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World focus on Burma (25 June 2008)

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Trek aims to bring peace to Myanmar

Akron Beacon Journal, OH –

Okkar Kyaw, 15, and Chaw Kyaw, 13, carried red flags with a lone star and a yellow peacock, which represents the freedom movement in Myanmar, formerly Burma …

Understanding Myanmar

hometownweekly, MA –

More than a month after Cyclone Nargis ravaged and completely destroyed villages in the delta region of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), the situation is …

Sri Lanka floods put slight delay on Myanmar Bible response

Mission Network NEws (press release), Grand Rapids –

They want to get them into Burma before the door slams closed. “There’s a lot of the workers that are out there calling on the people and working with them, …

‘Sam Bahadur’ critical

Times Now.tv, India – Jun 25, 2008

… Military Academy, Dehradun, in 1934. He saw action in Burma, now Myanmar, during the Second World War and became the Indian Army chief on June 7, 1969.

Dugong, Dolphin Round Out Endangered Animal Coins

NumisMaster.com, WI –

This dolphin was first described from a specimen from the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar (Burma). They occur discontinuously along coasts in shallow brackish …

Women can Win on their Own!

MWC News, Canada –

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar (Burma) Her party won 80% of the seats in a democratic election in 1990, but the military government refused to recognize the …

Myanmar journalist arrested for burying cyclone dead: watchdog

AFP –

Myanmar’s military, which has ruled the country formerly known as Burma since 1962, sparked global outrage in the weeks after the storm by refusing to allow …

Myanmar stresses prompt repair of cyclone-ravaged jetties in Yangon

Xinhua, China –

YANGON, June 26 (Xinhua) — The Myanmar authorities have stressed the prompt repair of remaining cyclone-ravaged jetties in Yangon to ensure speedy and …

‘Ocean’s’ Co-Stars Team Up For Myanmar Ad Campaign

andPOP, Canada –

The trio lent their star power to an advertising campaign aimed at boosting aid for Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), which was devastated by a cyclone …

International briefs

Dubuque Telegraph Herald, IA –

By AP YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar said Tuesday that 84500 people perished in last month’s cyclone, up from the last official announcement that 77700 had died …

Biazon: US carrier not for rescue, recovery operations

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

Alvarez said the US government was sending over a carrier group bigger than what it had sent to Burma (Myanmar) and China, “whose cyclone and earthquake …

Despite Myanmar junta’s lagging response, cyclone victims have …

Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN –

Used to nothing: “The Burmese people are used to getting nothing,” said Shari Villarosa, the highest-ranking US diplomat in Myanmar, formerly Burma. …

Clooney, Pitt and Damon Launch Ad Campaign For Myanmar

Access Hollywood –

The ad, titled “Burma’s Broken Promises,” calls for more aid for the beleaguered region in the wake of Cyclone Nargis. “Burma’s neighbors have the power to …

Emergency Telecom Agency Leaves Myanmar Over Government Block

RTT News, NY –

However, the group members were help up in the capital city of Rangoon after Burma’s military junta refused them permission to deploy in the worst affected …

Myanmar cyclone survivors proved tough, experts say

Washington Post, United States –

The media were able to quote some important people to make the case that a second disaster was in the making in Myanmar, also known as Burma.

Karen Armed Rebellion in Burma Takes a New Turn: Ex-American …

Asian Tribune, Thailand –

We know how the government of Myanmar would answer that question, but what we need to listen to the voice – and cry – of the Burmese people. …

By Angela Lee 李美萍

Taipei Times, Taiwan –

The Ministry of the Interior has some 400 petitions from overseas Chinese descendants from Thailand and Myanmar living in Taiwan without residence permits. …

Pitt, Clooney and Damon Fight For Cyclone Victims

KGET 17, CA –

Burma’s neighbors remain some of the only hopes for these victims who are struggling to survive,” said Alex Wagner, Executive Director of Not On Our Watch.

