Unlike Than Shwe, Kim Jong Il was a master of thought control

By BENEDICT ROGERS | 20 December 2011 | DVB

The death of Kim Jong Il rids the world of perhaps the most brutal, reclusive and eccentric dictator of recent times. It plunges North Korea into a period of uncertainty and instability, and threatens yet more tension on the Korean Peninsula. And it is a fittingly symbolic end to the year which saw tyrants tumble.

Regime ready to meet UNFC now: PaO leader

U Aung Min and Hkun Okker shaking hands
after the meeting (Photo: Hkun Okker)
Monday, December 26, 2011 | S.H.A.N

According to PaO National Liberation Organization (PNLO) president Hkun Okker, Naypyitaw’s chief negotiator U Aung Min has disclosed to him that he is ready to meet the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), the alliance of 11 armed groups, during a meeting with him in Bangkok on Friday, 23 December.

BURMESE PERSPECTIVE: The Regime War against Humanitarianism

By Kanbawza Win | 19 December 2011 | Monday

The international community was shock and aghast when the Burmese military regime turned down the humanitarian aid offered by the international community after the Nargis Cyclone hit the country in May 2008 killing some 200,000 people and making millions homeless. The United Nations practically had to beg to deliver assistance to hundreds of thousands flood-stricken people and according to the UN figures 80,000 people needlessly died from their regime’s arrogance This episode alone proves that the Burmese Generals and the army (Tatamadaw) have no good will (cetena) to its own people. So it came to no surprise when the Burmese regime block the humanitarian aid to the Kachin refugees running away from an all out war waged by the Tatamadaw against its own people just like what President Bashar al-Assad is doing in Syria..What cruelty and inhuman gesture can be more vivid than this and yet it is hoping for the West to lift sanctions and enter into the community of civilized nations?

ပအို၀္းလူမ်ဳိးမ်ားကို ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္မွ ေမာင္းထုတ္ေတာ့မည္လား

SSA (S) ဆင္ႏြဲသည့္ေတာ္လွန္ေရးသည္ MTA ဆင္ႏဲြသည့္ေတာ္လွန္ေရးႏွင့္ ဆင္တူမႈမ်ား

By ရွမ္းျပည္သားေလး | ၁၄ ဒီဇင္ဘာ ၂၀၁၁ | ေတာင္ႀကီးတုိင္းမ္

၂၀၁၁ တြင္ ေပၚေပါက္လာသည့္ အစိုးရသစ္၏ လက္ထက္တြင္ ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ တည္ၿငိမ္ေရးအတြက္ ျမန္မာ့တပ္မေတာ္ႏွင့္ (SSA-S) [ရွမ္းျပည္တပ္မေတာ္ (ေတာင္ပိုင္း)] အၾကား ရွမ္းႏွစ္သစ္ကူး ကာလျဖစ္ေသာ ဒီဇင္ဘာလအတြင္းတြင္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးသေဘာတူညီခ်က္ကို လက္မွတ္ေရးထိုးႏိုင္ခဲ့ၾကသည္။ ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ရွိ ျပည္သူမ်ား၏ဘ၀ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းတည္ၿငိမ္သာယာေရးအတြက္ အင္မတန္မွ လိုအပ္ပါသျဖင့္ ဤလုပ္ရပ္ကို အထူးႀကိဳဆိုပါသည္။

Suu Kyi needs ethnic support to lead: KNU

By Kate Kelly | 14 December 2011 | DVB

Aung San Suu Kyi could realise her dream of leading Burma at the next elections, but only if she has the full support of the nation’s many ethnic groups behind her, says a high-ranking commander in the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA).

The Nobel laureate’s opposition party has been given the nod of approval to rejoin mainstream politics by President Thein Sein’s government, meaning Suu Kyi could run for a seat in parliament.

Sanctions on Burma must be Maintained

By Kanbawza Win | 14 December 2011

Sanctions and other punitive actions on Burma should  be maintained by the US and  Western nations for the simple reason that the current regime is not interested in political solutions and is mounting an all out  war against the Kachin ethnic nationalities, practicing ethnic cleansing and committing gross human rights violations on all other ethnic nationalities. It even continues to use chemical weapons to wipe out this particular ethnic race. One could not comprehend of why there is a cacophony of calls to drop the sanctions and let Burma into the community of civilized nations when it is still a rogue state.

Ceasefires are not enough

By Shwe Yinn Mar Oo | Volume 31, No. 605 | Myanmar Times
December 12 - 18, 2011

The head of the Euro-Burma Office, Mr Harn Yawnghwe, on his role in last month’s negotiations on the Thai-Myanmar border, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s role in peacebuilding and the need to achieve a ‘political solution’ with ethnic groups

What role have you played in the peace negotiations that have taken place to date?

အစိုးရႏွင့္ ရွမ္း (ေတာင္) တို႔ အပစ္ခတ္ရပ္ လက္မွတ္ထိုး

ေက်ာ္ခ | ေသာၾကာေန႔၊ ဒီဇင္ဘာလ ၀၂ ရက္ ၂၀၁၁ ခုႏွစ္

ခ်င္းမိုင္ (မဇၩိမ) ။ ။ ျမန္မာအစိုးရႏွင့္ ရွမ္းျပည္တပ္မေတာ္ ေတာင္ပိုင္း SSA-S တို႔ အပစ္ခတ္ရပ္စဲေရး
ႏွစ္ဘက္ သေဘာတူစာခ်ဳပ္ တရပ္ကို ေသာၾကာေန႔ ေန႔လည္ပိုင္းက ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ ေတာင္ႀကီးၿမိဳ႕တြင္ လက္မွတေရးထိုးခဲ့ၾကသည္။

Signs of hope in Burma, Suu Kyi tells Clinton

Bangkok Post | 2/12/2011

RANGOON - Aung San Suu Kyi voiced guarded hope Friday that democracy will come to Burma as the opposition leader warmly welcomed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the home that was her prison for years.

In scenes unthinkable before Burma's recent reforms, Suu Kyi took Clinton by the arm and escorted her through the garden of her crumbling lakeside villa in the commercial hub Rangoon where she was locked up until a year ago.

China ‘exploiting developing world’: Clinton

By FRANCIS WADE | 30 November 2011 | DVB

Developing states are unlikely to benefit long-term from growing investment from the likes of China, whose need to supply for its energy-hungry population means its fiscal policies abroad are taking on an increasingly exploitative quality, Hillary Clinton has warned.

Clinton arrives for historic Burma visit

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Naypyidaw
for her first visit to Burma. (Photo: AP)
By AFP and DVB | 30 November 2011

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed to Burma Wednesday in the first top-level US visit for half a century, hoping to ignite a “movement for change” in one of the world’s most closed nations.

After attending an aid conference in South Korea, Clinton flew to a little-used airport in Naypyidaw, Burma’s remote showcase capital unveiled in 2005 by military rulers of the strategic but long-isolated country.

China pushes Burma military ties ahead of Clinton visit

Monday, Nov 28, 2011

(Reuters) - Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping offered to boost military ties with Burma on Monday, days ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's historic visit to China's isolated southern neighbor that has begun showing signs of political reform.

Brutal reality behind junta's benign face

27 November 2011 | Bangkok Post | Newspaper section: Spectrum

While the international community and Asean reward Burma's government for its cautious reforms, the army is looting, burning and destroying village farms and forcing thousands of Kachin civilians into makeshift camps.

A BURMESE PERSPECTIVE: An Analysis of President Obama's Speech in the New Cold War

By Kanbawza Win | 26 November 2011

The rise of China in every respect in today’s geopolitical situation has created a new bipolar world compounded by the fact that in 2000 years China, for the first time has access to the Indian via Burma due to the Burmese Junta’s survival tactics, seems that Burma will be one of the hot spots in the new impending Cold War. Admittedly neither China nor US has any real desire for a ‘New Cold War’ to start, but deep suspicion and an unwillingness to break the mould of relations are leading to the emergence of these increasingly robust hedges and weakening of moderate forces on both sides. Until now, neither the US nor China has been fully prepared to face up to the underlying divisions because they imply some difficult choices. The corporate and economics still sees China as a major new commercial opportunity, while still far short of the power to represent any sort of a challenge to the world order.

