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World focus on Burma (15-11-2009)

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News items about Obama calling Burmese junta to release Aung San Suu Kyi will be seperately available on this link https://saveburma.wordpress.com/2009/11/15/obama-urges-myanmar-to-free-democracy-leader-suu-kyi/

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In Asia, Obama, Medvedev see nuke pact progress

Rome News Tribune – Jennifer Loven, Desmond Butler – ‎

Obama was the first US president to sit in on the meetings, that included a senior leader of Myanmar — part of a shift in US policy away from isolating the …

APEC leaders mull new vision for growth

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The US has been reluctant to hold a separate summit with ASEAN since 1997, when Myanmar – also called Burma – joined the grouping despite stiff objections …

Obama asks RP to draft US-Asean partnership accord

Inquirer.net – Christian V. Esguerra – ‎

They called on Burma (Myanmar) to “help create the conditions for credible elections by initiating a dialogue with all stakeholders to ensure that the …

WSJ: Concerns Rise Around Obama’s First Swing Through Asia

Wall Street Journal – Jonathan Weisman

The US imposes stiff sanctions on the country, also known as Burma. But many analysts view those sanctions as a failure as Myanmar has expanded trade with …

Obama condemns Burmese junta

Politico – ‎

POTUS made no public contact with Myanmar Prime Minister Thein Sein at the meeting in Singapore’s Shangri-la hotel with the 10 leaders of the Association of …

US President backs asean’s vision to become Economic Community by 2015

Channel News Asia –

“We reaffirmed the policies I put forward in Tokyo yesterday with regards (to) Burma (former name of Myanmar). We also recognised the need to expand high …

Obama talks arms control with Russia

BurlingtonFreePress.com – Jennifer Loven

Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a member of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, and Obama is sitting in on their summit. …

Summit Leaders Discussed a Wide Range of Issues

KNX1070 – ‎

He’s the first US president to sit in on such meetings, which included a senior leader of Myanmar (also known as Burma). His attendance marked a shift in US …

Call for papers

South Asia Mail – ‎

… or more countries in South Asia, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma/Myanmar, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sikkim, or Sri Lanka. …

Obama says US enjoys deep historical ties with SE Asia

Channel News Asia –

“We reaffirmed the policies I put forward in Tokyo yesterday with regards Burma (former name of Myanmar). We also recognised the need to expand high level …

Asean-US summit

Radio France Internationale – ‎

They agreed that elections in Myanmar in 2010 must be “free, fair, inclusive and transparent”. Obama also called for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi. …

US to enhance engagement with ASEAN

Xinhua – Wang Guanqun – ‎

The statement hoped the US and ASEAN can play a role in broad political and economic reforms in Myanmar and underscored the needto hold a free, fair, …

Obama Says Russia ‘Reset Button’ Has Worked

New York Times – Helene Cooper – ‎

Thein Sein, the prime minister of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. After the meeting, Asean issued a joint statement that broadly mentioned human rights . …

US, ASEAN drop call for Suu Kyi’s release

Santa Cruz Sentinel – Vijay Joshi, Jim Gomez – ‎

SINGAPORE—President Barack Obama and his Southeast Asian counterparts are expected to drop a call for Myanmar’s ruling generals to release political …

Tulsa ties

Tulsa World – Michael Overall – ‎

As a Christian, Let belongs to a persecuted minority in his country, officially known as Myanmar but colloquially still called Burma. …

Vote must be free, inclusive

Straits Times –

SINGAPORE – THE leaders of the United States and the 10-member Southeast Asian bloc agreed on Sunday that military-run Myanmar’s 2010 elections must be …

WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Nailing the funny shirt pic


The Associated Press – Mark S. Smith – ‎

Similarly, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton didn’t speak to officials from Myanmar. The regime in Myanmar, also known as Burma, has long been …

Iran’s parliament speaker calls US move to seize mosques linked to Iran …

Gaea Times –

… President Barack Obama “directly” calls on Burma’s prime minister to re… http://bit.ly/4a3ovt sydney_news2 http://bit.ly/6I6NZ Obama tells Myanmar PM: …

APEC leaders tip watered-down climate pact

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Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a member of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, and Obama is sitting in on their meeting. …

Obama Meets Asean, Engages Myanmar to Counter China

Bloomberg – Edwin Chen, Julianna Goldman

“The statement we’re trying to make here is that we’re not going to let the Burmese tail wag the Asean dog,” he said. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton …

