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Archive for May 6th, 2008

World Focus on Burma (6 May 08) part 2

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Myanmar to delay constitutional vote in areas hit by cyclone
Over 15 000 die in cyclone
Cyclone’s death toll 15000 … and rising

Caritas ready to respond to Myanmar cyclone
Australian FM: Focus on aid to Myanmar; blame game can wait
Bay Area Burmese raise cyclone relief funds
NC, Indiana vote today

New Yorkers help Myanmar cyclone victims
Cyclone death toll could top 10000, Myanmar says
Burma cyclone death toll nears 15000
Cyclone in Burma Kills Thousands
Burma: ‘10000 died in just one town’
Myanmar death toll rockets above 10000

Mrs. Bush raps junta on storm response
Harvard students join global groups to aid Burmese
Burma’s death toll may top 15000
US: Myanmar junta failed to warn people on cyclone
Canadian honour for Aung San Suu Kyi
» Aid floods into Myanmar
Aid agencies gain access to devastated Myanmar
30000 missing in Myanmar cyclone – Thailand
At least 50000 homeless after cyclone
Cyclone exposes myth of “strong” Myanmar military
SNAPSHOT: Latest developments after Myanmar cyclone
Burma death toll rises to 15000
Total devastation
Myanmar: Death toll more than 1500
Myanmar cyclone deaths leap to 10000
Myanmar toll now 15000, with twice as many missing
30000 missing after Burma cyclone
Save the Children launches a full-scale response to deadly Cyclone …
Cherie Blair in Bangladesh
US $ 2.5 million EU $3 Million aid to Myanmar
Local Man Worries As Cyclone Death Toll Climbs
RBA leaves interest rate unchanged

Myanmar’s slow reaction to disaster criticized
Myanmar says cyclone death toll 15000 and set to rise

India can help Myanmar in a better way than US: Laura Bush
Cyclone kills 10000 ‘in one town’
State media says cyclone kills 10000 in one Myanmar town
Thousands of additional cyclone victims…War deadline proposal …
Burmese Junta Tightens Grip in Wake of Cyclone
Cyclone deaths could reach 10000 in Myanmar
Myanmar Cyclone Death Toll Could Top 10000
Thailand to give US$100000 aid to Myanmar cyclone victims
Disaster challenges Burma dictators
Myanmar Reels as Cyclone Toll Hits Thousands
Cyclone survivors fight against all odds
Birmingham Native Survives Myanmar Cyclone
Burma’s cyclone 10000 death toll from only one town
In wake of cyclone, Seattleites worry about loved ones in Myanmar
Australia ready to provide aid to disaster-struck Myanmar
Cyclone leaves Burmese refugees worried for families
Burmese Cyclone Death Toll Rising
Bay Area Burmese In Mourning After Deadly Cyclone
Myanmar death toll may reach 10 000
Reginans with ties to Myanmar wait for news
Cyclone death toll: 3969
Laura Bush urges Myanmar to accept US disaster team
Cyclone in Myanmar kills at least 15000
Chattanooga Engineer Waits To Hear If Family Hurt In Myanmar Cyclone
Metro Vancouver residents fear for families in Myanmar
Myanmar Cyclone Death Toll Reaches 10000, Junta Says (Update2)
Myanmar May Import Rice After Cyclone, Chookiat Says (Update2)
15000 Killed in Myanmar Cyclone Nargis
10000 dead in just one town – report
Myanmar rulers under fire over cyclone
Myanmar toll “more than 10000”

Myanmar death toll could top 10000, foreign minister says
Myanmar Residents Devastated By Cyclone
Cyclone deaths could top 10000: diplomats
10000 dead in just one town – report
Myanmar death toll could top 10000, foreign minister says

Myanmar death toll could top 10000, foreign minister says
Pelosi Statement on Catastrophic Cyclone in Burma
UN, agencies ready aid for Myanmar victims

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May 6, 2008 at 3:59 pm

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Burma: Cyclone updated top news (6 May 2008)

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Myanmar cyclone death toll soars past 22000: state radio
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – The cyclone death toll soared above 22000 on Tuesday and more than 41000 others were missing as the international community prepared to rush in aid after the country’s deadliest storm on record, state radio reported.


