Sitmone is back ! (Together with Daw Suu)

Sitmone is back ! Read here_http://sitmone.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/lwin-moe-kyaw-thu-and-democracy-of-burma/

I consider most of the readers to this post as non Burmese. Thus I decided to introduce Lwin Moe and Kyaw Thu, to those who are unfamiliar with Burmese celebrities, before continue writing the post.

Both Lwin Moe and Kyaw Thu are Burmese celebrities. Both of them are and were actors, directors, and photographers. But Kyaw Thu is no more in entertainment industry of Burma, as his movies were banned by Military Junta for last three years.

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Fwd:အစိုးရသစ္ A new look Myanmar ‘civilian’ government! Hmmm!!

I got this in the mail. Pic from U Myint . Everybody already knew it.
But I think this is a good reminder.

But I am a little bit stupid. Why are they all scared Kyaing (Daw Kyaing Kyaing)

Myanmar refugees find hope in Thai garbage dump

Myanmar refugees find hope in Thai garbage dump

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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi studying at St Hugh’s College , Oxford

Acknowledgement

I failed to acknowledge that the following article is originally posted by K or KKay in Kay Thwe’s blog.  

Please accept my sincere apology. 

Thank you K for the kind understanding. 

I hope and pray that we could maintain our friendship to continue forever. 

SOA 

ေဒၚစု ေမြးေန႕ မတိုင္ခင္ တရက္မွာ..ေဒၚစု ေနထိုင္ ခဲ့တဲ့..ေအာက္စဖို႕ဒ္ ဆိုတဲ့ ျမိဳ႕ေနရာေလးကို သြားလည္ ျဖစ္ တယ္ ဆိုတဲ့..တိုက္ဆိုင္ ၾကံဳၾကိဳက္မူ တခု ေၾကာင့္..ရင္ေတြ တအားခုန္ေန မိသည္။  

 ေဒၚစု ေျပာခဲ့တဲ့.. grey, damp Oxford ဆိုတဲ့ ေနရာေလးကို တကယ္ ေရာက္ပါ ျပီ။ တကယ့္ကို ..ပ်ားရည္ေရာင္ အလယ္ေခတ္ လက္က်န္ ပံုစံ အေဆက္အဦ ေဟာင္း ၾကီး ေတြ နဲ႕ ခန္႕ညား အံု႕ဆိုင္း ေနတဲ့..မီးခိုးေရာင္ တကၠသိုလ္ ျမိဳ႕ေလးပါပဲ။  Continue reading

Suu Kyi verdict due on Friday – court official

YANGON, July 28 — A verdict in the trial of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will come on Friday, a court official said, after her lawyers wrapped up their final arguments in the widely condemned case against her on security charges.

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Irrawaddy:Suu Kyi Continues Legal Battle

By WAI MOE

Tuesday, September 2,2008

Burma’s detained democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, met with her lawyer yesterday to discuss a legal challenge to the ruling junta’s decision to extend her house arrest earlier this year.

NLD spokesman Nyan Win told The Irrawaddy on Monday that Suu Kyi’s meeting with her lawyer—the third since early August—concerned a lawsuit that she is mounting against her continuing detention, which was extended in May. She has been under house arrest since May 2003.

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Sending a Message to the UN

By KYAW ZWA MOE

Friday, August 22,2008

from:Irrawaddy / opinion

Has Aung San Suu Kyi started playing a new game? If so, the latest visit of UN Special Envoy to Burma Ibrahim Gambari could mark the beginning of a subtle but significant shift in the pro-democracy leader’s tactics, which have remained almost unchanged for the past 20 years.

By refusing to meet with Gambari on two occasions—at a scheduled meeting on Wednesday and again on Friday—Suu Kyi appeared to be sending a silent message that she was less than happy with the outcome of his efforts to date.

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The top of 50 Heroes of our time: Aung San Suu Kyi

 Aung San Suu Kyi

Heroes of our time – the top amongst 50

 

New Statesman

There was no doubt about our winner: Aung San Suu Kyi, who received three times as many nominations as even the great Mandela in second place. She has, as Richard Eyre wrote of her in a recent issue, “endured grief, danger and loneliness with extraordinary grace and courage, all the while inspiring resistance to the [corrupt Burmese] regime”.

A fitting winner, then, and a true hero of this or any other time.

1. Aung San Suu Kyi – Pro-democracy campaigner
Nobel Peace Prizewinner, under house arrest in her native Burma

The confrontation between Aung San Suu Kyi and the brutish military rulers of Burma (officially known as Myanmar) has the power of myth. At 60, Suu Kyi is still lovely and delicate, like the strings of scented jasmine always looped around her hair. The men in army fatigues and dark glasses who have oppressed her for so long may try to stamp out this flagrantly feminine opponent, but still she rises, unbowed and resolute.

