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World Focus on Burma (27 June 2008)

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Myanmar Refutes Claims It Is Not Doing Enough To Help Cyclone Victims

Bernama, Malaysia - Jun 27, 2008

By D. Arul Rajoo SATSAN, (Delta Irrawaddy, Myanmar), June 27 (Bernama) — The Myanmar Government has refuted claims that it was not doing enough to help …

Removing North Korea from the Terrorism List Stirs Opposition

Counterterrorism Blog, NJ - Jun 27, 2008

… were also behind a 1983 attempt to kill South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan, who was scheduled to visit a memorial in Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar. …

Hero Aung San stricken from the school books

AsiaNews.it, Italy -

The news comes from the agency Democratic Voice of Burma. But rather than having educational purposes, the initiative seems to be motivated by a clear …

INTERVIEW-Southeast Asia body key to prising open Myanmar

Reuters -

… the Myanmar disaster was a “historic moment for ASEAN” to show it could lead an international humanitarian effort. He said many in the former Burma’s …

European MPs form Burma caucus

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway -

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus welcomed the creation of the EPCP in a statement and said it believed effective cooperation between the two …

Weekly Business Roundup (June 27, 2008)

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -

“If India and Myanmar [Burma] continue work and do not respond to our letter, Bangladesh will resume its activities as well.” Industry analysts doubt if …

Zimbabwe: Burma, Zimbabwe and How Not to Rule

AllAfrica.com, Washington -

Earlier in the year, violent protests broke out in Burma or Myanmar as its leaders prefer to call it. Here, expressing dissenting views of any kind amounts …

Celebrity spotlight

Times and Transcript, Canada -

George Clooney, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt are helping launch an ad campaign to raise awareness for Myanmar (formerly Burma), which was devastated by a …

G8 pleads for Burma survivors

Independent Online, South Africa -

Kyoto, Japan – The Group of Eight foreign ministers called on Friday on Myanmar/Burma to lift all remaining restrictions on cyclone aid and to free …

G8 Pushes Burma to Accept Foreign Cyclone Aid

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -

“In order to improve the current situation, it is also important for us, the G8, to apply not only pressure but if Myanmar [Burma] side shows any forward …

Authorities collect money and paddy for rice cultivation

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway -

Jun 26, 2008 (DVB)–On the pretext of helping cyclone-affected farmers resume their rice cultivation, authorities have been collecting money and paddy in …

Ban Discusses Burma with Indian, China, Indonesian Ambassadors

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -

Responding to a question on the humanitarian aid effort, Ban said: “I think the Myanmar [Burma] authorities are moving toward the right direction to allow …

Insurgencies blamed for rise in opium, coca production

Radio Australia, Australia -

… lack control of the territory, of course illegal activity tends to spread, and this has been the case in Afghanistan, in Colombia, in Myanmar [Burma]. …

Bangladesh’s Forex Reserve Crosses $6 Billion Again

AHN -

The ACU comprises Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Burma (officially known as Myanmar), Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It is an arrangement for settling …

The World’s Most Corrupt Countries

Forbes, NY -

Myanmar, also known as Burma, probably wins the prize for worst public relations of the year. Last fall, the military-led government cracked down on …

Disasters and the right to interfere

GulfNews, United Arab Emirates -

… recognise NGOs’ right to interfere in some countries to save victims, without the government’s consent, and this is not the case with Burma (Myanmar). …

Razzi Snap: Greenpeace Picks Up A Vectrix Electric bike

Ecorazzi, NY -

Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Matt Damon have lent their star power to an advertising campaign aimed at boosting aid for Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), …

What Kind of Terrorism Does North Korea Sponsor?

Slate -

… also behind a 1983 attempt on the life of South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan, who was scheduled to visit a memorial in Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar). …

UN drug chief: Insurgents complicating drug war

The Associated Press -

In Myanmar, also known as Burma, it increased 29 percent. The UN said most of the gains were in southern Shan state, where rebels seeking autonomy from …

G8 Pushes Burma to Accept Foreign Cyclone Aid

The Epoch Times Ireland, Ireland -

Survivors of Cyclone Nargis are seen in a makeshift shelter in Tontay, 15 miles from Yangon, Burma, on June 17, 2008.(Khin Maung Win/AFP/Getty Images) KYOTO …

STA – Slovenska tiskovna agencija / Slovenian Press Agency

STA – Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija, Slovenia -

Touching on Myanmar, Rupel expressed solidarity with the victims of Nargis cyclone and noted that the state of emergency was still far from over, …

HIAS Helps Myanmar Refugees Make Philly Their New Home

Jewish Exponent, PA -

When the Pei family, refugees from Myanmar (formerly Burma), arrived at their new residence in South Philadelphia on March 5, they discovered a …

ASEAN convenes roundtable for post-nargis joint assessment in Yangon

Philippine Information Agency, Philippines -

The Roundtable is part of ASEAN’s efforts to help Myanmar deal with the impact of Cyclone Nargis. The Secretary-General of ASEAN and Chairman of the HTF, …

Burma aid efforts press on despite blocks

United Press International, Asia, China -

By Khin Ohmar Bangkok, Thailand — The patience of the international community appears to be wearing thin as the delivery of aid to cyclone victims in Burma …

In Shillong, Dylan Blows in the Wind

RedOrbit, TX -

Mashangva bought his first guitar at age 15 from a trader who ferried it on his shoulder across the border from what was then Burma on a buffalo caravan. …

Myanmar Blocks Telecom Relief

Post Chronicle -

by Staff An international aid organization providing telecom support says it has been forced to leave cyclone-ravaged Myanmar. Members of Telecoms Sans …

UN And Asean Officials Tour Cyclone-affected Areas

Bernama, Malaysia -

The duo, accompanied by Myanmar’s Deputy Foreign Minister U Kyaw Thu Thu who chairs the Asean Humanitarian Task Force, took a 40-minute helicopter ride from …

For exiled PM only China and India can end Burma’s crisis

AsiaNews.it, Italy -

Washington (AsiaNews) – The solution to Myanmar’s crisis goes through China and India, Burmese prime minister in exile Sein Win told The Irrawaddy newspaper …

War hero Sam Manekshaw dies

Reuters India, India -

Manekshaw fought for the British forces in the Second World War in Burma (now Myanmar), where he survived serious injuries while battling Japanese forces as …

Distinguished Indian army chief Sam Manekshaw dies of lung disease

International Herald Tribune, France -

He served in Myanmar, then called Burma, during World War II. He became chief of the Indian army in 1969 and went on to lead troops to victory in a 1971 war …

Field Marshal Manekshaw, hero of 1971 war, is dead (Second Lead)

Thaindian.com, Thailand -

He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award, and won the Military Cross for his role in Myanmar, then Burma, during the Second …

Manekshaw battling for life in hospital

Hindustan Times, India -

… Military Academy, Dehradun, in 1934. He saw action in Burma, now Myanmar, during the Second World War and became the Indian Army chief on June 7, 1969.

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 27, 2008 at 8:13 am

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