RB:Rohingya Exodus ( Leaked Video)

RB:Rohingya Exodus ( Leaked Video)

Posted on December 12, 2012 by tunaung
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Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

Posted on December 10, 2012 by tunaung

The Contracting Parties,

Having considered the declaration made by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 96 (I) dated 11 December 1946 that genocide is a crime under international law, contrary to the spirit and aims of the United Nations and condemned by the civilized world,

Recognizing that at all periods of history genocide has inflicted great losses on humanity, and

Being convinced that, in order to liberate mankind from such an odious scourge, international co-operation is required,

Hereby agree as hereinafter provided: 

Article I: The Contracting Parties confirm that genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law which they undertake to prevent and to punish. 

Article II: In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

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Al Jazeera Investigates : The Hidden Genocide

Posted on December 9, 2012 by tunaung
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Crying Colours By ALDO

Posted on December 7, 2012 by tunaung
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Burma camp for Rohingyas ‘dire’ – Valerie Amos

Posted on December 6, 2012 by tunaung

The UN’s top humanitarian official has said conditions for displaced Burmese Muslim Rohingyas are “dire”, and called on Burma to improve them.

Valerie Amos made the comments after visiting camps in Rakhine state.

More than 135,000 people displaced during six months of ethnic conflict are living in camps in the state, the vast majority of them Rohingyas.

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Expert warns of Rohingya genocide

Posted on December 4, 2012 by tunaung

“Warning signs” are in place for a genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, an Al Jazeera investigation has been told by a leading expert in the field.

According to Professor William Schabas, until recently President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, the findings of an Al Jazeera documentary reveal that “we’re moving into a zone where the word can be used”.

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RB:The Dire Situation of Rohingyas and Kamans Continues

Posted on December 2, 2012 by tunaung

November 30, Sittwe (Akyab), Arakan: There are refugee camps for Rakhines Buddhists and Muslim Rohingyas and Kamans in Sittwe (Akyab), Arakan. In fact, the condition in the refugee camps of Rohingyas and Kamans is worse and more awful than the condition that should be in the refugee camps. Although there are two Doctors and two Nurses from military hospital for every 150 people in the Rakhine refugee camps, there is no doctor in Rohingya and Kaman refugee camps and on top of that, Rakhine extremists hassle the doctors from MSF who come to cure Rohingyas and Kamans in their camps. In spite of all these hassles, a medical team from Turkey and another from Australia visited Rohingya and Kaman refugee camps in Sittwe last week with a view to saving human lives.

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m-mediagroup.com:သဲေခ်ာင္း မြတ္စလင္ ဒုကၡသည္ စခန္းကို အဓမၼ ဖိအားေရႊခိုင္းရာ လက္မခံသျဖင့္ ရဲမ်ား အၾကမ္းဖက္ပစ္ခတ္

Posted on December 2, 2012 by tunaung

၂၀၁၂ ခုႏွစ္ ဒီဇင္ဘာ ၁ ရက္ ညေန႔(၅) နာရီတြင္  စစ္ေတြ သဲေခ်ာင္းရိွ မြတ္စလင္ ဒုကၡသည္စခန္းမ်ားမွ ဒုကၡသည္မ်ားကို ေဝးလံသည့္ ေဆးသမားေက်းရြာသို႔ အတင္းအဓမၼ ေျပာင္းေရႊခိုင္းရာ မြတ္စလင္မ္ ဒုကၡသည္မ်ားမွ မသြားလိုေၾကာင္း ေျပာသျဖင့္ လံုျခံဳေရးတပ္ဖြဲ႕ဝင္ ရဲမ်ား ေသနတ္မ်ားျဖင့္ ပစ္ခတ္မႈ႕ေၾကာင့္ အနည္းဆံုး မြတ္စလင္မ္ ဒုကၡသည္ (၅) ဦး ဒဏ္ရာျပင္းထန္စြာရရိွသြားသည္။

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BBC: The Burmese monks who preach intolerance against Muslim Rohingyas

Posted on November 24, 2012 by tunaung
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RFA:ေဒါက္တာထြန္းေအာင္ကို ေထာင္ဒဏ္ ၁၂ ႏွစ္ က်ခံေစရန္ အမိန္႔ခ်မွတ္

Posted on November 23, 2012 by tunaung

ၿပီးခဲ့တဲ့ဇြန္လက ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ အတြင္း ျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့တဲ့ ပဋိပကၡေတြနဲ႔ပတ္သက္ၿပီး အာဏာပိုင္ေတြက အမႈ ၅ မႈနဲ႔ဖမ္းဆီးထိန္းသိမ္းခဲ့တဲ့ ေဒါက္တာထြန္းေအာင္(ေခၚ) ႏုရာဟက္ကို စစ္ေတြခရိုင္ တရားရံုးက အလုပ္နဲ႔ ေထာင္ဒဏ္ ၁၂ ႏွစ္ က်ခံေစဖို႔ မေန႔က အၿပီးသတ္ အမိန္႔ ခ်မွတ္လိုက္ပါတယ္။

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Obama visit to Burma receives a mixed reaction

Posted on November 22, 2012 by tunaung
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Obama speech at University of Yangon – DVB Live

Posted on November 19, 2012 by tunaung
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U.S President Obama arrival in Burma – DVB Live

Posted on November 19, 2012 by tunaung
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washingtonpost.com: Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar security forces of supporting some anti-Muslim attacks

Posted on November 19, 2012 by tunaung

The U.N. has called the Rohingya — who are widely reviled by the Buddhist majority in Myanmar — among the most persecuted people on Earth.

Myanmar denies the Rohingya citizenship, even though many of their families have lived in Myanmar for generations. The government considers them to be illegal migrants from Bangladesh, but Bangladesh also rejects them, rendering them stateless.

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Reforms in Myanmar: Challenges and prospects

Posted on November 16, 2012 by tunaung

Myanmar’s reforms are more about the interests and longevity of the country’s military than about public welfare.

In a week’s time, US President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Asia’s – and perhaps the world’s – hottest destination: Myanmar. He should “see” the ugly realities of the country’s reforms that lie just beneath their surface and hear the cries of the wretched of Myanmar, such as the Muslim Rohingya and the Christian Kachins.

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မန္းတေလး နန္းတြင္း ဗလီႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္ျပီး အေထာက္အထား မေတြ႔ရိွခဲ့ဟု ယဥ္ေက်းမႈ တကၠသိုလ္ ပါခ်ဴပ္(ျငိမ္း) သမိုင္းပညာရွင္ ဦးတင္စိုးမွ ေျပာၾကားခဲ့သည္ကုိ ေျဖရွင္းခ်က္

Posted on November 15, 2012 by tunaung

Baydar Lam‘s Facebook စာမ်က္နာမွ ကူးယူေဖၚျပပါသည္

ဘုရားစူးမိုးၾကိဳးပစ္ ယဥ္ေက်းမႈ တကၠသိုလ္ ပါခ်ဴပ္(ျငိမ္း) သမိုင္းပညာရွင္ ဦးတင္စိုးမွ မန္းတေလး နန္းတြင္း၌ ဗလီႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္ျပီး အေထာက္အထား မေတြ႔ရိွခဲ့ဟု ေျပာၾကားခဲ့တာကို ၈.၁၁.၂၀၁၂ ရက္ထုတ္ NEWSWEEK ဂ်ာနယ္ႏွင့္ အင္တာဗ်ဴးတြင္ ေဖာ္ျပခဲ့ပါသည္။အေထာက္အထားဆိုတာက

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VOA: အိုဘားမား ျမန္မာခရီးစဥ္ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးအဖဲြ႔ေတြ ကန္႔ကြက္

Posted on November 15, 2012 by tunaung

အေမရိကန္သမၼတ တဦးအေနနဲ႔ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံကို လာမယ့္ ခရီးစဥ္အတြင္း သမၼတ အိုဘားမား ဟာ ႏိုင္ငံအႀကီးအကဲေတြနဲ႔ ေတြ႔ဆံုမွာျဖစ္သလို ျမန္မာလူထုကိုလည္း မိန္႔ခြန္းေျပာဆိုဖို႔ ရိွေန ပါတယ္။ နာရီပိုင္းပဲ ၾကာမယ့္ ခရီးစဥ္အတြင္း ရန္ကုန္မွာပဲ ေတြ႔ဆံုမႈေတြကို ျပဳလုပ္မယ္လို႔ သိရပါ တယ္။ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးအဖဲြ႔ေတြကေတာ့ ဒီခရီးစဥ္ဟာ မျဖစ္သင့္ဘူးလို႔ ကန္႔ကြက္ေနၾကတုန္းပါ။ ဒီ ခရီးစဥ္အေျခအေနနဲ႔ပတ္သက္လို႔ စံုစမ္းေမးျမန္းထားတာေတြကို ကိုသားညြန္႔ဦးက တင္ျပေပးထားပါတယ္။

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Ethnic cleansing in Burma?

