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World focus on Burma (11-9-2009)

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HIV/AIDS voluntary groups to register with health ministry

Mizzima.com – Nem Davies – ‎

This is the usual phenomenon in Burma,” the official said. “The directive does not say anything on action to be taken for non-registration. …

Oil majors accused of funding military junta

Alaska Dispatch – ‎

The companies have been able to operate in the country because sanctions against Myanmar’s regime don’t apply to petroleum products. Read more here. …

Vietnam to launch second satellite

United Press International – ‎‎

… and features 12 operating Ku Band transponders providing coverage over Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and part of Myanmar, formerly called Burma. …

Oil-equities benchmark touches new high for 2009

MarketWatch – Steve Gelsi – ‎

CEO Christophe de Margerie defended his company’s role in Burma, also known as Myanmar, in an interview in a French newspaper following a report by …

Webb to hold congressional hearing on Burma

Mizzima.com –

During his visit, Webb met the Burmese military supremo Sn. Gen Than Shwe, and was allowed a rare meeting with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

“Dress cute wherever you go,” Paris Hilton advised fans

Sky News – Sarah Palin – ‎

The remark will join quotes from physicist Stephen Hawking, BurmeseAung San Suu Kyi and US founding father Thomas Jefferson. …

democracy campaigner

The Junta’s Twin August Offensives

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe – ‎

Having effectively kept pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi out of the elections by sentencing her to a further 18 months of house arrest, the military …

Oil giant Total’s presence in Myanmar is ‘positive’: CEO

Earthtimes (press release) – ‎

Paris – The head of French oil giant Total defended his company against charges it was supporting the junta in Myanmar, claiming instead that the firm’s …

Dim Lights, Big City

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Yan Naing

In July, the state-owned Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE), which is responsible for electricity generation, transmission and distribution in Burma, …

China must attain democracy by itself – Dalai Lama in Prague

Czech Happenings – ‎

Havel said foreign help to Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi and other dissidents is very important and necessary. He said his words are based on his own …

US senator to chair Burma policy talks

Democratic Voice of Burma – Francis Wade

During his visit he also met with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Webb, who is outspoken in his anti-sanctions stance on Burma, stirred debate following …

Body Searches Ordered at Suu Kyi Compound

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Ko Htwe – ‎

Security guards at the compound of Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon now conduct body searches, according to Nyan Win, one of her lawyers, …

Webb to Hold Congressional Hearing on US Burma Policy

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Lalit K Jha

… visited Burma last month, when he met with Snr-Gen Than Shwe, who heads the ruling regime, as well as pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Total CEO defends role in Myanmar

eTaiwan News –

AP The chief of Total has defended the oil giant’s presence in Myanmar and says detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi never asked him to pull the …

Lawyers meet with Suu Kyi over appeal

Democratic Voice of Burma – Khin Hnin Htet – ‎

Sept 11, 2009 (DVB)–Lawyers of Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday met with her and her two co-defenders to discuss the looming court appeal, …

Chinese officials visit Panghsang

Shan Herald Agency for News – ‎

… provided information that had led to the Burma Army’s recent crackdown on the Wa’s northern ally Kokang: “China never interferes in Myanmar’s internal …

Clouds of War over Burma

ISN – Simon Roughneen – ‎

K Yhome, a Burma analyst at the Observer Research Foundation, told ISN Security Watch that “when it comes to Myanmar’s internal politics, the junta seems to …

‘Cute’ Paris Quote Immortalised In Dictionary

Sky News – Sarah Palin – ‎

The remark will join quotes from physicist Stephen Hawking, BurmeseAung San Suu Kyi and US Founding Father Thomas Jefferson. …

democracy campaigner

Total says won’t quit Myanmar after NGO accusation

Reuters India – Astrid Wendlandt, Will Waterman – ‎

PA: Quote, Profile, Research) will not leave Myanmar, its head told a French daily, after a US environmental group accused it of supporting the country’s …

DBS and OCBC deny keeping Burmese junta’s ill-gotten gains

The Temasek Review – ‎‎

DBS and OCBC banks from Singapore have issued a strong denial of a report released by NGO EarthRights International alleging that Burma’s military junta …

Total says won’t quit Myanmar after NGO accusation

Reuters UK – Astrid Wendlandt, Will Waterman

PA) will not leave Myanmar, its head told a French daily, after a US environmental group accused it of supporting the country’s military junta with revenue …

Banks deny holding Myanmar cash

Aljazeera.net – ‎

“Total and Chevron’s Yadana gas project has generated 4.83 billion dollars for the Burmese regime,” one of the reports said, adding the figures from …

Of wrongs & the right approach

Sakaal Times – Biswadip Mitra

The author has done exactly that by letting us know about the cause of Arakan and Karen “freedom fighters of Burma” (or Myanmar as it is officially called) …

Singapore banks reject Myanmar junta cash report

AFP – ‎

“Total and Chevron’s Yadana gas project has generated 4.83 billion dollars for the Burmese regime,” one of the reports said, adding that the figures for the …

Singapore’s banks slammed for being offshore repositories of …

The Temasek Review – ‎

… in Military-Ruled Burma (Myanmar) explains that Total and Chevron’s Yadana gas project has generated US$4.83 billion dollars for the Burmese…

regime.

