FIDH Reiterates Call for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's Release as UN Body declares Her Detention Illegal for Fifth Time

Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:18 PM | Posted by Unknown

FIDH Reiterates Call for Daw  Aung San Suu Kyi's Release as UN Body Declares Her Detention Illegal for  Fifth Time

17 June 2010

Paris, 17th June 2010: In the wake of the latest judgement by an UN body that the ongoing detention of Burmese democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is illegal, FIDH reiterates its call for the immediate and unconditional release of the Nobel Peace Laureate and all other political prisoners.
June 19th marks the 65th birthday of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Burma’s National League for Democracy (NLD) and her 5,351st day in detention. She is currently being detained for 18 months following a sham conviction on 11th August 2009 after an uninvited American man swam across a lake to her house. The finding by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention that her detention is illegal and in violation of international law, declared in May was released to the public by her international counsel yesterday.

In May 2009, the US citizen John Yettaw broke into Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s home, just days before she was due to be released. The junta used this opportunity to illegally extend her detention by another 18 months. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been imprisoned by the military authorities for nearly 15 out of past 21 years under various pretexts. The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has previously adopted five Opinions on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in 1992, 2002, 2004, 2007, and 2008, declaring her detention to be arbitrary in contravention of Articles 9, 10, and 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Later this year, the military junta plans to hold highly questionable elections designed to legitimize its hold over the political and economic life of the country. On March 8, 2010, the junta enacted electoral laws compelling parties wishing to participate in the elections to expel members who were prisoners.

“This would mean that Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy, which won the 1990 elections by a landslide, would have to expel her under this law. It is akin to demanding the ANC to expel Nelson Mandela” asserted Ms Souhayr Belhassen, FIDH President. It is therefore not surprising that the NLD has decided not to take part in these unfair and unjust elections. The NLD and the main ethnic political parties that collectively won 95% of parliamentary seats in the 1990 election that was dishonoured by the junta, have decided to boycott this sham process, rendering these organizations illegal under the electoral law.

These future elections, as yet undated, have been planned by the regime as a cynical attempt to gain breathing space against international pressure while at the same time strangling domestic space for human rights and democracy.

“UN member states should follow the lead of UN Working Group judgement and call now for the release of Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi. The international community should be united and urge the junta to change these oppressive electoral laws, release all political prisoners, and hold a genuine dialogue that will result in inclusive, free and fair elections” said Ms Belhassen.

လူထုေခါင္းေဆာင္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ ႏွင့္ သူ႕မိသားစုရွားပါးဓါတ္ပံုမ်ား

9:39 PM | Posted by Unknown
(လူထုေခါင္းေဆာင္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ ၏ ၆၅ ႏွစ္ျပည့္ ေမြးေန႕မဂၤလာကိုဂုဏ္ျပဳ ေသာအားျဖင့္ အဓိပတိၾကီး ေပးပို႕သည္)

(Aung San Suu Kyi at her wedding reception, following a Buddhist blessing at a family friend’s London home - Photograph: Private Aris Family Collection )

(New Year’s Day, 1972, Chelsea registry office in London. Aung San Suu Kyi and Michael Aris marry, aged 26 and 25 respectively - Photograph: Private Aris Family Collection)

(Aung San Suu Kyi’s mother, Daw Khin Kyi, meets her grandson, Alexander, for the first time on a family visit to Rangoon. Michael Aris stands at the back. 1974 -Photograph: Private Aris Family Collection)

(Aung San Suu Kyi on the snowy slopes of a mountain in Bhutan in 1971. Further up the hill, at Taktsang temple, Michael had proposed to her - Photograph: Private Aris Family Collection )

(Having a barbecue on a family holiday to the Norfolk Broads in the early 1980s- Photograph: Private Aris Family Collection)

(17 June 2010: On Saturday 19 June the Burmese human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi will turn 65. She remains under house arrest in Rangoon, and to mark her birthday the Guardian has been given previously unpublished photographs taken from the private collection of her late husband, Michael Aris, showing the Burmese democracy movement leader as a young bride-to-be, mother and housewife. Proceeds from the pictures are being donated to Dr Cynthia's Mae Tao Clinic (, a charity that provides free healthcare for refugees, migrant workers and other people who cross the border from Burma to Thailand)

(From 1973 to 1988, Aung San Suu Kyi devoted her time and energy to motherhood in Oxford where her husband was an academic - Photograph: Private Aris Family Collection))

(A family picnic in Grantown-on-Spey. Aung San Suu Kyi with her husband (with the beard) and two sons Alexander and Kim. The woman in the back wearing the headscarf is Mathané Fend, a famous pre-war singer who was Aung San Suu Kyi's most trusted friend and confidante, her 'emergency aunt' - Photograph: Private Aris Family Collection)

