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World focus on Burma (26 August 2008)

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MAI to hire F-100 aircraft for Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur flights
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – The Myanmar Airways International, one of the few international airlines in Burma will hire a Fokker-100 aircraft from AirBagan, another airline …

Brad Pitt and the Boys Hit Venice

The Gossip Girls –
… more than $7 million to help victims both of the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan and the cyclone in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

The Associated Press –
… of the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan and the cyclone in Myanmar, also known as Burma, according to executive director Alex Wagner. …

Afghanistan remains world’s biggest opium producer

999 Today, UK –
The region, where the Taleban still have a stronghold, cultivates more opium than entire countries such as Burma, Morocco and even Colombia. …

You Should Consider North Korea as an Investment
DailyWealth, MD –
He told me I should be going to Myanmar, North Korea, Cambodia, and Taiwan. Myanmar – also known as Burma – was the richest country in Southeast Asia in the …

Self-criticism and Burma’s democracy movement
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
In my view, the people inside Burma – despite the oppression – are daring more and more to express their opinions and are becoming more willing to say these …

Ballarat Courier, Australia –
A CONCERT to raise money for cyclone-ravaged Burma last night netted more than $5000 in donations. The Ballarat Schools Bandaid Concert brought together …

The story of Obama

Frontline, India –
In the sits-ins, the marches, jailhouses, songs [of the civil rights movements] I saw the African-American community becoming more than just the place you’d …

Angry Reaction to Samak’s ‘Suu Kyi is a Tool’ Remark

Thailand’s Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej. (Photo: Reuters)

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“If it’s not related to Aung San Suu Kyi, you can have deeper discussions with Myanmar [Burma].” Samak also told reporters after meeting Gambari: “Efforts …

FEC Boosted by Change in Fuel Sale Policy
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By AUNG THET WINE RANGOON — A decision by Burma’s military regime to allow consumers to buy up to 50 gallons of gasoline using Foreign Exchange Certificates …

Road to Irrawaddy Delta Ruined
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
An engineer from the Public Works Department of the Ministry of Construction said that Asia World, a company closely connected to Burma’s ruling junta, …

WFP assists food crisis victims in Chin state
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
WFP’s Burma country director Chris Kaye said the organisation has been involved in joint efforts in Chin state, which has been hit by food shortages due to …

Swiss Solidarity hails Myanmar aid success
Swissinfo, Switzerland –
Swiss have given SFr4.5 million ($4 million) to victims of the Myanmar cyclone through an appeal launched by umbrella fund-raising organisation Swiss …

And now it’s London’s turn…

Spectator.co.uk (subscription), UK –
… be ignored or gestured at, but must be worked with, if it is to be influenced on vital issues like its human rights, Tibet, Burma, Darfur and Zimbabwe. …

The UN at dead-end in Myanmar
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
By Larry Jagan BANGKOK – While the United Nations heaps praise on Myanmar’s ruling junta for its collaborative spirit in dealing with the Cyclone Nargis …

NLD dismisses Thai PM’s call to sideline Daw Suu
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“I take it as Mr Samak is only saying these things to please the Burmese junta as two neighbouring countries that have close economic ties,” Win Min said. …

Burmese Protesters Not Allowed in Singapore
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The activists were part of a larger group of people who demonstrated against the Burmese junta in November 2007 during the Asean Summit meeting in Singapore …

Thai PM says West uses Myanmar’s Suu Kyi as political tool
Macau Daily Times, Macau –
The junta says the charter will set the stage for elections in 2010, but the pro-democracy movement say the process simply enshrines the army’s position in …

200 more military trucks delivered from China
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
… in the town of Ruili on the China-Burma border, the latest consignment of the 3500 trucks to be sent to the Burmese junta by the Chinese government. …

Mennonite Central Committee pledges $1.1M in cyclone aid
Waterloo Record, Canada –
The Mennonite Central Committee initially sent about $100000 in assistance to the country formally known as Burma and has launched a three-year aid plan …

Burma’s opposition lambasts UN envoy for irrelevant ‘praise’ job
Mizzima.com, India –
Chiang Mai – Burma’s main opposition party – the National League for Democracy – on Monday lambasted the United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari for …

UN Denies Its Envoy’s Visit to Myanmar Was Worthless (Update1)
Bloomberg –
… Coalition Government of the Union of Burma, a government-in- exile formed by winners of the 1990 election, said yesterday. Myanmar’s government made the …

