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World focus on Burma (16 June 2008)

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International celebrations for Daw Suu’s birthday

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

US senators, Burmese government in exile, National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma, Burmese activists, foreign correspondents and the Burmese …

Rumors of New Catastrophe Sweep Rangoon

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… the regime’s mouthpiece, The New Light of Myanmar, accused unnamed Western countries of being responsible for the rumors then circulating within Burma. …

More Aid Workers Arrested

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Yin Yin Wie, Tin Tin Cho and Myat Thu were detained by the special branch of Burma’s police in Sanchaung Township in Rangoon on Thursday, June 12. …

NOAA: Global Temperature Seventh Warmest for Spring, Eighth …

WIBW, KS –

Tropical Cyclone Nargis brought heavy rain, strong winds, and high storm surge waters to Burma (Myanmar) in early May, destroying thousands of homes and …

Weather Extremes Mark Spring 2008

Daily Green –

The period saw Cyclone Nargis devastate Myanmar (Burma); nearly 78000 peopled died. Relief efforts there are still being stymied by the military junta that …

Too little is being done to help the people of Burma and their …

BBC News, UK –

Dr de Jong spent two weeks in Burma, also known as Myanmar, and he said the inhabitants were showing signs of mental trauma. …

With Anti-US Propaganda, Amnesty International Mocks Itself

North Star Writers Group, MI –

Had only the United States shut down its detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Burma’s cruel military Junta would have seen the error of its ways, …

Catholic order hoping to rebuild in Myanmar

Chicago Sun-Times, United States –

BY MIKE THOMAS Religion Reporter mthomas@suntimes.com In early May, a monster cyclone ripped apart the southeast Asian country of Myanmar (formerly Burma), …

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UN plans Myanmar anti-dengue operation

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The United Nations plans to launch a massive anti-dengue campaign this week in cyclone-hit areas of Myanmar where mosquitoes that …

Creatures most likely to disappear

Philadelphia Inquirer, PA –

… and the Burmese roofed turtle, which used to be abundant in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) before hunters targeted the creatures and their eggs. …

Asean Must Deliver on Human Rights Body

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

There is an expectation that Cambodia, Myanmar [Burma], Laos and Vietnam may appoint representatives who are less open to human rights. …

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Burmese Generals Deserve to be Flogged: US Congressman

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“Madam Speaker, I rise today over the comments made by the brutal generals, military dictators in Burma, saying that Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize …

Sports writer arrested after aiding Myanmar cyclone victims

AFP –

YANGON (AFP) — A popular sports writer who helped deliver aid to victims of the cyclone in Myanmar has been arrested, the second aid volunteer detained in …

Burma arrests 245 drug traffickers

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –

“Action was taken against 245 persons – 201 men and 44 women in 158 cases,” the New Light of Myanmar reported ahead of the United Nations anti-drugs and …

Red Cross welcomes special cyclone support

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

… CEO Robert Tickner today warmly welcomed a special contribution by the Government of South Australia to aid victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar(Burma). …

Cyclone Brought Something More to Myanmar

Zenit News Agency, Italy –

YANGON, Myanmar, JUNE 15, 2008 (Zenit.org).- May’s cyclone devastated Myanmar and aid restrictions from the ruling junta worsened the chaos. …

State of denial

South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong –

While Myanmar’s junta leaders enjoy a lavish lifestyle, an internal military report suggests more than 1,000 soldiers are deserting every month.

A slow response to the devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis has laid bare the junta’s internal problems and angered the population.

The winds of Cyclone Nargis have exposed the rotting core of Myanmar’s vast military, the nation’s strongest institution. With much of the world focusing on the death and devastation wrought by last month’s cyclone with its 190km/h winds and tidal waves, the wider impact on the ruling powers is only gradually becoming apparent.

Well-placed Myanmese sources and foreign diplomats inside the country now describe a once-proud military facing a spiralling desertion rate, a slow and over-complex command structure and festering doubts about its claim to legitimacy – problems brought into sharp focus by the challenges posed by the storm, the world’s worst natural disaster since the Asian tsunami of 2004…….

