Cyberattack on !!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 21 June 2009
Cyberattack on
Media Release From, the website which features messages of support for Burma’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on her 64th birthday, faced a cyberattack on Friday 19th June. The attack is likely to have been by the Burmese dictatorship, which has previously attacked Burma related websites.

Aung San Suu Kyi spent her 14th birthday in detention on Friday, and the website has received more than 15,000 messages of support, including from U2, George Clooney, Paul McCartney, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. It has generated thousands of media articles.

The attack happened just after 8pm on Friday 19th June, and the site was down for 20 minutes. No information was lost and no data compromised. The attack was a highly sophisticated one, attempting to bring down the website by an indirect method to avoid the existing security measures used to protect the site. For security reasons we cannot reveal more details about the attack. Continue reading “Cyberattack on !!!!!!!!!!!”

Police in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh raided the International Monks’ Organization office here today.

Surprise check on monks’ office in Bangladesh
by Nyein Chan
Sunday, 21 June 2009 21:11

Dhaka (Mizzima) – Police in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh raided the International Monks’ Organization office here today.

DSP Inspector Arlanky along with two policemen arrived in the office at about 4 p.m. and interrogated the monks in the office for about an hour.

Sayadaw (abbot) U Kay Meinda told Mizzima that they answered the questions the police officer asked. They said that they formed the monks’ organization in 2007. The monks who took part in the Saffron Revolution joined the Ne Pyi Ththis organization based in the US which has branches in other countries. It is working for the restoration of democracy in Burma through non-violent means.

“Our organization stages protest demonstrations frequently on the Burma issue. We staged a demonstration yesterday on Daw Aung Suu Kyi’s 64th birthday. I think the police were investigating because of this,” Sayadaw added.

The police asked if the computer being used in the office is registered with the Bangladesh government. They also wanted to know how and where the office procures establishment costs, Pyi Thein, the person in-charge of the office, told Mizzima.

After the brutal and violent crackdown against the monk-led peaceful demonstration in 2007, the monks who took part in it fled to neigbouring countries after which they formed the International Monks’ Organization.

Myanmar proposes Bangladesh to inter-connect submarine cable system

DHAKA, Jun 21, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) — Myanmar has proposed Internet inter- connectivity to Bangladesh allowing the two neighbors to use each other’s submarine cable system in case of any side’s cable failure, a senior official said here on Sunday”Myanmar last week proposed us about its interest to use Bangladesh’s submarine cable in case of the failure of its cable and in return Bangladesh could use Myanmar’s system in a similar situation,” Managing Director of the Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Ltd (BSCCL) Md Manwar Hossain told Xinhua on Sunday.

He said the BSCCL, the state-owned public limited company, is studying the proposal of Myanmar before dispatching recommendations to the government’s ministry concerned for final decision in this connection.

Moscow opposes political pressure on Myanmar, expects unbiased trial of Suu Kyi

MOSCOW, June 21 (Itar-Tass) — The Russian Foreign Ministry objects to political and economic pressure on Myanmar and hopes for an unbiased trial of opposition leader Suu Kyi, the ministry’s information and press department said on Sunday.

Russia is watching “the efforts of the Myanmar government to achieve peace and national concord,” the department said. “We believe that Myanmar will ensure the fulfillment of the reform program, primarily the holding of parliamentary elections in due time [in 2010].”

Moscow “opposes attempts to internationalize the internal situation in Myanmar, because it does not endanger peace and security in the region and the world at large. In our opinion, the political and economic pressure on that country is counterproductive, as it enhances isolationist feelings of the Myanmar military and exacerbates the socioeconomic position of citizens,” the department said.

“We see no reasons why the UN Security Council should discuss Myanmar. At the same time, we call on Myanmar for greater openness and cooperation with the international community, as well as for closer relations with the mission of Special Representative of the UN Secretary General Ibrahim Gambari. We are confident that this negotiating mechanism is useful in building up mutual understanding and confidence between Myanmar and the world,” the department said.

Russia hopes that the trial of “Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be unbiased, strictly comply with national laws and humanitarian standards, and take into account the international opinion,” the department said.

The Nobel Prize winner’s trial began this May at Yangon’s Insein prison, where she had been transferred from home arrest. If found guilty, she may be sentenced to five years of custody for breaching home arrest restrictions and meeting with a U.S. citizen without authorization.

Several days ago ASEAN urged Myanmar to stop the prosecution of the opposition leader and to release her from custody. The European Union sided with the demand and called for further political activity of Suu Kyi and larger international pressure on the Myanmar authorities aimed to promote massive democratic transformations. U.S. President Barack Obama also demanded the immediate release of the Myanmar opposition leader.

The National League for Democracy led by Suu Kyi won the majority of seats in the national parliament in 1990, but the military invalidated election results and started persecution of Suu Kyi and her supporters. For all these years Suu Kyi has almost permanently stayed under home arrest.

A North Korean ship that a US Navy destroyer is tracking off China as part of efforts to enforce UN sanctions is suspected of carrying missiles or related parts, a news report said on Sunday.

North Korea dispute nears our neighbourhood
Published: 21/06/2009 at 10:16 PM
Seoul (AFP) – A North Korean ship that a US Navy destroyer is tracking off China as part of efforts to enforce UN sanctions is suspected of carrying missiles or related parts, a news report said on Sunday.

South Korea’s YTN television news channel, citing an unnamed intelligence source, said the ship was heading for Burma via Singapore. The 2,000-tonne Kang Nam 1 left the North Korean western port of Nampo on June 17, with Burma set as its final destination, YTN said.

“The United States suspects that the Kang Nam 1 may carry missiles or related parts and that the ship is likely to call at Singapore on her route,” the source said, according to YTN.

The ship is one of five – Kang Nams 1 to 5 – used by Pyongyang for arms trade in the past, YTN said. Officials at Seoul’s National Intelligence Service were not immediately available for comment on the YTN report. Continue reading “A North Korean ship that a US Navy destroyer is tracking off China as part of efforts to enforce UN sanctions is suspected of carrying missiles or related parts, a news report said on Sunday.”

North Korean ship likely headed for Myanmar: report

SEOUL (Reuters) – A North Korean ship that the United States is shadowing is likely headed for Myanmar, South Korean television reported on Sunday.

YTN channel quoted a South Korean intelligence source as saying the final destination of the Kang Nam looks to be Myanmar, after leaving a North Korean port on Wednesday.

North Korea has raised tensions in the region in the past months by test-firing missiles, restarting a plant to produce arms-grade plutonium and holding a May 25 nuclear test, which put it closer to having a working nuclear bomb.

Analysts say the North’s moves are partly aimed at building internal support for its leader, who is believed to have suffered a stroke last year and appears to be laying the foundation for his youngest son to eventually take over the impoverished nation.

A Japanese newspaper said that Kim’s third son, Kim Jong-un, has assumed the post of acting defense chief, cementing his position as the successor to his father. Continue reading “North Korean ship likely headed for Myanmar: report”