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August 19, 2009

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American heads home after release from Myanmar jail

(Getty Images/file) BANGKOK (AP) — A 53-year-old Missouri man is en route back to the U.S., days after being released from a Myanmar prison.John Yettaw’s return flight ends a journey that started … Fox 23

US Senator’s visit could herald new Myanmar policy

Myanmar offers an opportunity to turn around America’s policy toward the military-ruled nation, any real warming of relations is likely to be a slow and uncertain process.Webb’s trip was “an important… Examiner

Asean Officials to Discuss Suu Kyi Pardon Proposal

A Thai government proposal for a request by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to the Burmese junta to pardon Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to be discussed at a meeting of senior Asean … The Irrawaddy

Myanmar says U.S. visit ‘a success,’ could boost ties

YANGON — Myanmar’s junta-controlled state media said Tuesday that a recent visit by a U.S. senator was a “success for both sides” that could improve the tense relations between the two countries. The China Post

Burma’s Monks Carry On Democratic Fight

It was, in fact, the connection to Aung San Suu Kyi — the democracy icon known simply as “the Lady” in Burma, who on Aug. 11 was sentenced to 18 months of house arrest on charges condemned by lea… Time

Ethnic Kachins banned from having cultural symbols in their state in Burma

In a fresh repressive measure the Burmese military junta has banned Kachins, an ethnic nationality, from constructing its cultural symbols – the “Manau Pole and Manau House” in their Sta… BurmaNet

Suu Kyi clarifies her sanctions policy – Wai Moe

Burma’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi told US Senator Jim Webb on Saturday that “interaction” must first be established inside the country, according to her lawyer. BurmaNet

Rohingya teenagers die in Thai detention camp – Lawi Weng

Two young Rohingya migrants have died in the past three months in a detention camp in southern Thailand, the Bangkok English-language daily newspaper, The Nation, reported on Tuesday. BurmaNet

Monks searched as they travel through Mon state – Panorkkyar

Beginning this month, Burmese government authorities in Mon State have been increasing security measures and investigating Buddhist monks who are traveling – searching through their saffron robes an… BurmaNet

SPDC prepares military training program for civilians

The State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) authorities have been preparing a military training programme for civilians of Matupi Township, in Chin State, western Burma. BurmaNet

DKBA-Thai authorities work on return of IDPs – Nan Htoo San

The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and Thai authorities have been cooperating with each other to send internally displaced people back to their country of origin. The IDPs fled to neighbouring Thailan…

U.S., U.N. welcome Myanmar’s release of American

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Barack Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday welcomed a U.S. senator’s success in winning the release of an American jailed in Myanmar and meeting wi…

Former Myanmar child soldier allowed to stay in Canada

OTTAWA — A Saskatoon man was told Saturday he will not be deported to his native Myanmar after two federal government ministers intervened directly in the case.

Don’t relax Burma sanctions

SENATOR JIM WEBB of Virginia was acting as an advocate for a more accommodating US policy toward Burma’s despotic junta during his weekend visit to that country. But the folly of his project became …
BurmaNet –

The junta’s new balancing act – Htet Aung

The Aung San Suu Kyi intruder is now able to return home, crossing thousands of miles of ocean, not by swimming, but in the comfort of a jet, leaving the innocent victim, Suu Kyi, to serve out her fou…

The first step of a long journey – Kyaw Ye Min

Senator Mr Jim Webb, Chairman of the East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has just completed his visit to Myanmar. Mr Yettaw went along with Mr Jim …

AJWS Announces $3.2 Million in New Grants

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — American Jewish World Service (AJWS) has recently awarded more than $3.2 million to 151 grassroots project partners in 28 countries. The new grants are div…
Interest! Alert

Myanmar to Export Offshore Nat. Gas to Thailand in 2013

(Click to Enlarge) Myanmar will export its natural gas produced from a new block M-9 at the Mottama offshore gas field to neighboring Thailand, starting 2013, the local Biweekly Eleven reported Tuesda…

Burmese python caught near Lake Elsinore

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. — Animal control officers in Riverside County were looking today for the owner of an escaped 11-foot Burmese python they caught near Lake Elsinore. A family enjoying their …
Sign on San Diego

Ottawa sends 13 to Myanmar

Saskatoon resident Nay Myo Hein was able to avoid deportation to Myanmar during the weekend due to a last-minute intervention by a pair of federal government ministers, but more than a dozen others ha…
The StarPhoenix

Child soldier got reprieve, but others still being deported to Myanmar

SASKATOON — A former child soldier escaped deportation from Saskatchewan to Myanmar over the weekend due to the last-minute intervention of a pair of federal government ministers — but more than a…
Vancouver Sun

