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Burma: updated top news (12 June 2008)

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The Southern Ledger

UN: 35000 pregnant women need care in Myanmar

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Up to 35000 pregnant cyclone survivors are in urgent need of proper care in Myanmar, a UN expert said Wednesday, as relief agencies again raised concerns about the junta’s willingness to accept foreign aid.

Myanmar red tape delays cyclone aid, agencies say International Herald Tribune
Burma says no tax taken from aid The Press Association
The Associated Press
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National Post

UN’s Myanmar appeal only 44 percent funded

The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – The United Nations says it has raised less than half of its goal for relief operations in Myanmar more than five weeks after a cyclone devastated the country. The UN says it set out to raise $201 million but so far has gotten …
UN official says pregnant Myanmar cyclone victims in urgent need … International Herald Tribune
Myanmar Cyclone Disaster Appeal Is Only 40% Funded, UN Says Bloomberg
Los Angeles TimesAFPToledo BladeWall Street Journal
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LIVENEWS.com.au

RI running out of time to play key role in Myanmar

Jakarta Post –

A month after Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar, more than one million people severely affected by the storm have yet to receive any food, water, or shelter, and the so-called “second wave” of dying from disease, thirst, and hunger has begun in earnest.

Myanmar says detention of democracy leader legal The Associated Press

Burma’s Suu Kyi deserves to be flogged: junta ABC Online

ReutersNew York TimesTelegraph.co.ukCBC.ca

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Christian Science Monitor

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

Christian Science Monitor –

No, Ms. Finke elected to fly here June 11 to join a grassroots effort for cyclone relief and civil empowerment for Burma (Myanmar), run by the father of her friend who was calling to urge her to come. For most volunteers hoping to help, Burma seems …

Six Weeks After Cyclone, Burma Devastation Remains Uncertain Voice of America

In Burma, A Crime for Civil Society to Provide Relief? AlterNet

Mizzima.comUSA TodayToronto StarChristian Science Monitor

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All American Patriots (press release)

Burma still struggling 40 days after cyclone

Radio Australia –
Craig Strathern from the International Committee for the Red Cross in Myanmar says the doors are starting to open. STRATHERN: In the past week we have been fortunate enough to have a number of our own staff – both locally employed and expatriate …
Canada donation helps speed up Burma aid CBC.ca
BURMA: One Million Survivors Not Yet Reached – UN Inter Press Service (subscription)
Mizzima.comVoice of AmericaRTE.ieRadio Australia
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 12, 2008 at 4:30 am

Burma: Cyclone updated top news (1 June 2008)

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Play Burma ‘camp closures’ condemned

BBC – Sun Jun 1, 10:24 PM ET
Burma 'camp closures' condemnedA senior UN official has said any coercion of Burmese cyclone victims to return home is completely unacceptable.

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Citizen

US defense secretary says Myanmar junta guilty of ‘criminal neglect’

International Herald Tribune –
By Eric Schmitt BANGKOK: Defense Secretary Robert Gates of the United States said Sunday that Myanmar was guilty of “criminal neglect” for blocking large-scale international aid to cyclone victims and that more Burmese civilians would perish unless the …
Gates Blasts Myanmar Junta Over Cyclone Aid Response Wall Street Journal
Myanmar defends cyclone response after US rebuke Reuters
Voice of AmericaCNN InternationalThe Associated PressReiten Television KXMB Bismarck
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WBT

Gates Blasts Myanmar Junta Over Cyclone Aid Response

Wall Street Journal –
By YOCHI J. DREAZEN, TOM WRIGHT and GORDON FAIRCLOUGH US Defense Secretary Robert Gates accused Myanmar of “criminal neglect” in the deaths of thousands of its own citizens, ratcheting up the Bush administration’s criticism of Myanmar’s ruling junta.
Myanmar defends cyclone response after US rebuke Reuters
Gates Accuses Burma of Criminal Neglect in Cyclone Operations Voice of America
CNN InternationalThe Associated PressDailyIndia.comOpEdNews
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Twin Falls Times-News

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 …
Poor access irks RP, SEA aid workers in Myanmar ABS CBN News
Myanmar warned over forcing cyclone survivors home Washington Post
BloombergHinduInquirer.netKhaleej Times
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Women and children carry goods at a refugee camp in Labutta, in the Ayeyawaddy Division, some 200 miles from Yangon, on May 31. More people will die unless Myanmar changes its approach to foreign relief after the devastating cyclone, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday, accusing the junta of

More will die unless Myanmar changes approach: Gates

BANGKOK (AFP) – More people will perish in Myanmar’s cyclone disaster zone unless the regime lifts restrictions on foreign aid, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates warned Sunday, accusing it of “criminal neglect.”

