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Burma Junta Rejects Int’l Poll Monitors

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Burma Junta Rejects Int’l Poll Monitors

By AP Wednesday, May. 12, 2010

In this image made available by the United States Embassy in Rangoon, Burma’s detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, meets with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell, right, in Rangoon, Burma, Monday, May.10, 2010 (US Embassy ho / AP)

(RANGOON, Burma) — Burma’s military leaders have rejected international poll monitors for the country’s first elections in 20 years but asked for unspecified cooperation from the United States in supporting the vote, official media said Wednesday.

An official urged the U.S. to “show a positive attitude” about the military-organized vote, even though American envoy Kurt Campbell had already expressed deep concerns about the elections ahead of a recent visit. (See pictures of Burma’s decades-long battle for democracy.)

The polls, to be held sometime this year, have been sharply criticized as a means for the military to maintain its grip on power under a civilian guise.

During his trip, Campbell said that the run-up to the election so far leads the U.S. to believe the polls will “lack international legitimacy.” (See pictures of Burma’s slowly shifting landscape.)

“We urge the regime to take immediate steps to open the process in the time remaining before the elections,” he said.

Campbell asked if election monitors, possibly from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, would be allowed and was rebuffed.

“The nation has a lot of experience with elections. We do not need election watchdogs to come here,” the head of the Election Commission, Thein Soe, said.

“Arrangements have been made to ensure a free and fair election,” the election chief was quoted as telling Campbell, the assistant secretary of state for East Asia.

Campbell, who departed Burma on Monday after a two-day visit, met with several junta ministers as well as detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Details of his talks with junta officials were published in state-run newspapers Wednesday.

“We would like to receive your kind cooperation so that the election can be held peacefully and successfully,” Information Minister Kyaw Hsan told Campbell without elaboration.

Kyaw Hsan said that he welcomed Washington’s new policy of direct engagement with Burma and urged the United States to “show a positive attitude” toward the coming election.

Campbell’s visit, his second in six months, came just days after the dissolution of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party, or NLD, which won the 1990 election but was never allowed to take power.

The NLD considers newly enacted election laws unfair and undemocratic — since Suu Kyi and other political prisoners would be barred from taking part in the vote — and so declined to reregister as required, which meant it was automatically disbanded.

Critics say the elections will be engineered so that military officers, a number of whom have already shed their uniform to enter politics, will be assured of victory.

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1988754,00.html

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 12, 2010 at 10:38 am

World focus on Burma (30-12-2009)

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US renews hand to Myanmar

AFP – ‎

… and meaningful efforts by the Burmese government to fulfill the Burmese peoples’ democratic aspirations,” it said, using Myanmar’sBurma. …

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Brown blasts Myanmar junta’s treatment of Suu Kyi

Press TV – ‎

… with opposition leaders excluded and with no international oversight, the military rulers will be condemning Burma (Myanmar) to more years of diplomatic …

The Worst Places on Earth: 2010 Edition

Canada Free Press – Alan Caruba

The people of Myanmar, formerly Burma, live under the iron rule of a military junta. The 1991 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Aung San Suu Kyi has been …

UK continues to support a democratic Burma

ISRIA – ‎

He added that if the forthcoming elections in Burma are genuinely inclusive, free and fair, then the whole of the international community is ready to stand …

PM calls for ‘genuine dialogue’ in Burma

InTheNews.co.uk – Mike Trudeau

She has remained detained in Myanmar for the majority of the last 20 years. In August 2009 her sentence was extended by 18 months after American John Yettaw …

No Border Guard Force Deadline for KIO

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Yan Naing – ‎

The Burmese military regime have lifted the deadline for agreement over their border guard force demand with the Kachin Independence …

IT Exhibition Flops in Mandalay

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Min Lwin – ‎

Sources said that, since 2008, the following firms have invested in Burma’s IT development projects at Yadanabon Cyber City: Myanmar Teleport, …

Looking for Light in 2010

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

Early on, the plight of Rohingya refugees made headlines, highlighting a humanitarian crisis that is just one of many in Burma. Signs of closer ties between …

Change Must Come From Within

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Aung Zaw – ‎

He is an avid Burma watcher and has an extensive network of contacts in the country. He frequently comes to The Irrawaddy office and is anything but shy of …

