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Burma junta 'may free Suu Kyi this year'

Today, January 26, 2010, 16 hours ago

The political party of Burma’s detained democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has heard that the military regime could set her free in November, a spokesman said.The Nobel peace laureate has been kept i…

Passports seized; Burmese performers postpone Japan trip

Today, January 26, 2010, 17 hours ago

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – A traditional light dance troupe, known as ‘Ahnyeint’ in Burmese, led by popular comedian ‘Myatta’ were forced to postpone their visit to Japan after their passports w…

AAPP calls for release of poet Saw Wei

Today, January 26, 2010, 19 hours ago

New Delhi (Mizzima) – The Thai based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners – Burma  (AAPP-B) has called for the release of poet Saw Wei at the earliest possible date, as his release was se…

Aung San Suu Kyi reportedly to be freed in November

Today, January 26, 2010, 20 hours ago

Yangon, Jan 25: A government minister reportedly said opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi would be released from house arrest in November, sources said Monday.

Myanmar official says Suu Kyi to be released in November

Today, January 26, 2010, 20 hours ago

Home Minister Major General Maung Oo [official website] made the statement Thursday during a speech to several hundred local officials in the town of Kyaukpadaung. The government of Myanmar is plannin…

Minorities could decide tight race

Today, January 26, 2010, 20 hours ago

Colombo – Shortly after I installed my Sri Lanka SIM card, my phone beeped with a short but alarming message in the inbox. The message carried the countrywide survey results compiled by the University…

Junta to privatize oil industry

Today, January 26, 2010, 20 hours ago

of their plan to privatize Burma’s oil industry.Sources in Rangoon’s business circle said several leading private businessmen and companies currently importing petrol and diesel were summoned last…

Villagers told to keep an eye on vehicles to prevent theft

Today, January 26, 2010, 20 hours ago

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – After a number of motorcycles and cars were stolen in Thailand and transported across the border to Burma, Thai officials have warned villagers living along the border to watc…

NLD doubts junta will release detained party leaders

Today, January 26, 2010, 20 hours ago

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Despite Burmese Home Minister Maj-Gen Maung Oo  having reportedly said, detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi would be freed in November her party leaders doubt it. Maj…

Myanmar to privatize all fuel stations by March, source says

Yesterday, January 25, 2010, 9:51:36 PM

Yangon – Myanmar plans to privatize its state-owned petrol and diesel stations by end of March, according to business community source. “We have been informed by authorities that private companies are…

Aung San Suu Kyi reportedly to be freed in November

Yesterday, January 25, 2010, 9:30:03 PM

Yangon, Jan 25 (DPA) A government minister reportedly said opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi would be released from house arrest in November, sources said Monday.

Freedom beckons for detained Myanmar leader.

Yesterday, January 25, 2010, 9:29:53 PM

Myanmar’s detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be free by the end of this year. That’s according to one government minister as the country prepares for its first parliamentry e…

Refugees Under Pressure to Return to Burma

Yesterday, January 25, 2010, 9:17:00 PM

About 3,000 Karen villagers who live in Tha Song Yang District in Tak Province in Thailand are under pressure from Thai authorities to return to Burma, according to human rights groups. Thai authoriti…

Myanmar minister says Suu Kyi to be freed Nov – witnesses

Yesterday, January 25, 2010, 8:19:04 PM

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be freed when her house arrest ends in November, according to a government minister quoted by witnesses on Monday, but critics sai…

China casts nervous eye at erstwhile ally Burma

Yesterday, January 25, 2010, 7:08:41 PM

A few kilometres away, just outside the dusty frontier town of Ruili, a border village proudly tells its few visitors that Burma chickens cross over the rickety bamboo fence to lay their eggs in China…

Myanmar minister says Suu Kyi to be freed Nov-witnesses

Yesterday, January 25, 2010, 6:57:24 PM

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be freed when her house arrest ends in November, according to a government minister quoted by witnesses on Monday, but critics sai…

The failure of military socialization in the Tatmadaw

Yesterday, January 25, 2010, 6:31:32 PM

Mizzima News – Commissioned officers in the Tatmadaw (Armed Forces) enjoy more rights and benefits than other ranks while also enjoying the highest decision making power in the areas of the administ…

Myanmarese minister says Suu Kyi will be released in November

Yesterday, January 25, 2010, 5:30:10 PM

London/Rangoon, Jan.25 : Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be released from house arrest in November, a government minister has told a gathering of local officials, according to two people who attended the meeting.

