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World focus on Burma (20 July 2008)

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Burma FM Says Opposition Leader Suu Kyi Could Be Freed in Six Months

istockAnalyst.com, OR –

Singapore, July 20 Kyodo – Myanmar Foreign Minister Nyan Win on Sunday indicated his country’s military junta could release Myanmar political dissident Aung …

Thailand stands to miss its chance to shine as asean chair
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
To a certain degree, Asean has regained its creditability after a decade of Burma’s non-compliance by convincing the Burmese junta to loosen up its …
Columns: Catastrophe victims need help
Meadville Tribune, PA –
Only recently did the cyclone hit the Myanmar and Burma region. Shortly after that, China suffered a devastating earthquake. Both of these killed thousands …

Myanmar may free Suu Kyi in six months

Reuters South Africa, South Africa –

The document also calls on the military, which has ruled the former Burma since 1962, for the release of all political prisoners and detainees.

Myanmar says Suu Kyi may be freed soon

The Associated Press –

She has now been detained for more than 12 of the last 18 years at her home in Myanmar, also known as Burma. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party …

Columns: Catastrophe victims need help

Meadville Tribune, PA –

Only recently did the cyclone hit the Myanmar and Burma region. Shortly after that, China suffered a devastating earthquake. Both of these killed thousands …

ASEAN foreign ministers urge Burma to release Aung San Suu Kyi

Radio Australia, Australia –

ASEAN foreign ministers have expressed deep disappointment over the extension of the house arrest of Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Thais try to calm feud
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
Thailand, which is due to take over Asean’s rotating chair after Singapore, placed much effort in bringing the border stand-off to a bilateral discussion …

Japanese Agency Views Issues “Overshadowing” ASEAN’s Singapore Meeting

istockAnalyst.com, OR –

… and also political developments in Myanmar [Burma] at their informal working dinner on Sunday, which kicks off this week’s series of ASEAN-led meetings. …

RP to host first ASEAN disaster response exercise

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

“You know, we have been beset by so many natural disasters, recently we have [cyclone] Nargis in Burma, earthquake and floods in China and of course the …

Myanmar: Two very ancient statues of Buddha found in Mandalay city …

OpEdNews, PA –

by Ashin Mettacara Page 1 of 1 page(s) By Ashin Mettacara In Mandalay, the second city of Burma ( also known as Myanmar) three very ancient Buddha statues …

Regional Integration, Disaster Relief, Security Expected to …
Voice of America –
Burma was criticized by the West and human rights groups for restricting access to the hardest hit areas and for refusing direct aid. …
From the Wire
AlterNet, CA –
Cyclone Nargis left an estimated 2.5 million people homeless and dispossessed, and at least 130000 dead. The Burmese military junta continues to obstruct …
ASEAN Begins Annual Security Talks
Voice of America –
High on the agenda will be relief efforts in the military-ruled nation of Burma, which was devastated by cyclone Nargis in May The storm killed 78000 people …

Thai Based Website Urges UN, ASEAN to Be “Proactive” Over Burma …

istockAnalyst.com, OR –

Meanwhile, the country’s leading pro-democracy figure, Aung San Suu Kyi, remains under house arrest and opposition groups suffer intimidation and the threat …

Asean talks overshadowed by Thai-Cambodia dispute, Myanmar

Straits Times, Singapore –

A TENSE border dispute between Thailand and Cambodia, and perennial questions over military-run Myanmar, are overshadowing three-day talks among Asean …

LAWRENCE J. HAAS: Democracies can react to genocide, global …

Fresno Bee (subscription), CA –

… Council could not agree on collective action to stop the killing in Rwanda, the Balkans or Darfur, or the brutal suppression in Burma and Zimbabwe. …

Myanmar: Sui Kyi under restricted residence

Merinews, India –

The SLORC of Myanmar has placed Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of National League of Democracy, under restricted residence, isolating her from any contact …

Asean must move on Human Rights

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

The CMLV bloc (Cambodia, Myanmar/Burma, Laos, and Vietnam), who are seen to be less open to human rights, and indeed may view the issue as a non-Asean …

Thailand condemned for kicking out refugees

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

New York-based Human Rights Watch yesterday blasted Thailand for forcing 52 Karen refugees to return to a conflict zone in Burma on Asarnha Bucha Day. …

Big Brother Versus YouTube: Let the Beijing Games Commence

istockAnalyst.com, OR –

Sousveillance famously made an appearance with the beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles, the hanging of Saddam Hussein in 2006 and the protests in Burma in …

World War II museum in New Orleans has new mission

Dallas Morning News, TX –

Plans include an exploration of the great campaigns of the war, including China-Burma-India, Italy and North Africa. Exhibits will detail the support of …

East St. Louis man built roads

Belleville News Democrat, USA –

Instead, they would be working on the Ledo Road, a ground route through the foothills of the Himalayas from India through Burma and on to China. …

Palm Beach Synagogue trip to Israel includes teen’s visit to …

Palm Beach Daily News, FL –

Another memorable experience was traveling the so-called Burma Road, a primitive mountain track the Israelis built and used to carry supplies to Jerusalem …

Around The Globe, Subsidized Gas, Rampant Growth

Hartford Courant, United States –

… last summer when Burma raised fuel prices? A vast popular uprising and crackdown that brought the world’s wrath raining down on the ruling junta. …

ASEAN to continue soft treatment of Myanmar – Feature

Earthtimes (press release), UK –

Debbie Stothard, coordinator of the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma, warned ASEAN against kowtowing to the whims and caprices of the military junta that …

Relief for Red Cross

Tasmanian Government Media Releases (press release), Australia –

Ms Singh said that conditions in both countries remain difficult in the wake of tropical cyclone Nargis which hit Myanmar (Burma) and the earthquake that …

North Korea, Myanmar to dominate Asia’s main security dialogue …

International Herald Tribune, France –

Also on the agenda will be the behavior of Myanmar’s junta, which has done little to allow democracy and has refused to free opposition leader Aung San Suu …

ASEAN not shedding kid gloves in treatment of Myanmar – Feature

Earthtimes (press release), UK –

Even with the humanitarian effort in Myanmar, formerly Burma, ASEAN treaded carefully and did not ram its way into the situation, coming in only three weeks …

Goals for emissions cuts rely on dictators

San Francisco Chronicle, USA –

Remember what happened last summer, when Burma raised fuel prices? A vast popular uprising that brought the world’s wrath raining down on the ruling junta. …

Fanning the Flames of Racism
Town Hall, DC –
Yet, as Brett D. Schaefer explains in hisHeritage Foundation piece,”While the council has passed relatively mild condemnations of Sudanand Burma, …

Fascism in Indonesia, no big deal?

