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တိုက်ဳိ ျမန္မာသံ႐ံုး၌ ဆႏၵမဲ ေပးသူမ်ားႏွင့္ ဂ်ပန္ရဲတို႔ ႐ုန္းရင္းဆန္ခတ္ျဖစ္

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တိုက်ဳိ ျမန္မာသံ႐ံုး၌ ဆႏၵမဲ ေပးသူမ်ားႏွင့္ ဂ်ပန္ရဲတို႔ ႐ုန္းရင္းဆန္ခတ္ျဖစ္

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တိုက်ဳိၿမိဳ႕ရွိ ျမန္မာသံ႐ံုးေရွ႕၌ ဆႏၵမဲလာေပးသူမ်ားကုိ ဂ်ပန္ရဲတပ္ဖဲြ႕၀င္မ်ားက လူစုခဲြေနစဥ္

ဖြဲ႕စည္းပံု အေျခခံဥပေဒမူၾကမ္း ဆႏၵခံယူပြဲကို ဂ်ပန္ႏိုင္ငံ တိုက်ဳိၿမိဳ႕ရွိ ျမန္မာသံ႐ံုး၌ ယေန႔ စတင္ က်င္းပရာ ဆႏၵမဲလာေပးသည့္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံသား အမ်ားအျပားကို ျမန္မာသံ႐ံုးက မဲေပးခြင့္မေပးဘဲ ဂ်ပန္ရဲတပ္ဖြဲ႕၏ အကူအညီျဖင့္ လူစုခြဲခဲ့သည္ဟု ဆႏၵမဲသြားေပးသူတုိ႔က ေျပာသည္။ ယေန႔႔နံနက္ (၈) နာရီခန္႔ကတည္းက ဆႏၵမဲေပးမည့္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံသားမ်ားသည္ သံ႐ံုးေရွ႕၌ ပတ္စ္ပို႔မ်ား ကိုင္ေဆာင္၍ သံ႐ံုးတြင္း ၀င္ေရာက္မဲေပးခြင့္ရရန္ တန္းစီေစာင့္ေနစဥ္ လူစုခြဲ ဖယ္ရွားခံရျခင္းျဖစ္သည္ဟု သံ႐ံုးေရွ႕ သြားေရာက္ခဲ့သည့္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံသားတဦးက ေျပာသည္။

၎က “ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံသားစစ္စစ္ေတြျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ပတ္စ္ပို႔ေတြကိုင္ၿပီး မဲေပးဖုိ႔ သံ႐ံုးထဲ ၀င္ဖုိ႔အတြက္ ႀကိဳးစားေနၾကပါတယ္။ အဲဒီအခ်ိန္မွာ ဂ်ပန္အာဏာပိုင္ေတြရဲ႕ အမိန္႔နဲ႔ ဂ်ပန္ရဲတပ္ဖြဲ႕၀င္ေတြက တားဆီးထားပါတယ္ခင္ဗ်။ သံ႐ုံးေရွ႕မွာ တန္းစီၿပီး ေစာင့္ေနတဲ့အခ်ိန္မွာ ဂ်ပန္ရဲ
တပ္ဖြဲ႕၀င္ (၁၅၀) ခန္႔ကေနၿပီး အင္အားသံုးၿပီး ၿဖိဳခြင္းခဲ့ပါတယ္။ (၂ ) ေယာက္ ေဆး႐ံုတင္ရၿပီး (၂) ေယာက္ ေခတၱ အဖမ္းခံရပါတယ္။ ကိုျမင့္သိန္းဆိုတဲ့ အစ္ကိုႀကီးတေယာက္ရယ္။ သူက နည္းနည္းေရာဂါအခံ ရွိတယ္ခင္ဗ်။ ေနာက္ အမ်ဳိးသမီးတေယာက္ကေတာ့ တံခါးနဲ႔ ညႇပ္မိတာ ခင္ဗ်” ဟု ေျပာသည္။

အခြန္ေဆာင္ထားသူမ်ားႏွင့္ ပညာေတာ္သင္ လႊတ္ထားသူမ်ားကို နအဖသံ႐ုံးက ဆႏၵမဲလာေပးရန္ အေၾကာင္းၾကားစာမ်ား ေပးပို႔ထားေၾကာင္း၊ ထိုသူမ်ားကိုသာ ဂ်ပန္ရဲအေစာင့္အေရွာက္ျဖင့္ သံ႐ံုး အတြင္း၀င္ေရာက္ခြင့္ေပးကာ ဆႏၵမဲေပးခြင့္ျပဳခဲ့ေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။