Dark Signs of Things to Come

Yesterday, January 25, 2010, 5:07:38 PM

reported that the government had awarded a major contract for construction of two hydro-power plants to the Htoo Trading Company, owned by Tay Za, a close associate of junta leader Snr-Gen Than Shwe a…

Myanmar minister says Suu Kyi to be freed Nov

Yesterday, January 25, 2010, 4:38:06 PM

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be freed when her house arrest ends in November, according to a government minister quoted by witnesses on Monday, but critics sai…

Myanmar minister says Suu Kyi to be freed Nov

Yesterday, January 25, 2010, 3:54:14 PM

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be freed when her house arrest ends in November, according to a government minister quoted by witnesses on Monday, but critics sai…

Bus carrying pilgrims turns turtle, one killed

Yesterday, January 25, 2010, 3:50:28 PM

New Delhi (Mizzima) – A bus bound for Bodh Gaya in Bihar state in India carrying Buddhist pilgrims from Rangoon turned turtle killing one and injuring at least 10 on Saturday.The bus carrying 15 pil…

FEATURE – China casts nervous eye at erstwhile ally Myanmar

Yesterday, January 25, 2010, 12:16:23 PM

RUILI, China (Reuters) – The giant red poster staring over China’s Wanding border crossing with Myanmar proclaims that their “brotherly feelings will last forever”. A few kilometres (miles) away, just…

Myanmar imposes heavy punishment upon sales of unlicensed video discs

Yesterday, January 25, 2010, 11:32:46 AM

The Myanmar authorities have imposed heavy punishment starting this year upon sales of unlicensed local and foreign VCD/DVD/EVD discs with a term of imprisonment ranging from six months to three years…

China casts nervous eye at erstwhile ally Myanmar

Yesterday, January 25, 2010, 11:03:43 AM

RUILI, China (Reuters) – The giant red poster staring over China’s Wanding border crossing with Myanmar proclaims that their “brotherly feelings will last forever.”A few kilometres (miles) away, j…

China casts nervous eye at erstwhile ally Myanmar

Yesterday, January 25, 2010, 10:30:28 AM

RUILI, China (Reuters) – The giant red poster staring over China’s Wanding border crossing with Myanmar proclaims that their “brotherly feelings will last forever.”

China casts nervous eye at erstwhile ally Myanmar

Yesterday, January 25, 2010, 10:18:29 AM

RUILI, China (Reuters) – The giant red poster staring over China’s Wanding border crossing with Myanmar proclaims that their “brotherly feelings will last forever.”

Villagers told to keep an eye on vehicles to prevent theft

Today, January 26, 2010, 17 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (Usa Pichai )
After a number of motorcycles and cars were stolen in Thailand and transported across the border to Burma, Thai officials have warned villagers living along the border to watch…

Passports seized; Burmese performers postpone Japan trip

Today, January 26, 2010, 17 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (Sai Zom Sai )
A traditional light dance troupe, known as ‘Ahnyeint’ in Burmese, led by popular comedian ‘Myatta’ were forced to postpone their visit to Japan after their passports…

Over 60 tents of refugees destroyed by locals and police in Teknaf

Today, January 26, 2010, 17 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (BNI)

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Over 60 tents of Rohingya refugees, built near Teknaf bus-station before the Rohingya Resistance Committee (RRC) was formed in Teknaf, were destroyed by the local authorities along with police on January 23, said one of the refugees…

