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UN Best Hope for Change in Burma

Today, January 29, 2010, 8 hours ago

If the rumors are right, in about 10 months the people of Burma will be called to vote for the first time in 20 years. A new parliament and a new political class will be put side by side with the ruli…

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi rejects minister’s release comment: lawyer

Today, January 29, 2010, 16 hours ago

Yangon — Myanmar’s detained pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday described as “unfair” a minister’s comment that she would be released in November as it pre-empted…

Mongla killing a blow to ethnic cease-fire groups – Wai Moe

Today, January 29, 2010, 16 hours ago

Already under pressure from Naypyidaw over the Border Guard Force issue, the ethnic cease-fire groups faced a fresh blow as a key leader of the National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA) based in Mongla…

Anti-Irrawaddy dam movement gathers momentum

Today, January 29, 2010, 16 hours ago

With the anti-Irrawaddy Myitsone Dam movement gaining momentum, signatures collected demanding a halt to the project in Burma’s Northern Kachin State were handed over today by ethnic Kachins in Sing…

DVB reporter sentenced to 13 years – Phanida

Today, January 29, 2010, 16 hours ago

Reporter Ngwe Soe Lin of the Norway-based opposition radio station Democratic Voice of Burma was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment yesterday by the Rangoon Western District Court sitting inside Insei…

China a reluctant refuge for people from Myanmar

Today, January 29, 2010, 16 hours ago

Ruili, China – Ask residents of the dusty Chinese border town of Ruili what they think of their neighbour and supposed friend Myanmar and one word features prominently — “luan,&#8221…

Armed groups to form parallel Burmese govt – Htet Aung Kyaw

Today, January 29, 2010, 16 hours ago

Several Burmese armed groups, including the Karen National Union, could soon merge with Burma’s government-in-exile to form a parallel government prior to elections this year.

Thailand concerned over agricultural smuggling from Burma – Usa Pichai

Today, January 29, 2010, 16 hours ago

Chiang Mai – Thailand has increased surveillance along the Thai-Burma border since the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA) came into full effect early this month, over fears of agricultural smuggling,…

World Bank considering assistance for Burma – TimJohnston

Today, January 29, 2010, 16 hours ago

The World Bank is considering providing Burma with assistance more than two decades after relations were frozen following the bloody suppression of the 1988 democracy movement.

Myanmar expands international rice market

Today, January 29, 2010, 16 hours ago

Yangon – Myanmar has been expanding its rice market to more countries, exporting the agricultural crop to Russia, Ukraine, Australia and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in addition t…

UN still searching for Gambari replacement – Lalit K Jha

Today, January 29, 2010, 16 hours ago

Washington — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday he is still searching for a replacement for Ibrahim Gambari as the new special UN envoy for Burma.

Burmese Rebel Group Denies Responsibility for Tuesday Blasts

Today, January 29, 2010, 19 hours ago

ILO Extends Agreement to Monitor Labor Rights in Burma A prominent ethnic rebel group in Burma has rejected the government’s accusation that its members are responsible for two bomb explosions in a ce…

Slow funding hits Nargis recovery

Today, January 29, 2010, 19 hours ago

Poor funding support for recovery efforts after Cyclone Nargis has left hundreds of thousands in Myanmar vulnerable, many without durable shelters to withstand further disasters, the UN says. The c…

Indian activists to brainstorm Burmese junta’s intentions

Today, January 29, 2010, 20 hours ago

Guwahati (Mizzima) – Activists and journalists in Northeast India are preparing to hold a symposium on the planned elections in Burma scheduled for later this year.Burma Center Delhi, a group comprisi…

Burma to have first ‘Sculpture’ village

Today, January 29, 2010, 20 hours ago

Rangoon (Mizzima) – The Rangoon division commander has decided to set up the first ‘Arts and Sculpture’ village in the division to promote arts and culture, including sculpture. Khin Maung Aye, …

Why Thai and Karen Groups Want To Repatriate Refugees

Yesterday, January 28, 2010, 11:36:11 PM

Some of the groups pressuring more than 3,000 Karen refugees to be repatriated from Tha Song Yang District in Thailand’s Tak Province have their own agendas, according to sources in Mae Sot. Group…

