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World focus on Burma (11-9-2009)

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HIV/AIDS voluntary groups to register with health ministry

Mizzima.com – Nem Davies – ‎

This is the usual phenomenon in Burma,” the official said. “The directive does not say anything on action to be taken for non-registration. …

Oil majors accused of funding military junta

Alaska Dispatch – ‎

The companies have been able to operate in the country because sanctions against Myanmar’s regime don’t apply to petroleum products. Read more here. …

Vietnam to launch second satellite

United Press International – ‎‎

… and features 12 operating Ku Band transponders providing coverage over Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and part of Myanmar, formerly called Burma. …

Oil-equities benchmark touches new high for 2009

MarketWatch – Steve Gelsi – ‎

CEO Christophe de Margerie defended his company’s role in Burma, also known as Myanmar, in an interview in a French newspaper following a report by …

Webb to hold congressional hearing on Burma

Mizzima.com –

During his visit, Webb met the Burmese military supremo Sn. Gen Than Shwe, and was allowed a rare meeting with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

“Dress cute wherever you go,” Paris Hilton advised fans

Sky News – Sarah Palin – ‎

The remark will join quotes from physicist Stephen Hawking, BurmeseAung San Suu Kyi and US founding father Thomas Jefferson. …

democracy campaigner

The Junta’s Twin August Offensives

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe – ‎

Having effectively kept pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi out of the elections by sentencing her to a further 18 months of house arrest, the military …

Oil giant Total’s presence in Myanmar is ‘positive’: CEO

Earthtimes (press release) – ‎

Paris – The head of French oil giant Total defended his company against charges it was supporting the junta in Myanmar, claiming instead that the firm’s …

Dim Lights, Big City

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Yan Naing

In July, the state-owned Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE), which is responsible for electricity generation, transmission and distribution in Burma, …

China must attain democracy by itself – Dalai Lama in Prague

Czech Happenings – ‎

Havel said foreign help to Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi and other dissidents is very important and necessary. He said his words are based on his own …

US senator to chair Burma policy talks

Democratic Voice of Burma – Francis Wade

During his visit he also met with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Webb, who is outspoken in his anti-sanctions stance on Burma, stirred debate following …

Body Searches Ordered at Suu Kyi Compound

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Ko Htwe – ‎

Security guards at the compound of Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon now conduct body searches, according to Nyan Win, one of her lawyers, …

Webb to Hold Congressional Hearing on US Burma Policy

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Lalit K Jha

… visited Burma last month, when he met with Snr-Gen Than Shwe, who heads the ruling regime, as well as pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Total CEO defends role in Myanmar

eTaiwan News –

AP The chief of Total has defended the oil giant’s presence in Myanmar and says detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi never asked him to pull the …

Lawyers meet with Suu Kyi over appeal

Democratic Voice of Burma – Khin Hnin Htet – ‎

Sept 11, 2009 (DVB)–Lawyers of Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday met with her and her two co-defenders to discuss the looming court appeal, …

Chinese officials visit Panghsang

Shan Herald Agency for News – ‎

… provided information that had led to the Burma Army’s recent crackdown on the Wa’s northern ally Kokang: “China never interferes in Myanmar’s internal …

Clouds of War over Burma

ISN – Simon Roughneen – ‎

K Yhome, a Burma analyst at the Observer Research Foundation, told ISN Security Watch that “when it comes to Myanmar’s internal politics, the junta seems to …

‘Cute’ Paris Quote Immortalised In Dictionary

Sky News – Sarah Palin – ‎

The remark will join quotes from physicist Stephen Hawking, BurmeseAung San Suu Kyi and US Founding Father Thomas Jefferson. …

democracy campaigner

Total says won’t quit Myanmar after NGO accusation

Reuters India – Astrid Wendlandt, Will Waterman – ‎

PA: Quote, Profile, Research) will not leave Myanmar, its head told a French daily, after a US environmental group accused it of supporting the country’s …

