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Recent Burmese News 090613/14/15

June 15, 2009

Recent Burmese News – 090613/14/15

Julia Roberts, Demi Moore, Gordon Brown ‘tweet’ for Burma’s Suu Kyi release

London, June 15 : Julia Roberts and Demi Moore are among 64 Hollywood celebrities who have, along with politicians like Gordon Brown, joined a ‘Twitter’ campaign calling for the release of the Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Big News

CDMA networks expanding in Myanmar

The Xinhua news agency reports that the Myanmar government is planning to raise the capacity of CDMA networks covering the country’s two largest cities of Yangon and Mandalay by 150,000 subscrib…

Over 100 former political prisoners call for Suu Kyi’s release

Monday, 15 June 2009 15:31 New Delhi (mizzima) – More than 100 former political prisoners world wide, have put their signatures on a statement calling for the release of Burmese democracy icon Aung …
Mizzima News

Myanmar signs two agreements with Sri Lanka

Yangon, June 15 : Myanmar and Sri Lanka strengthened diplomatic relations over the weekend with the signing of two agreements that eased visa restrictions and pledged cooperation in the tourism sector…
New Kerala

Myanmar rejects EU concerns over ethnic Karen rebels

Karen refugees: In this photo taken on June 6, 2009, Karen civilians are taking shelter on the bank of the Moei river after fleeing the fighting between Myanmar soldiers and Karen guerrillas in Tha So…
Brunei Times

Myanmar second top leader Maung Aye leaves on official visit to China

Myanmar’s second top leader Vice Senior-General Maung Aye left Nay Pyi Taw Monday for Beijing to begin a six-day official visit to China at the invitation of Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping. Aimed a…
People’s Daily

Burmese and DKBA Troops Block Civilians Fleeing Conflict

Karen villagers trying to reach the relative safety of Thailand after weeks of heavy fighting in Karen State are trapped and hiding in the jungle, as Burmese junta troops and their allies try to preve…
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar-China trade reaches 2.6 billion dollars in 2008

Yangon – Myanmar-China trade reaced 2.6 billion dollars in 2008, and is expected to increase slightly this year thanks to efforts by Beijing to support the South-East Asian country, The Myanmar Times …
Earth Times

Myanmar asylum seekers find haven in Palau

Roman Catholic priest Rusk Saburo, center, speaks as Myanmar Buddhist monks Agga Na Na, left, and Pyinna Nanda listen during a meeting June 14 Koror, Palau. A group of 11 asylum seekers fled their hom…

Celebrities tweet for Suu Kyi’s release in Myanmar

(AP) — BANGKOK – Hollywood star Julia Roberts and detained Chinese activists are among celebrities and political prisoners tweeting and signing petitions for the release of Myanmar’s democracy…
New Jersey Online

Myanmar hearing on Suu Kyi appeal set for June 17

6/13/2009, 8:31 p.m. EDT (AP) — As of Saturday, June 13, 2009, at least 4,312 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Pres…
New Jersey Online

Taiwan, Myanmar business groups forge cooperative relations

Taipei, June 14 (CNA) Taiwan has recently acted to strengthen its economic and trade cooperation with Myanmar as part of its efforts to seek closer ties with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations…
Taiwan Headlines

Aung San Suu Kyi’s American Visitor Roils Burma

  For years, John Yettaw had experienced visions that warned him of events to come. Sometimes the Missouri resident ignored them and came to regret it. This time, though, he intended to act. In …

Reporting From a Closed Country’

June 13, 2009 · NPR’s Scott Simon talks to Anders Ostergaard, director of a new documentary, “Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country.” The film features footage taken by Burmese video journa…

Int’l music festival launched in Yangon

YANGON, June 13 (Xinhua) — An international music festival was launched at the French Embassy in Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon Saturday. Musicians from Myanmar, France, Japan, South Korea and Ind…

Local People Key to Mangrove Forest Restoration

In the wake of Cyclone Nargis, many local residents scoured the reserved mangrove forest on Meinmahla Island in Bogalay Township for material to build makeshift shelters. (Photo: Tint Lwin)
The Irrawaddy

Choosing the Right Battle Strategy

By picking the right battle strategy, David was able to strike down Goliath with a slingshot and use his powerful sword to slay the giant. The rule of thumb is to choose fighting strength against weak…
The Irrawaddy –