Junta desperate to stop cyclone aftermath coverage

Merinews, India –

The Myanmar junta has done everything in its power to stop media coverage of the devastation wrought by Cyclone Nargis and the sufferings of the people of …

Burma: Aid to cyclone victims may end in three weeks warns UN

آكي, Italy –

Nearly three-quarters of those who survived Burma’s devastating cyclone last month do not have enough food to survive more than a week and desperately need …

Burma blocks emergency telecoms

BBC News, UK –

Two teams of foreign aid workers dedicated to delivering emergency telecoms in disaster areas have been forced to leave cyclone-hit Burma. …

Sorting truly sustainable tech from greenwash

ZDNet UK, UK –

I have just received an update that Telecoms Sans Frontieres, a charity that specialises in setting up telecoms equipment in disaster zones has quit Burma …

God can help us through any event

Forres Gazette, UK –

… relatives, property, even their livelihood as a result of earthquakes and extreme weather events such as those witnessed in Myanmar (Burma), China and, …

Burmese journalists continue to be arrested, foreign journalists …

Reporters without borders (press release), France –

Myanmar Tribune editor Aung Kyaw San has been arrested and his magazine closed because of his humanitarian work in cyclone-hit areas. …

China Worried About Illegal Drugs During Olympics

Voice of America –

He says the heroin supply out of southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle region — made up of Burma, Laos and Thailand — has decreased significantly. …

Myanmar storm survivors running out of food: UN

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

BANGKOK, June 25, 2008 (AFP) – Nearly three quarters of those who survived Myanmar’s devastating cyclone lack enough food to last more than a week and …

Rice running out of stock for cyclone Nargis victims, says ASEAN …

Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Surin said Myanmar had also appealed for 3.6 million bags of fertilizer and 5.5 million litres of diesel to help farmers operate their ploughing machines as …

Household filters can solve water pollution

Yemen Observer, Yemen –

… Ghana, El Salvador, the Darfur region of Sudan and Myanmar, Burma and recently in Yemen. The PFP filter is simple in design, easy for families to use, …

Junta Signs Gas Deal with Thailand

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The gas will fuel Thailand’s expanding electricity generating industry—while most of Burma remains without power. Senior executives of PTTEP, …

More than 30000 Burmese Refugees Resettled

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Some activists have charged that Burma’s ruling junta is waging a genocidal campaign against the Karen and other rebel ethnic groups. …

‘American Friend’ Helps Settle People Of Other Cultures

Hartford Courant, United States –

They are members of the Karen ethnic group who originally were from Burma, now called Myanmar. Putnam made her way into a third-floor apartment where two …

Sen. Charles Schumer says he wants to ensure that a final bill includes a revocation on a tax credit for Chevron.

Senators want a win for Lantos

Politico, DC –

Chevron’s ownership stake in a natural gas pipeline in Myanmar, also known as Burma, has put the company in Lantos’ posthumous sights. …

India cosies up to Myanmar with $84 million loan

Reuters India, India –

The city, capital of the former Burma’s northwest Rakhine state, is also the planned start-point of a huge natural gas and oil pipeline leading from the …

Change of leadership in Great Lakes recruit training command

Aurora Beacon News, IL –

Such was the case in Myanmar, also known as Burma. Admiral Timothy Keating, commander of the US Pacific Command, ordered our Navy ships loaded with …

China offers rare praise for Myanmar’s drug fight

Washington Post, United States –

Last September, Washington said that the former Burma had “failed demonstrably” to fight illegal drugs and that it had been “very lackluster” in …

Karen Armed Rebellion in Burma Takes a New Turn: Ex-American …

Asian Tribune, Thailand –

Washington, DC June 25 (Asiantribune.com): Along the Thailand’s western border with Burma (also known as Myanmar) is a small but active Thai frontier town …

Burma: 84500 Dead in Cyclone

TIME –

25, 2008 By AP (RANGOON, Burma) — Burma said Tuesday that 84500 people perished in last month’s cyclone, up from the last official announcement that 77700 …

Clooney, Pitt launch Myanmar ad campaign

AFP –

The May 2-3 cyclone left around 138000 people dead and missing in Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Delta region, according to the junta, and the UN estimates 2.4 million …

Second flash appeal conference for Myanmar on July 10

Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

YANGON, June 25 (Bernama) — The second flash appeal conference for the immediate recovery for Cyclone Nargis victims in Myanmar will be held in New York on …

Post-cyclone assessment completed in Myanmar+

TMCnet –

From June 11 to June 20, 350 officials and volunteers from the Myanmar government, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the United Nations …

Washington diary: Tackling Zimbabwe

BBC News, UK –

The generals of Burma thumbed their nose at the global community, first by gunning down monks in the streets, then by watching their own citizens die rather …

Myanmar says worst of emergency crisis is over

Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

YANGON, June 24 (Bernama) — Almost two months after the deadly ‘Cyclone Nargis’ claimed about 140000 lives, the Myanmar Government says there are several …

