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World focus on Burma (31 January 2009)

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Refugee camp under threat
Mizzima.com, India -
On this visit Mr Rogers will meet with the KNU’s new leadership, filled with hope the orginization can revitalize its struggle against Burma’s State Peace …

Thailand “cannot” take care of Rohingya
Bangkok Post, Thailand -
About the human rights issue, Article 257 of the Constitution states that Human Rights Commission would do as much as possible to observe human rights, …

Thai immigration official says boat people to be expelled soon
Monsters and Critics.com -
Bangkok – Thailand will deport the latest group of Rohingya boat people to arrive from Burma, a top immigration official said Saturday. …

Indonesia to ensure boat people’s safe repatriation
Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand -
Jakarta, Jan 31 (ANTARA) – The government will seek the safe repatriation of the 193 boat people stranded in Indonesia’s westernmost province of Aceh, …

Gambari arrives in Burma o seventh visit
Mizzima.com, India -
Neither could he meet detained opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Gambari has been facing a volley of criticism from Burmese opposition groups as well …

UN envoy arrives in Myanmar, reform hopes slim
Reuters India, India -

YANGON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – United Nations envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari arrived in the army-ruled former Burma on Saturday in another bid to coax the …

Myanmar’s military, which has ruled since 1962 when the country was known as Burma, tolerates no dissent and crushed pro-democracy protests led by Buddhist …

Myanmar must respect minority: Amnesty
Peninsula On-line, Qatar -
Bangkok: A leading human rights group yesterday called on Myanmar to stop persecuting its Rohingya people and urged its neighbours to meet their …

UN envoy returns to Myanmar
Aljazeera.net, Qatar -

Ibrahim Gambari, the UN special envoy for Myanmar, has arrived in the military-ruled country to press for the release of political prisoners and to advocate …

Yangon – United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari arrived in Yangon Saturday morning for talks on national reconciliation between Myanmar’s military …

UN envoy arrives in Burma for talks with the ruling junta
Australia Network News, Australia -
The United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari has arrived in Burma in an attempt to broker fresh talks with the ruling junta. Mr Gambari will spend four …

UN special envoy Gambari arrives in Myanmar: officials
AFP -
YANGON (AFP) — UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari arrived in Myanmar Saturday for fresh talks with the ruling junta, officials said, less than six months …

UN special envoy re-visits Myanmar on reconciliation efforts
Xinhua, China -
31 (Xinhua) — United Nations Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari arrived here Saturday on a re-visit to Myanmar to renew UN efforts for the country’s national …

Myanmar under fire over prison riots
Malaysia Sun, Malaysia -
But Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) spokesman Bo Kyi said that it is the prison authorities themselves who should have …

UN’s Gambari Not Sure to Meet Than Shwe, Myanmar Refugees Sold Out …
Inner City Press, NY -
UNITED NATIONS, January 30 — The UN on January 30 confirmed that envoy Ibrahim Gambari is traveling to Myanmar from January 31 through February 4. …

Burmese Prisoners Killed After Cyclone
自由亞洲電臺, Washington DC -

The beatings occurred during questioning aimed at identifying prisoners who rioted after the prison was damaged by Cyclone Nargis. …

UN envoy due in Burma to broker talks
Australia Network News, Australia -
UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari is expected to arrive in Burma on Saturday to broker fresh talks with the ruling junta. A UN official would only confirm …

Secretary-General’s Special Adviser, Ibrahim Gambari, to visit Myanmar
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland -
The Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, Ibrahim Gambari, will begin on 31 January a four-day visit to Myanmar, at the invitation of the Myanmar …

UN envoy to begin four-day visit to Myanmar
UN News Centre -
30 January 2009 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Adviser on Myanmar will begin a four-day visit to the South-East Asian nation tomorrow at the …

UN special envoy to visit Myanmar
Xinhua, China -
30 (Xinhua) — UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari is to embark on a four-day visit to Myanmar on Saturday at the invitation of the Myanmar government, …

UN envoy to hold talks in Myanmar with all parties (Roundup)
Monsters and Critics.com -
New York/Yangon – The United Nations special envoy for Myanmar, Ibrahim Gambari, was to begin on Saturday a four-day visit to the country for talks on …

Control Of the World’s Oceans. Prelude To War?
Center for Research on Globalization, Canada -

… Cuba, Iran, Myanmar (Burma), North Korea and Zimbabwe. Of the above nations, some have multi-party parliamentary systems; some are one party states; …



Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 31, 2009 at 7:15 am

အင္တာနက္ေပၚမွ ျမန္မာ စာအုပ္မ်ား

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ျမန္မာ့ရိုးရာဓေလ့၊ သေဘာသဘာဝ၊ အရည္အေသြး၊ အႏုပညာႏွင့္ ဗဟုသုတမ်ား၊ အထူးသျဖင့္ ျမန္မာတို႔၏ အစဥ္အလာ ဂုဏ္သိကၡာမ်ားကို ေလ့လာ၊ အတုယူ၊ ထိန္းသိမ္းႏိုင္ၾကေစရန္ ရည္ရြယ္လ်က္ အင္တာနက္ေပၚမွ ရရွိေသာ ျမန္မာစာအုပ္မ်ားကို မူရင္းရရွိသည့္စာရင္းအတိုင္း ျပန္လည္ ေဖာ္ျပလိုက္ပါသည္။

