From praise to shocking disgrace

After years of lobbying by rights activists and the international community, Malaysia passed an effective and comprehensive law in 2007 against human trafficking with provisions for protection, shelter and return of trafficked person to their home countries.

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Fatal Tsvangirai crash ‘was not accident’, says MDC

HARARE, March 7 — The wife of Zimbabwean leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been killed in a car crash in what his party claims may have been an assassination attempt.

Movement for Democratic Change leaders in South Africa said they suspected the head on collision with a lorry which left Prime Minister Tsvangirai injured and his wife Susan dead was not a genuine accident.

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SHAMELESS SELFISH ENEMIES OF MYANMAR PEOPLE

SHAMELESS SELFISH ENEMIES OF MYANMAR PEOPLE  

MYANMARS IN DEMOCRATIC COUNTRIES LIKE USA AND EU SHOULD THROW SHOES AND SLIPPERS ON THE PHOTOS OF THOSE COUNTRIES’ LEADERS ESPECIALLY FOREIGN MINISTERS.

General Assembly

GA/10804

 

ANNEX VII

Vote on Human Rights Situation on Myanmar

The draft resolution on the human rights situation in Myanmar (document A/63/430/Add.3) was adopted by a recorded vote of 80 in favour to 25 against, with 45 abstentions, as follows:

Against Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brunei Darussalam, China, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Egypt, India, Iran, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Libya, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Oman, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zimbabwe.

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AP:UN chief criticizes Myanmar and Zimbabwe

By EDITH M. LEDERER

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon criticized the governments of Myanmar and Zimbabwe Wednesday and said a year of multiple crises has put human rights on trial.

At a year-end news conference, the U.N. chief said 2009 “promises to be no less difficult” than 2008, with a worsening humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, the danger of anarchy in Somalia, a continuing global financial crisis and the need to reach an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.

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Did China bend to critics before Olympics? Not much

By John Chalmers

BEIJING (Reuters) – Remember the “Genocide Olympics”? Remember all the talk that China’s anxiety to let nothing spoil the Beijing Games had left it vulnerable to demands for a change in its dealings with the outside world?

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe may be better than SPDC’s Than Shwe

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe may be better than SPDC’s Than Shwe

By Nelson Banya

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe could sign a power-sharing deal on Sunday that names opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai as prime minister, a senior ruling party official said on Saturday.

A man reads a local daily newspaper on the street of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare August 8, 2008. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)

The official said Mugabe’s ZANU-PF, after more than two weeks of talks seeking to end a post-election crisis, wants any unity government to last five years.

Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Tsvangirai would be premier although his powers were still under discussion.

“There could be a signing tomorrow, after the leaders have met to thrash out the remaining issues,” the official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters.

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The only answer to Mugabes of the world may be a coup

By PAUL COLLIER

Special to The Washington Post

OXFORD, England — The government of Zimbabwe recently ordered foreign aid groups to halt their operations within its borders, thereby blocking the food aid that the United Nations funnels through such organizations from getting to the country’s starving people.

Earlier, the government of Myanmar issued a similar ban. Of course, when we say “the government of Zimbabwe,” what we really mean is President Robert Mugabe, just as “the government of Myanmar” these days means Senior Gen. Than Shwe, the leader of the ruling junta. In justifying the bans, each ruler harrumphed that outsiders should not be allowed to tell his nation what to do.

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