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World focus on Burma (21 August 2008)

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ASIA: Rock Star’s Expulsion Says No to Child Sex Tourists
Inter Press Service, Italy – By Marwaan Macan-Markar
Likewise, Chinese and Thai tourists are going to the Shan state in Myanmar (Burma) to take advantage of child sex workers,’’ another study by the UN agency …

State media: 5.9-magnitude quake kills 1 in China
The Associated Press –
BEIJING (AP) — A 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted southern China near the border with Myanmar Thursday, killing a woman — one day after another quake damaged …

One dead as two quakes hit NEWS.com.au, Australia –

5.9-magnitude quake hits China The Standard, Hong Kong –

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Thailand: Flooding in Chiang Rai business districts; Chaiyaphum …
Mathaba.Net, UK –
Greatly over the critical level of 2.50 metres following heavy rain in Thailand and Myanmar, overflowing its banks and flooding residential and business …

ACT Situation Report: Myanmar emergency response operation 21 Aug 2008
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
ACT members and partners continue co-ordination between each other and with other non-governmental organisations and UN agencies. …

Tanzanian refugees settle in Ireland
The Press Association –
Last year, Ireland accepted almost 100 refugees from Burma who were living in hillside camps on the border with Thailand. The Tanzania refugees, who are …

Burma Rights Group Says XL, Chubb to Withdraw; Chubb Charges …
Insurance Journal, CA –
The Burma Campaign UK, a human rights group, has issued a bulletin stating that XL and Chubb have separately announced their withdrawals from the Burmese ..

Appreciating the Spirit of India´s Independence Day
American Chronicle, CA –
The landlocked Northeast, which has been surrounded by Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet (china), Burma and Bangladesh, is the home for more than 30 active armed groups, …

Dead-end in Burma for UN envoy
Mizzima.com, India – by Larry Jagan
“The SG has also indicated his intention to return to Myanmar (Burma), when conditions are right, to continue his dialogue with the Myanmar leadership,” a …

Myanmar: “I only lost my home,” says cyclone survivor
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
YANGON, MYANMAR (BURMA), August 21, 2008 – Ma Yi* was one of the fortunate ones: all that she lost was her house, and everything in it. …

More US Regional Engagement Needed
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
In 2003, the US introduced the Freedom and Democracy Act in response to the ruthless attack on Aung San Suu Kyi and her supporters in the central Burmese …

Court charges monk on 10 counts
Mizzima.com, India –
He said ‘even if I did not put on my robe, I am still a monk, it is not necessary to handcuff me, you are violating human rights’, the monk’s sister quoted …

Burma democracy group names insurers on ‘dirty list’
Royal Gazette, Bermuda –
Ace Marine, it added, offered insurance for Burma through its London office. The Burma Campaign, whose aim is to bring democracy to a country currently …

Habeas corpus returns to Burma?
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
(Awzar Thi is the pen name of a member of the Asian Human Rights Commission with over 15 years of experience as an advocate of human rights and the rule of …

International Text Messaging Approved in Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
GSM phones were introduced by Myanmar Post and Telecom in 2002. Despite being more expensive, they’ve quickly become more popular than CDMA and cell phones …

Gambari May Leave Without Seeing Suu Kyi, Than Shwe
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By SAW YAN NAING With one day of his current visit to Burma left, UN Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari has still not met either opposition leader Aung San Suu …

Migrants Flow out of Burma as Economic Woes Deepen

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Some local observers suggested that the steady influx was due to the impact of Cyclone Nargis, which slammed into Burma’s largely agricultural Irrawaddy …

Gambari Fails to Meet with Suu Kyi
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By SAW YAN NAING The United Nations special envoy to Burma failed to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday as scheduled, according to Rangoon sources. …

Solo Protestor and Wife Released
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
During the protest, he demanded the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in a message written on a poster that was hanging around his neck. …

More US Regional Engagement Needed
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
In 2003, the US introduced the Freedom and Democracy Act in response to the ruthless attack on Aung San Suu Kyi and her supporters in the central Burmese …

U Myint Aye to be charged with misappropriating aid
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Aug 21, 2008 (DVB)–Human rights activist U Myint Aye is to be charged with misappropriating relief funds despite the lack of evidence against him, …

Monsoon floods strand 80000 in India’s northeast
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
South Asia’s monsoon season typically runs from June through September, bringing deadly flooding and landslides to India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar (Burma) …

SCR Studios Launches Asian Photo Gallery Web Site Version 2.0
PR Web (press release), WA –
Some upcoming trips that will be incorporated into his online stock include India, Nepal, Myanmar (Burma), Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sir Lanka, Malaysia, …

Tsunami warning system improvements stalled
Phuket Gazette, Thailand –
… provinces should a storm similar to Cyclone Nargis, which devastated Burma’s Irrawaddy Delta region, make landfall and cause a storm surge there. …

UN: UNITED NATIONS BRIEFING AND TV: WEDNESDAY, 20/08/2008 …
MaximsNews Network, NY –
On his third day in Myanmar, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser, Ibrahim Gambari, met with the ministers of Planning and Health with whom he discussed …

Flooding in Chiang Rai business districts; Chaiyaphum prepares
Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –
… of 2.50 metres following heavy rain in Thailand and Myanmar, overflowing its banks and flooding residential and business areas in Mae Sai municipality. …

It’s about time for a fresh look at China
University of North Carolina The Daily Tar Heel, NC –
Unfortunately, that is not the case. Human rights are global rights. What’s good for the Chinese is good for all Zimbabweans, Burmese and Sudanese.

