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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

Archive for December 2009

World focus on Burma (31-12-2009)

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Fresh misery looms large in New Year in Burma – ‎

The junta’s Border Guard Force (BGF) plan places the military forces of the ethnic groups under direct Burmese Army control leaving only their political …

Strategic cabinet meet in Naypyidaw –

… of the Burmese military government were summoned to Naypyidaw today, in what is likely to be a strategic meeting to be chaired by junta supremo Senior …

Drugs worth US$ 15 million seized in Thailand –

However, the New York-based, Human Rights Watch, early this month urged the Thai government to end police abuses after a district court in Bangkok on …

SP story saves man from deportation

StarPhoenix – Jason Warick

I don’t want to go back to Burma,” he said at the time. Veeman and other advocates said his case was clear — his status as a military deserter, …

Distinct possibility of renewed civil war – Brian McCartan

Chiang Mai, Thailand (Mizzima) – The New Year may bring fireworks of a different kind in northern Burma this year. December 31 marks the final deadline for …

China takes flight

Boston Globe – Alan Berger

The party also needs to rein in corrupt officials, respect the human and civil rights of Chinese citizens, allow Tibetans to have cultural autonomy in their …

Leading article: The year and the decade pass on, even as hope revives

Independent –

Iran’s election brought forth an opposition movement that fights bravely on. There are stirrings in Burma, North Korea and Cuba. Nor, mostly, did the worst …

More a case of survival than of winning or losing

Irish Times –

It’s Burma,” he explained, raising the hitherto unexpected vision of O’Brien as an Aung San Suu Kyi-like figure. O’Brien’s Sandwich Bars (no relation) never …

MediaWATCH: Phuket Kate’s Very Mossy Christmess

Phuketwan – ‎

Human rights groups say Rohingya Muslims have fled religious persecution in Burma and do not want to return to their home country. January 4, …

Gwynne Dyer: A look back at 2009 – Gwynne Dyer – ‎

In Burma, pro-democracy leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi, though still under house arrest, has supported efforts by the United States to open up channels of …

Diplomacy’s limits on display in 2009

San Antonio Express –

For human rights, 2009 was a dismal year: in Iran and Sudan, as noted above; in Burma, where Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to …

BURMA: China’s Oil, Gas Pipelines Recipe for Abuse, Warn Activists

Inter Press Service – Marwaan Macan-Markar

Yet as the junta in Burma, also known as Myanmar, prepares the initial groundwork to build the twin pipelines that will cut across the country, …

Burma’s Independence Day

Voice of America – ‎

January 4, 2010, marks the sixty-second anniversary of Burma’s independence from British rule. The United States has expressed its warmest wishes to the …

Is Zuma foreign policy a change of style or substance?

Tehran Times – Steven Gruzd – ‎

South Africa does seem to have learned some lessons from its public relations disasters on Myanmar/Burma and the Dalai Lama. Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim …

Kasit defends record in office

Bangkok Post –

If Burma was successful in its election, it would help strengthen the grouping and improve human rights issues, making the Asean Charter stronger. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 31, 2009 at 9:43 am

ဒီဝတၳဳတိုေလးကို ဖတ္ေစခ်င္သည္

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အဆံုးသတ္မွာ (၀တၳဳတို)

Sunday, December 20, 2009



အခ်ိန္ကား- (၁၉၉၅) ခုႏွစ္၊ ၾသဂုတ္လ။
ေနရာကား- နယ္ျမိဳ႕ေလးတျမိဳ႕မွ အထက ေက်ာင္းေတာ္တခု။

“မ်ိဳးေဇာ္ႏိုင္၊ ေနမင္း၊ ထက္ထက္ေအာင္။ အတန္းေရွ႕ထြက္ခဲ့စမ္း“

ဆူညံေနေသာအတန္းသည္ ဆရာမေဒၚခင္လွေ၀ အသံေၾကာင့္ ျငိမ္သက္တိတ္ဆိတ္သြားသည္။ ဆရာမ ၀င္လာတာ သတိမထားမိပဲ အတန္းေနာက္တြင္ မုန္႕စားေနသူမ်ားကလဲ မုန္႕ထုပ္မ်ားကို လြယ္အိတ္ထဲ မသိမသာ ထိုးထည့္လိုက္ၾကသည္။ ပထ၀ီအခ်ိန္မွ သမိုင္းအခ်ိန္ အကူးအေျပာင္းတြင္ သမိုင္းဆရာမ မလာေသးတာေၾကာင့္ ေက်ာင္းသားသဘာ၀ တြတ္တြတ္ထိုး စကားမ်ားေနၾကသျဖင့္ အတန္းပိုင္ဆရာမ ၀င္လာတာကို သတိမထားလိုက္မိၾက။ ဆရာမအသံထြက္လာမွ ျပဴးျပဴးျပာျပာ ျဖစ္……..

