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World Focus on Burma (23 May 08)

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Times Now.tv
Junta says it will allow all aid workers into Myanmar
International Herald Tribune –
“If the donors don’t deliver a strong message to the military regime, the generals will get away again and the UN will become again another laughing stock,” said Soe Aung, a spokesman for the National Council of the Union of Burma, a coalition of …
Myanmar to allow in UN aid workers Aljazeera.net
Myanmar Junta Drops Ban on Cyclone Relief Workers (Update2) Bloomberg
CNN InternationalThe Associated PressReutersAftenposten
all 4,148 news articles »

China Post
National soccer team to resume training next month in cyclone-hit …
Xinhua –
YANGON, May 23 (Xinhua) — Myanmar national soccer team will be camped next month to resume training for the forthcoming Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup in India in July after the suspension of it due to deadly cyclone Nargis early …
ASEAN, Indonesia and Myanmar Forcing help on Myanmar Economist
Myanmar junta stance on foreign aid a crime – monks Reuters
AFPReliefWeb (press release)Thai News Agency MCOTXinhua
all 1,361 news articles »

Nation Multimedia
Referendum in Burma disaster zone
Radio Netherlands –
By our editorial staff One would think that the last thing the survivors of Cyclone Nargis which struck Burma on the first week of May would have on their minds is a referendum.
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi votes on proposed charter: official AFP
Burma is a brutal military regime, not a socialist one Ottawa Citizen
Los Angeles TimesBangkok PostHindustan TimesAFP
all 60 news articles »

The Southern Ledger
UN says it is ready to step up aid to Myanmar once it gets details …
Malaysia Star –
GENEVA (AP): International aid agencies are ready to step up relief to cyclone victims in Myanmar as soon as they learn the “practical details” of the country’s new commitment to admit all aid workers to the devastated region, officials said Friday.
UN says it is ready to step up Myanmar aid The Associated Press
France to seek UN resolution on aid deliveries if Myanmar doesn’t … International Herald Tribune
ReliefWeb (press release)Hindustan TimesPRESS TVThe Associated Press
all 158 news articles »

Sunday Mail
BURMA: BAN KI-MOON IN FACE-TO-FACE MEETING WITH JUNTA CHIEFS
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia –
(AGI) – Naypydaw (Burma), 23rd May – Having arrived yesterday in Naypydaw – the village in the midst of the dense Burmese jungle which has replaced Yangon (formerly Rangoon) as capital of the Asian state, Ban Ki-moon was at last officially greeted by …
Commentary: How the world is failing Burma Democratic Voice of Burma
Trauma risk for Burma aid workers BBC News
Washington PostBury Free PressBelfast TelegraphTimes Online
all 140 news articles »

Pattaya Daily News
Thai ties bind Myanmar cyclone relief
Asia Times Online –
By Brian McCartan CHIANG MAI, Thailand – As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bids to play a front-line role in the relief efforts in cyclone-hit Myanmar, members’ respective bilateral policies towards the military regime promise to …
UN chief tours two cyclone-hit areas in Myanmar Xinhua
ASEAN chief pushes for transparency ahead of donors’ conference … International Herald Tribune
People’s Daily OnlineReliefWeb (press release)XinhuaXinhua
all 68 news articles »

Voice of America
Burma’s leaders under pressure to meet aid conditions
Radio Australia –
Burma’s military leaders are under pressure to meet a series of conditions ahead of a planned meeting of donor countries this weekend.
ASEAN Warns Burma to Boost Confidence Ahead of Donors Meeting Voice of America
Asean to set up ‘coalition’ to coordinate cyclone relief Bangkok Post
guardian.co.ukEconomic TimesOxford Analytica (subscription)Parlamento Europeo (Comunicados de prensa)
all 241 news articles »

AFP
Laura Bush to Myanmar: ‘Let people of US help’
AFP –
“I just want to urge the government of Burma to make sure people get this help,” she said, calling the country by its former name.
Still Not Too Late for Myanmar New York Times
Myanmar refuse aid delivered by US military New Zealand Herald
The Associated PressInternational Herald TribuneTeleTextAFP
all 108 news articles »