Posted on November 14, 2012 by tunaung
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BBC:UN ‘failed Sri Lanka civilians’, says internal probe

Posted on November 14, 2012 by tunaung

By Lyse Doucet

Chief International Correspondent, BBC News

The United Nations failed in its mandate to protect civilians in the last months of Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war, a leaked draft of a highly critical internal UN report says.

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Special Report – Witnesses tell of organized killings of Myanmar Muslims

Posted on November 13, 2012 by tunaung

By Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall

PAIK THAY, Myanmar | Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:14pm GMT

(Reuters) – On a hot Sunday night in a remote Myanmar village, Tun Naing punched his wife and unleashed hell.

She wanted rice for their three children. He said they couldn’t afford it. Apartheid-like restrictions had prevented Muslims like Tun Naing from working for Buddhists here in Rakhine State along Myanmar’s western border, costing the 38-year-old metalworker his job.

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ရခုိင္- ႐ုိဟင္ဂ်ာအဓိက႐ုန္း ျဖစ္စဥ္မ်ား

Posted on November 8, 2012 by tunaung

Burma’s potential for a nationwide religious war

Posted on November 8, 2012 by tunaung

By  Nov 07, 2012 1:13PM UTC

The violence in western Burma between Rohingya and Arakanese has evolved in recent weeks, and now there is a distinct possibility that a religious war is unfolding that could spread far beyond Arakan state.

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လားရိႈးသိန္းေအာင္ရဲ႕ “Our Buddhist Country ငါတို႔ ဗုဒၶ နိုင္ငံ” သီခ်င္း

Posted on November 7, 2012 by tunaung
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RFA: First Chairperson of ABFSU_U Rashid Centenary

Posted on November 7, 2012 by tunaung
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Video Record of Aung Mingalar Village torch by Rakhine Terrorist

Posted on November 5, 2012 by tunaung
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Letter from America: Genocide of the Rohingyas of Myanmar – Part 1

Posted on November 4, 2012 by tunaung

By Dr. Habib Siddiqui

Myanmar’s western state of Arakan (Rakhine) is again burning. In Mrauk-U, the former capital of the independent kingdom of Arakan, hundreds of young Rakhine Buddhist men were on the march: packed on the backs of pickups, on motorcycles, on trishaws, tuk-tuks and bicycles, but mostly on foot.

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RFA: Religious Tolerance Talks

Posted on November 4, 2012 by tunaung

BBC:ရခိုင္အေရးနဲ ့ပက္သက္တဲ့ ေဒၚစုသေဘာထား

Posted on November 4, 2012 by tunaung

ရခိုင္အေရးနဲ ့ပက္သက္တဲ့ ေဒၚစုသေဘာထား

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The Economist: No place like home

Posted on November 3, 2012 by tunaung

The Rohingyas need the help of the Burmese government, Aung San Suu Kyi and the outside world

THE political transformation in Myanmar this past year or more has so far seemed one of history’s more remarkable revolutions. It has seemed, indeed, to be a revolution without losers. The army, which brutalised the country for half a century, remains influential and unpunished. Political prisoners have been freed by the hundreds. The opposition and its heroine, Aung San Suu Kyi, have successfully entered mainstream politics.

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Rohingyas and the Democratization in Myanmar

Posted on November 3, 2012 by tunaung

We are again bombarded by photographs and news of renewed violence in Myanmar’s Arakan region (officially Rakhine state). Meanwhile, at the UN in New York, the delegates listened to the report of UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur for Myanmar Mr. Quintana. While recognizing the democratization efforts in the country, he underlined that it was vital for the Myanmar government and all concerned to prevent further violence, to defuse tensions between the Rakhine Buddhist and Rohingya Muslim communities, and to address the underlying causes of inter-communal unrest.

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NST: Rohingya appeal to world leaders

Posted on November 3, 2012 by tunaung

KUALA LUMPUR: Rohingya living in Malaysia have made a strong plea to world leaders to stop the ethnic cleansing of their countrymen in the Myanmar state of Arakan.

Read more: Rohingya appeal to world leaders – General – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/rohingya-appeal-to-world-leaders-1.165974#ixzz2B8AvnDOC

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myanamarmuslim.net:ကုလားေတြပါ၊ ကုလားေတြပါ ဆိုတာကို ကၽြန္ေတာ္ ၀မ္းနည္းပါတယ္၊ အိမ္ရွင္ေတြ မဟုတ္ပါဘူး၊ ဧည့္သည္ေတြပါလို႔ ေျပာၾကားျခင္း ဟာလည္း လံုး၀ လက္ခံႏိုင္စရာ မရွိပါဘူး (ကိုုျမေအး)

Posted on November 3, 2012 by tunaung

VOA: ရခိုင္အေရး ျမန္မာသံတမန္ကို ၿဗိတိန္ႏိုင္ငံျခားေရးဌာန ဆင့္ေခၚ

Posted on November 2, 2012 by tunaung

ၿဗိတိန္ ႏုိင္ငံျခားေရး ၀န္ႀကီးဌာနက ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္မွာ ဆက္လက္ျဖစ္ပြားေနတဲ့ အၾကမ္းဖက္မႈေတြနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္ၿပီး ၿဗိတိန္ ႏိုင္ငံဆိုင္ရာ ျမန္မာသံရံုးရဲ႕ သံရံုး ယာယီ တာ၀န္ခံကို ဆင့္ေခၚ ေဆြးေႏြးခဲ့ပါတယ္။

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DVB: Clashes or ethnic cleansing?

Posted on November 2, 2012 by tunaung

By TUN KHIN

Use of language can be very important. This is something the government of Burma knows very well.  There are disturbing parallels between the way current violence in Arakan state is being described, and how past atrocities committed by the Burmese government were recounted at the time.

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သတိ၊ ေစတီေတာ္ျမတ္ မ်ားအား တိုက္ခိုက္ကာ ပဋိပကၡ ဖန္တီးမည့္သူရွိ

Posted on November 1, 2012 by tunaung

ေမာင္ေသာင္းေဖ  သတင္းေပးပို႔သည္။

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရွိ အစၥလာမ္ ဘာသာ၀င္မ်ားႏွင့္ လူမ်ားစု ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္မ်ား အၾကား အထင္အျမင္ လြဲမွား၍ ပဋိပကၡမ်ားျဖစ္ေစရန္ တိုင္းရင္းသား အဖြဲ႕အစည္းတစ္ခုက စီစဥ္လ်က္ရွိၿပီး ၎တို႔ လုပ္ေဆာင္မည့္ေထာင္ေခ်ာက္မွာ တန္ခိုးႀကီးေစတီတစ္ခုအား ဗံုးျဖင့္ တိုက္ခိုက္၍ အဆိုပါ တိုက္ခိုက္မႈအား အစၥလာမ္ ဘာသာ၀င္မ်ား ျပဳလုပ္သေယာင္ စြပ္စြဲ၍ ႏိုင္ငံေရး အျမတ္ထုတ္မႈတစ္ခုကို လုပ္ေဆာင္ရန္ စီစဥ္ေနေၾကာင္း ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ အတြင္း တာ၀န္က် အမည္မေဖၚလိုသူ ပုဂၢိဳလ္တစ္ဦးထံမွ သတင္းရရွိသည္။