Abhisit: Samak unfit to lead the country

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Mr Samak claimed credit for convincing Burma to accept United States assistance in the wake of the devastating cyclone Nargis, which hit the neighbouring …

Junta retires senior generals in reshuffle

Times Online, UK –

Aung Naing Oo, a Burma analyst based in Thailand, said that some of the older generals had retired because of ill-health; others could take parliamentary …

Myanmar cyclone crisis update 24 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. …

Myanmar: 84500 died in cyclone

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar said Tuesday that 84500 people perished in last month’s cyclone, up from the last official announcement that 77700 had died …

7/1-15: Benefit art exhibit

AZ Central.com, AZ –

IRC in Phoenix has helped people from Brundi, Burma/Myanmar, Iraq, Cuba and Somalia to immigrate. A timeline of the IRC’s history of humanitarian aid shows …

Arroyo gets US flag as sympathy gesture

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

… of important issues to talk about, not only on natural disasters but also on [collaboration] on Myanmar (Burma), ASEAN, economic issues,” Kenney said. …

AIPMC on European Parliamentary Caucus on Burma

Asian Tribune, Thailand –

… consisting of Parliamentarians from eight European Countries, is encouraging and timely at a time when the situation in Myanmar / Burma is dire. …

Seminar to Address Compliance, Risks of Selling Colored Gemstones

Diamonds.net, NY –

… licenses for irradiated gemstones and current legal initiatives in the House and Senate regarding gemstones from Myanmar (also known as Burma. …

Zimbabwe’s neighborhood

Christian Science Monitor, MA –

In Southeast Asia, governments there – not all democratic – have been unable to unify against Burma (Myanmar). Much of Africa, though, is slowly coming …

Burma Says 84500 Died in Cyclone

FOXNews –

Meanwhile, a representative from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the regional bloc that includes Burma, renamed Myanmar by the ruling military …

Iraq Story Buried by US Networks

Common Dreams (press release), ME –

… Iraq is a human disaster worse than the cyclone in Burma/Myanmar, or the earthquakes in China for that matter, but for US networks it’s not newsworthy. …

Deaths in Burma cyclone increase to 84500

USA Today –

Rangoon, Burma (AP) — Burma said Tuesday that 84500 people perished in last month’s cyclone, up from the last official announcement that 77700 had died in …

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 25, 2008 at 4:37 am

World focus on Burma (24 June 2008)

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Burma Urgently Needs Democratic Reforms Sponsored by the UN

OpEdNews, PA –

Poor people in Myanmar spend on average 70 percent of their household budget on food, and they cannot afford to buy the same quantities of food at the …

Myanmar: 1st press release of Tripartite Core Group

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

The aim of the TCG is to act as an ASEAN-led mechanism to facilitate trust, confidence and cooperation between Myanmar and the international community in …

Burma: Exiled opposition leader calls for meetings with China and …

Adnkronos International Italia, Italy –

Win is a cousin of Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is currently under house arrest. Suu Kyi is the leader of the National League of …

CWS assisting one million people in Myanmar, now shifting focus to …

Church World Service (press release), IN –

… it has provided temporary shelter and fresh water supplies sufficient for nearly one million Myanmar (Burma) cyclone survivors. …

Tripartite core group completes joint assessment on cyclone impact …

Xinhua, China –

According to the press release, 350 officials and volunteers from the Myanmar government, ASEAN and UN,, supported by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank …

Myanmar continues to suffer after cyclone

NDTV.com, India –

The official toll has reached tens of thousands, and the cyclone and its aftermath are still taking a toll on Burma. And there is no one to tell the tale to …

South Korean Paper Notes “Disappointment” Over China-Burma Gas Deal

RedOrbit, TX –

Regarding the decision, Yim Chae-mun, vice president of Daewoo International, said, “To deliver the natural gas from Myanmar to Korea, we would need …SEO:047050

Work-shy Myanmar buffaloes add to farmers’ woes

elEconomista.es, Spain –

By Aung Hla Tun DEDAYE, Myanmar (Reuters) – With a planting deadlinelooming, rice farmers in cyclone-hit parts of Myanmar’sIrrawaddy delta have hit a …

Myanmar cyclone report to be presented in Singapore – Summary

Earthtimes (press release), UK –

Yangon – Results of an assessment of the damage wrought by Cyclone Nargis on Myanmar will be presented next month at an Association of South-East Asian …