Myanmar: Opposition Leader Misses UN Meeting

New York Times, United States –

The ruling generals in Myanmar, formerly Burma, had thrown a tight security cordon around the state guest house where the envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, …

Myanmar Opposition Concerned About Aung San Suu Kyi’s Health

Bloomberg –

“The government didn’t give an explanation for why she didn’t show up and neither did Mr. Gambari,” Nyan Win said by phone from Myanmar. …

Burma – a genocide of neglect

HUMAN NEED: Pakuranga’s Stuart Corlett with refugee child Tommuang, due to get plastic surgery thanks to Partners Relief and Development. Photo supplied.

Times Online – Auckland, New Zealand –

… Mr Corlett is back in New Zealand on a five-week journey to bring Burma (also known as Myanmar) back into the minds of New Zealanders. …

Global insurers targeted by human rights activists

Lloyd’s List, UK –

HUMAN rights activists are renewing pressure on the global insurance industry and its leading market place, Lloyd’s of London, to reassess its policy on …

Pacific Team Delivers GEOINT in Paradise

DirectionsMag.com, IL –

When Tropical Cyclone Nargis struck Burma on May 2-3, 2008, causing catastrophic damage and killing tens of thousands, these well-prepared virtual partners …

The Military and the Monetary,

Toward Freedom, VT –

Chinese military hardware is shipped regularly to Burma, including the 2005 supply of 400 military trucks to Myanmar’s army. Chinese military exports went …

ASEAN considers observer status for Burma civilian Govt

ABC Online, Australia –

Elected in 1990 but unable to form government he was driven from Burma by the military junta in 1994. “I’ve been out of Burma for nearly 15 years,” he said. …

Daily Times, Pakistan –

The former Burma’s ruling generals threw a tight security cordon round the state guest house where Ibrahim Gambari and the 63-year-old Nobel laureate have …

Thumbs up for Mandela, down for Geldof

OneWorld.net, UK –

A greater proportion of Londoners also voted for Burmese democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi (9 per cent) than any other region. …

Intermountain Catholic, UT –

Aden Batar (back row, second from right) meets in the CCS courtyard with newly arrived refugees from Burma (Myanmar). Most Burmese refugees have spent at …

Johann Hari: John McCain and his secretive plot to ‘kill the UN’

Independent, UK –

For example, the UN is routinely blamed for not intervening in Burma, or Zimbabwe, or Georgia – but the UN has no army of its own; it is only as good as its …

Emergency Appeal update: Myanmar(Burma) Cyclone Nargis response

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

Nargis struck Myanmar (Burma) on May 2-3 and, according to figures supplied by the United Nations in July, killed more than 84530 persons; 53836 are still …

Samantha Power’s Special Pleading

The Plank on TNR.com, DC –

… Chinese fleeing the Mao regime, Asian nationals from Uganda, and the avalanche of human wreckage from Paraguay, Guatemala, Burma, Cambodia, …

PMO: No decision yet on Bnei Menashe

Jerusalem Post, Israel –

The Bnei Menashe, who live in the states of Mizoram and Manipur on the border with Myanmar (formerly Burma) claim to be descendants of a lost tribe of …

Myanmar: UN envoy meets with ministers on third day of visit

UN News Centre –

20 August 2008 – The top United Nations envoy to Myanmar met with the country’s planning and health ministers today to discuss ways to tackle the …

Mwanawasa Leaves Mixed Legacy

Inter Press Service, Italy –

Burma and Somalia, ranked 179th in the Index, are the countries viewed as the most corrupt. Zambia is ranked 68 in the latest index measuring the level of …

The Mislabeled “United Nations Human Rights Council”

Post Chronicle –

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

Two international insurance companies to pull out of Burma

Mizzima.com, India –

“…we strongly condemn all insurers that remain involved in our military junta run country. They help keep the generals in power, and condemn Burma’s 50 ..

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Burma: updated top news (13 June 2008)

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Mirror.co.uk

In Myanmar, a Times reporter worked in secret to cover the story

Los Angeles Times –
One of the boats used by a Los Angeles Times staff writer for an undercover look at conditions in the Irrawaddy River delta is docked at the storm-ravaged village of Pa Dewe Gaw, Myanmar. There, survivors lived in small, leaky shacks pieced together …
UN’s Myanmar appeal only 44 percent funded The Associated Press
Myanmar Cyclone Disaster Appeal Is Only 40% Funded, UN Says Bloomberg
AFPHuman Rights Watch (press release)Toledo BladeABS CBN News
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Myanmar says US aid can’t be trusted

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YANGON, Myanmar – As individuals and aid agencies around the world dig into their pockets for funds to help Myanmar’s cyclone victims, the country’s ruling junta said Friday that such assistance from the United States could not be trusted.


BBC News

Fierce purity and the fate of Myanmar

International Herald Tribune –

Yet for nearly two decades, events in Myanmar (formerly Burma) have revolved around the condition, the policies and most of all the victimization of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, now 62, who has been held under house arrest for 12 of the past 18 years.

