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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 (18 April 2009)

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Burma: Christians forced to pay for Buddhist festival

ChristianToday – 

The rulers of Myanmar claim to be devout Buddhists. People following other religions are often the victims of discrimination and even violence, …

Cyclone Bijli Spares Burma, Bangladesh

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By AP RANGOON — Burma lifted an alert Saturday after Cyclone Bijli veered away from the western coast of the country, which was battered almost a year ago …

At Large : Celebrities have rights, too / Rina Jimenez-David

Inquirer.net – 

… (and even non-Catholics) in countries like Vietnam, Burma (Myanmar), India, China, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and others, Radio Veritas faces new challenges. …

Country profile: Burma

guardian.co.uk – 

Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi remains under house arrest, where she has spent most of the past 19 years. Landscape and climate: Burma…
has a long

A century of hope: Glasgow’s Lodging House marks 100 years of …

Glasgow Daily Record – ‎‎

Randolph was abandoned by his father as a baby, fled his home in Burma with his political activist mother and was raised in Tucson, Arizona, in a community …

No room at home for elderly in India

Toronto Star – 

Sikand, the daughter of a Burmese forest ranger who has lived much of her life in New Delhi, moved into Har-mit after Chatterjee agreed to pay her monthly …

Rolly: Scientists conclude that Utah is saner than Louisiana

Salt Lake Tribune

On the other hand » Kanab, Utah, has been grouped with Myanmar (Burma) and Libya as places that tourists should boycott because of their oppressive …

Arroyo calls for Suu Kyi’s release by next month

Peninsula On-line – 

MANILA: Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has urged Myanmar’s ruling junta to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi next month to boost …

ASEAN TAKES STOCK AFTER PATTAYA WOES

Bangkok Post – 

China has been active in building roads from its southern border through Burma, Laos and Vietnam to improve logistics for trade. It will also offer a credit …

Cyclone batters Bangladesh coast

ABC Online

The cyclone, which has brought wind speeds of up to 90 kilometres an hour, is also threatening parts of Burma. It roared in from the Bay of Bengal, …

FEER(4/3) Political Realignment In Southeast Asia

Wall Street Journal

What may hold for Singapore is unlikely to apply to Burma or Vietnam. Second, the origins of this crisis are completely different from those of 1997-98. …

CabaretCinema: Where Movies and Martinis Mix

The New York Academy of Sciences – ‎‎

… arc of mountains that extends from Afghanistan in the northwest to Myanmar (Burma) in the southeast and includes Tibet, Nepal, Mongolia, and Bhutan. …

In Burma, Fear and Suspicion Prevail

Radio Free Asia – ‎‎

Burma’s best known political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi, the NLD leader, remains under house arrest in her home on University Avenue in Rangoon. …

Cuba thwarts visit by religious liberty panel

BP News – 

… egregious violations of religious freedom.” The CPC list as designated by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice consists of Burma, China, Eritrea, …

Democracy alive and well

Chandigarh Tribune – ‎‎

We went over how he had won his Distinguished Flying Cross, which was pinned on him by Lord Louis Mountbatten of Burma when his squadron defended the Imphal …

‘Red shirts’ are in retreat

The Japan Times – 

And it certainly should not turn the clock all the way back to end up in comparison to Burma’s military dictatorship. Somewhere out there among other …

Activists face jail, torture in Myanmar

Toronto Star

This was the case for U Gambira, an alias for the co-founder of the All Burma Monks Alliance. After he conducted a peaceful march in 2007 protesting rising

Durban II divides civil society

Human Rights Tribune

“We want to shine the light on the most serious human rights violations such as Rwandan genocide and the situations in Burma, Iran and Egypt,” explained …



Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 18, 2009 at 5:03 am

News about Cyclone Bijli: Powerful cyclone hits Bangladesh

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Cyclone Bijli fizzles out with no major damage: 5 killed The Daily Star – 

Cyclone “Bijli” crosses southeastern Bangladesh leaving 4 killed ReliefWeb (press release) – 

Disaster Management Information Centre situation report 18 Apr … ReliefWeb (press release) – 

HSCs to go ahead in all areas Bangladesh News 24 hours – 

At least 5 dead in Bijli wake: official Bangladesh News 24 hours – 

Activities at Ctg, Mongla ports resume The Daily Star – 

Cyclone crosses Bangla coast with weakened strength; 6 killed Press Trust of India – 

Homes damaged as cyclone lashes Bangladesh AFP

Cyclone Bijli spares Myanmar, Bangladesh The Associated Press

Cyclone Bijli kills three in Bangladesh Monsters and Critics.com

Myanmar lowers cyclone warning Hindustan Times – 

Bangladesh ports reopen after storm crosses coast Reuters India – 

Homes damaged as cyclone lashes Bangladesh AFP – 

Bijli to blow out by afternoon Bangladesh News 24 hours – 

10000 evacuated as Cyclone Bijli hits coast ReliefWeb (press release) – 

Cyclone Bijli weakens, hits southern coastal B’desh All India Radio – 

BBC

Page last updated at 22:20 GMT, Friday, 17 April 2009 23:20 UK

Powerful cyclone hits Bangladesh

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A cyclone that has been gaining strength in the Bay of Bengal and forced thousands to take shelter has hit southern Bangladesh.

