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Journals in Burma forced to publish pro–junta articles

Today, January 20, 2010, 4 hours ago

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Domestic journals in Burma have come under renewed pressure from the military regime’s censor board to print two pro-junta articles, editors in Rangoon said. The censorship …

Ludu U Hla’s birth centenary observed in Mandalay

Today, January 20, 2010, 4 hours ago

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – The birth centenary celebrations and a paper reading session in honour of late people’s journalist Ludu U Hla was held in Mandalay at the Mya Taung monastery Centenary Hall …

Punk’s not dead in military-ruled Myanmar

Today, January 20, 2010, 4 hours ago

YANGON (AFP) – The singer smashes his guitar to pieces on the stage as thousands of spiky-haired punk fans cheer loudly — a rare display of countercultural exuberance in military-ruled Myanmar…

Myanmar to hold Miss Tourism Contest for 2010

Today, January 20, 2010, 4 hours ago

YANGON, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) — Myanmar will hold a miss tourism contest for the first time in Yangon in February, in a bid to promote the country’s tourism industry, sources with the Hoteliers Associatio…

U.S. sees ‘mixed bag’ from Burma on reform

Today, January 20, 2010, 5 hours ago

WASHINGTON — The United States aims to have more talks soon with Burma as it tries to engage the military junta in a bid to guide it toward democracy, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Tuesday. But Kur…

Punk’s not dead in military-ruled Myanmar

Today, January 20, 2010, 5 hours ago

The singer smashes his guitar to pieces on the stage as thousands of spiky-haired punk fans cheer loudly — a rare display of countercultural exuberance in military-ruled Myanmar. At this concert in a…

U.S. sees ‘mixed bag’ from Burma on reform

Today, January 20, 2010, 6 hours ago

WASHINGTON — The United States aims to have more talks soon with Burma as it tries to engage the military junta in a bid to guide it toward democracy, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Tuesday. But Kur…

US Says Burma Overture Yields Mixed Results

Today, January 20, 2010, 11 hours ago

Burma’s Leader Urges ‘Correct Choices’ in Elections The State Department’s top Asia diplomat says the Obama administration’s outreach to Burma has produced only mixed results this far and that U.S. pa…

U.S. to press Myanmar on reform – official

Today, January 20, 2010, 11 hours ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States plans to meet officials from Myanmar soon and will seek more evidence it is ready to enact political reforms in return for broader dialogue with Washington, a …

Several politicians express support for Burma election – Saw Yan Naing

Today, January 20, 2010, 13 hours ago

While many international observers and Burmese dissidents have condemned the military government’s plan to hold a general election this year, several veteran Burmese politicians, former politica…

Suu Kyi lawyers give final arguments in top Myanmar court

Today, January 20, 2010, 13 hours ago

Yangon — Myanmar’s supreme court heard final arguments on Monday against the extended house arrest of detained pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, her lawyer said.

Win Tin permitted to travel outside Rangoon

Today, January 20, 2010, 13 hours ago

Win Tin, a leader with the National League for Democracy (NLD), for the first time since his release from prison in September 2008 on Monday traveled outside of Rangoon.

American academicians meet NLD leaders – Kyaw Thein Kha

Today, January 20, 2010, 13 hours ago

Chiang Mai – A three-member team of American academicians led by Prof. Karl D. Jakson, Director General, Southeast Asia Studies, John Hopkins University, met a few leaders of the National League for…

As poll looms, Myanmar still building parliament – Aung Hla Tun

Today, January 20, 2010, 13 hours ago

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar – Military-ruled Myanmar’s first parliamentary elections in 20 years are set for this year, yet construction on its parliament is not yet complete — suggesting littl…

India will ask Myanmar to launch intensive search for Paresh Baruah

Today, January 20, 2010, 13 hours ago

New Delhi – India will ask Myanmar to launch a thorough search in its Kachin province area where ULFA `commander-in-chief’ Paresh Baruah is hiding. It will also seek the neighbouring country&#…

Vietnam boosts investment in Myanmar

Today, January 20, 2010, 13 hours ago

Hanoi –A delegation of representatives of Vietnamese ministries and businesses visited Myanmar [Burma] from January 14-16 to survey investment opportunities in this country.