Editorial: China’s Olympic Image
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA –
China also used its clout as the largest supplier of arms to Burma to get that country to allow United Nations envoys in to investigate last year’s bloody …

Haunted wasteland saps spirits, lives after cyclone

Amid destruction and mud, children walked in a village in Labutta Township. About 50 village residents died in the cyclone. (Photo for the International Herald Tribune)

Boston Globe, United States –
But despite the early demands from around the world that the Burmese government permit open deliveries of aid, the United Nations says that nearly half the …

UN’s Gambari Denied A Meeting with Suu Kyi, Not by Than Shwe But …

Inner City Press, NY –
From the transcript of Monday’s UN noon briefing — Inner City Press: Now that Ibrahim Gambari has left Myanmar, can it be answered one way or another …

Burmese opposition says UN visit achieves nothing
Radio Australia, Australia –
Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy, has labelled the latest visit by United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari, …

Submissions sought for Southeast Asian women writers anthology
Asian Reporter, OR –
The organization is seeking submissions from women with ancestry in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Burma/Myanmar, the Philippines, Malaysia, …

Suu Kyi ‘tool of the West’
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej yesterday criticised Western nations for pinning their hopes of bringing democracy to Burma on the release of detained …

Be Sweet to Your Honey: Hunger Site’s Beekeeping Gift Gives More
PR.com (press release), NY –
In May and June, The Hunger Site’s $25 Gift That Gives More™ for relief work in Burma (Myanmar) raised more than $70000 for the Foundation for the People of …

Irish Times, Ireland –
The public figure I most admire is Aung San Suu Kyi from Burma. I admire her leadership, her commitment to peace and justice and the self-sacrifice she has …

UN wants to continue mission
Straits Times, Singapore –
UNITED NATIONS – THE UN said on Monday it wanted to continue its good offices mission in Myanmar and refused to say why special envoy Ibrahim Gambari failed …

The US Alliance with Afghanistan and Pakistan has stimulated the …
Bay Area Indymedia, CA –
Even the military dictatorship regime in Burma got into the act, claiming the arrest of over 300 traffickers and multiple opium seizures during the month of …

Telecoms: One man’s vision proves a lifeline in conflict zones and …

After 15 days in Myanmar, Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) faced an unprecedented situation and decided to leave the country. TSF’s requests for authorizations to deploy to the Irrawaddy delta were not granted and as the organization was blocked in Yangon, TSF’s teams returned to their bases.
On June 1st, TSF obtained its first visas to enter Myanmar following Cyclone Nargis which hit the south western regions of the country on May 2nd and 3rd after having waited for more (…)

guardian.co.uk, UK –
… (Iraq) phone could attract suicide bombers, and Burma, where the regime refused it access to the Irrawaddy delta after the cyclone hit the region this year. …

Aung Suu Kyi says no to UN envoy
Otago Daily Times, New Zealand –
His previous visits to Burma after the brutal crack-down on the massive Buddhist monk-led protests were unsatisfactory for the people of Burma. …

Aiding Burma’s Recovery
Voice of America –
As Burma recovers from the devastation of the May 2nd, Cyclone Nargis, the United States and other international donors continue to provide needed help. …

World focus on Burma (22 August 2008)

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NLD ‘Please’ with second round meeting with UN envoy
Mizzima.com, India –
Chiang Mai – Ibrahim Gambari, United Nations Special Envoy to on Friday met with leaders of Burma’s main opposition party – National League for Democracy …

Singer Moon Aung to perform in Australia
Mizzima.com, India –
Enthusiastic about politics he fled to the Thai-Burma border after the military assumed power in a coup in 1988. The Kachin ethnic singer joined the ‘All …

UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari losing credibility?
Merinews, India –
The Opposition in Myanmar believes that the UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari is drifting from his mission and falling into a neatly laid trap of the crafty military …

UN ends cyclone relief flights into Burma
USA Today –
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Regularly scheduled cargo flights arranged by the UN to bring cyclone relief aid into Burma have been concluded after three months. …

Burma monk disrobed over street protests
Independent, UK –
Human rights groups believe that up to 200 people were killed by the subsequent crushing of the demonstrations by the regime. Hundreds of monks and ordinary …

ICA Foresees Collateral Damage from Burmese Ruby Ban
Diamonds.net, NY –
The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) has asked its members to stop buying gemstones from Myanmar (Burma) directly and from third party …

