You can speak with your own languages or in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, German, Dutch or Burmese. But if you use other languages, please provide us with English translated script so as to publish in our web. Media Campaign where everyone can participate

Burma crisis is international crisis as everyone is bond in humanity.

BURMA DEMOCRATIC CONCERN (BDC) values everyone’s participation and welcome anyone who love justice, freedom and human rights. We are doing the media campaign as part of our strategy for 2009.

We are compiling videos clips (3-5 minutes each) from Burma’s supporters from around the world who are talking about words of support for Burmese people. You can speak with your own languages or in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, German, Dutch or Burmese. But if you use other languages, please provide us with English translated script so as to publish in our web.

You can talk about words of support for Aung San Suu Kyi and Burmese people that we are with them, demanding United Nations Security Council to adopt binding resolution on Burma so as to take practical actions on Burma, demanding respective governments to pressure Burmese military junta to respect people’s will, to honour 1990 elections results in which people voted for Aung San Suu Kyi as their leader but regime still ignore to honour it, demanding to release all political prisoners, and demanding respective governments not to endorse junta’s 2010 elections game plan.

Your messages will be vitamins for Burmese people and it can also raise awareness about Burma crisis which has been happening for nearly half century. It is like forgotten crisis and Burmese people are suffering very tremendously. It will also send the message to United Nations that they must take practical action to solve Burma crisis and the governments around the world.

Together we can restore the democracy in Burma and build the better world.

You can send the video files which can be efficient with you tube to

myothein19@gmail.com
shinminoo@gmail.com
bdcburma@yahoo.com
Thank you very much in advance.

WHAT YOU BELIEVE IS WHAT YOU ACHIEVE!

http://www.bdcburma.org/EventDetails.asp?msg_id=57

Not standing up and being counted on Burma THE Philippines missed out on a gilt-edged chance to make a principled stand on the burning question of Myanmar—or Burma

by manilatimes, THE Philippines missed out on a gilt-edged chance to make a principled stand on the burning question of Myanmar—or Burma as the civilized world remembers this beautiful country and its gentle people before both were brutalized by the pariah generals, led by Senior Pariah Than Shwe, who have turned the country into their personal fiefdom.

When the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution calling on the discredited military junta to free all political prisoners, including Nobel Peace Prize winner—and the country’s legitimate leader as overwhelmingly decreed by the people in the last free and democratic election ever held in that country—Aung San Suu Kyi, the Philippines joined Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore in abstaining. continue http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2009/jan/12/yehey/opinion/20090112opi3.html

Christians in Burma’s former capital of Rangoon find themselves in a precarious state as local authorities on Monday banned the holding of regular church services and threatened to seal off churches if congregations failed to comply.

mizzima: The Kyauktada Township Peace and Development Council on Monday summoned a meeting of local church pastors from leading downtown Rangoon churches and informed them to stop the conduct of worship services in residential apartments.

“They [the authorities] warned us that our churches would be sealed off if we continue worshipping,” said a pastor of a church in Pabedan Township who attended the meeting.

The pastor, who requested anonymity for fear of reprisal, told Mizzima that nearly 50 church leaders and pastors who attended the meeting were made to sign more than five papers of pledges concerning the cessation of church services.

“The papers also said that we could be punished [and could be jailed] if we fail to obey the order and the church would be sealed off,” the pastor said.

When contacted by Mizzima, an official at the Kyauktada Township Peace and Development Council office confirmed a meeting was held on Monday but declined to further elaborate on the substance of the ensuing dialogue.

However, according to the pastor, authorities sent an invitation to representatives from over 100 churches, mostly located in the downtown Rangoon area, and informed them of the new order. continue http://www.mizzima.com/news/inside-burma/1514-rangoons-christians-banned-from-worshiping.html

Junta’s NUP Ready to Open 2010 Election Campaign

by Irrawaddy news:The chairman of the National Unity Party (NUP), which replaced the Burma Socialist Program Party (BSPP), said this week the party is ready to start campaign efforts in the 2010 general election, according to the Rangoon weekly, True News.

In a front page report in the weekly on Tuesday, NUP Chairman Tun Yee was quoted as telling party members in an Independence Day message, “In 2009, our party will focus on political organization.”

It was the first time political campaign news about the 2010 election was published on the front page of a private journal, according to journalists in Rangoon. One journalist said authorities probably pressured the weekly to put the story in the publication.

