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World focus on Burma (10-9-2009)

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About 5 billion dollars from Total and Chevron flow into junta’s … – ‎

More recently Total found itself mired in controversy over its economic and commercial ties to Myanmar’s military junta following the arrest of Burmese …

ASEAN needs back-up on Suu Kyi

The Australian – Simon Tay

THE recent decision by Burma’s government to sentence pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to a further 18 months’ house arrest shows how difficult it is …

HRW urges US to wrap up Burma policy review – ‎

Roth, however, said in the light of the sham trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the lack of political reforms, “we do not think now is the …

Africa: Letter to South African And European Union Governments in … – ‎

The politically motivated guilty verdict by a criminal court in Rangoon, on August 11, against the Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Paris Hilton immortalised – for her wisdom

Courier Mail – ‎

Others come from the likes of British author Terry Pratchett and BurmeseAung San Suu Kyi. Some are not as new as they seem political detainee . …

Report: Pipeline pumps billions in Myanmar junta’s pockets …

Monsters and – ‎‎

‘As long as the Burmese [Myanmar] regime has easy access to billions of dollars, it has little incentive to come to the table,’ ERI’s Burma Project …

Myamarese refugees allege starvation in India

Press Trust of India – ‎

… leader of the Women’s League of Burma in India, said “Indian diplomats talk only with military generals in Myanmar and never had any kind of interaction …

US group: Burma’s military profiting from oil projects

Australia Network News – ‎

It says Total and Chevron’s Yadana gas projects have generated $US4.8 billion for the Burmese regime during 2000 and 2008. EarthRights’ Matthew Smith says …

When Demi Moore ‘snubbed’ Sarah Brown via Twitter

Gaea Times – ‎‎

… along with politicians like Gordon Brown, joined a ‘Twitter’ campaign calling for the release of the Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Junta Gas Profits Stashed in Singapore Banks: ERI

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Simon Roughneen – ‎

The reports, titled “Total Impact” and “Getting it Wrong,” examine how revenue from the Yadana gas project sustains military rule in Burma and undermines …

Myanmar junta siphons gas revenue offshore-report

Reuters – Alan Raybould, Nick Macfie -‎

BANGKOK, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military has transferred billions of dollars from a gas project into two banks operating in Singapore, …

Junta Media Highlights North Korean Anniversary

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe

Burma’s state-controlled media reported on North Korea’s 61st anniversary celebration on the front page of The New Light of Myanmar on Thursday, …

RICS to ‘Value’ Sustainability

PR Newswire (press release) – ‎‎

It also has members working across the region such as Bangladesh , Bhutan , Burma / Myanmar , Cambodia , Indonesia , Japan , Kiribati , Laos PDR, …

Total and Chevron earn $5bn for Burma junta

Democratic Voice of Burma – Francis Wade

Sept 10, 2009 (DVB)–The $US5 billion generated for Burma’s ruling junta by two of the world’s largest oil companies has weakened the impact of sanctions on …

China tip-off ‘sparked’ fighting – ‎‎

A senior Myanmar official has said that last month’s clashes in the northeast of the country were sparked after a Beijing tipped them off about the location …

The Failure of China’s Foreign Policy?

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Ohn Myint, Moe Zaw

… between the People’s Republic of China and the Federation of Myanmar,” issued in June 2000, indicated the future direction of Sino-Burmese…


Big Oil fills the coffers of Myanmar junta

AMERICAblog – ‎5 hours ago‎

Cash goes a long way in Myanmar though somehow, not beyond a few people. The Burmese military junta has earned almost $5bn from a controversial gas pipeline …

US pressured on Burma policy review

Democratic Voice of Burma – Francis Wade – ‎‎

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is under house arrest, is barred from running in the elections, and her National League for Democracy (NLD) party …

An `Election’ Burma’s people don’t need

The News Journal –

Than Shwe and incarcerated Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi. I understand Webb’s desire to seek a meaningful dialogue with the Burmese ruling …

US Urges Fair Hearing for Suu Kyi

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Lalit K Jha – ‎

The United States on Wednesday urged the Burmese military government to give Aung San Suu Kyi’s appeal a fair hearing. …

Appoint Special Envoy on Myanmar: HRW to Hillary

Zee News -‎

It also recommended the establishment of a Burma Contact Group or similar form of multilateral grouping to meet and regularly discuss diplomatic engagement …

Total, Chevron aiding Myanmar regime: rights group

Jakarta Globe – Danny Kemp – ‎

“Total and Chevron’s Yadana gas project has generated 4.83 billion dollars for the Burmese regime,” one of the reports said, adding that the figures for the …

