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World focus on Burma (22 September 2008)

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Burmese women’s group in exile concerned about Nilar Thein
Mizzima.com, India –
… to the United Nations Security Council to intervene in Burma’s political crisis and urged them to take a stronger stand against Burma’s ruling junta. …

Event: Salman Rushdie and Acclaimed Authors Join Burmese Monks One ...
MarketWatch –
On Tuesday, September 23, at 7 pm, renowned authors, journalists, and human rights experts will join Burmese monks on the anniversary of the military’s …

Building peace and security through democracy
Manila Times, Philippines –
Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League of Democrat stood up for democracy in Burma’s 1988 elections and won overwhelmingly—and until today she remains …

Burmese currency notes used to demand Suu Kyi’s freedom
Mizzima.com, India –
Activists have launched a campaign for the freedom of the Burmese democracy icon and Noble Peace Laureate by writing: ‘May Daw Aung San Suu Kyi be free as …

Commentary: Burma’s collective action problem
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Particularly pertinent for the pro-democracy movement are the combined repressive activities of the Swan Arr Shin and USDA – the pro-junta militia. …

Daw Suu’s appeal finalised
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 22, 2008 (DVB)–Detained National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s appeal against her house arrest is to be submitted to Naypyidaw …

Americans concerned about loss of world standing: poll
AFP –
… Washington to take a new tack in foreign policy by talking to enemies like the leaders of Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Myanmar (Burma), Hamas and Hezbollah. …

Burma tests Chinese milk powder in laboratories
Mizzima.com, India –
“But so far, I have not seen the government making any kind of announcement to avoid the use of milk powder, though the New Light of Myanmar carried a few …

Alliance into the 21st century
The Australian, Australia –
… I believe it is incumbent on the US to stand with those who struggle for freedom, whether it is Aung San Suu Kyi’s non-violent resistance in Burma or …

Burma / China / Côte d’Ivoire
Freemuse, Denmark –
2008 is the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which protects freedom of expression under Article 19.

Burma Tops US Agenda at Upcoming UN General Assembly
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… will make it a point to seek cooperation of the international community to help in the restoration of democracy in Burma and protection of human rights. …

Religious freedom hanging in the balance in Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
With specific reference to the monk-led protests of 2007, the report calls out the generals on their attempt to “systematically restrict efforts by Buddhist …

Jolie-Pitt Foundation Gives $1m to Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch (press release) –
Human Rights Watch has long called for a return to civilian rule and a genuine political dialogue that includes Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Web Sites Back Online, but Fears of Further Attacks Remain
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Burma currently has three ISPs—the state-run Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), which operates Myanmar Info-tech; the semi-government-owned Myanmar …

Taking a Deep Breath
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
I took on this assignment in May 2006 as Under Secretary General for Political Affairs, but I was not designated as special advisor on Myanmar [Burma] until …

Rohingya Group Jailed for Seeking Work in Rangoon
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Burma’s Rohingya minority are prohibited from travelling outside Arakan State and are further marginalized by other discriminatory regime laws. …

Afghanistan, Belarus, Indonesia and Seven Other Countries …
The Cutting Edge News, DC –
In addition, the following countries designated in 2006 should remain as CPCs: Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Uzbekistan. …

Mbeki: The last of a dying breed
Thought Leader, South Africa –
It is a time when the citizens of the world — from the US to the UK, Burma to Zimbabwe, the Muslim world to the rest of the African continent — are …

Searching for Track II
Mizzima.com, India –
And perhaps even more significantly, NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi refused to meet with Gambari, apparently in a show of discontent with the progress of the …

UN challenges to help Asia’s displaced
Radio Australia, Australia –
There are an estimated eight-million people in Asia, displaced this year by conflict and natural disasters like Burma’s Cyclone Nargis and China’s Sichuan …

Health agencies fear poison milk may enter Burma
Radio Australia, Australia –
“In all the countries in our region including Myanmar, we are actively working with the ministries of health and others to promote exclusive breast feeding. …

Fox-Davies Capital: Fox-Davies Capital Monday News Wrap
Proactive Investors UK, UK –
UK AIM listed D1 Oils and BP have been active in various regions in India, whilst Burma’s Junta issued a mass cultivation initiative to reach up to 3.25m …

Burmese dictators launch cyberwars
IT Examiner, India –
By Examiner Staff @ Monday, September 22, 2008 9:04 AM Exiled dissidents running web sites attacking the ruling Burmese junta have been subjected to a …