Chin students union to observe conference

Today, January 20, 2010, 13 hours ago

The Chin Students Union of Kale University in Sagaing division, Burma, also known as Lai Sianghleirun Sianghngakchia (LSS), will observe its conference on January 23 at the Salem Baptist Church in Tah…

Japan calls for Suu Kyi’s release

Today, January 20, 2010, 13 hours ago

Japan’s foreign minister has urged Burma’s military rulers to release detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, adding that aid could be stepped up if elections this year are free.

Dark signs of things to come – Kyaw Zwa Moe

Today, January 20, 2010, 13 hours ago

In a year that is supposed to mark a major political transition, the regime has moved quickly to snuff out any glimmer of hope for real change. We now know what to expect in 2010: harsh punishment for…

Kachin farmer murdered by Burmese Army soldiers – authorities take no action

Today, January 20, 2010, 13 hours ago

Burma Campaign UK sources have confirmed that Burmese army soldiers brutally killed a farmer in his local church in Kachin State.  However, there has been no proper investigation and no one has been …

India can move the needle on Burma – Kelly Currie

Today, January 20, 2010, 13 hours ago

Burma is back in the news amid reports that the ruling military junta has set its upcoming “elections” for October 2010 and is making serious efforts to secure short-range ballistic missil…

Quake hits Cayman Islands region

Today, January 20, 2010, 16 hours ago

(CNN) – A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Cayman Islands Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The 6.2-mile deep quake hit at 9:23 a.m. EST, 40 miles from George Town, the…

Thailand extends deadline for passport applications by migrants

Today, January 20, 2010, 18 hours ago

New Delhi (Mizzima) – With the number of migrants registering for passports still extremely poor, the period for Burmese migrants to apply for passports has been extended to two years from the earli…

NLD to reconstitute Central Committee

Today, January 20, 2010, 18 hours ago

New Delhi (Mizzima) – The National League for Democracy’ (NLD), which recently enlarged its Central Executive Committee (CEC), yesterday decided to reconstitute its Central Committee (CC), inactiv… Burmese Army force villagers to supply ration in Northern Arakan

Today, January 20, 2010, 20 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (Tin Soe)

Maungdaw, Arakan State: A Burmese Army battalion stationed on the Burma-Bangladesh border for providing security for fencing ordered villagers to supply rations, said…

Monasteries shaken by rumors of arrests

Today, January 20, 2010, 20 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (BNI)

Rumors of religious arrests in conjunction with the January 7th 2010 arrest of a Mon monk in Thanphyuzayart Town continue to trouble monastic communities across Mon…

Courts rush to conclude trials

Today, January 20, 2010, 20 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (BNI)
The special courts inside Rangoon’s notorious Insein prison are said to be in a hurry to complete trials against more than 20 political activists within a month, according to lawyers defending…

Win Tin permitted to travel outside Rangoon

Today, January 20, 2010, 20 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (BNI)

Win Tin, a leader with the National League for Democracy (NLD), for the first time since his release from prison in September 2008 on Monday traveled outside…

Wild elephants attack people on Burma-Bangladesh border

Yesterday, January 19, 2010, 10:48:02 PM | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (BNI)

Maungdaw: Attacks by wild elephants on people in the border area between Burma and Bangladesh have increased recently because the Burmese Army is now catching elephants in the Mayu Range, said a local village…

Independence is not secession: Yawd Serk

Yesterday, January 19, 2010, 10:47:55 PM | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (BNI)

Yawd Serk, leader of the anti-Naypyitaw Shan State Army (SSA) ‘South’, who was on Sunday re-elected Chairman of the group’s political arm, the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS), gave a different slant on his controversial Independence stand when he said,…

Burmese refugee woman beaten up in Bangladesh

Yesterday, January 19, 2010, 10:47:40 PM | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (BNI)
By Takaloo, Cox’s Bazaar: A Burmese urban refugee woman has said that she was beaten up on Monday by a local man, while she was alone collecting firewood in a jungle near Bwaidawpara Village in Cox’s Bazaar….