Finally, Calbayog gets clinic with help from US Navy

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

The Mercy, with its high-tech medical equipment, has been ready to help cyclone-devastated Burma (Myanmar), but the paranoid ruling junta refused to allow …

Xola Consulting to Share Adventure Tourism Perspective at …

PR-CANADA.net (press release), Montenegro –

… markets around the world including Central and South America, North Africa and Southeast Asia, including Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), India and Nepal.

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US offers helicopters to Myanmar as navy ships leave

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BANGKOK (AFP) — US helicopters and small boats are still ready to help deliver cyclone aid to Myanmar, a US official said Thursday, after the regime rejected US navy ships laden with emergency supplies.

Four US Navy ships, which had idled off Myanmar’s coast since May 13, left for the Gulf of Thailand on Thursday after the ruling junta refused to accept aid from foreign militaries.

Lieutenant General John Goodman, commander of Marine forces Pacific, said that even though the USS Essex group was leaving, the United States was still ready to offer other equipment for the cyclone relief effort.

“The US maintains its offer to support the distribution efforts of the Burmese government and the international community,” Goodman said in a statement, referring to the country by its former name.

“This distribution support includes the use of helicopters currently in Thailand, and if requested, the landing craft from the amphibious ships to assist the world community in the distribution of relief supplies to relieve suffering.”

More than one month after the cyclone left 133,000 dead or missing, the United Nations estimates more than one million people still have not received any international assistance.

Myanmar has accused the United States of offering aid with unspecified “strings attached.”

“Our offer has been without strings, and it has never included bringing US Navy ships into their ports,” said Goodman. “Unfortunately those offers of support have yet to be accepted.”

US military C-130 cargo planes are still delivering supplies to Yangon from Thailand, the statement said.

The United States has flown 116 flights delivering more than 2.2 million pounds of relief supplies, it added.

Goodman said Washington had repeatedly offered helicopters and surface craft to support the relief efforts in the devastated Irrawaddy Delta, where many villages are not reachable by road.

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 6, 2008 at 2:38 am

News about end of aid mission from US navy for Burmese cyclone disaster

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US ships carrying aid to leave Burma

InTheNews.co.uk, UK –

US warships carrying aid for the victims of Burma’s Cyclone Nargis have begun sailing away after the country’s ruling military refused their help …

US offers helicopters to Myanmar as navy ships leave

AFP –

BANGKOK (AFP) — US helicopters and small boats are still ready to help deliver cyclone aid to Myanmar, a US official said Thursday, after the regime …

“Mercy Fleet” Surrenders to Than Shwe’s Iron Will

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By WAI MOE The US has ordered its four Pacific fleet warships, packed with supplies for Burma’s cyclone survivors, to end their fruitless wait for …

US SHIPS LEAVE CYCLONE-HIT REGION

UK Express, UK –

US Navy ships laden with relief supplies have steamed away from Burma’s coast, their helicopters barred by the ruling junta even though millions of cyclone …

Frustrated by junta, US ships leaving Myanmar

Newsday, NY –

AP YANGON, Myanmar – US Navy ships laden with relief supplies will steam away from Myanmar’s coast today, their helicopters barred by the ruling junta even …

Barred by junta, US military ends aid mission to Burma

San Francisco Chronicle, USA –

… but the ruling military junta in Burma, also known as Myanmar, rebuffed repeated offers to help with the disaster relief effort, despite the severity of …

US Navy forced to give up on Burma relief

Men’s News Daily, CA –

The United States Navy was forced to withdraw from their Cyclone Nargis relief efforts in Burma today, due to the continued refusal of the ruling State …

US Navy Ships Leave Myanmar’s Coast after Government Refuses Aid …

Informify, CO –

The US Navy offered ships and helicopters to the Myanmar government to help with cyclone disaster relief efforts. After trying for a month to gain access to …

US Navy Ships Return from Myanmar Coast, Still Full

ToTheCenter.com, NY –

Four United States Navy ships have been ordered to stop patrolling the waters off the coast of Myanmar. The boats had been intended for use in delivering …

US Naval Ships To Leave Burma After Junta Constantly Denies Them Entry

DigitalJournal.com, Canada –

After being blown off by Burma’s junta, four US naval ships loaded with supplies for the victims of Cyclone Nargis will withdraw from the coast. …

