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Video: Saffron Revolution 2007

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ျမန္မာလူမ်ဳိးေတြရဲ႕ လက္ဆင့္ကမ္းအေမြကေတာ့့ အမ်ဳိး၊ ဘာသာ၊ သာသနာကို ကာကြယ္ေစာင့္ေရွာက္ၾကဖို႔ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ဒါေၾကာင့္လည္း ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံသမိုင္းမွာ အခုခ်ိန္ထိ အာဏာရွင္ ဆန္႔က်င္ေရး လူထုလႈပ္ရွားမႈေတြ ရွိေနရဆဲ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ အထင္ရွားဆံုးေတြထဲက တခုကေတာ့ ၂ဝဝရ ခုႏွစ္ ေရႊဝါေရာင္ ေတာ္လွန္ေရး (Saffron Revolution) ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ မ်ဳိးခ်စ္စိတ္ လံုးဝမရွိတဲ့၊ သာသနာဖ်က္ နအဖ အာဏာရွင္ လူရမ္းကားေတြရဲ႕ ရက္စက္ၾကမ္းၾကဳတ္မႈဟာ ျမန္မာ့သမိုင္းမွာ ဘယ္ေတာ့မွ ဖ်က္မရႏိုင္တဲ့ အမဲစက္ႀကီး ျဖစ္ေနပါၿပီ။ ဆံုးခမ္းတိုင္ ဆက္လက္ တိုက္ပြဲဝင္ၾကပါစို႔။

Inside Myanmar: The Crackdown – 10 Oct 07 – Part 1 & Part 2

From: AlJazeeraEnglish Added:

For this extended special news programme, Al Jazeera’s Tony Birtley went undercover in Myanmar to report exclusively on the people’s protests and resulting bloody crackdown by Myanmar’s military government, talking to the protesters, filming the bloody crackdown and gauging the mood of the nation.

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 17, 2008 at 3:03 am

World focus on Burma (17 September 2008)

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NLD leader sentenced for trying to complain to ILO on use of child …
Mizzima.com, India –
… was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday for trying to lodge a complaint to the ILO on the use of child soldiers by the Burmese military junta. …

Human Rights Council holds general debate on human rights …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
People in Burma/Myanmar continued to suffer in dire poverty and insecurity. The practice of child soldiers, forced labour and attacks on civilians were …

Action over Burma situation
Harlow Herald 24, UK –
The ruling military junta has also passed a new constitution that will serve only to institutionalise the army’s control over the state. …

Web Campaign Fights Brutal Regime in Burma
Christian Post –
… Worldwide and Partners Relief and Development – that are calling the United Nations to increase pressure for change in Burma (also known as Myanmar). …

Global week of action to support Arms Trade Treaty
UN Observer –
The ATT week of action is part of Amnesty International’s celebration of the 60th anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. …

EU Faces Diminished Status in UN Human Rights Debates
Deutsche Welle, Germany –
Recent damaging defeats over human rights issues concerning Iran, Burma and Belarus — where the EU managed to gain just 80 votes in support of its motions …

A trade with deadly consequences
guardian.co.uk, UK –
And in the fragile state of Somalia, which has been blighted by conflict and where the general population has been subjected to widespread human rights …

Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi Halts Food Rations Boycott
UNPO, Netherlands –
Nyan Win, a spokesman for her National League for Democracy (NLD), said Suu Kyi had decided to resume collecting the supplies after the regime granted some …

Shelterbox offers hope when disaster strikes
Lethbridge Herald, Canada –
Shelterbox was one of the first organizations on the ground in Burma after Cyclone Nargis devastated the country in May. The organization’s lack of a …

Sakharov award winners call for release of Aung San Suu Kyi
Mizzima.com, India –
The European Union in 1990 awarded the Sakhrov prize to Burma’s detained pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Su Kyi for her unwavering commitment to usher in …