ASEAN, US to set up Eminent Persons Group to enhance cooperation

Channel News Asia –

The US-ASEAN leaders’ meeting also followed a change in US policy which now sees the Americans engaging directly with Myanmar’s leadership. …

In Asia, Obama talking climate, arms control

Idaho State Journal – Jennifer Loven – ‎

… a larger meeting of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations that includes the leader of military-ruled Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Japan PM: To Speed Up Trade Talks as Part of East Asia Plan

Market News International – ‎

ASEAN is made up of 10 members, including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, the Philippines, Myanmar or Burma, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. …

In Asia, Obama attends meeting with Myanmar leader

Boston Globe –

Myanmar, also known as Burma, ranks high among nations that suppress human rights for their citizens. A joint statement by the United States and the Asian …

Raising money for refugee council

St. John’s Telegram – Ashley Fitzpatrick – ‎

The answer, said Burnaby, is in what the organization means to refugees, who have come to Newfoundland from countries such as Afghanistan, Myanmar (Burma), …


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November 15, 2009 at 3:53 pm

Obama urges Myanmar to free democracy leader Suu Kyi

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Obama urges Myanmar to free democracy leader Suu Kyi

November 15, 2009 — Updated 1309 GMT (2109 HKT)

Aung San Suu Kyi, the iconic face of democracy in Myanmar, was placed under house arrest in 1989.

Singapore (CNN) — President Obama on Sunday called for the release of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners.

“There are clear steps that must be taken: the unconditional release of all political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi; an end to conflicts with minority groups; and a genuine dialogue between the government, the democratic opposition and minority groups,” according to Obama, who said the regime should work to ensure its people’s needs are met.

He spoke during a meeting with ASEAN-10 leaders that included the prime minister of Myanmar. Obama is the first U.S. president to take part in a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations economic alliance. The formal meeting was held Sunday.

That 10-nation alliance includes Myanmar, which the United States and other nations have accused of human rights abuses.

U.S. officials were careful to avoid any perception that Obama’s presence at the ASEAN meeting would amount to a bilateral discussion with the prime minister of Myanmar.

After years of refusing direct talks with Myanmar, also known as Burma, the United States has indicated a possible re-engagement with the military regime it considers repressive for cracking down on political opposition, including the National League for Democracy.

The league is led by Suu Kyi, a detained Nobel Peace Prize winner.

“The statement we’re trying to make here is that we’re not going to let the Burmese tail wag the ASEAN dog,” said Jeffrey Bader, the National Security Council’s senior director for East Asian affairs. “We’re going to meet with all 10, and we’re not going to punish the other nine simply because Burma is in the room, but this is not a bilateral.”

Obama reiterated his stance in a speech Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.

“Despite years of good intentions, neither sanctions by the United States nor engagement by others succeeded in improving the lives of the Burmese people,” he said.

“So we are now communicating directly with the leadership to make it clear that existing sanctions will remain until there are concrete steps toward democratic reform.”

Suu Kyi, the iconic face of democracy in Myanmar, was placed under house arrest in 1989.

The next year, the National League for Democracy won more than 80 percent of the legislative seats in the first free elections in the country in nearly 30 years.

But Myanmar’s military junta disqualified Suu Kyi from serving because of her house arrest and annulled the election results.

Her supporters say Suu Kyi’s latest arrest — ostensibly over an American visiting her home without government permission — is meant to keep her confined so she cannot participate in the general elections that the junta has scheduled for next year.

She has been under house arrest for 13 of the past 19 years, and is rarely allowed visitors, except for her doctor.

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November 15, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Obama condemns Burmese junta

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Obama condemns Burmese junta

By POLITICO STAFF | 11/15/09 8:38 AM

President Obama meets with South East Asian leaders in Singapore. AP

Obama condemned the Burma junta and called for the release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, at a meeting with other South East Asian leaders in Singapore.

POTUS made no public contact with Myanmar Prime Minister Thein Sein at the meeting in Singapore’s Shangri-la hotel with the 10 leaders of the Association of South East Asian Nations. It was the first ASEAN meeting to include an American president.

The leaders filed into the ballroom in order at just before 4 pm and took to the stage for the traditional cross hands ASEAN handshake.

POTUS stood in the middle of the line, pool reports. To his left was Thai PM. Abhisit Vejjajiva and to his right was Singapore PM Lee Hsieng Loong.

To Lee’s right was Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in a lime green suit. Next to Arroyo was Myanmar PM Thein Sein in a business suit was three places away from POTUS, who did not shake hands with him or speak to him.

