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World focus on Burma (14 August 2008)

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Canadian government matches $30 million in donations for China …

The Canadian Press, TORONTO –

The federal government is also matching more than $11.6 million for people affected by the cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, which killed nearly 85000 people in …

Canada matches relief donations to China, Burma
Canada.com, Canada –
The government also will contribute $11622015 to the Burma Cyclone Relief Fund, which brings the amount of aid committed to the country to more than $25

Government of Canada Helps Victims of China Earthquake and Burma …

MarketWatch –

In addition, over $11.6 million was raised for people affected by Cyclone Nargis in Burma. These matching funds will be channeled to humanitarian …

Government of Canada Helps Victims of China Earthquake and Burma …

Market Wire (press release) –

The Burma cyclone in May left nearly 140000 dead or missing. The humanitarian response by Canadians was immediate, and several organizations raised funds to …

Trying to ‘esplain’

Christian Science Monitor, MA –

The first day I came to her house, ostensibly to talk about Burma (Myanmar), she asked me to help her practice for the Georgia driver’s written exam. …

UN admits loss of about 1.56 million dollars of cyclone aid in Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
But the Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank, the principal bank in Burma that is used by several aid agencies to transfer aid money, on Thursday told Mizzima that ..

UN:More than $1.5 million in cyclone aid lost WTTE, OH –

UN says 1.5 mln dlrs of cyclone aid lost in Myanmar forex rules AFP –

UN says $A1.79M of cyclone aid lost Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –

Government of Canada Contributes $18-Million in Support of Red …

MarketWatch –

“The Canadian Red Cross would like to thank the Canadian International Development Agency for their generous support of relief efforts in China and Myanmar …

USDA Expected to Form Proxy Parties for 2010 Election

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By WAI MOE Burma’s military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA) is reportedly planning to form proxy parties to contest the proposed …

UNICEF/WHO step up rehabilitation assistance

Mizzima.com, India –

Burma’s citizens will soon be the beneficiaries of a new $440000 investment into vaccination facilities inside the country. The United Nations Children’s …

5th press release of the Tripartite Core Group – Myanmar and the …

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

Yangon, 13 August 2008 – Through the Tripartite Core Group (TCG), the Government of Myanmar and the United Nations agencies working in Myanmar have …

U Gambira raises monks’ issues with UN rights envoy

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

U Gambira’s sister Ma Khin Thu Htay said her brother had spent 20 minutes with the special rapporteur during his visit to Burma last week. …

New technology to circumvent Burma’s media control

Radio Australia, Australia –

While the world peers through the Internet’s Great Firewall of China, the miniature version in Burma seems as solid as ever. But activists and human rights …

Daw Suu’s lawyer prepares appeal after meeting

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

“She told me to ‘take the necessary steps according to the law, if the [junta’s] case is not strong enough legally’. That was what she said, although she …

Htoo trading leaves Bogalay workers unpaid

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

“The Htoo trading used labour from daily paid workers in Bogalay to rebuild houses destroyed by the cyclone,” a resident said. “But after two months, …

Media Advisory/REMINDER: Government of Canada Supports Relief …

NewsBlaze, CA – 3 hours ago

… and Canadian Identity), will make an important announcement on the Government of Canada’s contribution to relief efforts in Burma and China. …

Bush as Human Rights Champion?

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

It remains difficult for many human rights activists around the world to understand why Burmese activists see the US government as a staunch supporter of …

Burma ripoff

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Attracting international aid for the relief effort for Cyclone Nargis, which smashed into central Burma on May 2-3 leaving about 140000 people dead or …

Put aside poison pens and enjoy spectacular Olympics

Vancouver Sun,  Canada –

We dragged all kinds of issues into the Olympics — human rights, Tibet, air quality, Burma, Taiwan, ad nauseum. China could do nothing right. …

Remote Lands Invites Guests to Experience Asia’s Most Exciting …

PR Web (press release), WA –

October: One of the most famous festivals in Myanmar (Burma) is the Elephant Dance Festival, which is centered in the village of Kyauk-se between Mandalay …

Burmese magazine misses deadline due to censors’ delay in …

Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand –

A SEAPA partner, it aims to promote awareness about the situation in Burma and promote democracy and freedom of expression in the country.

Aid workers still finding it hard to help months after Myanmar cyclone

cw2.com, CO –

by Laura Main, News2 COLORADO SPRINGS (KWGN) — Three months ago, a devastating cyclone destroyed much of the country of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …

Cyclone relief effort in Burma continues

Times Online – Auckland, New Zealand –

A project director for Partners Relief and Development, Mr Corlett has been involved in ongoing assistance in Burma (also known as Myanmar) and comes to …

Ladies who say and do!

