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ျပည္ေထာင္စုျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအမ်ိဳးသားညြန္႕ေပါင္းအစိုးရမွ ၆၂ ႏွစ္ေျမာက္ ခ်င္းအမ်ိဳးသားေန႕သို႕ ေပးပို႕သည့္ ဂုဏ္ျပဳသ၀ဏ္လႊာ

၂၀၁၀ ခုႏွစ္ ေဖေဖၚ၀ါရီလ (၂၀)ရက္ေန႕သည္ မဂၤလာအေပါင္းႏွင့္ ျပည့္စုံေသာ (၆၂)ႏွစ္ေျမာက္ “ခ်င္းအမ်ိဳးသားေန႕”ျဖစ္ေပသည္။ ခ်င္းအမ်ိဳးသားမ်ား၏ ဤသမိုင္း၀င္ ေန႕ျမတ္တြင္ ခ်င္းအမ်ိဳးသားေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ား၊ ခ်င္းေတာ္လွန္ေရးရဲေဘာ္မ်ားႏွင့္တကြ ခ်င္းတိုင္းရင္းသား ျပည္သူ တရပ္လုံး ကိုယ္စိတ္ႏွစ္ျဖာ က်န္းမာ ခ်မ္းသာၾကေစေၾကာင္းႏွင့္ ခ်င္းအမ်ိဳးသားတို႕၏ “ကိုယ့္ၾကမၼာ ကိုယ္ဖန္တီးခြင့္ႀကိဳးပမ္းမႈ” အျမန္ဆုံး ေအာင္ျမင္ပါေစေၾကာင္း ေလးနက္စြာ ဆုေတာင္းေမတၲာပို႕သ အပ္ပါသည္။ ျဗိတိသွ်နယ္ခ်ဲ႕သမား၏ က်ဴးေက်ာ္စစ္ (၃)ႀကိမ္ျပဳၿပီးေနာက္၊ အျခားတိုင္းရင္းသားမ်ား နည္းတူ၊ ခ်င္းတိုင္းရင္းသားတို႕လည္း နယ္ခ်ဲ႕ လက္ေအာက္ က်ေရာက္ခဲ့ရသည္။ ဦး၀မ္းသူေမာင္ အစရွိေသာ ပညာတတ္ ခ်င္းလူငယ္မ်ား၏ ဦးေဆာင္မႈျဖင့္ ၁၉၃၃ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ “ခ်င္းအမ်ိဳးသား မ်ား စည္းလုံးညီညြတ္ေရးအဖြဲ႕” ကို ဖြဲ႕၍ “ဒို႕ဗမာအစည္းအရုံး” ႏွင့္ ဆက္သြယ္ကာ၊ နယ္ခ်ဲ႕ေတာ္လွန္ေရးတြင္ ေရွ႕တန္းမွ ပါ၀င္ခဲ့ၾကသည္။ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ေအာင္ဆန္းအပါအ၀င္ […]

February 20, 2010  •  By National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

56 groups issue open letter demanding justice for workers on strike in Burma

Fifty-six groups issued an open letter to Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary General of ASEAN, calling on the regional body and its member countries to closely monitor the current situation at the Hlaing Tharyar industrial zone in Rangoon, and ensure that workers’ rights are recognized and respected. The letter also calls on ASEAN and ASEAN member […]

February 19, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s 2008 Constitution: An Obstacle to Free and Fair Elections in 2010?

On February 18, 2010, the National Council of the Union of Burma (NCUB) hosted an expert panel to address how the SPDC’s 2008 Constitution will serve as an obstacle to free and fair elections in Burma, as well as to democratic reform. Panelists Meghan E. Stewart, Esq., Professor David C. Williams, and Myint Soe discussed how a free and fair election is presently unattainable because the 2008 Constitution is inherently anti-democratic.[…]

February 19, 2010  •  By National Council of the Union of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Partnership Launches New Website

Burma Partnership launched a new website today, designed to be a useful tool for governments, journalists, researchers, and especially activists from Burma and all over the world. The site is available at www.burmapartnership.org. The new website brings together voices from inside Burma, especially those that are heavily restricted, and presents activities and opinions from groups […]

February 18, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

UN expert on migrants raises alarm on threat of massive deportations from Thailand

The UN human rights expert on the human rights of migrants, Jorge A. Bustamante, today raised serious concerns about the nationality verification process in Thailand and warned that its implementation in its current form may lead to forced deportation of a great number of migrants, in breach of fundamental human rights obligations. “A potentially large […]

February 18, 2010  •  By United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Stateless Rohingya victims of violent crackdown in Bangladesh

A violent crackdown against stateless Rohingya in Bangladesh is forcing thousands of people to flee in fear. Driven from their homes throughout Cox’s Bazaar district by local authorities and citizens, many have sought refuge at Kutupalong makeshift camp. Here, medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is treating victims of beatings and harassment, including people the Bangladeshi Border Force has attempted to forcibly repatriate to Myanmar. As camp numbers continue to swell, conditions pose a significant risk to people’s health.

