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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 –

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

U.S. to withhold funding to Burma, N. Korea, etc. over human trafficking

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2009/09/16 07:44 KST

U.S. to withhold funding to N. Korea over human trafficking: White House

By Hwang Doo-hyong

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (Yonhap) — The United States will withhold funding for North Korea and several other countries for their poor human rights record involving human trafficking, the White House said Tuesday.

In a memorandum, President Barack Obama said, “Consistent with section 110 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, I hereby make the determination provided in section 110 of the act with respect to Burma, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Zimbabwe not to provide certain funding for those countries’ governments for fiscal year 2010 until such government complies with the minimum standards or significant efforts to bring itself into compliance as may be determined by the Secretary of State in a report to the Congress.”

Also affected are Iran, Cuba, Eritrea, Syria and Fiji, the memorandum said.

In June, the State Department issued the “Trafficking in Persons Report 2009,” the ninth annual report presented to Congress, listing North Korea as one of the worst countries in human trafficking, along with 16 other nations.

Financial sanctions and a ban on humanitarian aid are imposed on the countries listed.

The countries include Cuba, Iran, Myanmar, Sudan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Zimbabwe, Chad, Eritrea, Mauritania, Niger and Swaziland.

“Victims may suffer physical and emotional abuse, rape, threats against self and family, and even death,” the State Department report said. “But the devastation extends beyond individual victims; human trafficking undermines the health, safety, and security of all nations it touches.”

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 16, 2009 at 1:18 am

World focus on Burma (22 June 2009)

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Burmese Rally at Bidwell

Artvoice – ‎

Buffalo has over 2000 Burmese people living here. On Saturday, June 20, dozens of Burmese came to Bidwell Parkway to celebrate the 64th birthday of …

Thailand should strengthen ASEAN pressure on Burma: professor

Radio Australia – Sen Lam – ‎‎

LAM: And certainly the ASEAN Interparliamentary Myanmar Caucus wants tougher action against Burma. And these include parliamentarians from Malaysia, …

EDITORIAL: Cyber battle for hearts, minds

Geelong Advertiser – ‎

In Rangoon, Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi spent her 64th birthday last week in jail while an international cyber campaign has begun demanding …

Test Looms as US Tracks North Korean Ship

New York Times – Choe Sang-Hun – ‎

The network also said the Kang Nam was headed for Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, which is ruled by a military junta and has long been suspected of buying …

THE MAIL SAYS: Resolve HUMAN TRAFFICKING issue to restore reputation

Malay Mail – ‎

Last April, US Ranking Minority Member Richard Lugar released the “Trafficking and Extortion of Burmese Migrants in Malaysia and Southern Thailand” report …

Thousands donate hair to fix pagoda road in remote Burma – ‎

The campaign has spread to Yangon, the largest city in Burma, which is also known as Myanmar, Popular magazine reported. Access to the pagoda in the …

Two Opposition Activists Jailed In Myanmar

RTT News – ‎

It is estimated that over 2000 political prisoners still remain in Burmese prisons over their differences with the ruling military regime.

Suu Kyi supporters jailed

Australia Network News – ‎‎

Burma’s opposition National League for Democracy says two party supporters received 18-month prison sentences. A lawyer for the league says the two …

mediawatch: Phuket Eyes Nuclear Sea Drama

Phuketwan – ‎

… be done by documenting human-rights violations in extrajudicial killings, forced labor and pervasive repression, denouncing Burma’s democratic deficit,

Burmese and Iranians Make Buffalo Their Adopted Home

WKBW-TV – Jenny Rizzo – ‎

… came here seeking asylum because they are persecuted for their political beliefs by the ruling military junta in Burma, which is also called Myanmar. …

Ireland’s EU balancing act –

The co-ordination of foreign policy on Iran, Burma or the Middle East will be improved …” Of course. Pure pragmatism is guiding the Irish hand now, …

Surveillance and Censorship Threaten Internet Freedom

The Epoch Times – ‎

“In 1988, the world received little notice of the riots occurring in Burma and the military junta’s subsequent violent crackdown on demonstrators,” said

The coming days The week ahead

Economist – ‎

IN MYANMAR (formerly Burma), the leader of the pro-democracy movement, Aung San Suu Kyi, may learn whether her prolonged imprisonment will be extended on …

Leader’s fans jailed over prayer

The Canberra Times – ‎

Burma has jailed two supporters of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for 112 years for insulting religion after they prayed at a pagoda for her release, …

North Korea Accuses US of Plotting Nuclear War

AOL Canada – ‎

… reported that the US suspected the 1800-tonne-class ship was carrying missiles and other related weapons toward Burma, also known as Myanmar — which has …

Suu Kyi turns 64 in a Burmese jail as the EU frets

New Europe – ‎

We urge Burma/Myanmar to embark on a genuine transition to democracy bringing peace and prosperity to its people,” the statement said, without elaborating …

Myanmar junta blasts EU’s “ignorance” of Karen

New Europe – ‎

“There is no doubt that the DKBA and the Burmese Army are intent on eliminating the KNU this time,” Win Min, a lecturer on Myanmar affairs at Thailand’s …

North Korea Ship Suspected Of Carrying Missiles To Burma

Huffington Post – ‎‎

(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) SEOUL, South Korea — A US Navy destroyer is tailing a North Korean ship suspected of carrying illicit weapons toward Myanmar in …

US Navy Destroyer Tails North Korean Ship May Be Steaming Towards …

AHN – Mayur Pahilajani – ‎‎

Speculation is that the cargo is weaponized missiles and the ship may be headed for Myanmar (also known as Burma). Myanmar is suspected of purchasing arms …

Solidarity with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of Burma

เดอะ เนชั่น – Carl Gershman – ‎

NEVER HAS IT BEEN more important to demonstrate firm and effective solidarity with Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of Burma whom she …

Burma Jails 2 Supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi for 18 Months

Voice of America – ‎

By VOA News The party of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says Burma’s military rulers have sentenced two of her supporters to 18 months in prison …

World focus on Burma (6 May 2009)

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Nargis victims continue suffering in Burma

Kashmir Watch

With humancasualties, the cyclone added to the damage of social infrastructures, killing of thousands of livestock and also causing flood, wiping out paddy …

Rohingya sent back by Bangladesh – 

Now we don’t do this but send them back to Myanmar [Burma],” a soldier of the Teknaf based No. 42 (BDR), told Mizzima. MD Kamal Hussein, a local from Teknaf …

Refugee First Aid – 

Like other minorities, the Karenni have suffered severe repression under the military regime that controls Burma, renamed Myanmar in 1989 by the ruling …

Child soldiers a reality in Burma: Rights Group – 

by Mungpi New Delhi (Mizzima) –- The United Nations Security Council has been urged by a United States-based Human Rights group on Wednesday to protect tens

The United Nation’s Historic Failure In Myanmar – 

The repression of Burma and the injustice of Aung San Suu Kyi by the military government of Myanmar should be seen in an historical context. …

Journalists protest re-arrests and boycott govt media conference

The Zimbabwean – 

He said: “In every corner of the globe, there are journalists in jail or being actively harassed: from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe, Burma to Uzbekistan,

CDMA phone magic; helping cyclone survivors

The Burmese military junta’s Myanmar Posts and Telecommunication (MPT), following the deadly cyclone, in 2008 has allotted about 3000 CDMA phones in the …

Cyclone orphans nobody wants

The Australian – 

her little brother, Ye Htet Kyaw, who clung together during the terrifying hours of Cyclone Nargis, are two among a multitude of lost children in Burma.

Refugee First Aid – 

the Karenni have suffered severe repression under the military regime that controls Burma, renamed Myanmar in 1989 by the ruling junta.

RICS brings regulations to HK surveying firms ……

雅虎香港 – 

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

Yahoo! summit champions human rights online

AFP – 

Burma topped a Committee to Protect Journalists list of “The 10 Worst Places to be a Blogger,” with Iran, Syria, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Tunisia,

Regime Ignores Own Laws to Hold Suu Kyi: Rights Groups

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

By SAW YAN NAING Burma’s ruling regime is breaking its own laws and ignoring world opinion by continuing to detain opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, …

South Korean legislators to visit Burma – 

will visit Burma on Friday to convey President Lee Myung Bak’s message and to invite representatives from the military junta for the forthcoming meeting

Right Group Focuses on Burmese Children

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

The group has released a 60-page study, “No More Denial: Children Affected by Armed Conflict in Myanmar (Burma),” to mark the first anniversary of Cyclone …

$400m to hit human trafficking networks

Brisbane Times

He could face life in prison, with Indonesian authorities planning to charge him for the deaths in January. Spread over four years, the money will go to

Will the Mangrove Forests be Rebuilt?

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By KYI WAI BOGALAY, Irrawaddy Delta — Before Cyclone Nargis struck Burma’s Irrawaddy delta, the island known as Mein Ma Hla (in Burmese“pretty woman”) was

Accused trafficker held after joint operation

The Age – 

centre of people-smuggling activity. He could face a life term in prison. Another suspected human trafficker, Sajjad Hussein, was also arrested this week.

Experts Challenge Than Shwe’s Rice Production Claims

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By ARKAR MOE Claims by Burmese junta leader Snr-Gen Than Shwe that Burma is enjoying a rice production surplus are being greeted with skepticism by the …

Opposition wants US to continue sanctions – 

The open letter, sent on Tuesday, was signed by Ashin Aww Bar Sa from the All Burma Monk Alliance and Tun Myint Aung from the 88 Generation Group. …

Opposition wants US to continue sanctions

The open letter, sent on Tuesday, was signed by Ashin Aww Bar Sa from the All Burma Monk Alliance and Tun Myint Aung from the 88 Generation Group.

No Room for Wishful Thinking in Sanctions Debate

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By AUNG ZAW Burma’s Foreign Minister Nyan Win has called during a recent visit to Cuba for an end to sanctions imposed on developing countries—including his …

Burmese Opposition Groups Urge Increased Sanctions Pressure

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By LALIT K JHA WASHINGTON — Two major Burmese opposition groups have urged the US to maintain and stiffen its economic sanctions against the military junta …

President scoops up human rights award

Minivan News

Previous award winners include Burmese activist Khin Ohmar; a Belarusian journalist Tatsiana Revjaka and human rights activist Aljaksandr Bialiatski; …

An exhibition observes the culture and lifestyle of various …

Packaging & Converting Essentials (press release) – 

… soft drink bottle tops from Cambodia and Senegal, toys from Rumania and even gold leaf pictures of the Bagan temples in Myanmar, the ancient Burma, …

No Room for Wishful Thinking in Sanctions Debate

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

It also called for the junta to conduct a genuine dialogue with opposition and ethnic groups. So in the foreseeable future, Burma will continue to be …

Myanmar opposition weighs options

Asia Times Online – 

Mark Canning, the British ambassador in Myanmar, echoes such sentiments. “It remains the case that the situation in Burma [Myanmar] is characterized by the …

PROCUREMENT: Burmese Border Discount Discontinued

Strategy Page – 

Five years ago, India had agreed to supply Myanmar (Burma) with weapons and military equipment, and two years ago offered to refurbish Myanmar’s aging …

Junta sets deadline for ceasefire groups to transform – 

A top official of the United Wa State Army (UWSA), one of the largest rebel groups in Burma which has a ceasefire agreement with the ruling junta, …

Army Official Collects Bribes to Clear Records

Narinjara News – 

They will have to live in Bangladesh forever. If they return back to Burma, they will be arrested and punished with long prison terms,” he said.

IFDH : Aung San Suu Kyi’s Case to ICC (Pressemitteilung) – 

Genser Jared, Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer hired by her family members, said the Burmese regime was violating its own law by extending her house-arrest period …

A new tack on human rights for Obama

Temple Daily Telegram – 

Administration officials have suggested that sanctions against human rights pariahs Myanmar, also called Burma, and Sudan could be eased, that concerns over …

Lessons for Burma from Thailand Crisis

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Thaksin is represented by the red-shirt movement which comprises the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), the poor in far-flung regions …

Photography exhibit highlights survivors and recovery in southern …

ReliefWeb (press release)

On May 4, the opening day of the exhibit, His Excellency Mr. Myint Lwin, Chargé d’Affaires for the Embassy of the Union of Myanmar in Washington DC attended

Will Burma Sanctions Get Shaved?

Export Law Blog – ‎‎

The Myanmar people are victims of a humanitarian boycott. There is enormous pressure on politicians in the West to look politically correct, …

Blogging Can Kill You


Joel Simon of the Committee to Protect Journalists rightly says that bloggers are in the vanguard of the information revolution we’re going through thanks …

Orphans are last of the lost children of Cyclone Nargis

Times Online

Through good organisation, persistence and detective work, they successfully found homes for all the children separated by Cyclone Nargis… from their

In Burma, China’s Presence Grows

自由亞洲電臺 – 

Burma will get a share of the electricity in return. Human rights groups say both projects will displace dozens of villages and thousands of people. …

One Year On: The IRC Helps the Survivors of Myanmar’s Cyclone …

International Rescue Committee (press release) – 

One year ago, on May 2, 2008, the devastating Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar, also known as Burma. The force of the cyclone devastated the low-lying …

Myanmar Loses Aid to Political ‘Brownie Points’: Chart of Day

Bloomberg – 

The US imposed sanctions on Myanmar in 1997, prohibiting investment in the country formerly known as Burma. President George W. Bush’s administration …

Nargis tragedy, a source of hope for the new Myanmar, says … – 

Andrew Kirk, Country Director of Save the Children in Burma, said that over 500000 people, including 200000 children, are still living in makeshift shelters …

World focus on Burma (28 April 2009)

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Lighter Moment: Pushing the Boundaries of Public Awareness

Monthly Review – 

by Alex de Waal I thought I should share some of the more amusing efforts at promoting public awareness (in America) about human rights issues. …

NLD Hold First General Meeting in a Decade

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By MIN LWIN Sixty-three senior officials of Burma’s opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) and 95 elected members of parliament from the party …

Why Boycott Just Makes Things Worse

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is still being kept under strict house arrest. Unfortunately there is little hope of any democratic breakthrough …


ADOI magazine – 

The donation was made in conjunction with the first anniversary of Cyclone Nargis and will be used for World Vision’s rebuilding efforts in Myanmar as well …

Ogoni: Ken Saro-Wiwa Remembered


In Burma, Nigeria, and countless other places around the globe, our lands and our peoples have faced gross human rights abuses and staggering environmental …

Junta to introduce 3-P programme for military officers – 

by Mizzima News Chiang Mai – In order to facilitate a smooth transfer of officers within the Burmese military – Tatmadaw – the authorities will soon …

Burmese, Thai Troops Clash on Border

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

KNU sources said that the offer could be related to the 2010 Burmesejunta’s election in the eyes of elections in an effort to give more legitimacy to the

Cyclone Fears Still Stalk the Villages

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By KYI WAI / KUNCHANGONE / RANGOON DIVISION One year after Cyclone Nargis devastated the Irrawaddy Delta, villagers in the region watch the skies daily for …

Myanmar opposition to decide later about 2010 poll

The Associated Press – ‎‎

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Members of detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party said Tuesday they will wait to see whether laws governing next …

Refugee kids in Malaysia help Burma storm victims

eTaiwan News – 

By VIJAY JOSHI AP When the teacher asked her class how it can help Cyclone Nargis victims in Myanmar, Steven Bawmying suggested laying a long underground …

Security boost for election talks

Scotsman – 

MYANMAR’S military government tightened security as the political party of detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met to discuss next year’s planned …

Burma’s inhumanity toward its citizens

United Press International, Asia

This would require the unconditional and immediate release of all political prisoners, including pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, that have been …

Yadanabon fc’s introductory match in Mandalay – 

The Yadanabon FC will join the newly formed Myanmar National League, representing Mandalay city. The League, organised by the Myanmar Football Association, …

Aung San Suu Kyi party meets on Myanmar elections

AFP – 

… and hold talks if there was democratic progress. The United Nations also has tough sanctions in place against Myanmar, which was formerly known as Burma.

EU set to extend Burma sanctions

Tehran Times – 

LUXEMBOURG (BBC) — The European Union is set to extend its sanctions against Burma and to renew calls for the freeing of political prisoners, …

UN: Punish Abuse of Children in War

Media For Freedom – 

Human Rights Watch highlighted several cases in which military commanders in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sri Lanka who are well-known for their use …

Council conclusions on Burma/Myanmar 2938th General Affairs …

ReliefWeb (press release)

It calls for the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all other political prisoners and detainees. 2. In these circumstances, the Council deems it necessary …

Junta resumes pressure on Wa, allies

Shan Herald Agency for News – 

Following the 20th anniversary of “peace construction” between the United Wa State Army (UWSA) and Burma’s ruling military council, which was marked with …

EU extends Myanmar sanctions – 

Myanmar is to face another year of European Union sanctions, after the body’s 27 member states agreed to extend visa bans and asset freezes on the country’s …

Myanmar opposition meets on next year’s election

The Associated Press – ‎‎

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s military government tightened security as the political party of detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi gathered …

EU Renewal of Burma Sanctions Welcomed by Burma Campaign UK

Narinjara News

Dhaka: The Burma Campaign UK welcomed the renewal of sanctions by the European Union against the military dictatorship in Burma in a statement published on …


Shan Herald Agency for News – 

Extrajudicial killing, rape, severe beating, torture and many other types of gross human rights violations committed by the Burmese troops against the …

Base conclusions on hard evidence

Sun2Surf – 

… and their domains, and they demolished the monarchy in Burma (Myanmar) too, but in the Malay Peninsula, they preserved and nurtured the Malay kingdoms. …

Tuesday, May 5

eTaiwan News – ‎‎

1824 – British troops take over Rangoon, Burma _ now Myanmar. 1862 – Mexican army defeats invading French forces in the Battle of Puebla. …

Methodists provide compassionate response in Myanmar

ReliefWeb (press release) – 

While much of the world watched in horror after Cyclone Nargis devastated southern Myanmar (Burma), the Methodist Church (Lower Myanmar) MC(LM) sprang into …

Malay officials accused of human trafficking

Radio Australia – 

The Malaysian government is promising to look into claims Malaysian officials are involved in the illegal trafficking of Burmese refuges across the Thai …

Sanctions stay

Financial Times – 

By Tony Barber The European Union yesterday extended sanctions against Burma in spite of doubts in the US and some EU states about whether the policy is …

EU Extends Myanmar Sanctions For Another Year

RTT News – 

(RTTNews) – The European Union on Monday extended its sanctions on Myanmar for another year and urged the country’s military regime to release all the …

Censors Stifle Fiji News Media in Regime Crackdown – 

An RSF statement accused the regime of dealing a “mortal blow” to press freedom and “heading dangerously towards a Burmese-style system in which the media …

EU keeps up pressure on Burma

Deutsche Welle – 

In an effort to push for democratic change, the EU on Monday has extended political and economic sanctions against Burma as the country’s pro …

Songs of Survival: Voices from Burma – 

On the first anniversary of Cyclone Nargis, an extraordinary Burmese choir will bring the gift of their music to San Francisco. Come listen to their stories …

Religious Oppression Continues in Myanmar

Vatican Radio – 

Religious oppression in Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been widespread for years. The East Asia Team Leader for Christian Solidarity Worldwide, …

Myanmar: One year after cyclone Nargis – Malteser International …

Reuters AlertNet – 

One year af-ter cyclone Nargis devastated large parts of Myanmar on 2 May 2008, reconstruction and reha-bilitation works in the severely affected Irrawaddy …

KNU urges governments not to support junta’s elections – 

… must begin with a tripartite dialogue between the military, the ethnic national

ities and Aung San Suu Kyi led National League for Democracy,” he added. …

A good chance for Burma to respond

เดอะ เนชั่น – 

… especially the status of the proposed election and the release of political prisoners, including opposition party leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

World focus on Burma (27 April 2009)

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When Good News Goes Bad

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

At a media workshop I attended recently, a fellow journalist asked me if there was any good news to report about Burma’s recovery from Cyclone Nargis one …

2009 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Committee

NewsBlaze – 

The situation regarding democracy and human rights in Myanmar/Burma democracy activists are locked up in remains dire. At this very moment, many pro-

EU extends sanctions on Myanmar

Luxembourg, April 27 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Monday extended sanctions against Myanmar by one year and repeated calls for the release of political …

Water Woes Still Plague Nargis Survivors

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

But when it is above us, we die,” 76-year-old U Toe mused, looking back at the damage dealt by Cyclone Nargis nearly a year ago on May 2, 2008. …

Burmese Migrants Handed Over to Human Traffickers

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

He was held in detention for one month and 17 days before the guards led him out of his cell and bundled him into a truck with 60 other Burmese migrants.

EU Extends Burma Sanctions

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

“The EU remains open to dialogue and cooperation in response to progress by the Burmese authorities and its willingness to meet Burma/Myanmar authorities at

Political pluralism is the only answer – ‎‎

by Htet Win Addressing domestic issues is by far the most crucial need in delivering Burma from the vicious circle of political impasse and economic …

EU renews sanctions against Myanmar

Jakarta Post

EU foreign ministers have extended sanctions against Myanmar for another year to push for democratic change. British Foreign Secretary David Miliband says …

EU: SESSION ON EXTERNAL RELATIONS will discuss situation in Burma

ABHaber – 

This will be followed by an external relations session at which the Council will discuss the European Neighbourhood Policy, the situation in Burma/Myanmar …

Liverpool health worker is caught up in eye of Burmese storm

Liverpool Daily Post – 

Their roots may be in West Derby, Liverpool, but home for the next few years is the cyclone-battered republic of Myanmar, otherwise Burma to …

Aung San Suu Kyi party members meet in Myanmar: spokesman

AsiaOne – 

YANGON, MYANMAR – Members of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party came from across Myanmar on Monday to discuss elections planned for next year by …

Myanmar opposition readies for crucial plenary meeting

Monsters and

… won the 1990 general election by a landslide but has been blocked from taking power for the past 19 years by Myanmar’s ruling junta. …

Burma on alert over swine flu – 

“So far there is no sign of any Swine Flu in Myanmar [Burma]. But we are taking precautions and are prepared to conduct medical check-ups at the …

BBC India Election Train arrives in Mumbai – giving unique insight … – ‎‎

… BBC Bengali, BBC Chinese, BBC Vietnamese, BBC Burmese, BBC Somali, BBC Swahili, BBC World News, BBC Arabic television, BBC Persian TV and BBC.Com/news. …

EU General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC) to meet …

emportal – 

The External Relations Council will address the European Neighbourhood Policy, Burma/Myanmar, the Middle East peace process, Ukraine, …

A Pacific Alliance for Peace


The positive concept of the Arc would be founded on the values of “freedom, democracy, basic human rights, the rule of law and the market economy” according …

Burmese junta censors story on arrest of murder suspect

Southeast Asian Press Alliance

A SEAPA partner, it aims to promote awareness about the situation in Burma democracy and freedom of expression in the country. and promote

The Good Samaritan

Kantipur Online

About a century ago, a villager from Gulmi, migrated to Myanmar (Burma then) in search of better opportunities. He settled for farming in a hill station,

Migrants sent back to Burma

An itinerant worker, whose mother was sent back to the border and sent home via the Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge, said: “It doesn’t matter, I’ll go meet her …

Junta to open new Shweli river bridge today

Shan Herald Agency for News

Today, junta authorities in northern Shan State will be holding the opening ceremony of a new bridge across the Nam Mao (known as Shweli), between Namkham …

Spizzwinks(?) bring Burmese choir on tour

Yale Daily News – 

Burma is one of Asia’s poorest countries and has been ruled by military junta since 1962. Recently, it has become difficult to travel in and out of the

Village Councils to be formed with Military Supporters for 2010 …

Narinjara News – 

Maungdaw: The Burmese military junta is preparing to form village councils throughout Arakan State comprised of pro-tatmadaw people in order to win the 2010 …

Little Daughter: A Memoir of Survival in Burma and the West

Financial Times – 

… Lewis Twenty years on from Nobel Peace Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi’s first spell of house arrest in Rangoon, democracy still eludes Burma (Myanmar). …

KNLA officer killed in battle – 

The injured of the Burmese Army are reportedly being treated in Myawaddy Hospital. Last night the State Peace and Development Council or junta troops and …

Myanmar’s hope: a year after devastation

Mission Network NEws (press release) – 

Christian Reformed Church constituents responded generously to the needs in Burma/Myanmar with over $750000 in donations to CRWRC. …

Are the rich to blame for poverty?

IndianCatholic – 

For example, PIME missionaries went to eastern Burma [now Myanmar] in 1868, and English colonization in those regions inhabited by tribal peoples — who …

Film opens door to refugees’ realities

Albany Times Union – 

Zaw Min arrived in Albany from Burma in 2000, after spending years on the run from his government for political activism. “It was democracy for a couple …

EU set to extend Burma sanctions

BBC News – 

By Oana Lungescu The EU is to extend sanctions against Burma and renew calls for the release of political prisoners, including opposition leader Aung San …

North Korea: After Kim Jong-Il

The Edinburgh Journal – 

Unfortunately, there is a much greater likelihood that the North will come to resemble Burma rather than South Korea or China. …

EU sanctions against Myanmar: Time for a change?

CSR Asia – 

A report on the weekend says that EU foreign ministers are set to prolong sanctions against Myanmar when they meet today (although they also say they are …

Than Shwe’s winning formula to hold the reins of power

เดอะ เนชั่น – 

… cyclone and rebuild their community. This progress could lay the foundation for increasing civic participation and the democratisation process in Burma. …

Real change in Burma elusive

เดอะ เนชั่น – ‎‎

Even in the face of great international pressure following the monk-led demonstrations that were bloodily crushed by the junta, and Cyclone Nargis that …

US looking into 2 refugee reports

New Straits Times – 

THE United States Senate foreign relations committee is working on two reports containing allegations by Myanmar migrants of extortion and threats of being …

Call for independent probe into allegations

New Straits Times – 

Santiago says he has personally heard of the ordeal some Myanmar men went through when they were sold at the border and had to pay their traffickers to come …

No inside job, says Immigration

New Straits Times – 

The report interviewed Myanmar immigrants of the Chin, Rohingya, Shan and Mon tribes allegedly fleeced and tortured by Myanmar, Thai and Malaysian …

A roundup of today’s other legal news in brief

Irish Times – 

In 2008 the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found 1348 violations of the European Convention on Human Rights, according to its second annual report, …