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Washington Post

Myanmar rejects criticism of junta cyclone response

Reuters –
By Melanie Lee SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military junta, widely condemned for its slow response to Cyclone Nargis, said on Sunday it had reacted swiftly to the disaster and remained open to foreign aid with “no strings attached.

Myanmar junta defends cyclone response as prompt – AP

Myanmar defends cyclone response after rebuke – Reuters

Myanmar criticized for plan to reopen some schools a month after … International Herald Tribune
Myanmar Welcomes Aid as Long as `No Strings Attached’ (Update4) Bloomberg
The Associated PressSan Jose Mercury NewsAFPWashington Post
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Malaysia to Burma: Allow S. Asian militaries to help

USA Today –
SINGAPORE (AP) – Malaysia’s deputy leader urged Myanmar’s junta Sunday to let Southeast Asian militaries play a bigger role in providing aid to cyclone victims, a rare plea for foreign intervention in a region where nations generally stay out of each …
Malaysia wants bigger ASEAN role in Myanmar relief Reuters
Malaysia urges ASEAN to play bigger role in helping cyclone-hit … Xinhua
International Herald TribuneMelbourne Herald SunXinhua
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Javno.hr

Suu Kyi’s fate overshadowed by Myanmar cyclone

Taipei Times –
In September of 1988 she helped found the National League for Democracy (NLD), an alliance of 105 opposition parties, and campaigned across Myanmar (then officially known as Burma) for peaceful change, mesmerizing huge crowds with her intelligence, …
Mulish Myanmar Seattle Times
Burma’s Rulers Tighten Grip on Power Voice of America
American ThinkerAFPScotsmanguardian.co.uk
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Aljazeera.net

US says Burma ‘deaf and dumb to offers of aid’

Scotsman –
… no matter who won in November. ions – including subtle calls for China to work more amiably and fairly with other Pacific nations – Gates displayed the most emotion when talking about Burma. “We have reached out, frankly, to Myanmar multiple times …
Fury as Burma shuts cyclone relief camps guardian.co.uk
Myanmar policy cost lives: USA The Statesman
Telegraph.co.ukRadio AustraliaRadio Netherlandsguardian.co.uk
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The Daily Star

Myanmar warned against premature resettlement

The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Cyclone victims in Myanmar who leave relief camps may not receive the aid they need, making them even more vulnerable to disease and the elements, a UN official said Saturday following reports of forced evictions by the …
Poor access irks RP, SEA aid workers in Myanmar ABS CBN News
Myanmar warned over forcing cyclone survivors home Washington Post
BloombergHinduInquirer.netContra Costa Times
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World Focus on Burma (30 May 08)

Latest news on the disaster in Myanmar (Burma)New!

Support the victims of the cyclone in Myanmar (Burma)New!

Myanmar may use forced labor in cyclone recovery: ILO

Reuters –
The ILO has been at loggerheads with the former Burma for more than a decade over what the United Nations agency calls a widespread practice of forcing …

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Carbon credits could help save Amazon, blunt warming

Canada.com, Canada –
… from carbon trading schemes may be the least likely to use the money effectively, such as Burma (Myanmar), Bolivia, The Democratic Republic of Congo and . …

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Aid groups say Myanmar still hindering foreign assistance to …

GoErie.com, PA –
An estimated 2.4 million people are homeless and hungry after the May 2-3 cyclone hit Myanmar, also known as Burma. “We urge speedy implementation of all …

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Junta bans more proxy sites

Mizzima.com, India –
… banned information flow from Burma through its major internet service provider, Myanmar Teleport, Bagan Net and Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications.