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ျမန္မာ့အေရးကၽြမ္းက်င္သူ ဘာတီးလင့္တ္နာ (Bertil Lintner) ႏွင့္ေတြ႕ဆံုေမးျမန္းျခင္း (အပိုင္း-၁)

Posted on November 1, 2012 by tunaung

by Yangon Press International on Monday, 22 October 2012 at 00:37 ·
ဘာတီးလင့္တ္နာ

ယခုလေမာ္ကြန္းမဂၢဇင္းတြင္ တိုင္းရင္းသားေရးရာ၊ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးေဖာ္ေဆာင္မႈလုပ္ငန္းစဥ္၊ ဘိန္းစိုက္ပ်ိဳးမႈပေပ်ာက္ေရး စသည္တို႔ႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္ၿပီး ထိုင္းႏိုင္ငံအေျခစိုက္ ျမန္မာ့ အေရးကၽြမ္းက်င္သူ ဘာတီးလင့္တ္နာ (Bertil Lintner) ႏွင့္ ေတြ႕ဆံုေမးျမန္းထားပါသည္။

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Anti-Muslim Monk Wirathu’s Talk on Arakan Conflict

Posted on October 30, 2012 by tunaung

zimbio.com:Some 80 People Killed, Tens of Thousands Displaced Following Ethnic Violence

Posted on October 29, 2012 by tunaung

Breaking News: Bomb Explosions at Two Mosques in Karen State

Posted on October 29, 2012 by tunaung

October 29, 2012
M-Media

Two mosques in Myanmar’s Karen state were attacked by bombs last night.

A bomb exploded at Yay-nan-si-kone Mosque in Kawkareik Township.

A local source told M-Media, “Just after midnight, there was a bomb blast at Yay-nan-si-kone Mosque. There were two bombs but only one exploded. The bomb exploded between the mosque and the fence. Another bomb was at the mosque entrance but it didn’t explode. The military has confiscated it”.

According to Myanmar Muslim Net (www.myanmarmuslim.net), two men on a red motorbike threw two bombs into the mosque compound. One bomb was a military bomb 81; another one was 91 used in the US army. The first bomb exploded at about 20 yards from the mosque.

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Myanmarmuslim.net:ျမန္မာ မြတ္စလင္မ္ ဗလီႏွစ္လုုံးကုိ ၂နာရီအတြင္း ဗုံး ၃လုံးျဖင့္ အၾကမ္းဖက္ တစ္စု တိုက္ခိုက္

သတင္း – SK – ျမန္မာမြတ္စလင္မ္ မီဒီယာ MMM

ျမန္မာနိင္ငံတြင္း အစၥလာမ္ဆန္႔က်င္ေရး လူပ္ရွားမႈမ်ားကို ကရင္ျပည္နယ္ရွိ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ ဘုန္းေတာ္ႀကီးမ်ားက ေပၚေပၚလြင္လြင္ျပဳလုပ္ လာၾကၿပီးေနာက္ က်ဴံဒိုးၿမိဳ႕ဗလီႏွင့္ ေကာ့ကရိတ္ၿမိဳ႕ ေရနံဆီကုန္းဗလီအား မသမာသူမ်ားက လက္ပစ္ဗုံးမ်ားျဖင့္ ပစ္ခတ္ တိုက္ခိုက္မႈမ်ား ျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ေၾကာင္း ေဒသခံမ်ားက myanmarmuslim.net သို႔ေျပာသည္။

က်ဳံဒိုးၿမိဳ႕ ဗုိလ္ခ်ဳပ္လမ္းမေပၚရွိ က်ဳံဒိုးဗလီ ေနာက္ဘက္(မီးစက္လမ္းၾကား) ၿခံစည္းရိုးေဘးသို႔ အမည္မသိ ၄ ဦးက ဆုိင္ကယ္ ၂စီးျဖင့္ လွ်ပ္တျပက္ျဖတ္ကာ လြန္စြာ အသံက်ယ္ေလာင္သည့္ ဗုံးတစ္လံုးကို ေအာက္တိုဘာ ၂၈ ည ၁၁ နာရီ ၅၀မိနစ္တြင္ ပစ္သြင္းတိုက္ခိုက္ခဲ့သည္။

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Cartoon of the day – Sectarian violence in Rakhine State

Posted on October 28, 2012 by tunaung

myanmarmuslim.net: ရခုိင္ အၾကမ္းဖက္သမားမ်ား သံတြဲ ျမိဳ႕ကို ဆက္လက္ အၾကမ္းဖက္ မီးရိႈ႕ေန

Posted on October 28, 2012 by tunaung

သတင္း- TK ( ျမန္မာမြတ္စလင္မ္ သတင္းစဥ္)

ျမန္မာစံေတာ္ခ်ိန္ ၅:၄၅

ၿမိဳ႕ေပၚရြာသစ္ကုန္မွာ ရွိတဲ႔ လူႀကီးေတြကို ၿမိဳ႕နယ္ အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေရးမွဴး က `ခင္ဗ်ားတို႔ ရပ္ကြက္ကိုေစာင့္ေနတဲ႔ ကင္းေတြကို ဖယ္ရွားေပးပါ။ အိမ္ေပၚကိုတက္ရွာဖို႔ ေတြလိုရွိရင္ အားလံုးကို ဖမ္းမယ္။´ ဟု ၿခိမ္းေျခာက္သြားခဲ့သည္။ ရပ္ကြက္ သူ ရပ္ကြက္သားမ်ားအေနနဲ႔ အဲလို လူႀကီးေတြ လာသတိေပးသြားတိုင္း မီးရိႈ႕ တုိက္ခိုက္မွဳေတြ ျဖစ္ေနတဲ႔ အေတြ႕အၾကံဳအရလို႔ ၿမိဳခံေတြ႕ စိုးရိမ္ေနၾကတယ္ၿမိဳ႕စြန္မွာရွိတဲ႔ အနည္းငယ္ရွိတဲ႔ မြတ္စလင္အိမ္ေတြကို ဖယ္ခိုင္းျပီး ဖ်က္စီးလုိက္ပါသည္။

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Rakhine conflict proof of Burma’s ingrained racism, says academic

Posted on October 28, 2012 by tunaung

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the setting up of a commission in Burma to investigate recent sectarian violence in the country’s west.

Burma’s president, Thein Sein, has announced an inquiry into the clashes in Rakhine state, where scores of people were killed and tens of thousands displaced by the violence in May and June.

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Buddhist monks provoke anti-Muslim violence: Analyst

Posted on October 28, 2012 by tunaung
A prominent analyst and the president of the Conscience International tells Press TV that there is an ongoing anti-Muslim provocation of violence by the Buddhist monks in Myanmar.

According to vice chairman of the Muslim National Democratic Party for Development (NDPD) Hla Thein, more than 100 Rohingya Muslims have been killed in a recent wave of sectarian violence against Muslims in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine.

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BBC :Burma acknowledges mass burnings in Rakhine unrest

Posted on October 28, 2012 by tunaung

Burma’s president has acknowledged major destruction in the west of the country, scene of recent ethnic unrest.

“There have been incidents of whole villages and parts of the towns being burnt down in Rakhine state,” Thein Sein’s spokesman told the BBC.

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Burma: HRW satellite images ‘show Rakhine destruction’

Posted on October 27, 2012 by tunaung

A human rights group has released satellite images of what appears to be the destruction of a coastal Burmese district riven by ethnic unrest.

Human Rights Watch says the images show that more than 800 buildings and houseboats were burned to the ground in Kyaukpyu, in western Rakhine state.

