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Arrest of Burmese comedian Zarganar for helping cyclone victims

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Myanmar detains comedian-critic active in private cyclone relief …

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

Myanmar is often called by its old name, Burma. Restrictions on visa and travel permission for foreign workers, as well as on entry of some equipment, …

Dissenting comic ‘Tweezers’ locked up for jokes

NEWS.com.au, Australia –
In an interview this week, Zarganar said he and more than 400 entertainers in Burma had made many trips to the delta to help victims of Cyclone Nargis,

Myanmar comedian active in relief effort detained

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s military junta has detained a popular comedian who had just returned from an aid trip to the cyclone-ravaged delta, …

Comedian arrested by Myanmar police

Malaysia Sun, Malaysia –

The man, Zarganar, also known as the country’s best known comedian was arrested at his house in Rangoon. His family say they have no idea why he was …

Top Burmese comedian nabbed

The Times, South Africa –

YANGON – Burma’s most famous comedian, Zaganar, who has been leading deliveries of aid to survivors of Cyclone Nargis, has been arrested at his Yangon home, …

Burmese comedian who brought aid to delta is detained

International Herald Tribune, France –

YANGON, Myanmar: Myanmar’s leading comedian, who has been carrying out a private campaign to help the victims of Cyclone Nargis, has been detained by the …

Prominent regime critic and comedian arrested in Myanmar

Monsters and Critics.com –

Bangkok – A popular Myanmar comedian known for his criticism and satire of the country’s military junta and more recently for his relief work among its …

Myanmar arrests activist as US ships leave

Reuters UK, UK –

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar has detained a top activist comedian involved in a private aid effort for cyclone victims, a relative said, …

Zarganar Arrested, Cyclone Relief Money Seized

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By SAW YAN NAING Burma’s best-known comedian, Zarganar, who threw his energies into helping victims of Cyclone Nargis, was arrested at his Rangoon home on …

Top Myanmar comedian, social activist detained

The Associated Press –

His comedy routines are banned for their jokes about the junta that rules Myanmar, also known as Burma. “Burmese people love to laugh. But if I can’t speak, …

Burmese comic arrested

Chortle, UK –

One of Burma’s most popular comedians has been taken from his home and thrown into custody after helping cyclone victims. Zarganar has been an outspoken …

Famous Burmese actor arrested for helping cyclone victims

AsiaNews.it, Italy –

Yangon (AsiaNews) – He brought vital aid to the victims of cyclone Nargis and he spoke with International media denouncing junta corruption in Myanmar, …

Zarganar Arrested, Cyclone Relief Money Seized

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By SAW YAN NAING Burma’s best-known comedian, Zarganar, who threw his energies into helping victims of Cyclone Nargis, was arrested at his Rangoon home on

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လူုမႈကယ္ဆယ္ေရး ေစတနာရွင္၊ အႏုပညာရွင္ ဇာဂနာကို စစ္အစိုးရက ဖမ္းဆီး

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ရန္ကုန္ စံေတာ္ခ်ိန္ ည ၁၁ နာရီက အႏုပညာရွင္ ဇာဂနာ၏ ေနအိမ္ကို အထူးစုံစမ္းေရး၊ ျမိဳ႔နယ္ရပ္ကြက္ အာဏာပိုင္မ်ားအပါအ၀င္ ပုဂၢဳိလ္ ၉ ဦး၀င္ေရာက္ျပီး ၄င္းအား စစ္ေဆးေမးျမန္းရန္အတြက္ ေခၚေဆာင္သြားေၾကာင္း သိရွိရပါသည္။

ဇာဂနာ သည္ ႏိုင္ငံေရး အက်ဥ္းသားေဟာင္း၊ စစ္အစိုးရက အႏုပညာလႈပ္ရွားခြင့္မ်ား ပိတ္ပင္ထားေသာ အႏုပညာရွင္၊ ၂၀၀၇ သံဃာအေရးအခင္းတြင္ အဖိႏွိပ္ခံ သံဃာေတာ္မ်ား၊ လူငယ္မ်ားဖက္ ရပ္တည္သူ၊ ၂၀၀၈ ေမ နာဂစ္မုန္တိုင္း ကယ္ဆယ္ေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ားကို ေစတနာ၀န္ထမ္း ဦးေဆာင္သူ ထင္ရွားသည့္ အႏုပညာရွင္တဦး ျဖစ္သည္။

စစ္အာဏာပိုင္မ်ားက နာဂစ္မုန္တိုင္းကယ္ဆယ္ေရး ေစတနာ၀န္ထမ္း လုပ္ကိုင္ေနသူမ်ားကို ၄င္းတို႔ စာနယ္ဇင္းမ်ားကေနျပီး တိုင္းျပည္ အရွက္ႏွင့္ သိကၡာကို ထိန္းသိမ္းၾကရန္၊ ဒုကၡသည္မ်ားကို ေတာင္းရမ္းစားေသာက္သူမ်ားအျဖစ္ ႏိုင္ငံတကာအလည္မွာ မတင္ျပရန္၊ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္က မုန္တိုင္းကယ္ဆယ္ေရးကို ေကာင္းမြန္ကၽြမ္းက်င္စြာ ကိုင္တြယ္ႏိုင္ေၾကာင္း စသည္တို႔ျဖင့္ ၀ါဒ ျဖန္႔ေနခဲ့သည္။

