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88 generation activist Nilar Thein arrested / (၈၈) မ်ဳိးဆက္ေက်ာင္းသူ နီလာသိန္း အဖမ္းခံရ

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88 Generation leader Nilar Thein arrested

Sep 11, 2008 (DVB)–Nilar Thein, one of the leaders of the 88 Generation Students group who had been in hiding from government authorities since last year, was arrested last night at a house in Rangoon’s Yankin township.

She took part with other 88 generation leaders in the peaceful march in August last year to protest against the military regime’s doubling of fuel prices.

When the authorities began cracking down on protestors, arresting many of her colleagues, Nilar Thein left her month-old baby daughter with her in-laws and went into hiding.

Nilar Thein’s husband Kyaw Min Yu (also known as Ko Jimmy) is being detained in Insein prison with other student leaders.

Reporting by Aye Nai

http://english.dvb.no/news.php?id=1740

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88 generation activist Nilar Thein arrested

Than Htike Oo

Mizzima

Thursday, 11 September 2008 19:12

Chiang Mai – Prominent woman activist Nilar Thein, who went into hiding one year ago, was hunted down and arrested on Wednesday.

An 88 generation student, who requested not to be named, told Mizzima that Nilar Thein was arrested by Burmese security forces on Wednesday evening while going to visit fellow activist Ant Bwe Kyaw’s mother in Rangoon’s Yan Kin Township.

“It is confirmed that she was arrested while going to visit the mother of Ant Bwe Kyaw,” the 88 generation student, who is also on the run from the junta, told Mizzima.

However, it is still unclear how Nilar Thein was arrested and where she is being detained.

But, the 88 student said it is possible that Nilar Thein was arrested on her way to see Ant Bwe Kyaw’s mother, who resides alone and is reportedly in ill health.

Nilar Thein went into hiding as the junta brutally cracked down on protestors in Rangoon and other cities last August and September, leaving her young baby with family members.

Nilar Thein’s husband, Kyaw Min Yu, also a member of the 88 generation students, was arrested on August 21, 2007 along with 12 colleagues, including prominent student leader Min Ko Naing as well as Ko Ko Gyi, Min Zeya, and Mya Aye.

http://www.mizzima.com/news/breaking-news/1025-88-generation-activist-nilar-thein-arrested.html

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Nilar Thein Arrested, Sources Say

By MIN LWIN

Irrawaddy

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Burmese security forces have reportedly hunted down and arrested the prominent woman activist Nilar Thein, who went into hiding one year ago.

Aung Tun, brother of jailed activist Ko Ko Gyi, told The Irrawaddy on Thursday that Nilar Thein was arrested on Wednesday, but he could provide no further details. Another, unnamed activist said she was seized as she moved hiding places.

In happier times—Kyaw Min Yu, his wife Nilar Thein and their baby daughter Phyu Nay Kyi Min Yu

Nilar Thein went into hiding, leaving her young baby with family members, as police and troops rounded up participants in the mass demonstrations in Rangoon and other cities last August and September.

Nilar Thein’s husband, Kyaw Min Yu, also known as Jimmy, was arrested on August 21, 2007, along with 12 other leaders of the 88 Generation Students group, including Ko Ko Gyi, Min Ko Naing, Htay Win Aung, Min Zeya and Mya Aye. They had led a demonstration on August 19 against sharp increases in the price of fuel and other commodities.

Nilar Thein had already served two terms of imprisonment in Insein and Tharrawaddy prisons for her involvement in political activities.

