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Myanmar jails reporter for 20 years

Today, January 07, 2010, 6 hours ago

YANGON: A Myanmar court has handed down a 20-year jail term to a video journalist who worked with exiled media, rights groups said yesterday, as the ruling junta continues its crackdown on dissent.

Gold Price Rise Blamed on Regime Members' Inflation Fears

Today, January 07, 2010, 8 hours ago

An apparent rush by members of the Burmese junta and their families to buy gold is being named as the cause of a sudden rise in the price of the precious metal in Burma.The gold price increase comes a…

Myanmar election could spark rise in refugees

Today, January 07, 2010, 11 hours ago

MAE SOT, Thailand (Reuters) – The rubbish dump outside the Thai town of Mae Sot steams with rancid rotting fish and other debris, a squalid haven for hundreds of refugees from Myanmar that aid groups …

Myanmar election could spark rise in refugees

Today, January 07, 2010, 11 hours ago

MAE SOT, Thailand (Reuters) – The rubbish dump outside the Thai town of Mae Sot steams with rancid rotting fish and other debris, a squalid haven for hundreds of refugees from Myanmar that aid groups …

Myanmar election could spark rise in refugees

Today, January 07, 2010, 12 hours ago

MAE SOT, Thailand (Reuters) – The rubbish dump outside the Thai town of Mae Sot steams with rancid rotting fish and other debris, a squalid haven for hundreds of refugees from Myanmar that aid groups …

Burmese government staff unhappy despite pay hike – Salai Han Thar San, Kyaw Thein Kha

Today, January 07, 2010, 14 hours ago

Essential and other commodity prices in Burma are rising after the military junta announced an increase in pay of government employees and daily wage earners.

Myanmar stops hundreds of tourist guides from operating services

Today, January 07, 2010, 14 hours ago

Yangon – The Myanmar tourism authorities have revoked licenses of 385 tourist guides for their alleged failure to have their documents renewed for up to a long period of three years after expiry.

Rapping at the Burmese junta – Tom Spender

Today, January 07, 2010, 14 hours ago

The chain-link gate slides open to reveal a group of young shaven-headed Burmese men and two girls sitting outside a house in Mae Sot, a scruffy town on the Thai side of the Thai-Burmese border.

Dhaka, Yangon to talk sea limits

Today, January 07, 2010, 14 hours ago

This is first such meeting since Bangladesh in October last year turned to the UN tribunal for resolving the dispute over water territory in the Bay of Bengal with Myanmar and India. Myanmar deputy f…

Farmers sell livestock to repay loans – Naw Say Phaw

Today, January 07, 2010, 14 hours ago

Farmers in central Burma forced to repay loans months in advance of their deadline have reportedly been selling off livestock, following threats of arrest.

Australian Senator criticizes exports to Burma – Arkar Moe

Today, January 07, 2010, 14 hours ago

A senator from the Australian Greens party has called on an Australian company to stop selling high-frequency radio sets to Burma’s military junta, saying they are being used by the regime in it…

Burmese junta already manipulating upcoming poll – Editorial

Today, January 07, 2010, 14 hours ago

Burma’s strongman, General Than Shwe, was more than happy to confirm that there will be an election in his country this year. The problem is, and will remain for the foreseeable future, the lack…

Burma will struggle for attention in 2010 – Francis Wade

Today, January 07, 2010, 14 hours ago

The extent of Burma’s “boutique” attraction for the international community will be tested this year as the opposition vies for attention amidst a horde of other, equally controversial, election…

Burmese government staff unhappy despite pay hike

Today, January 07, 2010, 22 hours ago

Mizzima News – Essential and other commodity prices in Burma are rising after the military junta announced an increase in pay of government employees and daily wage earners.A Ministry of Finance and…

Census of retired education sector employees in Arakan

Today, January 07, 2010, 22 hours ago

New Delhi (Mizzima) – The Burmese junta has begun taking a census and collecting personal details of retired government servants in the education sector in Sittwe and Taung Goat township in Arakan Sta…

Army men edit ethnic Kachin newspaper

Yesterday, January 06, 2010, 10:53:28 PM

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – This year the Burmese Army is editing the ‘JingHpaw Mungdaw Nsen’ newspaper published annually in ethnic Kachin language.The newspaper published by the ‘Manaw’ festiva…