(1970/1980 on the lawn of her father-in-law’s house in Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland, Aung San Suu Kyi plays with her two sons, Alexander (in the braces) and Kim -Photograph: Private Aris Family Collection)

(Her husband-to-be, Michael Aris, riding a yak in Bhutan, where he was a tutor to the royal family, 1971 Photograph: Private Aris Family Collection)

(The future Nobel laureate riding a mule up a mountain in Bhutan, 1971 - Photograph: Private Aris Family Collection )

(Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s husband, Michael Aris, an academic and specialist in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, in his study at St John's College, Oxford - Photograph: Private Aris Family Collection)

(ဓါတ္ပုံမ်ားအား Guardian UK မွ ျပန္လည္ေဖၚျပျခင္း ျဖစ္ပါတယ္)။

USCB: Happy 65th, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi! Here are events honoring her around the world

3:26 PM | Posted by Unknown
(လူထုေခါင္းေဆာင္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ ၏ ၆၅ ႏွစ္ျပည့္ ေမြးေန႕မဂၤလာကိုဂုဏ္ျပဳ ေသာအားျဖင့္ အဓိပတိၾကီး ေပးပို႕သည္)

Happy 65th, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi! Here are events honoring her around the world:

United States

Washington, D.C.
What: Solidarity Rally for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Where: In front of the Capitol Building
When: 1:00pm – 3:00pm., 6/19/10

What: Cultural Performances by Burman, Karen, and Chin ethnic groups
Where: The National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle, Washington, DC 20005
When: 4:00 – 7:00pm., 6/19/10

What: Peace Picnic
Where: Mitchell Park, Palo Alto, CA
When: 11:00am - 5:00 p.m., 6/19/10

What: Fundraising Party
Where: Burmese Monestary, 710 Grandview lane, La Puente, CA 91744
When: 10:30 am - 2:00 p.m., 6/10/10

What: Benefit Event hosted by Alan Clements
Where: Maui Zen Mission at Baldwin Beach
When: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., 6/19/10

What: Evening Vigil
Where: Outside of the Harvard T Station ("the Pit") Cambridge, MA
When: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., 6/18/10

New York
What: Demonstration
Where: Demonstration: Ralph Bunche Park across the street from the UN (1st Ave and 43rd St); Panel Discussion: 777 UN Church Center Plaza (44th St and 1st Ave)
When: 6/18/10. Demonstration at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.; Panel Discussion at 1:00 p.m.

What: Offering lunch to venerable monks
Where: 12 72-00 Woodside Ave Woodside, NY 11377
When: 10:30 a.m., 6/18/10


What: Sending Birthday Cards to Aung San Suu Kyi
Where: Send cards to Burma Campaign Australia
c/- Burma Office, Labour Council Building
Suite 6, Level 8, 377-383 Sussex Street,
Sydney NSW
When: Send card by 6/16/10

What: Launch of the Ambassadors for Aung San Suu Kyi Program
Where: Atrium, Labor Council Building, 377-383, Sussex St, Sydney 2000
When: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., 6/18/10


What: Women’s Freedom Vigil with Karen Connolly
Where: Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square, Toronto
When: 6:45 – 8:00 p.m., 6/17/10

Czech Republic

What: Graffiti for Aung San Suu Kyi
Where: Prague
When: 5:00 p.m., 6/18/10


What: Concert
Where: National Concert Hall, Dublin
When: 6/19/2010

New Zealand

What: Candle-Light Vigil
Where: Auckland
When: 6/19/10


What: Listening to Dhamma discourse and lunch
Where: Toa Payoh Burmese Buddhist Temple
When: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., 6/20/10


What: Photographic exhibition
Where: Club de Sant Cugat Muntanyec, Barcelona
When: 6/16/10

What: Screening of the movie “Beyond Rangoon”
Where: Culture House. C / Castellvi., Barcelona
When: 7:00 p.m., 6/18/10

What: Speakers, Exhibition and Burma VJ viewing
Where: Muntanyec Club. Plaça de la vila nº2 (6pm- 8pm), Plaça Octavia.(8:40pm -10:30pm)
When: 6:00 - 10:30 p.m., 6/19/10

What: Course on non-violence, activism and social change as Burma way
Where: Culture House
When: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., 6/20/10


What: Round table discussion, dance performance, photo exhibition
Where: Chiang Mai University Art Museum on Nimmanhaemin Road
When: 4:00 - 8:00 p.m., 6/19/10

What: Arrest Yourself Event, all-day seminar
Where: Chiang Mai University’s Uniserv building, 239 Nimmanhaemin Road
When: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., 6/20/10
What: 20,000 trees planted for the Lady
Where: NLD Youth members plan to grow saplings in each of the 318 townships across Thailand, except in Kayah State
When: now – 6/19/10