Mon National Day Committee accepts government censorship

Yesterday, January 19, 2010, 6:38:48 PM | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (Arkar)

The Mon National Day Committee, based in Mudon Township, Mon State, reported to IMNA last week that it has indeed removed the Burmese text from Mon National Day posters at 80 sites throughout Mon and Karen State, in accordance with recent orders from the Mudon Township Peace and…

Burmese anti-narcotic police assault Kachin militia leader

Yesterday, January 19, 2010, 6:37:37 PM | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (BNI)

Burmese anti-narcotic police badly assaulted a man on Saturday, who played a leading role in transforming the former Lasang Awng Wa Peace group into a ethnic Kachin militia in October last year. He was alleged to be in possession…

Agence France Presse: Suu Kyi lawyers give final arguments in top Myanmar court

Today, January 20, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Yangon — Myanmar’s supreme court heard final arguments on Monday against the extended house arrest of detained pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, her lawyer said.The 64-year-old opposition leader was ordered in August to spend another 18 months in detention after being convicted over an incident in which a US man swam to her house.

Kaladan Press: Win Tin permitted to travel outside Rangoon

Today, January 20, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Win Tin, a leader with the National League for Democracy (NLD), for the first time since his release from prison in September 2008 on Monday traveled outside of Rangoon.After serving over 19 years in prison, the veteran politician was released in September 2008 but remained under constant surveillance, prevented from leaving Rangoon due authorities withholding

Mizzima News: American academicians meet NLD leaders – Kyaw Thein Kha

Today, January 20, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Chiang Mai – A three-member team of American academicians led by Prof. Karl D. Jakson, Director General, Southeast Asia Studies, John Hopkins University, met a few leaders of the National League for Democracy (NLD).The team visited the NLD party headquarters on January 11 and met CEC members Nyan Win, Han Thar Myint and Ohn Kyaing

Reuters: As poll looms, Myanmar still building parliament – Aung Hla Tun

Today, January 20, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar – Military-ruled Myanmar’s first parliamentary elections in 20 years are set for this year, yet construction on its parliament is not yet complete — suggesting little chance of a poll in the next few months.The military junta has yet to set a date for the election. Some speculate it could take

Times of India: India will ask Myanmar to launch intensive search for Paresh Baruah

Today, January 20, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

New Delhi – India will ask Myanmar to launch a thorough search in its Kachin province area where ULFA `commander-in-chief’ Paresh Baruah is hiding. It will also seek the neighbouring country’s help in flushing out other north-east insurgents from its territory.The matter along with the issue of smuggling of Chinese arms through Myanmar will come

Khonumthung News: Chin students union to observe conference

Today, January 20, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

The Chin Students Union of Kale University in Sagaing division, Burma, also known as Lai Sianghleirun Sianghngakchia (LSS), will observe its conference on January 23 at the Salem Baptist Church in Tahan.Joseph Bawi (LSS functionary) told Khonumthung News that about 500 Chin students will participate and preparations are on. During the meeting 23 students will

Vietnam News Agency: Vietnam boosts investment in Myanmar

Today, January 20, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Hanoi –A delegation of representatives of Vietnamese ministries and businesses visited Myanmar [Burma] from January 14-16 to survey investment opportunities in this country. The delegation, led by Deputy Foreign Minister Doan Xuan Hung, paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Thein Sein and held a working session with the Myanmar Ministry of Economic Development and State

Democratic Voice of Burma: Japan calls for Suu Kyi’s release

Today, January 20, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Japan’s foreign minister has urged Burma’s military rulers to release detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, adding that aid could be stepped up if elections this year are free.Katsuya Okada met with his Burmese counterpart, Nyan Win, on Sunday on the sidelines of a gathering of foreign ministers from Asia and Latin America. According to

Irrawaddy: Dark signs of things to come – Kyaw Zwa Moe

Today, January 20, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Burma’s year is off to a grim start, thanks to the country’s ruling junta.In a year that is supposed to mark a major political transition, the regime has moved quickly to snuff out any glimmer of hope for real change. We now know what to expect in 2010: harsh punishment for those who cross the

