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World focus on Burma (21-8-2009)

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ASEAN agrees on joint appeal for Suu Kyi’s release

Thaindian.com –

Jakarta, Aug 21 (DPA) Senior South-East Asian officials recommended Friday that their foreign ministers issue a joint appeal to Myanmar’s military rulers …

US monitoring Myanmar on NKorea sanctions: envoy

AFP –

US officials refer to Myanmar by its former name, Burma. Goldberg was in Bangkok as part of an Asian trip aimed at strengthening support for the UN Security …

Elections in 2010 ‘opportunity for change’: ICG

Mizzima.com – ‎

“Ultimately, it is Myanmar’s [Burmese] people who have paid the biggest price for the political deadlock. As Myanmar [Burma] prepares for this transition, …

Webb’s Tangled Message

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

Unlike Clinton, Senator Jim Webb was not acting as an official emissary of the Obama administration when he went to Burma last week. …

USDA Leader in Japan

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe – ‎

“Of course, we are talking about the situation in Myanmar [Burma] because he is a part of the Myanmarese [Burmese] Government,” he said. …

Computer modelling could help to reduce the…

Research4Development News (press release) (press release) – ‎

In May 2008, Cyclone Nargis hit the Ayeyarwady River delta of Myanmar (Burma). The loss of life – more than 138000 people died – was largely due to flooding …

Max Myanmar Company awarded mining contract

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

by May Kyaw Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – The Burmese Ministry of Mines has awarded Max Myanmar Group of Companies, a domestic conglomerate owned by business …

Christian Karen Under Fire in Burma

American Spectator – Doug Bandow

… under-equipped and divided, according to Bertil Lintner, a Thailand-based expert on ethnic groups in Myanmar, formerly called Burma. …

Elections could take Burma ‘in unexpected directions’

Democratic Voice of Burma – Francis Wade – ‎‎

While many Burma observers have criticised the looming elections as a means to entrench military rule, an International Crisis Group (ICG) report, Myanmar: …

Burma travel loophole tightened

Travel Weekly UK – ‎‎

Tourism Concern has welcomed the closure of a legal loophole targeted at operators offering tours of Burma. Director Tricia Barnett said the Burma/Myanmar …

Malaysian Arrested for Burmese Smuggling

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Julia Zappei

KUALA LUMPUR — A Malaysian man faces up to 35 years in prison for smuggling 12 people from Myanmar, amid a crackdown on human …

ASEAN urge Suu Kyi appeal

Democratic Voice of Burma – Francis Wade

Aug 21, 2009 (DVB)–Senior ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have agreed to urge regional foreign ministers to appeal to Burma for the …

I saved Suu Kyi’s life, says freed American

Irish Independent – Richard Lloyd Parry – ‎‎

John Yettaw, the man whose uninvited visit to the home of the Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi earned her 18 months

Washington debates about engagement with Myanmar

Channel News Asia – Malcolm Brown – ‎

“And obviously, Burma needs to have a dialogue with a full range of ethnic minority leaders in Burma, and move towards a peaceful transition to genuine …

Appeal to free Suu Kyi: Asean

Straits Times – ‎

… have condemned Myanmar over Ms Suu Kyi’s detention, but their influence over the junta is limited given the former Burma’s thriving trade with China, …

ASEAN officials urge appeal to free Suu Kyi

Reuters India –

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Senior Southeast Asian officials have agreed to ask their foreign ministers to appeal to Myanmar to release opposition leader Aung San …

A message to Mr. John Yettaw

Mizzima.com – ‎

I congratulate Mr. Jim Webb for being able to point out how Mr. Veto China is sucking neighbouring Burma’s economic blood so greedily. …

ICG sees some light at the end of Myanmar’s tunnel

Jakarta Post –

Amid outrage and also frustration over Myanmar’s decision to extend the house detention of the frail democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, the International …

Myanmar vote ‘opportunity for change’: think tank

AFP – ‎

The military has ruled the country formerly known as Burma since 1962, launching bloody crackdowns on pro-democracy protests in 1988 and 2007 to preserve …

Myanmar Troops Gain on Rebels as Villagers Flee

New York Times – Thomas Fuller – ‎

… under-equipped and divided, according to Bertil Lintner, a Thailand-based expert on ethnic groups in Myanmar, formerly called Burma. …

Security Council hails Afghan elections

Gaea Times – ‎

#Burma #Myanmar #JimWebb #AungSanSuuKyi #Diplomacy #HumanRights LaPinetina …former Azzurri boss Zoff, both agree that “diplomacy” in Lippi’s role is best …

