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World focus on Burma (21 July 2008)

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UN welcomes Myanmar’s post-cyclone recovery plan

Earthtimes (press release), UK –

New York – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday welcomed an assessment for future international humanitarian assistance to Myanmar following the …

POLITICS: South Asia Maps Its Own Development Destiny

Inter Press Service (subscription), Italy –

… Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam — will be merged into a single market and production base. …

Save the Children: Time for donors to give more to Burma says Save …

Politics.co.uk, UK –

World governments had pledged to give more money to Burma on condition that an independent assessment of the needs was carried out and that international …

ASEAN human rights body to rely on ‘peer pressure’

Radio Australia, Australia –

But Singapore, Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam are pressing to water down the terms of reference to ensure the human rights body is largely an advisory …

Critics skeptical of Burma’s ratification of ASEAN Charter

Mizzima.com, India –

David Scott Mathieson, Burma consultant of the Human Rights Watch said, Burma’s signing the charter is ‘technically’ significant but cannot be …

Foreign ministers set up panel on ASEAN human right body (Roundup)

Monsters and Critics.com –

It also commits ASEAN to the principles of ‘democracy, human rights and fundamental freedoms, rule of law and good governance.’ ‘We are committed to make …

ASEAN tackles border spat, rights and Myanmar

elEconomista.es, Spain –

… urgedCambodia and Thailand on Monday to show restraint over amilitary standoff on their border and took steps to create aregional human rights body. …

Karen Refugees Forced to Return

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“Thailand should raise concern about the Burmese human rights violations that cause forced displacement as well as responding humanely to its victims …

Political Prisoner Dies in Burma Prison

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By WAI MOE The 137th political prisoner died on July 18 due to a lack of health care in a Burmese prison, a Burmese human rights group, the Assistance …

UW is home to Asian language immersion programs

The Capital Times, WI –

So people who want to go to Burma or Laos or Thailand or Indonesia or the Philippines to do research or business or whatever, we serve them. …

Asean Seeks Myanmar Aid, Attempts to Ease Thai-Cambodia Tension

Bloomberg –

Myanmar’s army assisted the government and international aid workers in providing “more effective, and timely delivery of aid supplies” to storm victims, …

Goldman Sachs Celebrates the Next Generation of World-Class Leaders
Business Wire (press release), CA –
… to produce broad social benefits for orphans of AIDs victims in Thailand, literacy programs in Burma, and community medical clinics in South Africa. …

Cyclone Nargis cost Burma $4bn, says UN report

guardian.co.uk, UK –

The UN’s humanitarian chief, John Holmes, said full access to storm-hit areas had now been granted, as well as an independent assessment of aid to ensure it …

Burma aid effort ‘requires $1bn’

BBC News, UK –

Burma’s ruling generals were criticised in the wake of the cyclone for being slow to accept international aid. Asean has already played a key part in …

ASEAN criticizes Myanmar over Nargis and the detention of Aug San …

AsiaNews.it, Italy –

ASEAN mainly criticized Myanmar’s rejection of international aid, the only possibility for resolving the tremendous emergency facing the population. …

Vigil for Burma to be held in downtown Dallas

Pegasus News, TX –

This is the second such event in Dallas supporting the people of Burma; the first being the vigil at Southern Methodist University in October 2007, …

Farmers Dispute Official ‘Back to Normal’ Claims

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By AUNG THET WINE LAPUTTA, Burma — Despite official assurances that rice production in the cyclone-devastated Irrawaddy delta has fully resumed, …

Observers doubt Myanmar on ASEAN charter pledges

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

Myanmar was also severely criticized internationally for its delay in allowing foreign aid into the country after a May 2-3 cyclone that left 138000 people …

Why Dr N. Nesiah is unfit to function as a Commissioner?

