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World focus on Burma (12 June 2009)

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Thailand: Latest on Karen villagers from Myanmar

ReliefWeb (press release) –

UNHCR staff have visited five sites in northern Thailand where Karen villagers are taking shelter after fleeing eastern Myanmar since 3 June. …

Vienna Uni to host events on Southeast Asia

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The conference will focus on the themes of crisis and conflict in the region ranging from Burma or Myanmar to Indonesia. The Southeast Asian Science …

Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs to chair the GAERC Council

EU2009.cz –

… this meeting will include the following: preparations for the European Council, the Western Balkans, and the situation in Sudan, Cuba and Burma/Myanmar. …

EU Split Over Increasing Sanctions Against Myanmar

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BRUSSELS (AFP)–European Union nations are divided over whether to increase sanctions against the Myanmar regime and will await the outcome of the current …

Singapore Investors Waiting for Democracy in Burma

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By AP SINGAPORE—Singapore investors will likely wait until after Burma’s… elections next year before pouring any more money into the country, former Prime

RI asks India, China to put pressure on Myanmar’s junta

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Indonesia has asked India and China to push for reform in the military-ruled Myanmar, whose trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has sparked …

EU Calls for a Ceasefire in Eastern Burma

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By ARKAR MOE The European Union council under the Czech Presidency voiced serious concern at the growing Burmese military offensive against Karen rebels on …

Junta No 2 Expected to Ask China for Border Help

The Irrawaddy News Magazine –

… with ethnic ceasefire groups based along Sino-Burmese border. The visit was announced on Friday in the state-run newspaper The New Light of Myanmar, …

Tunnelling to nowhere out of fear

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by Celeste Chenard Aung San Suu Kyi has said “Fear is a habit” in Burma. And the fear the junta has incited among its own population has in turn come to …

The Neighborhood Bully

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Many are believed still to be in hiding in the jungle in Burma. “They fled because of the danger and fear of capture and forced labor by the MyanmarBurma] … [

Op-Ed Contributor Free Aung San Suu Kyi

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How can one accept that a woman, whom some call the Gandhi of Burma, could be considered a criminal so dangerous that she must be kept away from all contact …

India silent on Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial: Freedom House

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Freedom House, which has been monitoring the situation of political rights and civil liberties in Burma since 1972, called on the Indian government to break …

Myanmar launches operations against Karen

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Karen civilians take shelter on the bank of the Moei river after fleeing the fighting between Myanmar soldiers and Karen guerrillas in Tha Song Yang …

The Spirit of Manerplaw

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

The KNU is one of the key partners in the future national reconciliation process for Burma because of its long history of determination to heal ethnic …

Free Suu Kyi Campaign Gains Momentum in the US

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

“Freedom House is deeply disappointed that the Indian government is turning a blind eye to Burma’s shameful behavior,” Jennifer Windsor, the executive …

Compassion reopens centers in Myanmar war zone

Everyday Christian – ‎

A conflict has simmered for the past 50 years between ethnic Karens and the government of Myanmar, also referred to as its former name Burma. …

Thai-Burma relations under ‘unprecedented strain’

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“It is global knowledge that [Thailand] provide fertile soils to Myanmar [Burma] absconders, insurgent groups and anti-government political groups,” it said …

FDB urges UN to address Karen refugee issue

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by Phanida Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – The ‘Forum for Democracy in Burma’ (FDB) in exile has urged the UN Security Council to tackle the Karen refugee issue by …

Phuket Still Linked to Slavery and Trafficking

Phuketwan – ‎

”We contacted the driver using a mobile phone, but he told us in Burmese to keep quiet and make no trouble,” one survivor told the Bangkok Post newspaper. …

Singapore links investment to Myanmar democracy

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The military junta that has ruled the former Burma since 1962 has put opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on trial, accusing her of breaking the terms of her …

Education in Burma requires ‘urgent support’

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎‎

to promote education in Burma, with particular focus on the Irrawaddy delta region where around 4000 schools were destroyed last year by cyclone Nargis.