MiGs in the Air—Misery on the Ground

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Htet Aung – ‎

There’s no doubt that the money came from the sale of Burma’s natural resources, including natural gas to Thailand. Stiglitz, addressing a forum in the …

Myanmar refugees find spiritual ally in cultural maze

Florida Baptist Witness – Barbara Denman – ‎

Nearly 110 Karen, refugees from Myanmar, once known as Burma, worship each Sunday at Southside Baptist Church in Jacksonville in their own “heart language. …

2010 Crimes Against Humanity Watchlist

Change.org (blog) –

Burma: Burma is also scheduled to hold national elections in 2010, which offer both an opportunity for the international community to push for a democratic …

The Naturalist

The Smart Set – Jesse Smith

… there’s the niger seed of Burma, a popular bird seed that human-rights groups have asked birders to boycott in protest of that country’s military junta. …

Austria – First anniversary of Austrian membership of the UN Security Council

ISRIA –

In August, Austria advocated a swift, unanimous and clear answer by the Security Council to the Burmese junta’s conviction of Nobel Peace Prize laureate …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 30, 2009 at 9:00 am

World focus on Burma (16-11-2009)

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Nine die in Irrawaddy boat collision

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎

Nov 17, 2009 (DVB)–Nine people have died and nearly 15 remain missing after a passenger ferry collided with an oil barge in Burma’s southern Irrawaddy delta …

Suu Kyi’s incarceration

DAWN.com –

–Photo by AP At a recent summit of Asean, President Barack Obama called upon Myanmar Prime Minister Thein Sein to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Ferry sinks after collision with oil barge

Sustainable Shipping (subscription) – ‎

An oil barge collided with a passenger ferry in a river in Burma on Sunday, leaving 8 dead and several missing, reports said. There have been no reports, …

France urges release of Aung San Suu Kyi

People’s Daily Online –

“We hope the voice that appeals the Myanmar prime minister to release all political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi, can be heard,” Valero said. …

Head of Myanmar’s military dictatorship recieves important letter

Malaysia Sun

In the letter, the Nobel Prize winner has said she wants to work with the government for the common good. The personal letter was sent to General Than Shwe, …

US-Burma Relations to be Wary

Asian Tribune – Bo Htet – ‎

Only then the American officials became aware and surprised of the heap of goods labeled Made in Myanmar in Customs warehouses, resulting in complete …

Obama and Medvedev nearer an arms treaty

United Press International – ‎

The meeting included a senior representative from Myanmar, formerly Burma, a member of ASEAN. Obama’s attendance at the ASEAN meeting is considered part of …

Obama Calls on Burma to Release Aung San Suu Kyi, Pushes for Democratic Reform

The Moderate Voice – ‎

I’m not sure if it’ll accomplish anything, but I think Obama’s efforts to engage the totalitarian military junta that rules Burma* and brutalizes the …

Hope for Aung San Suu Kyi

Los Angeles Public Relations – ‎

On Sunday, President Barack Obama asked the military rulers of Myanmar to release pro democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a meeting with one of the top

Scientists Create Bacteria that Lights Up Around Landmines

Treehugger – Brian Merchant – ‎

Countries like Myanmar (Burma), Colombia, Mozambique, Cambodia, and Angola are all teeming with wildlife–and have some of the largest minefields on the …

Rajpaska and Buddhist leaders criticised for welcoming Burmese dictator Than Shwe

AsiaNews.it – Melani Manel Perera

For Myanmar’s strongman, this was the first trip in the past five years, and the first by a Burmese leader to Sri Lanka in more than 40 years. …

Book Marks

Indiana University

… one of the largest minority groups participating in an insurgency against the military dictatorship of Burma (also known as Myanmar). …

Myanmar / Burma: Two musicians arrested, another released after torture

Freemuse – ‎

Singer Nyi Paing and songwriter Min Satta have reportedly been arrested by Burmese authorities’ Special Branch. Another report says the singer Htoo Htoo …

NLD supports Suu Kyi’s proposal to meet Than Shwe

Mizzima.com – ‎

“I prepared the letter based on what she told me and sent it to Naypyidaw [Burma’s new capital] on November 11,” said Nyan Win. Khin Maung Swe, a member of …

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Requests Meeting With Military Head

Voice of America –

By VOA News Detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has requested a meeting with the chief of the country’s ruling military. …

