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World focus on Burma (28-12-2009)

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Opposition lauds UN resolution on Burma

Mizzima.com – ‎

“Myanmar [Burma] had voted against the “highly politicized and country-specific resolution”, rejected it and would not be bound by it,” UN’s report quoted a …

Games host Laos reaps tourism gold

Business Mirror – Jun Lomibao – ‎

… medal until 1999—Laos was a founding member of the Games in 1959 (December 12 to 17) with Burma, Malaya (Malaysia), Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. …

Expectations, Burma case derail FTA

Business Mirror – Estrella Torres – ‎

The EU has been negotiating only with seven members and excluded in particular Burma, renamed Myanmar by its military rulers, because it has not complied …

Rohingya Issue to be Focus of Talks

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Lawi Weng – ‎

Dhaka’s Daily Star reported on Monday that the Bangladesh government will ask Burma not to encroach on Bangladesh’s maritime boundary. …

Ethiopia: Birtukan, Invictus! (Unconquered)

Ethiopian Review – Alemayehu G. Mariam

In Burma (Myanmar), Aung San Suu Kyi has languished in prison for years, yet for every Burmese she stands as a shining beacon of hope and redemption. …

Thai natural gas demand seen at 5.14 bln cfd in 2015

Reuters UK – Khettiya Jittapong, Martin Petty

Thailand plans to import natural gas from offshore Blocks M9 and M11 in the Gulf of Martaban in Myanmar in 2013, it said. It was expected to supply an …

Trade in Mae Sot–Myawaddy border up 27 per cent

Mizzima.com – ‎

The first was that Thailand and Burma have agreed to resume trade relationship and investment by organizing the fifth Thai-Myanmar Joint Trade Committee, …

Burma and Bangladesh Meeting Tomorrow in Dhaka

Narinjara News – ‎

Foreign secretary-level consultations between Burma and Bangladesh will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, tomorrow. A three-member Burmese delegation led by …

Civil Society’s Role Beyond the Election

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Htet Aung – ‎

“Supporters of change in Burma should embrace strategic engagement with civil society and potentially reformist elements in the state bureaucracy and even …

Big brother focuses on stability in Burma

Mizzima.com – Brian McCartan – ‎

“Myanmar will, as always, and working hard with the Chinese, preserve the peace and stability of the border areas,” Burma’s leader Senior General Than Shwe …

Philip Hensher: Independence day for a land with no name

Independent – ‎

Sometimes it takes place for ideological reasons: Burma becomes Myanmar, though not with universal recognition; under the Khmer Rouge Cambodia became …

Influx of Burmese refugees to Fort Wayne drops

Chicago Tribune –

Burmese refugees have been fleeing Myanmar, also called Burma, for decades to escape its ruling military government. Since the 1990s, many have been sent to …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 28, 2009 at 7:31 am

World focus on Burma (27-12-2009)

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India may have done the biggest political blunder in sending Ulfa chairman …

India Daily –

They acknowledge that the Administration and the Court system those days in Bengal (from Benaras to Burma border) were run in Pharsi and Arabic languages. …

Human trafficking must be addressed on global, moral level

Statesman Journal – Audri Rousseau, Francesca Tobin

China is a base camp for women and children trafficked into Mongolia, Burma, North Korea, Russia, Vietnam, Ukraine, and Laos, all tricked and recruited for …

Human trafficking alleged in China

UPI.com –

Speake said women come from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, to take part in forced or voluntarily arranged marriages, while babies are transported into …

Holiday guests

Worcester Telegram – Lisa Eckelbecker – ‎

About 50 refugees from Burma, also known as Myanmar, many of them children wearing traditional red clothing and head scarves, spent their first Christmas in …

Bangladesh – India – Myanmar Tri Nation Gas Pipeline: The Dream

Energy Bangla – Khondkar Abdus Saleque – ‎

… signed a production sharing contract with the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Burmese military government. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 27, 2009 at 11:07 pm

World focus on Burma (13-9-2009)

