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World focus on Burma (15 August 2008)

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Beijing Olympics: China using Myanmar ‘Blood Jade’?

Merinews, India –

… jade from the Sino-Burma border jade markets much before the Beijing Olympic Games were inaugurated on August 8, the Myanmar media in exile reports. …

Junta officials release opposition youth arrested by mistake

Mizzima.com, India –

Chiang Mai – The Burmese military junta authorities in Rangoon released a youth member of Burma’s main opposition party – the National League for Democracy …

Steep rise in food prices continues

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Economist Dr Khin Maung Nyo said the Burmese government had predicted a further rise in prices due to the devastating effects of Cyclone Nargis. …

Emergency phase not yet over for cyclone survivors in Burma: WFP

Mizzima.com, India – 2 hours ago

Three months after the cyclone struck Burma leaving more than 2.4 million people homeless and hungry, WFP said “The emergency phase is not yet over,” as …

Former child soldier re-arrested for desertion

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Ye Tun Zaw said Htut San Oo managed to escape from the work camp when Cyclone Nargis hit Burma in early May, and began to assemble documents to report his …

Junta Braces for Anniversary of Monk-led Uprising

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By VIOLET CHO The mayor of Rangoon has confirmed that security will be heightened in the former capital in the coming weeks, as Burma approaches another …

Burmese Exiled Politicians Invited to Indonesian Parliament

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Roshan Jason, executive director of Asean’s Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC), told The Irrawaddy on Friday that this was the first time Burmese …

UN Claims only $1.5 Million Lost in Cyclone Relief Effort

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“We are very pleased with Canada’s quick response to the cyclone victims in Burma,” said Tin Maung Htoo, executive director of Canadian Friends of Burma.

Landslide disrupts Thai-Burmese border trade

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

… cutting the main trading route from Mae Sot into Burma, which had also been used to carry relief supplies to the cyclone-devastated Irrawaddy delta. …

Heavy Rains, Chinese Dams Lead to Flooding

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… told The Irrawaddy that flooding is affecting farmland regions in Laos and Burma. On Thursday, Tuenjai Deetes, a Thai human rights activist and former …

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 …

Ina speech to the Values Voter Summit last November, John McCain …

National Review Online, NY –

I am pro-life because I know what it is like to live without human rights, where human life is accorded no inherent value, and I know that I have a personal …

Burmese dissidents charged in court

Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand –

Zaw Thet Htwe and Zarganar were arrested in June this year while conducting relief operations in the cyclone-hit region. Zaw Thet Htwe was first arrested …

Burmese comedian charged on seven counts

Mizzima.com, India –

The authorities arrested Zarganar and Zaw Thet Htwe in June this year while they were participating in relief operations in the cyclone hit regions. …

Summit of EAC heads of State

Uganda Media Centre, Uganda –

While they bully smaller countries like Burma, they unconditionally work with China, their diametrically opposed politics notwithstanding. …

Joel Brinkley: Misery and oppression continue in Burma while the …

Sacramento Bee,  USA –

… Thitinan Pongsudhirak of Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University told the Burmese exile press, “The cause of Burma’s freedom, democracy and human rights was …

UN envoy’s top priority is political prisoners languishing in …

Mizzima.com, India –

By Larry Jagan Bangkok – Burma’s human rights record is again under scrutiny by the international community, almost a year after the junta cracked down on …

The Westender, Australia –

“There are more than 40 000 people in the Mae La refugee camp, mostly people of Karen ethnicity who faced persecution by the Burmese military junta,” …

UN envoy’s top priority is political prisoners languishing in …

Mizzima.com, India –

By Larry Jagan Bangkok – Burma’s human rights record is again under scrutiny by the international community, almost a year after the junta cracked down on …

Benchmarking Burma

Wall Street Journal – By BENEDICT ROGERS

Since 1990, UN envoys have made 37 visits to Burma. The Human Rights Council and General Assembly between them have passed more than 30 resolutions, …

Don’t quit, Burmese junta tells underperforming chief censor

Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand –

The Burmese junta’s Minister of Information refused to accept the resignation of the regime’s chief censor, said a government official who requested …

Cambodian ruling party re-elected with increased majority

World Socialist Web Site, MI –

The Human Rights Party, which was formed in 2007 by a former Funcinpec leader, Kem Sokha, won 6.62 percent of the vote in its first election, …