US Navy gives up on cyclone aid mission

Austin American-Statesman, TX –

… survivors of the May 2 cyclone, but the ruling military junta in Myanmar, also known as Burma, has refused to let any foreign military helicopters help. …

US Navy vessels leave Myanmar coast

The Associated Press – 2 hours ago

Myanmar is also known as Burma. The USS Essex and three other amphibious assault ships, which have been in international waters off Myanmar since May 13, …

US Forced To Abandon Burma Aid Mission

New York Sun, United States –

By AMY KAZMIN, The Washington Post BANGKOK, Thailand — Cyclone survivors in Burma’s devastated Irrawaddy Delta could require food aid for as long as a year, …

After waiting 3 weeks to help, US strike group will return to exercise

Stars and Stripes, DC –

… but have been unable to do so because of the unrelenting position of the Burma military junta,” Keating said. However, should the Myanmar government …

US Navy withdraws ships after Burma rebuffs aid

Independent, UK –

By Andrew Buncombe, Asia Correspondent The US military has ordered a flotilla of naval vessels packed with emergency aid for Burma to leave after the …

US aid ships asked to leave Myanmar

Gulf Daily News, Bahrain –

YANGON: The US military ordered navy ships loaded with relief aid off Myanmar’s coast to leave the area yesterday after the country’s junta refused to give …

US aid ships asked to leave Myanmar

Gulf Daily News, Bahrain –

YANGON: The US military ordered navy ships loaded with relief aid off Myanmar’s coast to leave the area yesterday after the country’s junta refused to give …

US Navy aborts aid mission to Myanmar

Chicago Tribune, United States –

The Essex and three other amphibious assault ships, which have been in international waters off Myanmar, formerly Burma, since May 13, will continue with …

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 5, 2008 at 10:00 am

World Focus on Burma (5 June 2008)

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New Footage of Cyclone Nargis and its Aftermath Shows Desperate …

FOXNews –

Media and information are tightly controlled in Burma, also known as Myanmar, and anyone carrying video or satellite phone equipment can be arrested. …

News Summary for June 4, 2008

NewsHour –

At the Pentagon, Brigadier General John Campbell said the government in Myanmar, also known as Burma, had refused all help. BRIG. GEN. …

Cyclone victims forced out of emergency camps: Amnesty International

CBC.ca, Canada –

“The ruling military junta in Burma have done nothing to convince us that they intend to reverse their deliberate decision to deny much needed aid to the …

Burmese government ‘putting cyclone survivors at risk’

InTheNews.co.uk, UK –

Burma’s rulers announced an end to the rescue and relief phase of the disaster response on May 20th. Since then, Amnesty claims, Burma’s State and …

Month after cyclone access to delta still a problem

Mizzima.com, India –

New Delhi – Access to the Irrawaddy delta region is still a huge problem a month after the killer cyclone struck Burma, though visa applications have been …

Myanmar continues to struggle

KVAL, OR –

By KVAL Web Staff US Navy ships carrying relief supplies plan to leave the coast of Myanmar Thursday after military officials said the ruling Junta refused …

EU foreign ministers approved the start of negotiations for …

ISRIA (subscription), DC –

… the special help for women and children affected by armed conflicts, the situation in Burma (Myanmar), Ethiopia and the Millennium Development Goals. …

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon pleased with progress of Colombia …

ISRIA (subscription), DC –

The Secretary-General strongly supports the continuing efforts of the Organization of American States (OAS) to assist in the restoration of normal bilateral …

Getting assistance to where it is most needed in Myanamr is a …

IRINnews.org, NY –

BANGKOK, 5 June 2008 (IRIN) – With more than US$260 million committed or pledged to relief efforts in Myanmar, UN agencies and the humanitarian community …

Junta ends up having last laugh

Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia –

In an interview earlier this week, Zarganar said he and more than 400 entertainers in Burma had volunteered to help victims of Cyclone Nargis, …

Australia vow to help Zimbabwe, N Korea

The Age, Australia –

“We apply a similar approach to Burma and North Korea,” he said. “We believe in doing our bit to give assistance direct to the people of in this case …

Burma’s military targets civilians – report

Independent Online, South Africa –

Burma/Myanmar, under military rule since 1962, has signed ceasefires with 17 other ethnic armed groups. About 100 000 Karen refugees already live in camps …

