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World Focus on Burma (1 June 08)

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Myanmar criticized for plan to reopen some schools a month after …

International Herald Tribune –
AP YANGON, Myanmar: Myanmar’s plan to reopen schools this week in the country’s cyclone-devasted delta region could do more harm than good, aid groups said Sunday, a day after the government came under criticism for forcing cyclone survivors out of …

US aid ships could soon leave Myanmar coast

The Associated Press –
… said the Myanmar representative at the forum did not seem interested in speaking with him. But, he said “it was interesting to watch as minister after minister described their respective unhappiness at their inability to get assistance in to Burma.

US aid ships could soon leave Myanmar coast

Hartford Courant –
By AP SINGAPORE – Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he’ll decide within “a matter of days” to withdraw US Navy ships from the coast of Myanmar, because “it’s becoming pretty clear the regime is not going to let us help.” As a result, he said many …

Myanmar in ‘state of denial’ over cyclone aid–Canada –
“And I think it’s quite disheartening to hear the state of denial that this official appears to be in as far as his recollection of what countries… have put forward as our contributions to the relief of the people of Myanmar, Burma.

SINGAPORE – Myanmar’s rulers “have kept their hands in their pockets” while other countries sought to help cyclone victims, the Pentagon chief said Saturday, branding the military government as “deaf and dumb” for obstructing aid efforts.

Cyclone aid drips in but Myanmar still wary of foreign help

KANZEIK, Myanmar (AFP) – Nearly a month after a cyclone tore through swathes of Myanmar, residents in this Irrawaddy Delta village are only now getting the plastic sheets and clean water that should have arrived long ago.

Meet a smile in Myanmar’s diaspora

Jakarta Post –
Fragmenting the populace is always an effective way for abusive rulers, and in Myanmar, one method to achieve this is by nurturing the mindset that some are less loyal to the motherland than others.

Myanmar says it acted promptly after Cyclone Nargis to provide relief

International Herald Tribune –
AP SINGAPORE: A Myanmar official says his government acted promptly after Cyclone Nargis last month to provide relief. Deputy Defense Minister Maj.

Defence ministers establish protocols for disaster relief

Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
Among those agreeing were representatives of Burma. “Countries should be able to work together with the international community and other countries to bring …

Cyclone Survivors Expelled From Refugee Camps By Burma’s Junta, Canada –
For the Xth time, Burma’s junta has taken an action that has once again brought backlash from the international community. Within the last few weeks, …

Aid workers still waiting to enter Burma’s delta

USA Today –
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Burma needs more than food and shelter. It needs human expertise for everything from cleaning water to mental health counseling …

Deaf and dumb!

Gulf Daily News, Bahrain –
SINGAPORE: US Defence Secretary Robert Gates condemned Myanmar’s military government yesterday for being “deaf and dumb” to global offers of aid to its …

Open Borders to Human Rights

Bangkok Post, Thailand –
The negotiations came to an end when officials from the United Nations, Thailand and Burma agreed to amend a small part of item 3 to read that the “Myanmar …

Burma’s cyclone raises risk of forced labour: ILO

Radio Australia, Australia –
The International Labour Organisation says it’s concerned that Burma’s ruling military junta will use forced labour to rebuild areas of the country …

Martinez native helps out in Myanmar

Contra Costa Times, CA –
Much of the relief work was done in coordination with the San Francisco-based Foundation for the People of Burma, particularly a music school, Gitameit, …

UN in Myanmar forced labour warning

MWC News, Canada –
By Agencies The UN labour agency says Myanmar’s military government may increasingly use forced labour in the reconstruction of the cyclone-devastated …

Fury as Burma shuts cyclone relief camps, UK –
Burma must stop forcing cyclone survivors to return to their shattered homes, where they face more misery or even death, human-rights groups said yesterday, …