However, a True News staff member who spoke on condition of anonymity told The Irrawaddy on Wednesday that the weekly ran the story on its own. continue
http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=14884

Kachin state, waiting for an ecological disaster (dams)

Kachin State in northern Burma is sitting on a powder keg of an ecological disaster. From impending dam related devastation to the rape of the environment in terms of incalculable damage to the flora and fauna has rendered the state extremely vulnerable. Rampant felling of trees and the wanton killing of myriad wildlife for filthy lucre for export to China has led to a serious situation which is far from being addressed.
For instance a series of earth quakes in China’s southwest Yunnan province, bordering Burma has thrown up the spectre of future Chinese-made dam disasters in northern Burma. There was an earthquake of 4.9 magnitude on the Richter scale in Ruili (Shweli) on the China-Burma border last week. China’s Yunnan province and Kachin state in northern Burma sit on the same earth quake fault line. READ ALL http://www.kachinnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=689

HURFOM: Burmese Army troops in northern Tenesserim Division forced all residents of Amae village to abandon their homes and plantations in November. On the same day, the troops also raped a seventeen-year-old girl and severely beat a young boy.

Captain Pan Zar and 80 troops from Infantry Battalion (IB) No. 107 entered the village on November 11th. After accusing the residents of supporting an armed Mon rebel group in the area, the troops ordered the villagers to relocate. Each household was also ordered to pay the soldiers 50,000 kyat, and the residents are prohibited from visiting farms and plantations in the area.
The villagers were given virtually no time to prepare for their departure. Local sources said they left the next day, bringing only what they could carry and leaving behind the majority of their belongings, as well the timber and other valuable construction materials in their homes.
The soldiers assaulted at least one villager as they ordered the villagers to relocate. “One young man from the village asked the captain, ‘if you do like this, where will we go to live?’ said an eyewitness from Amae. “The captain replied, ‘you can go and live anywhere, but not in this area. After that he grabbed the young man and hit him in the head with the butt of his rifle. Once the young man had fallen down, the capt

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Weekly news journals in Burma have been ordered by the state censor board to publish articles criticising National League for Democracy members for staging a demonstration in Rangoon last week.

DVB_ ournalists and publishers in Rangoon said yesterday that censor board officials had recently ordered them to publish a government-approved article on the protest.
The article accused senior NLD member Win Tin of being behind a demonstration on 30 December by nine NLD youth members who were arrested by authorities.
It also claimed that their demonstration was not supported by the general public.
A journalist in Rangoon said he had seen the article printed in several news journals and other publications. continue http://english.dvb.no/news.php?id=2065

Daw Suu sends Independence Day message

an 5, 2009 (DVB)–Detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi displayed a quotation from her late father, Burmese national hero general Aung San, in front of her house yesterday.

National League for Democracy spokesperson Nyan Win said the message was put up yesterday morning.
“She placed a red banner with yellow lettering on the porch of her compound,” Nyan Win said.
“It said, ‘Act decisively for the good of the nation and the people – General Aung San’. General Aung San was written in white,” he said.
“You can say that this is a message from Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to all the people of the country.”
The message appeared on 4 January, the 61st anniversary of Burma’s independence from British colonial rule.
General Aung San was one of the leaders of the independence movement and continues to be respected as a national hero.
Aung San Suu Kyi remains under house arrest in her home on Rangoon’s University Avenue.
She recently received a visit from her doctor, but requests from her lawyer to see her have been denied. http://english.dvb.no/news.php?id=2058

Suu Kyi Celebrates Independence Day with Music

On Independence Day this year, Burma’s detained democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has chosen not to stay quiet behind the locked gates of her home where she is under house arrest.

Members of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) said they heard old songs, popular in the pre-independence era, playing in her home.

On Sunday, Burma marked the 61st anniversary of its independence from Britain in 1948.

Suu Kyi has also put up a new red banner, which can be viewed from the street, with words in yellow quoting her father, independence hero Gen Aung San: ”Act decisively in the interest of the nation and the people.”

The NLD, in a ceremony at its headquarter in Rangoon attended by 300 people, including veteran politicians and diplomats, called for the release of Suu Kyi, who has been detained for more than 13 of the past 19 years.

On December 30, nine NLD members were arrested when they staged a protest in Rangoon calling for her release. A commentary in the recent issue of the Weekly Eleven journal says the junta will charge those arrested “according to the law.”

Speaking to The Irrawaddy on Monday, Suu Kyi’s lawyer, Kyi Win, said Burmese authorities still have not replied to his request to meet with the detained opposition leader to discuss her appeal against her continued detention. But Suu Kyi was allowed a visit by her personal doctor, Tin Myo Win, on January 1 and she was in good health. continue
http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=14876
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