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World focus on Burma (10 August 2008)

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Thousands raised for cyclone aid
BBC Birmingham, UK –
An appeal to raise money to help people affected by Cyclone Nargis in Burma has raised £35000. The cyclone struck in May, killing an estimated 130000 people …

Her party told a UN envoy visiting Myanmar earlier this month that the junta’s decision to keep her under house arrest for a sixth year violates her human …

The real challenge for China: what does it do after the Games?

Al-Arabiya, United Arab Emirates –

… nuclear concerns, but is increasingly criticised for its silence on Burma and Darfur, treatment of the Tibetan crisis and its own human rights record. …

Burmese imports horrify customer

Cape Argus (subscription), South Africa –

In December Weekend Argus ran an article about goods pouring into the country from Burma. The country, also known as Myanmar, has been slammed for gross …

Burma’s detained pro democracy leader granted meeting with lawyer

Radio Australia, Australia –

Burma’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been allowed a rare meeting with her lawyer to discuss her ongoing house arrest. …

YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was allowed a rare meeting with her lawyer to discuss her ongoing house arrest, …

China celebrates remarkable transition at XXIX Olympiad; Economy …

FinFacts Ireland, Ireland –

China is run by a dictatorship and there remain concerns about human rights but it would be foolish to ignore the raising of hundreds of millions of people …

Myanmar Refugees Changing Face Of Connecticut

Hartford Courant, United States – 4 hours ago

… called the “slow genocide” of the Karen minority ethnic group by the military junta that rules Myanmar. The country changed its name from Burma in 1989. …

Devastation in Burma is far starker than portrayed

Boston Globe, United States –

“The situation in Myanmar remains dire,” said Chris Kaye, who heads relief operations for the UN World Food Program in Burma, which the military junta …

China rebuffs Bush speech

Carlsbad Current Argus, NM –

By Steven Lee Myers First lady Laura Bush sits with students during a visit to a refugee camp on the Thai-Myanmar border Thursday. …

Ceremony recalls end of war

Vernon Morning Star, Canada –

The first Canadian contingents landed in Hong Kong and fought hard throughout Malaya, Singapore, Indonesia, Burma (now Myanmar) and India. …

China vs internet – who will win?

The Age, Australia –

When people think of censorship in Asia, nations such as China, Burma, North Korea and Vietnam may leap to mind first. India, Indonesia and Thailand aren’t …

Little or nothing

Concord Monitor, NH –

… assistance to enable them to rebuild their lives,” said Andrew Kirkwood, who heads the aid agency Save the Children in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Burmese need support from the west

WalesOnline, United Kingdom –

BURMESE comedian Maung Thura is facing trial for providing aid to victims of cyclone Nargis. Human rights in Burma may not be a normal topic for a column …

Press Freedom Group Airs Secret Radio as Olympics Begin

The Epoch Times, NY –

The political move of the communist authorities was seen as a gesture designed to gloss over China’s poor human rights record and paint a rosy picture for …

By Madalina Hubert Human rights activist Nazanin Afshin-Jam asks rally attendees to wave at a Chinese embassy official who was filming the event from the …

Same old, same old

Malaysia Star, Malaysia –

… and social media networks such as Facebook, many people across the world are still trying to keep Myanmar (or Burma) on the table of public discourse. …

Rise up to curb knife culture, PM urges at book festival

guardian.co.uk, UK –

‘I want Aung San Suu Kyi not only to be released but to be in power in Burma. That’s one of the great causes of the 20th century, every country should be a …

Brown takes starring role at the Festival

Independent, UK –

Asked what his one wish would be before he finished in politics, he said: “I want [Burma’s democratically elected leader] Aung San Suu Kyi not only to be …

The hero of Ian Rankin’s Book Festival mystery … Gordon Brown

Sunday Herald, UK –

Burma particularly animated him, and he returned to the topic several times. He told the story of the pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Team Tibet rallies across the Golden

abc7news.com, CA –

The demonstration was organized by San Francisco Team Tibet, a coalition of pro-Tibetan human rights groups. “We’re here to voice our solidarity with the …

Myanmar protest ends in arrests

United Press International –

They were walking in silence through Taunggok, a town in the northwest of the country formerly known as Burma, when they were stopped by police, Naing said. …

Big Deal, Bigger Con

The Times, South Africa –

Another allegation is that a company linked to Ferrostaal in Germany is supplying weapons to the military junta in Burma. In South Africa, Ferrostaal has, …

The luck of the county

The Times, South Africa –

Q: I had planned to visit Myanmar (Burma) over December, but would not like to assist the regime that denied so many people aid after the recent tornado. …

Bush reiterates position on Myanmar

The National, United Arab Emirates –

The Chinese position is clear – democracy and freedom in Myanmar, often referred to by its former name, Burma, are an internal matter – and they believe the …

Agony of Burma’s dumped children

Times Online, UK –

IN a filthy destitute village, half an hour outside Rangoon, three-year-old Than Than Nues was dumped days after Cyclone Nargis had ravaged her home in …

This week’s top stories from around the world (Comedian tried)

Times Online, UK –

8 Burma One of Burma’s most popular comedians has been charged with public order offences after he helped victims of Cyclone Nargis, which killed tens of …

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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