RI running out of time to play key role in Myanmar Jakarta Post

Myanmar says detention of democracy leader legal The Associated Press

MerinewsJURISTLabour PartyABC Online

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Earthtimes (press release)

UN warns Myanmar funds appeal short of target

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Queen Elizabeth II, Bill Gates, JK Rowling and a clutch of Hollywood stars have all given generously to help Myanmar’s cyclone victims, but the UN says government donations for its relief effort are falling short.

ASEAN says team to have full access in Myanmar AFP

Myanmar Cyclone Disaster Appeal Is Only 40% Funded, UN Says Bloomberg

Ability Awareness MagazineTODAYonlinePR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)The Associated Press

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Fresh News

UN official says pregnant Myanmar cyclone victims in urgent need …

International Herald Tribune –

AP BANGKOK, Thailand: The cyclone in Myanmar devastated the country’s health sector, leaving as many as 35000 pregnant women in urgent need of proper medical care, a UN family planning expert said.

UN: 35000 pregnant women need care in Myanmar The Associated Press

Burma says no tax taken from aid The Press Association

WBOC TV 16The Associated PressInternational Herald Tribune

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CBC.ca

Volunteers send aid through Burma’s (Myanmar’s) back door

Christian Science Monitor – Jun 11, 2008
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 friend who was calling to urge her to come. For most volunteers hoping to help, Burma seems …
In Burma, A Crime for Civil Society to Provide Relief? AlterNet
Burma will not face food-shortage: Junta minister Mizzima.com
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 13, 2008 at 1:06 am

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 …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 12, 2008 at 4:37 am

World Focus on Burma (11 June 2008)

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(Mizzima) Quote of the day

“This is a critical moment for Myanmar. We have a functioning relief program in place but so far we have been able to reach only about 25 percent of Myanmar’s people in need”

Ban Ki-moon
UN Secretary General

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Foreign aid agencies concerned over Myanmar
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — International aid agencies expressed concern Wednesday over new and complicated guidelines established by Myanmar’s government for …
Myanmar says detention of democracy leader legal
The Associated Press –
She has 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 …
Canada donation helps speed up Burma aid
CBC.ca, Canada –
By Wednesday, the total number of choppers in Burma, also known as Myanmar, rose to 10. Canada paid the cost of shipping the helicopters to the impoverished …
Albright pointing fingers in the wrong direction – again
American Thinker, WA –
She fails to recognize that Burma for many years-including during the Clinton years-had sealed itself off from the rest of the world. …
Six Weeks After Cyclone, Burma Devastation Remains Uncertain
Voice of America –
“Pregnancy and childbirth in Myanmar were already dangerous, before the storm. The destruction of health centers and the loss of midwives have greatly …
Air Bagan to suspend international flights for three months
Mizzima.com, India –

… owned ‘Myanmar Airways International’ (MAI). The flight has been suspended due to the significant decline in the number of travelers visiting Burma, …

