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World focus on Burma (4 June 2008)

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One Month after Cyclone Nargis

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… UNICEF, and nongovernmental organizations, including the Adventist Development and Relief Agency Myanmar [Burma] (Adra-Myanmar) and other organizations. …

Human rights group accuses Myanmar military of killing, torturing

International Herald Tribune, France –
Myanmar is also known as Burma. Arbitrary arrests, sudden disappearances, forced labor and portering for the military continue to be widespread, …

VIDEO: Gates Slams Myanmar`s Response to Aid, Croatia –
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates says Myanmar’s stonewalling of cyclone aid has led to the deaths of tens of thousands. At an Asian security conference in …

South Korean, Chinese Firms in Talks to Pipe Gas From Burma to China

RedOrbit, TX –
… South Korean trading company, said Wednesday it is in talks with a Chinese state-run energy company to pipe natural gas from Myanmar [Burma] into China. ..

Aid workers tell of time in Burma

BBC News, UK –
“As a foreigner in Myanmar [the official name for Burma] I could not go to certain areas freely and many of the areas that were severely affected couldn’t …


Creamer Media’s Engineering News, South Africa –
… the former Burma but left several heavy-lift helicopters in neighbouring Thailand to assist in the relief effort. Myanmar has been promised millions of …

World donations help UN provide food to millions

Jerusalem Post, Israel –
She told the summit that she was just in Myanmar where “there was food in the market” but that many people, left hungry by the cyclone, did not have the …


Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX –
AP MYANMAR — US Navy ships are leaving Myanmar after failing to get the ruling military junta’s permission to unload aid to “ease the suffering of hundreds …

India to contribute US $ 200000 for restoring Shwedagon Pagoda

Frontier India Current Affairs, India –
India has decided to contribute US $ 200000 towards repairs and renovation work at the holiest of Buddhist shrines in Myanmar – the Shwedagon Pagoda complex …

CORRECTED-Burmese stock up on rice – if they can afford it

Reuters –
… the main rice crop in the delta, the “rice bowl of Asia” in the days when Myanmar was called Burma and administered as part of the British empire. …

UN official: world’s generosity means extra aid for 75 million

International Herald Tribune, France –
Sheeran told a UN summit in Rome on Wednesday that she was just in Myanmar where many people left hungry by the cyclone did not have the money to buy rice …

Inside Burma’s relief efforts

Toronto Star, Canada –
… surgeon and former head of Rangoon’s Pun Hlaing International Hospital, who has returned to help his native Burma, which the junta renamed Myanmar. …

Myanmar cyclone crisis update 3 Jun 2008

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
A cyclone hit the Myanmar delta region in the early hours of Saturday 3 May. State media in Myanmar have reported a death toll of 78000 to date. …

Britain pledges £10.5m more for Myanmar cyclone victims

LONDON (AFP) — Britain has pledged an additional 10.5 million pounds in aid for cyclone victims in Myanmar, taking the total to more than 27 million pounds. …

ADB, World Bank joins ASEAN assessment team to provide relief

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
… 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. …

Still in the pipeline

HardNews Magazine, India –
They are the Myanmar-India, the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India and Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipelines. China has been looking to source gas from the …

State-media: Myanmar people ready to give military a ‘political (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
AP YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s people have forsaken pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and are ready instead to give the military a «political …

Myanmar Needs `Sustained’ Cyclone Aid, UN Says (Update1)

Bloomberg –
The military, which has ruled the country formerly known as Burma since 1962, says the delta is receiving supplies “without delay,” Agence France-Presse …

This chef has sure hand with a sushi knife

Boston Globe, United States –
Tun, in fact, trained as a physician in his native Myanmar, also known as Burma. But his medical career never came to fruition because the 39-year-old …

Referendum below UN Standards

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“We will continue to closely monitor events in Burma,” he said. Khalilzad said the issue of Burma is expected to be taken up for discussion by the council …

St. Paul teacher becomes a student of the world

Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN –
About 150000 refugees are living in nine camps in Thailand along the border with Myanmar, which the Karen refer to as Burma. So, Hall said, she wanted to …

Irish Independent, Ireland –
THE situation in Burma was last night described as “extremely grave” as only a trickle of aid appeared to have made it to those in the worst-hit areas. …

Doctors ready for Burma

Parramatta Sun, Australia –
Donate to Myanmar Cyclone Relief at the St George Bank, BSB 112879, account number 057723322. Send cheques to the Myanmar Cyclone Relief Fund, ABCD Network …

Jakarta Post, Indonesia –
Burmese comprise the largest ethnic group in Myanmar. Other ethnic groups, including the Karen and Shan groups, are still involved in armed conflict with …

International Herald Tribune –
Myanmar is also known as Burma. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Saturday that Myanmar’s obstruction of international efforts to help cyclone victims cost “tens of thousands of lives.
Admiral: US ships off cyclone-stricken Myanmar will leave the area The Canadian Press
US ships off Myanmar will leave the area The Associated Press
New York TimesHonolulu AdvertiserInternational Herald Tribune
all 226 news articles »

