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“ ေအာင္သန္း၏ ေအာင္ဆန္း ” စာအုပ္ကို ဖတ္ရႈေလ့လာလိုသူမ်ားအတြက္ သတင္းေကာင္း ေပးလိုက္ပါတယ္။

ျမန္မာ့ သတင္းဆက္သြယ္ေရး နည္းပညာအဖြဲ႔ ဘေလာ့ဂ္မွ တင္ျပထားပါတယ္။ PDF နဲ႔ စာမ်က္ႏွာ (၃၉၅) ထိ ရွိပါတယ္။ မူရင္းဘေလာ့ဂ္သို႔ သြားေရာက္ဖို႔ ဒီလင့္ခ္ကို ႏွိပ္လိုက္ပါ။

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 31, 2009 at 10:17 am

စစ္ရာဇဝတ္မႈ (War crime) ဆိုတာ ဘာလဲ

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World focus on Burma (31-10-2009)

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Burmese Party Leader: Suu Kyi Expects Meeting With US Officials

Voice of America – ‎

By VOA News A lawyer for Burma’s detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she has been informed of the upcoming visit of two senior US officials and …

POLITICS: US Mission to Burma Heralds Obama’s New Diplomatic Tack

Inter Press Service – Marwaan Macan-Markar – ‎

BANGKOK, Oct 31 (IPS) – An upcoming mission by senior United States government officials to military- ruled Burma points to …

10 smokers’ paradises: A guide for globe-trotters

Los Angeles Times – ‎

Laos: WHO data were incomplete for Vietnam and Myanmar, also known as Burma — although what we have show strong signs of tobacco use. …

US inches closer to dialogue with junta

Mizzima.com – Larry Jagan – ‎

Reducing Burma’s isolation and easing sanctions is something which the Burmese government now sees as a priority. “Myanmar’s [Burma] government believes …

US Officials to Meet Junta, Opposition Leaders

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Lawi Weng – ‎

A US delegation led by two senior officials will meet Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other executive members of the National

Weekly Business Roundup (October 31, 2009)

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – William Boot – ‎

The Chinese government has come under a barrage of petitions asking it to abandon plans to build gas and oil pipelines through Burma. …

In the Neighborhood

Battle Creek Enquirer – ‎

Top Chin-Burmese singers will perform in a concert at 7 pm today to help raise money for the Chin people in Burma, officially called Myanmar, …

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi supports US policy of engagement

The Associated Press –

Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell and a deputy will be in Myanmar, also known as Burma, for a two-day visit beginning Tuesday and are scheduled to …

Prize Catch ! What Next

The Day After – ‎

These anti-India forces are based in Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Burma and even in the Middle East ,Western countries and USA. …

Dominica (pronounced dom-ah-NEE-ka) not to be confused with The Dominican Republic

News dominica – Thomson Fontaine – ‎

Burma changed its name to Myanmar, very few people remember that. Kampuchea became Cambodia. A name change would put us among a unique group of countries …

RIGHTS: Karen Fear Military Offensive Near Planned Dam in Burma

Inter Press Service – Marwaan Macan-Markar

… has been waging Asia’s longest separatist struggle—since 1949—to carve out an independent state for the Karen minority in Burma, also known as Myanmar. …

Burmese Activists Urge Halting Shwe Pipeline Project

NewsBlaze – Nava Thakuria – ‎

The pipeline will be used to pump the oil, shipped from the Middle East and Africa and also the natural gas from the Shwe gas fields of BurmaMyanmar) to … (

Senior US diplomat to visit Myanmar

Xinhua – Mu Xuequan

… Myanmar to comply with its international obligations, including full compliance with the UN Security Council Resolutions of 1874 and 1718. “If Burma …

Flags represent ‘global community’ at New Bern High

ENC Today – Laura Oleniacz

“I didn’t even know myself how many different countries were represented here,” she said, explaining that she has had students from Columbia, Burma, …

