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World focus on Burma (23-10-2009)

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ASEAN talks hit early snag

ABC Online – Karen Percy – ‎

Political observers have been dismayed by Hun Sen’s comments likening Mr Thaksin to Burma’s detained opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

North Korea, economy feature at Asian summit

Brisbane Times – ‎

Members of ASEAN have recently escalated their criticism of Burma, particularly over the detention of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who on Saturday …

UN envoy asks Myanmar’s junta to release political prisoners

Zee News – ‎

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s continued detention will prevent her from contesting elections next year. In September, only 131 out of more …

Abhisit’s meeting with Japan’s PM

Bangkok Post – ‎

… with the Burmese Prime Minister Thein Sein, Mr Abhisit said he will find the right time to visit Burma and meet its opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi …

Hun Sen, Abhisit start summit war of words

Bangkok Post – ‎

Hun Sen also indirectly compared Thaksin to Burmese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and said he considered Thaksin to be a victim of the 2006 …

Don’t be a pawn, Thai PM tells Hun Sen

AsiaOne – ‎

Hun Sen compared Thaksin to Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, asking rhetorically why he should not talk about his friend when everybody is …

Asean must set realistic goals

Bangkok Post – ‎

Burma could partially redeem itself by using the summit to announce an amnesty for detained pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi but that is unlikely as the

SOUTH-EAST ASIA: Civil Society Refuses to Cave in at ASEAN Summit

Inter Press Service – Marwaan Macan-Markar – ‎‎

The spoilers were the governments of Brunei, Burma (or Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. “We are insulted by the attempts of

Fourteen years

InTheNews.co.uk – Matthew Champion – ‎

Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi will tonight mark her 14th year in detention at the hands of the country’s military rulers. …

Court hears witnesses in trial against Burmese-American

Mizzima.com –

Though Nyi Nyi Aung is accused of fraud and forgery, the Burmese junta’s official mouthpiece, the New Light of Myanmar newspaper, accused him of …

Rats plague rural Myanmar

MorungExpress – Colin Hinshelwood – ‎

A spreading plague of rats has devoured crops in western Myanmar, giving rise to a famine that threatens hundreds of thousands in the country’s remote Chin …

Civil society representatives barred from ASEAN summit

Mizzima.com –

“We walked out as we cannot be seen in the same line with MyanmarBurma]’s Anti-Narcotics Association. It is totally a different ideology and different … [

Don’t allow anyone to use you as a tool : Abhisit to Hun Sen

The Nation – ‎

Hun Sen also compared Thaksin to Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma, saying many people talked about Suu Kyi, so why he could not talk about Thaksin. …

South-East Asia gets “toothless” human rights commission

Monsters and Critics.com – ‎

Myanmar, also known as Burma, appointed two former police chiefs to represent civil society for its country instead. The Indonesian, Malaysian and Thai …

Illegal trade in precious wood between Myanmar and China continues

AsiaNews.it –

China depends for its lumber on Malaysia, Russia, Indonesia, Gabon, but especially Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, which is also a political ally. …

Criticism for Asian rights watchdog

The Australian – Rachel O’Brien – ‎

Burma is likely to come under the spotlight at the summit for its continued detention of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, but it regularly gets an easier …

The Nation: Human Rights Chutzpah

NPR – ‎

He does not bother to mention that the great Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi supports the administration’s policy of engaging the junta running …

Mobile pantry helps sustain refugees

San Antonio Express – Vincent T. Davis

They filed behind 60-year-old Ka Sin of Myanmar (Burma) as he held a sign with the words “start here.” Women, men and children from Iran, Iraq, Bhutan, …

UN rights envoy to visit Burma in November

Mizzima.com –

“We find it perturbing, troubling, that the report focuses principally on selected individuals and groups, instead of engagement with the MyanmarBurma] … [

N. Korea regime to blame for food crisis: UN

CBC.ca – ‎

The other two reports focused on people living in Burma and the Palestinian region. Tomas Ojea Quintana visited military-ruled Burma, also known as Myanmar, …

Activism and Motherhood in Asia

Global Voices Online (blog) – ‎

She was unable to see him as he was dying – the junta refused to give him an entry visa, and she feared that, if she left Burma, she would not be allowed …

Release Political Prisoners before Elections: UN Official

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Lalit K Jha

Tomás Ojea Quintana, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Burma. (Photo: AP) Quintana also urged the military junta to take prompt measures to …