The Associated Press
Ask AP: Helping Myanmar; India and China’s cars
The Associated Press –
Survivors of the devastating cyclone that hit Myanmar nearly three weeks ago are in desperate need of help. And until Friday, when UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the country’s rulers agreed to let in “all aid workers,” the country’s reclusive …

Boston Globe
In Torn Myanmar, Relief Goes Underground
Wall Street Journal –
Another possible rallying point comes Saturday, when Myanmar’s leaders plan the second round of a referendum to approve a constitution that would further entrench their rule over this country, previously known as Burma. Associated Press Buddhist monks, …
Junta Offers Showcase Camps, but Most Burmese Lack Aid New York Times
‘This Is What Our Life Is’ Newsweek
New York Times
all 12 news articles »

The Southern Ledger
FAO regional head: Cyclone damage deteriorates food security in …
Xinhua –
BANGKOK, May 23 (Xinhua) — The damage caused by Cyclone Nargishas deteriorated the food security in Myanmar, with a food shortage crisis to meet the need of 2.4 million affected people and soaring food prices, said the FAO chief here in Asia-Pacific …
Myanmar appears to nix US Navy help, saying “strings attached” International Herald Tribune
First UN food chopper arrives in Burma Melbourne Herald Sun
Aljazeera.netThe Associated PressAgenzia Giornalistica ItaliaAvionews
all 190 news articles »
RAAF to ferry helicopters to Burma
The Age –
An Australian military aircraft will take part in the effort to help Burma’s cyclone victims, Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon says.

Spiegel Online
Through Ingenuity and Infrastructure Aid Flows to Burma Cyclone …
Business Wire (press release) –
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–While large foreign aid organizations remain frustrated with their limited access to Burma, Foundation for the People of Burma, a US based, public charity with an extensive network of Burmese staff and volunteers, …
Burma’s Woes: A Threat to the Junta TIME
Don’t forget Burma, says top aid worker NEWS.com.au
ic WalesNew Zealand HeraldChurch TimesIndependent
all 613 news articles »

AFP
US, aid groups hope to widen small Myanmar opening
Reuters –
US State Department spokesman Tom Casey said Berger would use any meetings with officials of the former Burma to press for wider access for outside experts to assess needs.
Spokesman: US official permitted to join tour of cyclone-hit Myanmar Xinhua
Myanmar allows in first US government relief expert: US AFP
Earthtimes (press release)
all 24 news articles »

AFP
UN chief says world watching Myanmar aid effort
AFP –
YANGON (AFP) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday the eyes of the world were now on Myanmar after pushing the secretive military regime to accept foreign aid workers to cope with the cyclone disaster.
Spammers exploit tragedies in China and Burma
VNUNet.com –
Several internet security firms have reported phishing scams and Trojans disguised as news reports and donation requests following the cyclone in Burma and the earthquake in China. “There are number of requests for companies to donate funds to disaster …

The Associated Press
UN chief: Myanmar to allow all aid workers
The Associated Press –
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on a mission to open Myanmar to international disaster assistance, said the ruling junta agreed Friday to allow “all aid workers” into the country to help survivors.
UN chief says Myanmar agrees to receive aid workers from all countries
Xinhua –
YANGON, May 23 (Xinhua) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said here Friday evening that Myanmar agreed to receive aid workers from all countries indiscriminately to help in cyclone relief and rehabilitation efforts.

ABC News
UN Chief Tells ABC News Aid Allowed Into Myanmar
ABC News –
By DAN HARRIS UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that Myanmar’s military government has agreed to let all international disaster assistance into its cyclone-ravaged country.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon gives press conference in Yangon, Myanmar
Xinhua –
YANGON, May 23 (Xinhua) — Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon began meeting the press at the S

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 23, 2008 at 2:05 pm

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  2. […] World Focus on Burma (23 May 08)“If the donors don’t deliver a strong message to the military regime, the generals will get away again and the UN will become again another laughing stock,” said Soe Aung, a spokesman for the National Council of the Union of Burma, … […]


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