Burmese Thingyan, the traditional festival for Burmese New Year – Water Throwing was coming near. One of the tradition of Thingyan, having “Thingyan Vase”, a pot full of flowers and branches of plants representing 7 days of a week was still embraced among our Burmese. This year said by the Astrologers that “Thursday-Born” were to be the ritual object of this year Thingyan so we had to buy two “Thingyan Vases” if we had Thursday-born in the family. It cost 500 Kyats each but in reality, the actual price was only 300. Some were selling collection of flowers and braches representing 7 days of a week without a Thingyan Vase only asking around 200 Kyats. And it was selling fast and popular too. There was no sign of season flower of Thingyan called “Paduak” even though there were some rains.
5 Children from Mae La Refugee Camp suffered food poisoning, one dead Karen Newsletter (KIC) April 12, 2009 (Photo – a child in Mae La Refugee Camp back in 2008) One woman and five children were found suffering from…
Burmese in Colorado to celebrate Burmese New Year Water Festival in Denver
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 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
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 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,…
Lay Lwin aka Ko Lay, one of 88 Generation Student Leader gravely ill MoeMaKa Reporter 008 April 7, 2009 Ko Lay Lwin aka Ko Lay, one of 88 Generation Student Leaders and former political prisoner was gravely ill and…
Collection of News Headlines from Burmese Journals – April 9th 2009 Journal Jo The Geek April 9, 2009 A new hydro power plant to build at May Khan and Ma Li Kha rivers junction, A couple found murdered in the…
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 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…
The Burmese People Deserve Better from Their Government
Pwint Phyu Nandar
(6th Grader’s Essay at her school in San Francisco)
April 7th, 2009
Do you want your government treating you badly, as if you and the people of your country are insignificant to them?Of course, you don’t.And neither do the people of Burma. But unfortunately, they are already being treated insignificantly. They deserve better from their government. There are many reasons and examples why, but here are a few main reasons and examples.