Thai villagers threatened in Karen offensive

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎

June 12, 2009 (DVB)–A Burmese junta-backed militia group involved in the offensive against the Karen National Union near the Thai-Burma border has …

New Delays In Myanmar Trial Of Aung San Suu Kyi – Officials

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Suu Kyi should be allowed to campaign

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SINGAPORE–Myanmar’s ruling generals should allow Aung San Suu Kyi to campaign for her party, the National League for Democracy, in elections due next year, …

India should pressure Myanmar on Suu Kyi: Freedom House

Zee News – ‎‎

“Freedom House is deeply disappointed that the Indian government is turning a blind eye to Myanmar’s shameful behaviour,” Jennifer Windsor, Freedom House …

KAREN EXODUS APPROACHES HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

Pattaya Daily News – ‎

… a humanitarian crisis along the Thai-Burmese border. David Thaw, a Karen spokesman, said that Ler Per Her camp and neighbouring villages in Myanmar, …

France, Germany in joint appeal for Aung San Suu Kyi

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During a joint news conference with German leader Merkel, French President Sarkozy said he had sought to speak by phone to the pro-democracy leader but the …

India Major Player in E.Asian Community – Dr Pitsuwan

India Journal – ‎

Dr Pitswan was also non committal on the subject of the political upheavals in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar stating that these were internal matters …

EU “concern” over mounting military offensive in eastern Burma

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by Mungpi New Delhi (Mizzima) – European Union on Thursday expressed “serious concern” over the mounting military offensive by the Burmese army and its

French President: Burma Blocks Call to Detained Opposition Leader

Voice of America – ‎‎

By VOA News French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he tried to telephone Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi but was prevented by Burma’s military …

Geneva labour film shorts festival: not just another festival

GenevaLunch – ‎‎

It exposes the brutal treatment and murder of Burmese seamen allegedly at the hands of their Thai bosses. “If it weren’t for the local union and the …

British MPs vow to support democracy-human rights in Burma

Mizzima.com – ‎

Initiated by Alistair Carmichael MP and Secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Democracy in Burma (APPB), the debate was held in the main …

Rangoon court postpones date for arguments

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The district court in Insein prison, where the Burmese pro-democracy leader is being tried, earlier rejected three out of the four witnesses presented by …

Observers appreciate Goh’s blunt suggestions to Than Shwe

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by Salai Pi Pi New Delhi (Mizzima) – The Burmese military junta is likely to respond positively to suggestions by Singapore’s former Prime Minister Goh Chok …

Indian Parliament Calls for Aung San Suu Kyi’s Release

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Over a hundred Indian parliamentarians are urging their Prime Minister and the Foreign Ministry to put pressure on Burma’s military regime. …

France, Germany worried about Aung San Suu Kyi

eTaiwan News – ‎

Suu Kyi, 63, is on trial in Myanmar for allegedly violating the terms of her house arrest. She faces up to five years in prison if convicted. …

Suu Kyi says junta’s charges are political – lawyer

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A conviction is widely expected in the former Burma, where the courts have often bent the law to suit the military, which has ruled for nearly half a …

Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on …

EU2009.cz – ‎

The EU reiterates its commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Burma/Myanmar. The EU calls instead for the conditions to be created that …

Delta recovery could be jeopardized by Suu Kyi trial

Mizzima.com – ‎

… told a gathering yesterday in Rangoon, “The international community should increase its efforts, in cooperation with the Government of Myanmar [Burma] …

Myanmar Gives Hope to Sandpiper

HappyNews.com – ‎

The recent discovery of wintering grounds for several dozen spoon-billed sandpipers in Myanmar (Burma) offers a glimmer of hope for the critically …

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June 12, 2009 at 1:33 am

Workers Protest Across France

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Published: March 19, 2009

PARIS — France’s airports, trains and utilities were hit by work stoppages on Thursday, as unions mobilized against President Nicolas Sarkozy’s economic policies and his government’s response to the global recession.

