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World focus on Burma (17 July 2008)

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Burma: Urgent appeal for cyclone-hit communities
آكي, Italy –

Rome, 17 July (AKI) – As the deadline approaches for Burma’s agricultural planting season, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has revived …

UN humanitarian chief to revisit Burma

Mizzima.com, India –

New Delhi – The United Nations humanitarian chief, John Holmes, on Wednesday said he will visit cyclone-hit Burma again next week to reassess the relief and …

Pyongyang peace pledge

Oxford Analytica (subscription), UK –

… and keen to demonstrate their group’s diplomatic usefulness after it failed to pressure member state Burma to accept outside Cyclone assistance in May. …

Burma: Awkward anniversary

Oxford Analytica (subscription), UK –

The regime may be particularly keen not to draw parallels with national figures this year, following its widely-criticised response to Cyclone Nargis in May …

Column: Promoting democracy without force

The Saginaw News – MLive.com, MI –

In his speech at Monticello, the president cited a Burmese national who was receiving his citizenship that day but did not mention Myanmar’s (Burma) brutal …

Burmese junta profiting from aid funds?

Mizzima.com, India –

… here in Burma things are done only in the black market,” the businessman told Mizzima. The source, who is also close to the Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank, …

A bright way to raise cash

Oxford Mail, UK –

By Hayley Cover The team from the town’s community college group, Girls For Sport, raised money for the Burma Cyclone disaster fund in a 10km sponsored walk …

UN appeals for $33.5 million for Burma

USA Today –

By Khin Maung Win, AFP/Getty Images ROME (AP) — A UN food agency is appealing for $33.5 million to help small farmers and fishermen in cyclone-hit Burma. …

Nargis refugees exploited to rebuild entire areas of Burma

AsiaNews.it, Italy –

Others are used on construction sites, preventing them from working first of all to rebuild their own homes destroyed by the passage of the cyclone, …

Troubling vetoes on Zimbabwe

Charleston Post Courier, SC –

Previous vetoes have encouraged repression in other trouble spots: Darfur, the southern Sudan and Burma. China had previously blocked the Security Council …

Contributed Papers in Specimen Mineralogy

RedOrbit, TX –

Geological evolution of selected granitic pegmatites in Myanmar (Burma): Constraints from regional setting, lithology, and fluid-inclusion studies. …

Low expectations for Gambari visit

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

“The only thing this shows is that Mr Gambari’s role, as a negotiator for national reconciliation in Burma on behalf of the UN Security Council and General …

School classes held in temporary shelters

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Jul 17, 2008 (DVB)–School pupils returning to their studies in the cyclone-affected Pyin district of Hai Gyi, Irrawaddy division, are still waiting for …

Charges of Forced Labor Emerge in Cyclone-Hit Areas
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Burma’s military regime has been strongly condemned by international rights groups for its use of forced labor in building army camps and constructing basic …

Junta private arrested for bank-burglary

Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand –

… of interrogation and have banned any information leakingout, said a source. Myanmar Economic Bank is a state-owned bank and runs in every township in Burma.

Giant Sleepover

CBBC Newsround, UK –

But I also got help children across the world who are affected by disasters such as Burma and China, who we have been told about. …

MEP: EU leaders ‘too weak’ on human rights

EurActiv, Belgium –

Also the role China plays in a country like Burma. It is a country which is illegitimately repressed by a junta that prevents international assistance for …

Spotlights for truth

Louisville Courier-Journal, KY –

… Burma have largely been feckless. Nonetheless, there have been two noteworthy responses recently to grotesque, state-sponsored abuses of human rights. …

Myanmar court charges 14 for Suu Kyi protest

Reuters UK, UK –

The group, arrested by pro-junta thugs outside the headquarters of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) on June 19, were also charged with unlawful …

UN Humanitarian Chief to Visit Burma Next Week

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By LALIT K JHA / UNITED NATIONS The United Nations’ top humanitarian relief official, John Holmes said on Wednesday that he would visit Burma next week to …

A talking shop – or an EU of the east?

New Statesman, UK –

The organisation’s response to the catastrophe unleashed by Cyclone Nargis on Burma in May this year was hesitant and tardy, and its condemnation of the …

Roundhay folk give generously to Christian Aid week

Roundhay Today, UK –

This year especially Christian Aid has helped with the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in Burma, Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh and Typhoon Fengshen in the …

To go or not to go?

New Statesman, UK –

I asked Suu Kyi what she thought of tourists coming to Burma. “Let the junta know tourism is waiting to happen the moment they change on human rights,” she ..

Hooked on travel

Waterloo Record, Canada –

Then he was gone — Europe, India, Nepal, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, China and Australia. At 27, he’d hardly shaken the dust from his shoes when he was off …

Cronyism; unhealthy competition in media market

Mizzima.com, India –

… in other businesses in Myanmar (Burma), stemmed from part of the government’s mismanagement of the country’s business environment,” the editor said. …

Giving children a voice

guardian.co.uk, UK –

These youths all came from areas where human trafficking and child labour are ongoing problems. They weren’t well-healed ‘young parliamentarians’ or …

ANALYSIS: ASEAN finally gets something right on Myanmar

Monsters and Critics.com –

Myanmar’s military junta, in their inimitable style, turned the natural disaster into a diplomatic one, by initially blocking the free-flow of international …

