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NLD Headquarter holds Burmese New Year Celebration, Paying Respects to Elders

 

NLD Headquarter holds Burmese New Year Celebration, Paying Respects to Elders

MoeMaKa Photo News

April 17, 2009

On 17th April, 2009, Burmese New Year day according to traditional Burmese calendar, one and only leading opposition political party, NLD hold New Year Celebration by paying respects to the elderly politicians.

Bijli, A Monsoon Storm approaching “Sitwe”, west cost of Burma

 

Monsoon Storm approaching “Sitwe”, west cost of Burma

Some locals turn into praying

MoeMaKa Reporter 005

April 17, 2009

Around this time in past last year 2008, there was news of storm approaching “Sittwe”, a small city in west coast of Burma before Nargis storm hit lower Burma in May 2008. Again right now, a monsoon storm named “Bijli”, brewed in India Ocean, crossing Bay of Bengal and approaching towards Sittwe town in Rakhine coastal region, west cost of Burma. According to one weather website, it was said that it would be reaching inland with 60 to 80 mph wind speed causing high tide at the coast line on April 17th and 18th.

Thingyan in Rangoon – 2nd Day in Photos with Cans of Beers & Sodas, Drinking Water Bottles

 

Thingyan in Rangoon – 2nd Day in Photos with Cans of Beers & Sodas, Drinking Water Bottles

MoeMaKa Reporter (Rangoon)

April 14, 2009

          In Rangoon, especially around Inya Lake and private lanes, it was where most packed with festive-goers and also where there’s crowds, there’s garbage-collectors to make their day from recyclable cans and bottles.

Thingyan in Rangoon opened under light rains

(In front of Rangoon City Hall – Water Throwing Stage before opening ceremony)

Thingyan in Rangoon opened under light rains

MoeMaKa Reporter (Rangoon)

April 14, 2009

          Sources told MoeMaKa that Burmese junta was planning their Naypyidaw-Thingyan to outdo other city and town in Burma so that Burmese city council and municipals officials had to play low celebrating their water festival. Burmese businesses and community groups were on their own building water throwing stages and shows packed with participants and onlookers. Some told that most crowded water throwing stages were around “Inyar Lake” suburban of Rangoon.

Burmese in Colorado to celebrate Burmese New Year Water Festival in Denver

 

 

Burmese in Colorado to celebrate Burmese New Year Water Festival in Denver

Ko Oo

April 11, 2009

It was learnt that this year would be 7th annual event for Burmese living in Colorado to celebrate Burmese “Thingyan”, traditional New year – water festival. For this year 2009, they had included some special features on top of water throwing event such that there would be Burmese cultural show and dance, singing contest and traditional Burmese food fair.

Burmese Internet Slower than ever

Burmese Internet Slower than ever

MoeMaka Reporter (Rangoon)

April 11, 2009

Burmese internet service which was not really fast in the first place would be slower than ever until this coming Friday notified by the authority, sources told MoeMaKa.

Since March 21st, Burmese teleport had been running maintenance works on under-ground fiber optic cable call SEA-ME-WE 3 near Phyar Pon town in Irrawaddy region. Due to the work, the internet speed was slowed down significantly in Burma and according to their first notice; the operation would be back to normal in 25th March. However, more notices were issued later and the last notice said it would be fine not later than April 17th.

Parameter of Road Block Extended near Aung San Suu Kyi’s home

Parameter of Road Block Extended near Aung San Suu Kyi’s home

Tin Kyaw Kyaw Soe (Freedom News Group), Rangoon

April 8, 2009

Witness told that road blocks around the home of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi where she was held house arrest were seen extended to wider parameters just before the Thagyan celebration. At the west side, the road block was moved to Thanlwin intersection and at the east, at Kabaraye Pagodaw Road junction.

“It was blocked in front of the monastery near her house but later this afternoon, the moved the road block near to “Lolane” madat, a water festival performance stage” told one Burmese young man who was one of the builders of stage near “Inyar Lake”  on University Avenue where Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s home located.

One Year Anniversary of Passing of Ludu Daw AMar hold with family members and friends

One Year Anniversary of Passing of Ludu Daw AMar hold with family members and friends Nyunt Thet Htar Oo (Freedom News Group), Mandalay April 7, 2009 One year anniversary of passing of Ludu Daw Amar, one great Burmese literary icon,…

Gold Plating Process of Shwedagon Pagoda to speed up before monsoon

 

Gold Plating Process of Shwedagon Pagoda to speed up before monsoon

MoeMaKa Photo News

April 9, 2009

Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the historic place for Burmese Buddhist in Rangoon was in the process on gold platting around its structure as its annual maintenance and traditional charity work and it was learnt that the schedule would be speeding up to finish before monsoon come in the month of May.

Political Prisoners in Myitkyina Prison blocked from visit with family members

Political Prisoners in Myitkyina Prison blocked from visit with family members MoeMaKa Reporter 003 April 6th 2009 Burmese political prisoners in Myitkyina prison located in remote town at far north of Burma who used to have 2 times a moth…