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On this day – September 14

News24 – ‎

1988 – More than 100 000 people march through streets of Yangon, Myanmar, also known as Rangoon, Burma, demanding that President Maung Maung’s authoritarian …

Peng Jiasheng Breaks His Silence

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

Other ceasefire groups in northern and northeastern Burma—in particular, the United Wa State Army, the Kachin Independence Army and the National Democratic …

Myanmar reports drug seizures near Thai border

eTaiwan News –

Myanmar, also known as Burma, produced an estimated 410 tons of opium in 2008, enough to make around 40 tons of heroin, according to United Nations’ figures …

Burmese police release U Win Tin after detaining, questioning him …

Southeast Asian Press Alliance – ‎

The senior leader of the Burmese opposition party – the National League for Democracy (NLD) – U Win Tin, was released by the police special branch after …

China’s sway over Myanmar limited, says crisis group

Reuters – Chris Buckley, David Fox – ‎

Beijing long supported Burmese Communists and maintains its own low-key links with the rebel ethnic groups in far-northern Myanmar, where China is worried …

Burma: Junta Hiding Multi-Billion Dollar Revenues

Scoop.co.nz (press release) –

… this week linking oil giants Total and Chevron to forced labor, killings, high-level corruption and authoritarianism in military-ruled Burma (Myanmar). …

Myanmar military urges ethnic groups to become frontier forces

Monsters and Critics.com –

Yangon – Myanmar’s junta on Sunday used state-run media to urge the country’s myriad ethnic-minority armies to transform themselves into frontier forces …

U2 Kicks Off North American Tour In Chicago

Billboard – Gary Graff

The emotional high point, however, was “Walk On;” dedicated, as usual, to imprisoned Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi, it was performed while three-dozen …

LitFest 09 features 29 authors on wide range of topics

Edmonton Journal – ‎

Another featured author will be Karen Connelly, the former Calgary writer who spent a decade working on a novel about life in a prison in Myanmar(Burma), …

Dissident questioned over pacemaker in Myanmar

Earthtimes (press release) – ‎‎

Yangon – Myanmar’s military junta have summoned a known dissident for questioning to establish who had paid for his pacemaker, one of his friends said …

Myanmar trips that don’t enrich the military

Monterey County Herald – K.C. Summers

The even better news is that many outfitters say they are mindful of the ongoing ethical debate about visiting Myanmar, also known as Burma, and have taken …

Myanmar – a headache for ASEAN

Korea Herald – ‎

During her recent two-day stay in Seoul she sat down with The Korea Herald to explain the current situation in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …

Travel Q&A: A Layover in Amsterdam, Driving in Costa Rica

Washington Post – Tere Mathieu – ‎

Its “Splendors of Myanmar” trip costs $2990 per person double (international airfare not included) and features a candlelight dinner at an ancient pagoda …

Myanmar police release veteran opposition leader

Reuters South Africa – ‎

YANGON (Reuters) – Veteran Myanmar opposition leader Win Tin said he was taken in for questioning by police intelligence but released after a few hours late …

The pipeline to riches

Bangkok Post – Matthew Smith, Naing Htoo

… Environmental, and Financial Impacts of Total and Chevron’s Yadana Natural Gas Project in Military-Ruled Burma (Myanmar)”, the oil giants Total and …

Veteran Burmese Opposition Leader Detained for Questioning

Voice of America – ‎

By VOA News Authorities in Burma have briefly detained veteran opposition leader U Win Tin, days after he published an article critical of the upcoming …

Junta has ‘stolen billions’ in gas revenue

National – Larry Jagan – ‎

But it also provides a critical leverage point for the international community to use to support the people of Burma.” Myanmar earns $150 million (Dh551m) a …

Myanmar briefly detains Suu Kyi aide: friend

AFP – ‎‎

YANGON — Myanmar authorities on Saturday briefly detained Win Tin, a veteran opposition leader and the country’s former longest serving political prisoner, …

Myanmar police question senior opposition figure

eTaiwan News – ‎‎

AP Police in Myanmar interrogated a senior member of Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy party Saturday about whether he and other opposition leaders received …