United Kingdom

What: Demonstration
Where: Burmese Embassy, 19A Charles Street, London
When: 12:00 p.m., 6/18/10

What: Concert
Where: St. Charles’ R.C. Community, Church Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1AL, United Kingdom
When: 7:30 p.m., 5/15/10

What: Musical Bridge
Where: Christ Church Spitalfields London E1 6QE
When: 7:00 p.m., 5/15/10

What: Public Event
Where: Manchester (Venue to be announced)
When: 1:00 p.m., 6/19/10

What: Tea Party
Where: Garden at the back of Amnesty International second-hand bookshop
103 Gloucester Road Bristol BS7 8AT
When: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m., 6/19/10

What: Concert
Where: The Others, 6-8 Manor Rd, Stoke Newington N16
When: 7:30 p.m., 6/19/10

What: Demonstration
Where: St Ann's Square, Manchester
When: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., 6/19/10

What: Luncheon Donation to the Buddhist Monks
Where: Sasana Rmsi Vihara, 83 Road, Colindale , NW9
When: 10:00 a.m., 6/19/10

What: Birthday celebration
Where: Barnet Multicultural Community Centre, Algernon road, Hendon,London,NW4 3TA
When: 3:00 - 8:00 p.m., 6/20/10

What: Beyond Rangoon Screening
Where: St Margaret of Scotland Episcopal Church, 170 Easter Road, Edinburgh
When: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., 6/18/10

Thank you to everyone for all the wonderful efforts commemorating Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on her 65th birthday.

Washington D.C/ USCB: The rally / come show your support for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of Burma on her 65th birthday

2:34 PM | Posted by Unknown
(အဓိပတိၾကီး ေပးပို႕သည္)

Please RSVP to me at if you plan to attend or need more information.

This Saturday, June 19th, come show your support for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of Burma on her 65th birthday. We will gather in solidarity to denounce Burma’s military regime, the upcoming sham elections and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s unjust detention. At the rally, we will call for the U.S. government to support a UN-led Commission of Inquiry to investigate crimes against humanity and war crimes in Burma.


The Burmese Community has organized this demonstration to send a strong message to the Congress and the Obama Administration that we must work

  • to procure the immediate and unconditional release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
  • to bring down the brutal military dictatorship and
  • to end the system of impunity in Burma

After the rally, there will be an event at National City Christian Church which will feature traditional Burman, Karen, and Chin dances- a display of unity by Burma’s diverse ethnic groups. There are already confirmed supporters driving in from North Carolina, New York, Boston, and West Virginia.

Help us give the gift of solidarity and support for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as she continues her fight for human rights and freedom in Burma.

The rally will be held at the NE corner outside the Capitol Building, (First Street and Constitution Ave, NE, location number 9 on the map!) 1pm-3pm.

Daw Suu Demo at Location number 9 Picture 3

The cultural performance will be held at National City Christian Church, (5 Thomas Circle, NW), 4-7pm.

National City Christian Church Map

Please RSVP to me at if you plan to attend or need more information.

ကေလးစစ္သားအျဖစ္ မတရားသြတ္သြင္းခံရတဲ့ ေမာင္ေအာင္လႈိင္ၿဖိဳး ရဲ႕ ဖခင္ လမ္းျပၾကယ္အဖြဲ႔ အကူအညီနဲ႔ ILO သို႔ တုိင္ၾကား

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ကေလးစစ္သား ေမာင္ေဝယံေက်ာ္ မိဘမ်ားထံ ျပန္လည္ေရာက္ရွိ

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2:16 PM | Posted by Unknown

သတင္း (ေခတ္ျပိဳင္)

ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္သာ အမ်ဳိးသားျပႆနာကို ေျဖရွင္းႏိုင္သူျဖစ္

ျမတ္ခိုင္ဦး / ၁၇ ဇြန္ ၂၀၁၀

ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္သာလွ်င္ တိုင္းျပည္၏ အမ်ဳိးသားေရး၊ ႏိုင္ငံေရးျပႆနာမ်ားကို ေျဖရွင္းႏိုင္မည့္ ယေန႔ကာလ၏ တဦးတည္းေသာ အမ်ိဳးသားေခါင္းေဆာင္ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ဖယ္ခံုၿမိဳ႕နယ္ အမတ္ ခြန္မားကိုဘန္းက ယေန႔က်င္းပေသာ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္၏ (၆၅) ႏွစ္ေျမာက္ ေမြးေန႔အႀကိဳအခမ္းအနားတြင္ ထုတ္ေဖာ္ေျပာၾကားလိုက္သည္။