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UN: Myanmar forcing storm victims from camps

The Associated Press –
An estimated 2.4 million people remain homeless and hungry after the May 2-3 cyclone hit Myanmar, also known as Burma. Myanmar’s government says the cyclone …

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The Night Is Young

MaineToday.com, ME –
Cyclone Nargis has taken an unfathomable toll on the people of Burma (Myanmar). Thousands upon thousands are dead, and millions of others are in dire need …

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Suu Kyi symbolises strength

Merinews, India –
Aung San Suu Kyi symbolises the spiritual strength of the people of Myanmar. The frail figure of Suu Kyi has fought a lonely battle to restore human dignity …

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Rotary helping disaster victims with ShelterBox program

Trentonian, Canada –
… well used in emergencies in several parts of the world, and thousands are now on their way to victims of recent disasters in Myanmar (Burma) and China. …

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Singapore: Myanmar junta scared foreign aid workers will expose …

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

AP SINGAPORE (AP) – Myanmar’s military rulers are afraid to let in international aid workers to help cyclone victims because it might expose their own …

Logistics hamper Myanmar relief

CNN –
Watch what’s happened to schools in Myanmar » World Vision has about 500 workers in Myanmar, also known as Burma, delivering shelter, food, water and health …

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Myanmar afraid cyclone handling will show up junta-Singapore

Reuters –
The evictions come a day after official media in the former Burma lashed out at offers of foreign aid, criticising donors’ demands for access to the …

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Calgary Herald

Myanmar blasts aid donors for not giving more

The Associated Press –
But the military rulers of Myanmar, also known as Burma, are continuing to throw up obstacles to the free flow of international aid, aid and human rights groups said Friday.
World leaders outraged at detention in Myanmar Edmonton Sun
Myanmar enacts new constitution: state TV ABS CBN News
AFPWashington PostPR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)Deutsche Welle
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Times Now.tv

Superstition and ‘panties for peace’ in Myanmar/Burma

Dallas Morning News –
Women around the world are asked to post their panties to local Burmese embassies in a bid to strip the regime of its power and bring an end to its gross violations of human rights, especially those committed against Burma’s women.
Panties Sent to Burma for Peace ShortNews.com
Women asked to send underwear to Myanmar KOKI FOX 23
MetroSifyGulf Daily NewsThe Canadian Press
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CBS News

US naval forces consider abandoning Myanmar relief efforts

Jane’s –
By Casandra Newell The commander of US naval operations in the Pacific Ocean, Admiral Tim Keating, said on 28 May that US Navy (USN) ships off the coast of Myanmar waiting to deliver aid to cyclone victims might soon depart. Adm Keating stated during a …
Myanmar’s Generals Approve Visas for UN Cyclone Relief Workers Bloomberg
US Navy Waiting for Junta’s Permission to Deliver Burma Aid Washington Post
The Associated PressReutersXinhuaAFP
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GulfNews

US sharply skeptical of Myanmar constitution

AFP –
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The White House on Friday expressed frustration at the pace of aid flows into Myanmar after devastating Cyclone Nargis and said the ruling junta’s new constitution lacks credibility.
Myanmar junta forcing storm victims from camps without proper … The Canadian Press
UN: Myanmar junta forcing storm victims from camps The Associated Press
The Press AssociationReutersVoice of AmericaReuters
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Brisbane Times

Burma cyclone aid agencies make plea for orphans

guardian.co.uk –
“Institutionalisation really is the last resort,” said Guy Cave, Save the Children’s Burma deputy country director.
Burma Grants Visas to Relief Workers, But Little Access to Delta Voice of America
Burma grants all UN visa requests BBC News
Belfast TelegraphOneWorld.netIrish TimesHuman Rights Watch (press release)
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Myanmar officially adopts new military-backed constitution

International Herald Tribune –
AP YANGON, Myanmar: Military-ruled Myanmar has adopted a new constitution through a referendum that critics note was held in aftermath of a severe cyclone while hundreds of thousands of victims were receiving little or no aid from the government.
Myanmar adopts new pro-military constitution Thaindian.com
Myanmar officially adopts new military-backed constitution PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)
ReutersThe Canadian PressThe Associated PressBernama
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San Francisco Chronicle

Myanmar’s military dictators: Let cyclone victims save themselves!

