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Recent Burmese News 090612

June 12, 2009
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Recent Burmese News – 090612

Trial of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi adjourned until June 26

A protestors holds a print of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during pro democracy protests outside the Burmese Embassy on September 27, 2007 in London, England. (Daniel Berehulak, Getty I…
Fox 23

Singapore investors wait on Myanmar polls

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SINGAPORE — Singapore investors will likely wait until after Myanmar’s elections next year before pouring any more money into the country, former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong …
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Tunnelling to nowhere out of fear

Friday, 12 June 2009 18:19 Aung San Suu Kyi has said “Fear is a habit” in Burma. And the fear the junta has incited among its own population has in turn come to increasingly provoke fear on the pa…
Mizzima News

The Spirit of Manerplaw

Fast on the heels of the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi comes the SPDC’s offensive against the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Karen people. Unfortunately, these are calculated acts by the regime a…
The Irrawaddy

Moral authority in Myanmar

Moral authority in Myanmar By Charles McDermid HUA HIN, Thailand – When pro-democracy stalwart U Win Tin was unexpectedly freed after 19 years in Yangon’s Insein Prison in September 2008, he was…
Asia Times

France, Germany join ranks in seeking release of Suu Kyi

Friday, 12 June 2009 14:54 Chiang Mai – The German and French Heads-of-State, Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, during a joint news conference Thursday in Paris declared they are trying to enlist t…
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Myanmar Donates $50,000 In Aid To Sri Lanka – State Media

in relief aid to Sri Lanka’s government to help those displaced by the recent defeat of the separatist Tamil Tiger rebels, state media said Friday.
Morning Star

Investments on Myanmar hinges on democracy

SINGAPORE–Singapore’s new investment in Myanmar hinges on the progress of democracy there, Singapore Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has told the ruling generals during a recent visit, local media repo…
Inquirer

Burma Should Release Aung San Suu Kyi, Allow Greater Political Freedom, Say Berman and Ros-Lehtinen

WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The chairman and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee today called on the military government of Burma to release human rights leader and…
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Myanmar imposes condition on repatriation of refugees

DHAKA: Yangon yesterday said it would consider the repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladeshi camps if Dhaka provided proof that the migrants were Myanmarese nationals.
The Peninsula

Al Jazeera English Deploys New BGAN X-Stream from Stratos for Live-to-Air TV News

- Al Jazeera English is the first media organization to use BGAN X-Stream mobile broadband satellite service, which enables streaming of broadcast-quality video from the field -
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Beyond Commerce, Inc. Announces LocalAdLink’s Expansion Into Asian Markets Through a 50-50 Joint Ven

, an E-commerce solutions, local advertising and niche social networking company, is pleased to announce its first purchased licensing agreement and 50-50 joint venture for LocalAdLink’s expansion int…
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Holly Energy Partners, L.P. Closes Public Offering of 2,000,000 Common Units

common units representing limited partner interests in the Partnership. In connection with the offering, the Partnership granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase a maximum of 300,000 addit…
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EU concerned at Myanmar army offensive on Karen rebels

The Czech EU presidency voiced “serious concern” Thursday at Myanmar’s growing offensive against Karen rebels which has forced civilians to flee to Thailand, and called for an immedi…
BurmaNet – Comment on this

Being a defense lawyer in Burma is a risky business – Min Lwin

As the trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi unfolds, many people are asking: How difficult is it to be a defense lawyer who represents political activists in Burma?
BurmaNet – Comment on this

Lawyers for Myanmar’s Suu Kyi file witness appeal

Lawyers for jailed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi filed an appeal Thursday to Myanmar’s High Court to reinstate two key defense witnesses in a case that could put her in prison for five year…
BurmaNet – Comment on this

Impunity bars justice for Burmese ethnic groups – Aung Htoo

While the world has remained rapt by the trial of Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi, the ongoing crisis over rights for ethnic minorities in the country has received little international attention.
BurmaNet – Comment on this

Burma’s Karen unable to return home

Many of those who have fled over the past week were living at the Ler Per Her camp for internally displaced people in Burma – and had already left their home villages. Rainbow, who is the secretary o…
BurmaNet – Comment on this

Thousands of Burmese flee fighting

The war between Myanmar’s military and Karen rebels in the country’s eastern region is escalating, causing thousands of residents to flee. Shelling by the army is hitting across the border…
Spero News – Comment on this

UN urges focus on education, as donors express misgivings – Arkar Moe

The United Nations has called on Burma’s military junta to cooperate with the international community to improve the state of education in the cyclone-stricken Irrawaddy delta, but international don…
BurmaNet – Comment on this

Reasons why Thailand can’t push Burma too far – Supalak Ganjanakhundee

There are at least four reasons why Thailand is not able to push Burma’s political development toward democracy and national reconciliation, as well as to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi…
BurmaNet – Comment on this

One Year After Myanmar Cyclone, 21 People Remain Imprisoned for Helping Disaster Victims, Says Amnes

to Release Prisoners of Conscience WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — One year after Cyclone Nargis devastated Myanmar, 21 people remain behind bars for their cyclone relief efforts. Amne…
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Burmese shells land on Thai soil – Naw Noreen