Win Tin Released after Questioning

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Min Lwin – ‎

Win Tin, a senior member of Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), was taken into custody by special police …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 13, 2009 at 4:14 pm

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 (10-9-2009)

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

AsiaNews.it – ‎

More recently Total found itself mired in controversy over its economic and commercial ties to Myanmar’s military junta following the arrest of Burmese …

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 BurmeseAung San Suu Kyi. Some are not as new as they seem political detainee . …

Report: Pipeline pumps billions in Myanmar junta’s pockets …

Monsters and Critics.com – ‎‎

‘As long as the Burmese [Myanmar] regime has easy access to billions of dollars, it has little incentive to come to the table,’ ERI’s Burma Project …

Myamarese refugees allege starvation in India

Press Trust of India – ‎

… leader of the Women’s League of Burma in India, said “Indian diplomats talk only with military generals in Myanmar and never had any kind of interaction …

US group: Burma’s military profiting from oil projects

Australia Network News – ‎

It says Total and Chevron’s Yadana gas projects have generated $US4.8 billion for the Burmese regime during 2000 and 2008. EarthRights’ Matthew Smith says …

When Demi Moore ‘snubbed’ Sarah Brown via Twitter

Gaea Times – ‎‎

… along with politicians like Gordon Brown, joined a ‘Twitter’ campaign calling for the release of the Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Junta Gas Profits Stashed in Singapore Banks: ERI

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Simon Roughneen – ‎

The reports, titled “Total Impact” and “Getting it Wrong,” examine how revenue from the Yadana gas project sustains military rule in Burma and undermines …

Myanmar junta siphons gas revenue offshore-report

Reuters – Alan Raybould, Nick Macfie -‎

BANGKOK, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military has transferred billions of dollars from a gas project into two banks operating in Singapore, …

Junta Media Highlights North Korean Anniversary

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe

Burma’s state-controlled media reported on North Korea’s 61st anniversary celebration on the front page of The New Light of Myanmar on Thursday, …

RICS to ‘Value’ Sustainability

PR Newswire (press release) – ‎‎

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

Total and Chevron earn $5bn for Burma junta

Democratic Voice of Burma – Francis Wade

Sept 10, 2009 (DVB)–The $US5 billion generated for Burma’s ruling junta by two of the world’s largest oil companies has weakened the impact of sanctions on …

China tip-off ‘sparked’ fighting

Aljazeera.net – ‎‎

A senior Myanmar official has said that last month’s clashes in the northeast of the country were sparked after a Beijing tipped them off about the location …

The Failure of China’s Foreign Policy?

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Ohn Myint, Moe Zaw

… between the People’s Republic of China and the Federation of Myanmar,” issued in June 2000, indicated the future direction of Sino-Burmese…

relations,

Big Oil fills the coffers of Myanmar junta

AMERICAblog – ‎5 hours ago‎

Cash goes a long way in Myanmar though somehow, not beyond a few people. The Burmese military junta has earned almost $5bn from a controversial gas pipeline …

US pressured on Burma policy review

Democratic Voice of Burma – Francis Wade – ‎‎

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is under house arrest, is barred from running in the elections, and her National League for Democracy (NLD) party …

An `Election’ Burma’s people don’t need

The News Journal –

Than Shwe and incarcerated Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi. I understand Webb’s desire to seek a meaningful dialogue with the Burmese ruling …

US Urges Fair Hearing for Suu Kyi

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Lalit K Jha – ‎

The United States on Wednesday urged the Burmese military government to give Aung San Suu Kyi’s appeal a fair hearing. …

Appoint Special Envoy on Myanmar: HRW to Hillary

Zee News -‎

It also recommended the establishment of a Burma Contact Group or similar form of multilateral grouping to meet and regularly discuss diplomatic engagement …

Total, Chevron aiding Myanmar regime: rights group

Jakarta Globe – Danny Kemp – ‎

“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 …

End to One-Party Rule

Korea Times – Christopher Lingle – ‎‎

And that would be if the results embolden citizens living under autocracy in Myanmar (Burma), China, North Korea or even Singapore to seek democratic …