Protesters marched in the streets of France’s biggest cities — Paris, Marseille and Lyon — in fine spring weather, in the second major strike in two months.

An estimated 2.6 million people joined 213 demonstrations across France, according to the Confédération Générale du Travail, one of the nation’s largest unions. The national police, however, put the number of protesters at 1.2 million.

The largest unions said in a statement that Mr. Sarkozy’s response to the financial crisis had been inadequate, and they called on the government to do more to safeguard jobs and to improve workers’ purchasing power.

“Salaried workers won’t any longer accept being the victims of this crisis, which they had nothing to do with,” said Bernard Thibault, secretary of the workers’ confederation, BFM Radio reported.

Mr. Sarkozy, who was in Brussels at a European Union meeting, did not comment on the demonstrations.

Although France has a long tradition of strikes and demonstrations by public unions, the protesters who marched on Thursday and during similar protests on Jan. 29 came from both the public and private sectors, union officials said. Some union leaders called the protests in late January, in which they said an estimated 2.5 million people had participated, the largest nationwide demonstrations in 20 years.

But some political analysts played down the potential effect of the strike. “I don’t think it’s going to have a concrete political impact,” said Zaki Laïdi, a professor of political science at the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris.

France faces mounting dissatisfaction amid rising unemployment. French companies shed the most jobs in 40 years during the fourth quarter of last year.

Faced with expectations that the economy will sharply contract this year, Mr. Sarkozy announced a $35 billion economic stimulus plan in December. But he has held back from proposing additional broad measures, apart from support for the auto industry and banks.

According to the Education Ministry, about 30 percent of France’s teachers were on strike Thursday. Utilities, ports and refineries were also disrupted. Air France said most of its flights were operating normally from Charles de Gaulle Airport, while about one-third of its flights from Orly Airport had been canceled.

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March 20, 2009 at 4:10 am

French Schools, Roads Blocked in General Labor Strike (Update1)

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Bloomberg.com Europe

By Helene Fouquet

Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) — Hundreds of thousands of people marched in cities across France as labor unions called a one-day general strike in what’s turning into the biggest protest since President Nicolas Sarkozy was elected in May 2007.

The nation’s eight largest unions joined forces in the strike, saying Sarkozy’s 26 billion-euro ($34.4 billion) economic-stimulus package is inadequate. Workers are demanding the government do more to counter rising unemployment and falling purchasing power as France enters its first recession in 16 years. The eight unions represent the bulk of France’s 1.9 million-strong unionized workforce.

The strike resulted in train delays, closed schools and jammed roads as more than a million public sector workers and thousands of others from companies including France Telecom SA and Renault SA participated in the work stoppage.

“I can’t imagine that the head of state will say tomorrow, ‘I didn’t see anything, I didn’t hear anything, I have nothing to say,’” Bernard Thibault, the head of Confederation Generale du Travail, France’s second-biggest labor union, told RTL radio. He said 1.5 million people had begun marching in the streets across the country at 2 p.m. local time.

While France has a history of street protests, the global financial crisis has sparked similar demonstrations and unrest in countries from China and Greece to Iceland. France’s most disruptive transport strike in over a decade in November 2007 cost as much as 400 million euros a day, according to finance ministry estimates.

Service Disruptions

Most buses and subway lines were running in Paris — better than many had expected — while roads around the capital had bumper-to-bumper traffic. Several buses were empty as people chose to stay home. Ten percent of the flights at Paris’s Charles-de-Gaulle airport were canceled and third of those at the city’s second airport Orly were scrapped. In Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse, most public transport was canceled.

Unions said 300,000 strikers are marching in Marseille and 80,000 in Bordeaux. In Paris, they will march from the Bastille to the Garnier Opera square. The number of demonstrators may be as large as the 2006 marches against a disputed youth-work law that forced the government to scrap it.

“With such a mobilization, the government would be irresponsible not to react,” Jean-Claude Mailly, general secretary of the Force Ouvriere union said.

