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World Focus on Burma (3 June 08)

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Local man to help hungry

Barrie Advance, Canada –
After the cyclone hit Myanmar – formerly known as Burma – May 2, Kyle said the area was in the headlines and captured worldwide attention. …

UN: Nearly Half of Burmese Cyclone Victims Don’t Receive Aid

Voice of America –
“We would urge the government to extend this expedited clearance to all international NGO’s [non-governmental organizations] who are working in Myanmar. …

Ethanol: Can you handle the truth?

PR CannaZine (press release), UK –
I know that linking what’s happening in Burma,,,,,,,,. Look, I would rather call it Myanmar if that is alright with you. What’s going on there should be …

Press Freedom World Review, November 2007 – June 2008

Media Channel, NY –
… of Human Rights in Myanmar. Throughout the spring access to Internet has been limited and there has been difficulties phoning Burma from abroad. …

US Charities Raise Almost $70-Million for Asian Disasters

Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription) –
Friends of the World Food Program, which has brought in $2.8-million for Myanmar. Foundation for the People of Burma, which has received $500000 for cyclone …

ADB, World Bank joins ASEAN assessment team to provide relief

Mizzima.com, India –
… Task Force Office and meet the members of the ASEAN ERAT said, “ASEAN is committed to helping our friends in Myanmar [Burma] and will continue to do so. …

From Myanmar to Mount Vernon, cyclone hits home

Mount Vernon News, OH –
“I am originally from a country called Burma, but they changed the name to Myanmar,” said Tut. “I lived in the capital, called Yangon. …

Desolation In Myanmar

CounterCurrents.org, India –
By Brian McAfee In the aftermath of a major natural disaster, the ongoing tragedy that is playing out in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is unnecessary …

Soft line on Burma hard to beat: Malaysian PM

The Age, Australia –
“ASEAN has had better success than others in persuading Myanmar (Burma) to be more receptive to international assistance,” he said. …

Myanmar cyclone: half of survivors without aid

Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –
By Thomas Bell, South East Asia Correspondent A month after cyclone Nargis devastated the Irrawaddy Delta, more than half of survivors have still received …

Junta claims ‘Emergency relief’ phase over, aid agencies refute

Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – Burma’s ruling junta has announced that the ’emergency relief period is over’ and it is now focusing on reconstruction work, …

9 helicopters to enter Myanmar this week: UN

Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –
BANGKOK – Nine UN helicopters able to ferry aid to remote cyclone victims should enter Myanmar this week, officials said Tuesday, but it was unclear when …

John W. Whitehead: Could God be a cosmic monster?

Noblesville Daily Times, IN –
In Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, the death toll from a killer cyclone stands at 78000, with 56000 people still missing. At least 1.5 million are hungry, …

Keep relief camps open, say aid groups

NEWS.com.au, Australia –
INTERNATIONAL aid groups are pressing Burma to stop closing cyclone relief camps as southeast Asian experts kick off a mission to pin down the scale of the …

UN: 1 million in Myanmar aren’t getting basic aid

The Associated Press –
“It’s unconscionable for Burma’s generals to force cyclone victims back to their devastated homes,” said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. …

Pope’s and world’s solidarity help us go on, says Burmese bishop

AsiaNews.it, Italy –
Yangon (AsiaNews) – In Myanmar at least 60 per cent of the 2.4 million survivors of cyclone Nargis have not yet received any aid; yet the government has …

More firms ‘have ties with Burma’

BBC News, UK –
… of its controlling stake in Jetstar Asia, which, according to Burma Campaign, flies to the country in partnership with Myanmar Airways International.