The 11 leaders then moved to a circular table. POTUS was flanked by Arroyo to his right and Singapore to his left. Myanmar four places away.

Secretary Clinton was sitting behind POTUS next to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke.

Lee welcomed leaders to “the first ASEAN-US leaders meeting.”

Senior officials offered more detail in a briefing following the meeting. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that POTUS “reiterated exactly what he said yesterday in Tokyo about the release of Aung San Suu Kyi by Burma. So he brought that up directly with that government.”

Ben Rhodes, the NSA adviser for strategic communications, added that “in his intervention,” Obama “used exactly the same language that he used in the speech. So privately he said the exact same thing that he said publicly in enumerating the steps that the government of Burma must take: freeing all political prisoners, freeing Aung San Suu Kyi, ending the violence against minority groups, and moving into a dialogue with democratic movements there.”

Obama made a point of mentioning Suu Kyi — who been imprisoned for 14 of the last 20 years by the military regime — by name is his speech in Tokyo.

A joint statement issued by ASEAN after the meeting included a paragraph on Myanmar urging that the elections it intends to hold in 2010 are “conducted in a free, fair, inclusive and transparent manner.” It did not call for the release of political prisoners.

Rhodes pointed out that since Myanmar is a member of the group,that was as far as the statement could reasonably be expected to go, but said that Obama speaking out so directly at the meeting carried much more weight that a staement could have.

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November 15, 2009 at 2:57 pm

World focus on Burma (23-9-2009)

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Myanmar accuses American of planning unrest

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The television report said Kyaw Zaw Lwin was a member of the dissident group All Burma Students’ Democratic Front. It said he had entered Myanmar to create …

Update from the Harvard Forum on ICT4D

Global Voices Online (blog) – Ethan Zuckerman

Reflecting on his childhood in Burma, Sen wonders whether Myanmar might be surprisingly well positioned to engage in a future internet revolution.

Research and Markets: Myanmar (Burma) – Telecoms, Mobile & Internet

Earthtimes (press release) – ‎

The Myanmar (Burma) – Telecoms, Mobile & Internet report includes all research data and analysis on this country. Covering trends and developments in…

Myanmar’s monks under close watch

Asia Times Online – Joel Chong

Resistance of the Monks: Buddhism and Protests in Burma”, a new report issued by the New York-based Human Rights Watch this week to coincide with the second …

POSCO, Hanwha eyeing bids for Daewoo Int’l -sources

Reuters India – Kim Yeon-hee

… thanks to its 8 trillion won ($6.7 billion) gas project in Myanmar and resilient earnings from strong oil and commodity prices, analysts say. Continued. …

Getting The UN To Refocus

The Jewish Week – Daniel S. Mariaschin

In contrast, states like Iran, North Korea, and Myanmar (Burma) have few or no resolutions passed against them. In order to be taken seriously, …

Summit diary: Where will Gaddafi pitch up?

Independent – Stephen Foley -‎

Burma says its prime minister, General Thein Sein, will attend the UN General Assembly, the highest junta official to make the trip in 14 years. …

Burmese flavors evoke childhood memories

Charleston Gazette – Julie Robinson

He and his family lived in his mother’s native Burma (now Myanmar) during World War II, when hostilities forced the young family of six to travel on foot, …

Thai leader says US moving toward engaging Myanmar

The Associated Press – Foster Klug – ‎

… but the Obama administration is reviewing a policy that top officials acknowledge has not produced results in Myanmar. The country, also known as Burma, …

Sen. Webb Hands Junta Another Diplomatic Coup; Scores US Visa for …

The Weekly Standard – ‎‎

The Burmese embassy has so far refused to comment but Burma-watchers in Washington believe he is still there. All senior members of Burma’s…

military junta

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

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PB: Let’s take another example: your trip to Burma – a pretty controversial trip, again. Some people advised you against going there, you went there, …

Burma’s Foreign Minister Visits in Sign of U.S. Softening Toward Junta

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Nyan Win’s 24-hour sojourn appears to be part of a new policy by the Obama administration toward Burma, which is also known as Myanmar, said officials and …

Human Rights Council concludes general debate on human rights …

ReliefWeb (press release) – ‎

JANICE MCGANN (Ireland) said that Ireland remained deeply concerned about the situation in Burma/Myanmar. The arrest, trial and conviction of Aung San Suu …