The Southern Ledger

Myanmar evicts cyclone victims from schools, so classes can resume

HLAING THAYAR, Myanmar (AFP) – The Myanmar authorities ordered schools around Yangon to open on Monday after a long holiday, despite the affects of Cyclone Nargis, which left 133600 dead or missing, with 2.4 million people in need of food, …
Back to school in Myanmar Los Angeles Times
Myanmar reopens schools 1 month after cyclone The Associated Press PostElectric New PaperUNICEF (press release)
all 130 news articles »


Boston Globe

UK still worried over distribution of aid in burma

Nation Multimedia –
“Myanmar [Burma] was able to successfully carry out the relief and rehabilitation operation in a short time although it was hit hard by the severe storm,” said the junta’s mouthpiece New Light of Myanmar. Noppadon urged the UK to continue humanitarian …
Who’s in the Junta?The mysterious generals who run Burma. Slate
Top UN Official Accuses Burma of Obstructing Aid Voice of America
Daily Jose Mercury News
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ASEAN kicks off Post-Nargis Joint Assessment

Philippine Information Agency, Philippines –
“ASEAN is committed to helping Myanmar and will continue to do so,” said Dr. Surin. “The deployment of ASEAN ERAT is just the beginning of our commitments. …

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Hemel Gazette, UK –
Cyclone Nargis ripped through Myanmar, known as Burma, on May 2, devasting large areas with 150mph winds. Thousands of people were killed and an estimated …

A month after deadly cyclone, classes resume

UNICEF (press release), NY –
By Angela B. Thaung YANGON, Myanmar, 3 June 2008 – A new school year has begun as children head back to classes, just one month after Cyclone Nargis damaged …


Electric New Paper, Singapore –
Both leave teachers, parents and aid workers worried as students head back to school yesterday for the first day of classes since Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar …

More aid is reaching Burma’s cyclone survivors, says UN

The Herald, UK –
… part because the ruling junta of Burma, which also known as Myanmar, refused to allow military helicopters from neighbouring countries to deliver aid. …

Dick Cheney Made Millions with Saddam Hussein

Indymedia Estrecho, Spain –
… partners several brutal dictatorships that have committed egregious human rights abuses, including the hated military regime in Burma (Myanmar). …

Britain pledges 21 million dollars more for Myanmar

Focus News, Bulgaria –
Britain on Tuesday pledged an additional 10.5 million pounds (13.3 million euros, 20.6 million dollars) in aid for cyclone victims in Myanmar, …

Relief on its way

7DAYS, United Arab Emirates –
Nine UN helicopters able to ferry aid to remote cyclone victims should enter Myanmar this week, officials said yesterday, but it was unclear when they will …

Can We Solve the Global Food Crisis?

After returning from Myanmar (also known as Burma), Henrietta Holsman Fore, Director of US Foreign Assistance and the US Agency of International Development …

NGO Begins Burma Appeal

Fijivillage, Fiji –
Save the Children Fiji has initiated to extend a helping hand to the disaster struck children and their families in Myanmar. It is believed that at least …

ADRA Mourns Tragic Death of ADRA Worker in Myanmar Cyclone

Reuters AlertNet, UK –
Silver Spring, Maryland–—The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) regretfully bids farewell to April Win, an ADRA Myanmar employee who died …

FM discusses Myanmar crisis

Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka –
Minister of Foreign Affairs Rohitha Bogollagama met the Deputy Defence Minister of Myanmar, Maj. Gen. Aye Myint, during Minister Bogollagama’s visit to …

Asian-Pacific American cultural showcase educates, entertains

Schriever Air Force Base, CO –
You’ve got Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar or Burma, Singapore, India, Pakistan and the Pacific Islands. That really encompasses the biggest region in the …

Appeal for Burma

Fiji Times, Fiji –
SAVE The Children Fiji has launched an appeal for the survivors of Cyclone Nargis which killed thousands and caused widespread damage in Burma. …

Voice of America

Bloomberg –
International agencies say Myanmar’s ruling junta is still delaying full access to the region by imposing travel controls for aid workers.
Burma survivors still lacking assistance: Humanitarian groups Radio Australia
More than 1 million Myanmar cyclone victims have received aid, says UN UN News Centre
Newsroom AmericaReliefWeb (press release)Voice of
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UN: Myanmar cyclone assistance reaching more people, but food aid …

Economic Times –
YANGON-MYANMAR: More survivors of Myanmar’s cyclone disaster are receiving assistance, although in many cases the supply has not been consistent and doesn’t meet essential needs, tSoaring Food Prices Seen Pushing Around One Billion People Into Hunger …
More aid is reaching Burma’s cyclone survivors, says UN The Herald
Myanmar junta withholds permission to choppers Merinews
ReutersAsia Times OnlineAFPThe REAL TRUTH
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 4, 2008 at 4:44 am

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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