ဇာဂနာတို႔၏ ေစတနာ၀န္ထမ္း ကယ္ဆယ္ေစာင့္ေရွာက္ေရး လုပ္ငန္းမ်ားကို စစ္အုပ္စုက ေနာက္ကြယ္မွေနျပီး နည္းမ်ဳိးစုံျဖင့္ အေႏွာက္အယွက္ေပးေနေၾကာင္း၊ မိတ္ေဆြ အႏုပညာရွင္မ်ားျဖစ္သည့္ အရိုင္း၊ ငွက္ေျပာေၾကာ္တို႔ကို ကူညီေစာင့္ေရွာက္လုပ္ငန္းမ်ားႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္ျပီး ေခၚယူစစ္ေဆးေၾကာင္း၊ အကူအညီအေရာက္နည္းသည့္ ေဒသမ်ားကို သြားေရာက္ႏိုင္ေရးအတြက္ ကုလအဖြဲ႔တခုကို ဇာဂနာက အကူအညီေတာင္းခဲ့ရာတြင္လည္း ၄င္းအဖြဲ႔က စစ္အုပ္စု ျငိဳျငင္မည္ကို စိုးရိမ္ျပီး မိမိတို႔ကို ျငင္းဆိုခဲ့ေၾကာင္း၊ ႏိုင္ငံတကာ၏ တရား၀င္ အကူအညီမ်ား ထိေရာက္စြာ မေရာက္ ရွိေသးေၾကာင္း စသည္ အေတြ႔အၾကဳံႏွင့္ ခံစားခ်က္တို႔ကို ျပည္သူသို႔ လြတ္လပ္ပြင့္လင္းစြာျဖင့္ ဇာဂနာက ေ၀ဖန္ေျပာဆိုခဲ့သည္။

ဇာဂနာဦးေဆာင္သည့္ လူငယ္ႏွင့္ အႏုပညာရွင္မ်ား၊ ေက်ာ္သူ ေရႊဇီးကြက္ ဦးေဆာင္သည့္ နာေရးကူညီမႈ အသင္းၾကီးတို႔ႏွင့္အတူ မုန္တိုင္းကယ္ဆယ္ေရးကို ျမန္မာလူငယ္ ေစတနာရွင္ အစုအဖြဲ႔မ်ားက ေစာလ်င္စြာ ကိုယ့္အားကိုယ္ကိုး ေဆာင္ရြက္ခဲ့ၾကျပီး ဆရာေတာ္မ်ား၊ သံဃာေတာ္မ်ားကလည္း တအပ္တအား ေဆာင္ရြက္ေနၾကခ်ိန္၊ ျမန္မာျပည္တ၀ွမ္း လူထု လူတန္းစား အသီးသီးက ေစတနာ ထက္သန္စြာ လိုက္လံ ၀ိုင္းယံေနၾကခ်ိန္တြင္ စစ္အုပ္စုက ထိုသို႔ ဇာဂနာကို ဖမ္းဆီးျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။

ဖမ္းဆီးသူမ်ားက ဇာဂနာ့အိမ္သားမ်ားကို သတင္းဌာနမ်ားသို႔ အေၾကာင္းမၾကားရန္ႏွင့္ ေဆြးေႏြးမႈမ်ား ျပီးဆုံးပါက အျမန္ဆုံး အိမ္ျပန္ပို႔ေပးမည္ ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ေျပာၾကားသြားသည္ဟု သိရသည္။

http://moemaka.blogspot.com/2008/06/zarganar-arrested-from-his-home-by.html

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 5, 2008 at 10:09 am

Myanmar may use forced labor in cyclone recovery: ILO

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Fri May 30, 2008 12:09pm EDT

By Stephanie Nebehay

GENEVA (Reuters) – The International labor Organisation warned on Friday of an increased risk Myanmar’s ruling military may try to use forced labor — including children — to rebuild the country after this month’s cyclone.

The ILO has been at loggerheads with the former Burma for more than a decade over what the United Nations agency calls a widespread practice of forcing villagers to work on infrastructure projects or as porters for the army.

It is also concerned about the recruitment of minors into military service in the secretive state whose ruling junta has been heavily criticized by the West for its reluctance to let in foreign aid workers following Cyclone Nargis, which struck on May 2 and left 134,000 people dead or missing.

As Myanmar seeks to recover from the devastating storm, the ILO said U.N. agencies and relief workers must be aware of “the increased risk of incidences of forced labor, child labor, human trafficking and migrant labor as the authorities and individuals come to grips with the sheer size of the tragedy.”

The ILO is working with Myanmar authorities to “ensure that the reconstruction effort does not involve the use of forced labor in any of its forms,” it said in a report on Friday.

Steve Marshall, ILO’s liaison officer in Yangon, submitted the report to the annual International labor Conference, being held in Geneva through June 13. A key committee of ILO’s 182 member states will hold a debate on Myanmar on Saturday.

