Save Burma

အာဏာရွင္စနစ္ က်ဆံုးမွ တတိုင္းျပည္လံုး စစ္မွန္တဲ့ ဒီမိုကေရစီကို ခံစားရမယ္

World Focus on Burma (7 June 2008)

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Try military skills on humanitarian goals
New Mexican, NM –
But there was a spot of brightness in the tragedy that left 78000 people dead and 56000 more missing: The oppressors of the land once known as Burma are …
Their mission of mercy to secretive land
Florida Times-Union, FL –
… once known as Burma. The refugees have their own service at the church at 1 pm on Sundays. Thompson, 56, and his wife traveled to Myanmar this spring, …
International Aid’s eyes in Myanmar see vast need
MLive.com, MI –
During his trip, Enriquez focused on building relationships with organizations already stationed in and around Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …
UN rights envoy pushes Burma on prison killings
Radio Australia, Australia –
Burma has denied reports that its soldiers shot dead a number of prison inmates during last month’s cyclone. In his report to the UN Human Rights Council, …
Burma vote relied on imaginary numbers
Lebanon Daily News, PA –
Burma (called Myanmar by its military) has a population of 42 million or so. The Burmese government says that 27 million Burmese are over 18. …

Burma: Dictators, disasters and consequences

China Post, Taiwan –

While the world community has literally pleaded with the junta to accept humanitarian relief, the military rulers of the country they call Myanmar, …

Drop ’em in the name of peace

Western Star, Canada –

You’ve heard of Myanmar? I hadn’t, not in school. In school we learned about Burma, although not much. We were too busy learning about the little African …

Burma Arrests Celebrity Critic Who Organized Cyclone Relief

Washington Post, United States –

The state-owned New Light of Myanmar newspaper, meanwhile, lashed out at “unscrupulous” elements that it said were exaggerating the problems in the delta. …

Charities persevere in unfriendly neighborhoods

Georgia Straight, Canada –

When a cyclone tore through the south of Burma (also known as Myanmar) in May, the country’s ruling military junta was hammered for refusing to allow …

Burma condemns foreign media reports

Radio Australia, Australia –

… of Myanmar, accuses self-seekers of Faking video footage of the destruction and selling it to foreign media who have used it to harm Burma’s image. …

Myanmar police fired on prisoners during cyclone: UN rights report

JURIST –

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) (AAPP) [advocacy website] estimated that 36 prisoners were killed and 70 were injured [AAPP press …

UN says cyclone relief aid moving to Myanmar, but not enough

TopNews, India –

New York – Myanmar’s military government has provided entry visas to 180 UN relief workers and authorized other international staff to provide assistance to …

Myanmar’s leaders have politicised aid effort: Amnesty

Hindu, India –

The article Myanmar’s cyclone crisis and India’s aid by PS Suryanarayana published in The Hindu on 30 May 2008 quotes India’s Minister of State Jairam …

UN Rights Envoy Pushes Burma on Aid, Prisoners

The Epoch Times Ireland, Ireland –

An Indian staffer at the Myanmar embassy removes placards pasted by protesting Burmese in exile outside the Myanmar Ambassador’s residence after a protest …

Cyclone Nargis leaves death, destruction and deep emotional scars

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

Please pray for the millions of people affected by Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (Burma) and help ensure basic necessities such as food, clean water and shelter …

Volunteer holds free film shows

The Daily Yomiuri, Japan –

… very quiet spontaneously began talking about how the film had sparked nostalgic memories of the time he spent in Burma, which is now called Myanmar. …

UN: Myanmar prison shootings should be probed

The Associated Press –

Tate Naing of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) put the death toll at 40, based on several reports the group received about the …

Cyclone destroys trees in Myanmar’s main city

The Associated Press –

Under British rule, Burma — as the country was then called — was one of the wealthiest in Southeast Asia and the region’s biggest producer of timber and …

UN expert calls for probe into Myanmar prison deaths

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

The most detailed account so far has come from a Thailand-based organization of Myanmar exiles, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), …

UN rights envoy pushes Myanmar on aid, prisoners

Reuters –

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, June 6 (Reuters) – The UN human rights expert for Myanmar urged the ruling junta on Friday to investigate reports that its …

Volunteer holds free film shows

The Daily Yomiuri, Japan –

… very quiet spontaneously began talking about how the film had sparked nostalgic memories of the time he spent in Burma, which is now called Myanmar. …


The Associated Press

Cyclone destroys trees in Myanmar’s main city

The Associated Press –

Under British rule, Burma — as the country was then called — was one of the wealthiest in Southeast Asia and the region’s biggest producer of timber and …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 7, 2008 at 2:14 am

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