Ministry of Defence (press release), Sri Lanka –

(e) Dr. N has identified himself on the international front with the CPA on the issue of Burma. He has signed a communication describing himself as from CPA …

Myanmar appeals for more foreign aid to help victims of Cyclone …

The Associated Press –

SINGAPORE (AP) — Myanmar is appealing for more foreign aid to help victims of Cyclone Nargis. Foreign Minister Nyan Win said more assistance would shorten …

Missonary, teacher and world traveler

KeepMEcurrent.com, ME –

(Photo by Kate Irish Collins) Byu is from Burma, now known as Myanmar, a country on the Bay of Bengal, sandwiched between Thailand, Laos, Bangladesh and …

Asean Seeks Myanmar Aid, Attempts to Ease Thai-Cambodia Tension

Bloomberg –

… assistance in the country formerly known as Burma, and today appealed for $300 million to fund relief efforts in Myanmar through the rest of this year. …

ASEAN demands action on soaring commodity prices

AFP –

SINGAPORE (AFP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers called for action Monday to reduce soaring commodity prices and urged Myanmar’s junta to immediately …

ASEAN demands action on soaring commodity prices

AFP –

SINGAPORE (AFP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers called for action Monday to reduce soaring commodity prices and urged Myanmar’s junta to immediately …

Singapore: Transcript of Door-stop Interview by Minister for …

ISRIA (subscription), DC –

I would like to brief you on our discussion on Myanmar this evening. The ASEAN Foreign Ministers had a full and frank discussion on the political situation …

Singapore: Statement by ASEAN Chair, Singapore’s Minister for …

ISRIA (subscription), DC –

… Ministers misunderstood the point made by the Myanmar Foreign Minister on the limit of the detention period of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi under Myanmar law. …

Myanmar cyclone recovery cost tops $1 bln–UN/ASEAN

Reuters –

The United Nations appealed earlier this month for more than $300 million in additional aid for the former Burma, on top of $178 million already provided by …

Burma cyclone aid to cost $1bn over three years

Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa –

Rebuilding Burma’s cyclone-devastated south and bringing aid to millions of survivors will cost $1-billion over the next three years, the United Nations and …

Burma Cyclone Damage Estimated at $4 Billion

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By AP SINGAPORE — A new UN-led report says the damage from Burma’s Cyclone Nargis in May is estimated to be US $4 billion. The report released Monday says …

Burmese Junta Signs Asean Charter

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The Burma issue is one of its top agendas during the meeting. “Just as we could not ignore political developments in Myanmar [Burma], neither could we stand …

Laurel church helps 80000 orphans

KPAX-TV, MT –

Chylo Laszloffy visited Myanmar or Burma after the Cyclone. Laszloffy says, “There is a lot of disease and the it’s hard to find food because the rivers …

Another Burma promise

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

“Myanmar’s ratification of the charter demonstrates our strong commitment to embrace the common values and aspirations of the peoples of Asean,” Foreign …

LEAD: ASEAN urges Myanmar junta to release Suu Kyi, usher in …

TMCnet –

(Japan Economic Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SINGAPORE, July 21_(Kyodo) _ ASEAN foreign ministers urged Myanmar to free all political detainees in a …

Observers doubt Myanmar on ASEAN charter pledges

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

… of the Free Burma Coalition group of independent democracy advocates. Just seven days after the cyclone, Myanmar insisted on holding a referendum on a …

Bus blasts kill three, injure 18 in south-west China (Roundup)

Monsters and Critics.com –

The agency said border guards had tightened security at all exit and entry points in Yunnan, which has long borders with Myanmar (Burma), Laos and Vietnam. …

South-east Asian nations express “disappointment” at Burma

InTheNews.co.uk, UK –

“They repeated the call by Asean leaders for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other political detainees as part of Myanmar’s [Burma’s] national …

Burma ratifies pro-human rights charter

Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

… with that explanation, Yeo said: “We have long taken a position which we knew did not have the full agreement of the Myanmar [Burma] foreign minister. …

Myanmar ratifies ASEAN pact on democracy, rights

AFP –

SINGAPORE (AFP) — Myanmar’s junta ratified a new ASEAN charter binding it to ideals of democracy and human rights Monday, as ministers urged the regime to …

