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World focus on Burma (6 January 2009)

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Nargis volunteer sentenced to 10 years imprisonment
Mizzima.com, India –
Cyclone Nargis, which struck Burma on May 2-3 of last year, left around 140000 people dead or missing. Previously, Khin Maung Win worked in Malaysia and was …

Pro-junta group announces formation of political parties
Mizzima.com, India –
by Mizzima News New Delhi (Mizzima) – A pro-junta group, the 88 generation students (Union of Myanmar), has said it is all set to contest the upcoming 2010 …

Kachin Manaw festival gets off the ground
Mizzima.com, India –
The first Manaw festival was inaugurated on 10 January 1948 just after Burma got independence from British colonial rule in Sitapu Ward, Myitkyinar. …

The Thinker: ‘Liberty Forum’ Should Replace UN Rights Body
Jakarta Globe, Indonesia –
… against the Human Rights Council is long. From its inaugural meeting in June 2006, the council has condemned North Korea only once and Burma four times, …

Report: UNICEF to Continue Polio Vaccinations in Burma
Voice of America –
By VOA News A report in a weekly Burmese magazine said the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) plans to continue its polio vaccination program in Burma …

David Scott Mathieson: The world looks away as Burma mocks democracy
National Post, Canada –
The activists include a brave labour rights representative named Ma Su Su Nyay, who was handed more than 12 years, and Min Ko Naing, the leader of Burma’s …

The Ascension
The National Interest Online, DC –
It has protected the Burmese military regime—one of the world’s most brutal—from effective sanctions by the Security Council. …

The Great Dragon awakens: China is preparing to challenge American …
Center for Research on Globalization, Canada –
The ‘Middle Kingdom’ has successfully attracted Myanmar as an ally. Myanmar (aka Burma) borders the Southern part of the Peoples’ Republic of China and it …

What can Facebook really do?
Third Sector, UK –
It was also a brilliant platform for activists in Burma. One of the hardest things for charities to accept about Facebook is the lack of control over both …

Court allows Boeing to use ‘racist’ US law
The Australian, Australia –
The countries banned by the US Government are Belarus, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Burma, China, Liberia, Sudan, Ivory Coast, the Democratic …

NAGA CULTURE: PAST AND PRESENT
MorungExpress, India –
Then in 1954 came the military invasion of our lands by India and Burma. This was not a cultural invasion in the true sense of the word but the “Money …

Myanmar trade surplus shrinks as gas exports fall
The Associated Press –
… economic sanctions against Myanmar to pressure the military government to improve human rights and release detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

People’s Parliament Chairman Saw Mra Aung Dies
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Burma’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi sent a flower basket and five monk robes to the family, according to Aye Thar Aung, a close colleague of …

Political Activist Hospitalized
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… since been arrested by Burmese security forces. The students’ organization was originally founded by Gen Aung San, father of Aung San Suu Kyi, in 1936. …

NCUB Plans to Form Parallel Government in 2009
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The NCGUB was formed by exiled MPs elected in 1990 and is led by Dr Sein Win, the cousin of Burma’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Suu Kyi Issues a New Year Challenge
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
News reports from Rangoon suggest that Burma’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi commemorated the country’s Independence Day alone at her house—but …

But, we don’t need F-16s, we need human rights and people like you talking about real issues. What you have done is so important.’ Her eyes just filled up. …

Christian group condemns Burma human rights violations
ChristianToday, UK –
The girl is believed to have been shot and killed by a government soldier in the village of Ma Oo Bin in Karen State, north Burma, on December 27. …

USDA grants loans to farmers
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Many farmers are in financial difficulties this year, particularly in areas affected by Cyclone Nargis, due to low yields and falling crop prices. …

Dick Cheney Voted “Worst President of All Time
The Spoof (satire), UK –
The Generals running Burma consider him an adviser. Donald Trump often writes to him with questions. When questioned by very brave reporters who dared get …

Women’s group call for investigation into girl’s rape and murder
Mizzima.com, India –
The Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), an advocacy group promoting human rights and democracy in Burma, in a statement on Monday condemned the Burmese …

Journals ordered to condemn NLD demonstration
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
The activists carried placards calling for the release of detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and were walking towards the Myenigone area when they …

UWSA changes nomenclature of administrative territory
Mizzima.com, India –
According to observers who are closely watching the situation, UWSA has already informed the change of nomenclature to the Burmese military junta. …