ဒဏ္ခတ္အေရးယူမႈ ႐ုပ္သိမ္းဖုိ႔ အစီအစဥ္မရွိေသး

By ကုိေအာင္လြင္ဦး | ဗုဒၶဟူး, 23 ႏိုဝင္ဘာ 2011 | ဗြီအုိေအ

ေရွ႔သီတင္းပတ္ထဲ အေမရိကန္ ႏုိင္ငံျခားေရး၀န္ႀကီး ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံကုိ သြားေရာက္ဖုိ႔အထိ အျပန္အလွန္ ဆက္ဆံမႈေတြ တုိးတက္ လာေပမဲ့ ျမန္မာအစုိးရအေပၚ ပိတ္ဆုိ႔ဒဏ္ခတ္ အေရးယူထားတာေတြကုိေတာ့ ႐ုပ္သိမ္းဦးမွာ မဟုတ္ေသးဘူးလုိ႔ အေမရိကန္ အဆင့္ျမင့္ အရာရွိတဦးက ေျပာလုိက္ပါတယ္။ ဒါဟာလည္း ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံတြင္းမွာ တုိးတက္ေအာင္ လုပ္ေဆာင္ဖုိ႔ လုိအပ္ေနတာေတြ အမ်ားအျပား ရွိေနဆဲ ျဖစ္တယ္လုိ႔ အေမရိကန္ အစုိးရက ယုံၾကည္ထားတဲ့အတြက္ ျဖစ္တယ္လုိ႔ ေျပာဆုိခဲ့တာပါ။ အျပည့္အစုံကုိေတာ့ ကုိေအာင္လြင္ဦး က တင္ျပထားပါတယ္။

NLD တပတ္အတြင္း ပါတီမွတ္ပံုတင္မည္

By မနႏၵာခ်မ္း | အဂၤါ, 22 ႏိုဝင္ဘာ 2011 | ဗြီအုိေအ

အမ်ဳိးသားဒီမုိကေရစီအဖဲြ႔ခ်ဳပ္ NLD အေနနဲ႔ ႏုိင္ငံေရးပါတီအျဖစ္ မွတ္ပုံတင္ခြင့္ရဖုိ႔ ဒီသီတင္းပတ္ထဲမွာ အာဏာပုိင္ေတြထံ ေလွ်ာက္ထားဖုိ႔ ရွိေနပါတယ္။ ျမန္မာအစုိးရသစ္လက္ထက္မွာ ေပၚေပါက္လာတဲ့ လႊတ္ေတာ္ထဲက လစ္လပ္သြားတဲ့ေနရာေတြအတြက္ ၾကားျဖတ္ေရြးေကာက္ပဲြ ျပန္ၿပီးေတာ့က်င္းပမယ့္ အခ်ိန္မွာ ၀င္ေရာက္ယွဥ္ၿပိဳင္သြားဖုိ႔ကို ရည္ရြယ္ၿပီး NLD က မွတ္ပုံတင္ ေတာ့မွာပါ။ အျပည့္အစုံကုိေတာ့ NLD တာ၀န္ရွိသူနဲ႔ ဆက္သြယ္ေမးျမန္းထားတဲ့ မနႏၵာခ်မ္းက တင္ျပထားပါတယ္။

UNFC ဆက္စပ္အဖြဲ႔မ်ားကို အစိုးရက ေဆြးေႏြးရန္ ကမ္းလွမ္းမႈ မရွိ

ကိုဝိုင္း |  အဂၤါေန႔၊ ႏုိဝင္ဘာလ ၂၂ ရက္ ၂၀၁၁ ခုႏွစ္

ခ်င္းမိုင္ (မဇၥ်ိမ) ။       ။ ညီၫြတ္ေသာ တုိင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ဳိးမ်ား ဖက္ဒရယ္ေကာင္စီ UNFC ၏  ဆက္စပ္အဖြဲ႔မ်ားကို အစိုးရက ေတြ႔ဆံုေဆြးေႏြးရန္ ကမ္းလွမ္းမႈမရွိၾကေသးဟု အဖြဲ႔တာဝန္ရွိသူမ်ားက ေျပာသည္။

ေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားမလႊတ္လွ်င္ မွတ္ပုံမတင္ဟု တိုင္းရင္းသားပါတီမ်ားေျပာ

By ခင္ဦးသာ | 18 ႏုိ၀င္ဘာ ၂၀၁၁ | ဧရာ၀တီ

အမ်ဳိးသားဒီမိုကေရစီ အဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္(NLD) တရား၀င္ ပါတီအျဖစ္မွတ္ပုံတင္ရန္ ယေန႔ ဆုံးျဖတ္ခဲ့ေသာ္လည္း တိုင္းရင္းသားပါတီမ်ားကမူ မွတ္ပုံတင္ေရး၊ မတင္ေရး ကိစၥ မစဥ္းစားေသးဟု ေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားက ေျပာသည္။

U.S. to send Hillary Clinton to Myanmar

18 November 2011

Bali, Indonesia (CNN) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to visit Myanmar next month on a trip that could signal a major change in relations between the two countries.

ျမန္မာကို အာဆီယံ ဥကၠ႒ တာ၀န္ေပးမႈ ေစာေသးေၾကာင္း တုိင္းရင္းသားအဖဲြ႕ ေျပာဆို

ႏုိ၀င္ဘာလ ၁၈ရက္။ ေစာသိန္းျမင့္ (ေကအုိင္စီ)

ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံကို လာမည့္ ၂၀၁၄ခုႏွစ္ အာဆီယံအဖဲြ႕၏ အလွည့္က် ဥကၠ႒ တာ၀န္ေပးရန္ အာဆီယံ ေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားက သေဘာ တူလုိက္ျခင္းသည္ အခ်ိန္ေစာေသးေၾကာင္း လက္နက္ကိုင္ တုိင္းရင္းသားတပ္ဖဲြ႕မ်ားက ေျပာသည္။

Obama Confirms Aung San Suu Kyi’s Support of US Engagement Towards Burmese Reform

ABC News

On Thursday night on Air Force One, on his way from Darwin, Australia to Bali, Indonesia, President Obama phoned Burmese democracy activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to make sure she supports U.S. engagement to encourage the Burmese government’s steps towards reforms.

Suu Kyi's NLD democracy party to rejoin Burma politics

18 November 2011 | BBC

The party of Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has agreed to re-enter the political process and contest parliamentary elections.

On Friday her National League for Democracy said it would register to run in the as yet unscheduled by-elections.

The party boycotted the last polls in November 2010, the first in 20 years.

သတၱဳတူးေဖၚလုိသူမ်ားအတြက္ ပတၱျမားနဂါးေဖါင္ေဒးရွင္း ေငြထုတ္ေခ်းမည္

November 17, 2011 | DVB

ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံထဲမွာ သတၱဳတူးေဖၚေရးလုပ္ငန္းလုပ္ကုိင္ေနေသူေတြနဲ႔ အရင္းအႏွီးမဲ့ လက္လုပ္လက္စားတုိရဲ႕ ဘ၀ျမွင့္တင္ဖုိ႕ ပအုိ၀္းအမ်ိဳးသားအဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္ လြတ္ေတာ္အမတ္ ဦးေန၀င္းထြန္းဦးေဆာင္တဲ့ ပတၱျမားနဂါးေဖါင္ေဒးရွင္းက ေငြေတြထုတ္ေခ်းေပးေတာ့မယ္လုိ႔ ေျပာပါတယ္။

Burma Awarded 2014 Asean Chair

Burmese President Thein Sein takes his chair at the 19th
Asean Summit in Indonesian resort island of Bali on Nov.17.
(Photo: Getty Images)
By BA KAUNG | Thursday, November 17, 2011 | Irrawaddy

The leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), meeting at the 19th Asean Summit in Bali, Indonesia, announced on Thursday that its members had unanimously agreed to give Burma the chairmanship of the regional bloc in 2014.

Burma had been scheduled to assume the chairmanship in 2016, but requested to take the chair early after being passed over in 2006 due to concerns over the repressive methods used by the country’s previous authoritarian regime.