Strike Participation

Participation in the strike today ranged from 25 percent at the Bank of France to more than 60 percent in primary schools. The Public Service Ministry reported that 24 percent of its staff walked out, or about 850,000 people. That’s more than the 20 percent strikers in November 2007.

Credit Lyonnais said 16 percent of its staff walked out. At Societe Generale SA it was 5.5 percent. Renault SA reported 10 percent strikers and as much as 16 percent at its Sandouville factory. PSA Peugeot Citroen declined to disclose strike rates.

The size of the demonstrations today, unions said, will force action from Sarkozy, whose popularity fell five points to 49 percent, an Isama poll for Valeurs Actuelles magazine released yesterday showed. Sixty-seven percent of the respondents said Sarkozy should demand more from companies that get state support.

“Blocking works and it’s a constitutional right,” Marie- George Buffet, a Communist Party member said on i-tele today.

Popular Support

Unions representing doctors, nurses, Bank of France employees, television and radio stations and other civil servants asked for “urgent measures for employment and wages” and a further boost to the economy. Employees of companies including Electricite de France SA, France Telecom SA and French units of International Business Machines Corp. and Hewlett- Packard Co. are among those participating in the strike.

About 69 percent of the French people back the strike, according to a poll by CSA-Opinion for newspaper Le Parisien on Jan. 25. Forty-six percent support the strike, while 23 percent “sympathize,” with the union call, Le Parisien said. Of those interviewed, 12 percent were opposed or hostile to the strike.

It’s the first time in Sarkozy’s presidency that a “social movement” has had such public approval, Stephane Rozes, head of CSA-Opinion told the daily.

The French economy, the euro area’s second largest, may contract 1.8 percent this year, the worst performance since World War II, the European Union projected on Jan. 19. Companies are cutting jobs as the credit crunch derails purchases of homes, cars and factory machinery.

Unemployment

The EU sees France’s unemployment rate at 9.8 percent this year and 10.6 percent next year. The number of jobseekers in France has risen for seven months, the biggest jump on record in November.

“Strikes are not the answer to the crisis,” Budget Minister Eric Woerth said today on RMC Radio. “The answer to the crisis is the stimulus package, and we must do everything to make it efficient.”

About 60 percent of France’s high-speed trains, or TGV, ran today, said Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais, the national railway. Workers began the strike last night at 8 p.m., disrupting regional TER train services and local Corail lines, where service was at 40 percent.

Eurostar and Thalys services to London and Brussels are running normally, SNCF said. The railroad said each strike day costs the company about 20 million euros.

Trains, Planes

RATP, the Paris transport authority, said 80 percent of the city’s subways were running on 12 of its 14 lines and that bus operations “were almost normal.” One out of five RER A regional trains was running, with no service on RER B in the direction of the Orly airport. The Roissybus, going to and from the Charles-de-Gaulle airport, was running normally. Only two out of the 10 metro lines were operational in Marseille.

Air France-KLM Group said all long-haul flights are maintained and canceled 10 percent of its domestic and medium- haul flights. It canceled 30 percent of its flights from Orly. Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse and Nice airports ran almost normally, DGAC, the French aviation authority said.

The Education Ministry said 48 percent of primary school teachers and about 30 percent of secondary school teachers were on strike. Union estimates were higher, with 67 percent for primary and more than 50 percent for secondary school.

The strike at the Port of Marseille disrupted and delayed vessels, spokeswoman Claire Battedou said by telephone.

Output at French power plants operated by Electricite de France, Europe’s biggest electricity producer, fell by 14,000 megawatts because of strikes, a “record amount,” the CGT union said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Helene Fouquet in Paris at Hfouquet1@bloomberg.net.

Last Updated: January 29, 2009 10:53 EST

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Hundreds of thousands of French workers are staging a one-day national strike on Thurday, bringing widespread disruption to public transport and air travel and shutting down schools and other public services.