Army allows only Chinese to grow poppy in Northern Burma

Today, January 26, 2010, 19 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (BNI)
The Burmese Army has been allowing only Chinese businessmen to grow poppy to generate regular opium tax from them in Burma’s Northern Kachin State, said sources close…

The failure of military socialization in the Tatmadaw

Today, January 26, 2010, 19 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (Bo Htet Min )
Commissioned officers in the Tatmadaw (Armed Forces) enjoy more rights and benefits than other ranks while also enjoying the highest decision making power in the areas of the administrative,…

Bus carrying pilgrims turns turtle, one killed

Today, January 26, 2010, 20 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (Myint Maung )

A bus bound for Bodh Gaya in Bihar state in India carrying Buddhist pilgrims from Rangoon turned turtle killing one and injuring at least 10…

HUNGER FOR EDUCATION

Yesterday, January 25, 2010, 9:37:40 PM | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (Min Punn Han)

“I wanted to be an educated person. I wondered what my future would be like if I was not educated?” Mi Kya lun Htaw, Mon educator…

Quote of the day

Today, January 26, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

“…Mr. Leno, Mr. O’Brien, Mr. Letterman and their ilk are the water-cooler folly and they are neither removed nor benevolent….  Mr. O’Brien who began on a self-deprecating note, has turned more self-righteous in his monologues, blaming the network and Mr. Leno for taking back the show only seven months after he started. And his sense

Reuters: Myanmar minister says Suu Kyi to be freed November – Aung Hla Tun

Today, January 26, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Yangon – Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be freed when her house arrest ends in November, according to a government minister quoted by witnesses on Monday, but critics said that may be too late for this year’s elections.Home Minister Major General Maung Oo told a January 21 meeting of local officials the

Associated Press: Myanmar party plays down Suu Kyi release report

Today, January 26, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Yangon – Reports that a top Myanmar leader said detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi would be released in November, when her house arrest ends, have only served to lower hopes that she might be freed ahead of this year’s elections, her party said Monday.Nyan Win, a spokesman for the National League for Democracy

Mizzima News: AAPP calls for release of poet Saw Wei – Myint Maung

Today, January 26, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

New Delhi – The Thai based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners – Burma  (AAPP-B) has called for the release of poet Saw Wei at the earliest possible date, as his release was set for the 21st of this month.Poet Saw Wei was arrested on the 21st of January 2008 after his poem entitled ‘February 14’

Xinhua: Myanmar imposes heavy punishment upon sales of unlicensed video discs

Today, January 26, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

The Myanmar authorities have imposed heavy punishment starting this year upon sales of unlicensed local and foreign VCD/DVD/EVD discs with a term of imprisonment ranging from six months to three years instead of just a cash fine previously, according to the Yangon City Development Committee Sunday.Surprise check will be carried out against video production companies,

Thai News Agency: Thailand to repatriate Karen villagers who fled Myanmar army

Today, January 26, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Bangkok – Thailand will repatriate more than 1,500 displaced Karen villagers from Myanmar along the Thai Myanmar border, a population which who escaped fierce fighting in Myanmar to Thai territory since June 2009, according to Lt-Gen Thanongsak Apirakyothin, the 3rd Army Area Commander.Gen Thanongsak said that the meeting of Thai security agencies and representatives of

Reuters: Bangladesh, Myanmar to resolve border dispute-Dhaka

Today, January 26, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Dhaka – Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to resolve a maritime boundary dispute that brought their forces face to face in the Bay of Bengal in 2008 after Myanmar began oil and gas exploration, a Bangladeshi official said on Saturday.“The important agreement was reached between the neighbouring countries at a recent meeting,” Foreign Secretary Mohammad

Deutsche Presse-Agentur: Myanmar to privatize all fuel stations by March, source says

Today, January 26, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Yangon – Myanmar plans to privatize its state-owned petrol and diesel stations by end of March, according to business community source.“We have been informed by authorities that private companies are to take over all state-owned fuel stations by March 31,” a prominent businessman who requested anonymity said. The military government has strictly controlled all fuel-related business

