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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (3 August 2009)

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Viewpoint : Two towers / Juan Mercado

Inquirer.net – Juan Mercado – ‎

Corazon Aquino was one, Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma is the other. President Aquino toppled Marcos’ dictatorship through bloodless “People Power. …

Football clubs can import cars worth USD 70000

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

by May Kyaw Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Private football clubs will be allowed to import cars worth USD 70000 by the Burma Football Federation. …

Court verdict will test constitution, judiciary: Suu Kyi

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

The Burmese pro-democracy leader said the verdict on her trial and her two live-in party mates and the uninvited American visitor, will test Burma’s …

‘Loud Tribute’

U2 France – ‎‎

Ben Zawacki, Amnesty International’s Burma specialist, was in Dublin last week to hear Bono announce that Aung San Suu Kyi had been made Amnesty …

Deep Joshi among 6 chosen for Magsaysay Award

domain-B – ‎‎

Indian social activist Deep Joshi who did pioneering work for “development of rural communities”, is among six Asian achievers chosen for the prestigious …

RP environmental lawyer among Magsaysay awardees

Philippine Star – ‎

The other awardees are Krisana Kraisintu from Thailand, Deep Joshi from India, Yu Xiaogang and Ma Jun from China, and Ka Hsaw Wa from Burma, the Board of …


Myanmar Wants Nuclear Weapons, Defectors Say

Global Security Newswire – ‎‎

Burma can barely get electricity up and running. It’s a nonsense.” Tin Min said his powerful boss once spoke with him candidly about Myanmar’s nuclear …

Myanmar junta warns against demonstrations

United Press International – ‎‎

The on-again, off-again trial in Yangon, formerly Rangoon and the former capital of what was called Burma, began May 18. A verdict was expected on Friday …

Report: Defectors Allege Burma Seeking to Build Nuclear Weapons …

Voice of America – Daniel Schearf – ‎‎

Researchers in Thailand say two defectors from Burma say the military government has a secret nuclear program that aims to build nuclear …

Ramon Magsaysay Award for EarthRights International’s Ka Hsaw Wa

Earthrights.org – ‎‎

Ka Hsaw Wa, an ethnic Karen from Burma is being recognized for “his dauntlessly pursuing non violent yet effective channels of redress, exposure, …

Burma’s suffering is also ours

The Age – Desmond Tutu – ‎‎

The world can and must hold the country’s leader and his regime accountable for atrocities against the Burmese. I THINK of my sister Nobel laureate Aung San …

Six Asian achievers to receive Ramon Magsaysay Award for year 2009

Manila Bulletin – ‎‎

The Board of Trustees of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation Monday announced that six individuals from Burma, China, India, the Philippines, and Thailand …

Indian activist Deep Joshi chosen for Ramon Magsaysay Award

Press Trust of India – ‎‎

Kuala Lumpur/New Delhi, Aug 3 (PTI) Prominent Indian social activist Deep Joshi, who has done pioneering work for “development of rural communities”, …

Suu Kyi Questions Burma’s Judiciary, Constitution

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe – ‎‎

Suu Kyi reportedly said at the trial on July 24 that unless Burmese courts did something about her current period of detention, the current charge against …

Nuclear Fallout

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Simon Roughneen – ‎‎

Although Burma signed an energy agreement with its Southeast Asian neighbors last week—and despite a stern warning from US Secretary of …

Karen Activist Wins Ramon Magsaysay Award

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Yan Naing – ‎‎

An ethnic Karen human rights activist from Burma has won the 2009 Ramon Magsaysay Award for “dauntlessly pursuing non-violent yet effective …

Myanmar activist, Filipino environmentalist win Magsaysay Awards

Earthtimes (press release) – ‎‎

Manila – A Myanmar activist and a Filipino environmentalist were among the six recipients of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awards, Asia’s equivalent to the …

Indian activist Deep Joshi chosen for Ramon Magsaysay Award

SamayLive – ‎‎

Kuala Lumpur/New Delhi, Aug 3 (PTI) Prominent Indiansocial activist Deep Joshi, who has done pioneering work for”development of rural communities”, …

Singapore Foreign Minister Challenged Over Burma Remarks

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe – ‎‎

Remarks on Burma by Singapore’s Foreign Minister George Yeo have raised eyebrows in Burmese exile circles. In an interview with Singapore’s …

Burma obtains North Korean help with suspicious nuclear programme

Telegraph.co.uk – Thomas Bell – ‎‎

North Korea is helping the military regime in Burma construct a sophisticated nuclear facility, according to two high level defectors interviewed by …

Junta fails to respond to global financial crisis

Mizzima.com – Moe Thu – ‎‎

Unlike regional neighbours such as Thailand and Malaysia, which have been making significant economic progress over a few decades, Burma is falling behind …

Cargo Ship Fire Claims Three Dead

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Sann – ‎‎

Seven people were seriously injured in the accident, which occurred while the vessel was loading fuel, according to an official at the Myanmar [Burma] Port …

Sentence Suspense in Burma

ISN – Simon Roughneen – ‎‎

Even the normally reticent heads of state in ASEAN – the Southeast Asian regional bloc which includes Burma as a member-state – have chimed in, …

Is Myanmar acquiring nuclear weapons?

Rediff – ‎

An unidentified official of the State Department was quoted by the media as saying: “We expect the government of Burma to live up to its obligations and to …

Burma Must Make Clear its Nuclear Ambitions

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Aung Zaw – ‎

Reports of Burma’s shady nuclear ambitions have resurfaced to take their place alongside warnings by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of …

Pipeline strengthens Sino-Burmese ties

Petroleum Economist – ‎‎

A decision to push ahead with gas and oil pipelines connecting Myanmar to China indicates a continued tightening of economic ties between the two countries. …

Magsaysay Awards, Asian version of Nobels, announced

Times of India – ‎‎

AP 3 August 2009, 02:31pm IST MANILA: An activist from military-ruled Myanmar who has documented human rights and environmental abuses, and a Thai scientist …

Exclusive: Obama Ignores Asian Arms Race to America’s Peril

Family Security Matters – William R. Hawkins – ‎‎

China has also established a military base in the Coco Islands, leased from the military junta in Myanmar (Burma), and the People’s Liberation Army operates …

Myanmar refugees’ journey brings them to Aztec

Farmington Daily Times – Jeff Golden – ‎‎

The British colonized Myanmar, formerly Burma, in the late 1800s. For years, larger ethnic groups such as the Burmans had oppressed the Karen and other …

Myanmar activist awarded Asia’s Nobel prize

Reuters – Raju GopalakrishnanRosemarie Francisco – ‎‎

MANILA (Reuters) – An activist from Myanmar who was tortured by the military as a student and now runs an NGO probing infrastructure projects is among this …

Myanmar Building N-Reactor With N.Korean Help: Report

RTT News – ‎‎

… pariah state Myanmar. It also came just weeks after a North Korean freighter, the Nam Kam 1, that was being shadowed by US warships on its way to Burma …



Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 4, 2009 at 5:28 am

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