BURMA MYANMAR : NLD MP begs forgiveness of monks for his writings on Facebook

Lower House MP Min Thu (Ottarathiri, Nay Pyi Taw) has clarified his Facebook posts critical of some Buddhist monks and begged for their forgiveness.

Min Thu, a National League for Democracy (NLD) MP, made the apology two days after posting a story entitled, “Nay Pyi Taw, where some monks are meddling in the situation,” on his Facebook wall on February 23.

The story said that administrators from Yamethin, Ottara and Dekkhina Districts had arranged for monks representing the “969” movement from Yamethin and Lewe to be taken by car to Nay Pyi Taw for a ceremony to support the anti-interracial marriage law at Oakpattasanti Pagoda, the replica of Shwedagon Pagoda, at 1 p.m. on Sunday (February 23).

“The Sayadaw secretary from Yamethin Township, the Sangha Maha Nayaka committee, and the Sayadaw chairperson from Lewe Township were being led by the nose,” Min Thu wrote. “Under the pretext of anti-Islamism, some monks did not understand that the movements are intended to oppose the NLD and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. And it seemed that they became like the Ayatollah, the late Iranian religious leader that they don’t like. This [celebration] was timed to coincide with a plan to remove monasteries by using forest laws……”

In his letter of apology yesterday (February 25), Min Thu said that his words undermined the dignity of all those mentioned above as well as members of the Sangha and Sayadaw chairman Ashin Sandabartha of the township nationality, religion and Sasana safeguarding committee.

References to monks being “led by the nose” and to the Ayatollah implied that religion was interfering in an administrative role, he said.

The Daily Eleven raised the question of disrespectful writing with Min Thu on February 25. Min Thu replied that he had apologized for his Facebook post.

In his letter, Min Thu begged the aforementioned clerics to forgive his “stupid usage” and individual emotions, which had allowed him to make comments on Facebook that undermined the dignity of Sangha members and were an affront to parents, elders and teachers, and even his own belief in Buddhism.


He added that he obeyed members of Sangha by upholding the nine precepts of Buddha, six precepts of Buddhist doctrine and nine precepts of the Sangha.

“I made such an apology because of my belief in Buddhism. It came from my own religious conviction,” he said. Continue reading “BURMA MYANMAR : NLD MP begs forgiveness of monks for his writings on Facebook”


NLD-နာယကႀကီး ဦးဝင္းတင္
ဆရာေတာ္ဦးဝီရသူထံ ဗုဒၶဓမၼနဲ႔ အမ်ဳိးသားေရးအေၾကာင္းကို အခ်ိန္ပို(က်ဴရွင္)လာ၍ တတ္ေရာက္ေလ့လာေနေၾကာင္း သတင္းရရွိပါသည္။


Dialogue is the solution. If there are differences, there must be talking, discussions, debates, meetings, conferences, seminars, negotiations; and building trust and confidence between stake holders with different views.  Sayartaw U Wirathu and Uncle U Win Tin of NLD.


Former political prisoner Win Tin refuses to return his prison uniform

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Five years after being released from prison, former political prisoner Win Tin has received a letter from police asking him to return his prison uniform.

Authorities asked Win Tin, also a journalist, to return the uniform on Thursday but he refused to give it back.


“I told them I would not give it back. If they take legal action, I will face it. The chief of Insein Township Police Force said he would fine me 2,000 kyats (US$23) if I don’t give back the uniform. I also refused to pay the fine. In the end, he said they would pay for me, but I had to sign to prove that I paid the fine. I turned this down too,” Win Tin said.

Win Tin has continued wearing his prison uniform since he was released from Insein Prison on September 23, 2008.
“I was told by director Zaw Win of the Correctional Department that I was released on July 6, 2005. But they put me in jail again. In 2008, authorities released me again. I didn’t believe them. That was why I came home with that uniform on me,” he explained.

He also said he was not free because colleagues remained behind bars.

“I will remain in prison until the Myanmar people enjoy complete freedom,” he said.

Just few words on Oxford University Forum and critics on Daw Aung San Suu kyi

Doing politics is not the way to be a Saint. Be pragmatic and logical pitiful guy!
Doing politics is not the way to be a Saint. Be pragmatic and logical pitiful guy!

