meeting US in regional forum

Yonhap News – Lee Chi-dong – ‎‎

This year’s session is likely to focus on North Korea, Myanmar, and the latest bomb attacks on two US-owned hotels in Jakarta. The Thai government asked …

USA/India/Thailand

Radio France Internationale – ‎

On Tuesday Hillary Clinton said that Washington knows “that there are growing concerns about military cooperation between North Korea and Burma [Myanmar] …

… after former Drug Enforcement Agency [official website] agent Richard Horn felt that his was he being spied on by his superiors in Myanmar. ..

Indonesia says Burma Must Release Democracy Leader for Elections …

Voice of America – Daniel Schearf – ‎‎

“We have been saying to them (Myanmar) directly that the process must be inclusive for all groups in society … including Aung San Suu Kyi,” he said. …

Clinton worried about North Korean tries to Myanmar

KMPH Fox 26 – ‎

… is aware of growing concerns in Asia about North Korean military ties to Myanmar, which also is known as Burma and is run by a military regime. …

Burmese Opposition Leaders Reject FM’s Comments

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Yan Naing – ‎

On Sunday, Nyan Win told his counterparts at the Asean Ministerial Meeting in Phuket that the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other …

Suu Kyi Awarded Gandhi Prize

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

By THE IRRAWADDY Burma Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Mahatma Gandhi Award for Peace and Reconciliation (MAGI award) in Durban, .

Senior Thai Official Says Junta Reaction ‘Positive’

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe – ‎

“The first time I saw Myanmar’s [Burma] reaction, I thought it was a very positive…they fully understand and appreciate the offers of help by Asean …

Myanmar elections will not be free and fair if Suu Kyi remains in …

The Canadian Press – Michael Casey – ‎‎

But the new body cannot monitor or punish member nations such as Myanmar, also known as Burma – a weakness that prompted sharp criticism from activists and …

US-POLITICS Summary

Washington Post – ‎

“We know that there are also growing concerns about military cooperation between North Korea and Burma, which we take very seriously. …

Malaysia arrests human trafficking officials

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎

The Bengali-speaking Rohingya from Burma are denied citizenship under Burma’s 1982 citizenship law, which leaves them out of the 135 ethnic groups …

Suu Kyi receives Gandhi peace award

Democratic Voice of Burma – Nay Htoo -‎

July 21, 2009 (DVB)–Burma’s detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was yesterday awarded the Mahatma Gandhi prize in a ceremony in South Africa …

Gandhian award in South Africa for Aung San Suu Kyi

SINDH TODAY – ‎

“We decided that Aung San was a deserving winner because of her courage and fearlessness in opposing the unjust regime in Burma,” Ela Gandhi told IANS. …

Suu Kyi conferred Mahatma Gandhi Peace award

Livemint – ‎

… Myanmar leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has been conferred Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation here with Burmese …

Burma warned by Indonesia

Scotsman – ‎

INDONESIAN diplomats said today that 2010 elections in military-ruled Burma would not be free and fair if democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi remained in …

AP Top News : Is Myanmar moving toward nuclear status?

KMPH Fox 26 – ‎‎

No one expects military-run Myanmar, also known as Burma, to obtain an atomic bomb anytime soon, but experts have the Southeast Asian nation on their radar …

Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi awarded Gandhi peace prize

Monsters and Critics.com – ‎‎

Durban – Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and …

ASEAN rights watchdog better than nothing

Khaleej Times –

Myanmar, which was formerly known as Burma, is the most notorious rights abuser in the region, with more than 2000 political prisoners in detention …

Indonesia criticizes military-ruled Myanmar

eTaiwan News – Denis D. Gray

AP Indonesia’s foreign minister says that 2010 elections in military-ruled Myanmar would not be free and fair if democracy leader Aung San …

Visa Backlog Holds Up Irrawaddy Delta Relief Work

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe – ‎‎

According to Myanmar: Life after Nargis, the Burmese regime had missed a crucial opportunity to represent itself appropriately in the eyes of the Burmese …

Judge faults the CIA in eavesdropping suit

Philadelphia Inquirer – Nedra Pickler – ‎‎

The eavesdropping suit was brought by a former agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency, Richard Horn, who said his home in Rangoon, Myanmar, was illegally …

CIA court case: Judge rules CIA officials committed fraud in …

Chicago Tribune – ‎‎

Brought in 1994 by DEA Agent Richard Horn, the suit alleged that the CIA illegally bugged his residence in Yangon, Myanmar, while he was serving in the …

Asean Calls for Inclusive Election; Release of All Political Prisoners

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe – ‎‎

“We encouraged the Myanmar [Burma] Government to hold free, fair and inclusive elections in 2010, thereby laying down a good foundation for future social …

Malaysian Officers Held over Burmese Migrant Sale

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Julia Zappei

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian authorities have arrested five immigration officers suspected of selling illegal immigrants from Burma …

Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award conferred on Suu Kyi

Times of India – ‎

… and the people of Burma.’ “We will work with UN Secretary General and the UN to ensure that the elections in Myanmar next year is credible,” he said. …

ASEAN Foreign Ministers expect Burma to act responsively

Mizzima.com – ‎

“In this regard, recalling the ASEAN Leaders’ Statement on 19 November 2007, we reiterated our calls on the Government of Myanmar [Burma] to immediately …

Malaysian police arrest officials for trafficking

Radio Australia News – ‎‎

Malaysian police have arrested five immigration officials for involvement in an international trafficking syndicate dealing in refugees from Burma. …

Suu Kyi’s cousin handed Gandhi prize

ABC Online – ‎

The Mahatma Gandhi prize has been awarded to a representative of Burma’s jailed pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The Durban-based committee behind the …

Has India let down Myanmar’s people?

Economic Times –

Yet Burma, or Myanmar as it is now known, has remained in a time-warp. The military junta has become even more inflexible, going to the extent of building a …

Soldier Front Launches All-Female Special Forces, Expansive Map

IGN – ‎

… the world’s most dangerous drug lords in a victorious campaign taking place at the converging boarders of Thailand, Myanmar, formerly Burma, and Laos. …

POLITICS: Clinton Heralds Deeper US Ties with South-east Asia

Australia.TO – Marwaan Macan-Markar – ‎

ASEAN, which was formed in 1967 as a bulwark against the spread of communism in the region, includes Brunei, Burma (also known as Myanmar), Cambodia, …

Monster solar eclipse takes on Asian giants

Kuwait Times –

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 …

Bangkok Post : FM:Burma key to fate of Asean

Bangkok Post – Achara Ashayagachat – ‎

“Recognising the fact that the Myanmar [Burmese] government has been trying to address many complex challenges, we remained constructively engaged with …

US judge rules CIA committed fraud in court

eTaiwan News – Nedra Pickler – ‎

Tenant filed an affidavit in 2000 asking that the case against the former station chief in Myanmar, also known as Burma, Arthur Brown, be dismissed because …

China gears up for longest solar eclipse of the century

U.TV – ‎

The total eclipse will appear at dawn in India’s Gulf of Khambhat – north of Mumbai – moving east across India, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Bhutan. …

Chretien hired as senior adviser to Burmese mine stakeholder

Rabble.ca – Maung HtooKevin McLeod

In May of this year Burma’s pro-military business weekly the Myanmar Times, reported that the Monywa copper mine run by MICCL resumed production after a ..

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 21, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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