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Chinese vice president arrives in Myanmar for top-level meetings+

Today, December 19, 2009, 3 hours ago

YANGON, Dec. 19 (AP) – (Kyodo)—Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping arrived in Myanmar on Saturday for a two-day official visit, official sources confirmed. Xi arrived in Yangon by special flight wa…

UWSA reinforces army with retired personnel

Today, December 19, 2009, 4 hours ago

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – The United Wa State Army (UWSA) under intense pressure from the Burmese junta to transform to the Border Guard Force (BGF) is gearing up for an emergency, observers said.UWSA …

Chinese vice president arrives in Rangoon

Today, December 19, 2009, 4 hours ago

RANGOON, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) — Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping arrived here on Saturday to start a visit to Myanmar, the third leg of his four-nation Asian tour. In a written statement, Xi said China…

China's vice-president arrives in Myanmar for talks

Today, December 19, 2009, 5 hours ago

YANGON (AFP) – Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping arrived in Myanmar Saturday, an official told AFP, for an overnight visit as part of a regional tour as his country’s likely next leader.Xi landed …

Chinese vice president arrives in Myanmar for two-day visit

Today, December 19, 2009, 5 hours ago

Yangon – Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping arrived in Myanmar Saturday for a two-day official visit that was expected to include talks with the ruling military junta’s chief, Senior General Than Shwe,…

U.S. lawmakers demand Burma free detained American

Today, December 19, 2009, 10 hours ago

New Delhi (Mizzima) – More than 50 U.S. lawmakers have urged Burma’s military rulers to immediately release detained Burmese-born American Kyaw Zaw Lwin, also known as Nyi Nyi Aung. Fifty-three memb…

Burmese refugee tale a tribute to reporter's persistence

Today, December 19, 2009, 11 hours ago

S alt Lake Tribune reporter Julia Lyon says she drew a long stream of negative responses when she tried to make a trip to Thailand to find the Burmese refugee camp where Hser Ner Moo and her family li…

Myanmar-American weak after hunger strike

Today, December 19, 2009, 19 hours ago

Yangon, Myanmar — A jailed U.S. citizen who was on hunger strike for more than a week in military-ruled Myanmar attended his trial Friday looking thin and weak, his lawyer said.

Myanmar stung by US criticism of human trafficking record

Today, December 19, 2009, 19 hours ago

Yangon – Myanmar’s military rulers are “disappointed” by US criticism of their efforts to combat human trafficking, a senior police colonel said Friday.

Burma blames deadly bomb on Karen rebels

Today, December 19, 2009, 19 hours ago

Burma’s military rulers have said ethnic Karen rebels are responsible for a bomb that killed at least seven people, state-run media have said.

‘Happy birthday’ in a prison cell – Wai Moe

Today, December 19, 2009, 19 hours ago

“We are not afraid of being arrested again. We know how to live in prison because we have spent 14 to 15 years behind bars. But we are afraid that we cannot work for the people of Burma,?” a key p…

Ethnic leaders welcomed NLD leadership reformation – Myint Maung

Today, December 19, 2009, 19 hours ago

New Delhi– Ethnic political leaders in Burma on Thursday welcomed leaders of the National League for Democracy party’s consideration reforming party leadership.

Rohingya refugees in Aceh moved to Medan – Nurdin Hasan

Today, December 19, 2009, 19 hours ago

Banda Aceh – The 195 Rohingya refugees who have been waiting for about a year in Aceh for the central government to decide their fate were moved to an immigration shelter in Medan on Thursday.

