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World focus on Burma (7 July 2008)

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Adaptation is key to survival

guardian.co.uk, UK –

When asked specifically about the current Disasters and Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for the victims of the cyclone in Burma, 68% said they’d given less …

Press, politics and public response

guardian.co.uk, UK –

Annie Kelly reports On May 3 2008, the first reports that a massive cyclone had slammed into Burma started filtering through to news agencies and the UK …

Development in a downturn

ISN, Switzerland –

The same ethos is reflected in public concern for the victims of cyclone Nargis in Burma and the Sichuan earthquake in China. The threads of humanity cross …

Hope blooms for Burma

Digital Arts Online, UK –

US studio Shilo has created a viral message in support of the Burmese people against the twin horrors of the recent cyclone and the continued oppression by …

Local Authorities Borrow Rice and Medicine to Show as Cyclone Relief

Narinjara News, Bangladesh –

Maungdaw: Authorities in Maungdaw Township have borrowed rice and medicine from local traders to show as Nargis relief aid when the new western commander …

Disaster capitalism: State of extortion

Rabble.ca, Canada –

… already on the scene in Northern California’s wildfires, to land grabs in cyclone-hit Burma, to the housing bill making its way through Congress. …

Mia farrow to attend thai seminar

Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

By Subhatra Bhumiprabhas Chiang Mai University will host a special event to discuss the political-rights crises faced by women in Thailand and Burma. …

Community center honors dead child

LocalNews8.com, ID –

The community center will be named for Hser Ner Moo, whose family came here from Myanmar, formerly Burma. Dozens of children joined adult volunteers in …

Burma introduces WCDMA

Mizzima.com, India –

… Burma’s military junta authorities have started distributing Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) telephones, an official at the Myanmar Posts …

Burma: Military junta challenges opposition to contest elections

Adnkronos International Italia, Italy –

In an article published in the pro-government English language daily, New Light of Myanmar , the military junta also told Suu Kyi’s National League for …

NLD critical of junta’s barbs on 1990 polls

Mizzima.com, India –

… New Light of Myanmar said the overwhelming approval of the draft constitution in May shows that the people of Burma no longer consider the 1990 election …

Motorcycle owners face travel and fuel restrictions

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

An official from the Customs Department said there were currently over 500000 unregistered motorbikes in Burma and the registration fee for each will be …

UNICEF says Myanmar’s recovery from cyclone proceeding effectively

International Herald Tribune, France –

AP YANGON, Myanmar: Disaster recovery and relief efforts are progressing well in Myanmar’s cyclone-hit areas, despite logistical obstacles, a United Nations …

UNICEF identifies Nargis orphans

Independent Online, South Africa –

Yangon – Two months after Cyclone Nargis smashed into Myanmar’s/Burma’s central coast leaving at least 138 000 dead or missing, the number of children still …

Burma outlaws 1990 poll results

Independent Online, South Africa –

Yangon – The victory by democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party in 1990 elections was “no longer legal”, Myanmar/Burma state media said on Sunday, …

Resentment against violence growing in NSCN & NNC Church and China …

Organiser, India –

These disillusioned NNC leaders crossed the international border and sneaked into Chinese territory via Burma, now Myanmar. It is not that they had come in …

Vietnam’s children get ready for climate disasters

Reuters AlertNet, UK –

The experience of Bangladesh contrasts strongly with Myanmar (Burma) in May, where there was very little preparation, and a much higher death toll. …

A green card, and a wife overseas

San Jose Mercury News, USA –

Moe, a San Jose resident, came in 1995 as a 20-year-old student from Burma, also known as Myanmar. Because he was involved in protests against the …

NLD Challenged to Contest 2010 Election

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

An article, “Goodbye 1990 Election Results,” published in the state-backed New Light of Myanmar, said the landslide victory of the NLD in the 1990 general …

Dengue Fever Outbreak Feared

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

One of Burma’s official newspapers, The New Light of Myanmar, reported on Monday that authorities have begun prevention work against outbreaks of dengue …

UNICEF praises Myanmar cyclone recovery

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A UN agency says the recovery effort in Myanmar’s cyclone-hit regions is progressing well despite logistical problems reaching remote …

Myanmar PM promises better homes for cyclone victims

Straits Times, Singapore –

YANGON – MYANMAR’s premier promised better housing for cyclone victims in the devastated Irrawaddy Delta, where many people have received only a plastic …

Government accountability remains elusive

The Langar Hall, CA –

“I recently had a meeting with a group of Congressional aides,” she said, “and they complained, ‘Why aren’t you criticizing Myanmar instead of spending your …

USA hoops has dual Olympic missions

WRAL.com, NC –

There may be modest efforts next month in Beijing to call attention to China’s support of genocide in Darfur and repression in Burma (Myanmar), …

Who will give attention to the issue of Burma’s longest serving …

OpEdNews, PA –

He was thrown into jail for additional years because of attempting to inform the United Nations about human rights violations in prisons under the military …