In March, she and two of her colleagues—Su Su Nway and Phyu Phyu Thin—received the Czech Republic’s Homo Homini award for their promotion of democracy, human rights and nonviolent solutions to political conflicts.

http://www.irrawaddy.org/article4.php?art_id=14229

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လြန္ခဲ့သည့္ႏွစ္ကတည္းက စစ္အစိုးရ၏ မတရားလိုက္လံဖမ္းဆီးမႈေၾကာင့္ ေရွာင္တိမ္းေနရသည့္ ၈၈ မ်ိဳးဆက္ေက်ာင္းသားအဖြဲ႔မွ မနီလာသိန္း ယမန္ေန႔ညက အဖမ္းခံရသည္ဟု သတင္းမ်ားထြက္ေပၚလ်က္ရွိသည္။

၈၈ မ်ိဳးဆက္ေက်ာင္းသားေခါင္းေဆာင္ ကိုကိုႀကီး၏ ညီျဖစ္သူ ကိုေအာင္ထြန္းက “မနီလာသိန္း အဖမ္းခံရတယ္ ၾကားတယ္။ သူနဲ႔နီးစပ္တဲ့လူတေယာက္က ေျပာတာ” ဟု ဧရာ၀တီကို ေျပာသည္။

မနီလာသိန္း၏ လုပ္ေဖာ္ကိုင္ဖက္တဦးကလည္း ယမန္ေန႔ညေနကတည္းက မနီလာသိန္း၏ လက္ကိုင္ဖုန္းကို ေခၚသည့္အခါ ဌာနကပိတ္ထားသည္ဟုသာ ေျဖၾကားသျဖင့္ အဖမ္းခံရသည္ဟု ယူဆရေၾကာင္း ေျပာသည္။

ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕ရွိ အန္အယ္လ္ဒီ လူငယ္တဦးကလည္း ယမန္ေန႔ညပိုင္းက မနီလာသိန္းပုန္းခိုသည့္ေနရာမွ တျခားေနရာတခုသို႔ ေျပာင္းေ႐ႊ႕စဥ္ အဖမ္းခံရသည္ဟု ၾကားသိရေၾကာင္း ေျပာသည္။

မနီလာသိန္း၏ ခင္ပြန္းျဖစ္သူ ကိုဂ်င္မီ (ခ) ကိုေက်ာ္မင္းယုသည္လည္း ၈၈ မ်ိဳးဆက္ ေက်ာင္းသားေခါင္းေဆာင္ တဦးျဖစ္ၿပီး လြန္ခဲ့သည့္ႏွစ္ ၾသဂုတ္လကတည္းက တျခားေက်ာင္းသားေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားႏွင့္အတူ အဖမ္းခံခဲ့ရသည္။ ၎တို႔အား ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕ရွိ အင္းစိန္ေထာင္တြင္ တႏွစ္ေက်ာ္ၾကာထိန္းသိမ္းထားခဲ့ၿပီး မၾကားေသးမီကစတင္၍ ႐ံုးထုတ္စစ္ေဆးမႈမ်ားကို ျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့သည္။

မနီလာသိန္းသည္ ၈၈ မ်ိဳးဆက္ေက်ာင္းသူ မမီးမီး၊ အန္အယ္လ္ဒီပါတီ၀င္မ်ားျဖစ္ၾကသည့္ မစုစုေႏြး၊ မျဖဴျဖဴသင္းတို႔ႏွင့္အတူ ၂၀၀၇ ခုႏွစ္္ ၾသဂုတ္လ အတြင္း ရန္ကုန္တြင္ ျပဳလုပ္သည့္ ကုန္ေစ်းႏႈန္းႏွင့္ ေလာင္စာဆီေစ်းႏႈန္းက်ဆင္းေရး လမ္းေလွ်ာက္ဆႏၵထုတ္ေဖာ္ပြဲမ်ားကို ဦးေဆာင္ခဲ့သျဖင့္ စစ္အစိုးရ၏ လိုက္လံဖမ္းဆီးမႈမွ ေရွာင္တိမ္းေနရင္း ႏိုင္ငံေရးလႈပ္ရွားမႈမ်ားကို ဆက္လက္ လုပ္ေဆာင္ခဲ့သူ ျဖစ္သည္။

လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ားကို စြမ္းစြမ္းတမံေဆာင္႐ြက္သူမ်ား၊ ႏိုင္ငံေရး ပဋိပကၡမ်ားတြင္ အၾကမ္းမဖက္သည့္နည္းျဖင့္ တစိုက္မတ္မတ္ ရင္ဆိုင္ေျဖရွင္းၾကသူမ်ားကို ခ်ီးျမွင့္ေလ့ရွိသည့္ Czech ႏိုင္ငံ အေျခစိုက္ People in Need အဖြဲ႔၏ ၂၀၀၇ ခုႏွစ္အတြက္ Homo Homini ဆုကို မနီလာသိန္း၊ မစုစုေႏြးႏွင့္ မျဖဴျဖဴသင္းတို႔ ၃ ဦးက ပူးတြဲဆြပ္ခူးခဲ့ၾကသည္။