Internet and e-commerce industry in Bangladesh

Ecommerce Journal – ‎

Bangladesh is a country in South Asia, bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma (Myanmar) to the far southeast and is bounded by …

Singapore: Obama Meets with Asian leaders at APEC

NTDTV – ‎

I reaffirmed the policy that I put forward yesterday in Tokyo with regard to Burma.” For the first time in decades, the US and ASEAN are singing from the …

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi seeks meeting with junta chief

The Associated Press – ‎

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has sent a letter to the head of the country’s junta seeking a meeting to discuss …

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi asks to meet junta chief: party

Press Trust of India – ‎

A number of websites run by exiled Myanmar activists carried a purported copy of the Burmese-language letter, which was addressed directly to Than Shwe. …

US – ASEAN Fails To Convince Myanmar To Release Aung San Suu Kyi For 2010 …

india-server.com –

It looks like the attempts made by the US President Barack Obama and the ASEAN leaders to convince Myanmar for releasing Aung San Suu Kyi have not been …

Guarded hope as Obama engages Myanmar

Canada.com – Shaun Tandon – ‎

Obama’s meeting was the first between a US president and a Burmese leader since 1966. It followed a rare visit earlier this month to Myanmar by Kurt …

Obama to face trade and Tibet tensions in China

Scotsman (subscription) – Caren Bohan – ‎

In the unusual face-to-face encounter, Mr Obama told Burma’s prime minister General Thein Sein to free pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

MEDIAWATCH: Abhisit Says Election Could Come Soon

Phuketwan –

Bangkok Post US President Barack Obama on Sunday told the Burmese junta to free pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi during an unusual face-to-face …

Obama and Medvedev see nuclear pact progress

Today’s Zaman – ‎

… States and ASEAN are singing from the same hymn book when it comes to Myanmar. Washington has recently taken a two-prong approach to the former Burma, …

Canadians eye tilt for BHP mine

WA Business News (subscription) –

… Barack Obama used a landmark encounter with the prime minister of military-run Burma on Sunday to demand freedom for democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Poverty, Global Trade Justice, and the Roots of Terrorism

Australia.TO – John Perkins – ‎

Our children’s futures are interlocked with the futures of children born in the fishing villages of Somalia, the mountains of Burma (Myanmar), …

Obama Meets Leaders of Asean, Myanmar, to Counter Chinese Clout

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 …

The Global Reset Button

Times Online –

In Burma, no sudden release of Aung San Suu Kyi is expected simply because Mr Obama raised the subject of her house arrest with the Burmese leader at a …

How will Obama handle the pressures of his Asia trip?

Examiner.com –

In Singapore he met with leaders of the Asean of south-east Asian nations where he pushed for the release of democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi by Burma’s …

Obama’s approach on human rights looms over visit to China

Washington Post – Jennifer Loven – ‎

But Obama did call for the release of Burmese dissident leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has spent most of the past 20 years in jail or under house arrest. …

Copenhagen set to fail

Australia Network News – Linda Mottram

Meanwhile, on the margins of the APEC summit, US President Barack Obama personally demanded the release of Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Burma’s oil-rich generals can afford to ignore Obama on Suu Kyi

Daily Finance (blog) – ‎

… the military generals who hold dominion over Burma, the resource-rich South Asian nation now known as Myanmar, at a meeting of Asian leaders on Sunday. …

Politics makes for strange bedfellows

The Island (subscription) –

Human Rights Defenders and Promoters was formed in 2002 to raise awareness among the people of Burma about their human rights. Myanmar’s army-drafted …

Obama arrives in China for 4-day …

istockAnalyst.com (press release) – ‎

The leaders of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, should end their conflict with minority groups and begin a “genuine dialogue” with the democratic …

US eyes China as global partner

Christian Science Monitor – Peter Ford – ‎

China has run successful counternarcotics programs in Burma (Myanmar), and has the experience and resources to build roads, schools, and hospitals in …

Concerns Rise Around Obama Trip

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 …

Concerns Rise Around Obama Trip

Wall Street Journal – Jonathan Weisman – ‎

The failure to single out Ms. Suu Kyi was “another blow” to dissidents who want more pressure on the Myanmar junta, said Soe Aung, a spokesman for the Forum …

Obama in Shanghai for talks

RTE.ie –

He made the call when he took part in a meeting with the prime minister of Burma, which is also known as Myanmar, and other southeast Asian leaders in …

Obama branded ‘Groveller-in-Chief’ after an exaggerated bow to Japan’s Emperor …

Daily Mail – David Gardner

He also urged Burma to release pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and warned that Iran is ‘running out of time’ for nuclear diplomacy. …

Obama arrives in China for 4-day visit

United Press International –

The leaders of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, should end their conflict with minority groups and begin a “genuine dialogue” with the democratic …

Obama courts China on Asia visit

BBC News -‎

Earlier on his Asian tour, Mr Obama urged Burma’s prime minister to release the pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, at a Association of South East Asian …

Obama Grew a Backbone!

