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World focus on Burma (9.12.2009)

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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Meets Government Liaison

Voice of America – ‎

Burma’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met with the military government’s liaison officer at a state guesthouse for 45 minutes Wednesday. …

Burma’s Nelson Mandela

Oprah.com – Desmond Tutu

Aung San Suu Kyi’s campaign for democracy in Burma led to her arrest by its military government, which has kept her detained for 14 of the past 20 years. ..

Myanmar junta official meets Aung San Suu Kyi

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar — Detained Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was taken from her home Wednesday into unannounced talks with a junta official, …

No progress despite engagement with Myanmar: US official

Sin Chew Jit Poh –

“Progress will come when there’s change on the ground in Burma. So far, there’s been none,” said Marciel, who was part of the US delegation led by Assistant …

NEWS ALERT: Burma Orphans Threatened With Deportation From Thailand

BosNewsLife –

After fleeing Burma, also known as Myanmar, in June, the children were temporarily moved to an orphanage closeby. However due to the spread of Malaria in …

Suu Kyi meets with junta liaison official

France24 – ‎

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met with a Myanmar (formerly Burma) junta representative on Wednesday, while state media labelled her attempts to work …

Suu Kyi talks with junta official

The Press Association – ‎

Burma’s detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been escorted from her home to hold unannounced talks with a junta official for the first time in …

Lords Second Reading – Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill

DeHavilland (press release) (subscription) – ‎

Those weapons are now used only by Burma; civilised countries, if I can use that term, do not use them. I fully expect that the cluster munitions treaty …

New EDM 391

DeHavilland (press release) (subscription) – Nigel Evans

… which were reportedly dispersed with the use of tear gas and militia brutality; further notes that in Burma, the case of Aung San Suu Kyi highlights the …

This day in History

Jamaica Observer – ‎

1996: Riot police chase protesting students through the streets of Rangoon, Burma, now known as Myanmar, and the military government closes universities. …

Myanmar Junta Labels Detained Suu Kyi “Dishonest”

New York Times – Aung Hla Tun, Martin Petty – ‎

The verdict was widely seen as an attempt to keep her sidelined in the run-up to the former Burma’s first election in two decades. …

Bangladesh, Myanmar worst-hit by extreme weather

Manila Bulletin –

COPENHAGEN, December 8, 2009 (AFP) – Bangladesh, Myanmar and Honduras were the countries most severely affected by extreme weather events from 1990 to 2008, …

Taiwanese volunteer finds fulfillment in helping Karen refugees

eTaiwan News –

For more than 60 years, Myanmar’s largest ethnic group, the Karen, has been seeking greater autonomy in their homeland, which is also known as Burma — a …

Vietnam Suffers Large Consequences From Extreme Weather

Bernama –

Other countries are namely Myanmar, Honduras, Nicaragua, Haiti, India, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines and China, the news agency said . …

FACTBOX-North Korean leader Kim Jong-il

Reuters AlertNet – Jon Herskovitz, Jonathan Thatcher – ‎

Intelligence experts say Kim ordered the 1983 bombing in the capital of Burma, now Myanmar, that killed 17 senior South Korean officials and the bombing of …

Riverorchid appoints Sunny Hermano group COO

Media Asia – Anita Davis

Hermano will be responsible for overseeing the boutique agency’s operations in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam, where he has been based for …

Ex-skippers hail football team

The Nation, Pakistan –

… Sri Lanka, Bangladesh etc in biennial event,” said Ghulam Rabbani, captain of Pakistan team which played against Burma (now known as Myanmar) in 1961. …

2009 likely to be fifth-warmest on record, data shows

Irish Times – Frank McDonald

Bangladesh, Burma (Myanmar) and Honduras have been named as the countries most affected by extreme weather events in the period 1990-2008, according to the …