Thai PTT says Myanmar gas field to close for 20 days

Today, December 19, 2009, 19 hours ago

Bangkok – PTT PCL PTT.BK, Thailand’s top energy firm, said on Friday that operations at the Yetagun gas field in Myanmar would be stopped for maintenance for 20 days from Dec. 22 as part i…

Voices from Burma’s migrant path – Joseph Allchin

Today, December 19, 2009, 19 hours ago

The experience of forced labour and the fact that the road she had forcibly built had few hopes of taking her anywhere pushed her, like so many young Burmese, to flee her country in search of prospect…

Myanmar’s generals plow a rich furrow – Brian McCartan

Today, December 19, 2009, 19 hours ago

Bangkok – Joseph Stiglitz, the American Nobel economics laureate, advised Myanmar’s military-run regime this week that political reform is necessary if the generals hope to revitalize the coun…

Burma military junta shows signs of thaw before elections – Simon Montlake

Today, December 19, 2009, 19 hours ago

The military junta in Burma (Myanmar) is making calculated gestures to loosen its grip ahead of elections next year, the first since 1990. It allowed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to meet publicl…

Burma's junta shows signs of thaw before elections

Today, December 19, 2009, 23 hours ago

The military junta in Burma (Myanmar) is making calculated gestures to loosen its grip ahead of elections next year, the first since 1990. It allowed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to meet publicl…

Gospel for Asia Missionaries Working with Famine Victims in Myanmar

Yesterday, December 18, 2009, 11:35:07 PM

CARROLLTON, Texas, (christiansunite.com) — A natural phenomenon is causing a plague of rats in Myanmar, leading to starvation in the country’s poverty-stricken Chin state and hampering the recovery f…

Burmese pop star named MTV EXIT campaign ambassador

Yesterday, December 18, 2009, 11:15:23 PM

New Delhi (Mizzima) – Burmese pop star Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein has been designated the MTV EXIT campaign ambassador for Burma, a campaign official said. Simon Goff, Executive Director of MTV EXIT, said h…

Associated Press: Lawyer: Myanmar-American weak after hunger strike

Today, December 19, 2009, 20 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Yangon, Myanmar — A jailed U.S. citizen who was on hunger strike for more than a week in military-ruled Myanmar attended his trial Friday looking thin and weak, his lawyer said. Myanmar authorities accused Kyaw Zaw Lwin — also known as Nyi Nyi Aung — of entering Myanmar to stir up protests by Buddhist monks, who […]

Agence France Presse: Myanmar stung by US criticism of human trafficking record

Today, December 19, 2009, 20 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Yangon – Myanmar’s military rulers are “disappointed” by US criticism of their efforts to combat human trafficking, a senior police colonel said Friday. “We are doing all we can do to address the human trafficking issue, which is, as we all know, a complex issue,” said Police Colonel Sit Aye at a ceremony to launch a […]

BBC News: Burma blames deadly bomb on Karen rebels

Today, December 19, 2009, 20 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Burma’s military rulers have said ethnic Karen rebels are responsible for a bomb that killed at least seven people, state-run media have said. The bomb exploded on Wednesday in a market in Karen state, near the border with Thailand, where lunar Karen new year celebrations were taking place. State-controlled newspapers said rebels from the Karen National Union […]

Irrawaddy: ‘Happy birthday’ in a prison cell – Wai Moe

Today, December 19, 2009, 20 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

“We are not afraid of being arrested again. We know how to live in prison because we have spent 14 to 15 years behind bars. But we are afraid that we cannot work for the people of Burma,?” a key player in Burma’s pro-democracy movement, Ko Ko Gyi said in September 2006. One year later, […]

Mizzima News: Ethnic leaders welcomed NLD leadership reformation – Myint Maung

Today, December 19, 2009, 20 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

New Delhi– Ethnic political leaders in Burma on Thursday welcomed leaders of the National League for Democracy party’s consideration reforming party leadership. NLD Chairman Aung Shwe, Secretary U Lwin, central executive committee member Lun Tin and detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday, during a rare meeting arranged by the government, discussed on reforming […]

Reuters: Thai PTT says Myanmar gas field to close for 20 days

Today, December 19, 2009, 20 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Bangkok – PTT PCL PTT.BK, Thailand’s top energy firm, said on Friday that operations at the Yetagun gas field in Myanmar would be stopped for maintenance for 20 days from Dec. 22 as part its annual maintenance plan. The shutdown at Yetagun — also called Yetakun — would not affect Thailand’s gas consumption or power […]

