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Articles on Burmese community with the following sub sections – Letters, Memory, Portrait, Talks, Experience, Travelogue, Others, Burmese Overseas

Mingalar Monthly launched for SF Bay Area Burmese community

MoeMaKa reporter (002)

January 17, 2011

 A news bulletin in Burmese based in Sanfrancisco Bay area was lunched yesterday. The bulletin states a monthly publication of Burmese American Heritage Foundation, called “Bay Area Burmese Bulletin” (in English) and “Mingalar Monthly”(in Burmese.) The fact that it is an independent periodical and not affiliated with any news agency, politics, or religion, is clearly described. It also states that this bulletin will provide news from inside Burma, reports of Bay area Burmese community, and information about Burmese culture and honorable activities of Burmese nationals.

CoBA SF chapter to host fund raising in coming January 23

MoeMaKa Ywarsaw Gyi,

January 8, 2011

 The second awarding ceremony of Citizen of Burma Association (CoBA) will be held on May of 2011. The first was convened in L.A. The association is planning to hold this 2nd event in the San Francisco Bay area. Thus, CoBA SF chapter will launch a fund raising in coming Jan 23, so that CoBA will be able to present its award by majority vote to non-profit social organizations and individuals from inside Burma.

Maung Wunna, the writer and director

Farewell Notes to the passing of Maung Wunna

(Maung Wunna & his Wife seen together at U Pe Thein’s home, 2008 – Photo by Junior Win)

 Junior Win

January 11, 2011

For the first time I met Saya Maung Wunna on the birthday of U Pe Thein, a great cartoonist. At that time, Saya said “I will take your book ‘Alice’ if you sign on it and give it to me or I won’t”. I knew what he meant and I replied “Yes, I will”.

Greeting Saya’s wife standing next to him, I told him that I really like his short stories ‘Maung Sein Thaung and Ma Hnin Yee’. My parents have still tell me how my grandfather Ba Ba Gyi U Khin Maung Latt was fascinated Saya’s movies.

His movies ‘Katipar Phinat Si Shwe Htee Saung’ had been shown in theatres in Burma before I was born. For being so enchanted with his film, my grandpa rented all seats in the circle of a cinema from Maenigone and invited his pupils to watch it. My parents also had to join the show. My dad and mum said that they like that movie too. You can see how much my grandpa like that picture. I have heard that it is my granddad’s favorite movie although I did not watch it.

NLD initiates support network for political prisoners


MoeMaKa reporter 005, Yangon

January 5, 2011

In order to support political prisoners and their families, the drawing lots event that chooses a volunteer for each of those activists was held in the Independence Day ceremony at the NLD’s headquarter today.

It is a programme that the badges, with inscribed names and addresses of prisoners and the name of prison where he or she is being held, were selected by drawing lots. The chosen prisoners and their families will be contacted and supported by NLD members and well-wishers who participated in the event.

Myanmar Child Aid will focus more on Orphanage School


MoeMaKa Reporter 002

17 December, 2010

It has been over 3 years since “Myanmar Child Aid Foundation” has provided educational support for 613 orphans from Thingunkone Township, Latputta, Irrawaddy division who lost both parents in Nargis Strom of May, 2008.

The leading Sayadaw (Abbot) U Dhamma Piya of Nyar Gyan Pyan (Rangoon) and Metta Nanda (Fremont, USA) monasteries, told Moemaka that the foundation, in coming of new year 2011, will focus more on its orphanage home and educational and social charity work, which based in Nwekhwe, Mingalardone, Yangon (Rangoon), than from the previous activity of delivering financial aid to the parent-less children residing at villages in Irrawaddy division.

Good Deeds for the people by the people of the people – FFSS (Yangon) activities

Kyaw Thu

16 December, 2010


1.     Free Funeral Service Society ( Yangon), which has been offering free funeral services and free medical care at Thukha Kuthophit clinic for people in need, donated a wagon ( to be used as hearse) to free funeral service society of Minhla town. In Minhla town, as local tradition, when someone passes away, the carcass is usually laid in front of its own house. The donated wagon will facilitate the transport of carcass to the respective funeral sites by pulling it with a vehicle or by manpower on the day of burial or cremation. It costs approximately 180,000 Kyats. It is the donation made with public contributions via FFSS (Yangon).

Some good deeds performed by the Free Funeral Services Society (Yangon) (FFSS)

Kyaw Thu, 9 October 2010

The Grim Reaper knows no laws

Ms. Than Myint Aung, secretary of Free Funeral Services Society (Yangon), and the staff members helped transport the bodies of Daw Ohn Yee (age 67) and her son U Khin Oo (age 48) from South Dagon township, Yangon for cremation at Kyi-Su cemetery at 9:30 am, 7th October 2010 on Thursday.

Flood in Mandalay and Burmese Responses

Letters to MoeMaKaOctober 11th, 2010 Youth for humanitarian Assistance requests humanitarian aid for Mandalay flood victims while People who experienced Cyclone Nargis are concerned with the forthcoming electionOne letter to MoeMaKa was from the youths providing humanitarian assistance (Cit-ta-su-kha-pra-hi-ta Youth)…

Pe Nyunt Wai to host his first solo art show overseas

MoeMaKa Reporter Chaing Mai
October 14th, 2010
Pe Nyunt Wai, renowned Burmese Artist is going to host his 5th art exhibit opening from October 16, 6 p.m. in Chaing Mai, Thailand. This is his 5th one-man show but this will be the first hosting overseas and it will last for 3 weeks. His collection named as “Bagan Drawings” will be paintings on Pagodas and scenes of Bagan, a historic ancient city of Burma. His sole attention is to express how rich the cultures and traditions of his home country, Burma, the artist said.

Article published Mar 10, 2010 Sign at laundry offers chances to learn – Frank Gary

March 10, 2010 7:26 p.m.

Sign at laundry offers chances to learn

 Frank Gray


An employee recently posted this sign on the door at Ricker”s City Laundry.

The sign on the door at Ricker’s City Laundry at Calhoun Street and Rudisill Boulevard was blunt and shocking to some, at least to those who could read it.

“For Sanitary Purposes, There Are No Burmese People Allowed.”

Hundreds of Burmese in Malaysia detained

  Hundreds of Burmese in Malaysia detained July 27th, 2009 The photos were taken on last Thursday showing hundreds of Burmese workers detained at prison camp in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. One high ranking Malaysian immigration official was arrested for selling…

Burmese in Fort Wayne published local Burmese monthly for the community

Burmese in Fort Wayne published local Burmese monthly for the community

July 27th, 2009

                Burmese community living in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, published community monthly newsletter in Burmese language on 26th July 2009. It was given with the name – “Phoo Pwint Wai”, meaning “Budding Flowers”. It was the first ever newsletter published by Burmese community in Fort Wayne voluntarily.