Topics in this story:
Mission Network NEws (press release), Grand Rapids –

Myanmar (MNN) ― The bamboo growth cycle in Southeast Asia has hit the flowering stage, and with it comes a plague of destruction. Daniel Punnose (p’nohs) …

… underscored that “Rape is systematic and widespread, used as a weapon of war by the Burma Army throughout the country,” which is also known as Myanmar. …

Red Cross chapter hopes to meet more need despite fewer dollars
ENC Today, NC –
Hardy said outreach done for new Burmese refugees to this area was a highlight for 2008. The Red Cross staff and volunteers crossed language and custom …

GET UP, STAND UP: COUNCIL RANKED ON HUMAN RIGHTS
CityLimits.org –
The council has also considered resolutions and bills dealing with human rights in Burma, Bangladesh, Colombia, Iran, Israel and elsewhere. …

Famine in Myanmar By RATS
Christian Web News, KY –
… plant’s natural growing cycle has caused parts of the region to be overrun with rats, which has caused a famine in the small country of Myanmar (Burma). …

UN Assembly Isn’t Right Forum
KanglaOnline, India –
Of the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), in which Myanmar (Burma) is also a member, four members,  Brunei Darussalam, …

State Firing of Vietnamese Editors Latest Sign of Shrinking Press in SouthEast Asia
findingDulcinea, New York –
In nearby Burma, where media and access to the Internet are severely restricted, the military government recently released a list of rules that editors must …

‘Myanmar Thit’ magazine’s new cover design yet to be cleared by …
Mizzima.com, India –
U Win Tin and U Khin Maung Swe are two veteran politicians and executive committee members of Burma’s main opposition party – National League for Democracy …

Disaster-heavy 2008 raises pressure for climate pact, insurance
Reuters AlertNet, UK –

Cyclone Nargis survivors sit outside their shelter in Mawlamyinegyun, Myanmar, June 2008.
IFRC/John Sparrow

More than 220000 people died as a result of natural catastrophes – including around 135000 after Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar in May (this figure includes …

Some of her strongest statements have been on humanitarian issues, such as the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma. She plans to settle in Dallas, Texas, …

Philanthropy Needs Human Rights
Forbes, NY –
Yet the fixation on basic necessities like food, clothing, shelter and medical care is shortsighted in regions where human rights are violated. …

Ethnic veteran political leader Saw Mara Aung dies
Mizzima.com, India –
Dr. Saw Mara Aung (92), chairman of the Arakan League for Democracy (ALD) passed away at about 7 pm (local time), Nyan Win, spokesperson of Burma’s main …

Private tutor stages solo protest
Mizzima.com, India –
He distributed ‘NO’ campaign posters of the NLD by wearing a T-shirt with ‘NO’ letters. After indulging in these anti-government activities, …

Faith constant from Burma to Aotearoa
Auckland stuff.co.nz, New Zealand –
… 06 January 2009 He has old-fashioned British politeness and his accent shows a hint of his homeland Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …

What Bizarre Events Will 2009 Bring?
Jakarta Globe, Indonesia –
It was part of the International Olympic Committee’s bringing-democracy-to-developing-nations agenda that worked so well in Beijing in 2008. Burma’s junta …

Insurance giant warns of rising natural disaster risk
Business Green, UK –
Overall losses from natural disasters soared to $200bn from $82bn last year, the company said in a statement last week. Insured losses in 2008 were $45bn, …

Taunggok NLD chair’s jail term extended by 15 years
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Jan 5, 2009 (DVB)–Burmese authorities last month extended the sentence of Taunggok township National League for Democracy chairman Min Aung, …


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World focus on Burma (6 September 2008)

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US and UK Anti-money Laundering Requirements Compared
International Law Office, UK –
The Burma sanctions currently in force in the United Kingdom target specific individuals and entities in Burma. The US sanctions are broader. …

NLD Calls Junta to Ensure Well-being of Suu Kyi
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By AP RANGOON — The political party of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi urged Burma’s military government Friday to ensure her well-being as she …

Junta Cracks Down on Monks, Activists
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By SAW YAN NAING Perhaps fearing another uprising during the anniversary of last year’s demonstrations, Burmese security forces are now closely monitoring …

Around the world in eighty ways. . .
Herald.ie, Ireland –
Burma had been hit by a cyclone, and China had had an earthquake. “We were kind of stuck, but two days after we arrived, the monarch was ousted and the …

