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World focus on Burma (14 July 2008)

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Mysterious murder of elderly woman in Rangoon
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – An elderly woman in Burma’s former capital Rangoon was found dead in her residence-cum tailoring shop in Hledan Street in Kamayut Township on …

Thailand’s trafficking shame

United Press International, Asia, China –

These people are forced to enter the trade, often because of poor economic conditions coupled with a lack of local human rights protections. …

A new John Woo Chinese movie, “Red Cliffs” and the profound …

Capitol Hill Blue, VA –

The Modus Operandi of the present junta of military dictators in Burma (Myanmar) is also like that of Mao’s posing as the great strategist Chuko-Liang …

Damaged rice production regions monitored with GIS

Western Farm Press –

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

The boss who sweeps the floor

NW Evening Mail, UK –

It was one of the few organisations to have staff allowed into Burma early after the recent Cyclone Nargis to help organise relief operations, …

Save the Children smash two world records in record time!

Politics.co.uk, UK –

For further information about our work please visit http://www.savethechildren.org.uk *** CHINA earthquake and BURMA cyclone – We`re helping children and their …

A once in a lifetime chance

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia – o

Thirty-three pilgrims, six priests, three mauve nuns – each left a Burma where churches cannot be rebuilt and large gatherings are still outlawed. …

Children give up their beds for ‘Giant Sleepover’ world record attempt

24dash, UK –

The recent cyclone in Myanmar (Burma) and the earthquake in China continue to affect the lives of millions of children. Each night many children in Myanmar …

Benefit Concert in San Francisco on August 2 to Provide Aid for …

U.S. Asian Wire (press release), NJ –

SAN FRANCISCO—(US ASIAN WIRE)— Touched by the destruction left by the cyclone in Burma (Myanmar) and the earthquake in Sichuan province, China, …

Disney Interactive Studios Partners With Music for Relief for …

Business Wire (press release), CA –

… 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 …

Thailand: Refugee policy gets mixed reviews

ReliefWeb (press release), 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. …

Armed Burmese Uprising “Likely Consequence”: Chomsky

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Chomsky said that China, the biggest supporter of the Burmese generals, would likely tolerate the overthrow of the junta. “Maybe even welcome it,” he said. …

Six Burmese Athletes to Compete in Olympics

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By SAW YAN NAING Six Burmese athletes will be sent to Beijing next month for the 2008 Olympic Games, according to the Myanmar Olympic Committee (MOC). …

More Relief Effort Needed: Asean Secretary-General

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Meanwhile, a top UN official in Burma said the biggest challenge in the cyclone-devastated area is how to keep the relief work moving forward. …

Aceh Fishermen Serving Jail Terms in Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“We have a directorate of protection in the Indonesian embassy in Myanmar [Burma] that will follow up any information on Indonesian citizens being detained …

Junta plans to pull strings to win elections

Mizzima.com, India –

… any potential political party or political figures who are really seeking a free and fair election to usher in democracy in Myanmar (Burma),” he said. …

First the storm, then the plague

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

When asked how things are in the Cylone-affected Irrawaddy delta of Myanmar, the first thing that they describe is the flies. Thick clouds of biting flies …

After Buddhist monks, bloggers are second helpful in Burma

OpEdNews, PA –

Buddhist monks have given food and shelter to the cyclone survivors and have raised money, medicine and aid by preaching Dhamma in public to help the people …

Burmese politics: road ahead

Mizzima.com, India –

Burma’s main political opposition, the National League for Democracy, which has opposed every step of the junta’s road map, said it is still undecided …

Poll reveals most Burmese ignorant about constitution

Mizzima.com, India –

Despite the junta’s claim that its draft constitution has been overwhelmingly supported by 92.48 per cent of all eligible voters, a random survey conducted …

What if Thailand Wants ‘Migrant Problems’?

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The media and NGOs usually focus more on “problem” migrant issues, such as work permits, medical care, education of children and human rights. …

High-mindedness didn’t save hostages – ‘hard power’ did

Philadelphia Inquirer, PA –

Before that, the cause du jour was Burma, where a vicious dictatorship allowed thousands of cyclone victims to die by denying them independently delivered …

Agencies Seek to Protect Cyclone Orphans

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Tin Yain, 58, gathers her granddaughters as she narrates how the kids’ parents were killed during the cyclone. With thousands of casualties from the cyclone, a great number of children were orphaned and are now living with their relatives or neighbors that care for them. (Photo: AP)
“The goal is to put in place a mechanism to protect children from neglect, violence, abuse and exploitation,” says a statement from the UN Children’s Fund, …

Cyclone-hit Burma farmers unable to return to fields

ABC Online, Australia –

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

Two months after cyclone, Myanmar farmers still can’t return to fields
Straits Times, Singapore –
KANYINKONE (Myanmar) – MR Kyaw Lwin and his wife stitched together thatch to make a new roof for the bamboo shack they now call home, after their farm was …

The UN and Comrade Bob

Wall Street Journal –

As with Darfur and Burma, the depredations of Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe have become a target of the world’s moral outrage. …

‘Emission cuts will lead to a clean energy economy’

IndiaPost.com, CA –

The cyclone that caused massive devastation in Burma and the extensive floods in Iowa, for instance are linked in the public perception to climate change, …

Nineteen Docs Set for Sundance Support

Indie Wire –

Myo Myint’s dramatic transformation from a soldier of Burma’s junta to a pro-democracy activist; from a tortured political prisoner to a refugee making a …

The tilt towards a new Pan-Asianism

China Post, Taiwan –

It was able to create a Great East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere, which encompassed the whole of Southeast Asia and Burma as well. …

You cannot sow prosperity with seeds of destruction !