Cyclone Bijli made landfall near the town of Cox’s Bazar at about 1930 local time (1300GMT), an official said.

Wind speeds were estimated at up to 90km/h (55mph).

Thousands of relief workers in coastal areas of southern Bangladesh had been placed on high alert as the cyclone picked up speed.

Neighbouring Burma was also reported to be bracing for the storm.

Officials say the cyclone does not appear huge but they want people to be fully prepared if it gets worse.

“We have told everyone living in low-lying areas to head to their nearest cyclone shelter,” local administrator Mohammad Manzoor Alam Bhuiyan told AFP news agency.

“We have arranged dry food and clean drinking water,” he said. “There is a medical team on standby.”

Coastal districts have been hit by medium to heavy rain since Thursday night.

The storm was expected to move away from Bangladesh early on Saturday.

Authorities in Cox’s Bazar raised the storm warning to signal number six out of 10, while in Chittagong it stood at seven, Reuters reported.

Officials ordered fishing boats to return to shore and warned of heavy downpours, dangerous surf and high winds.

Flights at Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar were suspended, while tourists had already left Cox’s Bazar beach resort.

Cyclone shelters have been prepared to accommodate up to a million people along the nearby coast, one official said.

Storms and cyclones batter Bangladesh almost every year, killing many people and causing huge damage to crops and property.

A cyclone in April 1991 killed around 140,000 people, while Cyclone Sidr swept part of the coast in November 2007 killing around 3,000 people.

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April 18, 2009 at 4:53 am

World focus on Burma (11 April 2009)

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Burma General Urges Smooth 2010 Elections

Voice of America – ‎‎

The New Light of Myanmar newspaper quoted General Maung Aye as telling a graduating class of new officers Friday that it was their job to ensure the …

N. Korean Defectors Staggered By South

Washington Post – 

They filter into South Korea at the rate of about 35 a week, usually after months or years in China and an arduous detour through Vietnam, Burma or Thailand …

Bosses prey on Burmese migrants

GlobalPost – 

Now it’s intensified,” said Anna Malindog, an activist with the People’s Partner for Development and Democracy in Mae Sot, Thailand. …

Myanmar leader urges smooth 2010 elections

Hindu – 

He made the remarks on Friday at a military graduation ceremony in northeastern Myanmar. Maung Aye was reiterating warnings by junta leader Senior Gen. …

Myanmar junta presses military for support

AFP – 

Myanmar has been ruled by the military since 1962 and is under tough sanctions by the US and European countries because of its human rights records and

Protests force ASEAN summit postponement

LIVENEWS.com.au – 

Police separately said that Burma’s Prime Minister Thein Sein had been airlifted by chopper to the Vietnam War-era U-Tapao military airfield near Pattaya. …

Laina Farhat-Holzman: Can There Be Peace In Our Time?

Santa Cruz Sentinel – 

Today, as Bangladesh goes under rising waters, people are moving into underpopulated Burma, which will eventually ripen into warfare. Nationalism. …

Tips for globalization proponents

Shan Herald Agency for News

(AFP) Communique issued by Australian and US Ministerial Consultations says both countries will work together for “a free and democratic Burma that respects

Vast rubber plantation causing human rights abuse

Shan Herald Agency for News – 

In Burma’s Eastern Shan State, local people have so far endured unprecedented air pollution, land confiscation, forced labor and forced relocation for …

Junta sanctions gambling operations to raise fund

Shan Herald Agency for News – 

In addition, in accordance with the order from Nay Pyi Daw, every department has to raise fund themselves, said a Burma watcher. …

Refugee family reunited in Savannah

Savannah Morning News

Neng is among hundreds of thousands of ethnic minorities who have fled the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …

Red shirts to Asean : “We’ll be back”

AsiaOne

Leaders from Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Laos, Burma, Brunei, the Philippines, China and Japan arrived in Pattaya yesterday for the …

A Peruvian precedent

Boston Globe – 

So Fujimori’s conviction marks a new stage in a world-wide movement to hold political leaders accountable for human rights violations. …

Summit agenda urgent

Bangkok Post – 

Commenting on the issue of Rohingya refugees from Burma, Dr Wirajuda dismissed claims that the region was pressured by the Burmese military junta to avoid …

Has South Africa lost its soft power?

