Germany-Frankfurt to Burma -Rangoon flights to begin

German airline Condor will offer flights from Frankfurt to Rangoon starting on Nov. 6.

The airline said one flight per week will be available on a 268-seate Boeing 767-300 aircraft.

Condor, established in 1955, operates in more than 60 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America.

At least eight international airlines have announced they will start direct flight service to Rangoon in October.

KKO’s(DKBA) Chairman and General Secretary temporarily suspended

KKO_01_443According to Saw Mo Shae, brigadier general of Democratic Karen Buddhist Army, (DKBA), the chief of staff Major General Saw Lar Bwe of Kalohtoobaw Karen Organization (KKO) has temporarily suspended their Chairman and General Secretary. “We have plans to register KKO as an official political party. The Chairman and Secretary do not have citizenship and they also attended the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) in Chiang Mai. This goes against the KKO policy,” said Saw Mo Shae.

The announcement of suspension for Mahn Robert Bazan, Chairman of KKO, and U Thomas (U Gon Aung), General Secretary, came on September 11th for attending the UNFC meeting this week in Chaing Mai, which is an illegal ethnic army group opposing the current government. The Major General of KKO claims that the temporary suspension cannot come into effect until their next meeting, where all members, including Mahn Robert Bazan and U Thomas, will choose a new Chairman and General Secretary.  Saw Mo Shae said that their duties are only suspended temporarily because they went against the policies of the KKO but they can be elected back into their positions in the future.

KKO was formed out of DKBA’s commanding officers meeting on April 4th of this year in Kawthumawekhee Camp in Sone See Myaing Village, Myawaddy Township in Karen State. Back in November 2010, KKO’s Major General Saw Lar Bwe defected from DKBA after ceasefire stipulations that a border guard force will be put in place. DKBA has already had three discussions with the government in 2012.

ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK -Burma_ Myanmar: Interim Country Partnership Strategy 2012-2014 (Draft Documents for Consultation)

Date: September 2012
Type: Country Planning Documents
ADB administration and governance


In response to ongoing major reform moves by the Government of Myanmar, ADB is now preparing a re-engagement strategy (interim country partnership strategy), which will guide our approach towards full resumption of operations. The interim strategy provides the framework for rapid reengagement, while affording the space required for further analytical work, capacity building, policy dialogue, and broad-based consultations with all development stakeholders, leading to a fully-fledged country partnership strategy. The interim strategy, as summarized in the consultation draft, is informed by ADB’s initial economic and sector assessments on Myanmar, as well as consultations with the country’s government, development partners, civil society, and the business community during the period June to August 2012. The proposed interim strategy envisions a highly consultative process to form the basis of the ensuing full country partnership strategy.


Burma_Myanmar: kyue မေကြးေက်ာင္းတိုက္မွ ျပန္ထြက္ခြာခြင့္မရတဲ့ မႏၱေလးၿမိဳ႕ေတာ္ဝန္ video

