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အာဏာရွင္စနစ္ က်ဆံုးမွ တတိုင္းျပည္လံုး စစ္မွန္တဲ့ ဒီမိုကေရစီကို ခံစားရမယ္

World Focus on Burma (24 May 08)

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American advocacy group wants Suu Kyi’s release before Sunday
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
“Under Article 10(b) of Burma’s State Protection Law 1975, a person in Burma who is deemed a ‘threat to the sovereignty and security of the State and the …
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Myanmar rejects foreign Navy ships delivering aid
GulfNews, United Arab Emirates –
Yangon: Foreign Navy ships delivering aid are still barred in Myanmar, where a constitutional referendum was held on Saturday in the Irrawaddy Delta and …
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GCC, EU eye free-trade deal by year-end
Arab Times, Kuwait –
… EU foreign ministers to discuss EU operations in Western Balkans and Africa and the humanitarian situation in Myanmar/Burma following the Nargis cyclone.
‘We Will Rise’ for Myanmar
News & Observer, NC –
… message through literature, art and music, suggested he have his song translated into Burmese, the language of the people of Myanmar, formerly Burma. …
Ban Ki-moon: Myanmar agrees to accept international aid workers
CCTV, China –
UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, says Myanmar has agreed to accept help from international aid workers. Ban says Myanmar needs more emergency …
China death toll could reach 80000
ITV.com, UK –
He also drew an unspoken comparison with the sluggish aid efforts after a cyclone in neighbouring Burma. Mr Ban arrived by helicopter in the flattened …
CWS Hotline – 26 May 2008: China, Myanmar
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
In cyclone-stricken areas of Myanmar (Burma), the second wave of disaster is beginning to wash over survivors with the fewest resources to cope. …
Caritas relief efforts scale up in Myanmar
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Despite the many challenges for humanitarian assistance and access in Myanmar, emergency relief efforts are scaling up to reach tens of thousands of people. …
Feds pledge $12M in aid
Canoe.ca, Canada –
By SUN MEDIA TORONTO — The federal government is giving more money to help those suffering in Myanmar, announcing $12 million in additional aid yesterday. …
UN chief arrives in China quake zone
ABC Online, Australia –
In contrast, secretive Burma focused on holding a referendum even after Cyclone Nargis slammed into the country on May 2 and barred most foreign aid workers …
Disasters reveal vast differences between two nations
Jamaica Observer, Jamaica –
… which occupies the central portion of the country most of us know as Burma, but which the ruling military junta calls Myanmar (MEE-an-mar). …
Talks held on cyclone survivors aid
The Press Association –
More than 45 countries and regional organisations have signed up to attend a donors conference in Burma to mobilise funds for immediate humanitarian …

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Myanmar to allow foreign help for cyclone victims
The Associated Press –
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s ruling junta said Friday it will let foreign aid workers and commercial ships help survivors in the cyclone-ravaged Irrawaddy Delta, but refused to relent on accepting aid from US, French and British military ships.
Cautious response to Burma pledge BBC News
UN: Myanmar to accept help Chicago Tribune
Boston GlobeInquirer.netReutersBangkok Post
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Canada announces more aid for cyclone-hit Myanmar
Xinhua –
OTTAWA, May 23 (Xinhua) — Canada pledged Friday an additional 12 million Canadian dollars (12 million US dollars) to help relief efforts in Myanmar. “This additional support will help the United Nations, as well as the Canadian and international …
Canada commits $12 million more to Myanmar cyclone relief The Canadian Press
Canada pledges $12M more in Burma aid National Post
Market Wire (press release)Edmonton Sun
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BBC News
Minister sets out for Burma talks
BBC News –
International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander is travelling to Burma for talks on how to get help to victims of Cyclone Nargis.
BURMA: BAN KI-MOON IN FACE-TO-FACE MEETING WITH JUNTA CHIEFS Agenzia Giornalistica Italia
Burma’s leaders under pressure to meet aid conditions Radio Australia
ReliefWeb (press release)Democratic Voice of BurmaInter Press Service (subscription)BBC News
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Boston Globe
Myanmar constitutional referendum continues in cyclone-hit area
Xinhua –
YANGON, May 24 (Xinhua) — Myanmar’s referendum on a draft constitution continued Saturday morning in 47 townships of two divisions which are still declared as cyclone-hit-area status, with people across the areas starting to go to poll to cast votes …
Cyclone Nargis survivors ousted from shelters in Myanmar The Associated Press
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BBC News
Aid agencies plan next move in Burma
Radio Australia –
International relief agencies have begun planning their next move after a deal to let aid workers into Burma to help survivors of Cyclone Nargis was struck last night.
RAAF plane leaves on Burma aid mission ABC Online
RAAF to ferry helicopters to Burma The Age
Melbourne Herald SunBBC NewsAgenzia Giornalistica ItaliaBangkok Post
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PRESS TV
EU official welcomes Myanmar’s willingness to accept aid workers
Xinhua –
BRUSSELS, May 23 (Xinhua) — Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, welcomed here on Friday the announcement that the Myanmar authorities plan to allow international humanitarian workers into the country.