Burma appealing for more aid to help cyclone victims

USA Today –

SINGAPORE (AP) — Burma is appealing for more foreign aid to help victims of Cyclone Nargis. Foreign Minister Nyan Win said more assistance would shorten his …

Threat on India’s northern border

Organiser, India –

If you think that’s not smart enough for warriors of Sun Tzu, than take a look at the borders from North to East -Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar are …

SOS Malta helps Myanmar victims

di-ve.com, Malta –

by di-ve.com – editorial@di-ve.com A delegation from SOS Malta’s Sri Lankan partner, Healing Hands, has just returned from an aid visit to Burma and will …

Asean Ministers Meet to Discuss Thai-Cambodia Tensions, Myanmar

Bloomberg –

The military, which has ruled the country formerly known as Burma since 1962, extended opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest by one year on May …

Isolated Myanmar regime ratifies regional charter including human …

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

Suu Kyi has now been detained for more than 12 of the last 18 years at her home in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. In a Monday address to ASEAN foreign …

New wave of dissidents arises in Myanmar

Chicago Tribune, United States –

YANGON, Myanmar — They operate in the shadows, slipping by moonlight from safe house to safe house and meeting under cover of monasteries or clinics to plot …

Myanmar, Thai-Cambodia crisis dominate ASEAN talks

AFP –

SINGAPORE (AFP) — Political prisoners in Myanmar and a Thai-Cambodia border crisis dominated talks between Southeast Asian foreign ministers Monday, …

Myanmar ratifies ASEAN charter

The Associated Press –

Suu Kyi has now been detained for more than 12 of the last 18 years at her home in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. In a Monday address to ASEAN foreign …

ASEAN Slams Myanmar Ahead Of Regional Security Meeting

RTT News, NY –

(RTTNews) – Ahead of an annual security meeting of Southeast Asian nations, the group slammed military-ruled Myanmar over its dismal human rights record and …

ASEAN begins meeting amid fears of being sidelined in region+

TMCnet –

On Myanmar, Yeo said Myanmar Foreign Minister Nyan Win has indicated that political dissident Aung San Suu Kyi could be released in about six months time, …

Is it the beginning of greater commitment to lasting democracy in …

IPPmedia, United Republic of Tanzania –

… in many countries, including a number of the former Soviet Republics or even recently Mongolia, not to mention the current situation in Myanmar (Burma). …

ASEAN issues strong rebuke against Myanmar ahead of regional …

The Canadian Press, SINGAPORE –

SINGAPORE — Southeast Asian nations issued their strongest rebuke ever to military-ruled Myanmar before opening an annual security meeting Monday amid a …

ASEAN aims to foster trust between international community, Myanmar

Monsters and Critics.com –

The crisis over Cyclone Nargis, which struck Myanmar in May, ‘tested ASEAN unity and forced us to consider what ASEAN meant to Myanmar and in turn what …

China’s “rug merchants” of the UN

Enter Stage Right, Canada –

In countries from Angola to Zimbabwe to Burma, China also sells the ruling elites the weapons they need to hold onto power – and rig the occasional election, …

‘Bare’ in the works

San Francisco Chronicle, USA –

… which is providing food, water and temporary shelter to victims of the earthquake in China and the cyclone in Burma, which destroyed infrastructure, …

Southeast Asia tackles food, energy security

Reuters India, India –

By Manny Mogato SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Southeast Asian foreign ministers will tackle spiralling food and fuel prices at their annual meeting on Monday, …

MPs: Halt Burma aid

Politics.co.uk, UK –

Humanitarian aid to Burma should be halted unless the country’s military rulers stop abusing it, the government has been told. An influential committee of …

Murder Most Foul

Asia Sentinel, China –

But you cannot be a first-world country with a legal system whose main characteristics are shared by the likes of Zimbabwe, Burma and North Korea. …

