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Myanmar monks fight ‘threat’ to Shwedagon pagoda

The Shwedagon Pagoda, a giant gold pagoda 99m (324ft) tall, is one of Myanmar’s most famous Buddhist landmarks.

It is currently at the centre of a campaign by monks to stop proposals for a luxury residential and retail complex close by, in Myanmar’s main city Yangon.

As the BBC’s Jonah Fisher reports, the land is owned by the Burmese army, which is determined the project will go ahead.

BBC/Myanmar monks fight ‘threat’ to Shwedagon pagoda

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China Hosts Visiting Daw Aung San Suu Kyi with Star-Studded Welcome

On 11 June 2015, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met with China’s President Xi Jinping.

China’s President Xi Jinping said Myanmar’s Opposition Leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visits to China would help promote ties between two countries and two parties.

Xi Jinping proposed that China would always view the two countries’ ties from a strategic and long-term perspective, regardless of DOMESTIC CHANGES.

She is also scheduled to meet with Premier Li Keqiang.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meeting Chinese President

China describes Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as a “renowned politician in Myanmar and beyond,” and hopes her five-day visit staring from June 10, 2015 will “enhance mutual understanding and promote cooperation and friendly relations between China and Myanmar”.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on June 10, 2015 met also with Wang Jiarui, a senior official of the Chinese Communist Party, shortly after touching down in the Chinese capital, according to China’s state-run media. Wang is vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and head of the International Department of the Communist Party’s Central Committee.

A spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said at a briefing on 9 June 2015 that the visit was intended to “further enhance mutual understanding between the two parties, and move forward the China-Myanmar friendly and cooperative relations.”

China’s state-run Global Times was saying Daw Aung San Suu Kyi would “become a good friend of China’s.”

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Myanmar: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to visit China

Irritated With Myanmar, China to Woo Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi

BEIJING: Chinese leaders will woo Myanmar’s opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on her first visit to the country, a snub for the quasi-military government whose fighting with rebels along China’s border has angered Beijing.

But the visit will also be awkward for China’s ruling Communist Party which has invited Suu Kyi, as her fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo remains in jail and Chinese President Xi Jinping is overseeing a sweeping crackdown on dissent.

Activists are putting pressure on Suu Kyi to make some reference to Liu’s detention during the visit, and if she does, it will be a huge embarrassment for Beijing.

Suu Kyi will meet Xi and Premier Li Keqiang on the June 10-14 trip, according to her National League for Democracy (NLD), although China has kept details under wraps and it is not known if she will make any public appearances.

Since taking power in March 2011, Myanmar’s reformist government has sought to decrease the heavy dependence on China that grew when Myanmar was a pariah state under military rule.

Beijing has watched nervously as the United States lifted some sanctions and engaged with the semi-civilian government.

But China has been keen to reach out to Suu Kyi.

The NLD is expected to do well in a general election in November, the first free vote in the country for 25 years.

Suu Kyi is excluded from the presidency under a military-drafted constitution, but her power and influence will grow if the NLD performs as well as expected.

The China-Myanmar relationship has been strained this year as stray army shells from fighting between the Myanmar government and ethnic Chinese rebels killed at least five people in China’s southwestern Yunnan province in March.

Lin Xixing, a Myanmar expert at Guangzhou’s Jinan University, said China was fed up with the government ignoring their protests on the border violence.

“Perhaps Aung San Suu Kyi can bring her influence to bear on ending the conflict,” Lin said, adding it was highly unusual for Xi to meet any kind of foreign opposition figure.

“In any case, it will be good to have her here to get to know her and explain our policy towards Myanmar.”

Chinese state media has praised Suu Kyi ahead of her arrival, saying that with Myanmar’s democratisation the old certainties about the reliability of Sino-Myanmar ties were no longer there.

“We believe that Aung San Suu Kyi will become a good friend of China’s,” the Global Times, an influential tabloid published by the Communist Party’s official People’s Daily, wrote in an editorial.

The official Xinhua news agency added in its own commentary that it was important Suu Kyi develop “a very thorough understanding of the special bond between the two countries”.

Suu Kyi led the NLD to a sweeping victory in general elections in 1990, but the military government refused to recognize the results.

She became an international icon after winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 and spent most of the next two decades under house arrest where she continued to resist Myanmar’s military rulers. She was freed in 2010.

