Save Burma

အာဏာရွင္စနစ္ က်ဆံုးမွ တတိုင္းျပည္လံုး စစ္မွန္တဲ့ ဒီမိုကေရစီကို ခံစားရမယ္

World Focus on Burma (16 May 08)

Church group moves swiftly in wake of Myanmar cyclone
Nashua Telegraph, NH –
The people of Myanmar certainly need every little bit of help. The cyclone that hit the Asian country formerly known as Burma killed more than 43000 people, …
The Suffering
National Review Online Blogs, NY –
What’s difficult about the political situation in Burma (or “Myanmar,” as the junta has renamed it) is that there is no effective opposition to the …
Myanmar’s killing fields of neglect
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
The US Campaign for Burma, an advocacy group, says that those who have entered the military-run camps have subsequently not been allowed to leave or meet …
Red Cross says clean water most urgent need for Myanmar cyclone
Hindu, India –
Geneva (AP): Lack of clean water will be the biggest killer in cyclone-hit Myanmar in the coming days, the international Red Cross said on Friday. …
Death toll in cyclone rises
The North Bay Nugget, Canada –
Myanmar’s junta warned Thursday legal action would be taken against people who trade or hoard international aid as the cyclone’s death toll soared above …
Myanmar’s Junta Gets a Pass from China
New America Media, CA –
Historically while Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia and Burma suffered under colonial rule, Thailand alone in Southeast Asia developed in peace. …
Is relief to disaster victims a political cause?
RIA Novosti, Russia –
… seem to be outside politics – a devastating earthquake in China, a typhoon in nearby Myanmar (Burma), and the forthcoming Olympic Games in Beijing. …
Malta and international press digest
Times of Malta, Malta –
Asian Herald quotes journalists, who have visited Burma’s Irrawaddy Delta, which took the brunt of Cyclone Nargis two weeks ago, saying thousands of …
No breakthroughs in Myanmar aid crisis: EU envoy
AFP –
YANGON (AFP) — The European Union’s aid chief said Friday he had made no breakthroughs on a trip to Myanmar aimed at pushing the ruling generals to open up …
Five More Flights Deliver Relief To Myanmar
Aero-News Network, FL –
… Though officially known as “Myanmar” since 1989, many Western nations — including the US — still refer to the country by its original name of Burma. …
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Local aid heading to Burma, China
Northumberland Today, Canada –
Twenty thousand national Red Cross volunteers immediately began work after the cyclone struck Burma (also known as Myanmar), she said. …
Aid agencies call on Australians to donate more
Special Broadcasting Service, Australia –
Concerned aid workers can’t get supplies past Burma’s ruling junta. Mr Sayadaw says he gives money directly to people he knows in Rangoon, who then go to …
Burmese junta says relief effort ‘finished’ as death toll rises
Times Online, UK –
Burma state television raised its official death toll to 43328 yesterday, though independent observers put the toll much higher, with the International Red …
Timbrooks’ frustration continues
The Winchester Star, VA –
STORY Project HOPE is looking for volunteers who would be willing to travel to Myanmar (Burma) to help people in areas devastated by Cyclone Nargis. …
Project HOPE seeks to assist victims of cyclone, earthquake
The Winchester Star, VA –
By Stephanie Mangino Millwood — Project HOPE is looking for volunteers who would be willing to travel to Myanmar (Burma) to help people in areas devastated …
Michel: no agreement with Myanmar junta
Radio Netherlands, Netherlands –
EU aid Commissioner Louis Michel, currently on a two-day visit to Myanmar, says he has still not yet received permission from the military junta to visit to …
A plea for aid to keep flowing
Toronto Sun, Canada –
… parents clutching bundled young bodies and devastated communities in China and cyclone-hit Myanmar — formerly Burma — will not affect crucial aid. …
Exploring the marine resources
The New Nation, Bangladesh –
The coastal area starts from the Indian border in the west and extends some 480 km up to the Burma (Myanmar) border in the southeast and the Bay of Bengal …
Myanmar declares new constitution ratified after partial vote
Los Angeles Times, CA –
… the military regime to allow foreign teams and equipment into Myanmar, also known as Burma, to assess needs and supervise the distribution of supplies. …
Survivors seek refuge from rain amid the death and turmoil
guardian.co.uk, UK –
The nights are long in Burma. It is pitch black by 7pm, and the sun doesn’t rise until after 5am. With no food and no light there is nothing to do but …