Developer gets 30 mos. for mail fraud, conspiracy

Philadelphia Daily News – Michael Hinkelman

Chawla, who was born in Burma – now Myanmar, Southeast Asia – and then went to India as a young boy to live with family before immigrating to the US, …

30 months for bribing Phila. Council aide

Philadelphia Inquirer – Jeff Shields

Chawla, 59, was a 15-year-old living in Burma (now Myanmar) when a military junta took over. His father, grandfather, and several cousins and uncles, …

Opik – Burma (political prisoners)

DeHavilland (press release) (subscription) – ‎

Most recently, G8 leaders called for the Burmese regime to release all political prisoners, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, stating that their continued …

Total, Chevron ‘enriching Burma junta’

Ninemsn – ‎

Oil giants Total and Chevron are propping up Burma’s junta with billions of dollars hidden by the regime in Singapore, while trying to whitewash rights …

New Reports Link Total and Chevron to Human Rights Abuses …

Earthrights.org – ‎‎

… today linking oil giants Total and Chevron to forced labor, killings, high-level corruption and authoritarianism in military-ruled Burma (Myanmar). …

Lanka’s barbed wire

Puligal Today – ‎

Friends of Sri Lanka worldwide, especially in the developing world, do not understand why President Rajapaksa chose Burma/Myanmar as the first country to …

U2 360 at Wembley Stadium

Thread – ‎‎

Bono also drew attention to Burmese political leader Aung San Suu Kyi who has lived under house arrest for much of the last twenty years.

Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the current Burma …

ReliefWeb (press release) –

Burma’s generals have learned from their resounding defeat by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy in 1990 and periodic protest movements that …

Myanmar says Chinese tip-off led to border clash

The Associated Press –

Myanmar, also known as Burma, is largely estranged from the West, but China has maintained close economic and diplomatic ties with the junta, …

Myanmar: New policy requires HIV groups to register

Global Voices Online – ‎‎

People in Burma or in the Union of Myanmar are indeed helpless. People in Burma have no human-rights at all and no voice at all. …

Tree-hugging hippies on a trip of mixed emotions

The Herald – Miles Fielder – ‎

… Sleep Furiously, The End of the Line and Seventies rockumentary Soul Power, besides home movie coverage of the monks’ uprising in MyanmarBurma VJ. … in

Burmese generals pocket $5bn from Total oil deal

Independent – Andrew Buncombe

Burma’s state-controlled Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise is also involved in the operation. Last month The Independent revealed allegations that the Yadana …

Webb’s Burma Problem Gets Bigger

The Weekly Standard – ‎

… Senator Jim Webb has made a real mess of things with his foray into Burma last month — or as Webb calls it, in deference to the ruling junta, Myanmar. …

KiwiRail mired in Labour ideology

The Dominion Post – Luke Malpass – ‎

Regarding the argument that we should privatise everything because “everybody except Cuba and North Korea and Burma is doing it” – “When 50 million people …

Moniker Metamorphosis: Just Another Name

Times of India –

Unlike Cambodia that became Kampuchea and Burma that transformed into Myanmar with Yangon as its newly-named capital, Beiping vacillated with Beijing for …

CHINA: Dual Pipelines in Burma to Push Ahead Amid Criticism

Inter Press Service – Antoaneta Bezlova – ‎

“When Myanmar (Burma’s official name) was constructing a pipeline to Thailand in the 1990s, Myanmar activists also criticised the government, but the voice …

Webb’s Burma Problem Gets Bigger

The Weekly Standard –

After emerging from a meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the Burmese democracy movement and a prisoner of the military regime, Webb declared that …

Propaganda and the Burmese Media

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe – ‎

A strong supporter of Aung San Suu Kyi and the democracy movement, he wrote hundreds of poems critical of the regime and since then, his name has not been …

Understanding Earthquakes and Volcanoes—and Their Role in Prophecy

The REAL TRUTH – ‎

Other countries that suffered loss included Myanmar (Burma), Bangladesh, the eastern shoreline of India and Sri Lanka. In many areas, a second seismic wave …

