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World Focus on Burma (30 May 08)

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Myanmar may use forced labor in cyclone recovery: ILO

Reuters –
The ILO has been at loggerheads with the former Burma for more than a decade over what the United Nations agency calls a widespread practice of forcing …

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Carbon credits could help save Amazon, blunt warming

Canada.com, Canada –
… from carbon trading schemes may be the least likely to use the money effectively, such as Burma (Myanmar), Bolivia, The Democratic Republic of Congo and . …

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Aid groups say Myanmar still hindering foreign assistance to …

GoErie.com, PA –
An estimated 2.4 million people are homeless and hungry after the May 2-3 cyclone hit Myanmar, also known as Burma. “We urge speedy implementation of all …

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Junta bans more proxy sites

Mizzima.com, India –
… banned information flow from Burma through its major internet service provider, Myanmar Teleport, Bagan Net and Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications.

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UN: Myanmar forcing storm victims from camps

The Associated Press –
An estimated 2.4 million people remain homeless and hungry after the May 2-3 cyclone hit Myanmar, also known as Burma. Myanmar’s government says the cyclone …

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The Night Is Young

MaineToday.com, ME –
Cyclone Nargis has taken an unfathomable toll on the people of Burma (Myanmar). Thousands upon thousands are dead, and millions of others are in dire need …

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Suu Kyi symbolises strength

Merinews, India –
Aung San Suu Kyi symbolises the spiritual strength of the people of Myanmar. The frail figure of Suu Kyi has fought a lonely battle to restore human dignity …

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Rotary helping disaster victims with ShelterBox program

Trentonian, Canada –
… well used in emergencies in several parts of the world, and thousands are now on their way to victims of recent disasters in Myanmar (Burma) and China. …

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Singapore: Myanmar junta scared foreign aid workers will expose …

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

AP SINGAPORE (AP) – Myanmar’s military rulers are afraid to let in international aid workers to help cyclone victims because it might expose their own …

Logistics hamper Myanmar relief

CNN –
Watch what’s happened to schools in Myanmar » World Vision has about 500 workers in Myanmar, also known as Burma, delivering shelter, food, water and health …

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Myanmar afraid cyclone handling will show up junta-Singapore

Reuters –
The evictions come a day after official media in the former Burma lashed out at offers of foreign aid, criticising donors’ demands for access to the …

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Calgary Herald

Myanmar blasts aid donors for not giving more

The Associated Press –
But the military rulers of Myanmar, also known as Burma, are continuing to throw up obstacles to the free flow of international aid, aid and human rights groups said Friday.
World leaders outraged at detention in Myanmar Edmonton Sun
Myanmar enacts new constitution: state TV ABS CBN News
AFPWashington PostPR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)Deutsche Welle
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Times Now.tv

Superstition and ‘panties for peace’ in Myanmar/Burma

Dallas Morning News –
Women around the world are asked to post their panties to local Burmese embassies in a bid to strip the regime of its power and bring an end to its gross violations of human rights, especially those committed against Burma’s women.
Panties Sent to Burma for Peace ShortNews.com
Women asked to send underwear to Myanmar KOKI FOX 23
MetroSifyGulf Daily NewsThe Canadian Press
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CBS News

US naval forces consider abandoning Myanmar relief efforts

Jane’s –
By Casandra Newell The commander of US naval operations in the Pacific Ocean, Admiral Tim Keating, said on 28 May that US Navy (USN) ships off the coast of Myanmar waiting to deliver aid to cyclone victims might soon depart. Adm Keating stated during a …
Myanmar’s Generals Approve Visas for UN Cyclone Relief Workers Bloomberg
US Navy Waiting for Junta’s Permission to Deliver Burma Aid Washington Post
The Associated PressReutersXinhuaAFP
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GulfNews

US sharply skeptical of Myanmar constitution

AFP –
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The White House on Friday expressed frustration at the pace of aid flows into Myanmar after devastating Cyclone Nargis and said the ruling junta’s new constitution lacks credibility.
Myanmar junta forcing storm victims from camps without proper … The Canadian Press
UN: Myanmar junta forcing storm victims from camps The Associated Press
The Press AssociationReutersVoice of AmericaReuters
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Brisbane Times

Burma cyclone aid agencies make plea for orphans

guardian.co.uk –
“Institutionalisation really is the last resort,” said Guy Cave, Save the Children’s Burma deputy country director.
Burma Grants Visas to Relief Workers, But Little Access to Delta Voice of America
Burma grants all UN visa requests BBC News
Belfast TelegraphOneWorld.netIrish TimesHuman Rights Watch (press release)
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Myanmar officially adopts new military-backed constitution

International Herald Tribune –
AP YANGON, Myanmar: Military-ruled Myanmar has adopted a new constitution through a referendum that critics note was held in aftermath of a severe cyclone while hundreds of thousands of victims were receiving little or no aid from the government.
Myanmar adopts new pro-military constitution Thaindian.com
Myanmar officially adopts new military-backed constitution PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)
ReutersThe Canadian PressThe Associated PressBernama
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San Francisco Chronicle

Myanmar’s military dictators: Let cyclone victims save themselves!

