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World focus on Burma (3 July 2008)

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Cyclone refugees ordered to leave camps

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Jul 3, 2008 (DVB)–The regional police chief in the Labutta area of Irrawaddy division has ordered five centres for cyclone refugees to be cleared out by the …

Let us not praise coups

United Press International, Asia, China –

By Awzar Thi Hong Kong, China — An Oxford economics professor said in a recent Washington Post article that the best hope for either Burma or Zimbabwe is …

Tripartite core group aid helps 1.3 mln storm victims

Xinhua, China –

The tripartite core group worked for ten days from June 11 to 20 to make the joint assessment on the impact of cyclone Nargis that devastated Myanmar. …

ABFSU woman member produced before court for eighth time

Mizzima.com, India –

Chiang Mai – ‘The All Burma Federation of Students’ Union’ (ABFSU) student Ma Hanny Tun, who is in judicial custody, was produced for the eighth time …

Motorcycle Licenses Introduced in Most of Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The addition of a “contribution” to cyclone relief is being questioned by some motorcycle owners. One Rangoon economist said it was suspected that the money …

Foreign Volunteer Told to Leave Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

These connections have also helped Myanmar Egress. “It got permission from the authorities to do Cyclone Nargis relief work that other private relief …

Construction Sites Abandoned in Naypyidaw

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By MIN LWIN Construction in Burma’s capital, Naypyidaw, is practically at a standstill and many buildings have been left half-built as construction …

An Alternative Road Map is Needed Now

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By AUNG ZAW The road map introduced by the Burmese regime in Burma is in reality nothing other than its own exit strategy. Burma’s paramount leader Snr-Gen …

Journalists Arrested, Detained for Nargis Reporting

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

They know the full extent of the Cyclone Nargis story, but they can’t report it to the Burmese people because of the military regime’s draconian censorship …

Myanmar cyclone victims saved from traffickers

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — More than 80 women and children who were victims of Myanmar’s recent cyclone have been rescued from human traffickers scheming to …

Cyclone-ravaged Burma `still in the life-saving phase’

Toronto Star,  Canada –

And, says Michael Bociurkiw, Burma – also known as Myanmar – is still in a humanitarian crisis. “The (Irrawaddy) delta is a patchwork quilt of rivers and …

2nd press release of the tripartite core group “further inroad to …

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

The Tripartite Core Group (TCG) of ASEAN, Government of the Union of Myanmar, and the United Nations has been meeting regularly to monitor, coordinate and …

Burma’s Sham Referendum

Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand –

By Sean Asbley While the world sat fixated on the destruction caused by cyclone Nargis, the Burmese junta pushed ahead with a national referendum to approve …

Nigeria: Gambari Gets Cold Feet Over Niger Delta

AllAfrica.com, Washington –

Gambari, currently the UN Special Envoy to Myanmar (former Burma) was released to the Nigerian government by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. …

HICKMAN: Hot summer picks from local readers

Attleboro Sun Chronicle, MA –

… set amidst the rebels in Myanmar (Burma).” Audrey Craig’s Rhode Island book group had high praise for Beryl Markham’s 1942 book (reviewed here in 2005). …

Forget us versus them

Los Angeles Times, CA –

In recent months, Myanmar and Zimbabwe have shown just how powerless friends of freedom can be if powerful neighbors put state sovereignty and their …

N’Delta: Gambari to Consult Yar’Adua, Jonathan

This Day, Nigeria –

NAN reports that Gambari, currently the UN Special Envoy to Myanmar (former Burma) and the International Compact with Iraq, was released to the Nigerian …

Glimmers of change in Myanmar, but ruling junta’s grip remains …

International Herald Tribune, France –

Steinberg said the junta constantly trumpet achievements in modernizing the isolated and impoverished Southeast Asian nation formerly named Burma. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm

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