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North Korean ship makes U-turn

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North Korean ship makes U-turn

July 1, 2009 (DVB)–A North Korean carrying ship being tracked by the US navy as it apparently made its way towards Burma has reportedly turned around, US officials said yesterday.

The two officials speaking to AP on condition of anonymity said that the Kang Nam ship was yesterday some 250 miles south of Hong Kong, heading north.

The ship was being tracked under suspicion that it was carrying weapons in breach of UN Resolution 1874, which bans all exports of weaponry from North Korea.

The Kang Nam had appeared to be heading in the direction of Burma, where it had made a previous visit in May 2007, although Burma has denied knowledge of the ship’s destination.

The US officials have said they do not know where the ship is now heading, although Korean security analyst, Kim Tae-woo, told the Korea Herald that it “would mean that Resolution 1874 is taking effect and causing the North to retreat”.

The UN resolution allows UN member states to request inspections of North Korean ships suspected of carrying banned consignments.

In a state-run newspaper today, North Korea also said that a search of its ships by UN member states would result in military action.

The news follows the arrest yesterday of two Japanese and one Korean man suspected of trying to illegally import into Burma equipment from North Korea that could be used in the development of missiles.

The two incidents will fuel concerns about Burma’s military ambitions, particularly following the revelation that North Korea has been assisting Burma in the development of a network of tunnels under the country.

Leaked documents show plans to hold large rockets and satellite communication command centers inside the tunnels.

Reporting by Francis Wade

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 1, 2009 at 4:59 pm

More details on North Korean ship suspected of carrying weapons

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More details on North Korean ship suspected of carrying weapons

(ChattahBox) — As reported previously, a U.S. Navy destroyer is shadowing a North Korean ship called the Kang Nam at sea under the new U.N. sanctions that bar Pyongyang from exporting weapons. YTN, a news cable channel in South Korea, has reported today that the ship is headed for Myanmar, a renegade country in their own right, long suspected of buying North Korean arms.  Human rights in Myanmar also known as Burma are a long-standing concern for the international community and there is general consensus that the military regime in Burma is one of the world’s most repressive and abusive regimes.

North Korea has spouted loudly that stopping one of their ships would be considered an act of war. Even so the U.S. Navy is prepared to try to stop or escort to shore the Kang Nam, which is suspected of carrying missiles or related parts banned by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1874. While Myanmar is unlikely to cooperate, the ship will likely stop in Singapore first, a U.S. ally and the regional refueling hub for ships. Singapore said it would act “appropriately” if the vessel docks at its ports.

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North Korea accuses U.S. of plotting nuclear war

Last Updated: Sunday, June 21, 2009 | 11:19 AM ET

The Associated Press

North Korea has accused the United States of plotting atomic war against the communist regime, saying President Barack Obama’s recent commitment to extending nuclear protection to South Korea only exposed his government’s intention to attack.

Obama reaffirmed Washington’s security commitment to South Korea, including through U.S. nuclear protection, after a meeting Tuesday in Washington with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. Obama also said recently passed United Nations sanctions will be aggressively enforced.

In its first response to the summit, North Korea’s government-run weekly Tongil Sinbo said that Obama’s comments only revealed a U.S. plot to invade the North with nuclear weapons.

“It’s not a coincidence at all for the U.S. to have brought numerous nuclear weapons into South Korea and other adjacent sites, staging various massive war drills opposing North Korea every day and watching for a chance for an invasion,” said the commentary published Saturday.

“The U.S.-touted provision of ‘extended deterrence, including a nuclear umbrella’ [for South Korea] is nothing but ‘a nuclear war plan,'” Tongil Sinbo said.

The weekly also said the North will also “surely judge” the Lee government for participating in a U.S.-led international campaign to “stifle” the North.

North Korea says its nuclear program is a deterrent against the U.S., which it routinely accuses of plotting to topple its communist regime. Washington, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea, has repeatedly said it has no such intention and has no nuclear weapons deployed there.

The UN Security Council agreed on June 12 to impose new sanctions on North Korea for its recent missile tests and an underground test of a nuclear device. The resolution urges countries to reduce financial ties with North Korea, and extends a ban on exports of tanks, artillery and other large arms that represent a significant source of revenue for that country.

All 192 UN member nations are also authorized to inspect cargo vessels at sea or airports if they believe the contents may be used to advance Pyongyang’s nuclear or ballistic programs.

Test of sanctions

In what would be the first test for the new UN sanctions against the North, South Korean media also reported Sunday that a North Korean ship sailing toward Burma via Singapore was being shadowed by the U.S. military over suspicion that it may be carrying illicit weapons.

The U.S. military had begun tracking the ship, Kang Nam, which left a North Korean port Wednesday, U.S. officials said Thursday.

South Korean television network YTN, citing an unidentified intelligence source in the South, reported that the U.S. suspected the 1,800-tonne-class ship was carrying missiles and other related weapons toward Burma, also known as Myanmar — which has faced an arms embargo from the United States and the European Union and has reportedly bought weapons from North Korea.

The report said the U.S. has also deployed a navy destroyer and has been using satellites to track the ship.

South Korea’s Defence Ministry, the Unification Ministry and the National Intelligence Service said they could not confirm the report.

Tension on the Korean Peninsula has spiked since the North defiantly conducted its second nuclear test on May 25. North Korea later declared it would bolster its atomic bomb-making program and threatened war in protest of UN sanctions for its test.

On Saturday, a South Korean Foreign Ministry official said Seoul has proposed five-way talks with the U.S., China, Russia and Japan to find a new way to deal with the North’s threats.

The U.S. and Japan have agreed to participate, while China and Russia have yet to respond, the official told The Associated Press, requesting anonymity because he was discussing a plan still in the works.

North Korea and the five countries began negotiating under the so-called “six-party talks” in 2003 with the aim of giving the communist regime economic aid and other concessions in exchange for dismantling its nuclear program. In April, however, the North said it was pulling out of the talks in response to international criticism of its controversial April 5 long-range rocket launch.

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/06/21/nkorea-us-nuclear536.html

Naval destroyer following N. Korean ship

Published: June 21, 2009 at 8:06 AM

SEOUL, June 21 (UPI) — A U.S. Navy destroyer Sunday awaited orders on whether to intercept a North Korean cargo ship reportedly headed to Myanmar, sources said.

The destroyer USS John McCain began tracking the Kang Nam Wednesday in the first test of a new United Nations resolution that calls upon countries to intercept North Korean ships suspected of carrying weapons, The New York Times reported Sunday.

Stopping short of saying the ship was carrying weapons, a U.S. official only said it was “a subject of interest,” the Times said.

North Korea has said it would consider interception an act of war.

U.S. authorities suspect the Kang Nam is carrying missile parts to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, which has been suspected of buying weapons from North Korea, the Times reported.

The June 12 U.N. Security Council resolution calls for North Korean ships to be searched with consent. The resolution says if the crew rejects a search, North Korea must direct the ship to a port for inspection by local authorities. It is unlikely Myanmar would cooperate with such an inspection, the Times reported.

The wording of the U.N. resolution was weakened by China and Russia, leaving doubts as to its effectiveness, the Times said.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/06/21/Naval-destroyer-following-N-Korean-ship/UPI-23561245586018/

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 21, 2009 at 5:01 pm

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