Reuters: China casts nervous eye at erstwhile ally Myanmar – Ben Blanchard

Today, January 26, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Ruili, China – The giant red poster staring over China’s Wanding border crossing with Myanmar proclaims that their “brotherly feelings will last forever.”A few kilometers away, just outside the dusty frontier town of Ruili, a border village proudly tells its few visitors that Myanmar chickens cross over the rickety bamboo fence to lay their eggs

Irrawaddy: Burma and national ‘plagiarism’ – David I. Steinberg

Today, January 26, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Marcel Proust, in his monumental novel “Remembrance of Things Past,” noted that people sometimes unintentionally reproduce their attitudes toward past events when facing new trauma. He added that nations may do the same. Each is, in effect, engaged in an emotional type of “plagiarism,” as he termed it. Rather than stealing others’ ideas, they rework

Guardian (UK): Junta stuck in a Burmese daze – Andrew Ryvern

Today, January 26, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Although Burma’s leader has pledged to hold the country’s first elections since 1990, there still seems little hope of democracy.With imagination and willpower, ordinary Burmese have managed to survive an oppressive military government that openly condemns them to poverty and isolation. Yangon, Burma’s commercial hub and until recently its capital, is a case in point. With

Asian Tribune: Higher education to control the country – Prof. Kanbawza Win

Today, January 26, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Sanskrit says that: ‘Education leads to liberation’ – Liberation from ignorance which shrouds the mind, Liberation from superstitions, which paralyze efforts, liberation from prejudice, which blind the vision of truth”.However successive military regime believes that universities are the birth place of dissent against autocratic rule. And so since the military coup in 1962, rather than

Irrawaddy: Labor pains

Today, January 26, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Finnish-born Kari Tapiola is the executive director of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and has been with the Geneva-based group since 1996. Last week, he paid a visit to Burma’s administrative capital Naypyidaw to renew a one-year agreement which allows the United Nations to monitor complaints of forced labor.During his stay in Burma, he discussed

Christian Solidarity Worldwide: 2000 Karen villagers forced to flee Burma army attacks

Today, January 26, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

More than 2000 Karen villagers have been forced to flee their homes in the past week following attacks by the Burma Army, according to the Free Burma Rangers (FBR), a relief organization working in the conflict zones of eastern Burma.At least four villagers have been shot and one body has been found decapitated. FBR reports say

Palaung Women’s Organization: Opium cultivation surging under junta’s control in Burma

Today, January 26, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

A new report released today by Palaung researchers reveal that opium cultivation in Burma’s northern Shan State has been increasing rapidly over the past three years in areas under the control of the ruling military government. Poisoned Hills by the Palaung Women’s Organization documents that areas under opium cultivation increased up to five-fold in Mantong

ျမန္မာကမၻာ သတင္းပေဒသာ/ေဆာင္းပါးမ်ား

ျမန္မာစာလုံးရယူရန္        zawgyi      bit (RFA)     myanmar1 (BBC)     အျခားျမန္မာေဖာင့္မ်ား

{အထက္ပါ မ်ဥ္းသားထားေသာလင့္မ်ားကုိတုိ႔ၿပီး မိမိတုိ႔ကြန္ပ်ဴတာတြင္ သိမ္းဆည္းထားပါ}

ဗမာ့ၾကယ္ကြန္ယက္စာအုပ္စင္

က႑စုံ (အခ်ိန္ႏွင့္တေျပးညီ)

