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

NUPGE presses Ottawa on Burma rights campaign

‘The record of horrific human rights abuses by the military government of Burma is lengthy.’ – James Clancy.

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is urging the Harper government to support the
call for a United Nations (UN) commission of inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma.[…]

August 26, 2010  •  By National Union of Public and General Employees  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Canada Under Increased Pressure To Support UN Inquiry Into War Crimes

Canadian Friends of Burma and Burma Campaign UK have joined forces to call on the Canadian government to support a UN Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma.

For many years the United Nations has been documenting horrific human rights abuses which may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity […]

August 11, 2010  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma and Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ivanhoe Mines claims stake in Monywa not sold, refuses to show any proof

In a tersely worded statement posted on the firm’s website, Ivanhoe Mines claimed its 50% stake in the Myanmar Ivanhoe Copper Company (MICCL), a joint venture it created with the Burmese regime to run the Monywa Copper project, was not sold.

Ivanhoe’s statement claimed that a CFOB press release which reported that the MICCL stake was sold to junta cronies in collaboration with Chinese weapons firms Norinco was “part of a discredited, long-running disinformation campaign by the Canadian Friends of Burma non-governmental organization, assisted once again by the India-based Mizzima News Agency” […]

July 8, 2010  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Did Ivanhoe secretly sell Burmese stake to cronies connected to Chinese arms firm?

A trusted source has told the Burmese opposition website Mizzima News Agency that Vancouver-based Ivanhoe Mines’ so called “independent trust” secretly concluded a deal last year to sell Ivanhoe’s stake in Myanmar Ivanhoe Copper Company Limited (MICCL), the joint venture created by Ivanhoe Mines and the military regime which operates Burma’s largest mine, the Monywa copper project […]

June 28, 2010  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Government of Canada is urged to support “Commission of Inquiry” on Burma

While leaders of G20 are meeting in Toronto, Parliamentary Friends of Burma (PFOB) and Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB) are calling upon the Government of Canada and other world leaders to support an establishment of an UN’s “Commission of Inquiry” on “crimes against humanity” in Burma […]

June 25, 2010  •  By Parliamentary Friends of Burma, Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Chinese Monywa deal leaves questions about Ivanhoe’s role unanswered

In response to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal that a Chinese weapons manufacturer China North Industries Corp (Norinco) signed a cooperation agreement with the Burmese regime in early June regarding the Monywa copper mine, Canadian Friends of Burma executive Director Tin Maung Htoo called on Canadian government to force Ivanhoe Mines to “disclose details surrounding the blind trust responsible for the firm’s 50% stake in Monywa copper project officially known as Myanmar Ivanhoe Copper Company Limited” […]

June 24, 2010  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement Regarding NLD’s Non-Participation in Burma’s National Elections

Canadian Friends of Burma would like to express its strong support for the National League for Democracy (NLD)’s decision not to take part in Burma’s elections.

We are calling on the Canadian government to likewise support the NLD’s decision and to condemn the new electoral laws set in place by the military junta earlier this year.[…]

April 2, 2010  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