ကယားျပည္နယ္ဖယ္ခံုၿမိဳ႕နယ္ ျပည္သူ႔လႊတ္ေတာ္အမတ္နွင့္ ျပည္ေထာင္စုျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအမ်ိဳးသားၫြန္႔ေပါင္းအစိုးရ ဖက္ဒရယ္ေရးရာဝန္ႀကီး ကယားအမ်ဳိးသား ခြန္မားကိုဘန္းက “ျမန္မာျပည္မွာ အဓိကလူမ်ဳိးႀကီးတိုင္းရင္းသား (၈) မ်ဳိးရွိတယ္။ ဒီလူေတြ အကုန္လံုးက ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ကို ေလးစားတယ္။ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ေအာင္ဆန္းက လြတ္လပ္ေရးေခါင္းေဆာင္ျဖစ္ၿပီး ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ဟာ ဒီမိုကေရစီေရးေခါင္းေဆာင္ျဖစ္တယ္။ သူတို႔ရဲ႕ပြင့္လင္း႐ိုးသားမႈေၾကာင့္ အမ်ဳိးသားေခါင္းေဆာင္အျဖစ္ အသိအမွတ္ျပဳတာျဖစ္တယ္” ဟု ေျပာဆိုသည္။

ဇြန္ (၁၉) ရက္တြင္ က်ေရာက္မည့္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္၏ (၆၅) ႏွစ္ေျမာက္ ေမြးေန႔အထိမ္းအမွတ္ အခမ္းအနားကို ထိုင္းႏိုင္ငံ ဘန္ေကာက္ၿမိဳ႕ရိွ ႏိုင္ငံျခားသတင္းေထာက္မ်ားအသင္း ခန္းမ၌က်င္းပရာ ထိုင္းႏိုင္ငံဆိုင္ရာ ကေနဒါသံအမတ္ႀကီး ရြန္ဟက္ (ဖ္) မန္း အပါအဝင္၊ အေမရိကန္ႏွင့္ ခ်က္(ဗ္) သံ႐ံုးတို႔မွ သံအရာရိွမ်ား၊ ဒီမိုကေရစီႏွင့္အမ်ဳိးသားေရး တပ္ေပါင္းစု (၁၀) ဖြဲ႔မွ ေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ား၊ ထိုင္းႏိုင္ငံ အထက္လႊတ္ေတာ္ႏွင့္ ျမန္မာ့ေရးရာ အေရွ႕ေတာင္အာရွ လႊတ္ေတာ္အမတ္မ်ား ဥကၠ႒ ခ႐ိုင္ဆတ္ခၽြန္ဟာဗန္တို႔ တက္ေရာက္ၾကသည္။

အခမ္းအနားတက္ေရာက္သည့္ ကရင္အမ်ဳိးသားအစည္းအ႐ံုး အေထြေထြအတြင္းေရးမႉး ေနာ္စီဖိုးရာစိန္ကလည္း “သူမဟာ အိမ္အက်ယ္ခ်ဳပ္က်ေနေပမယ့္ လူေတြကေတာ့ သူမေမြးေန႔ကို က်င္းပေနၾကတယ္။ သူမရဲ႕သေဘာထား အျမင္အားလံုးဟာ ျမန္မာျပည္သူေတြကို ကိုယ္စားျပဳေနတာပဲျဖစ္တယ္။ က်မတို႔အားလံုး လိုလားတာကေတာ့ ျမန္မာျပည္သူေတြဟာ သူတို႔ႏွစ္သက္တဲ့သူကို ေရြးခ်ယ္ပိုင္ခြင့္ရွိတဲ့ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲပဲ လိုလားပါတယ္” ဟု ေမြးေန႔ဆုေတာင္းတြင္ ထည့္သြင္း ေျပာၾကားသြားသည္။

ကေနဒါသံအမတ္ႀကီးႏွင့္ အေမရိကန္၊ ခ်က္(ဗ္) သံ႐ံုးတို႔မွ ဆုေတာင္းစကားမ်ား ေျပာၾကားၿပီးေနာက္ ခ႐ိုင္ဆတ္ခၽြန္ဟာဗန္က အေရွ႕ေတာင္အာရွ အမတ္မ်ား၏ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ေမြးေန႔ ဆုေတာင္းသဝဏ္လႊာမ်ားကို စုစည္းတင္ျပသည္။

