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အာဏာရွင္စနစ္ က်ဆံုးမွ တတိုင္းျပည္လံုး စစ္မွန္တဲ့ ဒီမိုကေရစီကို ခံစားရမယ္

World focus on Burma (14 June 2008)

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Myanmar turns down third Thai medic team

BANGKOK, June 13 (TNA) – Myanmar authorities said the country no longer needed Thai medical assistance in treating victims of Cyclone Nargis as the Myanmar authorities are now able to bring the situation under control, according to a senior Thai official.

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Why The Democracy League Won’t Work

Huffington Post, NY –

… and Russia in the United Nations Security Council, who have blocked intervention of various sorts in places like Zimbabwe, Darfur and Myanmar (Burma). …

Burma heading toward a new civil strife due to fall in rice production

Asian Tribune, Thailand –

Furthermore, in a meeting in Yangon with Major General Htay Oo, Minister of Agriculture of Myanmar, Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic …

Dr. Joe Harrop: There is show, and there is tell

Red Bluff Daily News, CA –

The Chinese response to the terrible earthquake has been a remarkable show, particularly in contrast to that of Burma, I mean Myanmar, to the devastating …

Landslides Kill 11 Northern Burma

AHN –

The landslides occurred just six weeks after Cyclone Nargis hit Burma, officially known as Myanmar, leaving more than 133000 dead and 2.4 million in need of …

‘Cyclone dead’ wash ashore on distant Burma beach

ABC Online, Australia –

About 300 bloated and decaying corpses, apparently victims of Cyclone Nargis, have washed up on a beach in eastern Burma more than one month after the storm …

Burmese Academic’s Letter Draws Fire

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Gustaaf Houtman, a Dutch expert on Burma and editor of Anthropology Today, told The Irrawaddy by e-mail the letter lacked a legitimate “moral ground. …

Myanmar rice growers in need of fuel for tiller machines: UN

Press Trust of India, India –

New York, June 14 (PTI) Myanmar urgently needs one million gallons of diesel to operate 5000 tiller machines to help farmers plant rice in the …

HRW asks Myanmar junta to release arrested comedian

MyNews.in, India –

“Countries genuinely concerned about Burma ( Myanmar ) should be pressing the government for Zargana’s immediate release,” he said. …

Justice, Dignity, and non-Violence versus Dehumanized Politics

Panthic Weekly, CA –

In recent weeks, the world has witnessed cataclysms in Burma (Myanmar) and China beyond the ability of most of us to comprehend: tens of thousands of people …

UN official warns of ‘disastrous consequences’ for food

Hindu, India –

Yangon (AP): Myanmar is in urgent need of diesel fuel to make sure that tilling machines brought in to replace water buffalos killed by Cyclone Nargis can …

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UN seeks diesel for Burmese farmers

Radio Australia, Australia –

The UN UN Asian economic body, ESCAP, says Burma’s cyclone-hit farmers urgently need millions of litres of diesel fuel to plant rice and ward off future …

FOREIGN INVADERS Non-native animals threaten ecosystems

Tavernier Reporter, FL –

Native to Burma (now called Myanmar) in Southeast Asia, the Burmese python is one of the world’s largest snakes. The largest specimen found in the …

Letters – June 14, 2008

People’s Weekly World –

The country of Burma, so named by its British colonial conquerors was then renamed Myanmar by the military junta that took charge in 1989. …

City shows it cares in a font of goodwill

Bendigo Advertiser, Australia –

‘”It’s hard to imaging the scale of devastation and the suffering of the citizens of Myanmar Burma. “Bendigo is an outstanding community, always giving and …

Global issues hit home

The Daily Astorian, OR –

… Curt and Cathy Bradner, who run Thirst Aid, a company that has set up safe drinking water programs in places like Burma and Myanmar. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 14, 2008 at 10:34 pm

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