ဆႏၵမဲေပးသူ တဦးျဖစ္သည့္ ကိုသန္႔မ်ဳိးေထြးက “နအဖစစ္အုပ္စုရဲ႕အလိုက် ဆြဲထားတဲ့ ဥပေဒ အေပၚမွာ ဆန္႔က်င္ကန္႔ကြက္မယ့္ သူေတြကို သူတု႔ိက ဘယ္လိုမွ မဲေပးခြင့္ေပးမွာ မဟုတ္ဘူး။ အဲဒီအတြက္ ၀မ္းနည္းစရာေတာ့ မရွိပါဘူး။ မဲေပးတယ္ မေပးတယ္ဆိုတာထက္ ကိုယ္ကိုယ္တိုင္က ဆန္႔က်င္တယ္ဆိုရင္ မဲေပးမွ ဆန္႔က်င္တာမဟုတ္ပါဘူး။ ဒီမဲကိုေပးခ်င္တယ္ဆိုတာ က်ေနာ္တို႔ရဲ႕ ရပိုင္ခြင့္္အေနနဲ႔ ေတာင္းဆိုတာပဲရွိတယ္။ ဘယ္လိုပဲျဖစ္ျဖစ္ဗ်ာ၊ မဲမေပးရဘူး ဆိုရင္ေတာင္ က်ေနာ္တို႔က အၿမဲတမ္း ဆန္႔က်င္ကန္႔ကြက္ေနမွာပဲ” ဟု ေျပာသည္။

ဆႏၵမဲ လာေပးသူတို႔ကို အင္အားသံုးလူစြဲခြဲခဲ့သျဖင့္ ျမန္မာဒီမိုကေရစီေရး လႈပ္ရွားသူမ်ားက “နာဂအိကို သတ္တဲ့ ကိစၥ ေမ့သြားၿပီလား” ၊ “ဂ်ပန္ရဲနဲ႔ နအဖစစ္အစိုးရ အတူတူပဲ” စသည့္ ေႂကြးေၾကာ္သံမ်ားေအာ္ဟစ္ကာ ဂ်ပန္ရဲမ်ားကို ကန္႔ကြက္ ဆႏၵျပခဲ့ၾကေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။

တိုက်ဳိၿမိဳ႕ ျမန္မာသံ႐ံုး၌ ဆႏၵမဲ ေပးပြဲကို ဧၿပီ (၂၆) ႏွင့္ (၂၇) ရက္တုိ႔တြင္ နံနက္ (၈) နာရီခြဲမွ ညေန (၆) နာရီခြဲထိ မဲေပးႏိုင္ၿပီး မဲေပးရာတြင္ သံ႐ံုးမွ ေပးပို႔ေသာ ဆႏၵမဲေပးရန္ အေၾကာင္းၾကားစာမူရင္းႏွင့္ မွတ္ပံုတင္သို႔မဟုတ္ ပတ္စ္ပို႔ ယူေဆာင္လာရမည္ဟု သံ႐ံုးက ေၾကညာ ထားသည္။ ။

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တုိက်ိဳျမန္မာသံရုံးေရွ႕ ဆႏၵျပပြဲ ရဲနဲ႔ရုန္းရင္းဆန္ခတ္ျဖစ္၊ တခ်ဳိ႕ အဖမ္းခံရ

26 April 2008

ေဒၚေအးေအးမာ – အစီအစဥ္ကုိရယူရန္ (MP3) audio clip
ေဒၚေအးေအးမာ – နားဆင္ရန္ (MP3) audio clip

Burmese Protest at Burmese Embassy Tokyo
ဂ်ပန္ႏုိင္ငံေရာက္ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံသားမ်ား ဖြဲ႔စည္းအုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ပုံ ဥပေဒဆုိင္ရာ ဆႏၵမဲေပးဖုိ႔ တုိဂ်ဳိၿမိဳ႔ျမန္မာသံရုံးေရွ ႔ ဆႏၵျပေတာင္းဆုိ။ (ဓါတ္ပုံ-ေအပီ)

