Myanmar Embassy Fire May Delay Visas for Cyclone Relief Workers

By Michael Heath

A big fire breaks out at Myanmar embassy in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, in the morning of May 26, 2008. Cause of the fire was unknown yet.  

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May 27 (Bloomberg) — International aid workers seeking permission to enter Myanmar to help survivors of Tropical Cyclone Nargis may be delayed after a fire at Myanmar’s embassy in Bangkok, the United Nations said.

The fire “prompted the closure of the visa section and created a fresh obstacle for the aid community,” the UN’s news service IRIN said in a report from Thailand’s capital. It didn’t give any details of how long visa applications may be delayed. Continue reading

Myanmar Cyclone photo album from Reuters Part 6

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A woman sits at her destroyed home in a village hit by Cyclone Nargis, outside of Yangon May 20, 2008.

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Photo proof of:Irresponsible United Nations is dragging its feet in applying “responsibility to protect” the Burmese people

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Irresponsible United Nations’ dragging its feet

 

in applying “responsibility to protect”

 

the Burmese people

 

 

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Myanmar Cyclone photo album from Reuters Part 5

Myanmar Cyclone photo album from Reuters Part 5

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A boy watches as a man builds a shelter in a village hit by Cyclone Nargis, near the Myanmar capital Yangon, May 16, 2008.

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People take shelter in a pagoda in an area affected by Cyclone Nargis, near the Myanmar capital Yangon, May 16, 2008.

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A marine walks past boxes of packaged potable water on the USS Essex about 80 nautical miles south of Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Delta May 16, 2008.

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A boy carries water at a village hit by Cyclone Nargis, outside Yangon, May 16, 2008.

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The USS Essex is seen from a helicopter about 80 nautical miles south of Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Delta May 16, 2008. The USS Essex is currently stationed in international waters to the south of the delta pending permission to carry out the delivery of humanitarian relief goods to people hit by Cyclone Nargis.

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Buddhist monks from the Sitagu Missionary Association travel on a boat carrying donated rice for cyclone victims as they move out from Kyaiklat to Bogalay, one of the worst-hit areas by Cyclone Nargis, May 14, 2008.

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People take shelter in a pagoda in an area affected by Cyclone Nargis, near the Myanmar capital Yangon, May 16, 2008.

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A young monk adjusts his robe next to a pagoda in an area affected by Cyclone Nargis, near the Myanmar capital Yangon, May 16, 2008.

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A woman and her children stay in their home at a village hit by Cyclone Nargis, outside Yangon, May 16, 2008.

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PHOTOS: Devastating Aftermath of Cyclone Part 1

Devastating Aftermath of Cyclone Part 1

 ABC News

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At left, a survivor sits at his home, which was destroyed by Cyclone Nargis, near the town of Kyaiklat, southwest of Yangon, May 7, 2008.
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Cyclone-affected families await relief goods under open skies after losing their homes in Labutta, a town in the Irrawaddy division of southwest Myanmar, in this undated photo.
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A man, right, passes out water to cyclone victims as they wait for relief goods in Labutta.
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Cyclone victims wait for relief goods to arrive in Labutta on May 7, 2008, a town in the Irrawaddy division of southwest Myanmar devastated by Cyclone Nargis.
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Villagers bring an injured women in for treatment at a makeshift medical aid center after fleeing the cyclone-hit Dedaye township, south of Yangon on May 7, 2008. A UN spokesman said about 1,930 square miles of Myanmar’s cyclone-hit regions remain underwater, with more than a million people in need of emergency relief. Disaster medicine experts worry that without immediate assistance, the death toll will climb from the May 2-3 cyclone.
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Myanmar children look on as they take temporary shelter at a center in Kyauktan Township, in southern Myanmar on Thursday May 8, 2008.
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Cyclone victims await rice rations on the outskirt of Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday May 8, 2008.
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Cyclone-affected people try to dry grains of food in the cyclone-hit area of Dedaye township, on May 7, 2008.
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Myanmar children are shown with a yellow substance painted on their faces. Thanakha, made from ground wood, is worn primarily as a sunblock and for cosmetic purposes, and gives a cooling sensation to the skin. These children, whose homes were destroyed by the cyclone, look on while taking shelter in a monastery in Kaw Hmu village, Thursday, May 8, 2008.
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A child, center, from a displaced family cries as another feeds from a bottle after their families fled areas near Dedaye township.
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A Burmese woman sleeps on top of tables as they wait for relief goods in Kyauktan Township, southern Myanmar on Thursday May 8, 2008.
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Myanmar