Wall Street Journal: India can move the needle on Burma – Kelly Currie

Today, January 20, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Delhi should be more clever about using its own values and role as a regional leader to press for political reform.Burma is back in the news amid reports that the ruling military junta has set its upcoming “elections” for October 2010 and is making serious efforts to secure short-range ballistic missiles. Taken with the lack

Burma Campaign UK: Kachin farmer murdered by Burmese Army soldiers – authorities take no action

Today, January 20, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Burma Campaign UK sources have confirmed that Burmese army soldiers brutally killed a farmer in his local church in Kachin State.  However, there has been no proper investigation and no one has been arrested for the murder. Instead, the family members of the victim have been offered around £300 for the murder.According to local sources,

New York Open Center: New York Open Center hosts its first exhibition on contemporary Burmese art organized and curated by Burmese artists from the tri-state area

Today, January 20, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

The New York Open Center announces a contemporary art exhibition focusing on the talent and creative motivations of the Burmese diaspora.  In a show organized and curated by the artists themselves, “Contemporary Burmese Art: Ideas and Ideals” will explore the modern landscape in which Burmese diaspora artists find themselves today.  The artwork, and their creators,

ျမန္မာကမၻာ သတင္းပေဒသာ/ေဆာင္းပါးမ်ား

ျမန္မာစာလုံးရယူရန္      zawgyi      bit (RFA)     myanmar1 (BBC)     အျခားျမန္မာေဖာင့္မ်ား

{အထက္ပါ မ်ဥ္းသားထားေသာလင့္မ်ားကုိတုိ႔ၿပီး မိမိတုိ႔ကြန္ပ်ဴတာတြင္ သိမ္းဆည္းထားပါ}

ဗမာ့ၾကယ္ကြန္ယက္စာအုပ္စင္

က႑စုံ (အခ်ိန္ႏွင့္တေျပးညီ)

ပါတီတခုလုံးကို ေထာင္က်တဲ့ အေနအထားမ်ဳိး ေရာက္လာမယ္ဆိုရင္ က်ေနာ္တို႔ရဲ႕တုံ႔ျပန္မႈေတြဟာ ပိုၿပီးေတာ့ ျပင္းထန္တင္းမာလာမယ္

ျမန္မာႏွင့္ဆက္ဆံေရး စိတ္ရွည္မည္မဟုတ္ဟု အေမရိကန္အစိုးရ ထိပ္တန္းအရာရိွ ေျပာၾကား

စစ္အစိုးရႏွင့္ ဆက္ဆံေရး အေမရိကန္ စိတ္မရွည္ႏိုင္

အျပည္ျပည္ဆိုင္ရာအလုပ္သမားအဖြဲ႔ လုပ္ပိုင္ခြင့္ တႏွစ္သက္တမ္းတိုး

ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ (သို႔မဟုတ္) သဇင္နီ အပိုင္း – ၅ဝ

NLD CEC အဖြဲ႕ဝင္သစ္ (၉) ဦး၏ ကိုယ္ေရး အထုပၸတၱိ အက်ဥ္း

နအဖရဲ႕ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲလြန္တဲ့အခါ

ဦးဝင္းတင္ မႏၲေလးသို႔ ခရီးထြက္

အန္အယ္ဒီက ဗဟိုဦးစီးအဖဲြ႔ကိုလည္း ျပန္ဖဲြ႔ရန္ ျပင္ဆင္

ကိုညီညီေအာင္ကို ဒုတိယအႀကိမ္ တိုက္ပိတ္

ကုိညီညီေအာင္အမႈ အေမရိကန္သံ႐ုံး အနီးကပ္ေစာင့္ၾကည့္

ျမန္မာ အတိုက္အခံ အဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ားကို ထိုင္းသတိေပး