San Francisco Chronicle –
What to make of the latest unfathomable or arrogant or (choose an adjective) pronouncement from the military dictators of Myanmar, who have made it so hard for international relief-organization workers to enter their mountainous country and deliver …
WHO launches 28 million dollar healthcare plan for Myanmar AFP
International SOS Responds to Myanmar Cyclone PR Newswire (press release)
ReliefWeb (press release)ReliefWeb (press release)
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Sydney Morning Herald

Burma: cyclone victims can survive on own

Melbourne Herald Sun –
By staff writers BURMA’s military government has lashed out at donors who promised millions of dollars of aid, saying the survivors of Cyclone Nargis didn’t need “bars of chocolate”.
Myanmar: Junta Upset Over Aid Pledges New York Times
Myanmar blasts international donors for not giving more aid Times and Transcript
Sydney Morning HeraldThe Herald
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Javno.hr

Myanmar’s cyclone response regrettable: Singapore PM

ABS CBN News –
Myanmar’s response to foreign offers of help for victims of a devastating cyclone in the country is regrettable, Singapore’s prime minister said Friday.
Myanmar afraid cyclone handling will show up junta-Singapore Reuters
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Chinese medics donate medical equipment to Myanmar

Xinhua –
YANGON, May 30 (Xinhua) — Chinese medics working in Myanmar for the relief of cyclone victims donated four vehicles for medical use and other medical equipment as well as medicines to the Myanmar side Friday as the team is about to end their two-week …
Japan medical team arrives in cyclone-hit Myanmar Thai News Agency MCOT
Japanese medics arrive in Myanmar for cyclone victims People’s Daily Online
ReliefWeb (press release)Thai News Agency MCOT
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Radio Australia

UN warns Burma it is endangering its citizens

Bangkok Post –
Access to the delta remains an issue, almost a week after Burma’s junta chief Senior General Than Shwe promised UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that he would allow access to all international aid workers.
Burma’s military says new constitution enacted Radio Australia
Burma adopts new constitution: state media ABC Online
Voice of America
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Myanmar Aid Workers Say Delta Needs Are `Critical’ (Update2)

Bloomberg –
More than 130000 people were killed or left missing by the storm in the country formerly known as Burma, the UN says. Doctors Without Borders has 250 workers, more than a dozen of them from outside Myanmar, operating in the delta, Terasse said, …


Boston Globe

French humanitarian aid to Burma (May 29, 2008)

France Diplomatie (press release) –
The aircraft took off from the airport at Vatry with permission to land in Burma where it will arrive in the night (6:15 am local time).
French navy ship delivers aid to Burma ABC Online
French ship rejected by Myanmar to leave aid in Thailand ABS CBN News
National PostBoston GlobeAljazeera.netReuters
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Thai News Agency MCOT

Thailand to send more aid to Burma

Bangkok Post –
Speaking after accompanying the new team of doctors to Burma, Mr Chaiya said the Burmese government and people were grateful for the kindness of the royal family and assistance from the government.
2nd group of royal physicians to be dispatched to Myanmar ReliefWeb (press release)
More Thai doctors on way to Burma Bangkok Post
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Give aid workers in Myanmar effective access–Pope

Reuters –
The Pope made his indirect appeal in an address to the Catholic bishops of the former Burma, who are winding up a visit to the Vatican, and urged them to be strong in the face of “distress, persecution and famine”.

US senator says India, China must pressure Myanmar’s junta for …

International Herald Tribune –
AP SINGAPORE: Regional superpowers India and China should exert their influence over Myanmar’s generals to push the country toward democracy, a leading US politician said Friday.


Telegraph.co.uk

Burma cyclone: Junta tells victims to eat frogs

Telegraph.co.uk –
According to newspaper New Light of Myanmar, a government mouthpiece: “The people (of the Irrawaddy delta) can survive with self-reliant efforts even if they are not given chocolate bars from (the) international community.

Baby born on boat donated to Burma relief by businessman

Scotsman –
A BOAT donated by an Edinburgh businessman to the Burma cyclone relief effort has welcomed its first newborn baby. Pandawlin, weighing 8lbs, was born earlier this week and named after the vessel Pandaw IV and the charity Merlin whose staff helped …


Voice of America

UN Officials Condemn Burma’s Forced Eviction of Cyclone Victims …

Voice of America –
By Luis Ramirez Burma’s military government has begun forcing cyclone victims to leave relief centers and return to their homes in the devastated Irawaddy Delta.


AFP

Myanmar lashes foreign aid, says survivors can eat frogs

AFP –
YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar’s ruling junta lashed out at foreign aid donors Friday, saying cyclone victims did not need supplies of “chocolate bars” and could instead survive by eating frogs and fish.

