Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from June, 2008
Myanmar: More cyclone disaster pictures
Hanna uploads some images taken in the Irrawaddy Delta six weeks after Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar.
Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi's birthday
Myanmar police arrested members of the National League for Democracy who were “celebrating” the 63rd birthday of detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Myanmar: Foreign doctors are now leaving
The Irrawaddy reports that foreign doctors are now leaving the cyclone refugee camps of Myanmar
Myanmar: Kyan Hmaw village
Before Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar last month, the village of Kyan Hmaw was inhabited by 1,316 people. Now, according to Ashin Mettacara, only 332 people are living in the community.
Myanmar: Cyclone survivors arrested for complaining
ko-htike uploads an article which reported that Myanmar survivors were arrested after making complaints about the conditions in refugee camps
Catholic aid effort for Myanmar
Catholic News reports the efforts of Catholic groups in Singapore in organizing an aid response to help Myanmar's refugees
Myanmar: Comedian arrested for distributing relief goods
A comedian was arrested for organizing relief efforts to help Myanmar's cyclone victims. Rule of Lords also tackles other cases of private aid initiatives which were blocked by the junta.
Myanmar: Junta condemns “invented stories”
Myanmar's state-controlled newspaper features a report castigating “self-seekers and unscrupulous elements” who sell video tapes featuring “invented stories” to foreign news agencies about the cyclone disaster.
Pressuring China to build freedom in Myanmar
Veteran Myanmar activists have set up a website, 8-8-08 for Burma, to pressure China to use its “unique leverage” on the ruling junta to help save lives and build freedom in Myanmar.
Madagascar's bloggers ambivalent about Sichuan earthquake aid
The Malagasy government volunteered to help the international aid effort for the earthquake victims in the province of Sichuan, China. The immense proportions of the humanitarian disaster prompted the government to donate $100,000 USD to the Chinese ambassador Wo Ruidi in Madagascar for the rescue relief effort (fr) The Malagasy...
Southeast Asia: Series of unfortunate disasters
In the past month, natural disasters hit the Southeast Asian region claiming hundreds of thousands of lives and destroying billions of properties. Bloggers discuss the destructive cyclone in Myanmar, the China earthquake which was felt in Hanoi and Bangkok, two earthquakes in the Sumatra island and the strong typhoon in north Philippines.