With reporting by ABC News’ reporters Nick Schifrin, Kirit Radia, Dan Childs and Toni Bronzo.
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NASA photos of Myanmar Cyclone Nargis 2

                       NASA’s Landsat Looks at Cyclone Nargis Floods in Burma

May 12, 2008

The city of Yangôn (also called Rangoon) in Burma, is tucked into a “V” between two rivers that empty into the Gulf of Martaban through a large estuary. When Cyclone Nargis passed over the city in the first week of May 2008, the entire coastal plain flooded, surrounding Yangôn with water.

This pair of images from NASA’s Landsat satellite shows the city and surrounding agricultural land before and after the storm. On March 18, 2008, the built up part of the city and its suburbs appear bluish purple, fallow cropland is pinkish-tan, and vegetation is dark green. The wide rivers are a muddy green.

After Nargis inundated the area with heavy rains and storm surge, standing water covered almost the entire area. As of May 5, flooding in the heart of the city appeared to be less than in the surrounding areas. Flooding probably exists, but it may be at a smaller scale than Landsat is able to detect. However, all the land to the west and southwest and most of the area to the east and southeast are still submerged.
Across the river to the southeast of the city, a swath of relatively dry land — perhaps higher in elevation, or protected by a levee — extends toward the lower right corner of the image. Across the rest of the scene, standing water varies in shades from muddy brown, to green, to purplish blue.

Myanmar Cyclone photo album from Reuter Part 4

Myanmar Cyclone photo album from Reuter Part 4

 

 

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Men rebuild a damaged house in Yangon Pauk, Myanmar, May 12, 2008.  

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A woman waits with others for aid handouts near Danouk, Myanmar, May 12, 2008.  

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A boy smiles as he eats a piece of bread which he received from a doctor with a foreign non-governmental organization medical team visiting the village which was hit by Cyclone Nargis, outside Yangon May 14, 2008.

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A woman sits outside her dwelling as men work on a shelter behind her in a village affected by Cyclone Nargis located near the Myanmar capital Yangon May 14, 2008.

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Survivors of Cyclone Nargis stay at a shelter as a foreign nongovernmental organization medical team arrive to treat them, at a village outside Yangon May 14, 2008.

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A survivor of Cyclone Nargis holds medicine and bread at a shelter as a foreign nongovernmental organization medical team arrived to treat them at a village outside Yangon May 14, 2008.

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Children survivors of Cyclone Nargis look out a window of their damaged home as a foreign non-governmental organization medical team arrives to treat them in a village outside Yangon May 14, 2008.

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A child eats in a village affected by Cyclone Nargis located near the Myanmar capital Yangon May 14, 2008.

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A worker labels a box containing water purification system donated by the Singapore Red Cross bound for Myanmar at a warehouse in Singapore May 14, 2008.

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Survivors of Cyclone Nargis stay at a shelter as a foreign nongovernmental organization medical team arrive to treat them at a village outside Yangon May 14, 2008.

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Survivors of Cyclone Nargis stay in a shelter as a foreign non-governmental organization medical team arrives to treat them, in a village outside Yangon May 14, 2008.

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Internally displaced people eat at a relief centre near Dedaye, in the Irrawaddy Delta, in the Irrawaddy Delta May 14, 2008.

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Equipment for water preparation into a Iljushin 76 cargo plane at Frankfurt Hahn airport May 13, 2008.

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A child rests inside a damaged school house, along with dozens of families, in a village affected by Cyclone Nargis located near the Myanmar capital Yangon May 14, 2008.

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A child is carried by a boy in a village affected by Cyclone Nargis located near the Myanmar capital Yangon May 14, 2008.

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A nurse tends to a wounded person in Bogalay hospital May 13, 2008.

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Cyclone Nargis photo gallery from YAHOO! Part 1

Cyclone Nargis photo gallery from YAHOO! Part 1

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Survivors of the cyclone Nargis eat a meal in Bogalay. Top foreign ...