ICA Concerned Over Burma Ban Law
Jewelers Circular Keystone Online, NY –
… and international associations against the violent repression of individuals, human rights and pro-democracy movements in Myanmar (formerly Burma). …

AFP –
If Gambari cannot see Aung San Suu Kyi, his trip is meaningless,” Myanmar analyst Win Min said. Two UN officials spent 30 minutes in a car outside of Aung …

Ansell aroused to halt flagging sales
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
This column’s suspicions that the internal management troubles within ANZ resemble the struggles within the Burmese military junta have been reinforced by a …

Gambari holds second meeting with NLD
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
… dialogue between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and regime leaders, to improve Burma’s failing economy and to appoint a communications officer based in Burma. …

Ethnic opposition leaders not allowed to meet UN envoy
Independent Mon News Agency, WA –
Ethnic opposition party leaders have not been allowed to meet United Nations special envoy, Mr. Ibrahim Gambari who is in Burma on a five-day visit, …

Sending a Message to the UN
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
If so, the latest visit of UN Special Envoy to Burma Ibrahim Gambari could mark the beginning of a subtle but significant shift in the pro-democracy …

Desperate Burmese youth seek greener pastures abroad
Mizzima.com, India –
… anywhere other than Burma, and earn a decent salary to build up his life. An employed information technology (IT) engineer at the Myanmar Information …

Junta bars UN envoy from meeting Suu Kyi
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Rangoon (dpa) – UN special envoy to Burma Ibrahim Gambari, after five days in the country, has failed to see either opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi or …

Suu Kyi Reportedly Refuses to Meet Gambari
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By SAW YAN NAING Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is reportedly refusing to meet UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari because she’s unhappy with …

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By AUNG THET WINE RANGOON — Burma’s junta authorized the unlimited purchase of diesel and gasoline with Foreign Exchange Certificates (FECs) at state-owned …

BBC News, UK –
“For WFP and the wider UN and NGO community, the air hub was critical for the provision of vital relief supplies to the people of Myanmar (Burma),” said WFP …

Sudden rise in FEC price
Mizzima.com, India –
The situation worsened after Cyclone Nargis lashed Burma in early May. No one can keep foreign exchange without permission in Burma. …

Burma’s 88 Generation Students complete a year in custody
Mizzima.com, India –
Bo Kyi said, the student leaders continued arrest proves the severe human rights conditions in Burma and the lack of the rule of Law. …

Burma Tourism Report Ignores Cyclone, Demonstrations
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Burma’s Tourism Entrepreneurs Association is quoted in media reports admitting that the effects of Cyclone Nargis alone have reduced tourist visitors to the …

UN Ends Its Relief Flights from Bangkok to Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“The air hub was critical for the provision of vital relief supplies to the people of Myanmar [Burma],” said Tony Banbury, WFP’s Asia regional director. …

Tibetans in Belgium and Austria go on hunger strike
Phayul, Tibet –
The effort is supported by Brigid Weinzinger, human rights speaker of the Green Party in Austria Tseten Zöchbauer started the function and spoke in detail …

THAILAND: Alarm bells over possible tidal surge
IRINnews.org, NY –
“A storm surge in the Gulf could cause greater damage than the one triggered by Cyclone Nargis in Burma last May,” he said. Strong winds could cause the …

WFP Bangkok relief air bridge for Myanmar completes mission
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
In the three months since the opening of the Don Mueang humanitarian air bridge on 24 May, 232 relief flights were dispatched to Cyclone-hit Myanmar. …

UNLD not allowed to meet Gambari

Art of Patience FREE BURMA (Weblog) Supporting IMNA

Ethnic opposition party leaders have not been allowed to meet United Nations special envoy, Mr. Ibrahim Gambari who is in Burma on a five-day visit, though ethnic leaders demanded a meeting….

Three dead in China-Myanmar border quakes

Channel NewsAsia – AsiaPacific

Yangon, Myanmar: U.N. special envoy Ibrahim Gambari, hoping to promote democratic reform in Myanmar, will extend his five-day visit until Saturday in an apparent effort to meet detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi….