San Francisco Chronicle –
What to make of the latest unfathomable or arrogant or (choose an adjective) pronouncement from the military dictators of Myanmar, who have made it so hard for international relief-organization workers to enter their mountainous country and deliver …
WHO launches 28 million dollar healthcare plan for Myanmar AFP
International SOS Responds to Myanmar Cyclone PR Newswire (press release)
ReliefWeb (press release)ReliefWeb (press release)
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Sydney Morning Herald

Burma: cyclone victims can survive on own

Melbourne Herald Sun –
By staff writers BURMA’s military government has lashed out at donors who promised millions of dollars of aid, saying the survivors of Cyclone Nargis didn’t need “bars of chocolate”.
Myanmar: Junta Upset Over Aid Pledges New York Times
Myanmar blasts international donors for not giving more aid Times and Transcript
Sydney Morning HeraldThe Herald
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Javno.hr

Myanmar’s cyclone response regrettable: Singapore PM

ABS CBN News –
Myanmar’s response to foreign offers of help for victims of a devastating cyclone in the country is regrettable, Singapore’s prime minister said Friday.
Myanmar afraid cyclone handling will show up junta-Singapore Reuters
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Chinese medics donate medical equipment to Myanmar

Xinhua –
YANGON, May 30 (Xinhua) — Chinese medics working in Myanmar for the relief of cyclone victims donated four vehicles for medical use and other medical equipment as well as medicines to the Myanmar side Friday as the team is about to end their two-week …
Japan medical team arrives in cyclone-hit Myanmar Thai News Agency MCOT
Japanese medics arrive in Myanmar for cyclone victims People’s Daily Online
ReliefWeb (press release)Thai News Agency MCOT
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Radio Australia

UN warns Burma it is endangering its citizens

Bangkok Post –
Access to the delta remains an issue, almost a week after Burma’s junta chief Senior General Than Shwe promised UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that he would allow access to all international aid workers.
Burma’s military says new constitution enacted Radio Australia
Burma adopts new constitution: state media ABC Online
Voice of America
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Myanmar Aid Workers Say Delta Needs Are `Critical’ (Update2)

Bloomberg –
More than 130000 people were killed or left missing by the storm in the country formerly known as Burma, the UN says. Doctors Without Borders has 250 workers, more than a dozen of them from outside Myanmar, operating in the delta, Terasse said, …


Boston Globe

French humanitarian aid to Burma (May 29, 2008)

France Diplomatie (press release) –
The aircraft took off from the airport at Vatry with permission to land in Burma where it will arrive in the night (6:15 am local time).
French navy ship delivers aid to Burma ABC Online
French ship rejected by Myanmar to leave aid in Thailand ABS CBN News
National PostBoston GlobeAljazeera.netReuters
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Thai News Agency MCOT

Thailand to send more aid to Burma

Bangkok Post –
Speaking after accompanying the new team of doctors to Burma, Mr Chaiya said the Burmese government and people were grateful for the kindness of the royal family and assistance from the government.
2nd group of royal physicians to be dispatched to Myanmar ReliefWeb (press release)
More Thai doctors on way to Burma Bangkok Post
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Give aid workers in Myanmar effective access–Pope

Reuters –
The Pope made his indirect appeal in an address to the Catholic bishops of the former Burma, who are winding up a visit to the Vatican, and urged them to be strong in the face of “distress, persecution and famine”.

US senator says India, China must pressure Myanmar’s junta for …

International Herald Tribune –
AP SINGAPORE: Regional superpowers India and China should exert their influence over Myanmar’s generals to push the country toward democracy, a leading US politician said Friday.


Telegraph.co.uk

Burma cyclone: Junta tells victims to eat frogs

Telegraph.co.uk –
According to newspaper New Light of Myanmar, a government mouthpiece: “The people (of the Irrawaddy delta) can survive with self-reliant efforts even if they are not given chocolate bars from (the) international community.

Baby born on boat donated to Burma relief by businessman

Scotsman –
A BOAT donated by an Edinburgh businessman to the Burma cyclone relief effort has welcomed its first newborn baby. Pandawlin, weighing 8lbs, was born earlier this week and named after the vessel Pandaw IV and the charity Merlin whose staff helped …


Voice of America

UN Officials Condemn Burma’s Forced Eviction of Cyclone Victims …

Voice of America –
By Luis Ramirez Burma’s military government has begun forcing cyclone victims to leave relief centers and return to their homes in the devastated Irawaddy Delta.