Phyo Zayar Thaw, one of the two MPs travelling with Suu Kyi, said that he did not know if issues of human rights would be raised.

Hu Jia, a Chinese prominent dissident and close friend of Liu Xiaobo, told Reuters that if Suu Kyi does not call for Liu’s release, “it will bring some degree of regret”.

“Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi is a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and in Chinese prison, there sits another Nobel Peace Prize Laureate,” he said. “This is an unavoidable topic for the Chinese Communist Party and is extremely embarrassing.”

http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/irritated-with-myanmar-china-to-woo-opposition-leader-aung-san-suu-kyi-770108

Boat People are NOT only Myanmar Problem

The international community should aware that this is not only Myanmar/Burma problem but also this is Bangladesh’s problem since majority of these people are Bengalis from Bangladesh. International community shouldn’t push Myanmar/Burma alone to take the responsibility but should help her to set out the practical solutions to sort out the root causes. By pressuring Myanmar (alone no matter what) to give citizenships to Boat people (whether they are from Bangladesh or not) is not the possible solution.

Bengali Boat People

These very Boat people who are saying they are from Burma (even though mostly they are not) so that they can claim asylum/refugees in thrid countries so that they can resettle in developed countries like in EU, UK or USA. This is the main reason why they are migrating from their motherland Bangladesh. In several medias, we can clearly see that Boat people are from Bangladesh. We believe that this is not right to pressure Burma/Myanmar alone blaming everything. This is the global problem of which all the countries need to share the responsibilities.

The consequences of Rapid population growth, absolute poverty and economic crisis in Bangladesh is the breeding ground for the human traffickers to smuggle Bengalis from Bangladesh out by Boat to escape from Bangladesh is the root cause and we need to find the best possible solutions to sort out these root causes.

As far as we know, Myanmar government is cooperating to help Boat people from Bangladesh.

Ohn Mar Oo

Hotels Links

Myanmar hotels are running at an average 80-90 percent of occupancy rate.

We recommend guests book at least six months in advance.

The message to tourists is clear: book your accommodation well before you fly, especially during the peak season from November to February.

Myanmar’s Ministry of Tourism estimates there are 8,000 hotel rooms in Yangon, of which 1,500 to 2,500 are of international standard.

Officially, the country has six five-star, 17 four-star, 83 three-star, 116 two-star and 102 one-star hotels as well as ministry-approved 599 hotels, motels and inns.
The combined capacity is 38,722 rooms, but still some distance off to meet the growing holiday travel demand.

More than 70% of all arrivals are from Asia, with Thailand the leading supplier followed by China.

Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, Bagan and Inlay regions have seen an influx of tourists and this is encouraging foreign companies to invest in the hotel sector.

Myanmar’s hotel and tourism industry is fifth among the top sectors that attract the most foreign investment. Others are energy, oil and gas, manufacturing and mining.

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႔ဦးတင္ဦးေျပာတာကေတာ့ သမၼတကတစ္ခ်ိန္တုန္းက သူတုိင္းမွဴးဘ၀တုန္းကလံုျခံဳေရးအရာရွိလုပ္ခဲ့ဖူးတယ္။

