A Brief Biography of a Man Full Of Courage and Strong Determination: Phra Bwa Hla Phe

By Khun Thet Lu 
November 2001

I came to know a man full of courage and strong determination in a certain suburb of Taunggyi, the Capital of Shan State, in 1949. He looked very smart and serious on the stage while he was delivering a speech about revolting against the feudalistic to the audience. Moreover, he urged and encouraged the people to unite and join hands with their feudalists resistance movement forces, which would eliminate feudalism from Shan State. The man was U Hla Pe, or Kyaung Pan Thi, who led Pa-O people to fight against feudalism in Shan State.

သိမ္းဆည္းခံရသည့္ ေျမဧက ၄၀၀၀ ေက်ာ္အား နစ္နာေၾကးတိုးေပးရန္ ေတာင္းဆို

သတင္းႏွင့္မီဒီယာ ကြန္ယက္။ ခြန္ေအာင္ျမတ္။
ဇႏၷ၀ါရီလ ၂၇ ရက္၊ ၂၀၁၀ ခုႏွစ္။

ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ေတာင္ပိုင္း ေတာင္ႀကီးၿမိဳ႕နယ္အတြင္းရွိ ပင္းပက္ ဘိလပ္ေျမစက္ရံု တည္ေဆာက္ရန္ ေက်းရြာ သားမ်ား၏ ေျမယာ ဧက ၄၀၀၀ ေက်ာ္ သိမ္းယူသျဖင့္ နစ္နာေၾကးႏွင့္ အာမခံခ်က္မ်ားေပးရန္ ေက်းရြာသားမ်ား က ေတာင္းဆိုေနၾကသည္။

Poisoned land: A commentary

Thursday, 28 January 2010 13:28 S.H.A.N.

On 26 January, Poisoned Hills: Opium Cultivation surges under government control in Burma, a 56 page report by the Palaung Women’s Organization (PWO) was launched at Bangkok’s Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT). The following is an overview given by Shan Herald Agency for News (SHAN) on the occasion.

'Suu Kyi Will Be Released': Home Minister

The detained leader of Burma's main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), Aung San Suu Kyi, and her deputy, Tin Oo, will be released this year, the Burmese Minister for Home Affairs Maj-Gen Maung Oo reportedly told local officials in Kyaukpadaung Township last week.

According to a Reuters report, Maung Oo made the statement on Jan. 21 at a gathering of local officials in the central Burmese town.

“We heard that Daw Suu will be released in November this year and U Tin Oo on Feb. 13,” said NLD spokesman Khin Maung Swe. "Maung Oo also said that the NLD is not so bad and should be listened to."

“We welcome the news. But this is not politically significant since the elections would already be finished when Aung San Suu Kyi is released,” said Win Tin, an NLD leader, adding that if Suu Kyi is not released until after the elections, the chances are lowered of the NLD participating in the current political process.

According to sources in Kyaukpaduang Towship in Mandalay Division, Maung Oo said at the meeting that the election will be free and fair and that polls will not be rigged.

Both Suu Kyi and Tin Oo, the deputy chairman of the NLD, are currently under house arrest. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Suu Kyi had her house arrest extended in August for briefly sheltering an American citizen who swan uninvited to her lakeside home in Rangoon.

Maung Oo played a role at the end of Suu Kyi's trial, theatrically entering the courtroom to read aloud a statment from junta chief Snr-Gen Than Shwe that commuted Suu Kyi's sentence from three years' hard labor to 18 months under house arrest, which runs from May 2009 to November 2010.

Tin Oo has been under house arrest since May 2003 when Suu Kyi and many of her party members were attacked by a government-sponsored mob in the village of Depayin in Sagaing Division.

Burmese junta chief Snr-Gen Than Shwe reaffirmed earlier this month that an election will be held this year. The Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, recently reported that the election will be held on Oct. 10, citing a Burmese military source.

Some observers said the Oct. 10 date provided by the Asahi source was plausible, given the junta's superstitious attachment to auspicious numbers. By holding the election on the 10th day of the 10th month in 2010, the regime leaders believe their victory is assured.


ပအုိ၀္းအမ်ိဳးသား သနပ္ဖက္လုပ္ငန္း

သနပ္ဖက္သည္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံတစ္၀ွမ္းတြင္ ေသာက္သံုးေနၾကသည့္ ေဆးေပါ့လိပ္၏ လိပ္ထားသည့္ သစ္ရြက္ျဖစ္သည္။ သနပ္ဖက္ကို လြန္ခဲ့ေသာ ႏွစ္ေပါင္း ၁၀၀ ေက်ာ္က ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ ကိုလိုနီလက္ေအာက္က်ေရာက္သည့္ အခ်ိန္တြင္ စတင္လုပ္ကိုင္လာသည္ဟု ယူဆရသည္။ ၎ကို ရွမ္းျပည္ေတာင္ပိုင္း နမ္းစန္၊ ပင္လံု၊ လြယ္လြိဳင္၊ ဟိုပုံး၊ ေတာင္ႀကီး၊ ရပ္ေဆာက္ စသည့္ ၿမိဳ.နယ္မ်ားတြင္ ထြက္ရွိသည္။ သနပ္ဖက္ကို ပအို၀္းတိုင္းရင္းသား အမ်ားစုက စိုက္ပ်ဳိးလုပ္ကိုင္ၾကသည္။

ဗမာ့တပ္မေတာ္သားမ်ား မိဘျပည္သူမ်ားဘက္ ရပ္တည္ရန္ အမ်ိဳးသားဒီမုိကေရစီတပ္ေပါင္းစု (မဒတ) ၏ ပန္ၾကားခ်က္

သဘက္ေခ်ာင္းေရ ေသာက္သံုးမႈေၾကာင့္ ၀မ္းေရာဂါျဖစ္ပြား ၅ ဦးထက္မနည္း ေသဆံုး

သတင္းႏွင့္မီဒီယာ ကြန္ယက္။ ခြန္ေအာင္ျမတ္။
ဇႏၷ၀ါရီလ ၁၂ရက္၊ ၂၀၁၀ ခုႏွစ္။

ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ေတာင္ပိုင္း ေတာင္ႀကီးၿမိဳ႕နယ္အတြင္းရွိ သဘက္ ေခ်ာင္းေရကို ေသာက္သံုး မႈေၾကာင့္ ေက်းရြာေလး ရြာခန္႕မွ ေဒသခံရြာသားအမ်ားအျပား ၀မ္းေရာဂါျဖစ္ပြားၿပီး ၅ ဦးထက္မနည္း ေသဆံုးခဲ့ကာ ယင္းသည္ သတၱဳရိုင္း တူးေဖာ္မႈႏွင့္ ဆက္စပ္ႏိုင္သည္္ဟု ေဒသခံမ်ားက ေျပာသည္။

ၿပီးခဲ့သည့္ ႏွစ္လခန္႕က ၀မ္းေရာဂါျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့ျခင္းျဖစ္သည္ဟု ေဒသခံႏွင့္ နီးစပ္သူတဦးက ယခုလို ေျပာသည္။