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Burmese celebrated Annual Htamanai Traditional Festival at Shwedagon Pagoda

Burmese celebrated Annual Htamanai Traditional Festival at Shwedagon Pagoda

MoeMaKa Photo News

February 9, 2009

          As this day as full moon day of Burmese month, Tabodwe and Burmese at Shwedagon Pagoda celebrated Burmese Harvest Festival with making a special Burmese traditional treat call “Htamanai”, combination of glutinous rice, coconut, sesame seeds and peanuts cooked over heated iron pan. Photos were taken from the event.

MoeMaKa Win – Burmese Journals and Academy Awards made in Korea

 

Burmese Journals and Academy Awards made in Korea
MoeMaKa Win
Ferbruary 7, 2009

I was glancing at the situation of Burmese journal market here in our country. There were a lot of journals in number but most popular were journals on sports and football. The selling price were around 500 but some sold at 600 Kyats. One journal called “Weeklyeleven” was sold at Kyat 600 before the other price hike. Still some of the journals were selling at 400 Kyats too. Journals were used to focus on scoops and latest news but most of the news was outdated and world news. Now a day, news on actors and actress from Korea seemed a most popular issue in the market.

Burmese Regime collecting list of political prisoners from outside source

Burmese Regime collecting list of political prisoners from outside source MoeMaka Reporter (Rangoon) February 6, 2009           The Burmese Junta who sent political prisoners to various remote prisons was itself collecting the list of prisoners from other source, it was…

D Aung Khin – Refugees Made in Burma

Refugees Made in Burma
D Aung Khin
February 6, 2009
 
“All the villagers are deserting their villages!!!” According to the news headline, the readers might be puzzled, “It can’t be true. How can it be?”
 
Yes, it was true. There were several numbers of villages being deserted and increasing.
 
While city dwellers from Rangoon or Mandalay were busy attending certificate courses, catching buses and train, consulting with the astrologers and psychics for their better future, the villagers from remote areas were also struggling and hard-working on their own.

Golden September Music Group in Burma launched a new song under ground

 Golden September Music Group in Burma launched a new song under ground

February 5, 2009

A Burmese music group formed secretly in Burma back in 2007 Burmese Saffron Revolution with Burmese artists and singers released again a new song for 2009 called “Unity and Peace”.  They had posted their song through CD, USB Drive and email attachment. MoeMaKa had presented the copy form here.
 

Maung Yit – How to face Depression, which way, US or Burma


How to face Depression, which way, US or Burma
Maung Yit
February 5th, 2009
While under the great economic downturn, the governments, businesses and corporations were taking measures and actions. Some of the major obvious were going bankrupts, begging bailouts, cutting the jobs and firing workers.
Especially around this time, community and authority from all over the world were keeping an close watch on how the newly elected US Presidents and his administration would be handling their issues. Even the state governments were also waiting for their federal authority’s initiatives and supports while all their immediate projects and planning on hold.
 
Right now, Obama’s team is sending, planning and proposing assistance, supports and bailouts in billion of US dollars to their people, banks and businesses. While do so, the administration had only three sound advise for its own people.
 
Firstly, was to “save”. Second, “be transparent” and thirdly, to “share”.

Zarny Win – Day One & Day Two for Burma

Day One and Day Two for Burma

Zarny Win

February 5, 2009

 

Day One Task

 

          There are two kinds of task. “Day One and Day Two”. We started hearing this “words” back six years ago at Thai-Burma border. The most important and urgent prioritized works are referred to as “Day One” task.

          It was first used by our “Burmese politician” and it meant the “works” focusing on “Getting rid of Burmese regime” and “Getting democracy in Burma”. Theses were “Day One” tasks.

Burmese National Poet & Literary Icon, Min Thu Wun 100 year Anniversary to hold far and wide

Burmese National Poet & Literary Icon, Min Thu Wun 100 year Anniversary to hold far and wide MoeMaKa Reporter 003 February 3, 2009 Burmese literature lovers and Burmese activists were planning to hold 100 year anniversary of the birthday of…

NLD hold press conference after meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi & Gambari

NLD hold press conference after meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi & Gambari

MoeMaKa Photo News

February 2, 2009

 

         Before the formal meeting with their party leader and the UN representative, the 5 members from central executive committee of NLD who were formally recognized by the Burmese regime, were allowed to meet with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for 15 minutes, told by Party spoke person at press conference in their head quarter. In the same evening, Gambri would be visiting “Nay Pyi Daw”, regime’s capitol to meet with higher regime’s authority.

 

        In the afternoon, at the NLD press conference, two spoke persons, U Han Thar Myint, U Nyan Win and one of the party leaders, U Win Tin answered questions from the attending reporters.

Thee Lay Thee & Colorful Anyeint, Burmese Performance Troupe, a success in San Francisco

 

Thee Lay Thee & Colorful Anyeint, Burmese Performance Troupe, a success in San Francisco

MoeMaKa Photo News

February 2, 2009

          One and only Burmese performance troupe founded by jailed artist-cum-activist, Zarganar, famed for their outspokenness and open criticism on the oppression of Burmese military regime in their stage performance had arrived San Francisco for the first time and appeared on the theatre at Chabot College for the Burmese audience at the bay area. It was learnt that not only Burmese from the bay area but also from surrounding towns and cities such as from LA and Santa Rosa came to see their performance with the estimated audience around 700.

          As usual, they had presented jokes and satires reflecting the current political situation of Burma under the regime. Further more, one of the performer-joker, “Pan Thee”, (Apple in Burmese) sang a standup song making joke on unsuccessful UN trip of Mr. Gambari.

Senior Burmese Politician Thakhin Thein Maung hosted his 90th Birthday MoeMaKa Photo News

  From Tha Khin Thein Pe – Birthday Celebration – 2009 Senior Burmese Politician Thakhin Thein Maung hosted his 90th Birthday MoeMaKa Photo News February 2, 2009 On February 1st, at his Rangoon residence, Thakhin Thein Maung, one of the…

Burmese Community in Washington DC marked 61st Burma Independent

Burmese Community in Washington DC marked 61st Burma Independent MoeMaKa Photo News January 10, 2009          On January 3, 2009, Burmese community from Washington DC, May Land, Virginia came together to host 61st anniversary of Burma Independent and celebrate 88th…

New Year News on the Run – 7th Jan 2009

 

New Year News on the Run

Po Jan

January 7, 2009

          News was sent, bits and pieces. The editors won’t appreciate it because they had to rewrite it all over. I had to send the news in a rush, under the disturbance of electricity, water and the phone line. We were short of all the luxury in life and we were also short of improvement even after so many complaints.

 

Recruiting candidates for 2010 Burmese regime’s election

Local authority playing game on hostel students in their neighborhood

Kyo Pin Kauk Town became the town of Tay Zay, a crony of Burmese senior general

Burmese authority collecting every house hold members list and their affiliation status with the junta’s supported groups