So Far, It Just Isn’t Looking Like Asia’s Century
Washington Post, United States –
One of the most expensive pictures in Thai history, it told the story of an ancient Thai queen who died fighting Burmese invaders — and compounded Thais’ …

Myanmar: Two MMO members acquitted in Maungdaw
The Muslim News, UK –
Some locals believe that Dr. Nurul Hoque alias Dr. Tun Aung, the Chairman of Township Islam Religion Council (IRC) of Burma complained to the authorities …

Burma: Journalist Arrested After Article on Double Murder
UNPO, Netherlands –
… has voiced support for Burma’s military junta and said that international talks on the future of the country should be held without Aung San Suu Kyi.

Malta and International press digest
Times of Malta, Malta –
Irrawaddy reports that members close to Burma’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi say she has refused to accept food rations for the past three …

In Brief……. (Suu Kyi refuses food)
Dispatch Online, South Africa –
Sapa-AFP BURMA ’S detained democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi had refused to accept food rations for three weeks, her party said yesterday, calling on the …

Aung San Suu Kyi reported on hunger strike
United Press International –
The league won parliamentary elections in 1990, but the military junta ruling the country formerly known as Burma refused to relinquish power. …

The sands of peace
National Post, Canada –
High oil prices arm despots against their own people, as with Burma’s military regime; they finance terrorism abroad, as with Iran; and they make dreams of …

Strong and ancient links with Burma
Scotsman, United Kingdom –
After Cyclone Nargis struck in May, the Scottish Government immediately backed the Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Appeal and encouraged all Scots to do the same. …

A pioneering Scot who has dedicated his life to Burma
Scotsman, United Kingdom –
His third book, Pandaw: The Irrawaddy Flotilla Company & the Rivers of Myanmar, is about the company he helped revive and the history of the flotilla. …

Burma’s junta gave best help in cyclone, says UN
Financial Times, UK –
By Andrew Jack in London The Burmese authorities were by far the greatest providers of medical assistance to its population after cyclone Nargis despite the …

Country could face critical rice shortage
It all depends on how much the junta has stored for an emergency, and whether the ordinary Burmese people will rise up in protest if supplies run short. …

Women take up fight for equality
Calcutta Telegraph, India –
“The Indian government had promised us to help in our struggle for democracy against the Burma military regime. We thought it would do another East Pakistan …

Burma: Building upon success
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Three months after Cyclone Nargis, the world has an outdated image of the situ¬ation inside Burma. Although aid agencies delivered assistance within days …

Which stones are substitutes for rubies?
National Jeweler Network, NY –

Answer: Rubies from Myanmar (still commonly called Burma) range widely in price, from top-value, high-clarity stones mined in the Mogok Stone Tract to small …

Helen hopes to cross finish line in marathon effort
Worcester News,  UK –

“I decided to run for the Red Cross back in May after seeing television footage of the Chinese earthquake and the cyclone that hit Burma. …

Burmese Regime Fails To Cooperate

Voice of America –

It is difficult to imagine any real political progress in Burma until the country’s leading democracy advocate is released. Indeed, Aung San Suu Kyi has …

World focus on Burma (15 July 2008)

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Amnesty’s biggest-ever Edinburgh Festival line-up announced

Amnesty International UK, UK –

Other Amnesty highlights this year include two visual exhibitions, a play on Burma (with an exclusive Festival demonstration for human rights), …

Sudan indictment seen as ray of hope

TravelVideo.tv (press release) –

The Sudan development serves also as a warning to other goon regimes, like the one in Burma that their clock is winding down and justice, while often slow …

British MPs call on Govt. to investigation Mahn Sha’s assassination

Mizzima.com, India –

Zoya said, “Though we know that it is the work of the Burmese military junta, there has been no official announcement and we are sad about it. …

Myanmar invites UN envoy for talks on democratic reform

Monsters and Critics.com –

Having recently pushed through a constitution that will assure the military’s control over any elected government, Myanmar’s ruling junta has promised to …

Burma’s outdoor advertising industry in doldrums after Nargis

Mizzima.com, India –

… billboards and other outdoor advertisement have slowly picked up, said Zaw Lin from Myanmar Ganad. But in military-ruled Burma, where the junta keeps a …

Police incompetence; multiple murderers still at large

Mizzima.com, India –

Lack of media freedom in Burma worsens the rising crime rate in Burma. The media in Burma could write about the aforesaid multi-murder case only several …

