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World focus on Burma (19-12-2009)

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Chinese vice president arrives in Yangon

Xinhua – Wang Guanqun

19 (Xinhua) — Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping arrived here on Saturday to start a visit to Myanmar, the third leg of his four-nation Asian tour. …

UWSA reinforces army with retired personnel

Mizzima.com – Kyaw Kha

The Wa population is 700000 of which over 400000 live in Burma and about 300000 in China. “They are calling the veterans from everywhere. …

China’s vice-president arrives in Myanmar for talks

AFP –

YANGON — Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping arrived in Myanmar…

Saturday, an official told AFP, for an overnight visit as part of a regional tour as his

Chinese vice president arrives in Myanmar for two-day visit

Earthtimes (press release) – ‎

By : dpa Yangon – Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping arrived in Myanmar…

Saturday for a two-day official visit that was expected to include talks with the

Economy and energy at the centre of meeting between Beijing and the Burmese junta

AsiaNews.it –

… head of the Burmese military junta. Among the points in question the pipeline linking China and Myanmar and a mega hydroelectric power plant worth 600 …

Chinese VP leaves S.Korea bound for Myanmar

MSN Philippines News – ‎

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping ended a four-day visit to South Korea on Saturday, leaving for Myanmar as part of a regional tour as his country’s likely …

US Congressmen Urge Release of Activist

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Lalit K Jha – ‎

WASHINGTON — In a unprecedented move, 53 US congressmen have written a letter to Burmese junta leader Snr-Gen Than Shwe urging the release of …

Vice President Xi stresses bilateral ties in ROK

CCTV – ‎

Visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping has met with South Korean leaders and members of the country’s leading business circles as he began the second …

NLD Reforming Women’s Groups

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Ko Htwe – ‎

The National League for Democracy(NLD) is reorganizing its women’s sections in every state and division across Burma. Speaking to The Irrawaddy …

Weekly Business Roundup (December 19, 2009)

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – William Boot

The French energy resources company Total is distorting its role in Burma…

and has failed to refute allegations that a pipeline pumping its

US lawmakers demand Burma free detained American

Mizzima.com – ‎

Following his arrest, in late September, the Burmese junta’s mouthpiece New Light of Myanmar newspaper accused the Burmese-American of violating various …

Reader Advocate: Burmese refugee tale a tribute to reporter’s persistence

Salt Lake Tribune –

There was fighting on the northern border of Burma (Myanmar), driving more refugees into Thailand. The Thai government would not give her a refugee camp …

Burma: Clinton Should Press for Release of Burmese-American

Reuters AlertNet – ‎

(New York) – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should publicly call for the release of imprisoned Burmese rights activist and US citizen Kyaw Zaw Lwin, …

A Road Map for Asian-Pacific Security

American Enterprise Institute – Gary J. Schmitt – ‎

Now made up of ten members (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam), ASEAN celebrated …

THE UNSEEN INJUSTICE IN WORLD TRADE

Daily Mirror (blog) – ‎

It was largely the initiative of President Sukarno of Indonesia and was co-sponsored by Burma (now Myanmar) Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) India and Pakistan. …

US lawmakers urge Myanmar release detained American

AFP –

Dissident groups from Myanmar, still known in Washington as Burma, have said Nyi Nyi Aung is a democracy activist and was hoping to see his ailing mother, …

Xi’s trip to Burma: another routine visit?

Mizzima.com – ‎

New Delhi (Mizzima) – While Burma and China will further strengthen bilateral relations with the visit of Vice President Xi Jinping, which will begin on …

Twitter Attacked by ‘Iranian Cyber Army’

Daily Finance –

Increasingly, local conflicts — particularly those involving repressive governments like Iran, China, and Myanmar (Burma) — have played out on the Web, …

Detained Burmese-American calls off hunger strike

Mizzima.com – Myint Maung

New Delhi (India) – Burma born US citizen Nyi Nyi Aung called off his hunger strike in Insein prison, his lawyer said on Friday. …

Annual Report 2008 Highlights

Reuters AlertNet – ‎

Elsewhere in Asia, over a million Euro was given in aid by the Irish Red Cross to help people in China and Myanmar (Burma) cope with the earthquake and …

Burma (Myanmar) military junta shows signs of thaw before elections

Christian Science Monitor – Simon Montlake – ‎

The military junta in Burma (Myanmar) is making calculated gestures to loosen its grip ahead of elections next year, the first since 1990. …

Lawyer: Myanmar-American weak after hunger strike

The Associated Press – ‎

YANGON, Myanmar — A jailed US citizen who was on hunger strike for more than a week in military-ruled Myanmar attended his trial Friday looking thin and …

Bomb blast victim sent to Rangoon hospital

Mizzima.com – Kyaw Kha – ‎

This bomb blast has nothing to do with us,” the Thai-Burma border based KNU Vice-Chairman David Tharkapaw told Mizzima. Earlier, the Karen New Year …

Xi Tipped to Succeed Hu

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Ba Kaung

China’s Vice President Xi Jinping, who is due to visit Burma on Saturday, is being widely tipped as a successor to President Hu Jintao. …

BURMA: A Celebration of Life through the Arts under the Junta

Interconnectionworld – ‎

… something of the feeling I experience when I enter the old temples and pagodas in Pagan,’ a major historical site in Burma, otherwise known as Myanmar. …

Burma: Where Impunity Reigns

UNPO –

The most famous human rights activist, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been under house arrest for almost 14 years, and the term was extended for a further 18 months …

Ethiopia: The Sheep, the Wolf And the Shepherd – Free Birtukan Midheksa

AllAfrica.com –

[10] Birtukan’s supporters liken her to Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese…

pro-democracy leader, though some argue that her ‘heroine’ status is a mere publicity

Happy Birthday’ in a Prison Cell

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe – ‎

… demonstrations of December 1991, in protests set off at the University of Rangoon after pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize. …

Burma (Myanmar) military junta shows signs of thaw before elections

Christian Science Monitor – Simon Montlake

It allowed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to meet publicly with politicians and for the MTV documentary ‘Traffic’ to be screened. …

Committee to Protect Journalists issues assessment of press freedom offenses

WND.com – Michael Carl

The combination of the military and the isolation has a long history in Burma,” Zelnick said. “It is almost as if Aung San Suu Kyi has become a barometer of …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 19, 2009 at 10:21 am

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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