France may push for UN resolution on Myanmar aid The Associated Press
France to seek UN resolution on aid deliveries if Myanmar doesn’t … International Herald Tribune
Earthtimes (press release)PRESS TVChristian Science Monitor
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TopNews
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The Irrawaddy News Magazine
Trauma risk for Burma aid workers
BBC News –
“We will need to look out for this when trying to help staff working in Myanmar [Burma],” said Dr Peter Salama, Chief of Health at Unicef.
We have a responsibility to protect the people of Burma. But how? guardian.co.uk
Through Ingenuity and Infrastructure Aid Flows to Burma Cyclone … Business Wire (press release)
The AgeTIMENEWS.com.auguardian.co.uk
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Disaster agencies cautiously welcome Myanmar breakthrough on …
International Herald Tribune –
AP YANGON, Myanmar: International aid agencies Saturday cautiously welcomed the Myanmar junta’s pledge to open its doors to foreign help and urged the regime not to waste more time after three weeks of blocking relief for cyclone survivors.
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Aljazeera.net
Myanmar votes in cyclone-hit areas
Aljazeera.net –
Despite international outcry, Myanmar ‘s military government has pushed ahead with a second round of voting in its constitutional referendum.
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Economist
Myanmar: Why You Won’t Be Going There Anytime Soon
Yahoo! News –
The Generals in charge of Myanmar, isolated from world opinion as they may be, are nonetheless intent on achieving “Failed State” status with or without a cyclone disaster.
ASEAN, Indonesia and Myanmar Forcing help on Myanmar Economist
UN chief to Myanmar: focus on saving lives Canada.com
Manila Standard TodayYaleGlobal OnlineNation Multimedia
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Boston Globe
Too many children still need life-saving relief in Myanmar, says …
UNICEF (press release) –
New York, 23 May 2008 – UNICEF says that too many children still need life-saving assistance in Myanmar three weeks after powerful cyclone Nargis hit the country.
Myanmar junta setting up orphanages after cyclone The Associated Press
UNICEF Calling Malaysian Public To Donate For Myanmar Cyclone’s … Bernama
New York TimesFOXBusinessInternational Herald TribuneGulfNews
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OPB News
Nine tons of Myanmar relief supplies leave Seattle
Bizjournals.com –
More nine tons of relief supplies for victims of the Myanmar cyclone disaster left Boeing Field on Thursday on a donated DHL Express freighter plane.
Mercy Corps sends emergency supplies to Myanmar and China ReliefWeb (press release)
Mercy Corps Sends Relief Supplies To China And Myanmar OPB News
The Oregonian – OregonLive.comSeattle TimesKOIN.com
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Bernama
Ban Ki-moon arrives in China for quake tour: state media
Hindustan Times –
Ban arrived in Chengdu, the capital of worst-hit Sichuan province, a day after a visit to Myanmar where he persuaded the military rulers to accept international aid for the nation’s cyclone survivors.
UN head visits China quake zone BBC News
UN’s Ban visits China quake area The Associated Press
Special Broadcasting ServiceReuters South AfricaXinhuaThe Associated Press
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China to give $10 million for Myanmar aid
The Associated Press –
YINGXIU, China (AP) – Premier Wen Jiabao says China will pledge $10 million for Myanmar aid at an international donor conference.
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Premier says China will pledge US$10 million for Myanmar aid at …
International Herald Tribune –
AP YINGXIU, China: Premier Wen Jiabao says China will pledge US$10 million (€6.35 million) for Myanmar cyclone aid at an international donor conference this weekend.