As Myanmar Reels, Election Is Delayed in Some Areas New York Times
Myanmar Death Toll Rises to 22000; Thousands Missing (Update8) Bloomberg
Reuters IndiaAFPXinhuaMonsters and Critics.com
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Sydney Morning Herald

Aid workers fear Burma cyclone deaths will
Times Online – Foreign aid workers in Burma have concluded that as many as 50000 people died in Saturday’s cyclone, and two to three million are homeless, in a disaster whose scale invites comparison with the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
The aid challenge BBC News
Burma Says Storm Killed 15000 Washington Post
Telegraph.co.ukVoice of AmericaABC OnlineTIME
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Myanmar cyclone death tops 15000; many more missing
Washington Post –
By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) – The cyclone and storm surge that tore through Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta killed at least 15000 people and left 30000 missing, officials said on Tuesday, warning the toll could rise in low-lying, remote villages.
Cyclone exposes myth of “strong” Myanmar military Reuters
Myanmar: Death toll more than 15000 CNN International
Los Angeles TimesAFPBloombergMonsters and Critics.com
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Burma cyclone: 15000 dead, 30000 missing
Times Online –

At least 15000 people have been killed and up to 30000 are missing after the catastrophic cyclone that struck Burma at the weekend, with officials warning that the toll was likely to rise.

Enews 2.0

Death Toll in Burma Cyclone Rises to 15000 Voice of America
Burma seeks aid as cyclone death toll rises Telegraph.co.uk
IndependentSan Francisco ChronicleBBC NewsThe Press Association
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Myanmar Cyclone Death Toll Reaches 10000, Junta Says (Update1)
Bloomberg –
By Demian McLean and Michael Heath May 6 (Bloomberg) — The death toll from the tropical cyclone that slammed into Myanmar three days ago rose to 10000, according to the military government, making the storm Southeast Asia’s deadliest natural disaster
Cyclone in Myanmar kills at least 10000 United Press International
Myanmar cyclone kills 10000 people Aljazeera.net
Reuters UKTimes of IndiaReuters IndiaMonsters and Critics.com
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China Post

Laura Bush urges Myanmar to accept US disaster team
Reuters –
By Matt Spetalnick and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) – First lady Laura Bush urged Myanmar’s military rulers on Monday to accept a US disaster response team that so far has been kept out, saying it would clear the way for broader relief
Laura Bush urges Myanmar to accept US disaster team, aid The Associated Press
First Lady Remarks on Cyclone in Burma, Says US Will Increase Aid Washington Post
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May 6, 2008 at 1:09 am

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World Focus on Burma (6 May 08)

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New York Daily News

Laura Bush urges Myanmar to accept US disaster team
Reuters –
US State Department spokesman Tom Casey said a disaster response team was “standing by and ready to go into Burma,” now known as Myanmar, which has been
Myanmar Death Toll Reported at Nearly 4000 New York Times
Cyclone plunges Myanmar into primitive existence Washington Post
US disaster team awaiting green light from Myanmar Reuters
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The Irrawaddy News Magazine

‘We have nothing now’: survivor
The Age, Australia –
A Swedish official, Jens Orback, who was in Burma when the cyclone struck, said: “The electricity is going to take a long time to repair because it is all
Burma’s wind of change Independent
Burma appeals for aid after cyclone devastation CBC.ca
Cyclone death toll may be 13000 Scotsman
Telegraph.co.ukNEWS.com.au
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PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)