In a report released today, February 18, 2010, MSF calls for an immediate end to the violence, along with urgent measures by the Government of Bangladesh and United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to increase protection to Rohingya seeking asylum in the country.

February 18, 2010  •  By Medecins Sans Frontiers  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

အက်ဥ္းသားမ်ား အခြင့္အေရး ေတာင္းဆုိခ်က္

အက်ဥ္းသားမ်ားအေနျဖင္႔ ေအာက္ပါအခြင့္အေရးမ်ားကို သက္ဆုိင္ရာေထာင္အာဏာပိုင္မ်ားထံသုိ႔ ၁ရ.၂.၂၀၁၀ ေန႔မွစ၍ ေတာင္းဆုိလုိက္သည္။ ၁။ သတင္းစာအပါအဝင္ စာေပဖတ္ရႈခြင့္ ျပည့္ျပည့္ဝဝရရွိေရး ၂။ က်န္းမာေရး ေစာင္႔ေရွာက္မႈ ျပည့္ျပည့္ဝဝရရွိေရး ၃။ အက်ဥ္းသားအားလုံး ပိုမုိေကာင္းမြန္ေသာ အစားအေသာက္ရရွိေရး ၄။ ႏုိင္ငံေရးအက်ဥ္းသားမ်ား အေဆာင္ပရဝုဏ္အတြင္း ေထာင္ပိ္တ္ခ်ိန္မွအပ အခ်ိန္ျပည့္သြားလာႏုိင္ေရး ၅။ စာေပ ေရးသားေလ့က်င့္ခြင့္ ရရွိေရး။ ေတာင္းဆုိရသည္႔အေၾကာင္းအရင္းမ်ား အခ်က္ ၁။ ။ သြင္းပို႔ေသာ စာအုပ္၊ မဂၢဇင္း၊ ဂ်ာနယ္ စသည္မ်ားကို တပါတ္၊ ဆယ္ရက္ၾကာမွ် ၾက့ံၾကာျခင္း၊ စာအုပ္မ်ားတြင္ ဆုတ္ၿဖဲပယ္ဖ်က္ျခင္း၊ ျဖတ္ေတာက္ျခင္း၊ သတင္းစာပုံမွန္မရရွိျခင္း၊ တခါတရံ လုံးဝမရျခင္း၊ ၂ရက္၃ရက္ၾကာမွ ရရွိျခင္း။ အခ်က္ ၂။ ။ ေသာက္ေဆး၊ ထုိးေဆး လုံေလာက္စြာမရျခင္း၊ ဆရာဝန္ႏွင့္ေတြ႔ရန္ ခက္ခဲၾက့ံၾကာျခင္း။ […]

February 17, 2010  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Letter from Insein Prison: Demands for Prisoner’s Rights

We, as prisoners, demand the following rights to the authorities: To read books including news papers To get proper medical treatment To get better foods for all prisoners To be free to go out of our  cell in our compound, except during closing time of the prison To write and have access to paper and […]

February 17, 2010  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

New Attacks on Karen Require International Response

The Karen National Union (KNU) calls upon the international community to demand an immediate end to a new major military offensive against innocent Karen civilians.

Even though Senior General Than Shwe continues making promises to hold free and fair elections, his soldiers are attacking Karen villages, looting and burning them to the ground, arresting and killing innocent Karen civilians, raping women and children and use them as slave labour. […]

February 16, 2010  •  By Karen National Union  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar urged to end repression of ethnic minorities before elections

Myanmar’s government must halt its repression of ethnic minority activists before forthcoming national and local elections, Amnesty International warned in a major report released on Tuesday. The 58-page report, The Repression of ethnic minority activists in Myanmar, draws on accounts from more than 700 activists from the seven largest ethnic minorities, including the Rakhine, Shan, […]

February 16, 2010  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