DBS and OCBC deny keeping Burmese junta’s ill-gotten gains

The Temasek Review – ‎‎

DBS and OCBC banks from Singapore have issued a strong denial of a report released by NGO EarthRights International alleging that Burma’s military junta …

Total says won’t quit Myanmar after NGO accusation

Reuters UK – Astrid Wendlandt, Will Waterman

PA) will not leave Myanmar, its head told a French daily, after a US environmental group accused it of supporting the country’s military junta with revenue …

Banks deny holding Myanmar cash

Aljazeera.net – ‎

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

Of wrongs & the right approach

Sakaal Times – Biswadip Mitra

The author has done exactly that by letting us know about the cause of Arakan and Karen “freedom fighters of Burma” (or Myanmar as it is officially called) …

Singapore banks reject Myanmar junta cash report

AFP – ‎

“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 …

Singapore’s banks slammed for being offshore repositories of …

The Temasek Review – ‎

… in Military-Ruled Burma (Myanmar) explains that Total and Chevron’s Yadana gas project has generated US$4.83 billion dollars for the Burmese…

regime.

Suu Kyi and lawyers finalize strategy for appeal

eTaiwan News –

AP Myanmar’s detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was in good spirits during a strategy session with lawyers in which they finalized 11 grounds for …

Dalai Lama calls in Prague for support of democracy in Asia

Prague Daily Monitor -‎

The Burmese authorities have recently prolonged Aung San Suu Kyi’s…

house arrest by 18 months. The Dalai Lama said that although she was at home alone

Suu Kyi prepares defence for appeal

Ireland Online –

Lawyers for Burma’s detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said she was in good spirits during a strategy session that finalised 11 grounds for …

In the French Papers

France24 – James Creedon

As for those who say Aung San Suu Kyi would be against Total, Margerie says he’s met her, that he can’t reveal the nature of their discussions but says she …

Maritime India Company to Construct Sittwe Port

Narinjara News – ‎‎

The Burmese military junta agreed to construct the port in order to develop the region with the help of the funding from the Indian government in the amount …

Report: Oil companies prop up Myanmar

Times of the Internet – ‎‎

… coordinator of the Earth Rights Burma project. While the two companies operate the Yadana pipeline, the Myanmar military guards it, Earth Rights said. …

Why the NLD should and will compete in the 2010 elections

Mizzima.com – Adam Selene – ‎

Will the party of the symbolic leader of Burma – Aung San Suu Kyi – be content with not playing any role whatsoever in the transition that awaits this …

Missions: A US team in militarized Burma assists a church despite …

World Magazine – ‎‎

Two cars and a truck rumbled to a stop on a dirt road in a village on the outskirts of Rangoon, the capital city of Burma, also known as Myanmar. …

Military Regime in Burma Propped up by Western Energy Companies

DigitalJournal.com – Chris Dade

Burma, a country with a population reportedly in excess of 50 million, is officially known as the Union of Myanmar and has been under military rule for well …

Western energy concerns under fire over Burma gas project

Radio Australia – Liam Cochrane – ‎

The allegations center on the Yadana offshore gas project, which has a pipeline running across a part of southern Burma mainly inhabited by ethnic Karen …

Junta ‘keeping billions in Singapore’

The Malaysian Insider – ‎

SINGAPORE, Sept 11 — A United States-based environmental group has alleged that Myanmar’s military regime transferred billions of dollars from a gas project …

‘Unless mineral resources are used, their worth will remain zero’

MorungExpress –

… of Earth Sciences, Manipur University, gave a presentation on ‘Structural and Tectonic framework of the Indo-Myanmar (Burma) Range and its implication’. …

Magical Myanmar / Burma

e-Travel Blackboard (press release) –

Burma still undiscovered by mass tourism provides a glimpse of how life was for much of Asia 50 years ago. Tropical paradises along the Andaman Sea, …

Rights Group: Oil giants prop up Burma’s regime

Australia Network News –

The energy companies Total and Chevron have been accused of propping up Burma’s military government through their gas projects in the country. …

Porn, fireworks, diamonds made with child labor: US

AFP – ‎

Myanmar, which is listed in the report as Burma, used child and forced labor to produce 14 products, ranging from jade to teak wood. …

$5 Billion for Burma Military Regime comes from Chevron, Total

EcoWorldly – Derek Markham

A gas project of Chevron and Total is responsible for major funding of the military junta in Myanmar, allowing Burmese generals to accumulate billions of …

Energy giants accused of propping up Burma junta

ABC Online –

Energy giants Total and Chevron have been accused of propping up Burma’s…

military government through their gas projects in the country.