Many child survivors traumatised
Mizzima.com, India –
“UNICEF has been advocating with the Government of Myanmar [Burma] to promote family-based care solutions,” Krueger added. Burmese people have large and …
Myanmar junta defends cyclone reaction
Vancouver Sun, Canada –
YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar insisted Wednesday that visas were being granted to aid workers and no food shortages were imminent in an apparent bid to deflect …
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Cyclone-hit Myanmar rejects rice shortage fears
Reuters –
In remarks reported by official media, National Planning Minister Soe Tha rejected warnings that the former Burma’s food security could be “jeopardised” if …
Burma says no tax taken from aid
The Press Association –
The state-owned New Light Of Myanmar newspaper said foreign radio broadcasts had wrongly accused the government of deducting the tax from donations …
Is humanitarian intervention dead?
Foreign Policy (subscription) –
I’m not so sure Burma represents the best test case here. Can we really imagine a Haiti-style intervention in one of the world’s most xenophobic countries? …
Save the Children: Children give up their beds at home as part of …
Politics.co.uk, 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 …
WFP Forbidden to Buy Rice from Local Dealers
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“Some organizations were spreading groundless information such as there was or would be a shortage of rice in Myanmar [Burma],” he was quoted in the …
Burma’s Suu Kyi deserves to be flogged: junta
ABC Online, Australia –
By Southeast Asia correspondent Karen Percy and wires Burma’s military junta has lashed out at detained pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, …
Burmese junta compares repression to UK anti-terror laws
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –
The regime changed the name of the country from Burma to Myanmar in 1989. The remarks came on the same day the House of Commons votes on a controversial …
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 …
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. …
Rice Price Keeps Increasing
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
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 …
Burma denies cyclone aid taxed
Toronto Star, Canada –
The state-owned New Light of Myanmar (Burma) newspaper said foreign radio broadcasts had wrongly accused the government of deducting the tax from donations …
NLD Rejects Referendum Result as ‘Illegal’
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By WAI MOE Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), has dismissed the official result of last month’s constitutional …
Burma junta claims visas granted to 911 disaster relief workers
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
“Altogether 911 persons have been permitted to enter the country from 5 May to 5 June,” said The New Light of Myanmar, a government mouthpiece. …
2008 EU-US Summit Declaration
Journal Chrétien, France –
Separately, we remain deeply concerned at continued repression in Burma/Myanmar as well as the lack of progress toward national reconciliation and a …
Myanmar finally gets 10 helicopters for cyclone relief, says WFP
Earthtimes (press release), UK –
Bangkok – The last of 10 United Nations helicopters needed to deliver food and other emergency supplies to remote areas in Myanmar’s cyclone-devastated …
US ships back from Myanmar
Times Now.tv, India –
The USS Essex group took almost a week to sail away from the former Burma to Laemchabang port in Chonburi province, about 90 km east of Bangkok and will …
Pregnant Women Facing Difficulties In Myanmar
Bernama, Malaysia –
By D. Arul Rajoo BANGKOK, June 11 (Bernama) — Five weeks after the deadly Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar, over one million victims have yet to receive any …
Correction:Dalai Lama donates for Burma’s cyclone victims
Mizzima.com, India –
This is to apologize to our readers about a mistake in a News story ‘Dalai Lama donates for Burma’s cyclone victims’ that we published on June 9, 2008. …
Myanmar tops list in deforestation in world
Merinews, India –
… Karen, Karenni and other ethnic areas, Aung Ngyeh, secretary of Burma Rivers Network, was quoted as saying recently by the Myanmar media in exile. …
Underwear a powerful protest
Leader Post, Canada –
Military leaders in Burma, more recently known as Myanmar, closely follow advisers who practise an ancient form of magic that holds that any contact with …
NLD members released from detention
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Jun 11, 2008 (DVB)–Fifteen National League for Democracy members who were arrested two weeks ago in Rangoon for staging a protest have been released, …
Condemnation pours on Burmese Junta as Suu Kyi’s detention continues
The Cheers, Estonia –
The international media has gloomed on the alienated country soon after the cyclone Nargis had devastating vast areas of Burma , also known as Myanmar …
MaximsNewsWORLD: 11 JUNE 2008
MaximsNews Network, NY –
… and Russia in the United Nations Security Council, who have blocked intervention of various sorts in places like Zimbabwe, Darfur and Myanmar (Burma). …
Government seeks at all cost to control news coming out of …
Reporters without borders (press release), France –
“Zarganar is very well known in Burma. In his sketches and in the blog he has keep since August 2007 (http://zarganar-windoor.blogspot.com/), …
NLD to appeal against Daw Suu’s detention
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Jun 11, 2008 (DVB)–The National League for Democracy will submit an appeal against the extension of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest, the pro-democracy …
Asia’s security threats, real and perceived
ISN, Switzerland –
While concern about Burma/Myanmar and Pakistan was on the rise, those surveyed offered a contrasting dose of “sober optimism” about the threat of the North …
UNDP doctor treats one Myanmar village at a time
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Bogale, Myanmar — Every morning since Cyclone Nargis made landfall, has been getting up at five o’clock. After morning prayers, he starts seeing patients …
Suu Kyi detention ‘legal’, claim
The Press Association –
A state-controlled newspaper has said Burma’s military rulers are breaking no laws by holding pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest for a …
Myanmar Denies Tax-cut On Forex Donations For Cyclone Victims
Bernama, Malaysia –
YANGON, June 11 (Bernama) — Myanmar has denied making deduction from foreign exchange currency donation for cyclone victims, saying that such donations …
Myanmar says democracy leader’s detention is legal
The Associated Press –
She has 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 …
Experts to gauge cyclone survivors’ needs
Boston Globe, United States –
The UN estimates more than 1 million cyclone survivors, like these children in Burma’s Irrawaddy Delta, still need help. (KHIN MAUNG WIN/AFP/Getty Images) …
Myanmar junta says Suu Kyi deserves to be flogged
Reuters –
YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military junta said on Wednesday that detained opposition leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi deserved to be …
Multilateral Team Heads for Cyclone Zone; 18 Survivors Arrested
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By AP / RANGOON A major multilateral operation has been launched to assess the needs of Burma’s cyclone survivors in a sign the military regime is finally …
Euro To Join Dollar As Trade Currency For Asian Clearing Union …
AHN –
Bangladesh and Burma, officially known as Myanmar, joined the forum as the sixth and the seventh members in 1976 and 1977 respectively. …
Myanmar’s Junta Frees 15 Detainees
New York Times, United States –
The junta is also facing international criticism for refusing to accept many offers of international assistance after Myanmar, formerly Burma, was struck by …
Yuma-based Marines find new uses for Harriers
Yuma Sun, AZ –
“Considering the Burmese government’s requirement for everyone to have a passport and our location off the coast of Burma, the Harriers were the only …
Burma/Myanmar: Charity helps as Burma suffers again
Aid to the Church in Need (press release), Australia –
By John Newton and Eva-Maria Kolmann A LEADING Catholic charity has offered more urgent help after survivors of the Burma cyclone were hit by a second …
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Mid County Chronicle, TX –
SOUTHERN GOSPEL BURMA-MYANMAR BENEFIT CONCERT, featuring Brian Free and Assurance, 7 pm June 14 at the Jefferson Theater, 345 Fannin St. Advance tickets $12 …
Cyclone Nargis update: 9 Jun 2008
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Rome, 9 June 2008 – WFP continues to make progress in reaching victims of Cyclone Nargis which struck Myanmar on 2 and 3 May 2008. …
Cyclone fish are ‘eating corpses’
Metro, UK –
Devastated families in Burma have refused to tuck in to fish after claims that some were found to have human fingers and pieces of jewellery in their …
Myanmar junta releases political activists arrested at Suu Kyi …
JURIST –
[JURIST] Fifteen members of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) were released from custody Monday, two weeks after their arrests at a …
Ban Ki-Moon´s leadership effort boosts UN public diplomacy
American Chronicle, CA –
In visiting Myanmar, it is rumored within international aid circles, Ban´s barefoot walk to the Shwe Dagon Buddhist temple altar impressed the Burmese Junta …
In Burma, A Crime for Civil Society to Provide Relief?
AlterNet, CA –
BANGKOK, Jun 9 (IPS) – The detention of a prominent comedian in Burma points to an ominous turn of events in the military-ruled country. …
UN Rights Council Discusses Human Rights In Burma
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –
The Human Rights Council discussed follow-up to the Special Session on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. Tomas Ojea Quintana, the Special Rapporteur …
1st large-scale aid missions fan out across Burma’s cyclone zone
AOL Canada, Canada –
Cyclone Nargis killed more than 78000 people in impoverished Burma, also known as Myanmar. More than 58000 are still missing and unaccounted for. …
Burma – UN Report on Human Rights
US Department of State, DC –
The United States appreciates the recent report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Burma, which compiles important evidence of continuing …
1st large-scale aid missions fan out across Burma’s cyclone zone
CBC.ca, Canada –
Cyclone Nargis killed more than 78000 people in impoverished Burma, also known as Myanmar. More than 58000 are still missing and unaccounted for. …
Cyclone must not overshadow push for change in Myanmar: EU
AFP –
“I believe that the ASEAN countries can actually assert a very important influence on the Burmese (Myanmar) junta and this is why the European Union is …
Refugee: ‘I feel I’m supposed to be here’
Greenville Daily Reflector, NC –
Aung Lin was born in Burma, or Myanmar, as the current government calls it, one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia. There, ethnic minorities live in …
Asia and the west differ on indifference and compassion
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
The two recent natural disasters in Burma and China have put this idea to a severe test. China has not fared too badly, largely because its government was …
School pupils give cyclone aid
Auckland stuff.co.nz, New Zealand –
Children at St Heliers School have collected money to help those in Myanmar suffering the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. At a May assembly the school …
Today’s Overview of Leading News & Views – 10 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 …
Sight of Myanmar’s cyclone damage unspeakable — RP team
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
… Myanmar. Amid stringent restrictions to foreign aid workers in the cyclone-ravaged country, the 30-member Philippine humanitarian mission sent to Burma …
Grade five students help disaster victims in Asia
Northern News Services (subscription), Canada –
“I was listening to the radio, ‘cause my mom turns it on every morning, and I heard that there was a cyclone in Burma,” said Ibey. “I thought about it, …
Dalai Lama donates for Myanmar cyclone victims
Merinews, India –
Despite the Myanmar military junta’s dismissive attitude towards aid pouring in from across the world for victims of the killer Cyclone Nargis, …
Detained Suu Kyi supporters see light of day
Independent Online, South Africa –
Yangon – Myanmar/Burma has released 15 supporters of detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi who were arrested last month as they marched to her house …
USDA sees Myanmar rice crop even smaller in ’08/09
Reuters –
The cyclone hit hard in Myanmar, also known as Burma, and its Irrawaddy delta region, which produces a third of the country’s rice crop. …

