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World focus on Burma (19 June 2008)

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Cindy McCain visits Vietnam

USA Today –

She has visited Burma — also known as Myanmar — twice. “It’s just a terrible group of people that rule the country, and the frightening part is that their …

World Refugee Day brings cultural events and a ‘celebration of …

IdahoStatesman.com, ID –

Her office has received a consistent stream of Karen people from Myanmar (formerly Burma), the largest group of new arrivals, along with ethnic Nepalis from …

Brown, Sarkozy urge immediate release of Suu Kyi

Hindu, India –

Their letter rebuked the military regime in Myanmar, also known as Burma, for failing to take up sufficient offers of aid. Sarkozy and Brown criticized the …

One monk and three activists arrested by USDA members

Mizzima.com, India –

Chiang Mai – Members of the ‘Union Solidarity and Development Association’ (USDA) raided the National League for Democracy (NLD) party headquarters where …

NLD Members Arrested at Suu Kyi Birthday Celebration

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

In this photo released by the Democratic Voice of Burma, Buddhist monks and nuns along with members of the NLD and supporters of pro-democracy leader Aung …

Burmese militia attacks Suu Kyi supporters

guardian.co.uk, UK –

Pro-government militias in Burma today beat and detained protesters calling for the release of the pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, …

12 detained in Myanmar on Suu Kyi’s birthday

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s ruling military junta detained 12 opposition party members who called for the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu …

Arrested: Volunteers Who Bury the Dead

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Two of those arrested, Lin Htet Naing and Hnin Pwint Wei, are leading members of the All Burma Federation of Students’ Unions. They went into hiding last …

Salt Shortage Adds to Post-Nargis Woes

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By LAWI WENG / SANGKHLABURI Amid worries that Burma’s food security could be at risk if farmers in the cyclone-ravaged Irrawaddy delta don’t start planting …

Rice Accuses Regime of ‘Backtracking’ on Suu Kyi Pledges

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“Rather than risking further unrest in Burma by its unjustified detention of political prisoners and its holding of a rigged referendum in May on a sham …

12 detained after Suu Kyi protest

The Press Association –

… courage and dedication to your people. Your release from house arrest and your freedom to participate in Burma’s political future remain essential.”

Doubting donors withhold Myanmar aid

Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –

The junta’s concession to allow increased access for aid workers and relief shipments came at the end of a three-day mission to Myanmar by UN secretary …

Monks call on EU to bring junta leader to trial

AsiaNews.it, Italy –

Yangon (AsiaNews/Agencies) – The All Burma Monks’ Alliance has called on the European Union to bring charges against strongman Than Shwe before the …

Scientists Fighting Disease with Climate Forecasts

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By RANDOLPH E SCHMID / AP WRITER / WASHINGTON A cyclone wrecks coastal Burma, spawning outbreaks of malaria, cholera and dengue fever. …

Brown and Sarkozy say freedom for Aung San Suu Kyi is “essential”

Monsters and Critics.com –

… longer term reconstruction in Myanmar. ‘The success of the international effort will rely on the actions and conditions set by the Government of Burma,’ …

Ireland: Minister for Foreign Affairs Hosts Launch of Human Rights …

ISRIA (subscription), DC –

The launch was co-organised with Burma Action Ireland, and was attended by Dr Thuang Htun, the Representative for UN Affairs of the Burmese …

The Movie List

Vancouver Sun,  Canada –

MYSTIC BALL, Burma Cyclone Relief Fundraiser, Winner Most Popular Canadian Feature VIFF 06 – The story of filmmaker Greg Hamilton’s journey deep into the …

Burma junta gang hits Suu Kyi birthday rally

Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa –

Pro-junta thugs broke up a rally by supporters of Burma democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, detaining three people among a crowd chanting for her …

UK and France press for Burmese democracy

10 Downing Street (press release), UK –

Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have called for immediate democratic reform in Burma, and the release of pro-democracy activist Aung San …

Did Nargis Baptize Asean?

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The Asean chief’s hard work since the catastrophic cyclone slammed Burma’s delta region in early May is to be recognized, but not the self-congratulatory …

Myanmar monks urge EU to bring junta to war crimes court

EUbusiness (press release), UK –

The All Burma Monks’ Alliance, which claims to have organised mass protests against the regime last September, said Than Shwe should face trial for blocking …

World Refugee Day at a Glance: Where is the Promised Land?

New Liberian, Minnesota –

In Myanmar (Burma) the military junta led by 75-year old Than Shwe continued to crack down on dissidents. The junta suppressed widespread protests led by …

Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader marks 63rd birthday

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s detained, pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi marked her 63rd birthday by offering yellow roses Thursday at Yangon’s …

Suu Kyi supporters make solemn offerings on her birthday

AFP –

YANGON (AFP) — Supporters of Myanmar’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi made solemn offerings to Buddhist monks early Thursday as they marked her …

Burma’s Suu Kyi celebrates birthday in detention

Radio Australia, Australia –

Under Myanmar’s State Protection Law, a person can be held without charge or trial for only up to five years, renewable for up to one year at a time. …