Suu Kyi and lawyers finalize strategy for appeal

eTaiwan News –

AP Myanmar’s detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was in good spirits during a strategy session with lawyers in which they finalized 11 grounds for …

Dalai Lama calls in Prague for support of democracy in Asia

Prague Daily Monitor -‎

The Burmese authorities have recently prolonged Aung San Suu Kyi’s…

house arrest by 18 months. The Dalai Lama said that although she was at home alone

Suu Kyi prepares defence for appeal

Ireland Online –

Lawyers for Burma’s detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said she was in good spirits during a strategy session that finalised 11 grounds for …

In the French Papers

France24 – James Creedon

As for those who say Aung San Suu Kyi would be against Total, Margerie says he’s met her, that he can’t reveal the nature of their discussions but says she …

Maritime India Company to Construct Sittwe Port

Narinjara News – ‎‎

The Burmese military junta agreed to construct the port in order to develop the region with the help of the funding from the Indian government in the amount …

Report: Oil companies prop up Myanmar

Times of the Internet – ‎‎

… coordinator of the Earth Rights Burma project. While the two companies operate the Yadana pipeline, the Myanmar military guards it, Earth Rights said. …

Why the NLD should and will compete in the 2010 elections

Mizzima.com – Adam Selene – ‎

Will the party of the symbolic leader of Burma – Aung San Suu Kyi – be content with not playing any role whatsoever in the transition that awaits this …

Missions: A US team in militarized Burma assists a church despite …

World Magazine – ‎‎

Two cars and a truck rumbled to a stop on a dirt road in a village on the outskirts of Rangoon, the capital city of Burma, also known as Myanmar. …

Military Regime in Burma Propped up by Western Energy Companies

DigitalJournal.com – Chris Dade

Burma, a country with a population reportedly in excess of 50 million, is officially known as the Union of Myanmar and has been under military rule for well …

Western energy concerns under fire over Burma gas project

Radio Australia – Liam Cochrane – ‎

The allegations center on the Yadana offshore gas project, which has a pipeline running across a part of southern Burma mainly inhabited by ethnic Karen …

Junta ‘keeping billions in Singapore’

The Malaysian Insider – ‎

SINGAPORE, Sept 11 — A United States-based environmental group has alleged that Myanmar’s military regime transferred billions of dollars from a gas project …

‘Unless mineral resources are used, their worth will remain zero’

MorungExpress –

… of Earth Sciences, Manipur University, gave a presentation on ‘Structural and Tectonic framework of the Indo-Myanmar (Burma) Range and its implication’. …

Magical Myanmar / Burma

e-Travel Blackboard (press release) –

Burma still undiscovered by mass tourism provides a glimpse of how life was for much of Asia 50 years ago. Tropical paradises along the Andaman Sea, …

Rights Group: Oil giants prop up Burma’s regime

Australia Network News –

The energy companies Total and Chevron have been accused of propping up Burma’s military government through their gas projects in the country. …

Porn, fireworks, diamonds made with child labor: US

AFP – ‎

Myanmar, which is listed in the report as Burma, used child and forced labor to produce 14 products, ranging from jade to teak wood. …

$5 Billion for Burma Military Regime comes from Chevron, Total

EcoWorldly – Derek Markham

A gas project of Chevron and Total is responsible for major funding of the military junta in Myanmar, allowing Burmese generals to accumulate billions of …

Energy giants accused of propping up Burma junta

ABC Online –

Energy giants Total and Chevron have been accused of propping up Burma’s…

military government through their gas projects in the country.

Afghanistan election commission finds fraud, negates ballots

Free Speech Radio News –

The generals ruling Myanmar, or Burma, have banked nearly $5 billion from a deal with Chevron and the French oil giant Total – a sum that could be …

Paris Hilton immortalised in Oxford Dictionary Of Quotations

NEWS.com.au – ‎

Real freedom is freedom from fear, and unless you can live free from fear you cannot live a dignified human life – Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese political …

Webb plans to hold hearing on Myanmar

Times of the Internet –

Webb, who also visited Vietnam and Thailand, was the first member of the US Congress to travel to the country formerly known as Burma in a decade and the …

Emerging Fault Lines in Sino-Burmese Relations: The Kokang Incident

Jamestown Foundation – Ian Storey – ‎

Armed conflict between Burma’s armed forces (known as the Tatmadaw) and the Kokang militia (known as the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, MNDAA), …

Inside Burma’s War

TIME – Hannah Beech

It is the ethnics.” (Read “Burma Court Finds Aung San Suu Kyi Guilty.”) The renewed threat of civil war in Burma isn’t just an internal problem. …

Gas firms ‘prop up Burma’s junta’

BBC News –

Energy giants Total and Chevron have been accused of propping up Burma’s military government through their gas projects in the country. ..

‘Burmese can achieve aspirations under Suu Kyi’s leadership’

SamayLive – Noor Khan – ‎

Speaking at the forum, Thin Thin Aung, leader of the Women’s League of Burma in India, said “Indian diplomats talk only with military generals in Myanmar …

Global Elders engage occupied Palestine

FinalCall.com News – Brian E. Muhammad

… unionist Ela Bhatt; former Algerian Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi; and honorary members, Nelson Mandela and Burmese political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Sul Ross update

Alpine Avalanche –

Steven Platt, a Sul Ross assistant professor of biology, conducted research on a rare turtle in western Myanmar (Burma) this summer. …

‘Burmese can achieve aspirations under Suu Kyi’s leadership’

SamayLive – Noor Khan – ‎

New Delhi, Sept 10 Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today hoped that Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not be kept captive by the …

Suu Kyi’s former college campaigns for her freedom

Thaindian.com –

New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) While Myanmar’s Junta continues to remain entrenched in power, imprisoned pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s college here has …

LSR campaigns for Aung San Suu Kyi

Zee News – ‎

It is my hope that Ms Aung San Suu Kyi will not be kept captive for long and that under her leadership the people of Burma will soon achieve their …