Mountain Home News –

The meeting in Singapore really got interesting when Obama directed a comment to Myanmar’s junta (Burma) . “White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told …

APEC leaders: no climate change deal at Copenhagen

Christian Science Monitor – Simon Montlake

For for the first time in decades, Burmese leaders were (Myanmar) at the same table under the new US engagement policy, offering a chance for Obama to press …

Obama to meet with Burma leaders?

Hot Air (blog) – Ed Morrissey

Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar has for years played the role of skunk in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, known as ASEAN, repeatedly preventing …

Obama mania grips Shanghai

NEWS.com.au

Barack Obama has a met with the prime minister of Burma to demand freedom of Aung San Suu Kyi. EXCITEMENT was building in Shanghai today ahead of President …



Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 16, 2009 at 5:56 am

World focus on Burma (13-11-2009)

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Aung San Suu Kyi turns to Supreme Court to have house arrest sentence overturned

AsiaNews.it – ‎

On 17 November, Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to release a statement setting out the guidelines for a better future in Burma, National League for Democracy …

Suu Kyi appeals house arrest sentence

Toronto Sun – ‎‎

By AP YANGON, Myanmar — Lawyers for detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi filed a new appeal Friday against her 18-month house arrest sentence …

Climate Change and Aung San Suu Kyi

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Aung Zaw

The regime in Burma is like climate change—if you don’t contain it now, it could be catastrophic. Seeing Burma going nowhere over the past …

Suu Kyi to Seek Meeting with Than Shwe

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

Her change of mind comes at a time when the US has initiated a new direct engagement policy with Burma and has held several exploratory discussions with …

Dictators and death threats in Sri Lanka

United Press International, Asia – Basil Fernando

Hong Kong, China — This week, Burma’s head of state and military dictator Senior General Than Shwe visited Sri Lanka. …

Arroyo to lead Asean in talks with Obama

Inquirer.net – Christian V. Esguerra – ‎

… “new approach” in its dealings with Asean, which includes Burma (Myanmar), whose human rights record has come under international criticisms. …

Obama in Southeast Asia: Where Form Is Function

Asia Security Initiative News & Blog (blog) – Catharin Dalpino – ‎

Rather, it will consolidate recent Obama policy initiatives in Southeast Asia, most notably the review of Burma policy that resulted in a forty-five degree …

Than Shwe in Sri Lanka on State Visit

The Irrawaddy News Magazine -‎

Than Shwe’s visit follows an invitation made by Rajapaksa who visited Burma, also know as Myanmar, in June this year to mark the 60th anniversary of …

New bid to free Burma’s Suu Kyi

BBC News – ‎

Lawyers for Burma’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi have lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court against her extended house arrest. …

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi appeals to top court

Global Times – ‎

Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s chief lawyer said she launched an appeal to the country’s supreme court against her extended house arrest Friday …

Press Asian Leaders On Human Rights At US-ASEAN Summit’: HRW To Obama

RTT News – ‎

“Burma (Myanmar) is the obvious place to start, but media repression and unpunished rights violations are rampant throughout the region,” she said in a …

Aung San Suu Kyi appeals against her 18-month sentence

Earthtimes (press release) -‎

By : dpa Yangon – Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi filed an appeal Friday with the country’s highest court against her 18-month house arrest …

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi’s lawyers file detention appeal

Reuters – Aung Hla Tun, Alan Raybould – ‎

YANGON (Reuters) – Lawyers for Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday they had lodged an appeal against her house arrest …

A view of the Thaksin dispute

Phnom Penh Post – ‎‎

… pretensions of a Greater Thai nation to include all Tai ethnic groupings in French Indochina, Burma and southern China, and even further afield. …

Debate: It Is Time To Lift Sanctions Against Burma

New Statesman – ‎

… Sans Frontières-Holland in Burma for 15 years. Derek Tonkin, Former ambassador to both Vietnam and Thailand, and currently chairman of Network Myanmar.

