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အာဏာရွင္စနစ္ က်ဆံုးမွ တတိုင္းျပည္လံုး စစ္မွန္တဲ့ ဒီမိုကေရစီကို ခံစားရမယ္

World focus on Burma (29 June 2008)

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Burma’s Cyclone Farmers Await Assistance

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… Minister Soe Tha said: “Some organizations were spreading groundless information such as there is or will be a shortage of rice in Myanmar [Burma]. …

Children pay the price as international community plays catch-up …

Reuters AlertNet, UK –

The experience of Bangladesh contrasts strongly with Myanmar (Burma) in May 2008, where there was very little preparation for disaster, and Cyclone Nargis …

Mugabe: Another Man the West Loves to Hate

Pacific Free Press, Canada –

We saw the same demonization of Myanmar (or Burma as the West chooses to continue calling it) even as major Western oil cartels continue to suck oil from …

Real change happens off-line

Christian Science Monitor, MA –

… the intransigence of racism and discrimination, the abuses from Iraq to Burma (Myanmar) – won’t politely go away with a few clicks of a mouse. …

Rice meets children homeless after China quake

AFP –

During her talks with China’s leaders, Rice said she will discuss ways to get China’s close neighbour and ally Myanmar, also known as Burma, …

Bush’s call for sanctions against Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Guardian, UK –

UNITED States President George W. Bush, having failed at so much else—Iraq, Afghanistan, Katrina, Tibet, and the political prisoner in Burma/Myanmar, …

‘Made in Myanmar’ still on shelves

The South African Star, South Africa –

Consumers with a conscience, beware: clothing made in “Myanmar” – the country known as Burma until its name was changed by its oppressive military regime …

Help on the way

The Coloradoan, CO –

Up until last month it has been difficult for citizens of the United States to help the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (Burma) because of their …

US Secretary of State Rice visits quake-hit areas in China

Monsters and Critics.com –

As opposed to the military junta in Myanmar (Burma) after the destruction visited upon that country by cyclone Nargis, the Chinese leadership accepted help …

Rice visits China quake zone

Channel 4 News, UK –

… recovery efforts during a visit to the disaster zone, saying it contrasted with Burma’s reluctance to allow in aid after a devastating cyclone. …

A town in India rocks to the sounds of Dylan

TheDay, CT –

Mashangva bought his first guitar at 15, from a trader who ferried it on his shoulder across the border from what was then Burma, on a buffalo caravan. …

Lifting the language barrier

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN –

In the audience are about 100 refugees from the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Many are in native dress, which can include …

Rice visits China quake zone

The Press Association –

Rice said China’s efforts contrasted with that of Burma’s ruling junta, which faced worldwide criticism after Cyclone Nargis in early May for failing to …

Rice meets children homeless after China quake

AFP –

During her talks with China’s leaders, Rice said she will discuss ways to get China’s close neighbour and ally Myanmar, also known as Burma, …

Burmese ambivalent about resettling in US

San Francisco Chronicle, USA –

If caught, they can be deported to Burma, also known as Myanmar. Adapting to an indefinite life in limbo, the refugees have organized their own government …

Stories of freedom told by refugees living in Erie

GoErie.com, PA –

Heaven may not have free time, but he has more freedom than he did as a refugee in Thailand, or while living in his native Myanmar, formerly Burma. …

What’s new at your local library

IdahoStatesman.com, ID –

The story of well-known herpetologist Joe Slowinski, who died while handling a highly venomous krait in Burma (now Myanmar) in 2001. …

Suffer the Environment at Your Cost!

KanglaOnline, India –

In Myanmar (Burma), the difficulties surrounding aid to cyclone affected people raised a great storm of international controversy as well. …

Soccer game helping out cyclone victims

WOOD-TV, MI –

The ball is bouncing for Burma. Many of the players are from the southeast Asian country now known as Myanmar. The country was recently devastated by …

Obama apologizes to Arroyo

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

… food security, poverty reduction, the future of Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), human rights in Burma (Myanmar), and defense reform. …

Paul Collier: Only answer in Zimbabwe and Myanmar may be a coup

The Capital Times, WI –

Last month, the government of Myanmar issued a similar ban. Of course, when we say “the government of Zimbabwe,” what we really mean is President Robert …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 29, 2008 at 12:18 pm

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