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Boston Globe

Aid groups fear Burma’s next rice harvest is jeopardized
Boston Globe, United States –
(GETTY IMAGES) RANGOON, Burma – Normally at this time of year, Burmese farmers in the country’s southern delta would be draining their rice paddies, …
Food crisis looms in Myanmar International Herald Tribune
CARE staff meet survivors of Cyclone Nargis ReliefWeb (press release)
all 6 news articles »
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Another cyclone may be brewing near Myanmar
Daily Times, Pakistan –
NEW DELHI: Indian meteorologists warned Wednesday that a massive low pressure system was building off neighbouring Myanmar and was likely to drench untold …
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Voice of America

Red Cross Warns of Further Misery for Burma’s Cyclone Victims
Voice of America –
“If there can be additional support either from the region from outside or with additional people brought in – to work with the Myanmar Red Cross and with …
Winds, rain lash Burma’s devastated Irrawaddy Delta Toronto Star
Myanmar cyclone: 130000 may have died as second storm gathers Telegraph.co.uk
Health disaster feared in Burma Boston Globe
Human Rights Watch (press release)AHN
all 74 news articles »
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MSN Money UK
An Offer Burma Can’t Refuse
TIME –
The disaster in Burma presents the world with its worst humanitarian crisis since the 2004 Asian tsunami. The ruling military junta says that more than …
British PM presses Myanmar for unfettered aid access; opposition … International Herald Tribune
all 174 news articles »
A battle for Burma’s soul
Toronto Star, Canada –
… monks led a weeks-along display of defiance against the regime in the biggest public protests in Burma, also known as Myanmar, since 1988. …

Thai News Agency MCOT
Myanmar disaster response worst in memory
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –
He warned that many more people could die unless aid reaches the victims in the country, formerly known as Burma. “Hundreds of thousands of lives are …
Intl NGO urges ASEAN to demand access to Myanmar victims ABS CBN News
Burma Widens Door for Foreign Aid – Thai Spokesman RedOrbit
Samak due in Burma Wednesday Bangkok Post
The Spoof (satire)Times Online
all 27 news articles »

Canada.com
New storm deepens misery in cyclone-hit Myanmar
Canada.com, Canada –
REUTERS/Stringer Despite such scenes and the latest storm, likely to turn already damaged roads to mud, the former Burma’s ruling generals insist their …

AFP
UN humanitarian chief awaits visa for Myanmar mission
AFP –
Now the junta has sealed off the region to reporters and insists the impoverished country, once a rich British colony known as Burma, can stand on its own. …
Ron Paul is no compassionate conservative when it comes to Burma
Los Angeles Times, CA –
The Myanmar resolution, like all those goofy pieces of symbolic legislation, would…. …have done absolutely nothing for the stricken millions. …
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NewsHour

For Indiana Community, Myanmar’s Cyclone Crisis Hits Home
NewsHour –
That’s a long way from their homeland in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. The monastery is one of six Buddhist places of worship in Fort Wayne, …
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Myanmar / Burma: Musician Win Maw arrested
Freemuse, Denmark –
It is therefore recommended that appeals be sent to the diplomatic representative of Myanmar (Burma) in your own country: • demanding his immediate and …
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The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Burma braces itself for another cyclone as rulers accused of …
This is London, UK –
He said that officials told him that quantities of the high-energy biscuits rushed into Myanmar on the World Food Programme’s first flights were sent to a …
Burmese Junta Requests Aid to Rehabilitate Farms Washington Post
Burmese also stopped from giving out food aid Toronto Star
‘This aid effort hasn’t picked up pace’: UN in Burma AOL Canada
The Press AssociationScotsman
all 18 news articles »
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Myanmar Crisis Sparks Debate about Intervention
NPR –
But first, we want to turn our attention to the crisis in Myanmar, the country formally called Burma. International observers believe that last week’s ….
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Catholic Leader

Help save Burma
Catholic Leader, Australia –
… merciful and generous by offering aid and working to relieve the suffering caused by Cyclone Nargis, which killed tens of thousands in Myanmar (Burma). …
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AFP

Myanmar pushing survivors out of monasteries, say monks
AFP –
“The delivery of relief supplies can’t be left entirely in the hands of Burma’s abusive military, or aid simply won’t reach those most in need,” said Brad …
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ABC News
Adm. Keating: ‘We’re Anxious to Help’
ABC News –
By JONATHAN KARL, KIRIT RADIA and LUIS MARTINEZ The situation in the hardest-hit areas of cyclone-ravaged Myanmar, also known as Burma, is deteriorating …
US offers to distribute aid rejected by Myanmar Reuters
US Boosts Aid, Flights for Myanmar Cyclone Relief (Update1) Bloomberg
all 11 news articles »

Turkish Press
Myanmar death toll rises to 43318–state media
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
YANGON — The death toll from a cyclone that hit Myanmar on May 3 has risen to 43318 with 27838 missing, state radio and television said Thursday. …
Burma cyclone death toll, 38000 NEWS.com.au
Aucklanders invited to join candlight vigil for cyclone victims Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Cyclone death toll in Myanmar rises to 34000 ABS CBN News
Radio New ZealandHindustan Times
all 54 news articles »
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Investment practices under fire
Winnipeg Sun, Canada –
“Parliamentary Friends of Burma has been calling for a total ban of the existing investment (in Myanmar) … we would like them all to be out,” said Liberal …
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Moneybiz
Cyclone hits 20 pct of Myanmar rice fields – FAO
guardian.co.uk, UK –
Although the former Burma could face a serious shortage of rice, some media reports of a risk of famine were premature. “We do not have data to support this …
Myanmar cyclone damage worsened by loss of mangroves: FAO AFP
Burma: cyclone devastates rice market World War 4 Report
MYANMAR: Cyclone devastates rice market IRINnews.org
ReliefWeb (press release)Salem-News.Com
all 356 news articles »
Operators set up text donation line for Burma victims
Mobile Today, UK –
The major UK operators have set up a text line to raise money for victims of the Burma / Myanmar disaster. Users are invited to text “DONATE” to 83696, …
Public health chief and team visit Burma
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
(BangkokPost.com) – Public Health permanent secretary Prat Boonyawongwirot and team flew to Burma on Friday morning to discuss with Burmese officials on …
Aid-wary Burma allows medics in The Times
WHO says no cholera among Myanmar cyclone victims San Diego Union Tribune
all 71 news articles »
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Turkish Press

Bad weather complicates relief efforts, but Save the Children …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Weather experts on Wednesday had warned that a new storm was building off the coast of Myanmar, but the chance of a serious storm has been downgraded …
Group founded by George Clooney, other stars donates $250000 for … International Herald Tribune
Hollywood stars pledge aid for Myanmar child victims AFP
Brad Pitt and George Clooney’s Charity for Myanmar Just Jared
Inquirer.net
all 64 news articles »
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AFP
Britain pledges more aid for Myanmar cyclone victims
AFP –
This contribution shows our commitment to supporting the people of Burma.” Along with other countries, Britain has voiced frustration at the slowness with …

Boston Globe
UN plans to send top emergency relief coordinator to Myanmar
International Herald Tribune, France –
She said Thursday that he hopes to visit the country, also known as Burma, within a week. The UN has been frustrated by the government’s obstacles to …
Britain urges UN meet on Burma The Times
UN Chief To Send Senior Envoy To Myanmar RTT News
Go into Burma with guns blazing The State
France24The Australian
all 886 news articles »

National Geographic
Myanmar’s Jeweled Temple Damaged
National Geographic, DC –
May 14, 2008—Blue tarps drape the spires of the ancient Shwedagon Paya temple complex in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), on May 12, nine days after Cyclone Nargis …
After cyclone, Myanmar astrologers see more tragedy in 2008 AFP
Cyclone victim prefers ruins over government camp Reuters
all 18 news articles »
Cyclone videos selling in Burma
The Times, South Africa –
YANGON – Graphic videos showing corpses of cyclone victims and the ruins of villages are being snapped up on the streets of Myanmar, giving people here …
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ITV.com

Myanmar cyclone: Forced labour camp fears
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –
By Graeme Jenkins in Rangoon Survivors of the Burma cyclone are being forced into government camps amid fears they will be used as forced labour. …
Angry UN puts pressure on Burma junta Melbourne Herald Sun
Saving Burma TIME
Monsoon conditions forecast for Burma ABC Online
United Press InternationaleFluxMedia
all 78 news articles »
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Javno.hr

