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World focus on Burma (15-12-2009)

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Child soldiers and opium cultivation, two faces of Burma’s dark pit

AsiaNews.it – ‎

Yangon (AsiaNews/Agencies) – The number of child soldiers and the surface devolved to opium cultivation have increased in Myanmar. …

Aung San Suu Kyi meets her legal counsels

Mizzima.com –

The defence team has been fighting a legal battle to alter the court’s decision that sentenced the Burmese democracy icon to three years in prison on …

Stiglitz in Naypyitaw

Mizzima.com – Kyaw Thein Kha

On Tuesday, Burmese military junta’s mouthpiece newspaper the New Light of Myanmar reported the meeting between Burmese Prime Minister General Thein Sein …

NLD Must Nurture Young Leaders

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe – ‎

Will Burma’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi resolve the opposition’s “generation crisis” when she meets with the aging leaders of …

Suu Kyi to Meet with Aging NLD Members

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Ba Kaung

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will meet with three senior leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party this week, …

Decision Time for Than Shwe

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

By BAMARGYI There is a wide belief among democratic forces that the 2010 general election will be good for Burma—but are these optimists really aware of how …

Myanmar opposition leader meets with lawyers to discuss appeal

Earthtimes (press release) – ‎

By : dpa Yangon – Detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was allowed a rare meeting with her lawyers Tuesday to discuss her appeal, …

China and the debt crisis

INSEAD Knowledge –

… products and the lower value-add would go to other less developed countries like Burma (Myanmar), Vietnam, Indonesia on labour-intensive products. …

UN ‘should investigate’ junta role in drugs trade

Democratic Voice of Burma – Francis Wade – ‎

Dec 15, 2009 (DVB)–The Burmese junta is covering up its role in the country’s drugs trade by labeling adversarial armed groups as Burma’s sole drugs …

Karen refugees hunted and slain

OneNewsNow – ‎

VBB works with several church partners and orphanage programs in Myanmar. Land farther away from the Burma border has been provided for a refugee camp, …

Violence erupts after police arrest monk

Democratic Voice of Burma – Naw Noreen

Dec 15, 2009 (DVB)–A large group of monks protesting against the arrest of a fellow monk in central Burma have reportedly vandalized government property and …

Burma-Bangla foreign ministers talks in Dhaka on anvil

Mizzima.com – Siddique Islam – ‎

Dhaka (Mizzima) – Foreign minister-level talks between Burma and Bangladesh over two days is to begin in Dhaka on December 29 on issues …

A nuclear renaissance?

INSEAD Knowledge – Karen Cho

Apart from Myanmar (Burma) and possibly Vietnam, there are no proliferation drivers. In the case of Vietnam, even though there might be proliferation …

Illegal North Korean Immigrants Arrested By Thai Police

Bernama –

Leaving China in the Xishuangbanna region, the group passed through Myanmar and finally entered Mae Sai district in northern Chiang Rai province of Thailand …

Q&A : ‘Cartoons Are My Way of Protesting against Burmese Junta’

Inter Press Service –

They are the hands that have combined with Harn Lay’s wit and political insights into exposing the oppression and absurdities in military-ruled Burma …

Opium cultivation in Myanmar increases

Inquirer.net –

MANILA, Philippines — Opium cultivation in Myanmar has increased for the third year in a row, with the number of hectares rising by 11 percent—a total of …

Report launch: South-East Asia – worrying trends on opium poppy cultivation

ReliefWeb (press release) – ‎

The survey was conducted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in coordination with the governments of Lao PDR and Myanmar. …

Opium Poppy Cultivation in South-East Asia

ReliefWeb (press release) – ‎

This report contains the results of the UNODC supported opium poppy cultivation surveys in Lao PDR and Myanmar. In addition, the results from the opium …

Myanmar opium production on the rise

Press TV –

According to a new survey by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), poppy farmlands in Myanmar have increased by 50 percent since 2006. …

Foreign secy-level talks with Myanmar begin Dec 29

Financial Express Bangladesh – Nazmul Ahsan

The two-day foreign secretary-level talks between Bangladesh and Myanmar are scheduled to begin in Dhaka on December 29 next on issues ranging from trade to …

UN Reports Rise in Opium Cultivation in Burma

Voice of America – Ron Corben

“The total value of opium that has been produced for Myanmar -Burma – we estimate the total value is something like $104 million,” said Leik. …

RP elections cast cloud on trade pact

Business Mirror – Estrella Torres – ‎

… Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Brunei—and 2020 for the less-developed countries Cambodial, Laos, Myanmar (Burma) and Vietnam.

LAOS-MYANMAR: “Worrying trend” of rising opium poppy cultivation

IRINnews.org –

BANGKOK, 14 December 2009 (IRIN) – Fuelled by political instability and lacklustre crop prices, opium poppy cultivation is on the rise in Myanmar…

Seoul Searching

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

Having worked to raise the necessary funds the refugees travel down through Yunnan Province, through Myanmar [Burma] and then into Laos and over the Mekong …

Burmese Media Lead with Than Shwe’s Favorites

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe

The following day, a photograph of Than Shwe’s extended family appeared in The New Light of Myanmar, the country’s only state-run newspaper in English. …

Burma opium cultivation up, but yield down

Democratic Voice of Burma – Joseph Allchin

A UNODC press release added that it was “a troubling increase in opium cultivation in Myanmar [Burma] despite the considerable efforts made by countries of …

Unmasking Than Shwe

Mizzima.com –

And also I think she has a particular dislike of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and again probably she influences him in that way as well. Q: And could that be one of …

‘Principled pragmatism’ on human rights

Politico (blog) – ‎

We can stand with them publicly—as we have by sending high-level diplomatic missions to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi, and as I have done around the world from …

A Nobel Winner Who Went Wrong on Rights

Council on Foreign Relations – ‎

… President Obama talked about the quiet dignity of human rights reformers such as Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi, the bravery of Zimbabwean voters who “cast …

Remarks on the Human Rights Agenda for the 21st Century

US Department of State – Hillary Rodham Clinton – ‎

And we can stand with these defenders publicly, as we have by sending a high-level diplomatic mission to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi, and as I have done …

Who would you pick for time magazine’s person of the year if you could? here’s …

SodaHead News –

Suu Kyi: For the Burmese people, Aung San Suu Kyi represents their best and perhaps sole hope that one day there will be an end to the country’s military …

Q&A : ‘Cartoons Are My Way of Protesting against Burmese Junta’

Inter Press Service –

… the Depayin Massacre in May 2003 (when pro-junta thugs attacked opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her party’s supporters, leaving 70 people dead). …

Suu Kyi to meet with senior party colleagues

Democratic Voice of Burma – Khin Hnin Htet – ‎

Dec 15, 2009 (DVB)–Burma’s ruling junta has granted detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi permission to hold a rare meeting with senior party members, …

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 15, 2009 at 9:46 am

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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