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World focus on Burma (29-12-2009)

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Aung San Suu Kyi Gains Access to Party Leaders: Could House Arrest Be Lifted?

CafeSentido.com – ‎

Aung San Suu Kyi, the jailed Burmese pro-democracy opposition leader, was recently granted visitation rights to meet with three aging leaders of her …

Brown writes to Myanmar icon Suu Kyi pledging support

AFP – ‎

… a genuine dialogue that can give the Burmese people back their future and their hope,” he said. Brown’s letter has been passed to authorities in Myanmar …

UK’s Brown pledges support to Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi

BBC News –

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has written a personal letter to Burma’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. In the letter, Mr Brown praises Ms …

Orwell’s birthplace to be saved from decay

AFP – ‎

From 1922-1927, Orwell was a member of the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, now Myanmar, which was part of British India. His time there was the inspiration …

Myanmar: American in Solitary Cell

New York Times – ‎

By AP An American jailed in Myanmar was placed in solitary confinement after ending a 12-day hunger strike, prompting the United States Embassy to request …

Quake rocks State

E-Pao.net –

All the epicentres are falling in the Central-Burma-Mollase-Basin along the Chindwin river, added the statement signed by Dr Manichandra Sanoujam of the …

Bangladesh to send home thousands of Burmese refugees

BBC News – ‎

Foreign Secretary Mohamed Mijarul Quayes made the announcement in Dhaka after meeting his Burmese counterpart, who is on a two-day official visit. …

Burma Urged to Take US Citizen Out of Solitary

Newser – Rob Quinn – ‎

(Newser) – An American citizen jailed without charge in Burma since fall has been put in solitary …

Burma agrees to accept 9000 Rohingya

Mizzima.com – Siddique Islam – ‎‎

Dhaka (Mizzima) – The Burmese junta has agreed to take back 9000 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh soon, Foreign Secretary Mohamed Mijarul Quayes said in …

Red alert: Ghanaians to consume contaminated rice

Joy Online – ‎

The consignment of rice, which came from Burma, had been declared as “Unfit for Human Consumption” by the Sierra Leonean authorities before it arrived in …

Court Postpones Jailed US Citizen’s Trial

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

Nyi Nyi Aung’s treatment in prison has attracted worldwide publicity, gaining attention from such groups as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, …

One Doctor for Every 7314 Prisoners

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Ba Kaung

Last week, a 38-year-old female political prisoner died of a heart attack in Burma’s infamous Insein Prison, drawing attention again to Burma’s dismal

No political progress in Burma

United Press International, Asia – Zin Linn

The junta continues to detain and incarcerate approximately 2200 political prisoners, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Will DKBA Join Border Guard Force?

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Yan Naing – ‎

The Burmese regime’s main ally in eastern Burma, the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA), was the first armed ethnic group to announce …

ONGC to Lend $857 Million to Unit for Myanmar Project

BusinessWeek – ‎

… a land terminal at the Myanmar fields by 2012, the South Korean company said on Nov. 2. Proven reserves in the country formerly known as Burma…

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China-Burma agree on oil pipeline project

Mizzima.com – Anirban Roy

In the joint project between the two friendly neighbours, the state run Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise will hold 49.1 per cent while CNPC will have 50.9 per …

Burma releases four Taiwan fishermen

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎

Dec 29, 2009 (AFP)– Burma has freed four Taiwanese fishermen held in detention for over a month for alleged illegal fishing, a Taipei official said Monday, …

Reconciliation Myanmar Needs

Korea Times – ‎

Sooner or later, the Union of Myanmar (Burma) will need some sort of reconciliation. Outside aid or intervention can help facilitate the democratization …

Burma Reinforces Troops on Fence Construction

Narinjara News –

By Takaloo, Maungdaw: The Burmese military junta has recently sent more troops from army and police forces to work on constructing the fence at the …

Hope and danger in the 2010 elections

Mizzima.com – Zaw Min Aung – ‎

Mizzima News – Burma’s generals, who drew up the 2008 constitution based on the 104 basic principles set in 1993, are now fifteen years older. …

Thailand defies protests to deport asylum seekers

Financial Times – Tim Johnston – ‎

By evening, Human Rights Watch reported the camp had been emptied and 130 people judged to have resisted removal had been put in police trucks to be handed …

Burma affairs forum to be held in Rangoon

Mizzima.com – Nem Davies – ‎

“We hope the meeting between Daw Suu (Aung San Suu Kyi) and Senior General Than Shwe materializes and will yield fruitful results. …

South Africa:Is Zuma’s Foreign Policy A Change of Style or Substance?