မနီလာသိန္းသည့္ ၁၉၉၆ ခုႏွစ္ ေက်ာင္းသားလႈပ္ရွားမႈတြင္ တက္ႂကြစြာပါ၀င္ခဲ့ေသာေၾကာင့္ ေထာင္ဒဏ္ ၁၀ ႏွစ္ ခ်မွတ္ခံခဲ့ရၿပီး ၂၀၀၅ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ ျပန္လည္လြတ္ေျမာက္သည္။

http://www.irrawaddy.org/bur/news2008/September/Sep_11a_08.html

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 11, 2008 at 5:47 pm

World focus on Burma (11 September 2008)

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Aung San Suu Kyi meets her lawyer again
Mizzima.com, India –
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Operation Blessing International mobilizing medical teams and …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Most recently, OBI mobilized teams and funded major relief and recovery efforts in Myanmar, the Sichuan Province of China, Rift Valley in Kenya, Bangladesh, …

Security blanket at hospital where Daw Suu’s aide is admitted
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – A security blanket envelops the Muslim Charity Hospital on Barr Street, Kyauktada Township, Rangoon where Win Pa Pa, daughter of Khin Khin Win, …

Nilar Thein arrested
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
She took part with other 88 generation leaders in the peaceful march in August last year to protest against the military regime’s doubling of fuel prices. …

Burmese PM Outlines Post-Cyclone Relief, Rehabilitation Work …
RedOrbit, TX –
11 (Xinhua) – Over 1 million people in Myanmar’s storm-hit regions have been rescued in time, the official newspaper New Light of Myanmar [Burma] quoted …

88 generation activist Nilar Thein arrested
Mizzima.com, India –
… recipients of the Czech Republic’s Homo Homini award for their promotion of democracy, human rights and nonviolent solutions in Burma’s political conflicts.

Cooking lessons, guilty; coup, no problem
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
… a member of the Asian Human Rights Commission with over 15 years of experience as an advocate of human rights and the rule of law in Thailand and Burma. …

A Burmese blogger monk wins NP contest
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This prize is dedicated to my woman hero Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and my country Burma. I will donate it to an organization.Patgarcia also deserves to be a …

Musician Peter Gabriel has been named Ambassador of Conscience 2008 by human rights group Amnesty International. Gabriel was presented with the honour by U2 …

Will the UN unseat the junta?
Mizzima.com, India –
The first claim references the annulled 1990 election results, the latter that of systematic human rights abuses by the junta directed at its own citizenry. …

Exiled opposition MPs contest junta’s UN seat
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
NCUB spokesperson U Myint Thein said the campaign was intended to highlight that the military regime did not legitimately represent the people of Burma. …

Suu Kyi meets again with lawyer
The Standard, Hong Kong –
Burma’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met for two hours with her lawyer on Thursday, witnesses said, amid worries for her health after her …

US voices concern over Aung San Suu Kyi’s health
Merinews, India –
It has been almost a month since Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi stopped receiving food deliveries. Amidst reports that she is on hunger strike …

Nilar Thein Arrested, Sources Say
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By MIN LWIN Burmese security forces have reportedly hunted down and arrested the prominent woman activist Nilar Thein, who went into hiding one year ago. …

Burma: Status of Aung San Suu Kyi
ISRIA (subscription), DC –
We continue to urge the Burmese regime to release immediately and unconditionally Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as all other political prisoners and begin a …

Swedes mark fifth anniversary of death of Anna Lindh
TopNews, India –
… of Myanmar, a former student activist, who has lived in exile for the past 20 years and is currently based in Thailand where she is active in the Burma …

