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World focus on Burma (1 July 2008)

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Bomb blast at pro-Junta group’s office in Rangoon

Mizzima.com, India –

Chiang Mai – A small bomb exploded at the government-backed civil organization office in the outskirt of Burma’s former capital city Rangoon early Tuesday, …

Blast rocks pro-government office

The Press Association –

An explosion has rocked the office of an organisation sponsored by Burma’s ruling junta. Witnesses said the blast occurred at the office of the Union …

Blast hits pro-junta office in Myanmar

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An explosion at dawn Tuesday rocked the office of a government-backed social welfare group whose members have been accused in attacks …

Fresh calls to release political prisoners in Myanmar

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

«It will be exactly 19 years on 4 July since Burma’s military arrested Win Tin,» said Reporters Without Borders, using the old name for Myanmar. …

Junta harrassing Burma’s cyclone survivors

United Press International, Asia, China –

By Khin Ohmar Bangkok, Thailand — Almost two months after Cyclone Nargis devastated Burma, the preliminary findings of the Post-Nargis Joint Assessment team …

Burma book brings together top designers

Digital Arts Online, UK –

The devastation left by Cyclone Nargis across Burma has galvanized many members of the creative community into action. Last month we covered Shilo’s video …

Fun in store raises funds for Burma

Lakeland Today, UK –

… in the newly revamped Kendal store kick started a charity appeal which aims to raise funds to help the people of Burma affected by the recent cyclone. …

Relief Rice Piles Up in Min Bya

Narinjara News, Bangladesh –

Min Bya: People from Min Bya Township donated a large amount of rice as relief aid to Cyclone Nargis victims soon after the storm had struck lower Burma, …

Building Burma’s digital front line

BBC News, UK –

(Coincidentally, the second such training course was underway soon after the Burma cyclone.) The intensive two-week course is designed to improve …

Small bomb explodes near Myanmar’s main city: police

AFP –

The Tuesday bomb is the first such incident since Cyclone Nargis hit two months ago, leaving more than 138000 people dead or missing. Myanmar has been under …

Bombers hit pro-government group in Burma

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

The regime’s callous handling of relief efforts for victims of Cyclone Nargis, which hit Burma’s central coast on May 2-3 leaving up to 139000 dead or …

Shaun helps out cyclone victims

Chorley Guardian, UK –

By Martin Steinmetz A Chorley man is helping the community in Burma rebuild their lives after a cyclone caused devastation and killed thousands of people. …

Jailed Myanmar journalist in ailing health: media watchdogs

AFP –

Reporters Without Borders and the exiled Myanmar media group, Burma Media Association, say Win Tin has lung problems and severe asthmatic attacks which …

Who’s the Worst Dictator?

New York Times Blogs, NY –

Than Shwe, Burma. In Burma we’ve seen a brutal repression of the Karen and other ethnic groups and most recently the suppression of the democracy movement …

The West ignores Burma’s plight

EnerPub, TX –

But the world has moved on to Zimbabwe. by Benedict Rogers Almost two months after Cyclone Nargis ripped through Burma’s Irrawaddy Delta region, …

Children the real victims

Gisborne Herald, New Zealand –

By George Patterson Little children in Burma, orphaned by the horrific cyclone that ripped through their impoverished country in May are allegedly being …

Students can make a difference

The Northern News, Australia –

“We heard about the China earthquake and the cyclone in Burma, but it’s hard to work out how to offer personal help, Mr Campbell said. …

Wild: Follow the Money

Somerville Journal,  USA –

By Patricia Wild Here’sa sobering fact: Burma’s military leaders, those same generals who refused assistance to their own people after Burma had been hit by …

Karen people find peace

insideTORONTO.com, Canada –

BY TAMARA SHEPHARD For the Karen people, Burma’s largest ethnic minority, the wrath of cyclone Nargis in May pales in comparison to the violence suffered at …

Myanmar Cyclone Brings Rise In Centuries-Old ‘Nat’ Worship

Wall Street Journal –

Early forms of nat worship go back 1000 years or more, before Burma, as Myanmar used to be known, became a mostly Buddhist state. …

WFP considers shipping in food for Burmese cyclone victims

Mizzima.com, India –

Paul Risley, spokesperson of WFP in Bangkok said, the organization has been buying food locally since it begun supplying aid to cyclone victims, …

UN Human Rights Commission keeps public pressure on Myanmar government

JURIST –

… a human rights lawyer from Argentina, assumed his duties as the new Special Rapporteur on May 1, the day before Cyclone Nargis devastated Burma. …

Fifth annual London Booze Cruise tickets now on sale

Royal Gazette, Bermuda –

… for a community programme in Kenya, the British Red Cross China Earthquake Appeal and the Disasters Emergency Committee Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Appeal. …

Cigarette ad ban in media starts Tuesday

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

Cigarette companies are among the top 10 advertisers in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma (Myanmar) and the Philippines. According to the WHO, …

Rangoon Editor Fired Over Offending Poem

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The offending poem, “De Pa Yin Ga”, referred to the events in Depayin town in Sagaing Division in May 2003, when Burma’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi …

Foreign Investment in Burma Oil and Gas Sectors More Than Tripled

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By AP / RANGOON Foreign investment in Burma’s oil and gas sectors more than tripled last year to US $474.3 million, according to a recently released …

‘Economic slowdown has increased environment awareness’

Economic Times, India –

The cyclone that caused massive devastation in Burma and the extensive floods in Iowa, for instance are linked in the public perception to climate change, …

Flap over Asean Press Conference

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

In Burma, the unknown is often all that is known. At any rate, the Burmese journalists told The Irrawaddy they felt discriminated against. …

Asean Came in Full Force

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The international community is very critical of Asean and UN engagement with Myanmar [Burma] even on humanitarian grounds. This has to be balanced. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 1, 2008 at 11:28 am

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