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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (4 May 2009)

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Repression Continues Since Burma Cyclone

OneWorld.net

To read more about what groups responded and how, see OneWorld.net’s Burma cyclone crisis alert. “Burma, also known as Myanmar, is ruled by a military junta …

Complications arise in fish paste recall effort

FIS.com (Registro)

The Ministry of Health’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Myanmar… announced the presence of the dye Rhodamine B in fish paste in newspapers on Friday,

Weak public health care, invitation to disaster: Medical expert

Mizzima.com – 

Burma’s state-run newspaper, the New Light of Myanmar, on Sunday and Monday carried photographs of medical staff carrying out checks on travellers in …

ASEAN finds new purpose with Cyclone Nargis response

ReliefWeb (press release) – 

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

A look back at Cyclone Nargis

Toronto Star – 

Cyclone Nargis swept across southern Myanmar on the evening of May 2, 2008, leaving a trail of death and destruction before tapering off the next day. …

Myanmar Has The Greatest Repression Of Bloggers

Digitaltrends.com – 

The junta ruling Myanmar blocked all Internet access for a while during uprisings in 2007. Coming second on the list is Iran, where blogger Omid Mir Sayafi …

Cyclone Nargis: One year on, 21 people imprisoned for helping the …

Amnesty International – 

4 mei 2009 One year after Cyclone Nargis devastated Myanmar, 21 people remain behind bars for their cyclone relief efforts. Amnesty International calls on …

Asian countries test out disaster relief preparedness plans

Channel News Asia – ‎‎

It was through the region’s efforts that helped to convince the government in Myanmar to allow access to the victims of Cyclone Nargis. …

World Press Freedom Day in Thailand

Mizzima.com – 

In the middle of April, Sondhi Limthongkul, leader of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) movement, who is anti former Thai Prime Minister, …

New study documents the world’s ten worst web oppressors

Menassat – 

While Burma, China and Vietnam mark the worst blogging nations in Asia according to the report, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Egypt were named the …

EU-Japan Calls for Progressive Changes in Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

… in 2010 “could be welcomed by the international community if they were based on an inclusive dialogue among all stakeholders in [Myanmar Burma]. …

A Mature Response

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By YENI At its special two-day national party meeting last week, Burma’s Democracy (NLD), indicated that it main opposition party, the National League for

Armed Ceasefire Groups to be ‘Border Guard Force’

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Representatives of the Burmese junta told ceasefire group officials at various meetings that discussions on troop mobilization will be held at a later date. …

Trauma and anxiety hampers cyclone recovery

Mizzima.com – 

“Everyone was saying how resilient the people of Myanmar are,” said Brian Agland, country director for the aid agency CARE in Burma. “While that is true, …

Asian countries test out disaster relief preparedness plans

Channel News Asia – 

It was through the region’s efforts that helped to convince the government in Myanmar to allow access to the victims of Cyclone Nargis. …

Nyan Win Calls in Cuba for End to Sanctions

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Burma’s state-run newspaper The New Light of Myanmar reported on Nyan Win’s speech on Monday, saying he spoke last week to a ministerial meeting of the …

An Emirati’s riposte to Dubai’s detractors

Maktoob Business (press release) – 

… as young as 16 into its Army and ships them off battlegrounds in Iraq and Afghanistan, putting it in the same league as African dictatorships and Burma. …

Trauma and anxiety hampers cyclone recovery

Mizzima.com – 

“Everyone was saying how resilient the people of Myanmar are,” said Brian Agland, country director for the aid agency CARE in Burma. “While that is true, …

Contaminated Shrimp Paste Brands Banned in Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By ARKAR MOE Burma’s Ministry of Health has banned the sale of 37 brands of shrimp paste, warning that they contain a dangerous chemical dye. …

Junta Censors Nargis Anniversary Reports

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By MIN LWIN Burma’s Press Scrutiny and Registration Division (PSRD) has severely restricted Rangoon weekly journals publishing reports marking the …

Recession, US law hit jewellery exports

เดอะ เนชั่น – 

Somjate and deputy director Anthony Brooke said the impact of the US legislation, aimed at slapping economic sanctions against the Burmese junta, …

One Year After Myanmar Cyclone, 21 People Remain Imprisoned for …

PR-USA.net (press release) – 

… to help their fellow Burmese,” Zawacki said. “Indirectly they have also become victims of the cyclone.” Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar on May 2-3, 2008. …

Five years in prison for ex-police officer

Narinjara News – 

According to lawyers, the judge sentenced him to a long term in prison, charging him under a Section of Act 13 (1) of the Burmese Immigration Law. …

Shan group calls for worker registration

Shan Herald Agency for News – 

Burmese migrant workers should be screened before they enter the Thai workforce, an activist says. Saengmuang Maungkorn, chairman of the Chiang Mai-based …

The gruesome truth: Children used as human bombs

Sunday Times.lk

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

Norway doubles Burma-support

ScandAsia.com – 

By Charlotte Lund Dideriksen International aid groups said yesterday they were planning to test Burma’s commitment to open up to foreign aid workers, …

How Scots’ donations have helped Burmese survive since cyclone hit

Scotsman – 

In the immediate aftermath of Cyclone Nargis, it was feared that the ruling military junta was hampering the aid effort by confiscating supplies. …

Difficult to recall banned fish paste from market

Mizzima.com – 

by May Kyaw Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – It has become difficult to recall banned fish paste products from the shelves of shops though the Burmese military junta …

Junta to Wa: Ceasefire days are over

Shan Herald Agency for News

Burma’s ruling junta has been on an uneasy truce with most of the armed opposition groups since 1989. To which Xiao Minliang, the “Wa State Government” Vice …

Security Tightened on Western Border

Narinjara News – 

Maungdaw: Security is being tightened on the western Burmese border with additional armed forces being deployed along the border and the Buthidaung …

Did the cyclone change Burma’s junta?

BBC News – 

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is still in detention, as are thousands of other political prisoners – including 21 whom Amnesty International says were …

The lessons of Cyclone Nargis

منظمة هيومان رايتس ووتش – حقوق الانسان – ‎‎

Having lost an election to Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy in 1988, the military wasn’t taking any chances. The new constitution was …

Monday, May 11

eTaiwan News – 

1824 – British forces take Rangoon in Burma _ now Myanmar _ during the first Anglo-Burmese war. 1860 – The Expedition of the Thousand under Giuseppe …

Survival of the fittest in wake of deadly storm

New Zealand Herald – 

The military regime that rules Myanmar (previously Burma) was widely condemned for denying foreign aid agencies access for the first weeks after the …

Inside Burma’s lost village

The Sun – 

Andrew Kirkwood, Save the Children’s Country Director for MyanmarBurma) says: “The hundreds of thousands of children who survived Burma’s deadly cyclone …

Lions, tigers, and bloggers! Oh, my!

Christian Science Monitor

Burma (Myanmar), Cuba, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, China, Vietnam, and Tunisia. Most nations are governed by leaders afraid of democracy and the ideas …

Unexpected Karmic Consequences

Huffington Post – 

… sides of the Vietnam conflict, and Aung Sang Su Kyi’s non violent stand against the Burmese Junta all demonstrate the enactment of an extreme principle. …

The big challenge – how to help the Burmese, not the junta

เดอะ เนชั่น – 

The key indicator would be the release of political prisoners and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The anti-sanction proponents have already criticised …

Other Storm Anniversaries This Weekend

AccuWeather.com – 

It is also the anniversary of Tropical Cyclone Nargis, the deadliest storm ever in Myanmar (Burma), occuring last year. Below is a reprint of our Weather …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 4, 2009 at 2:48 pm

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