Mother pleads for release of forcibly recruited son

Yesterday, January 28, 2010, 9:53:38 PM

A mother of a 14-year old boy persuaded to join the Burmese army speaks of her family’s ordeal with Mizzima. Sandar Win, the mother, says her son, Maung Kyaw Min Tun (alias Kyar Min) was recruited o…

Dissidents Reject Junta Terror Accusations

Yesterday, January 28, 2010, 9:51:44 PM

Two prominent anti-regime groups from Burma have rejected the accusations that appeared in a state-run newspaper on Thursday that accuses them of planning a bombing campaign in the former capital, Ran…

Opium production rending the fabric of ethnic communities

Yesterday, January 28, 2010, 8:24:24 PM

Mizzima News – Opium poppy cultivation in Burma is surging again in areas controlled by the country’s military, according to a report just published. More alarmingly, drug addiction is skyrocketin…

Will junta focus on agricultural reform?

Today, January 29, 2010, 55 minutes ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (Salai Pi Pi)

A United Nation’s report recently urged Burma to prioritize its agricultural sector in the fight against poverty, as it has considerable growth potential. However, economic experts have cast doubts that agricultural reform can be feasible…

Doctor provides gifts at pro-government election meeting

Today, January 29, 2010, 57 minutes ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (BNI)

In Ye Township residents have reported receiving unexpected gifts of mosquito nets and medical advice from an area doctor, at a meeting in which members of the local government administration urged villagers to support…

Dissidents want Suu Kyi released before election

Today, January 29, 2010, 58 minutes ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (Myint Maung )

The release of detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi before the 2010 election along with the initiation of a dialogue for national reconciliation is the talk of local…

Falam Township NLD Chairman dies

Today, January 29, 2010, 1 hour ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (BNI)

Zungluai, the Chairman of the National League for Democracy, Falam Township in Chin state western Burma, died on January 16. He was suffering from…

Life term for murderer of Filipino radio broadcaster-witness

Today, January 29, 2010, 2 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (CMFR)

A local court in Cebu City, the Philippines has found guilty the accused killer of radio broadcaster Edgar Amoro, a key witness in the killing of his fellow Pagadian City-based broadcaster,…

DVB reporter sentenced to 13 years

Today, January 29, 2010, 22 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (Phanida )

Reporter Ngwe Soe Lin of the Norway-based opposition radio station Democratic Voice of Burma was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment yesterday by the Rangoon Western District Court sitting inside Insein prison,…

20 refugees of Leda camp sent to Cox’s Bazaar jail

Today, January 29, 2010, 22 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (BNI)

Twenty refugees of Leda unofficial camp were sent to Cox’s Bazaar jail by police of Ukhiya and Teknaf while they were returning to their camp after work on January 23, said a refugee leader from Nayapara camp requesting…

Nurse assaults patient in hospital in northern Arakan

Today, January 29, 2010, 22 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (Tin Soe)

A patient was assaulted by a staff nurse in Maungdaw general hospital on January 25, a local from Maungdaw said.
The patient was Mrs. Nurul Saba (35) from…

Major bridge in Kawkare still broken, trade hindered

Today, January 29, 2010, 22 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (Jaloon Htaw )

After a month of work, repair efforts to a bridge in Kawkare Township, along the vital trade rout between Mae Sot and Rangoon continue, according….

Agence France Presse: Myanmar’s Suu Kyi rejects minister’s release comment: lawyer

Today, January 29, 2010, 17 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Yangon — Myanmar’s detained pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday described as “unfair” a minister’s comment that she would be released in November as it pre-empted a court decision, her lawyer said.Home Affairs Minister Maung Oo reportedly told a meeting of local officials in central Myanmar last week that the release of the

Irrawaddy: Mongla killing a blow to ethnic cease-fire groups – Wai Moe

Today, January 29, 2010, 17 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Already under pressure from Naypyidaw over the Border Guard Force issue, the ethnic cease-fire groups faced a fresh blow as a key leader of the National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA) based in Mongla in eastern Burma was killed on Wednesday.Min Ein, secretary-general of the NDAA was assassinated by unknown gunmen while he was doing regular

Kachin News Group: Anti-Irrawaddy dam movement gathers momentum

Today, January 29, 2010, 18 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