Foreign Policy – 

… for example, deferring controversial cases — such as the UN Security Council debates about Zimbabwe and Burma — to other bodies within the UN system. …

Air travellers not alarmed by protesters

Bangkok Post – 

In addition, there is less concern that the “red shirt” Thaksin supporters will lay siege to Bangkok’s two airports as the People’s Alliance for Democracy …

If You Think Dubai Is Bad, Just Look at Your Own Country

Huffington Post – 

… as young as 16 into its Army and ships them off battlegrounds in Iraq and Afghanistan, putting it in the same league as African dictatorships and Burma. …

The Challenges of Being a Member of Parliament

Modern Ghana – 

While there have been others like Nana Akuffo Addo, who made the famous attempt to stop JJ Rawlings (the dictator turned democratic) from going to the Burma …

Global Therapist

Newsweek – 

It is far too early, and it would be highly disingenuous, to exalt North Korea’s Dear Leader or to try and break through to Burma’s junta with soothing …

NATO lives, but what is it for anymore?

United Press International (subscription) – 

But remote, secluded, autocratic Burma, known today as Myanmar? A country where Britain has not had any clout or influence of any kind in more than 60 years …

Diversity celebration of Battle Creek’s Asian community members

Battle Creek Enquirer

David Laisum, pastor at First Baptist Church, will share his story about his country of Burma (Myanmar), when he came to Battle Creek, and about his …

NLD to hold nation-wide party meeting

Mizzima.com – 

by Myint Maung New Delhi (Mizzima) – Burma’s chief opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), has called for a nation-wide party meeting, …

The Top Ten Reasons for Energy Independence

OpEdNews – 

China does not seem to care where their oil comes from, encouraging rogue states like Sudan, Iran, Burma and Venezuela, where human rights barely exist. …

China People’s Liberation Army’s ambitions an enigma to the West

The Australian – 

Thus it is obtaining, via its close ally Burma, access to ports on the Indian Ocean. It is rapidly upgrading its blue-water naval fleet, whose capacity it …

Motivations and Methods of India’s United Liberation Front of Asom …

Jamestown Foundation – 

India’s traditional support for democracy in Burma and its vanguard, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, was put on the back burner in favor of creating trade relations …

Remarks At National Bureau of Asian Research Conference Engaging …

US Department of State – 

That includes working together with ASEAN on difficult issues like Burma. Viewing relations with an authoritarian regime like Burma’s as a zero-sum game is …

World focus on Burma (3 April 2009)

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‘Resistance Day’ demonstration, 27/3/2009, UK: A few thoughts for …

Ashin Mettacara – 

Usually, the Chinese government acts very much like the Burmese junta in not allowing foreign NGO assistance and not allowing international media coverage …

How Than Shwe robed People’s Power in brief

Shan Herald Agency for News – 

… the Burmese military armed force led by General Saw Maung took power in his hands and promised to held democratic election to form civil government to …

US contributes 16000 tons of rice for Cyclone victims

Mizzima.com – 

The shipment of rice arrived in military ruled Burma in February, added the report. “Over the last two days, Chris Kaye from our office [WFP Myanmar] and a …

Will Burmese ever experience justice?

Mizzima.com – 

Or what about the events of May 30, 2003, when Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and members of her National League for Democracy were viciously attacked outside the …

Leaving behind a life in limbo [Photos]

International Rescue Committee (press release)

The ongoing social, economic and political situation in Burma has forced thousands of families out of their homes and across the border to Thailand in …

RICS Set to Raise Global Valuation Standards

PR Newswire (press release) – ‎‎

It also has members working across the region such as Bangladesh , Bhutan , Burma / Myanmar , Cambodia , Indonesia , Japan , Kiribati , Laos PDR, …

Bangladesh Eyes Farmlands in Arakan

Narinjara News

… State during the upcoming third meeting of the Bangladesh-MyanmarBurma’s new capital Naypyidaw, … Joint Trade Commission scheduled on 7- 8 April in

Sai Din Hydropower Project Resumes

Narinjara News – ‎‎

The Burmese military junta announced publicly in January 2009 that the government would establish two large projects – the Sai Din hydropower plant and a …

Gas and Competition in the Sea of Arakan

Narinjara News – ‎‎

By Tun Kyaw: Sittwe: China and Burma have signed an agreement for the construction of a fuel pipeline from Burma’s Arakan Coast to China’s southwestern …