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  1. အနာဂတ္မ်က္လံုံးရွင္ (ေအာင္ခန္.)
  2. ကာလီေဒ၀ီ (ေအာင္ခန္.)
  3. လက္သံုးေတာ္ဓါး (ေအာင္ခန္.)
  4. ေနဘုရားေတာ္ (ေအာင္ခန္.)
  5. အေမြ ေအာင္သင္း
  6. ေသကိန္းဆိုက္တဲ့ညႏွင့္အျခား၀တၱဳတိုမ်ား ေအာင္သင္း
  7. ဥာဏ္ပညာ ထက္ျမက္သူတို.လက္စြဲ ခ်စ္ႏိုင္ (စိတ္ပညာ)
  8. အႏွစ္၃၀ ခ်စ္ႏိုင္ (စိတ္ပညာ)
  9. သိပၸံမွသည္ သစၥာဆီသို. (ခ်စ္ငယ္)
  10. မဟာေသနာပတိ (ခ်စ္ဦးညိဳ)
  11. လကၤာဒီပခ်စ္သူ (ခ်စ္ဦးညိဳ)
  12. ေတြးသူမ်ား (ကိုတာ)
  13. ငယ္ကခ်စ္အႏွစ္တစ္ရာ (ဒဂုန္ေရႊမွ်ား)
  14. ေစာရသက္ျပင္း (ဒဂုန္ေရႊမွ်ား)
  15. ညမဖတ္ရ (သို.မဟုတ္) ေသြးစုပ္ေရာဂါ (ဒဂုန္ေရႊမွ်ား)
  16. စိတ္ေေျပာင္းကိုခြာ (ဒဂုန္ေရႊမွ်ား)
  17. ထမင္းလံုး တေစၧ (ဒဂုန္ေရႊမွ်ား)
  18. ျဂိဳလ္ေမြတဲ့ပန္းတေဂါင္း (ဒဂုန္ေရႊမွ်ား)
  19. ၀ိညာဥ္၏ အရိပ္ (ဒဂုန္ေရႊမွ်ား)
  20. သေဘၤာပ်က္ ခရီးသည္ ခုႏွစ္ေယာက္ (ဒဂုန္ေရႊမွ်ား)
  21. လက္မတင္ကေလး (ဒဂုန္ေရႊမွ်ား)
  22. သူေယာင္ရုပ္ (ဒဂုန္ေရႊမွ်ား)
  23. ကမၻာကို ကိုင္လႈပ္သူ (ဒဂုန္ေရႊမွ်ား)
  24. ငယ္ကခ်စ္ အႏွစ္တစ္ရာ (ဒဂုန္ေရႊမွ်ား)
  25. ရွက္ျပံဳး (ခ်စ္စံ၀င္း)
  26. မ်က္ရည္စမ်ားႏွင့္ရယ္သံ (ေက်ာ္လိႈင္ဦး)
  27. ရဲေဘာ္သံုးက်ိပ္ (ေက်ာ္ျငိမ္း)
  28. ေတာ္ဖလာႏွင့္စကားစျမည္ (ေက်ာ္၀င္း)
  29. ေတာ (လင္းေ၀ျမိဳင္)
  30. မာန၏ေနာက္ဆြဲတြဲမ်ား (လြန္ထားထား)
  31. စာဖတ္က်ြမ္းျခင္းျဖင့္ ဘ၀တိုးတက္ေရး ၁ (ဇင္သန္.)
  32. စာဖတ္က်ြမ္းျခင္းျဖင့္ ဘ၀တိုးတက္ေရး ၂ (ဇင္သန္.)
  33. စာဖတ္က်ြမ္းျခင္းျဖင့္ ဘ၀တိုးတက္ေရး ၃ (ဇင္သန္.)
  34. ဆင္းရဲေသာေဖေဖ ခ်မ္းသာေသာေဖေဖ (ညီသစ္)
  35. သူတို.အျမင္သူတို.အေတြး (ပါရဂူ)
  36. ကေလးျပႆနာ (ပါရဂူ)
  37. သူ.လိုဘုရင္ (ပါရဂူ)
  38. လူသံုးကုန္ပစၥည္းေရာင္းသူမ်ား (ေဖျမင့္)
  39. ေသရြာျပန္တို.၏အဏၰ၀ါခရီး (ဖိုးေက်ာ.)
  40. ဆင္သခ်ၤဳိင္းရွာပံုေတာ္ႏွင့္အျခား၀တၱဳတိုမ်ား (ဖိုးေက်ာ.)
  41. ပင္လယ္က်ား၊အဏၰ၀ါမီးစုန္းမ်ားႏွင့္အျခား၀တၱဳတိုမ်ား (ဖိုးေက်ာ.)
  42. ညီမေလးရယ္စိုးရိမ္မိတယ္ (တကၠသိုလ္ ဘုန္းႏိုင္)
  43. တန္းခူးေလႏွင့္ေလ်ာ့ေတာ့သည္ (တကၠသိုလ္ ဘုန္းႏိုင္)
  44. ၀သန္ေလခ်ိန္မွန္ကူး (တကၠသိုလ္ ဘုန္းႏိုင္)
  45. ေခါင္းႏွင့္ပန္း (ဖိုး၀ေမာင္)
  46. ေအးခ်မ္းေစေသာ စကားလံုးေလးမ်ား (ဖိုး၀ေမာင္)
  47. ျဖစ္တည္ျခင္း ပဓါန၀ါဒႏွင့္ လူသားပဓါန၀ါဒ (ဆန္းလြင္)
  48. ကမာၻ.ေတြးေခၚပညာရွင္ႀကီးမ်ား (ဆန္းလြင္)
  49. အခ်စ္ လကၡဏာ (စံ-ဇာဏီဘို)
  50. အခ်စ္ ေဗဒင္ (စံ-ဇာဏီဘို)
  51. မီးျပတိုက္ (ေဆာင္း၀င္းလတ္)
  52. နံနက္ ၃နာရီ (ေဆာင္း၀င္းလတ္)
  53. ဆူးကေလးစူးတယ္ ခူးမယ္ (ေဆာင္း၀င္းလတ္)
  54. အမွတ္တရေရႊ ၆၀ (၀င္းၿငိမ္း)
  55. အေဖာ္ (ရွား)
  56. တသက္တာမွတ္တမ္းႏွင့္အေတြးေခၚမ်ား (ေရႊဥေဒါင္း)
  57. ျမတ္သက္ေမာ္ (ေရႊဥေဒါင္း)
  58. ေခါင္းတံုးေပၚထိပ္ကြက္(ေရႊဥေဒါင္း)
  59. ရတနာပံု (ေရႊဥေဒါင္း)
  60. ခရီးထြက္ရန္စီစဥ္ၾကျခင္း (ေရႊဥေဒါင္း)
  61. အနားသတ္သစၥာ (စိုးျမတ္သူဇာ)
  62. ဘ၀တစ္ခုအမွတ္တရ (ေဆြမင္း၊ ဓႏုျဖဴ)
  63. လူညာႀကီး (ေဆြေဆြေအာင္)
  64. လြယ္အိပ္ကေလး (ေဆြေဆြေအာင္)
  65. အေရွ.ၿမိဳ.ရိုးမွ မိုးေရစက္မ်ား (တာရာမင္းေ၀)
  66. ေမွာ္ဆရာရဲ.ေက်ာင္းစာအုပ္ (တာရာမင္းေ၀)
  67. ေကာင္းကင္အေၾကြေကာက္တဲ့လက္ (တာရာမင္းေ၀)
  68. ေရႊဖိနပ္မွာအစိမ္းေရာင္ (တာရာမင္းေ၀)
  69. ကိုယ့္လက္နဲ. ဖမ္းမိတဲ့နဂါးေငြ.တန္း (တာရာမင္းေ၀)
  70. ကိုးမရွိတဲ့ န၀င္း(တာရာမင္းေ၀)
  71. အထဲသို.၀င္ေလာ့ ဘာေၾကာင့္ရပ္ေနသနည္း (တာရာမင္းေ၀)
  72. ကၽြန္ေတာ္ႏွင့္ၾကယ္ျမင္လျမင္ေလာကဓံ (တာရာမင္းေ၀)
  73. ၿပိဳင္ျမင္းတို.ရဲ့ခြာသံ (တာရာမင္းေ၀)
  74. ကၽြန္ေတာ္ႏွင့္ဧဒင္ကေခ်သည္ (တာရာမင္းေ၀)
  75. ကၽြန္ေတာ္ႏွင့္ေၾကးသြန္းယဥ္ေက်းမႈ (တာရာမင္းေ၀)
  76. လူငယ္တစ္ေယာက္ရဲ့ ေက်ာက္ထြင္းရာဇ၀င္(တာရာမင္းေ၀)
  77. ခ်စ္သံုးလီ (သန္းေဆြ)
  78. ကၽြန္ေတာ့္ဘ၀အေၾကာင္း (ေသာ္တာေဆြ)
  79. ဘရန္ဒီတစ္ပုလင္း (ေသာ္တာေဆြ)
  80. ေက်ာက္ၿဖံဳးေက်ာ္ႀကီး (ေသာ္တာေဆြ)
  81. အေရွ.ကေန၀န္းထြက္သည့္ပမာ (သိန္းေဖျမင့္)
  82. မ်ိဳးရိုးထဲမွ ဆိုးေပႀကီးမ်ား (သုေမာင္)
  83. အစြမ္းထက္ဂါထာေတာ္မ်ားႏွင့္ဂမၻီရျဖစ္ရပ္ဆန္းမ်ား (သုသုက)
  84. သုခ မွတ္စု
  85. ငလ်င္ဗံုးၾကဲခဲ့စဥ္ကႏွင့္အျခား၀တၱဳတိုမ်ား (ဦးလွ၀င္း)
  86. ေရႊဘံုသာ လမ္းေပၚမွာ (ဦးလွ၀င္း)
  87. အာဇာနည္ (ဦးႏု)
  88. တာေတ စေနသား (ဦးႏု)
  89. ဘ၀အက်ဥ္းသား (ဦးေရႊေအာင္)
  90. ေယာနသံ ဇင္ေယာ္ (ဦးဘသန္း)
  91. ေရွးဘ၀ ေနာက္ဘ၀ ဗုဒၶ မေ၀ဖန္ ႏွင့္ ဓမၼစာစုမ်ား (၀င္းသိန္းဦး)
  92. ငွက္ေတြ ေဆာင္းမခိုမီ (ျငိမ္းေအးအိမ္)
  93. ျမန္မာ့စြယ္စံုက်မ္း အတြဲ (၁) အပိုင္း က (ဦးႏု)
  94. ျမန္မာ့စြယ္စံုက်မ္း အတြဲ (၁) အပိုင္း ခ (ဦးႏု)
  95. အဟိတ္- – – ၀တၱဳဇာတ္လမ္းမ်ား (သိပၸံေမာင္၀)
  96. ရတနာ လိုဏ္ဂူ (နတ္ႏြယ္)
  97. အေတြးအျမင္စာစဥ္
  98. ပန္းတစ္ပြင့္ရဲ. ရင္ခံုသံ (၀င္း၀င္းျမင့္)
  99. ေဗဒါလမ္း (ေဇာ္ဂ်ီ)
  100. ေ၀ေ၀ရီရီ ၀တၱဳ (ေဇာ္ေဇာ္ေအာင္)
  101. ျမိဳင္ (ဒဂုန္တာရာ)
  102. စက္၀ိုင္း (မစႏၵာ)
  103. ငယ္သူမို.မသိပါ (မစႏၵာ)
  104. ျငိဳးမာန္ဖြဲ့သူရယ္ (မစႏၵာ)
  105. ဂ်ီေဟာသူ (မစႏၵာ)
  106. အရိပ္ (မစႏၵာ)
  107. ၀တၱဳတိုမ်ား ၆ (မစႏၵာ)
  108. ပုစၧာ (မစႏၵာ)
  109. ျမန္မာ့ယဥ္ေက်းမႈႏွင့္က်င့္၀တ္ (ေမာင္အံ့)
  110. ပစပ္ရာဇ၀င္ (ေမွာ္ပီဆရာသိန္းႀကီး)
  111. ကိုေဒါင္း (ေမာင္ထင္)
  112. ျမန္မာ၁၂လအေေၾကာင္း (ေမာင္ထင္)
