UN and Gambari’s well earned disrespect in Burma

 

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Sending a Message to the UN

By KYAW ZWA MOE

Friday, August 22,2008

from:Irrawaddy / opinion

Has Aung San Suu Kyi started playing a new game? If so, the latest visit of UN Special Envoy to Burma Ibrahim Gambari could mark the beginning of a subtle but significant shift in the pro-democracy leader’s tactics, which have remained almost unchanged for the past 20 years.

By refusing to meet with Gambari on two occasions—at a scheduled meeting on Wednesday and again on Friday—Suu Kyi appeared to be sending a silent message that she was less than happy with the outcome of his efforts to date.

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Let’s do a CSI

By DR MILTON LUM

Forensic medicine is the branch of medicine concerned with the resolution of legal issues by the application of scientific medical knowledge. An important development in forensic medicine is genetic analysis, ie DNA profiling.

THE concept of “DNA fingerprinting” was introduced in 1985 as a method in the evaluation of human identification and relatedness. The forensic applications of DNA evidence were rapidly appreciated and are now often used in criminal investigations, for example, murder and sexual assaults like rape.

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Oppressed Burmese deserve better from the world

 THAUNG HTUN

The Burmese people have had to maintain a sense of optimism after 46 years of military dictatorship. But, as the first anniversary of the Saffron Revolution approaches and in the midst of yet another visit by the United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari to Rangoon, optimism is waning. The international community has expressed its commitment to promoting democracy in Burma, as this latest visit by Mr Gambari underlines. However, commitment in its expression is easily undermined by its failure in practice.

 

For instance, strong words in the wake of the devastating Cyclone Nargis in May against the inhuman intransigence of the military leaders, has not yet ensured that aid is getting to the most needy Burmese.

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AFP;Suu Kyi’s party says UN Myanmar visit was a ‘waste of time’

YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s opposition party led by Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday labeled a recent visit by a UN envoy “a waste of time” as the ruling junta continued to trumpet its own vision of democracy.

Ibrahim Gambari, the United Nations’ most senior negotiator with Myanmar, left the country Saturday after failing to secure a meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi, who is kept under house arrest by the ruling generals.

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Gambari Burma Mission Not Accomplished, UNSC should intervene more directly

By Zin Linn, Burmese Journalist in exile

Bangkok, 245 August, (Asiantribune.com): UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari’s latest shuttle diplomacy ended in disappointment. He could not meet senior leaders of the ruling Junta. And also the detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. When Gambari flew in, expectations ran very high.

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