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

According to activists of Women’s League of Burma, the country’s health-care system currently ranks 190th of 191 countries. Forty-five per cent of cyclone …

The Singapore Lecture – Building on ASEAN’s Success – Towards an …

TamilSydney.com, Australia –

And this year the cyclone in Burma and the earthquake in China have reminded us of the power of nature – more than 150000 lost their lives and so many …

MELANCHOLY BURMA COMMEMORATES 8-8-88

World Politics Review –

While the international diplomatic community and human rights groups are fierce in their lobbying for Burmese freedom — especially that of imprisoned Nobel …

China Key Arms Supplier to Human Rights Abusers

Asian Tribune, Thailand –

… out that China is currently “an arms supplier of last resort for dictators and human rights abusers”, including Sudan, Zimbabwe and Myanmar (Burma). …

UN envoy expresses hope for Myanmar

The National, United Arab Emirates –

However, since the uprising by monks in September, the human rights record in Myanmar, also sometimes known as Burma, has gone from bad to worse – including …

Georgia and Democratic Realism

Atlantic Online –

But when it says no to Liberia, or Congo, or Burma, or countenances alliances with authoritarian rulers in places like Pakistan or, for that matter, Russia, …

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World focus on Burma (13 August 2008)

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Burmese woman journalist awarded ‘Courage in Journalism’ prize

Mizzima.com, India –

Aye Aye Win (54) was selected for the award for her courageous reporting of events in Burma including the monk-led protests in September 2007, …

Medical graduates to appear for tests on politics for placement?

Mizzima.com, India –

The department, however, rubbished the rumors saying though the medical graduates are required to fill in the placement forms at Burma’s new jungle capital …

All it takes is courage

Cape Argus (subscription), South Africa –

On this 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the next generation will demand the freedoms guaranteed by constitutional and …

Fuel price protestors face new charges

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Aug 13, 2008 (DVB)–Eight students and human rights activists arrested during protests against fuel price hikes last year have had five further charges added …

BME club head accused of drug trafficking

Mizzima.com, India –

Aik Hauk, the son-in-law of UWSA leader Bao You-Xiang, owns several properties in Burma’s largest commercial city and former capital including two night …

U Win Tin tells UN’s Quintana of rights abuses

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Veteran journalist U Win Tin met Tomas Ojea Quintana, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Burma, for 45 minutes on 4 August, U Maung Maung Khin …

UN Human Rights Envoy Cancels Press Conference

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By VIOLET CHO The new UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur on Burma canceled a press conference in Bangkok on Wednesday, a sign that his first trip to Burma …

“Courage in Journalism” Award for Burmese Woman

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By MIN LWIN A Burmese woman journalist, Aye Aye Win, has been awarded the International Women’s Media Foundation “Courage in Journalism” prize for 2008. …

Kids take action for the Burmese

Camden Advertiser, Australia –

The $850 raised will be donated to Catholic aid agency Caritas to support an emergency appeal in Burma following the devastating Cyclone Nargis in May that …

Karen Martyrs’ Day Marked by Calls for Unity

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Although it has taken part in peace talks with the Burmese junta on several occasions, it has never signed a ceasefire agreement. In 2004, Gen Bo Mya, …

Rights abuses dampen Olympic spirit

The Capital Times, WI –

“We are convinced that the Olympic Games will improve the human rights record in China,” said Rogge, who announced that the IOC would rely on international …

Blogging Is Not A Crime

Washington Post, United States –

Hu Jia (China; December, 2007): “For posting his vocal critiques of human rights abuses and environmental degradation in China and calling the Olympics a …

World Briefing 8/13 (Myanmar gen merchants dismiss US embargo threat)

Daily Herald, UT –

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, produces up to 90 percent of the world’s rubies and is a top international supplier of other gems and jade. …

Bush repeatedly highlighted Washington’s “deep concerns over religious freedom and human rights” in China. “The United States believes the people of China …

Australia, Indonesia to propose disaster response plan in APEC: Rudd

Antara, Indonesia –

This year, a cyclone in Myanmar, formerly called Burma, and an earthquake in China cost more than 150000 lives, he added. Rudd noted that when natural …

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention illustrates Burmese junta’s …

JURIST –

Aung Din [Executive Director, US Campaign for Burma]: “Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been under house arrest since May 30, 2003, under Article 10 (B) of the …

A post-Thaksin Thailand

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

On the Ratchadaphisek land scandal, Mr Thaksin allegedly used his position as prime minister to aid his wife Khunying Potjaman, who won the bid at one third ..

American Baptist leaders organize first-ever Burmese Baptist meeting

Associated Baptist Press, FL –

Burma — also known as Myanmar, the name given to it by the military junta that has ruled the Southeast Asian nation since 1962 — was one of the first …

Cyclone Nargis and the Politics of Relief and Reconstruction Aid …

Journal of American Medical Association (subscription), IL –

In early May 2008, Cyclone Nargis tore across southern coastal areas of Burma (Myanmar), pushing a tidal surge through villages and rice paddies. …

… the Burmese military junta in eastern Burma, rape is being used as a tool of war, as it is in Darfur,” Williams said, using Myanmar’s former name Burma. …

Russia’s Dangerous Hypocrisy

Washington Post, United States –

Countries such as Zimbabwe, Burma and Sudan will continue riding roughshod on their citizens because they know there’s a bird of the same feather at the UN …

Myanmar gem merchants dismiss US embargo threat

The Associated Press –

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, produces up to 90 percent of the world’s rubies and is a top international supplier of other gems and jade. …