With the anti-Irrawaddy Myitsone Dam movement gaining momentum, signatures collected demanding a halt to the project in Burma’s Northern Kachin State were handed over today by ethnic Kachins in Singapore to the Chinese Embassy in the city-state, said anti-dam activists.The signature campaign letters were signed by 110 Kachins in the city-state and were handed over

Mizzima News: DVB reporter sentenced to 13 years – Phanida

Today, January 29, 2010, 18 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Reporter Ngwe Soe Lin of the Norway-based opposition radio station Democratic Voice of Burma was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment yesterday by the Rangoon Western District Court sitting inside Insein prison, close associates said.According to confidants, Ngwe Soe Lin (28), who lives in Rangoon’s South Dagon Township, was charged under the Electronic and Immigration Emergency

Reuters: China a reluctant refuge for people from Myanmar

Today, January 29, 2010, 18 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Ruili, China – Ask residents of the dusty Chinese border town of Ruili what they think of their neighbour and supposed friend Myanmar and one word features prominently — “luan,” or chaotic.Ask the Myanmar traders, in their sarong-like longyis and cheap plastic sandals, what they think of China and their answer is completely the opposite

Democratic Voice of Burma: Armed groups to form parallel Burmese govt – Htet Aung Kyaw

Today, January 29, 2010, 18 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Several Burmese armed groups, including the Karen National Union, could soon merge with Burma’s government-in-exile to form a parallel government prior to elections this year.According to a minister with the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB), Khun Myint Htun, a new constitution is currently being drafted which will outline steps to integrate

Mizzima News: Thailand concerned over agricultural smuggling from Burma – Usa Pichai

Today, January 29, 2010, 18 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Chiang Mai – Thailand has increased surveillance along the Thai-Burma border since the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA) came into full effect early this month, over fears of agricultural smuggling, particularly rice, entering the Kingdom.“The Ministry of Agriculture has asked cooperation from related authorities near the border with neighboring countries to raise surveillance on illegal

Financial Times (UK): World Bank considering assistance for Burma – Tim?Johnston

Today, January 29, 2010, 18 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

The World Bank is considering providing Burma with assistance more than two decades after relations were frozen following the bloody suppression of the 1988 democracy movement.James Adams, a senior World Bank official, told the Financial Times that officials from the bank and the Asian Development Bank had recently travelled to Burma to look at “possible

Xinhua: Myanmar expands international rice market

Today, January 29, 2010, 18 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Yangon – Myanmar has been expanding its rice market to more countries, exporting the agricultural crop to Russia, Ukraine, Australia and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in addition to the present rice exporting countries, rice traders said on Thursday.Though the exported amount to these countries is negligible, Myanmar rice has won more markets in

Irrawaddy: UN still searching for Gambari replacement – Lalit K Jha

Today, January 29, 2010, 18 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Washington — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday he is still searching for a replacement for Ibrahim Gambari as the new special UN envoy for Burma.“I would like to make it quite clear that there is no hiatus in my efforts to have this Myanmar [Burma] issue resolved as soon as possible,” Ban told

Irrawaddy: More differences between the Haiti-Burma disasters – Simon Roughneen

Today, January 29, 2010, 18 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

BANGKOK— Haiti President René Préval on Wednesday said that the country’s legislative elections would be postponed indefinitely due to the impact of the Jan. 12 earthquake. The change of plans stands in stark contrast to the Burmese junta, which didn’t let the devastation wrought by Cyclone Nargis in May 2008 get in the way of

Institute for Science and International Security: A nuclear wannabe; Suspicious links to North Korea; high-tech procurements and enigmatic facilities – David Albright, Paul Brannan, Robert Kelley and Andrea Scheel Stricker

Today, January 29, 2010, 18 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

For several years, suspicions have swirled about the nuclear intentions of Burma’s secretive military dictatorship.  Burma is cooperating with North Korea on possible nuclear procurements and appears to be misleading overseas suppliers in obtaining top-of-the-line equipment.  Certain equipment, which could be used in a nuclear or missile program, went to isolated Burmese manufacturing compounds of

France Diplomatie: Situation of Aung San Suu Kyi

Today, January 29, 2010, 18 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