Daily Press Briefing

US Department of State – Robert Wood

One other item to mention – this is on Burma. Following a recent policy review, the United States held a senior-level dialogue with representatives of the …

Burma documented by VJs

Common Ground.ca – Robert Alstead – ‎

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been imprisoned in her house since 1989. Foreign journalists are not allowed in. The media is the enemy. …

2 US Officials to Visit Burma Next Week

Voice of America – ‎

By VOA News The US State Department said Friday that two senior US officials will travel to Burma next week for talks with members of the government and the …

Senior US Diplomats To Travel To Myanmar

WIBW – Elise Labott – ‎

Assistant Secretary Kurt Campbell and his deputy, Scot Marciel, will visit Myanmar — also known as Burma — Tuesday and Wednesday, deputy department …

US officials to travel to Myanmar

Monsters and Critics.com – ‎

US Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell and deputy Scott Marciel will be in Myanmar, also known as Burma, from November 3-4, State Department deputy …

Groups Petition Against Myanmar Pipeline

OfficialWire – ‎

“The escalation of abuses around a project when Burma army soldiers provide security is well documented” by the United Nations and other NGOs, the petition …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 31, 2009 at 5:54 am

World focus on Burma (30-10-2009)

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US to send top envoys to Myanmar next week: official

AFP – ‎

WASHINGTON — Two senior US officials will travel to Myanmar next week in the latest move by President Barack Obama’s administration to engage the reclusive …

More to Burma than Aung San Suu Kyi

guardian.co.uk – ‎

As the most senior level US delegation to visit Burma in decades is soon to touch down, it is worth reminding ourselves of the many problems in Burma that …

Myanmar: INGO office attacked after Arakanese nurse harassed

ReliefWeb (press release) – Wai Moe

On Friday afternoon, NGOs and UN agencies operating in Burma held a meeting to discuss the incident at the office of the United Nations High Commission for …

Myanmar Junta Arrests Journos And Activists

Air America – Ron Mwangaguhunga – ‎

“This is an important opportunity for the government in Burma to demonstrate that it respects its own laws and its own people.” Myanmar…

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US to Send Highest-Level Official to Myanmar in 14 Years

Bloomberg – Janine Zacharia – ‎

Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) — Kurt Campbell, a top State Department official for Asia, will travel to Myanmar next week to hold talks with the …

Eastern Burma: another Darfur?

Mizzima.com – ‎

… to bring stability as it will have no credibility without the release of political prisoners including Aung San Suu Kyi and allow their participation. …

Refugee swell sparks clinic funding crisis

ReliefWeb (press release) – Francis Wade

… to have almost three times as many years of education, and to spend and save eight times as much as someone born in neighbouring MyanmarBurma]”, … [

Myanmar arrests journalists, activists in crackdown

Reuters – Aung Hla Tun, Jason Szep – ‎

“Burma’s military government claims to be moving toward democracy, yet it continues to routinely arrest and detain journalists,” Shawn Crispin, …

U2 finishes tour with sold-out Vancouver show

CTV.ca – ‎

… Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and gave shout-outs to Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi, and even a happy birthday to the world’s richest man, Bill Gates. …

Burma: Opposition Leader Unhappy About Visitor Restrictions

UNPO – ‎

Detained Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is unhappy about restrictions on the visitors she is allowed under house arrest, including members of her …

We need to push forward reform process: PM

India Business Blog (blog) – ‎

India asks Myanmar to expedite their political reform New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): Following the conviction of Burma’s pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi …

Burma: Authorities Detain Freelance Journalist

UNPO –

According to the exile-run Web site Mizzima, Pai Soe Oo is a former reporter with the Favorite and Pyi Myanmar weekly news publications as well as a blogger …

Include NLD, Ethnic Minorities in Dialogue: US Sen

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Lalit K Jha

“According to news reports, in July of this year, just weeks before the unveiling of the new Burma policy, the state department at the highest levels …