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Fair Play in Burma

By ANDREW MARSHALL

Posted Sunday, June 4, 2006

More than a century ago, a diminutive Scottish teacher strode onto a school playing field in Rangoon and punted a sphere of Indian rubber into the sultry tropical air. The year was 1878. The man was J. George Scott, a preacher’s son from Fife, and he had just brought football to colonial Burma. Admittedly, there are other, more pivotal moments in Burmese history—not least the 1962 coup when the military seized power. But you would hardly know it in Burma, where the sport Scott introduced is not just a national obsession, but an indicator of a great country’s tragic decline under one of the world’s oldest surviving dictatorships.

 

A gifted linguist and scholar, Scott spent most of his working life as a colonial administrator. He was small, tough and fearless—he scaled hilltop fortresses to meet ferocious headhunters known as the Wild Wa, and braved man-eating boa constrictors to explore Burma’s then uncharted border with China. “Stepped on something soft and wobbly,” runs a typically pithy entry in his jungle diary. “Struck a match, found it was a dead [Chinese].”

 

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The thug who rules Burma

Posted on 30 September 2007

By Mashuqur Rahman, USA

Bangladesh has its own illegal immigration problem. The country plays host to approximately 200,000 refugees from the bordering country of Burma. Unofficial estimates, however, put the number at 800,000. The refugees belong to the Rohingya minority, a persecuted Muslim population who are being methodically ethnically cleansed by Burma’s ruling military junta. They live in Bangladesh under desperate conditions, battling for scarce jobs and resources in the already desperately poor south eastern region of Bangladesh. It is just one of the silent tragedies of the forgotten people of Burma.

Burma, or Myanmar as the ruling military junta would like to be called, is one of the most brutally repressed countries in the world. It has been under military rule since 1962. An impoverished country of 50 million people, Burma boasts an army of over 400,000 active personnel. It’s yearly military budget stands at an estimated 7 billion dollars and is greater than Pakistan, Iran and North Korea. Burma has the 12th largest standing military in the world and spends an astounding 19% of its annual gross domestic product on the military. While the junta leaders live in luxury the rest of the population lives on less than $1 a day. Burma is the most corrupt nation on Earth.

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ASEAN must enforce charter for stupid Myanmar Generals

Usman Hamid

We support the United Nations’ initiatives to improve the current situation in Burma (Myanmar) with regard to human rights issues. However, the UN’s special envoy to Burma Ibrahim Gambari has not achieved maximum results.

What can ASEAN do to help smooth the process?

On Tuesday, March 4, Indonesian Foreign Minister Hassan Wirayuda spoke before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Hassan made it clear the council should increase cooperation and dialogue with Burma in an effort to develop and protect human rights. Continue reading

Fierce purity and the fate of Myanmar

By Seth Madins                                                                                                                             June 12,2008

There are not many countries whose stories are so intensely bound to the character of a single person, much less a person with no tangible power, not even the power to leave her house or receive a visitor or make a telephone call. Yet for nearly two decades, events in Myanmar (formerly Burma) have revolved around the condition, the policies and most of all the victimization of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, now 62, who has been held under house arrest for 12 of the past 18 years. Hers is a symbiotic power, as Justin Wintle describes it in his aptly titled “Perfect Hostage,” bestowed by the almost cartoonish thugs who have made her “an outstanding example of the power of the powerless,” in the words of the former Czech president Vaclav Havel. Continue reading

US backs UN rights expert’s report on Myanmar

AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) — The United States gave its backing Tuesday to a UN expert’s report raising concerns about Myanmar’s recent referendum and called on the military rulers to release all political prisoners.

US State Department spokesman Sean McCormack also called on the country’s military rulers to uphold their pledge to give international aid access to victims of last month’s ,,, which left 133,000 dead or missing.

“The US shares the conclusions of the UN human rights monitor in his sobering report that the referendum on the regime’s draft constitution was far from credible,” McCormack said in a statement.

Washington also agrees that the continuing detention of political prisoners, including democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, and the condition under which they are held is “appalling,” he said. Continue reading

NLD Members Arrested; Suu Kyi’s Sentence Extended

By WAI MOE Tuesday, May 27, 2008

 

 About 16 members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) held a brief demonstration in Rangoon on Tuesday asking for the release of Aung San Su Kyi. (Photo: PDC)

At least 15 members of Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), were arrested as they marched towards the home of NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday in a demonstration marking the 18th anniversary of the 1990 general election.

The demonstrators, mostly young members of the party, shouted slogans demanding the release of Suu Kyi from house arrest and calling on the regime to allow international relief workers to help bring aid to cyclone victims. They held up a picture of Suu Kyi.

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