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Seattle Times

Editorial: Burma junta’s crackdown is woefully misguided

San Antonio Express, TX –
Such is the case in Burma (Myanmar), where the incompetence of the ruling junta in responding to Cyclone Nargis has shaken public confidence in the Asian …
Global outrage Bangkok Post
Let Them Eat Frogs Washington Post
Burma arrest condemned Scotsman
ToTheCenter.comEdmonton Sun
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In the words of Naw Htoo Paw, Burmese human rights activist

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
The cyclone that hit Burma (Myanmar) in early May has only complicated an already appalling humanitarian crisis within the country. …

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Israel Sends More Aid to Burma and China

Arutz Sheva, Israel –
by Ezra HaLevi (IsraelNN.com) Israel has dispatched a third shipment of aid to Burma (Myanmar) and another shipment to China, as well, following natural ..

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Burma: Junta Attacks Internet Freedom

Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –
According to a recent announcement by Myanmar Teleport, technical changes are being made to prevent the use of proxy servers in Burma. Myanmar Teleport …

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China, Korea sign Myanmar energy exploration deal

Reuters UK, UK –
Few Western companies will invest in the former Burma because of its poor human rights record and continued detention of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San …
CNPC, Daewoo join hands to explore Burma EnergyCurrent
China’s CNPC, SKorea’s Daewoo Intl tie up for Myanmar oil/gas … Forbes
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Bishop’s Emergency Appeal for Burma is making a difference

Diocese of Lichfield, UK –
… sent to the Bishop of Lichfield’s Emergency Appeal in response to the Cyclone Nargis crisis in Burma are already making a difference in Myanmar. …

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Radio Australia

Myanmar adopts new constitution

Aljazeera.net, Qatar –
Myanmar ‘s government has formally adopted a new national constitution following a heavily-criticised referendum held earlier this month amid the …
Myanmar officially adopts new military-backed constitution International Herald Tribune
Burma’s military says new constitution enacted Radio Australia
Burma’s Military Rulers Put New Constitution into Effect Voice of America
Thaindian.comRTT News
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Sydney Morning Herald

Myanmar: Junta Upset Over Aid Pledges

New York Times, United States –
Last week, Juan José Daboub, the managing director of the World Bank, said the bank would not extend any financial aid to Myanmar because it had not paid …
Burma: cyclone victims can survive on own Melbourne Herald Sun
Junta evicts families from emergency shelters Sydney Morning Herald
Myanmar blasts international donors for not giving more aid Times and Transcript
The Herald

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A Lakeville Photographer Saw Makings of Myanmar Problems During …

Litchfield County Times, CT –
Unfortunately, this uprising from the Burmese people (the country was known as Burma until 1989) was relatively short-lived and reached no solid resolution, …

Burma: Cyclone updated top news (30 May 2008)

US sharply skeptical of Myanmar constitution

AFP –
A man reads a newspaper in Yangon on 15, May 2008. The White House on Friday expressed frustration at the pace of aid flows into Myanmar after devastating Cyclone Nargis and said the ruling junta's new constitution lacks credibility.(AFP/File/Khin Maung Win)
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The White House on Friday expressed frustration at the pace of aid flows into Myanmar after devastating Cyclone Nargis and said the ruling junta’s new constitution lacks credibility.

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UN: Myanmar junta forcing storm victims from camps

YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar’s military government is removing cyclone victims from refugee camps and dumping them near their devastated villages with virtually no aid supplies, the United Nations said Friday.

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MSN UK News

UN Warns Burma’s Food Security at Risk

Voice of America –
By Ron Corben United Nations agencies warn that Burma’s food shortages and escalating prices pose a threat to its food security.
Aid workers face restrictions in Myanmar United Press International
Myanmar generals insult world donors Australian News
BBC NewsTeleTextNarinjara NewsBelleville News Democrat
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Analysis: Why has more aid flowed to Myanmar than China?

Asian Relief: The Sharon Stone Effect

The two natural disasters struck just days apart, yet their aftermaths were strikingly different. When cyclone Nargis swept through Burma on May 2-3, leaving roughly 134,000 people dead or missing, the world reacted with deep sympathy and immediate promises of aid. International generosity, so far reaching nearly $230 million in relief aid, stood in sharp contrast to the callousness of the ruling junta, which unilaterally slowed the flow of aid to a trickle and essentially ignored the plight of millions of suffering Burmese.