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June 11, 2008 at 2:21 pm

World Focus on Burma (7 June 2008)

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Try military skills on humanitarian goals
New Mexican, NM –
But there was a spot of brightness in the tragedy that left 78000 people dead and 56000 more missing: The oppressors of the land once known as Burma are …
Their mission of mercy to secretive land
Florida Times-Union, FL –
… once known as Burma. The refugees have their own service at the church at 1 pm on Sundays. Thompson, 56, and his wife traveled to Myanmar this spring, …
International Aid’s eyes in Myanmar see vast need
MLive.com, MI –
During his trip, Enriquez focused on building relationships with organizations already stationed in and around Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …
UN rights envoy pushes Burma on prison killings
Radio Australia, Australia –
Burma has denied reports that its soldiers shot dead a number of prison inmates during last month’s cyclone. In his report to the UN Human Rights Council, …
Burma vote relied on imaginary numbers
Lebanon Daily News, PA –
Burma (called Myanmar by its military) has a population of 42 million or so. The Burmese government says that 27 million Burmese are over 18. …

Burma: Dictators, disasters and consequences

China Post, Taiwan –

While the world community has literally pleaded with the junta to accept humanitarian relief, the military rulers of the country they call Myanmar, …

Drop ’em in the name of peace

Western Star, 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 …

Burma Arrests Celebrity Critic Who Organized Cyclone Relief

Washington Post, United States –

The state-owned New Light of Myanmar newspaper, meanwhile, lashed out at “unscrupulous” elements that it said were exaggerating the problems in the delta. …

Charities persevere in unfriendly neighborhoods

Georgia Straight, Canada –

When a cyclone tore through the south of Burma (also known as Myanmar) in May, the country’s ruling military junta was hammered for refusing to allow …

Burma condemns foreign media reports

Radio Australia, Australia –

… of Myanmar, accuses self-seekers of Faking video footage of the destruction and selling it to foreign media who have used it to harm Burma’s image. …

Myanmar police fired on prisoners during cyclone: UN rights report

JURIST –

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) (AAPP) [advocacy website] estimated that 36 prisoners were killed and 70 were injured [AAPP press …

UN says cyclone relief aid moving to Myanmar, but not enough

TopNews, India –

New York – Myanmar’s military government has provided entry visas to 180 UN relief workers and authorized other international staff to provide assistance to …