Myanmar junta asserts control over rebellious region

Reuters – Aung Hla Tun, Martin Petty

In its almost five decades of unbroken rule in the former Burma, the military has failed to establish control along its northeastern border where many …


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Burmese supporters optimistic over Suu Kyi appeal

Radio Australia News – ‎

Activists hold protraits of Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as they shout slogans during a protest at Burma’s embassy in Bangkok on May 31, 2009. …

Myanmar pro-democracy party wants offices reopened

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar — The pro-democracy party of detained Myanmar…

opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on the ruling junta Tuesday to allow it to reopen

Peng Jiasheng’s Fall from Grace

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Aung Zaw – ‎

He was in touch with members of the Communist Party of Burma who were active along the China-Burma border. Peng Jiasheng spent time in Beijing and upon his …

GAIL may join consortium to lay Myanmar-China pipeline

MyNews.in – ‎

GAIL is a minority partner in the A-1 and A-3 offshore blocks, operated by South Korea’s Daewoo International, in Myanmar. Gas supply from the blocks is …

GAIL Head says co mulls joining proposed Myanmar-China gas pipeline

Stock Market Today –

by Prakash GAIL Head said that the company mulls joining proposed Myanmar-China gas pipeline, reports CNBC-TV18 quoting NW18. He said that the company has …

Lawyers Request Permission to Meet Suu Kyi

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Ko Htwe – ‎

Lawyers for Aung San Suu Kyi said they have sought permission to meet with the detained Burmese democracy leader ahead of an appeal hearing …

GAIL may buy stake in China’s CNPC

Economic Times –

China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) is laying a 870-km pipeline in Myanmar to transport gas found in blocks A-1 and A-3 to mainland China. …

GAIL in talks to lay Myanmar-China pipeline

Reuters India – ‎

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Gas firm GAIL (India) Ltd is looking at joining a consortium to lay a gas pipeline from Myanmar to China, its chairman said on Tuesday …

MYANMAR: Doing good in the Ayeyarwady River Delta


IRINnews.org – ‎‎

Maung Sein, once a school drop-out, now a successful businessman in Yangon, former capital of Myanmar (Burma), has been wading barefoot through thigh-high …

Radstock teenage joins Bono on stage to highlight charity’s work

This is Somerset – ‎

… concert U2 urged their fans to show support for jailed Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is the democratically elected leader of Burma. …

Forums to explore democracy’s challenges

Korea Herald – Hwang Jang-jin – ‎

… affairs secretary of the Forum for Democracy in Burma, will deliver a special message on behalf of Myanmar pro-democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Suu Kyi to be released?

Straits Times – ‎

YANGON- THE party of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday it was hopeful that she would be unconditionally released after a court….

Kokang clashes hit internet and phone services

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

The telephone lines are also from China but some telephones in Ching Shwe Haw are from Burmese service providers. On August 24, internet and telephone

Suu Kyi’s party ‘hopeful for release’

Sydney Morning Herald – ‎‎

The guilty verdict sparked international outrage and the imposition of further sanctions against Burma’s powerful generals, who have already kept Suu Kyi

PEACEKEEPING: The Golden Triangle Syndrome

Strategy Page – ‎

and half a million Wa (a local group, with a language similar to Cambodian), came under pressure from the Chinese and Burmese (Myanmar) government.

Gail talks up Burma-China pipe

Upstream Online – Anthea Pitt – ‎

Partners in the project are operator Daewoo, India’s Oil&Natural Gas Corporation, Gail, Kogas and Burma’s national Myanmar Oil&Gas Enterprise (MOGE).

Rare turtle seen in wild for first time since 1908

Cosmos – Steve Platt

which measure less than 30 cm in length, have now been found by a WCS team working in a sanctuary in military-ruled Myanmar (formerly Burma).