စစ္တပ္ ခ်ိဳးေရအတြက္ ရြာသားမ်ား ထမ္းပို႔ေပးေနရ

ကရင္နီျပည္တြင္းတြင္ ေရခပ္ေနေသာ
ကႏၱာရ၀တီတိုင္း(မ္) | အဂၤါေန႔, 15 ႏို၀င္ဘာလ 2011

ကရင္နီျပည္နယ္ ဒီးေမာ့ဆိုၿမိဳ႕နယ္ရိွ ထီးဖိုးကလိုးေက်းရြာအုပ္စုမွ ရြာသားမ်ားသည္ မိမိတို႔ ေသာက္သုံးေရမ်ားကို ရြာျပင္ဘက္သို႔ ႏြားလွည္းမ်ားျဖင့္ သြားေရာက္သယ္ယူၾကရသည္။ ေရခ်ိဳးလိုပါက နာရီ၀က္ခန္႔ ရွိသည့္ အဆိုပါ ေရထြက္ေပါက္ႏွင့္ ေရအိုင္မ်ား ရွိရာသို႔ ေျခလ်င္ျဖင့္ သြားေရာက္၍ အသံုးျပဳၾကသည္။

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ ဥကၠ႒ျဖစ္ေရး အာဆီယံ၀န္ႀကီးမ်ား ေထာက္ခံ

By ဗီအိုေအ (ျမန္မာဌာန) | အဂၤါ, 15 ႏိုဝင္ဘာ 2011

ျမန္မာအစိုးရက ၂၀၁၄ ခုႏွစ္ အာဆီယံ အလွည့္က်ဥကၠ႒အျဖစ္ တာ၀န္ယူဖို႔ ကမ္းလွမ္းထားတဲ့ ကိစၥကို အာဆီယံအဖြဲ႔၀င္ႏိုင္ငံေတြရဲ႕ ႏိုင္ငံျခားေရး၀န္ႀကီးေတြက သေဘာတူ ေထာက္ခံလိုက္ၾကပါတယ္။

ႏွစ္ႏုိင္ငံ ခ်စ္ၾကည္ေရးလား၊ တရုတ္က လႊမ္းမုိးခ်င္တာလား

By featured, ခင္ဦးသာ on November 15, 2011 | ဧရာ၀တီ

ျမစ္ဆံုဆည္ စီမံကိန္း ဆုိင္းငံ့ခဲ့ၿပီးေနာက္ တ႐ုတ္ႏုိင္ငံ၏ လတ္တေလာ လုပ္ေဆာင္ခ်က္မ်ားသည္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအေပၚ စီးပြားေရး၊ ဘာသာေရး၊ ယဥ္ေက်းမႈအရ လႊမ္းမိုးႏိုင္ရန္ ႀကိဳးပမ္းမႈ ျဖစ္သည္ဟု ႐ွႈျမင္သူမ်ား ရွိေသာ္လည္း တခ်ိဳ႕က ႏွစ္ႏုိင္ငံခ်စ္ၾကည္ေရးေၾကာင့္ဟု သံုးသပ္ၾကသည္။

ခ်င္းမိုင္ၿမိဳ႕ ေနာင္ခမ္းေက်ာင္း ပအုိ၀္းဆရာေတာ္ အႏၱိမအဂၢိစ်ာပနအခမ္းအနား က်င္းပမည္

ေနာင္ခမ္းေက်ာင္းတုိက္ ပဓာနနာယက
ေက်ာင္းထုိင္ဆရာေတာ္ (ပအုိ၀္း) ဘဒၵႏၱပညာ၀ံသ
စ်ာပန(ဓာတ္ပံု bwarsara.blogspot.com)
Monday, 14 November 14, 2011 | သွ်မ္းသံေတာ္ဆင့္

ထုိင္းႏုိင္ငံ ခ်င္းမုိင္ၿမိဳ႕ ခ်န္႔မြယ့္အုပ္စုရွိ ေနာင္ခမ္းေက်ာင္းတုိက္ ပဓာနနာယက ေက်ာင္းထုိင္ဆရာေတာ္ (ပအုိ၀္း) ဘဒၵႏၱပညာ၀ံသ ပ်ံလြန္ေတာ္မူျခင္း ရက္ ၁၀၀ ျပည့္သည့္အေလ်ာက္ အႏၱိမ အဂၢိစ်ာပနပူေဇာ္ပြဲကုိ ယခုလ ေနာက္ဆံုးအပတ္၌ က်င္းပမည္ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။

တရားေရးမ႑ိဳင္ သန္႔ရွင္းမႈ မရွိဟု ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ေျပာ

အမ်ဳိးသား ဒီမိုကေရစီ အဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္႐ုံးတြင္ ျပဳလုပ္သည့္ သတင္းစာ
ရွင္းလင္းပြဲတြင္ အတိုက္အခံေခါင္းေဆာင္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္က
သတင္းေထာက္မ်ား၏ အေမးကို ေျဖၾကားေနစဥ္ (ဓါတ္ပံု မဇၥ်ိမ)
မ်ိဳးသိဏ္း | တနလၤာေန႔၊ ႏုိဝင္ဘာလ ၁၄ ရက္ ၂၀၁၁ ခုႏွစ္

ရန္ကုန္ (မဇၥ်ိမ) ။ ။ လက္ရွိ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ တရားစီရင္ေရး မ႑ိဳင္သည္ လြတ္လပ္သန္႔ရွင္းမႈ မရွိေသးဟု ဆိုရမည္ ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း တနလၤာေန႔႔မြန္းလြဲပိုင္းက အမ်ဳိးသား ဒီမိုကေရစီ အဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္႐ုံးတြင္ ျပဳလုပ္သည့္ သတင္းစာ ရွင္းလင္းပြဲတြင္ အတိုက္အခံေခါင္းေဆာင္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္က ေျပာဆိုသည္။

ဘုရားသုံးဆူရွိ ဒီေကဘီေအတပ္ဖဲြ႕မ်ား လက္နက္ခ်ရန္ ေတာင္းဆုိခံရ

ႏုိ၀င္ဘာလ ၁၂ရက္။ ေစာသိန္းျမင့္ (ေကအုိင္စီ)

ကရင္ျပည္နယ္၊ ၾကာအင္းဆိပ္ႀကီးၿမိဳ႕နယ္၊ ဘုရားသုံးဆူေဒသတြင္ လႈပ္ရွားေနေသာ တုိးတက္ေသာ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ ကရင္အမ်ဳိးသားတပ္မေတာ္ (ဒီေကဘီေအ)တပ္ဖဲြ႕၀င္မ်ားအား လက္နက္အပ္ႏွံရန္ အစုိးရစစ္တပ္၏ ေတာင္းဆုိျခင္းခံခဲ့ရသည္ဟု ဒီေကဘီေအဘက္က ေျပာသည္။

KNU ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးေဖာ္ေဆာင္ေရး ေကာ္ မတီကို ဖြဲ႔လိုက္ၿပီ

၂၀၁၁ ႏို၀င္ဘာလ ၁၁ရက္။ (ေကအိုင္စီ)

ျမန္မာအစိုးရႏွင့္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးကိစၥမ်ား ေဆြးေႏြးရန္အတြက္ ကရင္အမ်ဳိးသားအစည္းအ႐ံုး(KNU)က ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးေဖာ္ေဆာင္ ေရးေကာ္မတီကို ဖြဲ႕စည္းလိုက္ၿပီျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ေကအုိင္စီက စံုစမ္းသိရွိရသည္။

ႏို၀င္ဘာလ ၈ရက္ေန႔မွ ၁၁ရက္ေန႔အထိ ျပဳလုပ္ခ့ဲသည့္ KNU ၏ အေရးေပၚ အစည္းအေ၀းတြင္ အဖြဲ႕၀င္ ၇ဦးပါသည့္ အဆိုပါ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးေဖာ္ေဆာင္ေရး ေကာ္မတီကို ဖြဲ႕စည္းလိုက္ျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။

Troops raze Kachin villages, locals flee

By DVB | 11 November 2011

Burmese troops burned down around 50 homes in a village in eastern Kachin state two days ago as they prepare for an offensive against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), despite assertions from fleeing residents that no rebels inhabit the village.