British public save lives in Myanmar
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
The British public’s donations to the DEC Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Appeal have so far helped to raise £6 million of life-saving funds reaching at least …
‘They didn’t stand a chance … bodies strewn all over’ guardian.co.uk
Urgent call made for support as Welsh Burma appeal is launched ic Wales
Myanmar: Delivering vital health care to survivors of Cyclone Nargis ReliefWeb (press release)
ReliefWeb (press release)ReliefWeb (press release)
all 156 news articles »
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Christian Science Monitor
Burma: monks vs. junta
Christian Science Monitor, MA –
… Thailand – The longstanding tensions between the two largest organizations in Burma (Myanmar) – the military and the Buddhist clergy – are finding new …
Myanmar junta creating another ‘catastrophe’ by stonewalling on … San Francisco Chronicle
all 5 news articles »

KPIC
Emergency appeal for victims of the Cyclone Nargis disaster in …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
As heavy rains continue to batter victims of the recent cyclone in Myanmar / Burma, the United Nations estimates that 1.5 million people remain in urgent …
No second cyclone but heavy rains threaten Burma Bangkok Post
More rain in Myanmar but no sign of new cyclone-UN Reuters India
Second cyclone could hit Burma Belfast Telegraph
CNNTelegraph.co.uk
all 121 news articles »
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Malaysia Star

Canada involved in plans for controversial Myanmar summit
Canada.com, Canada –
The central problem has been Myanmar’s poor political relations with the West – not least with Britain, the one-time colonial power in the former Burma. …
UN plans to send top emergency relief coordinator to Myanmar International Herald Tribune
UN Chief To Send Senior Envoy To Myanmar RTT News
Different responses to disasters in Myanmar, China The Associated Press
ReutersReuters
all 1,055 news articles »
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AFP
Britain pledges more aid for Myanmar cyclone victims
AFP –
This contribution shows our commitment to supporting the people of Burma.” Along with other countries, Britain has voiced frustration at the slowness with …

National Geographic
Myanmar’s Jeweled Temple Damaged
National Geographic, DC –
May 14, 2008—Blue tarps drape the spires of the ancient Shwedagon Paya temple complex in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), on May 12, nine days after Cyclone Nargis …
After cyclone, Myanmar astrologers see more tragedy in 2008 AFP
Cyclone victim prefers ruins over government camp Reuters
all 18 news articles »
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Radio Australia
CRWRC aid to Myanmar cyclone survivors
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
CRWRC’s local partner in Burma/Myanmar then purchases food and supplies from local suppliers, and suppliers from border countries like Thailand. …
Burma’s neighbors step in Christian Science Monitor
Trudy Rubin: UN can and should step in in Myanmar Dallas Morning News
Shilo and Ogilvy, Amsterdam’s Mission to Burma Creativity
CNN InternationalAmnesty International UK
all 149 news articles »

MSN India
TOM WATKINS: The people of Burma/Myanmar are swamped – please help
Novi News, MI –
… devastation that surrounds many in Michigan, it may be difficult to hear the cries for help half way around the world in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …
Myanmar says military-backed constitution overwhelmingly approved … ABC News
Myanmar says constitution approved by 92.4 percent AFP
Myanmar’s murderous regime shows the limits of politics Calgary Herald
ABC OnlineReuters India
all 230 news articles »
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The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Burma: Nature’s wrath, junta’s indifference
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
By Raul Pangalangan MANILA, Philippines—It is difficult to understand why Burma’s (Myanmar’s) generals are bullheaded in rejecting foreign assistance for …
UN calls emergency meeting on Burma ABC Online
CORRECTED-Anger mounts in Bangkok at Myanmar aid visa delays Reuters
First German Aid Arrives in Burma Deutsche Welle
Mizzima.comSan Francisco Chronicle
all 1,173 news articles »
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Boston Globe

Canada involved in plans for controversial Myanmar summit
Canada.com, Canada –
The central problem has been Myanmar’s poor political relations with the West – not least with Britain, the one-time colonial power in the former Burma. …
British prime minister seeks emergency UN summit on Myanmar aid International Herald Tribune
Britain urges UN meet on Burma The Times
Britain seeks emergency summit on Myanmar, as UN meets AFP
Reuters South AfricaReuters
all 132 news articles »
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Voice of America