“From the ILO’s perspective it is important to assist communities but the reconstruction work must be done in line with international standards,” Marshall told Reuters on Friday.

So far, there have not been any verified reports of forced labor linked to the disaster, he said, adding: “We’re not saying it isn’t happening.”

Myanmar passed a decree in October 2000 abolishing forced labor, which is banned under an ILO Convention it has ratified. The Geneva-based agency was allowed to open an office there two years later to help it eradicate the practice.

But the ILO said in its report some victims of forced labor were harassed or detained in the past year when they sought to report abuses. This had discouraged many others from coming forward and distorted official figures.

Some 89 allegations of forced labor have been lodged under a complaints mechanism set up in February 2007, the report said.

“The incidence of harassment and detention of persons associated with its application has severely limited its operation,” it said of the mechanism. “The number of complaints therefore cannot be seen to reflect the size of the issue.”

Six young labor activists, sentenced to between 20 and 28 years in jail last year for helping organise a May Day workers’ rights seminar, remain in prison, the ILO report said.

(Editing by Laura MacInnis and Mary Gabriel)

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsMaps/idUSL3057668120080530

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 30, 2008 at 5:22 pm

Burma: Cyclone updated top news (29 May 2008)

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A damaged boat lies near the town of Dedaye in Myanmar's Irrawaddy Delta in this picture taken over the weekend, May 2008. (Stringer/Reuters)

Myanmar lashes out at “chocolate bar” foreign aid

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s junta lashed out at offers of foreign aid on Thursday, criticizing donors’ demands for access to the Irrawaddy delta and saying Cyclone Nargis’ 2.4 million victims could “stand by themselves.”

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In this photo released by Democratic Voice of Burma, members of the Myanmar opposition National League for Democracy party hold a banner and a portrait of party's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, during a march  protest in Yangon, Myanmar Tuesday, May 27, 2008. Myanmar's military junta extended the detention of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday, ignoring worldwide appeals to free the Nobel laureate who has been detained for more than 12 of the past 18 years, an official said. About 20 of the protesters were later detained. The banner reads 'Free Aung San Suu Kyi immediately.' (AP Photo/Democratic Voice of Burma, HO)

Myanmar approves all pending visas for UN aid workers

YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar’s isolationist regime has approved all pending visas for U.N. relief workers to enter the country, the United Nations said Thursday, nearly a month after a cyclone left more than 2 million people in need of aid.

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US Navy Waiting for Junta’s Permission to Deliver Burma Aid

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By William Branigin The United States is prepared to step up deliveries of relief supplies to Burma from Navy ships off the coast of the cyclone-ravaged nation but cannot wait much longer for permission from Burma’s military rulers, the commander of US …
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Indonesia joins in criticism of Myanmar over Suu Kyi

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MANILA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s foreign minister chided Myanmar on Wednesday for extending the detention of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, the first criticism of the junta’s move by a fellow Southeast Asian nation.
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Over 40% of cyclone victims in Myanmar receive aid

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UNITED NATIONS, May 28 (Xinhua) — More than 40 percent of the 2.4 million cyclone survivors in Myanmar have received some type of assistance from local, national or international actors, the United Nations said Wednesday.
UN says raised 60 pct of targeted Myanmar aid Reuters
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More aid for cyclone victims

BBC – Wed May 28, 9:34 AM ET

A team of Burmese volunteers distribute food and medicine to people in the Irrawaddy delta.

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A family of cyclone survivors  sit together in a hut they built for temporary shelter in Pyapon town, Delta region of Myanmar, Monday, May 26, 2008.  (AP Photo)

Cyclone survivors victimized by Myanmar soldiers

AP – Wed May 28, 3:25 PM ET

PYAPON, Myanmar – It’s not much, but the flimsy bamboo lean-to on the side of the road is all Aye Shwe has to keep his family dry. They lost their home to the cyclone and may soon be uprooted again — this time by soldiers ordering them to leave.

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A damaged home lies near the town of Dedaye in Myanmar's Irrawaddy Delta in this picture taken over the weekend, May 2008. (Stringer/Reuters)

U.S. ships may leave Myanmar if aid refused

Wed May 28, 2:19 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. warships will soon leave waters near Myanmar if the junta does not allow the American military to deliver food, water and other aid to cyclone survivors, a U.S. commander said on Wednesday.

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Myanmar Rescuers: No Sign of ‘2nd Wave’ Deaths

NPR – Wed May 28, 6:00 AM ET
Myanmar’s military government is allowing international aid workers into the areas hardest hit by Cyclone Nargis. Medical workers say there is no evidence so far of a feared “second wave” of deaths resulting from malnutrition and disease.

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Suu Kyi house arrest extended Play Suu Kyi house arrest extended

BBC – Wed May 28, 8:39 AM ET
Burma’s rulers have renewed pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention order for 12 months.

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UN regret at Suu Kyi arrest Play UN regret at Suu Kyi arrest

BBC – Wed May 28, 8:37 AM ET
The UN secretary general has spoken out against Burma’s decison to renew Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest.

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 29, 2008 at 6:52 am