Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) welcomed the prisoners’ amnesty today

Amnesty granted to 73 Prisoners

Wed, 07/24/2013 – 09:48

Nay Pyi Taw, 23 July

With the aim of placing emphasis on humanitarian grounds and encouraging them to be able to serve the national interest after understanding the goodwill of the State, President of Republic of the Union of Myanmar has granted amnesty to 73 prisoners from respective jails in accord with Section 204 (a) of the Constitution and 401 (1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure as of today.


Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) welcomed the prisoners’ amnesty today. Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) sincerely believed that in order to build the peaceful prosperous progress Burma, we must have common position amongst all parties concerned by putting national interest first.

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) would like to express our perception that if we want to see the change in Burma and then we must be the ones who are changing the nation and we also must be ready to embrace the change.

Local sources say 13 prisoners from Myitkyina prison and 14 other prisoners from Bhamo and Putao prisons have been released today. U Aung Min said there are a total of 70 prisoners being released nation-wide in today’s release.



We warmly welcome the military training from Britain in terms of gradually modernizing defence forces while educating the values of professionalism and humanity.

We warmly welcome the military training from Britain in terms of gradually modernizing defence forces while educating the values of professionalism and humanity.

Burma needs financial and technological assistance from international community so as to address the immediate needs of the people and in the process of rebuilding Burma. International trade can be enormous importance for the open economy of Burma. Foreign Direct Investments are important factors in developing a nation.


We also need to make sure to never allow manipulating laws which criminalize freedom of thought, expression, association, assembly and movement in Burma.

Burma must ensure amending laws which legitimize arbitrary arrests, unlawful detention, inhumane interrogation, torture, arresting without warrant, charge or trial.

Civilians’ participation would be the key for the decentralisation, democratization and development of Burma. While emphasising what should be done by state, it is also important to remember that the importance of everyone’s participation, importance of empowering new generations, importance of promoting education, importance of citizen capacity building and importance of strategic future planning. It is the fact that it will take time to reform and decentralise government mechanisms which would increase responsibility, accountability and transparency.

This should be simultaneous and gradual evolutionary process and, from time to time, should re-evaluate reform process so as to achieve the best possible outcomes and, most importantly, people must have the right to voice their concerns on every aspect of democratisation process.

Burma is facing challenges ahead and need



The government peace delegation comprises of 44 members including Aung Min and Lt-Gen Myint Soe of the Ministry of Defence. Hswan Lut Gan will lead the peace delegation of Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and no details have been given yet about the list to attend the peace talk.

Thousands of Myitkyina residents welcome KIO delegates

Hswan Lut Gan will lead the peace delegation of Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and no details have been given yet about the list to attend the peace talk.

Despite not knowing the exact list to attend the peace talk, the KIO’s forerunning group includes the youths who are familiar with technology and they arrived in Myitkyina on May 24.

The KIO peace delegation will consist of 48 members and arrive in Myitkyina on May 27. Deputy Commander-in-Chief Major General Gwan Maw of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) will be in the Kachin line-up, quoted the Kachin Peace Coordination Group (PCG) as saying.

KIO ကုိယ္စားလွယ္မ်ားအား ျမစ္ႀကီးနားလူထု ေသာင္းခ်ီႀကိဳဆုိ

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Myanmar delegation at No 10 Downing Street.UK-Foreign Secretary welcomes U Aung Min of Burma

Myanmar delegation at No 10 Downing Street.






Following his meeting with Burmese Minister for the President’s Office, U Aung Min, the Foreign Secretary said:

It was a pleasure to welcome His Excellency Aung Min to the United Kingdom, and to congratulate him on his role in the remarkable changes we have seen in Burma.

We discussed the peace process in Burma, which has seen ceasefires with ten out of eleven armed groups across the country after years of fighting, and how British experts could best support further progress. We agreed on the need to take forward negotiations to achieve a permanent ceasefire in Kachin State, and to address the hostility behind the recent outbreak of anti-Muslim violence in Meiktila. The British Government will continue to support work bringing different faith communities in Burma together.