Myanmar court sets date

Myanmar’s high court has set a date for a hearing on Aung San Suu Kyi’s appeal against a ban on two witnesses in her trial on charges of breaking her house arrest rules, the opposition leader’s party …

Thailand promises equal education to all children

Saturday, 13 June 2009 12:47 Chiang Mai (Mizzima)  – Chaiwut Bannawat, Thailand’s Deputy Education Minister on Friday said the government will introduce a new policy of providing equal educationa…
Mizzima News

Prevalence of HIV in drug users increases in Myanmar

YANGON, June 13 (Xinhua) — Prevalence of HIV in drug users in Myanmar’s two cities of Yangon and Myitgyinar increased by three times in 2008 compared with 2007, according to the health ministry Satur…

Burmese refugees find jobs, new lives in Logan

English Language Center of Cache Valley volunteer Mariah Clark, left, helps Burmese refugee Ma Htwe Hla and other refugees learn English. Dozens of Burmese refugees have moved to Logan since last summ…
Salt Lake Tribune

Appeal cases of Zargana and Zaw Thet Htwe admitted – Phanida

The appeal cases of famous comedian and film director Zargan a.k.a. Thura and Sports Journal editor Zaw Thet Htwe has been admitted by the High Court.

Education in Burma requires ‘urgent support’ – Ahunt Phone Myat

United Nations’ calls for urgent support for education in Burma have been reinforced by reports that schools in Rangoon are now reliant on donations from parents due to lack of government funding fo…

Online visa on arrival system introduced in Myanmar

A private travel company has introduced an online visa on arrival service system in Myanmar, designed to expedite arrival visa and other services for the promotion of the country’s tourism indus…

Thai-Burma relations under ‘unprecedented strain’ – Rosalie Smith and Francis Wade

Thailand’s condemnation of the Suu Kyi trial and the arrival of thousands of Burmese refugees has put relations between the two countries under “unprecedented strain”, according to a Bur…

Junta No 2 expected to ask China for border help – Saw Yan Naing

The Burmese junta’s number 2, Vice Snr-Gen Maung Aye, is to travel to China soon on a visit analysts say will include talks focusing on the regime’s uneasy relationship with ethnic ceasefire group…

Singapore investors wait on Myanmar polls

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 said Friday, according to telev…

Czech Former Minister to promote tough sanctions against Burmese junta

Czech Foreign Minister Jan Kohout today received a petition in support of the release of political prisoners in Burma submitted to him by the People in Need group and the Burma Centre Prague, and pled…

RI asks India, China to put pressure on Myanmar’s junta – Lilian Budianto

Indonesia has asked India and China to push for reform in the military-ruled Myanmar, whose trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has sparked international outrage.

Malaria threatens villagers in border area

“Blood tests of around 400 people from four villages have been carried out and the result shows that 130 persons have malaria. Now over 70 persons are suffering from malaria in Para, Ramri, Shao…

The neighborhood bully – Kyaw Zwa Moe

The troops of the military regime and its ceasefire group, the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army, have launched sustained clashes since early June. In two weeks, the conflict has forced at least 4,000 Ka…

* Junta postpones trial of Aung San Suu Kyi to June 26

AP , YANGON, MYANMAR Saturday, Jun 13, 2009, Page 5 The trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was adjourned yesterday for two weeks so that defense lawyers can call an additional witness …
Taipei Times

UN working to assist 2,000 recently-arrived Myanmar refugees

UNHCR ) said today it is working with the Thai Government to help meet the needs of some 2,000 Karen villagers who fled Myanmar in early June. UNHCR staff have now verified the number of recent arriv…
UN News Centre


Rangoon still lacks proper electricity

Friday, 12 June 2009 18:28 Rangoon – Despite of promised by authorities to provide round-the-clock electricity supply in Rangoon, an official from Ministry of Electrical Power in Naypyitaw said, it …
Mizzima News

EU Calls for a Ceasefire in Eastern Burma

The European Union council under the Czech Presidency voiced serious concern at the growing Burmese military offensive against Karen rebels on Thursday, June 11, and called for an immediate truce.The …
The Irrawaddy

