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World focus on Burma (17-9-2009)

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Food insecurity aggravates in Chin state

Mizzima.com – ‎

by Salai Pi Pi New Delhi (Mizzima) – Unabated rat infestation continues to create acute food shortage for people in Chin state and northwest part of Burma, …

Calgarians receive humanitarian award

Calgary Herald –

The Semkuleys continue to return to seven locations along the Thai-Myanmar (formerly Burma)border where fleeing refugees have set up camps, built villages, …

Raytheon gets $22.2 million Navy contract extension for advanced …

Gaea Times (blog) – ‎‎

… JoeTacopino Mission of Burma? RT @BreakingNews: Myanmar Radio and Television-4 reports the Myanmar government has granted amnesty to 7114 prisoners. …

UN to resume work in northeastern Burma

Democratic Voice of Burma – Nan Kham – ‎

… rare rebuke to Burma, urging it to “properly deal with its domestic issue to safeguard the regional stability in the China-Myanmar [Burma] border area”.

Junta defends barring Suu Kyi from attending hearing

Mizzima.com – ‎

An article “Court rules of conducts and rights of defendant” published in the New Light of Myanmar on Thursday said, while the defendant has the right to …

Seven bomb blasts in Burma, no casualties: police

บางกอกโพส – ‎‎

Seven small bombs exploded in the suburbs of Burma’s commercial hub Rangoon but did not cause any casualties, police in the military-ruled nation said …

Opposition coalition ‘unable to materialise’

Democratic Voice of Burma – Khin Hnin Htet – ‎

Among the group’s leading members, chairman Aung Shwe, Lun Tin and U Lwin are in poor health while Aung San Suu Kyi, Tin Oo, Khun Htun Oo and Kyaw Min are …

Human Rights Report Showcases Political Prisoners

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Lalit K Jha

Webb, who met Sen-Gen Than Shwe and Aung San Suu Kyi during his trip, has been advocating a more open US policy towards Burma. It is understood that Webb

Seven blasts hit Rangoon

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎

Sept 17, 2009 (DVB)–Seven blasts hit industrial zones in Burma’s former capital of Rangoon yesterday evening, according to local authorities who said the …

Human Rights Report Showcases Political Prisoners

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Lalit K Jha

Webb, who met Sen-Gen Than Shwe and Aung San Suu Kyi during his trip, has been advocating a more open US policy towards Burma. It is understood that Webb …

U2 blows roof off SkyDome

Toronto Star – Ashante Infantry – ‎

And they made sure to hit the political marks – dedicating “Walk On” to Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi as fans walk the stage perimeter with paper masks, …

Myanmar state media defends Suu Kyi’s exclusion from appeal

GulfNews –

AP Yangon: Myanmar’s state media has defended a decision to bar detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from attending her appeal Friday, …

Spate of small bombs in Rangoon

The Nation – ‎

By Deutsche Presse Agentur Rangoon- A series of small bombs went off in the suburbs of Yangon Wednesday and Thursday in what appeared to be an act of …

Myanmar defends Suu Kyi’s exclusion from appeal

Philippine Star – ‎‎

YANGON (AP) – Myanmar’s state media defended a decision to bar detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from attending her appeal Friday, saying judicial …

U2 raises the roof

Globe and Mail –

Non-music moments came in the form of a video address by Desmond Tutu and an appeal to consider the situation of Burmese political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi …

Junta defends court ban

Straits Times –

… state-run Burmese language newspapers. ‘Courts hear criminal cases in accordance with the existing laws…. Therefore, it is fair to say that Myanmar’s …

Bolivia seizes 19 tons of cocaine

People’s Daily Online – ‎‎

Bolivian President Evo Morales said Wednesday that Bolivia has seized a total of 19 tons of cocaine so far this year, more than the 11 tons for all of 2005. …

An Open Letter by Geng He, Wife of Human Rights Attorney Gao Zhisheng

The Epoch Times – ‎‎

Very recently, I noticed among those who appealed for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma, there were, unexpectedly, Chinese Communist Party members. …

Bolivia angry over US drugs black list

euronews – ‎

Along with Venezuela and Myanmar, Bolivia faces the prospect of Washington cutting off all aid other than humanitarian and community development programmes. …

Jamaica on US drug black list

Jamaica Observer

Meanwhile, the State Department said Bolivia, Burma, and Venezuela “failed demonstrably during the last 12 months to adhere to international …

Morales: US Has No Right to Judge Bolivia’s Anti-Drug Fight

Latin American Herald Tribune – ‎

LA PAZ – Bolivian President Evo Morales said Wednesday that the United States “doesn’t have the authority or moral standing to question” his country’s …

Asean Can Learn From Africa On Human Rights

Bernama –

Human rights activists alleged that Asean stripped the commission of any teeth in order to appease perennial human rights violators such as Burma,” he said. …