Freelance Video Reporter Sentenced to 26 Years

Yesterday, January 06, 2010, 9:10:57 PM

Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association (BMA) have condemned a Burmese court in Pakokku Township that sentenced a freelance video reporter to 20 years in prison for violation of the …

Change Must Come From Within

Yesterday, January 06, 2010, 9:10:45 PM

throughout 2009. It was, in many ways, an important year in Burma’s modern history, and I felt, overall, that we had covered it well. We had delivered timely, accurate, in-depth news every day, an…

UNDP funds goes awry in Maungdaw

Today, January 07, 2010, 20 minutes ago | bniwebmaster@gmail.com (BNI)

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) funds have gone awry in Maungdaw Township in Northern Arakan State, Burma, according to a local elder on condition of anonymity. Quite a portion of the funds were alleged …

USDA woos voters with free eye treatment camp

Today, January 07, 2010, 21 minutes ago | bniwebmaster@gmail.com (BNI)

With an eye on votes in the forthcoming elections this year, the Burmese junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA) organized a two-day free eye treatment camp in Kachin State in northern Burma …

Mon history stricken from signs after demanded by Burmese government

Today, January 07, 2010, 22 minutes ago | bniwebmaster@gmail.com (Jorn)

In an increasingly tense political climate, the Burmese government has ordered that Burmese text explaining Mon history be removed from signs advertising the largest Mon holiday held to celebrate the founding …

Ethnic Kachin Manau festival starts amidst Burma junta’s harassment

Today, January 07, 2010, 21 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (BNI)

A week-long Kachin cultural Manau festival kick started yesterday morning in Myitkyina, the capital of Burma’s northern Kachin State, amidst restrictions and harassment by the ruling junta, Manau festival officials…

Vehicle owners pay the price for Military shipments in Three Pagoda Pass

Today, January 07, 2010, 21 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (Kon Ha Dae)

The Burmese government department of transportation in Three Pagoda Pass Township, Mon State, has instated a new tax on 4 and 10 wheeled vehicle owners, burdening…

Two girls raped by Nasaka in Maungdaw

Today, January 07, 2010, 21 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (BNI)

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Two Rohingya women were raped by Burma’s border security force (Nasaka) on December 29, at about 2 am in Maungdaw Township, Arakan, Burma,…

Army harasses villagers in Maungdaw

Today, January 07, 2010, 21 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (BNI)

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Recently, the Burmese Army has stepped up harassment of Rohingya villagers of Maungdaw Township. The troops were brought to Maungadw Township from other towns to oversee the erecting of border fences,…

Census of retired education sector employees in Arakan

Today, January 07, 2010, 21 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (Khaing Suu )

The Burmese junta has begun taking a census and collecting personal details of retired government servants in the education sector in Sittwe and Taung Goat township in Arakan State…

Army men edit ethnic Kachin newspaper

Today, January 07, 2010, 21 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (Phanida )
This year the Burmese Army is editing the ‘JingHpaw Mungdaw Nsen’ newspaper published annually in ethnic Kachin…

Burmese government staff unhappy despite pay hike

Today, January 07, 2010, 22 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (Salai Han Thar San, Kayw Thein Kha )

Essential and other commodity prices in Burma are rising after the military junta announced an increase in pay of government employees…

Mizzima News: Burmese government staff unhappy despite pay hike – Salai Han Thar San, Kyaw Thein Kha

Today, January 07, 2010, 14 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Essential and other commodity prices in Burma are rising after the military junta announced an increase in pay of government employees and daily wage earners.A Ministry of Finance and Revenue staff member said that the monthly salary of all government staff will be increased by a flat Kyat 20,000 (estimated USD 20) each, according to

Xinhua: Myanmar stops hundreds of tourist guides from operating services

Today, January 07, 2010, 14 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Yangon – The Myanmar tourism authorities have revoked licenses of 385 tourist guides for their alleged failure to have their documents renewed for up to a long period of three years after expiry.According to Thursday’s local weekly 7-Day News pre-published on Wednesday, these tourist guides were in fact found to have left the country since

Asia Sentinel: Rapping at the Burmese junta – Tom Spender

Today, January 07, 2010, 14 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

