#BURMA #MYANMAR #Ethnic #armed #groups #removed #from #blacklist

Ethnic armed groups removed from blacklist
The Ministry of Home Affairs announced on October 12 that three ethnic armed groups have been removed from the list of unlawful associations. These groups are among the eight that have pledged to sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA).

The ethnic delegation met with government representatives in Nay Pyi Taw on October 12, and the announcement was made during their meeting.

The three armed groups removed from the blacklist are the Karen National Union, the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army and the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front.

The project groups signing the NCA, including the Chin National Front, Pa-Oh National Liberation Organisation, Karen National Liberation Army – Peace Council, Democratic Karen Benevolent Army and Arakan Liberation Party, were not blacklisted.

Twenty local witnesses, including Aung San Suu Kyi and Khun Tun Oo, were invited to the NCA signing ceremony.

Suu Kyi expressed concern over the partial participation of ethnic armed groups in the agreement.

“We understood that the nationwide ceasefire would include the whole country. To the best of our knowledge, there are seventeen ethnic armed groups. And we learned that not more than eight groups will sign the deal. If we’re invited, the party will send a representative. But we want all ethnic groups to sign the agreement. We believe we should sign the agreement only if it’s signed by all parties. If we sign it without the others, we’re afraid it would estrange them. We welcome the progress on the ceasefire deal, but we’d like to participate in the agreement only if it’s fully inclusive,” Suu Kyi said on October 11.

The NLD will send its central committee member Win Htein to the signing ceremony as its representative. eleven media

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!! #Dr #Thein #Lwin #NNER #removed from #NLD #leadership

 It’s the fact that NLD is a by-product of student-led pro-democracy movement in 1988. Therefore, NLD should take an extra caution not to antagonize its alliances.


?? Dr Thein Lwin cannot be included in the central executive committee (CEC) of the National League for Democracy (NLD) according to its rules and regulations, said party leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 3.
Dr Thien Lwin, who is a member of the National Network for Education Reform (NNER), violated the rules and regulations of the party by attending the four party talk with the government to reform the National Education Law, NLD announced.
“We are not associated with NNER. It is their choice. According to our rules and regulations, our party member cannot have duties in other organisations because it can lead to conflict. The NLD has already talked with Dr Thein Lwin. If he wants to participate in the NLD and NNER, he cannot be included in the central executive committee. He can participate in the party activities as a party member,” said Suu Kyi.
Suu Kyi continued that the student march is not associated with the NLD. cr. eleven media

Dr Thein Lwin

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#LINE #แบนสติ๊กเกอร์”#ควายแดง”

LINE แบนสติ๊กเกอร์”ควายแดง”
LINE แบนสติ๊กเกอร์”ควายแดง” หรือ “Red Buffalo” โดยให้เหตุผลว่าเป็นการดูหมิ่น เหยียดหยาม กลุ่มบุคคล เชื้อชาติ ศาสนา และวัฒนธรรม

Redshirt ‘Mascot’ Removed From LINE Sticker Store .According to the creator, LINE said they have the right to remove any “Stickers that may slander, injure, or attack the reputation of a particular person, nationality, or a group.”

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BURMA MYANMAR : LAND GRABBING – Debate rages over origins of Thamee Kalay Village


A family whose’s house has been destroyed was leaving from the village carrying their belongings seen on 4 February (Photo-EMG)
A family whose’s house has been destroyed was leaving from the village carrying their belongings seen on 4 February (Photo-EMG)

HLEGU—Early on the morning of February 4, officials used force to remove the residents of Thamee Kalay Village in Sarbu Down Village tract, Hlegu Township, saying the villagers were living on the land of military forces. The government used a work force of more than 1,000 to destroy the village, which contained more than 150 households with more than 500 people.

People of all ages, including children and the elderly, had to abandon their homes without any chance of an appeal. Since then they have faced many difficulties in living, from a lack of sufficient food resources to serious physical and mental health challenges. After becoming instant refugees in just one day, many are experiencing nightmares.

National League for Democracy MP Phyo Min Thein (Hlegu Township), concerning the forced removal of the villagers, said that Thamee Kalay village was only created last year and thus was never an issue before that. So, public debate has erupted over whether it really existed or not.

In an interview with the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), Phyo Min Thein said that Thamee Kalay came into being early last year on the junction of four roads—Taikgyi, Phyugyi, Phaunggyi and Phayagyi. Continue reading “BURMA MYANMAR : LAND GRABBING – Debate rages over origins of Thamee Kalay Village”

The Guardian removed U WIRA THU VIDEO


စကားလံုးအသံုးအႏႈန္းကို ကန္႕ကြက္ပါတယ္။

အျမင္တူတာ မတူတာေတြ ထားလိုု ့ ျမန္မာဘုုန္းေတာ္ၾကီးတစ္ပါးကိုု “Burma’s Bin Ladern, the Buddhist Monk” လိုု ့ Bin Ladern နဲ ့ ဘုုန္းၾကီးကိုု နိုုင္းယွဥ္ အမည္တပ္ခဲ့တဲ ့ the guardian ကိုုေတာ့ ျပင္းျပင္းထန္ထန္ ကန္ ့ကြက္ရွုုပ္ခ်ပါတယ္၊၊ ဗီြဒီယိုုကိုုေတာ့ေလာေလာဆယ္ျပန္ျဖဳတ္ထားျပီး၊ သင့္ေတာ္တဲ့အခ်ိန္မွာ ျပန္လည္တင္မယ္လိုု ့ဆိုုပါတယ္၊၊




Burma Removes 2,000 from Government Blacklist

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-4)

Burma has removed over 2,000 citizens from a government blacklist long used to keep exiled critics of the country’s former military rulers from returning to their homeland.

The New Light of Myanmar hailed the move as a continuation of Burma’s recent political and economic reforms. The state-controlled paper did not discuss the status of over 4,000 people remaining on the list, keeping many journalists, activists, and others from entering the country.

It said the ban was lifted on 2,082 of the country’s 6,165 black-listed persons after “scrutinizing them in conformity with the current policies.” The newspaper did not elaborate or provide detail on who the move will affect.

The news comes as Burmese President Thein Sein reshuffled his Cabinet Monday, promoting allies who back his reformist agenda.

In the long-awaited shake-up, the president awarded four of his key ministers additional posts in the Office of the President. They include the ministers of finance, rail transportation, and national planning and economic development. The ministers are seen as allies of the president who have helped to implement reforms he has promoted.

Another change is the reassignment of Information Minister Kyaw Hsan who was widely seen as close to the former military junta. He is replaced by Labor and Social Welfare Minister Aung Kyi, who has represented the government in talks with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

The reshuffle of nine ministers has been anticipated for months. A further 15 new deputy ministers are also being appointed.

The director of the Burmese President’s Office, Zaw Htay, told VOA that the reshuffling process is just starting and will later be followed by reconstruction. “This is just the beginning, more will come. This is not the final.”

President Thein Sein has faced criticism from government conservatives who are reluctant to give up the powers previously enjoyed by the military. Since taking power in March 2011, President Thein Sein has released hundreds of political prisoners, eased press restrictions, and allowed Aung San Suu Kyi to successfully run for parliament.

Burma Removes 2,000 from Government Blacklist