Myanmar’s leaders have politicised aid effort: Amnesty

Hindu, India –

The article Myanmar’s cyclone crisis and India’s aid by PS Suryanarayana published in The Hindu on 30 May 2008 quotes India’s Minister of State Jairam …

UN Rights Envoy Pushes Burma on Aid, Prisoners

The Epoch Times Ireland, Ireland –

An Indian staffer at the Myanmar embassy removes placards pasted by protesting Burmese in exile outside the Myanmar Ambassador’s residence after a protest …

Cyclone Nargis leaves death, destruction and deep emotional scars

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

Please pray for the millions of people affected by Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (Burma) and help ensure basic necessities such as food, clean water and shelter …

Volunteer holds free film shows

The Daily Yomiuri, Japan –

… very quiet spontaneously began talking about how the film had sparked nostalgic memories of the time he spent in Burma, which is now called Myanmar. …

UN: Myanmar prison shootings should be probed

The Associated Press –

Tate Naing of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) put the death toll at 40, based on several reports the group received about the …

Cyclone destroys trees in Myanmar’s main city

The Associated Press –

Under British rule, Burma — as the country was then called — was one of the wealthiest in Southeast Asia and the region’s biggest producer of timber and …

UN expert calls for probe into Myanmar prison deaths

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

The most detailed account so far has come from a Thailand-based organization of Myanmar exiles, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), …

UN rights envoy pushes Myanmar on aid, prisoners

Reuters –

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, June 6 (Reuters) – The UN human rights expert for Myanmar urged the ruling junta on Friday to investigate reports that its …

Volunteer holds free film shows

The Daily Yomiuri, Japan –

… very quiet spontaneously began talking about how the film had sparked nostalgic memories of the time he spent in Burma, which is now called Myanmar. …


The Associated Press

Cyclone destroys trees in Myanmar’s main city

The Associated Press –

Under British rule, Burma — as the country was then called — was one of the wealthiest in Southeast Asia and the region’s biggest producer of timber and …

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June 7, 2008 at 2:14 am

Burma: Updated top news (7 June 2008)

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Mirror.co.uk

Cyclone: disease spreads through Burma

Independent Online –
Bangkok – Dysentery, typhoid and other diseases are spreading through Myanmar’s notorious Insein Prison after Cyclone Nargis destroyed inmates’ food supplies, a Thailand-based watchdog said on Friday.
UN envoy pushes Myanmar on prisoners Reuters South Africa
Myanmar police fired on prisoners during cyclone: UN rights report JURIST
The Epoch Times IrelandThe Associated PressPR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)
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The Southern Ledger

International Aid’s eyes in Myanmar see vast need

MLive.com –
During his trip, Enriquez focused on building relationships with organizations already stationed in and around Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. “Our strategy is not to be on the ground, but to look for capable organizations that would be the ones to …
Myanmar Junta Begins Evicting Cyclone Victims From Shelters New York Times
With more access, more progress in Myanmar, says CARE worker Atlanta Journal Constitution
The Associated PressIndian CatholicGrand Haven TribuneThe Associated Press
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Myanmar junta slams citizens over cyclone report

A family looks for traces of their house, on a marooned embankment, in the village of Pay Kunhnasay in the Kawhmu township, Myanmar, May 30, 2008. (Aung Hla Tung/Reuters)

Fri Jun 6, 8:14 AM ETYANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s junta attacked “unscrupulous” citizens and foreign media on Friday for presenting a false picture of the devastation left by….



Voice of America

Myanmar’s leaders have politicised aid effort: Amnesty

Hindu –

The article Myanmar’s cyclone crisis and India’s aid by PS Suryanarayana published in The Hindu on 30 May 2008 quotes India’s Minister of State Jairam Ramesh as having “saluted the people and the Government of Myanmar for their resilience and fortitude …

Amnesty Accuses Burma of Human Rights Abuses Since Cyclone Nargis Voice of America

Rights group: Myanmar exchanging food for labor The Associated Press

ABC OnlineDigitalJournal.comThe Irrawaddy News Magazine

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National Post

Myanmar Junta Begins Evicting Cyclone Victims From Shelters

New York Times –

By THE NEW YORK TIMES LABUTTA, Myanmar – Within a week of the storm that flooded the delta here last month with waves as high as 20 feet, the monasteries in this village were swarming with 14000 people who had lost their families, homes and livelihoods …

US military copters still ready to help Myanmar The Associated Press

With more access, more progress in Myanmar, says CARE worker Atlanta Journal Constitution

ReutersRadio NetherlandsThe Associated PressNew York Times

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US military copters still ready to help Myanmar

Fri Jun 6, 4:16 PM ET
U.S. soldiers from Marine Aircraft Group 36 adjust flags on a cargo of UNICEF aid after loading it onto a cargo plane for cyclone victims in Myanmar, Friday, June 6, 2008, in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia.  The plane was due to fly the aid first to Thailand from where it would be flown into Yangon.  (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

YANGON, Myanmar – The U.S. military said Friday it is keeping 22 helicopters on standby in case Myanmar’s ruling junta reverses its rejection of such help for cyclone victims, saying the aircraft could ferry emergency supplies to most survivors within three days.

