Category: Current

Current Issues & News on Burma & Burmese people with the sub sections – News, Feature, Interview, Photo-News, Op-Ed and so on

While USDP Parliament in Progress, Burmese Internet Speed at a Snail’s pace

MoeMaKa reporter (Yangon) February 5, 2011 It is learnt that the internet speed for the public use is so slow during this week including Yangon area in Burma, and Myanmar Post and Telecommunications department (MPT) answered that the main server…

Junta Transferring Government’s Buildings to Private Business Secretly

MoeMaKa Reporter (Yangon)

February 3, 2011

Headquarter of Myanmar Petroleum and Natural Gas being surrounded by scaffoldings in need of repairs

After the last year election, three government buildings in Yangon downtown area are the last in the process of secretly transferring state-owned properties to private companies, by the present regime, before the new government comes into power.

Regime’s USDP Parliaments appointed USDP’s President- Thein Sein

MoeMaKa Reporter (Yangon)

February 4, 2011

This afternoon, news emerged that Burmese junta’s newly-convened parliaments elected vice-president and retired general U Thein Sein as new President of Burma with 408 votes out of 659. Holding the position of Prime minister appointed by current regime’s War Council, Thein Sein, an ex-general, ran in the last year election for the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP).

It is a matter to keep watch how he will form a government, and who will occupy the minister posts in the Cabinet. According to the junta’s 2008 constitution, the President shall lead the Nation Defense and Security Council regarding the armed forces.

Burmese in Rakhine Still Short of Relief Aid and Program- WAO told MoeMaKa

MoeMaKa Interview

1st February, 2011


Cyclone Giri struck the Rakhine coast on October 22-23 in 2010, devastating many people, buildings, and businesses in the region. Moemaka was able to have a chance to interview a Rakhine social organization about its experience and activities for providing relief aids, and rehabilitation of the storm-affected areas. The organization said that Burmese residents of New York City (NYC) are planning to launch a fund raising, coming February 20. Moemaka recently spoke with Ko Kyaw Win and Ko Zaw Zaw Htun, spokespersons for the World Arakanese Organization (WAO), whichcarries out the job of rebuilding areas destroyed by Cyclone Giri. This is the interview:

Burmese Language Program for Burmese Children turns one year with culture show

MoeMaKa reporter (L.A) January 19, 2011    On the afternoon of 16th January, the South California Burmese Association (committee for development of the Burmese language) hosted a fund raiser and variety dance show to mark the first anniversary of its…

Sithu Zeya sent to Dog House as punishment for talking back to Prison Officer

Moeyan Maka (Yangon) January 8, 2011 A Burmese journalist Sithu Zeya, who took reports on the bomb explosion, at X2O pavilion in Kantawgyi, during water festival of Yangon in April 2010, was arrested and imprisoned later in Insein prison by…

Cleaning rubbish in Yangon becomes slack; Unsightly rubbish tips on every street

MoeMaKa reporter (Yangon)

January 10, 2011

 View of a garbage dump in Yangon. A shame or an honor for city?

There can be more rubbish seen on roads, streets, and alleyways in Yangon, because the regular collecting system of household rubbish has been slacking off.

At first, municipal garbage van collected the rubbish from every road and lane by ringing a bell (when they come), until around last 4 or 5 years ago. Later, dustmen with trolleys going one street after another cleaned the trash. In those months, fewer garbage collectors came and the previous system of cleaning rubbish daily disappeared, said a resident from Pazondaung township.

Shwe Dagon on New Year Day


9000 candles lit in the night of New Year Day

Taryar Waiyan

January 4, 2011

On the platform of Shwedagon Pagoda, SasanahitaWutAssociation (a group which recites religious verses regularly) performed the worship with 9000 candles, flowers and scented water, to mark its 25th anniversary, from 5:30 to 7:30 in the evening, on New Year Day of 2011. That event was attended by many worshippers and devotees.

Burmese pray for 2200 of imprisoned politicians, students, monks




MoeMaKa reporter 005, Yangon

January 5, 2011

At 10:45 am, on January 4th  2011, some NLD members and former female political prisoners started lighting candles to pray for current imprisoned political activists at south-east post of Shwedagon Pagoda.

The NLD campaigns to select and support political prisoners voluntarily

Photo News

January 5, 2011

The invitation was seen at the NLD’s headquarter.

This programme, starting from the beginning of this year, is initiated by the National League for Democracy.

The views of the Independence Day’s ceremony at the NLD’s headquarter is to  support political prisoners.


Burmese Community in Buffalo from US expressed support NLD as a legitimate Burmese political party

MoeMaKa reporter- Buffalo

12, December 2010



Yesterday afternoon,  the Burmese community living in Buffalo, New York, USA convened a conference to express support the National League for Democracy, led by Daw Aung Sun Suu Kyi, as a legitimate Burmese political party standing with the recognition from majority of the Burmese.