Gather.com, MA –

President Bush provided insight into this policy shift when he went on television to offer supportive disaster relief to millions of people in Burma/Myanmar …

Opium poppy fields increasing in North

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Although Burma has 100 times more land planted with poppy, the problem in Thailand is no less serious, he said, citing statistics from other Southeast Asian …

Durban II: trashing human rights

Washington Times, DC –

A recent resolution passed by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate instances where freedom of expression may have discriminated against race or …

‘Resonant and unwavering’

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

You have said the US played a significant role in actions that led to the installation of the Burmese junta back in 1962. What’s the subtext, the background …

Miracle plant’s monstrous potential

Eureka Street, Australia –

The military regime of Burma has ordered poor subsistence farmers to stop growing rice, once a major export crop, and plant Jatropha as biofuel for domestic …

Due in paperback: Obama’s ‘The Audacity of Hope’ and McCain’s ‘Why Courage Matters

Los Angeles Times, CA –
… says character and courage can affect history, profiling activists such as civil rights leader John Lewis and Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Defeating Mugabe

The Herald, UK –

… and the power it hands to those who subvert democracy and human rights. The same two countries last year rejected measures to curb repression in Burma. …

Myanmar Christian tells conference how God is changing lives after …

Dallas Baptist Standard, TX –

By Staff, The Baptist Standard DALLAS–A Christian leader from Myanmar (Burma) told a missions conference in Dallas July 11 that despite the sobering …

Region to practice disaster relief preparation

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

It will set the stage for real emergency response to disasters, such as the recent cyclone that ravaged Burma and left 138000 dead or missing as its ruling ...

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World focus on Burma (5 July 2008)

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Burnham charity cycle ride for Burma appeal

Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News, UK –

Seven cyclists tackled the 85-mile journey for the Myanmar Cyclone Appeal – setting off from Burnham and finishing at Exmouth, on the south coast. …

Myanmar’s plight touches local man

Buffalo News, United States –

… struck by the sight of thousands of trees broken in half and strewn all around the streets of Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

The Menacing Monks Of Myanmar

Strategy Page –

Meanwhile, the military dictatorship in Burma (Myanmar) survived the damage (both domestic and diplomatic) from the recent typhoon. …

Brothers come to aid of Myanmar victims

Times Daily (subscription), AL –

Most people would probably think twice before making a trip to Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma. It’s a region devastated by death, …

Burma charges 14 Suu Kyi supporters

NEWS.com.au, Australia –

Burma has been ruled by the military since 1962. Aung San Suu Kyi, the world’s only Nobel Peace Prize winner currently in detention, has spent most of the …

Delta farmers’ woes continue

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

Meanwhile, the Myanmar Agricultural Development Bank plans to disburse a loan of over 441 million kyat (US $375000) to farmers in Laputta Township. …

BURMA: Scholar to talk

York Daily Record, PA –

… will host a Burmese scholar, who will talk Thursday about human rights in his native country of Burma, officially named the Union of Myanmar. …

Construction sites abandoned in Naypyidaw

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

By MIN LWIN Construction in Burma’s capital, Naypyidaw, is practically at a standstill and many buildings have been left half-built as construction …

Doctors invited to provide free medical care to Myanmar’s cyclone …

Xinhua, China –

Myanmar Medical Association (MMA) has invited doctors in the country to volunteer to provide free medical treatment to cyclone victims in Yangon and …

$10000 for Burma appeal

Fiji Times, Fiji –

Save the Children Fiji collected $10659.97 in its 14-day nationwide appeal to help children affected by Cyclone Nargis that killed thousands of people. …

Chevron’s dilemma over its stake in Myanmar
San Francisco Chronicle, USA –
Tom Lantos, D-San Mateo, that would have revoked a tax benefit for Chevron to pressure the company to divest from Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Burma Imprisons 4 Activists for Campaigning Against Draft Constitution

Voice of America –

By VOA News Burmese authorities have sentenced four opposition members to prison for campaigning against the military government’s new constitution. …

Millennials need to know change happens off-line

Ithaca Journal, 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. …

At UN, of Dressed Dogs and Ban’s Beef, Nigeria Reviewed under …

Inner City Press, NY –

Next stop Myanmar? Pushing loudly for inclusion of Myanmar, or Burma, on the Security Council agenda is the United States, represented at the UN by Zalmay …

Burma: Four opposition activists jailed

Adnkronos International Italia, Italy –

The NLD activists from Taungup, a town in the Arakan state in north-west Myanmar, were transferred from the prison in Taungup to the one in Sittwe, …

Mugabe’s Not Quite Done With Making Zimbabwe’s People Suffer

DigitalJournal.com, Canada –

Perhaps the situation in Zimbabwe has turned out to be just as worse if not anymore worse than the situation in Burma. In Burma, the junta said that the …

Everything that we need costs 40% more

Daily News & Analysis, India –

The major pulses produce are imported from Burma. On the other hand, traders feel oilseed prices will always see a rise as their demand is ever-increasing, …

Faces in a billion

guardian.co.uk, UK –

“Preventing drugs is everyone’s responsibility” reads a propaganda slogan, hinting at the influx of cheap narcotics from nearby Burma. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 5, 2008 at 3:00 am