Save Burma

ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (26-8-2009)

leave a comment »

.

Three million ecstasy tablets seized near Tachileik

Mizzima.com – Pho Zaw

According to the ‘New Light of Myanmar’ report, a total of 104 compressed heroin blocks were seized and only two of them weigh over 700 kgs. …

South Korean-Led Group to Supply Burmese Gas to China

Voice of America – ‎‎

Smaller members of the group include Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise, Indian gas company GAIL, and South Korea’s KOGAS. The group says it will build offshore …

Thousands Flee Burma After Standoff With Government

Voice of America – ‎‎

… August 8 after the Burmese government deployed troops in Kokang, which is populated largely by ethnic Chinese. The Myanmar Peace and Democracy Front, …

US senator lashes Myanmar sanctions

AFP – ‎

The United States and European Union have imposed sanctions on Myanmar, earlier known as Burma, due to its refusal to recognize the last elections in 1990 …

Junta Tries to Discredit Kokang Leaders Linked to Drugs

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Yan Naing – ‎

Burma watcher David Scott Mathieson noted that the regime wants all ethnic ceasefire groups to join the border guard force by October. …

Falcon resident discusses overseas incident

KY3 – Gene Hartley – ‎

by Ozarks Today Staff John Yettaw taking a picture of himself and the makeshift flippers he claimed to have used to swim to Aung San Suu Kyi’s compound. …

Junta Warns Buddhist Monks Online

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Arkar Moe – ‎

A monk from Sangha League (Myanmar) told The Irrawaddy on Wednesday: “It is clear that the Burmese military junta is afraid of the movements of Buddhist …

Another Huge Drug Bust in Tachilek

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe – ‎

High-ranking Burmese officials are visiting the Thai-Burmese border town of Tachilek after huge amounts of heroin and methamphetamine pills were …

Tension in the North

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

The latest episode occurred on Monday, when junta troops moved against the leader of the Kokang ceasefire group known as the Myanmar National Democratic …

Border police seize 3 million yaba pills

Democratic Voice of Burma – Francis Wade

The heroin haul was thought to be seven times the amount seized annually in Burma. Two houses were searched during Monday’s raid, the New Light of Myanmar …

Burma army standoff forces 10000 into China

Democratic Voice of Burma – Francis Wade

An alliance of four armed ethnic groups known as the Myanmar Peace and Democracy Front (MPDF) released a statement on 21 August detailing the standoff. …

Australia Says ‘No’ to Cross-border Relief

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Alex Lewis – ‎‎

“Today more than 500000 people are internally displaced in Burma, and another 2 million are living in Thailand. We try to address this crisis as best we can …

Releasing the Tiger’s Tail

The Irrawaddy News Magazine -‎

It has just extended the house arrest of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for a further 18 months, and continues to hold around 2100 other political …

Myanmar police land huge heroin, methamphetamine haul

Reuters India –

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar police seized 36 kg (79 lb) of heroin and almost 3 million methamphetamine pills in a raid near the Thai border, …

Webb’s Misguided Views

The Irrawaddy News Magazine –

By PYINYA ZAWTA US Sen Jim Webb recently traveled to Burma to lean not on Burma’s military regime, but to pressure my country’s democracy movement into …

Monk Leaders Call for Third Sangha Boycott

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Arkar Moe – ‎‎

Several exiled Buddhist monk leaders have told The Irrawaddy that Burmese monks across Burma are preparing to launch another boycott of …

Two Foreign Companies Explore Gas Near Disputed Waters in Bangladesh

Narinjara News – ‎

Dhaka: Two foreign firms – Conoco Philips and Tullow Bangladesh – will explore for gas in the deep sea in Bangladesh near disputed waters between Burma and …

Playing Hardball in Face of Wavering West

Korea Times – John J. Metzler – ‎

Yet, half a world away in Myanmar’s never-never land, the ruling junta felt assured they would ride the most recent ripple of world outrage as much as they …

Engaging Myanmar’s Junta

Korea Times – Doug Bandow – ‎

Unexpected was the visit to Myanmar (Burma) by Sen. Jim Webb (D ― Va.), which resulted in meetings with Suu Kyi and military junta leader Gen. …

Thousands flood into China after Myanmar army standoff

Reuters – Martin Petty, Chris Buckley – ‎‎

The Washington-based US Campaign for Burma said tensions first flared on August 8 when the Myanmar army deployed hundreds of troops in Kokang, …

Floods from dam near Thai–Burmese border cause concern

Mizzima.com – ‎

by Usa Pichai Chiang Mai (Mizzima) –The incident of flash floods near the Thai-Burmese border last week points to the ineffectiveness of the authorities in …

Myanmar reports major drug bust near Thai border

The Associated Press – ‎

At the time, newspapers called it the biggest single seizure of heroin ever recorded in Myanmar. Myanmar, also known as Burma, produced an estimated 410 …

Burma: Dealing with asean’s Shame

Embassy – Bryon Wilfert – ‎‎

I recently had a chance to meet with members of the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus in Pattaya City, Thailand. …

Op-Ed Contributor We Can’t Afford to Ignore Myanmar

New York Times – Jim Webb – ‎‎

The Burmese people have lost access to the outside world. Sanctions by Western governments have not been matched by other countries, particularly Russia and …

S Korean consortium to invest in Myanmar gas project

SteelGuru – ‎

South Korea’s KOGAS said that a consortium led by Daewoo International would invest a combined USD 5.6 billion to produce and distribute gas in Myanmar. …

Myanmar refugees flee to Thailand to escape violence; ADRA …

ReliefWeb (press release) –

To ensure the successful implementation of this project, ADRA also worked in coordination with the Thailand Burma Border Consortium, and SOLIDARITES. …

Koreans plan gas pipeline to China

Financial Times – Tim Johnston – ‎‎

The Korean-led consortium developing a gas field off Burma’s coast is to invest billions of dollars in a project to supply gas to …

West must engage with evil for the ultimate good of Burmese people

Irish Examiner – Stephen King – ‎

Optimistic analysts hope the appalling suffering in Burma will inevitably lead to the collapse of the junta and its replacement by a …

Thailand: Few options for Burmese refugees

ReliefWeb (press release) – ‎

In the first days of June, a new Burmese government offensive began in the eastern parts of Karen State, which borders Thailand, against the Karen National …

China secures gas from Burmese waters

Times Online – Carl Mortished – ‎‎

China is to boost its economic ties to the Burmese military Government with a $5.6 billion (£3.4 billion) gas project in the Bay of Bengal, to be built by a …

It’s the Arabian Gulf – and that’s that

GulfNews – Khalaf Al Habtoor – ‎‎

For instance, Rhodesia is now Zimbabwe, the Gold Coast became Ghana, Burma changed its name to Myanmar and Bombay is now known as Mumbai. …

Daewoo leads consortium to develop Myanmar gas fields

Business Times (subscription) – ‎

Few Western companies will invest in Myanmar because of its poor human rights record and continued detention of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 26, 2009 at 4:25 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: