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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

UN assessing situation of Myanmar refugees in Thailand

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UN assessing situation of Myanmar refugees in Thailand

A cultural orientation session in a refugee camp on the Thai/Myanmar border

9 June 2009 – The United Nations refugee agency today said that it is looking into the situation of a group of several thousand Karen people who recently fled across the Moei River from Myanmar to Thailand.

Estimates of the number of people who escaped to northern Thailand since last Wednesday range from 2,000 to 6,400, and “one of the first things we would like to do is ascertain the number of people who are in the five sites near Mae Sot,” William Spindler, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters in Geneva.

The refugees are seeking shelter in temples and in homes in four villages, and in one case, in a cave accessible only by river and a 40-minute climb up a steep mountain.

Mr. Spindler said that according to preliminary talks with some new arrivals, “it seems some were fleeing actual fighting between the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army, which is allied with Government forces, and the rebel Karen National Union (KNU). Others say they were fleeing forced recruitment or forced labour by Government forces.”

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 the KNU in Karen-held territory, he noted.

According to people from the camp, everyone sheltering there fled to Thailand after it was shelled, the spokesperson said.

Many of the refugees brought supplies with them, and aid agencies are also providing them with necessities, such as food, mosquito nets, pots, pans and blankets, while UNHCR has distributed plastic sheeting.

“Most of the new arrivals say they want to stay as close to their villages as possible in order to go home quickly once the situation calms down because they left cattle behind and because it is time to begin planting rice,” Mr. Spindler said, adding that UNHCR is working closely with Thai authorities to best respond to the needs of the new arrivals.

In February, the agency said that there were some 111,000 registered refugees living in nine camps along the Thai-Myanmar border, who are restricted from leaving the camps and as a result unable to earn a living or receive higher education.

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Mortar Bombs Hit Ler Per Her IDP Camp – Up To 200 Used As Slave Labour

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Mortar Bombs Hit Ler Per Her IDP Camp – Up To 200 Used As Slave Labour

Jun 8th, 2009

Media Release From Burma Campaign UK
For Immediate Release 8th June 2009

The British government and United Nations have remained silent about a new military offensive in Karen State, Burma, which has forced around 4,000 people to flee their homes.

There are now almost 1,500 soldiers from the Burmese Army and its allies, the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA), involved in the new offensive in the Pa’an district of Karen State, on the Thailand Burma border. The Burma Campaign UK has visited the camp twice this year, hearing first hand testimony of abuses committed by the regime.

According to Burma Campaign UK sources, three mortar bombs have hit the Ler Per Her camp for Internally Displaced People. The camp was evacuated on Friday. The camp is two miles from the nearest Karen National Liberation Army base.

The Burmese Army are firing up to fifty 81mm mortar bombs a day into territory controlled by the Karen National Liberation Army, the armed wing of the Karen National Union, a pro-democracy organisation resisting the rule of the dictatorship. Some mortar bombs have also landed across the border in Thailand.

Eye witnesses who have escaped from territory taken over by the Burmese Army and DKBA reported that between 150 and 200 villagers have been taken as slave labour by the DKBA. They are being forced to carry military equipment, including into areas where the attacks are taking place. Some have not been given food for five days and are forced to sleep in the open in the rain.

“Once against the international community is looking the other way while my people are attacked and forced to run for their lives,” said Zoya Phan, International Co-ordinator at Burma Campaign UK. Zoya Phan has twice been forced to flee her village after it was attacked by Burmese Army troops. “Why hasn’t a single government called for an end to these attacks? Why isn’t there any effort to secure a global arms embargo? The British government must push for a UN Commission of Inquiry into these crimes against humanity being committed by the dictatorship.”

For more information contact Zoya Phan on 44(0)7738630139.

Source- Burma Digest

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June 8, 2009 at 7:02 pm

World focus on Burma (10 April 2009)

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NCGUB’s East Timor trip and plans on transition

Mizzima.com – 

By dialogue we mean tripartite dialogue among the junta, pro-democracy forces led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and genuine ethnic representatives. …

Chin rebels willing to continue peace talks

Mizzima.com – 

… which is the fifth step of the junta’s seven-step roadmap to democracy. In March 2007, the CNF and the Burmese junta held the first round of peace talks …

KNU braces for peace talks

Mizzima.com – 

Burma’s generals, who have promised the international community for the past 14 years that they are following a “roadmap to democracy”, are hoping elections …

Crimes Against Humanity in Eastern Burma?

International Peace Research Institute, Oslo – 

… the democracy movement led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the country’s ethnic nationalities as the path to national reconciliation in Burma. …

Thailand stands ready to assist in Burma’s reconciliation

Mizzima.com – 

… want to see a more inclusive process of reconciliation and would like to see political prisoners freed, including Aung San Suu Kyi,” Nyo Ohn Myint added.

Suu Kyi’s Lawyer Tries Third Appeal

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

By THE IRRAWADDY Another letter requesting a meeting with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sent to Burmese Premier Gen Thein Sein by her …

Caring for the War Dead

Jakarta Globe – 

The men were transported to Japan, or to build the Burma-Siam railroad in the jungles of Thailand and what is now Myanmar. The women were left here, …

Handle Rohingyas Issue Carefully – Group

Bernama – 

“There were suggestions from some Asean countries, including Malaysia and Thailand, to send Rohingyas back to Burma (Myanmar). “This would only make our …

Learning from Poland’s Example

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Aleksander Kwasniewski, who succeeded Walesa as president in the 1995 election and served until 2005, wished Burma a peaceful transition to democracy. …

US and Australia Agree to Work on Burma Issue

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

The statement noted Indonesia’s significant progress in strengthening its democracy, reforming its military, countering terrorist groups, …

New Year Oracle Holds Bad Omens

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi was born on a Tuesday. This year’s Thingyansar also predicts the end of feudalism in …

Thingyan, a Time of Tradition and Reckless Excess

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Burma’s Thingyan celebrations are even more over-the-top than the Thai equivalent, Songkhran, which attracts revelers from around the world for a wild …

The Junta Woos the KNU

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Htay Aung, a Burmese researcher with the exile-based Network for Democracy and Development, said that Thein Sein was clever to ask Kasit to mediate in the …

Five Burmese Labor Activists Arrested

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Burma has more than 2100 political prisoners, including pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. In two years, the number of political prisoners has doubled. …

Biggest catastrophe losses in 2008

Examiner.com – 

… earthquake’s fatalities were exceeded only by tropical cyclone Nargis, whose 200 kilometer-per-hour winds resulted in 138373 deaths in Myanmar (Burma). …

Critical Report on Nargis Relief Criticized by NGOs

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

By WAI MOE Twenty-one international nongovernmental organizations involved in relief and recovery work in Cyclone Nargis in Burma slammed a joint report by …

Shan State ‘Extremely Unstable’: Researchers

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

… ceasefire groups remain mistrustful of the Burmese junta, which has been pushing them to disarm and join an election slated for some time next year. …

Weekly Business Roundup (April 10, 2009)

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

South Korea’s Daewoo International says it has obtained permission from Burma’s state-owned Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) to extend its exploration …

Birmingham schools send cash to orphans fleeing Burmese regime

BirminghamMail.net – 

Thousands of youngsters, many of them orphans, live in basic camps inside the Thai border after fleeing the brutal military junta that rules Burma. …

Japan needs to push Myanmar on rights

Macau Daily Times – 

China, which often spars with Japan for influence, is Myanmar’s main political and commercial partner. “Though the horrible reputation of the Burmese …

Observer says Karen defection “insignificant”

Mizzima.com – ‎5 hours ago‎

On Thursday, Burma’s state-run media, The New Light of Myanmar, carried a front-page story of Captain Saw Nay Soe Mya being welcomed by local residents in …

Junta targets bio-energy for rural electricity supply

Mizzima.com – 

by May Kyaw Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Burma’s military government is making plans to supply electricity to several cyclone devastated areas in the Irrawaddy …

Report: junta’s drug eradication efforts fail

Shan Herald Agency for News – 

… as junta personnel themselves are relying on drug money to run their official business. Undercurrents: Monitoring Development on Burma’s Mekong says, …

Net censorship, propaganda on the rise

GlobalPost – 

The Paris-based international group counted four Asian countries among this dirty dozen: China, Vietnam, North Korea and Burma. Five Islamic nations shared …

The sanctions carousel

Mizzima.com – 

Benedict Rogers is a writer and human rights activist with Christian Solidarity Worldwide. He has made almost thirty visits to Burma and its borderlands, …

Myanmar’s Karen rebels seek peace: state media

Daily Times – 

YANGON: Myanmar’s state media said on Thursday about 160 ethnic Karen rebels had abandoned their decades-long independence battle to seek a peace deal with …

Mr Andrew Heyn has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the

Times Online – 

Union of Myanmar (Burma) in succession to Mr Mark Canning, CMG, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. …

Group Says Lawmakers’ Rights Violated in at Least 16 Countries

Voice of America – 

… the IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the IPU conference, Carstairs named Eritrea, Burma, …

Solidarity Center Condemns Arrests of Burmese Union Members

AFL-CIO – 

The AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center and the global union movement are condemning the April 1 arrests of five members of the Federation of Trade Unions of Burma …

Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations 2009 Joint …

US Department of State – 

Both countries reaffirmed their commitment to a free and democratic Burma that respects the rights of all its citizens. They agreed to work together in …

Chinese team seeks return of POW remains

Shanghai Daily – 

Soldiers from New Fourth Army and Chinese expeditionary army fighting in Burma, now also known as Myanmar, were also among the prisoners of war on the …

Willat-Saviskas Exhibit, “Alms-Offerings,” at Canyon Gallery

Topanga Messenger – 

By Ken Fermoyle Inspired by her trip to Burma, known today as Myanmar, Felice Willat chose the name for the April exhibit of her photographs, …

Corporate Efforts to Help Eradicate Human Trafficking and Child …

SocialFunds.com – 

While management of human rights in their supply chains has become more of a corporate social responsibility (CSR) mandate for companies, the reputational …

Suu Kyi’s lawyer to renew appeal for her release

Mizzima.com – 

by Mizzima News New Delhi (Mizzima) – Detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer said he will submit yet another appeal on Friday to …


World focus on Burma (31 March 2009)

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EU adopts 1 bln Euro “Food Facility” plan

Walta Information Center – ‎‎

The World Food Program (WFP), the World Bank, the UN Development Program (UNDP) and specialized UN agencies like UNOPS (in Myanmar/Burma) and UNRWA (in …

BURMA: Tata discusses truck plant with government

just-auto.com (subscription) – 

The New Light of Myanmar, Burma’s official newspaper, on Friday reported that Mr Manas Kumar Mishra of Tata Motors Ltd. on Thursday met Soe Thein in ..

Burmese democracy a daunting task: Abhisit

Mizzima.com – 

Abhisit said even as detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s unwavering fight for democracy in Burma continues to provide great inspiration …

Burma commences fence construction on Bangladesh border

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

by Siddique Islam Dhaka (Mizzima) – Burma has initiated construction of a fence along its border with Bangladesh in order to check cross border smuggling, …

Thai minister denies migrant discrimination claim

Mizzima.com

… however few Burmese migrant workers hold passports. A labor activist in Chiang Mai, where an estimated hundred thousand Shan workrant, ers are employed,

Dear Mr President, I want to buy a foreign policy

Politicsweb

So what, if we have sold our foreign policy on the occupation of Tibet and the oppression of the people of Burma to China. I am sure we have received good …

Burma: A Warning For Democracy

UNPO – 

Wearing his uniform with medals on his chest, the 75-year-old junta chief, who has ruled Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, since 1992, inspected troops from …

Capitalizing on a flawed electoral process

Mizzima.com – 

Yet, it must also not be forgotten that democracy demands institutionalization, and the Army is a rarity in this regard in today’s Burma. …

Burmese selection

Himal Southasian – By Larry Jagan

The last time Burmese citizens went to the polls, in May 1990, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), …

US State Department overlooks ‘especially dire’ religious freedom …

Catholic News Agency – 

… on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) press release reports that on Jan. 16 Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice formally designated Burma, Eritrea, …

Bangladesh seeks clarification from Burma on border fence

Mizzima.com – 

“The Myanmar [Burmese] ambassador has been called for a meeting with the state minister on Tuesday morning,” a senior official of the foreign ministry told …

A slippery slope …

Mail & Guardian Online – 

… abandon an internationalist perspective on human rights in favour of narrow economic and political interests connected to direct relations with China. …

Julia will kill jobs

The Australian – 

Citizenship rights must be brought to the workplace, the only way to acheive this is through stronger unions and work councils. Enough of this dictatorship …

Leadership is lacking…

Gulf Daily News – 

He played an important role, behind the scenes, in persuading the Burmese junta to let in aid agencies after the cyclone last year.

US names religious freedom violators

The Associated Press – 

16, then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice signed documents labeling Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea and Sudan as …

The sky is not blue in Burma

On Line opinion – ‎‎

… 2008, the Consulate-General of Burma (Myanmar) to Hong Kong defended Gambari by praising the mutual respect shown between the junta and the Special …

Karen Independence Movement: Seven Decades Of Futility? (Pt. 2)

Huffington Post – 

The ethnics’ first taste of freedom was an ironic byproduct of British colonialism. During World War II, Burmese forces joined the invading Japanese in …

Trade protectionism tops PM’s G20 agenda

Bangkok Post – ‎‎

The building of a rail link between Vientiane in Laos and Nong Khai and funding for Burma to help rebuild religious sites destroyed by Cyclone Nargis last …

Religious liberty violators finally named

BP News – 

In Rice’s January action, she redesignated Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Uzbekistan as CPCs. In addition, Saudi Arabia …

JA Provides Guidance on Burma Gem Ban

Jewelers Circular Keystone Online

The guidance also contains “Talking Points” to help jewelers answer questions from consumers, the press, or human rights groups, all of whom have taken an …

Attorneys seek evaluation for man in young girl’s death

Deseret News – 

Esar Met, 22, a refugee from Myanmar (formerly Burma), is charged with aggravated murder and child kidnapping, both first-degree felonies, in connection …


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March 31, 2009 at 1:03 am

World focus on Burma (24 March 2009)

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Burmese opposition leader’s detention violates laws: UN panel

CBC.ca – A United Nations panel says the detention of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi violates both international legislation and the laws of Burma. …

UN Calls Burma’s Detention of Aung San Suu Kyi ‘Illegal’

Voice of America – By VOA News A United Nations body has ruled that Burma’s continued detention of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is illegal under Burmese and …

The Path of Pen or Sword? By Ryan Libre The Irrawaddy

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting – Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Su Kyi, has been effective at getting the attention of the world media, but the Kachin see their struggle for …

Obama’s Team of Losers

CounterPunch – … board just last year, CNOOC was given sanctions by the US Treasury Department due to its involvement with drug trafficking and worker abuse in Burma. …

British man on Thai sailing holiday battered to death by pirates …


Daily Mail – … yachts are rare but the area is close to where hundreds of Rohynga refugees from Burma, try to seek landfall, after fleeing the Burmese military junta. …

Historical Facts Of Naga Independence Movement

MorungExpress – Free Nagaland had always been Independent Territory adjoining the Territories of Assam and Myanmar (Burma). 2. Between 1833 and 1879 Great Britain send …

Senate Dems Delay Vote to Tax Bank Bonuses

Democracy Now – The United Nations has ruled the continued detention of BurmeseAung San Suu Kyi violates Burma’s own laws as well as those of the … pro-democracy leader

GSK Publishes 2008 Corporate Responsibility Report

PharmaLive.com (press release) – £5m of humanitarian product donations for impoverished communities and humanitarian relief efforts, including the cyclone in Burma and earthquake in China. …

Archbishop Tutu will boycott anti-racism conference if Dalai Lama …

Virtue Online – Dr Tutu, who is a globally recognised human rights campaigners, and struggled long and hard against apartheid in his homeland, says South Africa has …

KNU in Serious Crisis

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Although the KNU has conducted ceasefire negotiations with the junta, it has yet to reach any agreement. The KNU has had close relations with Burmese …

KNU Willing to Talk, but not on Burmese Territory

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – By LAWI WENG The Karen National Union’s deputy chairman, David Takapaw, has welcomed Thailand’s offer to mediate talks between the KNU and the Burmese …

US Magazine Ranks Mugabe Worst Dictator

radiovop.com – 

… when 140 000 people were killed or went missing and more than 2 million people were displaced in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. …

Insein Court Sentences 13 More Political Activists

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – The sentences came after just a week after United Nations Human Rights Rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana reported to the UN Human Rights Council on Burma, …

Army Capitalists: The Junta’s Wealth

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – The Burmese military founded two military-managed economic organizations, the Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC) and the Union of Myanmar Economic Holding …

MYANMAR – UNITED NATIONS UN committee: detention of Aung San Suu is illegal

AsiaNews.it – … also national domestic laws of Myanmar.” According to Burmese law, only people who “threaten national security” can be arrested without burden of proof. …

UN says Burma detention ‘illegal’

AngolaPress – Nyanmer – The UN has said the detention of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi violates both international legislation and the laws of Burma. …

READER COMMENTARY: Reconsider your criticisms of STAND

Justice – We have pushed for congressional bills relating to Burma/Myanmar, and we are currently working to improve our knowledge of the international justice system. …

Chartered surveyors see Rents to fall due to unstable economy and excessive supply

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, …

Handrail from Timeless

Synfo – For some years now, the Burma Democracy Lobby has been campaigning against the use of Burmese teak. I was contacted regularly through our Timeless furniture …

SSA ready to hold talk with junta

Shan Herald Agency for News – The junta and the SSA had agreed to hold talks on 23 May 2007 but they failed to take place when the Burma Army delegation failed to appear at the venue. …

Suu Kyi detention violates Burma’s own law, says UN

This is London – The Nobel Peace Prize laureate has spent 13 of the last 19 years under house arrest, with the ruling junta in Burma, also known as Myanmar, extending her …

Q&A: Meltdown a Challenge for HIV/AIDS Programmes

IPS – IPS: Finally, Burma, or Myanmar, doesn’t seem to view the epidemic the way you do, from a rights perspective. Its HIV prevalence rate is 1.3 percent, …

JN International Medical Corporation Provides Vaccine for …

Emediawire (press release) – These states are in the part of India bordered by Bangladesh to the west and Myanmar (Burma) to the east. Authorities in India’s northeastern Meghalaya …

Around the wo rld

Arizona Daily Star – … Myanmar,” said a legal opinion by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions that has been sent to the government of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …

The ANC`s World Cup disgrace

Football365.co.za – In 2007, South Africa used its position on the 15-nation United Nations Security Council to try to block discussion of human rights abuses in Burma and …

UN ruling faults Myanmar detention

Arizona Daily Star – BANGKOK — The United Nations has ruled that the continued detention of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi violates Myanmar’s laws as well as those of the …

Ethnicity’s effect on health has local doctors weighing in

Frederick News Post (subscription) – The second most requested language is Burmese; 245 Burmese interpretation services have been provided since July. Through her own health fairs and other …

Students can help fight oppression

UW Badger Herald – In the late ’90s, the university also became one of the first to divest from companies that profited from the humanitarian crisis in Burma/Myanmar. …

SA’s credibility could be at stake by giving in to China

Business Day – In the case of Burma , SA had ample reason to vote with China and Russia in vetoing a US-sponsored resolution that would have brought the Burmese junta’s …

UN claims Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention is ‘illegal under Burmese law’

Telegraph.co.uk – 

The Burmese junta changed the country’s name to Myanmar in 1989 and the country is today widely known by both names. The ruling went on to say: “The Working …

Myanmar opposition asks for Suu Kyi meeting


AFP – YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s opposition Tuesday issued a fresh appeal for permission to see Aung San Suu Kyi and other detained leaders, after a UN panel said …

Detention Of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Illegal: UN

RTT News – (RTTNews) – The United Nations has ruled the continued detention of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is illegal and …

Students can help fight oppression

UW Badger Herald – In the late ’90s, the university also became one of the first to divest from companies that profited from the humanitarian crisis in Burma/Myanmar. …

UN rules detention of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi illegal

San Francisco ChronicleActivist groups, under a Free Burma’s Political Prisoners Now Campaign, are attempting to collect 888888 signatures for a petition calling for the release …

UN rules detention of Aung San Suu Kyi illegal

GMA news.tvThe number “8” is regarded as highly auspicious by many Burmese. Myanmar has been under military rule since 1962. Its leaders have scheduled elections next …

Tutu will boycott anti-racism conference if Dalai Lama stays banned

Ekklesia – Dr Tutu, who is a globally recognised human rights campaigners, and struggled long and hard against apartheid in his homeland, says South Africa has …

Suu Kyi detention breaks Myanmar law – UN body

Reuters – … of Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi is illegal under the domestic laws of her own country, the former Burma, her lawyer said on Monday. …

Myanmar breaks own law holding Suu Kyi: UN panel

AFP – WASHINGTON (AFP) — A UN panel has urged the release of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi, saying the junta violated not only world law but also its own law by

Labour welcomes UN decision on Aung San Suu Kyi

Scoop.co.nz (press release) Labour welcomed the release today of the decision of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention that the on-going house arrest of Burmese democracy leader

Burma: world’s longest war nears its end

Times Online – The United Nations has ruled that the continued detention by Burma of the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi violates domestic and international laws. …

In Burma, Even a Sham Election Is a Cause for Hope

TIME – Many members of the political opposition — including Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who still languishes under house arrest — have been …

Kasit agrees to push KNU disarmament

Bangkok Post – He was quoted as saying his government was trying to negotiate with National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is under house arrest, …

Karen Independence Movement: Seven Decades Of Futility?

Huffington Post Three years before she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi emerged as a national leader when thousands of protesting students and …

Dalai Lama’s South Africa conference ban causes uproar

guardian.co.uk – “South Africa is a sovereign constitutional democracy and should not allow other countries to dictate to it regarding who it should and should not admit to …

Burma’s generals are afraid of telephones and the internet

Nation Multimedia – The NLD members and activists have no permission to buy a cellphone, and are not permitted to own or even use an Internet line or a laptop computer in Burma …

EU set to change SE Asian trade policy: report

เดอะ เนชั่น – … a deal has since moved at a glacial pace, due to a myriad of problems that include European concerns over human-rights violations in Asean member Burma. …

R2P: Disciplining the Mice, Freeing the Lions

Foreign Policy In Focus – If so, should honest activists be calling for a “humanitarian intervention” to halt Israeli crimes, and further, to target the individuals and institutions …

R2P: Focus on Prevention

Foreign Policy In Focus – Through small grants, OTI encourages good governance, democracy, and civil society participation in transition countries. Leadership training workshops in …

R2P: No Love in a Time of Cholera

Foreign Policy In Focus – In Burma, 240000 suffer with HIV/AIDS as the ruling junta looks on impassively. Parts of Mexico are approaching civil war. Children are dying of starvation …

Strategic Dialogue: Responsibility to Protect

Foreign Policy In Focus – If for example Libya agrees that R2P must be invoked to alleviate suffering in Burma it must not balk if the same is required in neighboring Sudan. …

Sit-in protest for freedom of political prisoners

Mizzima.com – “We are here to send a message to the world that we show solidarity with the democracy movement in Burma and to respect political prisoners in Burma,” Dr. …

Tutu: I’m very disappointed

Independent Online – … refusal in the past to join UN condemnation of Myanmar over its treatment of the 1991 peace laureate, Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

[Viewpoint] Strange silence on terrorism

중앙데일리 – When we actively share our pain and terror to the world, the alliance of freedom and human rights will grow stronger and Korea will become a leading country …

Political prisoner suffers stroke

Mizzima.com – … in western Burma, according to sources close to the prison. Political activist Maung Maung Thet (20), hailing from Tungup Township, Rakhine State, …

From Stalin to Burma, a history lesson

Mizzima.com – But when they begin to regard the active opposition, as symbolized by Aung San Suu Kyi, as increasingly irrelevant, the time has come to refresh their …

Thailand to ask KNU to reconcile with Myanmar government

Thai News Agency MCOT – BANGKOK, March 23 (TNA) – Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya said on Monday that he had pledged to Myanmar government leaders that Thailand would help in …

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March 24, 2009 at 3:54 am

World focus on Burma (2 February 2009)

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Support Shirin Ebadi and other Human Rights Advocates in Iran and …
Huffington Post, NY –
Other examples are Aung San Suu Kyi (1991) versus Burma’s military junta; Nelson Mandela (1993) and Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu (1984) versus the apartheid …

UN Says Opium Poppy Cultivation on the Rise in Southeast Asia
Voice of America –
By Daniel Schearf The UN Office on Drugs and Crime says opium poppy cultivation is on the rise in Southeast Asia, most of it in Burma. …

In reply to Mr. Geoffrey
MorungExpress, India –
To simply drive home some points why these two persons are anti-Naga is that they consider Nagas living in Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Burma as …

knoxville zoo hatches critically endangered tortoises
Seymour Herald, TN –
The Burmese star tortoise (Geochelone platynota) is a native species of Myanmar (Burma). The number of tortoises in the wild is declining as a result of …

Thailand’s opium crops inch up amid UN warning
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
In Burma it rose from 27000 hectares to 28500 hectares over the same period. Overall cultivation increased 3.3% in the three countries. …

Icebox fisherman ask to stay in Australia
Visa Bureau, UK –
The two Burmese fishermen found floating in a giant icebox in Australian waters last month have asked to stay in Australia, rather than returning home, …

UN calls on Australia for regional aid
Ninemsn, Australia –
The warning came on Monday as the UNODC released its latest report on opium poppy cultivation in South East Asia covering Laos, Burma and Thailand. …

Monk dies in prison
Mizzima.com, India –
A Thailand-based documentation section of the Association for Assistance to Political Prisoners in Burma (AAPP-B) also confirmed his death saying the monk …

Bridging the Generation Gap
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… Sot on the Thai-Burmese border on February 14, 2008. “The military junta has been trying to destroy the Karen and its leaders,” said activist Zoya Phan. …

Taking a United Stand
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Answer: We have to work together with Buddhist monks, students and opposition groups inside and outside Burma to boycott the junta’s election in 2010, …

Burma’s Drugs Trade Unaffected by Global Slowdown
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The container, which was bound for Singapore, is reportedly owned by the Myanmar Timber Enterprise, a government-owned business that is also on the US …

New handbook for cyber-dissidents
Art Threat Magazine, Canada –
Or the recent murder of journalist Anastasia Baburova (along with human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov) in Moscow. These writers take huge and sometimes …

Weekly Business Roundup (February 2, 2009)
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By WILLAM BOOT Burma has reportedly loosened restrictions on cross-border trading with Bangladesh in a bid to double business between the two countries. …

The Real Meaning of Religious Persecution
American Spectator –
The Burmese military junta deploys brutal force against democracy activists and rebellious ethnic groups with equal avidity. Millions of people have been …

Truth about delaying 2010 elections
Mizzima.com, India –
… hinted about the junta’s continuation in power for 10 more years in the late 1990s, and it turned out to be true,” said a long-time Burma watcher. …

Arrest warrants issued for six defence lawyers
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Feb 2, 2009 (DVB)–Authorities have issued arrest warrants for six lawyers who have been involved in cases defending political activists, according to a …

GUEST COLUMN: Confidentiality and HIV/AIDS
The Nation Newspaper, Barbados –
… of Health tasked with caring for HIV/AIDS patients, for all intents and purposes, must treat it like they would a chronic disease like diabetes. …

HIV/AIDS patients sent home without treatment
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Two of the families who were staying at the monastery now have nowhere to go as their homes were destroyed by Cyclone Nargis. …

UN special envoy meets Myanmar government spoke authoritative team
Xinhua, China –
1 (Xinhua) — Visiting United Nations Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari met with Myanmar government’s spoke authoritative team, led by Information Minister …

UN envoy in Myanmar meets Suu Kyi liaison
Daily Times, Pakistan –
YANGON: The UN’s top envoy to Myanmar on Sunday met the minister tasked with liaising with detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, an official said, …

India urged to take Burmese refugees
Radio Australia, Australia –
The ongoing rights abuse over several years has led to as many as 100000 Chin fleeing into India’s Mizoram state. Sara Colm is a senior researcher with …

UN envoy meets ministers, diplomats in Myanmar
International Herald Tribune, France –
Myanmar’s military, which has ruled the country since 1962, when it was known as Burma, tolerates no dissent and crushed pro-democracy protests led by …

The War on Sense
OpEdNews, PA –
During the Vietnam War the CIA cooperated in moving heroin from the Burma triangle and America’s city streets were soon awash in cheap heroin. …

China poses strategic challenges to India: BJP
Webnewswire.com, India –
By connecting the Karakoram Highway to Gwadar( Pakistan) and Yunan to Irrawady corridor ( Myanmar) China has increased its strategic strength and presence …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

February 2, 2009 at 1:59 am