#ထုိင္းေဖ်ာ္ေျဖပြဲခရီးကုိဖ်က္သိမ္းလုိက္တဲ႕ ခင္လွဳိင္ #Khin #Hlaing canceled concert tour Thailand

 Khin Hlaing canceled concert tour Thailand

ကၽြန္ေတာ္သည္ထိုင္းႏိုင္ငံ ဘန္ေကာက္ၿမိဳ႕တြင္
မေမသန္းႏု..ကိုေက်ာ္ထူးတို႔ႏွင့္အတူ ၃၀.၁၂.၂၀၁၅
ညတြင္ကျပေဖ်ာ္ေျဖရန္လက္ခံထားပါသည္သို႔ေသာ္
ဒီေန႔ျဖစ္ေပၚေနေသာအေၾကာင္းတရားမ်ားေၾကာင့္
ထိုင္းႏိုင္ငံသို႔သြားလိုစိတ္လံုးမရွိေတာ့ပါထို႕ေၾကာင့္
အမေမသန္းႏုကိုေတာင္းပန္ၿပီးပဲြကိုမလိုက္ေတာ့ဘူး
ေျပာလိုက္ပါၿပီကၽြန္ေတာ္ဘဝမွာပထမဆံုးအႀကိမ္
ခုလိုပဲြကိုဖ်က္ခ်င္းျဖစ္ပါသည္ထိုင္းႏိုင္ငံေရာက္
ျမန္မာပရိတ္သတ္မ်ားႏွင့္အတူအမေမသန္းႏုကို
ေလးေလးစားစားေတာင္းပန္ပါတယ္ကၽြန္ေတာ့္ကို
နားလည္ႏိုင္ၾကပါေစ crKhin Hlaing 

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#SOLIDARITY #send #video #‎JeSuisCharlie‬ ‪‬#SATIRICAL #NEWSPAPER #CharlieHebdo in #Paris

JE SUIS CHARLIE

 

 

Help us pay hommage to the Charlie Hebdo victims!
If you would like to help, please send us a video (just 3 seconds long) where you say “I am Charlie” in your native language.
You can do this alone, or with others; in your home or outside.
A compilation of these videos will be shown on France 24 TV and on our websites.
Please send the video to observers@france24.com.
Together, we can stand with Charlie Hebdo and defend freedom of expression.
Thank you

Muslim leader in europe condemn the act, but in the same sentence, “we are the oppressed ones ” , seems like an excuse ?? thats why we don,t trust you 

Comedian Louis C.K. has joined satirists worldwide in expressing solidarity with French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

C.K. swapped his usual black shirt for a red one at his Wednesday night performance at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, in honor of the victims of the attack on Charlie Hebdo, MTV reports. His red shirt bore the handwritten name of the magazine in black ink.

http://time.com/3659110/louis-c-k-charlie-hebdo/

SOLIDARITY WITH SATIRICAL NEWSPAPER Charlie Hebdo in Paris.PLEASE UPLOAD YOU FB PROFILE OR HEADER WHATEVER…..

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The attack occurred hours after the magazine published a cartoon of Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi issuing a New Year’s greeting, with the caption: “And especially, health!”
Nine journalists, including the editor-in-chief and caricaturist Stephane Charbonnier (who publishes under the pen name Charb) were among the dead, according to police. Two police officers were also reportedly killed. Three people were in critical condition.

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#UPDATE #BURMA #MYANMAR #GOES #BLACK ON #FACEBOOK #LADPADAUNG #SOLIDARITY

88 GENERATION AND MONKS ON CRIME SCENE TO FIND OUT THE TRUTH

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UPDATE 23. PROTEST LATPADAUNG YANGON 23.CHINESE EMBASSY WANBAO COMPANY

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Why on earth Chinese securities are beating local farmers with the hammers?
Is it acceptable? Chinese government will be held accountable if their company’s employees are attacking Burmese civilians!
This is totally outrageous!

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SOLIDARITY with land confiscated farmers ! Dear Brothers and Sisters, please change your  profile picture to black color for farmers… sad day for me to see the innocent farmer shot dead for protecting her own land. ☮ “လက္ပံေတာင္း၊ အႏိုင္က်င့္စစ္ေခြးမိစၧာ ၿပိတၱာဆိုးမ်ားေဘးမွ ေဘးဘယာေဝးကြာ လံုျခံဳေအးခ်မ္းသာယာၾကပါေစ…..။” ☮ ko myoe

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22/12/2014 at Letpadaung
How to continue to get community participation
Really Really ….Really sad for that.Where is negotiation process? I don’t have to consider why government authority can’t consult with local villagers. Does a villager need to die for natural resource extraction? She died while saving her land. 