တုိက်ဳိျမန္မာသံရုံးေရွ႕မွာ စုရုံး ေရာက္ရွိလာၾကတဲ့ ျမန္မာ ႏုိင္ငံသား ၁၅၀ ေက်ာ္တုိ႔ဟာ ဂ်ပန္ႏုိင္ငံ ျမန္မာသံရုံးမွာ ဖြဲ႔စည္းအုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ပုံ ဥပေဒဆုိင္ရာ ဆႏၵမဲေပးဖုိ႔ ႀကိဳးပမ္းခဲ့ၾကပါတယ္။ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံကူး လက္မွတ္ကုိင္ေဆာင္ ထားသူေတြ အခုလုိ ရာနဲ႔ခ်ီၿပီး ျမန္မာ သံရုံးထဲကုိ၀င္ဖုိ႔ ေတာင္းဆုိၾကတဲ့အခါမွာ သံရုံးထဲက ျမန္မာအရာရွိေတြက ဂ်ပန္ ရဲတပ္ဖြဲ႔ကုိ ေခၚယူလုိက္တဲ့အတြက္ သံရုံးေရွ႕က ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံသားေတြနဲ႔ ဂ်ပန္ရဲေတြ ရုန္းရင္းဆန္ခတ္ ျဖစ္ခဲ့ၾကရပါတယ္။

ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံသားတခ်ဳိ႕ အဖမ္းအဆီးခံခဲ့ရၿပီး တခ်ဳိ ႔လည္း ထိခုိက္ဒဏ္ရာ ရရွိသြားၾကပါတယ္။ ဗီြအုိေအျမန္မာအစီအစဥ္ ထုိင္းအေျခစုိက္သတင္းေထာက္ မေအးေအးမာက စုံစမ္းထားသမွ် သတင္းေပးပုိ႔ထားပါတယ္။

ျမန္မာစစ္အစုိးရ၏ လူထုဆႏၵခံယူပြဲနဲ႔ပတ္သက္ၿပီး မဲေပးဖုိ႔အတြက္ ဂ်ပန္ႏုိင္ငံမွာရွိတဲ့ ျမန္မာသံရုံးက ျမန္မာတခ်ဳိ ႔ကုိသာ ဖိတ္ၾကားခဲ့တာေၾကာင့္ ဖိတ္ၾကားျခင္းမခံရတဲ့ ျမန္မာပတ္စ္ပုိ႔စ္ ကုိင္ေဆာင္ထားသူ လူအင္အား ၅၀၀ ေက်ာ္တုိ႔ဟာ ငါတုိ႔လည္း မဲေပးမယ္ဆုိၿပီး ေၾကြးေၾကာ္ ေအာ္ဟစ္ခဲ့တာေၾကာင့္ ဂ်ပန္ရဲေတြနဲ႔ အထိကရုဏ္းျဖစ္ၿပီး ျမန္မာအေယာက္ ၂၀ ခန္႔ ထိခုိက္ဒဏ္ရာ ရရွိသြားခဲ့ပါတယ္။ ေၾကြးေၾကာ္တဲ့ လူအုပ္ႀကီးေရာက္လာတဲ့အခ်ိန္မွာ ဂ်ပန္ႏုိင္ငံမွာရွိတဲ့ ျမန္မာသံရုံးကေန ဂ်ပန္ရဲေတြကုိေခၚၿပီး ႏွိမ္ႏွင္းခုိင္းခဲ့ပါတယ္။ ဂ်ပန္စံေတာ္ခ်ိန္ မနက္ ၈ နာရီေလာက္ထဲကေန မဲေပးဖုိ႔ေစာင့္ေနတဲ့ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံသားတဦးကေတာ့ သူတုိ႔ဆႏၵျပဖုိ႔လာတာ မဟုတ္ဘူးလုိ႔ အခုလုိ ေျပာပါတယ္။

“ဆႏၵျပဖုိ႔လာတာမဟုတ္ပါဘူး မဲေပးပုိင္ခြင့္ ရဖုိ႔လာၿပီး ေတာင္းဆုိၾကတာပါ။ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ အရင္လုိ႔ ဆႏၵျပတဲ့ပုံစံ – ေဒၚစုဓါတ္ပုံတုိ႔ ဘာတုိ႔ မပါဘူး။ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ ကုိယ့္ပတ္စ္ပုိစ္နဲ႔လာၿပီး ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံသားေတြ ဘယ္သူမဆုိ မဲေပးပုိင္ခြင့္ရွိတယ္ ဆုိတဲ့အခ်က္ေၾကာင့္ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔အခုလုိ ဒီကုိလာၿပီး မဲေပးပုိင္ခြင့္ လာေတာင္းဆုိတာပါ။”