France reacted with firmness to the further sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi on August 11, 2009 and the European Union toughened its sanctions.It continues to call for the immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi and of all the Burmese political prisoners. This is an essential condition for the credibility of the elections planned

ျမန္မာကမၻာ သတင္းပေဒသာ/ေဆာင္းပါးမ်ား

ျမန္မာစာလုံးရယူရန္        zawgyi      bit (RFA)     myanmar1 (BBC)     အျခားျမန္မာေဖာင့္မ်ား

{အထက္ပါ မ်ဥ္းသားထားေသာလင့္မ်ားကုိတုိ႔ၿပီး မိမိတုိ႔ကြန္ပ်ဴတာတြင္ သိမ္းဆည္းထားပါ}

ဗမာ့ၾကယ္ကြန္ယက္စာအုပ္စင္

က႑စုံ (အခ်ိန္ႏွင့္တေျပးညီ)

ျမန္မာ ႏ်ဴကလီးယားကိစၥ ျပည္တြင္းအေထာက္အထား မခုိင္လုံေသး

EU အထူးသံ ျမန္မာ့အေရး အေမရိကန္နဲ႔ ေဆြးေႏြး

ျပည္ထဲေရး၀န္ႀကီးေျပာၾကားခ်က္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္တုံ႔ျပန္
ျပည္ထဲေရး၀န္ႀကီးရဲ႕ ေျပာၾကားခ်က္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ ေ၀ဖန္

ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ (သို႔မဟုတ္) သဇင္နီ အပိုင္း – ၅၂

ကိုဇာဂနာ ၄၉ ႏွစ္ျပည့္ ေမြးေန႔ ထိုင္းမွာ က်င္းပ

ေဒၚစု အိမ္ျပင္ဆင္မႈ ေရွ႕ေနအဖြဲ႕နဲ႔ ေဆြးေႏြး

တရားမွ်တသည့္ ေရြးေကာက္ပဲြလုပ္ရန္ တိဘက္ တိုက္တြန္း

ျပည္နယ္နဲ႔တိုင္း ဗဟိုဦးစီးအဖြဲ႕ေတြ ျပန္လည္ဖြဲ႕စည္းေရး အမ်ိဳးသားဒီမိုကေရစီအဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္ စတင္ဴပင္ဆင္

ေနအိမ္ျပင္ဆင္ေရး တားဆီးမႈအေပၚ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္သံသယ႐ွိ

ေပါေခ်ာင္ေကာင္းနဲ႔ ေခတ္္ကို အမီလုိက္ၾကစိုု႔ရဲ႕

တိုးခ်ဲ႕စီအီးစီႏွင့္ လာေတာ့မည့္ စီစီ

ျမန္မာျပည္ကို ကူညီရန္ ကမၻာ့ဘဏ္ စဥ္းစားေန

စဥ္းစားကာ ေနရဦးမယ္ …

ကုလသမဂၢ လူ့အခြင္‌့အ‌ေရး ကုိယ္‌စားလွယ္‌ ျမန္‌မာျပည္‌လာဖုိ႔႐ွိ

ေဟတီ ကယ္ဆယ္ေရးက ျမန္မာနာဂစ္ထက္ ပုိမိုသာလြန္

လူပံုပါးပါး စိတ္ဓာတ္မာမာ ေရးခ်က္ထည္ထည္ဝါ

တီဗီ သတင္းေထာက္ကို ေထာင္ဒဏ္ ၁၃ ႏွစ္ ခ်မွတ္

ဒုရဲအုပ္တဦး ထိုင္း-ျမန္မာနယ္စပ္သို ့တိမ္းေရွာင္လာ

လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး စစ္ေဆးသူ ျမန္မာျပည္သြားမည္

ဝီဂါေတြကို တ႐ုတ္ျပည္ျပန္ပို႔တဲ့ကိစၥ UWSA ကို အျပစ္တင္

ႏိုင္ငံေရးတက္ႂကြသူ ေထာင္ဒဏ္ ၁၃ ႏွစ္ ခ်မွတ္

ေ႐ြးေကာက္ပြဲ ဆန္႔က်င္သူ ရဟန္းပ်ဳိ ခ်ဳပ္ေႏွာင္သည့္ေနရာ သိခြင့္မရေသး

ထိုင္း-ျမန္မာနယ္စပ္ေရာက္ ျမန္မာရဲအရာရိွတဦး ရဲတပ္သားမ်ားဘ၀ ရင္ဖြင့္ေျပာၾကား

ေ႐ြးေကာက္ပြဲ ဗံုးခြဲဖ်က္ဆီးဖို႔ ႀကံစည္သူ ၁၁ ဦးသတင္းဟာ လုပ္ႀကံသတင္းသာျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း အဖြဲ႕အစည္းေတြျငင္းဆို