Sam Donnellon: Refuse to cover the Olympics? Not for all the tea …

Philadelphia Daily News, PA –

Sales of arms to Burma’s military junta receded after last September’s bloody crackdown of dissidents, and China took a more prominent role in UN attempts …

Attitude on fresh election: contest or not

Mizzima.com, India –

The strongest armed force only after the Burmese Army having even anti-aircraft guns and has a reached ceasefire agreement with the junta. …

Donated fishing equipment taken back from villagers

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

The donor also said that local authorities had skimmed off some of the money given by private donors to help cyclone victims. …

Bush Vows to Push China to Honor Religious Freedom

Christian Post –

In his speech, Bush specifically mentioned religious freedom violators Iran, Eritrea, Sudan, North Korea, Burma, Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia. …

Support plea for repressed kingdom in the clouds

Inverness Courier, UK –

It borders India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma and China. It is split into three provinces Amdo, Kham and U-Tsang, which together with western Kham is referred to …

Journeys Within Announces Plan to Continue Myanmar Help

MarketWatch –

… planning a custom tour for January 2009, including Myanmar. Journeys Within offers customized trips to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Burma and Cambodia. …

Thai ministers fear to sign ASEAN pacts after court defeats

Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

BANGKOK, July 15 (TNA) – After losing several rounds of court battles in recent weeks at home, Thai Cabinet ministers say they are reluctant to sign any …

June 2008 US-EU Summit Declaration

istockAnalyst.com, OR –

Separately, we remain deeply concerned at continued repression in Burma/Myanmar as well as the lack of progress toward national reconciliation and a …

Agriculture in action

Centre Daily Times, PA –

By Gail Franklin Local residents helped fill rice bowls at the dinner tables of 11 orphanages in Myanmar after deadly Cyclone Nargis hit the country May 2. …

Htein Lin: A Moving Monument

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Perhaps his message was that the “Saffron Revolution” had been as devastating to the military regime as Cyclone Nargis was to the people of lower Burma. …

A Call to Arms?

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By KYAW ZWA MOE “Nothing can defeat Burma’s military regime—at least to date.” I wrote those words in a commentary after the monk-led uprising was crushed …

Thai Embassy Raises the Bar for Burmese Seeking Visas

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“Nowadays very few people are applying for Thai visas—far fewer than before Nargis,” she said, referring to the devastating cyclone that hit Burma on May …

CENTRE PAYS TRIBUTE TO CONSERVATIONIST

South Devon Herald Express, UK –

“Some experts suggest that the effect of the recent Burma cyclone would have been greatly reduced had areas of mangrove not been developed. …

VITAL CLEETHORPES WORK HELPS SAVE LIVES IN BURMA

Grimsby Evening Telegraph, UK –

Since a cyclone devastated Burma, Cleethorpes Rotary, along with fellow groups in District 1270 – including Louth and Mablethorpe – have raised enough for …

Gambari’s Burma Visit Postponed

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Officials said one factor was that at a time when the UN and Asean are busy coordinating humanitarian relief work in the cyclone-hit area of the Irrawaddy …

Tutu renews his appeal to Anglicans to end their factionalism

Ekklesia, UK –

He is an outspoken advocate for peace, justice and human rights – with HIV/AIDS, global poverty and oppression in Burma, Zimbabwe and Tibet being among his …

Sam Donnellon: Refuse to cover the Olympics? Not for all the tea …

Philadelphia Daily News, PA –

And various human-rights groups, not to mention the exploding international blogging community, have called for disruptions at the Games if China’s …

Lecture: Democracy, security and rule of law in Ghana

Joy Online, Ghana –

Democracy, free market, human resource development, human rights, rule of law and social justice have steadfastly remained our Party’s creed since August 4, …

Aid workers vital to rebuilding Burma

Radio Australia, Australia –

Burma’s military junta has been trumpeting the fact that more than 1500 international aid workers have been granted visas to the country to assist in the …

Buddhist Monks and Bloggers Band Together in Burma

OpEdNews, PA –

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

Burmese artwork to be given to Pope

The Canberra Times, Australia –

Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney Julien Porteous said the Church shared a close bond with the people of Burma, who had suffered greatly in the wake of the cyclone …

RIGHTS: Cluster Bomb Treaty’s Moral Force May Deter US

Inter Press Service (subscription), Italy –

Right now the only country using landmines is Burma. Even countries like Israel that did not sign the landmine treaty do not use them. …