Ceasefire groups get warnings from nons

Hkun Okker, Chairman of the Pa-Oh
National Liberation Organization (PNLO)
Thursday, 10 November 2011 | S.H.A.N

If the ceasefire groups have friendly suggestions for armed groups that are either negotiating or yet to negotiate with Burma’s new government, the latter also has some counter-suggestions for the former too, according to a key member of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), the alliance that has been calling for direct talks between it and Naypyitaw.

“My message is both for the groups that have reached ceasefire agreements with the Thein Sein Government and those who are still negotiating,” said Hkun Okker, Chairman of the PaO National Liberation Organization (PNLO), one of the 12 member organizations of the UNFC.

ပတၱျမားနဂါးပိုင္ရွင္က အမတ္မ်ားကို ေတာင္ႀကီးခရီးပုိ႔ေဆာင္

အမ်ိဳးသားလြတ္ေတာ္အမတ္ ဦးေန၀င္းထြန္း
မဇၥ်ိမသတင္းဌာန | ဗုဒၶဟူးေန႔၊ ႏုိဝင္ဘာလ ၀၉ ရက္ ၂၀၁၁ ခုႏွစ္

ခ်င္းမိုင္ (မဇၩိမ) ။           ။ အထက္လႊတ္ေတာ္အမတ္ စီးပြားေရး လုပ္ငန္းရွင္ ဦးေနဝင္းထြန္းမွ ကမကထျပဳကာ တိုင္းရင္းသားအမတ္ ၃၇ ဦးကို ေတာင္ႀကီးၿမိဳ႕သို႔ ႏွစ္ရက္ၾကာ အလည္အပတ္ ပို႔ေဆာင္ေပးကာ သူပုိင္ သတၱဳတြင္း လုပ္ငန္းမ်ားကို ျပသခဲ့သည္။

ပတၱျမားနဂါး ေက်ာက္မ်က္ရတနာ ကုမၸဏီပိုင္ရွင္လည္းျဖစ္သူ ပအိုဝ့္အမ်ဳိးသား အဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္ ပါတီအႀကီးအကဲ တဦး
ျဖစ္သည့္ ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ အမွတ္ (၉) မဲဆႏၵနယ္မွ ကိုယ္စားလွယ္ ဦးေနဝင္းထြန္းမွ ဖိတ္ၾကား၍ အထက္လႊတ္ေတာ္ အမတ္အမ်ားစုႏွင့္ လႊတ္ေတာ္႐ံုး အဖြဲ႔ဝင္မ်ား ပါဝင္ေသာ အဖြဲ႔သည္ လြန္ခဲ့သည့္ စေနႏွင့္ တနဂၤေႏြေန႔မ်ားတြင္ သြားေရာက္ လည္ပတ္ၾကျခင္း ျဖစ္သည္။

Why do the Burmese Regime Craves for Lifting of Sanctions?

By Kanbawza Win | November 8, 2011

The Burmese supremo Than Shwe and his bunch of generals have amassed immense wealth since 1988 but most of them being septuagenarian and octogenarian knew that their days on this earth are numbered. At the same time they realise that the rising tide of democracy cannot be stop, hence, the thought of how to transfer their ill gotten wealth to their near and dear ones become a great problem. They also knew that the Young Turks in the army, who are now much exposed to the outside world, could not guarantee them. Besides the precedents of what they had done to Ne Win is still fresh on them and it can be easily done by the young Generals to them?

ယခုႏွစ္ တန္ေဆာင္တုိင္ပြဲေတာ္ ေလာင္းကစား၀ိုင္းမ်ားျဖင့္ ျပည့္ႏွက္

Tuesday, 08 November 2011 | သွ်မ္းသံေတာ္ဆင့္

သွ်မ္းျပည္ၿမိဳ႕ေတာ္ ေတာင္ႀကီး၌ ႏွစ္စဥ္
က်င္းပၿမဲျဖစ္ေသာ လူစည္ကားလွသည့္
တန္ေဆာင္တုိင္ပြဲေတာ္အတြင္း ၂၀၀၈ ဥပေဒႏွင့္ဆန္႔က်င္စြာ ေလာင္းကစား၀ိုင္းမ်ား
ေပါမ်ားလွေၾကာင္း တန္ေဆာင္တုိင္ပြဲ၀င္
ပရိသတ္တဦးက ေျပာသည္။

Large gecko sold in Burmese village for USD $2 million

The large Burmese gecko that was bought
by a Chinese trader for about USD $2 million
to be used in the preparation of traditional
medicines. Photo: 7-Day News Journal
Tuesday, 08 November 2011 | Mizzima News

Rangoon (Mizzima) – A 3 and ½ foot long gecko was sold for 1.7 billion kyat (about USD $2 million) at Kyaukse Village in Sagaing Region on October 30, according to 7-Day News Journal.

Chinese traders reportedly bought it to use its regurgitation fluids in making a traditional medicine.

Originally, a Mandalay-based trader offered to buy the gecko at the price of 1 billion kyat, a gecko trader in Mandalay Region said.

စစ္တပ္သိမ္းယူ ထားသည့္ေျမမ်ား ျပန္ေပးရန္ ေက်ာက္မဲ ေတာင္သူမ်ား ေတာင္းဆို

By featured, ရန္ပိုင္ on November 8, 2011 | ဧရာ၀တီ

ရွမ္းျပည္ေျမာက္ပုိင္း ေက်ာက္မဲၿမိဳ႕နယ္ရွိ ေတာင္သူ ၂၀၀ ခန္႔က ၎တုိ႔ပုိင္ ေျမဧက ၁၀၀၀ ေက်ာ္ကုိ စစ္တပ္က သိမ္းယူထား သည့္အတြက္ ေျဖရွင္းေပးရန္ယမန္ေန႔ နံနက္က ခရုိင္အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေရးမႉးရုံးသုိ႔ သြားေရာက္ေတာင္းဆုိေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။

ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ တႏွစ္အၾကာ ဘာေတြ ေျပာင္းလဲသြားလဲ

By featured, ခင္ဦးသာ on November 7, 2011 | ဧရာ၀တီ

ႏွစ္ေပါင္း ၂၀ ေက်ာ္အတြင္း ပထမဆုံးအႀကိမ္ က်င္းပျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ေသာ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ တႏွစ္ျပည့္ခ်ိန္တြင္ ဗဟိုအဆင့္ ေျပာင္းလဲမႈ တခ်ဳိ႕ရွိခဲ့ေသာ္လည္းေအာက္ေျခ အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေရးအဆင့္၌ ဒီမိုကေရစီဆန္ေသာ ေျပာင္းလဲမႈ တစုံတရာ မေတြ႔ရ ေသးေၾကာင္း ႏိုင္ငံေရးေခါင္းေဆာင္ တခ်ဳိ႕က ေျပာသည္။

Myanmar eases limits on political parties

November 5, 2011

(AP) YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's president has signed a revised law on political parties in an apparent attempt to encourage Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy to accept the political system and reregister as a party.

NLD close to decide on registration

By JOSEPH ALLCHIN | 5 November 2011 | DVB

An amendment to the electoral law has passed through parliament, with key amendments that were suggested by the National League for Democracy (NLD) and that would allow the party to take part in an upcoming by-election.

NLD party registration is a must

Wednesday, 02 November 2011 | Mizzima News

(Editorial) – The time has come for the National League for Democracy (NLD) to decide whether it should register as a legal political party under the Union Election Commission.

ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ ၾကားျဖတ္ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ ဝင္ႏိုင္တယ္လို႔ ဦးဥာဏ္ဝင္း ေျပာဆို

2011-10-29 | RFA

ႏိုင္ငံေရးပါတီမ်ား မွတ္ပံုတင္ျခင္း ဆိုင္ရာဥပေဒမွာ ပါတဲ့ အခ်က္တခ်ိဳ႕ကို ျပည္သူ႔လႊတ္ေတာ္က ျပင္ဆင္လိုက္ တာေၾကာင့္ NLD ပါတီ အေနနဲ႔ ပါတီမွတ္ပံုတင္ဖို႔ အလားအလာေတြ ရွိေနၿပီး ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ အေနနဲ႔လည္း လာမယ့္ ၾကားျဖတ္ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲကို ဝင္ေရာက္ ယွဥ္ၿပိဳင္ႏိုင္ဖြယ္ ရွိတယ္လို႔ NLD ပါတီ ေျပာခြင့္ရပုဂၢိဳလ္ ဦးဥာဏ္ဝင္းက ေျပာပါတယ္။

MONEY MAKES MONEY DANCES: The Sino-Burma Relations

By Kanbawza Win | October 14, 2011

In May, Osama bin-Laden was shot dead that sent the relations between Pakistan and US into a tailspin and obviously Pakistan, still depending on billions of dollars in civilian and military aid from Washington began to look Beijing as an alternative for a strategic counter weight to India. This was confirmed when Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani met the Chinese Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu and thank him for  $1.2 aid for law enforcement materials, when the US was accusing of the Pakistan intelligence ISI having links with the militants. But reading between the lines the Chinese response was lukewarm. A Chinese mining company, China Kingho Group pulled out of in the Southern Sindh province of Pakistan worth some $19 billion dollars plus, the biggest investment in Pakistan, citing security reasons, cannot not be comparable to the force withdrawal of Myitsone Dam of Burma in Kachin state worth a mere $3`6 billion. What is the catch?

Burma’s Charlie Chaplin Picks Up Where He Left Off

By BA KAUNG | Friday, October 14, 2011 | Irrawaddy

After being released on Wednesday from the remote Myitkyina Prison in northern Burma, the comedian cum activist known as Zarganar was put on a flight back to Rangoon. Within minutes after his arrival at the airport, he was lampooning President Thein Sein’s new “reformist” initiatives, describing them as the equivalent of “applying make-up to a paralyzed old woman and sending her out into the street.”

New law gives Burmese right to strike

By JOSEPH ALLCHIN | 13 October 2011 | DVB

A new labour law signed this week by Burma’s president is a “massive move for the country”, which has long been beset by severe restrictions on the rights to strike and unionise, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

KIA captures important frontline government post

Wednesday, 12 October 2011 | Kachin News Group

In a significant victory in the four month-long civil war, the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) captured an important frontline post of the Burma Army in Kachin State on Tuesday, after more than 20 hours of fighting, according to local people.

KIA officers and local residents confirmed the Jan Mai post, located on a high mountain top in west of Loije in Manmaw (Bhamo) District, was captured by the combined forces of KIA Battalions 16 and 21, under 3rd Brigade and the People’s Army.

မိုးၿဗဲေရကာတာအေၾကာင္း မီဒီယာမ်ားသို႔မေရာက္ေစရန္ ပိတ္ပင္မႈမ်ားျပဳလုပ္ေန

ဓါတ္ပံုရိုက္ခြင့္ပိတ္ပင္ထားတဲ့ မိုးျဗဲေရကာတာ
ေရးသားသူ - ဖဲေမာ့ ဗုဒၶဟူးေန႔, 12 ေအာက္တိုဘာလ 2011 | ကႏၱာရ၀တီတုိင္း(မ္)

ကရင္နီျပည္နယ္ လြိဳင္ေကာ္ၿမိဳ႕၏ အေပၚဘက္ ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္အတြင္းတြင္ တည္ရွိေသာ မိုးၿဗဲေရကာတာအေၾကာင္း သတင္းမီဒီယာမ်ားသို႔ မေရာက္ေစရန္ ဓါတ္ပံုႏွင့္ဗီဒီယို မွတ္တမ္းသြားေရာက္ကူးခြင့္မျပဳဘဲ လံုၿခံဳေရးတင္းတင္းက်ပ္က်ပ္ ခ်ထားသည္ဟု သိရသည္။

Three Women Win Nobel Peace Prize

The women had led the non-violent struggle for
women's political rights, said the committee
BBC | 7 October 2011

This year's Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded jointly to three women - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian Leymah Gbowee and Tawakul Karman of Yemen.

They were recognised for their "non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work".

Political Party Bill Goes to Parliament

By WAI MOE Friday, October 7, 2011 | Irrawaddy

Burma’s pro-democracy parties, including Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD), could soon be granted the opportunity to legitimatize themselves once again as the country's Upper House discusses a bill to amend the Political Parties Registration Law—a move that many observers see as yet another positive step toward national reconciliation.

BRN responds to interview on Myitsone dam by CPI president

Wednesday, 05 October 2011 12:08 Mizzima News

Mizzima News -  The following quotations come from an interview with the president of the China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) Lu Qizhou about Burma’s Myitsone dam project. The interview appeared in the Chinese media on October 3. The umbrella activist group Burma Rivers Network (BRN) here releases its response to key points made by the CPI president. Burma’s president Thein Sein announced a halt to the controversial Myitsone Dam project on September 30. Thein Sein also said that discussions would follow with China.

Burma dam: Work halted on divisive Myitsone project

30 September 2011 Last updated at 03:25 ET | BBC

Burma's president has suspended construction of a controversial, Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam.

In a letter read out in parliament on Friday, Thein Sein said the $3.6bn (£2.3bn) Myitsone dam was contrary to the will of the people and lawmakers.

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi recently joined the anti-dam campaign.

ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းသာယာ၀ေျပာေသာ လူ႔ေဘာင္တရပ္သုိ႔ ေရာက္ရွိရန္အတြက္

By ေအာင္စုိးစံ | စက္တင္ဘာ ၂၈ ရက္၊ ၂၀၁၁ | ေတာင္ႀကီးတုိင္းမ္

လြတ္လပ္ေရးႀကိဳးပမ္းမႈကာလသည္ ယေန႔တုိင္ေအာင္ ျပည္ေထာင္စုျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံ၌ တျပည္လံုးအတုိင္း အတာျဖင့္ေသာ္လည္းေကာင္း၊ ေဒသအလုိက္ေသာ္လည္းေကာင္း ေသနတ္သံမ်ား စဲသည္ဟူ၍ မရွိခဲ့ပါ။ စက္မက္ျဖစ္ပြားရာေဒသမ်ားတြင္ စစ္ေဘးစစ္ဒဏ္ေၾကာင့္ အုိးမဲ့အိမ္မဲ့ျဖစ္ရျခင္း၊ လုယက္သတ္ျဖတ္ခံရျခင္း၊ အဓမၼျပဳက်င့္ျခင္း၊ မတရားဖမ္းဆီးခ်ဳပ္ေႏွာင္ျခင္း စသည့္ၾကမ္းဖက္ ႏွိပ္ကြက္မႈ နည္းမ်ိဳးစံုေၾကာင့္ လူထုမ်ား ဒုကၡပင္လယ္ေ၀ခဲ့ရပါသည္။ စက္မက္ထူေျပာမႈေၾကာင့္ စစ္အာဏာရွင္မ်ား ႀကီးစိုးခ်ယ္လွယ္ႏုိင္ခဲ့ၾကၿပီး ႏုိင္ငံ၏စီးပြားေရး၊ လူမႈေရး၊ ပညာေရး အဖက္ဖက္မွ ခၽြတ္ၿခံဳက်ကာ ႏုိင္ငံတ၀ွမ္းလံုးတြင္ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ခ်ိဳးေဖါက္မႈမ်ား ခံစားလာရပါသည္။

ICG အဖြဲ႔၏ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံ အစီရင္ခံစာ

Myanmar: Major Reform Underway အမည္ရွိ အစီရင္ခံစာ အျပည့္အစံု (အဂၤလိပ္)

အစီရင္ခံစာအက်ဥ္းအခ်ဳပ္ (ဗမာဘာသာျဖင့္)

Burma-Why Advocacy?

By Kanbawza Win | September 24, 2011

It came to no surprise and is well expected that ICG, (International Crisis Group) came up on the side of the Burmese military bullies against the entire people of Burma and the international community as it had always done, since the Burmese Junta assumes power in 1988. But I would humbly like to point out some of the fallacies.

No Will for Genuine Reforms or National Reconciliation

By Kanbawza Win | September 21, 2011

There is a Burmese saying, “A snake sees the legs of another snake.” meaning only the Burmese can see the craftiness and the cunningness of another Burmese, as they are the same birds of a feather, whereas a foreigner however expert he/she may be, have not gone through the experience of living in Burma and could not comprehend the pitfalls created by the Junta. Probably encouraged, by the visit to Burma by US special representative Derek Mitchell, the Obama administration announced that Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia and Pacific Affairs, Kurt Campbell will be meeting with the visiting Burmese Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin in New York, on the sidelines of the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton complimented that the meeting of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the Junta President Thein Sein is a welcome development even though there is no fruition of any substance so far except some superficial gestures.