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channel4.com:Burma’s Rohingya face ‘new wave of violence’

Posted on October 25, 2012 by tunaung

Senior members of the Muslim Rohingya community say that more than 100 Rohingya were killed on Tuesday and 440 houses burnt by ethnic Rakhine Buddhists in a village called Yaing Thay, in the northern part of the state. Local Rohingya have accused the police of participating in the violence and shooting members of their community.

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washingtonpost.com:Aung San Suu Kyi, the Rohingya of Burma and the challenge of faith

Posted on October 25, 2012 by tunaung

By  and Harrison Akins

She came, she saw, she conquered. The photograph of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi standing proudly with America’s smiling political elite at her Congressional Gold Medal ceremony last month in Washington, D.C., provides a powerful image of this heroine of democracy. She has justifiably caught the world’s attention and earned its love. Arizona Sen. John McCain called her “his personal hero.”

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munfw.org:Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing

Posted on October 24, 2012 by tunaung

by Karyn Becker

Genocide: The deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group.

Ethnic Cleansing: The elimination of an unwanted group from a society, as by genocide or forced migration.

Any discussion of genocide or ethnic cleansing would seem to be straightforward, both in the subject matter itself and in the myriad examples one could bring to mind. As these topics are studied in greater depth, however, the discussion invariably becomes far more complicated. Defined as “the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group,” genocide tends to evoke thoughts of the Holocaust of World War Two–the most egregious and infamous example of the mass killing of people based on their ethnic or religious background. For many people, that is the full extent of what genocide means. Today, however, the word genocide draws upon an even more complex body of history and scholarship, focusing on the motivation of the perpetrators. By narrow definition, genocide can only occur when there is a deliberate attempt to completely destroy all members of a particular group. As such, there are few clearly identifiable examples of genocide.

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DVB:Monk group calls on locals to target ‘Rohingya sympathisers’

Posted on October 23, 2012 by tunaung

By HANNA HINDSTROM

A group of Arakanese monks have called for Rohingya “sympathisers” to be targeted and exposed as “national traitors” while tensions again flare between Buddhists and Muslims in Burma’s westernmost state.

In a document seen by DVB, the All-Arakanese Monks’ Solidarity Conference have urged locals to distribute images of anyone alleged to be supporting the stateless minority group to all townships in the region, potentially opening them up to violent attacks by nationalist extremists.

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AFP:Three dead in new wave of Myanmar violence

Posted on October 23, 2012 by tunaung

YANGON — At least three people have been killed in a fresh outbreak of communal violence between Muslim Rohingya and Buddhists in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, a local official said on Tuesday.

The clashes laid bare festering tensions between the two communities after widespread violence in June left dozens dead, tens of thousands displaced and prompted rights groups to warn of a humanitarian crisis.

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President U Thein Sein holds first ever press conference

Posted on October 22, 2012 by tunaung
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Violence Report in Arakan

Posted on October 18, 2012 by tunaung

RFA:ABFSU First Chairperson U Rashid Centenary

Posted on October 16, 2012 by tunaung
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U Thant – Cuban Missile Crisis Eases

Posted on October 14, 2012 by tunaung
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Demanding the Myanmar Government and Bama Military to stop the Anti-Islam and Anti-OIC protests

Posted on October 10, 2012 by tunaung

We hereby demand the Myanmar Government and Bama Military to stop the Anti-Islam and Anti-OIC protests.

If they fail to control or stop these nonsense this could lead to the widespread Anti-Muslim protests throughout Myanmar.

President U Thein Sein led USDP party, Myanmar Government and Myanmar Military would be held responsible for the loss of properties and lives of Muslims at the UN and ICC if these protests escalates into anti-Muslim Riots in any part of Myanmar.

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BBC HARDTALK – U THEIN SEIN

Posted on October 3, 2012 by tunaung
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BBC:Burma’s Thein Sein ‘would accept Suu Kyi as president’

Posted on September 30, 2012 by tunaung

Burmese leader Thein Sein has told the BBC he would accept Aung San Suu Kyi as president if the people vote for her

The president insisted that the will of the people would be respected whoever they chose in an election due in 2015.

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A poignant memory of Myanmar

Posted on September 29, 2012 by tunaung
Navel Gazer
By Alexandra Wong
Our columnist has had her heartstrings tugged in many countries, the latest being Myanmar, where one particular afternoon etches a poignant memory.Wait! I’m scared!” I say, prompting Zaw Zaw to respond with a smile.“Don’t worry. It’s just my mamma.”

I swallow, torn by conflicting thoughts. In my first visit to Myanmar, I had become good friends with our guide Zaw Zaw. We bonded over our mutual passion for photography. On impulse, I had asked if I could see how the locals lived.

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101 East – Nowhere To Go

Posted on September 28, 2012 by tunaung
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Nowhere To Go – The Rohingya

Posted on September 27, 2012 by tunaung

by LYNN on Sep 12, 2012 • 10:33 pm

The checkpoint looms. There are armed guards on both sides of the road. Our taxi – a cross between a tuk tuk and a pickup truck – lurches. The driver gasps, hesitates. He is nervy and jumpy and clearly afraid. And yet, five minutes earlier, this same young man had boldly offered to take us to our destination, for a hefty fee. He knew we had no choice. Had just seen another driver turn us down with a grimace and a slicing motion to his throat. It was apparently dangerous where we wanted to go.

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Siege of Kachin State

Posted on September 24, 2012 by tunaung
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Reuters:Myanmar says not worried Suu Kyi upstaging president on U.S. visit

Posted on September 22, 2012 by tunaung

By Michelle Nichols

UNITED NATIONS | Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:20pm EDT

(Reuters) – Myanmar’s government says it is not worried opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will upstage the president during their overlapping U.S. visits because they work together for democracy, just as Nelson Mandela did with South Africa’s last apartheid-era leader.

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Systematic Ethnic Cleansing in Burma

Posted on September 14, 2012 by tunaung

Myanmar in Focus: Behind the Violence (II)

Posted on September 5, 2012 by tunaung
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Burmese invasion of Arakan and the rise of non Bengali settlements in Bangladesh

Posted on September 5, 2012 by tunaung

Origin of the Tribes of Chittaging Hill Tract (CHT)
By Abid Bahar, Canada

Introduction: Arakan was a medieval kingdom located at the edge of South Asia became a province of Burma after the Burmese invasion in 1784 and the subsequent annexation of it with Burma. To the people of India and Bangladesh, Arakan became sadly memorable for the tragic massacre of the Moghul prince Shah Suja and his entire family by the Arakanese king Sandathudamma.

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ตอบโจทย์ ชะตากรรมชาวโรงฮิงญา

Posted on September 5, 2012 by tunaung
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Myanmar in Focus: Behind the Violence (I)

Posted on September 2, 2012 by tunaung
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သမၼတရံုးမွ ျပည္ေထာင္စု လႊတ္ေတာ္သို႔ ေပးပို႔ေသာ ရခိုင္ပဋိပကၡ သံုးသပ္ခ်က္ စာတမ္း

Posted on August 24, 2012 by tunaung

Eid Mubarak !

Posted on August 18, 2012 by tunaung

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Interview with Rohingya Business Man

Posted on August 17, 2012 by tunaung
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The Stream : The plight of the Rohingya

Posted on August 17, 2012 by tunaung
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Interview with Rohingya Part 1

Posted on August 17, 2012 by tunaung

Interview with Rohingya Part 2

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စစ္ေတြ ေစ်းေဟာင္းေမာလိပ္ရပ္ကြက္မွ မြတ္စလင္မ္ အမ်ဳိးသမီးႀကီးတဦးႏွင့္ အင္တာဗ်ဴး

Posted on August 17, 2012 by tunaung
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arabnews.com:OIC suspends Syria’s membership, will take Rohingya case to UN

Posted on August 16, 2012 by tunaung

ARAB NEWS

Thursday 16 August 2012

MAKKAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation suspended Syria’s membership early on Thursday at a summit of Muslim leaders in Makkah, citing President Bashar Assad’s violent suppression of the Syrian revolt.