Garage sale to benefit accident victims

Oklahoma City Friday –

The Chin are one of a number of Burmese people groups being persecuted by the ruling military junta in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Group says Myanmar hid billions in gas revenues

Forbes – Grant Peck – ‎

… in two Singaporean banks – the Overseas Chinese Banking Corp. and DBS Group – instead of going into the national budget of Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Oil Firms Accused of Whitewashing Burma Pipeline Abuses by …

Voice of America – Daniel Schearf – ‎

A human rights group has accused Western oil firms of whitewashing abuses connected with a gas pipeline in Burma. …

Hilton and Palin join Confucius in the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

First Post – Jonathan Harwood

There are more serious offerings from the likes of Stephen Hawking and Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi, who says: “Real freedom is freedom from fear, …

About 5 billion dollars from Total and Chevron flow into junta’s …

AsiaNews.it – ‎

… in controversy over its economic and commercial ties to Myanmar’s military junta following the arrest of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

ASEAN needs back-up on Suu Kyi

The Australian – Simon Tay

THE recent decision by Burma’s government to sentence pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to a further 18 months’ house arrest shows how difficult it is …

HRW urges US to wrap up Burma policy review

Mizzima.com – ‎

Roth, however, said in the light of the sham trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the lack of political reforms, “we do not think now is the …

Africa: Letter to South African And European Union Governments in …

AllAfrica.com –

The politically motivated guilty verdict by a criminal court in Rangoon, on August 11, against the Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Paris Hilton immortalised – for her wisdom

Courier Mail – ‎

Others come from the likes of British author Terry Pratchett and Burmese political detainee Aung San Suu Kyi. Some are not as new as they seem. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 11, 2009 at 9:34 am

World focus on Burma (10 June 2009)

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi tells lawyers to push appeal

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung) – ‎

AP YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi instructed her lawyers Wednesday to continue the appeals process to allow …

Goh’s Comments Significant

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

… Tong told junta leader Snr-Gen Than Shwe that Suu Kyi’s trial had “an international dimension to the matter, which Myanmar [Burma] should not ignore. …

Misery for Karen Refugees

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

The refugees are now being taken care of by Karen relief groups, such as the Karen Refugee Committee, as well as by the Thailand Burma Border Consortium. …

SM Goh briefed on developments to promote tourism in Shan State in …

Channel News Asia –

By Imelda Saad, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 10 June 2009 2031 hrs SINGAPORE: Day three of Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong’s visit to Myanmar saw him travelling …

Indian MPs for release of Suu Kyi

Narinjara News – ‎

The Indian Parliamentarian Forum for Democracy in Burma (IPFDB) has submitted the petition on behalf of 118 Indian MPs from both houses to call on New Delhi …

Indian PM urged to secure Suu Kyi’s release

Mizzima.com – ‎

One-hundred eighteen Indian MPs joined the petition initiated by the Indian Parliamentarians Forum for Democracy in Burma (IPFDB), urging Manmohan Singh to …

Thai army reinforces Burma border

BBC News -‎

By Jonathan Head Thailand has sent heavily-armed troops to reinforce positions along the Burma border after an influx of ethnic Karen refugees fleeing an …

Myanmar urged to open up to international donors+

Product Design & Development – ‎

By AP BANGKOK, June 10 (Kyodo) — Myanmar’s neighbor countries in Southeast Asia and international donor agencies and countries appealed to the country’s …

UN staff sent to assess Karen refugees

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎

June 10, 2009 (DVB)–The United Nations has sent its staff to five sites along the Thai-Burma border where Karen villagers have stationed themselves after …

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi seeks high court appeal: lawyer

AFP – ‎

YANGON (AFP) — Imprisoned Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi instructed her legal team Wednesday to push ahead with a high court appeal to allow …

New Rangoon-Naypyidaw Highway a Lonely, Risky Drive

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

The Rangoon-Naypyidaw highway is the first part of a new eight-lane highway between Rangoon and Mandalay, in central Burma. The new highway was built by the …

Kachins Reject Border Guard Role

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

Other China-Burma border-based ethnic armed groups—the United Wa State Army, the Kokang ethnic group and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army—were …

Junta meet with Mongla inconclusive

Shan Herald Agency for News – ‎

He is expected to discuss with Beijing on the current state of affairs in Burma particularly on the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi and the ongoing talks with the …

The Message from the Lion State

The Irrawaddy News Magazine –

Historically, Singapore politicians forged a good relationship with Burma’s ruling elite, including Gen Ne Win. It’s hardly surprising, therefore,

Digital divide separates world’s rich from poor

Helsingin Sanomat – ‎

In Myanmar (the former Burma), governed by a military junta, only a minute portion of the population, a mere 0.1 per cent of them, uses the Internet. …

Child soldiers still a fact of life in Burma: Ban

Mizzima.com – ‎

by Mizzima News Chiang Mai – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says despite some progress in combating the incidence of child soldiers in Burma, …

Myanmar ethnic groups call for UNinvestigation into Karen exodus

Earthtimes (press release) – ‎‎

… global arms embargo against Burma’s [Myanmar’s] violent military regime,” said Naing Aung, secretary-general of the Forum for Democracy in Burma (FDB). …

MPs urge PM to take up Suu Kyi issue with Myanmar

Hindu – ‎

Indian Parliamentarians’ Forum for Democracy in Burma (IIPFDB) co-convenor Sharad Joshi said India should change its policy towards Myanmar and try to …

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi meets lawyers in prison

AFP – ‎

YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has met with her defence lawyers in jail, an official said, as her legal team vowed to push ahead …