ေဒၚစု ႏုိ၀င္ဘာလ လြတ္မယ္လို႔ ျပည္ထဲေရး၀န္ႀကီးေျပာ

‌ေဒာ္‌‌ေအာင္‌ဆန္‌း စုက္ရည္‌ ဘယ္‌‌ေတာ့ လ္ဝတ္‌မ္ဟာလဲ

ေဒၚစုကို လႊတ္မည္ဆုိျခင္းမွာ တရားမဝင္ဟု အန္အယ္ဒီ ေျပာ

ႏိုဝင္ဘာ လႊတ္ေပးမယ္ဆိုတာ မထူးဆန္းေၾကာင္း အန္အယ္လ္ဒီ ေျပာၾကား

ကိုဇာဂနာေမြးေန႔ပဲြ သီးေလးသီး ျပဳလုပ္မည္

က်ေနာ္ႏွင့္ ဗိုလ္ေဒါင္းညိဳ

သူဟာ အျဖဴဆို ကုိယ္ကအမည္း

ဝီဂါမူစလင္ ၁၈ ဦးကို UWSAက တ႐ုတ္္လက္ထဲ ျပန္အပ္

ဖ်ာပံု ေရလုပ္ငန္း႐ွင္အမ်ားစု အ႐ႈံံးေပၚေန

ထိုင္းႏုိင္ငံ မဲဆိုင္ ဖိနပ္စက္႐ံုက ျမန္မာအလုပ္သမားေတြ ဆႏၵျပ

ကယားျပည္နယ္ လွ်ပ္စစ္ဓာတ္အား တာဝါတိုင္ေတြကို ေဖာက္ခြဲဖ်က္ဆီးခဲ့ေၾကာင္း ေကအဲန္ပီပီ အတည္ျပဳ

ေသဒဏ္အျပစ္ေပးခံရသူ ဗိုလ္မႉးဝင္းႏုိင္ေက်ာ္ကို နယ္ေထာင္ေျပာင္း

ဘိန္းစိုက္ပ်ိဳးမႈ တိုးလာဟု ပေလာင္အဖြဲ႕ ထုတ္ျပန္

မြန္အမ်ိဳးသားေန႔ ထိုင္းတြင္ က်င္းပ

လစာတိုးသည့္သတင္း ဆင္ဆာထိ

အိႏၵိယ တကၠသိုလ္မ်ား အဆင့္ ေလွ်ာ့ခ်ေရး ဆုိင္းငံ့ထား

ရန္ကုန္ မီးေလာင္ကြ်မ္းမႈ လွ်ပ္စစ္မီး ပ်က္ရာကစ

ရခိုင္တြင္ စပါးေစ်းခ်ရန္ စစ္တပ္မွ စပါး သယ္ယူမူကို တားျမစ္လိုက္ျပီ

ပတ္စ္ပို႔ သိမ္းသျဖင့္ ေမတၱာတို႔ အၿငိမ့္ပြဲ ေရႊ႕ဆိုင္း

ေညာင္ေလးပင္ေဒသမွ စာသင္ေက်ာင္း (၅)ေက်ာင္း ပိတ္ထားရ

ႀကိဳမေျပာဘဲ အလုပ္ရပ္ဆုိင္းရာမွ အလုပ္သမားမ်ား နစ္နာ

ပေလာင္ေဒသတြင္ ဘိန္းစုိက္ပ်ဳိးမႈ (၅) ဆခန္႔မ်ားလာဟု
ပေလာင္အမ်ဳိးသမီးအဖြဲ႔ ထုတ္ျပန္
ရန္ကုန္ ဗဟန္းၿမိဳ႕နယ္တြင္ အိမ္ (၁၃) လုံး မီးေလာင္ပ်က္စီး

ႀကံ့ဖြံ႔က အခမဲ့က်ဳရွင္ေက်ာင္းမ်ားဖြင့္ကာ စည္း႐ုံး

ဖမ္းဆီးသစ္မ်ား တ႐ုတ္ျပည္သို႔ ခိုးထုတ္

ဘဂၢဒက္မွာ ၃ ေနရာ အေသခံ ဗုံးခြဲ တုိက္ခုိက္မႈေၾကာင့္ အနည္းဆုံး လူ ၃၆ ဦး ေသဆုံး

အီသီယုိးပီးယား ခရီးသည္တင္ ေလယာဥ္ ေဘရြတ္ ကမ္းလြန္ပုိင္းမွာ ပ်က္က်

‌ေဟတီကုိ ျပန္‌ထူ‌ေထာင္‌ဖုိ့ ဆယ္‌ႏွစ္ မက‌ၾကာမည္‌

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