၎က “က်ေနာ္တို႔ဟာ ဒီလိုေမြးေန႔ေပါင္းမ်ားစြာကို သူမ မပါဘဲ၊ သူမကို လက္ဆြဲႏႈတ္ဆက္ခြင့္မရဘဲ ႀကိမ္ဖန္မ်ားစြာ က်င္းပခဲ့ရပါတယ္။ ဒါဟာ အလြန္႔အလြန္ကို ဝမ္းနည္းေၾကကြဲစရာ ေကာင္းပါတယ္။ ဒီကေန႔ဆိုရင္ က်ေနာ္တို႔ ထိုင္းႏိုင္ငံထဲမွာ ျမန္မာျပည္သားေတြ အမ်ားႀကီးရွိပါတယ္။ သူတို႔ဟာ ဒီလိုေနခြင့္ရ႐ံုမက အလုပ္လုပ္ကိုင္ခြင့္၊ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးနဲ႔ ပညာသင္ၾကားခြင့္ေတြလည္း ပိုမိုရရွိသင့္ပါတယ္” ဟုလည္း ထည့္သြင္းေျပာၾကားသြားသည္။

ထို႔ေနာက္ အခမ္းအနားတြင္ ေမလ (၂၇) ရက္ေန႔မွစတင္၍ ကမာၻ႔ႏိုင္ငံအသီးသီးတြင္ ျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့သည့္ “လူထုေရြးေကာက္ပြဲႏွင့္ စစ္တပ္မွေရြးခ်ယ္ပြဲ” ဟုဆုိေသာ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲအေပၚ သေဘာထားရလဒ္အား တပ္ေပါင္းစုကိုယ္စားလွယ္ႏွစ္ဦးက ရွင္းလင္းတင္ျပရာ ႏိုင္ငံေပါင္း (၁၃) ႏိုင္ငံ၌ လူေပါင္း (၃၉,၀၀၀) ေက်ာ္က ပါဝင္ဆႏၵျပဳ ထုတ္ေဖာ္ေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။

ညေနပိုင္းတြင္ “ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးအတြက္ အမ်ဳိးသမီးမ်ား၏ အသံမ်ား” ဆိုသည့္ ျမန္မာအမ်ဳိးသမီးမ်ား၏ ရင္တြင္းခံစားခ်က္မ်ားကို တင္ျပထားသည့္ စာၫႊန္းႏွင့္ ဝတၳဳတိုေပါင္း (၁၁၁) ပုဒ္ပါဝင္သည့္ စာအုပ္ကို ေမြးေန႔အထိမ္းအမွတ္အျဖစ္ အာဆီယံစင္ၿပိဳင္ (Altsean) အဖြဲ႔ႀကီးက ထုတ္ေ၀လိုက္သည္။

အဆိုပါစာအုပ္သည္ ေရျခားေျမျခားအပါအဝင္ ယေန႔ျမန္မာအမ်ိဳးသမီးထု တရပ္လံုးခံစားေနရသည့္ အေရးအရာမ်ားကို ထင္ဟပ္ေဖာ္ျပထားၿပီး “သမီးရဲ႕မိဘႏွစ္ပါးက သမီးကို ထိုင္းႏိုင္ငံမွာ ေမြးဖြားခဲ့ၾကပါတယ္။ သမီးမွာ အစ္ကိုႏွစ္ေယာက္လည္းရွိပါတယ္။ သူတို႔ကိုလည္း ထိုင္းႏိုင္ငံံမွာပဲ ေမြးဖြားခဲ့ၾကတာပါ။ ဒါေပမယ့္ သမီးတို႔က ထိုင္းလူမ်ဳိးေတာ့ မဟုတ္ၾကပါဘူး။ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံကလာတဲ့ ေရႊ႕ေျပာင္းအလုပ္သမားေတြ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္” စေသာ သန္႔ရွင္းပြင့္လင္းမႈမ်ားျဖင့္ ေရးဖြဲ႔ထားေသာ အမ်ဳိးသမီးမ်ား၏အသံကို ကိုယ္စားျပဳေၾကာင္း ေတြ႔ရွိရသည္။

The Best Friend Library - Chiang Mai/ Thailand: "Arrest Yourself" Itinerary and Pre-Registration!

1:56 PM | Posted by Unknown
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Dear Library Members and Supporters,

Today is an exciting day because we are able to send you more details, including the itinerary, for our biggest event of the year -- ARREST YOURSELF: An All-Day Burma Event for Aung San Suu Kyi and the People of Burma!

The "Arrest Yourself" event is taking place in Chiang Mai this Sunday, 20 June, in celebration of Aung San Suu Kyi's 65th birthday, and in solidarity with her 14 years of house arrest. This is an all-day educational 'seminar-style' event with several presentations from Burmese organizations, guest speakers, short documentaries, discussions, Burmese food, and some surprises. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Chiang Mai University's Uniserv building, located at 239 Nimmanhaemin Road. Please see the attached itinerary for the exact schedule of events and presenters.