Myanmar – Suu Kyi appeals

Radio France Internationale – Aung Hla Tun – ‎‎

Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi submitted an appeal to the supreme court to lift the 18-month extension of her house arrest, ahead of a meeting …

Obama arrives in Japan at start of Asia trip

CNN International – ‎

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 …

Online chatters ask why Clinton forum missed VFA

ABS CBN News – Leilani Chavez – ‎

Similarly, Clinton said the US hopes the Philippines could help influence the leadership in Burma where “leadership is on the wrong side of history. …

Clinton Says Burmese Elections Not Legitimate Without National Dialogue

Voice of America – David Gollust

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday elections planned in Burma next year will not be seen as legitimate unless the military

Suu Kyi appeals to top court against house arrest

AFP –

YANGON — Pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi appealed to Myanmar’s top court Friday against her extended house arrest, days ahead of a likely meeting

Suu Kyi’s release may not come soon

United Press International – ‎‎

Myanmar, formerly called Burma, is a member of the ASEAN. Clinton urged Myanmar military leaders to engage in a dialogue at home to bring together all …

Aung San Suu Kyi appeals detention

Aljazeera.net – ‎

Aung San Suu Kyi, the pro-democracy leader in Myanmar, has lodged an appeal with the military-ruled country’s highest court against her extended house …

US increasing attention to Asia

Asian Tribune – ‎

For example, the fifty years of conflicts in the military-ruled Burma and insurgency problems in Afghanistan have its ramifications across the globe. …

Clinton sees no quick change in Myanmar

ABS CBN News –

“There is no doubt in my mind that the leadership in Burma is on the wrong side of history. It is just a question of how long they stay there,” Clinton said …

Muslim social service group offers a warm mosaic

Waterloo Record – Liz Monteiro

Begum, a native of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, lived in a refugee camp in Bangladesh for 17 years before coming to Canada two years ago. …

Human rights should top Obama-ASEAN summit: HRW

MSN Philippines News – ‎

“Burma (Myanmar) is the obvious place to start, but media repression and unpunished rights violations are rampant throughout the region,” she said in a …

Obama Heads for Japan Seeking to Reassert US Role in Asia

Bloomberg – Edwin Chen, Julianna Goldman – ‎

… as Burma, which is under US sanctions. The administration has called on Myanmar’s government to take steps to show a genuine commitment to democracy. …

Burma junta leader ‘thrilled’ to be in Sri Lanka

Bangkok Post -‎

Burma’s junta leader General Than Shwe said he was “thrilled” to be in Sri Lanka, where he was given a 21-gun salute and an elaborate red-carpet welcome at …

Burmese leader in Sri Lanka

Australia Network News – Mahinda Rajapakse

Burma’s military leader, Than Shwe, is on a four-day trip to Sri Lanka, the first such visit by a Burmese head of state in more than 40 years. …

Australia considering extra aid for Burma

Radio Australia –

We have a longstanding view about a return to democracy, release of Aung San Suu Kyi, release of political prisoners and we have been sceptical about the …

US/ASEAN: Obama Should Press Asian Leaders on Rights

Reuters AlertNet – ‎‎

“Burma is the obvious place to start, but media repression and unpunished rights violations are rampant throughout the region.” The Obama administration has …

Obama To ‘Revive’ US Prestige in Asia

St.Petersburg Times.ru – Stephen Collinson

… attend the weekend’s APEC summit in Singapore and become the first US president to sit down with all 10 leaders of ASEAN, including Myanmar (Burma). …

MANGALA BLASTS GOVT. FOR INVITING RUTHLESS MILITARY LEADER SHWE

Daily Mirror – Kelum Bandara – ‎

SLFP (M) leader Mangala Samaraweera yesterday criticized the government for arranging a visit by Myanmar junta leader Than Shwe and …

Clinton vows $5M in storm relief funds

Inquirer.net – Dj Yap

On Burma (Myanmar), Clinton reiterated that Washington was “not lifting sanctions on Burma.” She called on the Burmese government to release Aung San Suu …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 13, 2009 at 4:59 am

World focus on Burma (12-11-2009)

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Highlighting the return to a neglected region