Jakarta Globe: Rohingya refugees in Aceh moved to Medan – Nurdin Hasan

Today, December 19, 2009, 20 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Banda Aceh – The 195 Rohingya refugees who have been waiting for about a year in Aceh for the central government to decide their fate were moved to an immigration shelter in Medan on Thursday. The refugees consist of 182 men who have been detained at the Sabang naval base on Weh Island, and another 13 […]

Democratic Voice of Burma: Voices from Burma’s migrant path – Joseph Allchin

Today, December 19, 2009, 20 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

In the town where Su was born, army conscription wasn’t just for men; at a young age, troops came calling to demand either her labour or a costly waiver fee. The experience of forced labour and the fact that the road she had forcibly built had few hopes of taking her anywhere pushed her, like so […]

Christian Science Monitor: Burma (Myanmar) military junta shows signs of thaw before elections – Simon Montlake

Today, December 19, 2009, 20 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

The military junta in Burma (Myanmar) is making calculated gestures to loosen its grip ahead of elections next year, the first since 1990. It allowed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to meet publicly with politicians and for the MTV documentary ‘Traffic’ to be screened. Bangkok, Thailand — A flurry of public activity by an imprisoned […]

Asia Times: Myanmar’s generals plow a rich furrow – Brian McCartan

Today, December 19, 2009, 20 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Bangkok – Joseph Stiglitz, the American Nobel economics laureate, advised Myanmar’s military-run regime this week that political reform is necessary if the generals hope to revitalize the country’s stagnant, mostly agriculture-based economy. Any reform of the rural sector, which employs 70% of the workforce and accounts for nearly half of gross domestic product (GDP), will […]

Freedom Now: Freedom Now hails call of 53 members of U.S. House of Representatives urging immediate release of American Nyi Nyi Aung imprisoned in Burma

Today, December 19, 2009, 20 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Washington: A bipartisan group of 53 members of the United States House of Representatives, led by Chairman Howard Berman (D-CA) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, has urged Burma’s junta leader Than Shwe to immediately release American and Gaithersburg, Maryland resident Nyi […]

About 5,000 workers on strike in poultry farm

Today, December 19, 2009, 2 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (Zaw Gyi)

About 5,000 workers in Saha Farm Co. Ltd. (99) poultry in Samueng Dow, Ratchaburi province, Thailand have gone on strike because of…

Junta accuses KNU for causing explosion in Pha Pun

Today, December 19, 2009, 2 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (Saw Thein Myint )

The Burmese military junta has pinned the blame for the bomb explosion on Karen New Year’s Day celebrations in Pha Pun town in Karen State…

UNDP distributes mosquito nets to poor in Buthidaung Township

Today, December 19, 2009, 22 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (BNI)

Buthidaung, Arakan State: The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) distributed mosquito nets to poor villagers of Buthidaing Township…

Detained Shan leader’s health deteriorates

Today, December 19, 2009, 23 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (Hseng Khio Fah)

Hkun Htun Oo (66), detained chairman of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD), Burma’s second largest winning party in the 1990 elections, is reported to be in a serious health condition, according to Sai Lake,…

Ethnic leaders welcomed NLD leadership reformation

Yesterday, December 18, 2009, 11:47:05 PM | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (Myint Maung )

Ethnic political leaders in Burma on Thursday welcomed leaders of the National League for Democracy party’s consideration reforming party leadership.
NLD Chairman Aung Shwe, Secretary U Lwin, central executive committee member Lun Tin…

Chin organizes first solo wildlife cartoon exhibition in Aizawl

Yesterday, December 18, 2009, 11:44:54 PM | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (BNI)

Mr. H.C. Thawnga a Chin has organized the first ‘Solo Wildlife Cartoon Exhibition’ at the Vanapa Hall in Aizawl city, capital of Mizoram in northeast India. The exhibition…