သုိ႔ေသာ္လည္း ပတ္စ္ပုိစ္ကုိင္ေဆာင္ထားတဲ့ ျမန္မာေတြကေတာ့ သူတုိ႔ေပးမယ့္ မဲက ကန္႔ကြက္မဲ ျဖစ္တယ္လုိ႔လည္း ေျပာဆုိေနပါတယ္။

“က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ ဂ်ပန္ႏုိင္ငံမွာရွိတဲ့ ျမန္မာေတြက ႏုိင္ငံေရး အသိအျမင္ရွိၾကေတာ့ ဒီကလူေတြကုိ နည္းနည္း စည္းရုံးလုိက္ရင္ ေသခ်ာတယ္ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ ဒီက လုံး၀ ေထာက္ခံမဲတခုမွ ရွိမွာမဟုတ္ဘူး။”

ဂ်ပန္ႏုိင္ငံမွာရွိတဲ့ ျမန္မာသံရုံးရဲ ႔အလုိက် မဲေပးဖုိ႔ေရာက္လာသူေတြေရွ႕ကေန ကန္႔ကြက္မဲ ေပးဖုိ႔လာသူမ်ားက တံခါး၀မွာ ဆီးၿပီးေနရာယူထားတာေၾကာင့္ သံရုံးက ညေန ၃ နာရီခြဲေလာက္ထိ တံခါးဖြင့္မေပးဘဲ ဂ်ပန္ရဲကုိေခၚၿပီး ႏွိမ္ႏွင္းခုိင္းခဲ့ျခင္းလည္း ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ဂ်ပန္ရဲ ၁၀၀ ေက်ာ္ေလာက္ အလုံးအရင္းနဲ႔ ေရာက္ရွိလာၿပီး လူအုပ္နဲ႔တြန္းထုတ္ကာ ရုိက္ႏွက္တာေၾကာင့္ လူ ၂၀ ဦးခန္႔ ဒဏ္ရာရရွိခဲ့ၿပီး ေဆးရုံကုိ ပုိ႔ေဆာင္ခဲ့ရတယ္လုိ႔ ဆုိပါတယ္။

“ကုိယ္၀န္ေဆာင္မိန္းခေလးတဦးဆုိရင္ ေဆာင့္တြန္းခံရၿပီး ေအာက္မွာ အႏွင္းခံရတာေၾကာင့္ ကုိယ္၀န္ အေျခအေနက ဘာမွမသိရေသးဘူး။ တေယာက္ကဆုိရင္ လက္ေခ်ာင္းေလးေတြ က်ဳိးသြားပါတယ္။ ၿပီးေတာ့ ေခါင္းေပါက္တဲ့လူ ခါးနာသြားတဲလူ ေျခေထာက္ဒူးေဂါင္း အနာတရ ရသြားတဲသူ၊ ဒါေပမယ့္ အခုထိ ေဆးရုံကေန ဘာမွ အက်ဳိးအေၾကာင္း ျပန္မၾကားေသးဘူး။ ဘာျဖစ္တယ္ဆုိတာကုိ အတိအက် မသိေသးဘူး။ ေဆးရုံကား ေလးငါးဆယ္စီးေလာက္ ဒီကလူေတြကို ေခၚထုတ္သြားခဲ့တာ။”

မဲေပးခြင့္ေတာင္းဆုိေနသူေတြကေတာ့ ဂ်ပန္ရဲေတြက ႏွိမ္ႏွင္းခဲ့ေပမယ့္လည္း သူတုိ႔ သေဘာထားကုိ ဆက္လ်က္ ထုတ္ေဖာ္သြားမယ္လုိ႔ ဆုိပါတယ္။

