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World Focus on Burma (4 May 08)

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State TV: five Myanmar regions declared disaster zones
WZTV, TN –
Witnesses say the storm knocked out electricity to much of Yangon and disrupted Internet and phone service in the country formerly known as Burma. Myanmar’s …
Myanmar damage will take days to assess – UN
Reuters AlertNet, UK –
Formerly called Burma, Myanmar has been run by a secretive military junta for the last 46 years and places restrictions on the movements and access of the …
Cyclone kills 4 in Myanmar, disaster declared
National Post, Canada –
Cyclone Nargis, which was packing 190 km (120 miles) per hour winds when it hit on Saturday, left the streets of the former Burma’s main city littered with …
Canada to confer honorary citizenship to Suu Kyi
Merinews, India –
Kyaw Zaw Wai, the spokesperson of the Canadian Campaign for Free Burma, was quoted as saying in the Myanmar media in exile that it is not only an honour for …
Suu Kyi remains junta’s main challenger, even in detention
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
BANGKOK–When Myanmar’s voters last went to the polls in 1990, Aung San Suu Kyi led her National League for Democracy to a landslide victory, despite being …
BURMA’S SHAM VOTE
Sunday Mirror, UK –
Six months af ter the bloody crackdown on Burma’s protesting monks, this week the pariah state’s mili tary regime is holding a referendum to pave the way …
Deaths reported in Myanmar cyclone: resident
U.S. Daily, ca –
REUTERS/Democratic Voice of Burma/Handout BANGKOK (Reuters) – A large tropical cyclone that slammed into Myanmar’s main city, Yangon, has killed people, …
Deaths reported after cyclone hammers Myanmar
Swissinfo, Switzerland –
Kyaw Lin Oo of Thailand-based Burma Democratic Concern, who managed to contact a Yangon colleague on Saturday night, said the whole city was “in a very bad …
Cyclone causes death, destruction in Burma: reports
CBC.ca, Canada –
Meteorological officials in Burma, also known as Myanmar, had warned of 3.5-metre high storm surges along coastal regions. One report said the country’s …
Larry Wilson: America and other metric holdouts
San Gabriel Valley Tribune, CA –
… or really out of the way … and then he said it: “Myanmar and Liberia.” Jeez. It’s a punch to the gut, what? I mean, Burma, the mysterious world …
Clemson’s Kriese leaves for Thailand
The State, SC –
… top players from nine additional countries: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Brunei. …
Big casualties feared as cyclone hammers Myanmar
Reuters India, India –
However, Kyaw Lin Oo of Burma Democratic Concern, an anti-regime activist and aid group in neighbouring Thailand, said he had spoken to a contact in Yangon …
Cyclone knocked over buildings in Yangon: aid agency
Reuters –
BANGKOK (Reuters) – Buildings were toppled by a large tropical cyclone that slammed into Myanmar’s main city and former capital, Yangon, a Thailand-based …
Burma’s ‘road map to democracy’ to face first test
TV3 News, New Zealand –
Burma’s so-called “road map to democracy” is facing its first test with the UN urging the military government to allow all parties to take part in an …
Sunday, May 11
International Herald Tribune, France –
1824 – British forces take Rangoon in Burma — now Myanmar — during the first Anglo-Burmese war. 1860 – The Expedition of the Thousand under Giuseppe …
Democracy, Burma-Style
Washington Post, United States –
… General Ban Ki-moon: “Asked about reports that voters in Myanmar [the junta’s name for Burma] are being compelled to vote ‘yes’ in a referendum, …
A people’s ballot, Burma style: vote for the army or else
The Observer, UK –
The New Light of Myanmar, a government mouthpiece more popularly known as the Dim Light, offers up a daily diet of propaganda that equates support for the …
Cyclone Nargis lashes Myanmar
Aljazeera.net, Qatar –
The Federation of Trade Unions, Burma said from Thailand that the military government had declared states of emergency in five affected provinces, …
Cyclone slams Burma, casualties feared
National Post, Canada –
The Thailand-based Federation of Trade Unions, Burma said the ruling military junta had declared states of emergency in five affected provinces, …
PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT
7thSpace Interactive (press release), NY –
Responding to a comment that there was no mention of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in today’s presidential statement on Myanmar, Mr. Sawers said that the Council had …
World Press Freedom Day—But Not for Burmese
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
During the September uprising, 15 journalists were arrested in Burma. Recently, two Burmese journalists from the Myanmar Nation Journal were arrested. …
UNSC Issues Presidential Statement on Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Burma, “in that context reiterates the future of Myanmar lies in the hands of all of its people. …
