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- -09-26-07 Bloody Clashes in Myanmar (CBS News)
"Security forces in Myanmar opened fire Wednesday on demonstrators, and witnesses said police beat and dragged away dozens of Buddhist monks. The government said at least one person was killed, while dissident groups and media reported up to eight dead." 09-07
- -10-14-07 The Myanmar Clampdown (Internationl Herald Tribune)
"The anonymity of these people is part of their story. Neither the foreigner nor the speakers can be identified for fear of retribution against those who speak out. Two teachers, a young man, a housewife, an abbot, a businessman - all tell the same story in their different ways. It is the story of a people ruled by terror, stripped of freedom, who do not know when their suffering will end." 10-07
- -10-28-07 After the Myanmar Crackdown (PBS.org)
"TOM MALINOWSKI, Human Rights Watch: Well, it's a stage of siege in Burma. There's no question about that. We don't know what the numbers are, because the country is closed. No one has access to the prisons. There's no way of getting a true picture of the death toll right now."
"But it is a state of siege: The monasteries are occupied by the military; the troops are in the streets; there are nighttime raids in which security forces go neighborhood by neighborhood, pull people out of their homes who they believe, based on their video footage, participated in these demonstrations. People are very, very much afraid."
"But I think it's interesting the government is also afraid and has some reason to fear what might happen next." 10-07
- -05-06-08 Death Toll Rises in Myanmar (U.S. News)
"The death toll from a powerful cyclone that struck Myanmar three days ago rose to 22,500 Tuesday, with a further 41,000 people still missing, the government said, and foreign governments and aid organizations began mobilizing for a major relief operation." 05-08
- -05-10-08 Race Against Time to Avoid Disease in Myanmar (MSNBC News)
"Reports of diarrhea, malaria and skin problems have already surfaced, and health officials fear waterborne illnesses will emerge due to a lack of clean water, along with highly contagious diseases such as measles that are easily spread."
"Some victims have been drinking whatever water is available with many freshwater sources contaminated by saltwater or decaying human bodies and animal carcasses. UNICEF has reported diarrhea in up to 20 percent of the children living in affected areas." 05-08
- -12-12-09 Lawmakers Urge Myanmar Probe (CNN News)
"More than 400 lawmakers from around the world have urged the United Nations to investigate Myanmar's military junta, accusing it of committing crimes against humanity."
"In a letter sent to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday, the lawmakers -- from 29 countries, including France, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States -- also pressed for a global arms embargo against the regime." 12-09
- -11-13-10 Myanmar Releases Aung San Suu Kyi (Guardian.co.uk)
"Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, was freed from house arrest on Saturday, setting her on the path to a possible new confrontation with the generals who had kept her out of the public eye for 15 of the past 21 years." 11-10
- Myanmar (Burma) (CountryReports.org)
Provides a profile by topic, including Economy, Defense, Geography, Government, People, National Anthem, Lyrics and Related Links. Provides a map and a flag. 07-12
Burma was renamed Myanmar by the military junta that refused to hand over power to a democratic government, headed by Aung Suu Kyi. Visitors sometimes misspell a Bhurma, Bhurmha, or Burmha. 07-12
- -09-28-07 Cell Phones Reveal Myanmar Revolt (CBS News)
"The attempt at revolution in Myanmar will be televised, it turns out, largely thanks to footage shot on citizens' cellphone cameras." 09-07
- Myanmar or Burma (Wikipedia.org)
"The United Nations and several other organizations have reported consistent and systematic human rights violations in the country, including child labour, human trafficking and a lack of freedom of speech. In recent years, the country and its military leadership has made large concessions to democratic activists and is slowly improving its relations with the major powers and the UN." 07-12
- Rulers by Country - J-O (Schulz)
Provides a list of leaders by country and date. Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kasakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (Democratic People´s Republic), Korea (Republic), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maledives, Mali, Malta, Marshal Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, and Oman. leaders, rulers, Presidents, and Prime Ministers 9-00
- Kyi, Aung Suu - Biography and News (Free Burma Coalition)
Provides news related to Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize winner, as well as a biography (upper left corner). She is known for her work to provide democracy in Myanmar (Burma).
- Kyi, Aung Suu Profile (BBC News)
Provides a profile of the peace activitist and former President of Burma (Myanmar). 07-12
- -05-07-08 Myunmar Denies Visas to Volunteers (USA Today)
"Hungry crowds of cyclone survivors stormed a few shops that opened in Burma's devastated Irrawaddy delta Wednesday, as the military-ruled country's visa restrictions hampered international aid efforts."
"Little relief reached the people in the worst-hit western region, even as corpses drifted in salty flood waters after the weekend disaster that killed more than 22,000 people and left an estimated 1 million homeless." 05-08
- -05-07-08 Diplomat: 100,000 May Have Died in Myunmar (CBS News)
"Bodies floated in flood waters and survivors tried to reach dry ground on boats using blankets as sails, while the top U.S. diplomat in Myanmar said Wednesday that up to 100,000 people may have died in the devastating cyclone." 05-08
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- -05-10-08 Is It Time to Invade Burma with Aid? (Time.com)
"With as many as 1 million people still at risk, it is conceivable that the death toll will, within days, approach that of the entire number of civilians killed in the genocide in Darfur."
"The cold truth is that states rarely undertake military action unless their national interests are at stake; and the world has yet to reach a consensus about when, and under what circumstances, coercive interventions in the name of averting humanitarian disasters are permissible. As the response to the 2004 tsunami proved, the world's capacity for mercy is limitless. But we still haven't figured out when to give war a chance." 05-08
- Binturong (A-Z Animals)
"The binturong is also commonly called the Asian bearcat. The binturong is native to the jungles of southeast Asia and is commonly found in countries such as Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia."
"The binturong is a very vocal animal and the binturongs sounds can travel a long way through the thick jungles. The binturong is known to make chuckling sounds when the binturong seems to be happy and the binturong appears utter a high-pitched wail if the binturong seems to be annoyed." 01-09