  113. ဟာသမ်ားလက္ေရြးစင္ (ေမာင္ေကာင္းထိုက္)
  114. ဟာသမ်ားလက္ေရြးစင္ ၂ (ေမာင္ေကာင္းထိုက္)
  115. ဟာသမ်ားလက္ေရြးစင္ ၁၄ (ေမာင္ေကာင္းထိုက္)
  116. ေသေျပးရွင္ေျပး (ေမာင္ေပၚထြန္း)
  117. ဂလိုဘယ္လိုက္ေဇးရွင္းေခတ္ အိုင္ဒီယာစီးပြားေရး (ေမာင္စူးစမ္း)
  118. ထူးအေတြ.ႀကံဳအဆန္း တေစၧဇာတ္လမ္းမ်ား (ေဒါက္တာေအာင္ေက်ာ္)
  119. ေတြ.ရႀကံဳရ ရွတတေလးေတြ (အီၾကာေကြး)
  120. မီးေရာင္ေအာက္ကို၀င္လွ်င္ (မိုးမိုး အင္းလ်ား)
  121. ျဖတ္သန္းသြားလာခြင့္မရွိ (မိုးနီလြင္)
  122. ေပတလူ (မင္းသိခၤ)
  123. ၀တၱဳတိုေပါင္းခ်ဳပ္ (မင္းသိခၤ)
  124. ဆားလင္းႏွင္းေမာင္ႏွင့္ ဘမ်ိဳးဘိုးတူ ဘယ္သန္ဘမွန္ ပထမပိုင္း (မင္းသိခၤ)
  125. ဆားလင္းႏွင္းေမာင္ႏွင့္ ဘမ်ိဳးဘိုးတူ ဘယ္သန္ဘမွန္ ဇာတ္သိမ္း (မင္းသိခၤ)
  126. မ” တတ္ပါ့” (မင္းသိခၤ)
  127. မေအာင္ရင္ (မင္းသိခၤ)
  128. မေနာမယကိုပီတာ (မင္းသိခၤ)
  129. ဖရန္.(ဇ)ကာ(ဖ)ကာ၏ စာ (ျမင့္သန္း)
  130. ေျပာရင္းေျပာေနမည့္ ခ်စ္ျခင္းေမတၱာ (နႏၵာသိန္းဇံ)
  131. အိုင္ဒီယာ အက္ေဆးမ်ား (ေန၀င္းျမင့္)
  132. ႏွလံုးသားထဲၾကြက္၀င္ေနသည္ (နီကိုရဲ)
  133. ကၽြန္ေတာ္ႏွင့္လက္တြဲေဖၚမ်ား (နီကိုရဲ)
  134. ကၽြန္ေတာ္ႏွင့္ေစ်းသည္အလြဲမ်ား (နီကိုရဲ)
  135. တစ္သံုးခုႏွစ္ရွစ္ (နီကိုရဲ)
  136. လွည့္စား (နီကိုရဲ)
  137. သံစံုၾကဴးတဲ့ည (နီကိုရဲ)
  138. လြယ္အိတ္ထဲကအလြဲမ်ား (နီကိုရဲ)
  139. နတ္ဆိုးတစ္ေကာင္နဲ.ရင္လြဲသူ (နီကိုရဲ)
  140. ဇြတ္ (နီကိုရဲ)
  141. ဇက္ေပၚကဆီးသီး (နီကိုရဲ)
  142. ေရပြက္ပမာ (ျမသန္းတင့္)
  143. ၾကာညိုနံ.သင္းေသာေရ၀တီမ (ျမသန္းတင့္)
  144. ၾသဂုတ္တေစၧမ်ားႏွင့္အျခား၀တၱဳတိုမ်ား (ျမသန္းတင့္)
  145. လြမ္းေလကညင္း (ႏြမ္ဂ်ာသိုင္း)
  146. တစ္မ်ိဳးညာႏြဲ. ေသြမဖယ္ စိုးပါနဲ.ေမရယ္ (ႏြမ္ဂ်ာသိုင္း)
  147. ပန္းပြင့္ ခေရႏွင့္အျခား၀တၽၱုတိုမ်ား (မစႏၵာ)
  148. ေအာက္စ္ဖို.ဒ္ တကၠသိုလ္ ခရီးသြားမွတ္တမ္း (သိပၸံေမာင္၀)
  149. ျမတ္ဗုဒၶ ေဒသနာ (ေဒါက္တာ၀ါလ္ပိုလာ)
  150. အေမနဲ႔အေမ့အေၾကာင္း (ခ်စ္စံ၀င္း)
  151. ဖူးစာရွင္ (မင္းလူ)
  152. အမွတ္တရ (ဂ်ဴး)
  153. ခ်စ္သူ၏သမီး(ဂ်ဴး)
  154. ေရေမ်ာသီး(ဂ်ဴး)
  155. ေလထဲမွာပ်ံ၀ဲသူမ်ား(ဂ်ဴး)
  156. ကမၻာေျမရဲ့ခ်စ္သူ(ဂ်ဴး)
  157. အမုန္းေၾကာင့္ျဖစ္ေသာစစ္ပြဲမ်ား(ဂ်ဴး)
  158. ၾကယ္စင္တံတားကမ္းပါးႏွင္းျဖဴ(ဂ်ဴး)
  159. ရာဇ၀င္ထဲမွာေမာင့္ကိုထားရစ္ခဲ့(ဂ်ဴး)
  160. လေရာင္ကိုေၾကာက္သူ(ဂ်ဴး)
  161. ခ်စ္ျခင္း၏အႏုပညာ(ဂ်ဴး)
  162. မိန္းမႏွစ္ေယာက္(ဂ်ဴး)
  163. ျမရဲ့လ(ဂ်ဴး)
  164. အက္ဆစ္တစ္ခြက္္(ဂ်ဴး)
  165. ခ်စ္သူလားစကားတစ္ပြင့္ပြင့္ခဲ့တယ္(ဂ်ဴး)
  166. ကၽြန္မနဲ႔ေဆးလိပ္(ဂ်ဴး)
  167. ဆရာ၀န္ႏွစ္ေယာက္(ဂ်ဴး)
  168. ၾကယ္ေၾကြတို႔ရဲ့အေတာင္ပံ(ဂ်ဴး)
  169. ကမၻာေျမရဲ့ခ်စ္သူ(ဂ်ဴး)
  170. ေလာကဓံႏွင့္လမ္းေလွ်ာက္အတူထြက္ျခင္း (ခ်စ္ဦးညိဳ)
  171. ရွက္စိတ္ (လူထုစိန္၀င္း)
  172. အျဖဴ (ဂ်ာနယ္ေက်ာ္ မမေလး)
  173. အေတာင္ပံေတြရွိခဲ့ရင္ (လြန္ထားထား)
  174. ရွဴး (တာရာမင္းေ၀)
  175. ပင္လယ္ႏွင့္တူေသာမိန္းမမ်ား (ဂ်ဴး)
  176. အျပင္ကလူ (ၾကည္ေအး)
  177. ႏြမ္းလ်အိမ္ျပန္ (ၾကည္ေအး)
  178. ကံကိုျပင္လိုက္ပါ (ရေ၀ႏြယ္-အင္းမ)
  179. အပ်ိဳစင္တို႔သိဖို႔ေယာက်ၤားတို႔အေၾကာင္း (ကံခၽြန္)
  180. သစ္ရြက္တို႔၏ေပါ့ဆျခင္းမ်ား (ေ၀မွဴးသြင္)
  181. စကၠဴပန္းေတြရဲ့သီခ်င္း (ေ၀မွဴးသြင္)
  182. နဂါးႏိုင္ဓါး
  183. စိုမွာစိုးလို႔မိုးမိတယ္ (မင္းခိုက္စိုးစန္)
  184. ေခတ္သစ္တစ္ခု၏အစ၊ အဓိပၸါယ္မ်ား၏အဆံုး (မင္းခိုက္စိုးစန္)
  185. ေခ်ာင္းၾကည့္တတ္သူတစ္ေယာက္ရဲ့ည (မင္းခိုက္စိုးစန္)
  186. ကေလးအေတြး (မင္းခိုက္စိုးစန္)
  187. သုည (မင္းခိုက္စိုးစန္)
  188. ႏွလံုးသားမိတၱဴ (အရွင္ဆႏၵာဓိက)
  189. လူပ်ိဳဘုရားလံုး၀မရွိ (အရွင္ဆႏၵာဓိက)
  190. သင္နဲ႔နံနက္ခင္းကိုသာ၀င္ခြင့္ျပဳမည္ (တာရာမင္းေ၀)
  191. မဟူရာေမတၱာ (ႏိုင္၀င္းေဆြ)
  192. မုန္း၍မဟူ (ဂ်ာနယ္ေက်ာ္မမေလး)
  193. မိန္းမလွအမုန္း (၀င္းဦး)
  194. ေထာင္မင္းသားဦးဘိုးေတာ္ (ဒဂုန္ေရႊမွ်ား)
  195. ကမၸလာနီေအာက္၀ယ္ (ဒဂုန္ေရႊမွ်ား)
  196. ကၽြန္မင္းသား (ဒဂုန္ေရႊမွ်ား)
  197. အစီရ၀တီ ကု႑လေကသာ (ခ်စ္ဦးညိဳ)
  198. ခ်စ္သူမင္းနႏၵာ (ခ်စ္ဦးညိဳ)
  199. စာမရီတို႔ထူးထူးျခား (ခ်စ္ဦးညိဳ)
  200. ယာဇ (ခ်စ္ဦးညိဳ)
  201. မေလးမဏိစႏၵာရဲ့ေႏွာင္း (ခ်စ္ဦးညိဳ)
  202. စြယ္စံုလက္ေဆာင္ (အၾကည္ေတာ္)
  203. မိုးတိမ္ပံုျပင္ (အၾကည္ေတာ္)
  204. ဘီလူး (အၾကည္ေတာ္)
  205. (အၾကည္ေတာ္)
  206. အိုင္အိုဒင္းကိုကိုႀကီးႏွင့္ (အၾကည္ေတာ္)
  207. ပိုးေကာင္မ်ား (အၾကည္ေတာ္)
  208. ေတာသားႀကီး (အၾကည္ေတာ္)
  209. သံသရာအေကြ႔တစ္ရာ (အၾကည္ေတာ္)
  210. သဲလွည္း (အၾကည္ေတာ္)
  211. အိပ္မက္အပိုဒ္ခြဲ၉ (အၾကည္ေတာ္)
  212. ေရာ္ဘင္ဆင္ကရူးဆိုး (ဒဂုန္ေရႊမွ်ား)
  213. မွ တစ္ဆင့္ (မိုးမိုးအင္းလ်ား)
  214. ျဖဴေမွာင္ေ၀ကင္း (မိုးမိုးအင္းလ်ား)
  215. ေပ်ာက္ေသာလမ္းမွာ စမ္းတ၀ါး (မိုးမိုးအင္းလ်ား)
  216. စိန္တစ္ပြင့္ (မိုးမိုးအင္းလ်ား)
  217. သိကၡာရွိတဲ့ မုန္႔ဟင္းခါး (မိုးမိုးအင္းလ်ား)
  218. ေ၀ဒနာ ၾကာနီပြင့္ (မိုးမိုးအင္းလ်ား)
  219. လရဲ့ေအာက္ဘက္မိုင္အေ၀းမွာ (ဂ်ဴး)
  220. ကြက္လပ္ကေလးျဖည့္ေပးပါ (မစႏၵာ)
  221. ပန္းစကား (မစႏၵာ)
  222. ေက်ာက္သင္ပုန္းေတြမိုးထားတဲ့အိမ္ (အၾကည္ေတာ္)
  223. နတ္ေနကိုင္း (အၾကည္ေတာ္)
  224. နတ္ျပည္၏နံနက္ခင္း (အၾကည္ေတာ္)
  225. ဆရာေတာ္ဦးဥတၲမ လြတ္လပ္ေရးစိတ္ဓာတ္မ်ိဳးေစ့ခ်ခဲ့သူ (ဦးဘရင္)