Landslide disrupts Thai-Burmese border trade

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

… cutting the main trading route from Mae Sot into Burma, which had also been used to carry relief supplies to the cyclone-devastated Irrawaddy delta. …

Understanding Zhongguo

Media Monitors Network, CA –

China claims to be slowly but surely balancing its political reforms with the expansion of grassroots democracy and corporate capitalism, all the while …

Canada announces more disaster aid for Chinese quake victims

Xinhua, China –

… that Canada is also matching more than 11.6 million for people affected by the cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, which killed nearly 85, 000 people in May. …

‘The forgotten army’

Peace Arch News, Canada –

… ‘For your tomorrow, we gave ours today.’” Editor’s note: Percy Smith was a chief steward with the British Merchant Navy in Burma (now Myanmar).

Myanmar dissidents stay out of sight
United Press International –
On the 20th anniversary last week, demonstrations were held around the world against the military junta, except in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, …

UNICEF: RP children in peril in war zones

Cebu Daily News, Philippines –

The low-performing countries were Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos and Timor-Leste, while the high-performing ASEAN members were Brunei, Malaysia, …

The massive 8.0 tremor that hit China’s Sichuan province on May 12 left nearly 70000 dead and 18000 missing while the Nargis cyclone in Myanmar left 138000 …

The mislabeled “United Nations Human Rights Council”

Right Side News, GA –

Well-known human rights abusers Burma, China, Cuba, Ethiopia, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, and Zimbabwe voted in favor of the new council and many …

Remembering Democracy’s Martyrs In Burma

Voice of America –

In March 1988, student-led protests began against a junta that had taken power in the early 1960s and whose xenophobic policies had devastating effects on …

Feds match Chinese, Burma aid donations

insideTORONTO.com, Canada –

Getting disaster aid to Burma, also known as Myanmar, was difficult because of obstruction by the country’s military regime. Canadian law does not normally …

Asean at 41

Manila Times, Philippines –

… and Thailand—the organization was joined later by Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar (former Burma) and Cambodia to become a 10-nation group. …

Veterans Affairs Canada: Minister Issues Statement on the Occasion …

NewsBlaze, CA –

More than a million Canadians and Newfoundlanders served overseas during the Second World War, more than 10000 of them in Hong Kong, Burma and other Far …

JOEL BRINKLEY: Misery, oppression continue in Burma while the …

The Olympian, WA –

… Thitinan Pongsudhirak of Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University told the Burmese exile press, “The cause of Burma’s freedom, democracy and human rights was …

Olympics may not change world but do allow a moment of hope

Times & Star, UK –

I was going to talk about the evil of holding them in a country where human rights count for nothing and I was going to talk about drug abuse and politics …

Government of Canada Helps Victims of China Earthquake and Burma …

Government of Canada Newsroom (press release), Canada –

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

After The Cold War

Atlantic Online –

And so American power must be brought to bear in Georgia and Iraq and Iran and Burma and Darfur and Bosnia and anyplace else where American interests are …

Indonesia invites Burmese MPs to Independence Day celebration

Mizzima.com, India –

The invitation is an act of recognition of Burmese MPs, who have been denied by Burma’s military regime from convening the parliament despite being …

Suu Suu Nwe and Hanny Oo appear before court

Mizzima.com, India –

Chiang Mai – A human rights activist under detention was produced before court yesterday, but family members are worried as they were not allowed to meet …

The 3 am Phone Call is Real

RealClearPolitics, IL –

As Claudia Rosett of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies put it: “UN mediators can’t even protect the dissident monks of Burma or the opposition in …

Asia needs a new rule-of-law debate

United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –

… a member of the Asian Human Rights Commission with over 15 years of experience as an advocate of human rights and the rule of law in Thailand and Burma. …

An Atlanta school makes a community from a world of difference

Daily Herald, UT –

… staff includes many for whom bloodshed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and disasters like the Chinese earthquake and the cyclone in Burma, hit close to home. …

Trade, aid fail Cambodia’s poor

The Age, Australia –

Burma is possibly heading in the same direction. As Burma bows to pressure from the West to allow aid into the country after cyclone Nargis, critics argue …

On Thin Ice

The National Interest Online, DC –

When a major cyclone created widespread devastation in Burma earlier this year, some proponents of humanitarian aid urged the US military to compel delivery …

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). …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 7, 2008 at 1:42 am