KJ or Son-in-law of former PM: The Myanmar question

KJ or Son-in-law of former PM: The Myanmar question 

Today, Myanmar’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi spends her 64th birthday in jail whilst protests are being held across the world demanding her release. The tragic 19-year story of Myanmar’s democracy denied since the military junta seized power after the 1990 elections is well-documented, but recent developments hold some hope of gradually closing this chapter of Burmese/Myanmarese history.

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US$2mil offer: Blog claims model ‘concocting’ tales

US$2mil offer: Blog claims model ‘concocting’ tales

manohara odelia pinot pc showing photos of her body injury on her blackberry 110609Indonesian teen model Manohara Odelia Pinot has ‘concocted’ stories of being offered US$2 million to retract her allegation that she was abused by her husband, claimed a local blog today.
Describing her allegation as a ‘lie and slanderous’, the Truth Appeared blog stated that Manohara could not tell who offered her the money.

Since the Manohara scandal erupted, the blog had constantly displayed photos of the 17-year-old model looking happy with her 32-year-old husband,  prince. Continue reading

Welcome to M’sia – world’s worst place for refugees

Welcome to M’sia – world’s worst place for refugees

world refugee survey 2009 180609Malaysia has been named as the worst place for refugees for the second consecutive year.
The annual World Refugee Survey 2009 report has placed Malaysia in the same basket as six other countries – South Africa, Gaza, Thailand, Kenya, Egypt and Turkey – in their treatment of refugees.

The report, which was released today, came in the wake of the US State Department putting Malaysia on the blacklist of countries trafficking in people.

“Malaysian immigration officials continued to sell deportees to gangs that operate along the Malaysia-Thailand border.

“The gang members extort bribes from the deportees in exchange for smuggling them back into Malaysia, and sell those who cannot pay into slavery,” said the report. Continue reading

Happy birthday Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, let us all pray together to be able to celebrate your next birthday as the PM of Burma

Happy birthday Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,

let us all pray together to be able to celebrate

your next birthday as the PM of Burma

Members of Free Burma Coalition display a birthday cake and a picture of Suu Kyi to celebrate her 64th birthday and denounce her recent detention by Myanmar’s military regime during a protest in front of the Myanmar embassy in Manila. — Reuters pic

Burmese pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has marked a grim 64th birthday in prison as activists took to the Internet and planned worldwide protests to press the military junta to free her.

Famous names including British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, footballer David Beckham and US actors George Clooney and Julia Roberts all offered support on a website while the United States and EU led political calls for her release.

The Nobel Laureate has spent 13 of the past 19 years in detention and is now being held in Rangoon’s notorious Insein Prison during her trial for a bizarre incident in which an American man swam to her home.

Supporters at her National League for Democracy’s headquarters in Rangoon began the day by giving food to Buddhist monks at dawn, and were later due to release doves and balloons into the air in a symbol of freedom, witnesses said.

Please do not forget to read or miss my comments published in Malaysian Insider, at the end of this article. Continue reading

AFP:Protests around the world to mark Suu Kyi birthday

An image of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is projected onto the European Parliament’s building in Brussels

YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has marked a grim 64th birthday in prison, as activists took to the Internet and staged worldwide protests to call for her release and an end to her trial.

Famous names including British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Beatles legend Paul McCartney and US actors George Clooney and Julia Roberts offered support on a website while world leaders called for the ruling junta to free her on Friday.

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AP:Global campaign to mark Suu Kyi’s 64th birthday

In this photo taken September 9, 1995, Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, welcomes the then United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, right, at her house in Yangon, together with her deputy Tin Oo, left, during Albright’s visit to Myanmar. Hollywood star Julia Roberts and detained Chinese activists are among celebrities and political prisoners tweeting and signing petitions for the release of Myanmar’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi as she approaches her 64th birthday, her 14th spent in detention, organizers said. Suu Kyi will spend her 64th birthday Friday, June 19, 2009, in Yangon’s notorious Insein prison, facing charges of violating terms of her house arrest by harboring an American who swam uninvited to her lakeside home. (AP Photo/Aye Aye Win)

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