Survivors of the cyclone Nargis eat a meal in Bogalay. Top foreign officials headed Wednesday to Myanmar to press the defiant junta to open the doors to a massive cyclone relief effort for two million increasingly desperate survivors(AFP/Khin Maung Win)

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Rice is transported for a distribution for the survivors of the cyclone Nargis in Bogalay. Top foreign officials headed Wednesday to Myanmar to press the defiant junta to open the doors to a massive cyclone relief effort for two million increasingly desperate survivors(AFP/Khin Maung Win)

Survivors of the cyclone Nargis stand under their shelter set ...

Survivors of the cyclone Nargis stand under their shelter set up on the side of a road in Bogalay. Top foreign officials headed Wednesday to Myanmar to press the defiant junta to open the doors to a massive cyclone relief effort for two million increasingly desperate survivors(AFP/Khin Maung Win)

Survivors of the cyclone Nargis queue for relief supplies in ...

Survivors of the cyclone Nargis queue for relief supplies in Bogalay. Top foreign officials headed Wednesday to Myanmar to press the defiant junta to open the doors to a massive cyclone relief effort for two million increasingly desperate survivors(AFP/Khin Maung Win)

Survivors of the cyclone Nargis are seen among wreckage in Kyaiklat. ...

Survivors of the cyclone Nargis are seen among wreckage in Kyaiklat. Top foreign officials headed Wednesday to Myanmar to press the defiant junta to open the doors to a massive cyclone relief effort for two million increasingly desperate survivors(AFP/Khin Maung Win)

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Myanmar cyclone survivors grab a free banana from a local donor on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, on Wednesday May 14, 2008.(AP Photo)

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Myanmar cyclone survivors line up to receive food and water from local donors on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, on Wednesday May 14, 2008.(AP Photo)

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A Myanmar family stands in front of their house damaged from Cyclone Nargis on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, on Wednesday May 14, 2008.(AP Photo)

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A Myanmar monk walks next to the roof of a temple damaged from Cyclone Nargis, on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, on Wednesday May 14, 2008.(AP Photo)

 

Myanmar Cyclone photo album from Reuter Part 2

Myanmar Cyclone photo album from Reuter Part 2

 

 

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Cyclone Nargis survivors sit on a jetty that has been turned into a makeshift refugee centre in Myang Mya, in Irrawaddy Division, May 11, 2008. Desperate survivors of Cyclone Nargis headed out of Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta in search of food, water and medicine, but aid workers said on Sunday that thousands will die if emergency supplies don’t get through soon.

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A serviceman from Malaysia’s armed forces checks relief supplies donated by the Malaysian government at an airbase near Kuala Lumpur May 12, 2008, for survivors of Cyclone Nagris in Myanmar. The U.N. humanitarian agency said in a new assessment on Sunday that between 1.2 million and 1.9 million were struggling to survive in the aftermath of the storm that struck eight days ago.

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Cyclone Nargis survivors sit at a refugee centre in Myang Mya, in Irrawaddy Division, May 11, 2008. Desperate survivors of Cyclone Nargis headed out of Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta in search of food, water and medicine, but aid workers said on Sunday that thousands will die if emergency supplies don’t get through soon.

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Villagers display a sign saying ‘Help Us’ on a road near Kundangon May 11, 2008. Even if they manage to find food and shelter, the 1.5 million destitute survivors of Myanmar’s Cyclone Nargis still face a major risk from infected wounds, chronic diarrhoea and malaria or dengue.

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A volunteer waits for donations for Cyclone Nargis survivors in Myang Mya, in Irrawaddy Division, May 11, 2008. Desperate survivors of Cyclone Nargis headed out of Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta in search of food, water and medicine, but aid workers said on Sunday that thousands will die if emergency supplies don’t get through soon.
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A young boy sits by the wreckage of a home near Kyauktan May 11, 2008. Even if they manage to find food and shelter, the 1.5 million destitute survivors of Myanmar’s Cyclone Nargis still face a major risk from infected wounds, chronic diarrhoea and malaria or dengue.

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Survivors of Cyclone Nargis peer out of a window at a shelter in Kyauktan, southeast of Yangon May 11, 2008.

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Survivors pray at the Mid-River Pagoda after Cyclone Nargis hit a village in Kyauktan, southeast of Yangon May 11, 2008. Desperate survivors of the cyclone poured out of Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta on Sunday in search of food, water and medicine but aid workers said thousands of them would die if emergency supplies do not get through soon.