The chain-link gate slides open to reveal a group of young shaven-headed Burmese men and two girls sitting outside a house in Mae Sot, a scruffy town on the Thai side of the Thai-Burmese border.All are members of Generation Wave, an underground group dedicated to overthrowing the repressive military junta that has ruled Burma since

Bdnews24.com: Dhaka, Yangon to talk sea limits

Today, January 07, 2010, 14 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Bangladesh and Myanmar officials will sit on Friday for two-day talks on maritime boundary demarcation. This is first such meeting since Bangladesh in October last year turned to the UN tribunal for resolving the dispute over water territory in the Bay of Bengal with Myanmar and India. Myanmar deputy foreign minister (foreign secretary) Maung Myint will lead

Irrawaddy: Inflation fears

Today, January 07, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

An apparent rush by members of the Burmese junta and their families to buy gold is being named as the cause of a sudden rise in the price of the precious metal in Burma. The gold price increase comes as reports circulate that civil servants are to be awarded a salary increase of 20,000 kyat (US$20)

Democratic Voice of Burma: Farmers sell livestock to repay loans – Naw Say Phaw

Today, January 07, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Farmers in central Burma forced to repay loans months in advance of their deadline have reportedly been selling off livestock, following threats of arrest. The debts stem from fertilizer bought on credit from local authorities in Magwe division. Authorities had reportedly given an eight-month deadline on repayment, but have demanded the money after four months. The situation has

Irrawaddy: Australian Senator criticizes exports to Burma – Arkar Moe

Today, January 07, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

A senator from the Australian Greens party has called on an Australian company to stop selling high-frequency radio sets to Burma’s military junta, saying they are being used by the regime in its operations against ethnic minorities. Sen. Scott Ludlam of Western Australia said radios sold by Barrett Communications are capable of frequency-hopping and encryption, making

The Nation (Thailand): Burmese junta already manipulating upcoming poll – Editorial

Today, January 07, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Burma’s strongman, General Than Shwe, was more than happy to confirm that there will be an election in his country this year. The problem is, and will remain for the foreseeable future, the lack of a clear timeline for when the election will be held. Furthermore, none of the necessary laws and measures to make

Democratic Voice of Burma: Burma will struggle for attention in 2010 – Francis Wade

Today, January 07, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

The extent of Burma’s “boutique” attraction for the international community will be tested this year as the opposition vies for attention amidst a horde of other, equally controversial, elections. Joining Burma in polling this year will be a smorgasbord of countries that have hogged the world’s spotlight for the past decade, and which have proved perhaps

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ျမန္မာစာလုံးရယူရန္      zawgyi      bit (RFA)     myanmar1 (BBC)     အျခားျမန္မာေဖာင့္မ်ား

{အထက္ပါ မ်ဥ္းသားထားေသာလင့္မ်ားကုိတုိ႔ၿပီး မိမိတုိ႔ကြန္ပ်ဴတာတြင္ သိမ္းဆည္းထားပါ}

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စစ္အစိုးရ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ အေမရိကန္ မယံုၾကည္

လက္ခံႏိုင္သည့္ ေ႐ြးေကာက္ပြဲျဖစ္ဖုိ႔ လုပ္ေဆာင္မႈ မေတြ႕ေသးေၾကာင္း အေမရိကန္ေျပာၾကား

အာရွရဲ႕ ေနဝန္းနီ ဆရာေတာ္ ဦးဥတၱမ

လူနာကြန္ရက္ ၿမိဳ႕ကေလး

သတင္းေပါက္ၾကားမႈျဖင့္ ထိန္းသိမ္းထားသူမ်ားကို ေသဒဏ္ေပးၿပီ

ပါတီဥကၠဌ ႏွင့္ အေထြေထြအတြင္းေရးမႉးအား ေတြ႕ဆံုခြင့္ရရန္ SNLD ေတာင္းဆို

သတင္းေထာက္ မလွလွ၀င္းကို ျပစ္ဒဏ္ခ်မွတ္မႈ
၂၀၁၀ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ သတင္းရယူခြင့္ကို ၿခိမ္းေျခာက္

ၾသစေၾတးလ် ေရဒီယို ျမန္မာအစိုးရ စစ္ဘက္မွာသံုး

ကိုညီညီေအာင္အမႈ စြဲခ်က္ထပ္တိုး

ေထာင္တြင္း လြတ္လပ္ေရး အခမ္းအနား ပ်က္ျပားသြား
မြန္အမ်ိဳးသားေန႔ ေၾကာ္ျငာမ်ား ဆင္ဆာထိ

ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲအႀကိဳ မည္သို႔ လႈပ္ရွားေနၾကသလဲ

၂၀၁၀ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲသည္ ျမန္မာ့ႏိုင္ငံေရး၏ အေျဖမဟုတ္

မယ္လစခန္းမွ ပထမအသုတ္ဒုကၡသည္မ်ား ဂ်ပန္သို႔သြားရန္ လူေတြ႔စစ္ေဆးမည္

ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္ေန႔ အထိမ္းအမွတ္ပဲြေတာ္ လံုၿခံဳေရးတင္းက်ပ္

သွ်မ္း/အေ႐ွ႕ထြက္ ေက်ာက္မီးေသြးစြမ္းအင္ လွ်ပ္စစ္စက္႐ုံေဆာက္ရန္ ျမန္မာ့စီးပြားေရးဦးပိုင္ကြင္းဆင္း

မူဆယ္ ႀကံ႕ဖြံ႕အတြင္းေရးမႉး ရုတ္တရက္ ေသဆံုး

နအဖ တပ္ၾကပ္ၾကီး တဦး အထက္အရာရွိႏွင့္ စကားမ်ားရာမွ မိမိကုိယ္ကို သတ္ေသ

ဘုရားသုံးဆူဂြင္တြင္ ေရာ္ဘာေစ်းႏႈန္း ဆက္တုိက္ ျပန္လည္ျမင့္တက္လာ

အၿငိမ္းစား ပညာေရး ဝန္ထမ္းစာရင္း ေကာက္ခံ

ဒုကၡသည္အမ်ဳိးသမီးမ်ားအေပၚ ႏွိပ္စက္မႈမ်ား ထုိင္းဥပေဒအရ အေရးယူႏုိင္ရန္ အုိင္အာစီ ကူညီ

ျမန္မာနဲ႔ ကုန္စည္ျပပြဲသမိုင္း

ရြာအျပင္ရွိ လယ္ျခံေတာင္ယာ မထြက္ရ နအဖတပ္မွ အမိန္႔ထုတ္ျပန္

ေအးဂ်င့္မ်ား ထိန္းသိမ္းခံရ သျဖင့္ မိသားစုမ်ား တုန္လႈပ္

တာခ်ီလိတ္မွာ ျခံေျမေစ်းမ်ား အဆမတန္ခုန္တက္

ျမန္မာ ဘေလာ့ဂ္မ်ား ျပည္တြင္းမွာ ေလးငါးရက္ပြင့္ၿပီးမွ ျပန္ပိတ္ဆို႔ခံရ

မိုဘိုင္းလ္ဖုန္းမ်ား ေစ်းျပဳတ္က်

ဘဂၤလားတြင္ တရားမဝင္ ျမန္မာမ်ား ဖမ္းဆီး

ဝန္‌ထမ္‌း‌ေဘာလုံးသမား‌ေတြကုိ ဌာနဆုိင္‌ရာက ျပန္‌‌ေခၚ‌

အဲပုဂံေလေၾကာင္းလိုင္း ခ်င္းမိုင္သုိ႔ စတင္ပ်ံသန္း ခရီးသည္ သုံးပုံတပုံခန္႔သာရိွ

အဲပုဂံက ေလေၾကာင္း လုိင္းသစ္မ်ား ေျပးဆြဲလို

အၾကမ္းဖက္မႈ တုိက္ဖ်က္ေရး တာ၀န္ရွိ ေထာက္လွမ္းေရး ဌာနေတြကို အုိဘားမား ျပင္းျပင္းထန္ထန္ သတိေပး

ယီမင္က အေမရိကန္သံ႐ံုး ျပန္ဖြင့္

အ‌ေမရိကန္‌ ‌ေလယာဥ္‌ ‌ေဖာက္‌ခြဲဖုိ ့ႀကံသူကုိ စြဲခ်က္‌တင္ၿ‌ပီ

‌ေထာက္‌လွမ္‌း‌ေရး သတင္‌း‌ေတြ မဆက္‌စပ္‌မိလုိ ့ဟု အုိဘားမား ဝန္‌ခံ

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