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At Ramadan dinner, Obama calls Clinton aide a ‘patriot’

Posted on August 12, 2012 by tunaung

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday called Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, an “American patriot” after a group of Republican lawmakers accused her of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist political organization.

“She has been nothing less than extraordinary in representing our country and the democratic values that we hold dear,” Obama said at a White House Iftar dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

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Aljazeera:’Mass graves’ for Myanmar’s Rohingya

Posted on August 9, 2012 by tunaung

Exclusive report from Rakihne state exposes an entire region divided by religious and racial discrimination.

A recent journey to western Myanmar has revealed a provincial capital divided by hatred and thousands of its Muslim residents terrorised by what they say is a state-sponsored campaign to segregate the population along ethno-sectarian lines.

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FFP:The Failed States Index 2012: The Book

Posted on August 2, 2012 by tunaung

Published June 18, 2012
By J. J. MessnerNate HakenKrista HendryPatricia TaftKendall LawrenceTierney AndersonRaphaël Jaeger,Natalie ManningFelipe UmañaAmelia Whitehead
Publication CFSIR1210
Report available in PDF and Flash formats

The Failed States Index, produced by The Fund for Peace, is a critical tool in highlighting not only the normal pressures that all states experience, but also in identifying when those pressures are pushing a state towards the brink of failure. By highlighting pertinent issues in weak and failing states, The Failed States Index—and the social science framework and software application upon which it is built—makes political risk assessment and early warning of conflict accessible to policy-makers and the public at large.

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HRW.ORG:“The Government Could Have Stopped This”

Posted on August 2, 2012 by tunaung
Sectarian Violence and Ensuing Abuses in Burma’s Arakan State
AUGUST 1, 2012
This report describes how the Burmese authorities failed to take adequate measures to stem rising tensions and the outbreak of sectarian violence in Arakan State. Though the army eventually contained the mob violence in the state capital, Sittwe, both Arakan and Rohingya witnesses told Human Rights Watch that government forces stood by while members from each community attacked the other, razing villages and committing an unknown number of killings.The report is based on 57 interviews conducted in June and July 2012 with affected Arakan, Rohingya, and others in Burma and in Bangladesh, where Rohingya have sought refuge from the violence and abuses.
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ISBN: 1-56432-922

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Anger against open door policy

Posted on July 28, 2012 by tunaung

Insight Down South

By SEAH CHIANG NEE

Rising public quarrels between Singaporeans and foreign immigrants show that the government’s policy of mass importing of foreigners to boost the economy and correct a declining birthrate is going badly.

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The Arakan Conflict and Nationalist Threats In Burma

Posted on July 24, 2012 by tunaung

Written by Sai Latt

MONDAY, 23 JULY 2012

As society liberalizes after 60 years, new strains appear

The continuing strife in western Burma signifies a dangerous future for an ethnically diverse country that has experienced ethnic conflicts for more than 60 years. It is not simply a campaign against the minority Rohingya as a group. It is a reflection of a tragic political hangover of the nation-state system that operates through an ominous and troubling nationalism.

The Arakan conflict is about nation-state building and state territorialization, which are being articulated by mainstreaming a singular ethno-religious identity — Buddhist Burmese, the basis of official nationalism. The root cause of the historical antagonism between the dominant Burman leadership and ethnic groups has been reactivated.

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The Psychology of Prejudice and Racism

Posted on July 15, 2012 by tunaung

How do we define prejudice and racism?
As prejudice and racism have caused enormous suffering across history, it is very important to try to understand how they work. Prejudice and racism both refer to a negative view of one group of people based solely on their membership in that group. Racism is a specific form of prejudice, involving prejudicial attitudes or behavior towards members of an ethnic group. The definition of race is somewhat variable but commonly refers to an ethnic group originating on a specific continent, such as people of African, European or Asian descent.

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The Power of Words

Posted on July 8, 2012 by tunaung
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Gregory Stanton: The Eight Stages of Genocide

Posted on July 7, 2012 by tunaung
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The Burning Issue: The DNA of Human Rights

Posted on July 7, 2012 by tunaung
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ERT Launches Situation Report on Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh

Posted on July 5, 2012 by tunaung

London, 02 July 2012

The Equal Rights Trust (ERT) today launches its situation report Burning Homes, Sinking Lives: A situation report on violence against stateless Rohingya in Myanmar and their refoulement from Bangladesh. The report presents the findings and observations of ERT researchers.

The report, which includes testimony collected from over 50 interviews with Rohingya in the period 13-29 June 2012, paints an extremely bleak picture, which demands urgent action to prevent further human rights violations including loss of life, suffering, forced displacement and damage to property. In addition to the testimony of victims, the report reviews the legal obligations of the parties to this crisis and makes recommendations to the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh, the UNHCR and the international community.

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The vicious cycle of abuse

Posted on July 4, 2012 by tunaung
Musings
By MARINA MAHATHIR
All abuse is about power, because you never abuse people who have more power than you. I WAS reading about the trial of Jerry Sandusky, a well-known and much-loved football coach at Penn State University in the US, for abusing some of the young boys under his charge.

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enotes.com:Nationalism

Posted on July 2, 2012 by tunaung

The twentieth century has been defined as the century of nationalism and genocide. How intense is the relationship between the two, given the fact they so often tend to occur simultaneously? Nationalism is the doctrine that “the rulers should belong to the same ethnic (that is, national) group as the ruled” (Gellner, 1983, p. 1). The doctrine assumes that a ruler belonging to an alien nationality or ethnic group is not fully legitimate. However, the inverse formula is a sure recipe for ethnic cleansing, mass deportation, and genocide: to claim that the inhabitants of a specific constituency must share the same ethnic lineage as its leaders is effectively to give full legitimacy to the mass expulsion of different ethnicity and the drastic redrawing of boundaries to suit the group’s pedigree. Nationalism also holds that “nation and political power should be congruent” (Gellner, 1983, p. 1). This longing for congruence, or ethnopolitical purity, is the historical hallmark of most nationalist attempts to erase ethnic distinctiveness by homogenizing entire populations.

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Mandalay Monk – Brothers from different religions

Posted on July 2, 2012 by tunaung
ဘာသာညီအစ္ကိုမ်ား
မႏၲေလးဘုန္းႀကီး ၊ ဇူလိုုင္ ၂၊ ၂၀၁၂
          ခရစ္ယာန္ဘာသာ၊ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၊ ဟိႏၵဴဘာသာ၊ အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာ ဘာသာႀကီး ေလးရပ္အနက္ ကမ႓ာ့လူဦးေရ သန္း ေပါင္း ေျခာက္ေထာင္ရွိရာ ခရစ္ယန္ဘာသာ သန္းေပါင္း ၂၁၀၀၊ အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာ သန္းေပါင္း ၁၃၀၀၊ ဟိႏၵဴဘာသာ သန္းေပါင္း ၁၀၀၀၊ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ သန္းေပါင္း ၃၇၆ သန္း ဟုု စာရင္းကို ေတြ႔ဖူး၏။

က်န္ဦးေရတစ္ခ်ဳိ႕ ဘာသာမဲ့ေနၾက၏။ တစ္ခ်ဳိ႕ နတ္ကိုးကြယ္၏။ ဤသို႔ၾကားဖူး၏။ ကမ႓ာ့တိုက္ႀကီး ေလးတိုက္ အာရွ တိုက္၊ ဥေရာပတိုက္ စသည္ ကမ႓ာအရပ္ရပ္ ဘာသာစုံျပန္႔ႏွံ႔လ်က္ရွိ၏။ ဗုဒၶဘာသာတို႔အတြက္ ဗုဒၶဘုရားက ေမတၱာကို အထူးဦးစားေပး ေဟာခဲ့ေသာ္လည္း တစ္ခ်ဳိ႕ ဗုဒၶဘာသာတို႔သည္ ဘာသာျခားတို႔အေပၚ ေမတၱာမထားႏိုင္ၾကဘဲ မုန္းတီးေရး ဝါဒကို ဖန္တီးလိုၾက၏။

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Burma 2012: Democracy and Dictatorship

Posted on June 27, 2012 by tunaung

Bertil Lintner

The triumphant tour of Europe by Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been a boost to the forces for change in a country that came under iron-fisted military rule half a century ago. She was received with almost the same honour as a head of state in Switzerland, Norway, Britain, Ireland, and France, where she met leading statesmen, government officials, prominent human-rights activists and even royals. Today, there is an air of optimism as some reforms toward a more democratic system have been introduced since a new quasi-civilian government took over in March last year.