အယ္ဒီတာဆိုတာလည္း မရွိေတာ့ဘူး ကိုေလး (အင္းဝဂုဏ္ရည္) ႏွင့္ အင္တာဗ်ဴး

က်ဳပ္တို႔ ယုံၾကည္မႈ တည္ေဆာက္ၾကရေအာင္ …

ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္မႉးႀကီး စာပို႔လုလင္

ေထာင္စုႏွစ္ရဲ႕ အရွည္ၾကာဆံုး ေနၾကတ္မႈ

ထုိင္းက အလုပ္သမားလက္မွတ္ သက္တမ္းတိုး၊ မေလးရွားက ဖမ္းဆီး

အၾကမ္းဖက္မႈ ဥပေဒသစ္ စစ္အစိုးရ အက်ိဳးစီးပြားအတြက္ျဖစ္

အိႏိၵယေက်ာင္းမ်ား အဆင့္ႏွိမ့္မည္ဆုိ၍ စာသင္သားမ်ား ဆႏၵျပ

ေတြ႔ၾကေသးတာေပါ့ အၾကမ္းဖက္

တပ္ၾကပ္တဦး ဓားျဖင့္ထိုး၍ ကခ်င္လယ္သမား ပြဲျခင္းၿပီးေသ

အပစ္ရပ္ ရွမ္းျပည္တပ္မေတာ္ ျပည္သူ႔စစ္အသြင္ေျပာင္းရန္ အခက္ခဲျဖစ္ေန
လွ်ပ္စစ္မီး ရရွိမႈအေျခအေန ဆိုးရြား

ဂက္စ္တင္ပို႔မႈ ျမန္မာလႈပ္ရွားသူမ်ား ကန္႔ကြက္

ရန္ကုန္ ေတာင္ပိုင္းခ႐ိုင္ စပါးအထြက္ႏႈန္း မွန္းထားသည္ထက္ မ်ားစြာေလ်ာ့နည္း
ဗန္းေမာ္စည္ပင္ လုပ္ရပ္ေၾကာင့္ ၿမိဳ႕ခံမ်ား အိပ္ေရးပ်က္

ေဒသခံ ဘဂၤလီ တဦး တိုက္ခိုက္မႈေၾကာင့္ ျမန္မာ ဒုကၡသည္ အမ်ိဳးသမီး ေဆးရံုတင္ထားရ

ကခ်င္ျပည္သူ႔စစ္အဖဲြ႔၏ နာယက တဦးကို မူးယစ္အဖဲြ႔က ႐ိုက္ႏွက္ညႇဥ္းဆဲ

ၿငိမ္းအဖြဲ႔ နာယက ႐ိုက္မႈ ေၾကေအး

ႏို႔ဖိုးဒုကၡသည္စခန္းတြင္ ဆႏၵျပမႈျဖစ္ပြား

ယာယီပတ္စ္ပို႔ ထုတ္ေပးမည့္ကာလ ၂ ႏွစ္ထပ္တိုး

ၿငိမ္းအဖြဲ႔မ်ား က်ဴးလြန္သည့္ ျပစ္ခ်က္မ်ားကို နအဖ ပုလိပ္စုေဆာင္း

စစ္အစိုးရအလိုက် ေဆာင္းပါးမ်ား ေဖာ္ျပရန္ ဂ်ာနယ္မ်ားကို ညႊန္ၾကား

၂၀၁၀ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ ေအာက္တိုဘာလတြင္ ျဖစ္ႏိုင္ေျခရွိဟု အတိုက္အခံမ်ားေျပာ

တရားမဝင္‌ ျမန္‌မာ အဖြဲ႕‌ေတြ သတိ‌ေပးခံရ

ျမန္မာ့ တပ္မေတာ္တြင္းက အရာရွိမ်ားရဲ႕ အခန္းက႑ အပိုင္း – ၁

ပဋိပကၡျဖစ္ေနသည့္ ၁၄ ႏိုင္ငံအတြက္ ေဒၚလာသန္း ၁၀၀ ကုလ ေထာက္ပံ့

ေဟတီမွာ အစားအစာနဲ႔ေရ ေလေၾကာင္းက စတင္ခ်ေပး

မက္‌ဆာခ်ဴးဆက္‌ ‌အထက္‌လႊတ္‌‌ေတာ္‌အမတ္‌ ‌ေ႐ြး‌ေကာက္‌ပြဲစ

‌ေဟတီကုိ ကုလတပ္‌‌ေတြ ထပ္‌ပုိ ့ဖုိ ့ ဘန္‌ကီမြန္‌း ‌ေတာင္‌းဆုိ

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