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Burma’s updated top news (3 June 2008)

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In darkened Rangoon, Burmese get resourceful

The Christian Science Monitor

Rangoon, Burma – Unable to read street signs at 8 p.m., a Burmese driver was lost in the darkness somewhere in a western township of his native Rangoon (Yangon). Ghostly figures of people emerged in the headlights, like deer on a mountain road. In the flickering light of passing cars, shoppers milled around a bustling food market, fumbling for money and buying fruit and vegetables sight unseen.


Voice of America

Untold story of Burma’s relief effort

BBC News -
Meanwhile state television shows Burma’s military generals touring showcase, largely empty, camps and posing beside well-stocked shelves of medical supplies.
Burma might accept UN choppers this week Melbourne Herald Sun
Myanmar cyclone: half of survivors without aid Telegraph.co.uk
Radio AustraliaSlateVoice of Americaguardian.co.uk
all 97 news articles »


NDTV.com

Myanmar junta withholds permission to choppers

Merinews -
Farce and the Myanmar military junta have become synonymous. A month after over a million people perished and 2.5 million were rendered homeless, the heartless regime withholds permission to airlift relief supplies by choppers to devastated areas.
US accuses Burma of criminal neglect guardian.co.uk
Burma junta ‘put children in danger by re-opening schools’ Telegraph.co.uk
San Jose Mercury NewsLos Angeles TimesPhiladelphia Daily News
all 702 news articles »


NDTV.com

ASEAN-UN-Myanmar tripartite core group to make joint assessment on …

Xinhua -
YANGON, June 3 (Xinhua) — A tripartite core group involving the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the United Nations (UN) and Myanmar is working to make joint assessment on the impact of Cyclone Nargis that devastated Myanmar in early …
Asean, UN to help Myanmar assess cyclone damage Thaindian.com
Southeast Asia: Series of unfortunate disasters Global Voices Online
USA TodayReutersRadio AustraliaXinhua
all 50 news articles »


Sydney Morning Herald

Burma Says New Constitution Washes Away NLD Victory

Voice of America -
By VOA News Burma’s state media say a referendum approving a new military-backed constitution has “washed away” the victory won by Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party in 1990 elections.
Myanmar charter ‘washes away’ Suu Kyi victory: state media AFP
MIAMI HERALD: Burma’s rulers sink to new low Belleville News Democrat
all 7 news articles »


BBC News

More firms ‘have ties with Burma’

BBC News -
… the country since the group began compiling the list six years ago. Qantas appears on the list because of its controlling stake in Jetstar Asia, which, according to Burma Campaign, flies to the country in partnership with Myanmar Airways International.
Over 150 companies are accused of helping finance Burma’s dictatorship InTheNews.co.uk
all 5 news articles »


BBC News

Burma’s unsung heroes

BBC News -
It has been a month since Cyclone Nargis laid waste to huge areas of southern Burma, leaving more than 130000 people dead or missing.
Feature: After the cyclone Inspire Magazine
Burma reopens schools hit by Cyclone Nargis guardian.co.uk
Watford Observer
all 6 news articles »


ITV.com

Burma pressured over camp evictions

ITV.com -
Foreign aid groups have pressed Burma to stop closing relief camps after Cyclone Nargis left millions destitute. A meeting is being held between aid groups and the Burmese government, during which red tape and the closure of cyclone camps will be …
Rangoon residents left in dark Toronto Star
Eyewitness account Ottawa Citizen
BBC NewsReliefWeb (press release)The Irrawaddy News Magazine
all 8 news articles »

Soft line on Burma hard to beat: Malaysian PM

The Age -
Malaysia is a vocal member of ASEAN, and Mr Abdullah said the grouping had taken the lead in talks between Burma and the global community.


AFP

Myanmar denies delays to cyclone aid, as relief effort lags

AFP -
YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar denied Tuesday any delays to cyclone aid, but the United Nations said the operation to help 2.4 million survivors is still moving too slowly one month after the deadly storm.