ENERGY: Oil Producers Look for Ways out of Crisis

IPS – 

But Total has been criticised by some non-governmental organisations for having operations in countries accused of human rights violations, such as Burma …

Tibetans, Burmese, Chinese protest Hu Jintao in London

Phayul – 

He also called for democracy in China and justice for Tiananmen victims. Prince Charles has reportedly raised Tibet with Hu Jintao when loud protest …

Indonesia’s time to shine

Windsor Star – 

Burma is now even more disgusting than usual as both India and China wiggle their hips at the bone-headed generals in charge while mewling for the keys to …

Learning History and Culture Through Martial Arts

Foreign Policy Journal – 

An experienced travel writer, Graceffo has also entered Burma to document human rights abuses in the ongoing genocide, and stepped into the frontlines with …

Company Charity More Present in Countries Lacking Human Rights …

Softpedia – 

By Tudor Vieru, Science Editor According to new statistics from the UK, British companies that operate in countries that lack basic civil and human rights …

How Comic Books became part of the literary establishment

Telegraph.co.uk – 

Meanwhile, the peerless Canadian cartoonist and animator Guy Delisle has published three collections, from China, North Korea and, most recently, Burma, …

Motorola Sells Israel Bomb Division as National Boycott Campaign …

Monthly Review – 

Consumer pressure forced Motorola to sever its relations with the South African apartheid regime and the military junta in Burma, and we won’t stop until …

Georgia’s2008 import-export trade, country by country

WorldCity – 

Burma (Myanmar)’s total trade with Georgia in 2008 was $89147, a -62.06% change over 2007. Total Georgia exports were 89147 while imports were valued at …

Myanmar refugees in Japan rally against regime

Daily Times – 

… stop supporting the Burma Army Regime.” Myanmar’s ruling generals say they plan to hold elections next year under a new constitution approved last year, …

HU JINTAO’S G20 SUMMIT MARRED BY TIBET PROTESTS

Tibetan Culture & News Online – 

A candle-light vigil concluded the hunger strike, where more Chinese from Falun Gong group and Burmese nationals joined in solidarity to condemn Hu Jintao …

Emerging nations will emerge stronger after G-20

Nation Multimedia – 

All the questions related to the Abhisit government’s handling of the economy, human rights, the Rohingyas and Burma. They were tough questions but Abhisit …

Postcard from Rangoon

TIME – 

By Hannah Beech Thursday, Apr. 02, 2009 Despite losing Burma’s last elections in 1990, the junta has kept a firm grip on power. Sometimes the tea was bitter …

Standing Ground: Kay Danes tours US, Elucidates Laos, Hmong Gulag …

PressZoom (press release)

… of the LPDR regime as an oppressive communist military junta closely allied with brutal dictatorships in Burma, North Korea and elsewhere, which it is. …

Asean responsibility towards refugees

The New Nation

The Rohingya, who live in the northern part of Arakan state in Myanmar, adjacent to Bangladesh, are a Muslim minority. They are amongst those persecuted by …

The other side of the scenery

International Viewpoint – 

Thai soldiers were accused of having thrown these Muslim migrants who had fled persecution in Burma into the sea without food or water, and sometimes with …

My top 10: books anyone interested in US military history should read

Foreign Policy – 

And he covers every theater in depth – whether you care or not (I’m talking to you China-Burma). Similarly titled to the ‘A War to Be Won’ that you are …

The Bali Process & R2P: Who is to Protect the Rohingyas?

Asian Tribune – 

Burma is not a member of the Bali Process. IOM and the UNHCR are part of the secretariat and help facilitate the group’s meetings. …

Guatemala to receive 15 million Euros for Agriculture from …

FreshPlaza

… Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Cuba, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, …

World focus on Burma (18 March 2009)

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Campaign To Free Aung San Suu Kyi Going Strong

RushPRnews.com (press release) – 

NEW YORK (RushPRnews) 03/18/09-Burmese pro democracy leader and Nobel peace prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, has spent 13 years detained by the Burmese …

Burma Monks’ Leader Urges Resistance

自由亞洲電臺

Aung San, father of detained opposition leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. “If one wants [to follow] the way of the Buddha, one must practice …

Singapore Ousts Editor of Asia Sentinel Again

Jakarta Globe – 

On the same day, the Burmese Gen. Thein Sein also arrived and was greeted warmly and got an orchid named for him. Perhaps there was a mix-up. …

