Mosques in Burma or Myanmar

Mosques in Burma or Myanmar

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Konyoe Mosque, Mandalay, Burma

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The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) has slammed the blocking of the Malaysian popular blog site

  The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) has slammed

the blocking of the Malaysian popular blog site

Malaysiakini news
Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders ranks Malaysia 124 out of 169 on its worldwide press freedom index, and says the main media are “often compelled to ignore or to play down the many events organised by the opposition”.

The government has previously threatened that bloggers could be punished under draconian internal security laws which provide for detention without trial.

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) has slammed the blocking of the popular blog site.

“The commission (MCMC) is going against the national commitments spelt out under the Bill of Guarantee of the Multimedia Super Corridor, which promises no censorship of the Internet,” said CIJ executive director V Gayathry.

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DVB:88 Student leaders appear in court

Aug 28, 2008 (DVB)–Min Ko Naing, Ko Mya Aye and other 88 generation student leaders appeared yesterday for the first time at a court hearing at Insein prison’s special court where they have been charged with several offences.

Central court lawyer U Aung Thein and two other lawyers, U Kyi Win and U Nyaung, will act as defence lawyers for the student leaders, but have not yet been able to meet their clients.

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Irrawaddy:Global, Asean Intervention Needed on Suu Kyi Case: AIPMC


Wednesday,August 27,2008

Influential international and regional leaders should act immediately to help detained Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi get her message out to the world, according to a leading rights group.

Speaking with The Irrawaddy on Wednesday, Roshan Jason, executive director and spokesperson for Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC), said, “We don’t know what Suu Kyi’s intentions are. She could be refusing food for many reasons. It may be a protest. But, if there is a problem, we cannot find out. 

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Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on Al Jazeera

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on Al Jazeera 101 East

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will appear on 101 East this week

(all times GMT+8).

Al Jazeera programmes can be viewed online here.

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  1. 28/8 – 8:30 PM;
  2. 29/8 –
    • 3:30 AM,
    • 11:00 AM,
    • 2:30 PM,
    • 10:00 PM
  3. 30/8 – 1:30 PM;
  4. 1/9 – 9:30 AM;
  5. 2/9 – 6:30 PM;
  6. 3/9 – 3:30 PM

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George Orwell’s Animal Farm


Eric Arthur Blair (June 25, 1903 – January 21, 1950) was an English writer, who wrote under the pseudonym George Orwell.

His work is marked by a profound consciousness of social injustice, an intense dislike of totalitarianism, and a passion for clarity in language. He wrote in many different forms, including memoirs, histories, critical essays, opinion columns and book reviews, but his most famous works are two novels, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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Tributes to DSAI even by his foes


Tributes to DSAI even by his foes

Star news, “Dr Mahathir fires a salvo at Anwar.”

PUTRAJAYA: Just a day after Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim won the Permatang Pauh Parliamentary seat, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad fired his first salvo at him by claiming the PKR adviser could “convince even the devil to follow him”.

Dr Mahathir predicted that once back in Parliament, Anwar would make “life very difficult” for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

I don’t think Abdullah is a match for Anwar.

He is going to raise all kinds of issues and questions and will demand and pressure the Prime Minister for answers. It is going to be a tough time for Barisan,” he said.

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