Don’t Cry for Myanmar, Burma

Don’t Cry for Myanmar, Burma 


  1. English: Don’t Cry for Myanmar, Burma
  2. Spanish: No llores por Myanmar, Burma
  3. Icelandic: Gráttu mig Myanmar, Burma
  4.  Hungarian: Miért kell, hogy sírj, Burma
  5.  Dutch: Huil niet om Myanmar, Burma
  6. Danish: Græd ikke for Myanmar, Burma
  7.  French: Ne pleure pas pour Myanmar, Burma
  8. German: Wein’ nicht um Myanmar, Burma
  9.  Portuguese: Não chores por Myanmar, Burma
  10. Swedish: Sörj inte Myanmar, Burma
  11. Italian: Non piangere per Myanmar, Burma

   From and

Burma then and now Myanmar 

At independence…as Burma


One of the richest countries in South-East Asia

With highly educated population


World’s largest rice exporter, regarded as “rice basket of Asia”

Largest teak exporter, producing about 75 per cent of world’s teak

Old Burma would definitely cry if it could see and understand the present deteriorating Myanmar.

Elder Burmese people are crying while looking at their young Myanmar children. 

The whole world could see the sad different situation.

Burma’s U Thant had gracefully lead the UN to solve the international crisis.

Now UN even could not solve present Myanmar crisis.

As MYANMAR…and 60 years on


One of Asia’s poorest nations, with rising poverty levels and sky-rocketing inflation
Look: Sr General is the middle person!
One-third of all children are malnourished, with 132,000 children under five dying every year because of avoidable diseases according to Save the ChildrenMajor heroin trafficker and world’s second-largest opium producer Designated “least developed country” status by UN since 1987Ranked world’s most corrupt country in 2007 Transparency International index.

Despite widespread poverty, families of
Myanmar’s military elite live a lavish lifestyle


 “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”

“Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” is the best-known song from the 1976 musical, Evita, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. Sung by the title character, Eva Peron, it was titled “It’s Only Your Lover Returning” before Rice settled on the eventual name. It appears early in the second act as Evita addresses the crowd from the balcony of the Casa Rosada and features a sweeping melody tied to broad emotional themes of regret and defiance, characteristic of Lloyd Webber’s most popular songs.

Madonna starred in the 1996 film, Evita, and recorded the song for its soundtrack. She also released a dance mix in both English and Spanish in early 1997, as the second single from the album. This dance remix, the Miami Mix Edit, can be found on the CD single.

Madonna featured her original soundtrack version of “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” as an instrumental interlude on her 2001 Drowned World Tour. The music video used for the song was the complete sequence from Evita directed by Alan Parker.


India halts arms sales to Myanmar

India halts arms sales to Myanmar 

From the Washington Post

December 30, 2007

WASHINGTON — India has halted all arms sales and transfers to Myanmar, a development that could increase international pressure on the military government that crushed pro-democracy protests led by monks this fall.

The Indian government’s decision has not been officially announced, but diplomatic sources said it had been privately confirmed by New Delhi to top U.S. officials. A spokesman for the Indian Embassy in Washington declined to comment.

A digitally enhanced Myanmar opposition

A digitally enhanced

Myanmar opposition

By Paul Watson, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
January 7, 2008


YANGON, MYANMAR — During 45 years of military rule, Myanmar’s generals drilled fear and suspicion so deeply into the minds of their people that when their opponents tried to harness the rage seething on the streets last fall, no one knew whom to trust.
The generals quickly took advantage, crushing the pro-democracy demonstrations, killing at least 15 people and jailing thousands. It was a brutally simple strategy that had worked before.

But this time may be different. An information revolution has come slowly to this poor, isolated country, and the military government may have inadvertently handed its enemies the keys to organizing a more effective underground movement.

Protesters had difficulty communicating until they landed in jail, where they traded e-mail addresses and cellphone numbers. Many are out again, building a network for what they call a new revolution.
There seemed little chance of getting organized until more than 2,000 protesters, arrested and jammed into crowded jail cells, met one another and overcame their distrust. Now, most of them are on the streets again, carefully building a network for what they call a new revolution.

Their digital tools are e-mail and text messages, which are more powerful than a megaphone, and cellphone cameras that are so common that thousands of people are potential journalists.

Most spent only a few days in jail, long enough to overcome distrust, make new contacts with the underground, and organize more cells that now communicate through coded messages, Internet drop boxes and old-fashioned couriers.

Secret couriers, who already run messages between exiled opposition leaders and supporters in Myanmar, could smuggle video and photos into Thailand to be sent across the Internet from there.

Singapore’s Lee criticises Myanmar military rulers

Singapore’s Lee criticises

Myanmar military rulers

Tue Jan 8, 2008 8:03am IST

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – by Kevin Lim.

Singapore’s elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew has criticised Myanmar’s military junta, saying decisions such as the building of a new capital from scratch were irrational, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.


  1. The building of a new capital from scratch were irrational.
  2. I mean (building a) new capital from ground zero, what I ask myself, what rational government would do this?
  3. The military rulers were “people with very fixated minds.”

  4. The military rulers were quite convinced that they will have the natural resources to weather any sanctions.

  5. The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) had little influence over the junta.

  6. The members of ASEAN who could influence them will be Thailand, and beyond (that) China and India.

  7. The rest of us (all other ASEAN members)– we are a kind of background muzak,” he said. [= elevator music. (a slang)]