Human rights the loser at UN — report
Business Day, South Africa –
… funders of UN programmes, they have suffered defeats on Kosovo, Burma, Sudan and Zimbabwe in the past year and lost control of the Human Rights Council. …

Is Sri Lanka China’s Georgia?
Groundviews, Sri Lanka –
… and food security, climate change and global warming, humanitarian responses to flooding in Bihar and Haiti and Burma, Russia’s invasion of Georgia. …

Monks jailed, disrobed for challenging junta
Human Rights Tribune, Switzerland –

They are among the 1004 political prisoners who have been arrested in Burma, or Myanmar, since the protests, the largest number detained in nearly two …

Mbeki’s Legacy
Wall Street Journal –
At the UN, his diplomats worked with China to prevent a debate on human rights abuses in Burma. South Africa’s intelligence minister visited Iran last year, …

Eight million displaced this year in Asia
Radio Australia, Australia –
They’re among an estimated eight million people in Asia, displaced this year by conflict and natural disasters like the cyclone in Burma and China’s Sichuan …

Dark Burmese days
guardian.co.uk, UK –
Fearful of further unrest during the anniversary of the saffron revolution, the junta appears to be doing its utmost to continue silencing Burmese media. …

Burmese refugees have right to phone home

Bangkok Post- ……refugees who have escaped persecution by the criminal rulers of their country have every right to call home to their friends and advise them on how to resist …..

What if India were not partitioned?
The News International, Pakistan –
Many Indians fantasize about such a nation, stretching from Iran to Burma, from the Middle East to the Far East, and the maps of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak …

Campaigning Harper hands off UN speech to envoy
Canada.com, Canada –
Political clout is also useful in the promotion of what has become one of Canada’s most important diplomatic roles – highlighting Iran’s poor human rights …

Reporters on the Job
Christian Science Monitor, MA –
Journalism 101: To report today’s story about secret Burmese schools, correspondent Anand Gopal went deep into the jungle along the Thailand-Burma (Myanmar) …

Burma’s secret schools of dissent
Christian Science Monitor, MA –

By Anand Gopal | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor Mae Sot, Thailand; and Rangoon, Burma – Deep in the Thai jungle bordering Burma (Myanmar), …

The Burmese Junta looks to the stars
Human Rights Tribune, Switzerland –
Burma became Myanmar and the names of many towns changed too. They imposed these changes at the UN, just as the Khmer Rouge had done changing Cambodia into …

Thai-Based Website Believes Burma Behind Denial of Service Attacks
RedOrbit, TX –
The military junta is determined to prevent the flow of information in and out of Burma. The attack will only make us more determined to focus on our …

Dissident websites crippled by Burma
Times Online, UK –
The attacks coincided with the first anniversary of the “saffron uprising” — ten days of mass demonstrations by Buddhist monks and student activists that …

UPI NewsTrack TopNews
United Press International –
… Singapore, Malaysia, Burma and Bangladesh as well as Hong Kong have banned Chinese dairy products, BizChinaUpdate reported Sunday. …

Does the UN Abet Burmese Generals?
PoliGazette, Netherlands –
… justifies his trips to mediate between Than Shwe and Aung San Suu Kyi as a way to get a deal on Suu Kyi’s release or another round of elections. …

Detained Rangoon-based journalist transferred to Insein prison
Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand –
A SEAPA partner, it aims to promote awareness about the situation in Burma and promote democracy and freedom of expression in the country.


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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 22, 2008 at 3:23 am

World focus on Burma (26 August 2008)

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MAI to hire F-100 aircraft for Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur flights
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – The Myanmar Airways International, one of the few international airlines in Burma will hire a Fokker-100 aircraft from AirBagan, another airline …

Brad Pitt and the Boys Hit Venice

The Gossip Girls –
… more than $7 million to help victims both of the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan and the cyclone in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

The Associated Press –
… of the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan and the cyclone in Myanmar, also known as Burma, according to executive director Alex Wagner. …

Afghanistan remains world’s biggest opium producer

999 Today, UK –
The region, where the Taleban still have a stronghold, cultivates more opium than entire countries such as Burma, Morocco and even Colombia. …

You Should Consider North Korea as an Investment
DailyWealth, MD –
He told me I should be going to Myanmar, North Korea, Cambodia, and Taiwan. Myanmar – also known as Burma – was the richest country in Southeast Asia in the …

Self-criticism and Burma’s democracy movement
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
In my view, the people inside Burma – despite the oppression – are daring more and more to express their opinions and are becoming more willing to say these …