How bad does Burma have to get

I could tell you stories. I could tell you stories of what I saw in Burma; stories of women holding their emaciated dying babies in their arms; stories of armed soldiers standing guard over teenage…
Yahoo! News

Myanmar regime denies Nuclear ambitions

Bangkok, Aug 18 : Myanmar’s military government has denied that it is secretly building a nuclear reactor, a US politician said here on his return after meeting members of the reclusive Southeast Asia…
New Kerala

Obama hails release of U.S. citizen from Myanmar+

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (AP) – (Kyodo)—President Barack Obama is pleased Sen. Jim Webb secured the release of a U.S. citizen from detention in military-ruled Myanmar, the White House said Monday. “Th…

US Says American’s Release Will Not Change Burma Policy

The State Department said Monday that Burma’s release of a jailed American to a visiting U.S. Senator will not by itself lead to an easing of U.S. sanctions against that country’s military government….

Lone wolf senator builds case to engage Myanmar

Published Date: August 17, 2009 WASHINGTON: Myanmar’s release of a US citizen has given Senator Jim Webb ammunition in his bid to engage the military-run nation, but activists are livid at what they …
Kuwait Times

UN’s Ban welcomes Myanmar’s release of American involved in Suu Kyi case

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed a US senator’s success in winning the release of an American jailed in Myanmar and for meeting with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Myanma… SABC

Regime rides above sanctions – Simon Roughneen

Bangkok – Despite some buffeting by the global economic downturn, revenues from gas, oil, hardwood and gemstones continue to flow into Myanmar’s coffers, helping junta leader Senior General Than…

US senator calls for pressure on China – Supalak Ganjanakhundee

US Senator Jim Webb, who helped free an American from Burma over the weekend, yesterday called for diplomatic pressure on China to nudge the military-ruled country towards democracy and national recon…

Burmese troops kill DKBA deserter

A deserter from a pro-junta militia wanted for the killing of two government soldiers was last week shot dead by Burmese troops and members of his former group.

US Senator: Burma denies nuclear plans – Heda Bayron

U.S. Senator Jim Webb, who recently held talks with Burma’s military leaders, says the government denies reports that it is trying to acquire nuclear technology. The senator also says Burma&#821…
BurmaNet – Comment on this

Villagers fear September offensive – Saw Yan Naing

Ei Tu Hta—After overrunning the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) Brigade 7 headquarters in southern Karen State, a joint Burmese army and Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) force plans to re…

Ceasefire groups put business expansion on hold – Phanida

Chiang Mai – Four ceasefire groups, which have an alliance and have flatly refused the junta’s proposal to transform into the Border Guard Force (BGF), are putting on hold their business expansion…


Risky rescue missions can complicate US diplomacy – Lolita C. Baldor

Rescue mission or diplomatic risk? While the sight of a freed American prisoner landing on home soil is a celebrated victory, recent high-profile diplomatic rescues in North Korea and Myanmar can als…

US senator says Suu Kyi may ease sanctions stance – Grant Peck

Bangkok– A U.S. senator who called for a “new approach” to dealing with Myanmar said Monday that the country’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi indicated she would not op…

Sen. Webb Advocates Engaging Myanmar

August 17, 2009 U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) is calling for a new U.S. approach to dealing with the military regime in Myanmar. He’s spoken with the junta’s reclusive leadership and also helped secure th… NPR

Burmese villagers ‘forced to work on Total pipeline’ – Rajeshree Sisodia and Andrew Buncombe

The French energy giant Total is at the centre of allegations that Burmese villagers are being used as forced labour to help support a huge gas pipeline that is earning the country’s military re… BurmaNet

NLD leader undergoes operation – Arkar Moe

Win Tin, 80, a senior National League for Democracy (NLD) leader, underwent an operation for a heart condition at a private clinic in Rangoon on Sunday.

Webb visit a success – Debbie Stothard

Senator Webb’s visit to Burma has been considered “successful” because he was able to tick three items off his checklist: “rescuing” John Yettaw from seven years in jail with hard labor; mee…

Politics is to do real possibility – Maung Nwe Sit

Today, the expression “politics is to do real possibility” is very popular, which somewhat warn terrorist-cum-politicians against doing as they wish. The phrase should have gained wide cur…

Sen. Jim Webb breaks the ice in Burma

The reclusive regime in Burma (Myanmar) is touting its newfound openness, but skeptics wonder whether Webb’s rare visit will bring any democratic reform.
Christian Science Monitor

American’s actions in Myanmar ‘hurtful’

NEW: American John Yettaw arrives in Thailand, later to head to U.S. U.S. Senator Jim Webb won freedom for man who visited Aung San Suu Kyi Suu Kyi punished after the uninvited American man swam to he…

Feds intervene to quash deserter’s deportation to Myanmar

Nay Myo Hein was smiling while speaking to media in Saskatoon Saturday after it was learned he will not be deported to Myanmar. Hein said he was forced into the Burnese army as a child, later fled to …