ေဒၚခင္ဝင္း ျပည္သူ႔သူရဲေကာင္း အသက္(၅၆)နွစ္
ေဒၚခင္ဝင္း
ျပည္သူ႔သူရဲေကာင္း
အသက္(၅၆)နွစ္

BLACK CAMPAIGN farmer shot dead for protecting her own land.

RIP

 

https://democracyforburma.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/myanmar-burma-riot-police-fired-on-villagers-at-latpadaung-coppermine-site/

#THAILAND #NATION #NEWS #WRONG: SUTHEP SEEKS ALLIANCE WITH FARMERS….STATEMENT

PDRC enters reform phase: Launches “Robin Hood Rallies” to fundraise for farmers’ fight; Inaugurates Reform Roundtables this Saturday

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Robin Hood Rallies

(6 Feb. 2014) PDRC spokesperson Akanat Promphan announced that the PDRC is launching a succession of “Robin Hood” rallies to directly fundraise for the farmers’ fight to get paid by Yingluck Shinawatra’s caretaker government. 

“The first Robin Hood rally will commence tomorrow at the center of Thailand’s business and financial district – Silom,” revealed Akanat. “Similar to the mythical yeoman – except for the robbing of course – we will be soliciting donations for the farmers and handing them all proceeds so they can continue their quest for compensation from Yingluck’s government as they see fit. The route details will be announced by Kamnan Suthep this evening.”

Akanat emphasized that the PDRC was neither interfering in the farmers’ movement nor raising funds in connection with the rice pledging scheme. “That would be an impossible feat given the massive amount of money that Yingluck and her government owes farmers. We are simply raising funds so farmers have the freedom to pursue their rice payment,” Akanat declared.

Reform Roundtables

The PDRC is also jumpstarting its “Restart Thailand” phase this Saturday by officially inaugurating the first in its series of “Reform Roundtables.”

“The series is called ‘uniting for reform’ (in Thai, “สานพลังสู่ปฏิรูป”) and is a roundtable forum to solicit input on reform guidelines from the public and professional groupings,” explained Akanat. “Spearheaded by the Thai Development Forum, the first roundtable this Saturday will focus on those working in medicine.”

Spokesperson Akanat will be the principal roundtable coordinator. The reform series will be held at the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) and will likely be a daily event

အေမရိကန္ကဆနၵေဖာ္ထုတ္ပြဲပူးေပါင္းပါဝင္ဖို့အတြက္ဖိတ္ေခၚလိုက္ပါတယ္။ Invitation letter – Solidarity Meditative Demonstration for Pace, Love, and Compassionate Understanding

အေမရိကန္ကဆနၵေဖာ္ထုတ္ပြဲပူးေပါင္းပါဝင္ဖို့အတြက္ဖိတ္ေခၚလိုက္ပါတယ္။ Invitation letter – Solidarity Meditative Demonstration for Pace, Love, and Compassionate Understanding

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There is a crisis evolving in Myanmar and the Buddhist nations of the world can no longer remain idle and indifferent but must now stand in solidarity with a nation.

Posted on June 1st, 2013 SOLIDARITY

Shenali D Waduge

There is a crisis evolving in Myanmar and the Buddhist nations of the world can no longer remain idle and indifferent but must now stand in solidarity with a nation facing the wrath of foreign elements out to destabilize it. We cannot trust the biased and distorted versions that come from mainstream international news agencies which are funded to write according to what suits Western agendas. On the one hand Myanmar is being targeted as a gateway to eventually attack China while Wahhabi incursions using Rohingyas are arming jihadists to create further chaos. In the past Myanmar came to the aid of Sri Lanka on many an occasion at times of need and it is the duty and moral obligation of Sri Lanka to reciprocate and now send a fact finding mission comprising both lay and Buddhist monks to Myanmar.