Ballarat Courier, Australia –
A CONCERT to raise money for cyclone-ravaged Burma last night netted more than $5000 in donations. The Ballarat Schools Bandaid Concert brought together …

The story of Obama

Frontline, India –
In the sits-ins, the marches, jailhouses, songs [of the civil rights movements] I saw the African-American community becoming more than just the place you’d …

Angry Reaction to Samak’s ‘Suu Kyi is a Tool’ Remark

Thailand’s Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej. (Photo: Reuters)

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“If it’s not related to Aung San Suu Kyi, you can have deeper discussions with Myanmar [Burma].” Samak also told reporters after meeting Gambari: “Efforts …

FEC Boosted by Change in Fuel Sale Policy
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By AUNG THET WINE RANGOON — A decision by Burma’s military regime to allow consumers to buy up to 50 gallons of gasoline using Foreign Exchange Certificates …

Road to Irrawaddy Delta Ruined
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
An engineer from the Public Works Department of the Ministry of Construction said that Asia World, a company closely connected to Burma’s ruling junta, …

WFP assists food crisis victims in Chin state
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
WFP’s Burma country director Chris Kaye said the organisation has been involved in joint efforts in Chin state, which has been hit by food shortages due to …

Swiss Solidarity hails Myanmar aid success
Swissinfo, Switzerland –
Swiss have given SFr4.5 million ($4 million) to victims of the Myanmar cyclone through an appeal launched by umbrella fund-raising organisation Swiss …

And now it’s London’s turn…

Spectator.co.uk (subscription), UK –
… be ignored or gestured at, but must be worked with, if it is to be influenced on vital issues like its human rights, Tibet, Burma, Darfur and Zimbabwe. …

The UN at dead-end in Myanmar
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
By Larry Jagan BANGKOK – While the United Nations heaps praise on Myanmar’s ruling junta for its collaborative spirit in dealing with the Cyclone Nargis …

NLD dismisses Thai PM’s call to sideline Daw Suu
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“I take it as Mr Samak is only saying these things to please the Burmese junta as two neighbouring countries that have close economic ties,” Win Min said. …

Burmese Protesters Not Allowed in Singapore
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The activists were part of a larger group of people who demonstrated against the Burmese junta in November 2007 during the Asean Summit meeting in Singapore …

Thai PM says West uses Myanmar’s Suu Kyi as political tool
Macau Daily Times, Macau –
The junta says the charter will set the stage for elections in 2010, but the pro-democracy movement say the process simply enshrines the army’s position in …

200 more military trucks delivered from China
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
… in the town of Ruili on the China-Burma border, the latest consignment of the 3500 trucks to be sent to the Burmese junta by the Chinese government. …

Mennonite Central Committee pledges $1.1M in cyclone aid
Waterloo Record, Canada –
The Mennonite Central Committee initially sent about $100000 in assistance to the country formally known as Burma and has launched a three-year aid plan …

Burma’s opposition lambasts UN envoy for irrelevant ‘praise’ job
Mizzima.com, India –
Chiang Mai – Burma’s main opposition party – the National League for Democracy – on Monday lambasted the United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari for …

UN Denies Its Envoy’s Visit to Myanmar Was Worthless (Update1)
Bloomberg –
… Coalition Government of the Union of Burma, a government-in- exile formed by winners of the 1990 election, said yesterday. Myanmar’s government made the …

Editorial: China’s Olympic Image
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA –
China also used its clout as the largest supplier of arms to Burma to get that country to allow United Nations envoys in to investigate last year’s bloody …

Haunted wasteland saps spirits, lives after cyclone

Amid destruction and mud, children walked in a village in Labutta Township. About 50 village residents died in the cyclone. (Photo for the International Herald Tribune)

Boston Globe, United States –
But despite the early demands from around the world that the Burmese government permit open deliveries of aid, the United Nations says that nearly half the …

UN’s Gambari Denied A Meeting with Suu Kyi, Not by Than Shwe But …

Inner City Press, NY –
From the transcript of Monday’s UN noon briefing — Inner City Press: Now that Ibrahim Gambari has left Myanmar, can it be answered one way or another …

Burmese opposition says UN visit achieves nothing
Radio Australia, Australia –
Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy, has labelled the latest visit by United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari, …

Submissions sought for Southeast Asian women writers anthology
Asian Reporter, OR –
The organization is seeking submissions from women with ancestry in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Burma/Myanmar, the Philippines, Malaysia, …