Cyclone survivors ‘work for aid’

Channel 4 News, UK –

Burma’s military regime is forcing cyclone survivors to work in exchange for vital aid supplies, campaign group Amnesty International has said. …

Burmese forced from relief camps

Christian Science Monitor, MA –

Bangkok, Thailand – Aid agencies trying to help cyclone survivors in Burma (Myanmar) are increasingly bumping up against what appears to be a coordinated …

Rights group: Myanmar exchanging food for labor

WLOS, NC –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Amnesty International is accusing Myanmar’s military regime of forcing cyclone survivors to do menial labor in exchange for food. …

Commentary: Who will bell the cat in Burma?

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Speaking in Singapore, he also said Burma’s obstruction of international efforts to help cyclone victims had cost “tens of thousands of lives”. …

Cyclone relief no laughing matter

United Press International, Asia, China –

Although Zarganar is famous in Burma for his antics on stage and screen, he has not been joking much lately. Instead, he has been at the front of local …

Junta forcing Burma cyclone survivor relocation: Amnesty

ABC Online, Australia –

Burma is forcing weak and hungry survivors of cyclone Nargis to move back to flattened villages and in some cases refusing aid unless rebuilding work is …

‘Help Burmese Refugee Migrants’ Plea to Thai Government

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

A 200-strong “Emergency Rapid Assessment Team” of the Asean-UN-Myanmar Tripartite Core Group was to be deployed on Thursday to the Irrawaddy delta area …

Burmese cyclone survivors ‘forced to work for aid’

Belfast Telegraph, United Kingdom –

Amnesty International has accused Burma’s military regime or forcing cyclone survivors to work in exchange for vital aid supplies. …

Rights group: Myanmar exchanging food for labor

The Associated Press –

… had been off the Myanmar coast for more than three weeks hoping for a green light to deliver aid to the survivors. “The ruling military junta in Burma …

AMSTERDAM (Thomson Financial) – Market data at 10:00 am – SBM …

Interactive Investor, UK –

… the company may be involved in business dealings with Myanmar’s ruling junta, action group Burma Campaign claimed in Dutch daily Financieele Dagblad. …

Snags stall Canadian relief effort

Toronto Star, Canada –

… match private donations following public criticism. Australia, Thailand and Norway have all managed to transport aid into Burma, also known as Myanmar.

Myanmar accused of forcing survivors to toil for food

Otago Daily Times, New Zealand –

… had been off the Myanmar coast for more than three weeks hoping for a green light to deliver aid to the survivors. “The ruling military junta in Burma …

Monk visits for cyclone victims

San Mateo County Times, CA –

On May 2, Cyclone Nargis pummeled the Ayeyarwady Division of Myanmar, formerly Burma, with peak winds clocked at more than 105 mph. …

Rapid aid team moves into Myanmar cyclone zone: ASEAN

AFP –

Cyclone Nargis left more than 133000 people dead or missing when it smashed into the country formally known as Burma, but the secretive military regime has …

Burma Vice President for 63rd UN General Assembly

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

There was no comment from the Permanent Mission of Myanmar [Burma] at the UN. Of the 21 vice presidents, five permanent members of the Security Council get …

Myanmar democracy activists turn to cyclone relief

Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –

MAUBIN, Myanmar – Khin Kyi has been a democracy activist for decades, but she and other Myanmar dissidents say politics has become secondary to the …

Rapid aid team moves into Myanmar cyclone zone–ASEAN

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

Cyclone Nargis left more than 133000 people dead or missing when it smashed into the country formally known as Burma, but the secretive military regime has …

SPECIAL: Letter from Myanmar

Phuket Gazette, Thailand –

For Burma, the cyclone disaster was far deadlier than the 2004 tsunami. The government’s own statistics acknowledge 80000 known cyclone deaths plus 60000 …

Representative of Karen people survives on hope

Utica Observer Dispatch, NY –

While his family is in refugee camps in Thailand, Oo works along the border with the internally displaced Karen people in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …

Burma and the Bush Administration

The Weekly Standard –

by Benedict Rogers and Joseph Loconte THANKS LARGELY TO THE INHUMANITY of Burma’s military dictatorship, the cyclone that devastated the country a month ago …