ျမန္မာသံေတာ္ဆင့္ (၁၄) ႀကိမ္ေျမာက္ ႐ံုးခ်ိန္းတြင္ အမ်ဳိးသားဒီမိုကေရစီအဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္နာယက ဦးတင္ဦးက တရားစြဲခံထားရသူမ်ား၏ သက္ေသအျဖစ္ ထြက္ဆုိ အစစ္ေဆးခံ
ဒီေန ႔ဦးတင္ဦးေျပာတာကေတာ့ ဦးမ်ဳိးရန္ေနာင္သိန္း အင္တာဗ်ဴးပါၿပီးေနာက္ တစ္ပတ္ၾကာေတာ့ ဦးတင္ဦးနဲ႔ ေမးတဲ့သတင္းေပါ့။ ေမးတဲ့သတင္း ထပ္ပါတယ္။   မ်ဳိးရန္ေနာင္သိန္းက ဒီလိုေျပာတယ္။ သမၼတက ဗရမ္းဗတာ၊ ဗရြတ္ရႊတ္တေျပာေတာ့ ဦးတင္ဦးက အဲဒါကို ထပ္ေထာက္ခံတဲ့ သေဘာေျပာတာ။ ႐ံုးေတာ္ေရွ႕မွာ ထြက္တာက ကြၽန္ေတာ္က သမၼတကို တမင္ထိခုိက္ေစခ်င္တဲ့ ဆႏၵနဲေျပာတာ မဟုတ္ဘူး။ အာဃာတနဲ႔ ေျပာတာမဟုတ္ဘူး။ သမၼတက တစ္ခ်ိန္တုန္းက သူတုိင္းမွဴးဘ၀တုန္းက လံုျခံဳေရးအရာရွိ လုပ္ခဲ့ဖူးတယ္။ အဲဒီတုန္းက ဗိုလ္ႀကီးအဆင့္ေလာက္ရွိတယ္။ သူ႔ရဲ႕ ရဲေဘာ္ရဲဘက္လည္းျဖစ္ တပည့္တပန္းလည္းျဖစ္ေတာ့ စစ္သားအခ်င္းခ်င္း ေစတနာနဲ႔ေျပာတာ။ ဒီလုိ ေပါေတာေတာအျဖစ္ခံရတာ မေကာင္းဘူးေပါ့။ ကြၽန္ေတာ္က အဲဒီသေဘာနဲ႔ေျပာတာ။
တရားစြဲခံထားရသူမ်ား၏ သက္ေသအျဖစ္ ထြက္ဆိုေသာ NLD နာယက ဦးတင္ဦး၊ သံေတာ္ဆင့္ဂ်ာနယ္မွ တရားစြဲခံထားရသူမ်ားႏွင့္ ဥပေဒအက်ဳိးေဆာင္တို႔ကို ေမ ၁၂ ရက္က ပုဗၺသီရိၿမိဳ႕နယ္တရား႐ုံးေရွ႕တြင္ ေတြ႕ရစဥ္ (ဓာတ္ပံု-ေဇယ်ာထြန္း)
ေမ ၁၂ ရက္က ျမန္မာသံေတာ္ဆင့္ (၁၄) ႀကိမ္ေျမာက္႐ံုးခ်ိန္းတြင္ တရားစြဲခံထားရသူမ်ား၏ သက္ေသျဖစ္သည့္ အမ်ဳိးသားဒီမိုကေရစီအဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္နာယက ဦးတင္ဦးအား ပုဗၺသီရိၿမိဳ႕နယ္တရား႐ံုး၌ စစ္ေဆးခဲ့ေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။
အဆိုပါ (၁၄) ႀကိမ္ေျမာက္႐ံုးခ်ိန္းတြင္ တရားစြဲခံထားရသူမ်ား၏ သက္ေသအျဖစ္ လိုက္ပါေဆာင္ရြက္ခဲ့ေသာ ဦးတင္ဦးအား ပုဗၺသီရိၿမိဳ႕နယ္တရား႐ံုး၌ တစ္နာရီေက်ာ္ၾကာအထိ စစ္ေဆးခဲ့ေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။
“ဒီေန႔ ဦးတင္ဦးကို စစ္ေဆးတယ္။ သူ႔ရဲ႕ထြက္ဆိုခ်က္ေတြက ေကာင္းပါတယ္။ အာဏာပိုင္ေခါင္းေဆာင္ေတြက အေရထူရမယ္ေပါ့။ ေ၀ဖန္တာကို ခံႏုိင္ရမယ္ဆိုတဲ့သေဘာမ်ဳိး ေျပာသြားပါတယ္။ ဒီအမႈနဲ႔ပတ္သက္ၿပီး တရားခံျပသက္ေသႏွစ္ေယာက္ပဲ က်န္ပါေတာ့တယ္”ဟု တရားလႊတ္ေတာ္ေရွ႕ေန ဦးေဇာ္လင္းက ေျပာၾကားသည္။
“ဒီေန ႔ဦးတင္ဦးေျပာတာကေတာ့ ဦးမ်ဳိးရန္ေနာင္သိန္း အင္တာဗ်ဴးပါၿပီးေနာက္ တစ္ပတ္ၾကာေတာ့ ဦးတင္ဦးနဲ႔ ေမးတဲ့သတင္းေပါ့။ ေမးတဲ့သတင္း ထပ္ပါတယ္။   မ်ဳိးရန္ေနာင္သိန္းက ဒီလိုေျပာတယ္။ သမၼတက ဗရမ္းဗတာ၊ ဗရြတ္ရႊတ္တေျပာေတာ့ ဦးတင္ဦးက အဲဒါကို ထပ္ေထာက္ခံတဲ့ သေဘာေျပာတာ။ ႐ံုးေတာ္ေရွ႕မွာ ထြက္တာက ကြၽန္ေတာ္က သမၼတကို တမင္ထိခုိက္ေစခ်င္တဲ့ ဆႏၵနဲေျပာတာ မဟုတ္ဘူး။ အာဃာတနဲ႔ ေျပာတာမဟုတ္ဘူး။ သမၼတက တစ္ခ်ိန္တုန္းက သူတုိင္းမွဴးဘ၀တုန္းက လံုျခံဳေရးအရာရွိ လုပ္ခဲ့ဖူးတယ္။ အဲဒီတုန္းက ဗိုလ္ႀကီးအဆင့္ေလာက္ရွိတယ္။ သူ႔ရဲ႕ ရဲေဘာ္ရဲဘက္လည္းျဖစ္ တပည့္တပန္းလည္းျဖစ္ေတာ့ စစ္သားအခ်င္းခ်င္း ေစတနာနဲ႔ေျပာတာ။ ဒီလုိ ေပါေတာေတာအျဖစ္ခံရတာ မေကာင္းဘူးေပါ့။ ကြၽန္ေတာ္က အဲဒီသေဘာနဲ႔ေျပာတာ။ ေနာက္ၿပီး ဦးတင္ဦးေျပာတာက အစိုးရအာဏာပုိင္ေတြက သူတို႔ကုိထိရင္ စပ္စပ္ထိမခံႏုိင္ဘူး။ သူ႔တုိ႔ဘက္က်ေတာ့ ကြၽန္ေတာ္တုိ႔ကို တစ္ခ်ိန္တုန္းက ေရးလိုက္ေျပာလိုက္တာေတြက ရစရာမရွိေအာင္ ေရးတယ္။ ပက္ပက္ဆက္ဆက္ေျပာတယ္။ ဆိုးဆိုးရြားရြား ရင့္ရင့္သီးသီး ေရးတယ္ေပါ့။ ႏုိင္ငံပိုင္သတင္းစာေတြမွာ ေနာက္ ကာတြန္းေတြမွာလည္း ခ်ဳိးခ်ဳိးဖဲ့ဖဲ့ ရင့္ရင့္သီးသီး ကာတြန္းေတြေရးၿပီး ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ပုံကို ဂါ၀န္ႀကီးနဲ႔ ၊ ေျပာခ်င္တာကေတာ့ ဘိုမေပါ့ဗ်ာ။ ဘုိနဲ႔ညားတယ္လုိ႔ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ ဂါ၀န္ႀကီးကို ကြၽန္ေတာ္တုိ႔အဖြဲ႕၀င္ေတြက ဆြဲၿပီး ေနာက္ကလိုက္ေနတဲ႔ပံုေပါ့။ မိန္းမထဘီနားခိုလုိက္တဲ့ ပံုစံမ်ဳိးေပါ့။ ကြၽန္ေတာ္တုိ႔က သည္းခံပါတယ္။ အမ်ဳိးသားျပန္လည္သင့္ျမတ္ေရးေၾကာင့္ ပုဂၢိဳလ္ေရးထိခိုက္တာေတြကုိ သည္းခံပါတယ္။ ေနာက္ ႏုိင္ငံေတာ္အႀကီးအကဲဆိုတာ နာယကဂုဏ္ေျခာက္ပါးနဲ႔ ညီဖုိ႔လုိတယ္။ အရည္ထူရမွာေပါ့။ ကိုယ့္ရဲ႕ ႏုိင္ငံေရးဆန္႔က်င္ဘက္က ေ၀ဖန္ေ၀ဖန္၊ မီဒီယာကပဲ ေ၀ဖန္ေ၀ဖန္၊ ျပည္သူကပဲ ေ၀ဖန္ေ၀ဖန္ ဒီေ၀ဖန္တာကို ခံႏုိင္ရည္ရွိရမယ္။ နာယကဂုဏ္ေျခာက္ပါးဆုိတာကိုလည္း ႐ံုးေရွ႕မွာအစစ္ခံရင္း ထည့္ေျပာသြားပါတယ္”ဟု တရားလႊတ္ေတာ္ေရွ႕ေန ဦးေဇာ္လင္းက တရား႐ံုး၌ ဦးတင္ဦး ထြက္ဆိုခဲ့သည္မ်ားႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္၍ ျပန္လည္ေျပာၾကားခဲ့သည္။
တရားစြဲခံထားရသူမ်ား၏ သက္ေသအျဖစ္ လာေရာက္ထြက္ဆုိသည့္ အမ်ဳိးသားဒီမိုကေရစီအဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္နာယက ဦးတင္ဦးအား  ေတြ႕ရစဥ္
ျမန္မာသံေတာ္ဆင့္ဂ်ာနယ္မွ တရားစြဲခံထားရသူမ်ား၏ သက္ေသအျဖစ္ အမ်ဳိးသားဒီမိုကေရစီအဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္နာယက ဦးတင္ဦးအား စစ္ေဆးခဲ့ၿပီး ေနာက္လာမည့္႐ံုးခ်ိန္းမ်ားတြင္ တရားစြဲခံထားရသူမ်ား၏ သက္ေသႏွစ္ဦးျဖစ္သည့္ ေဒါက္တာေဒၚညိဳညိဳသင္း ႏွင့္ ဦးမ်ဳိးရန္ေနာင္သိန္းတို႔အား ထပ္မံစစ္ေဆးသြားမည္ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။
သမၼတ၏ ဂုဏ္သိကၡာထိခိုက္ေစသည္ဟုဆိုကာ ျမန္မာသံေတာ္ဆင့္ဂ်ာနယ္ ထုတ္ေ၀သူမွ ျဖန္႔ခ်ိေရးအထိ ၁၁ ဦးအား အမႈ အမွတ္ ၇၈၅/၂၀၁၄ သတင္းမီဒီယာဥပေဒ ပုဒ္မ ၂၅(ခ)ျဖင့္ ျပန္ၾကားေရး၀န္ႀကီးဌာန ဒုတိယညႊန္ၾကားေရးမွဴးခ်ဳပ္ (႐ံုးအဖြဲ႕မွဴး) က တရားလိုျပဳလုပ္၍ တရားစဲြဆိုခဲ့သည္။
ျမန္မာသံေတာ္ဆင့္ဂ်ာနယ္ ထုတ္ေ၀သူမွ ဂ်ာနယ္ျဖန္႔ခ်ိေရးအထိ ၁၁ ဦးအား ၂၀၁၄ ခုႏွစ္ ႏို၀င္ဘာ ၁၄ ရက္တြင္ ပုဗၺသီရိၿမိဳ႕နယ္တရား႐ံုးတြင္ ပထမဆံုးအႀကိမ္ ႐ံုးထုတ္စစ္ေဆးခဲ့ေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။
အဆိုပါ ျမန္မာသံေတာ္ဆင့္ဂ်ာနယ္ ထုတ္ေ၀သူမွ ျဖန္႔ခ်ိေရးအထိ ၁၁ ဦး၏ (၁၅)ႀကိမ္ေျမာက္႐ံုးခ်ိန္းကို ေမ ၂၆ ရက္သုိ႔ ထပ္မံခ်ိန္းဆိုခဲ့ေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။