Suu Kyi ‘tool of the West’
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej yesterday criticised Western nations for pinning their hopes of bringing democracy to Burma on the release of detained …

Be Sweet to Your Honey: Hunger Site’s Beekeeping Gift Gives More
PR.com (press release), NY –
In May and June, The Hunger Site’s $25 Gift That Gives More™ for relief work in Burma (Myanmar) raised more than $70000 for the Foundation for the People of …

Irish Times, Ireland –
The public figure I most admire is Aung San Suu Kyi from Burma. I admire her leadership, her commitment to peace and justice and the self-sacrifice she has …

UN wants to continue mission
Straits Times, Singapore –
UNITED NATIONS – THE UN said on Monday it wanted to continue its good offices mission in Myanmar and refused to say why special envoy Ibrahim Gambari failed …

The US Alliance with Afghanistan and Pakistan has stimulated the …
Bay Area Indymedia, CA –
Even the military dictatorship regime in Burma got into the act, claiming the arrest of over 300 traffickers and multiple opium seizures during the month of …

Telecoms: One man’s vision proves a lifeline in conflict zones and …

After 15 days in Myanmar, Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) faced an unprecedented situation and decided to leave the country. TSF’s requests for authorizations to deploy to the Irrawaddy delta were not granted and as the organization was blocked in Yangon, TSF’s teams returned to their bases.
On June 1st, TSF obtained its first visas to enter Myanmar following Cyclone Nargis which hit the south western regions of the country on May 2nd and 3rd after having waited for more (…)

guardian.co.uk, UK –
… (Iraq) phone could attract suicide bombers, and Burma, where the regime refused it access to the Irrawaddy delta after the cyclone hit the region this year. …

Aung Suu Kyi says no to UN envoy
Otago Daily Times, New Zealand –
His previous visits to Burma after the brutal crack-down on the massive Buddhist monk-led protests were unsatisfactory for the people of Burma. …

Aiding Burma’s Recovery
Voice of America –
As Burma recovers from the devastation of the May 2nd, Cyclone Nargis, the United States and other international donors continue to provide needed help. …

World focus on Burma (25 June 2008)

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Trek aims to bring peace to Myanmar

Akron Beacon Journal, OH –

Okkar Kyaw, 15, and Chaw Kyaw, 13, carried red flags with a lone star and a yellow peacock, which represents the freedom movement in Myanmar, formerly Burma …

Understanding Myanmar

hometownweekly, MA –

More than a month after Cyclone Nargis ravaged and completely destroyed villages in the delta region of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), the situation is …

Sri Lanka floods put slight delay on Myanmar Bible response

Mission Network NEws (press release), Grand Rapids –

They want to get them into Burma before the door slams closed. “There’s a lot of the workers that are out there calling on the people and working with them, …

‘Sam Bahadur’ critical

Times Now.tv, India – Jun 25, 2008

… Military Academy, Dehradun, in 1934. He saw action in Burma, now Myanmar, during the Second World War and became the Indian Army chief on June 7, 1969.

Dugong, Dolphin Round Out Endangered Animal Coins

NumisMaster.com, WI –

This dolphin was first described from a specimen from the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar (Burma). They occur discontinuously along coasts in shallow brackish …

Women can Win on their Own!

MWC News, Canada –

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar (Burma) Her party won 80% of the seats in a democratic election in 1990, but the military government refused to recognize the …

Myanmar journalist arrested for burying cyclone dead: watchdog

AFP –

Myanmar’s military, which has ruled the country formerly known as Burma since 1962, sparked global outrage in the weeks after the storm by refusing to allow …

Myanmar stresses prompt repair of cyclone-ravaged jetties in Yangon

Xinhua, China –

YANGON, June 26 (Xinhua) — The Myanmar authorities have stressed the prompt repair of remaining cyclone-ravaged jetties in Yangon to ensure speedy and …

‘Ocean’s’ Co-Stars Team Up For Myanmar Ad Campaign

andPOP, Canada –

The trio lent their star power to an advertising campaign aimed at boosting aid for Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), which was devastated by a cyclone …

International briefs

Dubuque Telegraph Herald, IA –

By AP YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar said Tuesday that 84500 people perished in last month’s cyclone, up from the last official announcement that 77700 had died …

Biazon: US carrier not for rescue, recovery operations

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

Alvarez said the US government was sending over a carrier group bigger than what it had sent to Burma (Myanmar) and China, “whose cyclone and earthquake …

