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Burma: Cyclone updated top news (30 May 2008)

US sharply skeptical of Myanmar constitution

AFP –
A man reads a newspaper in Yangon on 15, May 2008. The White House on Friday expressed frustration at the pace of aid flows into Myanmar after devastating Cyclone Nargis and said the ruling junta's new constitution lacks credibility.(AFP/File/Khin Maung Win)
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The White House on Friday expressed frustration at the pace of aid flows into Myanmar after devastating Cyclone Nargis and said the ruling junta’s new constitution lacks credibility.

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UN: Myanmar junta forcing storm victims from camps

YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar’s military government is removing cyclone victims from refugee camps and dumping them near their devastated villages with virtually no aid supplies, the United Nations said Friday.

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MSN UK News

UN Warns Burma’s Food Security at Risk

Voice of America –
By Ron Corben United Nations agencies warn that Burma’s food shortages and escalating prices pose a threat to its food security.
Aid workers face restrictions in Myanmar United Press International
Myanmar generals insult world donors Australian News
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Analysis: Why has more aid flowed to Myanmar than China?

Asian Relief: The Sharon Stone Effect

The two natural disasters struck just days apart, yet their aftermaths were strikingly different. When cyclone Nargis swept through Burma on May 2-3, leaving roughly 134,000 people dead or missing, the world reacted with deep sympathy and immediate promises of aid. International generosity, so far reaching nearly $230 million in relief aid, stood in sharp contrast to the callousness of the ruling junta, which unilaterally slowed the flow of aid to a trickle and essentially ignored the plight of millions of suffering Burmese.

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Voice of America

Myanmar blasts aid donors for not giving more

The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s ruling junta lashed out Thursday at aid donors who promised millions of dollars for cyclone relief, saying survivors didn’t need “bars of chocolate.
Let Them Eat Frogs Washington Post
Myanmar grants more visas to to foreign relief workers Monsters and Critics.com
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The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Myanmar Aid Workers Say Delta Needs Are `Critical,’ Access Slow

Bloomberg –
More than 130000 people were killed or left missing by the storm in the country formerly known as Burma, the UN says. Doctors Without Borders has 250 workers, more than a dozen of them from outside Myanmar, operating in the delta, Terasse said, …
Burma adopts new constitution: state media ABC Online
UN Warns Burma’s Food Security at Risk Voice of America
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UN chief walked diplomatic tightrope with junta

In this May 22, 2008 file photo, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, second left, talks with a displaced family in their tent on in the Kyondah village, Myanmar, on a tour to view conditions in cyclone-damaged areas and to meet with Myanmar government officials. The United Nations said Thursday, May 29, 2008, that the last 45 pending visas for Myanmar were granted to U.N. international relief workers — but at the cost of temporarily ignoring Myanmar's latest crackdown on dissent.  (AP Photo/Stan Honda, Pool, File) AP- BANGKOK, Thailand – No mention of Myanmar‘s detained pro-democracy leader. No talk of holding a controversial vote despite a catastrophic cyclone. Not a word about the military regime’s history of human rights abuses.

Those were the issues U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon avoided in talks with Myanmar’s junta leader. It appeared to pay off with dozens of visas issued for U.N. relief workers — but at the high cost, say critics, of ignoring Myanmar’s latest crackdown on dissent.

Myanmar blasts aid donors for not giving more

Thu May 29, 12:16 PM ET

People line up outside an aid tent in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday May 29, 2008 awaiting medical treatment. Aid and relief has been slow getting to affected area's and people after a cyclone hit southern Myanmar causing mass destruction and death. (AP Photo) YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar’s ruling junta lashed out Thursday at aid donors who promised millions of dollars for cyclone relief, saying survivors didn’t need “bars of chocolate.”
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CTV.ca

World leaders outraged at detention in Myanmar

Edmonton Sun –
“Canada has repeatedly called on the regime to release Aung San Suu Kyi and all other political prisoners, respect the human rights of the people of Burma, and engage in a genuine dialogue with the democratic movement,” said Foreign Affairs Minister …
Myanmar enacts new constitution: state TV ABS CBN News
Myanmar blasts aid donors for not giving more The Associated Press
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CBS News

Myanmar opens up to UN aid workers

Aljazeera.net –
Nearly a month after a devastating cyclone swept through Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta, the country’s military rulers have given the green light for United Nations relief workers waiting to enter the country.
US Navy Waiting for Junta’s Permission to Deliver Burma Aid Washington Post
US commander: Navy ships likely to leave Myanmar The Associated Press
XinhuaReutersAFPThe Associated Press
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Voice of America

UN Warns Burma’s Food Security at Risk

Voice of America –
By Ron Corben United Nations agencies warn that Burma’s food shortages and escalating prices pose a threat to its food security.
Burma grants all UN visa requests BBC News
Burma approves visas for foreign aid workers Belfast Telegraph
ReutersThe Associated PressThe Press AssociationVoice of America
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 30, 2008 at 1:09 am

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