Jakarta Post, Indonesia –

Onghokham contrasted Indonesia’s national struggle and other popular movements in Burma, Vietnam and China. Led respectively by General Aung San, …

ASEAN urged to heap pressure on Myanmar

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

Debbie Stothard, of the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma, a rights group, said that how Myanmar’s junta “seriously mishandled” the cyclone will be “the …

The comb-over Soviet-style tyrant who could soon be one of the …

This is London, UK –

Since January 2005, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has listed it along with Zimbabwe, Burma, Iran, North Korea and Cuba as a five-star pariah nation. …

Asian security talks to tackle NKorea, Myanmar

AFP –

“For the first time in its history, ASEAN was actually effective at something,” said Dave Mathieson, a consultant on Burma for the US-based Human Rights …

Thai Asean chief urges border restraint

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Singapore (dpa) – Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has called for “maximum restraint” in the border dispute …

A New Generation of Activists Arises in Burma

Washington Post, United States –

The most recent statements criticized the junta for holding a referendum on a new constitution while the bodies of cyclone victims were still floating in …

Sanctions; Do They Really Work?

The Standard, Zimbabwe –

Limited sanctions against Burma have not shifted the ruling junta there. The Arab embargo on Israel has not changed Israeli policy. …

Why has China bought Mugabe a mansion?

Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

(Mr Howell’s father survived being shot down in one in Burma.) As I reported in February, a 175-page document, known as EC Regulation 1899/2006, …

Irish college accepts Burma refugees

Times Online, UK –

Dundalk Institute of Technology is offering on-line degrees to Karen students living on the Thai-Burma border BURMESE refugees living on the Thai-Burma …

Semi-Synthetic Narcotics Facts

TransWorldNews (press release), GA –

Four foreign source areas produce the heroin available in the United States: South America (Colombia), Mexico, Southeast Asia (principally Burma), …

Fresh Cold War tension heats up Security Council

Sunday Times.lk, Sri Lanka –

Judging by the recent political deadlock in the Security Council — over Iran, Myanmar (Burma), Palestine, Zimbabwe and Sudan — one wonders whether the …

Appeal on behalf of refugees

Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

In its statement, the KWO expressed concern about the safety of the Karen, mostly women and children, who were forced by Thai soldiers back into Burma. …

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 20, 2008 at 5:28 am

World focus on Burma (16 July 2008)

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Chin Face Food Shortages

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) said that the infestation of rats spread over the border areas of Bangladesh and Burma earlier this year …

The last word: Disaster relief – Helping others to help yourself

Ethical Corporation Magazine, UK –

Three major disasters have to be dealt with: the Burma cyclone, the Sichuan earthquake and the renewed onset of famine and disease in North Korea. …

Manipuri rebels commit abuses against Chin villagers

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Jul 16, 2008 (DVB)–Manipuri separatist rebels have been committing human rights abuses against local Zomi ethnic people in northern Chin state’s Ton Zan …

Nargis Refugees Offered Low-Cost Housing

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Houses have already been built in Kyae Chaung Gyi village by Htoo Trading Company, owned by Burmese tycoon Tay Za, a business crony of junta chief Snr-Gen …

Corruption Scandal Prevents Timber Trade in Muse

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

A local man at the Burma-China border told The Irrawaddy on Wednesday that hundreds of logs marked with the logo of the military government’s Burmese Timber …

Regime’s Right to Represent Burma Challenged

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

We want the UN to reject them based on the very recent human rights violations in combination with the junta’s past atrocities,” said Myint Thein. …

Commentary: Let’s hope the UN gets it right this time

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

The UN made two proposals to the junta, namely that Burma should set up a broad-based constitutional revision commission in order to ensure an inclusive …

Singapore welcomes Myanmar’s invitation to UN special envoy

Earthtimes (press release), UK –

Singapore – Singapore welcomed Myanmar’s invitation to UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari to visit the country in August and urged Myanmar’s authorities to …

The Dark Side of the Toyota Prius

In These Times, IL –

The charges arise from an agreement between Tsusho, Suzuki and the junta to set up parts and material plants in Burma, and produce vehicles for the military …

Nargis Refugees Offered Low-Cost Housing

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

They [the authorities] should aid the victims,” he said. Houses have already been built in Kyae Chaung Gyi village by Htoo Trading Company, owned by Burmese …

Second Life

Willamette Week, OR –

She also lived with the terrible knowledge that she could be killed just because of who she is in Myanmar—the Southeast Asian country her parents call Burma …

Client Case Studies

CSR Asia, China –

(Channel NewsAsia, July 11) More aid needed for Myanmar’s cyclone victims The UN is hiking its aid appeal to help Cyclone Nargis victims in Myanmar from an …

Column: Olympics worth trouble

The Northeastern News (subscription), MA –

Another area of concern at the Olympics every year is the potential for protest and boycott of the event by human rights leaders. The issue of independence …

‘The Most Vulnerable Were Swept Away, Killed’

Embassy, Canada –

Mr. Bociurkiw said the UN estimates that some 2.4 million Burmese were affected by the cyclone and its aftermath, and the effects are spread over an area …

Two months after cyclone, Myanmar farmers still can’t return to fields

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

More than 138000 people are dead or missing after the cyclone struck Myanmar on May 2, washing away entire villages and flooding fields. …

Centre pays tribute to conservationist

South Devon Herald Express, UK –

“Some experts suggest that the effect of the recent Burma cyclone would have been greatly reduced had areas of mangrove not been developed. …

Exclusive: Can Democracy Deliver the Goods

Family Security Matters, NJ –

… its crackdown on human rights activists before the Olympics, and its support for other dictatorships around the world, from Burma to Zimbabwe to Cuba, …

CHINA: War on Drugs Prompts More Executions

IPS, Italy –

China has frequently come under fire by overseas human rights organisations for its broad use of the death penalty. More than 60 offences in the country, …