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With gratitude to Dr. Hema Goonetilake whose comprehensive compilation of the Sri Lanka-Burma ties enables us to know more of the bond that the two nations share. It was in 1069 that help was sought by King Vijayabahu 1 and King Anawrahta ( Anuruddha) sent ships of supplies in aid of Buddhist Ceylon from Myanmar to defeat the Chola invaders and thereafter King Vijayabahu’s request for scriptures and monks in 1071 resulted in 20 Burmese monks re-ordaining the entire clergy of Sri Lanka. King Vijayabahu’s gift was a replica of the Buddha Tooth which remains enshrined in the Lawkananda Pagoda in Pagan. This is recorded in the Chulavamsa. It is also to be noted that the Burmese chronicles such as Mahasammatavamsa, Rajavamsa and Sasanavamsa were directly modelled after the Mahavamsa.

Many may not be aware too that the King of Burma (contemporary with Parakramabahu 1 – 1153-1186) married a daughter of a Sinhalese King and even appointed an ambassador to Sri Lanka.

Even when relationships between the two nations had strained due to trade the Sinhala Bhikkhus had come forward to restore the relations which depicts the bond that exists on a religious dimension that supersedes that of politics.

The controversial Arakan (Rakhine) area was described in 1433 as the Golden Age of Arakan Theravada Buddhism with the Tripitaka brought from Sri Lanka placed near the image of Mahamuni. Even Portuguese historian Queroz mentions a major Buddhist temple destroyed in 1620 in Trincomalee which had been headed by a Buddhist monk from Arakan indicating that Burmese monks were in Sri Lanka managing temples and the ties that existed.

It was following the arrival of the colonials and their brutal conversions to Christianity that affected Buddhism leaving King Vimaladharmasuriya 1 (1592-1604) to again seek the assistance of Myanmar to send a mission from Arakan to confer upasampada on Sinhala Samaneras.

The ties between Sri Lanka Myanmar are solid. Both nations practice Theravada Buddhism as does Thailand whose Prime Minister presently in Sri Lanka declared to the Sri Lankan Parliament the need to tie Buddhism further. From Thailand we have received the upasampada to establish the Siam Nikaya in 1753 with the Asgiriya and Malwatte Chapters while from Myanmar we have the Amarapura and Ramanna Nikayas – all denoting a very powerful bloc.Together with China’s 1,070,893,447 Buddhist population it is now desirable to create the League of Buddhist Nations under the leadership and patronage of China. 

It is evident that the ties that bind Sri Lanka and Myanmar go beyond a 1000 years. With the rise of Asia, the intrusions by forces seeking to destabilize and balkanize Asian nations warrants the Buddhist world to unite and build a force to respond to the threats that arise in both covert and overt forms.

As Myanmar faces a plethora of obstacles it is up to the Buddhists of Sri Lanka to remember the assistance given to Sri Lanka in the past when we were in dire strait following Chola invasions and on several occasions thereafter and we need to now show our gratitude and render assistance to our good friends in Myanmar.

As an initial step the best possible way is to first send a fact finding mission to Myanmar comprising Buddhist laymen and monks so that their findings  can quell the lies and fabrications that are being spread by the international news agencies and their local agents that are paid to do so.

Above all else, the Buddhist nations in Asia need to come together to create a formidable force with international clout  i.e. League of Buddhist Nations, similar to OIC (Organisation of Islamic Co-operation ) and EU (European Union) and usher in a new phase in international relations by spreading the Buddha’s message of peace and harmony  and compassion to all living beings (Ahimsa and Non – Violence) that had enormous influence in this part of the world  for over two millennia before it got diluted and suppressed by the destructive tendencies of the colonial west that invaded Asia, Africa and several other parts of the world

State Enterprise Workers’ Relations Confederation of Thailand (SERC) SOLIDARITY STATEMENT ANDY HALL-ENGLISH

Press Release: 3rd April 2013

State Enterprises Workers’ Relations

For more information on this statement, please contact Mr. Savit Kaewvarn (General Secretary, SERC) on +66 863 361110 (Thai language only)

The State Enterprise Workers’ Relations Confederation of Thailand (SERC) is an employee’s confederation combining 45 state enterprise and private sector labour unions with a total membership of over 200, 000 employees. SERC prioritises worker and human rights protection and promotion in both national and international arenas. The situation regarding violations against worker and human rights in Thailand continues increasingly to be in danger, with every day seeing more negative developments, deterioration and new forms of violations. Thai union leaders and Thai unions, alongside huge numbers of migrant workers, are living and working in Thailand together, led by SERC, and are struggling to cope with all these kinds of violations.