We will have several different admission options, which are as follows:

• 160 baht = basic admission for all presentations, including special commemorative gift

• 230 baht = admission and commemorative gift, plus Burmese lunch

• 500 baht = "Best Friend of the Best Friend" admission, which includes admission, lunch, commemorative gift, "Peace in Burma Now" t-shirt, plus a free DVD of your choice from the library's collection

The seating capacity for this event is limited to 100 people, so if you want to guarantee space(s) for you and your friends, please send us an e-mail to "" and let us know your name(s) to be added to the Pre-Registration list. We will quickly reply to let you know that space(s) has been reserved for you.

We also want to remind you of the Aung San Suu Kyi birthday event being planned by a coalition of organizations that will take place on Saturday 19 June with the theme "Using Our Liberty To Promote Burma's". The location will be the Chiang Mai University Art Museum on Nimmanhaemin Road, and the event will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is free for all attendees, and will include a political round-table discussion (in Burmese language), several photo exhibitions, and traditional dance performances.

Please let us know if you have any questions about either event, and we look forward to seeing you this weekend!


Garrett Kostin, Soe Soe, Sai Jing

The Best Friend Library - Chiang Mai

Signature Campaign for Burmese Refugee in Malaysia

1:47 PM | Posted by Unknown
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Dear Friends,

World Refugee Day is June 20. You can help people who have fled for
their lives from Burma and are now being tragically abused in
Malaysia, some even living lives as modern day slaves. All we need is
your signature. Please read on.

Burmese refugees who have fled for their lives to Malaysia because of
religious and ethnic persecution in their homeland have not been
recognized as Persons of Concern by the Malaysian government. Instead,
they are "illegals". Their basic human rights are imperiled. They are
denied the right to seek livelihood, access health care, receive
education or seek safe and appropriate shelter. Women, men and
children-including those who may be elderly, disabled, pregnant or
sick-are arrested, abused, detained, tortured, sentenced and
criminalized. In many instances, the refugees have been sold to human

This institutionalized, government-supported trafficking is a form of
modern-day slavery, and cannot be tolerated.

Please simply add your name to a letter that has already been prepared
by Ethical Traveler in partnership with Tenaganita to the Malaysian
Ministry of Home Affairs stating your concern for the refugees of
Burma. Let them know they will be losing tourist DOLLARS if the
situation continues and urge them to sign the 1951 UN Geneva
Convention, which will protect the fundamental rights of refugees. The
letters will be printed and sent via snail mail for greatest impact.
If we can send letters by the thousands we will demonstrate that ours
is a voice to contend with!

To read about the issue and sign your name to the letter, go to:

Tim Aye Hardy
Director of Outreach | 2009 Carl Wilkens Fellow
Burma Global Action Network (
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“The worth of the individual human being is the most unique and
precious of all our assets and must be the beginning and end of all
our efforts. Governments, systems, ideologies and institutions come
and go, but humanity remains.”
- U Thant, UN Secretary-General (1961-1971)


1:31 PM | Posted by Unknown
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Greetings everyone,

Please see attached invitation to a screening at the Tribeca Cinemas on Saturday June 26th 7pm, program 9 of the 52-minute documentary "Burma: An Indictment". Tickets are $10.
to purchase tickets visit

all the best,
Jeremy Taylor
Burma: An Indictment
REMI Winner
WorldFest-Houston Int'l Film Festival

NYC: Human Rights Watch's 2100 in 2010 campaign

1:25 PM | Posted by Unknown

Please join us on June 22 at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall to view a photo and art installation and sign a petition calling for the release of Burma’s political prisoners ahead of the 2010 elections.

More information is available here:!/event.php?eid=127662650597976

hrw logo

Burma Political Prisoners Art and Photo Installation

2010 Platon

Human Rights Watch and JWT
are pleased to invite you to a special event:
Burma Political Prisoners Art and Photo Installation

Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 7:30am- 7:00pm

Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
(entrance on 42nd St at Park Ave)

The centerpiece of this event is an interactive installation created by advertising agency JWT which enables visitors to sign a petition to the leader of Burma's military government, Senior General Than Shwe.

Additionally, please join us for remarks from members of Burma's exile community (including monks, dissidents, musicians, and artists), representatives of Human Rights Watch, and members of JWT's creative team at 8am, 12:30pm, and 6:15pm. There will also be speakers and performances through the day; a full schedule will be available soon.

This event is part of Human Rights Watch's 2100 in 2010 campaign calling for the release of Burma's estimated 2,100 political prisoners ahead of the Burmese elections later this year. For more information on the campaign, please visit

For more information on this event, please contact HRW Press at or 212-216-1832 .

