Friday, December 14, 2007

Burmese Bloggers Without Borders

Dear Readers

Thank you for your continued support throughout the past few months.

In order to bring you updated news from inside Burma, we're consolidating our efforts, and we will now be posting news as part of Burmese Bloggers Without Borders.

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

News from Inside Burma

Source: Nik Nayman

According to a soldier, part of a regiment on duty at one of Rangoon's universities, government agents have been compiling details of 9 university students whom they suspect have been involved in politics. They apparently took leading roles in the Saffron Revolution in September along with the monks. The agents are reported to have obtained their full names and their addresses, and investigations were still ongoing. These students are expected to be detained when they return after the vacation.

It was also reported that during the recent examinations at the same university, students who wore black were made to sign an agreement. Niknayman reported that the invigilators followed the students to make them sign the agreements, which stated that they will stop wearing black to the examination. This has left many students baffled and unhappy; they also expressed solidarity with the monks, and said they would continue wearing black or red in support of the Saffron Revolution.

In another university in Rangoon, a student was arrested last month in connection with anti-junta posters.

For the original article in Burmese, please click here.

New Footage on Burma's Protests

Source: Ch 4 News

New pictures reveal the scale of Burma's brutal crackdown against anti-government protestors as the UN delivers its damning report.

To view the video, please click here.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Myanmar's People Rise to The Occasion

Source: Deutsche Presse-Agentur via Monster & Critics

If anyone deserves a Nobel peace prize this year, it's Myanmar's people and the Buddhist monkhood for daring to take to the streets against a brutish regime that has mired their country in poverty and backwardness for the past four and a half decades.

For the full report, please click here.

Laura Bush Calls fro Democracy in Burma

Source: agence France-Presse

US First Lady Laura Bush on Monday called on Myanmar's military rulers to free democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and urged the country's neighbors to pile pressure on the regime for political freedoms.

Surrounded by some of US President George W. Bush's top foreign policy advisers for Asia, Laura Bush said junta leader Than Shwe had offered "only token gestures" of reform in the face of a tightening international squeeze.

"If he and the generals are serious, they should give Aung San Suu Kyi unlimited access to the diplomatic community and other members of the Burmese opposition," she said. Washington refers to the country as Burma.

For the full report, please click here.

Monday, December 10, 2007

U.N.'s Ban Says Patience Running Out with Myanmar

Source: Reuters

The international community's "patience is running out" with military-ruled Myanmar and foot-dragging over its moves towards democracy, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said on MondFay.

"I hope the Myanmar authorities will take it very seriously," Ban said during a visit to Thailand, where he urged the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), of which the former Burma is a member, to play a "special political role".

For the full report, please click here.

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