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nytimes:Internet Unshackled, Burmese Aim Venom at Ethnic Minority

Posted on June 18, 2012 by tunaung
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Published: June 15, 2012

BANGKOK — Over the past year, Myanmar’s government has ended its heavy censorship, allowing citizens unfettered access to a wide variety of Web sites that had been banned during military rule. When the government first began dismantling its Internet controls in August, visits to sites like YouTube soared.

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Asia Times:True stripes revealed in Myanmar

Posted on June 17, 2012 by tunaung

By Francis Wade

CHIANG MAI – The timing of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s return to Europe after a 24-year absence could have been better. She leaves her country amid turmoil in its western Rakhine State, where sectarian rioting has claimed scores of victims. The period of unrest has shed a rare light on the volatile tensions that have simmered for years between the country’s dominant Buddhist population and its Muslim minority.

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Asia Times:Violent test for Myanmar reform

Posted on June 17, 2012 by tunaung

By Brian McCartan

Sectarian strife gripping Rakhine State offers a distinct test for Myanmar’s quasi-civilian government. President Thein Sein’s efforts to calm the situation have won some praise, but there are calls to do more. The real test will be whether his government can ensure long-term stability while continuing a reform drive that is removing controls that served to suppress past communal tensions.

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Burmese police taking sides, abusing powers: UN

Posted on June 16, 2012 by tunaung

Girish Sawlani

The United Nation’s Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Burma, Tomas Quintana says he has received information that police forces are not following orders, in the conflict zone in Arakan state.

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Bloomberg News:Suu Kyi Calls for Clarity on Myanmar Citizenship After Fighting

Posted on June 15, 2012 by tunaung
By Daniel Ten Kate and Jennifer M. Freedman on June 14, 2012
Myanmar needs to clarify citizenship laws and carefully police its borders in the wake of clashes between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims that have killed dozens, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said.

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Aljazeera:Islamophobia and the fear of ‘the other’ in Myanmar

Posted on June 11, 2012 by tunaung

Chiang Mai, Thailand – The mob that set upon and killed a group of Muslims riding a bus through western Myanmar on June 3 displayed a depravity normally the hallmark of the country’s military. News reports that emerged in the wake of the incident, allegedly in response to the gang rape and murder of a Buddhist girl by three Muslim men days before, described the ten victims of a frenzied beating being urinated upon before the bus was set ablaze.
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Myanmar President Speech for Emergency Condition in Rakhine State

Posted on June 11, 2012 by tunaung
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Aljazeera:Myanmar declares state of emergency in west

Posted on June 11, 2012 by tunaung
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Reuters:Muslim, Buddhist mob violence threatens new Myanmar image

Posted on June 11, 2012 by tunaung

(Reuters) – Northwest Myanmar was tense on Monday after sectarian violence engulfed its largest city at the weekend, with Reuters witnessing rival mobs of Muslims and Buddhists torching houses and police firing into the air to disperse crowds.

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AFP:US ‘deeply concerned’ on Myanmar religious violence

Posted on June 9, 2012 by tunaung

WASHINGTON — The United States voiced concern Friday about the mob killing of Muslims in Myanmar and called for the country’s reform-minded government to move forward in reconciling with minorities.

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Reuters:Buddhist vigilantes kill 9 Muslims in Myanmar bus attack

Posted on June 5, 2012 by tunaung

By Aung Hla Tun

YANGON | Mon Jun 4, 2012 6:59am EDT

(Reuters) – Buddhist vigilantes in western Myanmar attacked a bus and killed nine Muslims, police said on Monday, the deadliest communal violence in the region since a reformist government took power a year ago.

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RFA:ေတာင္ကုတ္မွာ မူစလင္ (၁၀) ဦး အသတ္ခံရ

Posted on June 4, 2012 by tunaung
2012-06-03

ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ သံတဲြၿမိဳ႕ကေန ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕ကို မေန႔ ညေန (၅) နာရီေလာက္က ထြက္ခြာလာတဲ့ ခရီးသည္တင္ယာဥ္ကို ေတာင္ကုတ္-သံတဲြလမ္းဆံုမွာ ေဒသခံရခိုင္လူမ်ဳိးေတြက တားဆီးၿပီး ကားေပၚမွာပါလာတဲ့ အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာ၀င္ (၁၀) ဦးနဲ႔ ၾကား၀င္ျဖန္ေျဖတဲ့ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္ (၁) ဦးကို အၾကမ္းဖက္ သတ္ျဖတ္ခဲ့ပါတယ္။

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BBC:Suu Kyi warns against ‘reckless optimism’ on Burma reforms

Posted on June 2, 2012 by tunaung

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has warned against ”reckless optimism” over reforms in the country.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Bangkok, she said the process was not yet irreversible.

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Roy Hodgson: racism at Euro 2012 must be tackled by officials

Posted on June 2, 2012 by tunaung
By Phil McNultyChief football writer, BBC Sport

England manager Roy Hodgson insists he will leave it Uefa and match officials to take action if any his players are racially abused during Euro 2012.

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ဗမာ (သို ့) ျမန္မာစိတ္ဓာတ္

Posted on June 2, 2012 by tunaung

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မင္းမ့ဲစရုိက္ကံမအၾကမ္းဖက္မွုက့ဲသို့မၾကီးထြားရန္အာဏာပိုင္တို့၏အခန္းက႑ အေရးပါ

Posted on May 26, 2012 by tunaung

မေကြးတိုင္းေဒသႀကီး ပန္းေတာင္းၿမိဳ႕နယ္ရွိ အေနာက္ဗလီကို အမည္မသိ လူအခ်ဳိ႕က ညစဥ္ ၈ နာရီႏွင့္ ၁၀ နာရီ၀န္းက်င္ခန္႔တြင္ ခဲမ်ားျဖင့္ ပစ္ေပါက္ေႏွာင့္ယွက္ဖ်က္ဆီးမႈမ်ား ျပဳလုပ္ေနေၾကာင္း ပန္းေတာင္းၿမိဳ႕ခံ တစ္ဦးက ေျပာၾကားသည္။

“ဒီလ ၁၈ ရက္ေန႔က စျဖစ္တာပါ။ ျဖစ္ျဖစ္ခ်င္း ၃ရက္ေလာက္ေတာ့ ရဲ ၅-၆ေယာက္လာတယ္။ အဲဒီေနာက္ပိုင္း မလာေတာ့ဘူး။ အခုရက္ပိုင္း ခဲနဲ႔ေပါက္တာ ပိုျဖစ္လာတယ္။”ဟု အမည္မေဖာ္လိုသူ ပန္းေတာင္းၿမိဳ႕ခံတစ္ဦးက myanmarmuslim.net သို႔ေျပာၾကားသည္။

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ျမန္မာ့အလွ (အလင္းတန္းဂ်ာနယ္ေဆာင္းပါး)

Posted on May 25, 2012 by tunaung

http://news.mmsy.info/news/2868

ေအးလြင္

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏အလွမွာ ႐ုပ္ပိုင္းဆိုင္ရာမွ်မဟုတ္ေခ်။ ျမန္မာျပည္သားတို႔၏ ႏွလံုးသားတြင္လည္း ထင္ဟပ္လ်က္ရွိပါသည္။ အမွန္တရားကို ခံုမင္တန္ဖိုး ထားၾကသည့္ ျမန္မာတို႔သည္ ကိုယ့္နည္းကိုယ့္ဟန္ ကိုယ့္ပံုစံအသီးသီးတို႔ျဖင့္ ထိုသစၥာအမွန္ကို လြတ္လပ္စြာ ရွာေဖြခဲ့ၾက၏။ သက္ေသအျဖစ္ျပပါဆိုလွ်င္ ကမာၻ႔အဓိက ဘာသာႀကီးေလးခုတို႔သည္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၌ ေရာင္ဝါထြန္းလင္းလ်က္ရွိ၏။

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Bo Xilai And The Return Of Politics By Fareed Zakaria

Posted on May 22, 2012 by tunaung

The storm over the blind activist Chen Guangcheng has understandably captured the world’s attention in the past week. But an event of much greater significance remains the ouster of Bo Xilai, the powerful party boss of Chongqing. The rise and fall of Bo is part of a much larger and potentially disruptive trend in China — the return of politics to the Chinese Communist Party.

