“The Magic Pool” – Campaign Video for a Better Tourism in Burma
January 6, 2013 – 2:43 pm | Comments Off

This spot entitled The Magic Pool was produced in Burma by the director Moe Thorn, featuring in the main role Adam Fraser as tourist. Please watch and share!

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Burma turns hostile to Indian Separatist Groups
September 19, 2011 – 4:02 pm | Comments Off
Burma turns hostile to Indian Separatist Groups

The militant outfits from Northeast India, who are operating from the jungles of northern Burma (Myanmar), have a hard time ahead.  As India and Burma have strengthened its strategic relationship, it is understood that Indian …

Tags: arm tradeIndiaTatmadaw

Indian People’s win inspires Burmese Activists
August 28, 2011 – 4:55 pm | Comments Off
Indian People’s win inspires Burmese Activists

Finally the Indian Parliament has bowed down to listen to people’s voice on corruption and resolved to frame a strong anti-corruption legislation. Following a massive protest spread across the sub continent led by Gandhian Anna …

Nobel Support for a Noble Cause
August 22, 2011 – 4:14 pm | Comments Off
Nobel Support for a Noble Cause

As India is uprising against corruption, the Nobel laureate Burmese pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has extended her support to the movement. The largest democracy in the globe has witnessed a second Freedom …

Activists Condemn India’s Arm Deal with Burma
July 24, 2011 – 2:49 pm | Comments Off
Activists Condemn India’s Arm Deal with Burma

The Burmese exiles living in India and their sympathizers had recently come to the street of India’s national capital to lodge a stronger protest against the government for supplying arms and ammunitions to the semi-military …

Tags: arm tradeIndia

The Burmese Opposition, Squeezed in a Nutshell
June 25, 2011 – 12:31 pm | Comments Off
The Burmese Opposition, Squeezed in a Nutshell

Today I was pointed to a French website with much interesting material about Burma.
One item caught my attention first (since my knowledge of French is shamefully underdeveloped): A graphical animation of the political landscape in …

Change: That is not happening in Burma
May 19, 2011 – 3:18 pm | One Comment
Change: That is not happening in Burma

While the world media reports with the factual supports from various sources inside and outside Burma (Myanmar) that the poverty stricken country is changing, but in realty that exactly is not happening in the so-called …

My Reply to So-called “Asian Values”
May 14, 2011 – 10:25 pm | Comments Off
My Reply to So-called “Asian Values”

I am not going to write about the real Asian values, the values of the people of Asia. I figure it is impossible even to grasp their variety. What I rather have in mind to …

Tags: ASEANAsian valuesBurmaChinademocracyhuman rights

New Campaigns for Burma’s Political Prisoners
May 3, 2011 – 12:01 pm | Comments Off
New Campaigns for Burma’s Political Prisoners

In Burma there are still over 2,200 political prisoners. As long as they are not free, no change to democracy in Burma can be credible. Similarly, as Zinn Linn pointed out, there is no democracy …

The Good Government of Myanmar
April 19, 2011 – 9:18 am | Comments Off
The Good Government of Myanmar

I just came across an article in the Irrawaddy, published yesterday, where one paragraph caught my attention:
“Sources inside Burma said that rumors are spreading that the new government will in fact release a large …

Tags: defianceNaypyidawregimeŠvejkthein sein

Think Local: Digital Divide and Censorship
February 12, 2011 – 10:57 am | Comments Off
Think Local: Digital Divide and Censorship

“The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.”
John Gilmore

This famous quote draws its confidence from a rather idealist view on a technique that is employed for the Internet to work the way we …

Scratching Where the Hand Reaches
January 26, 2011 – 11:57 am | Comments Off
Scratching Where the Hand Reaches

The Burmese news outlet Irrawaddy has reported on cuts to the Democratic Voice of Burma’s budget, while DVB itself deplores the end of Irrawaddy’s printed magazine. Will the future of Burmese exile media – or, …

Sanctions Revisited: Some Thoughts on the Relevance of Messages
January 19, 2011 – 11:30 pm | Comments Off
Sanctions Revisited: Some Thoughts on the Relevance of Messages

In her article, “Now is Not the Time to Lift Sanctions”, Sina Schüssler highlights some aspects of sanction politics that are only too often being overlooked. While sanctions are commonly considered a merely economic tool …

justice and injustice
December 29, 2010 – 12:52 pm | Comments Off
Ko Htike’s prosaic collection
December 29, 2010 – 12:49 pm | Comments Off
He Who Pays the Piper Calls the Tune
December 23, 2010 – 3:27 pm | One Comment
He Who Pays the Piper Calls the Tune

While academic research should be done in a way that is unbiased and transparent and that enables others to reproduce the results, it is old news that academia, just like jurisdiction, is no Garden of …

Tags: academiaChinaGermanyidealismphilosophy

Interview on Burma’s nuclear ambitions, pt. 1
October 22, 2010 – 8:59 pm | Comments Off
Interview on Burma’s nuclear ambitions, pt. 1

Interview with Burmese dissident Dr Zarni – Interviewer Khun Kavi Chongkittavorn, Assistant Group Editor of The Nation, The Nation TV On Burma-Thailand relations, the Burmese Regime’s alleged nuclear and missile programs, etc

Interview on Burma’s elections, pt. 1
October 22, 2010 – 7:03 pm | Comments Off
Interview on Burma’s elections, pt. 1

Interview with Burmese dissident Dr Zarni – Interviewer Khun Kavi Chongkittavorn, Assistant Group Editor of The Nation, The Nation TV On Burma-Thailand relations, the Burmese Regime’s alleged nuclear and missile programs, etc

Irrawaddy Blog
October 14, 2010 – 2:23 am | Comments Off
Myanmar Blogger
October 13, 2010 – 1:13 pm | Comments Off

Nay Phone Latt’s blog.

Czech media to cover Burma’s November election
October 11, 2010 – 11:40 pm | Comments Off
Czech media to cover Burma’s November election

A report by Mizzima News TV.