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World focus on Burma (9 June 2008)

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When Tragedy Strikes, Unity and Patriotism Follows For China …

DigitalJournal.com, Canada –

Unfortunately, it is not the same with Burma. Within a matter of days, China and Burma were hit by natural disasters. China was rocked by a 7.9 magnitude …

Suu Kyi’s party to appeal against her ‘unfair’ detention

AFP –

YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s pro-democracy party said Tuesday that the ongoing house arrest of its leader Aung San Suu Kyi was illegal, and demanded the ruling …

Don’t Depoliticize Burma’s Cry for Help

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… of assistance and aid in Myanmar [Burma] should not be politicized,” he said before his first meeting with the regime’s leader, Snr-Gen Than Shwe. …

Burma denies rumours of fish eating corpses

Independent Online, South Africa –

Yangon – A Burma/Myanmar government-affiliated group has denied rumours that fish from cyclone-ravaged areas are unfit to eat after supposedly feeding on …

UN finally reaches cyclone survivors

Dispatch Online, South Africa –

UN HELICOPTERS fanned out across Burma’s devastated Irrawaddy delta yesterday for the first time, ferrying critical supplies to villages struggling to …

Burma allows the last four UN helicopters in

Mizzima.com, India –

“Today [the] last four helicopters flew from Bangkok to Myanmar [Burma],” said Paul Risley. “They have gone.” After weeks of waiting in Bangkok, …

Myanmar’s military rulers free 15 opposition party members who …

International Herald Tribune, France –

AP YANGON, Myanmar: The political party of Aung San Suu Kyi says 15 of its members detained last month for marching to the opposition leader’s home have …

Myanmar Cyclone Response: Power-Lust and Lost Lives

American Chronicle, CA –

Myanmar, traditionally known as Burma, is a country where ten percent of the population lives “without enough to eat” on a normal basis. …

Burmese junta blocks flight of desperate

AsiaNews.it, Italy –

Myanmar, ruled by a military junta that has been in power since 1962, has been the theatre of constant attempts to flee since the regime carried out a …

Master, the tempest is raging

New Statesman, UK –

For many people in the devastated delta area of Burma (Myanmar), the ADRA staff are familiar faces. They have been working in these communities for the last …

UN helicopters deliver aid to Burma delta

USA Today –

Until now, the UN had only one helicopter operating in Burma, also known as Myanmar, that flew a total of six trips last week, Risley said. …

‘Burma: It Can’t Wait’ Campaign Extends into June in Wake of …

NewsBlaze, CA –

WASHINGTON andBEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ — The Human Rights Action Center, the US Campaign forBurma (Myanmar) and the social-shopping site …

Pacific storms overshadowed by Atlantic cousins

Times and Transcript, Canada –

A prime example, he said, is the devastating cyclone that recently claimed close to 100000 lives in Myanmar (formerly Burma), With tidal surges reaching …

Myanmar PM vows aid for cyclone victims leaving camps

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

YANGON, June 9, 2008 (AFP) – Myanmar Prime Minister Thein Sein has ordered the building of temporary shelters for cyclone victims who want to return to …

Technical Advisor Food Security in Myanmar (Burma)

Oneworld, Netherlands –

World Concern Myanmar (WCM) is an interdenominational Christian NGO involved in Community Development and Capacity Building in Myanmar since 1995. …

UN helicopters reach Burma victims

The Press Association –

UN helicopters have reached Burma’s devastated Irrawaddy Delta for the first time, ferrying critical supplies to villages which have been struggling to …

• Child soldiers

Hamilton Spectator, Canada –

“The most notable offender remains Myanmar (Burma), whose armed forces, engaged in long-running counter-insurgency operations against a range of ethnic …

Group continues to provide Myanmar aid

News-Leader.com, MO –

Three shipping containers, weighing approximately 120000 pounds, have been sent to Myanmar, also known as Burma, and several more are being staged for …

Commission Seeks Declaration Of ‘Burma Day’ by City Council

Daily Californian, CA –

… number of actions regarding the military junta in Myanmar. If passed, the recommendation requires that the city officially declare August 8 to be “Burma …

Myanmar ‘looks like the ancient times: No civilization’

Philadelphia Daily News, PA –

By DAMON C. WILLIAMS MORE THAN FIVE weeks after a catastrophic cyclone hit the southeast Asian country of Myanmar – also known as Burma – the sorrow is …

The thick end of the wedge

Business Day, South Africa –

He remembers our votes against doing anything about a host of tyrants around the world, including the regime in Myanmar (Burma). You’re well off the mark, …

Class War Wages: Mort la Difference

Pacific Free Press, Canada –

… for when taken with the demonization of countries like Zimbabwe, Myanmar (or Burma given that the corporate press still clings to its old, …

‘Enemy’ criticised

7DAYS, United Arab Emirates –

Myanmar’s state media yesterday condemned foreign radio stations for criticising the cyclone relief effort, branding the broadcasters an “enemy” more …

DO PRESENT-DAY EGYPTIANS EAT THE SAME FOOD AS TUTHANKHAMUN? REVIEW …

Modern Ghana, Ghana –

Newspaper reports on recent catastrophes mostly wrote about “Burma” and seem to ignore completely, Myanmar. Some alleged that the word “Myanmar” was …

In Burma (Myanmar), how many cyclone orphans?

Christian Science Monitor, MA –

Sheltered now by church members in Rangoon, the main city in Burma (Myanmar), he faces more challenges: finding his parents even though, like most Burmese, …

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 9, 2008 at 11:36 am

Burma: updated top news (9 June 2008)

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UN helicopters deliver aid to Myanmar delta

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – United Nations helicopters fanned out across Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta Monday, a UN official said, ferrying critical supplies to villages struggling to survive since a devastating cyclone struck more than five weeks ago.

Myanmar gives polio vaccination to under-five cyclone-survived … Xinhua

Foreign Aid for Myanmar Still Struggles to Get In Wall Street Journal

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The Southern Ledger

Myanmar prime minister says aid provided to cyclone survivors will …

International Herald Tribune –

AP YANGON, Myanmar: Myanmar’s prime minister says the military government will give enough assistance for survivors of last month’s Cyclone Nargis to make their lives even better than before the disaster struck.

Red Cross: Myanmar dead may never be identified The Associated Press

Thousands of cyclone dead ‘may never be identified’ Independent

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PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)

UN helicopters reach Burma victims

The Press Association –

UN helicopters have reached Burma’s devastated Irrawaddy Delta for the first time, ferrying critical supplies to villages which have been struggling to survive since the May 2-3 cyclone.

Burma Denies Forcing Cyclone Victims from Shelters Voice of America

Burma denies forcibly relocating cyclone victims ABC Online

Radio AustraliaReliefWeb (press release)Bangkok PostBloomberg

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Ottawa Citizen

Burma crisis wake-up call for the UN

Toronto Star –
It took three weeks before United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was able to convince the top military officials of Burma, also called Myanmar, to allow humanitarian workers and supplies into the country. Now, more than a month after Cyclone …
Business as Usual in Burma Wall Street Journal
In Burma (Myanmar), how many cyclone orphans? Christian Science Monitor
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 9, 2008 at 11:28 am