The Japan Times – Frank Ching – ‎

HONG KONG — US President Barack Obama plans to include the prime minister of Myanmar (aka Burma), a country long shunned by Washington, …

Obama departs on eight-day Asia trip

CNN International – Tom Cohen, Kyung Lah

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 …

Remarks With Philippines Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo

US Department of State –

… meeting on Saturday in Singapore between the US and Burma. Will you be the one leading the US delegation? What is the US strategic interests in Myanmar? …

Clinton Vows Continued Military Support for Philippines

Pinoy – James Hookway – ‎‎

On Myanmar, which is also known as Burma, Mrs. Clinton said no bilateral meetings are planned this weekend between US President Barack Obama and the leaders …

Amnesty International Urges Obama to Not Ignore Human Rights During his …

Amnesty International USA – ‎

Since (Burma) Myanmar’s Prime Minister, Thein Sein, is one of the leaders attending this meeting with President Obama, the President should urge him to …

Clinton reaffirms US backing vs. anti-terrorism

Malaya – Regina Bengco – ‎

“What we wanna do along with friends like the Philippines and other Asean members is to encourage, urge, persuade the leadership of Burma to enter into this …

US Leaders May Interact With Burmese at Singapore Summit

Voice of America – David Gollust

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she or President Barack Obama might meet Burmese leaders in the context of a US-ASEAN summit …

Myanmar Democracy Leader Suu Kyi May be Freed for 2010 Elections

GroundReport – ‎

by Thin09 November 12, 2009 Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi may be released soon by Myanmar’s military regime so that she can play a role in next …

US, Myanmar leaders may cross paths at ASEAN: Clinton

Reuters – Manny Mogato, David Alexander

“There very well may be the opportunity for leaders, including myself and including the president, to meet with the leaders of Burma, something that we have …

US skeptical about Myanmar polls without Aung San Suu Kyi

GMA news.tv – Joseph Holandes Ubalde – ‎

The United States expressed skepticism over the outcome of the 2010 elections in Myanmar if opposition leaders like Aung San Suu Kyi will be barred from …

More could be done for Burma: Smith

The Age -‎

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith says the global community could do more to encourage Burma’s return to democracy. Mr Smith, in Singapore for the Asia …

Clinton: Myanmar Election Without Suu Kyi Not Credible

RTT News -‎

(RTTNews) – US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the military administration in Myanmar to allow detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu …

Australia looks at new line on Burma

Australia Network News – Linda Mottram – ‎

Australia’s Foreign Minister Stephen Smith says the government is considering providing development assistance to Burma, in addition to the humanitarian aid …

Myanmar up close

Asia Times Online – Eli Clifton – ‎

“The policy of ASEAN has been ‘constructive engagement’ but it was really profiteering,” Jennifer Quigley, advocacy director at the US Campaign for Burma, …

US warns Myanmar elections won’t be credible without Suu Kyi

Monsters and Critics.com –

Manila – The United States warned Thursday the international community would be sceptical of the credibility of next year’s elections in Myanmar if …

Clinton urges Myanmar to free Suu Kyi

Reuters South Africa – ‎

But she also said there could be high-level contacts with the former Burma’s junta at a meeting this weekend of Southeast Asian states to be attended by US

Pro-junta group skeptical of US motive on Burma

Mizzima.com –

… the 88 Generation Students and Youth (Union of Myanmar). Aye Lwin said he is skeptical of the us’s new policy towards Burma as it does not have any …

Clinton calls for release of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

Inquirer.net – ‎

“We are trying to encourage Burma to conduct the kind of internal dialogue with all the stakeholders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, that could lead to there …

Clinton Urges Myanmar to Free Suu Kyi

New York Times – Raju Gopalakrishnan, David Fox

By REUTERS MANILA (Reuters) – The United States called again on Thursday for the unconditional release of Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and said …

Myanmar: Rakhine refugees suffer discrimination in Bangladesh

ReliefWeb (press release) – ‎

A student organizer during the 1996 uprising in Sittwe, Thant Sin knew that if he remained in Burma and was caught by the security forces, he would have …

US wants ASEAN to persuade Burma to hold transparent polls

Mizzima.com – ‎

… on the sidelines of the APEC symposium, that ‘The US has decided that its ASEAN policy will not be determined by its policy towards Myanmar(Burma). …