Afghanistan election commission finds fraud, negates ballots

Free Speech Radio News –

The generals ruling Myanmar, or Burma, have banked nearly $5 billion from a deal with Chevron and the French oil giant Total – a sum that could be …

Paris Hilton immortalised in Oxford Dictionary Of Quotations

NEWS.com.au – ‎

Real freedom is freedom from fear, and unless you can live free from fear you cannot live a dignified human life – Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese political …

Webb plans to hold hearing on Myanmar

Times of the Internet –

Webb, who also visited Vietnam and Thailand, was the first member of the US Congress to travel to the country formerly known as Burma in a decade and the …

Emerging Fault Lines in Sino-Burmese Relations: The Kokang Incident

Jamestown Foundation – Ian Storey – ‎

Armed conflict between Burma’s armed forces (known as the Tatmadaw) and the Kokang militia (known as the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, MNDAA), …

Inside Burma’s War

TIME – Hannah Beech

It is the ethnics.” (Read “Burma Court Finds Aung San Suu Kyi Guilty.”) The renewed threat of civil war in Burma isn’t just an internal problem. …

Gas firms ‘prop up Burma’s junta’

BBC News –

Energy giants Total and Chevron have been accused of propping up Burma’s military government through their gas projects in the country. ..

‘Burmese can achieve aspirations under Suu Kyi’s leadership’

SamayLive – Noor Khan – ‎

Speaking at the forum, Thin Thin Aung, leader of the Women’s League of Burma in India, said “Indian diplomats talk only with military generals in Myanmar …

Global Elders engage occupied Palestine

FinalCall.com News – Brian E. Muhammad

… unionist Ela Bhatt; former Algerian Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi; and honorary members, Nelson Mandela and Burmese political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Sul Ross update

Alpine Avalanche –

Steven Platt, a Sul Ross assistant professor of biology, conducted research on a rare turtle in western Myanmar (Burma) this summer. …

‘Burmese can achieve aspirations under Suu Kyi’s leadership’

SamayLive – Noor Khan – ‎

New Delhi, Sept 10 Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today hoped that Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not be kept captive by the …

Suu Kyi’s former college campaigns for her freedom

Thaindian.com –

New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) While Myanmar’s Junta continues to remain entrenched in power, imprisoned pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s college here has …

LSR campaigns for Aung San Suu Kyi

Zee News – ‎

It is my hope that Ms Aung San Suu Kyi will not be kept captive for long and that under her leadership the people of Burma will soon achieve their …

Garage sale to benefit accident victims

Oklahoma City Friday –

The Chin are one of a number of Burmese people groups being persecuted by the ruling military junta in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Group says Myanmar hid billions in gas revenues

Forbes – Grant Peck – ‎

… in two Singaporean banks – the Overseas Chinese Banking Corp. and DBS Group – instead of going into the national budget of Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Oil Firms Accused of Whitewashing Burma Pipeline Abuses by …

Voice of America – Daniel Schearf – ‎

A human rights group has accused Western oil firms of whitewashing abuses connected with a gas pipeline in Burma. …

Hilton and Palin join Confucius in the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

First Post – Jonathan Harwood

There are more serious offerings from the likes of Stephen Hawking and Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi, who says: “Real freedom is freedom from fear, …

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

AsiaNews.it – ‎

… in controversy over its economic and commercial ties to Myanmar’s military junta following the arrest of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

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

Mizzima.com – ‎

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 …

AllAfrica.com –

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 Burmese political detainee Aung San Suu Kyi. Some are not as new as they seem. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 11, 2009 at 9:34 am

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