Why is the Burmese Army Rapist? : အဘယ္ေၾကာင့္ မုဒိမ္းတပ္မေတာ္ျဖစ္ရသနည္း။

By Kanbawza Win | September 9, 2011

Among the many races and different ethnic nationalities residing in Burma, Myanmar is the only ethnic race that harbours the African mentality. This phrase may be galling to the Myanmar, but as an academic, we have to call “a spade a spade.” for we cannot lie. Burma still maintains the title of the longest civil war in the world yet we have not heard of any ethnic resistance army or a resistance pro democracy group committing rape, Why? This is because the ethnic nationalities army and pro democratic groups are born out of the people, whereas the Burmese army or rather Myanmar Tatmadaw (ျမန္မာ့တပ္မေတာ္) in Burmese is raping the ethnic women with impunity because it was simply a pocket army of the Generals. Instead the Tatmadaw did not feel any remorse or regret but instead they are even proud to do that as it is their bounden duty to clean the country of the undesirable ethnic nationalities. This is the psyche and rationale of the Myanmar Tatmadaw that compels them to rape and pillage the country. Hence it is predictable that it will continue to do that in the future also because rape by a Burmese soldier is considered as a reward of his hard work.

ကရင္နီျပည္က ေရလႊမ္းမိုးမႈနဲ႔ ႀကံဳေတြ႔ေနရတဲ့ ေဘးဒုကၡ

ေရးသားသူ - ဆယ္ဒူ ဗုဒၶဟူးေန႔, 07 စက္တင္ဘာလ 2011

မိုးအဆက္မျပတ္ ရြာသြန္းလို႔ ဘီလူေခ်ာင္းေရလည္း ႀကီးလာတဲ့ အတြက္ေၾကာင့္ ဘီလူးေခ်ာင္းတေလွ်ာက္မွာ ေနထိုင္ၾကတဲ့ သူေတြအားလုံး ေရေဘးဒုကၡေတြနဲ႔ ႀကံဳေတြ႔ေနၾကရပါတယ္။

အာရုဏ္သစ္စာေစာင္ အမွတ္စဥ္ (၅) ထြက္ၿပီ

စက္တင္ဘာ ၇ ရက္၊ ၂၀၁၁

ပအို၀္းလူငယ္မ်ားစုစည္းၿပီးေတာ့ ပအုိ၀္းဘာသာျဖင့္ စုေပါင္းေရးသားၿပီး လစဥ္ထုတ္ေ၀လ်က္ရွိတဲ့ “အာ;ရုဏ္;တသာလိတ္ေစာင္;” ေခၚ ၊ အာရုဏ္သစ္စာေစာင္ဟာ ယခုအႀကိမ္ (ၾသဂုတ္လ အတြက္) ဆုိရင္ အမွတ္စဥ္ (၅) သုိ႔ ေရာက္ရွိၿပီပါတယ္။

ပအို၀္းမဂၢဇင္းအဖြဲ႔၀င္ ခြန္ထြန္းေအာင္ ကြယ္လြန္

စက္တင္ဘာ ၅ ရက္၊ ၂၀၁၁
ထို္င္းႏုိင္ငံတြင္ ထုတ္ေ၀ျဖန္႔ခ်ီသည့္ ပအုိ၀္းဘာသာျဖင့္ ထုတ္ေ၀သည့္ ပအုိ၀္းမဂၢဇင္း စာေစာင္၏ အဖဲြ႕တစ္ဦးလည္းျဖစ္၊ ပအုိ၀္းလူငယ္စာေရးဆရာလည္းျဖစ္သည့္ ခြန္ထြန္ေအာင္ အသက္ ၃၁ ႏွစ္သည္၊ ၂၀၁၁ ခုႏွစ္၊ စက္တင္ဘာလ ၃ ရက္ေန႔၊ ထုိင္းႏုိင္ငံေဒသစံေတာ္ခ်ိန္ နံက္ ၃ နာရီခန္႕ ထုိင္းႏုိင္ငံ ဘန္ေကာက္ၿမိဳ႕ရွိ ႏုတ္ဖာရတ္ေဆးရံုႀကီးတြင္ ကြယ္လြန္ခဲ့ပါသည္။

ပင္းပက္သံမဏိစီမံကိန္းေၾကာင့္ ေဒသခံရြာသားၿခံေျမဧက ၄၀၀၀ ေက်ာ္ အသိမ္းခံခဲ့

ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ေတာင္ႀကီးၿမိဳ႕နယ္နမ့္ဆီး ေဒသမွာ ျမန္မာစီပြားေရးေကာ္ပိုေရးရွင္းႏွင့္
ႏုိင္ငံျခားလုပ္ငန္ရွင္ေတြ ပူေပါင္းၿပီး ပင္းပက္သံမဏိစက္ရုံစီမံကိန္းအေကာင္ထည္ ေဖာ္ေနတာဟာ
ေဒသခံရြာသားပိုင္ၿခံေျမဧကေပါင္း ေလးေထာင္ေက်ာ္ အသိမ္းခံခဲ့ရတယ္လို႔
ေဒသခံပအိုဝ္းအမ်ဳိးသား လူငယ္အဖြဲ႔ကေျပာပါတယ္။

Ethnic Leaders Say Suu Kyi Should Be on 'Peace

By Saw Yan Naing | Friday, 2 September 2011 | Irrawaddy
Leaders of a number of Burma's ethnic armed groups welcomed the approval of a “Peace Committee” by the country's Upper House of Parliament on Wednesday, but said they want opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to be a member of the committee.

KNUေခါင္းေဆာင္ မန္းၿငိမ္းေမာင္ကုိ အစုိးရ ဖမ္းမိ

သန္းထိုက္ဦး Wednesday, 31 August 2011 | ဧရာ၀တီ

ကရင္ အမ်ဳိးသား အစည္းအ႐ုံး (KNU) ေခါင္းေဆာင္ တဦးျဖစ္သူ ပဒုိမန္းၿငိမ္းေမာင္ကုိ တရုတ္ အာဏာပိုင္မ်ားက ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံသုိ႔ ပုိ႔ေဆာင္လုိက္သျဖင့္ ဖမ္းဆီးထိန္းသိမ္းခံေနရေၾကာင္း မိသားစု၀င္မ်ား၊ လုပ္ေဖာ္ ကုိင္ဖက္မ်ားက ေျပာသည္။

Russian MIG 29 Jet used as a threat against SSA-N to protect Russia Investments

Written by PYO | August 29, 2011

MIG 29 Jets – produced in Russia – were deployed by the Burmese Army as a threat against the Shan State Army North (SSA-N). As reported by Shan Herald Agency for News (SHAN) on 13 July 2011 two MIG 29 Jets, and on August 9 2011 four MIG 29 Jets flew over the SSA-N - Burmese Army battlefields.

UNFC Letter to Burmese Government

UNFC Letter to Burmese Government

ေတာင္ႀကီး ေရႊေညာင္ ေရေဘး လူ ၁,၇၀၀ ကယ္ဆယ္ေရးစခန္း ေရာက္

ေအးလဲ့ | ၾကာသပေတးေန႔၊ ၾသဂုတ္လ ၂၅ ရက္ ၂၀၁၁ ခုႏွစ္

ခ်င္းမိုင္ (မဇၥ်ိမ) ။ ။ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ေတာင္ပိုင္း ေတာင္ႀကီးႏွင့္ ေရႊေညာင္ ေဒသမ်ားတြင္
ေတာင္က်ေရႀကီးမႈ ယခင္အပတ္တြင္ ျဖစ္ခဲ့ရာ ေရေဘးဒုကၡသည္ ၁,၇၀၀ ခန္႔
ကယ္ဆယ္ေရး စခန္းမ်ားတြင္ ခိုလႈံေနရသည္။

World Youth Day in Taunggyi interrupted by Authority

World Youth Day ceremony
at the Pa-Oh National Day Stadium
Written by PYO | August 22, 2011

The World Youth Day in Taunggyi organized by young people from various youth groups in Shan State was interrogated by authority.