ConMed says cuts help keep firm competitive

Utica Observer Dispatch, NY –

When she got her first paycheck last year, Da sent money to her mother and sister in Myanmar, formerly Burma. “If I lose, I will find another one,” she said …

‘Criminal neglect’, indeed

Indiana Daily Student –

… analysts of Myanmar point out that the regime has successfully used assurances and deception in the past to divert worldwide censure until Burma …

DoD News Briefing with Brig. Gen. Campbell from the Pentagon …

US Department of Defense (press release), DC –

First off, I think you’ve seen the reports, just like to talk about JTF Caring Response in Burma, and that the decision has been made that the Essex will …

Myanmar Delays Aid Helicopters Flying, UN Relief Official Says

Bloomberg –

The US is today withdrawing navy ships off the Myanmar coast after the military government, which has ruled the country formerly known as Burma since 1962, …

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

Cyclone Nargis in Burma (Myanmar) spurred “international price quotations to leap by 10 percent in one week. By early May 2008, prices were more than double …

WER Burma Relief in Full Swing

Reuters AlertNet, UK –

MYANMAR (BURMA) – World Emergency Relief (WER) and Rescue Task Force’s (RTF) joint relief team has returned to the United States after spending two weeks …

US orders aid ships to quit Burma

The Herald, UK –

The state media in Burma, also known as Myanmar, has said it feared a US invasion aimed at seizing its oil deposits. Ruling generals also have forbidden the …

US Orders Naval Relief Ships

Gant Daily, PA –

Washington, DC (AHN) – A US warship delivering aid to cyclone victims in Myanmar and its escort vessels will leave international waters near the country on …

ASEAN to Send Emergency Response Team to Burma

Voice of America –

By VOA News The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is preparing to send a 200-member emergency response team to Burma’s cyclone-ravaged …

Myanmar: Police hinder cyclone relief efforts

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

By VIOLET CHO Many cyclone survivors in Burma’s Irrawaddy delta and Rangoon Division have still received no official aid, even though the regime is …

Myanmar: Police hinder cyclone relief efforts

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

By VIOLET CHO Many cyclone survivors in Burma’s Irrawaddy delta and Rangoon Division have still received no official aid, even though the regime is …

Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on …

7thSpace Interactive (press release), NY –

The EU strongly deplores the decision of the authorities of Burma/Myanmar to extend the house arrest of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the National …

Myanmar’s Christians Tell Stories of Hope

Christian Broadcasting Network, VA –

… Burma – In the midst of tragedy and what seems like countless deaths, there are many stories of survival and hope here in Myanmar. …

Myanmar: progress on aid but access for internationals still a …

UN News Centre –

WFP has also started operating one helicopter out of Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, while it hopes to have nine additional helicopters ready in Bangkok by …

BURMA: Thousands of Children Orphaned By Nargis

Inter Press Service (subscription), Italy –

… children he met when he rushed to the ravaged area soon after the worst natural disaster in Burma (or Myanmar) stuck in the early hours of May 3. …

Help is spurned and the fleet sails off

Scripps News, DC –

Myanmar has few of its own — only seven were available for relief work — and the World Food Program has been forced to spend scarce aid money on …

Panties for peace

The Asian Pacific Post, Canada –

… women are being encouraged to scribble a slogan on a pair of their panties and mail them off to the Embassy of the Union of Myanmar (Burma) in Ottawa. …

Man relentless in trying to aid displaced Karen refugees in Myanmar

Utica Observer Dispatch, NY –

… Karen people in southeast Myanmar, formerly Burma, trying to provide health care and education to more than 200000 ethnic Karen who were forced to flee. …

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 5, 2008 at 7:21 am

Burma: Updated top news (5 June 2008)

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New trafficking law for Thailand

Thailand is set to introduce a new law in response to criticism it is still too lax in combating human trafficking.

Myanmar arrests activist as U.S. aid ships leave

The USS Essex is seen from a helicopter about 80 nautical miles south of Myanmar's Irrawaddy Delta May 16, 2008. (Vivek Prakash/Reuters)

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar has detained a top activist comedian involved in a private aid effort for cyclone victims, a relative said, as U.S. warships sailed away on Thursday after the military junta refused to accept their aid offer.