Well-known Burma monk giving Hawaii speech

Honolulu Advertiser – ‎

The Venerable Ashin Nyanissara, better known as Sitagu Sayadaw, is abbot of Sitagu Monastery of Myanmar (Burma). He has sponsored the Hawaii-based Aloha …

Arizona Pain Specialists’ Charitable Foundation to Host Christmas Party for …

Earthtimes (press release) – ‎

Many of the children attending the event are refugees from MyanmarBurma). They fled the country when a military coup threatened not only their …

Myanmar looks toward 2010 elections for political options

Worldfocus –

Michael Lwin, a research fellow at Georgetown University, recently traveled to Myanmar to research Burmese law, culture and religion. …

US envoy in Sri Lanka, Washington mulls change in ties

Reuters – Bryson Hull, Paul Tait – ‎

Tellingly, Rajapaksa’s first state visit after the end of the war was to Myanmar, the former Burma, and members of his government have publicly said they do …

SOE Launches Mass Animation Contest on Facebook

IGN – ‎

Void in Cuba, Burma/Myanmar, Iran, Syria, Sudan, North Korea, the Netherlands, Quebec (in Canada) and where prohibited or otherwise restricted.

HRW: Junta needs to do more on child soldiers

Mizzima.com – ‎

hrw’s comment came as Burma’s military rulers on Tuesday said it has started the third training course for officers on preventing the use of child soldiers. …

Myanmar destroys $93 million in illicit drugs

Boston Herald – ‎

Myanmar, also known as Burma, produced an estimated 410tos f opumin208,enug t mke40tos f erin acodig to United Nations figures. The country is the world’s …

Report: Burma, Yemen and Vietnam Hardest Hit by Extreme Weather in 2008

Democracy Now – ‎

And Burma, or Myanmar, Yemen and Vietnam were the three countries which were most affected in 2008. But then, we also have looked to the period from 1990 to …

Myanmar destroys seized drugs worth $93million

Times of India – ‎

KYAINGTONE: Myanmar burnt 93 million dollars worth of seized drugs on Tuesday and called on the international community to help tackle its narcotics problem …

India, China embolden Burma junta

Business Mirror – Estrella Torres – ‎

He concluded there should be a shift in the way the Asean and the international community deals with Burma (renamed by military rulers as Myanmar) that goes …

American on hunger strike in Burmese prison

Mizzima.com –

The Burmese military junta’s mouthpiece, the New Light of Myanmar, earlier accused Nyi Nyi Aung of visiting Burma eight times in the past and of instigating …

Myanmar burns $93 mln worth of seized narcotic drugs in eastern Shan state

Xinhua – Lin Zhi – ‎

8 (Xinhua) — The Myanmar anti-drug authorities burned 93 million US dollars worth of seized narcotic drugs at a ceremony held in Kengtung, eastern Shan …

Burmese rock band ‘Emperor’ to attend Delhi music fest

Mizzima.com – Salai Han – ‎

“We have invited the Rock Band ‘Emperor’ from Myanmar [Burma]. This is the first time a Myanmar [Burmese] rock group is to join the festival,” Rajesh Kapoor …

Chrysler becoming a global brand

Driving.ca – Grace Macaluso

Last week, they released a jointly sponsored television spot calling for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s pro-democracy leader and 1991 Nobel Peace …

Mwenda among Top 100 Global Thinkers

The Independent – Joshua Masinde

… opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi; Aung San Suu Kyi, from Burma ranked 26th for being a living symbol of hope in a dark place; Elinor Ostrom from US …

Tough Acts to Follow

Wall Street Journal – ‎

Aung San Suu Kyi, 1991 (speech delivered by her son, Alexander Aris) “Let it never be said by future generations that indifference, cynicism or selfishness …

A relationship of difference

Democratic Voice of Burma – Joseph Allchin – ‎

What is more, the nation awarded opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi…one of its highest honours, the Jawarhalal Nehru award.
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 9, 2009 at 10:37 am

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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