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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (1 May 2009)

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Bloggers in Burma write at great risk

CPJ Press Freedom Online

A personal broadband connection with Burma’s main ISP, the state-run Myanmar Teleport, costs US$1300 plus additional monthly fees while the average Burmese …

Burma Still Recovering from Cyclone Nargis

Voice of America

And, it remains the case that the situation in Burma/Myanmar is characterized by the denial of basic freedoms, whether it’s freedom of association, …

Cyclone Nargis full anniversary coverage

Reuters AlertNet – 

It is one year since Cyclone Nargis slammed into Myanmar killing nearly 140000 people and severely affecting another 2.4 million. Have survivors managed to …

British Politicians Urges Release Burma Prisoners

Worthy News – 

Lord Kinnock said: “Burma’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and all political prisoners in jail today, are detained simply for speaking about freedom. …

Myanmar’s detention of cyclone volunteers decried

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung) – 

Myanmar is also known as Burma, a term often used by groups which consider the ruling military regime illegitimate. «Their punishment is completely …

ASEAN finds new purpose with Cyclone Nargis response

Reuters AlertNet – 

With thousands of lives at risk because of the Myanmar junta’s resistance to foreign intervention, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations stepped in …

Remembering Cyclone Nargis: Rebuilding lives

ReliefWeb (press release) – 

Anamul Haque, Head of Emergency Programmes at Muslim Aid has just returned from Myanmar after visiting many of the projects Muslim Aid has supported during …

An orphange in Burma

Marie Claire.co.uk – ‎‎

When Cyclone Nargis hit southern Burma last year, tens of thousands of children were swept to their deaths and thousands more were separated from their …

Nargis: a window to a wider health crisis

Reuters AlertNet – 

One year ago, the global spotlight fell on Myanmar as Cyclone Nargis struck leaving 140000 people dead or missing and many more destitute. …

Enormous challenges to recovery remain in Myanmar

Reuters AlertNet – 

One year after Cyclone Nargis devastated the Ayeyarwaddy Delta in Myanmar, more than one million people have received support from the International …

Chin National Day in Crisis in Myanmar

The Seoul Times – 

By John Smith Thang Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, was formed an independent multi-nations state, a combination of different nationalities and their …

Myanmar rebuilding, hoping for good harvest

Reuters AlertNet – ‎‎

One year after Cyclone Nargis devastated Myanmar, much still needs to be accomplished to restore livelihoods, and the upcoming farming season is critical …

Time for Humanitarian Dialogue?

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

… Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) issued a report titled “A Preventable Fate: The Failure of ART Scale-up in Myanmar,” criticizing the Burmese authorities.

21 Nargis volunteers still detain in Burma

Narinjara News – 

This is the date that the military junta claims that Nobel Peace Prize winner Daw Aung San Suu Kyi should be released from house arrest, despite the fact …

Cyclone Nargis – One year on

ReliefWeb (press release) – 

May 2, 2009 marks one-year since Cyclone Nargis devastated Myanmar, killing over 78000 people with another 56000 still missing. While public attention on …

Burma urged to release aid workers

Sydney Morning Herald – 

“Donors and friends of the military government, such as China, should press Burma’s generals to free activists like Zargana(r) who helped the survivors,” …

One year after cyclone, Myanmar on hard road to recovery

UNICEF UK (press release)

UNICEF is concerned that aid and attention is waning for children and women still affected by the cyclone in Myanmar (Burma) a year ago today. …

WEEKLY BUSINESS ROUNDUP (May 1, 2009)

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

The ERI cited alleged human rights abuses by the military— including land confiscation, forced labor, rape and torture—associated with the construction of …

Learning the Hard Way

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By AUNG THET WINE LAPUTTA, Irrawaddy Delta — A year after Cyclone Nargis, many children in the Irrawaddy delta are still facing difficulties in getting a …

Rebuilding Burma’s schools

BBC News – 

More than 2 million people were severely affected when Cyclone Nargis swept across Burma in May 2008, with 40% of them being children. …

Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi Joins Defense Team of Jailed …

Democracy Now – 

In Burma, you have Aung San Suu Kyi, the democratically elected leader, though she’s been under house arrest for so many years. How about Shirin Ebadi, …

Cyclone trauma haunts survivors in Myanmar

Reuters UK

LABUTTA, Myanmar, May 1 (Reuters) – Monsoon rains once heralded good things for Nwe Nwe, offering relief from the stifling heat and clean water for her …

MYANMAR: Nargis one year on – progress amid challenges

IRINnews.org – 

YANGON, 1 May 2009 (IRIN) – One year after Cyclone Nargis swept across southern Myanmar, the people of the Ayeyarwady Delta are rebuilding their lives, …

Africa: Increasing Numbers of Journalists Are Being Imprisoned Or …

AllAfrica.com – 

Among the 29 nations CPJ identified as jailing journalists, China jails the most, followed by Cuba, Burma, Eritrea and Uzbekistan. …

Myanmar junta declares lawyers council unlawful

Monsters and Critics.com

Yangon – Myanmar’s junta has declared the Burma’s Lawyer Council (BLC) ‘unlawful,’ claiming the organization was ‘hurtful to the rule of law in the Union of …

Multimedia Review

School Library Journal – 

Gr 7 Up—Viewers are introduced to the country and people of Myanmar, formerly Burma, in this film that opens with a map that shows the country’s location …

Refugees in Thailand Sparks Suicide Attempts

Scoop.co.nz (press release) – 

… to independent human rights organizations, journalists and others. The Stalinist regime in Laos remains a close ally of the military regimes in Burma …

Press freedom declining around the world: study

AFP – 

“With a military government that severely restricts Internet access and imprisons people for years for posting critical material, Burma is the worst place …

Are We Creating a Global Death Culture?

OpEdNews – 

David Weiner has been a sociology professor, high school teacher, community organizer, and anti-racism activist for more than half a century. …

US lauds UN, ASEAN for facilitating aid in Burma

Mizzima.com – 

The UN agreed to coordinate the inflow of aid through the TCG, which was formed with the UN, Asean and the Burmese junta. The then Burmese Deputy Foreign

Burma: One Year After Cyclone, Repression Continues

منظمة هيومان رايتس ووتش – حقوق الانسان – 

Burmese activists have long criticized the government for giving priority to military spending and vanity projects, such as Naypidaw, over food, …

Burma aid still trickling through one year on from cyclone

Mirror.co.uk

By Tom Parry on Apr 30, 09 09:43 PM in Burma. Burma democracy campaigners are congratulating the European Union – and Britain particularly – for not relaxing

‘Deep Scars’ Left by Nargis

Radio Free Asia – 

A year after Cyclone Nargis tore through Burma, untold thousands of victims are still homeless and grieving. No one knows exactly how many children like …

Food crisis in rural Burma

Asian Tribune – ‎‎

The 28-page briefing paper examines the widespread and sustained human rights abuses at the root of this crisis and states that the crisis is a direct …

Aid groups see signs of a more open Myanmar

SmartBrief

A year after Cyclone Nargis battered Myanmar, an estimated 500000 people still are living without proper shelter and little hope of economic recovery, …

Day in Photos

Washington Post – 

… over the current situation in Burma and once again called on the military junta to release all the political prisoners including Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Malaysia: Humans as Commodities

Global Voices Online – 

… government a report “Trafficking and Extortion of Burmese Migrants in Malaysia and Southern Thailand.” The report alleges that “illegal Myanmar… migrants

Report Finds US Often Greets Asylum Seekers with Prison, not …

Human Rights First – 

To read US Detention of Asylum Seekers: Seeking Protection, Finding Prison, including Human Rights First’s complete set of recommendations, …

Donors: Aid Falls Short in Burma Cyclone Recovery

Voice of America – 

Many governments, including the United States and the European Union, have economic sanctions against Burma’s military because of its human rights …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 1, 2009 at 3:52 pm

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