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World Focus on Burma (20 May 08)

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3 day mourning period observed in Myanmar
NECN, MA –
(NECN) – Myanmar formerly known as Burma is observing a three day period of mourning for victims of that massive cylcone. The national flag is flying at …
Get help to Burmese
Buffalo News, United States –
… include the blowing away of the Myanmar junta. The military dictatorship of the nation formerly (and in some places still) known as Burma has apparently …
Flags at half-mast in Myanmar
Swissinfo, Switzerland –
Historically the military in the former Burma has been suspicious of foreign interference. That distrust deepened since the wave of international outrage …
Newspaper to end supplement that led to seizures in Cambodia
Monsters and Critics.com –
‘The Burma Daily will not appear in The Cambodia Daily again,’ Bernard Krisher, publisher of both newspapers, said while adding that the supplement would …
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Washington Post

Monks from Myanmar march in Cannes Film Festival
Washington Post, United States –
Myanmar’s May 2-3 cyclone left at least 134000 people dead or missing. European Union nations have warned the junta could be committing a crime against …
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Myanmar: International access “inadequate”
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
BANGKOK, 20 May 2008 (IRIN) – More than two weeks after Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar, only 500000 of the estimated 2.4 million people affected have …
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Thai pastor in pleas for cyclone aid
Halesowen News, UK –
So while he awaits news from Pastor Zaw, who has returned home to devastated Myanmar in Burma to search for friends and family, he is appealing to people to …
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Refugees raise funds for Burma cyclone aid
News Sentinel, IN –
The dictatorship, known as the State Peace and Development Council, changed the name of Burma to Myanmar. The dictatorship has been accused of hoarding food …
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UN disaster chief meets Myanmar PM
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –
YANGON- The top United Nations aid official met Myanmar’s prime minister Thein Sein Tuesday in the highest level meeting so far during his visit to the …
ADB considering sending experts to Myanmar
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –
SINGAPORE – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Tuesday it is considering sending experts to Myanmar to assess the cyclone-hit nation’s reconstruction …
Myanmar mourns for 78000 cyclone victims
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar began three days of mourning for some 78000 cyclone victims Tuesday, after its ruling junta appeared to relent to foreign …
Local community organizes for Myanmar assistance
Daily – University of Washington, WA –
This was not approved by any legislature in Burma, so the United States does not recognize it. The name Burma was used during British colonial rule. Myanmar …
Army Commander dispatches aid caravan to Myanmar
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Supreme Army Commander General Boonsarng Niempradit (บุญสร้าง เนียมประดิษฐ) presided over a ceremony to release a caravan of trucks carrying aid to Myanmar. …
Asean Take-up aid work in Myanmar
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
… Irrawady delta to which the Myanmar officials have refused his plea for teams and aircrafts to land from abroad directly to Burma to give speedy releif. …
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Lack of infrastructure and restrictions hamper aid effort
Mizzima.com, India –
“It is impossible for me to visit those [Irrawaddy Delta] areas, so I can only rely on the reports coming from the Myanmar [Burma] Red Cross society,” …
Students design, rally to help Myanmar victims
Stanford Daily, CA –
By Anneke Nelson Burma, a former British colony now called Myanmar, is one of the poorest countries in Asia. On May 2, Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar and killed …
“I’ll never see Rangoon again”
Radio Netherlands, Netherlands –
The Delta is called Burma’s Rice Bowl, because it supplies 60% of the country’s rice. But now 4.5 million acres of rice paddies have been transformed into …
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UK govt still worried as more Burma aid begins
Politics.co.uk, UK –
International development secretary Douglas Alexander says the UK will continue to press Burma on its aid delivery conditions as the south-east Asian …
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Charity worker’s Burma mission
ic Wales, United Kingdom –
“The scale of this emergency is difficult to comprehend, despite the news reports that we are getting from Myanmar (Burma). I don’t think I’ll really be ….
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Disasters show value of global health conference
Vancouver Sun, Canada –
“Burma [Myanmar] is a good and topical example of the unfortunate events we’ll be discussing at the conference,” she said in an interview, adding that goals …
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World Bank: no money for tardy Burma
NEWS.com.au, Australia –
“The World Bank is not in a position to assist Myanmar (Burma) at this time,” World Bank managing director Juan Jose Daboub said. …
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TopNews

Aid agencies plead for more Australian donations for Burma
The Australian, Australia –
AUSTRALIA’s aid agencies have again urged Australians to open their pockets to help two million Burmese affected by Cyclone Nargis as Burma’s military …
Aid workers welcome Burma aid decision ABC Online
Open wallets for Burma, urges Rudd NEWS.com.au
‘It’s difficult in there. It’s like walking a tightrope’ The Age
Sydney Morning HeraldDispatch Online
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Leprosy Mission supports disabled Burma cyclone victims
ChristianToday, UK –
Buddhists in Cyclone Nargis-hit Myanmar celebrated the Kason festival,… The Leprosy Mission is appealing for donations to support its work with disabled …
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Disaster regimes
Toledo Blade, OH –
The paranoid generals who rule that country, formerly known as Burma, have approached foreign aid in a way that’s irresponsible at best, murderous at worst. …
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CTV.ca