From opium to arabica

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Born to parents who had emigrated from Burma, he grew up in Doi Tung. His parents worked in reforestation, which was one of Somdej Yah’s first projects …

Lord Alton reflects on world food summit

Independent Catholic News, UK –

… disasters such as Cyclone Nargis in Burma, the Sichuan earthquake in China, flooding and droughts and by crop failures in countries like Ethiopia. …

Pope beams in Sydney

CathNews, Australia –

However, 33 pilgims from Burma have arrived after receiving their visas Friday. Thirty three pilgrims, six priests, three mauve nuns – each left a Burma …

Baptists Bring Comfort to Burma

Christian Post –

By Joshua Goldberg The Baptist World Alliance announced this week that groups of its volunteers, in a special partnership with the Myanmar Baptist …

India Needs To Reconsider Foreign Policy Following Kabul Embassy …

South Asian Link, Canada –

None of the neighbors such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka or Burma is willing to support India against China. India should clearly understand …

Why Are Red Cross Reports Confidential?

Slate –

According to ICRC protocol (PDF), the committee can publicly denounce specific human rights breaches if four conditions are met: The violations are major …

China’s war on nature

Business Spectator, Australia –

Indeed, environmental concerns may soon replace human rights as the principal bone of contention between China and the west, now that the People’s Republic …

Bush Calls for Religious Freedom In China, Iran

Voice of America –

Mr. Bush spoke about his recent meeting in Washington with a Chinese human-rights lawyer named Li Baiguang who is a devout Protestant. …

Sf Government InAction: Is Ross Mirkarimi Captain Ahab? Is Burma a …

SF Weekly Blogs, CA –

This isn’t the belief of a Chris Daly who, for all that he is an honorable man (very rare in politics) and by all accounts a better-than-average human being …

RIGHTS: Cluster Bomb Treaty’s Moral Force May Deter US

Inter Press Service (subscription), Italy –

According to Marc Garlasco, a military analyst at Human Rights Watch, evolving international norms are shaping the way the US and other states are using …

BREAKING NEWS: Bush Condemns Religious Rights Abuses In Iran …

BosNewsLife, Hungary –

Bush also lashed out at Burma, also known as Myanmar, saying he remembered “especially the nation’s Buddhist monks, who have endured brutal raids on their …

Remarks by the President on the 10th Anniversary of the …

MarketWatch –

So a decade ago, members of Congress — I suspect some of the members here — and religious leaders and human rights activists came together to advance …

Burmese pilgrims overjoyed to arrive in Sydney for World Youth Day …

Catholic News Agency, CO –

Dominic Ych Thiha Saw, one of the Burmese pilgrims carried a box marked with the name “Pope Benedict XVI” containing a painting of a famous lake in Myanmar, …

Family feels persecuted by vandalism attacks

The Dominion Post, New Zealand –

Swastikas and obscenities greeted a Myanmar (formerly Burma) family last Wednesday when they went out to use their car. The Cenhrang family found their car …

Baptists Bring Comfort to Burma

Christian Post –

… Myanmar Baptist Convention, were steadily making headway in combating the “huge unmet basic needs for the victims of the disaster†in Burma. “The …

BREAKING NEWS: Bush Condemns Religious Rights Abuses In Iran …

BosNewsLife, Hungary –

Bush also lashed out at Burma, also known as Myanmar, saying he remembered “especially the nation’s Buddhist monks, who have endured brutal raids on their …

World’s Former Only Hindu Country Opens to Christianity

Christian Post –

Missionaries from Myanmar (also known as Burma), Sri Lanka, India, and the United States also spoke. The Myanmar missionary shared about how locals saw the …

World focus on Burma (10 July 2008)

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Additional £17.5 million by DFID to help Burmese cyclone survivors

Mizzima.com, India –

“We have assessment teams in Burma, they are looking at where the fund is needed for each organization,” he added. On May 2 and 3, Cyclone Nargis hit …

European NGOs condemn putting aid at the service of immigration …

EUbusiness (press release), UK –

“A hundred thousand estimated dead in Burma, food prices rocketing and a woman dying every minute in pregnancy or childbirth. Now, more than ever, …

CARTOONISTS TACKLE THE CRITICAL ISSUE OF CLIMATE CHANGE, by KATHY …

MaximsNews Network, NY –

For example, two cartoons were sent from Burma, where a cyclone earlier this year tore through five regions, killing at least 100000 people, …

