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World focus on Burma (14 June 2008)

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Myanmar turns down third Thai medic team

BANGKOK, June 13 (TNA) – Myanmar authorities said the country no longer needed Thai medical assistance in treating victims of Cyclone Nargis as the Myanmar authorities are now able to bring the situation under control, according to a senior Thai official.

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Why The Democracy League Won’t Work

Huffington Post, NY –

… and Russia in the United Nations Security Council, who have blocked intervention of various sorts in places like Zimbabwe, Darfur and Myanmar (Burma). …

Burma heading toward a new civil strife due to fall in rice production

Asian Tribune, Thailand –

Furthermore, in a meeting in Yangon with Major General Htay Oo, Minister of Agriculture of Myanmar, Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic …

Dr. Joe Harrop: There is show, and there is tell

Red Bluff Daily News, CA –

The Chinese response to the terrible earthquake has been a remarkable show, particularly in contrast to that of Burma, I mean Myanmar, to the devastating …

Landslides Kill 11 Northern Burma

AHN –

The landslides occurred just six weeks after Cyclone Nargis hit Burma, officially known as Myanmar, leaving more than 133000 dead and 2.4 million in need of …

‘Cyclone dead’ wash ashore on distant Burma beach

ABC Online, Australia –

About 300 bloated and decaying corpses, apparently victims of Cyclone Nargis, have washed up on a beach in eastern Burma more than one month after the storm …

Burmese Academic’s Letter Draws Fire

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Gustaaf Houtman, a Dutch expert on Burma and editor of Anthropology Today, told The Irrawaddy by e-mail the letter lacked a legitimate “moral ground. …

Myanmar rice growers in need of fuel for tiller machines: UN

Press Trust of India, India –

New York, June 14 (PTI) Myanmar urgently needs one million gallons of diesel to operate 5000 tiller machines to help farmers plant rice in the …

HRW asks Myanmar junta to release arrested comedian

MyNews.in, India –

“Countries genuinely concerned about Burma ( Myanmar ) should be pressing the government for Zargana’s immediate release,” he said. …

Justice, Dignity, and non-Violence versus Dehumanized Politics

Panthic Weekly, CA –

In recent weeks, the world has witnessed cataclysms in Burma (Myanmar) and China beyond the ability of most of us to comprehend: tens of thousands of people …

UN official warns of ‘disastrous consequences’ for food

Hindu, India –

Yangon (AP): Myanmar is in urgent need of diesel fuel to make sure that tilling machines brought in to replace water buffalos killed by Cyclone Nargis can …

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UN seeks diesel for Burmese farmers

Radio Australia, Australia –

The UN UN Asian economic body, ESCAP, says Burma’s cyclone-hit farmers urgently need millions of litres of diesel fuel to plant rice and ward off future …

FOREIGN INVADERS Non-native animals threaten ecosystems

Tavernier Reporter, FL –

Native to Burma (now called Myanmar) in Southeast Asia, the Burmese python is one of the world’s largest snakes. The largest specimen found in the …

Letters – June 14, 2008

People’s Weekly World –

The country of Burma, so named by its British colonial conquerors was then renamed Myanmar by the military junta that took charge in 1989. …

City shows it cares in a font of goodwill

Bendigo Advertiser, Australia –

‘”It’s hard to imaging the scale of devastation and the suffering of the citizens of Myanmar Burma. “Bendigo is an outstanding community, always giving and …

Global issues hit home

The Daily Astorian, OR –

… Curt and Cathy Bradner, who run Thirst Aid, a company that has set up safe drinking water programs in places like Burma and Myanmar. …

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 14, 2008 at 10:34 pm

World Focus on Burma (8-12-2007)

  1. UN cites reports of corpses in Myanmar
    Reuters South Africa, South Africa –
    Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has suffered economic decay since its 1962 military coup despite possessing rich resources in gas, timber and mining. …
  2. UN report raises death toll in Myanmar crackdown
    Canada.com, Canada –
    The military has run the reclusive Southeast Asian country formerly known as Burma since 1962, refusing to hand over power after the National League of …
  3. 10 December 2007 – International Human Rights Day
    Scoop.co.nz, New Zealand –
    The situation in countries like Myanmar/Burma or Sudan/Darfur is but a stark reminder of our common challenge, which is: to move from the era of …
  4. UN report raises death toll in Myanmar crackdown
    Reuters UK, UK –
    The military has run the reclusive Southeast Asian country formerly known as Burma since 1962, refusing to hand over power after the National League of …
  5. UN Says 31 Killed in Myanmar Crackdown
    The Associated Press –
    GENEVA (AP) — Myanmar’s crackdown on pro-democracy protesters killed more than twice as many people as the junta has acknowledged, a UN investigator said …
  6. Stallone says filming ‘Rambo’ was dangerous
    MSNBC –
    … the crew were warned they would be shot while filming the new “Rambo” sequel along the war-torn border of Thailand and Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …
  7. Human rights at stake in ASEAN integration
    United Press International –
    … in Myanmar, formerly Burma, and other nations — including the release of opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, the Financial Times reported Friday. …
  8. Spotlight on Burma: the people’s stories
    Daily – University of Washington, WA –
    It was an ironic statement, considering how her family has been embroiled in Burma’s conflict for generations. Myanmar, as Burma is now called, …
  9. Write-a-Thon for human rights is tomorrow
    Providence Journal, RI –
    The focus is on Burma (called Myanmar by the ruling military junta), to support a recent uprising for human rights in that country that echoes the 1988 …
  10. US Congress to consider bill to cut funds to Myanmar
    Press Trust of India, India –
    “Myanmar’s generals fund this viciousness by selling off the country’s natural resources, especially oil and gems, while leaving Burma’s people in poverty,” …
  11. Myanmar junta suppressed death tolls of crackdown: HRW
    Hindustan Times, India –
    “It’s time for the world to impose a UN arms embargo and financial sanctions, to hurt Burma’s leaders until they make real changes,” said Adams. …
  12. Rise of the military in Burma
    Aliran Monthly, Malaysia –
    To date, this army remains Burma’s national army, known as “Myanmar Thatmadaw”. Now the role of the army is more than guardian of the nation; …
  13. Marines study Pacific Rim in advance of January deployment
    North County Times, CA –
    The Marines also were told to be aware of other potential Pacific Rim hotspots, such as Indonesia and Myanmar, also known as Burma. …
  14. Inside The Glass Palace!
    CNN-IBN, India –
    But within a few hours the tragedy of Burma started unfolding. One could see the pickets that have become a fixture of Yangon streets. …
  15. Protesters’ bodies may have been burned: UN
    National Post, Canada –
    Burma’s military rulers may have cremated bodies, including those of monks, to hide the numbers killed in their crackdown on protesters, a UN expert said …
  16. Madison marching for Burmese rights
    The Capital Times, WI –
    Realistically, the only way the United States will become a useful player on behalf of democracy in Burma is if members of Congress such as US Rep. …
  17. North Korean Ambassador to Burma Takes Up Post After 24-Year …
    Voice of America –
    Burma’s New Light of Myanmar says ties were restored Friday when North Korean Ambassador Kim Sok Chol presented his credentials to Senior General Than Shwe …
  18. SPDC ‘Comical Ali’ no cause for mirth
    Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
    On the same day that Kyaw Hsan was making his wild claims, Burma’s state-run mouthpiece, The New Light of Myanmar, reported the destruction of some 28.3 …