Mother’s day special feature Radio program in Burmese done by BNI – Women groups.

ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံတြင္ လက္ရွိ ျဖစ္ေပၚလ်က္ရွိေသာ အမ်ဳိးသမီးမ်ားႏွင့္ သက္ဆုိင္သည့္ သတင္းအခ်က္အလက္မ်ား၊ ျဖစ္ေပၚ ဖြံ႔ျဖိဳး တုိးတက္မႈမ်ားကို
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ယခုအပတ္ အစီအစဥ္မွာ ႏွစ္စဥ္ မတ္လနဲ႔ ေမလ တြင္ ကမၻာတ၀ွမ္း အစဥ္လာမပ်က္ လက္ဆင့္ကမ္း ျပဳလုပ္က်င္းပၾကေသာ မိခင္ေမတၱာဘြဲ႔ ေဖာ္က်ဴးသည့္ အေမမ်ားေန႔တြင္ ျမန္မာျပည္က နာမည္ေက်ာ္၊ ၀ါရင့္စာေရးဆရာ၊ စာေရးဆရာမ ၊ ကာတြန္းဆရာ အျပင္ မိခင္မ်ားနဲ႔ အလွမ္းကြာေ၀းေနၾကသည့္ သား၊ သမီးတခ်ဳိ႕ကို ေတြ႔ဆံုေမးျမန္းထားသည္။

Win Tin calls NDF ‘crows in peacock feathers’

New Delhi (Mizzima) – National League for Democracy top panel member Win Tin has criticised party deserters who have set up a new party but are still calling themselves “former NLD members”, calling them “crows in peacock feathers”.

Eleven former senior NLD leaders last week launched their National Democratic Force party to participate in this year’s elections, the date of which is yet to be announced. Win Tin accused them of shamelessly exploiting the NLD name in their party’s campaigning and organisational work.

In press interviews, NDF acting spokesmen Dr. Than Nyein, Khin Maung Swe and Thein Nyunt, had glibly said they were carrying out the incomplete tasks of the NLD, he said.

“They claim they are performing the unfinished tasks of the NLD and they will fulfil the promises made to the people. They are not our proxy party so they should not be using the name of the NLD,” an irate Win Tin told Mizzima.

“Our party flag bears the insignia of the fighting peacock. If they pretend to be our proxy, then they must be ‘crows in peacock feathers’,” he said, adding that, “The people are aware enough to distinguish between a crow and a peacock.”   Continue reading “Win Tin calls NDF ‘crows in peacock feathers’”

Greater Mekong: Construction of 4th Thai-Lao bridge begins next month

CHIANG RAI, May 14 (TNA) – Construction of the fourth Thai-Lao bridge, connecting Thailand’s Chiang Rai with China’s Kunming is set to start in June, according to Thai Transport Minister Sophon Zarum.

The fourth North-South Economic Corridor Intenational Bridge Project (Houayxay-Chiang Khong) will be finished in November 2012, he said.

The signing ceremony on the bridge construction was carried out Friday by Mr Sophon and his Lao counterpart.

The Bt1.5 billion (US$46 million) budget for the bridge construction is paid half and half by Thailand and China, he said.

Lao Minister of Communications, Transport, Posts and Construction Sommat Phonsena said that the Lao PDR was glad that Thai authorities will construct the bridge as Laos is a landlocked country and the bridge will help connect Laos with neighboring countries to boost trade and tourism.

Thai Highways Department director-general Veera Ruangsooksriwong said that an eight-year feasibility study of the project was conducted.

The project will link Chiang Rai and Kunming by route R3A under the Strategic Framework of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Cooperation.

The level of the project’s economic value measured by the studies is at level two, higher than the standard level at one.

The Highway Department outlined and designed the detail of the project. The CR5- KT Joint  Venture (China’s Railway No. 5 Engineering Group and the Krung Thon Engineers Co.) have been hired to operate the project. (TNA)

Message from the President on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Burma

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
May 14, 2010

Message from the President on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Burma

Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. I have sent the enclosed notice to the Federal Register for publication, stating that the Burma emergency is to continue in effect beyond May 20, 2010.

The crisis between the United States and Burma arising from the actions and policies of the Government of Burma, including its engaging in large-scale repression of the democratic opposition in Burma, that led to the declaration of a national emergency in Executive Order 13047 of May 20, 1997, as modified in scope and relied upon for additional steps taken in Executive Order 13310 of July 28, 2003, Executive Order 13448 of October 18, 2007, and Executive Order 13464 of April 30, 2008, has not been resolved. These actions and policies are hostile to U.S. interests and pose a continuing unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency with respect to Burma and maintain in force the sanctions against Burma to respond to this threat.


May 13, 2010.

Essar signs Rs 342-cr Myanmar deal for multi-modal transit transport

The contract involves construction of two jetties at Sittwe and Paletwa in Myanmar.

Dredging and construction of cargo barges to facilitate cargo movement along the river Kaladan.

Construction of a port at Sittwe is a major component of the contract.

Essar Projects (India) Ltd today signed a contract with the Ministry of External Affairs to execute Port and Inland Water Transport components of the “Kaladan Multi Modal Transit Transport Project”. The project will be executed in Myanmar.

The contract for port and water transport is worth Rs 342 crore and it has to be executed within 36 months, said a release

The contract involves construction of two jetties at Sittwe and Paletwa in Myanmar, dredging and construction of cargo barges to facilitate cargo movement along the river Kaladan. Construction of a port at Sittwe is a major component of the contract.

This project is being executed by the Government of India under a Framework Agreement between the two countries to ease the movement of goods from the mainland India to the North-Eastern states of India. The route will offer an alternate access to the North–East and therefore is strategically also important. It would also in turn help Myanmar develop their infrastructure and port facilities for accelerated development of the country.

The multi-modal transit transport project has a component of 120 km road also to be constructed in Myanmar from the river terminal to the Indo-Myanmar border. The construction of road will be taken up under separate contract.

2 Filipino men arrested for ‘ice’ smuggling at Mae Sai border

Chiang Rai sees arrest of three Myanmar nationals

Two Filipino nationals were arrested for smuggling 5.3 kg of methamphetamine (ice) after they crossed into Thailand’s Mae Sai border entry from Thachilek in neighbouring Myanmar on May 3, according to the Thai authorities.

Darong Titong Maoyaz, 35, and Salvador Aweebon, 52, were apprehended with 16 bags of the drug, which had been hidden in their luggage.

According to the initial investigation, the suspects said they had arrived in Mae Sai district on Sunday night before leaving for Thachilek in Myanmar’s Shan State on Monday morning. They said they were carrying the drugs for sale in Malaysia.

According to the Thai authorities, the price of the confiscated methamphetamine was about Bt1 million per kilo at the border. If successfully smuggled and sold in Malaysia as stated by the detainees, the drug would fetch as much as Bt50 million per kilo.Thai officials have already contacted Burmese authorities in order to locate related dealers and for further investigation of the case.

Additionally, on May 5 Thai narcotics suppression police in cooperation with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) caught three Myanmar nationals in the parking lot of the Tesco Lotus supermarket in Chiang Rai and seized about 30,000 amphetamine tablets. Police later searched their house in Mae Sai district for further investigation in an attempt to learn the production site which is believed to be located in Myanmar. (TNA)