Myanmar cyclone: Burma begins three days of mourning for victims
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –
By Nick Allen Burma today began three days of official mourning for the victims of Cyclone Nargis as the country’s ruling junta began accepting limited help …
UN Humanitarian Chief in Burma to Boost Cyclone Aid Effort Voice of America
Burma, China and America: Perspective on How Nations Handle … NewsBlaze
UN sees up to 2.5 mln Myanmar cyclone victims Reuters
ReliefWeb (press release)Mizzima.com
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Shippensburg graduate returns to area to gather relief assistance ...
Chambersburg Public Opinion, PA –
She lived in the country of Myanmar, also known as Burma, for the last five years. With her return to this country on Saturday, she is embarking on a …
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Jaro Archdiocese launches fund-raising drive for calamity victims
News Today Online, Philippines –
… Jr. The Archdiocese of Jaro has launched a fund-raising campaign for victims of the separate calamities that have ravaged China and Myanmar (Burma). …
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UN Chief Heads to Cyclone-Stricken Burma
Voice of America –
… that the secretary-general would go directly to the areas hardest hit by Cyclone Nargis when he arrives in Burma – also known as Myanmar – on Thursday. …..
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Myanmar Cyclone Aid Plan Is Based on 2004 Tsunami, Asean Says
Bloomberg –
… head the taskforce that will work with the United Nations and the military rulers of the country formerly known as Burma. Myanmar’s junta declared three …
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Corpus Christi Caller Times

Our opinion: Biofools
Times Record News, TX –
There was a time when Myanmar — then Burma — was the largest rice-exporting country in the world. But decades of mismanagement by an authoritarian military …
Rep. Garcia fends off attacks about campaign contribution Corpus Christi Caller Times
Clean, natural is in again Times Record News
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Burma lets neighbours help out
Toronto Star, Canada –
… who accuse the regional grouping, ASEAN, of appeasing the ruling military junta in order to make business deals in Burma, also known as Myanmar. …
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Business Roundtable Mobilizes Private Sector Response to Urgent …
CSRwire.com (press release) –
(CSRwire) WASHINGTON, DC – May 19, 2008 – Immediately following the cyclone that ravaged Myanmar on May 2 and the earthquake that hit Sichuan China on May …
Donations Continue for Asian Disasters Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription)
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Across the ‘friendship bridge,’ a cold reception
Globe and Mail, Canada –
Here, as in most of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, people live hand-to-mouth, selling fruit and vegetables from stalls or doing menial labour. …

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Myanmar Country Profile
Fact Monster, MA –
The ethnic origins of modern Myanmar (known historically as Burma) are a mixture of Indo-Aryans, who began pushing into the area around 700 BC, …
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Monsters and Critics.com

In photos: ‘Burma Cyclone Aftermath May 19th’
Monsters and Critics.com –
The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned …
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DEC Myanmar (Burma) Appeal raises £8 million
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
The DEC Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Appeal donation total has reached £8 million and vital aid efforts have now reached over 600000 people. …
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Myanmar cyclone: plan to beat Burmese block on Western aid
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –
By David Blair and Thomas Bell An international relief operation designed to help victims of Burma’s cyclone, exploiting loopholes in the regime’s ban on …
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Alexander Downer backs force to get aid to Burma cyclone victims
NEWS.com.au, Australia –
… translate their solidarity and sympathy into concrete commitments to help the people of Myanmar (Burma) emerge from the tragedy and rebuild their lives. …
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White House: cyclone-hit Myanmar benefit from US aid
People’s Daily Online, China –
“We have had 31 flights into Burma thus far. We’re continuing to deliver emergency relief commodities, including water, blankets, hygiene kits, …
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The Southern Ledger

How hard will neighbors push Burma (Myanmar)?
Christian Science Monitor, MA –
With Western naval ships loaded with aid waiting at their door, and visiting UN diplomats demanding faster rescue and relief, Burma (Myanmar) agreed to …
Myanmar Allows Assistance from Asian Neighbors About – News & Issues
Burma lets neighbours help out Toronto Star
‘ASEAN deal not enough for Myanmar cyclone victims’ Inquirer.net
ABC OnlineCNN
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CBC.ca

How one family in Burma (Myanmar) reconnected after the cyclone
Christian Science Monitor, MA –
… off by security officials who have stepped up control of the devastated area, and restricted foreigners to Rangoon, the main city in Burma (Myanmar). …
Across the ‘friendship bridge,’ a cold reception Globe and Mail
Cruel Burma regime bans mercy Scotsman
Relatives search Web for images of Burma’s cyclone victims Toronto Star
ReutersChristian Science Monitor
all 19 news articles »
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 20, 2008 at 10:49 am

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