The Web Will Not Kill Traditional Organizing

The Nation., NY –

… the intransigence of racism and discrimination, the abuses from Iraq to Burma (Myanmar) – won’t politely go away with a few clicks of a mouse. …

UN appeals for more Burma aid

Irish Times, Ireland –

The United Nations today appealed for more than $300 million (€190 million) in additional aid for Burma to cope with the effects of a cyclone two months ago …

Cyclone damaged rice acreage in Myanmar

Delta Farm Press, NE –

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

Malikha Lodge in Burma’Â’s Northern Kachin State Offers Luxury …

TravelVideo.tv (press release) –

(balloons@myanmar.com.mm). A 100 percent private Myanmar company, Melzer views Malikha Lodge and the access it provides to cultural and wilderness …

Red Cross Issues Multi-Million Dollar Appeal For Cyclone Nargis …

Voice of America –

The cyclone, which struck Burma on May 2, was the worst to hit the country in 40 years. An estimated 130000 people were killed or reported missing. …

Reconstruction work of Maung Weik Co. falters

Mizzima.com, India –

But the Myanmar Times journal, a privately owned Weekly, which has both English and Burmese version, on Thursday reported that a Malaysian national is among …

Pupils aid Far East

ChesterChronicle.co.uk, UK –

The presentation continued with the cyclone which ripped across the Burmese coast, also in May. Students were given information on the extreme conditions …

CRPP rejects junta’s election challenge

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

The CRPP secretary said he did not believe the military regime was going the right way about bringing democracy to Burma. “We are not interested in the …

World’s Press Calls for Release of Burmese Journalist

World Association of Newspapers, France –

“The continued imprisonment of U Win Tin constitutes a deep blemish on the international standing of Myanmar (Burma) which can only be erased by his release …

Blogger Nay Phone Latt produced before court for first time

Mizzima.com, India –

Chiang Mai – Blogger and author Nay Phone Latt was produced in court for the first time on July 8 in Insein prison precincts. The judge told him that he was …

Rise of Factions Roils Relations within Burmese Junta

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Myint Swe has been seen in the state-run media more frequently since Cyclone Nargis slammed into Burma in early May, prompting observers to wonder if he is …

Monks are heroes in Burma

St. George Daily Spectrum, UT –

The devastation of Cyclone Nargis in May (more than 80000 dead and about 50000 missing) and the despicable reaction of the government has increased the …

Burmese Needs Divide the Aid Industry

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Because of the attention claimed by Cyclone Nargis, it is feared that there will be less money available to help more than 100000 Burmese refugees living in …

Asean chief calls for quick appointment of Thai FM

Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

… as soon as possible to get acquaint with the major issues the grouping is dealing with. He said that the reconstruction of Burma (Myanmar) and other issues.

Maung Weik Charged with Trafficking Drugs

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The Myanmar Times weekly journal also reported that the seven named suspects had been charged with engaging in drug trafficking from Malaysia to Burma since …

Honolulu volunteers helping cyclone-hit Myanmar victims

Honolulu Advertiser, HI –

Money raised from fundraising goes toward medicine and supplies; the Burma Association of Hawai’i also made a donation, Lum said. …

Hawaii medical team on Myanmar mission

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, HI –

They purchased medicines and supplies for Myanmar through fundraising efforts and a donation from the Burma Association of Hawaii, headed by Tin Myaing …

Workers’ rights seditious in Burma

United Press International, Asia, China –

“The attendees were divided into small groups, each of which was made up of about ten,” the New Light of Myanmar reported of the May 1 event. …

UN to Continue Bangkok Briefings: Holmes

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“Obviously, the government of Myanmar [Burma] would prefer that press briefings be given in Yangon [Rangoon] when they can be,” said UN …

Thousands of Cyclone Survivors Unable to Return Home

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By IRIN / LAPUTTA, BURMA Thousands of cyclone survivors living in displaced persons camps in Burma’s Irrawaddy delta worry about the prospects of returning …

Top UN Relief Official Plans to Visit Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The White House said the G-8 leaders expressed their commitment to ensure that aid reaches those affected by Cyclone Nargis. The leaders called on the …

How do you solve a problem like Mugabe?