The Politics of Building a Gas Pipeline

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Jj Kim

While the Western world continues to debate whether economic sanctions can make change in Burma, the sale of gas to China from the offshore Shwe

India’s GAIL mulling Myanmar-China pipeline-chmn

Reuters – Nidhi Verma – ‎

BO) is exploring possibility to lay a pipeline to China from Myanmar, where it has 10 percent stake in two blocks, the Indian firm’s chairman said on

Propaganda war of Burmese junta on ethnic resistance forces

Shan Herald Agency for News – ‎

Members of the Peace and Democracy Front – Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), also known as the Chinese Kokang , United Wa State Army (UWSA)

Rotary using GPS draw to raise funds for ShelterBox

Kings County Record – Jeanne Whitehead – ‎

… boxes have been delivered to victims of 80 major disasters, including the Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (Burma). …

The Art and Craft of the Political Game of Renaming

New York Times – Clyde Haberman – ‎

No less heroic is Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner long kept under house arrest by the military thugs who rule Myanmar, as Burma is now …

Another birthday, another day behind bars for Suu Kyi

The Age – Graham Reilly – ‎

AUNG San Suu Kyi turns 64 today, but the Burmese political leader and Nobel peace laureate has little to celebrate. Now behind bars in the notorious Insein …

Laura Bush praises Obama, bemoans excessive partisanship

CNN – Zain Verjee – ‎‎

… of the government of Myanmar, also known by its former name of Burma, which has come under fire for imprisoning pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi. …

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Three million ecstasy tablets seized near Tachileik

Mizzima.com – Pho Zaw

According to the ‘New Light of Myanmar’ report, a total of 104 compressed heroin blocks were seized and only two of them weigh over 700 kgs. …

South Korean-Led Group to Supply Burmese Gas to China

Voice of America – ‎‎

Smaller members of the group include Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise, Indian gas company GAIL, and South Korea’s KOGAS. The group says it will build offshore …

Thousands Flee Burma After Standoff With Government

Voice of America – ‎‎

… August 8 after the Burmese government deployed troops in Kokang, which is populated largely by ethnic Chinese. The Myanmar Peace and Democracy Front, …

US senator lashes Myanmar sanctions

AFP – ‎

The United States and European Union have imposed sanctions on Myanmar, earlier known as Burma, due to its refusal to recognize the last elections in 1990 …

Junta Tries to Discredit Kokang Leaders Linked to Drugs

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Yan Naing – ‎

Burma watcher David Scott Mathieson noted that the regime wants all ethnic ceasefire groups to join the border guard force by October. …

Falcon resident discusses overseas incident

KY3 – Gene Hartley – ‎

by Ozarks Today Staff John Yettaw taking a picture of himself and the makeshift flippers he claimed to have used to swim to Aung San Suu Kyi’s compound. …

Junta Warns Buddhist Monks Online

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Arkar Moe – ‎

A monk from Sangha League (Myanmar) told The Irrawaddy on Wednesday: “It is clear that the Burmese military junta is afraid of the movements of Buddhist …

Another Huge Drug Bust in Tachilek

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe – ‎

High-ranking Burmese officials are visiting the Thai-Burmese border town of Tachilek after huge amounts of heroin and methamphetamine pills were …

Tension in the North

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

The latest episode occurred on Monday, when junta troops moved against the leader of the Kokang ceasefire group known as the Myanmar National Democratic …

Border police seize 3 million yaba pills

Democratic Voice of Burma – Francis Wade

The heroin haul was thought to be seven times the amount seized annually in Burma. Two houses were searched during Monday’s raid, the New Light of Myanmar …

Burma army standoff forces 10000 into China

Democratic Voice of Burma – Francis Wade

An alliance of four armed ethnic groups known as the Myanmar Peace and Democracy Front (MPDF) released a statement on 21 August detailing the standoff. …

Australia Says ‘No’ to Cross-border Relief

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Alex Lewis – ‎‎

“Today more than 500000 people are internally displaced in Burma, and another 2 million are living in Thailand. We try to address this crisis as best we can …

Releasing the Tiger’s Tail

The Irrawaddy News Magazine -‎

It has just extended the house arrest of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for a further 18 months, and continues to hold around 2100 other political …

Myanmar police land huge heroin, methamphetamine haul

Reuters India –

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar police seized 36 kg (79 lb) of heroin and almost 3 million methamphetamine pills in a raid near the Thai border, …