Strides of civil society are non-negotiable

The News International – 

The jailers of Burmese Nobel Prize winner Aung San Syu Kyi can now sleep better at night. It is also more than troubling that a nation that has intimately …

UK relief efforts help deliver a cleaner bill of health to region …

Liverpool Daily Post – 

BURMA, or Myanmar, has the biggest area of any country in south-east Asia and a population of 55m. It became a British colony from 1820s, administered as …

Julia is caught up in eye of a storm

Liverpool Daily Post – 

Their roots may be in West Derby, Liverpool, but home for the next few years is the cyclone-battered republic of Myanmar, otherwise Burma to …

Thailand, Malaysia to act on trafficking of Burmese migrants – 

by Usa Pichai Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – The government of Thailand signed an anti-human trafficking understanding with the Burmese junta on Friday even as the …

Lajcak to Leave for Luxembourg to Take Part in GAERC Session


The ministers will also discuss current developments in Sri Lanka, MyanmarBurma), and the Middle East. Special attention will be paid to the situation in … (

Burmese FTUB Delegates Freed after six days concern over …

Infoshop News – 

On 1 April, five activists of the Federation of Trade Unions of Burma (FTUB) were arrested in their homes in Rangoon, Burma, after attending the first …

World focus on Burma (26 April 2009)

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Tibet and Indian Diplomacy

Mainstream – 

… Nepal or for that matter Burma matter Burma, despite the fact that the Dalai Lama and his entire government-in-exile are located in Dharamsala. …

Minister calls attention to plight of exploited women

Woonsocket Call – 

The report was based on a yearlong review by committee staff who spoke to migrants from military-ruled Myanmar, also known as Burma, and human rights …

21st century will be that of India: Advani

Express Buzz – 

Regarding the use of black money, Advani said that he was not raising the issue of black money just because elections are around the corner. …

Sunday, May 3

eTaiwan News – 

1945 – Allied troops enter Hamburg, Germany, in World War II; Indian forces capture Rangoon, Burma, from the Japanese. 1947 – Japan’s new postwar …

Human trafficking: Malaysians extort, Thais ignore

The Malaysian Insider – 

Lian (not his real name) is a 25-year-old ethnic Chin man who fled his home in Burma out of fear of the military in September, 2006. …

The end of Lanka’s Tamil Tigers

The News International – 

Buddhism came to Lanka through Emperor Ashok (died 232 BC), the greatest ruler of the subcontinent, who conquered everything from Afghanistan to Burma. …

The homecoming: Return journey of a princess

Deccan Herald – 

In 1817, after the first invasion of Assam by the Maan’s from Burma (Myanmar), they returned to Namchik in Arunachal Pradesh, but returned in 1826-27 and …

A slice of life on Burma’s Inlay Lake

Deccan Herald – 

Here in undeveloped Myanmar (formerly known as Burma, one of the 10 poorest nations of the world) people live in harmony with nature as evident from the …

Why is Hollywood Silent on Roxana Saberi?

Big Hollywood – ‎‎

There are 35 alone for Jim Carrey’s video on Burma’s imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, 168 for George Clooney in Darfur. …

Journalism on wheels

Hindu – 

Carrying a team of journalists working for its services in English, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil and Bengali besides Burmese, Swahili, Arabic and other foreign …

Finlay Macdonald: What’s in a name? A lot of growing up

Sunday Star Times

But to hear the snivelling you’d think we were in for some indigenous form of Myanmarification the term coined to describe the Burmese military junta’s …

BBC journalists board ‘election train’ to cover India

… dubbed the BBC India Election Train. The journalists include representatives of BBC’s English, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Bengali, Chinese, Vietnamese, Burmese …

Paranoid Myanmar calls for satellite TV to be restricted

The South African Star – 

The broadcasts were made by groups including the Democratic Voice of Burma, a Norway-based shortwave radio station and website that is run by exiled Myanmar …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 26, 2009 at 3:57 pm