Artillery shells fired by the Burmese army in its ongoing offensive against the Karen National Union have reportedly landed on Thai soil, as fighting steps up near to the border.
BurmaNet – Comment on this

U.S. Philanthropic Response in Myanmar to Cyclone Nargis

On May 2-3, 2008, Cyclone Nargis struck the coast of Myanmar, washing away crops, homes, roads and livestock. The winds were over 120 miles per hour. An estimated 2.4 million people have been severely…
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Teamsters Call for Transparency at Chevron in Shareholder Proposal

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Representatives from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Simon Billenness, Co-Chair of the U.S. Campaign for Burma, gave presentations via tele…
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Enormous Recovery Challenges Remain in Myanmar One Year After Cyclone Nargis

WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — One year after Cyclone Nargis devastated the Ayeyarwaddy Delta in Myanmar, enormous challenges remain in restoring livelihoods and water sources, buildi…
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Burma Blocks Call to Detained Opposition Leader

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he tried to telephone Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi but was prevented by Burma’s military government.Mr. Sarkozy made the statement Thursday in Paris…
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EU “concern” over mounting military offensive in eastern Burma

Thursday, 11 June 2009 11:59 New Delhi (Mizzima) – European Union on Thursday expressed “serious concern” over the mounting military offensive by the Burmese army and its allies against the Karen …
Mizzima News – Comment on this

Myanmar firm keen to export 500MW power to Bangladesh

A Myanmar company is interested to set up a 500-megawatt hydroelectric plant in Rakhine state and export electricity to Bangladesh, Foreign Minister Dipu Moni said yesterday.The minister said she talk…
Daily Star – Comment on this

British MPs vow to support democracy-human rights in Burma

Thursday, 11 June 2009 22:42 New Delhi (Mizzima) – British Members of Parliament on Tuesday discussed Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial, calling it an ‘injustice’ and vowed to continue to strongly suppor…
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Observers appreciate Goh’s blunt suggestions to Than Shwe

Thursday, 11 June 2009 22:06 New Delhi (Mizzima) – The Burmese military junta is likely to respond positively to suggestions by Singapore’s former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong over Aung San Suu Ky…
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China to Build Yunnan the Overpass Between Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean

KUNMING, China, June 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — The 17th Kunming Import & Export Fair and The 2nd South Asian Countries Commodity Fair, which are sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s …
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MainStream GS Supports U.S. Disaster Assistance & Recovery Initiative

BETHESDA, Md., June 5 /PRNewswire/ — MainStream GS, a leading management consulting firm, serving the public sector, focused on building high performance organizations with continuous process improve…
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Joint Forces Concentrate on Mortar Attacks against KNU

Burmese and Democratic Karen Buddhist troops (DKBA) have fired more than 200 mortar rounds in clashes with the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) Brigade 7 in Pa-an District in southern Karen State…
The Irrawaddy – Comment on this

Burmese Migrant Workers Arrested in Malaysian Crackdown

Malaysian authorities have arrested about 100 Burmese migrant workers in their latest crackdown on foreign labor.The arrested migrants include 50 Mon, according to Roi Mon, joint chairman of the Mon R…
The Irrawaddy – Comment on this

Double-Digit Falls in Ferrochrome and Chromite Demand in 2009

Demand for chromite increased by an annual average rate of 4% for the period 2000 to 2008, with ferrochrome consumption increasing by the same amount. However, the onset of the economic downturn from …
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Arms smuggler from Myanmar nabbed at Manipur border

A Myanmarese national, allegedly involved in arms smuggling, was caught by Assam Rifles personnel from the border town of Moreh, official sources said today. The sources said personnel of 31st Assam …
Hindustan Times – Comment on this

Obama nominee indicates possible change on Myanmar

President Barack Obama’s choice as top U.S. diplomat for East Asia is suggesting the United States wants to ease its policy of isolation against military-run Myanmar.But Kurt Campbell told U.S. lawmak…
eTaiwan News – Comment on this

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Hits Out Over Guarded Home – Lawyer

pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is dissatisfied that her lakeside home is still guarded by authorities despite her house arrest officially ending in May, a lawyer said Thursday.
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Growing Repression, Racism, Violence Tied to Global Recession, Amnesty International Says in 2009 An

LONDON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Underlying the global economic recession is an unfolding human rights crisis with growing signs of unrest and political violence that risk even greater repres…
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TED Conferences Announces 25 TED Fellows for TEDGlobal in Oxford

TED Fellows program brings outstanding, world-changing leaders to participate in TED community NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire/ — Organizers of the TED Conference introduced today the 25 new TED Fell…
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Cruise West Offers Epic Year-Long Global Adventure

Will Visit 242 Ports, 59 Countries on 24 Voyages~ SEATTLE, May 21 /PRNewswire/ — Marco Polo; Odysseus; Leif Eriksson; Christopher Columbus; James Cook; Ferdinand Magellan — history’s great sea e…
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Top Proxy Voting Advisors Recommend Teamsters’ Country Selection Criteria Proposal at Chevron

WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In recent reports, two leading independent proxy advisory firms — RiskMetrics Group and PROXY Governance, Inc. — recommended shareholders vote for the T…
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ျမန္မာကမၻာ သတင္းပေဒသာ/ေဆာင္းပါးမ်ား

ျမန္မာစာလုံးရယူရန္        zawgyi      bit (RFA)     myanmar1 (BBC)     အျခားျမန္မာေဖာင့္မ်ား

{အထက္ပါ မ်ဥ္းသားထားေသာလင့္မ်ားကုိတုိ႔ၿပီး မိမိတုိ႔ကြန္ပ်ဴတာတြင္ သိမ္းဆည္းထားပါ}

 

ေသြးစြန္းေသာေန႔ရက္မ်ားကို မေမ့ၾကပါနဲ႔ ဗီစီဒီေခြ ျဖန္႔ေဝ

ေဒၚစုကို ရံုးတင္တဲ့အတြက္ ျမန္မာမူ၀ါဒ ျပင္ရခက္

ေဒၚစုလြတ္ေျမာက္ေရး အမ်ဳိးသမီးမ်ား တီရွပ္ကန္ပိန္းလုပ္

ေဒၚစုအမႈ သက္ေသ ႏွစ္ဦးအတြက္ ႐ံုးခ်ိန္း ရက္အကန္႔အသတ္မရွိ ေရႊ႔ဆုိင္း

‌ေရမီးအျပည္‌့အစုံ နဲ ့ ‌ေျမ‌ေအာက္‌ လုိဏ္‌‌ေခါင္‌း‌ေတြ (ေနျပည္ေတာ္မွာ)

ေဒၚစု ျငင္းပယ္ခံ သက္ေသ ၂ ဦးအတြက္ ဗဟိုတရား႐ုံးက ရက္ခ်ိန္းေပး

ေနျပည္ေတာ္ေရဒီယုိမွ မိုးေလဝသ သတင္းကို ျပည္သူမ်ား မယံုၾကည္

ကိုဇာဂနာႏွင့္ ကိုေဇာ္သက္ေထြးအမႈ အယူခံဝင္ခြင့္ရ

ေနာက္ဆံုးေပၚ တုပ္ေကြးကို ကမၻာ့ကပ္ေရာဂါဟု ကုလက ေၾကညာ

ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ အမႈရက္ခ်ိန္း ၂၆ ရက္သို႔ ခ်ိန္းဆို

ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးအတြက္ ၾကိဳးပန္းမႈတြင္ ျပင္သစ္ႏွင့္ ဂ်ာမဏီႏိုင္ငံတို႔ ပါဝင္လာ

အင္းစိန္အထူးတရား႐ုံး တရားခြင္ ႐ုံးခ်ိန္းထပ္ေျပာင္း
ကၽြဲပါးေစာင္းတီးလုိ႔ မရေတာ့ပါ

၂၀၁၀ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲၿပီးမွ စင္ကာပူ စီးပြားေရးသမားမ်ား ရင္းႏွီးျမႇဳပ္ႏွံမည္ဟု ဂိုဂ်ဳတ္ေတာင္ေျပာ

ႏုိင္ငံေရးသမား ၅ ဦး စစ္ေခြးတုိက္ အပုိ႔ခံရ

ကရင္ေဒသ ထုိးစစ္ ရပ္ရန္ ဥေရာပ သမဂၢ ေတာင္းဆုိ

ဂ႐ုမစိုက္အားေသးဘူး

ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲလုပ္ငန္းစဥ္ ေရွ႕ဆက္ေရး လက္နက္ကိုင္အဖြဲ႔မ်ားႏွင့္ နအဖ ေႁမြဖမ္းေနၿပီေလာ

ရန္ကုန္တၿမိဳ႕လံုး လွ်ပ္စစ္မီးလင္းရန္ အလွမ္းေဝးဆဲ

ဒု ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္မႉးႀကီး ေမာင္ေအး တရုတ္ႏိုင္ငံကို အလည္သြားေရာက္မည္

အိႏၵယႏိုင္ငံျခားေရးမူဝၝဒ ျပန္လည္သံုးသပ္ဖုိ႔ ကာကြယ္ေရးဝန္ႀကီးေဟာင္း တုိက္တြန္း

တရား႐ုံးခ်ဳပ္ကုိ ဆုံးျဖတ္ခ်က္ ျပင္ရန္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္၏ ေ႐ွ႕ေနမ်ား ေလွ်ာက္ထား

အိမ္ကိုဆူးစို႔ … ခေလးကို လက္တုိ႔ … ေခြးကို အို႔ လာခဲ့ၾကပါဗ်ဳိ႕

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စစ္ေျပးကရင္ျပည္သူမ်ားအတြက္ အီးယူစိုးရိမ္
သံဃာေတာ္မ်ားအား ျပည္ပထြက္ခြင့္ပိတ္

 

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