Burma: UN food agency sends final aid flight

آكي , Italy –
Bangkok, 22 August (AKI) – The United Nations’ World Food Programme has sent its final humanitarian flight from Thailand to Burma to aid victims of Cyclone …

Burma to Allow International Text Messaging
Cellular-News, UK –
It has been reported that mobile phone users in the reclusive country of Burma (Myanmar) can now send SMSs overseas, but only via a government approved …

Burma: Junta Approves International Text Messaging RedOrbit, TX –

Perspective: The Olympics, political unrest always go hand in hand
SI.com –
The European Union has sanctioned Burma, and banned the granting of visas to various members of the brutal military regime that rules the country. …
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Japan Today – Politics

TOKYO —Japan will introduce the so-called third-country refugee resettlement program as early as fiscal 2010 as the first Asian country to do so in a bid to accept more foreign refugees, government sources….

Rights groups lash out at UN
Mizzima.com, India –
The organization went on to argue that the human rights situation in Burma has actually deteriorated over the course of Gambari’s tenure, citing a doubling …

The Olympic Games: A Propaganda Victory for China?
FrontPage magazine.com, CA –
It has paid only lip service on the human rights issues in China, and entirely ignored the illegitimate nature of the Chinese communist regime. …

Community service often viewed as punishment
The Tennessean, TN –
Tyrannical regimes in Burma, North Korea, Iran, Sudan, Zimbabwe and Cuba are guilty of these crimes. Liberals refuse to offer serious proposals that would …

UN ends Bangkok “air bridge” to Burma
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
“For the WFP and the wider UN and NGO community, the air hub was critical for the provision of vital relief supplies to the people of Myanmar,” said Tony …

Burmese Dissidents Call United Nations for Openness and Accountability
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
… its recent mission to Burma (Myanmar), the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) called for UN Special Envoy to Burma …

Free Buram’s Political Prisnoers campaign
MyNews.in, India –
For decades the people of Burma have suffered from socio-economic hardship and severe oppression of political and civil rights by its brutal military regime …

88 Gen Student leaders in custody for a year with remands in absentia
Mizzima.com, India –
“It reveals lack of the rule of law in Burma. They fought for democracy and human rights in the 1988 popular uprising. They have served long prison terms …

UN: UNITED NATIONS BRIEFING AND TV – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS …
MaximsNews Network, NY – 3 hours ago
Is that pretty much the way he apportions to the democratically elected leaders of Burma? Deputy Spokesperson: As you know, Mr. Gambari is in Myanmar to …

Report exposes insurance industry Burma links
Union Network International, Switzerland –
It is part of a carefully targeted policy designed by Burma’s democracy movement to cut the junta’s economic lifeline, this will decrease the amount of …

UN special envoy to Myanmar fails to see Aung San Suu Kyi
Monsters and Critics.com –
This week’s visit is Gambari’s fourth since last year to Myanmar, also known as Burma, where he has been handed a mandate by the United Nations to deal with …

UN special envoy to Myanmar fails to see Aung San Suu Kyi
Thaindian.com, Thailand –
The State Peace and Development Council, as Myanmar’s junta calls itself, has shown little willingness to comply with Gambari’s overall mission. …

Flooding kills 74 in northern India
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
… Myanmar (Burma) and Pakistan. About 50000 people have been displaced in southeastern Nepal since the Saptakoshi River burst its banks earlier this week. …

Oppressed Burmese deserve better from the world
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
For instance, strong words in the wake of the devastating Cyclone Nargis in May against the inhuman intransigence of the military leaders, …

C’mon, Mr. Chrétien, our voice on China does matter
Globe and Mail, Canada –
Canada speaks out today about injustice in Burma and Zimbabwe. Canadians are fighting and dying for human rights in Afghanistan. …

Asia Beat: Aug 20 08 RANGON, Burma

The Asian Pacific Post, Canada –

The United Nations has acknowledged that over the past three months some $1.60-million in aid for the victims of the devastating cyclone in May has been lost to Burma’s odd foreign exchange regulations.

The World
TIME –
Meanwhile, in Burma, which is still recovering from a cyclone that killed at least 84000 people in May, torrential rains have forced people to flee their …

Unprecedented search for heroes of ‘the Hump’
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –
JPAC’s Troy Kitch said recently that the missing planes included more than 100 in India, about 100 in Myanmar and more than 170 in China. …

A Forgotten Mountain Region Rediscovered
MorungExpress, India –
… the territory of the Naga people in the border area of North-east India and Myanmar (Burma) appeared as a blank spot on Western world maps” and that …

More help for local refugees
News Sentinel, IN –
Fort Wayne is home to refugees from strife in many parts of the world, including Somalia, Bosnia and Darfur, but the largest wave has been from Burma. …