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ကိုယ္ပိုင္အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ခြင့္ႏွင့္အတူ ကိုယ္ပိုင္တရားစီရင္ေရးေကာ္မတီ၊ ကိုယ္ပိုင္ေထာင္တုိ႔ျဖင့္ ဖြဲ႕စည္းထားေသာ UWSP တစ္ပါတီတည္းကသာ အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္စီမံေနေသာ ‘၀’က ၎တြင္ ျပည္သူအင္အား ေျခာက္သိန္းမွ်ရွိေၾကာင္း၊ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံရွိ က်န္ေဒသအမ်ားစုထက္ပင္ ၿမိဳ႕ေတာ္ပန္ဆန္းက ပိုဖြံ႕ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္လ်က္ရွိေၾကာင္း၊ ပထ၀ီ၀င္အားသာမႈေၾကာင့္ စစ္ေရးအရ အားသာသည့္အေနအထားရွိေၾကာင္း၊ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးယူျခင္း၏ ရလဒ္အျဖစ္ ေဒသဖံြ႕ၿဖိဳးေရးကို အျခားေဒသမ်ား၊ အျခားအဖြဲ႕မ်ားထက္ ပိုေဆာင္ရြက္ႏိုင္ေၾကာင္း ဂုဏ္ယူစြာေျပာၾကားတတ္ၾကသည္။

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