AllAfrica.com –

South Africa does seem to have learned some lessons from its public relations disasters on Myanmar/Burma and the Dalai Lama. Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim …

Burmese Dy Foreign Minister in Bangladesh for talks

Mizzima.com – Siddique Islam – ‎

Dhaka (Mizzima) – Burmese Deputy Foreign Minister Maung Myint arrived in Bangladesh capital, Dhaka on Monday leading a delegation for the foreign …

ONGC to Lend $857 Million to Unit for Myanmar Project

BusinessWeek –

… a land terminal at the Myanmar fields by 2012, the South Korean company said on Nov. 2. Proven reserves in the country formerly known as Burma reached

Hope and danger in the 2010 elections

Mizzima.com – Zaw Min Aung – ‎

There are encouraging signs that General Than Shwe will accept the request of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for a face-to-face meeting. ..

The year that was

Irish Times – David Shanks – ‎

Burma court upholds guilty verdict against Aung San Suu Kyi. Ireland passes the Lisbon Treaty. Hundreds killed in floods in Philippines and India.

Myanmar deputy minister arrives for talks

Bangladesh News 24 hours – ‎

Dhaka, Dec 28 (bdnews24.com)—Myanmar deputy foreign minister Maung Myint arrived in city on Monday to lead his country’s delegation at foreign …

Myanmar Deputy Foreign Minister Arrives In Bangladesh For Talks

AHN – Siddique Islam – ‎

The Burmese side had agreed to discuss the matter in the upcoming fourth foreign secretary level consultation. “Around 30 issues have been identified for …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 29, 2009 at 7:56 am

World focus on Burma (24 August 2009)

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BBC slammed for refusing to air Gaza appeal
The Associated Press –
The appeals have raised millions of pounds (dollars) for victims of war and natural disaster in Congo, Myanmar and elsewhere. BBC director-general Mark …

Thailand and Myanmar’s army leaders compared
Global Voices Online, MA –
by Mong Palatino Rule of Lords insists that Thailand’s army leaders are not better than Burma’s. As Awzar Thi of AHRC says, the Thai military is similar in …

Women in Pakistan well represented politically: Sherry Rehman
Associated Press of Pakistan, Pakistan –
Similarly, the Minister said, Burmese woman political leader Aung San Suu Kyi continues her struggle for democracy and human rights for her country in an …

Indonesia denies asylum to Rohingya survivors
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
The odyssey of hundreds of people who fled from Myanmar and landed in Thailand, where the army loaded them onto boats without motors and towed them onto the …

Gambari to visit Myanmar for the seventh time
Merinews, India –
… Myanmar military junta see reason and usher in political reconciliation at the earliest, the United Nations special envoy to Burma Ibrahim Gambari is …

Bush should get more credit for fighting terror
Ithaca Journal, NY –
… and action except from a few dictatorial rulers such as those of North Korea, Iran, China, Russia, Burma (Myanmar), Zimbabwe and a few Arab states. …

DRC: ICC’s First Trial Focuses on Child Soldiers
Human Rights Tribune, Switzerland –
Children are currently recruited and used in armed conflict in at least 15 countries and territories: Afghanistan, Burma (Myanmar), Central African Republic …

UN envoy to visit Myanmar
International Herald Tribune, France –
YANGON: UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari will visit military-ruled Myanmar next week to try to revive negotiations between the junta and detained opposition …

Robbie Burns at 250
Globe and Mail, Canada –
Agitating for democracy in Scotland in the 1790s was as popular with the authorities as it is today in Burma. In an earlier draft of the poem, …

Burma launches new crackdown on religious groups
Religious Intelligence Ltd, UK –
The crackdown on Christians comes as the government seeks to consolidate its power in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) …

Republican Senators resort to extortion on Holder nomination
Northwest Progressive Institute Official Blog, WA –
If the rule of law were not important, what would separate our nation from countries like Myanmar (Burma) or North Korea? If Eric Holder, or any other Obama …