US offers helicopters to Myanmar as navy ships leave AFP

Organization heads to Myanmar to aid survivors The Coloradoan

Voice of AmericaChicago TribuneNewsdayThe Associated Press

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BBC News

Burma condemns foreign media reports

Radio Australia –
Burma’s state-run media has strongly condemned foreign media reports of the devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis. An article in the state daily, The New Light of Myanmar, accuses self-seekers of Faking video footage of the destruction and selling it to …
The right to food in Myanmar Radio Netherlands
Burma hits out at cyclone reports BBC News
France24Bangkok PostNewsBlazeRadio Australia
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June 7, 2008 at 1:38 am

World focus on Burma (6 June 08)

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Let’s Go! June 6 and Beyond

Beaumont Enterprise, TX –

SOUTHERN GOSPEL BURMA-MYANMAR BENEFIT CONCERT, featuring Brian Free and Assurance, 7 pm June 14 at the Jefferson Theater, 345 Fannin St. Advance tickets $12 …

Myanmar Calls Media Coverage of Cyclone ‘Distorted’

TransWorldNews (press release), GA –

Myanmar ’s ruling military junta lashed out Friday at media coverage of the May 2 cyclone that devastated the country, formerly known as Burma . …

junta says cyclone damage exaggerated

Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

The regime changed the country’s name from Burma to Myanmar in 1989. “The people who are in touch with the situation feel that the despicable and inhumane …

Thousands of Children Orphaned By Nargis

Inter Press Service (subscription), Italy –

… children he met when he rushed to the ravaged area soon after the worst natural disaster in Burma (or Myanmar) stuck in the early hours of May 3. …

Comparisons are odious. – John Fortescue, De Laudibus Legum …

Spot-On –

Furthermore, Burma initially rejected all foreign aid. Mr. Bush only rejected aid from Cuba. Of course, both Mr. Bush and Mr. Than knew in advance of the …

Junta in Burma Attacks Media for Cyclone Coverage

FOXNews –

RANGOON, Burma — Calling coverage of the aftermath of a devastating cyclone distorted, the military junta of Burma — also known as Myanmar — lashed out at …

BURMA: Nargis Victims Forced From Camps

IPS, Italy –

The junta in Burma, or Myanmar, has forced cyclone victims out of temporary shelters, confiscated aid, and come in the way of assistance to the victims from …

Myanmar: Donors responding to border food crisis

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

During the last few months the Thailand Burma Border Consortium has been appealing for attention to a pending crisis for over 140000 Burmese refugees along …

Benefit Aids Myanmar Cyclone Victims

Webster Kirkwood Times, MO –

But when a natural disaster once again struck the Pacific Rim on May 3 — this time a cyclone that ravaged Myanmar, also known as Burma — Aerne felt a more …

Cyclone: disease spreads through Burma

Independent Online, South Africa –

Bangkok – Dysentery, typhoid and other diseases are spreading through Myanmar’s notorious Insein Prison after Cyclone Nargis destroyed inmates’ food …

Burmese Rulers Criticize Foreign New Outlets of Airing False …

Voice of America –

An editorial in the state run newspaper, New Light of Myanmar, accused “self-seekers” of filming “made-up stories” in storm-affected areas in the Irrawaddy …

Burma sprays foreign media over ‘despicable’ cyclone reports

ABC Online, Australia –

The latest tirade in the Government mouthpiece New Light of Myanmar (Burma) newspaper came as the junta tries to convince the world that it has the relief …

Myanmar junta slams citizens over cyclone report

Reuters –

… which also severely restricts international media access to the former Burma. The New Light of Myanmar accused foreign media of running “groundless news …

Burma Cyclone Survivors Open to Gospel Amid Relief Efforts

Christian Post –

… teams were finding an “incredible openness” to the Gospel among non-Christian survivors in largely Buddhist Burma – officially known as Myanmar. …

Myanmarese protest in New Delhi, demand Suu Kyis freedom

Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Equipped with paints and brushes, around 35 protesters painted the gates and walls of the embassy with words ‘Free Burma’, ‘Free Aung San Suu Kyi’. …

Junta slams citizens over cyclone reports

elEconomista.es, Spain –

… which also severely restrictsinternational media access to the former Burma. The New Light of Myanmar accused foreign media of running”groundless news …

School accepting children of illegal foreign workers

Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

A school in Samut Sakhon province is offering room for Myanmar children to study. It’s an attempt to help these children have a better future than their …

Little Myanmar in Thailand

Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Back in Burma we got only 2000 to 3000 kyats or 60 to 70 Thai baht, which is impossible to live on. Yes, I am married, but having a child is impossible and …

Organization heads to Myanmar to aid survivors

The Coloradoan, CO –

They plan to be in Myanmar for seven days with two medical volunteers to asses the needs of the cyclone survivors and will then prepare to ship a container …

Food Prices: Hunger Strikes

TIME –

… into producing biofuels; and crop failures from freak weather, including droughts in Australia and Europe and last month’s cyclone in Burma (Myanmar). …

UN envoy pushes Myanmar on prisoners

elEconomista.es, Spain –

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations human rights expertfor Myanmar urged the military junta on Friday to investigatereports that its …

Rights Groups Report Post-Cyclone Abuses

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By WAI MOE Burmese and international human rights groups have accused Burma’s ruling junta of committing serious rights violations in the wake of Cyclone …

