Save Burma

အာဏာရွင္စနစ္ က်ဆံုးမွ တတိုင္းျပည္လံုး စစ္မွန္တဲ့ ဒီမိုကေရစီကို ခံစားရမယ္

World Focus on Burma (26 May 08)

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Burma political prisoner set to be released
Washington Times, DC –
Mrs. Suu Kyi has always been able to walk out of her home if she agrees to leave Burma. The military junta most likely would never allow her to return, …
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Suu Kyi Amid Burma’s Cyclone
Scoop.co.nz, New Zealand –
If she left Burma, however, the junta would most likely never allow her to return, which is why she did not attend the funeral in England when her husband, …
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Myanmar, even the well-off need cyclone aid
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –
DENONGHO, Myanmar – Before Cyclone Nargis swept through Myanmar three weeks ago, farmer Saw Htu was considered to be relatively well-off, with 200 buffaloes …
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US dismayed over Myanmar vote
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –
“The United States joined other donors in stressing the urgency and importance of the Burmese (Myanmar) regime’s implementation of its recent commitment to …

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How to help with disasters
GoErie.com, PA –
Even the despicable military junta that rules Myanmar (Burma) is finally allowing aid and workers to enter that country. The Chinese government is eager for …
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Myanmar urged not to alienate cyclone orphans
Reuters –
YANGON (Reuters) – The United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) is trying to convince army-ruled Myanmar not to place at least 2000 youngsters orphaned by …
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PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)
Donors ask Myanmar to let in aid workers
Houston Chronicle –
By SETH MYDANS BANGKOK, THAILAND – Delegates from 52 donor nations, meeting Sunday in Myanmar, pressed its government to make good on a promise to give foreign aid workers free access to millions of isolated cyclone survivors.
Burma’s Suu Kyi due for release Radio Australia
Burma asks for $11bn to rebuild The Australian
guardian.co.ukInquirer.netScoop.co.nzWashington Times
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KOMO
Aid groups ready to test Myanmar on access
AFP –
Once known as Burma and now one of the most isolated countries on the planet, Myanmar has often reneged on its commitments — but nations at the conference Sunday warned they would push the junta to get aid workers in.
Myanmar Cyclone Aid Meeting Builds Trust With Junta, Ban Says Bloomberg
UN chief ends Myanmar mission; says he hopes junta will honor … International Herald Tribune
Wall Street JournalReutersNew York TimesAljazeera.net
all 6,145 news articles »

Times Online
Aid Pledged to Burma If Workers Get Access
Washington Post –
By Amy Kazmin BANGKOK, May 25 — Donor nations on Sunday promised military-ruled Burma a significant increase in financial support for survivors of Tropical Cyclone Nargis if the junta keeps its pledge to allow aid workers “unhindered access” to the …
Donors urge Burma to live up to commitments CTV.ca
Burma aid donors link cash to access to stricken delta guardian.co.uk
Times OnlineDeutsche WelleSydney Morning HeraldCTV.ca
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kjrh.com
Open up if you want more cyclone aid, Myanmar told
Reuters India –
“The Myanmar authorities must turn promises into action. The eyes of the world are watching,” British development minister Douglas Alexander said after a landmark aid conference in the former Burma, under army rule for the last 46 years.
US sets conditions for aid, calls for unhindered access to Myanmar Jerusalem Post
US sets condition for aid in Myanmar Zee News
International Herald TribuneReutersThe Associated Press
all 310 news articles »

Javno.hr
Chinese FM meets Myanmar PM, UN chief
Xinhua –
YANGON, May 25 (Xinhua) — Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met with Myanmar Prime Minister General Thein Sein and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon separately in Yangon on Sunday on the sidelines of an international pledging conference …
Myanmar hosts cyclone aid meeting Aljazeera.net
UN chief Ban Ki-moon says donor conference marks “turning point … CNN International
TODAYonlineBru DirectXinhuaXinhua
all 156 news articles »

The Observer
Australia to monitor its $25m Burma aid
Sydney Morning Herald –
“Hundreds of thousands of citizens of Myanmar (Burma) are still at risk,” he said. The United Nations has estimated that more than 2.4 million people, largely in the Irrawaddy delta region, are at risk, with some 70 per cent of those affected by the …
Australia to attend Burma donors’ meeting ABC Online
McMullan to travel to Burma The Age
NEWS.com.auUnited Press International, AsiaThe ObserverSydney Morning Herald
all 72 news articles »

