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World focus on Burma (11-11-2009)

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U.S., China Vie for Dominance in Southeast Asia Obama’s Summit, Including a …

Wall Street Journal – Tom Wright – ‎

The US imposes strict economic sanctions on Myanmar, whose military regime is accused of widespread human-rights abuses, and disagreements over how to treat …

Author highlights India’s failing ‘Look East’ policy

Mizzima.com – ‎

But Bhaumik said, “If Burma remains a basket case, India’s Look East will bump into the Great Wall called Myanmar [as Burma is now called] and go no further …

With modesty, hero gets his due

Albany Times Union – Carol DeMare – ‎

What the commendation doesn’t say is that Gray jumped into Burma — now known as Myanmar — on a mission for the Office of Strategic Services — OSS — the …

Push Myanmar over polls

Straits Times – Lee Seok, Lynn Lee – ‎

She emphasised that Asean needs to nudge Myanmar towards democracy because ‘the internal problems with Burma are not confined within Burma’s borders’.

Burmese ‘political action’ planned

Australia Network News – ‎

Burma’s detained opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is reported to be planning what is termed a “political action” for the benefit of the country. …

China’s Most Beautiful Province

e-Travel Blackboard (press release) – ‎

… deluxe food tour to the Southwest China province in January, which borders Laos, Myanmar/Burma and Thailand to its south, and Tibet to the Northwest. …

US pressures ASEAN to push for Burmese elections

Radio Australia –

She says Burma’s harsh military rule is a cause of regional instability, and singled out China, Thailand and India as being in a position to encourage …

Witnesses examined in Myanmarese trial

Times of India –

She also pointed out how the West Bengal government and the Solidarity Committee for Burma’s Freedom Fighters organised a football match to express …

Clinton urges more action against Burma

ABC Online – ‎‎

LINDA MOTTRAM: Hillary Clinton’s message on Burma reiterated not only the new US engagement but a determination borne of concern about regional stability if …

A land of breathtaking beauty and charm

Ceylon Daily News –

Myanmar is internationally famous for its Teak known as ‘Burma teak. In the countryside, most of the houses of the ordinary people have been built on timber …

Reviving Lanka-Myanmar ties in post-WW II era

Ceylon Daily News – Janaka Perera – ‎

The Agreement was on the disbandment of the Burmese Patriotic Forces and their reorganization as a standing Myanmar Army. The Patriotic Forces had fought …

Myanmar: Witnessing a Season of Hope at Last?

Khaleej Times – Anand Sagar – ‎

For many long years in Myanmar the hopes and aspirations of its people have been brutally crushed by one of the world’s most repressive and abusive military …

NLD to Discuss ‘Important’ Suu Kyi Proposals

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Yan Naing -‎

In other matters, he said Suu Kyi thanked veteran Burmese politicians, ethnic leaders, her NLD colleagues and her supporters who celebrated Burma’s National …

War On Drugs Doesn’t Go Well, CIA Bugs DEA Agent’s Coffee Table

Huffington Post (blog) – ‎

… who worked for the CIA at the time in Burma, planted listening devices in his home while he was stationed in Burma (now known as Myanmar). …

Tech-enabled citizen journalism

Public Radio International PRI – ‎‎

Take Myanmar, Burma, where even going online is considered a dissident act. “We’ve got Gmail, we’ve got Gtalk, we’ve got mobile phones, satellite phones; …

Clinton urges 2010 election for Burma

Foreign Policy –

While speaking today at a news conference in Singapore (where, as seen above, she’s attending the APEC summit), Secretary Clinton urged Burma to plan for …

Indonesia Has Demilitarization Lessons For Its Neighbors, Experts Say

Jakarta Globe – Ismira Lutfia

“With the military’s soft-landing transition, only Indonesia can provide such an idea to Myanmar [Burma],” he said. However, fellow panelist Bridget Welsh, …

Remarks at APEC Singapore Conference

US Department of State – Hillary Rodham Clinton – ‎

… my colleague asked earlier about Myanmar. It’s significant for ASEAN, and of course, there is a substantial Burmese community here in Singapore. …

PMDC Morning Roundup

TPMDC (blog) – Eric Kleefeld – ‎

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Myanmar to plan for elections in 2010: “We’re seeking … a process inside Burma that would inspire a dialogue …

Clinton Urges Asian Pressure on Burma for Free Elections

Voice of America – David Gollust – ‎

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging Asian countries to join the United States in pressing Burmese authorities to make elections …

Xenophobia is not nationalism: Suu Kyi

Mizzima.com – ‎

We hope positive developments will follow in resolving the crisis in Burma,” NLD Information Department member Ohn Kyaing said. The National Day ceremony …