Asia Beat: Jun 18 08

The Asian Pacific Post, Canada –

Mogok, about 1000 km north of Yangon, is the source of the former Burma’s famed “pigeon’s blood” rubies, said to be the world’s finest. …

US marks Aung San Suu Kyi’s birthday, deplores her arrest

Straits Times, Singapore –

… political and civil rights by Burma’s military rulers,’ US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Wednesday, using Myanmar’s former name. …

Unpopular Politics

NeoConstant Journal of Politics and Foreign Affairs, AZ –

It is about denouncing the genocide in Darfur, the oppression in Burma, the human rights violations all across the globe. Force can be necessary to maintain …

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Asian Tribune, Thailand –

… the crises overloading the shoulders of the people of Burma. UN Human Rights Commissioner Ms. Louise Arbor said on June 2, 2008 “in the case of Myanmar, …

Suu Kyi still in eye of the storm as junta bungles cyclone relief

The National, United Arab Emirates –

For the people of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, trampled for more than 40 years by a repressive military regime, Dr Suu Kyi represents their aspirations …

Recipes for success

South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong –

“My father is a refugee from Burma [Myanmar], and so am I,” says Ip Veng Va. “We came to Macau in 1976 and two years later we opened this small noodle shop. …

Coming to America

Park Record, UT –

Burma, also known as Myanmar, has been under the thumb of a militant government accused of suppressing dissent and violating human rights for many years. …

Burma (Myanmar) boots medics, citing no need

Christian Science Monitor, MA –

Bangkok, Thailand – Having led Thailand’s first medical mission last month to cyclone-ravaged Burma (Myanmar), Pichit Siriwan, a doctor, was on standby for …

Burmese farmers face rice shortage

The Press Association –

A United Nations agency has warned that time is running out to help Burma’s cyclone-stricken farmers plant rice for the next growing season. …

Myanmar junta extends Suu Kyi’s detention, earns international …

IBTimes India, CA –

“Myanmar [Burma] is not the only country that promulgates laws to prevent those who pose danger to the State,” it said. “If necessary to guard the …

Is God a cosmic monster?

Houston County News, MN –

CS Lewis In Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, the death toll from a killer cyclone stands at 78000, with 56000 people still missing. …

The US Must Do More for Burma

Huffington Post, NY –

According to the state-run New Light of Myanmar, this suspicious outcome has “washed away” the 1990 election result. It is deeply regrettable that both Ban …

Unseen Burma: An aid worker’s story

BBC News, UK –

By Dr Chris van Tulleken Finally we were on our way. I looked out the helicopter window and reflected on the last three weeks working in Rangoon. …

Churches still offering aid to cyclone victims

Lebanon Daily News, PA –

… they may go directly to http://www.churchworldservice.org/news/gallery/myanmar/index.html or write to Church World Service, Burma Recovery Relief, …

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 18, 2008 at 10:05 pm

World focus on Burma (17 June 2008)

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World Bank Backs ASEAN Aid Team in Burma

Voice of America –

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

Bush neglects Myanmar’s suffering

Daily Hampshire Gazette (subscription), MA –

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

Dictators are second to Americans

Chicago Tribune, United States –

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

Floods and an ‘ark’ state of thought

Christian Science Monitor, MA –

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

Gallaudet community aids deaf cyclone victims

Gallaudet University Inside Gallaudet, DC –

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

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

With Anti-US Propaganda, Amnesty International Mocks Itself

American Chronicle, CA –

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

Foto Musica

Yahoo! Italia Notizie, Italy –

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

Dinner to celebrate refugee success stories

Greater Milwaukee Today, USA –

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

Relief teams work to prevent inundation of farmlands in Irrawaddy …

Mizzima.com, India –

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

Myanmar cyclone survivors holding their own

International Herald Tribune, France –

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

WHO says Myanmar health system back on its feet

Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –

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

Global Temperature Seventh Warmest for Spring, Eighth Warmest for May

Kansas City infoZine, MO –

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

Gov’t Tightens Restrictions on Relief Efforts

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

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

Renew Focus on Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

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

Namibia: Govt Follows Up Red Cross Official’s Deportation

AllAfrica.com, Washington –

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

India at Bangladesh’s democracy

Newstrack India, India –

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

A mercy dash to aid devastated Myanmar

Northern Advocate, New Zealand –

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

Strong typhoon may hit Southern Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge, Vietnam –

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

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

Gant Daily, PA –

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

Myanmar Cyclone Survivors Left Without Shelter, Aid Workers Say

Bloomberg –

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

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

MaximsNews Network, NY –

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

Drug threats from Burma

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

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

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Myanmar farmers fret over post-storm rice harvest

The Associated Press –

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

Junta throws more hurdles into the mix

United Press International, Asia, China –

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

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

Reporters without borders (press release), France –

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

Diesel fuel needed to restart farming

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

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

Burma cyclone: UN tackles dengue threat

guardian.co.uk, UK –

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

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

Medical News Today (press release), UK –

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

Military junta orders foreign medics to leave cyclone-hit areas

AsiaNews.it, Italy –

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

NOAA: Global Temperature Seventh Warmest for Spring, Eighth …

AlaskaReport, AK –

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

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

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

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 17, 2008 at 4:00 am