Burma: Democracy Forces to Challenge Junta at GA

Scoop.co.nz, New Zealand –

The democratic movement of Burma will be challenging the credentials of the Burmese military junta at the 2008 United Nations General Assembly session and …

Amnesty wants Bush to speak out on human rights in Beijing

AFP –

He said that Amnesty would be among a dozen human rights groups scheduled to meet with Bush’s National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley on July 28 ahead of …

Burma/Myanmar: Survival In The Cyclone’s Shadow

Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –

While emergency relief remains essential to Cyclone Nargis survivors, longer-term support is required in the Ayeyarwady delta. Destitute Myanmar villagers …

Demand for humanitarian assistance will continue to rise worldwide …

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

… Zimbabwe, Somalia, Ethiopia and Burma/Myanmar, which were the site of some of the most worrying food crisis situations in the world, and underscored the …

Thailand: Mixed review for refugee policy

Human Rights Tribune, Switzerland –

Since early 2005, UNHCR has been involved in the resettlement of more than 30000 Burmese refugees from camps on the Thai/Myanmar border to third countries. …

Burmese refugee is state’s adult student of the year

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, NY –

Tau was among the first of a wave of recent immigrants from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, to settle in Rochester. The district estimates at least 300 …

Disney Interactive Studios Partners

Ad-Hoc-News (Pressemitteilung), Germany –

… or know someone abroad that has suffered from the cyclone that devastated Burma/Myanmar this past spring, teens are eager to band together and support a …

Demand for humanitarian assistance will continue to rise worldwide …

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

… Zimbabwe, Somalia, Ethiopia and Burma/Myanmar, which were the site of some of the most worrying food crisis situations in the world, and underscored the …

The Imperialism of Good Intentions

Embassy, Canada –

By Richard Gwyn Two months ago, the world looked on in shock and disbelief as, after typhoon Nargis had smashed ashore in Burma (Myanmar), that country’s …

Myanmar urges donations for cyclone rebuilding

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

YANGON, July 14, 2008 (AFP) – Myanmar’s military government on Monday urged the world to donate building supplies rather than food to help victims of the …

When Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar, also known as Burma, on May 2 and 3, a 12-foot wall of saltwater and heavy rains soaked the low-lying delta region, …

High time King steps in

Malaysia Kini, Malaysia –

Our BN government is not much different from the junta which administers Burma except that they (the junta) run the army and we are run by the police. …

Disney Interactive Studios Partners

Ad-Hoc-News (Pressemitteilung), Germany –

… or know someone abroad that has suffered from the cyclone that devastated Burma/Myanmar this past spring, teens are eager to band together and support a …

US to export cluster bombs in bid to make its arsenal ‘safer’

Daily Star – Lebanon, Lebanon –

According to Marc Garlasco, a military analyst at Human Rights Watch, evolving international norms are shaping the way the US and other states are using …

US House veto, Burma and Chevron

House votes to punish ruling junta in Myanmar

The Associated Press –

The bill also gives Chevron incentives to divest its natural gas program in Myanmar. It aims to bring more pressure against the junta to restore democratic …

“One of the things it does is it removes the part about tax incentives that affect US companies who might do business in Burma (Myanmar),” a congressional …

House passes bill against Myanmar

PRESS TV, Iran –

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to ‘hurt the Myanmar regime in the wallet’, a move that will be endorsed by President Bush. …

US House To Strike Burma’s Junta In The ‘Wallet’ DigitalJournal.com

House votes to punish ruling junta in Myanmar The Associated Press

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Burma and Gambari

Can we talk about human rights yet?

UN Dispatch –

… “enough time” after a major humanitarian disaster to continue promoting human rights and democracy in a member country. Myanmar’s obstruction of relief …

Voice of America –

By VOA News The United Nations says Burma has invited Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s special envoy to make a return visit to the country next month. …

UN envoy planning Myanmar trip in mid-August

AFP –

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) — UN troubleshooter Ibrahim Gambari is planning a return visit to Myanmar in mid-August at the invitation of the military regime, …

Myanmar invites UN envoy

The Associated Press –

Weeks after the cyclone hit, Ban traveled to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, to press the military junta leader, Senior General Than Shwe, …

Gambari to Visit Burma in August

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand – 1 hour ago

“This [letter] is consistent with the standing invitation extended to Gambari by the Myanmar [Burma] authorities; he was initially invited to visit in late …

Myanmar invites UN envoy to visit as pressure mounts Reuters UK

Burma Invites UN Special Envoy to Visit in August Voice of America

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World focus on Burma (10 July 2008)

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Additional £17.5 million by DFID to help Burmese cyclone survivors

Mizzima.com, India –

“We have assessment teams in Burma, they are looking at where the fund is needed for each organization,” he added. On May 2 and 3, Cyclone Nargis hit …

European NGOs condemn putting aid at the service of immigration …

EUbusiness (press release), UK –

“A hundred thousand estimated dead in Burma, food prices rocketing and a woman dying every minute in pregnancy or childbirth. Now, more than ever, …

CARTOONISTS TACKLE THE CRITICAL ISSUE OF CLIMATE CHANGE, by KATHY …

MaximsNews Network, NY –

For example, two cartoons were sent from Burma, where a cyclone earlier this year tore through five regions, killing at least 100000 people, …

The Web Will Not Kill Traditional Organizing

The Nation., NY –

… the intransigence of racism and discrimination, the abuses from Iraq to Burma (Myanmar) – won’t politely go away with a few clicks of a mouse. …

UN appeals for more Burma aid

Irish Times, Ireland –

The United Nations today appealed for more than $300 million (€190 million) in additional aid for Burma to cope with the effects of a cyclone two months ago …

Cyclone damaged rice acreage in Myanmar

Delta Farm Press, NE –

The commodity intelligence reports issued for the country formerly known as Burma focus on Myanmar’s major rice-producing areas, which have suffered …

Malikha Lodge in Burma’Â’s Northern Kachin State Offers Luxury …

TravelVideo.tv (press release) –

(balloons@myanmar.com.mm). A 100 percent private Myanmar company, Melzer views Malikha Lodge and the access it provides to cultural and wilderness …

Red Cross Issues Multi-Million Dollar Appeal For Cyclone Nargis …

Voice of America –

The cyclone, which struck Burma on May 2, was the worst to hit the country in 40 years. An estimated 130000 people were killed or reported missing. …