Million euro Burma disaster pledge
The Press Association –
“I have asked my officials to stay in close contact with the UN, the International Red Cross and the NGO community to monitor the situation as it evolves,”
BREAKING: Cyclone Devastates Myanmar Catholic Online
Myanmar state radio says cyclone death toll nears 4000 PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)
Myanmar says more than 10000 killed in cyclone Economic Times
The Associated PressThis Day (subscription)
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Families wait anxiously
Nelson Mail, New Zealand –
“Yesterday I sent four emails to four friends in Burma. Last night only two had replied.” She had asked one of them, who worked for the United Nations, …
Water scarcity hits Myanmar
GulfNews, United Arab Emirates –
“Given the increasing commodity prices in Burma, and the overwhelming anger of the population against their enforced poverty, Burmese people are going about …
Canada Announces Support for Communities in Burma Devastated by …
Government of Canada Newsroom (press release), Canada –
“On behalf of Canadians, I would like to extend my sympathies to the many thousands of families in Burma who have lost loved ones and whose lives have been …
Myanmar loses count of its dead
Economic Times, India –
Nobody is interested in going to vote,’’ said Aung Din, director of the Washington-based advocacy group US Campaign for Burma. Discuss this story with other …
States, aid agencies offer to help storm-hit Myanmar
Reuters –
“We also have a disaster assistance response team that is standing by and ready to go in to Burma to help try to assess need there. “My understanding was …
Myanmar Cyclone Death Toll Hits 10000
This Day (subscription), Nigeria –
The Red Cross is among the groups involved in an international aid mission given a “careful green light” by the ruling generals in the former Burma. …
Israeli backpackers’ deaths fan parents’ fears
Ha’aretz, Israel –
When media began to report that the number of deaths in the southeast Asian country formerly known as Burma may reach 10000 people, parents of Israeli …
Cyclone death toll may be 13000
Scotsman, United Kingdom –
“The UN will begin preparing assistance now to be delivered and transported to Burma as quickly as possible,” a spokesman for the World Food Programme (WFP) …
Laura Bush urges Myanmar to accept US disaster team
Reuters –
US State Department spokesman Tom Casey said a disaster response team was “standing by and ready to go into Burma,” now known as Myanmar, which has been …
Burma’s wind of change
Independent, UK –
“Without my daily earning, just survival has become a big problem for us,” Tin Hla, who normally repairs umbrellas at a roadside stand, told the Associated …
Myanmar death toll could top 10000, foreign minister says
The Associated Press –
Tropical Cyclone Nargis hit the Southeast Asian country, also known as Burma, early Saturday with winds of up to 120 mph. It knocked out electricity to the …
Fight to aid cyclone victims frustrated by junta
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –
By Graeme Jenkins in Rangoon Burma said last night that it feared that more than 10000 people had been killed when a cyclone struck the country at the …
UPI NewsTrack TopNews
United Press International –
The priority was getting shelter and clean drinking water to residents of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, said Richard Horsey of the UN disaster response …
Myanmar says more than 10000 killed in cyclone
Economic Times, India –
Reeling from the weekend disaster, which also left thousands missing, the Southeast Asian country once known as Burma — one of the world’s poorest warned …
Burma appeals for aid after cyclone devastation
CBC.ca, Canada –
“Without my daily earning, just survival has become a big problem for us,” said Tin Hia, who runs a roadside stand repairing umbrellas for passersby. …
USCIRF religious freedom panel urges Rice to take action
BP News, TN –
“And it’s my observation and my experience that it is changing the culture of the State Department and making our State Department more aware of this issue, …
Thailand’s Prime Minister Speaks
TIME –
When I met [Burma’s leaders], they are normal people. The [Burmese] military explains that they will release her if she [agrees to] stay away from politics. …
From mud to Miss World
Manly Daily, Australia –
She has a brother in the army and her grandfather, a surgeon, worked alongside “Weary” Dunlop tending other POWs on the Thai-Burma railway. …
Not the World I See
TPM, NY –