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People bury a victim of Cyclone Nargis at a cemetery in Kyauktan, southeast of Yangon May 11, 2008. Survivors of Cyclone Nargis are overwhelming army-ruled Myanmar’s crumbling health service and it faces a “worst-case scenario” of disease outbreaks unless aid is ramped up, a U.N. health expert said on Sunday.
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A survivor of Cyclone Nargis carries branches from fallen trees to sell them to people who need them for fuel at a village in Kyauktan, southeast of Yangon May 11, 2008.

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Myanmar Cyclone photo album from Reuter Part 1

Myanmar Cyclone photo album from Reuter Part 1

Track of cyclone Nargis striking Myanmar

The track of cyclone Nargis striking Myanmar is seen in this computer enhanced satellite image compiled by NASAs Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM ) between April 27 and May 4 and released May 6, 2008. The image is enhanced with multi-satellite precipitation analysis (MPA) readings of precipitation over the area. Myanmar’s military government raised its death toll from Cyclone Nargis on Tuesday to nearly 22,500 with a further 41,000 missing, nearly all of them from a massive storm surge that swept into the Irrawaddy delta. REUTERS/NASA-Hal Pierce/SSAI/NASA GSFC/Handout (MYANMAR). FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

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Children queue for food handouts near Kunyangon May 13, 2008.

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Children queue for food handouts near Kunyangon May 13, 2008.

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Helpers of the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (Technisches Hilfswerk) load equipment for water preparation into a Iljushin 76 cargo plane at Frankfurt Hahn airport May 13, 2008.

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A passenger truck drives towards Kunyangon May 13, 2008.

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A mother sits beside cooking equipment with her children at a makeshift home near Kundangon May 13, 2008.

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A villager hands out food to monks despite living in a storm devastated village near Kundangon May 13, 2008.

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Myanmar Red Cross workers move sacks of rice donated by the World Food Programme from a warehouse in Yangon May 11, 2008.

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A man collects diesel from a car to be sold at an illegal market in Yangon May 12, 2008. Myanmar’s main port in the former capital Yangon has re-opened after Cyclone Nargis and will receive a shipment of diesel from Thailand on Wednesday, a Thai official said on Monday.

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Cyclone Nargis survivors collect rice at their makeshift refugee centre outside Yangon May 12, 2008. As many as 100,000 people are feared to have died and the U.N. humanitarian agency said in a new assessment that between 1.2 million and 1.9 million people were struggling to survive in the aftermath of the cyclone.

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Cyclone Nargis survivors perform their daily duties at an under-construction building turned into their makeshift refugee centre outside Yangon May 12, 2008. As many as 100,000 people are feared to have died and the U.N. humanitarian agency said in a new assessment that between 1.2 million and 1.9 million people were struggling to survive in the aftermath of the cyclone.

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Heartbreaking photos of Cyclone Nargis

Tragic photo of Cyclone Victims of Burma, Mother cried for the children

by Sit Mone

WHY? WHY? WHY? THE Image may be subject to copyright?

I GOT THE PERSONAL PERMISSION FROM SITMONE. SOME TIMES HE PUBLISH MY ARTICLE. BOTH OF US MUTUALLY AGREE TO ALLOW TO TAKE ANY THING. WE MUTUALLY COMMENTED RECIPROCALLY.

WHO IS THE CLAVER PERSON PUTTING ALL THESE COPY RIGHTS FRAMES. JUST LOOK AT THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE ABOVE.

IF SITMONE WRITE IN MY BLOG AGAIN IS THERE ANY COPY RIGHT VIOLATION?

This blogger is very upset after seeing the enlarged photos of dead bodies of three children tied together, because their parents were afraid that they might be swept away by the high tide during (12 feet, wind speed 190 mile/hr)the onslaught of Cyclone Nargis.

This blogger does not want readers to see the dead victims of Nargis Cyclone. Most of them were decomposed and some were very young children. The purpose of this link with due respect to the dead, and their loved ones, is for all the readers, to pray for the deads as well as those are still alive but struggling for survival.

Another important reason for this post is Military Junta of Burma has declined to accept the International Aids and emergency disaster helps that could save, several thousand lives for their own selfish paranoid delusion. So please help Burmese people . linletkyalsin is a very outstanding blogger and activist from Singapore and you can find the group accepting donation and update of donation in her blog.

Help Cyclone Nagis Victims of Burma!