Aung San Suu Kyi

DeHavilland (press release) (subscription) – ‎

It is not yet clear whether these terms will be honoured in full by the Burmese authorities, but our ambassador to Burma, as local EU presidency, …

Protesters call for suspension of China-Myanmar pipeline venture

Prdomain Business Register (press release) – ‎

The project starts at Kyauk Phyu, a major city in western Myanmar’s…

Rakhine State, running through the central city of Mandalay to Ruili, in China’s Yunnan

It’s orchestrated showmanship, but still spectacular

Globe and Mail – Marsha Lederman – ‎

There was also a tribute to Burmese political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi, for whom Bono wrote the song Walk On. The sound was inconsistent, not surprising …

Thai Rath columnist Mae Lookjan:

Bangkok Post –

… of import tax among the 10 member countries, the Thai-Philippine rice tariff, free investment regulations, and the fate of Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Chinese energy delegation in town

Mizzima.com – Moe Thu

Rangoon (Mizzima) – A Chinese delegation arrived in Rangoon yesterday to discuss the gas pipeline project, which is to link western Burma’s …

Burmese Activists urge to halt Shwe Pipeline Project

Narinjara News – ‎

The pipeline will be used to pump the oil, shipped from the Middle East and Africa and also the natural gas from the Shwe gas fields of BurmaMyanmar) to … (

Review ties with Myanmar: Experts

Express Buzz – ‎

Experts expressed concern that China’s naval presence in Burma may allow it to interdict regional sea-lanes of communication. While Koshy stressed the need …

Protesters call for suspension of China-Myanmar pipeline venture

Alibaba News Channel – Zuo Xuan

The project starts at Kyauk Phyu, a major city in western Myanmar’s…

Rakhine State, running through the central city of Mandalay to Ruili, in China’s Yunnan

Indian Ocean great power confrontation, geo-politics of the Sri Lankan civil war

Sri Lanka Guardian (blog) – Mahdi Darius

Myanmar (Burma) is also part of this project and in many cases the pressure on the governments in both states is linked to their agreements to build Chinese …

HALLOWEEN PICTURES: Spooky Species Discovered This Year

National Geographic –

The fangs of D. dracula–discovered in March 2009 in MyanmarBurma)–aren’t actually true teeth. The line of fish that gave rise to the ghoulish species is … (

Alameda City Briefs

Alameda Times-Star – ‎

Thailand and Myanmar (formerly Burma) are neighboring countries that are approximately the same size in area and population and have many cultural features …

Burmese authorities detain freelance journalist

CPJ Press Freedom Online – ‎

According to the exile-run Web site Mizzima, Pai Soe Oo is a former reporter with the Favorite and Pyi Myanmar weekly news publications as well as a blogger …

Groups petition against Myanmar pipeline

United Press International –

“The escalation of abuses around a project when Burma army soldiers provide security is well documented” by the United Nations and other ngos, the petition …

Tooth Relic exposition for Myanmar President

Daily Mirror –

By LB Senaratne A special exposition of the Sacred Tooth Relic is expected to be held for a few hours for the President of Myanmar (former Burma), …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 30, 2009 at 5:28 am

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Mae Tao Clinic Funding Crisis

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Mae Tao Clinic Bulletin

Posted by Eileen Kilgour

Letter from Dr Cynthia about the current funding crisis, please read and get involved. I visited with her two weeks ago and the crisis is real and needs funding. Any ideas welcome and please follow the advice below.

Eileen

October 27th, 2009

Dear Friends,

We are writing to ask for your help.

The Mae Tao Clinic is struggling with a major funding crisis. This year, attacks on ethnic areas in Burma added even more patients to our ever growing caseload and forced a stream of displaced people, including orphans and unaccompanied children, over the border in search of food, shelter and education.