AFP

Myanmar lashes foreign aid, says survivors can eat frogs

AFP –
YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar’s ruling junta lashed out at foreign aid donors Friday, saying cyclone victims did not need supplies of “chocolate bars” and could instead survive by eating frogs and fish.

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Seattle Times

Editorial: Burma junta’s crackdown is woefully misguided

San Antonio Express, TX –
Such is the case in Burma (Myanmar), where the incompetence of the ruling junta in responding to Cyclone Nargis has shaken public confidence in the Asian …
Global outrage Bangkok Post
Let Them Eat Frogs Washington Post
Burma arrest condemned Scotsman
ToTheCenter.comEdmonton Sun
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In the words of Naw Htoo Paw, Burmese human rights activist

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
The cyclone that hit Burma (Myanmar) in early May has only complicated an already appalling humanitarian crisis within the country. …

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Israel Sends More Aid to Burma and China

Arutz Sheva, Israel –
by Ezra HaLevi (IsraelNN.com) Israel has dispatched a third shipment of aid to Burma (Myanmar) and another shipment to China, as well, following natural ..

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Burma: Junta Attacks Internet Freedom

Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –
According to a recent announcement by Myanmar Teleport, technical changes are being made to prevent the use of proxy servers in Burma. Myanmar Teleport …

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China, Korea sign Myanmar energy exploration deal

Reuters UK, UK –
Few Western companies will invest in the former Burma because of its poor human rights record and continued detention of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San …
CNPC, Daewoo join hands to explore Burma EnergyCurrent
China’s CNPC, SKorea’s Daewoo Intl tie up for Myanmar oil/gas … Forbes
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Bishop’s Emergency Appeal for Burma is making a difference

Diocese of Lichfield, UK –
… sent to the Bishop of Lichfield’s Emergency Appeal in response to the Cyclone Nargis crisis in Burma are already making a difference in Myanmar. …

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Radio Australia

Myanmar adopts new constitution

Aljazeera.net, Qatar –
Myanmar ‘s government has formally adopted a new national constitution following a heavily-criticised referendum held earlier this month amid the …
Myanmar officially adopts new military-backed constitution International Herald Tribune
Burma’s military says new constitution enacted Radio Australia
Burma’s Military Rulers Put New Constitution into Effect Voice of America
Thaindian.comRTT News
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Sydney Morning Herald

Myanmar: Junta Upset Over Aid Pledges

New York Times, United States –
Last week, Juan José Daboub, the managing director of the World Bank, said the bank would not extend any financial aid to Myanmar because it had not paid …
Burma: cyclone victims can survive on own Melbourne Herald Sun
Junta evicts families from emergency shelters Sydney Morning Herald
Myanmar blasts international donors for not giving more aid Times and Transcript
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A Lakeville Photographer Saw Makings of Myanmar Problems During …

Litchfield County Times, CT –
Unfortunately, this uprising from the Burmese people (the country was known as Burma until 1989) was relatively short-lived and reached no solid resolution, …

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Myanmar lashes out at “chocolate bar” foreign aid

Reuters – 1 hour, 34 minutes agoYANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s junta lashed out at offers of foreign aid on Thursday, criticizing donors’ demands for access to the Irrawaddy delta and saying Cyclone Nargis’ 2.4 million victims could “stand by themselves.”

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May 29, 2008 at 7:39 am

World Focus on Burma (27 May 08)

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Myanmar police detain Suu Kyi supporters

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Aljazeera.net

Foreigners enter cyclone-hit delta, testing Myanmar’s promise

AFP –
YANGON (AFP) – Foreign aid workers Tuesday pressed into Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Delta, testing the junta’s pledge to open up areas where one million people have yet to receive aid three weeks after the cyclone.
Donors press Myanmar for access Seattle Times
Donors pledging Myanmar cyclone aid The Associated Press
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Canada.com

Myanmar generals claim referendum win

Canada.com –
YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar declared victory Monday for a military-backed constitution, pressing ahead with its political agenda despite the devastation caused by the cyclone that left 133000 dead or missing.
State radio reports Myanmar constitution approved in cyclone-hit areas The Canadian Press
House arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi coming up for renewal International Herald Tribune
The AustralianEuronews.netSouth China Morning Post (subscription)The Statesman
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In Myanmar, Loss, Grief and, for Some, Resignation

New York Times –
AP A family in Pyapon, in Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Delta, on Monday. Few delta residents have received aid since the May 3 cyclone.