မႏၱေလးၿမိဳ႕ ျပည္ႀကီးတံခြန္ၿမိဳ႕နယ္ ဇီးအုပ္ေက်းရြာ ၊ကံၾကီးကုန္းေက်းရြာအစရွိတဲ့ေက်းရြာေတြမွာ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္ပိုင္ ေျမေတြေပၚမွာ က်ဴးေက်ာ္ေနထိုင္သူေတြလို႔ သတ္မွတ္ခံရသူေတြကို ဖယ္ရွာေပးဖို႔ ကံႀကီးကုန္းေက်းရြာမွာရွိတဲ့ မေကြးေက်ာင္းတိုက္မွာ စက္တင္ဘာလ ၂၂ ရက္ေန႔ ေန႔လည္ ၁ နာရီခန္႔က မႏၱေလးၿမိဳ႕ေတာ္ဝန္ ဦးေအာင္ေမာင္း ကိုယ္တုိင္ သြားေရာက္ေျပာၾကားခဲ့ပါတယ္။ရပ္ကြက္သစ္ထပ္မံတိုးခ်ဲ႕ဖို႔အတြက္ ဖယ္ရွားခုိင္းတာျဖစ္ၿပီး က်ဴးေက်ာ္သူေတြလို႔ သတ္မွတ္ခံထားရတဲ့သူေတြဟာ အဆိုပါေနရာေတြကို တရားဝင္ဝယ္ယူေနထုိင္ေနၾကတဲ့ အတြက္ ေျမေတြကိုသိမ္းမယ္ဆိုရင္ ေနရာသစ္ျပန္လည္ခ်ထားေပးဖို႔ အိမ္ဂရံေတြကို ကိုင္ေဆာင္ၿပီး ၿမိဳ႕ေတာ္ဝန္ရဲ႕ အျပန္လမ္းကို ပိတ္ဆို႔ေတာင္းပန္ခဲ့ၾကပါတယ္။ ၿမိဳ႕ေတာ္ဝန္ ဦးေအာင္ေမာင္းက သတင္းမီဒီယာသမားေတြနဲ႔ သူရဲ႕ရံုးခန္းမွာ ညေန ၆ နာရီမွာ ေခၚယူေတြဆံုၿပီး အဆိုပါ အျဖစ္အပ်က္ေတြနဲ႔ပတ္သတ္ၿပီး သတင္းစာရွင္းလင္းပြဲတခုကို အဲဒီေန႔မွာပဲ ျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့တယ္လို႔ သိရွိရပါတယ္ခင္ဗ်ာ။

Rohingyia :Dr. Shaikh Obaid of the Burma Task Force-USA (New York).

ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္အား ျပည္ပခရီးစဥ္အတြင္း အပုတ္ခ် လွံဳ.ေဆာ္ ဆႏၵျပ သူမ်ားရဲ. ၾကိဳးကုိင္သူ Dr. Shaikh Obaid of the Burma Task Force-USA (New York). (မုိက္ကုိင္ထားသူ၏ အေနာက္ ကုတ္၀တ္ထားသူ ေတေလဂ်ပုိးမ်က္နာပုိင္ရွင္) ျဖစ္ပါတယ္ ။
သူတုိ.ရဲ.အဖဲြ.အစည္းကုိေတာ့ Burma Task Force-USA (New York) လုိ. ေခၚျပီး ၀ါကာအူဒင္ အနူအစၥလာမ္ တုိ.ရဲ. ေပးစားကမ္းစာစားရသူ တပည့္ၾကီးလဲ ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း သူတုိ.နဲ.နီးစပ္သူေတြက ေျပာပါေၾကာင္း


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Naw Kham’s-Godfather of Golden Triangle -case: Lost in translation again!

THURSDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 2012 13:51 S.H.A.N.

One thing very clear that comes out of the CCTV’s reports on “Godfather” Naw Kham, who together with 5 colleagues are on trial today in Kunming, Yunnan province, is that he has yet to admit to the murder charges leveled at him and his gang.

Suspects of last year’s deadly attack on the Mekong River that left 13 Chinese sailors killed are on trial at the Kunming Intermediate People’s Court in Kunming, capital of Southwest China’s Yunnan province, Sept 20, 2012. Naw Kham from Myanmar, along with five other gang members, faced trial at the court. [Photo/Xinhua]

Its 18 September report includes a Q & A between him and the police:

Police: “Why were you arrested?”

Naw Kham: “Because I planned and killed 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River on Oct 15th 2011.”

That was the translation. But after listening carefully to what he said in Shan, it comes out like this:

“It concerns the killing on 2 Chinese ships on 10 October. They mistook me (for the killing) and had arrested me.”

Which goes on to show that China’s judiciary will need better interpreters well versed both in Chinese and Shan, who are not hard to find especially on the Burmese side of the border. Until the court has procured the services of such people, this trial should not proceed. But if it does proceed and the verdict comes out the way all of us are anticipating, then all of us, especially the Chinese judiciary, are violating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 11: Continue reading “Naw Kham’s-Godfather of Golden Triangle -case: Lost in translation again!”