Feeding and caring for these children is our greatest challenge, especially as food prices rise. The clinic school (CDC) enrolled nearly 1,000 students this year. More than 450 of the children live in the five CDC school boarding houses or under staff guardianship, a 60 percent increase over the last 2 years. The clinic also feeds 2,143 students every day through the Emergency Dry Food program in boarding houses.

The Mae Tao Clinic has lost major funding even as our patient caseload swells past 141,000, an almost 25 percent increase in a year. A government donor, one of our longtime and largest supporters, can no longer fund us because of change to government policy, ending funding for Burma. Another has reduced its funding by 75 percent this year and may discontinue funds next year. A three-year project which covers a significant portion of MTC’s running costs stops in 2010. Another major donor, reeling the financial crisis, is reducing funds by 20 percent.

We estimate a shortfall of about US$350,000 in 2009 and US$750,000 in 2010. That’s a quarter of our operating budget.

We need your help—and donations!—to get through the end of this year. We also seek your ideas and connections to organizations and foundation to help us secure funding for 2010 and beyond.

Those who have visited know the clinic welcomes everyone as part of our community: orphaned children, physicians, wounded soldiers, lawyers and teachers, factory workers, physical therapists, malaria patients, countless volunteers–all of us wanting to heal and be healed.

With your help, we can get through this together. The challenging economy calls for creative solutions! We’ve created a menu of different options so everyone can be involved.

• We need large donations to cover the 2009 shortfall. If you’re in good financial health, please consider a donation of $10,000 or more and invite others in your financial circle to learn about the clinic’s meaningful work. If a major donation is not possible, please consider connecting us with friends, relatives or other community members who might help.
• Individuals can donate via http://www.maetaoclinic.org/donate (tax deductible)– and multiply your impact by circulating this request to friends, family and professional organizations.
• Make a contribution of any amount and consider challenging friends to match it. Consider reconnecting with friends you met at the clinic and honor that experience by donating.
• Consider Mae Tao Clinic donations for birthday, Christmas, anniversary and holiday wish lists, wedding registries and as part of your social networking.
• If you aren’t in a position to donate but can assist with fund raising, contact michellekatics@gmail.com We will send you an idea kit for fundraising activities in your community.
• Donate AND fund raise. Terrific! We’ll send you the Idea Kit! Contact: michellekatics@gmail.com
• Referrals and connections to foundations, organizations and institutional donors can be sent to Lisa at win7@loxinfo.co.th who will take forward proposals for funding.

We know this is extremely short notice, and we appreciate that you may be facing your own challenges resulting from the economic downturn. We welcome whatever resources you can share—referrals, time, ideas, good spirit. We are grateful for whatever you are able to give.

Peace and warm wishes to you and your family.

Sincerely,

Dr Cynthia Maung
Director of Mae Tao Clinic

Eileen Kilgour

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This is the full copy from Burma Digest.

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 30, 2009 at 1:25 am

World focus on Burma (29-10-2009)

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Suu Kyi ‘Keenly Monitoring’ Campbell Visit

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe, Ko Htwe – ‎

Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said that she is keenly monitoring the planned visit to Burma of a US delegation to be …

Nobel Laureates call for action on Burma

Mizzima.com –

Williams, who in February 2003 was allowed a rare meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi, said the regime must prove their words by setting the Burmese democracy …

ASEAN leaders allow Burma to get off scot-free

Mizzima.com – Larry Jagan

“Myanmar’s [Burma’s] government believes that Aung San Suu Kyi seems to have softened her attitude towards the authorities,” said the Japanese spokesperson …

Burma: Joint letter to Japanese Justice Minister and Foreign Minister on Rohingya

ReliefWeb (press release) – Keiko Chiba

We write to you urging prompt protection for Rohingya asylum seekers from Burma. Several aspects of Japan’s current policy on refugee protection fail to …

‘Jungle girl’ gives voice to oppressed

National Post – Peter Goodspeed

Zoya Phan may be destined to become as famous as Burma’s detained opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. The tiny, soft-spoken refugee is rapidly becoming the …