Clinton: US Not ‘dictating Terms’ For Democratic Changes In Myanmar

RTT News – ‎

She stressed “US is committed to a process to try to encourage and support Burma’s [Myanmar’s] path to democracy.” At the same time, she admitted that the …

Blog › Special Report: Indonesia – Exploring a Post-ASEAN Foreign Policy

Asia Security Initiative News & Blog (blog) – ‎

It is symbolic of the emerging balance of power in Southeast Asia that when President Barrack Obama visits Singapore for the APEC meetings in mid-November, …

Clinton urges Myanmar to begin planning 2010 vote

Washington Post – David Alexander – ‎

The official said Washington hoped China would encourage Myanmar to launch an internal dialogue. “China has a powerful interest in ensuring Burma remains a …

Clinton stresses US commitment to APEC cooperation

Channel News Asia – Imelda Saad – ‎‎

She added that ASEAN as a group can offer support to ensure the elections due by 2010 in Myanmar are fair and credible. “If we can encourage the Burmese …

JAPAN: Fresh Aid to Mekong Signals Rivalry with China — Experts

Australia.TO – Catherine Makino – ‎

… year was started in Burma’s former capital of Yangon to show off the cooperation and friendship between Japan and Burma (officially called Myanmar). …

Clinton: No conditions on Myanmar for better ties

The Associated Press – Vijay Joshi – ‎

“This has to be resolved within the Burmese people themselves. We are not setting or dictating any conditions,” she said. Myanmar is also known as Burma. …

Junta blames ‘terrorist attack’ on Karen group

Democratic Voice of Burma – Francis Wade – ‎‎

… men in eastern Burma on the armed opposition group, the Karen National Union, state media said today. According to the New Light of Myanmar newspaper,

Clinton pressures ASEAN to act on Burma

Radio Australia News – Linda Mottram -‎

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (right) meets Burma Foreign Minister U Nyan Win (centre). Malaysian Foreign Minister Dato Anifah bin Haji Aman looks …

Clinton: No US conditions for democratic reform in Myanmar

Earthtimes (press release) – ‎

“The US is committed to a process to try to encourage and support Burma’s [Myanmar’s] path to democracy,” Clinton said after a ministerial meeting at a …

Myanmar vote ‘must be credible’

Aljazeera.net – ‎

China, India and other Asian powers should keep up pressure on Myanmar to ensure planned elections next year are “free, fair and credible”, Hillary Clinton,

Clinton urges ASEAN to push Myanmar on elections

Press Trust of India –

“We would like to see countries individually and through ASEAN reach out to the Burmese leadership, persuade them to start planning for free, …

Aung San Suu Kyi to deliver ‘positive’ message next week

Earthtimes (press release) – ‎

By : dpa Yangon – Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is due to issue an “important and positive” statement next week, her lawyer Nyan Win said …

Singapore – MFA Press Release: Transcript of Doorstop Interview by Minister …

ISRIA – ‎

Minister: …determined by the policy towards Myanmar. This is a breakthrough because previous attempts at hosting a Summit meeting was prevented because of …

Clinton urges Asian nations to pressure Myanmar

AFP – ‎‎

… persuade them to start planning for free, fair and credible elections in 2010,” Clinton told reporters. Myanmar was previously known as Burma.

Clinton says no conditions on Myanmar

The Associated Press –

SINGAPORE — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the US will not impose conditions on Myanmar to force democratic changes there. …

Washington urges Asia to push Myanmar on elections

AFP – ‎

But she said the United States was “not setting or dictating any conditions” to the Myanmar regime. “We think this has to be resolved within the Burmese …

Suu Kyi, Nyan Win Discuss NLD Policy

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

Suu Kyi told Nyan Win that she was satisfied with her meeting with the US delegation led by Kurt Campbell last week and she thanked the Burmese…

US, ASEAN to tell Myanmar to hold ‘credible’ polls

Jakarta Post – Jim Gomez – ‎

The United States has signaled a policy shift by seeking to engage Myanmar, also known as Burma, rather than pursue a one-track strategy of sanctions to …

Southeast Asia through Kantathi’s vision

The Nation – ‎

Burma which is now called Myanmar was alone as usual. During that time, the US, Britain and France created the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO). …

Obama to seek stronger ties on Asia trip

CNN International – Tom Cohen

After years of refusing direct talks with Myanmar, also known as Burma, the United States has indicated a possible re-engagement with the military regime it …

US president heads for Asia

Bangkok Post –

Most interesting to those of us in the region is the decision, already being implemented, to engage the dictators of Burma rather than simply shun them and …

Obama to press junta for release of Suu Kyi at APEC

The Temasek Review (blog) -‎

… attended by leaders from Myanmar. “There is a plan to release her [Suu Kyi] soon … so she can organize her party.” Speaking to Burmese online newspaper …