Increasingly, from Georgia to Thailand (I am not just speaking of floridly iniquitous regimes like Burma and Uzbekistan), states are pushing back against …
Myanmar says more than 10000 killed in cyclone
AFP –
Reeling from the weekend disaster, which also left thousands missing, the Southeast Asian country once known as Burma — one of the world’s poorest …
Myanmar cyclone toll 15000; junta to accept aid
Himalayan Times, Nepal –
“I haven’t seen anything like this in my whole life,” one elderly resident told AFP. The government said Saturday’s referendum on a new constitution …
Myanmar Death Toll May Climb to 10000
Buzzle, CA –
Reports also indicate that the death toll could climb as high as 10000 in the Southeast Asian country once known as Burma. Tropical Cyclone Nargis hit …
Press Briefing by Scott Stanzel
Whitehouse.gov (press release), DC –
Mrs. Bush will make some comments on her humanitarian assistance and the current situation in Burma at 3:00 pm today, from this podium. …
Agencies rush emergency aid to cyclone-hit Myanmar
The Daily Star, Bangladesh –
UN agencies and other international aid groups met Monday in Bangkok to begin coordinating a response in the country formerly known as Burma, …
Cyclone death toll nears 4000 in Myanmar, state radio says
The Associated Press –
Tropical Cyclone Nargis hit the Southeast Asian country, also known as Burma, early Saturday with winds of up to 120 mph. It knocked out electricity to the …
Cyclone Death Toll Nears 4000 In Myanmar, State Radio Says
MyFox Nepa, PA –
Tropical Cyclone Nargis hit the Southeast Asian country, also known as Burma, early Saturday with winds of up to 120 mph, leaving hundreds of thousands of …
Million euro Burma disaster pledge
The Press Association –
“I have asked my officials to stay in close contact with the UN, the International Red Cross and the NGO community to monitor the situation as it evolves,” …
Cyclone death toll tops 10000 in Myanmar
KVIA, TX –
Khin Maung Win, a spokesman for the Democratic Voice of Burma — a broadcast media group run by opposition expatriates — said the whole of the delta region …
Statement by Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Clay Lowery
7thSpace Interactive (press release), NY –
Let me begin on a sad note and say that our hearts go out to the victims of the cyclone that hit Burma over the weekend. In the United States, …
Cyclone death toll nears 4000 in Myanmar, state radio says
The Associated Press –
Tropical Cyclone Nargis hit the Southeast Asian country, also known as Burma, early Saturday with winds of up to 120 mph, leaving hundreds of thousands of …
US disaster team awaiting green light from Myanmar
Reuters –
“We also have a disaster assistance response team that is standing by and ready to go in to Burma to help try to assess need there,” Casey said, …
UPI NewsTrack TopNews
United Press International –
The priority was getting shelter and clean drinking water to residents of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, said Richard Horsey of the UN disaster response …
Agencies rush emergency aid to Myanmar cyclone victims
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“I haven’t seen anything like this in my whole life. It will take at least a month to return to normal,” a 70-year-old man told AFP. …
Survivors of cyclone left with nothing
The Australian, Australia –
AS tropical cyclone Nargis hit Burma’s main city of Rangoon, Win Myint barely managed to save his two-month-old daughter as powerful winds uprooted a tree …
Myanmar Death Toll Reported at Nearly 4000
New York Times, United States –
The junta that rules Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has closed the country off from the outside world and maintained its grip on power through force …
The State of Emergency in the Capital and in the Blogs
Hetq Online, Armenia –
Before that we had read that “YouTube” was being blocked in China, Burma, etc. And then it happened in Armenia. This news had a bigger impact than even the …
BREAKING: Cyclone Devastates Myanmar
Catholic Online, CA –
People on my compound who had been there for about 15 years say they had not seen anything like this here, ever.” LOS ANGELES (Catholic Online) – At least …
Burma unlocks aid as toll hits 4000
NEWS.com.au, Australia –
“I haven’t seen anything like this in my whole life,” one elderly resident said. Hundreds of monks joined in efforts by residents, police and troops to …
Myanmar state radio says cyclone death toll nears 4000
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
It was the greatest recorded natural disaster in Myanmar, also known as Burma, since a storm killed 2700 people in 1926 and the deadliest in Asia since …
