San Suu Kyi’s greeting

A good communication system is essential to our endeavour to set up a people’s network for democracy that will span the whole world. I am very pleased indeed that there is now a web page that will make the policies and activities of the National League for Democracy known across the globe. By communication, through the web page, with strong supporters of our cause, as well as with those who want to know more about our movement for democracy and about the NLD, I believe we shall be able to achieve our goal of a democratic union at a faster pace.

I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all those whose worked so hard to make this web page a reality.

Egypt protests: ElBaradei tells crowd ‘change coming’

Jeremy Bowen reports on Sunday’s stand-off in Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Leading Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei has joined thousands of protesters in Cairo defying a curfew to demand President Mubarak stand down.

Addressing the crowd in Tahrir (Liberation) Square, the Nobel peace prize winner urged patience, saying “change is coming”.

Read more @ BBC

BBC:Burma’s parliament opens new session

The new parliament in Burma has convened for the first time since elections were held last November.

The poll was widely criticised by western governments and by democracy activists within Burma.


Aljazeera:Myanmar hides behind ‘democracy’


Reuters:Lawlessness on Egypt streets, Mubarak clings on

In five days of unprecedented protests that have rocked the Arab world, more than 100 people have been killed, investors and tourists have taken fright, Mubarak has offered a first glimpse of a plan to step down and 80 million long-suffering Egyptians are caught between hope for democratic reform and fear of chaos.

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Egypt’s Turmoil: The Army’s OK with the Protesters, for Now

Parts of Egypt’s capital city seemed almost normal on Saturday as the embers of Friday’s vandalism and carnage cooled. After a night wracked by gunfire and explosions, set off by burning cars and buildings, many people took to the streets again on Saturday to survey the new face of their country. Amid the burnt carcasses of police trucks and the newly positioned military tanks, the streets of downtown Cairo and central Tahrir Square — the epicenter of this week’s uprising — had almost regained the atmosphere of community activism that characterized the first day of protest on Tuesday.

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Happy Chinese New Year

LKY’s concerns about Islam unjustified

MINISTER Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has urged Singapore Muslims to “be less strict on Islamic observances” (The Star, Jan 24) to aid integration and the city-state’s nation-building process in a new book, Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going.


Thestar:Google and blogger sued by curry fish head restaurant

KOTA KINABALU: The director of a fish head curry restaurant which is recommended by Lonely Planet is suing a blogger and Google for defamation.


International Religious Freedom Report 2010/Burma

Highly repressive, authoritarian military regimes have ruled the country since 1962. The government imposed restrictions on certain religious activities and limited freedom of religion, although generally permitted adherents of government-registered religious groups to worship as they chose. According to the government, a 2008 nationwide referendum approved a new draft Constitution. The government was preparing for November 7, 2010 elections, the first elections since 1990, after which the new constitution would go into effect. Democracy activists and the international community widely criticized the constitutional referendum and election preparations as seriously flawed.


Humanright Watch:World Report 2011 / Burma

Burma’s human rights situation remained dire in 2010, even after the country’s first multiparty elections in 20 years. The ruling State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) continued to systematically deny all basic freedoms to citizens and sharply constrained political participation. The rights of freedom of expression, association, assembly, and media remained severely curtailed. The government took no significant steps during the year to release more than 2,100 political prisoners being held, except for the November 13 release of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi.


Humanright Watch:World Report 2011

This 21st annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. It reflects extensive investigative work undertaken in 2010 by Human Rights Watch staff, usually in close partnership with domestic human rights activists.


Niknayman:အာဇာနည္ ေခါင္းေဆာင္ႀကီး ဆရာႀကီး ဦးရာဇတ္၏ (၁၁၃) ႀကိမ္ေျမာက္ ေမြးေန ့ အမွတ္တရ ရန္ကုန္ျမဳိ ့တြင္ က်င္းပ။


Clinton Calls Aung San Suu Kyi

Clinton Calls Aung San Suu Kyi.