Ryan Giggs made freeman of Salford and upsets Nobel Laureate …

Mirror.co.uk – 

… National League for Democracy party and a Nobel Laureate winner, has been under sporadic house arrest for the last 19 years by Burma’s military leaders. …

Soldier from Karen cease-fire group unpunished after fatal truck …

Independent Mon News Agency – 

… with Burma’s military government since splitting from another armed Karen insurgent group in 1994, has often been accused of committing human rights …

Burma Junta Squeezes Opposition

ISN – 

When the Burmese generals refused to recognize the landslide victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy in the elections of 1990, …

Burma Dissident’s Eyesight ‘At Risk’

自由亞洲電臺 – 

BANGKOK —A former student leader who was jailed for his part in the 1988 pro-democracy movement in Burma is in danger of losing his eyesight, his wife said, …

Clash with Karen rebels wounds two after Burmese army forces civilians to stay at encampment

Independent Mon News Agency

One civilian was wounded in a clash with Karen rebels after the Burmese army forced passenger trucks to stay the night at their encampment.

Generals sure to suffer living hell, says Burmese monk


Aktuálně.cz – 

Prague – Burmese monk Ashin Sopaka recently came to Prague on the invitation of the One World film festival to introduce one of the strongest human rights …

Burma-Bangladesh Tensions Raise Fears of New Restrictions

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

“We hope Myanmar [Burma] will seize this moment to take bolder steps towards national reconciliation and in engaging the international community,” he added. …

Karen Splinter Group Calls for Closure of Refugee Camps


The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

On March 13, in an article relating to Quintana’s trip to eastern Burma, state-run The New Light of Myanmar said that the Burmese regime was trying to …

Burmese Sex Workers Tested for HIV

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

By MIN LWIN A recent survey of female sex workers in Burma confirms a high incidence of HIV, threatening a dangerous and potentially devastating epidemic. …

Rosi’s film wins main prize at One World festival

Prague Daily Monitor – 

Another jury that comprises courageous individuals who commit themselves in human rights protection awarded their prize to the US “Pray the Devil Back to …

Free Burma’s Political Prisoners’ Now! Campaign

Reporters without borders (press release) – ‎‎

Free Burma’s Political Prisoners Now aims to collect 888888 signatures before 24 May 2009, the legal date that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi should be released from …

Myanmar arrests another human rights leader

Spero News

“I was told around 30 policemen came to his house and arrested him,” says NLD spokesman Nyan Win, on the dissident website Democratic Voice of Burma. …

Than Shwe’s Selective Diplomacy Demands Caution

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Thein Sein said: “Myanmar [Burma] had every confidence in managing Prof Gambari’s mission and the good offices of the UN.” This was totally untrue—the …

Myanmar urged to meet opponents

Aljazeera.net – 

Myanmar’s military has ruled the country formerly known as Burma since 1962. It refused to recognise a landslide victory of the opposition National League …

Bangladesh-Myanmar Border Tense Over Fencing

RTT News

Bangladesh-Myanmar border has risen after Yangon reportedly mobilized extra troops, and started erecting a barbed-wire fence on the frontline, media say. …

Singapore urges Myanmar to look West

The Sun Daily – 

“We feel it would be more fitting for the orchid flower to be honoured in the name of Miss Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the rightful leader of Burma,” the …

Singapore pushes Burma to take ‘bolder steps’

Radio Australia News

Singapore is urging Burma’s junta rulers to reconcile with the opposition and engage with the west. Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made the …

Traders Suffer Increasing Tax Collectors on Western Border

Narinjara News – 

The traders have to pay taxes to the customs team, a Nasaka team, and the jetty authority whenever they are traveling from Burma to Bangladesh. …

Fresh tension reported on Bangladesh-Myanmar border

Zee News – ‎‎

Dhaka, March 18: Fresh tension has gripped Bangladesh-Myanmar border as Yangon reportedly mobilised extra forces and started erecting a barbed-wire fence on …

Prisoners living in dire conditions hundreds of miles from families

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

Mar 18, 2009 (DVB)–Family members of political prisoners languishing in jails across Burma have spoken of appalling living conditions and difficulties in …

Media coverage of the Rohingyans has barely broken the surface

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

… journalists to dig deeper when the chance arrives; before the juntaBurma and the spotlight moves elsewhere. promises Rohingyans a ‘safe-haven’ back in

:. Is Choudhry’s triumph really worth rejoicing?

