DEMONSTRATION IN RGN (burmese)from Moemaka


ဆႏၵျပသူမ်ားက“ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ကုိ ျပန္လႊတ္ေပး” စာတန္းကုိင္ဆဲြကာ အဖဲြ႔ခ်ဳပ္ရုံးမွ ခ်ီတက္ခ့ဲၾကရာ ျပည္သူ႔လႊတ္ေတာ္ေရွ႕အေရာက္တြင္ တားဆီး ထိန္းသိမ္းခံခ့ဲရသည္။ (ဓာတ္ပုံ – MMT)


“Let’s unite for Democratic Federal Union of Burma” Global Action for Burma : Second Struggle for National Independence

4th January, 2009 will mark the 61st anniversary of Independence Day for Burma. Since the fall of Mandalay Kingdom, People of Burma have never given up their fight to regain their independence. Thousands of people have sacrificed their lives. Why? They had only one hope to have a chance for the future generations to enjoy the fruits of independence.
However, People of Burma have not had this chance until now. They have been under the most oppressive and brutal regime in the world. Despite of their liberation from foreign colonization, they have not yet liberated from the dictatorial oppression of their own people. Without genuine liberation, no one can enjoy the fruits of independence. To have a genuine liberation, Burma must be established as a federal union that will guarantee democratic rights to all citizens and political equality for all ethnic nationalities.
Therefore, we call upon the People of Burma and overseas Burmese people around the world to the global action for the second struggle for national independence to establish a Democratic Federal Union of Burma. Demonstrations and a number of activities will take place in different countries. We would like to encourage everyone to join with us to show solidarity and unity.
“Add your voice to a call for Democratic Federal Union of Burma”

Please contact the following persons for detailed information.
Mr. Myo Thein (UK), Tel: +44 208 493 9137, Email:
Mr. Yin Aye , Tel: + 1 301 905 7591, Email:
Mr. Ko Ko Aung (Japan), Tel: + 81 090 1506 2893, Email:
Mr. Yin Htwe (Thailand), Email:
Ko Kyaw Than (India), Burma Democratic Groups, Phone +91-9810601506
Mr. Si Thu (Canada), Email:
Ms. Khin Ma Ma Myo, Tel: +44 1224 524 077, Email:
(Independence campaign is a results-oriented coalition dedicated to second struggle for national independence)

U.N. General Assembly isn’t the right forum for dealing with Burma regime

In a vote of 80 to 25 with 45 abstentions, the U.N. General Assembly on 24 December 2008 adopted a resolution condemning human rights violations by the Burmese military regime. The resolution called for the release of over 2,100 political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi. continue

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners Breaking News – for immediate release 30 December 2008

Today, the National League for Democracy (NLD) party held a ceremony to mark the 61st anniversary of Burma Independence Day at their headquarters. After the event, nine NLD Youth members marched from NLD headquarters to Sanchaung Township, Rangoon, holding photographs and placards with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s image. They called for the release of all political prisoners, and demanded national reconciliation.
When they arrived at the public square in Sanchaung Township, they were arrested by members of the Swan Arr Shin (People’s Power Force) the regime’s hired thugs, and brutally beaten. Their whereabouts are now unknown.
The nine are:
Tun Tun Win (from Sanchaung Township), Htet Htet Oo Way (from Shwepyithar Township), Ye Ni Oo, Pyae Pyae, Aung Phyo Wai, Min Thein, Win Myint Maung (aka) Pe Pyoat, Kaung Htet Naing, and Thet Maung Tun.


9 activists arrested in Myanmar for marching in support of detained opposition leader Suu Kyi

By Associated Press
6:03 AM EST, December 30, 2008
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Nine activists were arrested in Myanmar’s commercial capital Tuesday during a march calling for the release of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, witnesses said.

The eight men and one woman from Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party were grabbed and shoved into waiting trucks by plainclothes police officers outside the old parliament building in Yangon, witnesses said on condition of anonymity because of fear of government retribution.

The protesters started their march at the party’s headquarters and walked silently along Yangon’s main road for about 30 minutes before they were detained, witnesses said. Some carried a banner calling for Suu Kyi’s release.

It was not immediately clear where the NLD members were taken.LD spokesman Nyan Win said he heard that female party member Htet Htet Oo Wei was among those who marched but he could not confirm her arrest.

Htet Htet Oo Wei has been arrested several times in the past and was detained for about a month in May after she and nearly 20 party members marched from party headquarters to Suu Kyi’s house.,0,5381446.story

Artists pay homage to veteran cartoonists

Dec 30, 2008 (DVB)–Cartoonists, artists and literary figures from across Burma paid homage to three elderly cartoonists at the home of Pe Thein, one of the three, in Rangoon’s Hlaing township on 28 December.

It was the 33rd time artists have paid the traditional obeisance to senior cartoonists, but unlike in previous years, participants were not watched or harassed by the authorities at this year’s event, one cartoonist said.
“[The cartoonists] are Saya U Pe Thein, Saya U Aung Shein and Saya U Shwe Minthaa,” he said.


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