Burma monk attempts suicide at famous temple
USA Today –
RANGOON, Burma (AP) — A Buddhist monk has tried to kill himself at Burma’s most sacred temple in an apparent protest against economic hardship. …

Salt prices remain trebled following Nargis
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – The price of salt remains up to 300 percent higher from rates prior to Cyclone Nargis, which destroyed over 60 percent of the salt industry in Burma’s Irrawaddy Delta, according to salt producers. While the prices of salt immediately after the storm rose to 800 kyat from 100 kyat (1 dollar = 1200 kyat) …

Burmese papers report losses due to deputy censor chief’s strict …
Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand –
The censorship chief is a writer of the junta’s propaganda and is known to use the pen name Ye Yint Tint Swe. Maj. Tint Swe is still in Naypyitaw (the new …

Burma again singled out for anti-narcotics negligence
Mizzima.com, India –
For the seventh year running, Burma has been labeled as having “failed demonstrably” in its efforts to combat illicit narcotics, according to the United …

A “Golden Rule” on human rights is essential for an effective
Amnesty International, Netherlands –
From the ongoing conflict in Darfur, military crackdowns in Myanmar and Guinea to the proliferation of sectarian violence in Iraq, the report shows how and …

UN president: World powers ‘addicted to war’
WalesOnline, United Kingdom –
… ministerial session to hold talks with world leaders on issues ranging from climate change to the detention of Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

EU facing ‘slow motion crisis’ in UN
EUobserver.com, Belgium –
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – The EU is losing its ability to push through human rights projects at the UN, with Islamic, African and Latin American states …

McCain’s White House quest affected by US economy crunch
IBNLive.com, India –

Pakistan, Afghanistan and Burma are also among the countries on list. Washington : The financial crisis on Wall Street could derail Republican John McCain’s …

US puts India on 20 major illicit drug transit list
Economic Times, India –
Pakistan, Afghanistan and Burma also figured among the countries so identified for fiscal year 2009 in a report sent to Congress on Tuesday by President …

Amnesty urges arms sales treaty
PRESS TV, Iran –

Amnesty warned that small weapons had “catastrophic” effects worldwide, whether used by the military in Myanmar to disperse protesters (in September 2007), …

Amnesty International UK says global arms treaty needed to end conflict in Darfur and human rights abuse in Burma

Amnesty International UK said the arms trade was helping disgraced regimes such as Burma suppress human rights via brutal military crackdowns. …

Toyota: Auto Industry Race to the Bottom
CorpWatch.org, CA –

Around the world, the company has been complicit in union busting in the Philippines, and engages in cozy relationships with Burma/Myanmar’s military ..

End small weapons sales, Amnesty urges
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
World governments should pledge to actively prevent sales of weapons that are likely to be used in human rights violations in a new arms treaty under …

Today’s Zaman, Turkey –
In March 2008 an annual human rights report released by the US State Department said the Turkish government had generally respected the human rights of its …

UN Assembly President Scores US on Cuba Embargo
New York Sun, United States –
… session to hold talks with world leaders on issues ranging from climate change to the detention of the Burmese opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Bolivia joins Myanmar, Venezuela on drugs blacklist: Bush
Times of India, India –
“I hereby identify the following countries as major drug transit or major illicit drug producing countries: Afghanistan, The Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma …

Bush adds Bolivia to drug blacklist (Roundup) Monsters and Critics.com –

US puts Bolivia on drugs blacklist The Associated Press –

Bush adds Bolivia to drug blacklist – Summary Earthtimes (press release), UK –

US faults Myanmar for drug production International Herald Tribune, France –

US puts Bolivia on drugs blacklist The Associated Press –

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Laura Bush Poses For Harper’s Bazaar
Huffington Post, NY –

But when a cousin suggested I read [Burmese Nobel prizewinner and activist] Aung San Suu Kyi’s Freedom from Fear, and I started realizing the military …

