NBC is arranging Min Ko Naing and Pyone Cho visit in Oslo, and NBC are planning to host a meeting in Oslo for all Burmese in Norway: 14 February Norway, Trondheim for ISFIT (International Student Festival in Trondheim).
Min Ko Naing will receive the student peace price that awarded in 2001, 17-18 February at Oslo.

Mandag 18. februar, kl. 13.15-14.45
Sted: Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups hus (UB)
Arr.: Universitetet i Oslo v/rektoratet, Nettverk for Asiastudier og Den norske

sorry you are to late ,they are back home now


Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meet with Mr. Ojea Quintana at her residence (Yangon) at 3:00 pm on 16-2-2013.

source  photo credit U Tun Wai

ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ က ယေန ့လူ ့အခြင့္အေရးကိုယ္စားလွယ္ မစၥတာ ပင္ညဲရိုးအား ရန္ကုန္ျမိဳ ့မွာညေန၃နာရီက ဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ေနအိမ္တြင္ လက္ခံေတြ ့ဆံုခဲ့ပါတယ္။
ဓါတ္ပံု ဘားမားဗီြေဂ်

DAW Aung San Suu Kyi meet with Mr. Ojea Quintana at her residence (Yangon) at 3:00 pm on 16-2-2013.


Daw Aung San Suu Kyi takes advise from Aussie economist Sean Turnell.

ALWAYS anxious to boost Myanmar’s struggling economy, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has been taking advice from one economist in particular — Australian Sean Turnell.

During Ms Suu Kyi’s long years of house arrest, economic papers Dr Turnell wrote for the US State Department were passed to her by diplomats, and she listened to his book on the nation’s economy, Fiery Dragons: Banks, Moneylenders and Microfinance in Burma, which was summarised and serialised on the BBC’s Burmese service.

The effective leader of the opposition in the long-benighted country recently told CNN Dr Turnell was her “favourite economist”.

Although Myanmar has seen dramatic change since 2010, with political prisoners released and censorship eased, the nation remains mired in an economic malaise, in many cases still bound by archaic government restrictions.

Ms Suu Kyi knows drastic economic reforms are essential.

She first met Dr Turnell after she was released from house arrest in late 2010, and brought up the question of agriculture reform.

An associate professor of economics at Sydney’s Macquarie University, Dr Turnell had been effectively banned from Myanmar for a decade, but he has visited more than 10 times since 2011, and believes sweeping agricultural reform is crucial for the nation’s development.

“Right from the word go, her stress was on the importance of people getting economic freedom; farmers getting production rights,” he said. “The farmer in Burma still can’t decide what, when and how to produce. A lot of the basic economic freedoms are not there.”

Dr Turnell believes reform has to begin with agriculture, because Myanmar needs a dramatic improvement in agricultural productivity to improve incomes and improve food security, and to make sure people gets a dividend from the reform process.

Myanmar’s entrenched poverty is most visible in rural areas, where electricity is often rationed and infrastructure is minimal. Continue reading “Daw Aung San Suu Kyi takes advise from Aussie economist Sean Turnell.”