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Voice of America

Myanmar blasts aid donors for not giving more

The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s ruling junta lashed out Thursday at aid donors who promised millions of dollars for cyclone relief, saying survivors didn’t need “bars of chocolate.
Let Them Eat Frogs Washington Post
Myanmar grants more visas to to foreign relief workers Monsters and Critics.com
ReutersNew York TimesInternational Herald TribuneBBC News
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The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Myanmar Aid Workers Say Delta Needs Are `Critical,’ Access Slow

Bloomberg –
More than 130000 people were killed or left missing by the storm in the country formerly known as Burma, the UN says. Doctors Without Borders has 250 workers, more than a dozen of them from outside Myanmar, operating in the delta, Terasse said, …
Burma adopts new constitution: state media ABC Online
UN Warns Burma’s Food Security at Risk Voice of America
BBC NewsBelfast TelegraphReutersVoice of America
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UN chief walked diplomatic tightrope with junta

In this May 22, 2008 file photo, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, second left, talks with a displaced family in their tent on in the Kyondah village, Myanmar, on a tour to view conditions in cyclone-damaged areas and to meet with Myanmar government officials. The United Nations said Thursday, May 29, 2008, that the last 45 pending visas for Myanmar were granted to U.N. international relief workers — but at the cost of temporarily ignoring Myanmar's latest crackdown on dissent.  (AP Photo/Stan Honda, Pool, File) AP- BANGKOK, Thailand – No mention of Myanmar‘s detained pro-democracy leader. No talk of holding a controversial vote despite a catastrophic cyclone. Not a word about the military regime’s history of human rights abuses.

Those were the issues U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon avoided in talks with Myanmar’s junta leader. It appeared to pay off with dozens of visas issued for U.N. relief workers — but at the high cost, say critics, of ignoring Myanmar’s latest crackdown on dissent.

Myanmar blasts aid donors for not giving more

Thu May 29, 12:16 PM ET

People line up outside an aid tent in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday May 29, 2008 awaiting medical treatment. Aid and relief has been slow getting to affected area's and people after a cyclone hit southern Myanmar causing mass destruction and death. (AP Photo) YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar’s ruling junta lashed out Thursday at aid donors who promised millions of dollars for cyclone relief, saying survivors didn’t need “bars of chocolate.”
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CTV.ca

World leaders outraged at detention in Myanmar

Edmonton Sun –
“Canada has repeatedly called on the regime to release Aung San Suu Kyi and all other political prisoners, respect the human rights of the people of Burma, and engage in a genuine dialogue with the democratic movement,” said Foreign Affairs Minister …
Myanmar enacts new constitution: state TV ABS CBN News
Myanmar blasts aid donors for not giving more The Associated Press
AFPDeutsche WelleReutersInternational Herald Tribune
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CBS News

Myanmar opens up to UN aid workers

Aljazeera.net –
Nearly a month after a devastating cyclone swept through Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta, the country’s military rulers have given the green light for United Nations relief workers waiting to enter the country.
US Navy Waiting for Junta’s Permission to Deliver Burma Aid Washington Post
US commander: Navy ships likely to leave Myanmar The Associated Press
XinhuaReutersAFPThe Associated Press
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Voice of America

UN Warns Burma’s Food Security at Risk

Voice of America –
By Ron Corben United Nations agencies warn that Burma’s food shortages and escalating prices pose a threat to its food security.
Burma grants all UN visa requests BBC News
Burma approves visas for foreign aid workers Belfast Telegraph
ReutersThe Associated PressThe Press AssociationVoice of America
all 1,615 news articles »

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 30, 2008 at 1:09 am

World focus on Burma (29 May 08)

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Latest news on the disaster in Myanmar (Burma)New!