Cyclone death toll nears 4000 in Myanmar, state radio says
The Associated Press –
Tropical Cyclone Nargis hit the Southeast Asian country, also known as Burma, early Saturday with winds of up to 120 mph, leaving hundreds of thousands of …
‘We have nothing now’: survivor
The Age, Australia –
A Swedish official, Jens Orback, who was in Burma when the cyclone struck, said: “The electricity is going to take a long time to repair because it is all …
Myanmar cyclone death toll climbs to nearly 4000
Baltimore Sun, United States –
Tropical Cyclone Nargis hit the Southeast Asian country, also known as Burma, early Saturday with winds of up to 120 mph, leaving hundreds of thousands of …
Cyclone death toll nears 4000 in Myanmar, state radio says
The Associated Press –
Tropical Cyclone Nargis hit the Southeast Asian country, also known as Burma, early Saturday with winds of up to 120 mph, leaving hundreds of thousands of …
Myanmar says nearly 4000 dead from cyclone
AFP –
The announcement on state television increased the death toll from Tropical Cyclone Nargis more than ten-fold in the country once known as Burma, …
Cyclone Kills Nearly 4000 People in Burma
Democracy Now, NY –
Clinton: Well, I’ll tell you what, I’m not going to put my lot in with economists, because I know if we get it right, if we actually did it right, …
Cyclone Could Unleash Political Upheaval
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Rangoon and other towns in lower Burma were ill-prepared for the cyclone, unlike neighboring Bangladesh, which is regularly hit by such storms. …
Myanmar cyclone toll soars to 4000
Aljazeera.net, Qatar –
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, have also urged the military government to allow aid groups unfettered access to the country. …
Myanmar death toll ‘nears 4000’
CNN –
Khin Maung Win, a spokesman for the Democratic Voice of Burma — a broadcast media group run by opposition expatriates — said the whole of the delta region …
Cyclone plunges Myanmar into primitive existence
Washington Post, United States –
“Without my daily earning, just survival has become a big problem for us,” said Tin Hla, who normally repairs umbrellas at a roadside stand. …
Cyclone death toll nears 4000 in Myanmar, state radio says
The Associated Press –
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been under military rule since 1962. Its government has been widely criticized for human rights abuses and suppression of …
Stricken Myanmar seeks international aid
CNN International –
“We believe hundreds of people are dead,” said Khin Maung Win with the Democratic Voice of Burma — a broadcast media group run by opposition expatriates. …
Tributes to war hero who walked 600 miles home
GazetteLive, UK –
William fought against the Japanese in Burma in 1942 before being badly wounded and embarking on a 600-mile barefoot march that would eventually bring him …
Aid trickling to cyclone-ravaged Burma
CBC.ca, Canada –
“Without my daily earning, just survival has become a big problem for us,” said Tin Hia, who runs a roadside stand repairing umbrellas for passersby. …
News from the food front
Vancouver Sun, Canada –
Rangoon: Burma’s ruling junta has unveiled plans to establish a substantial biofuel industry based on growing jatropha — a popular plant for producing …
Economy on voters’ minds ahead of Myanmar poll
AFP – 17 hours ago
“Burma’s macro-economy continues to founder,” Turnell said by email, referring to Myanmar by its former name. “Tourism has been greatly impacted by the …
Us Is One Of The Central Pillars Of Indian Foreign Policy-Riedel
LeadershipNigeria, Nigeria –
Then you have Bangladesh and Burma [Myamar] on the other side, which have been experiencing great deals of domestic trouble and both are now under military …
Local humility in Myanmar inspires student
Tennessee Journalist, TN –
Until 1989 the country was known as Burma, but due to military government junta, Myanmar is now in a smothering state of repression. My boat operator moves …
Human Rights Torch Relay Braves Wind in Westchester
Epoch Times, NY –
Myra Dahgaypaw, from Burma, fled Burma as a child and grew up in a refugee camp. (Dayin Chen/The Epoch Times) “This survival has put a huge task on our …
Avril ‘rasps’ regrets for nixed concert
Arizona Republic, AZ –
Jim Carrey previously filmed a public-service announcement to raise awareness about the Southeast Asian country, also known as Burma, and human-rights …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 6, 2008 at 1:07 am

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