Swine Flu Goes Global

The World Health Organization (WHO) raised its alert on swine flu to the highest level on Thursday, in its first designation of a global pandemic in 41 years. The WHO has reported over 27,000 cases of…
The Irrawaddy

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…
Mizzima News

FDB urges UN to address Karen refugee issue

Friday, 12 June 2009 14:48 Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – The ‘Forum for Democracy in Burma’ (FDB) in exile has urged the UN Security Council to tackle the Karen refugee issue by taking action on the gr…
Mizzima News

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…


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…
Interest! Alert

ျမန္မာကမၻာ သတင္းပေဒသာ/ေဆာင္းပါးမ်ား

ျမန္မာစာလုံးရယူရန္        zawgyi      bit (RFA)     myanmar1 (BBC)     အျခားျမန္မာေဖာင့္မ်ား

{အထက္ပါ မ်ဥ္းသားထားေသာလင့္မ်ားကုိတုိ႔ၿပီး မိမိတုိ႔ကြန္ပ်ဴတာတြင္ သိမ္းဆည္းထားပါ}


ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ ရံုးခ်ိန္း ၂၆ ရက္ေန႔ ထပ္ေရႊ႕

အာရွရထားလမ္း ေဖာက္လုပ္ေရး ၂၈ ႏိုင္ငံ သေဘာတူ

ကရင္ဒုကၡသည္အေရးနဲ႔ ေဒၚစုလြတ္ေျမာက္ေရး အီးယူ ေၾကညာခ်က္ထုတ္

ဘန္ကီမြန္း ျမန္မာျပည္သြားဖို႔ အခြင့္ေကာင္းေစာင့္

ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ရဲ႕ ေရွ႕ေန ဖိအားေပးခံေနရ

ေဒၚစုဘက္က သက္ေသ ထပ္တိုးလက္ခံေရး ေတာင္းဆို

‌ေဒၚေအာင္‌ဆန္‌းစုၾကည္‌ အမႈစစ္‌မယ္‌့ရက္‌ ‌ထပ္‌မံ‌ေရႊ႕ဆုိင္‌း

‌ေဒၚစုလြတ္‌‌ေရး ကုလအတြင္‌း‌ေရးမႉးခ်ဳပ္‌‌ဦးစား‌ေပး လုပ္‌မည္‌

သီရိလကၤာသမၼတ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ ၂ ရက္ၾကာခရီးစတင္

ကရင္ဒုကၡသည္အေရး ဥေရာပသမဂၢ စိုးရိမ္မႈကို စစ္အစိုးရပယ္ခ်

စစ္ေတြရထားလမ္း ဖြင့္ၿပီးမၾကာခင္ ပ်က္စီး

သီရိလင္ကာ သမၼတ ရဲ  ့ ျမန္‌မာ ခရီးစဥ္‌

အုသူထ ဒုကၡသည္စခန္းမွကရင္ဒုကၡသည္မ်ား၏ အေျခအေန

ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရး ႐ွမ္းျပည္နယ္နဲ ႛမႏၱေလးမွာ ဓာတ္ပံုနဲႛ စာ႐ြက္စာတမ္းေဝငွ

အမ်ဳိးသားဒီမိုကေရစီအဖဲြ႕ခ်ဳပ္ လူငယ္သံုးဦး အဖမ္းခံရ

ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံပညာေရး အေျခအေနမွန္

ဂိုဂ်ဳတ္ေတာင္ပါးတဲ့ သံတမန္စကား

ဂိုခ်ဳပ္ေထာင္ ျမန္မာျပည္ခရီးစဥ္ စင္ကာပူ အတိုက္အခံ ေ၀ဖန္

ကမၻာ့ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးေကာင္စီ အာ႐ွပစိဖိတ္အစည္းအေဝးမွာ ျမန္မာ့အေရး ေဆြးေႏြး

ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ ဓာတ္ပံုျဖန္႔ေဝေရးလႈပ္႐ွားမႈႏိုင္ငံတဝွန္းမွာ ျပဳလုပ္