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 31, 2009 at 5:52 am

Photographs and Timeline of General Aung San

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Burmese people call him “Bogyoke Aung San”; “Bogyoke” is a Burmese term for General.

Ko Aung San and other members of Students’ Union (1936)

Ko Aung San and other members of the Oway Magazine committee (1936)

Ko Aung San, President of All Burma Students’ Union

Bo Letyar, Bo Setkya and Bo Teza (1941)\

Bogyoke Aung San as a member of the Burma National Army. (April 1942)

Wedding Photograph of Bogyoke Aung San and Daw Khin Kyi. (September 1942)

Burma’s delegation to Japan (1943), General Aung San (far right)

Bogyoke Aung San with Kachin Ethnic nationals (1946 December)

Bogyoke Aung San in London. (January 1947)

Bogyoke Aung San with Sir Hubert Rance. (January 1947)

General Aung San in London (1947)

General Aung San and British prime minister Clement Atlee in London, January 1947

Thakin Aung San making a speech (1947)

Bogyoke Aung San’s statue in Rangoon, Burma

Bogyoke Aung San and his family

Bogyoke Aung San and Daw Khin Kyi with their first child, Aung San Oo

Bogyoke Aung San and his family (1946)

Bogyoke Aung San Family (1947), Daw Khin Kyi (wife), Aung San Oo (eldest son), Aung San Linn (second son) and Aung San Suu Kyi.

Bogyoke Aung San, Daw Su (his mother), Daw Khin Kyi and their children (Aung San Oo, Aung San Lin, and Aung San Suu Kyi). (April 1947)

Bogyoke Aung San and his three children

Daw Khin Kyi and her three children

Daw Aung San Suu kyi in front of her father’s picture

Aung San Oo (C), elder brother of Myanmar’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and his wife Lei Lei Nwe Thein (R) arrives to pay respect to his father, Myanmar’s late national hero General Aung San, on the occassion of the Martyrs’ Day in Yangon, 19 July 2007. Myanmar’s military rulers refused to allow Aung San Suu Kyi to attend a ceremony marking the assassination of her father 60 years ago.

Timeline


13th February 1915 Born at Natmauk, a township in Magwe district, central Burma.
1932 Matriculated in the “A” category with distinctions in Burmese and Pali.
1935-36 Elected to the executive committee of the Rangoon University Students’ Union and became the editor of the Students’ Union Magazine.
February 1936 Expelled from the university for publication of the article “Hell Hound at Large” in the union magazine. Expulsion of Ko Aung San and Ko Nu from the university led to the university strike. Later, the government conceded strikers’ demands and retracted expulsion orders.
1938 Elected as president of the Rangoon University Students’ Union and the All Burma Student’s Union. Appointed as a student representative in “Rangoon University Act Amendment Committee” by the government.
October 1938 Joined Dohbama Asi-ayone (”We-Burmese” Organization) and became Thakin Aung San.
1938 to August 1940 Acted as the Head Office General Secretary of Dohbama Asi-ayone.
1938-39 Countrywide strikes known as Revolution of Year 1300 (Burmese calendar year).
1939 to 1940 Helped to found Bama-htwet-yat Ghine (Freedom Bloc) and became the general secretary.
March 1940 Attended Indian National Congress Assembly in Rangar?, India.
1940 Went underground due to arrest warrant issued by the British government.
August 1940 Left for Burma and reached Amoy, China and later to Tokyo, Japan.
February 1941 Came back to Burma with offer of arms and money support from the Japanese for uprising.
1941 Arrived in Japan for military training together with the first batch of the Thirty Comrades.
December 1941 Founded Burmese Independence Army (BIA) in Bangkok, Thailand with the help of the Japanese and became chief-of-staff Major-General Aung San (a.k.a. Bo Teza).
March 1942 Rangoon, capital of Burma, fell to the Japanese Army. The Japanese military administration took over Burma.
July 1942 Reorganized BIA and become Burma Defence Army (BDA). Appointed as Commander-in-Chief Colonel Aung San.
6th September 1942 Married with Daw Khin Kyi.
March 1943 Promoted to become Major-General Aung San of BDA.
1943 Invited to Japan and decorated by the Emperor with “Order of the Rising Sun”.
1st August 1943 Burma was declared an independent nation and Major-General Aung San became the War Minister.
1943 BDA was renamed as Burma National Army (BNA).
November 1943 The British troops hiding in hills of Burma received Aung San’s plan to turn his forces against the Japanese.
1st August 1944 Declared Burma’s independence status as fake in independence day anniversary speech.
August 1944 Founded Anti-Fascist Organization (AFO) and became the military leader of the organization.
27th March 1945 Burmese troops throughout the country rose up against the Japanese.
15th May 1945 Met with William Slim of the Fourteenth Army.
15th June 1945 Victory parade was held in Rangoon. The Burmese forces participated alongside the British and Allied forces.
August 1945 The Japanese forces surrendered.
August 1945 AFO was expanded and renamed as Anti-Fascist People’s Freedom League (AFPFL).
1945 BNA was renamed as Patriotic Burmese Forces (PBF).
September 1945 Signed an agreement to merge PBF with Burma Army under British command during a meeting in Kandy, Ceylon.
October 1945 Civil government was restored with Dorman-Smith as the governor of Burma.
January 1946 Elected as president of the AFPFL.
September 1946 Appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council of Burma with portfolios for defence and external affairs.
2nd January 1947 Met with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of India in New Delhi, India during his way to London.
27th January 1947 Signed “Aung San�Attlee Agreement” in London guaranteeing Burma’s independence within a year.
12th February 1947 Signed “Panglong Agreement” with leaders from national groups expressing solidarity and support for united Burma in Panglong, Shan State, Burma.
April 1947 AFPFL won 196 of 202 seats in the election for a constituent assembly.
June 1947 Convened series of conferences at the Sorrenta Villa in Rangoon for rehabilitation of the country.
13th July 1947 Gave last public speech urging Burmese people to mend their ways and urge them for more discipline.
19th July 1947 Assassinated during the Executive Council meeting together with six other Councillors, including his elder brother, U Ba Win.
U Saw, a former Prime Minister, was found guilty of the abetment and executed.
4th January 1948 Burma regained its independence.

General Aung San (Bogyoke Aung San) (Burmese: ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ေအာင္ဆန္း ; MLCTS: buil hkyup aung hcan:; IPA: [bòʊdʒoʊʔ àʊn sʰán]); February 13, 1915 – July 19, 1947) was a Burmese revolutionary, nationalist, freedom fighter and founder of the modern Burmese army, the Tatmadaw.

He was instrumental in bringing about Burma’s independence from British colonial rule, but was assassinated six months before its final achievement. He is recognized as the leading architect of independence, and the founder of the Union of Burma. Affectionately known as “Bogyoke” (General), Aung San is still widely admired by the Burmese people, and his name is still invoked in Burmese politics to this day.

Aung San is the father of Nobel Peace laureate and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi who has been under house arrest for the past 17 years. She began her 18th year on May 17, 2008..

To read more about the biography of General Aung San, please click the link below.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aung_San

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 30, 2009 at 2:40 am

HIV/AIDS patients driven out from Rangoon

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Mizzima News

by Ko Wild

Thursday, 29 January 2009 21:16

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – HIV/AIDS patients being treated in Rangoon have alleged that the Health Department has restricted their stay in the former capital Rangoon.

The patients, who have completed their treatment in Rangoon Division North Okkalapa Township Wabargi Hospital, are being pressurised by the department to go back to their hometowns.

“Some have been given discharge certificates from the hospital but they could not go back to their hometowns as they are still being administered injections as outpatients. Some are waiting for ARV drugs. It is available only in Rangoon. But they don’t accept this, driving us out from Rangoon even though we stay in rented rooms at our own expense. They are doing this on instructions from higher authorities,” a patient, who wished not to be named for fear of reprisal by the authorities, told Mizzima.