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WER global offices announce release of over £1mn worth of …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
As discussions continue between the government in Myanmar (Burma) and the United Nations to facilitate the distribution of humanitarian aid to victims of …
Referendum held in Myanmar’s cyclone hit areas
Thaindian.com, Thailand –
Yangon, May 24 (DPA) Residents of 47 Myanmar townships hard hit by Cyclone Nargis earlier this month went to the polls Saturday to vote in a referendum on a …
Burma to Admit ‘All Aid Workers’
Washington Post, United States –
By Amy Kazmin BANGKOK, May 23 — Burma’s powerful leader, Senior Gen. Than Shwe, agreed Friday to allow all foreign aid workers, regardless of nationality, …
McMullan to travel to Burma
The Age, Australia –
A senior federal government MP will leave Australia on Saturday to travel to cyclone devastated Burma. Parliamentary Secretary for International Development …
STEAL BIG, STEAL LITTLE
Pattaya Daily News, Thailand –
International groups in Burma are reportedly acknowledging that the army is “diverting” or “pilfering” aid (euphemisms for thieving) to Cyclone Nargis …
Myanmar to allow foreign help for cyclone victims
The Associated Press –
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s ruling junta said Friday it will let foreign aid workers and commercial ships help survivors in the cyclone-ravaged …
Burma’s two catastrophes
Boston Globe, United States –
THERE HAS never been anything like the cataclysm that hit Burma three weeks ago. Perhaps as many as 3 million survivors are suffering not only from the …
Myanmar leaders are guilty of crimes against humanity
Youngstown Vindicator, OH –
Three weeks have passed since a killer cyclone hit Myanmar, formerly Burma, causing unimaginable death and destruction. Yet, the ruling junta has remained …
UN: Myanmar to accept help
Chicago Tribune, United States –
Before his two-day visit to Myanmar, also known as Burma, Ban said the UN had been able to reach only about 25 percent of some 2.4 million storm survivors …
“No time to lose” after Myanmar cyclone deal
Reuters –
By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) – Disaster relief officials said there was “no time to lose” to help Myanmar’s cyclone survivors after the secretive …
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Wary eye on Burma dictators
Charleston Post Courier, SC –
Secretary Ban told the French news agency AFP, “I came here to give the people of Myanmar [the name the military forced on Burma] a message of hope. …
Myanmar’s homeless struggle to rebuild with tarpaulin
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
KYAUKTAN, Myanmar — Where her home used to stand, 40-year-old Thidala is now struggling to keep her family safe and dry from the seasonal rains with only …
Cautious response to Burma pledge
BBC News, UK –
Aid agencies have given a cautious welcome to the announcement that Burma’s leaders will allow all foreign relief workers into cyclone-hit areas. …
Myanmar to allow foreign aid
Austin American-Statesman, TX –
By John Heilprin AP NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — Myanmar’s ruling junta said Friday it will let foreign aid workers and commercial ships help survivors in the …
Thai doctors in Burma to return soon
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
(BangkokPost.com) – Dr Siriporn Kanchana, permanent secretary to the Public Health Ministry, who recently returned from a trip to Burma, has revealed that …
Inside the Burmese Jungle with Rambo Missionary Julie Benz
Deadbolt –
THE DEADBOLT: From Burma? I refuse to call it Myanmar. BENZ: Good, because by calling it Myanmar you’re actually supporting the Burmese military government. …
Myanmar leader makes first visit to relief camp
Longview Daily News, WA –
… British Foreign Office Minister Lord Malloch-Brown told the British Broadcasting Corp. that he believes the rulers of Myanmar _ also known as Burma _ …
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Burma stricken prepare for constitution vote
InTheNews.co.uk, UK –
Full Story Burma’s military junta appears determined to carry out today’s constitutional referendum in the region worst-hit by Cyclone Nargis. …
UN chief: Myanmar says civilian ships can deliver aid
Detroit Free Press, United States –
By JOHN HEILPRIN • AP • May 23, 2008 YANGON, Myanmar — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Myanmar’s junta agreed today to allow all aid workers into the …
UN: UNITED NATIONS BRIEFING AND TV: FRIDAY, 23/05/2008 (MaximsNews ...
MaximsNews Network, NY –
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, following a meeting with Myanmar’s Senior General Than Shwe, said substantive progress was made on all critical issues at …
UN: UNITED NATIONS BRIEFING AND TV – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: FRIDAY …
MaximsNews Network, NY –
My question is: is the United Nations worried that the United Nations and Mr. Ban are being used to put a good face on the regime in Myanmar and, …
Relief groups ready to step up Myanmar aid
The Associated Press –
GENEVA (AP) — Myanmar’s promise to open its doors to aid workers sparked hope Friday among relief agencies that they could soon bring food, …
Aid workers unsure of new role in Myanmar
Malaysia Sun, Malaysia –
While cautiously welcoming news that Myanmar’s military leaders will allow foreign aid workers to visit the cyclone-affected parts of the country, …
United Sikhs attends Myanmar Govt Briefing
Panthic Weekly, CA –
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – A United Sikhs director from Malaysia today attended a briefing by the Prime Minister of the Union of Myanmar, General Thein Sein, …
Tories take heat for unreliable C-17s
Globe and Mail, Canada –
OTTAWA — Three of the military’s four new C-17 cargo planes are out of service – including one broken down in Thailand after transporting aid for Myanmar …
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March for Peace
Oskaloosa Herald, IA –
Athein, 36, and Zaw Min Htwe, 27, both originally from Burma — Burma is now known by the nation’s military government as Myanmar — left Portland, Ore., …
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Too little, too late as Ban pleads with the junta
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spent two days in Burma pleading with the authorities to let in more relief supplies and give aid workers …
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Conservationists: Mangrove rehabilitation should be a priority in …
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP BANGKOK, Thailand: Replanting Myanmar’s once-abundant mangrove forests should be a top priority as the country struggles to reconstruct after this …
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Too much hurt to help?
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen, WI –
Experts say it is one reason Americans have contributed relatively little so far to victims of the Myanmar cyclone and China’s earthquake. …
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Over 45 countries and organizations to attend aid conference for …
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP UNITED NATIONS: More than 45 countries and regional organizations have signed up to attend a donors conference in Myanmar on Sunday to mobilize funds for …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 24, 2008 at 5:47 am

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