Myanmar sees Suu Kyi’s role in political process

Peninsula On-line – ‎

BANGKOK: Myanmar’s prime minister told Asian leaders last week that the ruling junta sees a role for democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in fostering …

NLD re-circulates disciplinary regulation

Mizzima.com – ‎

Thus this issue will be discussed and decided when CEC meets party General Secretary Daw Aung San Suu Kyi or take necessary actions and resolutions when the …

Mission From Burma

See Magazine – Luke De Smet – ‎

In late September of 2007, tens of thousands of people, led by thousands of monks, took to the streets of Rangoon, Burma (or Yangon, Myanmar, depending on …

Japan: Protect Burmese Rohingya Seeking Asylum

Reuters AlertNet – ‎

(Tokyo) – Japan’s new administration should protect Burmese Rohingya asylum seekers in Japan and press Burma to end abuses against the minority group, …

Speakers in Third Committee draw links between fight to secure human rights …

ReliefWeb (press release) – ‎

He condemned the conviction of Aung San Suu Kyi and welcomed the recent contact between her and the Government of Myanmar. Australia urged genuine dialogue. …

Thai-Cambodian Tension Tests Claims of Regional Peace

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Marwaan Macan-Markar – ‎

Asean, which has just become a new rules-based unified entity, includes Brunei, Burma (or Myanmar), Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and …

Amnesty International Raises Burma Awareness

PC The Cowl – Allison O’Connor

The event included a screening of a documentary entitled Crossing Midnight, which tells the tale of health care workers in eastern Myanmar, or Burma. …

AHRC: Burma Using Torture in Criminal Cases

Scoop.co.nz (press release) –

The courts in Myanmar have no effective authority over other parts of government and are used as an arm of the executive to obtain what it wants. …

Stuck in a Moment: U2 at the Rose Bowl

LA Weekly – Randall Roberts – ‎

“Walk On,” which Bono dedicated to imprisoned Burmese Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, was inspiring in all the right ways. “Where the Streets Have No Name” …

Is Burma softening its stance?

BBC News – Alastair Leithead

There seemed little hope of progress in August, when Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, known as The Lady, had her house arrest extended by 18 …

Iran proves itself an enemy of humanitarian efforts

TCU Daily Skiff – Matt Boaz – ‎

Myanmar officials recently arrested a rogue US civilian for his attempt to ‘rescue’ a pro-democracy leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, while she was under house …

Obama signs bill requiring submission of report on N. Korea’s terrorism

Yonhap News – Hwang Doo-hyong – ‎

US officials, however, have raised fresh concerns over North Korea’s alleged nuclear and missile technology transfer to Myanmar, formerly Burma. …

Statement by Nobel Peace Laureates on 50 years of Tibetan Exile

Tibetan Culture & News Online – ‎

Burma’s regional neighbors should ask the government of Burma to release Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners and engage in a process of inclusive

Playing at the Metro

VUE Weekly – ‎

In the process, Aung San Suu Kyi became a national icon, leading the National League for Democracy to be elected shortly after, though there was a refusal …

A glimmer of light for Burma

Gulf Times – Simon Tisdall

Cautious optimism expressed by Asian leaders at the weekend that the situation of isolated, benighted Burma is taking a turn for the …

asean’s act is far from together

The Japan Times – Manuel J. Laserna Jr

… of Southeast Asian Nations when it comes to substantive and procedural human rights issues involving member states, especially Burma (aka Myanmar). …

Fallon – Burma (human rights)

DeHavilland (press release) (subscription) – ‎

EU sanctions have been in place against Burma since 1996, but following the sentence imposed on Aung San Suu Kyi on 11 August this year, the EU agreed to a …

Spat over Rice Tariffs Stalls Trade Talks at ASEAN Summit

Bridges Weekly Trade News Digest –

… it said about upholding ‘human dignity,’ it could mention the plight of Aung San Suu Kyi, the jailed opposition leader who is still under house arrest. …

