Trial of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi adjourned until June 26

Trial of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi adjourned until June 26

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was adjourned Friday for two weeks so defense lawyers can call an additional witness who will testify that the case is politically motivated, a lawyer said.

It is widely expected that Suu Kyi will be found guilty because courts in Myanmar are known for handing out harsh sentences to political dissidents.

No new date was immediately set for closing arguments, which were originally scheduled for June 1.

Friday’s postponement was expected after Suu Kyi’s lawyers won an appeal earlier this week to reinstate one defense witness — Khin Moe Moe, a lawyer and member of her National League for Democracy party.

“Daw Khin Moe Moe knows all the charges against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi are political and she would testify based on these facts,” Nyan Win said. “Daw” is a term of respect.

Suu Kyi’s lawyers have filed a second appeal with the High Court to bring back two other witnesses — both senior members of her opposition party.

The District Court trying Suu Kyi had initially rejected the three defense witnesses — leaving Suu Kyi with a sole witness.

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Withdraw absurd charges against Aung San Suu Kyi

Withdraw absurd charges against Aung San Suu Kyi

Release immediately and unconditionally all political prisoners in Burma

We, the undersigned NGOs, are shocked that Aung San Suu Kyi has now been absurdly charged for the offence of breaking the terms of her house arrest, in particular the condition that forbids visitors, after an American man, swam across the lake and entered her house uninvited and refused to leave.

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Influenza A (H1N1) infections across the world

Global alert.

The map shows the distribution of recorded

Influenza A (H1N1) infections across the world.

The WHO has officially declared the virus as a pandemic —

Reuters graphics > Read more

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The prestigious Australia private colleges are allegedly taking under-the-counter payments for certificates, bogus work references and residency visas

The prestigious Australia private colleges 

are allegedly taking under-the-counter payments for

certificates, bogus work references and residency visas

SYDNEY, June 12 — Australia’s international student sector, the third-largest export earner behind oil and coal, could be more at risk from within, with education agents and colleges ripping off students, than from recent attacks on Indian students.

Education experts are calling on Australia to overhaul the A$13 billion (RM37 billion) international student sector as reports emerge of private colleges allegedly taking under-the-counter payments for certificates, bogus work references and residency visas.

“In many cases landlords, bosses, immigration agents and education institutions are ripping off our Indian students,” said the Federation of Indian Students of Australia (FISA).

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following pages. Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and “to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories.”

In Burmese read here

PREAMBLE

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

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Don’t ignore people and duty by using handphones, reading SMS and e-mailing

 Don’t ignore people and duty by using  handphones, reading SMS and e-mailing

NEW YORK, June 12 — A political coup in New York’s statehouse can be traced back to an incident in which a top lawmaker so enraged a wealthy backer by peering at e-mails on his BlackBerry that his patron engineered his ouster.

One of the newer forms of poor office etiquette – paying more attention to a hand-held device than to a conversation or business meeting – happens so frequently that businesses are complaining it upsets workplaces, wastes time and costs money.

“It happens all the time, and it’s definitely getting worse,” said Jane Wesman, a public relations executive and author of “Dive Right In – The Sharks Won’t Bite”. “It’s become an addiction,” she said.

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Malaysian government should try to change the ugly M’sian perception by ensuring the proper and equal treatment of all foreigners

Malaysian government should try to change

the ugly M’sian perception by ensuring

the proper and equal treatment of  all foreigners

indonesian people protest in front of malaysia embassy in jakarta ambalat island issue 100609 03manohara odelia pinot malaysia embassy protest in jakarta 100609 04Comment: We Burmese feel bad when former PM Tun AAB protected Myanmar SPDC in every international forum. During the ASEAN and the West meeting in Singapore, he was recorded at the dinner persuading other ASEAN leaders to protect Myanmar. On 24th. Dec 2008 his government i.e. his delegates at UNGA tried to protect SPDC’s Human Rights violations including anti-Muslim activities. In his interview with Bangkok Post, he encouraged Thai government to push Rohingya Burmese Muslims into the sea to let them die.

Every time if a Malaysian employer mistreated the Burmese citizens or if RELA, police or Immigration try to exploit, extort or torture any Burmese citizens, we all feel bad.

If the Malaysian Immigration tells the Burmese husbands that the law to give dependent status to the husband of Malaysian women is meant only for RICH ARABS and European men, our hearts break.

The present practice of easily giving PR and Blue IC or giving refugee status is meant for Malay/Indonesia blooded or Bosnians or Palestinians Arabs only also hurt our feelings……

If the Malaysian government schools refused to accept Myanmar illegals’ children but at the same time building few thousand schools for other illegals of their choice, our heart sank.

If Malaysian Universities refused to accept Myanmars, including Burmese Muslims and even the PR students at the Medical/Engineering courses, our tears flow…. But what to do? At least they allow universities to attend. Although those are very expensive for us  they heartlessly charge us extra 7++%.

If foreigners were charged three times the first class and not only dump in third class but refused proper adequate care at the government hospitals, we are sad.

Even though the income is very low that is below the taxable income level for the Malaysian citizens, foreigners are paying levies. Although foreigners paid levies or income-taxes and paid all the sale tax, import duties, toll fees etc (even if the foreigner took the public transport, the tickets or fees covered the taxes paid by the transport companies, bus, taxis etc. So it is a lame excuse that foreigners are enjoying free use of roads, hospitals etc without paying anything.

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Red Tapes leading to Corruption every where and even God seems to have given up

Red Tapes leading to Corruption every where and even God seems to have given up

Multiple Red Tapes used to lead to forming Toll gates by Corrupt Government officers/politicians/ local and central military/police/authorities.

Corruption is not only commonly practiced nowadays in Myanmar but the difference is it is done openly, no secrect dealings but on negotiated basics. And the giver and taker have no shame at all as if this is the legitimate necessary step of business like Sales/purchase agreement. Worse of all is: no need to worry about the Anti-Corruption Agency or Police or any authority.

So Don’t worry folks, Military ruled Myanmar is showing a beacon how to legalize corruption. God had given up the plan to flood in this story and who knows, because of unability of space in the hell, God may just pardon all and send to heaven or may be there are some corrupt angels who could be bribed to let us free or avoid severe punishment!!!

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