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World focus on Burma (16 June 2009)

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Burmese Inaction Frustrates Asean

Jakarta Globe –

… Myanmar Caucus, or AIPMC, an organization of parliamentarians from Asean countries, said the regional grouping has been pressing Burma to reform since …

Latvia: Foreign Minister Maris Riekstins gratified with Council’s …

ISRIA –

The EU foreign ministers also debated the EU’s further policy in the issue of Burma/Myanmar, as well as the strained situation in the country due to the …

UN Legal Experts Denounce Trial of Burmese Democracy Leader

Voice of America –

By VOA News Five human rights investigators for the United Nations say the trial of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has ignored basic standards …

UN rights experts press Myanmar to give Aung San Suu Kyi fair trial

UN News Centre – ‎

16 June 2009 – A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today called on the authorities of Myanmar to ensure an “open and fair” trial for …

Daewoo signs MoU to sell gas to China

Mizzima.com –

“The Korean government is failing to hold Korean corporations accountable for abuses connected to natural gas development in military-ruled Burma,” a joint …

India, Burma step up measures to check swine flu near border

Mizzima.com – ‎

“So far, even along the border of Myanmar [Burma], we have not encountered any such doubt,” he added. Till date, there have been no reports of cases of …

Suu Kyi’s Detention Affects Asean’s Credibility: Thai PM

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

During the Far Eastern Economic View’s interview published on Tuesday, 16 June, Abhisit, who is now chairman of Asean, said Burma’s political process will …

Commercial Car Auction Opens in Rangoon

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

By AUNG THET WINE Burma has opened its first commercial car auction in Rangoon, which allows people to buy new cars—even online—in the military-controlled …

Burma-China Pipeline Work to Start in September

The Irrawaddy News Magazine –

“Close to the key shipping lanes of the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia, Myanmar [Burma] could help China to extend its military reach into a region of …

Junta-backed militia will ‘make Karen state peaceful’

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎

June 16, 2009 (DVB)–A pro-junta militia in Burma believed to be responsible for the burning of Karen villages and forced recruitment of civilians as troops …

UN slams ‘justice violations’ of Suu Kyi trial

ITN –

The trial of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been marred by “flagrant violations” of justice, the UN has said. In a strongly worded joint …

Suu Kyi trial flouts justice, UN investigators say

Reuters –

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, June 16 (Reuters) – UN investigators said on Tuesday the trial of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi flouted …

Forced recruitment into border guard drives Karens into Thailand

Nation Multimedia – ‎‎

“There is a push by the Myanmar (Burma) government to increase the size of the force so they have been recruiting since late 2008. …

UN: Burma Faces Risk from Disasters

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

By BRADLEY S KLAPPER / AP WRITER GENEVA — People in Burma are among those with a risk of dying in a natural disaster, the United Nations said in a report …

UN experts demand fair trial for Aung San Suu Kyi

GMA news.tv – ‎

GENEVA — Five UN human rights experts have called on Myanmar to guarantee a fair trial for imprisoned Nobel Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her two …

‘No emotional connection’

Chicago Sun-Times –

Sung — a native of Myanmar, formerly Burma — became pregnant last year while living in Texas, authorities said. She moved to Wheaton in February to live …

Junta flays eu’s accusation

Mizzima.com –

… to fresh military campaign by Burmese Army against armed rebels in eastern Burma. The statement carried in the official newspaper, New Light of Myanmar, …

From Foes to Friends: Burma and North Korea

Daily NK – ‎

… photo exhibition were held in Myanmar and a news briefing and film show in Russia from June 1 to 3,§ where Myanmar is the alternative name for Burma. …

China set to start Burma pipeline

Upstream Online – ‎

“The section of the pipelines in Myanmar (Burma) will be built under the name of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) but whether CNPC or PetroChina …

Thai PM Abhisit on Burma and Asean

Far Eastern Economic Review (subscription) –

The exclusive interview dealt largely with how the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) should handle the junta in Myanmar in the wake of the …

Set Free Suu Kyi Now

Khaleej Times – ‎

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 …

Karen villagers flee army’s rebel sweep

The National – ‎‎

Their guerrilla force controlled a substantial part of Myanmar, then known as Burma, before independence in 1948. But since then the army has forced them …

Myanmar: KNU rejects regime version of fighting

ReliefWeb (press release) – ‎

The Karen National Union (KNU) has rejected a Burmese government statement saying the thousands of Karen refugees fleeing fighting in eastern Burma are not …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 16, 2009 at 5:53 pm

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

Thaindian.com

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

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

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 Critics.com

… 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

Mizzima.com – 

“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 …

RadioandMusic.com – ‎‎

… 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

FrontPage magazine.com

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

Mizzima.com

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

Mizzima.com – 

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

Mizzima.com – 

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

TASR

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 …