State media: 5.9-magnitude quake kills 1 in China
The Associated Press –
BEIJING (AP) — A 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted southern China near the border with Myanmar Thursday, killing a woman — one day after another quake damaged …

Quakes kill one near China, Burma border Radio Australia, Australia –

State media: 5.9-magnitude quake kills 3 in China PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria

Quakes hit China-Myanmar border Straits Times, Singapore –

Three dead in China-Myanmar border quakes Channel NewsAsia – AsiaPacific

World focus on Burma (17 June 2008)

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World Bank Backs ASEAN Aid Team in Burma

Voice of America –

By VOA News The World Bank has agreed to give funding to a team that is working to assess the impact of Cyclone Nargis on Burma’s devastated Irrawaddy Delta …

Bush neglects Myanmar’s suffering

Daily Hampshire Gazette (subscription), MA –

By VIJAY PRASHAD Cyclone Nargis devastated Myanmar (Burma). The Burmese military regime estimates that the cyclone killed 78000 people. …

Dictators are second to Americans

Chicago Tribune, United States –

We still have hundreds of millions of dollars in US Navy ships off the shore of dictatorial Burma. It is time that Americans came first and let the …

Floods and an ‘ark’ state of thought

Christian Science Monitor, MA –

From the American Midwest to Burma (Myanmar), China, and India, serious floods are proving to be a major challenge, forcing people to leave their homes and …

Gallaudet community aids deaf cyclone victims

Gallaudet University Inside Gallaudet, DC –

Dr. Owen Wrigley (back, third from left) stands with aid recipients and staff of the Mary Chapman School for the Deaf in Myanmar. Wrigley worked with the school staff to disburse funds given by the Gallaudet community to victims of the May 2008 Cyclone Nargis.

The military junta changed the name of Burma to Myanmar in 1989. Although the name change has been adopted by the United Nations system, the US government …

With Anti-US Propaganda, Amnesty International Mocks Itself

American Chronicle, CA –

Had only the United States shut down its detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Burma’s cruel military Junta would have seen the error of its ways, …

Foto Musica

Yahoo! Italia Notizie, Italy –

AP – da 3 minuti In this photo released by Handy Myanmar .”Budget huts,” temporary wood shelters for survivors, built earlier this month in Myanmar’s Kokko …

Dinner to celebrate refugee success stories

Greater Milwaukee Today, USA –

See Nay is of the Burmese Karen ethnicity and in 1997, he left Burma after the Myanmar army destroyed his village. While he did not lose family members, …

Relief teams work to prevent inundation of farmlands in Irrawaddy …

Mizzima.com, India –

Domestic emergency relief operation network for cyclone victims— the ‘Myanmar/Burma Emergency Aid Network’ (M/BEAN) has invited well-wishers to donate for …

Myanmar cyclone survivors holding their own

International Herald Tribune, France –

They just did the best they could,” said Shari Villarosa, the highest-ranking US diplomat in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. “I’m not getting the sense …

WHO says Myanmar health system back on its feet

Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –

GENEVA – The World Health Organisation said on Tuesday that the health system in cyclone-battered Myanmar was “back on its feet,” but warned that disease …

Global Temperature Seventh Warmest for Spring, Eighth Warmest for May

Kansas City infoZine, MO –

Tropical Cyclone Nargis brought heavy rain, strong winds, and high storm surge waters to Burma (Myanmar) in early May, destroying thousands of homes and …

Gov’t Tightens Restrictions on Relief Efforts

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… of Myanmar, cash donations should be made to Col Hla Thein Swe, the deputy finance and revenue minister, or to two high-ranking officials of Burma’s …

Renew Focus on Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“Issues of assistance and aid in Myanmar [Burma] should not be politicized,” he said before his first meeting with the regime’s leader, Snr-Gen Than Shwe, …

Namibia: Govt Follows Up Red Cross Official’s Deportation

AllAfrica.com, Washington –

THE Namibian Government is to approach their Ethiopian counterparts over the deportation of the Red Cross deputy chairperson, Lorrette van Zyl, …

India at Bangladesh’s democracy

Newstrack India, India –

However, New Delhi’s handling of foreign relations with neighbouring countries, especially with Pakistan, Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh in the past did not …

A mercy dash to aid devastated Myanmar

Northern Advocate, New Zealand –

When Cyclone Nargis struck, the couple – who were unable to contact relatives in the country they still call Burma – booked air tickets to Yangon via …