The event took place at the stadium of Pa-Oh National Day in outskirt of Taunggyi on 12th August 2011; a remarkable event to show the solidarity of youth in Burma.

Every group shared their purposes, cultures and literatures, environmental issues, and Hla Thaung, one of the organizers of the event, spoke about democratic system and the roles of youths” said one of the youth participants.

The Union Perspective: Blue Print for Standing Together

By Kanbawza Win | August 20, 2011

International Scene
Burma has been a pariah nation since 1988, shun by the civilized international community. The Burmese army is reviled domestically and around the world. This is galling to the men in uniforms and naturally these Generals want to sit smart in the community of the civilized nations, in spite of their gross human rights violations. The country had missed a chance to chair of ASEAN in 2006, because of strong international objections led by Western countries, when the systematic use of rape by the Burmese soldiers scrutinized and confirmed by International Organizations and Foreign Governments, couple with the attempted assassination of the Noble Peace Laureate at Depaeyin, which marked the most atrocious chapter of contemporary history of Burma, has become the most notorious country in the world.

သမၼတဦးသိန္းစိန္ ေက်ာ္သူ႔ ပရိသတ္ပါတဲ့

ေက်ာ္ခ | ၾကာသပေတးေန႔၊ ၾသဂုတ္လ ၁၈ ရက္ ၂၀၁၁ ခုႏွစ္ 

ခ်င္းမိုင္ (မဇၩိမ) ။        ။ ေရႊဝါေရာင္ေတာ္လွန္ေရးဟု ေခၚဆိုၾကသည့္ ၂ဝဝ၇ ခုႏွစ္ သံဃာေတာ္မ်ား ဦးေဆာင္သည့္ ဆႏၵျပပြဲ ေနာက္ပိုင္း ႐ုပ္ရွင္႐ိုက္ကူးခြင့္ႏွင့္ သ႐ုပ္ေဆာင္ခြင့္ ပိတ္ပင္ခံထားရသည့္ ေနာက္ လူမႈကူညီေရး လုပ္ငန္းမ်ား ေဇာက္ခ်လုပ္ေနသည့္ အကယ္ဒမီ ေက်ာ္သူ သည္ သမၼတႀကီးဦးသိန္းစိန္ အားေပးႏွစ္သက္ခဲ့သည့္ မင္းသားျဖစ္သည္ဟု သိရသည္။

ၾသဂုတ္လ ၁၇ ရက္ေန႔က ေနျပည္ေတာ္တြင္ ျပဳလုပ္သည့္ စီးပြားေရး၊ လူမႈေရး၊ အသင္း အဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ားႏွင့္
“ေတြ႔ဆံုပြဲ” တက္ေရာက္ခဲ့သည့္ နာေရးကူညီမႈအသင္း ဥကၠဌ ဦးေက်ာ္သူ၏ ဇနီး ေဒၚေရႊဇီးကြက္အား ႏႈတ္ဆက္စဥ္ သမၼတ ဦးသိန္းစိန္ က ယင္းသို႔ ေျပာဆိုခဲ့ျခင္း ျဖစ္သည္။

ဧရာဝတီအတြက္ ဆႏၵျပၾကမည္

ျမန္မာျပည္တြင္း သဘာ၀ပတ္၀န္းက်င္ထိန္းသိမ္းေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ား လုပ္ကုိင္ေနၾကသူမ်ား ဧရာ၀တီ ျမစ္ဆံုေရကာတာ တည္ေဆာက္ေနျခင္းကို ရပ္တန္႔ရန္ ဆႏၵျပေတာင္းဆုိသြားမည္ဟု သတင္းရရွိသည္။

ေျမဆီအေၾကာင္း သတင္းေကာင္း(ဟာသ)

ေတာင္ႀကီးတုိင္းမ္ | ၾသဂုတ္လ ၁၆၊ ၂၀၁၁ | အဂၤါေန႔

နယ္စြန္နယ္ျဖားရွိ ေက်းလက္ေဒသတေနရာ၌၊ ေတာင္ယာ၊ ၿခံ၊ လယ္လုပ္ငန္းမ်ားကုိ အသက္ေမြး၀မ္းေက်ာင္း လုပ္ငန္းအျဖင့္ အဓိကလုပ္ကုိင္စားေသာက္ၾကသည့္ ေတာရြာ ႏွစ္ရြာရွိ၏။ ၎ေတာရြာ ႏွစ္ရြာသည္ ေတာင္ဘက္အရပ္တြင္ တည္ရွိသည့္ ရြာအား၊ ေတာင္ရြာဟု အမည္တြင္ ၿပီး၊ ေျမာက္ဘက္အရပ္ေဒသတြင္ တည္ရွိသည့္ရြာအား ေျမာက္ရြာဟုေခၚ၏။

Young ‘dragons’ seek to empower the Pa-O community

Monday | 27 June 2011 | Thea Forbes

Pa-O women selling vegetables in Burma. Photo: Wikipedia
Mae Sot (Mizzima) – Nang and Ingin don’t look like dragons. The 19-year-old Pa-O girls from Shan State in Burma appear rather shy. But they get fired up when encouraged to talk about how the education programme they are taking could empower their Pa-O community back home in the hills of Burma.

It’s a myth, of course. The girls grew up with the tale of dragons and their people’s origin through the union of a dragon lady and a 'weiza', a supernatural being. Even today, their sense of dragon origin and belonging to the Pa-O community—said to number between one and two million people spread over more than three Burmese states—is reinforced by the history they have learned during an innovative education programme on the Thai side of the Burmese border.

Suu Kyi Appeals for the review of Myitsone Dam construction on Irrawaddy river

Suu Kyi Appeals for Review of Irrawaddy Dam

Suu Kyi Appeals for Megadam Review

In this file photo taken on Jan. 7, 2011, a Kachin ethnic woman
walks on stones in the Irrawaddy River near Myitkyina. (Photo: AP)
By YENI Friday, August 12, 2011 | Irrawaddy

Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has issued a personal appeal to all concerned parties to review the ongoing dam projects in Kachin State, the main one being the 6,000-megawatt Myitsone dam which is being built at the source of the Irrawaddy River.

ကရင္နီအမ်ဳိးသားတို႔၏ သမိုင္းျဖစ္ရပ္မွန္ကို မေမ့ထားရန္ ေကအဲန္ပီပီ မွာၾကား

 ကႏၱာရ၀တီတိုင္း(မ္) ဗုဒၶဟူးေန႔, 10 ၾသဂုတ္လ 2011

ကရင္နီတပ္မေတာ္မ်ားမွ အခမ္းအနားအဖြင့္
ခ်ီတက္ေနၾကစဥ္ (ဓါတ္ပံု-ေကတီ)
 ကရင္နီျပည္က စစ္မွန္ေသာ ဖက္ဒရယ္ ျပည္ေထာင္စု တည္ေဆာက္ေရးတြင္ လက္ခံပါ၀င္လာေသာ္လည္း ကရင္နီအမ်ဳိးသားတို႔၏ သမိုင္းျဖစ္ရပ္မွန္ကို မေမ့ထားၾကရန္ ကရင္နီအမ်ဳိးသား တိုးတက္ေရးပါတီ (ေကအဲန္ပီပီ) က မွာၾကားလိုက္သည္။
ယမန္ေန႔က က်ေရာက္ေသာ ၆၃ ႏွစ္ေျမာက္ ကရင္နီအမ်ဳိးသား ခုခံေတာ္လွန္ေရးေန႔ကို ကရင္နီတပ္မေတာ္ ထိန္းခ်ဳပ္နယ္ေျမတြင္းရိွ ညာမူ တပ္စခန္း၌ က်င္းပျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ရာ ေကအဲန္ပီပီ ဒု-ဥကၠဌ ေအဘယ္တိြက သ၀ဏ္လႊာ ေပးပို႔ခဲ့ရာတြင္ တက္ေရာက္လာေသာ ကရင္နီေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ား၊ ကရင္နီတပ္မေတာ္မ်ား၊ မိဘျပည္သူမ်ားႏွင့္ ေက်ာင္းသူေက်ာင္းသားမ်ားကို  ယခုလို ေျပာၾကားထားျခင္း ျဖစ္သည္။

SSA Accused of Killing Civilians

By SAI ZOM HSENG | Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A spate of recent murders, some allegedly committed by members of the Shan State Army (SSA), has increased fears among civilians living in the conflict zone where the former ceasefire army has been clashing with Burmese troops.

