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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

AFPThe Associated Press

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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

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