Toronto Star, Canada –

In Burma, where the ruling generals killed, tortured or imprisoned pro-democracy monks and demonstrators – and initially blocked aid from reaching cyclone …

Indian state facing famine after plague

The Age, Australia –

The 2007 infestation spread to the border areas of Bangladesh and Burma in early 2008, “increasing fears of widespread food shortages”, …

Yunnan – Western China’s fascinating province

The Union of Grass Valley, CA –

Old timers may remember this city as the terminus of the WW II Flying Tigers “Over The Hump” from India and Burma to supply the Chinese forces fighting the …

On this day

News24.com, South Africa –

1995 – Opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is freed from house arrest in Rangoon, Burma, now known as Yangon, Myanmar, …

School provides glimpse of routine for Burma kids

ABC Online, Australia –

Under the guidance of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations there’s been an influx of foreign expertise in recent weeks …

Local church leaders help rebuild
Mission Network NEws (press release), Grand Rapids –
Ministry partners are building houses and providing basic necessities like plates, bowls, and shoes in Burma. n China, its partners are helping with …

The food crisis in Asia: A humanitarian overview

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

Traditionally a net exporter of rice, Myanmar was devastated by Cyclone Nargis on May 2nd-3rd of this year. Prior to that, information was difficult to …

UK Government to give additional aid to relief efforts in Burma

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

Over two months since Cyclone Nargis caused devastation across southern Burma, International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander has announced that a …

Hijacked Communications?

Winston-Salem Chronicle, NC –

Russia and Myanmar (Burma) have state television. State run television does not fit the American consumer. American consumers should not be compelled to …

Temple spat rages in Thailand

The News – International, Pakistan –

His friend Thin July Kyaw was also charged on Tuesday with violating video and electronic laws in the former Burma, where the media is tightly controlled by …

Indian Company to Start Drilling Gas in Burma

RedOrbit, TX –

YANGON, July 9 (Xinhua) – An Indian oil company, the Essar, will start drilling test well at an inland block in Myanmar’s western coastal Rakhine state to …

Asia’s security threats, real and perceived

EnerPub, TX –

The 2008 survey and report were completed well before the cyclone that hit Burma/Myanmar in May. However, an additional short survey conducted on that …

Calendar of events

Billings Outpost, MT –

… Wyo., gives a presentation on Cyclone Nargis in Burma, which destroyed entire villages and left more than 2 million people without food or shelter. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 10, 2008 at 1:39 am

World focus on Burma (8 June 2008)

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Myanmar tightens security but denies evicting cyclone victims

Myanmar Red Cross volunteers distributing relief supplies to families and community members in Mawlamyinegyun in the Irrawaddy Delta division. Myanmar has tightened security across the cyclone-ravaged Irrawaddy Delta and has denied evicting storm victims from emergency shelters and forcing them to return to ruined villages(AFP/FRC-HO)

BOGALAY, Myanmar (AFP) – Myanmar has tightened security across the cyclone-ravaged Irrawaddy Delta but on Sunday denied evicting storm victims from emergency shelters and forcing them to return to ruined villages.

Myanmar tourism sector reels after cyclone

An empty Chaungtha beach is seen in the Irrawaddy Delta region, Tuesday, June 3, 2008. Chaungtha beach is know as a popular tourist spot for both Myanmar residents and foreign visitors, but since cyclone Nargis, on May 2-3 that left 78,000 people dead and another 56,000 missing, there have been no holiday makers at all causing the entire village to suffer.(AP Photo)

YANGON, Myanmar – When a taxi carrying two Westerners pulled up this past week at the Shwe Sin hotel at the Chaung Tha beach resort in Myanmar’s cyclone-stricken Irrawaddy delta region, cheers rang out from local residents and workers.