Community Calendar

Honolulu Advertiser, HI –
BURMA (MYANMAR) CYCLONE RELIEF FUNDRAISER, 5:30-9 pm at Aloha Tower Marketplace on the waterfront; featuring top Hawai’i chefs and local entertainment, …

Feature: After the cyclone

Inspire Magazine, UK –
How the Global Aid Network (GAiN), the humanitarian aid arm of Campus Crusade for Christ International, is helping people in devastated Burma (Myanmar) put …

Bangladesh Prepares for Future Storms in Wake of Cyclone in Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
In the wake of that storm, which left at least 134000 people dead or missing and more than 2 million homeless in Burma, Bangladesh is expanding a disaster …

Myanmar Rulers Still Impeding Access

New York Times, United States –
Analysts of Myanmar, formerly Burma, said they feared that the junta was playing a game of hints, promises and deception, which it has used over the years …

Myanmar students return to storm-damaged schools

Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX –
The government of Myanmar, also known as Burma, delayed the start of the new term for several schools in the worst-hit areas of the Irrawaddy delta, …

Burma Says New Constitution Washes Away NLD Victory

Voice of America –
The official New Light of Myanmar newspaper published an editorial Tuesday, saying the opposition National League for Democracy’s landslide win in 1990 was …

SSA denies killing civilians

Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand –
… Burma Army and the (ceasefire) Shan State Nationalities People’s Liberation Organization (SNPLO).” According to The New Light of Myanmar, 31 May issue, …

ASEAN assesses Myanmar cyclone relief

Monsters and Critics.com –
Jakarta – The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) established a team to assess the needs of the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, …

3000-mile mission: PEACE IN BURMA

Aurora Beacon News, IL –
“They are in a very dangerous situation,” Athein said of the people who live in the country now called Myanmar. “I showed a picture (of the tragic …

Memorial service held as survivors suffer

Special Broadcasting Service, Australia –
Despite the devastation, Democratic Voice of Burma claims that no international aid has arrived in Yeway village. Soon after Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar on …

Relief and development agency calls for the continued support of …

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Staff from relief and development agency Tearfund, returning from Myanmar (Burma) have called for the continued support of those hit by cyclone Nargis and …

ASEAN kick-off the post-Nargis joint assessment

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
‘ASEAN is committed to helping our friends in Myanmar and will continue to do so,’ said Dr. Surin. ‘The deployment of ASEAN ERAT is just the beginning of …

Burma: survivors scavenging for food

Independent Online, South Africa –
Yangon – Myanmar insisted on Tuesday that cyclone aid was being delivered “without delay,” even though the United Nations says more than one million people …

Rangoon residents left in dark

Toronto Star,  Canada –
Since Burma, also known as Myanmar, doesn’t produce generators, consumers have to pay about $100 for made-in-China models, says the manager of an …

Myanmar charter ‘washes away’ Suu Kyi victory: state media

AFP –
YANGON (AFP) — A referendum approving a new military-backed constitution for Myanmar has “washed away” the victory claimed by Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition …

In darkened rangoon, Burmese get resourceful

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Four weeks after cyclone Nargis, electricity has not been fully restored to large areas of the largest city in Burma (Myanmar). ‘It hasn’t been fixed, …

Diamond helpers for diamond year at Oxfam

Lynn News, UK –
… with sparkle and help to raise money for the people who need it most, including those affected by the recent cyclone in Myanmar, Burma,” she said. …

‘Asian values’ in Burma

Los Angeles Times, CA –
… Rama Yade, declared that the UN principle of the “responsibility to protect” should be applied to Burma (called Myanmar by its military junta), …

Doctor organises Burmese support

St George & Sutherland Shire Leader, Australia –
Donations can be made by direct transfers: St George Bank, Myanmar Cyclone Relief Fund, BSB: 112879, Account No: 057723322; cheques: Myanmar Cycle Relief …

Elmer Smith: Myanmar, Darfur: Are we getting used to it?