Despite Myanmar junta’s lagging response, cyclone victims have …

Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN –

Used to nothing: “The Burmese people are used to getting nothing,” said Shari Villarosa, the highest-ranking US diplomat in Myanmar, formerly Burma. …

Clooney, Pitt and Damon Launch Ad Campaign For Myanmar

Access Hollywood –

The ad, titled “Burma’s Broken Promises,” calls for more aid for the beleaguered region in the wake of Cyclone Nargis. “Burma’s neighbors have the power to …

Emergency Telecom Agency Leaves Myanmar Over Government Block

RTT News, NY –

However, the group members were help up in the capital city of Rangoon after Burma’s military junta refused them permission to deploy in the worst affected …

Myanmar cyclone survivors proved tough, experts say

Washington Post, United States –

The media were able to quote some important people to make the case that a second disaster was in the making in Myanmar, also known as Burma.

Karen Armed Rebellion in Burma Takes a New Turn: Ex-American …

Asian Tribune, Thailand –

We know how the government of Myanmar would answer that question, but what we need to listen to the voice – and cry – of the Burmese people. …

By Angela Lee 李美萍

Taipei Times, Taiwan –

The Ministry of the Interior has some 400 petitions from overseas Chinese descendants from Thailand and Myanmar living in Taiwan without residence permits. …

Pitt, Clooney and Damon Fight For Cyclone Victims

KGET 17, CA –

Burma’s neighbors remain some of the only hopes for these victims who are struggling to survive,” said Alex Wagner, Executive Director of Not On Our Watch.

Junta desperate to stop cyclone aftermath coverage

Merinews, India –

The Myanmar junta has done everything in its power to stop media coverage of the devastation wrought by Cyclone Nargis and the sufferings of the people of …

Burma: Aid to cyclone victims may end in three weeks warns UN

آكي, Italy –

Nearly three-quarters of those who survived Burma’s devastating cyclone last month do not have enough food to survive more than a week and desperately need …

Burma blocks emergency telecoms

BBC News, UK –

Two teams of foreign aid workers dedicated to delivering emergency telecoms in disaster areas have been forced to leave cyclone-hit Burma. …

Sorting truly sustainable tech from greenwash

ZDNet UK, UK –

I have just received an update that Telecoms Sans Frontieres, a charity that specialises in setting up telecoms equipment in disaster zones has quit Burma …

God can help us through any event

Forres Gazette, UK –

… relatives, property, even their livelihood as a result of earthquakes and extreme weather events such as those witnessed in Myanmar (Burma), China and, …

Burmese journalists continue to be arrested, foreign journalists …

Reporters without borders (press release), France –

Myanmar Tribune editor Aung Kyaw San has been arrested and his magazine closed because of his humanitarian work in cyclone-hit areas. …

China Worried About Illegal Drugs During Olympics

Voice of America –

He says the heroin supply out of southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle region — made up of Burma, Laos and Thailand — has decreased significantly. …

Myanmar storm survivors running out of food: UN

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

BANGKOK, June 25, 2008 (AFP) – Nearly three quarters of those who survived Myanmar’s devastating cyclone lack enough food to last more than a week and …

Rice running out of stock for cyclone Nargis victims, says ASEAN …

Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Surin said Myanmar had also appealed for 3.6 million bags of fertilizer and 5.5 million litres of diesel to help farmers operate their ploughing machines as …

Household filters can solve water pollution

Yemen Observer, Yemen –

… Ghana, El Salvador, the Darfur region of Sudan and Myanmar, Burma and recently in Yemen. The PFP filter is simple in design, easy for families to use, …

Junta Signs Gas Deal with Thailand

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The gas will fuel Thailand’s expanding electricity generating industry—while most of Burma remains without power. Senior executives of PTTEP, …

More than 30000 Burmese Refugees Resettled

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Some activists have charged that Burma’s ruling junta is waging a genocidal campaign against the Karen and other rebel ethnic groups. …

‘American Friend’ Helps Settle People Of Other Cultures

Hartford Courant, United States –

They are members of the Karen ethnic group who originally were from Burma, now called Myanmar. Putnam made her way into a third-floor apartment where two …

Sen. Charles Schumer says he wants to ensure that a final bill includes a revocation on a tax credit for Chevron.