Thailand calls conference on refugees
The Associated Press –
Foreign Ministry officials met envoys from India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Myanmar to discuss the exodus of refugees from camps in the …

Burma’s junta does not give honor to whom honor is due
Ashin Mettacara, Sri Lanka –
U Thant was born in Pantanaw, Burma (Myanmar) on 22 January 1909. He was the first Asian Burmese diplomat and the third Secretary-General of the United …

Boat people scandal hits Thai army
Aljazeera.net, Qatar –
Abhisit Vejjajiva, the Thai prime minister, who has repeatedly stated a commitment to human rights and the rule of law, said on Thursday there were “quite a …

China says 19 nationals freed from Myanmar kidnap
MSNBC – 18 hours ago
China is one of the few nations that stands by the military junta running Myanmar, also called by its former name, Burma. But Chinese officials have also …

US Treasury Blocks Assets of 25 Pursuant to Burmese JADE Act
Diamonds.net, NY –
The Act forbids import of gemstones from Myanmar, formerly called Burma, to the US, either through direct means or through third-party countries. 1. …

Burma Tightens Restrictions on Christian Worship
Christian Freedom International, MI –
… Christian relief efforts that filtered into the country in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis, a hurricane that destroyed much of the region in May 2008. …

Imprisoned monk goes on hunger strike in Myanmar
Taipei Times, Taiwan –
Myanmar’s military rulers have kept 63-year-old Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest in Yangon for most of the past 19 years. …

Zachary Michaelson Seeks to Raise Awareness on Burma
WebWire (press release), GA –
… has announced his intention to launch an awareness campaign to further expose the plight of religious and ethnic minority groups in Burma (Myanmar). …

Indonesia to expel Rohingya boatpeople held at navy base
South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong –
Indonesia will deny political asylum to 193 migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh who are being held at a navy base after they were found stranded off the …

Thai Foreign Ministry invites Ambassadors from concerned countries …
ISRIA (subscription), DC –
… and Malaysia as well as the Charge d’affaires of Myanmar to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for consultations on the issue of Rohingya illegal migrants. …

Another Loss for Burmese Activist’s Family
自由亚洲电视, Washington DC –
BANGKOK—The 23-year-old wife of a Burmese activist involved in helping victims of Tropical Cyclone Nargis has suffered a second-trimester miscarriage in …

55 Films and 31 Filmmakers Slated for 2009 Boulder International …
PR Newswire (press release), NY –
… with Burmese Princess Inge Sargent, author of Twilight over Burma and a recipient of the United Nations Association International Human Rights Award. …

Thailand Asks Neighbors to Cooperate on Illegal Immigration
Voice of America –
Officials from Thailand’s foreign ministry met Friday with ambassadors from Burma, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Malaysia. …

Gambari’s return fails to inspire Burmese Opposition
Mizzima.com, India –
by Mungpi New Delhi (Mizzima) – Burma’s main opposition party – the National League for Democracy – said it does not expect United Nations special envoy …

Will Obama be ready for radical humanitarian intervention in Burma?
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
… undo the Bush’s era human rights violations, and restore America’s lost moral posture, befitted for a democratic superpower. Meanwhile, Burma has been …

Burma VJ turns Sundance’s eye toward government protests
Paste Magazine, GA –
Myanmar, often referred to as Burma, has been under military control since 1962. The film offers a firsthand account of the protests in the capital city of …

Thailand’s new boat people
GlobalPost –
There are about 1 million Rohingya, with roughly 800000 living along Burma’s coast and another 200000 or so in refugee camps across the Bangladeshi border. …

Rohingya Boat People Not to Get Asylum Here
Jakarta Globe, Indonesia –
One of the boat people, Imam Husen, told the Reuters news agency from his hospital bed that he and about 580 other people had set off from Mundu in Burma in …

The bottom of a burst bubble: depravity and the economic turndown
Gauntlet, Canada –
Within the last months of 2008 and stretching into the New Year, hundreds of economic refugees fleeing from Myanmar and Bangladesh have reportedly reached …

Sister Says Jailed Burmese Monk on Hunger Strike
Voice of America –
By VOA News The sister of a Buddhist monk imprisoned by Burma’s military rulers for pro-democracy activities says her brother is on a hunger strike. …