Nigeria: Hyundai to Provide Luxury Cars for ASEAN-S

Nigerian Bulletin! – ‎

… the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. At the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit, …

Burmese refugees rebuild community through a garden

Lansing State Journal –

The 60 families who work this three-acre plot of land are refugees from Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country that is still called Burma by those who don’t …

China’s Stability Doctrine

Korea Times – ‎

Before the global financial crisis hit, China benefited mightily from the long boom along its eastern and southern rim, with only Myanmar (Burma) and North …

Former Singapore PM urges free elections in Burma

Democratic Voice of Burma –

June 10, 2009 (DVB)–The former prime minister of Singapore has urged the Burmese government not to ignore international pressure on the trial of Aung San …

Serious Violations against Children in Burma: Ban

The Irrawaddy News Magazine –

By LALIT K JHA WASHINGTON — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday reported grave violations against children in Burma including credible reports of …

Singapore’s Goh Raises Suu Kyi’s Trial in Naypyidaw Talks

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

By THE IRRAWADDY Singapore’s Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong urged Burma’s junta leaders at a meeting in Naypyidaw on Tuesday not to allow the trial of …

SPDC Extends Ethnic Radio Program for Propaganda

Narinjara News – ‎

One listener said, “The ethnic radio program for seven major nationalities in Burma was being aired through Myanmar Broadcasting Service in Naypyidaw and …

Burma, China and Sri Lanka – The lessons

Kalugu – ‎

Burma’s Junta recently extended the house arrest of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, 61 for another year, defying overwhelming international appeals. ..

Complaint filed with Commissioner regarding Ivanhoe’s lobbyists

Straight Goods – ‎

… stake in Myanmar Ivanhoe Copper Company Limited (MICCL), the joint venture created by Ivanhoe with the Burmese military regime to operate Burma’s …

MYANMAR Cyclone victims get new homes

Union of Catholic Asian News –

YANGON (UCAN) — The Catholic Church is continuing to coordinate efforts to build homes for needy Catholic families whose houses were destroyed by Cyclone …

ONGC expects fall in overseas crude output

Upstream Online –

However, output at ONGC’s overseas ventures may increase to 10 million tons in two years as fields in Brazil and Burma start production, Butola said. …

Burma – Karen Villagers Forced to Flee

Christian Freedom International -‎

MAE SOT, THAILAND (Christian Freedom International) — On June 6, the Burmese army launched a major attack on Ler Per Her village, an Internally Displaced …

Thousands of Karen Flee

自由亞洲電臺 – ‎

“They fled because of danger and fear of capture and forced labor by the Myanmar [Burmese] army,” Thanongsak told reporters. “Most of the refugees are women …

Suu Kyi’s plight continues

Express Buzz –

Under both international and Myanmar’s national law on arbitrary detention, Suu Kyi’s term of house imprisonment was to end on May 27. …

China Sends Ominous Warning Over Gambling Danger to Neighbors

Online Casino Advisory – ‎‎

China says some of its citizens have been in danger due to lax regard for safety and border controls by Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …

3000 Karens Flee Burma

NTDTV – ‎

The Thai army has reported that thousands of Karens are fleeing to Thailand because of fighting that started on June 3 in a village close to the Thai-Burma …

Digital Influence Group Wins Two Communicator Awards

TAXI Design Network – ‎

… and 30 YouTube celebrity videos, supported a 30-day effort launched by The Human Rights Action Center and the US Campaign for Burma to build a movement …

UN assessing situation of Myanmar refugees in Thailand

UN News Centre – ‎

A number of the recently-arrived refugees were already uprooted in Myanmar and living in the Ler Per Her camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) run by …

Ethical jewels

Telegraph.co.uk – ‎

Fancy helping a military junta to continue persecuting Burmese pro-democracy leader, Aung San Sui Kyi, with that ruby? Or propping up an Afghan warlord with …

Less fertilizer is sold despite drop in price

Independent Mon News Agency

… fertilizers” Farmers in Burma use fertilizers that are imported from China, India, Bangladesh, and Thailand according to a former manager of the Myanmar …

China to work with neighboring countries to curb gambling along …

Xinhua –

“The foreign ministry has instructed China’s embassy to Myanmar to verify relevant circumstances, and required the Myanmar side to investigate into that …

Chevron Shareholders Ignore Company’s Abuses

Huffington Post – ‎

It is a report that tells stories about human rights abuses in places like Nigeria and Burma, where Chevron has been accused of promoting military violence …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 9, 2009 at 10:51 pm

World focus on Burma (5 June 2009)

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ICC Orphanage In Burma Attacked by Burmese Government Forces

International Christian Concern – ‎

6/5/09 Burma (International Christian Concern) Burmese government forces attacked two internally displaced people’s camps along the Thai border last night …

Tiananmen Square crackdown anniversary

Newspost Online – ‎‎

The march, which was followed by a candlelight vigil, saw the activists condemning the military might of China and Myanmar. “We have come here to show …

Situation Seen as Deteriorating at Aceh Refugee Camp

New York Times – ‎

The smuggler, Rahmatullah, 38, is from Myanmar and was first caught illegally transporting people by the Malaysian authorities several years ago, …

Suu Kyi lawyers challenge ban on defence witnesses

AFP – ‎

YANGON (AFP) — Lawyers acting for Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in court Friday to challenge a ruling over the witnesses who can …

Fate of Rohingya Hangs in the Balance

Jakarta Globe – ‎

Foreign Ministry data showed that 119 of the boat people have been identified as Bangladeshi and 269 as Burmese. “The Bangladeshis said they were ready for …