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CSW condemns continued detention of Burma democracy leader

ChristianToday, UK –
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today condemned the decision by Burma’s military regime to extend once again the house arrest of democracy leader Aung …

Aid workers head to Myanmar delta as more visas granted

AFP –
YANGON (AFP) — Relief workers slowly moved into Myanmar’s cyclone-ravaged delta after the junta started to open access, as the United Nations reported on …

Indonesia diplores extension of Aung San Suu Kyi`s house arrest

Antara, Indonesia –
Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda deplores the Myanmar`s military junta`s decision to extend the house arrest of their country`s …

Survivors say regime adds to Myanmar misery

Arizona Daily Star, AZ –
AP PYAPON, Myanmar — It’s not much, but the flimsy bamboo lean-to on the side of the road is all Aye Shwe has to keep his family dry. …

Burma still nixes US military help; China accepts aid, Admiral says

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Cyclone Nargis hit Burma on May 3, causing nearly 80000 deaths and displacing hundreds of thousands. The United Nations has estimated that up to 2.5 million …

Myanmar lashes out at “chocolate bar” foreign aid

Reuters –
The situation remains dire for many survivors in the delta, the “rice bowl of Asia” in the days before what was then Burma won independence from Britain in …

Burma sends some survivors home to ruins, conscripts others

Kentucky.com, KY –
Burma’s reclusive government has opened up slightly to the world in the past week, allowing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to meet with some survivors …

World anger over Suu Kyi detention

The Press Association –
World powers have voiced outrage at the decision by Burma’s military government to extend the detention of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Hindu, India –
New York (PTI): The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, has asked Myanmar government to “unconditionally” release pro-democracy leader Daw …
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Boston Globe

Aid workers head to Myanmar delta as more visas granted

AFP –
YANGON (AFP) – Relief workers slowly moved into Myanmar’s cyclone-ravaged delta after the junta started to open access, as the United Nations reported on Thursday that all its visa requests had been approved.
‘Window of opportunity’ in Burma BBC News
Burma’s beggars being forced off the roads Sydney Morning Herald
The AustralianThe Press AssociationVoice of AmericaWall Street Journal
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Boston Globe

Indonesia joins in criticism of Myanmar over Suu Kyi

Reuters India –
MANILA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s foreign minister chided Myanmar on Wednesday for extending the detention of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, the first criticism of the junta’s move by a fellow Southeast Asian nation.
UN HR head calls for release of Suu Kyi Hindu
Burma’s Detention of Democratic Leader Angers Countries New York Sun
International Herald TribuneNew York TimesKGANUN News Centre
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The Southern Ledger

Over 40% of cyclone victims in Myanmar receive aid

Xinhua –
UNITED NATIONS, May 28 (Xinhua) — More than 40 percent of the 2.4 million cyclone survivors in Myanmar have received some type of assistance from local, national or international actors, the United Nations said Wednesday.
Foreigners enter cyclone-hit delta, testing Myanmar’s promise AFP
Myanmar cyclone victims short of food The Daily Yomiuri
ForbesBloombergWall Street JournalLos Angeles Times
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CBS News

US commander: Navy ships likely to leave Myanmar soon

The Associated Press –
WASHINGTON (AP) – A senior Navy admiral says the US probably will withdraw a group of naval vessels from waters off the coast of Myanmar within days unless the government allows the US ships to offload relief supplies for cyclone victims.
Myanmar Still Refuses US Navy Assistance In Delivering Relief Supplies AHN
US aid ships to give up on Burma in days NEWS.com.au
ForbesCBS NewsIrish Times
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Times Now.tv

‘Peace panties’ from Canada to frighten Myanmar junta

Sify – May 27, 2008
… of the Quebec Women’s Federation, said, “This is a unique and important opportunity for women to help raise funds and awareness about the military regime’s systematic use of rape and other brutalities against our sisters from Burma (Myanmar).”
Women’s underwear needed in fight for democracy in Myanmar The Canadian Press
Panties please Edmonton Sun
The South African StarEdmonton Journal
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stv.tv

Focus on saving lives—Ban Ki-Moon

ABS CBN News –
Let us pay our respects to the courage and the resilience of the people of Myanmar, who are suffering such hardship and terrible personal loss.
$10m aid pledge for Myanmar News24
China to encourage oil refiners to increase capacity – cabinet Forbes
The Associated PressAFPABS CBN NewsThe Associated Press
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Myanmar starts land reclamation in cyclone-worst-hit area