Sydney Morning Herald

Aid Agencies Test Burma’s Pledge to Allow Access to Cyclone Hit Areas

Voice of America –
By VOA News Aid agencies say they are sending relief teams into cyclone-hit areas of Burma Monday to test the military government’s pledge to allow unrestricted access to their workers.
UN boss hopeful over Burma Scotsman
Donors urge Burma to live up to commitments CTV.ca
Progress LeaderMelbourne Herald SunDeutsche WelleScotsman
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stv.tv

Myanmar film industry takes on cyclone disaster

Reuters UK –
YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military rulers have been slammed for their slow response to Cyclone Nargis, but the same cannot be said of the country’s tiny film industry, which is already busy turning the devastating storm into myth.
Japan sends team to cyclone-hit Myanmar: officials ReliefWeb (press release)
Myanmar: Cyclone Nargis OCHA Situation Report No. 20 ReliefWeb (press release)
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Voice of America

Burma must open up to aid experts: US

Sydney Morning Herald – May 25, 2008
“The United States is prepared to offer much more, and we know that we must act quickly to prevent further loss of life,” she told the conference, where Myanmar is expected to ask for more than 10 billion US dollars in assistance.
45 countries pledge aid, insist on Burma access Bangkok Post
South-East Asia makes half-hearted attempts to help Burma Daily Nation
Inquirer.netReutersVoice of AmericaBangkok Post
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Journal of Turkish Weekly

Aust committed to Burma relief effort

ABC Online – May 25, 2008
“Australia’s expressed its views about the regime in Myanmar (Burma) and the Foreign Minister’s expressed our views about the referendum and the process and the constitution,” Mr McMullan said.
Australia to monitor its $25m Burma aid Sydney Morning Herald
McMullan to travel to Burma The Age
TeleTextReliefWeb (press release)ABC OnlineSydney Morning Herald
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Boston Globe

Burma diverts ship carrying aid

Boston Globe –
Ban offered no details, according to reporters from news agencies who were permitted to accompany him in Burma. “There is good reason to hope that aid to the worst affected areas of Myanmar will increase significantly in the coming days,” Ban said, …

Harper government backtracks, allows longer time for Burma donations

The Canadian Press –
The offer excluded all the donations that poured in immediately after the devastating May 2 cyclone in Myanmar, also known as Burma, and the May 12 earthquake in China. Humanitarian groups say the flow of donations is typically greatest within the …


The Associated Press

Conditions ripe for disease in Myanmar

The Associated Press –
DEDAYE, Myanmar (AP) – Myint Hlaing’s family bathes and draws cooking water from an irrigation ditch fouled by human waste and a rotting cow carcass.


Xinhua

Fire at Myanmar embassy in Thailand; no injuries reported

International Herald Tribune –
AP BANGKOK, Thailand: Fire ripped through part of Myanmar’s embassy in Thailand on Monday, closing the visa section and dashing the hopes of many aid workers anxiously waiting to enter the cyclone-ravaged country.
Fire at Myanmar embassy in Bangkok destroys consular offices Xinhua
Fire hits Myanmar embassy in Thailand Inquirer.net
Times Now.tvFrance24AHNGulfNews
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Myanmar junta tightens security near Suu Kyi home

Reuters –
YANGON, May 27 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military rulers tightened security around the home of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday, the day her latest year-long stretch of house arrest is due to expire.


PRESS TV

Burma constitution approved

Independent Online –
Yangon – Myanmar declared victory on Monday for a military-backed constitution after a second round of voting in regions hit by the cyclone, claiming nearly 93 percent endorsed the charter, state media said.
Burma junta declares referendum victory Radio Australia
Burma’s charter sails through referendum ABC Online
Bombay News
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AFP

Myanmar tightens security around Suu Kyi’s home, party

AFP –
YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar tightened security Tuesday around Aung San Suu Kyi’s home and her party’s offices, witnesses said, as the regime is believed to be preparing to extend her house arrest.

Burma’s junta stalling relief workers: Costello

ABC Online –
World Vision CEO Tim Costello says Burma’s ruling military junta is still not allowing disaster relief experts access to cyclone-ravaged areas.

Foreign Relief Workers Begin to Arrive in Burma

Washington Post –
By Amy Kazmin BANGKOK, May 26 — Foreign relief workers began filtering into Burma’s Irrawaddy Delta on Monday, as aid agencies tested whether the ruling military junta would keep its promise to permit a major international effort to help the 2.5 …

Aid agencies to test Burma’s new openness

guardian.co.uk –
Aid agencies, whose international staff have been barred from the areas of Burma worst-hit by Cyclone Nargis, were yesterday preparing to test the Burmese regime’s new openness following the UN’s apparent diplomatic breakthrough.


Voice of America

Analysts Say ASEAN Tries to Bridge Burma’s Trust Issue With West

Voice of America –
“One would imagine it took a while for them [Burma’s government] to open up and come to the meeting and meet the whole group,” said Caballero-Anthony .

Myanmar prelate says cyclone set Church back decade

Reuters –
By Phil Stewart VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The tiny Roman Catholic Church in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar is struggling to do its bit to help cyclone survivors, with parishes so damaged that it could take a decade to rebuild, its leader said on Monday.


Christian Science Monitor

Burma (Myanmar) opens door for aid, but remains wary

Christian Science Monitor –
Bangkok, Thailand – A drumbeat of diplomatic pressure on the military rulers of Burma (Myanmar) has cracked open the door for more international aid to reach cyclone survivors after weeks of scattershot deliveries.

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 27, 2008 at 6:24 am

Burma: Cyclone updated top news (23 May 2008)

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Referendum in Burma disaster zone

Radio Netherlands –
By our editorial staff One would think that the last thing the survivors of Cyclone Nargis which struck Burma on the first week of May would have on their minds is a referendum.

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Peninsula On-line

Junta says it will allow all aid workers into Myanmar

International Herald Tribune –
By Seth Mydans BANGKOK: Myanmar’s military junta promised Friday to allow into the country “all aid workers” of any nationality, after three weeks of blocking assistance to cyclone victims, the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki Moon, announced.
UN chief: Myanmar will take relief aid The Associated Press
NEWSMAKER-Senior General Than Shwe, the “old man” of Myanmar Reuters
CNN InternationalBloombergAljazeera.netABC News
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The Southern Ledger

UN says it is ready to step up Myanmar aid

The Associated Press –
GENEVA (AP) – Aid agencies say they are ready to step up relief to cyclone victims in Myanmar following the announcement of new openness by the country.
France to seek UN resolution on aid deliveries if Myanmar doesn’t … International Herald Tribune
Aid agencies up pressure as UN chief visits Myanmar Hindustan Times
PRESS TVThe Associated Press
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All American Patriots (press release)

BURMA: BAN KI-MOON IN FACE-TO-FACE MEETING WITH JUNTA CHIEFS

Agenzia Giornalistica Italia –
(AGI) – Naypydaw (Burma), 23rd May – Having arrived yesterday in Naypydaw – the village in the midst of the dense Burmese jungle which has replaced Yangon (formerly Rangoon) as capital of the Asian state, Ban Ki-moon was at last officially greeted by …
Commentary: How the world is failing Burma Democratic Voice of Burma
Burmese Aid Request Stirs Concerns Washington Post
ChristianTodayBury Free PressBelfast TelegraphThe Age
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Peninsula On-line

NEWSMAKER-Senior General Than Shwe, the “old man” of Myanmar

Reuters –
YANGON, May 23 (Reuters) – A deal between the United Nations and Myanmar to allow foreign aid workers into the cyclone-hit Irrawaddy delta looks like a rare concession from the junta’s top general — if it proves to be true.
NEW: UN chief: All aid workers will be allowed into Myanmar CNN International
Myanmar Junta Drops Ban on Cyclone Relief Workers (Update2) Bloomberg
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TopNews

Thai ties bind Myanmar cyclone relief

Asia Times Online –
By Brian McCartan CHIANG MAI, Thailand – As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bids to play a front-line role in the relief efforts in cyclone-hit Myanmar, members’ respective bilateral policies towards the military regime promise to
UN chief tours two cyclone-hit areas in Myanmar Xinhua
ASEAN chief pushes for transparency ahead of donors’ conference International Herald Tribune
People’s Daily OnlineBangkok PostXinhuaXinhua
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Sabah

National soccer team to resume training next month in cyclone-hit

Xinhua –
YANGON, May 23 (Xinhua) — Myanmar national soccer team will be camped next month to resume training for the forthcoming Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup in India in July after the suspension of it due to deadly cyclone Nargis early
ASEAN, Indonesia and Myanmar Forcing help on Myanmar Economist
Myanmar junta stance on foreign aid a crime – monks Reuters
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Nation Multimedia

Burma is a brutal military regime, not a socialist one

Ottawa Citizen –
In a 1988 coup, Burma’s current military dictatorship replaced the previous Burmese Socialist Programme Party government, whose slogan, the “Burmese Road to Socialism,” Mr.
Hollywood celebrities urge human rights in Myanmar Los Angeles Times
Myanmar military rulers cannot extend Suu Kyi’s arrest: lawyer AFP
Bangkok PostHindustan TimesForbesRTT News
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon lights incense at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon May 22, 2008, before going to view conditions in areas damaged by Cyclone Nargis. (Stan Honda/Pool/Reuters)

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Junta agreement opens door to more Myanmar aid

Reuters – NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (Reuters) – Myanmar’s junta agreed on Friday to admit cyclone aid workers “regardless of nationalities” to the hardest-hit Irrawaddy Delta, a breakthrough for delivering help to survivors, U.N. officials said.

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 23, 2008 at 1:46 pm

World Focus on Burma (22 May 08)

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Javno.hr
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
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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
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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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Javno.hr
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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May 22, 2008 at 5:39 am

World Focus on Burma (20 May 08)

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3 day mourning period observed in Myanmar
NECN, MA –
(NECN) – Myanmar formerly known as Burma is observing a three day period of mourning for victims of that massive cylcone. The national flag is flying at …
Get help to Burmese
Buffalo News, United States –
… include the blowing away of the Myanmar junta. The military dictatorship of the nation formerly (and in some places still) known as Burma has apparently …
Flags at half-mast in Myanmar
Swissinfo, Switzerland –
Historically the military in the former Burma has been suspicious of foreign interference. That distrust deepened since the wave of international outrage …
Newspaper to end supplement that led to seizures in Cambodia
Monsters and Critics.com –
‘The Burma Daily will not appear in The Cambodia Daily again,’ Bernard Krisher, publisher of both newspapers, said while adding that the supplement would …
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Washington Post

Monks from Myanmar march in Cannes Film Festival
Washington Post, United States –
Myanmar’s May 2-3 cyclone left at least 134000 people dead or missing. European Union nations have warned the junta could be committing a crime against …
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Myanmar: International access “inadequate”
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
BANGKOK, 20 May 2008 (IRIN) – More than two weeks after Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar, only 500000 of the estimated 2.4 million people affected have …
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Thai pastor in pleas for cyclone aid
Halesowen News, UK –
So while he awaits news from Pastor Zaw, who has returned home to devastated Myanmar in Burma to search for friends and family, he is appealing to people to …
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Refugees raise funds for Burma cyclone aid
News Sentinel, IN –
The dictatorship, known as the State Peace and Development Council, changed the name of Burma to Myanmar. The dictatorship has been accused of hoarding food …
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UN disaster chief meets Myanmar PM
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –
YANGON- The top United Nations aid official met Myanmar’s prime minister Thein Sein Tuesday in the highest level meeting so far during his visit to the …
ADB considering sending experts to Myanmar
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –
SINGAPORE – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Tuesday it is considering sending experts to Myanmar to assess the cyclone-hit nation’s reconstruction …
Myanmar mourns for 78000 cyclone victims
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar began three days of mourning for some 78000 cyclone victims Tuesday, after its ruling junta appeared to relent to foreign …
Local community organizes for Myanmar assistance
Daily – University of Washington, WA –
This was not approved by any legislature in Burma, so the United States does not recognize it. The name Burma was used during British colonial rule. Myanmar …
Army Commander dispatches aid caravan to Myanmar
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Supreme Army Commander General Boonsarng Niempradit (บุญสร้าง เนียมประดิษฐ) presided over a ceremony to release a caravan of trucks carrying aid to Myanmar. …
Asean Take-up aid work in Myanmar
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
… Irrawady delta to which the Myanmar officials have refused his plea for teams and aircrafts to land from abroad directly to Burma to give speedy releif. …
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Lack of infrastructure and restrictions hamper aid effort
Mizzima.com, India –
“It is impossible for me to visit those [Irrawaddy Delta] areas, so I can only rely on the reports coming from the Myanmar [Burma] Red Cross society,” …
Students design, rally to help Myanmar victims
Stanford Daily, CA –
By Anneke Nelson Burma, a former British colony now called Myanmar, is one of the poorest countries in Asia. On May 2, Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar and killed …
“I’ll never see Rangoon again”
Radio Netherlands, Netherlands –
The Delta is called Burma’s Rice Bowl, because it supplies 60% of the country’s rice. But now 4.5 million acres of rice paddies have been transformed into …
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UK govt still worried as more Burma aid begins
Politics.co.uk, UK –
International development secretary Douglas Alexander says the UK will continue to press Burma on its aid delivery conditions as the south-east Asian …
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Charity worker’s Burma mission
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“The scale of this emergency is difficult to comprehend, despite the news reports that we are getting from Myanmar (Burma). I don’t think I’ll really be ….
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Disasters show value of global health conference
Vancouver Sun, Canada –
“Burma [Myanmar] is a good and topical example of the unfortunate events we’ll be discussing at the conference,” she said in an interview, adding that goals …
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World Bank: no money for tardy Burma
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“The World Bank is not in a position to assist Myanmar (Burma) at this time,” World Bank managing director Juan Jose Daboub said. …
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TopNews

Aid agencies plead for more Australian donations for Burma
The Australian, Australia –
AUSTRALIA’s aid agencies have again urged Australians to open their pockets to help two million Burmese affected by Cyclone Nargis as Burma’s military …
Aid workers welcome Burma aid decision ABC Online
Open wallets for Burma, urges Rudd NEWS.com.au
‘It’s difficult in there. It’s like walking a tightrope’ The Age
Sydney Morning HeraldDispatch Online
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Leprosy Mission supports disabled Burma cyclone victims
ChristianToday, UK –
Buddhists in Cyclone Nargis-hit Myanmar celebrated the Kason festival,… The Leprosy Mission is appealing for donations to support its work with disabled …
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Disaster regimes
Toledo Blade, OH –
The paranoid generals who rule that country, formerly known as Burma, have approached foreign aid in a way that’s irresponsible at best, murderous at worst. …
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CTV.ca

Myanmar cyclone: Burma begins three days of mourning for victims
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By Nick Allen Burma today began three days of official mourning for the victims of Cyclone Nargis as the country’s ruling junta began accepting limited help …
UN Humanitarian Chief in Burma to Boost Cyclone Aid Effort Voice of America
Burma, China and America: Perspective on How Nations Handle … NewsBlaze
UN sees up to 2.5 mln Myanmar cyclone victims Reuters
ReliefWeb (press release)Mizzima.com
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Shippensburg graduate returns to area to gather relief assistance ...
Chambersburg Public Opinion, PA –
She lived in the country of Myanmar, also known as Burma, for the last five years. With her return to this country on Saturday, she is embarking on a …
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Jaro Archdiocese launches fund-raising drive for calamity victims
News Today Online, Philippines –
… Jr. The Archdiocese of Jaro has launched a fund-raising campaign for victims of the separate calamities that have ravaged China and Myanmar (Burma). …
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UN Chief Heads to Cyclone-Stricken Burma
Voice of America –
… that the secretary-general would go directly to the areas hardest hit by Cyclone Nargis when he arrives in Burma – also known as Myanmar – on Thursday. …..
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Myanmar Cyclone Aid Plan Is Based on 2004 Tsunami, Asean Says
Bloomberg –
… head the taskforce that will work with the United Nations and the military rulers of the country formerly known as Burma. Myanmar’s junta declared three …
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Corpus Christi Caller Times

Our opinion: Biofools
Times Record News, TX –
There was a time when Myanmar — then Burma — was the largest rice-exporting country in the world. But decades of mismanagement by an authoritarian military …
Rep. Garcia fends off attacks about campaign contribution Corpus Christi Caller Times
Clean, natural is in again Times Record News
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Burma lets neighbours help out
Toronto Star, Canada –
… who accuse the regional grouping, ASEAN, of appeasing the ruling military junta in order to make business deals in Burma, also known as Myanmar. …
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Business Roundtable Mobilizes Private Sector Response to Urgent …
CSRwire.com (press release) –
(CSRwire) WASHINGTON, DC – May 19, 2008 – Immediately following the cyclone that ravaged Myanmar on May 2 and the earthquake that hit Sichuan China on May …
Donations Continue for Asian Disasters Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription)
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Across the ‘friendship bridge,’ a cold reception
Globe and Mail, Canada –
Here, as in most of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, people live hand-to-mouth, selling fruit and vegetables from stalls or doing menial labour. …

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Myanmar Country Profile
Fact Monster, MA –
The ethnic origins of modern Myanmar (known historically as Burma) are a mixture of Indo-Aryans, who began pushing into the area around 700 BC, …
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Monsters and Critics.com

In photos: ‘Burma Cyclone Aftermath May 19th’
Monsters and Critics.com –
The United Nations said 2.4 million people were still critically short of aid after the storm tore through the Southern Myanmar, and relief agencies warned …
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DEC Myanmar (Burma) Appeal raises £8 million
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
The DEC Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Appeal donation total has reached £8 million and vital aid efforts have now reached over 600000 people. …
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Myanmar cyclone: plan to beat Burmese block on Western aid
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –
By David Blair and Thomas Bell An international relief operation designed to help victims of Burma’s cyclone, exploiting loopholes in the regime’s ban on …
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Alexander Downer backs force to get aid to Burma cyclone victims
NEWS.com.au, Australia –
… translate their solidarity and sympathy into concrete commitments to help the people of Myanmar (Burma) emerge from the tragedy and rebuild their lives. …
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White House: cyclone-hit Myanmar benefit from US aid
People’s Daily Online, China –
“We have had 31 flights into Burma thus far. We’re continuing to deliver emergency relief commodities, including water, blankets, hygiene kits, …
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The Southern Ledger