 

Baby, Myanmar cyclone

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Labutta, Myanmar cyclone

Myanmar cyclone,  Labutta,  Irrawaddy

Cyclone in Myanmar

 

Protest against referendum in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia

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Burmese groups protest referendum outside embassy

Malaysiakini news

More than 500 Burmese refugees and students demonstrated outside their embassy in the Malaysian capital, calling for a referendum in the reclusive nation to be scrapped.

burmese referendum protest 100508 memorandumBurma’s ruling generals went ahead today with the ballot for a new constitution despite the major devastation wrought by Cyclone Nargis last weekend, which killed tens of thousands and left 1.5 million people desperately needing aid.

“We don’t want to vote for the artificial referendum,” protest organiser and ethnic Chin Richard Burton told reporters.

“The junta should postpone the referendum because of all the suffering the Burmese people are facing from the cyclone,” he added.

A refugee in Malaysia for the last four years, Burton said most people were not allowed to vote freely in the country formerly known as Burma.

“We are being forced to vote for the referendum at the point of a gun so there is no choice for the Burmese people. We must vote ‘No’ for the referendum.”

Memorandum submitted

Wearing t-shirts with the word ‘NO’ emblazoned in white, demonstrators chanted pro-democracy slogans as leaders submitted a memorandum to Burmese embassy officials.

Over 300 policemen, some armed with tear gas launchers, allowed representatives to address the crowd.

burmese referendum protest 100508 chantingA large number of Burma’s various ethnic groups turned up for the protest with many Karen, Shan, Chin and Mons dressed in traditional outfits.

Some brought their children and the group staged a minute’s silence in memory of the cyclone’s victims before dispersing.

In the worst cyclone-hit townships including Burma’s most populous city Rangoon, the vote has been postponed, but the referendum went ahead today in the remaining townships.

The junta says the vote will lead to general elections in 2010.

The last ballot in Burma was won by the opposition party of Aung San Suu Kyi nearly two decades ago but they were never permitted to take power – and the military has continued its tight hold on the country.

 

– AFP 

 

2,000 protest against referendum

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 2008/05/10

  Myanmar protesters gathering in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Kuala Lumpur yesterday where they handed over two memoranda to embassy officials.

Myanmar protesters gathering in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Kuala Lumpur

 yesterday where they handed over two memoranda to embassy officials.

KUALA LUMPUR: Some 2,000 Myanmar workers gathered in front of the Myanmar Embassy and handed over two memoranda protesting the referendum on the country’s new constitution.

The two-hour peaceful rally, which began at 9.30am, saw the Myanmars arriving in two batches from Jalan Ampang before they were stopped by members of the Federal Reserve Unit.
Police had since early morning cordoned off several roads leading to the embassy at Jalan Ru, off Jalan Ampang Hilir, and stationed FRU trucks at the United States Embassy nearby.

Some of the Myanmars wore traditional clothes while others wore red headbands and T-shirts emblazoned with the word “No”.
They co-operated with police throughout the protest and waited patiently at the blockade before police allowed several representatives to approach the embassy to hand over the memoranda.
 
 

 

 

They also said prayers for those who perished when Myanmar was ravaged by cyclone Nargis.

The first group to hand over a memorandum were members of the Burma Ethnic Nationality Joint Force, which is a coalition of seven ethnic groups in Myanmar.

The second group comprised members of four political parties – the NLD-Liberated Area, the Arakan League for Democracy, Zomi National Congress-Liberated Area and Democratic Party of New Society.

 

 

 

 

 

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The shadows of demonstrators are seen during a protest against the constitutional referendum outside the Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur May 10, 2008. The military rulers of Myanmar went ahead with a constitutional referendum on Saturday despite calls from the outside world to postpone it after the devastation of Cyclone Nargis. From Reuters Pictures by REUTERS.

The shadows of demonstrators are seen during a protest against the constitutional referendum outside the Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur May 10, 2008. The military rulers of Myanmar went ahead with a constitutional referendum on Saturday despite calls from the outside world to postpone it after the devastation of Cyclone Nargis.

 

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Hundreds of activists stage protest in Malaysia against Myanmar referendum

 Myanmar‘s protesters offer prayers during a demonstration outside the Myanmar Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, May 10, 2008. Some 500 activists demonstrated Saturday at the Myanmar Embassy in Malaysia, demanding that Yangon call off its constitutional referendum even as voting began in the military-ruled nation despite a devastating cyclone. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)