Bush: Boycotting Olympics would be ‘affront’ to Chinese

USA Today –

Bush said that he “doesn’t need the Olympics to express my concerns” about China’s human rights record, something he said he has consistently done in past …

Outgoing HRC head urges review of envoy’s mandate

Jerusalem Post, Israel –

He pointed to other mandates, such as the one to investigate human rights abuses in Burma, established in 1995, which was never reviewed until the March …

Burma: On the Occasion of 7th July Anniversary

Asian Tribune, Thailand –

What we want is democracy, freedom, Human Rights and free economy, to rebuild our country under the Rule of Law, not permanent army rule for bullying the …

Third of Burmese fail to return home

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

The education office responsible for Mae Sot area said foreign students in five border districts rose from 7000 to 10000 after the cyclone struck Burma.

CAFOD urges G8 not to water down promises

Independent Catholic News, UK –

Over the past year we have witnessed the devastating affects of cyclones in Bangladesh and Burma, as the world heats up more extreme weather patterns are …

Trade, climate change high on agenda: Bush

The News – International, Pakistan –

Bush also expressed deep concern about Myanmar, or Burma, faulting the country’s military regime for its unwarranted” limited response to Cyclone Nargis, …

The New Light of Myanmar newspaper says Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy should prepare for new elections in 2010 instead of clinging to the …

Opium flowers

The Post, Pakistan –

… equalling over 52 percent of the country’s legal GDP in 2002 (compared with 24.4 percent for Burma/Myanmar and three percent for Colombia). …

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 7, 2008 at 1:42 am

World focus on Burma (28 June 2008)

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Roadblocks to charity

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN –

By Rosa Salter Rodriguez More than a month ago, Cylcone Nargis devastated portions of Myanmar, formerly Burma, and a catastrophic earthquake struck Sichuan, …

Refugee crisis in Utah?

Salt Lake Tribune, United States –

As many as 400 are expected by the end of September from Iraq, Myanmar (Burma) and Bhutan, a crush of new arrivals who will flood a resettlement system some …

Bangladesh Looks Forward to General Maung Aye’s Visit

Narinjara News, Bangladesh –

The head of the caretaker government said this when outgoing Burma ambassador, U Nyan Lynn, made a farewell call on him at his office yesterday. …

Obituaries in the news

The Associated Press –

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 …

8 years down the drain

Austin American-Statesman, TX –

… for which we are encouraging people to send out their panties to Burma’s foreign missions is because the generals ruling Myanmar are superstitious, …

Burma (Myanmar) cyclone interim report: Aftermath less dire than …

Christian Science Monitor, MA –

… Burma (Myanmar), an international assessment suggests that its impact, while immensely destructive, hasn’t led to a feared second wave of fatalities. …

Dhaka seeks Myanmar farm land on lease

The New Nation, Bangladesh –

Bangladesh urged Myanmar on Thursday to lease its farm land near the border for rice cultivation to meet its growing food demand, agencies reported. …

THE ‘MAYSTERY’ OF LAKE NGOZI CRATER AS ‘DEFERENCE’ LAWYER SAYS …

DailyNewsOnline, United Republic of Tanzania –

In the good old days, this country used to be known as Burma, pronounced ‘Bama’, as in Obama minus the ‘O’. Today it is known as Myanmar, …

Mobile Clinics Bring Life-saving Care to Myanmar Women

UNFPA (press release), NY –

YANGON, Myanmar— Survivors of the Myanmar disaster have proven remarkably resilient, but there is still a critical need for aid. And in the affected areas, …

MYANMAR: Cyclone farmers await assistance

IRINnews.org, NY –

An estimated 120000 water buffaloes and draught animals, vital to plough the agricultural heartland of Myanmar, were lost in the storm. …

Area Youth Raise Funds for Victims of Natural Disasters in Asia

TheDay, CT –

For Myanmar, formerly Burma, where the government has resisted aid assistance from other nations and international organizations, it gets more complicated. …

Strong, shared global vision of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The Australian, Australia –

He is aware, of course, of the need for continued political reform in Burma. “There is the democratisation of Myanmar (Burma) process. …

Japan: G8 Ministers Meet 27 June, Set to Focus on North Korea …

RedOrbit, TX –

They also expressed concern over Myanmar’s [Burma] political process but agreed the G-8 should provide incentives should the ruling junta take any …

The International Conference on Establishing the Ministry of …

ISRIA (subscription), DC –

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan would like to pay tribute to the role of the two distinguished Afghans, Allama Mahmood Tarzi …

EU: Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel attends G8 Foreign …

ISRIA (subscription), DC –

Today’s discussion focused on Afghanistan, Pakistan and Burma/Myanmar; tomorrow the Ministers will discuss Korea, Iran, the Middle East Peace Process, …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 28, 2008 at 12:46 pm

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