Xinhua –
YANGON, May 29 (Xinhua) — Myanmar has started land reclamation in Laputta township, one of the worst-hit areas in southwestern Ayeyawaddy delta in a severe cyclone storm that ravaged Myanmar early this month, official newspaper New Light of Myanmar …
Myanmar allows direct donation right down to cyclone-hit areas People’s Daily Online
ADB may support needs assessment after cyclone in Myanmar EastDay.com
XinhuaPeople’s Daily Online
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Boston Globe

French navy ship delivers aid to Burma

ABC Online –
A French navy ship has docked in Thailand to unload more than 1000 tonnes of supplies for cyclone victims in Burma. The ship is carrying enough food to sustain 100000 people for two weeks.
Angry France diverts Myanmar aid Reuters
Myanmar generals refuse aid from French Australian News
France24
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Canada.com

Myanmar lashes out at “chocolate bar” foreign aid

Canada.com –
The situation remains dire for many survivors in the delta, the “rice bowl of Asia” in the days before what was then Burma won independence from Britain in 1948. The army has started to bury bodies in communal graves, villagers said, although there has …

Myanmar: Closed economy proves to be disaster of its own

Minneapolis Star Tribune –
By NEW YORK TIMES AP NewsAlert YANGON, MYANMAR – A sport-utility vehicle goes for $250000; a cell phone, $3000. As foreign aid workers test Myanmar’s commitment to allow them to provide relief after the cyclone, they face not only administrative …

Myanmar capital in sharp contrast to cyclone zone

Forbes –
The capital has 24-hour electricity, a rarity in Myanmar, but forget cell phone service or international flights. Soldiers greeted the VIP motorcade with salutes as it moved along the main road, passing sprawling new golf courses and resorts with signs …

China’s CNPC, SKorea’s Daewoo Intl tie up for Myanmar oil/gas …

Forbes –
BEIJING (XFN-ASIA) – China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), the parent of PetroChina, said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with South Korea’s Daewoo International for joint oil and gas exploration in Myanmar. The deal was signed during the …

Dispatches from Myanmar

Seattle Times –
By Special to The Seattle Times Editor’s Note: Following are edited dispatches from aid workers, residents and others in Myanmar. They are being sent to The Seattle Times by: • Paula Bock, former staff writer for Pacific Northwest, The Seattle Times …

Preview: Burma Cyclone Disaster Fundraiser, The Scala, London

Independent –
All proceeds and donations from the event will go to Oxfam’s Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone appeal. State media in Burma have reported a death toll of 78000 since the cyclone hit on 3 May, and aid agencies are facing huge challenges in dealing with the …

RP chess team dominates Myanmar

ABS CBN News –
The Philippine Team has so far dominated their counterparts from Myanmar after three rounds of the first RP-Myanmar Dual Match chess team championship at the Lake Garden Hotel in Tagaytay City.


Seattle Post Intelligencer

In Myanmar, Loss, Grief and, for Some, Resignation

New York Times – May 26, 2008
AP A family in Pyapon, in Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Delta, on Monday. Few delta residents have received aid since the May 3 cyclone.
Conditions ripe for disease in Burma CTV.ca
Myanmar’s fouled water threatens health Seattle Times
International Herald Tribune
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Voice of America

India Helps Burma, China in Wake of Disasters

Voice of America –
By Anjana Pasricha India has sent relief and pledged assistance to two neighboring countries recently struck by natural disasters: Burma and China. Anjana Pasricha reports from New Delhi on India’s efforts to project itself as a responsible regional …


PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)

Activists blast Chevron on human rights, environment

San Jose Mercury News –
Activists took advantage of the gathering at Chevron headquarters in San Ramon to blast Chevron during the meeting for alleged environmental and human rights abuses in Ecuador, Nigeria and Myanmar. Outside, protesters dressed in white protective suits …
Complaints shadow Chevron profits TVNZ
Activists blast Chevron on rights, environment Forbes
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Sydney Morning Herald

Burma aid visas approved

TeleText –
Burma has approved all pending visas for UN relief workers to enter the country a month after a cyclone left two million people in need of aid.
UN, other agencies gaining greater access to cyclone victims in … China Post
Costello down with dysentery Advertiser Adelaide
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Marni Soupcoff on ‘Panties for Peace’ in Burma

National Post –
by Raze Those wierdos in command in Myanmar have no idea what it was like to be Tom Jones singing in Montreal… by ZeeBC We have to be careful that we are not been taken for a ride.

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 29, 2008 at 8:04 am