Obama’s China tour to operationalize cooperation agenda: analyst

Xinhua – Jiang Guopeng, Deng Shasha – ‎

If we can improve our relations with Burma, it would be good for the whole region,” she said. Glaser said the Obama administration had been “trying to …

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Suu Kyi to release ‘procedure for the nation’

Democratic Voice of Burma – Htet Aung Kyaw

Further details of what is contained in the statement are unknown, but Nyan Win said it was something “that could bring a positive outcome” for Burma, …

Clinton prods ASEAN over Burma polls

Democratic Voice of Burma – Francis Wade – ‎

Nov 12, 2009 (DVB)–Southeast Asian countries have an important role to play in urging the Burmese junta to hold free and fair elections next year, …

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World focus on Burma (1-11-2009)

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Myanmar’s Neighbors Advance Pipeline Project

Wall Street Journal –

Many analysts argue sanctions have only pushed Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, deeper into the arms of Asian countries, such as China and North Korea, …

Burma’s junta in a vise

Christian Science Monitor – Simon Montlake

Bangkok, Thailand – The military junta of Burma (Myanmar) has been busy consolidating …

US government’s effort to derail former DEA agent’s lawsuit marked by deceit

The NarcoSphere – Bill Conroy – ‎

… Arthur Brown and former State Department Chief of Mission in BurmaMyanmar, …

Franklin Huddle Jr. — who were both stationed in the country, now known as

More than 100 Burmese refugees relocated to Western Mass. to escape reported …

MassLive.com – Elizabeth Roman – ‎

Sugarmoon is part of the Karen tribe, a group of Burmese people who fled their country, now called Myanmar, seeking refuge from reported abuse by the ruling …

Karen Fear Military Offensive near Planned Dam

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Marwaan Macan-Markar – ‎

… has been waging Asia’s longest separatist struggle—since 1949—to carve out an independent state for the Karen minority in Burma, also known as Myanmar. …

Hyundai wins Shwe race

Upstream Online – Anthea Pitt – ‎

By Upstream staff South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries is primed to start a $1.4 billion deal in Burma after operator Daewoo International handed its …

China climate talks centre stage for Obama trip

The Age – Anne Davies – ‎

… US visit in more than a decade to Burma. The State Department has said the meeting would include an audience with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Obama searches for common ground on first trip to Asia

Sydney Morning Herald – ‎‎

… US visit to Burma in more than a decade. The State Department has said the meeting will include an audience with the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Official says US envoys in Myanmar unlikely to meet military chief

Channel News Asia – ‎

YANGON : Two senior US envoys travelling to military-ruled Myanmar this week will meet detained democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi but are unlikely to see the …

Myanmar burns nearly $20 million of seized drugs

Malaysia Star – ‎

Myanmar, also known as Burma, is largely estranged from the West, but China has maintained close economic and diplomatic ties with the junta, …

Thailand and Cambodia Argue About Thaksin

Scoop.co.nz – Richard S. Ehrlich – ‎

Ratcheting up his rhetoric, Mr. Hun Sen compared Mr. Thaksin to Burma’sAung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who has …

pro-democracy leader

Why Is South Asia So Tense? India Must Rethink Its Policies Towards Its Neighbors.

PKKH | PakistanKaKhudaHafiz (blog) – Shahid R. Siddiqi

… designs of expanding its boundaries to eventually include Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal, Bhutan and create the huge Indian empire. …

World briefs

Dallas Morning News – ‎

Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell and a deputy will be in Myanmar, also known as Burma, for a two-day visit beginning Tuesday. …

US officials to visit Myanmar next week

United Press International – ‎‎

1 (UPI) — Two high-level US State Department officials plan to meet opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a trip to Myanmar. …

General Assembly considers annual report of Human Rights Council

ReliefWeb (press release) –

Noting that situations of violations of human rights had been addressed in resolutions and special sessions, including on Sudan and Burma/Myanmar, …

US President Obama to invite ASEAN leaders to Washington

Earthtimes (press release) – ‎‎

… revealed during an informal talk with international participants attending a conference in Washington on Burma (Myanmar) last week that Obama would make …

Obama reaches out to Asean

AsiaOne –

The outcome of Campbell’s scheduled visit this week to Rangoon, and the highly anticipated meeting with Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Burmese Party Leader: Suu Kyi Expects Meeting With Us Officials