Webb’s Misguided Views

The Irrawaddy News Magazine –

By PYINYA ZAWTA US Sen Jim Webb recently traveled to Burma to lean not on Burma’s military regime, but to pressure my country’s democracy movement into …

Monk Leaders Call for Third Sangha Boycott

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Arkar Moe – ‎‎

Several exiled Buddhist monk leaders have told The Irrawaddy that Burmese monks across Burma are preparing to launch another boycott of …

Two Foreign Companies Explore Gas Near Disputed Waters in Bangladesh

Narinjara News – ‎

Dhaka: Two foreign firms – Conoco Philips and Tullow Bangladesh – will explore for gas in the deep sea in Bangladesh near disputed waters between Burma and …

Playing Hardball in Face of Wavering West

Korea Times – John J. Metzler – ‎

Yet, half a world away in Myanmar’s never-never land, the ruling junta felt assured they would ride the most recent ripple of world outrage as much as they …

Engaging Myanmar’s Junta

Korea Times – Doug Bandow – ‎

Unexpected was the visit to Myanmar (Burma) by Sen. Jim Webb (D ― Va.), which resulted in meetings with Suu Kyi and military junta leader Gen. …

Thousands flood into China after Myanmar army standoff

Reuters – Martin Petty, Chris Buckley – ‎‎

The Washington-based US Campaign for Burma said tensions first flared on August 8 when the Myanmar army deployed hundreds of troops in Kokang, …

Floods from dam near Thai–Burmese border cause concern

Mizzima.com – ‎

by Usa Pichai Chiang Mai (Mizzima) –The incident of flash floods near the Thai-Burmese border last week points to the ineffectiveness of the authorities in …

Myanmar reports major drug bust near Thai border

The Associated Press – ‎

At the time, newspapers called it the biggest single seizure of heroin ever recorded in Myanmar. Myanmar, also known as Burma, produced an estimated 410 …

Burma: Dealing with asean’s Shame

Embassy – Bryon Wilfert – ‎‎

I recently had a chance to meet with members of the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus in Pattaya City, Thailand. …

Op-Ed Contributor We Can’t Afford to Ignore Myanmar

New York Times – Jim Webb – ‎‎

The Burmese people have lost access to the outside world. Sanctions by Western governments have not been matched by other countries, particularly Russia and …

S Korean consortium to invest in Myanmar gas project

SteelGuru – ‎

South Korea’s KOGAS said that a consortium led by Daewoo International would invest a combined USD 5.6 billion to produce and distribute gas in Myanmar. …

Myanmar refugees flee to Thailand to escape violence; ADRA …

ReliefWeb (press release) –

To ensure the successful implementation of this project, ADRA also worked in coordination with the Thailand Burma Border Consortium, and SOLIDARITES. …

Koreans plan gas pipeline to China

Financial Times – Tim Johnston – ‎‎

The Korean-led consortium developing a gas field off Burma’s coast is to invest billions of dollars in a project to supply gas to …

West must engage with evil for the ultimate good of Burmese people

Irish Examiner – Stephen King – ‎

Optimistic analysts hope the appalling suffering in Burma will inevitably lead to the collapse of the junta and its replacement by a …

Thailand: Few options for Burmese refugees

ReliefWeb (press release) – ‎

In the first days of June, a new Burmese government offensive began in the eastern parts of Karen State, which borders Thailand, against the Karen National …

China secures gas from Burmese waters

Times Online – Carl Mortished – ‎‎

China is to boost its economic ties to the Burmese military Government with a $5.6 billion (£3.4 billion) gas project in the Bay of Bengal, to be built by a …

It’s the Arabian Gulf – and that’s that

GulfNews – Khalaf Al Habtoor – ‎‎

For instance, Rhodesia is now Zimbabwe, the Gold Coast became Ghana, Burma changed its name to Myanmar and Bombay is now known as Mumbai. …

Daewoo leads consortium to develop Myanmar gas fields

Business Times (subscription) – ‎

Few Western companies will invest in Myanmar because of its poor human rights record and continued detention of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, …


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