Kashmir Watch – 

Regimes that gave priority to advancement of this section over obsession with the so-called democracy – like China, Singapore and Vietnam and now Burma and …

Human Rights Council discusses human rights situations that …

ReliefWeb (press release) – 

MELANIE HOPKINS (United Kingdom) said the United Kingdom remained concerned about the deteriorating human rights situation in Burma, widespread and …

Exploring Asian cuisine

Manila Standard Today

in Myanmar. Shrimp paste is bagoong to us while it is belacan (or belachan) in Malaysia, kapi in Thailand and Laos, terasi in Indonesia, ngapi in Burma, …

Bangladesh Beefs up Security at Important Government Establishments

CRIENGLISH.com – 

The Bangladeshi government has beefed up security across the country, putting reinforcement at important establishments to prevent possible subversive …

Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer demands response from government

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

Mar 18, 2009 (DVB)–The lawyer of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has sent a second letter to the government demanding a response to an appeal …

Report: 2 Myanmar cities found with most HIV-carrying sex workers

Xinhua

YANGON, March 18 (Xinhua) — Two Myanmar cities in the northern part — Lashio and Mandalay were found with most HIV-carrying sex workers, the local Weekly …

Bangladesh deploys more border guards as Myanmar erects fence

SINDH TODAY – 

Dhaka, March 18 (IANS) Bangladesh has deployed more troopers of its border guards after Myanmar moved men and material for erecting a barbed wire fence …

Singapore urges Myanmar to reconcile with opponents

Reuters India – 

By Nopporn Wong-Anan SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore urged Myanmar’s military rulers to reconcile with the opposition and engage with West, …

Farmers’ lawyer sentenced to four years in prison

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

Another lawyer Kyaw Kyaw Min, who was sentenced in absentia, had fled to the Thai-Burmese border. Two senior lawyers Aung Thein and Khin Maung Shein were …

Boat people cast adrift, admits PM

Scone Advocate – 

Their darker skin was evidence, he said, that they were not Burmese; it was not “fair and soft” like a “Myanmar gentleman”, he said. …

Bangladesh Has No Problem with Border Fence

Narinjara News – 

Dhaka Bangladesh has not problem if Burma wants to erect a fence on the border, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Mohammad Towhid told the local media. …

Three Burmese Citizens Arrested in Bangladesh

Narinjara News – 

Cox’sbazar: Three Burmese citizens were arrested Monday by Bangladesh authorities on the border after illegally entering Bangladesh territory, said a police …

One of the worst years for disasters

Scotsman – 

Most died in Asia, where Cyclone Nargis killed 138000 people when it hit Burma last May. An earthquake in China’s Sichuan province the same month claimed …

The World this Week: Guilty!

Valley Advocate – 

Last year, my wife had written an award-winning series of articles about Burmese refugees who had come to Waterbury, many of whom lived in this man’s …

Remembering LH Mettananda : Colonialism, nationalism and Buddhist Revivalism

Asian Tribune – 

The name of the game is Human Rights. Its pseudo – justice framework is meant to trap and punish the living in de – colonized states while allowing the …

Burmese Prime Minister Visits Indonesia

Tempo Interaktif – ‎‎

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Burmese Prime Minister Gen Thein Sein yesterday arrived in Indonesia on his first official visit since he became prime minister …

Misery of boat people must not be in vain

The Standard – 

… of Burmese consul general Ye Myint Aung in Hong Kong on February 9 when he said: “In reality, Rohingya are neither Myanmar [Burma] people nor Myanmar’s …

Burma’s minorities and controversy surrounding Rohingya refugees

Asian Tribune – ‎‎

… of Burmese consul general Ye Myint Aung in Hong Kong on 9th February when he said, “In reality, Rohingya are neither Myanmar people nor Myanmar’s ethnic …

Human Rights Council discusses human rights situations in Myanmar …

ReliefWeb (press release) – ‎‎

ANDREJ LOGAR (Slovenia) said that Slovenia noted progress regarding the cooperation of the Government of Burma/Myanmar with the international community …

Utica Police working to eliminate language barrier with citizens

WKTV – 

For instance, the Myanmar people that are coming over now from Burma have no word for car seat or seat-belt,” says Utica Police Sergeant Alban Uryniak.

