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World focus on Burma (24-9-2009)

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Myanmar unveils new higher denomination bank note

Forbes – ‎

AP , 09.24.09, 11:25 AM EDT YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar announced Thursday it will soon introduce a 5000-kyat bank note, the country’s highest-denomination

US signals major policy shift towards Burma

guardian.co.uk – ‎

Photograph: Hiroko Masuike/Getty The US government is to embark on a major policy shift towards Burma after concluding that its long-term policy of …

Chinese, Burmese, supporters rally around Pittsburgh

Tribune Review – Jasmine Goldband – ‎

Meanwhile, 15 Burmese monks and about 40 supporters gathered in the Mexican War Streets to protest human rights conditions in Myanmar. …

Suu Kyi backs US-Myanmar engagement

Aljazeera.net –

Clinton had raised expectations earlier this year that Washington might be rethinking its economic sanctions against Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Who’s meeting with Burma’s foreign minister?

Foreign Policy – ‎

The United States will begin to engage more with the brutal Burmese military junta, while still maintaining a sanctions regime, Secretary of State Hillary

Thai FM meets Friends of Burma

Mizzima.com – ‎

… Thai Foreign Minister held discussions with the Group of Friends of UNSG on Myanmar. The group wants the general election in 2010 in Burma to be “free”. …

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi said to welcome new US approach

The Associated Press – ‎‎

YANGON, Myanmar — Detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi welcomes a US initiative to step up contacts with Myanmar’s military government, …

Burma to circulate 5000 Kyat currency note

Mizzima.com –

The announcement by the Naypyitaw-based Central Bank of Myanmar on MRTV on Thursday evening said, the new currency note, that carries a picture of a white …

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Welcomes US Talks With Government

Voice of America – ‎

By VOA News The lawyer for Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she welcomes US plans to engage diplomatically with the country’s military rulers …

US extends diplomatic hand to Burma junta

Brisbane Times – Janine Zacharia – ‎

By themselves, sanctions had not produced the results the US wanted, she said after a meeting of foreign ministers from the Friends of Myanmar (Burma) group ..

US takes new stance on Burma

The Age –

The US says it is adopting a ”new approach” to Burma that includes engaging directly with military leaders because sanctions alone have not been effective …

Burmese Opposition Supports New US Approach

New York Times – Seth Mydans – ‎‎

… have been put in place to punish the government of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, for its human rights abuses and restrictions on political freedom. …

Myanmar sanctions under spotlight

Himalayan Times – ‎

The respected International Crisis Group (ICG) think-tank said in a recent report that continued isolation for the country formerly known as Burma…

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi welcomes US plan to engage junta

AFP – ‎

YANGON — Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has welcomed US plans to engage diplomatically with the country’s military rulers, her lawyer said …

Suu Kyi ‘welcomes US engagement’

BBC News – ‎

It comes after the US said sanctions against Burma could be eased if the junta improved its human rights record. Ms Suu Kyi is under house arrest and is …

UN Britain – Stability, democracy and development in Burma

ISRIA – ‎

The member states of the Friends of Burma (Myanmar), which include the UK, France and the US, met during the UN General Assembly and called on the Burmese …

US citizen arrest a ‘political smear campaign’

Democratic Voice of Burma – Joseph Allchin – ‎

Sept 24, 2009 (DVB)–The recent arrest of a US citizen in Burma on grounds that he was part of a plot by an opposition group to launch terrorist attacks has …

Exile Government, Rights Group Cautiously Welcome US Engagement …

Voice of America – Daniel Schearf – ‎

Burma’s government in exile has welcomed Washington’s plans to engage with the country’s military rulers. But exiles and activists say …

Arrested Dissident Accused of Terrorist Intentions

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Yan Naing – ‎‎

A second Thailand-based dissident, Ko Htut, was also arrested after crossing separately into Burma. The New Light of Myanmar reported in detail on Thursday …

Junta’s 2010 Elections: Loading the Dice

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe – ‎

Under the military-backed 2008 constitution, the junta made it clear that Burma will only have a single armed force known as the Tatmadaw. …

US embassy protests maltreatment of detained citizen

Mizzima.com – ‎

Meanwhile, the Burmese junta in its mouthpiece New Light of Myanmar newspaper said Nyi Nyi Aung was arrested on September 3, on a tip-off by a ‘dutiful

Korea Should Change Its Name

Korea Times – Michael Breen – ‎‎

The United Nations, for example, switched from Burma to Myanmar in 1989 in just five days. Many countries still refuse to use that new name because they …

Myanmar accuses US man of inciting unrest

AsiaOne –

It also said he was involved in mass, student-led pro-democracy protests in 1988 as a key member of the All Burma Students’ Democracy Movement. …

Obama to world: New US needs your help

Arizona Republic – ‎

Ban chided Myanmar, also known as Burma, for failing to release detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. And he said that issues of “justice and …

Myanmar arrests US national, dissidents

Monsters and Critics.com –

… which is responsible for terrorist attacks in the country in cooperation with the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front.’ The front is one of Myanmar’s …

Some anti-gov’t group members arrested for plotting sabotage in …

Xinhua – Li Xianzhi – ‎

24 (Xinhua) — The Myanmar authorities have arrested some members of various anti-government organizations for allegedly plotting riots and sabotage in the …

President of Iran Defends His Legitimacy

New York Times – Mark Landler, Nazila Fathi – ‎

Speaking to a group of countries with ties to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, Mrs. Clinton announced that the United States would begin engaging directly …

US extends diplomatic hand to Burma

Radio Australia News – Kim Landers – ‎

“Singapore welcomes the shift in position by the US and Europe; the decision to engage Myanmar (Burma) while keeping sanctions in place for the time being. …

The Fatal Consequences of Counterfeit Drugs

Smithsonian – Andrew Marshall – ‎

… medical researchers conducted two surveys in which they randomly purchased artesunate from pharmacies in Cambodia, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Laos, …

Surge in political prisoners despite release of four journalists

IFEX – ‎

They were arrested for reporting about victims of Cyclone Nargis, which struck Burma in May 2008. Thet Zin, alias Maung Zin, editor of “Myanmar Nation

World leaders want action on economy and social ills – Summary

Earthtimes (press release) – Jenny Brown

… the fight against poverty, prevention of sexual violence against women and the need for democratic reform in countries like Myanmar. …

Myanmar not discussed in meeting between Obama and Hu Jintao

UN Dispatch – Mark Leon Goldberg – ‎

… so I took the opportunity to ask whether or not issues surrounding Myanmar/Burma were discussed at all during the meeting between Obama and Hu. …

Burma Superstar

East Bay Express – ‎

Burma Superstar sells ravishingly lovely food comprising wholesome, often delightfully startling ingredients in whopping two-could-share-one-entrée portions …

Swedish Presidency – EU Presidency statement by Fredrik Reinfeldt …

ISRIA – ‎‎

As a friend of the people of Burma/Myanmar, we will tell the military leaders: only democracy and human rights can bring peace and stability to the people …

Bravo Stephen Harper!

National Post – Dougal Fingal – ‎

Can’t forget Myanmar (or Burma) It’s not just Iran. After all the west was constantly walking out of the UN when the racist leaders of South Africa were …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 24, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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