Burmese Children Seek Education over the Border
Free Speech Radio News, CA –
The repressive Burmese military regime spends one of the lowest amounts of money on health care and education in the world. Even basic education is very …

US gets tough on child soldier recruitment
Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka –
Both the LTTE and the TMVP have been listed by several human rights groups as well as UN organizations as being among the outfits that recruit and use child …

Manipulative Extraterrestrials and Canadian Naomi Klein’s Shock …
Cité Libre Magazine, Canada –
These include private firefighters already on the scene in Northern California’s wildfires, to land grabs in

cyclone-hit Burma, to the housing bill making …

Offshore Exploration: Bangladesh Perspective
Energy Bangla, Bangladesh –

This plate meets the Burma Micro plate at the Sunda Trench. The Nicobar Islands, and the Andaman Islands are part of the Burma Micro plate. …

Myanmar junta eases some restrictions on Suu Kyi
SmartBrief, DC –
Authorities in Myanmar have begun to slightly ease restrictions placed on Aung San Suu Kyi in her house arrest, allowing the pro-democracy leader to receive …

Suu Kyi accepts first food delivery in a month
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – Burma’s detained pro-democracy leader has accepted two deliveries of fresh food supplies after rejecting such offerings for the past month, …

Let’s celebrate the great divide and grand paradox
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
By Tulsathit Tapptim Barring a court adjournment, today will be another fascinating moment in Thai politics. As the judiciary is poised to hand down a …

No hard evidence against Thaksin leaves court in a quandry
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
By Pravit Rojanaphruk The key issues that will likely be touched upon during the Ratchadaphisek case against Thaksin Shinawatra and Khunying Pojaman would …

Ratchadaphisek vase verdict will only widen political divide
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
By Pravit Rojanaphruk It will be another big blow for ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife Pojaman if they are found guilty today of abuse …



Day 23 – Will a new Premier solve the Thailand crisis?

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New Thai premier extends olive branch to protesters Cebu Daily News, Philippines –

New Thai PM, but protests continue The Australian, Australia –

Japanese firms unnerved by rising Thai strife The Australian, Australia –

Background – What is the PAD? Radio France Internationale, France –

Thai PM calls for reconciliation MWC News, Canada –

Thai MPs elect Thaksin’s brother-in-law as new PM
AFP –
BANGKOK (AFP) – A brother-in-law of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra was elected Thai prime minister by parliament Wednesday but faced immediate opposition from protesters who vowed to force him from office.
Thai Parliament Elects Somchai Prime Minister Voice of America
Thai lawmakers elect Thaksin’s in-law as PM CNN International

International Herald TribuneBloombergUnited Press InternationalXinhua
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THAILAND: Triumph workers agree to end strike just-style.com, UK –

Low expectation premier for Thailand Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –

PAD calls for new PM to prove himself by bringing back Thaksin Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

New Thai PM a conciliator with political baggage International Herald Tribune, France –

Anti-govt protesters refuse time for new PM to prove himself Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Thai court delays Thaksin ruling, seeks arrest U.S. Daily, ca –

Getting there gradually Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Crucial Thai meeting to choose PM today Straits Times, Singapore –

Thaksin’s Brother-in-Law Set to Become New Thai Prime Minister Bloomberg –

Thaksin relative tipped as prime minister Gulf Daily News, Bahrain –

Thailand’s Humpty-Dumpty government still in freefall Malaysia Star, Malaysia –

Somchai secures backing, set to be PM Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai court issues arrest warrant for Thaksin Boston Globe, United States –

Thai ruling party rebels agree on PM candidate Daily Times, Pakistan –

Thailand – Political Situation Update Best Syndication, CA –

Will a new Premier solve the Thailand crisis? The New Nation, Bangladesh –

Strange bedfellows Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thailand protest Cambodia over troop intrusion Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thailand’s political chaos keeps tourists at home The Associated Press –

Let’s celebrate the great divide and grand paradox Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 17, 2008 at 2:23 am