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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (30 April 2009)

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Burma junta hides cyclone suffering with model village

First Post – 

Nearly half the inhabitants of the village of Thayet Thone Bin died in Cyclone Nargis, which struck Burma at the beginning of May last year killing nearly …

The real victims of swine flu

guardian.co.uk – 

The swine flu mega-story also threatens to block out Saturday’s first anniversary of Cyclone Nargis, which killed 140000 people in Burma and caused …

Myanmar: The UN calls for increased support to the affected – one …

ReliefWeb (press release) – 

(Yangon: 30 April 2009): With the upcoming one-year commemoration of Cyclone Nargis, the results on the ground show that the overall relief and recovery …

Burma worst internet oppressor: CPJ

Mizzima.com – 

The first is serving a 35-year prison term and the latter has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. CPJ referred to OpenNetInitative that Burma has the …

Thailand’s new rights commission a joke?

United Press International, Asia – 

By Awzar Thi Hong Kong, China — This week the Asian Human Rights Commission issued three open letters on the selection of candidates for the new National

US Praises Asean, UN for Facilitating Cyclone Nargis Aid

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

… and assistance,” Wood said, adding the hope that the Burmese junta…

would continue to permit the international community to provide post-cyclone relief.

A year after Nargis

Asia Sentinel – 

… Public Health and Human Rights of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the Emergency Assistance Team-Burma which was formed in May last year, …

One Year After Cyclone Nargis, Victims Faces Inadequate Basic Needs

Bernama – 

By D. Arul Rajoo BANGKOK, April 30 (Bernama) — One year after the devastating Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar, international relief efforts managed to reach 95 …

Lady whose incarcertaion brings inspiration

Bromley Times – 

This is the activist and writer Aung San Suu Kyi, who won an election in 1990 as leader of the National League for Democracy party in Burma, …

Forum to rehearse disaster relief

Straits Times – ‎‎

He said Asean had helped to convince Myanmar’s junta to allow access to humanitarian relief work, particularly in the devastated Irrawaddy delta region, …

Fishery Department introduces media censorship

Mizzima.com – 

by Myo Thein Rangoon (Mizzima) – The ‘Myanmar Fishery Federation’ has imposed certain restrictions on the domestic media, on media coverage of fishery …

Myanmar: Appeal No. MAAMM002 – Annual Report 2008

ReliefWeb (press release) – 

As the relief operations come to an end, the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) was able to report on its increasing focus on the early recovery phase of the …

Forum to rehearse disaster relief

Straits Times – 

… Foreign Department, said the exercise was planned in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis, which left around 144000 people dead in Myanmar in May last year. …

NLD Sets Conditions for Election Participation

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

The EU Council called for the release of all political prisoners and detainees in Burma, including NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi as well as a credible, …

US Will Not Lift Sanctions on Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By THE IRRAWADDY The United States is not considering lifting sanctions against Burma as part of a review of policy toward the military government, …

Cyclone survivors left to their own devices

Mizzima.com – 

If life in military-ruled Burma has always been (Nargis or not) a question of surviving, it is not the reason to forsake the population.

Myanmar cyclone victims still need shelter, jobs

The Associated Press – ‎‎

The military regime that rules Myanmar, also known as Burma, was widely condemned for denying foreign aid agencies access to the delta in the weeks that …

Writing in My Father’s Footsteps

Forward – 

In a bitter irony, after five failed attacks, some soldiers discovered a goat path that bypassed Latrun. That path, which became known as the Burma…

Road,

‘I Worked For Human Traffickers’

Radio Free Asia – 

Ko Wunna is a 28-year-old resident of Burma’s former capital, Rangoon, who was trafficked to Malaysia by gangs importing illegal workers in a constantly …

FACTBOX-Key facts about Cyclone Nargis

Reuters AlertNet – 

— The cyclone was the worst to hit Asia since 1991, when 143000 people died in Bangladesh. It was the worst natural disaster to hit Asia since the 2004 …

Cyclone survivors left to their own devices

Mizzima.com – 

Instead it is worthier for the regime to invest in the renovation of the Naypyitaw airport in Burma’s new jungle capital to international standards where …

Burma Named Worst Online Oppressor

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Blogger Maung Thura, popularly known as Zarganar, is serving a 35-year prison term for disseminating video footage after Cyclone Nargis in 2008. …

One Year after Cyclone Nargis, Save the Children Meets Families …

Reuters AlertNet – 

Yangon, MYANMAR (29 April 2009) — One year after Cyclone Nargis devastated southern Myanmar, Save the Children continues to support children and families in …

Australia to give Tk 3cr to UNHCR for Rohingyas

Bangladesh News 24 hours – 

Australia earlier this month announced Aus $3.2 million humanitarian funds for the Rohingya people living in Burma’s… northern Rakhine State.

Aid for Myanmar’s Cyclone Nargis only a fraction of aid for tsunami

Monsters and Critics.com – 

Bangkok – World aid for Myanmar’s Cyclone Nargis has amounted to 300 million dollars, or 2.5 per cent of what was spent on the 2004 tsunami, aid agencies …

The hug of the dragon

Himal Southasian – ‎‎

Indians have inadvertently legitimised China’s complicity with the military regime of Burma by trying to travel the same route for short-term economic gains …

Burmese refugee children donate money for Nargis victims

Mizzima.com – 

President Naw Seng from the Kachin Refugee Committee told Mizzima, “We have been thinking about what we can do for Cyclone Nargis victims, and worked out …

Earth Day in a regional perspective

Jakarta Post – 

Of the 34 biodiversity hotspots in the world identified by CI, Southeast Asia hosts four of these; Indo-Burma, the Philippines, Sundaland (Borneo and …

The Tamil Tigers final battle?

Asian Tribune – 

But in contrast to Burma, Sri Lanka is a democracy, which receives assistance from the rest of the world – and it is an open question whether there has been …

Security Council reaffirms commitment to address widespread impact …

ReliefWeb (press release) – 

Some Governments, including that of Myanmar, had approached her office to deepen their engagement on the recommendations of the Council’s Working Group. …

A year on, Myanmar cyclone survivors struggle to rebuild

Reuters – 

By Aung Hla Tun BOGALAY, Myanmar, April 30 (Reuters) – A year after Cyclone Nargis battered army-ruled Myanmar, killing nearly 140000 people, paddy fields …

UN calls for increased support to Myanmar cyclone survivors

Xinhua – ‎‎

YANGON, April 30 (Xinhua) — The United Nations Thursday called for increased support to cyclone-affected people in Myanmar despite effectiveness of the …

Myanmar cyclone survivors stuck in makeshift huts

Reuters India – 

KUNGYANGONE, Myanmar (Reuters) – A year after Cyclone Nargis blasted his home in Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Delta, Pyae Aye sees little hope of replacing the …

Tachilek, Burma

Asia Sentinel – 

… amid hopes that democracy may flourish. As a result of the economic and political stalemate, and the regime’s brutal repression, most Burmese are

10 Worst Countries to be a Blogger

CPJ Press Freedom Online – ‎‎

Lowlight: Blogger Maung Thura, popularly known as Zarganar, is serving a 59-year prison term for disseminating video footage after Cyclone Nargis in 2008.

Burma needs Obama’s help

Boston Globe – 

In so doing, they disregard the position of jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. Wisely, however, the Obama administration has indicated it …

RIGHTS: Recruiters of Child Soldiers Defy UN Pressure

Inter Press Service

… Burma (Myanmar), Nepal, the Philippines, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Uganda. The recruitment of child soldiers by government forces occurs mostly in Myanmar, …



Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 30, 2009 at 12:15 pm

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