Patients from rural areas do not want to go back to their hometowns as there are difficulties in procuring ARV and TB drugs, the patients said.

These HIV/AIDS patients were first forcibly transferred to this hospital and then they are being driven back home.

The patients are believed to be targeted by the junta as they are receiving the support and assistance from the ‘National League for Democracy’ (NLD) party with its headquarters in Rangoon.

The Health Department officials accompanied by police of the Special Branch came to North Okkalapa Ahthawka Rama Shwehintha Yele monastery on January 19 where the HIV patients were staying while being treated. And then they were forced to go to the Waybargi hospital opposite the monastery. These patients had stayed in this monastery for about two years.

A total of 24 patients were forcibly transferred to Waybargi hospital of which 11 were men, seven women and 11 children.

The volunteer for HIV/AIDS education, counseling, arranging accommodation and assisting them to get treatment is NLD party member and prominent HIV/AIDS activist Phyu Phyu Thin. She was arrested by the authorities in May 2007 but the patients staged protest demonstrations for her release.

Medicines Sans Frontier (MSF) released a report recently which said that 25,000 HIV/AIDS patients died in 2007 alone due to the negligence of the Burmese junta and the international community. About 75,000 patients badly need ARV drugs, the report added.

http://www.mizzima.com/news/inside-burma/1623-hivaids-patients-driven-out-from-rangoon-.html

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 30, 2009 at 2:36 am

World focus on Burma (30 January 2009)

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Hope for the Dump Cities?
CounterPunch, CA -
When workers are weak, it is indeed true that cutting labor standards can get more factories built, but by that Times/Davos/Burma-junta logic of job …

Stopping military conscription of children
Manila Times, Philippines -
Param-Preet Singh of Human Rights Watch warns: “This first ICC trial makes it clear that the use of children in armed combat is a war crime that can and …

Over five million people face food shortage in Burma
Mizzima.com, India -
“Access to food remains a critical challenge for the poorest people and for vulnerable populations in remote areas of Myanmar [Burma],” Chris Kaye, …

RSF releases petition to free Burmese bloggers
Mizzima.com, India -
… (RSF) has released a petition for the freedom of two well known Burmese bloggers, who were sentenced to long prison terms, by Burma’s ruling junta. …

Watch out for Bangladesh and Thailand: Military commander
Mizzima.com, India -
According to a Bangladesh-Burma border based Burmese journalist, the junta is stepping up its military presence, particularly the artillery battalion in the …

Veteran Shan politician preparing to contest 2010 election
Mizzima.com, India -
Shwe Ohn was an observer at the historic ‘Panglong agreement’, where ethnic leaders and representatives along with Burma’s Independence architect General …

A UN envoy returns to Burma
International Herald Tribune, France -
Gambari will be visiting the country, which is also known as Myanmar, in the aftermath of a crackdown on dissidents in which government courts handed down …

US Envoy to UN Signals Support for ‘R2P’
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -

Last May, for example, the council discussed a proposal by France to authorize the UN to enter Burma and deliver aid without waiting for approval from the …

Forever at the Frontline
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -

He told journalists and diplomats that he split from the KNU because of the failed peace talks between the Burmese junta and his mother organization in 1994 …

Myanmar junta promises “measures” over Rohingya
Reuters India, India -
Rohinja is an alternative spelling for the Muslim minority from Rakhine state in the former Burma’s northwest. “Moreover, a statement released yesterday by …

Raids in Rangoon Yield More Heroin
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -

Burma’s Home Minister Maj-Gen Maung Oo, second from right, together with Rangoon-based diplomats check the illicit drugs before being put into flames, …

AI Calls for Access to Rohingya
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
On Friday, a Burmese state-run newspaper, Myanmar Ahlin, carried a story that claimed the Rohingya are not among Burma’s more than 100 ethnic minority …

Burma, Myanmar: RSF launches petition demanding the release of two …
Ashin Mettacara, Sri Lanka -
By Ashin Mettacara Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Wednesday launched a petition for two Burmese bloggers, Nay Phone Latt and Zaganar who got long term …

Myanmar junta to take action against Rohingyas entering Thailand
Yahoo, Thailand -
(Kyodo) _ Myanmar’s junta will take action on the ongoing issue of Rohingya people attempting to enter neighboring Thailand by sea, although it does not …

By Jonathan Head Burma says Rohingya migrants arriving in Thailand recently could not have come from its shores because they are not among its recognised …

Shan: New Political Party
UNPO, Netherlands -
Shwe Ohn, a contemporary of Burma’s post-war leader Aung San, was a journalist and observer at the 1947 Panglong conference that created the Union of Burma. …

No speed limit
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong -
But in Myanmar, the authors contend, the government has sorted it all out. Following the breakup of the Communist Party of Burma in 1989, the heavily armed …

Gambari Must be Firm this Time Around
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
By KYAW ZWA MOE UN Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari is expected to arrive in Burma this weekend on the seventh visit of a mission that has so far raised little …

A Closer Look at Burma’s Ethnic Minorities
TIME -
Called Myanmar by its military leaders, Burma derives its name from the Buddhist Burman (or Bamar) people. The country’s largest ethnic group, …

Is there a holistic approach to Burma’s refugee problem?
Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand -
By Sai Wansai The heart of the Rohingya problem is the Burmese military regime’s denial of rights to exist officially as an accepted ethnic group, …

Indonesia to deport Rohingya boat people from Myanmar, Bangladesh
Monsters and Critics.com -
Jakarta – Indonesia said Friday that it would deport 193 Rohingya boat people but was seeking assurances from Myanmar and Bangladesh that they would not be …

Junta denies Rohingya boat people are from Burma
Radio Australia News, Australia -
In a statement carried by all state controlled papers, the junta says “the Rohingya is not included in the over 100 national races of the Union of Myanmar”. …

Ministry finds human trafficking signs on Myanmar refugee case
Jakarta Post, Indonesia -
The Foreign Ministry said Friday they have found indications of human trafficking in the case of the 193 Myanmar refugees who were stranded offshore Sabang …

UN envoy due in Myanmar
Straits Times, Singapore -
YANGON – UN SPECIAL envoy Ibrahim Gambari is expected to arrive in Myanmar on Saturday to broker fresh talks with the ruling junta after his last trip in …

FACTBOX – Myanmar’s Rohingya – who are they?
Reuters India, India -
The Rohingya are a Muslim minority in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, formerly Burma. The military government does not recognise them as one of the …

Burma refuses to recognize Rohingya as citizens
Mizzima.com, India -
The statement in the newspaper said, “The Rohinja [Rohingya] is not included in over 100 national races of the Union of Myanmar [Burma],” denying media …

UN special envoy to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar
Monsters and Critics.com -
Yangon – The United Nations special envoy to Myanmar, Ibrahim Gambari, is scheduled to meet with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on an official visit …

Indonesia says Myanmar boat people ‘economic migrants’
AFP -
SABANG, Indonesia (AFP) — Indonesia on Friday denied it is holding around 170 refugees from Myanmar, calling them “economic migrants” even as new accounts …

Religion Today Summaries
Crosswalk.com, VA -
“The Chin are unsafe in Burma [also known as Myanmar] and unprotected in India,” the report said. The Chin, about 90 percent of which profess Christianity, …

Mandalay NLD members submit appeal to central court
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway -
Jan 30, 2009 (DVB)–Lawyer Myint Thwin submitted an appeal to the central court yesterday on behalf of Mandalay National League for Democracy member Win Mya …

A mission to Burma
Boston Globe, United States -
THE UNITED NATIONS special envoy for Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, is now en route for his seventh visit to that country, which has become a virtual prison camp …

Monk U Arnanda dies in detention
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway -
Several other monks and nuns held in the prison have been suffering health problems due to the lack of provisions. “About 15 monks and nuns arrested from …


Paris-based Reporters Without Borders Thursday urged the international community not to forget about the 28-year-old online activist, who was sentenced to …

New Thai Premier Seen as Leaning Right; Reformists Worry
Washington Post, United States -
“Let’s be clear that Thailand has not violated the human rights of the refugees,” Abhisit said. “The military has maintained that it has not breached any …


However, her brother, who worked for the governor of Burma, was able to pull some strings and appealed to the governor of Bombay, Lawrence Roger Lumley, …

To the governments of Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia …
Amnesty International USA -
Rohingyas who are returned to Myanmar continue to be at serious risk of human rights violations, including forced labour, forced eviction, land confiscation …

Heroin Seized in Rangoon Port
自由亞洲電臺, Washington DC -
Burmese security officers carry packets containing confiscated drugs to burn at a ceremony in Rangoon, 26 June 2006. Police in military-ruled Burma have …

Burma ‘Censors Obama Speech’
自由亚洲电视, Washington DC -
News vendors around the pagoda take pride in declining to sell the New Light of Myanmar, the government newspaper, early 2008. …

Chernov’s Choice
St.Petersburg Times.ru, Russia -
Birkin, who is also a human rights activist, campaigns to help political prisoners in Burma and supports a number of activities in favor of the Chechen …

POLITICS: UN Debates Duty to Halt War Crimes, Genocide
Inter Press Service, Italy -
… ongoing mass killings in Darfur, and the failure to timely intervene to aid survivors of last year’s Cyclone Nargis in Burma, civil society groups are …

