Hackers posted two fake articles on the website of The Irrawaddy on Friday

The hackers who posted two fake articles on the website of The Irrawaddy on Friday deliberately intended to “create confusion and misunderstanding,” and to discredit the news agency, said the senior editor at Thailand-based The Irrawaddy.

The hacker or hackers, whose identify is so far unknown, hijacked the English-language edition of the exile Burmese news group’s website on Friday night and posted two false stories, both controversial articles, one intended to sow a misunderstanding between The Irrawaddy and pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, and another falsely proclaiming that well-known Burmese pop singer May Sweet had died.

The first fabricated article that was inserted onto the site stated that  Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), were responsible for the recent reduction in funding from international donors to The Irrawaddyand fellow exile news agency Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB).

The Irrawaddy’s founder and editor Aung Zaw on Monday said he believed the cyber attack was launched by a pro-military junta group or Naypyidaw’s cyber warfare department. Continue reading “Hackers posted two fake articles on the website of The Irrawaddy on Friday”

ကရင္နီဒုကၡသည္ စခန္း၌ မီးေလာင္မႈ ျဖစ္ပြား – စာသင္ေက်ာင္းတစ္လံုး ပါ၀င္

ယမန္ေန႔က ကရင္နီအမွတ္ ၁ ဒုကၡသည္စခန္း မေတာ္တဆ မီးေလာင္ကြ်မ္းမႈ ျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့ၿပီး အ.မ.က(၃) စာသင္ေက်ာင္း တစ္လံုးႏွင့္ အိမ္ေျခ ၄၀ ေက်ာ္ ပ်က္ဆီးဆံုးရႈံးခဲ့ရသည္။

အ.မ.က ( ၃ ) ေက်ာင္းတစ္လံုး အပါအ၀င္ “ေလာင္ကြ်မ္းတဲ့ အိမ္ေရာ ႀကိဳတင္ဖ်က္လိုက္ရတဲ့ အိမ္ေရာ အာလံုးေပါင္း ၄၆ လံုး ရွိတယ္။ ဒါေပမဲ့ ၾကက္ေတြ၊ ၀က္ေတြက်ေတာ့ ဘယ္ေလာက္ဆံုးရႈံးလဲဆိုတာ မသိရေသးဘူး။ လူေတြေတာ့ ထိခိုက္ေသဆံုးတာေတာ့ မရွိဘူး” ဟု ရပ္ကြက္ ၁၃ ရပ္ကြက္မွဴး ဆားရယ္က ေျပာသည္။

ေနအိမ္မ်ား ျပာက်သြားသည့္ေနာက္ ထိုင္းအာဏာပိုင္မ်ားမွ လာေရာက္ၾကည့္ရႈစဥ္

ေနအိမ္မ်ား ျပာက်သြားသည့္ေနာက္ ထိုင္းအာဏာပိုင္မ်ားႏွင့္ ဒုကၡသည္အခ်ဳိ႕မွ လာေရာက္ၾကည့္ရႈစဥ္

အခ်ိန္တြင္ အိမ္ရွင္မွ အလုပ္ မသြားခင္ ထမင္းခ်က္ၿပီး ခ်န္လွပ္ထားခဲ့ေသာ မီးစငယ္သည္ ရပ္ကြက္ထဲရွိ အ.မ.က (၃) စာသင္ေက်ာင္း တစ္လံုးႏွင့္ အိမ္ေျခ ၁၉ လံုးကို နာရီပိုင္းအတြင္း ေလာင္ကြ်မ္းေစခဲ့ၿပီး က်န္အိမ္ေျခ ၂၇ လံုးကို ရပ္ကြက္ မီးသတ္မ်ားမွ ေလာက္ကြ်မ္းေနေသာ မီးအား ကာကြယ္တားဆီးရန္ ဖ်က္ဆီးခဲ့ရသည္။

“က်ေနာ္တို႔က မီးသတ္သင္တန္းကို တက္ဖူးေတာ့ ဘယ္လို ကာကြယ္ရမယ္ဆိုတာ သိထားေတာ့ နည္းနည္း သက္သာတယ္လို႔ ေျပာရမွာေပါ့။ အခုက မီးမေလာင္ေသးတဲ့ အိမ္ေခါင္မိုးနဲ႔ ထရံေတြကို လိုက္ျဖဳတ္ထားလိုက္တယ္။ ဒါေၾကာင့္ မီးက သိပ့္မကူူးႏိူင္ခဲ့ဘူး။ မဟုတ္ရင္ေတာ့ က်ေနာ္တ႔ို ဒီထက္မက မ်ားစြာ ဆုံးရွဴံးသြားနိင္တယ္။ အခု ဖ်က္ခံလိုက္ရတဲ့ အိမ္က (၂၇) လုံးေလာက္ေတာ့ အဖ်က္ခံလိုက္ရတယ္” ဟု ရပ္ကြက္ မီးသတ္အဖြဲ႔မွ အဖြဲ႔၀င္ တစ္ဦးက ေျပာပါသည္။

