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World focus on Burma (5 July 2008)

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Burnham charity cycle ride for Burma appeal

Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News, UK –

Seven cyclists tackled the 85-mile journey for the Myanmar Cyclone Appeal – setting off from Burnham and finishing at Exmouth, on the south coast. …

Myanmar’s plight touches local man

Buffalo News, United States –

… struck by the sight of thousands of trees broken in half and strewn all around the streets of Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

The Menacing Monks Of Myanmar

Strategy Page –

Meanwhile, the military dictatorship in Burma (Myanmar) survived the damage (both domestic and diplomatic) from the recent typhoon. …

Brothers come to aid of Myanmar victims

Times Daily (subscription), AL –

Most people would probably think twice before making a trip to Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma. It’s a region devastated by death, …

Burma charges 14 Suu Kyi supporters, Australia –

Burma has been ruled by the military since 1962. Aung San Suu Kyi, the world’s only Nobel Peace Prize winner currently in detention, has spent most of the …

Delta farmers’ woes continue

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

Meanwhile, the Myanmar Agricultural Development Bank plans to disburse a loan of over 441 million kyat (US $375000) to farmers in Laputta Township. …

BURMA: Scholar to talk

York Daily Record, PA –

… will host a Burmese scholar, who will talk Thursday about human rights in his native country of Burma, officially named the Union of Myanmar. …

Construction sites abandoned in Naypyidaw

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

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

Doctors invited to provide free medical care to Myanmar’s cyclone …

Xinhua, China –

Myanmar Medical Association (MMA) has invited doctors in the country to volunteer to provide free medical treatment to cyclone victims in Yangon and …

$10000 for Burma appeal

Fiji Times, Fiji –

Save the Children Fiji collected $10659.97 in its 14-day nationwide appeal to help children affected by Cyclone Nargis that killed thousands of people. …

Chevron’s dilemma over its stake in Myanmar
San Francisco Chronicle, USA –
Tom Lantos, D-San Mateo, that would have revoked a tax benefit for Chevron to pressure the company to divest from Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Burma Imprisons 4 Activists for Campaigning Against Draft Constitution

Voice of America –

By VOA News Burmese authorities have sentenced four opposition members to prison for campaigning against the military government’s new constitution. …

Millennials need to know change happens off-line

Ithaca Journal, NY –

… 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. …

At UN, of Dressed Dogs and Ban’s Beef, Nigeria Reviewed under …

Inner City Press, NY –

Next stop Myanmar? Pushing loudly for inclusion of Myanmar, or Burma, on the Security Council agenda is the United States, represented at the UN by Zalmay …

Burma: Four opposition activists jailed

Adnkronos International Italia, Italy –

The NLD activists from Taungup, a town in the Arakan state in north-west Myanmar, were transferred from the prison in Taungup to the one in Sittwe, …

Mugabe’s Not Quite Done With Making Zimbabwe’s People Suffer, Canada –

Perhaps the situation in Zimbabwe has turned out to be just as worse if not anymore worse than the situation in Burma. In Burma, the junta said that the …

Everything that we need costs 40% more

Daily News & Analysis, India –

The major pulses produce are imported from Burma. On the other hand, traders feel oilseed prices will always see a rise as their demand is ever-increasing, …

Faces in a billion, UK –

“Preventing drugs is everyone’s responsibility” reads a propaganda slogan, hinting at the influx of cheap narcotics from nearby Burma. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 5, 2008 at 3:00 am

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