“ဒီကလူေတြအတုိင္း က်န္တဲ့ႏုိင္ငံကလူေတြ အကုန္လုံးလည္း ဂ်ပန္လုိမ်ဳိး က်င့္သုံးၾကပါလုိ႔ နအဖ မဟုတ္တာ လုပ္တာကုိ ႏုိင္ငံျခားေရာက္ေနတဲ့သူေတြက ျပတ္ျပတ္သားသား လုပ္ပုိင္ခြင့္ရွိပါတယ္၊ ဟန္႔တားပုိင္ခြင့္ ရွိပါတယ္၊ နအဖက အရွက္မရွိလုိ႔ ဒီေလာက္ႏွိမ္ႏွင္းတာပါ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔က အဲဒါနဲ႔ပတ္သက္ၿပီး ေလွ်ာ့ေပးႏုိင္တဲ့ အေနအထား မရွိပါဘူး။ ႏုိင္ငံတခုမွာ တရားဥပေဒ ဆုိတာရွိတယ္။ ဂ်ပန္ရဲက ဥပေဒေၾကာင္းအရ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ကုိ အေရးယူေပမယ့္ – က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ဖက္က အေလွွ်ာ့ေပးဖုိ႔ ထုံးစံမရွိပါဘူး။ ေလွ်ာ့မွာလည္း မဟုတ္ပါဘူး ဒါက ျပတ္ျပတ္သားသား တကမာၻလုံးကုိ ေျပာခ်င္ပါတယ္။ ဒီဂ်ပန္ႏုိင္ငံမွာ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံသားေတြကုိလည္း ကုိယ့္တာ၀န္ကုိယ္ေက်ၾကဖုိ႔ က်ေနာ္ ေျပာခ်င္ပါတယ္။”

ဂ်ပန္စံေတာ္ခ်ိန္ ၄ နာရီခန္႔မွာေတာ့ ဂ်ပန္သံရုံးကေန ဖိတ္ေခၚထားတဲ့လူေတြလုိ႔ ယူဆရတဲ့လူေတြကို ၁၀ ဦးခန္႔စီ ဂ်ပန္ရဲက ၀န္းရံၿပီး ျမန္မာသံရုံးထဲကုိ ပုိ႔ေပးခဲ့ပါတယ္။ အဲဒီအခ်ိန္မွာ ကန္႔ကြက္မဲ ထည့္ဖုိ႔အတြက္ လူအုပ္ႀကီးကလည္း ငါတုိ႔လည္း မဲေပးမယ္ဆုိၿပီး ေၾကြးေၾကာ္ေနၾကပါတယ္။ ဂ်ပန္မွာ လူထုဆႏၵခံယူပြဲအတြက္ မဲေပးဖုိ႔အတြက္ ၂၆ ရက္ နဲ႔ ၂၇ ရက္ကို သတ္မွတ္ထားခဲ့တာေၾကာင့္ ေနာက္တေန႔မွာလည္း ဆက္ၿပီးေတာ့ ဆႏၵမဲေပးႏုိင္ဖုိ႔ ေတာင္းဆုိသြားၾကမယ္ ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ေျပာဆုိေနၾကပါတယ္။

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World Focus on Burma (21 Apr 08)

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  1. Two explosions hit Myanmar’s main city, no one hurt
    Reuters – Myanmar’s junta, the latest face of more than four decades of military rule in the former Burma, have warned about the possibility of “terrorist attacks” in …
    Source: Blasts reported in Yangon CNN International
    2 bombs explode in Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon The Associated Press
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  2. Source: Blasts reported in Yangon
    CNN International – The secretive military junta that rules Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has recently warned of possible explosions, and several bombs have gone off in …

  3. Indonesia can do more for the good of Asia
    Jakarta Post, Indonesia –In this light, we commend the Indonesian government’s current efforts regarding the continued volatile situation in Burma/Myanmar. …

     

     

  4. Burma’s vote campaign gets under way
    Radio AustraliaAustralia – In Burma the junta’s campaign for the proposed draft constitution is in full swing while opposing voices are kept silent. Three weeks ahead of the May 10 …

     

  5. School’s wacky ways thrill volunteer group
    Calgary Herald,  Canada –
    … Elaine, is a volunteer organization that makes annual trips to Myanmar (formerly Burma) and the Ukraine to treat refugees and train local medics. …

     

  6. Six suspects in Thai migrant death case
    United Press International –
    … among 121 workers being transported April 10 across the border with Myanmar, formally known as Burma, suffocated, the Bangkok Post reported. …

     

  7. Burmese Detainees Riot, Set Fire at Malaysian Camp
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    By JALIL HAMID / REUTERS WRITER / KUALA LUMPUR Detainees from Burma rioted at a Malaysian holding camp on Monday, torching a building, after hearing they …

     

  8. Even abroad Burmese afraid to vote ‘No’ in referendum
    AsiaNews.it, Italy –
    Myanmar nationals living abroad will be able to cast their ballot in the constitutional referendum at the end of April. Embassies send letters telling …

     

     

     

     

     

     

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April 21, 2008 at 4:06 am

Suu Kyi can vote in Myanmar charter poll, her party says

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YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has the right to vote in a referendum next month on a military-backed constitution, her political party said Tuesday.