အၾကမ္းဖက္ ဗုံးခြဲဖို႔ ႀကံစည္ဟု စစ္အစိုးရ စြပ္စြဲခ်က္ KNU နဲ႔ BLC ျငင္းဆို

ဥသူထ ကရင္စစ္ေျပးဒုကၡသည္ေတြ ေနရပ္ ျမန္မာျပည္ကို ျပန္ဖို႔ ထိုင္းအာဏာပုိင္ေတြ ေျပာၾကား

ျပည္ၿမိဳ႕တြင္ ကာရာအိုေကႏွင့့္အႏွိပ္ခန္းမ်ား စည္ကား

ရန္ကုန္စီးတီးတကၠစီမ်ား ယာဥ္ေမာင္းခြင့္ ႀကိဳေပးရန္ ျပည္တြင္းအခြန္ ေတာင္းခံ

လူငယ္မ်ား တိုးတက္ေရးအတြက္ ဆရာေဖျမင့္ ေဟာေျပာမည္

လူငယ္မ်ား တုိးတက္ေရးအတြက္ စာဖတ္ရန္ ေျပာမည္ (အင္တာဗ်ဴး)
ငမိုးရိပ္ေခ်ာင္းေဘးက ျပည္သူေတြရဲ့ ေသာက

ေငြေၾကးေဖာင္းပြမႈ ေလ်ာ့က်ဟု ကုန္သည္စက္မႈအသင္း ေျပာၾကား

မူဆယ္ၿမိဳ႕ ဝတပ္ဖဲြ႔ ဆက္ဆံေရး႐ုံးအနီး ဗံုး (၁) လံုး ေတြ႔ရိွ

ကားတင္သြင္းခြင့္အခြန္ ထက္၀က္ေက်ာ္တိုးျမႇင့္

ဖိနပ္ခ်ဳပ္စက္႐ံုမွ ဆႏၵျပ ျမန္မာမ်ား လုပ္ခတိုးရၿပီ

အၾကမ္းဖက္ ဗုံးခြဲမႈသည္ မိမိတို႔၏ လမ္းစဥ္မဟုတ္ဟု ေကအဲန္ယူဆို

ျမန္မာ ဘုတ္သမားမ်ားႏွင့္ ဘဂၤလီ ဆိပ္ကမ္းအလုပ္သမား ခိုက္ရန္ ျဖစ္ပြား၍ အမ်ားအျပား ဒဏ္ရာရ

က်န္းမာေရး မေကာင္းသူ ႏုိင္ငံေရး အက်ဥ္းသား ၁၂၉ ဦးရွိ

စစ္တပ္မွ ၀က္သံုးေကာင္ ဖမ္းစားၿပီး ရြာသားအား ႏွိပ္စက္

ေနေရာင္ျခည္သံုး စြမ္းအင္စနစ္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံတြင္ စတင္ေတာ့မည္

ဒုကၡသည္ ျပန္ပို႔လွ်င္ လံုၿခံဳေရး တာဝန္မယူဟု DKBA ေျပာ

ခိုက္ရန္ျဖစ္ပြားမႈေၾကာင့္ ဒုကၡသည္လူငယ္(၂၀)ေက်ာ္ အလုပ္ႏွင့္ ျပစ္ဒဏ္ခ်မွတ္ခံရ

ထုိင္းစစ္တပ္မွ ယာယီဒုကၡသည္မ်ား ျပန္ထားမည့္ေနရာ သြားေရာက္ၾကည့္ရႈခဲ့

သမၼတ အိုဘားမား ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္ အေျချပ မိန္႔ခြန္း စီးပြားေရး ေဇာင္းေပး

လန္‌ဒန္‌ အာဖဂန္‌‌ ညီလာခံ က်င္‌းပ

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