Gates: Myanmar delay killed thousands, OR –
Despite these obstructions, we continue to get help into Burma (which the ruling regime calls Myanmar), and remain poised to provide more,” Gates said at a …

World Affairs

Sunday Leader (subscription), Sri Lanka –
The Western world is still outraged at the attitude of the Myanmar military junta which rejected offers by countries around the world, particularly of …

Chicago area clinic helping disabled refugees, USA –
The clinic’s refugees are from Somalia, Rwanda, Burma, also known as Myanmar, and a growing number from Arabic-speaking countries. …

Local couple organizes fundraiser for Burma cyclone victims

Marblehead Reporter, MA –
In a recent email, Oo said, “The CDCE program has an extensive network of program alumni and related contacts inside Myanmar who have been feeding us …

US condemns Myanmar generals

MWC News, Canada –
By Agencies The US defence secretary has launched a direct attack on Myanmar’s military rulers for being “deaf and dumb” to global offers of aid to Cyclone …

Volunteer stays to help cyclone victims

Watford Observer, UK –
A Watford aid worker has extended his stay in Burma after a “difficult week” spent setting up camps in areas devastated by Cyclone Nargis. …

Relative calm

The Daily Star, Bangladesh –
… which is ahead of India (107), Sri Lanka (125), Myanmar (126), Pakistan (127) and Afghanistan (137). Bangladesh was also 86th among 121 countries in the …

Riot police deployed in Burma’s cyclone zone

Howrah News Service, India –
Dedaye (Burma), May 31: Burma has deployed armed riot police in one of the regions hit hardest by the cyclone, stationing them along a few kilometres of …

The Worst is Yet to Come

CounterPunch, CA –
Laura Bush has taken Myanmar, aka Burma, to her heart. But now she’s put her foot in it. In the wake of the terrible cyclone the First Lady said the United …

Myanmar appoints Deputy FM as Chairman representing Myanmar in …

Xinhua – May 30, 2008
YANGON, May 30 (Xinhua) — Myanmar Friday appointed its Deputy Foreign Minister U Kyaw Thu as Chairman representing the country in a Yangon-based tripartite core group, the State Radio quoting the National Disaster Preparedness Central Committee …
Burma: Asean Steps in Where Others May Not Tread The Irrawaddy News Magazine
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World Focus on Burma (4 Jan 08)

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  1. Exiled Myanmar Network Boosts Broadcasts
    The Associated Press –

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — The exiled Myanmar network Democratic Voice of Burma said Thursday it was starting daily broadcasts to pro-democracy activists at home, …

  2. Junta blocks information flow by hiking Sat TV fees, India –
    U Khin Maung Thet, deputy director of department of Communication in Burma’s new jungle capital, Nay Lyi Taw, however, said, “It is not that we are hiking …
  3. HEALTH-BURMA: Bird-Flu Awareness Camapigns Show Results
    Inter Press Service (subscription), Italy –
    Such a lead taken by the farmers follows the education and awareness campaigns that have been conducted in Burma, which is also known as Myanmar. …
  4. Myanmar junta calls for discipline as country marks 60 years of … (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
    After gaining independence from Britain in 1948, Myanmar, also known as Burma, experimented with democracy until 1962, when the military seized power. …
  5. Today is Friday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2008. There are
    Youngstown Vindicator, OH –
    In 1948, Burma (now called Myanmar) becomes independent of British rule. In 1951, during the Korean War, North Korean and Communist Chinese forces capture …
  6. Burma tells people: cooperate and sacrifice
    The Australian, Australia –
    MILITARY-RUN Burma put on a show of defiance on the 60th anniversary of independence from Britain amid global pressure for reform following the junta’s …
  7. Myanmar Marks 60 Years of Independence
    The Associated Press –

    After gaining independence from Britain in 1948, Myanmar, also known as Burma, experimented with democracy until 1962, when the military seized power. …