Photo montage: © 2010 JWT

အကယ္၍ (ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ ဘာသာျပန္ဆိုသည္)

1:14 PM | Posted by Unknown
(လူထုေခါင္းေဆာင္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ ၏ ၆၅ ႏွစ္ျပည့္ ေမြးေန႕မဂၤလာ
ကိုဂုဏ္ျပဳ ေသာအားျဖင့္ အဓိပတိၾကီး ေပးပို႕သည္)

(လူထုေခါင္းေဆာင္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ )

မင္းအသုိင္းအ၀ုိင္း တုန္လႈပ္ေျခာက္ျခားၿပီး
ဒါေတြဟာ မင္းေၾကာင့္လုိ႔ ၀ုိင္း၀န္းအျပစ္တင္ၾကတဲ့အခါ
မင္းဟာ တည္ၿငိမ္စြာနဲ႔ ရင္ဆုိင္ႏုိင္မယ္ဆုိရင္ . . .

အားလုံးက မင္းကုိ မယုံသကၤာျဖစ္လာတဲ့အခါ
သူတုိ႔ကုိ နားလည္စြာ ခြင့္လႊတ္ရင္းနဲ႔
မင္းကုိယ္မင္း ယုံၾကည္မႈ အျပည့္ရွိမယ္ဆုိရင္ . . .

ေစာင့္သင့္တဲ့အခ်ိန္ကုိ ေစာင့္ႏုိင္ၿပီး
အဲဒီအတြက္လည္း မေမာမပန္း ေနႏုိင္မယ္ဆုိရင္ . . .

မင္းရဲ႕အေၾကာင္း မဟုတ္မတရား မုသားစကားၾကားရတဲ့အခါ
မင္းကလည္း အလိမ္အညာေတြနဲ႔ မတုန္႔ျပန္ဘူးဆုိရင္ . . .

မင္းကုိ လူတကာက ၀ုိင္း၀န္းမုန္းတီးတဲ့အခါ
မင္းကလည္း အမုန္းေတြ ျပန္မပြားဘူးဆုိရင္ . . .

မင္းအေပၚ မလႊမ္းမုိးေစဘဲ
စိတ္ကူးႏုိင္မယ္ဆုိရင္ . . .

အေတြးအေခၚ စိတ္ကူးေတြဟာ
ေမွ်ာ္မွန္းခ်က္သက္သက္သာ မျဖစ္ေစဘဲ
ေတြးေခၚႏုိင္မယ္ဆုိရင္ . . .

ေအာင္ျမင္မႈသုခနဲ႔ ဆုံး႐ႈံးမႈဒုကၡေတြကုိ ၾကံဳေတြ႕ရတဲ့အခါ
တူညီေသာ ေလာကဓံတရားေတြပါလားရယ္လုိ႔
ခံယူထားႏုိင္မယ္ဆုိရင္ . . .

မင္းရဲ႕ အမွန္စကားေတြကုိ
လူလိမ္လူညာေတြက လွည့္စားေျပာင္းလဲၿပီး
မုသားအျဖစ္ ေထာင္ေခ်ာက္ဆင္ ညစ္တဲ့အခါ
မင္းဟာ တည္ၿငိမ္စြာနဲ႔ နာၾကားႏုိင္မယ္ဆုိရင္ . . .

အရိပ္တၾကည့္ၾကည့္နဲ႔ ျဖည့္ဆည္းခဲ့ရတဲ့ အရာရာကုိ
အင္မတန္မွေသးငယ္တဲ့ တန္ဆာပလာ အရာရာနဲ႔
ျပန္လည္တည္ေဆာက္ႏုိင္မယ္ဆုိရင္ . . .

တလွည့္တခါတည္းနဲ႔ ဆုံး႐ႈံးသြားခဲ့ရင္ . . .

အစကေန ျပန္စႏုိင္မယ္ဆုိရင္ . . .

ဘယ္ေသာအခါမွ ညည္းညဴမေနဘူးဆုိရင္ . . .

သူမ်ားတကာေတြ လုပ္ၿပီးသြားၾကလုိ႔
အခ်ိန္အေတာ္ၾကာမွ မင္းအလွည့္ေရာက္လာတဲ့အခါ
အားနဲ႔မာန္နဲ႔ ဇြဲသတၱိရွိရွိ ဆက္ႀကိဳးစားႏုိင္မယ္ဆုိရင္ . . .

မင္းမွာ စိတ္အင္အားကလြဲလုိ႔ ဘာဆုိဘာမွ မရွိေတာ့တဲ့အခါ
အဲဒီစိတ္အင္အားကုိ ခုိင္မာစြာနဲ႔ပဲ
လက္ဆုပ္လက္ကုိင္ ထားႏုိင္မယ္ဆုိရင္ . . .