The Southern Ledger
Angry France diverts Myanmar aid to Thailand
Reuters –
PARIS (Reuters) – The French navy has given up the idea of trying to deliver humanitarian aid directly to Myanmar and will instead divert its cargo to neighboring Thailand, the French Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
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
WeatherOnlinePRESS TV
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The Irrawaddy News Magazine
Burma banks on $11b
Melbourne Herald Sun –
Burma’s leadership has kept all but a handful of foreigners out of the disaster zone, hampering relief efforts since the May 2-3 tragedy.
International donors meeting in Burma Radio Australia
Burma considering letting in foreign help NEWS.com.au
Bangkok PostDaily NationInquirer.netAmerican Chronicle
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Thai News Agency MCOT
Fire at Myanmar’s Thai embassy
Aljazeera.net –
International aid workers in Thailand waiting to get into Myanmar have seen their visa applications go up in smoke after a fire at the Myanmar embassy. No one was hurt in the Monday morning fire in a busy business district of the Thai capital, Bangkok, …
UN head opens air hub of assistance for Myanmar China Daily
Thai aid base will save lives in Burma: Ban ABC Online
Yahoo! NewsAsia Times OnlineChina PostThai News Agency MCOT
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The Irrawaddy News Magazine
Fire erupts at Burma embassy in Bangkok
USA Today –
BANGKOK (AP) – A fire broke out in the main building of the Burma embassy in the Thai capital Monday. Four fire engines rushed to the embassy as plumes of smoke rose from inside the walled compound, located in a busy business district of Bangkok.
Fire destroys floor at Myanmar embassy compound in Thai capital … International Herald Tribune
all 26 news articles »
ICRC chief blasts Myanmar junta
Swissinfo –
The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross has condemned Myanmar’s military regime for stonewalling aid to its country’s beleaguered citizens.
Relief groups ready to step up Myanmar aid The Associated Press
UN says it is ready to step up aid to Myanmar once it gets details … Malaysia Star
ReliefWeb (press release)ReliefWeb (press release)
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The Associated Press
Donors pledging Myanmar cyclone aid
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Donor nations said they were ready to provide Myanmar with more than $100 million to help it recover from Cyclone Nargis, but warned the ruling junta Sunday they will not fully open their wallets until they are provided access to …
Donors press Burma on allowing aid workers
Boston Globe –
Ban offered no details, according to international news agencies that were permitted to accompany him in Burma, which has otherwise barred entry to foreign journalists.
The Sangha, the hope for change in Myanmar
Jakarta Post –
In Myanmar (formerly Burma), Buddhist monks, also collectively known as the Sangha, are not living a secluded life in quiet monasteries, unaware of events occurring in the outside world.
Aust committed to Burma relief effort
ABC Online –
“Australia’s expressed its views about the regime in Myanmar (Burma) and the Foreign Minister’s expressed our views about the referendum and the process and the constitution,” Mr McMullan said.

Euronews.net
Aid offered but concerns remain over Myanmar
Euronews.net –
British International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander said: “We’ve not taken any options off the table, but the burden of responsibility rests with the government here in Burma (now Myanmar). It is clear that the international community has …
The West and Burma
Bangkok Post –
Such articles are a starting point for achieving progress in Burma. Eagleman writes: ”A poor Burma will never end the internal unrest and ethnic troubles.
30-man med team, 13 tons of relief goods off to Burma
Inquirer.net –
… Philippines—A Philippine Air Force (PAF) C-130 plane will fly to Rangoon (Yangon) on Monday carrying Filipino medical workers and relief goods for thousands of families displaced by powerful Cyclone Nargis which hit Burma (Myanmar) three weeks ago.

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 26, 2008 at 6:24 am

2 Responses

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  1. WORLD DOESN”T NEED UN ANY MORE
    UN is just voicing for Human right and democracy but there is no right constitutions for that,
    also every UN special convey has no enough qualification and knowledge to handle dictators. Since 1988 almost 20 years now every UN special convey is given wrong signal to world. There were many unusual events in Burma but there was no UN role in Burma also there is no UN Chief has been visit to Burma. Even today UN Chief BOON KEMON is too late., this is emergency case whether junta allow or not UN must enter to Burma within 48 hours to save lives, but almost one month still UN chief is hanging around the world. Still no UN role in Burma.
    Even UN can’t handle this animal kingdom, doesn’t how? How could UN going to handle Iran, North Korea, China, Russia and further Terrorists.
    On arrival UN chief promised to junta not no say about Aung San Suu Kyi, on May 25th 2008 already one year completed. How about her case?
    Very near future we have courage to bring UN to International court. UN needed to reform its constitution.

    Bella Liberty

    May 26, 2008 at 8:02 am

  2. Of course, UN’s first priority is to reform before settling world problems. So far, the UN has reached the stage to put a plaster on a wound. The world leaders should understand it and unite how to build a better world with dignity. Anyway, more than $ 100 milliions of aid relief could be expected to change better in Burma because the world is now watching the dictatorial junta very closely. We also need to try further for our goal.

    Lwin Aung Soe

    May 26, 2008 at 8:30 am


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