“According to the law, (Aung San Suu Kyi) has the right to vote at the referendum as her detention was not a court order or sentence,” said Nyan Win, spokesman for the National League for Democracy (NLD).

“It was just an administrative function,” he told AFP.

Aung San Suu Kyi has spent 12 of the past 18 years locked away by the ruling military junta in her sprawling lakeside home in Yangon.

Her latest period of detention began in 2003 after a deadly attack on her convoy by supporters of the junta, and has been periodically extended since, with little sign that the generals plan to free her.

The regime has called a referendum on May 10 on the proposed new charter, which they claim will — if approved — lead to general elections in 2010.

Under the new constitution, which was drafted by a committee hand-picked by the junta, Aung San Suu Kyi would be barred from running for office because she was married to a foreigner, Michael Aris, a British citizen who died in 1999.

People convicted of a crime by a court are not allowed to vote in the referendum, but detainees who have not faced trial can cast a ballot.

There are currently about 1,850 political prisoners in Myanmar, at least 700 of whom were arrested after anti-junta demonstrations last September, which the military crushed, killing at least 31 people, the UN says.

Next month’s referendum will be the first balloting in Myanmar since 1990, when Aung San Suu Kyi led the NLD to a landslide victory, which was never recognised by the junta.

The NLD and other activists are calling for a “No” vote on the charter, which analysts say simply enshrines the military’s role.

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April 17, 2008 at 1:39 am

World Focus on Burma (3 Apr 08)

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Man held in Moo’s slaying
Deseret News, UT –
Moo and her four brothers, father and mother, are refugees from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. They lived in a refugee camp for 20 years before coming to

Mother of suspect in death of girl doesn’t think he’s guilty
Deseret News, UT –
Her body was found in a nearby apartment in the same complex where several men, also refugees from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, were living.

Myanmar, India to sign transit pact
Assam Tribune, India
India is going to invest USD 103 million to redevelop Sittwe Port on the North Western coast of Myanmar and improve navigability on the Kaladan river in

China-made police trucks arrive in Yangon
Monsters and Critics.com –
Although the NLD, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, won the last general election of 1990 in a landslide, the party has been blocked from power by Myanmar‘s ruling

US, Britain and France Seek UN Statement on Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand
The three countries will draft a presidential statement on Burma, which the Deputy Permanent Representative of the US Mission to the UN,

India, Burma Sign Multimillion-dollar Transport Project Deal
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand
“This project will greatly enhance connectivity between Myanmar [Burma] and India, in particular with India‘s northeast states,” the statement said.

Practical Traveler | Tibet Suddenly, the Roof of the World Is Closed
New York Times, United States –
That wasn’t the case in Myanmar, formerly Burma, after the military government there brutally put down protests led by monks in September.

Myanmar Junta Holds Referendum in `Climate of Fear,’ US Says
Bloomberg –
Such abuses “contribute to the climate of fear and repression in Burma as the regime prepares to conduct a referendum on its draft constitution.

Dr BP Pal–Harbinger of Green Revolution
Organiser, India
Thereafter his family shifted to Burma, present Myanmar during the British regime. It was in Myanmar he received his early education.

Florian beats Lauzon in lightweight bout on UFC Fight Night
MiamiHerald.com, FL –
AP Kenny Florian pounded out a second-round TKO over Joe Lauzon in a battle of Massachusetts lightweights Wednesday night on the UFC’s Fight Night card.

Winning Streak May End For Thai Stocks []
RTT News, NY –
PTTEP said in February it would swap its 20 percent stake in Myanmar’s offshore Block M3 and M4 for CNOOC’s A4 and C1 blocks.

Draft UN Statement Targets Myanmar Junta
The Associated Press –
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A draft Security Council statement calls on Myanmar‘s government to allow detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other

Opposition Party Urges ‘No’ Vote on Myanmar Charter
AHN –
The constitution would not bring democracy to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, which has been ruled by the military since 1962, the party said.