Video: Navy Ships to Leave Myanmar, Unable to Help AssociatedPress

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Top Myanmar comedian, social activist detained

In this May 18, 2006 file photo Myanmar comedian Maung Thura, better known by his stage name of Zarganar,  talks on his mobile phone at his home in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar's most popular comic, known for his jibes against the military regime and recently for helping cyclone victims, has been taken from his home by police, family members said Thursday June 5, 2008.  (AP Photo, FILE)

AP Photo: In this May 18, 2006 file photo Myanmar comedian Maung Thura, better known by his…

YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar’s most popular comedian, known for his jibes against the military regime and recently for helping cyclone victims, has been taken from his home by police, family members said Thursday.

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US Navy vessels leave Myanmar coast

AP Photo: A young local boy catches crabs on Chaungtha beach in the Irrawaddy Delta region, Tuesday,...

ANGON, Myanmar – U.S. Navy ships laden with relief supplies steamed away from Myanmar’s coast Thursday, their helicopters barred by the ruling junta though millions of cyclone survivors need food, shelter or medical care, a Navy spokesman said.

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 5, 2008 at 6:20 am

News about US navy aid ships in Burma sea

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US Navy Ships to Leave Myanmar Without Delivering Aid

NewsHour –

US Navy Ships Carrying Aid Leaves Myanmar

AHN –

US: ‘No more time to waste’ to help Myanmar victims

AFP –

International Agencies Regret US Decision to Abort Burma Mercy Mission
Voice of America –

Burma, US ships forced to go back

Avionews, Italy –

US Navy leaves Myanmar without delivering aid

Australian News, Australia –

UN: Burma Cyclone Victims May Need Food Aid for a Year US Military

Washington Post, United States –

UN may get choppers to Burma, US Navy pulls out

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

US Navy Ships Carrying Aid Leaves Myanmar

AHN –

US ships to leave cyclone-hit Myanmar after junta snub

AFP –

Burma Cyclone: US Nay Ships to Leave Myanmar Coast

Enews 2.0, UK –

Myanmar cyclone: Burma’s junta turns away US aid ships

Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

US says Navy ships will leave Myanmar area after failing to get OK

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

Unable to help Myanmar relief efforts, US Navy vessels sailing away

International Herald Tribune, France –

US ships carrying aid to leave Burma

InTheNews.co.uk, UK

US aid ships forced to quit Burma

Channel 4 News, UK –

US Navy ships to leave Burma

Scotsman, United Kingdom –

Rejected by junta, US aid ships sail from Burma

Times Online, UK –

Burma junta turns back aid ships

Radio Australia, Australia –

Myanmar: Stubborn junta forces relief ships to leave

Merinews, India –

US Navy vessels to leave Myanmar coast

The Associated Press –

US navy ships to leave Burmese coast

CBC.ca, Canada –

US to Withdraw Naval Vessels from Burma After Aid Refused

Voice of America –

Navy Ships, Aid Depart From Myanmar Waters

WSBtv.com, GA –

US Navy ships leave Burma, still carrying aid

ABC Online, Australia –

Burma cyclone: Regime turns back US aid ships

guardian.co.uk, UK –

US aid ships to leave Burma

BBC News, UK –

US Navy Ships Prepare to Withdraw After Burma Aid Offers Spurned

CNSNews.com, VA –

Navy ships with cyclone relief leaving waters off Myanmar

WLOS, NC –

Snubbed US ships to abort Myanmar mission

CNN International –

US aid ships to leave coast of Burma

Mizzima.com, India –

US Aborts Myanmar Aid Mission

RTT News, NY –

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 4, 2008 at 7:41 pm

Burma: Updated top news (4 June 2008)

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英文中國郵報

WFP may need rice imports for cyclone-hit Myanmar

Reuters UK –
By Darren Schuettler BANGKOK, June 4 (Reuters) – The World Food Programme might need to import rice for its aid programmes in cyclone-hit Myanmar where farmers in the Irrawaddy delta rice bowl are struggling to plant a new crop, a spokesman said on …
Cyclone-hard-hit townships resume paddy planting in Myanmar Xinhua
UN: Myanmar cyclone assistance reaching more people, but food aid … Economic Times
Monsters and Critics.comMerinewsReutersReuters
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Canada.com