Garang’s secret plan to marginalize the Nuer at Navivasha 2005

Sudan Tribune, Sudan –

The occupation and re-colonization of Sudan would set a precedent for any countries in Afro-Asia such as Zimbabwe, Syria, Iran and Myanmar (Burma) would …

Murder Most Foul

Asia Sentinel, China –

But you cannot be a first-world country with a legal system whose main characteristics are shared by the likes of Zimbabwe, Burma and North Korea. …

ASEAN issues strong rebuke against Myanmar ahead of regional …

International Herald Tribune, France –

… a statement expressing “deep disappointment” that Myanmar’s junta had extended the detention of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi by another year. …

Myanmar, Thai-Cambodia crisis dominate ASEAN talks

AFP – 1 hour ago

Efforts to get aid to about two million survivors of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar are also expected to feature prominently in Monday’s talks, …

Myanmar, Thai-Cambodia crisis dominate ASEAN talks

AFP –

The talks took place after Myanmar extended Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest for another year in May, and earned widespread criticism for its refusal to …

An Indian perspective on China: Pallavi Aiyar

Danwei, Hong Kong –

Q: How do you see the balance of power in the region developing, with the complex web of relations between India, Iran, Pakistan, Nepal, Burma and China? …

MoviesOnline, Canada –

… aid workers recruit John Rambo to guide them up the Salween River to deliver medical supplies to the Karen tribe of neighboring Burma (aka Myanmar). …

Pope prays for ill Cardinal Cassidy

CathNews, Australia –

While Cardinal Cassidy was born in Sydney, he spent much of his life as an emissary of the Vatican working in India, Ireland, China, Bangladesh, Burma, …

Pillay Will Have Her Work Cut Out for Her in Geneva

New York Sun, United States –

Currently, Geneva almost never speaks out forcefully against Zimbabwe, Burma, Cuba, China, Russia, most Arab countries, or other places where human rights …

Asia forum to tackle local security

The Canberra Times, Australia –

ASEAN has been criticised for doing little to force Burma, a member, to change its ways, but was hailed for persuading the junta to accept international aid …

Commentary: Help us cease from striving

Dallas Baptist Standard, TX –

One native leader from Burma told about delivering aid to victims of the devastating cyclone and people being saved as unburied bodies littered the fields. …

Asia forum to tackle local security

The Canberra Times, Australia –

Also on the agenda will be the behaviour of Burma’s junta, which has done little to allow democracy and has refused to free opposition leader Aung San Suu …

Burma to dominate Asean summit

BBC News, UK –

They will address some large challenges for the 40-year-old association, among them the issue of Burma’s membership. The summit will release a full …

The three at the centre of attention

Livemint, India –

Karat was born to Keralite parents on 7 February 1948, in Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar), where his father worked for British Railways. …

Thailand stands to miss its chance to shine as asean chair

Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

To a certain degree, Asean has regained its creditability after a decade of Burma’s non-compliance by convincing the Burmese junta to loosen up its …

Columns: Catastrophe victims need help

Meadville Tribune, PA –

Only recently did the cyclone hit the Myanmar and Burma region. Shortly after that, China suffered a devastating earthquake. Both of these killed thousands …

Border dispute, Myanmar, top ASEAN ministers’ talks

AFP –

Efforts to get aid to about two million survivors of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar are also expected to feature prominently when talks continue on Monday. …

조선일보(영문판), South Korea –

High on the agenda will be relief efforts in the military-ruled nation of Burma, which was devastated by cyclone Nargys in May. …

Pilgrims renew an ancient faith

The Australian, Australia –

For young Catholics who came from 177 countries, some with the odds stacked against them, like those from Burma, Pope Benedict encouraged them to keep the …

John Nichols: Obama, McCain & Tibet

The Capital Times, WI –

President Bush has announced that, despite China’s violent crackdowns on dissent in Tibet and its support for the brutal dictatorships of Sudan and Burma, …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 21, 2008 at 4:21 am

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