Myanmar nationals protest against Chinese gas pipeline project

India Business Blog (blog) – ‎‎

“Today we are gathering here to protest against the Chinese government’s involvement in Human Rights violations in Burma. The Chinese company CNPC. …

Philippines: Protest Against China Oil & Gas Exploration in Burma

NTDTV –

Around two dozen activists rallied in front of the Chinese consulate in Manila today to protest against a Chinese oil and gas project in Burma. …

Orlando Bloom and David Beckham Among Celebrities in VIP Section at U2 Show in …

Beanstockd – ‎‎

The mask, handed out by U2, is Aung San Suu Kyi. She’s a wrongfully imprisoned pro-democracy leader in Burma. That’s the same country whose leaders dragged …

ERI Reports on Yadana Project in Burma Receive Unprecedented Attention and …

Earthrights.org – ‎

… that link the oil giants Total and Chevron to forced labor, killings, high-level corruption and authoritarianism in military-ruled Burma (Myanmar). …

Campaigners exhort China to halt pipeline project

Mizzima.com –

by Mizzima News New Delhi (Mizzima) – Severe human rights violations and internal instability stares military-ruled Burma in the face, as the regime …

Rights Groups Call for China to Halt Construction of Pipeline in Burma

Voice of America – Ron Corben – ‎

Human-rights groups are calling on China’s government to halt its investment in a multi-million-dollar gas project in Burma over fears of …

44th President awarded 2009 Nobel Prize, but has he done enough?

Le Provacteur (subscription) – Pat McDonald – ‎

… just like Aung San Suu Kyi, the former Burmese Prime Minister who was overthrown by the military junta and has spent 14 years under house arrest and …

Chatting With Katie Cincotta ’09: Amnesty International President

Fairfield Mirror – Courtney Kern

The first was the case of Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese woman who has been under house arrest for about 13 of the past 19 years. She was imprisoned without a …

Nargis volunteers, including reporter arrested

Mizzima.com – ‎

Pai Soe Oo is a former reporter of ‘Favorite’ and ‘Pyi Myanmar’ weeklies. He is also a blogger. The Lin Let Kye volunteer group was formed in early May 2008 …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 29, 2009 at 1:25 pm

World focus on Burma (28-10-2009)

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Myanmar nationals protest against Chinese gas pipeline project

Sify –

“Today we are gathering here to protest against the Chinese government’s involvement in Human Rights violations in Burma. The Chinese company CNPC. …

Rohingyas Forced to Work on Border Fence

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Lawi Weng – ‎‎

Burmese junta troops force 200 Rohingyas to build a wire fence on the Bangladesh-Burmese border in Burma’s northern Arakan State each day. …

Rohingya suffer in Bangladesh camps

Aljazeera.net –

The construction of a barbed wire fence along Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh has only increased the suffering of the Muslim Rohingya minority. …

UN expert tells Third Committee no state free from human rights violations …

ReliefWeb (press release) – ‎

He then began discussing the situation of human rights in Myanmar, calling it ” Burma”, upon which the Chair reminded him to refer to countries by their …

How Australia Can Take the Lead In Engaging Burma’s Brutal Regime

Jakarta Globe – David Scott Mathieson – ‎

These individuals are at the apex of the system inside Burma and susceptible to this kind of pressure. In a letter sent by Suu Kyi to President Than Shwe on …

Youth conference condemns junta, urges Suu Kyi’s release

Mizzima.com – ‎

We also called on the military regime to release Aung San Suu Kyi immediately,” Murugun, General Secretary of AIYF, told Mizzima on Wednesday. …

NLD Elder Holds Out for Constitutional Review

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi also asked the US to engage with both sides. Whatever Snr-Gen Than Shwe says, I expect the US policy will open a way for relations with …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 28, 2009 at 12:41 pm