India, Myanmar sign multimillion-dollar transport project deal
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP NEW DELHI: India has agreed to build a multimillion-dollar (euro) seaport and transportation system in Myanmar as it presses ahead with investment in its

India, Myanmar ink pact
Hindu, India
NEW DELHI: India and Myanmar on Wednesday decided to develop an alternative access route to the north-east. Called the Kaladan multimodal transit transport

Arrest in 7-Year-Old Utah Girl’s Death
The Associated Press –
Hser and her family are natives of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, and settled in Utah last summer. The girl’s father, Cartoon Wah, said through an

Coping with rice shortage
Malaysia Star, Malaysia
YOU will probably not taste the difference, but more of the rice noodles, or bee hoon, served these days are made from Myanmar grains, rather than the more

India, Burma in military and trade talks
Radio Australia, Australia
ethnic groups in Myanmar,” the statement said. India repeated its criticism of tighter American and European sanctions introduced after Burma arrested

Myanmar arrests 52 activists in 2008
Daily Times, Pakistan
BANGKOK: Myanmar’s junta has arrested and imprisoned at least 52 activists in the first three months of this year, a Thailand-based watchdog said Wednesday.

Main points of draft constitution
Daily Times, Pakistan
YANGON: Myanmar’s military government plans to bring a new constitution to a referendum next month, ahead of multiparty elections slated for 2010.

India welcomes Burma general
Daily News & Analysis, India
Burma is a neighbour, sharing over 1600 km of land with India’s insurgency prone north-eastern states as well as China’s growing influence in Myanmar,

Burma: Just say ‘No’
Bangkok Post, Thailand
The NLD said the constitution would not bring democracy to Burma, which has been ruled by the military since 1962. “It cannot give any guarantee for

US condemns new arrests in Burma
Radio Australia, Australia –
Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will be unable to run for office in 2010 elections under a new draft constitution.

India, Burma sign Kaladan agreement
Howrah News Service, India
By OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT New Delhi, April 2: India and Burma on Wednesday signed the agreement and two protocols of the Kaladan multi-modal transit

Call to reject Burma constitution
BBC News, UK
Burma‘s opposition National League for Democracy has urged voters to reject the new army-backed constitution in a referendum next month.

US blasts Myanmar’s ‘climate of fear and repression’ in lead-up to
International Herald Tribune, France –
The proposed constitution has not been published, nor has date in May for the vote been announced. Myanmar also is known as Burma.

West seeks new UN council statement on Myanmar
Reuters UK, UK
By Patrick Worsnip UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Western states are seeking to have the UN Security Council issue a new statement on Myanmar, stepping up

US condemns Myanmar’s arrests of political activists
Forbes, NY –
LONDON (Thomson Financial) – The United States has condemned Myanmar for new arrests of political activists, which it said contributes to a ‘climate of fear

Securing India’s North-East
Daily Pioneer, India
While Myanmar has cooperated with us in mounting military operations against Indian insurgent groups being infiltrated from Bangladesh, this project will

Draft UN statement calls on Myanmar junta to allow pro-democracy
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP UNITED NATIONS: A draft Security Council statement calls on Myanmar‘s government to allow detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other

US condemns Myanmar arrests of political activists
Raw Story, MA
“These blatant human rights abuses contribute to the climate of fear and repression in Burma as the regime prepares to conduct a referendum on its draft

New Delhi eyes a Burmese seaport
The New Nation, Bangladesh
The connected Indian state will be Mizoram, which is adjacent to Chin province of Burma (also known as Myanmar). Vice Senior General Maung Aye,

Burmese Continues Pre-Referendum Arrests
US Department of State, DC –
These blatant human rights abuses contribute to the climate of fear and repression in Burma as the regime prepares to conduct a referendum on its draft

Myanmar opposition urges rejection of proposed constitution in May
JURIST –
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has been governed without a constitution since the military regime took power in 1988 and talks on a new national charter

India talks trade with Myanmar, seeks early political reforms
Thaindian.com, Thailand
He added that 27 pro-democracy associations in India have organised the protests under the banner of Burma Campaign India. “We have not yet made plans for

On Target Shameless use of power
Inquirer.net, Philippines
You would think that this country is Burma (Myanmar). Remember Supt. Enrique Ancheta, Puerto Princesa City police chief, who was featured in this space

Myanmar junta’s strongman two arrives in India
Merinews, India –
The number two general in Myanmar junta’s hierarchy arrived in India today to give a leg up to bilateral relations and primarily ink the agreement of the

Humanities Division’s Visiting Scholar Larkin to give presentation
Lewis-Clark State College, ID –
She will also make her public presentation on April 17 about recent events in Burma, which is now called the Union of Myanmar. Though born and raised in

India and Burma in transport deal
BBC News, UK –
India and Burma have signed a major transport agreement linking a Burmese port with part of north-east India via road and river connections.