Gem emporium commences at Convention Centre

Mizzima.com – 

The 12-day 46th Gem Emporium is being held from March 8 to 20 at the Myanmar Convention Centre (MCC). Gem merchants have been invited by the Burmese foreign …

Burma Dissidents’ Visits Restricted

Radio Free Asia

BANGKOK—Burma’s political prisoners—many of them serving lengthy jail terms for their part in the 1988 pro-democracy movement—face harsh conditions in …

UN Expert Calls for Burma to Release Political Prisoners

Voice of America – 

The human rights expert urges Burma’s government, also known as Myanmar, to free Democratic Opposition Leader and Nobel Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi from six …

Norway Fund Drops China’s Dongfeng

Global Money Management

The Norwegian oil wealth fund has divested its holdings from the Chinese company due to its links with the Myanmar military. Norway’s Ministry of Finance, …

NDA-K ready to surrender arms

Mizzima.com – 

The Burmese military junta in recent months has stepped up pressure on all cease-fire ethnic armed groups to surrender their arms before the 2010 general …

PM arrives in Singapore for official visit

Mizzima.com

by Mungpi New Delhi (Mizzima) – Burma’s Prime Minister, General Thein Sein, arrived in Singapore on Tuesday as part of an official visit to the city-state, …

World focus on Burma (19 February 2009)

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Envoy says Myanmar rights grim
Reuters UK, UK –
Quintana is the second top UN envoy to visit the former Burma this month, but observers said neither appear to have much to show for their efforts. …

Charity Group says tourism will help restore democracy in Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
“We believe that responsible tourism can make a valuable contribution to the cause of democratic reform in Myanmar [Burma],” Derek Tonkin, …

Bangladesh sends team to weigh direct banking option with Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
… market’ operational, to boost trade between Bangladesh and Burma. During the 10-day visit, the team will meet officials of the Central Bank of Myanmar, …

Quintana did not meet Zargarnar: UN
Mizzima.com, India –
But the envoy, who winds up his six-day visit on Thursday, failed to visit Kachin state in Northern Burma and Arakan state in western Burma.

Quintana winds up Burma visit
Mizzima.com, India –
Nyan Win, spokesperson of the National League for Democracy, said Quintana while in Burma, had not met their party and was unable to meet all the people, …

YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s human rights situation remains “challenging” and there are few signs of improvement, a UN independent expert on human rights said …

By Daniel Schearf Rights groups say the Association of Southeast Asian Nations needs to do more to protect human rights, especially in Burma. …

Thai Co pays compensation to families of Burmese migrants
Mizzima.com, India –
It has been learnt that Thai lawyers, ‘Thai Action Committee for Democracy in Burma’ (TACDB), Burmese authorities in Kawthaung and FTUB worked hard to get …

Doubts over whether Indonesia can serve as bridge for US to reach …
Channel News Asia, Singapore –
However Myanmar – which has been the irritant in the US-ASEAN relations – was never far from her mind. “We are going to work closely and we’re going to …

Myanmar human rights situation ‘challenging,’ admits UN envoy
Earthtimes (press release), UK –
Yangon – Myanmar’s human rights situation remains “challenging,” United Nations Special Human Rights Envoy Rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana concluded Thursday …

US Sanctions Taking Toll on Burmese Gems Industry
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… order putting three Burmese state enterprises—the Myanmar Gem Enterprise, Myanmar Timber Enterprise and Myanmar Pearl Enterprise—on a sanctions list. …

America is back in East Asia
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
This opens the diplomatic channels for harder regional pressure on regimes like the military government of Burma. It is likely to be more effective than the …

Burma’s 2010 election: New election, old promises
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
It has not brought about either a break-even point or a balance of power between the competing claims about democracy in Burma. On the other hand, …

Junta’s Spies Active among Ethnic, Exiled Groups
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… the Democratic Alliance for Burma, the Karen Youth Organization, the Mon National League for Democracy (Liberated Area) and other groups. …

FAO rules out avian flu in central Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
“The Myanmar [Burmese] authorities are doing a good job and are keeping an update of the situation,” he added. Sources said authorities have banned the sale …

Geography and economy
Republica, Nepal –
Burma, a country with potential resources and access to sea and once a better-off country, now lags far behind in almost everything after being mishandled …

New US administration seeks to strengthen relations with Jakarta
Khabrein.info, India –
The US Secretary of State hoped that such cooperation would boost relations with ASEAN and would promote reform in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

UNSC to Consult on Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By LALIT K JHA / WASHINGTON The United Nations Security Council will hold a consultation session on Burma on Friday—the first since Barack Obama became US …

UN Special Rapporteur meets comedian Zargarnar
Mizzima.com, India –
Sources said the visiting UN envoy has also requested a meeting with detained opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi but so far there has been no …

Thailand’s rights reputation in the sewer
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
… at United Nations meetings sat quietly while counterparts from nearby countries like Burma and Cambodia were grilled on their human rights records. …

Pre-saffron revolution experiences
Mizzima.com, India –
by Ko Maw The Young Monks Union (Middle Burma) is a monk association secretly formed on 11 February 2007 and led by U Eithariya. …

Lessons from the Obama campaign
ABS CBN News, Philippines –
Again in Burma the NCUB has been struggling in and out of Burma for 20 years. Their leader Dao Aung San Suu Kyi is still in house arrest. …

