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BURMA BULLETIN
ISSUE 17 – MAY 2008

KEY STORY
• Cyclone Nargis hits
• SPDC downplays death toll
• Situation “normal”
• SPDC blocks, steals, sells aid
• Monks shelter, SPDC evicts
• Aid trickles in
• Help us help you
• ASEAN to the rescue
• Ban breaks through
• Food security
• Children at risk
INSIDE BURMA
• Referendum in the rubble
• Democracy forces reject results
• Orchestrating a farce
• Arrests of “No” supporters
• Daw Suu’s detention extended
• NLD arrests
HUMAN RIGHTS
• Custodial deaths
• Forced labor
DISPLACEMENT
• Refugees struggle to survive
ECONOMY
• Business as usual
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