FDA crackdown dramatically cuts availability of Asian food …
Inside Bay Area, CA –
Among them was Zin Nwe, an ethnic Chinese who recently graduated from medical school in her native Burma, also known as Myanmar. …

My portfolio: Ryan Libre
BBC News, UK –

“The KIO encourages free access to international media, including Human Rights Watch reports.” “The 1994 ceasefire between the KIA and the Burmese military …

Will Obama be able to change things in Burma?
เดอะ เนชั่น, Thailand –
One wonders whether the overtures by the Burmese junta could mean a fresh start for reconciliation and the beginning of a win-win situation. …

World Focus on Burma (29-11-2007)

  1. China’s see-no-evil diplomacy —Andreas Ni
    Daily Times, Pakistan –
    The recent “saffron revolution” in Burma presented China with not only a challenge, but also an opportunity to exert its influence. ..
  2. CBS wins November sweeps, but abc’s ‘Dancing’ finale scored big
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (subscription), WI –
    … alum – is in Friday’s US Weekly in a piece about the US Campaign for Burma – uscampaignforburma.org – a group trying to end military rule in Myanmar. …
  3. LETTERS: Hypocrisy protects China
    Taipei Times, Taiwan –
    Why is it easy to vehemently complain about Pakistan and Myanmar in loud and determined voices, but not about China, when the situation in China is far …
  4. More bad rap on Asian biofuels
    Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
    As such, other Southeast Asian countries including Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines are beginning to follow Indonesia’s and …
  5. Boycott Olympics to help the Burmese
    Bangkok Post, Thailand –
    I completely agree with the sentiments of Ms Wenman concerning her view on the lack of teeth of Asean, and the relief the Burmese generals must feel, …
  6. West Papua flag to mark Independece Day
    Scoop.co.nz, New Zealand –
    Titled “Human Rights and ASEAN: West Papua, The Philippines Burma and Aotearoa” the seminar will be addressed by several speakers including Keith Locke, …
  7. Court denies Burmese man asylum but asks US not to deport him yet
    San Francisco Chronicle, USA –
    “Human rights violations in Myanmar have risen recently to crisis level,” said the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals, using the military government’s name …
  8. UN envoy and Cambodian foreign minister meet to discuss Myanmar’s …
    International Herald Tribune, France –
    Myanmar, also known as Burma, sparked global outrage in September when the country’s ruling military junta crushed pro-democracy protests led by Buddhist …
  9. Rights group condemns ongoing repression
    Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
    Nov 29, 2007 (DVB)–Amnesty International has condemned the ongoing arrests of political activists in Burma, two months on from the start of the government’s …
  10. Amnestied Thai prisoners in Myanmar fly home Friday
    Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –
    BANGKOK, Nov 29 (TNA) – Thirty-three Thai nationals incarcerated in Myanmar for varied offenses have been granted amnesty by Myanmar and are scheduled to …
  11. Prayers said for Myanmar
    Singapore Catholic News, Singapore –
    “Burma’s despotic generals are being confronted, not by radical factions or troublemakers, but by peaceful activists dedicated to freedom and democracy,” he …
  12. Arroyo has no moral ascendancy to hit Burma
    Inquirer.net, Philippines –
    … to the news report on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s call for the military junta of Burma (Myanmar) to free pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …
  13. Authorities conceal bird flu detection in Shan State
       Mizzima.com, India –
    November 29, 2007 – An alarming situation is developing with the deadly avian flu once again surfacing in Burma’s eastern Shan State. …
  14. Mobile phones and protest Cats, mice and handsets
    Economist, UK –
          Both there and in Myanmar (Burma) recent disturbances have produced some interesting insights into the cat-and-mouse games of protesters and political …
  15. Myanmar’s Rohingyas No place like home
    Economist, UK –
       But anti-Muslim sentiments have been simmering for centuries in Burma. The dark-skinned Rohingyas, who have more in common physically and culturally with …
  16. Myanmar Investment: Right or Wrong?
    Houston Chronicle, United States –
    France’s Total SA contends that cutting off Myanmar, also known as Burma, hurts ordinary people more than it harms the military regime and could hinder …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 29, 2007 at 6:04 am