End to One-Party Rule

Korea Times – Christopher Lingle – ‎‎

And that would be if the results embolden citizens living under autocracy in Myanmar (Burma), China, North Korea or even Singapore to seek democratic …

Developer gets 30 mos. for mail fraud, conspiracy

Philadelphia Daily News – Michael Hinkelman

Chawla, who was born in Burma – now Myanmar, Southeast Asia – and then went to India as a young boy to live with family before immigrating to the US, …

30 months for bribing Phila. Council aide

Philadelphia Inquirer – Jeff Shields

Chawla, 59, was a 15-year-old living in Burma (now Myanmar) when a military junta took over. His father, grandfather, and several cousins and uncles, …

Opik – Burma (political prisoners)

DeHavilland (press release) (subscription) – ‎

Most recently, G8 leaders called for the Burmese regime to release all political prisoners, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, stating that their continued …

Total, Chevron ‘enriching Burma junta’

Ninemsn – ‎

Oil giants Total and Chevron are propping up Burma’s junta with billions of dollars hidden by the regime in Singapore, while trying to whitewash rights …

New Reports Link Total and Chevron to Human Rights Abuses … – ‎‎

… today linking oil giants Total and Chevron to forced labor, killings, high-level corruption and authoritarianism in military-ruled Burma (Myanmar). …

Lanka’s barbed wire

Puligal Today – ‎

Friends of Sri Lanka worldwide, especially in the developing world, do not understand why President Rajapaksa chose Burma/Myanmar as the first country to …

U2 360 at Wembley Stadium

Thread – ‎‎

Bono also drew attention to Burmese political leader Aung San Suu Kyi who has lived under house arrest for much of the last twenty years.

Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the current Burma …

ReliefWeb (press release) –

Burma’s generals have learned from their resounding defeat by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy in 1990 and periodic protest movements that …

Myanmar says Chinese tip-off led to border clash

The Associated Press –

Myanmar, also known as Burma, is largely estranged from the West, but China has maintained close economic and diplomatic ties with the junta, …

Myanmar: New policy requires HIV groups to register

Global Voices Online – ‎‎

People in Burma or in the Union of Myanmar are indeed helpless. People in Burma have no human-rights at all and no voice at all. …

Tree-hugging hippies on a trip of mixed emotions

The Herald – Miles Fielder – ‎

… Sleep Furiously, The End of the Line and Seventies rockumentary Soul Power, besides home movie coverage of the monks’ uprising in MyanmarBurma VJ. … in

Burmese generals pocket $5bn from Total oil deal

Independent – Andrew Buncombe

Burma’s state-controlled Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise is also involved in the operation. Last month The Independent revealed allegations that the Yadana …

Webb’s Burma Problem Gets Bigger

The Weekly Standard – ‎

… Senator Jim Webb has made a real mess of things with his foray into Burma last month — or as Webb calls it, in deference to the ruling junta, Myanmar. …

KiwiRail mired in Labour ideology

The Dominion Post – Luke Malpass – ‎

Regarding the argument that we should privatise everything because “everybody except Cuba and North Korea and Burma is doing it” – “When 50 million people …

Moniker Metamorphosis: Just Another Name

Times of India –

Unlike Cambodia that became Kampuchea and Burma that transformed into Myanmar with Yangon as its newly-named capital, Beiping vacillated with Beijing for …

CHINA: Dual Pipelines in Burma to Push Ahead Amid Criticism

Inter Press Service – Antoaneta Bezlova – ‎

“When Myanmar (Burma’s official name) was constructing a pipeline to Thailand in the 1990s, Myanmar activists also criticised the government, but the voice …

Webb’s Burma Problem Gets Bigger

The Weekly Standard –

After emerging from a meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the Burmese democracy movement and a prisoner of the military regime, Webb declared that …

Propaganda and the Burmese Media

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe – ‎

A strong supporter of Aung San Suu Kyi and the democracy movement, he wrote hundreds of poems critical of the regime and since then, his name has not been …

Understanding Earthquakes and Volcanoes—and Their Role in Prophecy


Other countries that suffered loss included Myanmar (Burma), Bangladesh, the eastern shoreline of India and Sri Lanka. In many areas, a second seismic wave …

Myanmar junta asserts control over rebellious region

Reuters – Aung Hla Tun, Martin Petty

In its almost five decades of unbroken rule in the former Burma, the military has failed to establish control along its northeastern border where many …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 10, 2009 at 2:53 pm

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