Junta launches fresh offensive against KNU

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

by May Kyaw Chiang Mai (Mizzima News) – Burmese Army troops are preparing to launch an offensive against the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and heavy …

Myanmar: 64 Words for Aung San Suu Kyi

Global Voices Online – ‎

A sample of 64-word message of support: “Nineteen years ago, the Burmese people chose Aung San Suu Kyi as their next leader. For most of those 19 years she

SBY likely to win second term

The Australian –

If he throws his weight around, Myanmar (Burma) is quite comfortable (remaining) an isolated country.” One of Indonesia’s foremost writers and social …

Suu Kyi trial delayed one week

United Press International – ‎

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to a crowd in this undated photo. (UPI Photo) | Enlarge YANGON, Myanmar, June 5 (UPI) — The trial of …

Karen villagers flee to escape battlefront

Mizzima.com – ‎

by Usa Pichai Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Several hundred ethnic Karen have crossed into Thailand as fears of fresh fighting between the Burmese Army and the …

Another Pagoda Accident in Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine –

By THE IRRAWADDY An electric elevator crashed into a stairway inside a well-known Buddhist temple, Bawdi Ta Htaung monastery, in the central Burmese city of …

Myanmar court delays Suu Kyi trial, witness ruling

Washington Post – ‎

A conviction is widely expected in the former Burma, where the courts routinely bend the law to suit the country’s military rulers. …

Court postpones decision to reinstate witnesses

Mizzima.com –

by Mizzima News New Delhi (Mizzima) – The Rangoon Divisional Court on Friday heard arguments from lawyers of Aung San Suu Kyi urging the Court to reinstate …

Karen Villagers Seek Refuge in Thailand

The Irrawaddy News Magazine -‎

By SAW YAN NAING More then 700 ethnic Karen villagers in Pa-an District in Karen State in eastern Burma have fled to Thailand in fear of more clashes …

Myanmar court postpones decision on more witnesses in Suu Kyi case

Monsters and Critics.com –

Suu Kyi is the leader of the National League for Democracy, which won the 1990 general election by a landslide but has been blocked from power by Myanmar’s …

Restoration Work Blamed for Pagoda’s Collapse

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

By THE IRRAWADDY Burma’s state-run media has broken its silence over the collapse of the historic Danok Pagoda, blaming renovation work. accident until …

A hard reign continues in Myanmar

Asia Times Online – ‎

When Myanmar freed itself from British rule in 1948, with Burmese revolutionary leader and Suu Kyi’s father Bogyoke Aung San at the helm, the Union of Burma …

Jury’s out on Myanmar’s election

Asia Times Online – ‎

… said Dr Maung Zarni, a leading activist and founder of the Free Burma Coalition whose efforts led to the withdrawal of the Pepsi company from Myanmar. …

Karen villagers flee rumoured Burmese offensive

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎

June 5, 2009 (DVB)–Around 700 villagers from Burma’s eastern Karen state have fled to the Thai border to avoid forced recruitment into the Burmese army …

Suu Kyi lawyers to argue witness appeal

AsiaOne – ‎

… the detained deputy leader of her party; and lawyer Khin Moe Moe. Myanmar was formerly known as Burma and has been ruled by the military since 1962. …

Burmese dictators get a free pass

Atlanta Journal Constitution – ‎

The latest outrage in Burma, the country renamed Myanmar by its ruling generals, came May 14, when startled witnesses saw a security convoy speeding from …

Refugees are walking to bring peace to Myanmar

LimaOhio.com –

“We are campaigning for the freedom of Burma [the former name of Myanmar] and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.” Min Oo said they sometimes stay in hotels and other …

Film Series and Movie Listings

New York Times –

… and Burmese) A collage of video and narrative collected by brave, anonymous journalists who documented the 2007 popular uprising against Myanmar’s …

THE STORY OF THE BIRTH OF A REGIME THAT HAS BLOOD ON ITS HANDS

Calcutta Telegraph – ‎‎

What would the state in Myanmar have been like if Aung San had not been assassinated on the eve of the country’s independence from Britain? …

… with celebrities — namely Kevin Spacey, Eddie Izzard and Emma Freud — most recently on the topic of Aung San Suu Kyi, the imprisoned Burmese politician.

Given the major human rights issues also arising in Burma, we might be able to combine the two and debate them together.”

Amazon Defense Coalition: Chevron Providing Misleading Information …

Business Wire (press release) – ‎

Chevron’s latest mischaracterization of the evidence follows a stunning rebuke last week of Chevron management over growing human rights problems in Ecuador …

Court mulls witnesses in Suu Kyi’s case

Gulf Times – ‎

A Yangon court is to decide today whether to allow more witnesses to testify in defence of democracy-icon Aung San Suu Kyi who stands accused of breaking …

There’s no silver bullet for malaria

U.TV – ‎

Fake drugs have long been rife in southeast Asia: a 2006 study shows 68% per cent of antimalarial drugs in Laos, Burma, Vietnam and Cambodia contained …

Poland marks vote that broke communism

The Australian – ‎

“That means supporting courageous individuals, notably Aung San Suu Kyi” the embattled Burmese opposition leader, she said. Vaclav Havel — the Czech …

Obama’s speech: A new argument for nonviolence

Dallas Morning News – ‎

How’s that working for Aung san suu kyi in Burma? I’m not advocating violence, but it requires a tremendous amount of time to change a country, …

Editorial: In solidarity – Remembering Tiananmen, 20 years after

Greenville Daily Reflector –

There will be no formal recognition today in Tiananmen Square in Beijing where 20 years ago Chinese troops stormed pro-democracy protests. …