Executive Director of Burma Campaign UK Anna Roberts is quoted as saying: “The intentions are not all democratically driven.” supporter of BENGALI,SO CALLED ROHINGYA, FILLING UP THEIR FUNDING ON THIS ISSUE


လူတစ္ေယာက္ဟာ တစ္ျခားသူ တစ္ေယာက္ကိုု ေဝဖန္ႏိုုင္ပါတယ္။
ဒါေပမဲ့ ေစာ္ကားခြင့္ေတာ့ မရွိပါဘူး။
ေစာ္ကားျခင္းဟာ ေဒါသကိုု ျဖစ္ေစတယ္။
မၿငိမ္မသက္မႈကိုု ျဖစ္ေစပါတယ္။
မုုန္းတီးမႈေတြကိုု ျဖစ္ေစပါတယ္။
ဒါေၾကာင့္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးကိုု ပ်က္ျပားေစပါတယ္။
ဒီမိုုကေရစီ နဲ႔လဲ ဆန္႔က်င္ပါတယ္။
ဒါေၾကာင့္ ျပင္းျပင္းထန္ထန္ ရႈတ္ခ်ပါတယ္။
Prodemo Aung Khin
Opposition figurehead Win Tin has defended Aung San Suu Kyi’s role in the controversial copper mine commission that triggered mass protests last week, saying “this is how leaders should behave.”

Win Tin sends recorded message to 1990 election celebration

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Win Tin, hospitalized on Thursday, sent a recorded message to the 1990 election victory anniversary celebration on Friday at party headquarters.

Senior NLD leader Win Tin Photo: MizzimaSenior NLD leader Win Tin Photo: Mizzima

The NLD co-founder was admitted to Asia Tawwin Hospital on Thursday to undergo tests on his liver and lungs. X-ray and blood test have been done and the results will be known soon.

Party General-Secretary Aung San Suu Kyi attended the election victory day celebration which included a welcome home party for political prisoners who were recently released when the government issued a 1-year commutation of all sentences.

A friend said Win Tin took a fall on Thursday evening at his home and doctors who examined him recommended he be hospitalized for a medical checkup.

After the senior NLD leader returned from visiting Aungban in southern Shan State last week by passenger bus to attend writer Dagon Tarya’s birthday party, he appeared to be tired, according to a close friend. Win Tin has a heart condition, has had problems with his lungs, and has undergone surgery for a hernia. A friend said he was in pain when he entered the hospital.

His physician, Dr. Myo Nyunt, was his prison mate in Insein Prison, where Win Tin served a 19-year sentence.

Austrian embassy’s promoting defense firm in Burma

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – NLD cofounder Win Tin told Mizzima that he found it ‘very disturbing’ that the Austrian ambassador to Burma and Thailand Dr Johannes Peterlik accompanied representatives of an Austrian defence firm as part of a recent trade and investment delegation visit to Rangoon.

NLD senior leader Win Tin said the business delegation to Burma led by the Austrian embassy was inappropriate under EU guidelines. Photo: MizzimaNLD senior leader Win Tin said the business delegation to Burma led by the Austrian embassy was inappropriate under EU guidelines. Photo: Mizzima

The March 16-18 trade delegation visit was organized by the commercial attachés at the Austrian Embassy in Bangkok and the Austrian Economic Chamber of Commerce. A PowerPoint presentation prepared by the delegation, whichMizzima has obtained, reveals that at least 19 firms were represented including P & P Consulting, a self-described defense and security consulting firm, two of Austria’s leading banks and Swarovski, described in the presentation as ‘one of the world’s leading producers of cut crystal, genuine gemstones and created stones’.

Win Tin said he was particularly concerned by the inclusion of a defense firm in the delegation and called for the EU to ‘investigate these matters and explain to the public this kind of action’. Continue reading “Austrian embassy’s promoting defense firm in Burma”

U Tin Oo, U Win Tin and Ko Myo Yan Naung Thein send the message of wisdom and encouragement to BDC UK

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) will be “Celebrating Burma’s Resistance Day, Celebrating Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) Founding 3rd Year Anniversary, Celebrating Ko Myo Yan Naung Thein’s Birthday & Celebrating Fundraising Food Festival”. 

27 March 2011

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC)

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) is the global campaigning and lobbying organisation to restore democracy, human rights and rule of law in Burma where everyone can enjoy the freedom of speech, press, beliefs, assembly and rule of law that emphasizes the protection of individual rights. Burma Democratic Concern (BDCs) has the firm determination, dedication and devotion to keep on working until the democracy restored in Burma. Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) was established on 27 March 2008 which is on Burma Resistance Day. Continue reading “U Tin Oo, U Win Tin and Ko Myo Yan Naung Thein send the message of wisdom and encouragement to BDC UK”