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World focus on Burma (14-11-2009)

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‘Myanmar’s military junta on wrong side of history’

Press Trust of India – Lalit K Jha – ‎

“I am hoping that we’re able to influence the leadership in Burma to begin an internal dialogue inside their own country, bringing the opposition parties, …

Obama: New Myanmar policy depends on reform

Forbes –

Obama said in a major speech on the Asia Pacific region in Tokyo that Myanmar – also known as Burma – must take steps to “unconditionally release” all …

Obama talks about human rights in Asia, skips Tibet

Deccan Herald – ‎

US President Barack Obama on Saturday ruled out any lifting of sanctions on Myanmar, saying they would remain till the military regime takes concrete steps …

Obama offers Myanmar better ties if it reforms

Reuters – Patricia Zengerle, Caren Bohan

The Obama administration has said it is pursuing deeper engagement with the military government in Myanmar, known in Washington by its former name Burma, …

Sri Lanka protest at Burma visit

BBC News – Charles Haviland – ‎

There has been a demonstration in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, against the visit of the Burmese head of state, General Than Shwe. …

Obama looks to strengthen Asia ties, reaffirms Japan alliance

Xinhua – Li Xianzhi

He also spoke of Myanmar, saying that the United States is now working to secure democratic reforms in that nation. “We support a Burma that is unified, …

Obama leaves Tokyo, headed for summit in Singapore

Jakarta Post – ‎

Obama also had firm words for Myanmar, also known as Burma. He said his new policy of direct communication with the Southeast Asian nation’s ruling junta …

‘Myanmar’s military junta on wrong side of history’

Press Trust of India – Lalit K Jha – ‎

“I am hoping that we’re able to influence the leadership in Burma to begin an internal dialogue inside their own country, bringing the opposition parties, …

Obama hails expanded US engagement in Asia

The Associated Press – Jennifer Loven – ‎

Saturday night, Obama arrives in Singapore, where he is to join a larger meeting that includes the leader of a brutal regime in Myanmar, also known as Burma …

Australia PM Rudd Renews Push For Asia-Pacific Community Plan

Market News International -‎

ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, is made up of 10-members: Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, the Philippines, Myanmar or Burma, …

Obama in Southeast Asia: Mending Fences in a Key Region

TIME – Hannah Beech – ‎‎

One reason was Burma’s accession to ASEAN in 1997, which put the US in a tough spot. Washington had been tightening sanctions on the Burmese junta because …

Why Obama Will Meet with a Leader of Burma’s Junta

TIME – Hannah Beech

… renamed Myanmar by its ruling generals. For decades the US has shunned contact with the Burmese military regime and in recent years has tightened …

SNAP ANALYSIS-Obama outlines vision for us-Asia ties

Reuters – Patricia Zengerle, Caren Bohan

… specific thorny issues such as Tibet, but he did spell out his new policy of more direct engagement with North Korea and Myanmar, the former Burma. …

US-Burma meet: The ball is now squarely in junta’s court

Shan Herald Agency for News – ‎

Accordingly, high officials from Burma are due to attend the ASEAN-US meeting. The summit is expected to include one of the highest-level meetings between a …

Obama calls for release of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi (Extra)

Monsters and Critics.com –

Using the traditional name of the country, Obama said Burma needed to take ‘clear steps’ toward democracy, including the unconditional release of all …

Obama: New Myanmar policy depends on reform

The Associated Press –

Obama said in a major speech Saturday on the Asia Pacific region in Tokyo that Myanmar — also known as Burma — must take steps to “unconditionally release” …

Obama Carries a Message to Asia

Wall Street Journal – Jonathan Weisman, Yuka Hayashi – ‎

His most lengthy remarks on human rights were reserved for Burma, or Myanmar, whose leaders he will meet in Singapore, the first US president to do so. …

Obama: Prosperous China good for all nations

msnbc.com – ‎

He did, however, criticize Burma for suppressing human rights and North Korea for pursuing nuclear weapons. In a weeklong visit to Asia, Obama also warned …

Burma leader poses Asean hazard

Financial Times – Kevin Brown, Edward Luce – ‎

Since Burma is a member of Asean, Mr Obama will be the first US president to meet Thein Sein, Burma’s prime minister and a member of the ruling junta. …

Asean talks to bring first meeting with Burma leader

Financial Times – Kevin Brown, Edward Luce – ‎

Since Burma is a member of Asean, Mr Obama will become the first US president to meet Thein Sein, prime minister of Burma, a senior member of the ruling …

Obama’s Burma moment

Indian Express – ‎

There is also speculation about what may transpire if Obama comes face to face with Burmese Prime Minister Thein Sein — perhaps reversing a 43-year-old …

Monks ‘too scared to protest’ as Burma leader General Than Shwe visits Sri Lanka

Times Online – ‎

Kandy Dancers, drummers and costumed elephants greeted General Than Shwe as the normally reclusive leader of Burma’s junta began a Buddhist pilgrimage in …

Slain Sri Lankan editor, Afghan journalists win the 2009 Louis Lyons award

Nieman Watchdog -‎

Aye Aye Win: An Associated Press correspondent in Myanmar (Burma) since the 1980s, Win was the first female reporter in her country and routinely …

Obama Sets New Myanmar Policy in Motion

RGE Monitor (blog) – Julie Ginsberg

President Obama’s meeting with Southeast Asian leaders—including Myanmar’s prime minister—on Sunday will reflect the new US stance on countries with …

Obama’s Asia trip aimed at luring help on economic and security issues

France24 – Khatya Chhor – ‎‎

For years Washington has avoided dealings with the military regime in Burma (Myanmar) due to its poor human rights record and the continued imprisonment of …

GMA ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE LAST NIGHT FOR APEC MEET, US-ASEAN SUMMIT

Philippine Headline News – ‎‎

We’re going to meet with all 10 and we’re not going to punish the other nine simply because Burma is in the room,” Bader said. In spite of the problems on …

Our picks for the best of the St. Louis International Film Festival

California Chronicle – Joe Williams

… cell phones, instant messaging and video cameras galvanize street protests against the military regime in Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma. …

Suu Kyi renews fight against house arrest extension

PRESS TV –

Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeals for the second time against the extension of her house arrest. On Friday, Suu Kyi’s lawyers asked the …

Burma’s Leader Visits Sri Lanka

NTDTV – ‎

The two countries Sri Lanka and Myanmar has grown in terms of a cultural bondage influenced by Bhuddism and that has led to the close ethnicity and …

High Court accepts Suu Kyi’s revision case application

Mizzima.com – ‎

by Phanida Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – The High Court today accepted the revision case application filed by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers. …

SOUTH-EAST ASIA: Much at Stake for Thai Premier over Cambodia Row

Inter Press Service – Marwaan Macan-Markar

ASEAN—whose members include Brunei, Burma (or Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam— has during …

The moral/ethical tour of Cucalorus

StarNewsOnline.com – Amanda Greene – ‎‎

… and Burma VJ (about the Buddhist monks protests in Myanmar), I’ll connect you with the best of the rest of the moral/ethical films at Cucalorus.

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 14, 2009 at 1:40 am

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