Strong typhoon may hit Southern Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge, Vietnam –

Violent storm like Cyclone Nargis, a strong tropical cyclone that caused the deadliest natural disaster in the recorded history of Burma (Myanmar),

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Asian Clearing Union Central Bank Chiefs Meet In Myanmar To Make …

Gant Daily, PA –

Bangladesh and Burma, officially known as Myanmar, joined the forum as the sixth and the seventh members in 1976 and 1977 respectively. …

Myanmar Cyclone Survivors Left Without Shelter, Aid Workers Say

Bloomberg –

The military junta in the country formerly known as Burma is still complicating the relief effort by imposing restrictions on international aid workers, …

AID WORKERS NEED MORE SUSTAINED ACCESS TO CYCLONE-HIT AREAS OF …

MaximsNews Network, NY –

UNITED NATIONS – / MaximsNews Network / 16 June 2008 — The United Nations humanitarian wing says authorities in Myanmar are making some progress in …

Drug threats from Burma

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said that the Wa increased opium cultivation by 20% in Burma last year. In one of their rare public discussions …

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Myanmar farmers fret over post-storm rice harvest

The Associated Press –

KYUNG GWIN, Myanmar (AP) — Farmer Zaw Naing was puzzled as he stared at the brand new, unassembled tilling machine — equipment not seen in most of Myanmar’s …

Junta throws more hurdles into the mix

United Press International, Asia, China –

By Khin Ohmar Bangkok, Thailand — Six weeks after Cyclone Nargis struck the coast of Burma, the international community is still wrangling with the Burmese …

Call for release of magazine chief editor and blogger held for …

Reporters without borders (press release), France –

Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association condemn the arrest of Love Journal chief editor Zaw Thet Htwe on 13 June for assisting in the …

Diesel fuel needed to restart farming

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Jun 16, 2008 (DVB)–A senior United Nations official has said that Burma needs one million gallons of diesel fuel to restart rice production in the …

Burma cyclone: UN tackles dengue threat

guardian.co.uk, UK –

Photograph: AP The UN is to launch a massive programme to combat dengue fever in Burma amid fears that victims of the deadly cyclone could be more …

Up To 35000 Pregnant Women Affected By Myanmar Cyclone In Need Of …

Medical News Today (press release), UK –

Of the estimated 2.4 million survivors of last month’s cyclone in Myanmar, also known as Burma, as many as 35000 are pregnant women are in need of adequate …

Military junta orders foreign medics to leave cyclone-hit areas

AsiaNews.it, Italy –

“Doctors from India, Japan and the Philippines have already left Myanmar [Burma,” Surachet Satitniramai, a coordinator for the Thai team, told Reuters. …

NOAA: Global Temperature Seventh Warmest for Spring, Eighth …

AlaskaReport, AK –

Tropical Cyclone Nargis brought heavy rain, strong winds, and high storm surge waters to Burma (Myanmar) in early May, destroying thousands of homes and …

More than 1M homeless from flooding in China
The Associated Press –

FOSHAN, China (AP) – Weeks of rain pushed rivers over their banks in southern China, displacing more than 1.27 million people and forcing some to huddle on rooftops Monday as the region braced for more downpours.

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Quake-hit China now menaced by floods and landslides Reuters
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 17, 2008 at 4:00 am

Burma: updated top news (15 June 2008)

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Canada.com

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

Press Trust of 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 cyclone-affected Ayeyarwady Delta area, a senior official of a UN agency has said.

UN says Myanmar farmers need fuel for planting The Associated Press

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

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The Southern Ledger

Spotlight on Burma – a mix of art, politics and aid

ic Wales –

MP for Cardiff North Julie Morgan is to hold an event at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre to show solidarity with protesters in Burma and the victims of Cyclone Nargis. Spotlight on Burma will be a “mix of art, politics and aid”, featuring updates …

Fierce purity and the fate of Myanmar International Herald Tribune

Burmese Academic’s Letter Draws Fire The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Jakarta PostThe Associated PressABC OnlineReuters

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11 killed in landslide in northern part of Myanmar

Xinhua –
YANGON, June 14 (Xinhua) — A total of 11 people were killed in a landslide in Myanmar’s northern part of Mogok, the state-run newspaper New Light of Myanmar reported Saturday. The landslide caused by midnight torrential rain on Wednesday-Thursday, …
Landslides Kill 11 Northern Burma AHN
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 14, 2008 at 11:46 pm