ဆက္ဖတ္ရန္ –

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 31, 2009 at 4:09 am

World focus on Burma (30-12-2009)

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US renews hand to Myanmar

AFP – ‎

… and meaningful efforts by the Burmese government to fulfill the Burmese peoples’ democratic aspirations,” it said, using Myanmar’sBurma. …

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Brown blasts Myanmar junta’s treatment of Suu Kyi

Press TV – ‎

… with opposition leaders excluded and with no international oversight, the military rulers will be condemning Burma (Myanmar) to more years of diplomatic …

The Worst Places on Earth: 2010 Edition

Canada Free Press – Alan Caruba

The people of Myanmar, formerly Burma, live under the iron rule of a military junta. The 1991 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Aung San Suu Kyi has been …

UK continues to support a democratic Burma


He added that if the forthcoming elections in Burma are genuinely inclusive, free and fair, then the whole of the international community is ready to stand …

PM calls for ‘genuine dialogue’ in Burma – Mike Trudeau

She has remained detained in Myanmar for the majority of the last 20 years. In August 2009 her sentence was extended by 18 months after American John Yettaw …

No Border Guard Force Deadline for KIO

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Yan Naing – ‎

The Burmese military regime have lifted the deadline for agreement over their border guard force demand with the Kachin Independence …

IT Exhibition Flops in Mandalay

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Min Lwin – ‎

Sources said that, since 2008, the following firms have invested in Burma’s IT development projects at Yadanabon Cyber City: Myanmar Teleport, …

Looking for Light in 2010

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

Early on, the plight of Rohingya refugees made headlines, highlighting a humanitarian crisis that is just one of many in Burma. Signs of closer ties between …

Change Must Come From Within

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Aung Zaw – ‎

He is an avid Burma watcher and has an extensive network of contacts in the country. He frequently comes to The Irrawaddy office and is anything but shy of …

MiGs in the Air—Misery on the Ground

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Htet Aung – ‎

There’s no doubt that the money came from the sale of Burma’s natural resources, including natural gas to Thailand. Stiglitz, addressing a forum in the …

Myanmar refugees find spiritual ally in cultural maze

Florida Baptist Witness – Barbara Denman – ‎

Nearly 110 Karen, refugees from Myanmar, once known as Burma, worship each Sunday at Southside Baptist Church in Jacksonville in their own “heart language. …

2010 Crimes Against Humanity Watchlist (blog) –

Burma: Burma is also scheduled to hold national elections in 2010, which offer both an opportunity for the international community to push for a democratic …

The Naturalist

The Smart Set – Jesse Smith

… there’s the niger seed of Burma, a popular bird seed that human-rights groups have asked birders to boycott in protest of that country’s military junta. …

Austria – First anniversary of Austrian membership of the UN Security Council


In August, Austria advocated a swift, unanimous and clear answer by the Security Council to the Burmese junta’s conviction of Nobel Peace Prize laureate …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 30, 2009 at 9:00 am

World focus on Burma (29-12-2009)

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Aung San Suu Kyi Gains Access to Party Leaders: Could House Arrest Be Lifted? – ‎

Aung San Suu Kyi, the jailed Burmese pro-democracy opposition leader, was recently granted visitation rights to meet with three aging leaders of her …

Brown writes to Myanmar icon Suu Kyi pledging support

AFP – ‎

… a genuine dialogue that can give the Burmese people back their future and their hope,” he said. Brown’s letter has been passed to authorities in Myanmar …

UK’s Brown pledges support to Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi

BBC News –

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has written a personal letter to Burma’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. In the letter, Mr Brown praises Ms …

Orwell’s birthplace to be saved from decay

AFP – ‎

From 1922-1927, Orwell was a member of the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, now Myanmar, which was part of British India. His time there was the inspiration …

Myanmar: American in Solitary Cell

New York Times – ‎

By AP An American jailed in Myanmar was placed in solitary confinement after ending a 12-day hunger strike, prompting the United States Embassy to request …

Quake rocks State –

All the epicentres are falling in the Central-Burma-Mollase-Basin along the Chindwin river, added the statement signed by Dr Manichandra Sanoujam of the …

Bangladesh to send home thousands of Burmese refugees

BBC News – ‎

Foreign Secretary Mohamed Mijarul Quayes made the announcement in Dhaka after meeting his Burmese counterpart, who is on a two-day official visit. …

Burma Urged to Take US Citizen Out of Solitary

Newser – Rob Quinn – ‎

(Newser) – An American citizen jailed without charge in Burma since fall has been put in solitary …