One more year of the dreaded Oh-ohs
Alberni Valley News, Canada -
In 2008 a cyclone in Burma killed 78000, while a Chinese earthquake killed 50000, but those disasters were pushed from many minds when financial chaos …

The iron rule
The National, United Arab Emirates -
When I met Burmese democracy activists in the wake of global, front-page coverage of stirring 2007 demonstrations by crimson-robed monks, they confidently …

Thai’s new hope for Myanmar
MorungExpress, India -
The fundamental difference between the two, however, is that democracy was restored in Thailand, but not in Myanmar. Thailand’s foreign policy on Burma has …

Burma clamps down on Christians
ChristianExaminer -
(A military dictatorship has ruled Burma since 1962. Following the takeover, the government renamed Burma as the Union of Myanmar and the capital city as …

Burma’s governance operates reminiscent of George Orwell’s 1984
Canadian National Newspaper, Canada -
… the government of Burma is officially known as the “State Peace and Development Council”, LINK In truth, Burma, also known as Myanmar, …

Rights, camera, action
Business Line, India -

The 65-minute film records how, in 1995, Wa along with the co-founder of Earth Rights International, Katie Redford, represented 15 Burmese villagers in a …

Rogue states compete for tourists
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom -
The trend was highlighted at the Fitur travel fair in Madrid with Burma, also known as Myanmar, which has been ruled with an iron fist by a military …

Burma VJ: Truth as Casualty
TIME -
A still from Burma VJ. It’s hard to tell which scenes are authentic When I recall reporting Burma’s doomed pro-democracy uprising for TIME in September 2007 …

How many deaths does it take?
Aliran Monthly, Malaysia -
… and legitimacy of the Burmese state security forces in the eyes of the Burmese people and the international community, the Burmese activist leader Aung …


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ၾကာသပေတးေန႔၊ ဇန္နဝါရီလ 29 2009 19:08 – ျမန္မာစံေတာ္ခ်ိန္

ခ်င္းမိုင္ (မဇၩိမ) ။     ။ ျမန္မာ့တပ္မေတာ္သည္ စြမ္းရည္က်ဆင္းလာၿပီး၊ စည္းကမ္းပ်က္ကာ ျခစားမႈမ်ား ပိုလာေနေၾကာင္း ထိပ္တန္း စစ္ေခါင္းေဆာင္တဦးက ၀န္ခံ ေျပာဆိုထားခ်က္ကို တပ္တြင္း ထိပ္တန္း လွ်ဳိ႕၀ွက္မွတ္တမ္း တခုအရ သိရသည္။

အရာရွိမ်ား ဆက္ဆံေရး ညံ့ဖ်င္းကာ အရက္ အလြန္အကြ်ံေသာက္ မူးယစ္ရမ္းကားျခင္း၊ ရိကၡာေလာက္ေအာင္ ထုတ္မေပးျခင္း၊ မတန္တဆ ခိုင္းေစျခင္းႏွင့္ ေငြအလြဲသံုးစားျပဳလုပ္မႈ မ်ားျပားလာေနေၾကာင္း ေျမာက္ပိုင္းတိုင္း စစ္ဌာနခ်ဳပ္ တုိင္းမႉး ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္စိုး၀င္းက အၾကီးတန္း စစ္အရာရွိမ်ား၏ အစည္းအေ၀း တခုတြင္ ေျပာၾကားသြားခဲ့သည္။

စစ္ဦးစီး၊ ေရး၊ ေထာက္ အစည္းအေ၀းတြင္ တပ္ေျပးမ်ားအေၾကာင္းႏွင့္ တိုက္ပြဲမ်ားတြင္ အက်အဆံုး မ်ားျပားလာေနကာ စစ္သားစုေဆာင္းေရး အခက္အခဲမ်ား ရွိလာေနေၾကာင္း တိုင္းမႉးက မၾကာေသးခင္က ေျပာၾကားသြားသည္ကို မဇၩိမက အတည္ျပဳႏိုင္ခဲ့သည္။

ထိုသို႔ အင္အား က်ဆင္းလာေသာ တပ္ကို အားျဖည့္ရန္အတြက္ တပ္သားသစ္မ်ား စုေဆာင္းေရးကို မျဖစ္မေန၊ မရမက အေကာင္အထည္ ေဖာ္ရမည္ကို ေခါင္းေဆာင္တိုင္း၏ အဓိကအျဖစ္ ခံယူထားရမည္ဟု ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္စိုး၀င္းက ေျပာဆိုခဲ့သည္။

ထို႔အျပင္ တပ္မေတာ္ကို ႏို္င္ငံျခား စစ္တပ္မ်ားႏွင့္ ယွဥ္ၿပိဳင္တိုက္ခုိုက္ႏိုင္ေသာ တပ္ျဖစ္ရန္ တည္ေဆာက္သြားလိုေသာ စစ္အစိုးရ၏ ရည္မွန္းခ်က္ကိုလည္း ထုတ္ေဖာ္ေျပာဆိုသြားသည္။

“တပ္မေတာ္၏ အစဥ္အလာေကာင္းမ်ားသည္ တျဖည္းျဖည္း ေလ်ာ့နည္းလာရာမွ အရည္အေသြးမ်ား က်ဆင္းလာသည္။ တပ္မေတာ္ကို ႏိုင္ငံတကာႏွင့္ ယွဥ္ၿပိဳင္ တိုက္ခိုက္ႏိုင္ေသာ ေခတ္မီ တပ္မေတာ္အျဖစ္ တည္ေဆာက္ရန္လိုသည္” ဟု မွတ္တမ္းတြင္ ပါရွိသည္။

အစဥ္အလာအားျဖင့္ ျမန္မာစစ္ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ၾကီးမ်ားက တပ္မေတာ္သည္ စည္းကမ္းေသ၀ပ္ျပီး ေခတ္မီေသာ တပ္ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ထိန္းခ်ဳပ္ထားေသာ မီဒီယာမ်ားမွတဆင့္ တိုင္းျပည္သုိ႔ ေျပာၾကားေလ့ ရွိသည္။

တ႐ုတ္-ျမန္မာ နယ္စပ္အေျခစိုက္ ျမန္မာ့စစ္ေရး ေလ့လာသူ ဦးေအာင္ေက်ာ္ေဇာက စစ္အစိုးရအေနျဖင့္ လက္ရွိ တပ္သားအင္အား ၄ သိန္းေက်ာ္ ရွိေနေသာ တပ္ကို အင္အား ၅ သိန္းအထိ တိုးျမႇင့္လိုဖြယ္ ရွိေနေၾကာင္းႏွင့္ အရမ္းကာေရာ လူသစ္ စုေဆာင္းေနမႈမ်ား ရွိေနေၾကာင္း ေျပာသည္။

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရွိ ေက်း႐ြာ ၆ ေသာင္းေက်ာ္မွ တ႐ြာလွ်င္ တဦးက် တပ္သား စုေဆာင္းေရးကို လုပ္ေဆာင္ရန္ စစ္အစိုးရမွ ၂၀၀၆ ခုႏွစ္ကတည္းက စီမံခ်က္ခ်ထားသည္ဟု သူက ေျပာသည္။

“သူတို႔က တ႐ြာကို တေယာက္ႏႈန္းဆိုရင္ တႏွစ္အတြင္း တေခါက္ပဲ လိုက္ေကာက္အံုးေတာ့ တပ္သား အနည္းဆံုးေတာ့ ၆ ေသာင္းရမယ္ေပါ့။ သူတို႔ ဒီလို စီမံကိန္းခ်ထားၿပီး လုပ္တာရွိတယ္။ ဒီမွာတင္ ေအာက္ပိုင္း အဆင့္အဆင့္က လူရၿပီးေရာ လုပ္တာေတြ ျဖစ္လာတယ္” ဟု ႏွစ္ေပါင္းမ်ားစြာ ျမန္မာစစ္တပ္ကို အကဲခတ္ ေစာင့္ၾကည့္ေလ့လာေနခဲ့သူ ဦးေအာင္ေက်ာ္ေဇာက ေျပာသည္။

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မွတ္ခ်က္ ။  မဇၩိမသို႔ ဝင္ဖတ္ရန္ အခက္အခဲရွိသူမ်ားအတြက္ အျပည့္အစံု ေဖာ္ျပပါသည္။

RSF sign petition for Nay Phone Latt and Zarganar

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Nay Phone Latt and Zarganar
Burma

Nay Phone Latt

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Nay Phone Latt

The owner of two Internet cafés in Rangoon, Nay Phone Latt was arrested on 29 January 2008 while in possession of a video banned by the military government. He kept a blog (http://www.nayphonelatt.net/) in which he described the difficulties that Burmese youth have to express themselves. It was also a very important source of information about the street demonstrations by Buddhist monks and young people in the autumn of 2007. The government is still cracking down hard on those who participated in or reported on this so-called Saffron Revolution.

Nay Phone Latt suffers from an eye ailment but the authorities in Insein prison are not letting him see a doctor.

Zarganar

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Zarganar

An outspoken critic of poverty, privileges and government corruption in his blog, he was arrested in September 2007 for supporting the peaceful demonstrations being staged by Buddhist monks.

Arrested again in June of this year on a charge of “disturbing public order” after talking to the BBC about the situation of the victims of the previous month’s Cyclone Nargis, he was sentenced to 45 years in prison by a special court inside Insein prison in November. He was given an additional 14-year prison sentence a few days later. Two journalists have also received long prison sentences for, like him, gathering information about the post-Nargis situation in the Irrawaddy delta.