လူေတြနဲ႔ ထိေတြ႕ဆက္ဆံ ေျပာဆုိတဲ့အခါ
ကုိယ္က်င့္သိကၡာကုိ ေစာင့္ထိန္းႏုိင္မယ္ဆုိရင္ . . .

မင္းဧကရာဇ္ေတြနဲ႔အတူ လမ္းေလွ်ာက္ေနရေပမယ့္
မာန္၊ မာန ေသြး မႂကြဘူးဆုိရင္ . . .

ရန္သူကျဖစ္ေစ၊ မိတ္ေဆြကျဖစ္ေစ
မင္းကုိ နာက်ည္းေအာင္ မလုပ္ႏုိင္ေစရင္ . . .

လူတုိင္းကုိ တန္ဖုိးထားေလးစားေပမယ့္
စြဲလမ္းမႈ သံေယာဇဥ္ေတြ ထားမေနဘူးဆုိရင္ . . .

တုိေတာင္းလွတဲ့ မပစ္ပယ္ႏုိင္တဲ့ တမိနစ္အတြင္းမွာ
အဓိပၸာယ္ရွိတဲ့ စကၠန္႔ေျခာက္ဆယ္အျဖစ္ အသုံးခ်ႏုိင္မယ္ဆုိရင္ . . .

မင္းဟာ အရာရာရွိတဲ့ အရာရာျဖစ္တဲ့ ကမာၻႀကီးကုိ ဆုပ္ကုိင္လုိ႔
အရာရာ ဘာမဆုိ မင္းစြမ္းႏုိင္ၿပီေပါ့
အဲဒီေတာ့ မင္းဟာလည္း ေယာက္်ားေကာင္းတေယာက္ပဲေပါ့။ ။

(ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ ဘာသာျပန္ဆိုသည္)

မရွိခဏ ( ေရးသူ - မင္းကိုႏိုင္ )

1:13 PM | Posted by Unknown
မရွိခဏ ( ေရးသူ - မင္းကိုႏိုင္ )

ေက်ာင္းသားေခါင္းေဆာင္ မင္းကိုႏိုင္

ေႁမႊႀကီးလို႕သာ နဂါးျဖစ္လာတာ
ေထာင္ျပစရာ အေမာက္က မရွိဘူး။

လက္ဖ၀ါးမို႕သာ အေရးအေၾကာင္းပါလာ
မာန္တက္စရာ ထီးရိုးမရွိဘူး။

ကိုယ္စီ ခတ္ကြင္းျပင္ၾက
ျမစ္ထဲေတာ့ ၀င္လာတာပဲ
ေရတံခြန္ႀကီး ဘြားကနဲ ျမင္ေတာ့မွ
အစုန္သမားက လန္႕ေအာ္
အဆန္သမားက ဆက္မေလွာ္ ႏိုင္ေတာ့ဘူး။

ႏွစ္ကူးလို႕သာ ဂဏန္းႀကီးလာတာ
တကယ္ျပစရာ အသက္လဲ မရွိဘူး။

လႈပ္ရွားေနလို႕သာ ဘ၀လို႕ေခၚရတာ
ေဖၚျပစရာ အဓိပၸါယ္လဲ မရွိဘူး။ ။


( ေက်ာင္းသားေခါင္းေဆာင္ ကိုမင္းကိုႏုိင္ ပထမအႀကိမ္ ႏွစ္ရွည္ေထာင္ဒဏ္ က်ခံေနခဲ့ရစဥ္ စစ္ေတြေထာင္တြင္း ေရးစပ္ခဲ့ၿပီး ေထာင္ျပင္ကိုခိုးထုတ္ခဲ့ရတဲ
့ ကဗ်ာ။ )

BURMA: The House on Stilts - TIME

1:27 AM | Posted by Unknown

Prime Minister U Nu, a Buddhist layman of unusual piety, will casually refer to Communists as "Kwe-Ma-Tha," meaning "dog-bitch-sons."

(၆၅) ႏွစ္ျပည့္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ေမြးေန႔အမွတ္တရ ဆရာႀကီး ဦး၀င္းတင္ လက္မွတ္ေရးထိုးထားသည့္ ဓာတ္ပံု

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 11:27 PM | Posted by Unknown

ျပည္တြင္းရဲေဘာ္တဦး ေပးပို႔သည္

NLD ပါတီ ဒု-ဥကၠဌ သူရဦးတင္ဦးႏွင့္ ဆရာႀကီး ဦး၀င္းတင္ HIV/AIDS ေ၀ဒနာ သည္မ်ားထံ သြားေရာက္၍ အားေပးစကားေျပာၾကား၊ အမွတ္တရ သစ္ပင္စိုက္

11:22 PM | Posted by Unknown