Burmese Dissidents in Exile Challenge Junta’s UN Seat
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… because it had committed state-sponsored violence, particularly in the brutal ambush on democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her supporters in Depayin, …

MICHELE MONTAS is the Spokesperson for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

MICHELE MONTAS is the Spokesperson for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

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The Secretary-General received a letter yesterday from the organization of Myanmar politicians who were elected to Parliament in 1990 seeking to replace the …

Cyclone relief effort boosts Irrawaddy healthcare
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
After the cyclone hit Burma in early May, doctors and surgeons came from all over Burma to treat patients. Ko Vanku of Human Rights Defenders and Promoters …

Gambari to brief Security Council today
Mizzima.com, India –
United Nations Special Envoy to Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, is poised to meet with Security Council members Thursday morning in New York, according to the …

The voice of art in a battle for freedom
Ode Magazine, CA –
… support of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a key political figure who has been under house arrest in Myanmar (formerly Burma) for the past 18 years over her bid …

Vote McCain, Re-Elect Lobbyists
Fog City Journal, CA –
He fired one for ties to Saudi Arabia, two for ties to the military junta in Burma, a lobbyist for energy companies, and one who was with a group attacking …

Campaigning starts in right earnest
South Asian Focus, Canada –
Their response to international crises- conflict in Lebanon, floods in the Philippines, cyclones in Burma and earthquakes in China- has been abysmal. …

Countering the drug menace
Zee News, India –
Burma, Laos and Thailand together constitute the Golden Triangle, which is the world’s largest source of opium. However, the opium crop in this zone has …

A second prosecution of Anwar Ibrahim?
Aliran Monthly, Malaysia –
If Malaysia does not wish to descend to the level of Burma and Zimbabwe, both of which were also British colonies and enjoyed the rule of law and freedom …

Ceasefire groups strengthen forces in Shan state
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Eastern Command leader Ya Pyit also told the Haha Ja group, based in Homong near the Thai-Burma border, that if they did not lay down their arms they could …

Burmese losing the battle against rats
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
Four months after Cyclone Nargis devastated Burma, another natural disaster has struck the country. This time the ruling military regime has had 50 years to …

Junta sets new target for overseas job placement
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – Burma’s Ministry of Labor has set a new target for overseas employment agencies, looking for each registered agency to place 300 Burmese workers …

NLD members questioned over bombing
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“The NLD will never take up arms to win power – Daw Aung San Suu Kyi would never accept that. She had said in the past that she doesn’t want to repeat the …


Day – 17 – Protests, unrest may continue in Thailand after Samak’s renomination

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Allies waver as Thai ruling party supports Samak The Associated Press –

Samak poised to return as Thai PM, two days after dismissal AFP –

Samak accepts to succeed himself AsiaNews.it, Italy –

Philippine Daily Inquirer Inquirer.net, Philippines –

Split In Ruling Thai Party, Objection Over Samak Candidacy Bernama, Malaysia –

Thailand’s Samak, Take 2 Forbes, NY –

THAILAND: Triumph in talks over sacking of union leader just-style.com, UK –

Thai Opp proposes national unity govt The Statesman, India –

Thailand’s ‘cookery prime minister’ Samak Sundaravej could be … Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

Thai protests to go on amid uncertainty over PM euronews, France –

Politics this week Economist, UK

Thailand’s ousted premier gets a second shot at the job Visit Bulgaria, Bulgaria –

Samak poised to return as Thai PM, two days after dismissal AFP –

Cook up the Thai PM movie guardian.co.uk, UK –

Protests, unrest may continue in Thailand after Samak’s renomination Xinhua, China –

Add Pinch of Power, Dash of Discontent And Reheat Forbes, NY –

Protests hit Thai cargo industry hard Cargonews Asia, Hong Kong –

Thai protest leader rejects Samak’s return The Standard, Hong Kong –

Ousted Thai PM accepts nomination to return InTheNews.co.uk, UK –

Thai ruling party ‘consulting’ coalition on next PM Macau Daily Times, Macau –

Thai ruling party backs Samak as prime minister AFP –

Reuters Southeast Asia News Highlights 0900 GMT Sept 11 Yahoo, Thailand –

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