Black Thursday   January 29

Hundreds of thousands of French workers hold a one-day national strike protesting against job cuts, temporary lay-offs, the government’s economic and welfare reforms and the lack of fiscal stimulus measures aimed directly at helping households.

Protesters take to the streets in the eastern French city of Lyon. Workers across France joined the nationwide strike to try to force President Nicolas Sarkozy and business leaders to do more to protect jobs and wages during the economic crisis.

Workers wave Solidaries trade-union flags as they protest in the streets of Nice, southern France duing France’s first major strike triggered by the global financial crisis.

Several French cities saw large protests by striking employees. Bernard Thibault, leader of the communist CGT union, said 1m people had taken part by mid-afternoon.

Workers from French state-run railway SNCF protest in the streets of Nice.

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 29, 2009 at 5:29 pm

News on Burma’s Geoplotics (29-11-2007)

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  1. Musharraf to Take Oath as Civilian Leader
    Washington Post, United States –
    By Pamela Constable ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 28 — President Pervez Musharraf, after formally stepping down as the chief of Pakistan’s powerful army,
  2. FACTBOX-Five facts on Pakistan’s new army chief, Kayani
    Reuters –
    Nov 28 (Reuters) – Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf stepped down as army chief on Wednesday, as his hand-picked successor, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani,
  3. Manila gives rebel soldiers deadline to surrender
    Reuters –
    By Karen Lema and Raju Gopalakrishnan MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine police gave around two dozen rebel soldiers until 3 pm (2 am EST) on Thursday to halt their attempted mutiny in a luxury hotel in Manila’s financial district.
  4. Pall of Rioting Greets Sarkozy
    Washington Post –
    By Molly Moore PARIS, Nov. 28 — President Nicolas Sarkozy received no celebratory homecoming when he returned from Beijing on Wednesday with $30 billion in new business deals between France and China.
  5. US protests China’s port refusal
    CNN –
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The United States has filed a formal protest with China over the decision to deny port visits to a US aircraft carrier and two other ships last week, an incident a Pentagon spokesman Wednesday called “baffling.
  6. Two Injured as Hotel Standoff in Manila Ends
    New York Times –
    Government soldiers prepare to the Peninsula Hotel in Manila. The hotel had been taken over earlier by dissident military officers who demanded that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo resign.
  7. Musharraf Is Sworn In as a Civilian President
    New York Times –
    By CARLOTTA GALL and JANE PERLEZ ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 29 – A day after resigning as army chief, Pervez Musharraf was sworn in as a civilian president today.
  8. China Explains Decision to Block US Ships
    New York Times –
    By DAVID LAGUE Beijing, Nov. 29 – China blocked the visit to Hong Kong last week of a United States aircraft carrier battle group and other American warships in retaliation against the Bush administration’s proposed upgrading of Taiwan’s Patriot
  9. Vietnam caught between repression and reform
    Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
    The ethnic Vietnamese activists, among them a US national mathematics researcher, a French national journalist and a Thai citizen, were arrested while handing our fliers that explained and promoted non-violent struggle for democratic change.
  10. Musharraf Defends Actions After Taking Oath
    New York Times –
    bkbangash/AP Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf gave an emotional speech after he was sworn in as the country’s civilian president today in Islamabad, Pakistan.
  11. Why Musharraf is Ending the Emergency
    TIME –
    President Pervez Musharraf speaks after taking the oath of office for a five-year term as a civilian president November 29, 2007 at the presidential palace in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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November 29, 2007 at 7:12 am

World Focus on Burma (26-11-2007)

