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World focus on Burma (13 June 2008)

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US Cannot be Trusted: Junta
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
In a clear reference to the US, a media mouthpiece for the regime warned that “the goodwill of a big Western nation that wants to help Myanmar [Burma] with …
Australian PM pledges cooperation with Indonesia president
Hemscott, UK –
‘Indonesia has experienced the tsunami, the people of Burma (Myanmar) the terrible impact of the cyclone, the people of western China the earthquake most …
Rotary ShelterBox kits provide emergency shelter
Northumberland Today, Canada –
… well used in emergencies in several parts of the world, and thousands are now on their way to victims of recent disasters in Myanmar (Burma) and China. …
Burmese pilgrims cross the USA
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN –
May Shein still has family in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Her sister and two brothers lost their homes in the cyclone, she said. For Min Min Htwe Nge, …
A MIX OF ART, POLITICS AND AID
ic Wales, United Kingdom –
MP for Cardiff North Julie Morgan is to hold an event at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre to show solidarity with protesters in Burma and the victims of …
‘The kids’ pictures of their pain are heart-wrenching’
ic Wales, United Kingdom –
nThe DEC Cymru Myanmar (Burma) Appeal is still open for donation. People can also donate at any post office, high street bank or at British Red Cross, …
Burma junta: US cyclone disaster aid can’t be trusted
USA Today –
Burma, also known as Myanmar, turned down humanitarian aid aboard naval vessels from the United States, as well as Great Britain and France, …
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Irrawaddy News Magazine – By VIOLET CHO Tourism to Burma has slumped following last month’s cyclone, causing airlines to cancel services, holiday hotels to close and travel companies

Burma: Cyclone Fact Sheet #20 (FY) 2008 USAID

Burma: New rules further delay relief HRW

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Grant Full Access to International Community: Laura Bush
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“We urge Burma’s ruling generals to allow US and other international humanitarian relief teams, as well as non-governmental organizations,
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At Least 11 Die in Gem Town Flooding, Landslides
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By SAW YAN NAING At least eleven people were killed when floods and landslides hit Burma’s gem center, Mogok, Mandalay Division, this week. …
The Body Shop Expects Sales To Rise To RM100 Mln
Bernama, Malaysia –
The money will be donated to Children on the Edge, a charity working with the Emergency Team-Burma, a coalition of grassroot organisations, …
China’s Geopolitic Imperatives and its Current Economic Position
The Market Oracle, UK –
During World War II, the United States struggled to build the Burma Road to reach Yunnan and supply Chiang Kai-shek’s forces. The effort was so difficult it …
Landslides hit Burma’s ‘Valley of Rubies’
NEWS.com.au, Australia –
The landslides caused some injuries and property damage, but the government mouthpiece New Light of Myanmar newspaper gave no details. …
Report: Junta distributed land soon after Myanmar cyclone
Seattle Times, United States –
Myanmar, also known as Burma, is rich in natural resources, but much of the country is poor. The junta has enriched itself with natural-gas fields that …
The connections and network
Malay Mail, Malaysia –
Myanmar Women and children from Myanmar are trafficked to Thailand, China, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, South Korea and Macau for commercial …
Burma cyclone fund ‘falling short’
The Press Association –
The United Nations says funding to keep the Burma cyclone relief effort going is falling drastically short of the targets. The Queen, Bill Gates, …
Australian PM pledges cooperation with Indonesia president
AFP –
“Indonesia has experienced the tsunami, the people of Burma (Myanmar) the terrible impact of the cyclone, the people of western China the earthquake most …
UN: Burma Donations Too Little
TIME –
13, 2008 By AP (RANGOON, Burma) — Queen Elizabeth II, Bill Gates, JK Rowling and a clutch of Hollywood stars have all given generously to help Burma’s …