US Senator to Examine Sanctions on Burma

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By VOA News A key US lawmaker says he will hold a hearing examining t he effectiveness of US sanctions on Burma and what Washington can do to promote …

Myanmar amnesty denounced as ploy

National – Larry Jagan – ‎

Bo Kyi, the head of the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners – Burma (AAPPB), said the releases were a showcase “to ease …

Here Come the Bad Guys

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It will also get some input from the country of Myanmar (aka Burma) via Prime Minister Gen. Sein and will have the week flavored with a leader familiar with …

Media Should Spread Proper Information About HIV/AIDS

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Human Rights Council holds general debate on the protection of all …

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JEAN-BAPTISTE MATTEI (France) said that the situation in Burma/Myanmar remained of a deep concern and the recent liberation of several prisoners fell far …

US Senator calls hearing on Myanmar policy

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… direction for US-Burma relations.” Webb’s office announced the hearing one week after US President Barack Obama’s acting point man on Myanmar said that

Feature: Celebrating International Day Of Peace

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… junta and the extension of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s arrest remain to be one of the key challenges in pushing for a democratic rule of government in Burma. …

Burmese PM to attend UNGA

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We first wish to express our deep regret that there is no improvement with regard to the dire human rights situation in Burma/Myanmar. …

Sinking River Deltas — Irrawaddy River

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September 23, 2009 at 1:04 am

World Focus on Burma (29 April 08)

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Killings alleged at Chevron’s Burma pipeline
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… real story from the villagers,” Simons said. Burma, also known as Myanmar, has a history of military dictatorship and suppression of democratic uprising.CVXATH:ASCO
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Watchdog group says Chevron complicit in Myanmar
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Myanmar was called Burma until 1989, and opposition groups and some countries have not recognized the name change. The country has been under military …CVX
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Voting is being held in Singapore as well as Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan ahead of a referendum on May 10, the first in Burma in 18 years. …
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PRESS DIGEST – Singapore newspapers – April 29
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Myanmar nationals living in Singapore have until Friday to vote on a new constitution drawn up by the former Burma’s military regime. …
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In November 1941 Rossi and his squadron landed in Burma (now called Myanmar). In December, over Kunming, China, the site of devastating attacks by the …
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Burmese stay away from vote
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“[India has] failed to recognise the sentiment of the people of Burma,” Dr Swe said. The United States has dismissed the referendum as an attempt by the …
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Burmese activists protest as embassy conducts polling
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By Mizzima News Chiang Mai – Burmese activists on Sunday staged a brief protest outside the Burmese embassy in Bangkok, exhorting voters to reject the ..
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Rights group accuses Chevron of complicity in Myanmar abuses
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“Chevron has tried to distance itself from the Yadana project and Burma and tries to create an image that the abuses notorious during Unocal’s tenure are …
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Ethnic Karen in Myanmar fight for survival
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Kaw Poe Kee, Myanmar – Wah Wah Mu, 38, has dressed up her little daughter with a pink chiffon dress, a rare sight in this jungle region of Myanmar (Burma). …
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April 29, 2008 at 5:29 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

World Focus on Burma (25-11-2007)

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  1. This time, EU hails Arroyo for call to free Suu Kyi
    Inquirer.net, Philippines –
    … Ms Arroyo Friday in Malacañang to convey its appreciation for the President’s forceful position on the need for democratic reforms in Burma (Myanmar). …
  2. PM says recent unrest poses no threat
    Taipei Times, Taiwan –
    Myanmar Prime Minister Thein Sein reassured Southeast Asian leaders at a summit last week that recent unrest in his country posed no threat to the region, …
  3. A trip to enigmatic Myanmar
    Thanh Nien Daily, Vietnam –
    Thanh Nien’s recent fact-finding visit to the two cities in Myanmar (once known as Burma) just scratched the surface, revealing many layers concealing the …
  4. Plotting the American Revolution while soused
    MiamiHerald.com, FL –
    Elements of the American Revolution — such as persistent disobedience — can be spotted in the recent revolution attempt in Myanmar (formerly Burma), …
  5. Burma rebel group denies child soldier claims
    ABC Online, Australia –
    An ethnic rebel group waging a decades-long uprising against Burma’s military regime has denied a United Nations report saying it recruited child soldiers. …
  6. Plotting the American Revolution while soused
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    Elements of the American Revolution — such as persistent disobedience — can be spotted in the recent revolution attempt in Myanmar (formerly Burma), …

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November 25, 2007 at 1:35 am