Tiananmen vigil held to mark anniversary

Swindon Advertiser –

Ms Bushell said: “As well as remembering the people who sacrificed their life and freedom to ask for democracy we are asking the Chinese authorities to hold …

Taiwan cannot ignore PRC human rights

eTaiwan News – ‎

The DPP maintained that “freedom, democracy and human rights” should become the “common language for the development of future cross-strait relations” and …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 5, 2009 at 1:52 am

World Focus on Burma (29 April 08)

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Killings alleged at Chevron’s Burma pipeline
San Francisco Chronicle, USA –
… real story from the villagers,” Simons said. Burma, also known as Myanmar, has a history of military dictatorship and suppression of democratic uprising.CVXATH:ASCO
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Watchdog group says Chevron complicit in Myanmar
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Myanmar was called Burma until 1989, and opposition groups and some countries have not recognized the name change. The country has been under military …CVX
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Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Voting is being held in Singapore as well as Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan ahead of a referendum on May 10, the first in Burma in 18 years. …
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PRESS DIGEST – Singapore newspapers – April 29
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Myanmar nationals living in Singapore have until Friday to vote on a new constitution drawn up by the former Burma’s military regime. …
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Sun-Sentinel.com, FL –
In November 1941 Rossi and his squadron landed in Burma (now called Myanmar). In December, over Kunming, China, the site of devastating attacks by the …
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Burmese stay away from vote
Howrah News Service, India –
“[India has] failed to recognise the sentiment of the people of Burma,” Dr Swe said. The United States has dismissed the referendum as an attempt by the …
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Burmese activists protest as embassy conducts polling
Mizzima.com, India –
By Mizzima News Chiang Mai – Burmese activists on Sunday staged a brief protest outside the Burmese embassy in Bangkok, exhorting voters to reject the ..
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Rights group accuses Chevron of complicity in Myanmar abuses
AFP –
“Chevron has tried to distance itself from the Yadana project and Burma and tries to create an image that the abuses notorious during Unocal’s tenure are …
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Ethnic Karen in Myanmar fight for survival
Monsters and Critics.com –
Kaw Poe Kee, Myanmar – Wah Wah Mu, 38, has dressed up her little daughter with a pink chiffon dress, a rare sight in this jungle region of Myanmar (Burma). …
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Myanmar PM leaves for Thailand on official visit
Xinhua, China –
YANGON, April 29 (Xinhua) — Myanmar Prime Minister General Thein Sein left the new capital of Nay Pyi Taw for Bangkok Tuesday afternoon to start an …
Gourmet Thai PM to cook for Myanmar guest AFP
Thailand leader to cook for Myanmar prime minister The Associated Press
Burmese PM Arrives in Thailand to Strengthen Business Ties The Irrawaddy News Magazine
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 29, 2008 at 5:29 am

World Focus on Burma (12-12-2007)

  1. un’s Pinheiro seeks return to Myanmar, meet opposition leaders
    International Herald Tribune, France – 11 hours ago
    AP GENEVA: The un’s special investigator on human rights in Myanmar said Tuesday he wants to return to the country as soon as possible to examine the …
  2. Forgetting Myanmar all over again
    Taipei Times, Taiwan –
    By Seth Mydans The streets are quiet in Myanmar. The “destructive elements” are in jail. The international outcry has faded. The junta’s grip on power seems …
  3. Thailand: 20000+ Burma Refugees Resettled
    Scoop.co.nz, New Zealand – 11 hours ago
    Last week, under the world’s largest refugee resettlement programme, the number of Myanmar refugees who had left Thailand to begin new lives in third …
  4. Departures Of Burma Refugees From Thailand Top 20K
    Scoop.co.nz, New Zealand –
    This cultural orientation is one of the crucial steps on a journey that has opened up new worlds to more than 20000 refugees from Myanmar who have left …
  5. Myanmar: Monks flee to Bangladesh to evade arrest
    ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
    The young monk said, he finally left Burma for Bangladesh as authorities were conducting raids in several monasteries in Arakan searching for him.
  6. Stubborn junta’s ‘fire and water’ foreign policy stymies diplomacy
    Bangkok Post, Thailand –
    It is time for everyone, especially world leaders and diplomats, to take a serious look at Burma’s foreign policy, which for almost two decades has managed …
  7. Canada’s Miss Universe 2005 not visiting to Burma
    Asian Tribune, Thailand –
    The article “Miss Universe Coming to Burma” appeared last week on Burmese version of ‘Myanmar Time’ weekly journal in Burma, quoting a source from a …
  8. United Nations Special Rapporteur Reports on Worsening Situation …
    US Department of State, DC –
    Today’s report to the Human Rights Council by the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Burma, Paulo Pinheiro, provided important details of …
  9. UN Official Condemns Burma’s Crackdown on Opposition
    Voice of America –
    By Lisa Schlein A United Nations investigator has condemned the military rulers of Burma for using excessive force in cracking down on pro-democracy …
  10. US Sanctions Against Myanmar Boosted
    The Associated Press –
    The bill’s sponsors said they want to stop the military leaders in Myanmar, also known as Burma, from dodging US sanctions by laundering gemstones in third …
  11. US House adopts sanctions on Myanmar’s gem, energy industries
    Forbes, NY –
    LONDON (Thomson Financial) – The US House of Representatives has unanimously adopted sanctions against military-ruled Myanmar, targeting the country’s …
  12. House Sanctions Myanmar’s ‘Blood’ Rubies
    AOL News Newsbloggers, VA –
    “Burma’s generals,” Lantos said, “fund this repression of their own people by selling off the country’s natural resources, especially oil and gems, …
  13. US House adopts sanctions against Myanmar
    AFP –
    … referring to Myanmar by its former name. Aung Din, the executive director of the US Campaign for Burma, said the international community should step up .
  14. US House passes bill hitting Myanmar gems, Chevron
    Guardian Unlimited, UK –
    Tom Lantos, bans the import of Myanmar gems into the United States, freezes the assets of the country’s leaders and stops the former Burma from using US …
  15. US House passes bill on Burma sanctions
    Financial Times, UK –
    Chevron criticised the house move yesterday, saying “punitive tax measures against one company will not serve the purpose of helping the people of Myanmar …
  16. US House approves bill to strengthen sanctions against Myanmar
    Xinhua, China –
    11 (Xinhua) — The US House of Representatives on Tuesday approved by voice vote a bill that would halt Myanmar’s rubies and jades from entering the United …
  17. Bill to ban Burmese imports into US
    Daily Times, Pakistan –
    WASHINGTON: A bill moving through Congress this week will stop Burma from importing “blood rubies” into the United States, freeze the assets of its leaders …
  18. US bid to stop Burma gem imports
    BBC News, UK –