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  1. Too Many States Not on Course to Meet Clearance Deadlines
    Media For Freedom, Nepal –
    Government use of antipersonnel mines declined further, with only Myanmar/Burma and Russia continuing to lay new mines. Non-state armed groups in at least …
  2. Asean members have no time to waste
    Bangkok Post, Thailand –
    Philippine President Gloria Arroyo told Burma’s Thein Sein during a one-on-one meeting on Tuesday: ”The expectation of the Philippines is that if Myanmar …
  3. China must revalue yuan: Sarkozy
    NEWS.com.au, Australia –
    He said he wanted “vigorous” action from China on Myanmar, a close Chinese ally which crushed pro-democracy protests in September, sparking global outrage, …
  4. Burma Mobilizes To Protect 7M Kids Against Polio
    Scoop.co.nz, New Zealand –
    Midwife Daw Kyin Nu is braving the cold rain in the hilly regions of Shan State, Myanmar, as she goes house to house to vaccinate children under the age of …
  5. Networking Central
    Philadelphia Jewish Voice, PA –
    … half way around the world, monks, and crowds of protestors marched in the streets of Yangon fighting for peace, freedom, and democracy in Burma/Myanmar. ..
  6. Sarkozy says China must revalue yuan
    Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
    He said he wanted “vigorous” action from China on Myanmar, a close Chinese ally which crushed pro-democracy protests in September, sparking global outrage, …
  7. UN Burma fact-finder to speak at Brown
    Providence Journal, RI –
    Paulo sérgio Pinheiro, the UN special rapporteur for human rights, said he is hopeful that crisis in Burma (called Myanmar by the country’s ruling generals) …
  8. Myanmar PM to visit Cambodia
    Xinhua, China –
    26 (Xinhua) — Myanmar Prime Minister General Thein Sein will pay a goodwill visit to Cambodia in the near future at the invitation of his Cambodian …
  9. Just words
    Pinoy Press, Philippines –
    Here was the most authoritarian leader the Philippines has ever had since Ferdinand Marcos declaring , albeit indirectly, the members of Burma’s ruling …
  10. Boat sinks near Bangladesh-Burma sea border; 50 people missing
    Toronto Star, Canada –
    Several thousand Burmese refugees, mostly Muslims known as Rohingyas, have fled to Bangladesh over the years, claiming persecution by Burma’s military junta …
  11. Myanmar ruby boycott proposal raises red flag
    Los Angeles Times, CA –
    “The sale of these gems gives Burma’s military rulers quick cash to stay in power.” (Myanmar is also known as Burma.) But a successful boycott of what …
  12. Indian Buddhist monks protest against Myanmar junta
    Reuters –
    … emblems,” Kyaw Than of the All Burma Students League said by phone from the town. A monk-led protest was crushed by Myanmar’s ruling junta in September, …
  13. ASEAN pays price for embracing Burmese junta
    Vancouver Sun, Canada –
    … said: “The credibility and reputation of ASEAN has been called into question because of the situation in Myanmar [the name the junta calls Burma]. …
  14. Thailand’s counterfeit pipeline
    Columbus Dispatch, OH –
    … Thailand shares borders with countries that don’t place a premium on intellectual property rights: Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar, formerly Burma. …
  15. Sarkozy urges Beijing to take on greater global responsibility
    AsiaNews.it, Italy –
    … and the massacre of Myanmar’s population are the key objectives which French President Nicolas Sarkozy set himself on his arrival in China yesterday, …
  16. ASEAN still toothless after 40 years
    Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
    The senior diplomat, charged with mediating national reconciliation between Myanmar’s ruling generals and its oppressed pro-democracy movement, …
  17. Report: Myanmar monks have vanished
    United Press International –
    The crackdown by the military junta, which has ruled Myanmar, formerly Burma, since 1989, began after pro-democracy protests were taken over by the monks. …
  18. UN asks Vietnam to help rein in Burma
    Bangkok Post, Thailand –
    Noting that Hanoi is close to Burma’s ruling junta, Gambari said he hoped Vietnam’s government would “further encourage the government of Myanmar to …
  19. NLD branch welcomes Suu Kyi’s statement
    Mizzima.com, India –
    On Monday, the Burmese state-run newspaper, The New Light of Myanmar, carried statements by the ’88’ generation students (The Union of Myanmar), …
  20. USDA to hold pro-government rallies
    Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
    The state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper has been running a number of announcements since early November from ethnic and other political groups who …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 25, 2007 at 7:31 pm