Myanmar: Cyclone Toll Crosses 138000

RTT News, NY –

The latest estimate comes even as a massive international effort is on to bring provide relief to some 2.4 million survivors of Myanmar’s worst natural …

Burma Drops New Operating Guidelines

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By WAI MOE The United Nations agencies and international nongovernmental organizations will return to the old operating guidelines in effect before Burma …

Burma cyclone deaths rise to 84500

CBC.ca, Canada –

Cyclone Nargis lashed Burma, also known as Myanmar, on May 2 and 3, cutting large swaths in the Irrawaddy River Delta and the area around Rangoon, …

South Korean, Chinese Firms Sign Burma Gas Deal

RedOrbit, TX –

Daewoo International predicts the deal will allow it to make profits of more than US$1 billion for 25 years from 2012 when the gas blocks in Myanmar will …SEO:047050

Myanmar cyclone toll rises to 138000 dead, missing

Reuters –

YANGON, June 24 (Reuters) – More than 138000 are dead or missing from the devastating cyclone that struck Myanmar last month, the government said on Tuesday …

Getting Away With Murder

Strategy Page –

June 14, 2008: In Myanmar (Burma) the military dictatorship decided to get rid of foreign relief workers by simply closing the refugee camps and ordering …

Burma deports South Korean journalist, reports Mizzima.com

Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand –

A South Korean journalist was deported from Burma by the ruling military junta on 22 June 2008 for visiting the office of the opposition National League for …

Myanmar launches 11-day gems auction: report

AFP –

YANGON (AFP) — Military-run Myanmar on Tuesday launched an 11-day auction of precious gems in Yangon, state media said, as the country struggles to recover …

Myanmar Keeps the Wheels On With China’s Help

Wall Street Journal –

… former name of Burma. Other international companies that do business with Myanmar include Thai oil and gas producer PTT Exploration & Production PCL, …

Myanmar cyclone toll tops 138000 dead and missing: official

AFP –

YANGON (AFP) — More than 84000 people died in last month’s deadly cyclone, while nearly 54000 were still missing, a Myanmar official said Tuesday, …

Myanmar: How many of us have to die for your diplomatic game?

OpEdNews, PA –

By Ashin Metacarra The United Nations has been diplomatically trying to persuade Burma leaders for a long time. They tried by sending envoys. …

Cyclone death toll rises to 84500

The Press Association –

Burma has announced that 84500 people perished in last month’s cyclone, up from its earlier toll of 77700. Deputy Foreign Minister Kyaw Thu told reporters …

International war deaths tally triples prior estimates: study

Gulf Times, Qatar –

But in the other countries examined – Burma (now Myanmar), Ethiopia, Guatemala, Namibia and the Philippines – death tolls dropped compared to earlier …

Myanmar appreciates int’l medics for cyclone healthcare services

Xinhua, China –

YANGON, June 24 (Xinhua) — Myanmar appreciated international medics including those of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for their …

Myanmar: 84500 confirmed dead from cyclone

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s ruling junta has announced that 84500 people perished in Cyclone Nargis in May, up from an earlier confirmed toll of 77700. …

Myanmar’s new capital: Out of sight

Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN –

Myanmar, formerly Burma, has no sitting parliament; so the building, once completed, may sit empty for a while. The generals have vowed to hold “multiparty, …

Volunteer groups lead Myanmar aid efforts

Mission Network NEws (press release), Grand Rapids –

Myanmar (MNN) ― Nearly two months after Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar, the struggle to get aid to the rural areas continues. Many foreign relief groups were …

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Turkish Press

Burma cyclone deaths rise to 84500

CBC.ca, Canada –

Cyclone Nargis lashed Burma, also known as Myanmar, on May 2 and 3, cutting large swaths in the Irrawaddy River Delta and the area around Rangoon, …

Deaths in Burma cyclone increase to 84500 USA Today

Tripartite core group completes joint assessment on cyclone impact … Xinhua

Myanmar cyclone toll rises to 138000 dead, missing Reuters

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NDTV.com

Myanmar continues to suffer after cyclone

NDTV.com, India –

The official toll has reached tens of thousands, and the cyclone and its aftermath are still taking a toll on Burma. And there is no one to tell the tale to …

Myanmar’s new capital: Out of sight Minneapolis Star Tribune

Myanmar’s new capital: Remote, lavish, off-limits International Herald Tribune

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 25, 2008 at 4:24 am