Reconstruction work of Maung Weik Co. falters

Mizzima.com, India –

But the Myanmar Times journal, a privately owned Weekly, which has both English and Burmese version, on Thursday reported that a Malaysian national is among …

Pupils aid Far East

ChesterChronicle.co.uk, UK –

The presentation continued with the cyclone which ripped across the Burmese coast, also in May. Students were given information on the extreme conditions …

CRPP rejects junta’s election challenge

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

The CRPP secretary said he did not believe the military regime was going the right way about bringing democracy to Burma. “We are not interested in the …

World’s Press Calls for Release of Burmese Journalist

World Association of Newspapers, France –

“The continued imprisonment of U Win Tin constitutes a deep blemish on the international standing of Myanmar (Burma) which can only be erased by his release …

Blogger Nay Phone Latt produced before court for first time

Mizzima.com, India –

Chiang Mai – Blogger and author Nay Phone Latt was produced in court for the first time on July 8 in Insein prison precincts. The judge told him that he was …

Rise of Factions Roils Relations within Burmese Junta

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Myint Swe has been seen in the state-run media more frequently since Cyclone Nargis slammed into Burma in early May, prompting observers to wonder if he is …

Monks are heroes in Burma

St. George Daily Spectrum, UT –

The devastation of Cyclone Nargis in May (more than 80000 dead and about 50000 missing) and the despicable reaction of the government has increased the …

Burmese Needs Divide the Aid Industry

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Because of the attention claimed by Cyclone Nargis, it is feared that there will be less money available to help more than 100000 Burmese refugees living in …

Asean chief calls for quick appointment of Thai FM

Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

… as soon as possible to get acquaint with the major issues the grouping is dealing with. He said that the reconstruction of Burma (Myanmar) and other issues.

Maung Weik Charged with Trafficking Drugs

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The Myanmar Times weekly journal also reported that the seven named suspects had been charged with engaging in drug trafficking from Malaysia to Burma since …

Honolulu volunteers helping cyclone-hit Myanmar victims

Honolulu Advertiser, HI –

Money raised from fundraising goes toward medicine and supplies; the Burma Association of Hawai’i also made a donation, Lum said. …

Hawaii medical team on Myanmar mission

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, HI –

They purchased medicines and supplies for Myanmar through fundraising efforts and a donation from the Burma Association of Hawaii, headed by Tin Myaing …

Workers’ rights seditious in Burma

United Press International, Asia, China –

“The attendees were divided into small groups, each of which was made up of about ten,” the New Light of Myanmar reported of the May 1 event. …

UN to Continue Bangkok Briefings: Holmes

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“Obviously, the government of Myanmar [Burma] would prefer that press briefings be given in Yangon [Rangoon] when they can be,” said UN …

Thousands of Cyclone Survivors Unable to Return Home

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By IRIN / LAPUTTA, BURMA Thousands of cyclone survivors living in displaced persons camps in Burma’s Irrawaddy delta worry about the prospects of returning …

Top UN Relief Official Plans to Visit Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The White House said the G-8 leaders expressed their commitment to ensure that aid reaches those affected by Cyclone Nargis. The leaders called on the …

How do you solve a problem like Mugabe?

Toronto Star, Canada –

In Burma, where the ruling generals killed, tortured or imprisoned pro-democracy monks and demonstrators – and initially blocked aid from reaching cyclone …

Indian state facing famine after plague

The Age, Australia –

The 2007 infestation spread to the border areas of Bangladesh and Burma in early 2008, “increasing fears of widespread food shortages”, …

Yunnan – Western China’s fascinating province

The Union of Grass Valley, CA –

Old timers may remember this city as the terminus of the WW II Flying Tigers “Over The Hump” from India and Burma to supply the Chinese forces fighting the …

On this day

News24.com, South Africa –

1995 – Opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is freed from house arrest in Rangoon, Burma, now known as Yangon, Myanmar, …

School provides glimpse of routine for Burma kids

ABC Online, Australia –

Under the guidance of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations there’s been an influx of foreign expertise in recent weeks …

Local church leaders help rebuild
Mission Network NEws (press release), Grand Rapids –
Ministry partners are building houses and providing basic necessities like plates, bowls, and shoes in Burma. n China, its partners are helping with …

The food crisis in Asia: A humanitarian overview

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

Traditionally a net exporter of rice, Myanmar was devastated by Cyclone Nargis on May 2nd-3rd of this year. Prior to that, information was difficult to …

UK Government to give additional aid to relief efforts in Burma

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

Over two months since Cyclone Nargis caused devastation across southern Burma, International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander has announced that a …

Hijacked Communications?

Winston-Salem Chronicle, NC –

Russia and Myanmar (Burma) have state television. State run television does not fit the American consumer. American consumers should not be compelled to …

Temple spat rages in Thailand

The News – International, Pakistan –

His friend Thin July Kyaw was also charged on Tuesday with violating video and electronic laws in the former Burma, where the media is tightly controlled by …

Indian Company to Start Drilling Gas in Burma

RedOrbit, TX –

YANGON, July 9 (Xinhua) – An Indian oil company, the Essar, will start drilling test well at an inland block in Myanmar’s western coastal Rakhine state to …

Asia’s security threats, real and perceived

EnerPub, TX –

The 2008 survey and report were completed well before the cyclone that hit Burma/Myanmar in May. However, an additional short survey conducted on that …

Calendar of events

Billings Outpost, MT –

… Wyo., gives a presentation on Cyclone Nargis in Burma, which destroyed entire villages and left more than 2 million people without food or shelter. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 10, 2008 at 1:39 am

World focus on Burma (21 June 2008)

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Daw Suu’s 63rd Birthday Honored in Taungup

Narinjara News, Bangladesh –

“We have a duty to hold her birthday because she has spent 13 years in prison since 1988, working for democracy in Burma. We are not afraid of the action of …

Burma’s Bureaucratic Abyss

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… trusted persons inside Burma, such as Zarganar, and not to state-run charities. The government mouthpiece New Light of Myanmar announced on June 16 that …

Suu Kyi’s Birthday Celebrated on Capitol Hill

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Millions of people are with her, they said, urging the people of Burma not to lose hope and to continue their struggle. Speakers at this special event, …

Lost Hope: Once Glittering, Yangon Is Now a Ramshackle City of Fear

Wall Street Journal –

By A WALL STREET JOURNAL STAFF REPORTER YANGON, Myanmar — Fifty years ago, this city was one of the bright spots of Asia, a glittering, proud capital of a …

