Posted: 2007-09-30 14:44:26
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – A U.N. envoy failed to meet with Myanmar’s top two junta leaders in his effort to persuade them to ease a violent crackdown on anti-government protesters, but was allowed a highly orchestrated session Sunday with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The military government, meanwhile, flooded the main city [...]
Archive for September, 2007
Posted: 2007-09-30 14:44:26
Posted: 2007-09-30 14:07:05
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) – Hunkered down in their war rooms hundreds of miles from mass protests, the aging, hard-line generals in Myanmar are known as a suspicious lot who view the West with disdain and depend on browbeaten advisers and astrologers to guide them.
Much like Myanmar’s former kings, they see themselves as the [...]
The Voodoo Doctor of Mandalay let loose 5,000 Zombies in Mandalay the other day. Those Zombies were ordered to demonstrate against the monks who were telling the world the suffering of the people of Burma. Not to be outdone, the Voodoo Doctor of the Kachin state sent his 100,000 zombies to assemble, just [...]
Myanmar crisis: Pope expresses concer
Sunday, September 30, 2007 (Castel Gandolfo)
Pope Benedict XVI expressed serious concern on Sunday about the situation in Myanmar and said he strongly hoped that a peaceful solution would be found.
”I am following with great trepidation the very serious events” in the Asian nation, whose military regime has violently cracked down [...]
Support for expulsion of Burma from ASEAN sought
KUALA LUMPUR: Political parties are urged to support the proposal by the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus that Myanmar be expelled from Asean for using violence to break up mass protests against the military government.
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said in a statement the world could not [...]
Thai Buddhists denounce Rangoon crackdown
The statement urged the country’s military government to cease violating the fundamental rights of its people.
Meanwhile, Gen. Thongchai Kua-sakul, chairman of the Buddhist Organisation of Thailand, said he would present a petition to the Embassy of Burma in Bangkok at 2 pm (0700 GMT) Monday, calling on the Burmese government [...]
Make better friends
Burmese students studying at St John’s, Assumption and Mahidol universities rally in front of the Chinese embassy in Bangkok yesterday demanding Beijing withdraw its support for the military regime in Burma. – KOSOL NAKACHOL
hope in Myanmar rests on U.N. envoy
By Evelyn Leopold
Star on line
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – If a senior U.N. envoy fails to convince Myanmar’s ruling junta to begin reconciliation talks, unrest in the Asian nation “could become quite dreadful,” Singapore’s foreign minister said on Friday.
The junta, facing a wave of national protests against its [...]
I sent this original poem three years ago to another blog but look at what happened now.
(Finally they came.
In processions, as far as eyes could see, in flaming splendor of golden saffron
Flowing down in chanting columns like the Raging Fire in my dream)
First the Raging Fire, then Freedom comes
_ reported by Thiri Chit Sein
September 30, 2007: The Overseas National Students’ Organization of Burma managed a protest in front of Burmese Embassy, Organized together with ABEP, YCOWA, RPLC, SUB, and Other Burmese Individual Groups, Mon, Karen, Rakhaing, Shan, Chin, Bama, Paoh, Kayar. Nearly 1500 peoples attended this protest.
_ reported by Yan Naing Htun
Pro-democracy activists in South Korea protested, in front of Burmese embassy, against bloody brutal crack down by Burmese military regime on peaceful pro-democracy demonstrators.
They shoot monks, don’t they?
The Star online http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/9/30/focus/19027490&sec=focus
On The Beat
By WONG CHUN WAI
It took a while but the government that shot monks in Vietnam was eventually toppled. We hope the same happens in Myanmar.
IT’S the wrath of the people – that best describes the uprising of the people of Myanmar who have had enough of [...]
Seek peaceful solution, Myanmar urged
Star on line
KUALA LUMPUR: Several Malaysian Buddhist groups have urged the Myanmar Government to find a peaceful solution to the current demonstrations in the country.
Led by the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia, a group of about 20 members of the associations gathered at the Myanmar embassy here yesterday and handed over [...]
Asean express “revulsion” at Myanmar’s violent repression
UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Southeast Asian nations expressed “revulsion” to Myanmar’s foreign minister at the violent repression of demonstrations and strongly urged the military government “to exercise utmost restraint and seek a political solution.”
A statement issued Thursday after a foreign ministers meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations [...]
PM: Asean’s constructive engagement with junta has failed
By FOO YEE PING
Friday September 28, 2007
MYT 4:23:11 PM
NEW YORK: The crackdown on protests in Myanmar shows that Asean’s constructive engagement with the military government of that country has failed, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says.
“It has been the formula used when we deal with Myanmar but up [...]
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Thousands of soldiers and police were deployed in Myanmar’s largest cities Sunday, keeping even the most die-hard protesters off the streets. Scores of arrests were made overnight, further demoralizing those seeking an end to decades of military dictatorship.
The top U.N. envoy on Myanmar, Ibrahim Gambari, was trying to persuade the country’s [...]