U.S. senator says Suu Kyi not against lifting some Myanmar sanctions+

BANGKOK, Aug. 17 (AP) – (Kyodo)—U.S. Sen. Jim Webb said Monday after a visit to Myanmar that Myanmar’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has indicated she does not oppose lifting some of the sanc…


ျမန္မာကမၻာ သတင္းပေဒသာ/ေဆာင္းပါးမ်ား

ျမန္မာစာလုံးရယူရန္        zawgyi      bit (RFA)     myanmar1 (BBC)     အျခားျမန္မာေဖာင့္မ်ား

{အထက္ပါ မ်ဥ္းသားထားေသာလင့္မ်ားကုိတုိ႔ၿပီး မိမိတုိ႔ကြန္ပ်ဴတာတြင္ သိမ္းဆည္းထားပါ}

ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရး အာဆီယံေတာင္းဆိုမည္

အာဆီယံ အစည္‌းအ‌ေဝး နဲ ့ ‌ေဒၚ‌ေအာင္‌ဆန္‌းစုၾကည္‌


အေမရိကန္၏ ျမန္မာျပည္ဆုိင္ရာ မူဝါဒ အေျပာင္းအလဲ မရိွေသး

ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ အျပစ္မရွိေသာ္လည္း အက်ဥ္းျပန္ခ်ခံရ

အျဖဴေရာင္လႈပ္႐ွားမႈၿ႓မိဳ႐ြအႏွံ႔ ျပဳလုပ္ေန

ႏိုင္ငံေရးအက်ဥ္းသားမ်ားလႊတ္ေပးေရး အိမ္ျဖဴေတာ္ႏွင့္ႏိုင္ငံျခားေရးဌာန တိုက္တြန္း

ဂ်င္၀က္ဘ္ခရီးစဥ္ဟာ အေမရိကန္ျမန္မာ အဆင့္ျမင့္ေခါင္းေဆာင္ ေဆြးေႏြးမႈ ကနဦးအဆင့္ဟု သံုးသပ္

ဂၽြန္ယက္ေထာလြတ္လို႕ အေမရိကန္မူ၀ါဒ သံုးသပ္မႈအေပၚ သက္ေရာက္မႈမရိွ

ျပည္တြင္းအင္အားစုေတြနဲ႕ ေဆြးေႏြးမႈမရိွပဲ အက်ိဳးမျဖစ္ႏိုင္ဟု ေဒၚစု ေ၀ဖန္

ႏ်ဴကလီးယားအစီအစဥ္ မရွိေၾကာင္း ျမန္မာစစ္အစုိးရ ျငင္းဆို

ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံခရီးစဥ္အေၾကာင္း အထက္လႊတ္ေတာ္အမတ္ သတင္းစာရွင္းလင္းပြဲ က်င္းပ

မေလးရွား ထိန္းသိမ္းေရး စခန္းက ျမန္မာတခ်ိဳ႕ ထြက္ေျပး

ႏိုင္ငံေရးအက်ဥ္းသားမ်ားႏွင့္ စရဖ ေတြ႔ဆံု

ဒီေကဘီေအ ဗိုလ္မႉးႀကီးေစာခ်စ္သူ လုပ္ႀကံခံရ ရန္ကုန္တြင္ ေဆးကုသမႈ ခံယူ

A (H1N1) တုပ္ေကြးေၾကာင့္ မေလးရွားေရာက္ ျမန္မာမ်ား အခက္အခဲျဖစ္ေန

ကရင္ျပည္နယ္တြင္ ထုိးစစ္ဆင္ဦးမည္

ျမန္မာအလုပ္သမ ၄ ဦး ထိုင္းေတာင္ပိုင္းတြင္ ပစ္ခတ္ခံရ တဦးေသဆံုး

ျပည္ၿမိဳ႕ စက္မႈလုပ္ငန္းရွင္မ်ားကို ေနရာသစ္သို႔ ေ႐ႊ႕ေျပာင္းခိုင္း

လယ္ပဒူရြက္နဲ႔ အသက္ဆက္ေနရ

ၾကံ့ဖြ႔ံ အတြင္းေရးမႉး မနက္ျဖန္ ဂ်ပန္ ေရာက္မည္

ယက္ေတာ ထိုင္းကေန ထြက္ခြာသြားၿပီ

ဖူးခက္တြင္ ျမန္မာလုပ္သား ၁၀၀ နီးပါး အဖမ္းခံရ

အာဖဂန္‌‌ေ႐ြး‌ေကာက္‌ပြဲနီးလာ‌ေလ တာလီဘန္‌တုိက္‌ခုိက္‌မႈမ်ားလာ‌ေလ


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