Arrested for the first time during a severe crackdown on opposition activity in 1988, he had been forbidden since 2006 to embark on new artistic activities, including theatre and film.

Link to sign petition: http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=30156

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm

China fears riots will spread as boom goes sour

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Today millions will leave the cities to return to their rural family homes for the new year celebrations. But this year Beijing hopes the newly jobless revellers will stay there – to prevent a fresh wave of unrest in the cities

They surged into the grimy streets around the factory: first scores, then hundreds, then more than a thousand, as word spread and tension loaded the stale, grey air. The boldest overturned a police van and smashed up motorcycles, then tore through the building destroying computers and equipment. The mood was exhilarated, angry and frightened.

“It happened so quickly … There were maybe 500 involved and another 1,000 watching them. People were yelling: ‘It’s good to smash’,” said a witness.

But the riot late last year at the Kai Da factory in Dongguan, amid the grim industrial sprawl of the Pearl River Delta, was not an isolated incident. It was one of tens of thousands of protests, many erupting from the same mixture of economic grievances, resentment of police and swirling rumour.

The numbers have been climbing steadily for years. But as the Chinese New Year dawns and the global economic crisis deepens, the government fears that mass unrest could challenge its control of the country, threatening a communist regime that has embraced capitalism with spectacular results.

Today should be the highlight of the year for migrant workers in the country’s southern manufacturing hub, but the hundreds of millions who have travelled home for their annual family reunion have little to celebrate. This is the year of the ox in the Chinese zodiac; a symbol of hard work and tenacity. But no one feels bullish as exports plummet and factories shut their doors.

Officials announced this week that growth fell to 6.8% in the last quarter of 2008. Enviable as that sounds to countries in recession, it follows five years of double-digit growth and rising expectations. Just as crucially, experts believe that China needs 8% growth to provide enough jobs for new entrants to the labour force. But economists predict that the rate could fall as low as 5% this year.

It is figures like these that prompted the state-run magazine Outlook to issue a remarkably stark warning of the dangers posed by rising unemployment.

“Without doubt, now we’re entering a peak period for mass incidents … In 2009, Chinese society may face even more conflicts and clashes that will test even more the governing abilities of the party and government at all levels,” said a senior Xinhua agency reporter, Huang Huo.

“The key is going to be what happens in a week or two. How many people are going to come back? And are there going to be jobs for them?” asked Geoffrey Crothall of China Labour Bulletin, a Hong Kong-based organisation defending mainland workers’ rights. “The most likely thing is that it will get heated after the new year. The government pulls out all the stops beforehand to make sure people have enough money to put in the red envelopes [traditional gifts] when they go home. It puts a false gloss on the real situation.”

The unrest at Kai Da began as a dispute over redundancy pay, when the company refused to renew the contracts of several workers. It led to a scuffle in which workers claim, but police deny, that laid-off staff were beaten. “How could the workers not fight back? What else could they do to defend themselves?” asked an employee rhetorically.

That spirit has pervaded a spate of recent disturbances in Dongguan: protests outside government offices by unpaid workers; clashes with police as plants shut down. “Mass incidents”, as officials describe them, have been on the rise for years. According to the Ministry of Public Security, there were 10,000 across China in 1994. By 2005, that had risen to 87,000. Experts believe the numbers have increased again, not least because the government has stopped publicising them.

Even in the boom years, China felt growing pains. Its frenetic development has created pollution, social dislocation, corruption and rocketing inequality. But it’s the sharp decline in industry that is really hurting now. Pressures in the export-led Pearl Delta began to build in late 2007, as the appreciating yuan and growing production costs took their toll. Recession in the west was the final blow: exports actually fell in November, for the first time in seven years.

According to officials, more than 15,500 businesses in Guangdong province shut in the first 10 months of 2008. More than half of those went under in October. Many more are teetering. Thousands packed workers home without pay months ahead of the holiday.

Officially, the urban unemployment rate has hit 4.2%. But that does not include migrant workers, who are not registered in the cities. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences puts the real level at 9.4%, and expects it to rise.

“The impact of the downturn has been huge,” said Wu Qinfei who sells rich red-and-gold New Year decorations in Dongguan, just around the corner from the Kai Da factory. The banners bear wishes for wealth and happiness, but few expect the next 12 months to bring prosperity. “I’ve got maybe 60% of the business I had.”

Trade was even worse at Old Chan’s stall, where workers buy showily packaged oranges as gifts. “Before, we could sell 70 boxes a day at this time – now it’s 20,” he said. “We could charge them 27 yuan, but that’s gone down to 15 or 16.”

Chan’s fortunes mimic those of Guangdong. When he first arrived two decades ago, the Kai Da plant was still under construction. “It was on the other side of a stream, and on this bank, there were no buildings, just fields of banana trees,” he recalled. “In the 1990s, things suddenly became better as the factory brought more people. But this year’s business is really, really the worst.”

An hour’s drive away, in the provincial capital, Guangzhou, Mrs Cui’s eyes filled with tears as she contemplated thenew year. She and her husband were queuing for a train home to Shandong. “The family didn’t have any money, so we came here to earn some selling flowers. We borrowed money from the bank and have lost about 30,000 yuan,” she said.

Down the queue, Wei Xian is 40 years her junior; his punkish hairstyle and the two spikes through his left ear hinted at his newfound urban tastes. But he, too, was not coming back in the new year.

“I hope I can have a life in a big city like Guangzhou, but being a migrant worker is too hard right now,” he said. “We were dealing in scrap and the prices plummeted, so they cut my salary by a fifth. My family have a farm and maybe I can run a small business there.”

The government is happy to see them go. Liu Shanying, an analyst at the Institute of Political Science in the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Cass), says the unemployed are less likely to revolt at home. “People tend to behave themselves in such environments. When they work in other cities, where most other people are strangers, they may not care about what others think so much,” he said.

Rural officials are trying to create work, investing in construction projects and running training courses on skills such as rabbit farming. But the villages do not look too appealing to most of those who have left. The urban-rural income gap is at a record high, with city residents earning more than three times as much as those in the countryside. Without the money sent home by migrant workers, the discrepancy would be far starker.

Many migrants have settled their families in cities; others are landless, having leased their plots to friends or family. Younger workers have no experience of farming, and less interest. And even as workers leave the Pearl Delta, others are arriving. “I worked here a few years ago and wanted to go home, but it’s hard to find work in Guizhou and hard to find a wife, so I came back,” said Lan Chengguo. His first factory closed soon after he joined; the second paid just 200 yuan a month. But now he had found a third job and said he planned to stay.

Like Lan, many analysts are optimistic. Guangdong has been badly hit, but some laid-off workers have found jobs elsewhere. A recovery is predicted in China in the second half of this year. And, if consumer confidence holds up, the rot may not spread.

“Large-scale unrest that threatens general social stability and overall investor confidence is unlikely,” UBS economist Wang Tao wrote in a recent note. She pointed to the effects of the Asian financial crisis and the restructuring of state owned industries in the late 1990s. Some 35 million urban workers were laid off between 1997 and 2002, yet no major unrest resulted. This time, the government has more resources and has made it clear it will spend them. At one end of the scale is its four trillion yuan stimulus package; at the other, cash payments for laid-off workers in Dongguan.

But Victor Shih, assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University in Chicago, sees the potential for “explosive” change. He argues that unemployment could easily reach 50 million; that migrant workers are younger and more volatile than those laid off in the 1990s; and that news spreads faster thanks to mobile phones and the internet. The massive expansion in higher education has also led to millions of unemployed graduates – the most dangerous ingredient, in official eyes, given the student protests of 1989.

At the least he expects a spike in localised riots resulting in the mobilisation of armed police all over the country. And “if a systematic trigger occurs and instability spreads to a sizable city, we will see the large scale mobilisation of both paramilitary armed police and army units, and possibly substantial bloodshed,” he added in a recent article. Yet he, too, concludes that a change in regime remains highly unlikely. China’s leaders know better than anyone that their claim to authority rests on their ability to provide a good living. They are also particularly aware of this year’s sensitive anniversaries, including the 20th of the Tiananmen protests and the 60th of the People’s Republic itself.

So far there is little sign of workers blaming the government for their woes. Most cite the global downturn; many have gripes with employers or local officials. Few seem to connect it to Beijing, let alone suggest that new leadership would improve matters.

Nor are there signs of unhappiness and dissent becoming organised. Last November, a taxi strike in Chongqing prompted stoppages by drivers across the country, including Guangzhou. But it was copycat, not co-ordinated, action.

Similarly, there are few signs of workers and the middle classes forging links. Last month, 300 intellectuals launched Charter 08, which calls for multi-party elections and freedom of expression. Despite the detention of one of its authors and the censors’ best attempts to scrub it from the internet, it has gathered more than 7,000 signatures. But so far it has had little impact outside the intellectual elite.

The authorities have also become far more sophisticated in tackling unrest. Recently, the minister of public security warned officials that their chief task was to prevent mass incidents from getting out of control. “Absolutely avoid inappropriate use of police, poor definition of their role and mishandling that exacerbates conflict, and absolutely avoid incidents of bloodshed, injury and death,” Meng Jian urged.