UN’s Ban Ki-moon criticized for poor leadership

Talk Radio News Service – Tala Dowlatshahi

Juul underlined that Ban Ki-moon was a “passive observer” to Burma’sAung San Suu Kyi. … unjust and continued house detention of opposition leader

Bangkok Post : Garbled utterings and naive expectations

Bangkok Post – Kyaw Zwa Moe

Amid the hoopla of Mr Yettaw’s release, many Burma observers, policy-makers and foreign media have praised US Senator Jim Webb, who managed to meet Senior …

Anything To Keep Aung San Suu Kyi Out of Burma’s Electoral Process

Newropeans Magazine – Rene Wadlow

The Myanmar military dictatorship currently speaks of “Myanmar’s Road to Democracy”. This is not unlike the earlier slogan of General Ne Win and his Burma …

A roundup of today’s other world news in brief

Irish Times – ‎

He also indicated that he still believed his bizarre visit somehow saved Aung San Suu Kyi from being assassinated. “If I had to do it again, I would do it a …

Ozarks Man Returns Home After Myanmar Arrest

KSMU Radio – Jennifer Moore

American John Yettaw has arrived back home in the Ozarks after being deported from the southeast Asian country of Myanmar, where he ran into trouble for …

Myanmar Asks for End to Sanctions

The New American – Warren Mass – ‎

(See our report: “Senator Webb’s Visit to Myanmar (Burma).” Webb has been a critic of the sanctions imposed by Congress because, he asserts, …

At UN, Norway’s Trashing of Ban Stirs Rumors of Endgame: Full Text

Inner City Press – Matthew Russell Lee – ‎

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moons fruitless visit to Burma at the beginning of July was emblematic of a Secretary-General and an organization that is …

Why Obama Is a Lame Duck

FOXNews – ‎

… or lower-profile matters, as with Cuba or Burma (Myanmar), Obama’s critics and even some backers of the “talk to the enemy’ approach are starting to …

Myanmar army displaces thousands of Shan people from their homes

Free Speech Radio News – ‎

He´s the American activist sentenced to forced labor in Myanmar after swimming across a lake to the guarded compound of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

US man freed from Burma has no regrets

BigPond News – ‎

John Yettaw says he has no regrets about his secret swim to the home of Burma’s detained democracy leader, saying he would do it again ‘a hundred times’. …

Asean to discuss joint appeal for Suu Kyi’s release

Gulf Times – ‎

Senior South-East Asian officials meeting yesterday were to discuss a joint appeal to Myanmar’s military rulers for the release of opposition leader Aung …

Spotlight: A Mission to Burma

TIME – Hannah Beech – ‎

But even he might not have imagined a scenario in which a US military aircraft flies him to the heavily fortified Burmese capital, Naypyidaw, …

Italy – Article by Minister Frattini: “Priority for human rights”

ISRIA – ‎

… of reviewing the sanctions on Myanmar. The discussion on which steps should be taken with respect to the Burmese Junta continued in the June Council, …

Myanmar seeks end to sanctions

SmartBrief – ‎‎

Myanmar’s three official newspapers advocated an end to Western sanctions as a means to help the country achieve its development and democratic goals. …

Foreign policy playground: Naive, nightmarish, consequential

World Tribune – ‎‎

James Webb to Burma [Myanmar for those willing to accept instruction from a bunch of hoods] is a perfect example. Webb, who has made a fetish [with his …

Seventy nine debtors file lawsuit against bean traders

Mizzima.com –

As a common practice in Burma’s domestic market, the beans businessmen took numerous tons of beans from local suppliers at the rate of Kyat 700000 (USD 700) …

Myanmar: Refugees of the Maepa rubbish dump

ReliefWeb (press release) – Arkar Moe – ‎‎

Many families have tried to return to Burma, but most came back to Mae Sot because the life was better. Still, they struggle daily, their wages are …

Seventy nine debtors file lawsuit against bean traders

Mizzima.com – ‎

As a common practice in Burma’s domestic market, the beans businessmen took numerous tons of beans from local suppliers at the rate of Kyat 700000 (USD 700) …

Regime Goal: The Strongest Army in Southeast Asia

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Min Lwin – ‎‎

The Burmese military also has created two military-managed economic organizations: the Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC) and Union of Myanmar Economic …

Eastern Burma: Another Darfur?

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Yan Naing – ‎

… the trial of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.” Several activists have said that crimes committed by soldiers of the Burmese regime include murder, rape, torture, …

A taste of Burma in East Otter Tail County

Perham Enterprise Bulletin – Heidi Kratzke – ‎

One of the common questions Bernice says she gets is why she refers to the country as “Burma” rather than “Myanmar.” According to Bernice, “Myanmar” is the …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 21, 2009 at 9:35 am

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