Burma agrees to accept 9000 Rohingya – Siddique Islam – ‎‎

Dhaka (Mizzima) – The Burmese junta has agreed to take back 9000 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh soon, Foreign Secretary Mohamed Mijarul Quayes said in …

Red alert: Ghanaians to consume contaminated rice

Joy Online – ‎

The consignment of rice, which came from Burma, had been declared as “Unfit for Human Consumption” by the Sierra Leonean authorities before it arrived in …

Court Postpones Jailed US Citizen’s Trial

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

Nyi Nyi Aung’s treatment in prison has attracted worldwide publicity, gaining attention from such groups as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, …

One Doctor for Every 7314 Prisoners

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Ba Kaung

Last week, a 38-year-old female political prisoner died of a heart attack in Burma’s infamous Insein Prison, drawing attention again to Burma’s dismal

No political progress in Burma

United Press International, Asia – Zin Linn

The junta continues to detain and incarcerate approximately 2200 political prisoners, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Will DKBA Join Border Guard Force?

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Yan Naing – ‎

The Burmese regime’s main ally in eastern Burma, the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA), was the first armed ethnic group to announce …

ONGC to Lend $857 Million to Unit for Myanmar Project

BusinessWeek – ‎

… a land terminal at the Myanmar fields by 2012, the South Korean company said on Nov. 2. Proven reserves in the country formerly known as Burma…


China-Burma agree on oil pipeline project – Anirban Roy

In the joint project between the two friendly neighbours, the state run Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise will hold 49.1 per cent while CNPC will have 50.9 per …

Burma releases four Taiwan fishermen

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎

Dec 29, 2009 (AFP)– Burma has freed four Taiwanese fishermen held in detention for over a month for alleged illegal fishing, a Taipei official said Monday, …

Reconciliation Myanmar Needs

Korea Times – ‎

Sooner or later, the Union of Myanmar (Burma) will need some sort of reconciliation. Outside aid or intervention can help facilitate the democratization …

Burma Reinforces Troops on Fence Construction

Narinjara News –

By Takaloo, Maungdaw: The Burmese military junta has recently sent more troops from army and police forces to work on constructing the fence at the …

Hope and danger in the 2010 elections – Zaw Min Aung – ‎

Mizzima News – Burma’s generals, who drew up the 2008 constitution based on the 104 basic principles set in 1993, are now fifteen years older. …

Thailand defies protests to deport asylum seekers

Financial Times – Tim Johnston – ‎

By evening, Human Rights Watch reported the camp had been emptied and 130 people judged to have resisted removal had been put in police trucks to be handed …

Burma affairs forum to be held in Rangoon – Nem Davies – ‎

“We hope the meeting between Daw Suu (Aung San Suu Kyi) and Senior General Than Shwe materializes and will yield fruitful results. …

South Africa:Is Zuma’s Foreign Policy A Change of Style or Substance? –

South Africa does seem to have learned some lessons from its public relations disasters on Myanmar/Burma and the Dalai Lama. Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim …

Burmese Dy Foreign Minister in Bangladesh for talks – Siddique Islam – ‎

Dhaka (Mizzima) – Burmese Deputy Foreign Minister Maung Myint arrived in Bangladesh capital, Dhaka on Monday leading a delegation for the foreign …

ONGC to Lend $857 Million to Unit for Myanmar Project

BusinessWeek –

… a land terminal at the Myanmar fields by 2012, the South Korean company said on Nov. 2. Proven reserves in the country formerly known as Burma reached

Hope and danger in the 2010 elections – Zaw Min Aung – ‎

There are encouraging signs that General Than Shwe will accept the request of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for a face-to-face meeting. ..

The year that was

Irish Times – David Shanks – ‎

Burma court upholds guilty verdict against Aung San Suu Kyi. Ireland passes the Lisbon Treaty. Hundreds killed in floods in Philippines and India.

Myanmar deputy minister arrives for talks

Bangladesh News 24 hours – ‎

Dhaka, Dec 28 (—Myanmar deputy foreign minister Maung Myint arrived in city on Monday to lead his country’s delegation at foreign …

Myanmar Deputy Foreign Minister Arrives In Bangladesh For Talks

AHN – Siddique Islam – ‎

The Burmese side had agreed to discuss the matter in the upcoming fourth foreign secretary level consultation. “Around 30 issues have been identified for …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 29, 2009 at 7:56 am

လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးအတြက္ သင့္စကားလံုးမ်ားကို ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္သန္းေရႊ သိပါေစ

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ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္နဲ႔တကြ ႏိုင္ငံေရး အက်ဥ္းသမားမ်ားအားလံုး လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးအတြက္ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္သန္းေရႊထံ စာေရးပို႔ၿပီး ေတာင္းဆိုရာတြင္ သင္သည္လည္း တဦးတေယာက္အျဖစ္ႏွင့္ ပံ့ပိုး ပါဝင္ႏိုင္ပါသည္။

ေအာက္ပါလင့္ခ္ကို ႏွိပ္ပါ။

Use Your Words

Dear Senior General Than Shwe:

I write to you out of deep concern at the guilty verdict of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi on August 11, 2009. She should have never been arrested in the first place for her work to protect human rights in Myanmar.

