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Posts Tagged ‘Canadian Friends of Burma’ (27 found)

Toronto Declaration

On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Burmese Democracy Movement, the most elaborate ’88 Generation Conference’ was held from June 28 to June 30, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. Over a hundred 88 Generation activists attended from U.S, Canada, and Asia. A number of prominent 88 Generation activists from Burma also participated via the Skype […]

July 5, 2013  •  By 88 Generation Conference  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CFOB Concerned with Kachin Conflicts in Northern Burma

Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB) is concerned with escalating conflicts in Kachin State of Burma, especially reports on civilian casualty and the use of heavy artilleries and air forces. We call on the Government of Canada and international community to help stop the conflicts by using its diplomatic channels and to help alleviate the sufferings of 100,00 refugees in the conflict zones by providing emergency humanitarian assistance […]

January 18, 2013  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Unannounced Visit of Burmese Foreign Minister to Canada

Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB) learned an unannounced but ‘official visit’ of Burmese Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung to Canada from Oct. 2 to 4.

“U Wunna Maung Lwin, Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, paid an official visit to Canada,” The state-run newspaper, The New Light of Myanmar, reported on Saturday Oct. 6., 2012 […]

October 6, 2012  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Release of CFOB Policy Statement: “Navigating the Thaw: Burma-Canada Relations in 2012 and Beyond”

Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB) announces the release of its recent country report on Burma-Canada relations, “Navigating the thaw: Burma-Canada Relations in 2012 and beyond”. This prospectus report on Canada-Burma relations comes at an historical and critical juncture between the two countries […]

September 5, 2012  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Navigating the Thaw: Burma-Canada Relations in 2012 and Beyond

This statement follows on an April 27, 2012 consultation hosted by the Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB) with the support of University of Ottawa and Canadian NGO Committee on Burma. The aim of the consultation was to deliberate on CFOB’s platform […]

September 5, 2012  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Wikileaks: Junta Crony Brokered Ivanhoe’s Burma Sale to Chinese Arms Firm

Newly disclosed American diplomatic cables made available by Wikileaks show that infamous Burmese regime crony Tay Za served as a broker in a series of transactions that saw Ivanhoe Mines 50% stake in Burma’s largest copper project […]

March 16, 2012  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Prominent Burmese Activist Birthday in Prison

“Dear Mr. President, release him as a birthday gift”, Zarganar, famous Burmese comedian, made the call at Min Ko Naing’s birthday event in Rangoon on Oct. 18, attended by hundreds of colleagues and friends including Burmese democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi […]

October 18, 2011  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Amnesty and Release of Political Prisoners

Approximately 200 political prisoners including famous comedian Zargana and labour activist Suu Suu Nway – the two Burmese activists honoured in Canada with human rights awards – have been released under an amnesty announced for a total of 6,359 prisoners in Burma […]

October 13, 2011  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ivanhoe Received US $103 Million from Burma’s Copper Mines

Vancouver-based Ivanhoe Mines has announced early today in its press release that it received US$103 million from Burma asset it held through Monywa Trust.

Ivanhoe owned a 50% operating interest in a joint venture with Burma’s state-owned company and transferred its asset to a third party Monywa Trust in 2007 […]

August 3, 2011  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Canadian Ambassador presented Honorary Doctorate Law degrees to Suu Kyi

Canadian Ambassador to Burma, Ron Hoffmann, presented two honorary doctorate law degrees to the Burmese democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on behalf of two universities in Canada – shortly before a meeting with Burma’s new President Thein Sein taking place in Naypyidaw. The two accolades delivered by the ambassador two weeks ago in Rangoon are from Carleton university of Ottawa and Memorial University of Newfoundland […]

July 28, 2011  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