Civil society questions mandate of ASEAN human rights body
Monsters and Critics.com –
… that has made the grouping ineffective in dealing with gross violations of human rights committed by member-states such as Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

RIGHTS-BURMA: Junta Declares War on Lawyers, Jails Them
Inter Press Service, Italy – By Marwaan Macan-Markar
葬It is difficult for pro-democracy activists to get a fair trial in Burma,鋳 said the 29-year-old during a late-night interview in the Thai town near the …

DRIVE TO HELP REFUGEES FIND WORK
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –
Eleven refugees from both Burma/Myanmar and the Republic of Congo have now undergone training. Nine have passed their tests and the remaining two are …

US will consult with Indonesia in facing Myanmar
Antara, Indonesia –
We will cooperate closely and we will have consultations with Indonesia in seeking the best means of bringing about positive changes in Burma,” Hillary said …

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War games in paradise
GlobalPost –
During Cobra Gold last May, Cyclone Nargis ravaged neighboring Burma, eventually leaving nearly 140000 dead. Cobra Gold’s US and Thai leaders made …

Photos of a hard life
Coast Report, CA –

In the thick of man-made adversity, the people of the Southeast Asian country of Burma (also known as Myanmar) welcomed Bell and her camera. …

One of Egypt’s most prominent dissidents freed from jail
Jerusalem Post, Israel –
… from other countries – including Cuba and Burma – during a speech in June 2007 in the Czech Republic that lauded democracy’s progress around the globe. …

UN Human Rights Envoy to Meet with Myanmar’s Military Generals
Vatican Radio, The Vatican –
(18 February 09-RV) The United Nations’ human rights envoy for Myanmar, Tomas Quintana, headed for the country’s new capital, Naypyidaw, today for possible …

Gentle Shepherd Church helping missionary nationals from Myanmar
Elliot Lake Standard, Canada –
However, two missionary nationals visiting Elliot Lake from Myanmar (formerly Burma), can provide another definition of hard times. …

Three Burmese refugees murdered in Malaysia
Mizzima.com, India –
General Secretary of the Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization in Malaysia, Habib, said a 39 year old woman Nurjahan, and her 7 year old …

Quintana meets Chief Justice in Naypyitaw
Mizzima.com, India –
However, Nyan Win, the spokesperson of National League for Democracy said the lack of rule of law in Burma, was the biggest hindrance to the establishment …

Asean challenged to show it cares about its people
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
… at the “Asean People’s Forum at Chulalong-korn University over the next three days to discuss on peace, human security, human rights, social, culture, …

Bangladesh Business Team to Visit Burma
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
… president of Bangladesh – Myanmar Business Promotion Council, and Managing Director of NCC Bank Mohammad Nurul Amin. Bilateral trade between Burma and …

Migrant workers strike for full pay on rubber plantation in S …
Independent Mon News Agency, WA –
U Myint We from the Thai Action Committee for Democracy in Burma (TADCB) explained that the organization would help the workers as much as they could but …

Caution advised when dealing with Burma
เดอะ เนชั่น, Thailand –
By The Nation The new US administration has sent a strong signal to the military regime in Burma that it is ready to find new ways to more effectively help …

Holding on
South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong –
“We never expected 20 years ago we would still be here, but you can see what’s going on inside Burma,” says Dr Cynthia, now 49. “Naturally, we want to go …

Operators defend Burma stance
Travel Weekly UK, UK –
… links to Burma’s military regime and those individuals who personally profit from the repressive activities and human rights abuses that it perpetrates. …

Former POW celebrates 90th birthday with card from ‘tormentor’
Wiltshire Times, UK –
Fortunately, he avoided the now infamous Burma railway, also known as the death railway, where 16000 allied POW’s perished. John remained incarcerated until …

Myanmar mothers have poor access to healthcare
Canada.com, Canada –
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in the United States and the Burma Medical Association surveyed 3000 women along the border in eastern Myanmar and …

Are we going soft on Burma?
Hot Air, MD –
The US has imposed sanctions on the ruling junta of Burma for a number of years, hoping to dislodge the military junta ruling the Asian nation since 1962 in …

Prison terms commuted for two political prisoners
Mizzima.com, India –
The authorities accused Kaythi Aung and Wei Myo Htoo of attending a training conducted by ‘Forum for Democracy in Burma’ (FDB) in April last year and they …

Fermanagh three listed for University honours
Fermanagh Herald, UK –

Also listed for honours is Nobel Peace Laureate and leader of the National League for Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi. The pro-democracy activist had led peaceful …