I urge your government to demonstrate Myanmar’s commitment to human rights by ordering her immediate and unconditional release.

The sentencing of political prisoners is an affront to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which your government is obliged to uphold as a member of the United Nations. That is why I am also calling on you to free the more than 2,100 prisoners of conscience being detained right now in Myanmar.

I will remain vigilant in my calls for human rights.

Your First and Last Name
Your Country

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 29, 2009 at 7:16 am

World focus on Burma (28-12-2009)

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Opposition lauds UN resolution on Burma – ‎

“Myanmar [Burma] had voted against the “highly politicized and country-specific resolution”, rejected it and would not be bound by it,” UN’s report quoted a …

Games host Laos reaps tourism gold

Business Mirror – Jun Lomibao – ‎

… medal until 1999—Laos was a founding member of the Games in 1959 (December 12 to 17) with Burma, Malaya (Malaysia), Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. …

Expectations, Burma case derail FTA

Business Mirror – Estrella Torres – ‎

The EU has been negotiating only with seven members and excluded in particular Burma, renamed Myanmar by its military rulers, because it has not complied …

Rohingya Issue to be Focus of Talks

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Lawi Weng – ‎

Dhaka’s Daily Star reported on Monday that the Bangladesh government will ask Burma not to encroach on Bangladesh’s maritime boundary. …

Ethiopia: Birtukan, Invictus! (Unconquered)

Ethiopian Review – Alemayehu G. Mariam

In Burma (Myanmar), Aung San Suu Kyi has languished in prison for years, yet for every Burmese she stands as a shining beacon of hope and redemption. …

Thai natural gas demand seen at 5.14 bln cfd in 2015

Reuters UK – Khettiya Jittapong, Martin Petty

Thailand plans to import natural gas from offshore Blocks M9 and M11 in the Gulf of Martaban in Myanmar in 2013, it said. It was expected to supply an …

Trade in Mae Sot–Myawaddy border up 27 per cent – ‎

The first was that Thailand and Burma have agreed to resume trade relationship and investment by organizing the fifth Thai-Myanmar Joint Trade Committee, …

Burma and Bangladesh Meeting Tomorrow in Dhaka

Narinjara News – ‎

Foreign secretary-level consultations between Burma and Bangladesh will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, tomorrow. A three-member Burmese delegation led by …

Civil Society’s Role Beyond the Election

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Htet Aung – ‎

“Supporters of change in Burma should embrace strategic engagement with civil society and potentially reformist elements in the state bureaucracy and even …

Big brother focuses on stability in Burma – Brian McCartan – ‎

“Myanmar will, as always, and working hard with the Chinese, preserve the peace and stability of the border areas,” Burma’s leader Senior General Than Shwe …

Philip Hensher: Independence day for a land with no name

Independent – ‎

Sometimes it takes place for ideological reasons: Burma becomes Myanmar, though not with universal recognition; under the Khmer Rouge Cambodia became …

Influx of Burmese refugees to Fort Wayne drops

Chicago Tribune –

Burmese refugees have been fleeing Myanmar, also called Burma, for decades to escape its ruling military government. Since the 1990s, many have been sent to …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 28, 2009 at 7:31 am

World focus on Burma (27-12-2009)

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India may have done the biggest political blunder in sending Ulfa chairman …

India Daily –

They acknowledge that the Administration and the Court system those days in Bengal (from Benaras to Burma border) were run in Pharsi and Arabic languages. …

Human trafficking must be addressed on global, moral level

Statesman Journal – Audri Rousseau, Francesca Tobin

China is a base camp for women and children trafficked into Mongolia, Burma, North Korea, Russia, Vietnam, Ukraine, and Laos, all tricked and recruited for …

Human trafficking alleged in China –

Speake said women come from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, to take part in forced or voluntarily arranged marriages, while babies are transported into …

Holiday guests

Worcester Telegram – Lisa Eckelbecker – ‎

About 50 refugees from Burma, also known as Myanmar, many of them children wearing traditional red clothing and head scarves, spent their first Christmas in …

Bangladesh – India – Myanmar Tri Nation Gas Pipeline: The Dream

Energy Bangla – Khondkar Abdus Saleque – ‎

… signed a production sharing contract with the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Burmese military government. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 27, 2009 at 11:07 pm