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Malaysia a centre for sex and labour traders
Malay Mail, Malaysia –
“For example, the Malaysian government continues to arrest, detain and deport asylum seekers, refugees and stateless persons from Myanmar. …
Of cyclone victims, Chevron
The Oregonian – OregonLive.com, OR –
… views in order to set up a strawman that anyone is objecting to aid being provided to the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (also known as Burma). …
Burma Gives ‘Cronies’ Slice of Storm Relief
Washington Post, United States –
Burma, also known as Myanmar, is rich in natural resources, but much of the country is desperately poor. The junta has enriched itself with natural gas …
Myanmar: Keep doors open for aid – Thakin Thein Pe
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
The veteran politicians criticized the government saying that the current situation in Burma is worse than the pre-independence era. …
Laura Bush says Myanmar should give full access to aid
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria – 1
… more than US$35 million (¤22.7 million) in humanitarian assistance for the cyclone» that hit Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, in May, Laura Bush said. …
Blogging the Khalilzad conference call
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, United States –
Asked how he would characterize cooperation by Myanmar’s military junta in efforts to bring relief to the Burmese people, Khalilzad said that the …
Fierce purity and the fate of Myanmar
International Herald Tribune, France –
Yet for nearly two decades, events in Myanmar (formerly Burma) have revolved around the condition, the policies and most of all the victimization of Daw …
Burma has received only 56% of funds: UN
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –

About 250 experts from the UN, Burma’s government and Southeast Asian nations headed into the Irrawaddy delta on Tuesday for the survey of 6000 hard-hit …

The Trickle Down Iraq Effect: Crisis in Myammar, Sudan, and other …
Black State, DC –
In Burma now known as Myanmar, a military dictatorship has ruled for twenty years has repressed Buddhist monks, who want an end to their repressive rule. …
Does the UN have a future or is it rusty and dead
RussiaToday, Russia –
At the moment they cannot even get into Burma so as to help the Cyclone hit land. If the UN had power? No iraq war would have happened, no Kosovo state …

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After the storm, warnings of a ‘second wave’ in Burma
UC Berkeley

This wasn’t the first time Stover, an adjunct professor of law and public health, has visited Burma — also known as Myanmar, the name preferred by the …

Asian Business Strategy Articles and News from the APMF
Asian Business Strategy, Malaysia –
Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma/Myanmar governance: Aung San Suu Kyi has been placed under ‘protective custody’ by the Burma/Myanmar junta as a series of …
Aung San Suu Kyi
Asian Business Strategy, Malaysia –
The international media has dropped the story for the time-being, and so is business in Burma/Myanmar, as the Burmese ruling junta proves that little has …
Ethiopia: AAAS Geospatial Analysis Confirms Destruction of Towns …
AllAfrica.com, Washington –
In late 2007, AAAS released a report identifying 25 sites throughout eastern Burma (also known as Myanmar) showing significant village destruction, …
Laura Bush Steps into Foreign Policy Spotlight
NPR –
… who criticized her for bringing in foreign policy disputes when she briefed the media after a cyclone tore through Myanmar, also known as Burma, in May. …
On the outside, looking in
The Canberra Times, Australia –
They have just returned from remote villages in the Irrawaddy Delta, the southern tip of Burma devastated by Cyclone Nargis on May 2-3, where they joined a …
Chef Q&A: Sushi Chef Zin Kyaw
Marconews, FL –
Well, I’m from Myanmar, formerly Burma, where Cyclone Nargis did such damage recently. But to get to the point, Myanamar/Burma and Singapore have always had …
Let’s Go! June 13 and beyond
Beaumont Enterprise, tx –
SOUTHERN GOSPEL BURMA-MYANMAR BENEFIT CONCERT, featuring Brian Free and Assurance, 7 pm June 14 at the Jefferson Theater, 345 Fannin St. Advance tickets $12 …
NYC Burmese Population Pleads for Aid
Brooklyn Downtown STAR –
… prayers and fasting in solidarity with the monks back home and the starving cyclone victims of Burma, which is officially known as the Union of Myanmar. …
Burma: New Rules Further Delay Relief
Human Rights Watch (press release) –
(New York, June 12, 2008) – New Burmese government guidelines on humanitarian agencies will further hamper the delivery of aid to the victims of Cyclone …
Multinationals Rev Up Disaster Relief Efforts
KPLC-TV, LA –
After the recent Myanmar cyclone, for example, the ruling junta was reluctant to accept outside help, delaying visas for foreign aid workers and permissions …
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Laura Bush says Myanmar should give full access to aid
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
… more than US$35 million (¤22.7 million) in humanitarian assistance for the cyclone» that hit Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, in May, Mrs. Bush said. …
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Today’s Overview of Leading News & Views – 12 June 2008
Israel Hasbara Committee (subscription), NY –
… recent weather catastrophes that have wiped out rice fields in Myanmar (Burma), or the virulent wheat disease now infecting crops in Iran as well as in …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 13, 2008 at 9:48 am

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