On Friday night, a 50-year-old man was found dead in his home in Kang Lone, a village in Lashio Township, hours after SSA troops entered the village. Neighbors said the man, Ba Tin, had had problems with the SSA the previous week for refusing to give money to support Shan soldiers.

ခ်င္းမုိင္ၿမိဳ႕ ေနာင္ခမ္းပအုိ၀္းဘုန္းႀကီးေက်ာင္း ဆရာေတာ္ ပ်ံလြန္ေတာ္မူ

ဆရာေတာ္ အရွင္ပညာ
ေနာင္ခမ္းခါ | ၾသဂုတ္လ ၈ ရက္၊ ၂၀၁၁ ခုႏွစ္ | တနလၤာေန႔

ထိုင္းႏုိင္ငံခ်င္းမိုင္ၿမိဳ႕ရွိ ေနာင္ခမ္းပအုိ၀္းဘုန္းေတာ္ႀကီးေက်ာင္း
ေက်ာင္းထုိင္ဆရာေတာ္ အရွင္ပညာအား ယေန႕ 
(၂၀၁၁ ခုႏွစ္၊ ၾသဂုတ္လ ၈ ရက္) နံနက္ ၁၀ နာရီ ၂၅ မိနစ္ခန္႔တြင္ 
သက္ႀကီးေရာဂါေ၀ဒနာ ၉၆ ပါးျဖင့္ ခ်င္းမုိင္ၿမိဳ႕ရွိ 
ဆြန္ေဒါက္ေဆးရံုႀကီးတြင္ ဘ၀နတ္ထံ ပ်ံလြန္ေတာ္မူခဲ့ၿပီလုိ႔ သိရပါတယ္။

ဆရာေတာ္အရွင္ပညာ ဘ၀နတ္ထံ ပ်ံလြန္ေတာ္မႈသည့္အခ်ိန္တြင္ သက္ေတာ္ ၅၈ ႏွစ္ရွိၿပီး၊ ၀ါေတာ္က ၃၈ ၀ါ ရွိၿပီျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

ပအို၀္းဘာသာျဖင့္ ထုတ္ေ၀တဲ့ အာရုဏ္သစ္ဂ်ာနယ္ (အမွတ္ - ၄) ထြက္ၿပီ

ၾသဂုတ္လ ၆ ရက္၊ ၂၀၁၁

ပအို၀္းလူငယ္မ်ားစုစည္းၿပီးေတာ့ ပအုိ၀္းဘာသာျဖင့္ လစဥ္ထုတ္ေ၀တဲ့ ပအို၀္းလုိ "အာ;ရုဏ္;တသာလိတ္ေစာင္;" ဗမာလုိ "အာရုဏ္သစ္စာေစာင္" အိဂၤလိပ္လုိအားျဖင့္ "New Dawn Journal" အတဲြ ၁၊ အမွတ္ ၄ အား ထြက္ရွိၿပီျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

ထုိ႕အတြက္ေၾကာင့္ ဇူလုိင္လထုတ္ ပအုိ၀္းဘာသာ အာရုဏ္သစ္စာေစာင္ အမွတ္-၄ အား၊ ျပည္တြင္းျပည္ပတြင္ရွိသည့္ ပအုိ၀္းစာေပစာဖတ္ပရိသတ္မ်ားျဖစ္ၾကသည့္ ပအုိ၀္းေက်ာင္း သူေက်ာင္းသားမ်ား၊ ပအုိ၀္းအလုပ္သမားမ်ား၊ ပအို၀္းရဟန္းသံဃာေတာ္မ်ား၊ ပအုိ၀္းေတာင္သူလယ္သမားမ်ားႏွင့္ အျခားေသာ အလြာေပါင္းစံုမွ ပအုိ၀္းျပည္သူစာဖတ္ပရိသတ္မ်ား ဖတ္ရႈေလ့လာႏုိင္ရန္အတြက္ ျဖန္႔ေ၀လုိက္ပါတယ္။

စာေစာင္ကုိဖတ္ရႈေလ့လာ လုိပါက ေအာက္ပါ Link တြင္ သြားဖတ္ရႈေလ့လာႏုိင္ပါသည္။

Former SNPLO chairman Saw Tarkele dies

Wednesday, 03 August 2011 | By Aye Le

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) –  Saw Tarkele, 95, the former Shan Nationalities People’s Liberation Organization (SNPLO) chairman, died in his home in Taunggyi on Monday.

ရလလဖ ဥကၠဌေဟာင္း ဦးေစာတာခဲလယ္ ကြယ္လြန္

ခ်င္းမုိင္ (မဇၩိမ) ။        ။ ရွမ္းျပည္ လူမ်ိဳးေပါင္းစံု ျပည္သူ႔ လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရး အဖြဲ႔ (ရလလဖ) ဥကၠဌေဟာင္း ဦးေစာတာခဲလယ္သည္ ၾသဂုတ္လ ၁ ရက္ေန႔ ညတြင္ ေတာင္ႀကီးၿမိဳ႕၊ ရတနာသီရိ ရပ္ကြက္ရွိ သူ၏ေနအိမ္၌ ကြယ္လြန္သြားခဲ့သည္။ ကြယ္လြန္ခ်ိန္ အသက္ ၉၅ ႏွစ္ ရွိၿပီ ျဖစ္သည္။

A brief history of the Pa-O road to revolution

By Colonel Khun Okkar, PNLO Chairman, Friday, 22 July 2011

Khun Okkar, the chairman of the PNLO. Photo: Mizzima
(Mizzima) – The Pa-O revolution was born along with the Karen National Union (KNU) revolution in 1949. Pa-O national leader Hla Pe was then the vice-chairman of the KNU. 

After chairman Saw Ba Oo Gyi was killed in action, Hla Pe was given the chairman post but he turned it down. Then he resigned from the KNU and led the Pa-O revolution on December 11, 1949 with his Pa-O National Liberation Army (PNLA). He surrendered to then Brigadier General Aung Shwe (the current National League for Democracy chairman) in 1958 along with 1,200 troops under the slogan “arms for democracy,” and then he established a political party called the Union Pa-O National Organization (UPNO) and contested in the 1958, ’59 and ‘60 elections.

ရြာသား ၂ဦးကို အစုိးရစစ္တပ္မွ ဖမ္းဆီးသတ္ျဖတ္ခဲ့

ဇူလုိင္လ ၂၂ရက္။ ေစာသိန္းျမင့္ (ေကအုိင္စီ)

ကရင္ျပည္နယ္၊ သံေတာင္ၿမိဳ႕ အေရွ႕ဘက္ ၄မုိင္ကြာတြင္ လႈပ္ရွားေနေသာ အစုိးရစစ္တပ္ စကခ(၉) လက္ေအာက္ခံ ခမရ (၃၇၄)တပ္ရင္းသည္ ေဒသခံ ရြာသား ၂ဦးကို ယခုလ ၁၃ရက္ေန႔က ဖမ္းဆီးကာ သတ္ျဖတ္ပစ္ခဲ့သည္ဟု သိရသည္။

Arakan Suffering for China's Pipeline

By Khun Oo Thar | Wednesday | July 20, 2011 | Irrawaddy

“We can't go to school on rainy days as the road condition is not good,” said Aung Aung, a sixth grade student, while walking carefully to avoid the many muddy ponds along the street.

Australian confesses to Burma war crimes

ABC News | July 19, 2011

A Burmese refugee living in Australia says he committed 24 executions while working undercover for the Burmese military regime and says he was involved in at least another 100 murders.

Htoo Htoo Han, now an Australian citizen, says he performed the executions during the 1988 anti-government uprising that swept Burma, resulting in thousands of deaths.

Han says he worked as an undercover officer in Burmese military intelligence from 1987 until 1992, leading a group whose main role was to identify targets and kill them.