Recently, the prosecution against worker rights defender Mr. Andy Hall arose. Andy has for almost a decade campaigned genuinely and tirelessly for migrant workers in Thailand and actively worked with SERC as our voluntary international advisor. Since SERC has worked with Andy, we found out that he is very effective in his work and he is also always committed to following up every situation regarding violation against migrant workers that is brought to his attention, as well as cooperating with every stakeholder inside the country and overseas who is willing to cooperate with him. In many situations over the years, Andy has been forced to publically disclose violation cases where employers of migrant workers, both Myanmar, Cambodian and Laotian, violated the law and human and labour rights of workers. Those disclosures have increasingly frustrated some employers, government officials and politicians.

However, the campaigns for migrant worker rights led by Andy Hall are always straightforward. He has always aimed to campaign without any intention of destroying or punishing anyone. The objective of his work is solely to protect worker and migrant rights so as to promote the treatment of these workers in accordance with international standards. Indeed, Andy’s work has benefitted every stakeholder involved including governments, employers, factories and particularly migrant workers themselves. Andy Hall has worked tirelessly with SERC and the Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN), the latter which he assisting in forming and empowering, in campaigning on violations against worker rights in many factories. Indeed, many factories which Andy has engaged have been much cooperative to improve rights violation situations.

His tireless work to stop systematic exploitation against migrant workers in Thailand has now obstructed the unlawful activities of Natural Fruit Company Ltd., a company producing and exporting fruit juice and canned fruit, part of the larger Nat Group. Andy has been prosecuted in criminal cases of defamation and under Thailand’s Computer Crimes Act by Natural Fruit. Moreover, he is also facing prosecution in a civil case for 300 million baht damages. The prosecution cites harm caused by the public dissemination of his research for Finnwatch, a Finnish organization working for consumer protection. Finnwatch researched three factories in Thailand that produce goods and exports to Finland. In accordance with rules and regulations, the factories concerned must respect worker rights, legally hire employees as well as providing safety and occupational working conditions for all workers, migrant or otherwise.

SERC are very concerned with the prosecution of Andy Hall. This case will and has already created a negative impact on Natural Fruit Company Ltd and will also affect Thailand’s exports to Europe and to other regions around the world. Even worse, this prosecution could potentially destroy Thailand’s reputation even further as increasing violations against worker rights and human trafficking in Thailand are already being watched closely by the international community.

As an affiliate of International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), SERC has already submitted the letter to ITUC in requesting the assistance from ITUC to help Mr.Hall. And SERC will support and attempt to always protect Andy Hall and will campaign on worker rights and human rights for both Thai and migrant workers on a domestic and international level with the following demands:

1. The management of Natural Fruit Company Ltd. should drop their prosecutions against Andy Hall and change the company’s direction to develop worker rights mechanisms.
2. The Thai Government should urgently act to resolve this case.
3. Domestic and international unions, NGOs, human rights advocates and media should cooperate in Thailand and overseas to campaign and protect all human and worker rights defenders in Thailand, including importantly at this time Andy Hall.

In Solidarity
State Enterprise Workers’ Relations Confederation of Thailand (SERC)
April 3rd 2013

The State Enterprise Workers’ Relations Confederation of Thailand (SERC) on Wednesday issued a solidarity statement demanding that Natural Fruit drop criminal and civil lawsuits filed against British migrant labour activist Andy Hall.

The management of Natural Fruit Company Ltd should withdraw its charges and change the company’s direction, to instead develop workers’ rights mechanisms, SERC secretary general Savit Kaewvan said.

The government should also intervene in resolving this case, the SERC written statement said.

Natural Fruit Company Ltd, producer and exporter of fruit juice and canned fruit, is prosecuting the British activist on criminal charges of defamation and breaches of the Computer Crimes Act, and in a civil case demanding 300 million baht damages.

Mr Hall, the SERC statement said, has for almost a decade campaigned genuinely and tirelessly on behalf of  migrant workers in Thailand, and actively worked with SERC “as our voluntary international adviser”.

Andy Hall v Natural Fruit (File Photos)

“Andy is very effective in his work and he is always committed to following up every situation regarding violations against migrant workers that is brought to his attention, as well as cooperating with inside and outside stakeholders who are willing to cooperate with him,” said Mr Savit in the statement.