Liberian refugee relays odyssey to America

Akron Beacon Journal, OH –

Lwin, who fled the ruling junta in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, said his art is about ”standing witness” to the persecution of those in his homeland. …

Frustrated Burmese Organize Aid Forays

Washington Post, United States –

… the main opposition group in Burma, also called Myanmar, have doubled since the cyclone, according to a student leader of the league. …

Best Bets… Our Picks for the Week of June 20 -26

RedOrbit, TX –

… to mourn recent killings in Tibet, as well as those who have died following the earthquake in China and the cyclone in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Funding crisis for Burma helicopters

InTheNews.co.uk, UK –

Full Story The UN’s World Food Programme will be forced to end its helicopter operations in Burma by the end of the month if it does not receive further …

‘Shortage of funds’ threatens United Nation’s Burma aid effort

Times Online, UK –

Rangoon The United Nations gave warning that it will be forced to ground helicopters that have been ferrying aid to Burma’s cyclone survivors unless the …

Aung San Suu Kyi reminded of her essential role in her country’s …

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

… but observed that ‘the success of the international effort will rely on the actions and conditions set by the Government of Burma’ (Myanmar’s former …

Jesuit Universities Collaborate on Basic Training for Humanitarian …

Fordham University, NY –

The global need for expertise in humanitarian relief has never been greater, including crises in Myanmar (Burma), China, Somalia, and Sudan, and domestic …

China, Burma, Daewoo Consortium Sign Gas Pact

RedOrbit, TX –

The signing ceremony was witnessed by Myanmar Foreign Minister U Nyan Win, Chinese Ambassador Guan Mu, South Korean Ambassador Park Key-Chong and other …SEO:047050

Global food supply could benefit from rodent-control technology

Northern Arizona University (Press Release), AZ –

Mayer said a doctoral student from Myanmar, or Burma, who will join the NAU team in August ultimately will be in a policy-making position in her country. …

Church to be Honored for Support of Refugees

Evangelical Covenant Church, IL –

Most recently, the church has been helping resettle refugees from Burma (Myanmar), who had fled to Thailand before the cyclone hit that country. …

Cyclone update: images of cyclone aid in action available …

Gallaudet University Inside Gallaudet, DC –

For more information and to view the images and video, go to the website and click on “URGENT — AID TO CYCLONE VICTIMS IN MYANMAR (BURMA). …

Soldiers told the time is right to topple junta

NEWS.com.au, Australia –

Flyers being distributed inside Burma appeal to the foot soldiers of the military junta to turn on their overseers. The date is strategic because the …

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World focus on Burma (12 June 2008)

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Providing refuge after the storm: Cyclone survivors in Myanmar …
Church World Service (press release), IN –
Like many in Myanmar (Burma), the road to recovery will be long and arduous for Hnin, Tin Sien, his baby girl and the 240 people in their village who also …
Myanmar: General asked to quit for son’s drug trade
Merinews, India –
In a rare instance, the Myanmar Army general whose son was arrested for dealing in drugs was asked to quit. The order to resign came from Myanmar’s military …
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Drop ’em!
Nor’Wester, Canada –
You’ve heard of Myanmar? I hadn’t, not in school. In school we learned about Burma, although not much. We were too busy learning about the little African …
Myanmar state media defends Suu Kyi house arrest extension into …
JURIST –
[JURIST] Myanmar law allows the continued detention of pro-democracy party leader Aung San Suu Kyi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], the government-run …
Satellites confirm Ethiopia destruction – US group
Reuters South Africa, South Africa –
AAAS has used satellite images to support reports of widespread abuses in Myanmar, Zimbabwe, Burma, Chad and the Darfur region of Sudan. …
Daw Suu awarded the freedom of Dundee
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Jun 12, 2008 (DVB)–Burma’s pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is to be awarded the freedom of the Scottish city of Dundee, it was announced on Monday …
USDA joins cyclone efforts to boost image
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
The state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported that 264 youth members of the USDA would carry out reconstruction tasks in cyclone-hit areas of …
NLD members made to sign agreement
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Jun 12, 2008 (DVB)–One of 15 National League for Democracy members freed from detention on Monday said they had to sign a document before their release …
Nargis disrupts Myanmar’s planting season
Radio Netherlands, Netherlands –
By our reporter in Myanmar A brace of tail-wiggling piglets squeal and grunt as they push each other aside to reach their mother’s teats. …
Pyapon’s Economy in Ruins
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
In an official statement, the Myanmar [Burma] Fisheries Federation said that a total of 17876 fishermen were killed in Burma by the cyclone and another 9612 …
‘Turn Around and Go Back to Yangon’
ABC News – 2
Myanmar, also known as Burma, was hammered by Cylone Nargis some five weeks ago. The reclusive junta that governs this impoverished nation has been …
Minister Power announces airlift of humanitarian aid to Burma
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Kildare – to Burma/ Myanmar for the victims of Cyclone Nargis. This cargo of plastic sheeting for temporary shelter, blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans and …
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As donors disappear, cyclone survivors fend for themselves
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Bar Ku, a local donor in Bogalay, explained: ‘In Burma, it is not possible for citizens to feed one another for a long time. Everybody has to struggle for …
Myanmar to leader to resign
OpEdNews, PA –
They often visited Thailand and Singapore for alleged drug trafficking. Several film stars in Burma were also taken into custody.
Local airman flew 1st US relief to Myanmar
Toledo Blade, OH –
For the next two days, the storm battered and flooded huge swaths of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, Thailand’s neighbor to the northwest. …
CampaignWatch – June 2008
Ethical Corporation Magazine, UK –
Chevron became a co-owner of the pipeline, along with French oil giant Total and the Burmese junta-owned Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprises, when it bought …
Ask a question about Burma
Labour Party, UK –
Next week Meg Munn, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Foreign Office will be answering your questions about Burma. Please post your comments and …
More disasters for Myanmar
Tulsa Beacon, Tulsa –
Myanmar’s (formerly Burma) military dictatorship has prevented aid relief from reaching its 2.4 million cyclone victims but allowed delivery of condoms to …
Diseases common in cyclone-hit areas but ‘no outbreak’: MSF
Mizzima.com, India –
Meanwhile, Burma’s military rulers said “So far, there has been no outbreak of contagious disease and epidemic in the cyclone-affected areas,” as the …
ACN: more than 100000 euros for Nargis victims in Myanmar
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
With this contribution, the total amount of aid sent by ACN the former Burma amounts to 110000 euros. The archbishop of Yangon, Charles Bo, explains that is …
Burma: One million survivors not yet reached
Human Rights Tribune, Switzerland –
Since the Cyclone Nargis struck on May 3 the military regime in Burma, or Myanmar, has issued 180 visas for UN staffers to enter the South-east Asian …
Aung San Suu Kyi deserves flogging like ‘naughty child’: Junta
Mizzima.com, India – o
The junta listing Malaysia, Singapore, US and Britain as countries that apply anti-terror laws said, “Myanmar [Burma] is not the only country that …
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Dalai distances himself from Sharon’s comment
Daily News & Analysis, India –
“Tragedy in Tibet, tragedy in Burma (Myanmar), tragedy in China, all this is karmic … but her particular sort of comment — that I don’t know,” winner of …
Myanmar: Cost of rice still increasing
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
A representative from Champion rice warehouses told The Irrawaddy on Wednesday that Pawsan Mwe, Burma’s highest quality long-grain rice, had shot up in …
Disaster standards needed in Asia
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
The recent earthquake in China, the cyclone in Burma, and the slow onset famine in North Korea have all brought to the fore the absence of agreed upon …
Africa: Continent, Failed States And Purpose of Government
AllAfrica.com, Washington –
In Myanmar or Burma, the government, an outright failure, did the same in the recent disaster that hit the country. The same is happening in Zimbabwe. …
Asean workshop warned against overly ambitious human rights body
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
Burma’s bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in September overshadowed the November summit. It threatens to haunt the next meeting as well, …
Freedom of Dundee for Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi
Glasgow Daily Record, UK –
The honour from Dundee City Council will be accepted on her behalf in September by the director of the Burma Campaign UK.
Intelligence officials assigned to keep eye on TCG
Mizzima.com, India –
More than a month after the cyclone lashed Burma on May 2 and 3, leaving 133000 dead or missing, the United Nations estimates that more than one million …
ASEAN team gains ‘full access’ to Burma
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
Southeast Asian and UN experts will have full access to cyclone-devastated parts of Burma, where more than a million people have still not received any …
Rainy season further threatens Myanmar
Indian Catholic, India –
… that there are still thousands of people affected by the hurricane, still needing help, and he called on the world not to forget the people of Burma.
Burma Red Tape Delays Cyclone Aid, Agencies S
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By AP / RANGOON Ten thousand pregnant women among Burma’s estimated 2.4 million cyclone survivors are in urgent need of proper care, a UN official said …
Ten WFP Helicopters Fail to Bring Enough Aid
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“We explained to them that the ICRC assistance is relatively limited to some specific areas in support of the Myanmar [Burma] Red Cross. …
In the calm before the storm
Scoop.co.nz, New Zealand –
Myanmar has been under a brutal military dictatorship since 1962. The country’s name was officially changed from Burma to Myanmar in 1989 by the State Peace …
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Myanmar Generals Should be Tried for Cyclone Victims Genocide …
OpEdNews, PA –
The UN could not do anything for Burma. They could not count even the deaths after last September’s uprising. Since then we have deeply disappointed by the …
RI running out of time to play key role in Myanmar
Jakarta Post, Indonesia –
A month after Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar, more than one million people severely affected by the storm have yet to receive any food, water, or shelter, …
Burma still struggling 40 days after cyclone
Radio Australia, Australia –
Craig Strathern from the International Committee for the Red Cross in Myanmar says the doors are starting to open. STRATHERN: In the past week we have been …
MAP International provides medical aid to devastated Myanmar – 11 …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is one of the poorest countries in Asia. According to the World Food Program, about five million people in Myanmar lack …
Global Community Of
Black Star News, NY –
… and Russia in the United Nations Security Council, who have blocked intervention of various sorts in places like Zimbabwe, Darfur and Myanmar (Burma). …
Warsawan Returns From Myanmar, Says Cyclone Survivors Still At Risk
Times-Union Newspaper, IN –
Joe Wilkey, executive director of World Compassion Network, a Warsaw-based relief organization, recently returned from Myanmar (Burma). …
Suu Kyi should be beaten says junta
Metro, UK –
By contrast, Burma’s ruling generals – recently criticised over the response to the deadly cyclone – were ‘the parent of the people’ and had exercised …
Rainy Season Further Threatens Myanmar
Zenit News Agency, Italy –
Cyclone-devastated regions of Myanmar stand to lose the little shelter that remains as the rainy season brings torrential downfalls. …
Author: “End of Food” Maybe Near
NPR –
I mean you can look at the dysfunction in Myanmar, formally Burma, or you can look at, you know, distribution problems in sub-Saharan Africa. …
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UN: UNITED NATIONS BRIEFING AND TV – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS …
MaximsNews Network, NY –
Question: Okay, one question about Burma. There are credible reports from the ground that aid does not reach the hard-hit area and that the monks and others …
Nu Image/Millennium Breaking Three Musketeers Out of Mothballs
Rotten Tomatoes, CA –
I also liked how the setting was Myanmar (previously Burma). Maybe he can do Rambo in Sudan, as that country is going to be a giant bag of suck for a while.
UN: 10000 pregnant women need care in Burma
USA Today –
Rangoon, Burma (AP) — Ten thousand pregnant cyclone survivors are in urgent need of proper care in Burma, a UN expert said Wednesday, as relief agencies …
Volunteers send aid through Burma’s (Myanmar’s) back door
Christian Science Monitor, MA –
No, Ms. Finke elected to fly here June 11 to join a grassroots effort for cyclone relief and civil empowerment for Burma (Myanmar), run by the father of her …
BURMA: One Million Survivors Not Yet Reached – UN
Inter Press Service (subscription), Italy –
Since the Cyclone Nargis struck on May 3 the military regime in Burma, or Myanmar, has issued 180 visas for UN staffers to enter the South-east Asian …
Today’s Overview of Leading News & Views – 11 June 2008
Israel Hasbara Committee (subscription), NY –
… recent weather catastrophes that have wiped out rice fields in Myanmar (Burma), or the virulent wheat disease now infecting crops in Iran as well as in …
ONLINE GAMBLING TRIAL STARTS IN CHINA
Online-Casinos.com, Denmark –
… identified as Tan Zhiwei and Tan Zhiman were originally involved in setting up a gambling organisation in Myanmar (Burma) and then branched out into …
Xola Consulting to Share Adventure Tourism Insights at Yunnan …
Newswire Today (press release), UK –
… markets around the world including Central and South America, North Africa and Southeast Asia, including Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), India and Nepal.
Burma will not face food-shortage: Junta minister
Mizzima.com, India –
The Burmese junta’s official mouthpiece, the New Light of Myanmar, on Wednesday quoted the Minister of National Planning and Economic Development U Soe Tha, …
NLD says new constitution null and void
Mizzima.com, India –
It is the presentation of our position to the people in Burma and also to the international community including the UN which observed the referendum to see …

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World Focus on Burma (22 May 08)

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UN seeks more aid access in Myanmar
Aljazeera.net –
The UN secretary-general has arrived in Myanmar to try to persuade the country’s ruling generals to let in more of the foreign assistance needed by victims of this month’s devastating cyclone.
UN Chief Visits Myanmar to Push Junta on Cyclone Aid (Update1) Bloomberg
UN’s Ban in Myanmar to push for cyclone relief AFP
Tehran TimesInquirer.netReutersguardian.co.uk
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10 Downing Street (press release)
UN chief arrives in Burma on aid mission
Bangkok Post –
Rangoon (dpa) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Burma on Thursday to inspect areas devastated by Cyclone Nargis, which hit the country’s coastal region 20 days ago, and talk to the ruling junta about speeding up disaster relief …
UN chief arrives in Burma Melbourne Herald Sun
UN head to urge more aid in Burma BBC News
Radio AustraliaVoice of AmericaBoston GlobeMelbourne Herald Sun
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CTV.ca
Burma victims lose aid battle as cash flows into China on a flood ...
Times Online –
While millions of dollars have been flooding into China – much of it from the corporate world – appeals for aid to Burma have been less successful.
Take the economic shackles off Burma The Age
The world and its media are playing the dictators’ game guardian.co.uk
NEWS.com.auAljazeera.comU.S. Asian Wire (press release)Telegraph.co.uk
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Maktoob Business (press release)
Chevron executive grilled in US Congress over Myanmar venture
AFP –
“In the last few weeks, many American have gotten a glimpse into the insular and oppressive world of Burma,” Schumer said, using Myanmar’s previous name. “As we all watched the woefully inadequate response to the disaster by the repressive and violent …
Junta’s Refusal To Allow Western Aid Into Myanmar May Be … AHN
Myanmar declares official cyclone mourning United Press International
KPLC-TVAXcess News
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Radio Australia
UN chief vow ahead of Burma trip
BBC News – May 20, 2008
“I want to see the conditions under which relief teams are working, and I intend to do all I can to reinforce their efforts, in co-ordination with the Myanmar [Burma] authorities and international aid agencies,” he told reporters at UN headquarters in …
Burma junta relents on disaster The Age
Asean struggles to help Burma Bangkok Post
ReliefWeb (press release)Guardian UnlimitedWashington PostABC Online
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The Southern Ledger
(UPDATE) UN chief meets Myanmar premier on relief operations
Inquirer.net – 36 minutes ago
YANGON — UN chief Ban Ki-moon met Thursday with Myanmar Prime Minister Thein Sein, in a high-profile diplomatic push to press the junta to accept a full-scale relief operation for cyclone survivors.
‘Second disaster is looming’ The National
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Canada.com
Cyclone Nargis survivors ousted from shelters in Myanmar
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – With few places to seek refuge, the wooden schoolhouse seemed as good as anywhere. Though its roof was partially blown off by Cyclone Nargis, and panels were ripped from its walls, hundreds of people swarmed here after the storm.
From the field: Latest on Myanmar cyclone ReliefWeb (press release)
Cyclone videos are underground hit in Myanmar Indian Express
ReliefWeb (press release)The Associated PressReliefWeb (press release)The Associated Press
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AFP
Laura Bush to Myanmar: ‘Let people of US help
AFP –
“I just want to urge the government of Burma to make sure people get this help,” she said, calling the country by its former name.
Learning from disasters Manila Standard Today
ADRA is first to deliver aid to Myanmar’s isolated Pyinsalu Islands ReliefWeb (press release)
Euronews.netHinduThe Associated PressAFP
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The Southern Ledger
Myanmar junta setting up orphanages after cyclone
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s military junta will set up orphanages for the hundreds of children whose parents died in the recent cyclone, state media reported Wednesday.
Schools vow by junta Gulf Daily News
Save the Children reaches 160000 cyclone survivors in Myanmar ReliefWeb (press release)
New York TimesInternational Herald Tribune
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Javno.hr
Burma ‘still uses child soldiers’
BBC News –
Burma has been named as the most persistent user of child soldiers, with thousands in its armed forces – some as young as 11, Human Rights Watch says.
Burma Continues to Recruit Child Soldiers The Irrawaddy News Magazine
Alarm over child soldiers National Post
New York TimesUnited Press InternationalJavno.hrAllAfrica.com
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Cyclone-hit Myanmar seeks $11 bln in aid -ASEAN
Reuters –
ASEAN chief Surin Pitsuwan also said a Myanmar cabinet minister told him that French oil giant Total SA was willing to transfer aid and equipment from French and US Navy ships waiting in waters near the former Burma. Minister of Planning and Economic …
UN chief to Myanmar: focus on saving lives Canada.com
Burma wants aid-pledging conference NEWS.com.au
ReliefWeb (press release)
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Javno.hr
US: Myanmar’s storm response appalling
The Associated Press – May 20, 2008
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Scot Marciel told lawmakers that the generals running Myanmar, also known as Burma, cannot manage the distribution of aid needed to help people facing disease, malnutrition and exposure to the elements.
Junta’s voting victory and Cyclone Nargis Shan Herald Agency for News
Charity worker’s Burma mission ic Wales
IndependentInternational Herald TribuneIndependent
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CBS News
We have a responsibility to protect the people of Burma. But how?
guardian.co.uk –
It doesn’t, so we have to use all other means This weekend, unless Burma’s generals rediscover in their shrivelled souls some remnant of human decency, there will take place in the Irrawaddy delta one of the most grotesque events in the political …
Burma (Myanmar) dodges a bullet Yahoo! News
Crisis and Response – Part II YaleGlobal Online
Washington TimesCBS News
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Voice of America
Burma allows UN helicopters, bans US choppers
Bangkok Post –
The US military also has several helicopters on standby on a warship off the Myanmar coast and in neighbouring Thailand. The UN said it had received permission from Burma to deploy nine helicopters to deliver emergency aid.
UN chief arrives in Myanmar in bid to gain relief access WLOS
Myanmar: Secretary-General’s remarks to the press on arrival at … ReliefWeb (press release)
Thai News Agency MCOTSeatradeasia-online (subscription)XinhuaXinhua
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The Associated Press
UN chief goes to Myanmar to cajole junta over aid
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon flew into Myanmar on Thursday on a mission to persuade the country’s ruling generals to let in a torrent of foreign assistance for cyclone victims rather than the current trickle.