The obvious in ‘donated by friends’

Manila Bulletin – Romeo V. Pefianco – ‎

… Vietnam’s $2600, Singapore’s $49700 (one of the highest in the world) and Myanmar’s (Burma) $1900 (one of the poorest in the ASEAN region). …

ASEAN leaders launch regional human rights body

Thai News Agency MCOT – ‎

“The behaviour of the governments of Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Philippines and Burma in rejecting their civil society representatives sabotages the …

US zeroes in on China’s clout in Myanmar

Asia Times Online – Brian McCartan – ‎

“Our dialogue with [Myanmar] will supplement rather than replace the sanction regimes that have been at the center of our Burma [Myanmar] policy for many …

Asian leaders to launch ‘historic’ rights body

Bangkok Post – ‎

Burma is likely to come under the international spotlight for its continued detention of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, but Welsh said human rights issues …

Asian leaders launch rights group

BBC News – ‎

The Asean summit was preceded by reports that an earlier effort by Asean to call for an amnesty for detained Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was …

ASEAN creates human rights commission

ABC Online – Karen Percy – ‎

… of the representatives were not allowed to even enter the meeting room, including the woman representing the exiled Burmese activist, Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Simpson – EU Sanctions on Burma

DeHavilland (press release) (subscription) –

Moreover, these sanctions leave the regime in no doubt about our determination to see real democracy established and human rights respected in Burma. …

How Australia can help Myanmar

Asia Times Online – David Scott Mathieson – ‎

The immediate and unconditional release of more than 2100 political prisoners in Myanmar [2], including Suu Kyi, and serious steps taken to make the …

Noteable Quotes

The Namibian – ‎

Aung San Suu Kyi AC ( born 1945) is an opposition politician and general secretary of the National League for Democracy in Burma (Myanmar) THE World is a …

Asean human rights watchdog set up

Bangkok Post – ‎
Burma is likely to come under the spotlight at the summit for its continued detention of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, but regularly gets an easier ride …
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UN expert slams Burma impunity

Democratic Voice of Burma – Matthew Cunningham – ‎

Oct 23, 2009 (DVB)–Widespread government impunity in Burma has allowed the country’s “alarming” human rights situation to continue unabated, …

Great Power Confrontation in the Indian Ocean: The Geo-Politics of the Sri …

Center for Research on Globalization – Mahdi Darius

Myanmar (Burma) is also part of this project and in many cases the pressure on the governments in both states is linked to their agreements with Beijing. …

15th ASEAN Summit officially opens: ASEAN Leaders To Tackle Economic Crisis

Asian Tribune – ‎

Asean People Forum activists from Burma, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines and Singapore were not allowed to attend the meeting with the government leaders. …

South-East Asia gets ‘toothless’ human rights commission – 3rd Update

Earthtimes (press release) –

… for failing to pressure Myanmar, also known as Burma, to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and more than 2000 other political prisoners. …

NewsU.S. Engagement With Myanmar Set For Next Week: Campbell

ForexTV.com –

(RTTNews) – The US will begin its engagement with Myanmar, also known as Burma, after a decade-long freeze next week by sending a top diplomat to Yangon, …

Burma: Human Rights

DeHavilland (press release) (subscription) – ‎

[294674] Mr. Ivan Lewis: We are aware of several calls for the establishment of a commission of inquiry to investigate human rights in Burma. …

Burma: Politics and Government

DeHavilland (press release) (subscription) – ‎

[294539] Mr. Ivan Lewis: The UK is deeply concerned about the human rights situation in eastern Burma and reports earlier in the year of renewed fighting …

NewsU.S. Engagement With Myanmar Set For Next Week: Campbell

ForexTV.com – ‎

… that the US mission hopes to meet with the military junta as well as detained democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and representatives of ethnic groups.