The message appears to have registered at every level: “Even when people turned over the cars and smashed property – police did nothing to stop them,” marvelled one witness to the Kai Da riot. “But there were plain-clothed policemen taking pictures who came and detained some afterwards.”

Last year’s riot in Weng’an in Guizhou province – which saw 30,000 take to the streets and the torching of government buildings over rumours of a murder cover-up – is instructive. It concluded not just with arrests, but with three apologies from the provincial leader to the city’s residents. Local officials had been “rude and rough-handed” in dealing with former disputes, he said. Shortly afterwards, four senior officials were fired.

Even so, many China watchers predict a rocky year ahead. Groups such as China Labour Bulletin say the downturn threatens to derail the progress made by workers in recent years, with officials turning a blind eye to violations of labour laws. “The only way the government can prevent greater social conflict is by giving more power to the workers, not less,” its director, Han Dongfang, wrote this week. “If workers have the right to negotiate as equals with the boss, the chances of disputes turning violent will be greatly reduced. If, on the other hand, the government ignores workers’ rights and gives the boss free rein, the consequences will be very serious.”

The government’s distrust of rival organisations and civil society has left few channels for expressing frustrations: the risk is that they build to volcanic levels. Optimists hope that the downturn may prompt the country’s leaders to address its underlying problems: restructuring industry, improving the social safety net, tackling inequality and protecting migrant workers.

That sounds naive to some, given the challenges facing the country. But Liu Shanying said the outlook for 2009 was better than it appeared. “According to traditional culture, people tend to see the extreme of adversity as the beginning of prosperity,” he said. “Chinese people are stronger and more optimistic when we fight against disasters or misfortune.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/25/china-globaleconomy

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January 29, 2009 at 5:46 pm

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Obama signs equal-pay bill

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Obama signs equal-pay bill

WASHINGTON — President Obama signed his first bill Wednesday, a gender pay equity law that had been a hallmark of his campaign for the White House.

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act makes it easier for workers to sue companies for pay discrimination and effectively reverses a 2007 Supreme Court decision that had given workers 180 days to file a lawsuit after they discovered the alleged discrimination.

“Lilly Ledbetter did not set out to be a trailblazer or a household name. She was just a good hard worker who did her job — and she did it well — for nearly two decades before discovering that for years, she was paid less than her male colleagues for doing the very same work,” the president said Thursday. “Over the course of her career, she lost more than $200,000 in salary, and even more in pension and Social Security benefits — losses that she still feels today.”

Ledbetter, who worked at a Goodyear tire and rubber plant in Alabama, said she didn’t know about the discrimination until the latter part of her 19-year career. She attended the bill signing in the East Room of the White House and was guest of honor at a reception hosted by the president and first lady Michelle Obama.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2009-01-29-obama-equal-pay-bill_N.htm

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French Schools, Roads Blocked in General Labor Strike (Update1)

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By Helene Fouquet

Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) — Hundreds of thousands of people marched in cities across France as labor unions called a one-day general strike in what’s turning into the biggest protest since President Nicolas Sarkozy was elected in May 2007.

The nation’s eight largest unions joined forces in the strike, saying Sarkozy’s 26 billion-euro ($34.4 billion) economic-stimulus package is inadequate. Workers are demanding the government do more to counter rising unemployment and falling purchasing power as France enters its first recession in 16 years. The eight unions represent the bulk of France’s 1.9 million-strong unionized workforce.

The strike resulted in train delays, closed schools and jammed roads as more than a million public sector workers and thousands of others from companies including France Telecom SA and Renault SA participated in the work stoppage.

“I can’t imagine that the head of state will say tomorrow, ‘I didn’t see anything, I didn’t hear anything, I have nothing to say,’” Bernard Thibault, the head of Confederation Generale du Travail, France’s second-biggest labor union, told RTL radio. He said 1.5 million people had begun marching in the streets across the country at 2 p.m. local time.

While France has a history of street protests, the global financial crisis has sparked similar demonstrations and unrest in countries from China and Greece to Iceland. France’s most disruptive transport strike in over a decade in November 2007 cost as much as 400 million euros a day, according to finance ministry estimates.

Service Disruptions

Most buses and subway lines were running in Paris — better than many had expected — while roads around the capital had bumper-to-bumper traffic. Several buses were empty as people chose to stay home. Ten percent of the flights at Paris’s Charles-de-Gaulle airport were canceled and third of those at the city’s second airport Orly were scrapped. In Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse, most public transport was canceled.

Unions said 300,000 strikers are marching in Marseille and 80,000 in Bordeaux. In Paris, they will march from the Bastille to the Garnier Opera square. The number of demonstrators may be as large as the 2006 marches against a disputed youth-work law that forced the government to scrap it.

“With such a mobilization, the government would be irresponsible not to react,” Jean-Claude Mailly, general secretary of the Force Ouvriere union said.

Strike Participation

Participation in the strike today ranged from 25 percent at the Bank of France to more than 60 percent in primary schools. The Public Service Ministry reported that 24 percent of its staff walked out, or about 850,000 people. That’s more than the 20 percent strikers in November 2007.

Credit Lyonnais said 16 percent of its staff walked out. At Societe Generale SA it was 5.5 percent. Renault SA reported 10 percent strikers and as much as 16 percent at its Sandouville factory. PSA Peugeot Citroen declined to disclose strike rates.

The size of the demonstrations today, unions said, will force action from Sarkozy, whose popularity fell five points to 49 percent, an Isama poll for Valeurs Actuelles magazine released yesterday showed. Sixty-seven percent of the respondents said Sarkozy should demand more from companies that get state support.

“Blocking works and it’s a constitutional right,” Marie- George Buffet, a Communist Party member said on i-tele today.

Popular Support

Unions representing doctors, nurses, Bank of France employees, television and radio stations and other civil servants asked for “urgent measures for employment and wages” and a further boost to the economy. Employees of companies including Electricite de France SA, France Telecom SA and French units of International Business Machines Corp. and Hewlett- Packard Co. are among those participating in the strike.

About 69 percent of the French people back the strike, according to a poll by CSA-Opinion for newspaper Le Parisien on Jan. 25. Forty-six percent support the strike, while 23 percent “sympathize,” with the union call, Le Parisien said. Of those interviewed, 12 percent were opposed or hostile to the strike.

It’s the first time in Sarkozy’s presidency that a “social movement” has had such public approval, Stephane Rozes, head of CSA-Opinion told the daily.

The French economy, the euro area’s second largest, may contract 1.8 percent this year, the worst performance since World War II, the European Union projected on Jan. 19. Companies are cutting jobs as the credit crunch derails purchases of homes, cars and factory machinery.

Unemployment

The EU sees France’s unemployment rate at 9.8 percent this year and 10.6 percent next year. The number of jobseekers in France has risen for seven months, the biggest jump on record in November.

“Strikes are not the answer to the crisis,” Budget Minister Eric Woerth said today on RMC Radio. “The answer to the crisis is the stimulus package, and we must do everything to make it efficient.”

About 60 percent of France’s high-speed trains, or TGV, ran today, said Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais, the national railway. Workers began the strike last night at 8 p.m., disrupting regional TER train services and local Corail lines, where service was at 40 percent.

Eurostar and Thalys services to London and Brussels are running normally, SNCF said. The railroad said each strike day costs the company about 20 million euros.

Trains, Planes

RATP, the Paris transport authority, said 80 percent of the city’s subways were running on 12 of its 14 lines and that bus operations “were almost normal.” One out of five RER A regional trains was running, with no service on RER B in the direction of the Orly airport. The Roissybus, going to and from the Charles-de-Gaulle airport, was running normally. Only two out of the 10 metro lines were operational in Marseille.

Air France-KLM Group said all long-haul flights are maintained and canceled 10 percent of its domestic and medium- haul flights. It canceled 30 percent of its flights from Orly. Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse and Nice airports ran almost normally, DGAC, the French aviation authority said.

The Education Ministry said 48 percent of primary school teachers and about 30 percent of secondary school teachers were on strike. Union estimates were higher, with 67 percent for primary and more than 50 percent for secondary school.

The strike at the Port of Marseille disrupted and delayed vessels, spokeswoman Claire Battedou said by telephone.

Output at French power plants operated by Electricite de France, Europe’s biggest electricity producer, fell by 14,000 megawatts because of strikes, a “record amount,” the CGT union said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Helene Fouquet in Paris at Hfouquet1@bloomberg.net.

Last Updated: January 29, 2009 10:53 EST

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Hundreds of thousands of French workers are staging a one-day national strike on Thurday, bringing widespread disruption to public transport and air travel and shutting down schools and other public services.

Black Thursday   January 29

Hundreds of thousands of French workers hold a one-day national strike protesting against job cuts, temporary lay-offs, the government’s economic and welfare reforms and the lack of fiscal stimulus measures aimed directly at helping households.

Protesters take to the streets in the eastern French city of Lyon. Workers across France joined the nationwide strike to try to force President Nicolas Sarkozy and business leaders to do more to protect jobs and wages during the economic crisis.

Workers wave Solidaries trade-union flags as they protest in the streets of Nice, southern France duing France’s first major strike triggered by the global financial crisis.

Several French cities saw large protests by striking employees. Bernard Thibault, leader of the communist CGT union, said 1m people had taken part by mid-afternoon.

Workers from French state-run railway SNCF protest in the streets of Nice.

More pictures- http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9710867c-ee00-11dd-b791-0000779fd2ac.html

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January 29, 2009 at 5:29 pm

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