No boys on the battlefield

Ottawa Citizen,  Canada –

“The most notable offender remains Myanmar (Burma), whose armed forces, engaged in long-running counter-insurgency operations against a range of ethnic …

EU: Rethinking the arms exports code

ISN, Switzerland –

… China are now included in armored vehicles supplied to the Democratic Republic of Congo, North Korea, Sudan and the military regime in Myanmar (Burma). …

Cyclone Nargis: Burmese junta claims media is making up horror stories

guardian.co.uk, UK –

The government mouthpiece, the New Light of Myanmar daily newspaper, accused foreign media of misleading the international community to make it appear the …

Exiled Burmese Monk Lambastes Junta

New America Media, CA –

The world community has been watching in shock and amazement as Burma’s military government continues to watch the victims of Cyclone Nargis starve while …

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Javno.hr

Cyclone: disease spreads through Burma

Independent Online, South Africa –

Bangkok – Dysentery, typhoid and other diseases are spreading through Myanmar’s notorious Insein Prison after Cyclone Nargis destroyed inmates’ food …

UN Rights Envoy Pushes Burma on Aid, Prisoners The Epoch Times Ireland

UN rights envoy pushes Myanmar on aid, prisoners Reuters

UN envoy pushes Myanmar on prisoners Reuters South Africa

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Boston Globe

junta says cyclone damage exaggerated

Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

The regime changed the country’s name from Burma to Myanmar in 1989. “The people who are in touch with the situation feel that the despicable and inhumane …

Myanmar Calls Media Coverage of Cyclone ‘Distorted’ TransWorldNews (press release)

Myanmar arrests activist as US aid ships leave Reuters UK

Cyclone Nargis leaves death, destruction and deep emotional scars ReliefWeb (press release)

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The Southern Ledger

Weather stalls Burma relief work

The Times, South Africa –

BANGKOK – Seven helicopters set to fly to Yangon today to join the relief effort for cyclone victims in Myanmar have been delayed because of bad weather, …

Myanmar Delays Aid Helicopters Flying, UN Relief Official Says Bloomberg

UN may get choppers to Burma, US Navy pulls out Bangkok Post

Junta in Burma Attacks Media for Cyclone Coverage FOXNews

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Burma slams foreign media over ‘despicable’ cyclone reports

ABC Online, Australia –

The government mouthpiece New Light of Myanmar lashed out at “self-seekers exploiting storm victims,” who they said were “shooting video films featuring …

Top Burmese comedian nabbed The Times

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Factories Turn to Refugee Workers

Wall Street Journal –

… influx of refugees from Myanmar. Since January, the Swift plant has hired more than 200 workers from the Southeast Asian country, also known as Burma. …

Another casualty of the cyclone: Asia loses one of its last …

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

Under British rule, Burma _ as the country was then called _ was one of the wealthiest countries in Southeast Asia and the region’s biggest producer of …

Prayer to feed the hungry

Christian Science Monitor, MA –

Wars and the disruption of local economies by destructive storms, such as the cyclone that hit Burma (Myanmar), drought, and so on – along with the higher …

Myanmar Relief Continues Amid Difficulties, Hundreds Open to Christ

Christian News Wire (press release), DC –

YANGON, Myanmar (Burma), June 5 /Christian Newswire/ — Gospel for Asia/Believers Church relief teams in Myanmar (Burma) ministering among the battered …

Choir to entertain at relief concert

Independent and Free Press, Canada –

All proceeds from the concert will go to relief efforts in China and Burma (Myanmar). Tickets are available at The Freckled Lion Bookstore, 56 Main St. S., …

Desolation in Myanmar

Atlantic Free Press, Netherlands –

by Brian McAfee In the aftermath of a major natural disaster, the ongoing tragedy that is playing out in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is unnecessary …

Disaster Lurks On Our Doorstep, And Americans Shrug!

OpEdNews, PA –

By AMANDA RIPLEY The recent earthquake in China and the cyclone in Burma, not to mention the battery of tornadoes and wildfires ripping through the US this …

Burmese comedian Zarganar held for helping cyclone victims

Times Online, UK –

… the disaster and the aid effort that has followed – the way that it threatens the totalitarian rule of Burma’s junta and its leader, General Than Shwe. …

US says disaster officials still waiting to help victims of …

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

AP WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States said Thursday that US disaster specialists are still waiting in Thailand for permission to enter neighboring Myanmar …

Global Editorial Roundup

Spartanburg Herald Journal (subscription), SC –

Has the military government of Myanmar (Burma) really opened its doors to humanitarian aid workers from abroad? More than three weeks after a devastating …

Burma one month on: Aid getting through but thousands of children …

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

Please donate now to our Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Appeal. We urgently need your help to rebuild these children’s lives. By Emergency:

Government earmarks 150000 euro in aid to China, Burma/Myanmar

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

The Bulgarian government will provide financial aid to China and Burma/Myanmar to mitigate the damages from the natural disasters that hit the two countries …

Bulgaria to provide 100000 euro humanitarian aid to China

Xinhua, China –

Meanwhile, the Bulgarian government will also aid Myanmar, which was hit badly by the Nargis Cyclone, with 50000 euro for the relief efforts. …

Interview with Barry Scott Zellen: Arctic Lessons

Global Politician, NY –

BSZ: The junta in Burma and the Chinese Communist Party aren’t so very different in their mindset from the military governments that governed Alaska early …

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June 6, 2008 at 2:55 am