    The House of Representatives has voted to stop Burma’s rubies and high-quality jade from entering the United States. The measure tightens sanctions against …

  19. Bergenfield man sent money to Burma in violation of US restrictions
    NorthJersey.com, NJ –
    Wai admitted the funds were ultimately transmitted to Burma, officially known as Myanmar, a country that is under military rule and subject to US trade …
  20. Burma Legislation Moves Through Congress
    Voice of America –

    By Dan Robinson Legislation to tighten US sanctions against Burma’s military government is moving through Congress. voa’s Dan Robinson reports from Capitol …

  21. Nonlocal News roundup 12/11 – Our solar system is dented
    Pegasus News, TX –
    The government of Myanmar (aka Burma) defends its violent crackdown. The un’s rights envoy to Sudan might be cut loose. A prisoner in Israel is awarded …
  22. Myanmar rejects UN human rights report
    Reuters –
    GENEVA, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Myanmar on Tuesday rejected a UN envoy’s report that said the ruling junta had used excessive force in September to quell …
  23. India: Life on the front-line of India’s missions
    Aid to the Church in Need (press release), Australia –
    It borders Tibet to the north, Myanmar (Burma) to the east and Assam to the south. Nagaland lies towards the southeast and Bhutan to the west. …
  24. Back to normal in Burma – “Torture, Imprisonment, Death”
    Aid to the Church in Need (press release), Australia –
    By John Newton PEOPLE in Myanmar (Burma) continue to face strict government controls including imprisonment, torture and even death in the wake of uprisings …
  25. Bush condemns Myanmar crackdown after UN report
    Reuters India, India –
    Bush said he was “deeply disturbed” by UN human rights envoy Paulo Sergio Pinheiro’s report describing how the military government in the former Burma …
  26. Statement by the President
    Business Wire (press release), CA –
    I am deeply disturbed by the report that UN Special Rapporteur Paulo Pinheiro released today in Geneva documenting his findings from his trip to Burma last …
  27. Myanmar Faces Sanctions Unless Democracy Talks Begin, Bush Says
    Bloomberg –
    Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, yesterday rejected a United Nations report criticizing the junta for using “excessive force” when soldiers crushed the …
  28. Bush warns Myanmar of world sanctions
    AFP –
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — The United States will spearhead a global campaign to step up sanctions against Myanmar’s military regime if it continues to ignore calls .
  29. AJWS reports winter 07
    ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
    “Peace and stability have been restored in Myanmar, and life has returned to normal all over the country.” Thus spoke the UN envoy to Burma, Kyaw Tint Swe, …
  30. Burmese voices louder in 2007
    Bangkok Post, Thailand –
    If anyone deserves a Nobel peace prize this year, it’s Burma’s people and monks for taking to the streets against a brutish regime that has mired their …
  31. US threatens more Myanmar sanctions
    Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

     

    … of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and author of the bill, said the move would target top general’s in the government of Myanmar , also known as Burma .

  32. No democracy, more sanctions, Bush tells Myanmar
    Earthtimes, UK –

    Washington – US President George W Bush threatened further sanctions against Myanmar if its leaders don’t move toward democracy, saying he was “deeply …