United States Completes 13th Humanitarian Aid Flight to Burma
NewsBlaze, CA –
By Jacquelyn S. Porth The United States flew another five humanitarian aid missions into Burma May 15, bringing the total number of flights up to 13, …
US Aid Reaches Burma Voice of America
US to keep sending aid to Myanmar The Associated Press
US to continue aid for cyclone-hit Myanmar Xinhua
Charleston Post CourierVoice of America
all 79 news articles »
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Local Burmese Community to Hold Fundraiser for Cyclone Victims
WNED, NY –
BUFFALO (2008-05-16) The International Institute of Buffalo is hosting an event for victims of the recent cyclone in Burma (Myanmar). …
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Investment practices under fire
Winnipeg Sun, Canada –
“Parliamentary Friends of Burma has been calling for a total ban of the existing investment (in Myanmar) … we would like them all to be out,” said Liberal …
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Myanmar admits team of Thai doctors
Newsday, NY –
BANGKOK – Myanmar’s military regime agreed to admit a team of Thai doctors and nurses, the largest foreign-aid contingent yet, as leaders of the …
Myanmar’s Neighbors Plan Cyclone `Coalition of Mercy’ (Update2) Bloomberg
Intl NGO urges ASEAN to demand access to Myanmar victims ABS CBN News
Burma Widens Door for Foreign Aid – Thai Spokesman RedOrbit
Nation MultimediaBangkok Post
all 31 news articles »
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EiTB

Diplomats ‘promised’ tour of cyclone-hit delta
ABC Online, Australia –
Thus far the rate of cholera is no greater than the background rate that we would be seeing in Myanmar [Burma] during this season,” she said. …
Cholera confirmed in cyclone-hit Burma Independent Online
Cyclone videos selling in Burma The Times
Heavy rainfall deepens troubles in Myanmar GulfNews
all 47 news articles »
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URISA’s GISCorps Working on Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Recovery Efforts
GISuser.com (press release), MD –
… and identifying volunteers to assist with the compilation of infrastructure damage data in the Cyclone Nargis affected areas in Myanmar (Burma). …
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Thai News Agency MCOT

Aid for Burma
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Nevertheless, “Aid is getting though,” said Steve Marshal of UNCT Myanmar and ILO liaison officer. Marshal recently returned from Burma. …
Aid-wary Burma allows medics in The Times
Public health chief and team visit Burma Bangkok Post
all 55 news articles »
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Vancouver Sun

Still reeling from military junta, Burma a mess after cyclone
Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand –
I was among seven journalists from Southeast Asia who were able to enter Myanmar (still Burma to pro-democracy groups) from Bangkok on tourist visas for …
UN says up to 2.5 million affected in Myanmar cyclone Reuters
Burma’s Junta says foreign experts not needed Toronto Star
Thai premier plans Myanmar trip, again (Roundup) Monsters and Critics.com
FOXNewsNational Post
all 229 news articles »
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10 Downing Street (press release)

Trudy Rubin: UN can and should step in in Myanmar
Dallas Morning News, TX –
(Myanmar is also known as Burma). As aid piles up in Thailand, and Western ships line up nearby, the junta lets in only an aid trickle and refuses visas for …
Lutheran World Relief Efforts Reaching Those In Need In Myanmar … Lutheran World Relief (press release)
Czechs send aid to Burma crisis Prague Post
Doubts About Burma Aid Stymie German Fundraising Efforts Deutsche Welle
Mizzima.comSan Jose Mercury News
all 185 news articles »
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Calcutta Telegraph

Cyclone beggars line roads of Myanmar delta
Reuters –
KUNGYANGON, Myanmar, May 16 (Reuters) – The rows of beggars on either side of the road stretched for miles, twin columns of human misery left by the winds …
Myanmar’s Jeweled Temple Damaged National Geographic
Voices From the Heart of Myanmar ABC News
Cyclone survivors seek food, shelter amid devastation StarPhoenix
AccuWeather.comReuters
all 297 news articles »
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Frustration Reigns as Burma’s Cyclone Victims Remain Off Limits
Deutsche Welle, Germany –
Michel spent two days in Burma, also known as Myanmar, trying to persuade the government to accept more foreign assistance. Not only has the southwest of …
Canada involved in plans for controversial Myanmar summit Canada.com
Burma storm aid frustrations grow BBC News
World ‘can’t force Burma to accept aid’ ABC Online
CTV.caReuters India
all 60 news articles »
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Christian Science Monitor

Asian, apolitical NGOs get better access in Burma (Myanmar)
Christian Science Monitor, MA –
Correspondent Simon Montlake talks about the surprising access that Taiwanese NGOs have gotten in China and in Burma (Myanmar). …
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 16, 2008 at 9:43 am

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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