Post-disaster reconstruction in Myanmar underway

Xinhua -
YANGON, June 3 (Xinhua) — Official media the New Light of Myanmar Tuesday quoted state leaders as saying that the first phase of the country’s post-disaster restoration work — rescue and relief, has finished up to a certain extent.
Myanmar Rulers Still Impeding Access New York Times
Back to school in Myanmar Los Angeles Times
The Associated PressReutersInternational Herald TribuneJerusalem Post
all 527 news articles »


WBT

A month on, sickness and sadness in Myanmar’s neglected villages

AFP -
ANGU, Myanmar (AFP) – The Irrawaddy delta bore the brunt when Cyclone Nargis struck on May 2 and 3, instantly killing more than 20 people in Angu village, while dozens of villagers have since fallen ill with coughs, colds and diarrhoea as vital aid …
Second wave economic crisis in Myanmar Asia Times Online
Myanmar Delays Cost `Thousands of Lives,’ Gates Says (Update2) Bloomberg
ABS CBN NewsAFPAFPAFP
all 2,281 news articles »


CTV.ca

UN: 1 million in Myanmar aren’t getting basic aid

The Associated Press -
“It’s unconscionable for Burma’s generals to force cyclone victims back to their devastated homes,” said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch.
Aid ‘lottery’ for Myanmar survivors Aljazeera.net
Aid groups: 1 million in Myanmar without help CNN
ReliefWeb (press release)
all 132 news articles »

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Despite damage, many schools reopen in Myanmar

Schoolchildren leave their school with cyclone damaged roof, windows and walls in the village of Thuwana, 26 kilometers (16 miles) south of Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, June 2, 2008. Schools reopened Monday with many in and around Yangon still bearing the scares and damage of the May 2-3 Cyclone Nargis that left more than 130,000 people dead or missing. (AP Photo) (AP)

THUWANA, Myanmar – As students filed into Middle School No. 1 on Monday for the first day of classes since the cyclone hit Myanmar a month ago, all eyes stared skyward — at the gaping hole in the roof.

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Xinhua -
YANGON, June 3 (Xinhua) — A tripartite core group involving the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the United Nations (UN) and Myanmar is working to make joint assessment on the impact of Cyclone Nargis that devastated Myanmar in early …
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PRESS TV

CNN -
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — One month after the devastating cyclone hit Myanmar, aid groups say more than a million survivors are still without basic relief.
Myanmar monks a vital lifeline for cyclone survivors AFP
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Citizen

Who’s in the Junta?The mysterious generals who run Burma.

Slate -
By Jacob Leibenluft US Defense Secretary Robert Gates accused the military leaders of Burma of “criminal neglect” on Sunday for their reluctance to accept international aid after Cyclone Nargis.
Top UN Official Accuses Burma of Obstructing Aid Voice of America
Myanmar reopens schools 1 month after cyclone The Associated Press
guardian.co.ukTelegraph.co.ukSan Jose Mercury News
all 501 news articles »

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Seattle Post Intelligencer -
After a cyclone devastated the Asian country several weeks ago, the public encyclopedia’s editors – remember, anyone can edit it – changed the title of the country’s encyclopedia article from Myanmar to Burma. Others changed it back again.

Burma Cyclone Disaster Fundraiser, Scala, London

Independent -
It’s always tempting, when thinking about a disaster of Cyclone Nargis’s magnitude, to conclude that there is nothing much one person can do.

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CSMonitor.com Mon Jun 2, 4:00 AM ET

Rangoon, Burma – Flying home, Burmese sailors are awestruck when they see the Irrawaddy Delta below them. Four weeks after cyclone Nargis hit, much of the delta is still underwater, a murky inland sea of swollen rivers and flooded fields, dotted with soggy clumps of thatch and bamboo that used to be villages teeming with children and water buffaloes.

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 3, 2008 at 4:19 am

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