Gold mining precedes dam construction on Irrawaddy River

Yesterday, December 18, 2009, 11:38:44 PM | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (BNI)
Gold mining activity has begun in areas to be flooded by the dam on Burma’s famous Irrawaddy River confluence in Kachin State before the contentious dam construction starts,…

Workers in Rangoon call off demonstration

Yesterday, December 18, 2009, 3:43:51 PM | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (Phanida)

Workers of the Wong Hong Hung textile factory in Rangoon called off their demonstration following successful negotiations with company officials…

Three Pagodas Pass residents anticipate economic boost after border reopens

Yesterday, December 18, 2009, 3:15:35 PM | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (BNI)

According to the December 15th edition of the Thai news publication The Nation, Thailand plans to open up four new trade checkpoints along the Thailand-Burma…

 

ျမန္မာကမၻာ သတင္းပေဒသာ/ေဆာင္းပါးမ်ား

ျမန္မာစာလုံးရယူရန္        zawgyi      bit (RFA)     myanmar1 (BBC)     အျခားျမန္မာေဖာင့္မ်ား

{အထက္ပါ မ်ဥ္းသားထားေသာလင့္မ်ားကုိတုိ႔ၿပီး မိမိတုိ႔ကြန္ပ်ဴတာတြင္ သိမ္းဆည္းထားပါ}

ဗမာ့ၾကယ္ကြန္ယက္စာအုပ္စင္

က႑စုံ (အခ်ိန္ႏွင့္တေျပးညီ)

အရည္အခ်င္း အဓိက ေရြးခ်ယ္ပါ

အက်ဥ္းေထာင္ထဲက ေမြးေန႔ရွင္

ဖာပြန္ ဗံုးကြဲ ၇ ဦး ေသဆံုး

ညီညီေအာင္ကို ရံုးထုတ္

ခ်င္းမိုင္ေရာက္ သွ်မ္းေ႐ႊ႕ေျပာင္းအလုပ္သမားမ်ား အခြင့္အေရးေတာင္းဆို

ၾကက္သားစက္ရံုမွ ျမန္မာအလုပ္သမား ၅၀၀၀ ခန္႔ဆႏၵျပ

ကိုးကန္႔ထိုးစစ္၌ ဦးေဆာင္သူ ဗမာဗိုလ္မႉးႀကီး ဒဏ္ရာရခဲ့

ျမန္မာအလုပ္သမား ေလးေထာင္ေက်ာ္ ထိုင္းႏိုင္ငံမွာ ဆႏၵျပ

ဗံုးခြဲမႈတရားခံ စစ္အစိုးရသာျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း KNU တံု႔ျပန္

တ႐ုတ္ႏွင့္ အေမရိကန္အၾကား ျမန္မာသတိထားသင့္ေၾကာင္း ေျပာၾကား

ဖာပြန္မွာ ကရင္ႏွစ္သစ္ကူးေန႔က ဗံုးေပါက္ကြဲ

ျမစ္ထဲမွာ ေလွသမၻာန္မ်ားကို (၆၃) ေျခလ်င္တပ္ရင္းက ပိုက္ဆံေကာက္

ေတာေတာင္စိမ္းမွ ျမစ္ေခ်ာင္းလွမည္…

ျမန္မာ အလုပ္သမား ၂ ဦးကုိ ထိုင္း၀န္ထမ္းမ်ား ႏွိပ္စက္၍ ဆႏၵျပမႈျဖစ္

ခမာနီေဟာင္း ခီယူဆန္ဖန္ ကို စြဲခ်က္တင္

ဘယ္‌နုိင္‌ငံ ကမွ ‌ေက်‌ေက်နပ္‌နပ္‌ မျ‌ဖစ္‌ခဲ့တဲ့ သ‌ေဘာတူညီခ်က္‌

သ‌ေဘာတူညီခ်က္‌မရဘဲ ညီလာခံ ၿပီး‌ေတာ့မယ္‌

 

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