Senators want a win for Lantos

Politico, DC –

Chevron’s ownership stake in a natural gas pipeline in Myanmar, also known as Burma, has put the company in Lantos’ posthumous sights. …

India cosies up to Myanmar with $84 million loan

Reuters India, India –

The city, capital of the former Burma’s northwest Rakhine state, is also the planned start-point of a huge natural gas and oil pipeline leading from the …

Change of leadership in Great Lakes recruit training command

Aurora Beacon News, IL –

Such was the case in Myanmar, also known as Burma. Admiral Timothy Keating, commander of the US Pacific Command, ordered our Navy ships loaded with …

China offers rare praise for Myanmar’s drug fight

Washington Post, United States –

Last September, Washington said that the former Burma had “failed demonstrably” to fight illegal drugs and that it had been “very lackluster” in …

Karen Armed Rebellion in Burma Takes a New Turn: Ex-American …

Asian Tribune, Thailand –

Washington, DC June 25 (Asiantribune.com): Along the Thailand’s western border with Burma (also known as Myanmar) is a small but active Thai frontier town …

Burma: 84500 Dead in Cyclone

TIME –

25, 2008 By AP (RANGOON, Burma) — Burma said Tuesday that 84500 people perished in last month’s cyclone, up from the last official announcement that 77700 …

Clooney, Pitt launch Myanmar ad campaign

AFP –

The May 2-3 cyclone left around 138000 people dead and missing in Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Delta region, according to the junta, and the UN estimates 2.4 million …

Second flash appeal conference for Myanmar on July 10

Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

YANGON, June 25 (Bernama) — The second flash appeal conference for the immediate recovery for Cyclone Nargis victims in Myanmar will be held in New York on …

Post-cyclone assessment completed in Myanmar+

TMCnet –

From June 11 to June 20, 350 officials and volunteers from the Myanmar government, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the United Nations …

Washington diary: Tackling Zimbabwe

BBC News, UK –

The generals of Burma thumbed their nose at the global community, first by gunning down monks in the streets, then by watching their own citizens die rather …

Myanmar says worst of emergency crisis is over

Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

YANGON, June 24 (Bernama) — Almost two months after the deadly ‘Cyclone Nargis’ claimed about 140000 lives, the Myanmar Government says there are several …

Abhisit: Samak unfit to lead the country

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Mr Samak claimed credit for convincing Burma to accept United States assistance in the wake of the devastating cyclone Nargis, which hit the neighbouring …

Junta retires senior generals in reshuffle

Times Online, UK –

Aung Naing Oo, a Burma analyst based in Thailand, said that some of the older generals had retired because of ill-health; others could take parliamentary …

Myanmar cyclone crisis update 24 Jun 2008

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

A cyclone hit the Myanmar delta region in the early hours of Saturday 3 May. State media in Myanmar have reported a death toll of 78000 to date. …

Myanmar: 84500 died in cyclone

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar said Tuesday that 84500 people perished in last month’s cyclone, up from the last official announcement that 77700 had died …

7/1-15: Benefit art exhibit

AZ Central.com, AZ –

IRC in Phoenix has helped people from Brundi, Burma/Myanmar, Iraq, Cuba and Somalia to immigrate. A timeline of the IRC’s history of humanitarian aid shows …

Arroyo gets US flag as sympathy gesture

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

… of important issues to talk about, not only on natural disasters but also on [collaboration] on Myanmar (Burma), ASEAN, economic issues,” Kenney said. …

AIPMC on European Parliamentary Caucus on Burma

Asian Tribune, Thailand –

… consisting of Parliamentarians from eight European Countries, is encouraging and timely at a time when the situation in Myanmar / Burma is dire. …

Seminar to Address Compliance, Risks of Selling Colored Gemstones

Diamonds.net, NY –

… licenses for irradiated gemstones and current legal initiatives in the House and Senate regarding gemstones from Myanmar (also known as Burma. …

Zimbabwe’s neighborhood

Christian Science Monitor, MA –

In Southeast Asia, governments there – not all democratic – have been unable to unify against Burma (Myanmar). Much of Africa, though, is slowly coming …

Burma Says 84500 Died in Cyclone

FOXNews –

Meanwhile, a representative from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the regional bloc that includes Burma, renamed Myanmar by the ruling military …

Iraq Story Buried by US Networks

Common Dreams (press release), ME –

… Iraq is a human disaster worse than the cyclone in Burma/Myanmar, or the earthquakes in China for that matter, but for US networks it’s not newsworthy. …

Deaths in Burma cyclone increase to 84500

USA Today –

Rangoon, Burma (AP) — Burma said Tuesday that 84500 people perished in last month’s cyclone, up from the last official announcement that 77700 had died in …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 25, 2008 at 4:37 am