‘Indy’ stars as zoo mangroves open

South Devon Herald Express, UK –

She said the devastating cyclone in Burma which claimed more than 20000 lives earlier this year would have been far less destructive had not the natural …

It’s Time For Asean To Deliver

Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia –

In the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in Burma, Asean took on an unprecedented role, attempting to coordinate relief and reconstruction and intercede between …

US reverses decision to sanction Chevron over Burma

Radio Australia, Australia –

The US House of Representatives passed a package of sanctions to pressure American businesses out of Burma in the wake of the junta’s crackdown on …

Asian students take in America

SIU – Daily Egyptian, IL –

But political and economic factors in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, have made the career difficult, he said. Myanmar, a nation of roughly 47 million, …

India and Southeast Asia ties: 2000 years and still going

Jakarta Post, Indonesia –

In January 1948, India and Burma gave support to Indonesia’s independence struggle by holding a conference in New Delhi to support it, and for the first …

Matthew Bourne, in town to talk Wilde

The List, UK –

… on Burma, an Amnesty lecture, two debates, readings from imprisoned writers and the annual Amnesty award for a theatre production about human rights. …

Burma after Nargis: Devastated, depressed and dejected

The New Nation, Bangladesh –

The devastating tropical cyclone Nargis that struck southern Burma (Myanmar) two months ago, has revealed to the world that it was even less disastrous …

Cartoon exhibition to raise funds for cyclone victims

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Jul 17, 2008 (DVB)–More than 200 cartoonists are participating in a fundraising cartoon exhibition in Rangoon to support victims of Cyclone Nargis, …

Support plea for repressed kingdom in the clouds

Phayul, Tibet –

It borders India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma and China. • It is split into three provinces Amdo, Kham and U-Tsang, which together with western Kham is referred to …

Irreconcilable Enemy? Examining Hamas and Hezbollah

Global Politician, NY –

I do not mean to suggest the dictatorship of Burma is similar to the “inconsequential participants” of a barroom brawl. Nor should we “reconcile” ourselves …

SAM DONNELLON: Like it or not, these Games must be covered

MiamiHerald.com, FL –

Sales of arms to Burma’s military junta receded after last September’s bloody crackdown of dissidents, and China took a more prominent role in UN attempts …

Singapore: MFA Spokesman’s Comments on the Myanmar Government’s …

ISRIA (subscription), DC –

“Singapore welcomes the Myanmar government’s decision to invite UNSG Special Advisor Professor Ibrahim Gambari to visit Myanmar again in August 2008. …

Why sanctions on President Mugabe are bound to fail

Business Daily Africa, Kenya –

Indeed, one only needs to look at Burma where alienation and sanctions against the Burmese junta has not helped topple the regime even after several years. …

UN Asks Donors to Give More as Rising Food, Fuel Prices Threaten …

Voice of America –

The biggest increases are for Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Zimbabwe and Burma. West Africa also had one of the biggest increases, …

UN official to visit Myanmar next week

Reuters –

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – UN humanitarian chief John Holmes said on Wednesday he would visit Myanmar next week to check on aid delivery to the isolated …

Myanmar: Where is happiness in Burma for Waso festival ?

OpEdNews, PA –

In Burma, full-moon is for contemplation, and monks do not travel. In this special day, the Buddha tried to spread His teaching of peace and happiness to …

Help Cyclone Victims in Myanmar

Concierge, NY –

… and to help victims of the recent cyclone. by Brook Wilkinson Remember the devastating cyclone that hit Myanmar (also known as Burma) back in May? …

Eyeball to eyeball at the top of the world

Mmegi Online, Botswana –

… in 1913 – the MacMahon Line, which China rejects (though it accepts that line as its frontier with Burma, which was then part of British India). …

City business supports cyclone victims

MK News, UK –

The funds will go towards aid efforts in Burma (Myanmar) as it tries to recover from the effects of the natural disaster which wrecked thousands of lives in …

‘Free Daw Suu’ campaigners charged with instigating public unrest

Mizzima.com, India –

Chiang Mai – Fourteen members of Burma’s opposition party – National League for Democracy – who were arrested for protesting on their leader Daw Aung San …

Frogs, not chocolate: Post-cyclone survival in Burma

Reuters AlertNet, UK –

On May 30th, four weeks after Cyclone Nargis struck Burma, the New Light of Myanmar, one of the government’s propaganda mouthpieces, ran a particularly …

US House vote to bar Burmese gems

Mizzima.com, India –

New Delhi – In a renewed pressure, United States’ House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday voted unanimously to block Gems and Jewelries from Burma to …

Republicans trying to make Rangel an issue for Kirkpatrick and others

PolitickerAZ, Arizona –

… once represented the repressive regime in control of Myanmar – formerly known as Burma. When the Burmese junta refused to allow foreign aid into its …

NMCI in a Box

Signal Magazine, VA –

Also, the 3rd Marine Logistics Group, based in Japan , recently used the capability while deployed to Burma as part of Joint Task Force Caring Response, …

Barack and Beyond

The National Interest Online, DC –

Instead, it would have numerous and unsettling parallels with the Soviet Union: contempt for human rights abroad and civil liberties at home even as it …

SINGAPORE’S economic SUCCESS IS ITS SHIELD

Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

The latest report by the London-based International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is a case in point. …

The coming illiberal order

Guardian Unlimited, UK –

We were told that liberal democracy was triumphant and that the new era of globalisation would bring about the spread of democracy and human rights. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 17, 2008 at 2:27 am

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