Sitmone is back ! (Together with Daw Suu)

Sitmone is back ! Read here_

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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The plight of the Myanmarese

By:Rizal Sukma /from:thejakatapost

After Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar last year, very few in the region took notice of the continuing plight and suffering of the Myanmarese. It was overshadowed by other events in the region and in other parts of the world.

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AFP:Aid groups blast ASEAN-led report on Myanmar relief effort

JAKARTA (AFP) — A coalition of humanitarian groups heavily criticised Thursday a report on Myanmar’s cyclone disaster, saying it glossed over the junta’s obstruction of aid and human rights abuses.

The Burma Partnership, which represents 19 aid organisations, released an “alternative” report to provide what it said was a more accurate picture of the response to Cyclone Nargis, which left 138,000 people dead or missing in May.

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Mizzima:Ban Ki-moon may cancel Burma visit

by Solomon

Wednesday,08 October 2008

New Delhi – The United Nations Secretary General on Tuesday said he may cancel a planned visit to military-ruled Burma unless the government there fully implements a process of democratization.

Ban Ki-moon, during a press briefing to reporters on Tuesday, said he is willing to make a return visit to Burma, but he might be forced to cancel any such plan if the government fails to implement tangible progress toward democratization.

The world body chief last visited Burma, a country ruled by the military since 1962, last May in the wake of deadly Cyclone Nargis in an effort to convince the ruling junta to allow the international community greater access in helping cyclone victims.
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Mizzima:Burma to have football academy in Mandalay

New Delhi – In a landmark development in the history of Burmese football, the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) will soon have a Football Academy to promote soccer skills of the youth – both girls and boys – in Burma’s second largest city, Mandalay.

The Academy, which has been under construction since 2006 with an aid of USD 1 million from the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) under its Goal project, will be inaugurated by late 2008 or early 2009, the MFF spokesperson told Mizzima.

The spokesperson, who did not want to be named, said the Academy, which will have football fields, school buildings and hostels for youths, will be reviewed by the FIFA in November before it can be inaugurated.

“The academy is being built in Mandalay so as to attract youths from all parts of the country,” said the spokesperson, adding that it was earlier planned to be built in Burma’s former capital Rangoon.

The Academy, which is the first ever in Burma, will operate as a training school and players will be later marketed to regional as well as international clubs, the spokesperson said.
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DVB:Army officer accused of attempted rape of doctor

Sep 12, 2008 (DVB)–A judgment is due to be reached by military authorities tomorrow on an army officer who has been accused of attempting to rape a female doctor helping survivors of Cyclone Nargis in Irrawaddy division.

The incident took place on 5 September at around 10.30pm on a touring medical ship, the Widuya, which was docked in Laputta, according to local residents who did not want to be named.

The Widuya was carrying 30 medical staff, including divisional doctors and specialists, who have been touring Irrawaddy division over the past few months treating patients.

When the ship stopped at Laputta for the night, captain Kyaw San Win of the logistics corps, boarded and went into the cabin of a female doctor, a 40-year-old paediatrician, on the pretext of checking her guest registration.

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Irrawaddy;Is Suu Kyi Trying to Get the Message Out?


All martyrs must finish their mission.”


Tuesday,August 19,2008

Neighbors of the democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said a new message appeared last month on a large outdoor signboard in her compound, saying, “All martyrs must finish their mission.” 

The message appeared on July 19, Burma’s Martyr Day. The signboard, about 10 X 4-feet, is located on Suu Kyi’s property and can be read from the street in front of her home, where she has been under house arrest for 13 of the past 19 years.

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