Cyclone Hammers Burmese Commercial Capital
AHN –
Due to cyclone, there have been heavy rains and strong winds in Pha An in Karen State of Burma, officially known as Myanmar. “People dare not to go out on …
Detained Suu Kyi to be made honorary Canadian citizen
Globe and Mail, Canada –
Ms. Suu Kyi has spent much of the past 18 years in detention and under house arrest in Myanmar, also known as Burma, since the military junta cancelled the …
Weekly Business Round-up (May 03, 2008)
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“Near the coast in Rakhine [Arakan] State in the Bay of Bengal, which is the main shrimp-catching area of Myanmar [Burma], catching rates are slumping and …
Myanmar voters lists released
All India Radio, India –
In Myanmar, the controversial, nationwide referendum will be held next Saturday. The military rulers have released a partial list of voters for the …
Uma Thurman’s alleged stalker describes crush as harmless
Seattle Times, United States –
1945: During World War II, Allied forces captured Rangoon, Burma, now also known as Myanmar, from the Japanese. 1948: The Supreme Court, in Shelley v. …
Cyclone Nargis aims for Burma (Update 8)
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
It will hit Myanmar later today, although the southern tip of Bangladesh could be affected.’ The Meteorology Office, which correctly predicted the path of …
Cyclone slams into main Myanmar city, airport shut
Reuters –
There were no reports of deaths, although meteorological officials in the former Burma said the cyclone could trigger a storm surge of up to 12 feet (3.5 …
UK Schizophrenic on Human Rights, But Says No Impunity for LRA’s Kony
Inner City Press, NY –
On the morning May 2, it agreed to a Presidential Statement on Myanmar which dropped any reference to Nobel Prize-winning Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi …
Big casualties feared as cyclone hammers Myanmar
Reuters India, India –
However, Kyaw Lin Oo of Burma Democratic Concern, an anti-regime activist and aid group in neighbouring Thailand, said he had spoken to a contact in Yangon …
Cyclone knocked over buildings in Yangon: aid agency
Reuters –
BANGKOK (Reuters) – Buildings were toppled by a large tropical cyclone that slammed into Myanmar’s main city and former capital, Yangon, a Thailand-based …
Burma’s ‘road map to democracy’ to face first test
TV3 News, New Zealand –
Burma’s so-called “road map to democracy” is facing its first test with the UN urging the military government to allow all parties to take part in an …
Sunday, May 11
International Herald Tribune, France –
1824 – British forces take Rangoon in Burma — now Myanmar — during the first Anglo-Burmese war. 1860 – The Expedition of the Thousand under Giuseppe …
Democracy, Burma-Style
Washington Post, United States –
… General Ban Ki-moon: “Asked about reports that voters in Myanmar [the junta’s name for Burma] are being compelled to vote ‘yes’ in a referendum, …
A people’s ballot, Burma style: vote for the army or else
The Observer, UK –
The New Light of Myanmar, a government mouthpiece more popularly known as the Dim Light, offers up a daily diet of propaganda that equates support for the …
Cyclone Nargis lashes Myanmar
Aljazeera.net, Qatar –
The Federation of Trade Unions, Burma said from Thailand that the military government had declared states of emergency in five affected provinces, …
Cyclone slams Burma, casualties feared
National Post, Canada –
The Thailand-based Federation of Trade Unions, Burma said the ruling military junta had declared states of emergency in five affected provinces, …
PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT
7thSpace Interactive (press release), NY –
Responding to a comment that there was no mention of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in today’s presidential statement on Myanmar, Mr. Sawers said that the Council had …
Largest Myanmar city hit by cyclone
United Press International –
YANGON, Myanmar, May 3 (UPI) — The largest city in the Asian country of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has been devastated by a major cyclone, …
World Press Freedom Day—But Not for Burmese
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
During the September uprising, 15 journalists were arrested in Burma. Recently, two Burmese journalists from the Myanmar Nation Journal were arrested. …
UNSC Issues Presidential Statement on Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Burma, “in that context reiterates the future of Myanmar lies in the hands of all of its people. …
Cyclone Hammers Burmese Commercial Capital
AHN –
Due to cyclone, there have been heavy rains and strong winds in Pha An in Karen State of Burma, officially known as Myanmar. “People dare not to go out on …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 4, 2008 at 5:35 am

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