ယခင္ႏွစ္ မတ္လတြင္လည္း ကရင္နီဒုကၡသည္ အမွတ္ ၁ စခန္းမွ ရပ္ကြက္ ၄ တြင္ မီးေလာင္ခဲ့၍ အိမ္ေျခ ၆၀ နီးပါး ျပာက်သြားခဲ့သည္။ ၂၀၀၆ ခုႏွစ္မွ စ၍ ၂၀၁၀ ခုႏွစ္အထိ တတိယႏိုင္ငံမ်ားသို႔ ကရင္နီဒုကၡသည္မ်ား ၁၀၀၀၀ ေက်ာ္ သြားေရာက္အေျခခ်ေနထိုင္ၿပီး ျဖစ္ၿပီး ယခုလက္ရိွ အမွတ္ ၁ စခန္းတြင္ လူဦးေရ ၁၅၀၀၀ ေက်ာ္ က်န္ရွိေနေသးသည္။



Clashes between Shan State Army (SSA) ‘North’ and Burma Army troops were reported yesterday twice in the area of Shan State South’s Monghsu township, according to local sources.

The first attack took place at around 18:30 (local time) yesterday and the second one around 08:00 this morning, lasting about half an hour each. Both attacks took place in Mong Awd village tract, Monghsu, where the SSA troops are active. But no details of the attacks have been known so far.

The SSA side had about 60 men and while the Burma Army had 200, who were dispatched from proper Burma to Monghsu. They came in over 20 military trucks which were also carrying military supplies.

According to local villagers, it was the SSA that opened fire first. “The SSA knew that the junta authorities were sending more troops to its areas,” said a source.

During these days, the military junta is reported to have been busy  deploying more troops to areas along the Salween, where the Shan State Army (SSA) is active in the west and the United Wa State Army is in the east, according to local sources.

The total number of troops sent yesterday to the two groups’ controlled territories was about 10 battalions, estimated around 1,000 soldiers, according to an officer from the SSA’s First Brigade.

They were dispatched from different parts. Some were deployed from Shan State North’s Lashio to Tangyan and Mongyai townships, northern part of SSA’s First Brigade Headquarters Wanhai, while others were sent from Shan State South’s Mongnawng sub-township to Monghsu township, east of Wanhai.

“The deployment coming from Mongnawng to Monghsu was about 200 soldiers. They came in about 40 military trucks also carrying military supplies. They arrived at around 3 or 4 pm,” said an eye witness from Monghsu.

Likewise, a source from Nampawng village located between Lashio and Tangyan said, “They [the military trucks] did not come together, only 10 to 15 trucks per convoy.  All were filled with soldiers.”

The SSA said the Burma Army is planning to make another ‘Four Cuts campaign: cutting food, funds, information and recruits and an additional: communication routes.

The relationship between SSA and the Burma Army turned sour since the SSA refused to accept Naypyitaw’s militia force program in 2009.

The SSA First Brigade, now officially known as Shan State Progress Party/ Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA), is also allied with the United Wa State Army, the National Democratic Alliance Army and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO). The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) confirmed that the SSPP/SSA had decided to “wait and see instead of joining it.” The alliance, which was formed last month, has 11 member organizations.


80 refugees left homeless after fire in Karenni camp NR.1

Monday, 14 March 2011 11:35 Kyaw Kha
Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Nineteen houses were damaged and 80 people left homeless when a fire swept through the No.1 Karenni Refugee Camp in Mae Hong Song on the Thai-Burmese border on Saturday, according to a member of the camp committee.

No one was injured in the fire, but most victims lost all their possessions.

A kitchen fire broke out in House No. 117 in Ward 13 of the refugee camp at about 4 a.m. and spread to other houses, sources said. The houses were constructed of thatch roofs, bamboo walls and wooden floors.

At first, refugees fought the fire, and a fire engine from Mae Hong Song arrived to extinguish the blaze. Twenty houses had to be sacrificed to prevent the fire from spreading.

A temporary shelter for victims was opened at the camp committee office and camp school, and the Thai-Burma Border Consortium (TBBC) and the International Rescue Committee provided relief supplies.

There are 1,515 refugees living in camp No. 1 and 3,556 refugees in camp No. 2.

In March last year, 54 houses were destroyed in a fire in camp No. 1. At that time, the TBBC rebuilt the damaged houses within one month in collaboration with camp officials, said a camp committee member. This time, refugees are worried that a lack of TBBC funds could prevent quick rebuilding.

Most of the refugees fled Burma to escape from conflict zones. There are nine refugee camps along the Thai-Burmese border and a total of 145,000 refugees. Over the years, 65,000 refugees have left to resettle in third countries.

Second clash breaks out between junta and SSA-N

Monday, 14 March 2011 14:01 Jai Wan Mai
Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Renewed fighting broke out between Burmese government troops and the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) in Kesi in northern Shan State on Monday morning.

Around 100 troops from Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) 513 based in Pang Long clashed with the SSA-N, following an earlier engagement on Sunday involving about 100 soldiers from LIB 12 and SSA-N troops near Ho Nam in Kesi Township.

Casualties reports on both sides were not available.

According to a SSA-N source, after the clash the Burmese junta  dispatched reinforcements from LIBs 516, 248 and 64 based  in Mong Kung, Laika and Mong Nawng townships. Kesi is near Mong Hsu, which is a well-known area for ruby mines.

LIBs191 and 290, based near Lashio, were also sent into the area after the fighting broke out. About 600 Burmese troops are now in the area, sources said.