Burma: Arms Trade

DeHavilland (press release) (subscription) – ‎

Mr. Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what UK policy is on proposals for a UN arms embargo on Burma; …

Myanmar to host rare US visit

Peninsula On-line –

Those marked the highest-level US contact with Myanmar in nearly a decade. “We expect engagement with Burma to be a long, slow, painful and step-by-step …

The SHAN’s Struggle for Identity

Shan Herald Agency for News – Nai Saing – ‎

… regularly collects information and reports it to the media, the Shan language is not officially recognized by military government of BurmaMyanmar). … (

Regional heads urge fair Burma elections

Democratic Voice of Burma – Francis Wade – ‎

Oct 23, 2009 (DVB)–Southeast Asian leaders yesterday pressured the Burmese junta to hold free elections next year and raised doubts about the military …

A question with no answer yet

Mizzima.com –

The British Prime Minister’s open letter at the time of our popular leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s recent trial cheered the Burmese people, but the later …

Rights tops Jakarta’s ASEAN agenda

Jakarta Post – ‎

Despite Indonesia being consistently critical of Myanmar’s poor human rights record, it has not supported sanctions against Yangon as imposed by the West. …

SEAC and you’ll find

Brandeis Hoot – Lina Bui – ‎

There are eleven countries in which SEAC emphasizes in its activities: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), …

Five Countries Reject Civil Society Reps At Asean Summit

Bernama – Arul Rajoo – ‎

HUA HIN, Oct 23 (Bernama) — The governments of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines and Singapore have rejected members of civil groups …

South-East Asia gets ‘toothless’ human rights commission

Earthtimes (press release) –

… for failing to pressure member Myanmar, also called Burma, to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and more than 2000 other political prisoners. …

Asian summit to tackle economic crisis, rights

Bangkok Post – ‎

Burma’s continued detention of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is likely to come under the spotlight, as the United States embarks on a major policy shift …

Senior US envoy prepares to head to Burma

Radio Australia –

Burma has confirmed that it will host a US diplomatic mission next week, after Washington’s announcement that it’s embarking on a series of meetings to …

Asian Gems Come Out of Storage

Wall Street Journal – Candace Jackson – ‎

“Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma 1775-1950” at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco showcases about 140 artworks from MyanmarBurma) and … (formerly

UN human rights investigator spars with Myanmar

Jakarta Post – ‎

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, recently has allowed Suu Kyi, the detailed democracy leader, some contact with Western diplomats as the United States has …

UN to ASEAN: Make rights body credible

Inquirer.net –

ASEAN’s reputation has suffered over repeated alleged human rights abuses by member states, particularly military-ruled Burma (Myanmar). …

UN: Human Rights Abuses in North Korea, Burma ‘Abysmal’

Voice of America – Margaret Besheer – ‎

… the General Assembly’s Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee was the UN Special Rapporteur for Burma, which is also known as Myanmar. …

Somali pirates seize ship off East African coast

msnbc.com – ‎

Seychelles officials said 24 Indians and two men from Myanmar, the country also known as Burma, were on board. The EU task force, Operation Atalanta, …

Press conference by Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar

ReliefWeb (press release) –

The human rights situation in Myanmar remained alarming, with a pattern of widespread and systematic violations that prevailing impunity allowed to continue …

SFU’s Vanier scholars begin studies

Simon Fraser University News – ‎

Sai Soe Win Latt (geography) who is researching issues involving the gigantic Tasang hydroelectric dam project in Burma (Myanmar) supported by the Asian …

UN Slams Myanmar, No h Korea,rt Palestinian Rights Ills

New York Times – Eric Walsh

Myanmar also reprimanded the United States and Britain during the meeting for referring to the country by its former name, Burma, while North Korea …

Myanmar: UN expert urges release of all political prisoners before elections

UN News Centre – ‎

22 October 2009 – An independent United Nations expert has called on Myanmar’s Government to release all political prisoners before the national elections …

Burmese Official: US Official to Visit Burma

Voice of America – ‎

He says the United States continues to call for her release, as well as all political prisoners in Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi has been under some form of …

Russian rights trio win top EU assembly prize

บางกอกโพส –

Previous winners include Nelson Mandela, Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi and former United Nations chief Kofi Annan — each also former Nobel Peace Prize winners.

Award-winning author still fights the good fight, spreads word about worthy causes

Santa Rosa Press Democrat – John Beck – ‎

She also recently traveled to Burma to protest the imprisonment of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Over the years, she’s dared to speak out against …

Asean faces external pressure to shape up or get left behind

The Nation – ‎

While the junta completely ignored the Asean appeal to free Aung San Suu Kyi, it has wisely chosen to engage the US bilaterally by responding positively to …

Sakharov Prize Comes Full Circle

World Politics Review – Juliette Terzieff – ‎

Past winners include Chinese civil rights activist Hu Jia, ethnic-Kurd Turkish politician Leyla Zana, Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi and Algerian …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 23, 2009 at 4:16 pm

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