  8. Myanmar marks independence day, Qatar –


    Myanmar ‘s ruling military has called for “discipline” as the country marks 60 years of independence from Britain . The country has spent much of the past …

  9. Myanmar deploys riot police for Independence Day
    Reuters South Africa, South Africa –

    A Buddhist monk attends the ceremony to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Independence Day at the National League for Democracy (NLD) party headquarters in Yangon, Janurary 4, 2008. About 350 people, comprising party members, veteran politicians and leaders of ethnic political parties and elected representatives attended the ceremony. REUTERS/Aung Hla Tun

    A Buddhist monk attends the ceremony to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Independence Day at the National League for Democracy (NLD) party headquarters in Yangon, Janurary 4, 2008. About 350 people, comprising party members, veteran politicians and leaders of ethnic political parties and elected representatives attended the ceremony. REUTERS/Aung Hla Tun

    The junta, the latest face of 45 years of army rule in the former Burma, limited its celebrations to a military ceremony in the remote new capital, …

  10. On the ice
    Peoria Journal Star, IL –
    In 1948, Burma (now called Myanmar) became independent of British rule. In 1960, French author Albert Camus died in an automobile accident at age 46. …
  11. Weekly Business Roundup (January 04, 2008)
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    The new sale is being managed by state-controlled Myanmar [Burma] Economic Holdings and will take place over five days in Rangoon, starting January 15. …
  12. Reconciliation call on independence anniversary
    The Australian, Australia –
    BRITISH Foreign Secretary David Miliband called for national reconciliation in Myanmar in a statement marking the country’s 60th anniversary of independence …
  13. Suu Kyi Plea Raised on Myanmar Holiday
    The Associated Press –
  14. Myanmar opposition slams junta over talks
    Independent Online –
  15. bittersweet independence
    BBC News, UK –
    Not so in Burma. On 4 January 1948, more than 60 years of British colonial rule came to an end. Many Burmese had fared badly under the British, …
  16. Miliband urges reconciliation in Myanmar
    AFP –

    “Today marks the 60th anniversary of Burma’s independence. We congratulate the people of Burma on this historic landmark,” Miliband said. …

  17. Burma Marks Landmark Anniversary of Independence
    Voice of America – 1 hour ago

    By VOA News Burma’s military rulers staged a low-key ceremony Friday to celebrate the country’s 60th anniversary of independence from British colonial rule. …

  18. Man’s march for Burma
    Lancashire Evening Telegraph, UK –
    Burma was renamed Myanmar by its leaders in 1989 but campaigners opposed to the regime have always refused to call it by this name.
  19. Laura Bush urges pressure on Myanmar junta, Philippines –
    Laura Bush has taken an unusual lead role in efforts to push for change in Myanmar, which Washington calls Burma. “We urge the regime to fulfill its …
  20. Businessmen can sell GSM phones in Kachin state, India –
    So people who don’t get the phone are complaining,” said a local resident who applied for a GSM phone at the Myanmar Post and Telecommunication department. …
  21. Laura Bush condemns Myanmar military junta
    United Press International – 3 hours ago
    Instead of celebrating freedom, citizens of Myanmar, formerly Burma, “live in fear, poverty, and oppression under Gen. Than Shwe and his military regime,” …
  22. US president’s wife condemns ruling generals as Myanmar marks 60th …
    International Herald Tribune, France –
    AP WASHINGTON: US President George W. Bush’s wife on Friday condemned Myanmar’s ruling military regime for keeping its citizens in a state of poverty and …
  23. PM formally constitutes commission on damages assessment
    Associated Press of Pakistan, Pakistan –
    LONDON, Jan 4 (APP): The British Government has urged the Myanmar (Burma) regime to hold constructive dialogue with the opposition to ensure better future …
  24. Burmese opposition reiterates call for dialogue on Independence day, India –
    … the junta, in its mouthpiece New Light of Myanmar newspaper, has carried articles that exhort the people of Burma to maintain the spirit of the union …