ျဗဟၼဝိဟာရ ေက်ာင္းတိုက္ႏိုင္ငံျခားဘာသာေက်ာင္းကို ပိတ္ခိုင္း

ရင္းႏွီးျမႇဳပ္ႏွံမႈအသစ္ေပးေရး ဒီမိုကေရစီတိုးတက္မႈႏွင့္ ဆက္စပ္ေန

ႏိုင္ငံေရးအက်ဥ္းသား ၅ ဦး အင္းစိန္ေထာင္ စစ္ေခြးတိုက္မဗာ က်န္းမာေရးဆိုး႐ြားေန

မိမိလုပ္ရပ္အတြက္ ဂၽြန္ယက္ေတာ ေနာင္တမရ

ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္အမႈအတြက္ သက္ေသတဦးစစ္ဖို႔ ရက္ခ်ိန္းေပး

ဥမင္လိႈဏ္ေခါင္း၊ လက္နက္ႏွင့္ ကင္မ္ခ်ီ – ေျမာက္ကိုရီးယား၏ ေဒၚလာရွာ လုပ္ငန္းမ်ား (အပိုင္း ၁)

ဥမင္လိႈဏ္ေခါင္း၊ လက္နက္ႏွင့္ ကင္မ္ခ်ီ – ေျမာက္ကိုရီးယား၏ ေဒၚလာရွာ လုပ္ငန္းမ်ား (အပိုင္း ၂)


ကေလးမ်ားကို စစ္တပ္ထဲ သြတ္သြင္းေန (ဦးေအးျမင့္ႏွင့္ အင္တာဗ်ဴး)

သြယ္ဝိုက္ေသာ သတ္ျဖတ္မႈဟု AAPP ေျပာ

လူမုဆိုးတို႔၏ သားေကာင္

အန္အယ္ဒီ လူငယ္ ၃ ဦး ဖမ္းဆီးခံရ

ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရး ႏိုင္ငံတကာမွ ႏိုင္ငံေရး အက်ဥ္းသားမ်ား ပါ၀င္ေတာင္းဆုိ

သံဃာေတာ္မ်ား ျပည္ပထြက္ခြင့္ ခက္ခဲ

၁၀ ႏွစ္သမီး ေသဆုံးမႈ မႏၲေလးတြင္ လူေျပာမ်ား

ပထမဆုံး ပုဂၢလိကပိုင္ ကားေစ်းကြက္ ဖြင့္လွစ္

KNU တပ္စခန္း ၃ ခု အသိမ္းခံရ

မႏၲေလးမီး တဦး ေသဆုံး၊ အိမ္ ၄၀ ဆုံးရွဳံး

သံဃာေတာ္မ်ား ျပည္ပထြက္ခြင့္ ခက္ခဲ


“ေျပးခြင့္ရေနမယ္ဆိုရင္လည္း မဆိုးဘူး….”

ကိုယ့္အသည္း ပ်ားတုပ္ေန …

အီရန္‌ ‌ေ႐ြး‌ေကာက္‌ပြဲ ‌အၿပီး အ‌ေျခအ‌ေန

အာမက္‌ဒီနဂ္ယာ့ဒ္‌အနုိင္‌ရ‌ေၾကာင္‌း အီရန္‌အာဏာပုိင္‌‌ေတြ‌ေၾကညာ

ကုလ ဆံုးျဖတ္ခ်က္ ေျမာက္ကိုရီးယား ဂရုမစိုက္

ပါလက္စတိုင္းႏိုင္ငံ တည္ရိွခြင့္ ႁခြင္းခ်က္နဲ႕ လက္ခံမည္ဟု အစၥေရး၀န္ႀကီးခ်ဳပ္ေျပာဆို

ေရြးေကာက္ပဲြ ရလဒ္ ကန္႕ကြက္ဆႏၵျပသူ တရာေက်ာ္ကို အီရန္ဖမ္းဆီး

အီရန္ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲအၿပီး ဆႏၵျပမႈေတြျဖစ္

ဇင္ဘာေဘြအတြက္ အေမရိကန္ ေဒၚလာ သန္း ၇၀ ေက်ာ္ ေပးမည္

ေျမာက္ကိုရီးယားကို အေရးယူရန္ လံုၿခံဳေရးေကာင္စီ ဆံုးျဖတ္

အီရန္ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ လက္ရွိ သမၼတအႏိုင္ရ

အီရန္သမၼတ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ အႀကိတ္အနယ္ ယွဥ္ၿပိဳင္

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