Myanmar army looting and robbing people

Cyclone increases Myanmar army looting

Reuters India

By Biswajyoti Das,  Sat May 24, 2008

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KALAYMO, Myanmar (Reuters) – Cyclone damage to the Irrawaddy delta, Myanmar’s rice bowl, has caused a surge in looting in its restive border areas by poorly paid troops worried about food shortages, residents and human rights groups say.

In the northwest town of Kalaymo, which is reliant on the faraway delta for much of its rice and salt, local residents said soldiers had stepped up seizures of rice, fish and firewood since Cyclone Nargis hit the former Burma on May 2. Continue reading

Myanmar votes in cyclone-hit areas

Myanmar votes in cyclone-hit areas

The government says 92 per cent of voters were in favour of the charter during the first round, held a week after the cyclone.

 
 
 

 

Myanmar’s military government has pushed ahead with a second round of voting in its constitutional referendum, despite an international outcry.
 
Polling stations opened on Saturday across the main city of Yangon and the southern Irrawaddy Delta, one of the regions devastated by Cyclone Nargis three weeks ago.

 It says the constitution will pave the way for democratic elections in 2010, but the opposition National League for Democracy of Aung San Suu Kyi has denounced the vote. Continue reading

Burmese church leader calls for intervention

Burmese church leader calls for intervention

By: Toby Cohen

A BURMESE Christian leader has appealed for a United Nations military force to intervene in Burma (Myanmar).
The Rev Maung Doe, the principal of the Holy Cross Seminary, Insein, on the northern outskirts of Rangoon, said: “We hope the UN will invade with US support and EU support. We cannot do anything.

“The democratic leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, won the election [in 1990], but she could not do anything when the government did not hand over power. We had demonstrations, thousands of people came, and still no change.” Continue reading

The ASEAN and Malaysia don’t care about us, Burmese migrants

 Protect our freedom by protecting refugees

Cheah Kah Seng  in Malaysiakini on May 23, 08

I refer to the Malaysiakini

report Don’t forget Burmese refugees here too, PM told.

Same today with the Burmese.

  • The Burmese military junta obviously could not respond rationally to foreign offers of help for this cyclone disaster because they have too much evils to hide.
  • As long as the military junta does not collapse (due to China’s support and ASEAN) there will be pressure for the people to take their fate into their own hands, ie, to take flight, and escape to neighboring countries in a multi-year exodus over land to Thailand, Bangladesh, China, and by sea to India and Malaysia.

Comment: No, No, No, they don’t have the Malay blood, Indonesia blood, European blood nor Arab blood. (Not my words, I am just reading their lips, the minds and thoughts of this country’s leaders. They care for those only with their own reasons, all of us know but dare not tell frankly. They don’t care about others whether from Vietnam, Burma, Bengladesh, Africa etc. They don’t care even if the others are Muslims!)

Megat Junid, the ex-Deputy Home Minister even said,”There is nothing wrong in Burma, no war, he don’t believe that if Burmese Government is really bad, how could Rohingyas cross mainland Burma to come here. Burmese Rohingya Muslims would be arrested, put into detention camps and deported.

  • He even claimed that they must be forced to work in the detention centres to earn for the expenses for deportation. 
  • It could be regarded as practicing illegal forced labour and ILO and Internatinal communities could boycott Malaysia. Continue reading

Picture/Poster of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi voting NO

Picture/Poster of

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

voting NO

A poster of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi stands ...

A poster of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi stands outside the head quarters of the National League for Democracy in Yangon(AFP/Khin Maung Win)

Spirit of University Student Union will last forever

Spirit of University Student Union will last forever

Seal of Yangon University

Our Historic Thit Poke Pin can stand against cyclone
 

 

 
 

Symbol of Student resistant in Rangoon University curiously survive the onslaught of the Cyclone Nargis. Almost all the young, old, small, big trees in Yangon fell. But this seemingly DEAD, fragile, big  old tree, which is long regarded as the symbol of the University Students’ resistance against the successive Myanmar Military rulers remarkably withstand the biggest, strongest and most powerful Cyclone.

Rangoon University Students Union, RUSU

 The political movement and the struggle for national liberation have a unique character in Burma as the students were always seen as the mobilizing force at the forefront of the struggle for freedom of Burma. The student movement is inseparable from the historic struggle for Burma’s independence from both colonial power and dictatorship. Continue reading