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Requesting ABIM and WAMI to investigate the “fake” picture of destroying a Buddhist Monastery in Bangladesh

Posted on May 22, 2012 by tunaung

Reuters:Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to address British parliament in June

Posted on May 19, 2012 by tunaung

UK NGO migrants report backs Fernandez’s claims

Posted on May 19, 2012 by tunaung
www.malaysiakini.com:A London-based NGO report ‘War on Want’ appears to back Tenaganita chief Irene Fernandez’s(below) Jakarta Post interview claim that migrant workers in Malaysia are ill-treated.Based on interviews with 30 migrant women from Burma, the NGOreported that the textile and electronics industries in Malaysia “are dangerously negligent in enforcing legal standards of wages and working conditions for migrant workers”.
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Living in fear

Posted on May 19, 2012 by tunaung

by Danishwara Nathaniel

KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 — There’s an important element to remember when talking about refugees: they live in a world of fear. Of course, it is not the first time they get to taste this bitter feeling, as they are forced to seek refuge in a new, unfamiliar place. War, poverty, insurgency may have left them traumatised and forced to flee their country. The whole process is shadowed by fear. It will always agonise them as long as they don’t belong.

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Algeria: The revolution that never was – People & Power – Al Jazeera English

Posted on May 18, 2012 by tunaung

Ultranationalism and crimes against humanity

Posted on May 16, 2012 by tunaung

thestar:The real answer to refugee woes

Posted on May 14, 2012 by tunaung

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia feels voluntary repatriation and re-integration of returnees are practical solutions to the problem of refugees facing the Muslim world.

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said countries in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) should work together and assist each other to address this issue.

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themalaysianinsider.com:Migrant workers are regular victims of corruption, Irene Fernandez tells MACC

Posted on May 11, 2012 by tunaung
UPDATED @ 02:04:11 PM 11-05-2012
By Anisah Shukry
May 11, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 — Migrant workers in Malaysia are regularly harassed by enforcement authorities and forced to pay bribes, activist Irene Fernandez told the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today, maintaining her stand that Malaysia is unsafe for foreign labour.

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ျမန္မာမြတ္စလင္ ေၾကညာစာတမ္း

Posted on May 6, 2012 by tunaung

ေမလ ၁၊ ၂၀၁၂

ငါတုိ႔သည္ ေရွးျမန္မာဘုရင္မ်ား လက္ထက္ကတည္းက တုိင္းက်ိဳး ျပည္က်ိဳးကုိ ဦးေဆြးဆံျမည့္ ထမ္းေဆာင္ခဲ့သူမ်ားျဖစ္၏။

ငါတုိ႔သည္ ျမန္မာ့လြတ္လပ္ေရးတုိက္ပဲြ အဆင့္ဆင့္မ်ားတြင္သာမက ဗုိလ္ခ်ဳပ္ေအာင္ဆန္း ဦးေဆာင္ေသာ ပဲြသိမ္းလြတ္လပ္ေရး တုိက္ပဲြႀကီးတြင္လည္း မဆုတ္မနစ္ ရြပ္ရြပ္ခၽြံခၽြံ တုိက္ပဲြဝင္ခဲ့သူမ်ားျဖစ္၏။

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Rebuttal to Aye Chan’s “ Enclave ’’ with Influx Viruses

Posted on May 4, 2012 by tunaung
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ဘာသာေရးပဋိပကၡျဖစ္ေအာင္ ရည္ရြယ္ခ်က္ရွိရွိနဲ တိုက္ခုိက္ေနတာေတြ ဖန္တီးေနတာေတြကို သတိမူႀကပါ။

Posted on April 26, 2012 by tunaung

from:Nik Nayman‘s facebook

ဘာသာေရးပဋိပကၡျဖစ္ေအာင္ ရည္ရြယ္ခ်က္ရွိရွိနဲ တိုက္ခုိက္ေနတာေတြ ဖန္တီးေနတာေတြကို သတိမူႀကပါ။“လူတစ္ေယာက္အေနႏွင့္ မိမိတစ္စုတစ္ဖြဲ႕၏ အေတြးအေခၚအယူအဆကုိ ေလးစားၾကည္ညိဳယံုမွ်ႏွင့္ မၿပီး။ အျခားတစ္ပါးေသာသူမ်ား၏ အေတြးအေခၚအယူဆမ်ားကုိလည္း က်ိဳးေၾကာင္းခိုင္လုံမွဳ မရွိပဲ ေ၀ဖန္ႏွိပ္ႏွယ္ျခင္း မျပဳသင့္” ။ (အေသာကေက်ာက္စာ) ။ Read more »

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Exclusive: Suu Kyi to visit Norway, Britain after 24 yrs in Myanmar: party

Posted on April 18, 2012 by tunaung

By Aung Hla Tun

YANGON | Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:31am EDT

YANGON (Reuters) – Nobel Peace Prize laureate and newly elected lawmaker Aung San Suu Kyi will travel outside Myanmar for the first time in 24 years after accepting invitations to visit Norway and Britain in June, her party said on Wednesday.

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RFA:ဘာသာေရး အျငင္းပြားမႈေတြ ေရွာင္ရွားၾကဖို႔ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ တိုက္တြန္း

Posted on April 16, 2012 by tunaung

အမ်ဳိးသား ျပန္လည္သင့္ျမတ္ေရးနဲ႔ တိုင္းျပည္ ျပန္လည္ထူေထာင္ေရး ႀကိဳးပမ္းေနတဲ့ အခုလိုကာလမ်ဳိးမွာ ဘာသာေရးအရ အျငင္းပြားမႈ၊ ခုိက္ရန္ျဖစ္ပြားမႈေတြကို ေရွာင္ရွားၾကဖို႔ လိုအပ္ေၾကာင္း အမ်ိဳးသားဒီမိုကေရစီ အဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္ ဥကၠ႒ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္က ျမန္မာႏွစ္သစ္ကူး ကာလမွာ ျပည္သူလူထုကို ေမတၱာရပ္ခံ ပန္ၾကားလိုက္ပါတယ္။

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TIME Interviews French Presidential Front-Runner François Hollande

Posted on April 15, 2012 by tunaung

French Socialist presidential candidate François Hollande is projected by polls to beat incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in the runoff stage of voting in France’s presidential election on May 6. He spoke with TIME’s Bruce Crumley about his main opponent, his policy priorities and his plans for France and Europe.