Myanmar Doubles Political Arrests; Elections a Sham, Group Says

Bloomberg – Ed Johnson

The US, China, India and Southeast Asian countries “should make the release of all political prisoners a central goal of their engagement with Burma. …

Myanmar Doubles Political Arrests; Elections a Sham, Group Says

Bloomberg – Ed Johnson – ‎

The US, China, India and Southeast Asian countries “should make the release of all political prisoners a central goal of their engagement with Burma. …

2 ‘princesses’ enter politics

Straits Times –

YANGON – TWO more ‘princesses’ are jumping into the fray of MyanmarMyanmar prime ministers are aiming to join a new politics. The daughters of two former

Burmese opposition meets in Prague, seeking unity

Prague Daily Monitor – ‎

The Czech Republic actively supports the efforts at the democratisation of Burma (Myanmar) in which a military junta has been ruling for over 47 years. …

BURMA: Rights Group Tallies Growing Ranks of Political Prisoners

Inter Press Service – Eli Clifton

Most recently, the ruling junta has come under fire for its decision to prosecute Nobel Peace Laureate and opposition party leader Ang San Suu Kyi, …

Burmese political prisoner count ‘doubled’ since 2007

Democratic Voice of Burma – Francis Wade

Sept 16, 2009 (DVB)–The number of political prisoners in Burma has more than doubled in the past two years, according to a report published by a New …

Destination Laos: The sublime magic of Luang Prabang

Examiner.com – ‎

Tucked between Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), and China, this little gem–pronounced most commonly without the ending “s“–has a turbulent …

Burma and Webb, What Everyone Needs to Know

The Weekly Standard – ‎

Steinberg’s new book is titled Burma/Myanmar, What Everyone Needs to Know. Makes you wonder what approach he might have taken to Hitler’s Germany, …

Rights Group Says Burma Has Intensified Political Arrests

Voice of America –

By VOA News Human Rights Watch says Burma’s military government has doubled the number of political prisoners over the past two years. …

Political prisoner numbers double in Burma

NEWS.com.au –

THE number of political prisoners in military-ruled Burma has doubled to more than 2200 in the two years since a crackdown on protests. …

US Cites 20 Countries for Illegal Drugs

Voice of America – ‎

A statement released by the department says Bolivia, Burma and Venezuela have “failed demonstrably” to meet their obligations to fight drugs as promised …

US keeps Venezuela, Bolivia atop narcotics list

Reuters – ‎

In an annual report, the United States said Bolivia — the world’s third-largest cocaine producer — Venezuela and Myanmar had all “failed demonstrably” to …

US slams failed anti-drugs efforts in Venezuela but will not cut …

El Universal –

Venezuela, Bolivia and Myanmar “failed demonstrably” one more year lo live up to their obligations under counternarcotics agreements, the United States …

Obama follows Bush in arbitrary drug decertification

PRESS TV – ‎

Bolivia, Burma, and Venezuela, ‘failed demonstrably’ during the last 12 months to adhere to international counter-narcotic agreements and take …

US Myanmar policy review almost complete: Obama aide

AFP –

… Rights Watch unveiled a report spotlighting the fate of what it estimated to be about 2100 political prisoners in Myanmar, which Washington calls Burma. …

International Trade Compliance Update

Linex Legal (registration) –

56 (Public Law 111- 42), a resolution to approve the renewal of import restrictions on Burma (Myanmar). The law approves the renewal of import restrictions …

US new energy dependence: Leftist Bolivia for electric car’s lithium

Examiner.com –

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Just when you thought the US might begin to break its energy dependence on unfriendly regimes, comes electric cars. …

Obama maintains drug blacklist of countries

USA Today – ‎

Of these, Bolivia, Burma (also known as Myanmar) and Venezuela were found to have “failed demonstrably” to meet commitments to combat production and …

US slams ‘failed’ anti-drug efforts in Burma

Democratic Voice of Burma – Francis Wade

Sept 16, 2009 (DVB)–Burma is one of three countries that have ‘failed demonstrably’ to stem the production and trade in illegal drugs over the past year, …

Rights group: Free Myanmar prisoners before polls

eTaiwan News – ‎

AP A leading US-based human rights group launched a campaign Wednesday for Myanmar’s military government to release more than 2200 political prisoners …

Getting the United Nations to Refocus

The Jewish Week – Daniel S. Mariaschin – ‎

In contrast, states like Iran, North Korea, and Myanmar (Burma) have few or no resolutions passed against them. In order to be taken seriously, …

Burma: Surge in Political Prisoners

Human Rights Watch (Communiqué de presse) –

When visiting Burma, foreign officials should ask not just to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi, but with other Burmese political activists in prison to solicit …

Africa: US Emphasizes Freedom of Expression At Human Rights Council

AllAfrica.com – Jane Morse

… the United States is concerned about the human rights situation in Burma, particularly after the recent trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 17, 2009 at 10:08 am

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