In many situations over the years, the statement said, Mr Hall had exposed violations where employers of migrant workers -from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos – had violated the law and the human and labour rights of workers.

Those disclosures had increasingly frustrated some employers, government officials and politicians.

The union confederation said the campaigns for migrant workers’ rights led by Andy Hall were always straightforward.

“The objective of his work is solely to protect workers’ and migrants’ rights, so as to promote the treatment of these workers in accordance with international standards.

“His work has benefitted every stakeholder involved, including governments, employers, factories and particularly migrant workers themselves.

“He has worked tirelessly with the SERC and the Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN), the latter which he assisting in forming and empowering, in campaigning against violations of workers’ rights in many factories, which have become much more cooperative in improving rights violation situations.”

The company’s case, which the Criminal Court began hearing this month,  alleges great harm caused by the public dissemination of the findings of a study he made for Finnwatch, a Finnish organisation working for consumer protection. It rejects the findings as untrue.

The study report  involved three factories in Thailand that produce goods for export to Finland. He was asked if the factories concerned respect workers’ rights, legally hire employees, and ensure a safe working environment for all workers, migrant or otherwise.

“SERC are very concerned about the prosecution of Andy Hall. This case will and has already created a negative impact on Natural Fruit Company Ltd and will also affect Thailand’s exports to Europe and to other regions around the world.

“Even worse, this prosecution could potentially destroy Thailand’s reputation even further, as increasing violations of workers’ rights and human trafficking in Thailand are already being watched closely by the international community,” the statement said.

The SERC has already submitted a letter to the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), requesting its assistance in helping Mr Hall.

The Criminal Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing until April 11.

The company has said it is ready to negotiate with Mr Hall, but had been unable to contact him. The company said it was just one of about 20 similar producers in Thailand and had no idea why it was “untruthfully” included in the report as an abuser of migrant labour.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/343729/natural-fruit-case-against-andy-hall-could-have-consequences-serc-warns

Legal actions against Finnwatch researcher are an attack against human rights defenders and freedom of expression

Finnwatch

Thailand’s authorities must immediately launch an investigation into  the operations of Natural Fruit and its parent company NatGroup. Human rights issues must be tackled also in the ongoing free trade agreement negotiations between Thailand and the EU.

Natural Fruit, a maker of tinned pineapple and juice concentrate, has submitted two lawsuits in Thailand against Andy Hall, the migration expert who recently coordinated Finnwatch’s field research in Thailand. Continue reading “State Enterprise Workers’ Relations Confederation of Thailand (SERC) SOLIDARITY STATEMENT ANDY HALL-ENGLISH”

Kachin Community from China solidarity protestJan 10, 2013-video

Jan 10, 2013 1:49pm
Today on 10 January 2013, the Kachin community from China coming to Laiza town, the China-Burma border in Kachin State where the KIO control area for supporting the Internally Displaced People in the camp. They are around 1500 people coming by 100 cars.

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KACHIN COMMUNITY THAILAND NAGKOK FRONT BURMA EMBASSY

 

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Kachin (called Jingpo in China) community in China held a protest march at Yinjiang city in China’s Yunnan province and visited fellow kinsmen in Laiza on Jan 10. About 1500 Kachin nationals from China showed their concern to fellow kinsmen who are under heavy bombardments by Burmese army.

About 100 cars traveled to Kachin administrative capital Laiza after holding a protest march in Yinjiang. The protesters say they held the protest because they heard about genocidal war in Burma side of the border against their kinsmen and Chinese government’s involvement in the war and repulsion of Kachin refugees against their own will to Burma side where fierce fighting is still raging.

Chinese authorities initially blocked delegates of Kachin community in China from entering Laiza. Protesters say they intended to give moral supports and help Kachin IDPs living in Laiza areas. Some protesters tried to cross the border from different locations as Chinese government soldiers stopped them at a check point just across Laiza’s entry gate. Kachin protesters in Chinese side supported Laiza residents by holding posters with words of encouragement.

Local sources say Chinese authorities finally allowed Kachin protesters to enter into Laiza city and meet their fellow kinsmen. But medical and other supports brought by Kachin community in China are still not allowed to bring into Laiza, said a local resident. About 2000 Laiza residents who were living under fear of Burmese army’s intrusion welcomed their fellow kinsmen from China.

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