We discussed the serious humanitarian situation in Rakhine State and the importance of ensuring that the Rohingya community, which has lived in Burma for many centuries, is accorded full citizenship rights in line with international standards.

Last week G8 foreign ministers endorsed the Burmese Government’s commitment to responsible investment, and today I made clear that the British Government will continue to do all it can to encourage Burma’s transition to a free and prosperous society.



ႏိုဘယ္ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးဆုရွင္ အမ်ိဳးသား ဒီမုိကေရစီအဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္ ဥကၠ႒ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္သည္ ခုနစ္ရက္တာ ၾကာျမင့္မည့္ ဂ်ပန္ခရီးစဥ္အတြက္ ဧၿပီလ ၁၃ရက္ နၤနက္ဂ်ပန္စံေတာ္ခ်ိန္ (၈နာရီ ၁၅ )မိနစ္က ထိုင္းႏိုင္ငံမွတဆင့္ ဂ်ပန္ႏိုင္ငံ နာရီတာေလဆိပ္သို႔ ေအာင္ျမင္စြာရာက္ရွိခဲ့ပါသည္။


နာရီတာေလဆိပ္တြင္ ဂ်ပန္ေရာက္ျမန္မာမိသားစုမ်ား က ရင္ထိုးတံဆိပ္မ်ား၊ ဆိုင္းဘုတ္မ်ား ကိုင္ေဆာင္ျပီး
လိႈက္လွဲစြာၾကိဳဆို ခဲ့ပါတယ္။ လာၾကိုၾကသူမ်ားထဲမွ သူကမိန္ကေလးတစ္ဦးကေဒၚစုကိုလာၾကိဳတာ တျခားထြက္ေပါက္ကေခၚသြားတာကမတရားဘူး ဂ်ပန္ကႏိုင္ငံျခားေရး၀န္ၾကီးဌာနလုပ္ပံုေတြက လာၾကိဳတဲ့ျမန္မာမ်ားကိုေစာ္ကားရာေရာက္ေၾကာင္း ကိုထြန္းေ၀အားေျပာျပခဲ့ပါတယ္။
ဂ်ပန္ႏိုင္ငံတိုက်ိဳျမိဳ ့တြင္ လာေရာက္ၾကိုဆိုသူမ်ားမွာ ၂၀၀ေက်ာ္ရွိလွပါတယ္။
ဂ်ပန္မွ ျမန္မာသံရံုး ဌာနမွ သံအမတ္ၾကီး ႏွင့္တာ၀န္ရွိသူမ်ားအျခားထြက္ေပါက္မွလာၾကိဳဆိုေၾကာင္း သိရပါတယ္။

ဂ်ပန္ခရီးစဥ္မွာ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ႏႇင့္အတူ ကိုယ္ေရးအရာရႇိ ေဒါက္တာတင္မာေအာင္၊ ကိုမိုးေဇာ္ဦးႏႇင့္ ကိုဘန္နီတို႔ လိုက္ပါလာခဲ့ၾကပါသည္။ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္သည္ ၁၉၈၅ ခုႏႇစ္မႇ ၁၉၈၆ ခုႏႇစ္အထိ ဂ်ပန္ႏိုင္ငံ က်ိဳတိုတကၠသိုလ္တြင္ ဧည့္ပညာရႇင္အျဖစ္ တာ၀န္ထမ္းေဆာင္ခဲ့ၿပီး ေနာက္ပိုင္း ပထမဆံုးအႀကိမ္ဖိတ္ၾကားခဲ့သျဖင့္သြားေရာက္ လည္ပတ္ျခင္းျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။

ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္သည္ ခရီးစဥ္အတြင္း ဂ်ပန္ႏိုင္ငံ၀န္ႀကီးခ်ဳပ္၊ ႏိုင္ငံျခားေရး၀န္ႀကီးတို႔ႏွင့္ ေတြ႕ဆံုသြားမည္ျဖစ္ကာ ဂ်ပန္တကၠသိုလ္သံုးခုတြင္ မိန္႔ခြန္း ေျပာသြားမည္ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။

ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္သည္ ဧၿပီလ၁၅ ရက္တြင္ သူမ ဧည့္ပညာရႇင္အျဖစ္ တစ္ႏႇစ္ၾကာ တာ၀န္ထမ္းေဆာင္ခဲ့သည့္ က်ိဳတိုတကၠသိုလ္ႏႇင့္ Ryukoku တကၠသုိလ္တို႔တြင္ မိန္႔ခြန္းေျပာသြားမည္ျဖစ္ကာ ဧၿပီလ၁၇ ရက္တြင္ တိုက်ိဳတကၠသိုလ္၌ မိန္႔ခြန္းေျပာသြားမည္ ျဖစ္သည္။

ဧၿပီလ ၁၆ ရက္တြင္ ဂ်ပန္ အထက္လႊတ္ေတာ္ ဥကၠ႒၊ ဂ်ပန္ႏိုင္ငံျခားေရး၀န္ႀကီးတို႔ႏွင့္ ေတြ႕ဆံုသြားမည္ျဖစ္ၿပီး ဧၿပီလ၁၈ ရက္တြင္ ေအာက္လႊတ္ေတာ္ဥကၠ႒၊ ဂ်ပန္ႏုိင္ငံ၀န္ႀကီးခ်ဳပ္ ရႇင္ဇိုအာေဘးတို႔ႏွင့္ ေတြ႕ဆံုေဆြးေႏြးမႈမ်ား ျပဳလုပ္သြားမည္ ျဖစ္သည္။

ဧၿပီလ၁၃ ရက္ႏႇင့္ ၁၅ ရက္ေန႔မ်ားတြင္ ဂ်ပန္ေရာက္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံသားမ်ားႏႇင့္ ေတြ႕ဆံုသြားရန္ရႇိၿပီး ဧၿပီလ ၁၄ ရက္တြင္ က်ိဳတိုၿမိဳ႕ရႇိ အေသးစား ေရအားလွ်ပ္စစ္စီမံကိန္းတစ္ခုကိုလည္း သြားေရာက္ေလ့လာမည္ျဖစ္သည္။ ဧၿပီလ၁၉ ရက္ ညေနပိုင္းတြင္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံသို႔ ျပန္လည္ေရာက္ရႇိမည္ ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။
သတင္း ကိုထြန္းေ၀ ဂ်ပန္ နာရီတာေလဆိပ္မွသတင္းေပးပို ့ထားပါတယ္

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BDC would like to welcome Desmond Tutu on his forthcoming visit to Burma.

We would like to welcome Desmond Tutu on his forthcoming visit to Burma. At the same time, we would like to kindly request you not to repeat what non-Burmese so-called Burma Campaign groups have been asking you to say demanding to reform Burma’s 1982 Citizenship law. We see that kind of action as the infringement of Burma’s sovereignty and very offending. We wish you have the nicest stay in Burma.


PLEDGE: Add your name to welcome Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi to the United States!

Please add your name and share the pledge with your friends!


Aung San Suu Kyi is making her first historic trip to the United States in 25 years. She spent 15 of the past 20 years under house arrest due to her determined fight for human rights and democracy. She has been called “Southeast Asia’s Nelson Mandela.”

At the end of her trip, your name, along with a a congratulatory message will be handed to Aung San Suu Kyi. Let’s get as many people as we can to add their names and give her a worldwide welcome!

“The Lady” will be traveling to Washington, D.C.; New York; New Haven, CT; Louisville, KY; Fort Wayne, IN; San Francisco; and Los Angeles.

Want to learn more about Aung San Suu Kyi and her travel schedule? Visithttp://www.burmacommunitybuilders.org/about_aung_san_suu_kyi.html