Burma rates foreign media ‘worst than cycline’
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
The New Light of Myanmar attributed such negative reports to foreign plots to undermine the government. It cited a recent broadcast by “certain foreign …
Red Cross: Myanmar dead may never be identified
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Tens of thousands of people killed in last month’s cyclone may never be identified because their bodies have decomposed so badly and …
Asia-focused Australian PM heads to Japan and Indonesia
International Herald Tribune, France –
“Natural disasters in Burma and China in recent weeks… death tolls, have reminded us of the need for regional cooperation to have practical results, …
Myanmar Denies Evicting Cyclone Victims From Shelters, AFP Says
Bloomberg –
By Glenys Sim June 8 (Bloomberg) — Myanmar denied forcing survivors of Cyclone Nargis out of emergency shelters and back to their flattened villages, …
Myanmar denies evicting cyclone survivors from shelters
AFP –
YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s junta denied on Sunday forcing survivors of Cyclone Nargis out of emergency shelters and back to their flattened villages, …
MERCY CORPS AND MYANMAR
The Oregonian – OregonLive.com, OR –
asked Jeremy Woodrum, director of the US Campaign for Burma, referring to Mercy Corps and Chevron. “Yes.” Woodrum quickly noted that Mercy Corps isn’t at …
• K-College grads-to-be to provide aid in Myanmar
Kalamazoo Gazette – MLive.com, MI –
Worldwide attention turned to Myanmar, formerly Burma, in May when its military junta leaders refused to accept humanitarian aid after a cyclone hit. …
Carr: Slaughter continues in Darfur
MetroWest Daily News, MA –
While the the country and the world’s attention is rightfully focused on matters such as the US Presidential election, the tragedy in Burma/Myanmar, …
Only the International Court can Determine if George Bush is a War …
Political Cortex, NY –
In Myanmar (Burma) the leaders who are busily building luxury dwellings for themselves have made it very difficult for relief agencies to deliver food to …
Homeless cyclone survivors now face monsoon
Scotland on Sunday, UK –
By Pat Wilde A SEVERE shortage of housing has left hundreds of thousands of cyclone survivors in Burma exposed to heavy rains as the monsoon season begins. …
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New boss is determined to keep the faith at Al-Jazeera
guardian.co.uk, UK –
‘Our coverage of the Chinese earthquake, Myanmar (Burma) tsunami and Zimbabwe have been extraordinary.’ That may be true, but for reporters, …
Aquino, Estrada, Anwar: Evening of memories
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
She once read a letter smuggled out of Burma (Myanmar) on behalf of detained Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Aquino also gave Azizah a political …
Cyclone aid organizer arrested in Myanmar
United Press International –
… Country Director Guy Chase told the Post many victims have yet to receive any aid following the May 3 disaster in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …
On Phway to change the world
Manawatu Standard, New Zealand –
The Gorge is about a girl who’s working on getting over her fear, while Paypay is about Shwedagon Pagoda, a golden temple in Burma (Myanmar). …
Despite Rebuff, US Helicopters Stand by to Help Burma
NewsBlaze, CA –
The offer of aid continues even though the US Navy ordered its ships to sail away from Burma after an earlier offer to fly aid inland to people in need was …
More UN support arrives in Burma
The Age, Australia –
Five UN-chartered helicopters have arrived in Burma’s main city Rangoon, to boost efforts to deliver aid to victims of the cyclone that tore through the …
Barbecue to aid cyclone victims
London Free Press, Canada –
“Everybody is really excited,” said Emily Htoo, who is from Burma, also known as Myanmar, and works with refugees originally from that country’s Karen state …
Storm victims face new misery
Toronto Star, Canada –
… tightly controlled by the military government, which also severely restricts international media access to Burma, which the generals renamed Myanmar. …
Burmese refugees sent home
San Jose Mercury News, USA –
LABUTTA, Burma – Within a week of the storm that flooded the delta in May with waves as high as 20 feet, the monasteries in this village were swarming with …
Wasting time waiting to help
News-Leader.com, MO –
Front page again in News-Leader dated May 29 are photos of weary and homeless survivors in Burma (Myanmar). Their government controlled by military won’t …
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Leaving Burma crisis behind
Watford Observer, UK –
Cheques for the Myanmar Cyclone Appeal can also be sent to ADRA-UK, Stanborough Park, Watford, Herts, WD25 9JZ. n Watch out for next week’s special feature …
Myanmar or Burma? Apple’s dictionary had an opinion
CNET News, CA – o
1.02 running in Tiger) gave an interesting pronunciation for “Myanmar:” It’s pronounced “Burma.” I would tend to think this is an accident, …
Burma’s rulers castigate media over coverage
San Francisco Chronicle, USA –
AP The US military said Friday it is keeping 22 helicopters on standby in case Burma’s ruling junta reverses its rejection of such help for cyclone victims, …
Cyclone Relief Reaching Burma, But UN Says It’s Not Enough
Deutsche Welle, Germany –
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has sent 200 personnel to Burma, also known as Myanmar, while Japan and Germany have teams working on …
Karen refugees a ‘forgotten story’
CNN International –
… non-governmental organizations that provide food, shelter and non food items to refugees and displaced people from Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 8, 2008 at 6:18 am