Unable to help Myanmar relief efforts, US Navy vessels sailing away

International Herald Tribune –
AP YANGON, Myanmar: The US military ordered its navy ships away from the coast of Myanmar on Wednesday, after the country’s ruling junta refused to give them permission to help survivors of the cyclone that devastated the country more than a month ago.
US ships to leave cyclone-hit Myanmar after junta snub AFP
US to Withdraw Naval Vessels from Burma After Aid Refused Voice of America
ScotsmanABC Onlineguardian.co.ukBBC News
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US ships to leave cyclone-hit Myanmar after junta snub

The amphibious ships USS Essex and USS Juneau as they steam in the Andaman Sea on May 23. Four US Navy ships which had been stationed off cyclone-hit Myanmar with relief supplies and aircraft will return to normal duties after the junta rejected their help, US officials said Wednesday.(AFP/US Navy/Michael D. Kennedy)

AFP –
YANGON (AFP) – US warships laden with supplies for Myanmar’s cyclone victims will sail away after the junta refused their help, even as aid workers Wednesday pleaded for more help to reach about a million survivors.


Voice of America

Inside Burma’s relief efforts

Toronto Star –
… were there and that nobody has been helping people,” says Dr. James Kong, a Hong Kong-based surgeon and former head of Rangoon’s Pun Hlaing International Hospital, who has returned to help his native Burma, which the junta renamed Myanmar.
Snubbed US ships to abort Myanmar mission CNN International
VIDEO: Gates Slams Myanmar`s Response to Aid Javno.hr
Thanh Nien DailyReliefWeb (press release)Nation MultimediaSlate
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Canoe.ca

US ships to leave cyclone-hit Myanmar after junta snub

AFP –
Cyclone Nargis left more than 133000 people dead or missing as it ploughed across the country formally known as Burma about a month ago, laying waste to vital farmlands and wiping villages off the map.
UN fears food shortage in Myanmar Times of India
US ships abort Myanmar mercy mission The Associated Press
Economic TimesMonsters and Critics.comMelbourne Herald SunAFP
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Voice of America

US to Withdraw Naval Vessels from Burma After Aid Refused

Voice of America –

By VOA News The US military says it will withdraw its warships from the waters off Burma after the ruling military government refused to allow the ships to deliver relief supplies to the victims of last month’s deadly cyclone.

US Navy ships to leave Burma Scotsman
US Navy ships leave Burma, still carrying aid ABC Online
guardian.co.ukBBC NewsRadio AustraliaReuters UK
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Myanmar Needs `Sustained’ Aid for Cyclone Survivors, UN Says

Bloomberg –
International agencies say Myanmar’s ruling junta is still delaying full access to the region by imposing travel controls for aid workers.

U.S. warships to leave Myanmar after aid refused

BANGKOK (Reuters) – U.S. warships will soon leave waters near Myanmar after the ruling military junta refused permission for the delivery of aid supplies to the cyclone-stricken Irrawaddy delta, a top U.S. commander said on Wednesday.

Four US ships to leave Myanmar coast after snub

BANGKOK (AFP) – Four US Navy ships which had been stationed off cyclone-hit Myanmar with relief supplies and aircraft will return to normal duties after the junta rejected their help, US officials said Wednesday.

Myanmar evicts cyclone victims from schools, so classes can resume

HLAING THAYAR, Myanmar (AFP) – The Myanmar authorities ordered schools around Yangon to open on Monday after a long holiday, despite the affects of Cyclone Nargis, which left 133,600 dead or missing, with 2.4 million people in need of food, shelter and medicine.

US ships abort Myanmar mercy mission

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BANGKOK, Thailand – U.S. Navy ships are leaving Myanmar after failing to get the junta’s permission to unload aid to “ease the suffering of hundreds of thousands” of cyclone survivors, the top U.S. military commander in the Pacific said Tuesday.

Slideshow: Tens of thousands killed in Myanmar cyclone

Video: Cyclone exposes Myanmar generals’ isolation AFP

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US ships off Myanmar will leave the area

(AP) BANGKOK, Thailand – A top U.S. military commander says American navy ships off Myanmar’s coast will leave the area after failing to get the junta’s permission to help with cyclone relief efforts.

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 4, 2008 at 3:53 am