Journal of Turkish Weekly – ‎

Aung San Suu Kyi (file photo)A lawyer for Burma’s detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi saysshe has been informed of the upcoming visit of two senior …

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World focus on Burma (31-10-2009)

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Burmese Party Leader: Suu Kyi Expects Meeting With US Officials

Voice of America – ‎

By VOA News A lawyer for Burma’s detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she has been informed of the upcoming visit of two senior US officials and …

POLITICS: US Mission to Burma Heralds Obama’s New Diplomatic Tack

Inter Press Service – Marwaan Macan-Markar – ‎

BANGKOK, Oct 31 (IPS) – An upcoming mission by senior United States government officials to military- ruled Burma points to …

10 smokers’ paradises: A guide for globe-trotters

Los Angeles Times – ‎

Laos: WHO data were incomplete for Vietnam and Myanmar, also known as Burma — although what we have show strong signs of tobacco use. …

US inches closer to dialogue with junta

Mizzima.com – Larry Jagan – ‎

Reducing Burma’s isolation and easing sanctions is something which the Burmese government now sees as a priority. “Myanmar’s [Burma] government believes …

US Officials to Meet Junta, Opposition Leaders

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Lawi Weng – ‎

A US delegation led by two senior officials will meet Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other executive members of the National

Weekly Business Roundup (October 31, 2009)

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – William Boot – ‎

The Chinese government has come under a barrage of petitions asking it to abandon plans to build gas and oil pipelines through Burma. …

In the Neighborhood

Battle Creek Enquirer – ‎

Top Chin-Burmese singers will perform in a concert at 7 pm today to help raise money for the Chin people in Burma, officially called Myanmar, …

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi supports US policy of engagement

The Associated Press –

Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell and a deputy will be in Myanmar, also known as Burma, for a two-day visit beginning Tuesday and are scheduled to …

Prize Catch ! What Next

The Day After – ‎

These anti-India forces are based in Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Burma and even in the Middle East ,Western countries and USA. …

Dominica (pronounced dom-ah-NEE-ka) not to be confused with The Dominican Republic

News dominica – Thomson Fontaine – ‎

Burma changed its name to Myanmar, very few people remember that. Kampuchea became Cambodia. A name change would put us among a unique group of countries …

RIGHTS: Karen Fear Military Offensive Near Planned Dam in Burma

Inter Press Service – Marwaan Macan-Markar

… has been waging Asia’s longest separatist struggle—since 1949—to carve out an independent state for the Karen minority in Burma, also known as Myanmar. …

Burmese Activists Urge Halting Shwe Pipeline Project

NewsBlaze – Nava Thakuria – ‎

The pipeline will be used to pump the oil, shipped from the Middle East and Africa and also the natural gas from the Shwe gas fields of BurmaMyanmar) to … (

Senior US diplomat to visit Myanmar

Xinhua – Mu Xuequan

… Myanmar to comply with its international obligations, including full compliance with the UN Security Council Resolutions of 1874 and 1718. “If Burma …

Flags represent ‘global community’ at New Bern High

ENC Today – Laura Oleniacz

“I didn’t even know myself how many different countries were represented here,” she said, explaining that she has had students from Columbia, Burma, …

Daily Press Briefing

US Department of State – Robert Wood

One other item to mention – this is on Burma. Following a recent policy review, the United States held a senior-level dialogue with representatives of the …

Burma documented by VJs

Common Ground.ca – Robert Alstead – ‎

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been imprisoned in her house since 1989. Foreign journalists are not allowed in. The media is the enemy. …

2 US Officials to Visit Burma Next Week

Voice of America – ‎

By VOA News The US State Department said Friday that two senior US officials will travel to Burma next week for talks with members of the government and the …

Senior US Diplomats To Travel To Myanmar

WIBW – Elise Labott – ‎

Assistant Secretary Kurt Campbell and his deputy, Scot Marciel, will visit Myanmar — also known as Burma — Tuesday and Wednesday, deputy department …

US officials to travel to Myanmar

Monsters and Critics.com – ‎

US Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell and deputy Scott Marciel will be in Myanmar, also known as Burma, from November 3-4, State Department deputy …

Groups Petition Against Myanmar Pipeline

OfficialWire – ‎

“The escalation of abuses around a project when Burma army soldiers provide security is well documented” by the United Nations and other NGOs, the petition …

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October 31, 2009 at 5:54 am