Human rights abuse in Asia no more than the rest of the world
Macau Daily Times, Macau –
to the streets in Europe, because the EU is just as concerned about Tibet as it is with other parts of the world like Burma or Myanmar, but not more.

 

US, Britain and France Seek UN Statement on Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The three countries will draft a presidential statement on Burma, which the Deputy Permanent Representative of the US Mission to the UN,

 

Burmese Authorities Stifle Opposition to Constitution
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
According to the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners—Burma (AAPP), some 1890 political prisoners are currently held in Burmese

 

India requested to allow rice exports to Sri Lanka
Thaindian.com, Thailand –
Gunawardena said that Myanmar has agreed to sell 100000 metric tonnes of white rice to Sri Lanka. “I am leading a delegation to Burma on Friday to finalise

 

Burma’s Gas Pipeline to Be Fixed in 5 Days
The Irrawaddy News MagazineThailand –
Other shareholders include Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise and Nippon Oil Exploration (Myanmar). State-controlled PTT PCL, a buyer of gas from the Yetagun

 

Gas pipeline in Burma leaks
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
PTT suspends the transmission of natural gas from Burma‘s Yetagun Field, following the leakage of the pipeline. Chitrapongse Kwangsukstith, senior executive

 

India, Myanmar sign transport deal
PRESS TV, Iran –
India and Myanmar have signed a transport agreement linking a Burmese port with north-east India via road and river connections. The second-highest ranking

 

News Conference About Death of 7-year-old Utah Girl
LocalNews8.com, ID –
They are natives of Myanmar, also known as Burma. Candles, stuffed bears and flowers were placed at the apartment complex Wednesday.

 

NLD urges people to cast a ‘NO’ vote on constitution
Mizzima.com, India –
This latest statement from Burma’s main opposition party reinforces the stance of pro-democracy forces against the constitution. In the statement, the NLD

 

India, Myanmar ink pact for multimillion dollar transport system
Earthtimes, UK –
New Delhi – India will build a transportation and seaport system in Myanmar under an agreement that was signed after talks between Indian officials and the

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Esther Wu: Local Buddhist temples plan for April 13 new year
Dallas Morning News, TX – o
Several Asian countries celebrate the start of the new year this month – including Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (Burma).

 

Petronas finds two ruptures in Burma pipeline
Business Spectator, Australia –
KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian state oil company Petronas has found two ruptures in a leaking gas pipeline near the Thai-Myanmar border, the company said. KUL:PETGAS

 

India signs pact with Myanmar to build a seaport and
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP NEW DELHI: India has agreed to build a multimillion-dollar seaport and transportation system in Myanmar as it presses ahead with investment in its

 

India and Myanmar: economic cooperation in the millions
AsiaNews.itItaly –
which Myanmar has in abundance, and to counter the strong Chinese influence in the area. Speaking only of natural gas, the former Burma possesses

 

UN statement would press Myanmar on democratic reforms
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP A draft statement by the United Nations Security Council calls on the government of Myanmar to allow Aung San Suu Kyi, the pro-democracy leader,

 

Myanmar agrees to provide rice to Sri Lanka
Lanka Everything, UK –
The Ministry of Trade says it plans to import rice from India, Burma and Pakistan in time for the upcoming festival season. Minister of Trade Bandula

 

Activist who staged solo protest against Myanmar junta gets life
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
AP YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – A veteran activist who staged a solo protest last year against Myanmar‘s military junta has been sentenced to life in prison for

 

Maung Aye Visits India, Activists Protest
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
trading with the murderous regime in Burma is a bad idea,” he said. A report by The New Light of Myanmar said that the Burmese army’s chief, Maung Aye,

 

India and Myanmar signs accord on transport corridor project
Newstrack IndiaIndia –
As per the agreement the $120m project will boost up India to develop Burma‘s Sittwe port on Kaladan river from where goods will be transported.

 

N Korea Sells Rocket Launchers to Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By TERUAKI UENO / REUTERS WRITER/ TOKYO North Korea has been selling multiple rocket launchers to military-ruled Burma since the two countries restored ties

 

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 3, 2008 at 6:49 am