WBT
UN: 1.4 million in Myanmar still need emergency aid
International Herald Tribune – May 20, 2008
AP GENEVA: The United Nations will need to continue its emergency operations for the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar for the foreseeable future, the global body said Tuesday.
WRAPUP 2-Myanmar mourns cyclone victims; aid pressure grows Reuters India
Myanmar Agrees to Let UN Helicopters in to Areas Devastated TransWorldNews (press release)
ABC NewsAsia Times OnlineThe Associated PressMerinews
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Myanmar appears to nix US Navy help, saying “strings attached”
International Herald Tribune –
… believes we may have an opportunity to assist the people of Burma in the wake of this natural disaster,” said Lt.

CNN International
UN chief arrives in Myanmar to meet military rulers
CNN International –
Watch Ban remark on Myanmar crisis » The UN leader said he will meet with Senior Gen. Than Shwe, leader of the junta that rules the country, also known as Burma. Before his arrival, Ban made a stop in Bangkok, Thailand, where he said Asian nations are …

MSN UK News
Eyewitness: Burma delta disaster
BBC News – May 20, 2008
A medic has described the harrowing scenes of devastation he witnessed in cyclone-ravaged Burma. Dr Sean Keogh, who works with medical aid agency Merlin, spent nine days in the badly-hit Irrawaddy Delta region.
Aid flow into Myanmar (Burma) increases by 50 per cent as … ReliefWeb (press release)
British aid reaches cyclone victims The Press Association
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CNNMoney.com
Aid flows to China but less to Myanmar
CNNMoney.com – May 20, 2008
Myanmar, popularly known as Burma, was severely rattled by a May 3 cyclone. The military government officials said the storm killed an estimated 78000 people – although outside agencies say the toll may be closer to 140000 – and millions need help.
Disaster relief suffers a setback Press & Sun-Bulletin
`Disaster fatigue’ leads to drop in giving The Associated Press
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Myanmar Must Allow Aid Access After Storm, US Says (Update2)

Bloomberg –
Almost three weeks after Nargis struck the country formerly known as Burma, the relief effort faces “critical shortages” in doctors, public health specialists and helicopters and pilots to deliver aid, Scot Marciel, the US ambassador to the …
UN chief to Myanmar: focus on saving lives Canada.com
Disaster aid by force? Chicago Tribune
Globe and MailJakarta Postindiainteracts.comReliefWeb (press release)
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West takes back seat, Asian countries lead in aiding Myanmar

Economic Times –
LONDON: In the wake of the global stand-off between western governments and Burma’s military regime over the issue of allowing foreign aid workers into the cyclone hit country, Asian countries led by India, China and Asean neighbours have emerged as …
UN and military-ruled Myanmar: a history of suspicion and faiture PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)
Unravelling the Truth in Burma Pulse Niagara
The Associated PressTeleTextIndependentPR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)
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ITV.com

Burma victims lose aid battle as cash flows into China on a flood …

Times Online –
While millions of dollars have been flooding into China – much of it from the corporate world – appeals for aid to Burma have been less successful.
Take the economic shackles off Burma The Age
The world and its media are playing the dictators’ game guardian.co.uk
NEWS.com.auAljazeera.comThe Canadian PressTelegraph.co.uk
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Radio Australia

UN leader aims to get more aid in Myanmar

International Herald Tribune –
By Seth Mydans BANGKOK: The United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, flew on Thursday to Myanmar, where he hoped to pry open the door to more international aid at what he called a “critical moment” in the country’s slow recovery from the cyclone
UN chief goes to Myanmar to cajole junta over aid The Associated Press
UN Chief Visits Myanmar to Push Junta on Cyclone Aid (Update1) Bloomberg
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UN seeks more aid access in Myanmar

Aljazeera.net –
The UN secretary-general has arrived in Myanmar to try to persuade the country’s ruling generals to let in more of the foreign assistance needed by victims of this month’s devastating cyclone.
UN Chief Visits Myanmar to Push Junta on Cyclone Aid (Update1) Bloomberg
UN chief goes to Myanmar to cajole junta over aid The Associated Press
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UN chief arrives in Burma on aid mission

Bangkok Post –
Rangoon (dpa) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Burma on Thursday to inspect areas devastated by Cyclone Nargis, which hit the country’s coastal region 20 days ago, and talk to the ruling junta about speeding up disaster relief …
UN chief arrives in Burma Melbourne Herald Sun
UN head to urge more aid in Burma BBC News
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MSN UK News

European Parliament threatens Myanmar

Radio Netherlands –
The European Parliament is threatening to bring the military regime in Myanmar before the International Court of Justice in The Hague for refusing to permit foreign aid organisations to enter the regions affected by cyclone Nargis.
UN chief vow ahead of Burma trip BBC News
US calls Myanmar response to cyclone appalling Reuters
The Associated PressShan Herald Agency for Newsic WalesIndependent
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The Southern Ledger

Cyclone Nargis survivors ousted from shelters in Myanmar

The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – With few places to seek refuge, the wooden schoolhouse seemed as good as anywhere. Though its roof was partially blown off by Cyclone Nargis, and panels were ripped from its walls, hundreds of people swarmed here after the storm.
From the field: Latest on Myanmar cyclone ReliefWeb (press release)
Cyclone videos are underground hit in Myanmar Indian Express
ReliefWeb (press release)The Associated PressReliefWeb (press release)The Associated Press
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