  33. Myanmar needs our help
    St. Petersburg Times, FL –
    … Thailand and Vietnam are joining the global community and realizing increased economic growth and political freedom, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) …
  34. US closes loopholes in sanctions
    Mizzima.com, India –
    December 12, 2007 – United States sanctions on the economic interests of Burma’s generals and companies conducting business in Burma are one step closer to …
  35. Double vision over Myanmar crackdown
    Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
    The Human Rights Watch report, entitled “Crackdown: Repression of the 2007 Popular Protests in Burma”, was based on the testimony of over 100 witnesses to …
  36. India, Burma to sign mou for IT enhancement centre
    Mizzima.com, India –
    “India is committed to extend assistance to Myanmar [Burma] on various developmental projects of mutual benefit including the Kaladan Multi-modal Transport …
  37. Cambodian leader blasts UN report
    Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
    Dec 12, 2007 (AP)–The UN should leave Burma alone and stop disrupting the junta’s progress toward democracy by issuing critical reports on human rights …
  38. This beauty and Burma shouldn’t mix
    National Post, Canada –
    A Burmese weekly, the Myanmar Times, recently signalled Glebova’s pending visit with an article that said she would also serve on a jury for the Ancient …
  39. US House backs crackdown on Myanmar gem trade
    International Herald Tribune, France –
    Sponsors of the bill that passed in the House by a voice vote said they wanted to stop the military leaders of Myanmar, formerly Burma, from dodging US …
  40. Rights group: Military perpetuates its rule
    Bangkok Post, Thailand –
    … point toward democracy, they should present concrete foreign policy proposals to end Thailand’s embarrassing ties with Burma’s generals,” Adams said. …
  41. New drive to talk Burma into reform
    The Australian, Australia –
    “The people of Myanmar (Burma) have suffered from isolation for such a long time and it is high time now for the Myanmar authorities and people to be able …
  42. Myanmar: Military offensive targeting villagers’ food supplies
    ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
    The Free Burma Rangers relief team reported on November 22 that since the army commenced operations to relocate villagers in 2006 the Burmese troops had …
  43. Myanmar/Burma: Investigatory body must be proven to exist
    ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
    “On 31 October 2007, the Government of Myanmar has established the Investigation Body [sic] chaired by the Minister for Home Affairs with a view to …
  44. un’s Pinheiro pleads with Myanmar for dialogue on human rights
    PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
    AP GENEVA (AP) – The UN special investigator for Myanmar pleaded with the country’s military junta on Wednesday to engage in a serious dialogue about human …
  45. Local girls inch closer to crown
    Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
    The Thai men’s side will compete in the third-place play-off despite a win over Burma yesterday. Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos and reigning champions Thailand …
  46. For Burmese people, a friend in high places
    Christian Science Monitor, MA –

    … Burmese migrants on the Thai border has taught Cynthia Maung, herself a political refugee from military-ruled Burma (Myanmar), to expect the unexpected. …

  47. Hpao Lan Hpar Got a Heart Attack
    Asian Tribune, Thailand –
    (hold scrotum on the palm) The international community and analysts are now saying Burma has eventually become an autonomous region of China except in name. …
  48. Russian action against British Council ‘illegal’: Miliband
    AFP –

    That is Burma and Iran,” he said, using the former name for Myanmar. “I just hope the announcement today from Russia does not signal they are taking steps …

World Focus on Burma (5-12-2007)

  1. US says Myanmar junta obstructing negotiations on new constitution
    International Herald Tribune, France –
    “It is Than Shwe and his senior generals who are obstructing progress toward democratization in Burma,” Casey said, using another name for the Asian nation. …
  2. UN envoy to visit Myanmar anew
    Earthtimes, UK –
    Gambari had visited Myanmar, formerly Burma, twice this year and last week toured some Asian capitals in an effort to canvas support for democratic change …
  3. Blood Rubies Come to Town
    The Santa Barbara Independent, CA –
    According to the United Nations, more than 90 percent of the world’s rubies come from Myanmar, or Burma as it is commonly known. Unlike the sale of diamonds …
  4. Myanmar monks set to battle junta again
    TODAYonline, Singapore –
    Mr Aung Din, the executive director of the US Campaign for Burma group, urged Washington to appoint a sanctions coordinator for Myanmar as it did in the …
  5. Burma: ASEAN Should Not Go Against the UN
    Asian Tribune, Thailand –
    By Zin Linn Although UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari has made two trips to Myanmar (Burma) to promote political reconciliation, it seems to be in vain. …
  6. Repression revives business debate
    CNN –
    France’s Total contends that cutting off Myanmar, also known as Burma, hurts ordinary people more than it harms the military regime and could hinder moves …
  7. US Condemns Myanmar Excluding Suu Kyi From Democracy Talks
    Bloomberg –
    Myanmar’s military, which has ruled the country formerly known as Burma for 45 years, was condemned around the world for deploying soldiers Sept. …
  8. Burmese Opposition Marks National Day, Calls for Leader’s Release
    Voice of America –
    By VOA News The party of Burma’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for the immediate and unconditional release of its leader and …
  9. Chased from streets, Myanmar monks get out message on video
    AFP –
    … Thitagu World Buddha University in northern Myanmar, which is popular among foreigners who come to Myanmar, the former Burma, to study the religion. …
  10. Myanmar urges ASEAN media persons to resist influence of some …
    Xinhua, China –
    5 (Xinhua) – A Myanmar high-ranking information official has urged media persons of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to unitedly …
  11. Today in History – Dec. 5
    The Associated Press –
    Ne Win, former dictator of Myanmar, also called Burma, died in Yangon at age 91. ABC executive Roone Arledge died in New York at age 71. …
  12. China Wins Rights to Myanmar’s Gas, Beating India (Update1)
    Bloomberg –
    Myanmar’s military, which has ruled the country formerly known as Burma for 45 years, was condemned around the world for deploying soldiers Sept. …
  13. US Senate Hears Testimony of Venerable Ashin Nayaka on Burma
    Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
    He also said that he discussed the issue of religion in Burma, the repression of the people by the military, and US police options for Burma after the …
  14. Group: China to Evict 1.5M for Olympics
    The Associated Press –
    COHRE also criticized Myanmar and Slovakia on Thursday for “pervasive housing rights violations” in 2007. It said Myanmar, also known as Burma, …
  15. University of San Francisco to Honor Buddhist Monks Who Fought for …
    Earthtimes, UK –
    5 /prnewswire-usnewswire/ — The University of San Francisco will honor the Buddhist monks of Burma (Myanmar) for their courage and nonviolent …
  16. Reporters Without Borders names Eritrean Seyoum Tsehaye its …
    International Herald Tribune, France –
    Voice of Burma as media outlet of the year. The tiny, shoestring radio and television network was founded in Norway in 1992 by exiled Myanmar students. …