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Complaint letter to the President U Thein Sein about damaging of Masjids by local authorities, USDP and NLD members

Posted on April 15, 2012 by tunaung

Lin Win Thu wrote on his FB wall:လြတ္လပ္စြာကုိးကြယ္ခြင့္အရ ဘာသာမတူေပမဲ႔ ဒီမုိကေရစီနည္းက်က် ဒါေလးေတာ့ဖတ္ေပးပါ —-

ျမစ္ႀကီးနား ၊ မုိးညွင္းခရုိင္ ၊ ဖားကန္႔ၿမိဳ႕နယ္ (ယခင္အေခၚဆုိင္းေတာင္)ဆိတ္မူေက်းရြာ တြင္ျဖစ္ေသာ အျဖစ္အပ်က္မွာ ၁၉၉၄ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ထရံကာသြပ္မုိး ျဖင့္အစၥလာမ္၀တ္ျပဳေဆာင္ တည္ေဆာက္၀တ္ျပဳခဲ့ပါသည္။ ၁၈ႏွစ္ခန္႔ၾကာျပီျဖစ္၍ သစ္မ်ားထရံမ်ားပ်က္စီးသျဖင့္ျပဳျပင္ရန္ စီစဥ္ခဲ့ပါသည္။ ေပ၃၀-၄၀ ၀န္းက်င္အေဆာင္ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ယခုႏွစ္ပုိင္းတြင္ဘုန္းေတာ္ႀကီးေက်ာင္…းဆြမ္းစားေဆာင္ က်ပ္သိန္း၂၀၀၀တန္ကုိခြင့္ျပဳမိန္႔မပါဘဲတည္ေဆာက္ထားၿပီးျဖစ္ပါသည္။

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An image makeover for Myanmar Inc

Posted on April 13, 2012 by tunaung

YANGON, April 13 — He’s the flashiest tycoon in one of Asia’s poorest cities, with a canary-yellow Lamborghini parked outside his neoclassical mansion.

Tay Za is also one of the most vilified associates of Myanmar’s former junta. The US Treasury has branded him a “notorious henchman and arms dealer,” slapping him with sanctions that froze his assets and blocked his jet-setting family from cities across the globe.

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Reuters:Myanmar president holds landmark talks with rebels

Posted on April 7, 2012 by tunaung

Reuters:U.S. moves to ease Burma sanctions after reforms

Posted on April 5, 2012 by tunaung

(Reuters) – The United States said on Wednesday it was ready to relax some sanctions on Myanmar to recognize its fledgling democratic transition, including a ban on U.S. companies investing in or offering financial services to the country.

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AP:MLK’s children mark 44th anniversary of his death

Posted on April 5, 2012 by tunaung

By ERRIN HAINES, Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Two of Martin Luther King Jr.’s children on Wednesday marked the 44th anniversary of his death by launching efforts to prevent youth violence.

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Malaysiakini:Burma moving to a brighter future

Posted on April 2, 2012 by tunaung

Myanmar’sTurn – 101 East – Al Jazeera English

Posted on April 2, 2012 by tunaung

Burmavjmedia.net: ေနအိမ္အတြင္း ဗလီေဆာက္ဖုိ႔ ႀကိဳးပမ္းသည့္အတြက္ ေက်ာက္ပန္းေတာင္းၿမိဳ႕ခံမ်ား ဝုိင္းဝန္းၿဖိဳဖ်က္

Posted on March 31, 2012 by tunaung

By ဇာဏီ၊ မတ္လ ၃၀ ရက္ေန႔၊ ၂၀၁၂ ခုႏွစ္။

မႏၱေလးတုိင္း ေက်ာက္ပန္းေတာင္းၿမိဳ႕နယ္ ဘုရားနီ ဘုရားအနီးရွိ အိမ္တအိမ္အတြင္း ဗလီ ေဆာက္လုပ္ရန္ ႀကိဳးစားသည့္အတြက္ ေက်ာက္ပန္းေတာင္းၿမိဳ႕ခံ လူဦးေရ တေသာင္းခြဲ ဝန္းက်င္ခန္႔ လာေရာက္ ၿဖိဳဖ်က္ေနသည္လုိ႔ ၿမိဳ႕ခံျပည္သူတဦးက ဘားမားဗီေဂ် မီဒီယာကုိ သတင္းေပးပုိ႔ပါသည္။

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BBC:Burma to float kyat in April to attract investment

Posted on March 29, 2012 by tunaung

Burma has said it will start a managed float of its currency from 1 April to attract foreign investors.

The Central Bank of Myanmar (Burma) said the currency, the kyat, will “from now on be determined by supply and demand”.

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Real Madrid Resort Island Video

Posted on March 25, 2012 by tunaung
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လူမွန္ရွိဖုုိ႔လုုိျပီ

Posted on March 24, 2012 by tunaung
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The Star:Know your smartphone or pay more

Posted on March 24, 2012 by tunaung

PETALING JAYA: You’ve given up your old faithful mobile phone and finally caved in to the lure of the smartphone.

Then you enjoy flashing your latest mobile gadget in public and pretend to be familiar with all its functions and offerings, including the all-important mobile Internet service to browse and send and receive e-mails.

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Rape, torture plague Myanmar’s Kachin conflict: rights group

Posted on March 21, 2012 by tunaung

(Reuters) – Troops in Myanmar have murdered, tortured and raped civilians since fighting with separatists flared up around nine months ago in northern Kachin State, leading to the displacement of 75,000 people, a rights group said on Tuesday.

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Rebalancing a ‘Pauk-Phaw’ relationship — Yang Razali Kassim

Posted on March 21, 2012 by tunaung

MARCH 21 — Myanmar appears to be rebalancing its ties with China even as Naypyidaw is preparing to assume the chairmanship of the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) — a role it skipped in 2006 partly following Western pressure over its human rights records.

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BBC:Burma invites Asean observers for April elections

Posted on March 21, 2012 by tunaung

Burma has invited foreign election observers for the first time to witness polls, officials from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) say.

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Burmavj media.net:ေပးရင္ယူလုိက္ ဒါေပမယ့္ အန္အယ္ဒီကုိပဲ မဲထည့္ပါ

Posted on March 20, 2012 by tunaung
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http://uppercaise.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/profs-secret-film-on-burma-a-hit-in-us/

Posted on March 16, 2012 by tunaung

Genocide: Worse Than War

Posted on March 16, 2012 by tunaung
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Unsung – The Invisible Workforce Behind This City

Posted on March 14, 2012 by tunaung
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Analysis: Big win for Suu Kyi’s party in Myanmar election? Maybe not

Posted on March 12, 2012 by tunaung

By Andrew R.C. Marshall

MAWLAMYAING, Myanmar | Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:43am EDT

(Reuters) – Cho Cho May knows who she will vote for in next month’s Myanmar by-elections: the candidate for the party created by the former military junta.

“No need to ask me that question,” she says. The Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) candidate is her boss.

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Myanmar to float currency in 2012/13, unify FX rates

Posted on March 6, 2012 by tunaung

M’sia in UN Human Rights Council not a big deal

Posted on March 5, 2012 by tunaung

G Thomas

5:10PM Mar 5, 2012

I refer to “Does M’sia deserve UNHRC seat?” – Safe Door Feb 25, 2012).

The assertion that having a seat on the 47-member United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) bestows “respect” and “honour” is questionable.

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DP/30: The Lady, actress Michelle Yeoh

Posted on March 4, 2012 by tunaung
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President Thein Sein’s Inaugural Speech

Posted on March 1, 2012 by tunaung

On 30 March 2011, the new President of the Republic of
the Union of Myanmar, U Thein Sein, delivered his
inaugural speech to both Chambers of the Pyidaungsu
Hluttaw (Union Parliament)
1
. To many Burmese
democrats, nothing U Thein Sein said made any
difference or will make any difference since he is
perceived to be the faithful and loyal servant and puppet
of Senior-General Than Shwe, former head of the State
Peace and Development Council (SPDC) and, as many
believe, still the power behind the throne.

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All roads lead to Yangon

Posted on February 26, 2012 by tunaung
By Kalimullah Hassan
February 26, 2012
 KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Many, many months ago, I looked sceptically at Tan Sri Hassan Marican when he told me that Myanmar would, in the near future, be one of the strong Asian economies “if they put their minds to it”. Sensing my scepticism, Hassan asked if I had been to Myanmar before. At that time, it was the only ASEAN country I had yet to visit.

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INSIGHT-India’s Wild East unprepared for new Myanmar

Posted on February 22, 2012 by tunaung

By Satarupa Bhattacharjya and Frank Jack Daniel

MOREH, India, Feb 22 (Reuters) – As dusk falls on a lonely police station in the eastern tip of India, a young policeman nervously keeps an eye on the Arakan hills above him, dotted with poppy fields.

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