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US revoked Visas of Burmese Junta’s Artists

Moemaka Reporter 002
October 9, 2010.
US Immigration revoked performance visas issued to Ovation Burmese music band before the completion of the USA tour.
(Burmese Protesters against Burmese’s Stage Show in SF on 25th Sept 2010)
 
 Among the 10 Burmese performers was actress Wyne Suu Khine Thein who performed in the Junta’s propaganda film (Lotus at Dawn – Ar Yon Oo Ma Poo Thi Kyar). The film disregarded the Burmese struggle for democracy in Burma and portrayed it as acts of anarchy and violence.

A Political Prisoner Passed Away in Myingyan Prison – AAPP-Burma released its information

A Political Prisoner Passed Away in Myingyan Prison – AAPP-Burma released its information

19 May 2010

The statetment says as follows: –

                We, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), have learnt that Ko Kyaw Soe passed away in Myingyan Prison on the morning of 19 May 2010, at age 39. He is the 144th political prisoner to die in prison, in Burma. AAPP expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Kyaw Soe (aka) Kyaw Kyaw Soe (aka) Jeffery.

                Ko Kyaw Soe, a member of the Human Rights Defenders and Promoters Network, known as HRDP, was arrested at his residence, No. 264, Shu Mhyaw Khin Street, Thittaw Ward, Taunggyi, on 17 September 2007 and taken to Insein Prison. He was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on 11 November 2008 under 3 charges: Article 17 (1) of the Unlawful Association Act, Article 13 (1) of the Immigration Act and Article 505 (B) of the Penal Code. He was transferred to Myingyan prison on 21 November 2008. He was tortured during interrogation, and was reportedly beaten, burnt with cigarettes and electrocuted.

Burmese Activists host Birthday Ceremony for 2 Senior Opposition Leaders

Burmese Activists host Birthday Ceremony for 2 Senior Opposition Leaders MoeMaKa Photo News March 12th, 2010          In Rangoon, Burmese activists, NLD members, community from Burmese political and literary circles were hosting birthday ceremonies to pay respect to 2 senior…

More Business & Lands along Rangoon River seized for the Burmese Regime

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More Business & Lands along Rangoon River seized for the Burmese Regime

MoeMaka Reporter Rangoon

March 4, 2010

Sources told MoeMaKa that Business located at highly priced lands and areas along the bank of Rangoon River were forced to shutdown and be transferred to the hands of some private Business Enterprises close to the Regime.

Among the seizures, one example was “Htay Marine Food Refrigeration Company” located in San Pya Bazaar from Rangoon Kyi Myin Dine Township; which was told to shut down the operation at the end of this month, one engineer who did not want to be named told MoeMaKa.

“According to the printed order, it said that the operation to be shutdown in 30 days and to report to the authority for further instruction” he added.

NLD Party announced its extension of leadership with Phy Phyu Thin and some political prisoners

NLD Party announced its extension of leadership with Phy Phyu Thin and some political prisoners

MoeMaKa Reporter 002

March 4, 2010

Phyu Phyu Thin, NLD member and known social volunteer for HIV/AIDS patients was found as one of the 100 member list of Central Committee assigned today according to NLD statement.

Burmese Monastery in Fort Wayne, In. received tickets from the City

 

Burmese Monastery in Fort Wayne, In. received tickets from the City

MoeMaKa Reporter 003

February 25th, 2010

It was learnt on last Thursday that the city officials had issued ticket and took action on the addition construction of the Burmese monastery due to the lack of proper paper and permits. The monastery was known as “Zaytawun Monastery” to all the residing Burmese immigrants migrated from Thai-Burma borders as political refugees in the area of Fort Wayne.

Political hostages recently released by Burmese Military Regime in Rangoon

Hostages Released in Rangoon

Political hostages recently released by Burmese Military Regime in Rangoon

MoeMaKa Photo-Essay

19 September 2009

So many things including human being in Burma have been reaching in hands of the junta for long time. Many people taken part in movements for democracy and rights are accused by junta’s official and convicted of various reasons such as attempts to deteriorate state security, made confrontations to the junta’s ideology and criticising the junta’s actions as persecutions on its own people. In the present days, more than 2000 people are behind bars for various reasons mentioned above. 

Maung Shwe – Anti-sanction: What and Where

Original Burmese article had been published at

MoeMaKa Burmese Online Media

on April 25, 2009 

Anti-sanction: What and Where

Maung Shwe

(25 April 2009)

With critics on the US’s sanctions on Burma, the momentum of anti-sanction campaigns is gradually increasing in the present days. At the beginning, the critics pointed out that the US sanctions will not be effective and even these will make counter productive to stated purposes. Based on the reasons, the US new government is requested to review its sanctions on Burma. In the later part, some critics live in-country and outside Burma, target and criticise NLD and its stand on supporting the US sanction on Burma. Resulting from changing target in critiques, some thoughts came in mind that why the sanctions are imposed and why NLD became a target of the critics instead of sanction implementers, the US, EU and Australia for example.

SPDC praises cease-fire groups

SPDC praises cease-fire groups

MoeMaKa Reporter No. 001

13 September 2009

        The former leaders of Kachin and Mon cease-fire groups, and their decision to establish political parties and participate in 2010 election were praised by a political article in Burma’s state-run media. By pointing out two cease-fire groups, Kachin Independent Army (KIA) and military arm of New Mon State Party (NMSP), the article eulogizes that the groups have chosen the best, the most appropriate, and the safest approach. The article also makes a comment that other cease-fire groups will also discuss, negotiate and cooperate to do so like KIA and NMSP.

          Although the author makes hints to cease-fire groups in his article, there is still quiet among leaders of other cease-fire groups. Some leaders who have close communication to media said that cease-fire groups still do not fully agree to the junta’s proposals.

          Author of the article in state-run media is Kyaw Ye Min. As usual habit of the state-run media, there is no introductory about who author is, but aims and contents of the article could be recognized as junta’s opinions. The author said the planning to transform cease-fire groups into Border-Guard-Forces and keep under Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services is good to the groups. He also makes a comment that the state, the junta will take full responsibility and accountability to cease-fire groups’ own properties and personal security matters. At the present days, there are 17 major and 20 minor cease-fire groups in Burma.

Than Shwe’s grandson: State Gangster?

Than Shwe’s grandson: State Gangster?

MoeMaKa Reporter, Rangoon

8th September 2009

Mighty Po-La-Pyae alias Nay Shwe Thwe Aung

          A coffee shop located in Bahan Township in former capital of Burma, Rangoon was torn down by Burmese military Major who is taking responsibility for personal security of junta supremo’s grand-son and the Major was instructed to do the act by the grand-son ‘Po-La-Pyae’. The event was happened 3 weeks ago and the coffee shop was immediately closed down after the event. Now the coffee shop has been totally demolished in last week.