Philadelphia Daily News, PA –
Daily dispatches from Myanmar and Darfur detail the plight of tens of thousands who die as the world wrings its hands in anguished impotence. …

Thailand Common Visa

24-7PressRelease.com (press release) –
… Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), the Philippines and Thailand. But Thailand is the region’s top tourist destination, …

Partnering with God to create a better world

Indianapolis Star, United States –
In Sudan, as in China and Burma (working on the Thai side of the border, since the Myanmar regime has refused most international assistance) and in many …

Rotarians aid Burmese

The Northern News, Australia –
BY JO ARBLASTER ROTARIANS in the north-west have come to the aid of survivors struggling in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (Burma). …

Myanmar: Cyclone Nargis

Global Voices Online, MA – This is extremely important that my donation will not goes to Burma junta whatsoever. I noticed Google is helping in the Myanmar relief effort. …

Humanitarian crises require US leadership

Youngstown Vindicator, OH –
In Myanmar, the South East Asian country formerly known as Burma, a month has passed since a deadly cyclone, now named Nargis, struck, killing 78000 and …

Myanmar Cyclone Disaster (update 7)

Informify, CO –
Human Rights Watch Director Brad Adams said, “It’s unconscionable for Burma’s generals to force cyclone victims back to their devastated homes. …

No cyclone aid yet for 250000

Radio New Zealand, New Zealand –
Foreign aid agencies in Myanmar say about 250000 people have still not received any help yet after Cyclone Nargis devastated the Irrawaddy Delta on 2 May. …

Rambo, The Fight Continues, Blu-ray (2008)

Audiophile Audition –
The film opens with scenes of extreme violence in Burma’s (now known as Myanmar) civil war. As in Rambo III, John Rambo is still living in Thailand, …

Some manipulate, others genuinely care

TODAYonline, Singapore –

:There must be “an internationally agreed basis for taking action against tyrannical states that do not conform to international behaviour”, and “the platform for that is not Singapore … the platform for that is the United Nations”, said Mr Kesavapany, who had served as Singapore’s High Commissioner to Malaysia and its permanent representative to the UN.

:“If the UN comes out with a resolution tomorrow, saying ‘embargo against trade, against investment’, Singapore will be the first — I can tell you — to conform to that.”, said Dr Zarni, a founder of the Free Burma Coalition, clarified that his comments were not meant as an accusation, but that the junta was manipulating their ties …

Myanmar or Burma? Wikipedia debates

Seattle Post Intelligencer –
An impassioned debate over the name of Myanmar (or is it Burma?), is disrupting Wikipedia and fascinating Washington academics. After a cyclone devastated …

Burma reopens schools hit by Cyclone Nargis

guardian.co.uk, UK –
Burma reopened schools for the start of the academic year yesterday in some of the areas hit by the deadly cyclone a month ago. But even in schools around …

World Refugee Day to recognize those displaced from their homes

WKTV, NY –
Most of the refugees in Utica have been uprooted from Bosnia and Burma. Officials from the refugee center say that World Refugee Day is a time to recognize …

Brentwood Man Helps Aid Myanmar Victims

WSMV, TN –
Tens of thousands of people are dead and half the country is homeless after a cyclone hit in Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma. …

Panties for Peace.

Feministing, NY –
‘The campaign was launched by women from Burma,’ Rights and Democracy spokeswoman Mika Levesque told the broadcaster from Montreal. …

Who’s in the Junta?The mysterious generals who run Burma.

Slate –
By Jacob Leibenluft US Defense Secretary Robert Gates accused the military leaders of Burma of “criminal neglect” on Sunday for their reluctance to accept …

Myanmar Guilty of “Criminal Neglect,” Says Gates

Mother Jones, CA –
Speaking at a security conference held in Singapore over the weekend, Defense Secretary Robert Gates accused Burma’s military government of “criminal …

Top UN Official Accuses Burma of Obstructing Aid

Voice of America –
Louise Arbour drew attention to the natural disasters in China and Burma, also known as Myanmar. She conveyed her condolences to the millions of victims of …

A Burmese Consolidation of Authoritarianism

MorungExpress, India –
… the former UN human-rights rapporteur to Burma. “But there isn’t the faintest sign of that yet in the case of Myanmar. What the Myanmar government calls …

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