How hard will neighbors push Burma (Myanmar)?
Christian Science Monitor, MA –
With Western naval ships loaded with aid waiting at their door, and visiting UN diplomats demanding faster rescue and relief, Burma (Myanmar) agreed to …
Myanmar Allows Assistance from Asian Neighbors About – News & Issues
Burma lets neighbours help out Toronto Star
‘ASEAN deal not enough for Myanmar cyclone victims’ Inquirer.net
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CBC.ca

How one family in Burma (Myanmar) reconnected after the cyclone
Christian Science Monitor, MA –
… off by security officials who have stepped up control of the devastated area, and restricted foreigners to Rangoon, the main city in Burma (Myanmar). …
Across the ‘friendship bridge,’ a cold reception Globe and Mail
Cruel Burma regime bans mercy Scotsman
Relatives search Web for images of Burma’s cyclone victims Toronto Star
ReutersChristian Science Monitor
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May 20, 2008 at 10:49 am

Myanmar relents, will allow relief help

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Military junta to permit neighboring countries to over see aid distribution

Survivors of Cyclone Nargis rush to receive donated goods from a monastery outside Yangon on Monday.

updated 4:35 p.m. ET May 19, 2008

YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar’s junta, facing global outrage for spurning international assistance, appeared to relent Monday, saying it would allow its Asian neighbors to oversee the distribution of foreign relief to cyclone survivors.

It also approved a visit by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and prepared to host a meeting of aid donors, while claiming that losses from the May 2-3 disaster exceeded $10 billion.

A three-day official period of mourning was to begin Tuesday for the dead, which numbered more than 78,000, according to official figures. Another 56,000 people are missing.

Conditions, especially in the hard-hit low-lying Irrawaddy Delta, remain precarious for survivors, who face disease, malnutrition and exposure to the elements.

Heavy rain fell again Monday, said the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, noting that such weather can have the benefit of providing clean water for those able to catch the downpour with plastic sheeting.

Remote areas most vulnerable
“However, the rain for many others simply adds to the misery as they look forward to their 18th night in often wretched conditions,” the agency said. “In addition, access to already relatively inaccessible locations is set to remain very difficult.”

The organization remained concerned about the distribution of relief supplies, saying “Reports indicate that in most of the bigger affected townships, basic relief and food is available but much less so in the more remote areas.”

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It added that there seemed to be problems even at some of the temporary relief camps set up by the government: “While significant relief is getting through, there are indications of mounting frustration among many displaced communities.”

Myanmar, responding to entreaties from its Southeast Asia neighbors, promised Monday that it would let them into the cyclone-devastated areas to oversee and help distribute foreign assistance.

In Singapore, an emergency meeting of foreign ministers from the 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed to set up an ASEAN-led task force for distributing foreign aid.

“This mechanism will facilitate the effective distribution and utilization of assistance from the international community, including the expeditious and effective deployment of relief workers, especially health and medical personnel,” said Singapore’s Foreign Minister George Yeo.

Myanmar agreed to open its doors to medical teams from all ASEAN countries, Yeo said. ASEAN member Thailand had already sent teams in, as did non-ASEAN neighbors India and China.

A young victim of Cyclone Nargis stands in line
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A young boy stands in line for food at a monastery outside Yangon.

Myanmar Foreign Minister Nyan Win told the meeting that losses from the cyclone are expected to be “well over US$10 billion.”

ASEAN and the U.N. jointly announced an ASEAN-UN International Pledging Conference to seek some of the needed funding, to be held this Sunday in Yangon.

“The Conference will focus on the needs of those affected by the cyclone, and seek international support and financial assistance for the international humanitarian response to meet the most urgent challenges, as well as longer term recovery efforts,” said their announcement.

U.N. chief arrives Thursday
British Secretary of State for International Development Douglas Alexander welcomed ASEAN’s initiative but add that his government is “continuing to press the Burmese government to accept direct assistance in the affected areas from the UK and other major donors.”

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will arrive in Yangon on Thursday and stay until Friday night, when he will fly to Bangkok. He will return to Yangon on Sunday to co-chair the pledging conference, U.N. spokeswoman Michele Montas said in New York. He will tour the battered delta during his visit, but it is not yet known which officials he will meet.

Earlier, junta leader Senior Gen. Than Shwe refused to take telephone calls from Ban and had not responded to letters from him, Montas said.

John Holmes, the U.N. undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, flew Monday by helicopter to the delta before returning to Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, to meet with international aid agencies, said a U.N. official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak with the media.

But the United Nations said the rest of its foreign staff were still barred from the delta and it described conditions there as “terrible,” with hundreds of thousands of cyclone victims suffering from hunger, disease and lack of shelter.

The world body was seeing “some progress in terms of pipelines starting to come through” but the aid operation was still unsatisfactory,” said Amanda Pitt, a U.N. spokeswoman in Bangkok.

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May 20, 2008 at 4:54 am