Swiss nationals forced to cancel trip to Thailand for not possessing PAP

E-Pao.net – ‎‎

According to the Swiss nationals, they entered Manipur as a part of their trip to Thailand which covered India, Myanmar (Burma) to reach Thailand. …

Documentary on 2007 saffron revolution in Myanmar

The Malaysian Insider -‎

The film, Burma VJ, is spliced from videos of the Myanmar protests of 2007, shot in secret by citizen video journalists — the VJs of the film’s title. …

A Meaningful Agenda for President Obama’s Meeting with Southeast Asian Leaders

Heritage.org – Walter Lohman

The Obama Administration’s Burma policy is not that new—it is essentially a continuation of the previous sanctions policy combined with a new level and …

Suu Kyi may take part in Myanmar election: report

Global Times – Zuo Xuan – ‎

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s opposition leader, is likely to be released soon so that she can involve herself in next year’s election, …

mediawatch: British School Tour ‘Visited Patpong’

Phuketwan – ‎‎

”The US has decided that its Asean policy will not be determined by its policy towards Myanmar (Burma),” Mr Yeo said. smh.com.au The term ”price leader” …

Southeast Asia tops agenda of global investors

China Daily – ‎

According to the agreement, the free trade area would be completed by 2010, and four new ASEAN members – Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam – have been …

Obama to seek release of Suu Kyi at summit

The Malaysian Insider – ‎‎

… with the Myanmar representative. “The meeting is with the 10 heads of state and governments of Asean. One of them will be the Prime Minister of Burma,’ …

shelterbox team responds to El Salvador floods

ReliefWeb (press release) –

… to over 90 major disasters including the Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (Burma) and has operated in 60 countries. …

Government Will Pay $3 Million in Coffee Table Spying Suit

Wired News – Kim Zetter

… in Burma, and Arthur Brown, who worked for the CIA there, planted listening devices in his home in 1992 while he was stationed in Burma (now Myanmar). …

Thai tensions rise over Thaksin Shinawatra’s Cambodian role

Times Online – ‎

I can enter Thailand from Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar [Burma].” In a message to his supporters on Twitter yesterday, he wrote: “Tonight I will meet and have …

Obama seeks to strengthen relations on 4-nation Asia trip

CNN Political Ticker –

After years of refusing direct talks with Myanmar, also known as Burma, the United States has indicated a possible re-engagement with the military regime it …

Obama to Appeal for Suu Kyi’s Release at ASEAN Summit

Voice of America – ‎

A White House spokesman said Tuesday that Mr. Obama will reiterate US calls for the release of all political prisoners in Burma, and will probably mention …

Leaders make Berlin Wall call for justice

Gulf Times – ‎

… a Darfur in agony, a Zimbabwe in tears and a Burma (Myanmar) in chains, individuals even when in pain need not suffer forever without hope,” said Brown. …

N Korea and S Korea navies exchange fire

Ahmedabad Mirror – ‎

October 9, 1983: The North’s agents blow up a landmark in Burma (now Myanmar) just before the visiting South Korean President Chun Hoo-Hwan is set to arrive …

Evidently, US and China are competing for influence

Business Times (subscription) – Frank Ching – ‎

… results’ and so ‘we are now pursuing a direct diplomatic dialogue with Burma’. But Myanmar is only an illustration of the new American policy in Asia. …

Raising the Dead in Burma – Part I

wandermelon (blog) – Lynne Friedman

Frances (from the US-ASEAN Business Council) waited for us outside of customs along with Maung Maung, our Burmese guide from Myanmar Shalom Travels & Tours.

Singapore hails ‘breakthrough’ summit with US, Myanmar

AFP –

“The statement we’re trying to make here is that we’re not going to let the Burmese tail wag the ASEAN dog,” Bader, the senior official for Asia on Obama’s …

US says it won’t let Burmese tail wag Asean dog

Philippine Star – Jose Katigbak, Star Washington – ‎

… Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. “The statement we’re trying to make here is that we’re not going to let the Burmese tail wag the …

Daughter continues Legion support

Williams Lake Tribune – ‎

John served in the RCAF from 1941 to 1946 in Canada, the United Kingdom, India and Burma (Myanmar today). In Burma he was with the 436 “Elephant” squadron, …

Rights groups want UNSC to protect children in Burma

Mizzima.com – ‎

… and unimpeded access to all areas of Myanmar [Burma] to facilitate the monitoring and reporting of violations and to assist victims more effectively. …

Obama shares stage with Burma’s chief

Sydney Morning Herald – Anne Davies – ‎

WASHINGTON: In a move that has been unthinkable for the past two decades, a US president is about to share a room with the leader of Burma’s military junta.

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 11, 2009 at 7:27 am

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