[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index
BurmaNet News: June 1, 2001
______________ THE BURMANET NEWS ______________
An on-line newspaper covering Burma
June 1, 2001 Issue # 1815
______________ www.burmanet.org _______________
INSIDE BURMA _______
*AFP: UN envoy Razali begins mission to revive political dialogue
*AP: Myanmar government accuses rebel group of killing traveler
*Shan Herald Agency for News: Ceasefire groups ordered to remove their
*Xinhua: Myanmar's Rice Export Sharply Up in 1st Two Months
*Financial Express (India): Line-of-credit to Myanmar to be available
free on board
*Kyodo: Japanese business group to help Burma develop IT software
*Shan Herald Agency for News: Village rubber seals ordered to return
*Shan Herald Agency for News: Wa shelling of royal project site ordered
by Burma Army, say source
*The New Light of Myanmar (SPDC): MMFB explains modern banking services
in Lashio, Muse
*Bangkok Post: Friendly signs from Rangoon, Newspaper article could
*Letter--BurmaNet ?has no rights to say [they are] forgery?
*BurmaNet: A forgery by any other name...
*The New light of Myanmar (SPDC): Placing loving kindness in the fore
*Burma Study Abroad Website online
__________________ INSIDE BURMA ____________________
AFP: UN envoy Razali begins mission to revive political dialogue
June 1, 2001
YANGON, June 1 (AFP) - UN envoy to Myanmar Razali Ismail arrived here
Friday on a mission to to breathe new life into talks between the junta
and Aung San Suu Kyi, which have faltered in recent months.
The Malaysian diplomat's four-day visit, his first since January, comes
after elements in the ruling junta baulked at the prospect of
introducing democratic reforms during a critical decision-making stage
in the talks.
Observers in Yangon hope that the UN special envoy's visit will bring
fresh impetus to the national reconciliation process, which could end
four decades of military rule in Myanmar.
There are also hopes that the generals in Yangon will take the
opportunity to shed some light on the direction and intent of the talks,
which have so far been held under conditions of strict secrecy.
"I do hope that his present visit will signal the start of a
full-fledged dialogue or come out with something really positive at the
very least," said one analyst in Yangon.
The opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) is optimistic that
even if Razali fails to nudge along the talks, his visit will be marked
by the release of more of its jailed members, especially the sick and
"I'm sure he'll make such a request," one NLD member told AFP. "There
are quite a number of very sick and old persons who have yet to complete
their sentences but may not make it through ... we are very concerned
As well as meetings with senior members of the regime, Razali is almost
certain to be given permission to see democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi,
who has been confined to her lakeside home since September.
But apart from a dinner Friday to be hosted by Deputy Foreign Minister
Khin Maung Win, who greeted the envoy at the airport on his arrival, the
rest of his schedule has been kept under wraps.
The green light for Razali's fourth trip to Myanmar came after months
of delays that raised concerns about the future of political reforms in
the military-run country.
But diplomats in Yangon said it was too soon to know whether the
junta's decision to allow Razali into the country was an indication that
the national reconciliation process was back on track.
"This is a good sign but we will have to see what kind of feedback he
gets when he gets here," one said.
"Certainly, coming after the indications that his next visit would not
be on the cards for several more months ... there must now be a little
bit more flexibility."
Razali's visit ends just a day before the International Labor
Organisation (ILO) convenes its annual meeting where it is expected to
roundly condemn the Yangon junta's record on forced labour.
The ILO's governing body last November issued an unprecedented call for
its members to review their ties with Myanmar -- a move aimed at
tightening the sanctions load that has already helped cripple the
Bitterly disappointed, the junta shot back by declaring it would "cease
to cooperate" with the ILO, in an apparent declaration that a technical
mission which had visited in October would not be allowed to return.
However, in a significant breakthrough, a team was allowed to travel to
Yangon last month to negotiate an accord on the eradication of forced
The renewed contact with the ILO is another sign that a political shift
is under way in Myanmar, and that the junta is willing to take some
modest steps towards improving its relationship with the international
AP: Myanmar government accuses rebel group of killing traveler
June 1, 2001
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) _ A government newspaper on Friday accused an
ethnic rebel group of waylaying a car in eastern Myanmar and killing a
50-year-old woman passenger.
The Myanma Ahlin newspaper said Karen National Union rebels armed with
grenade launchers and small arms attacked the car on Wednesday near the
eastern town of Myawaddy, killing the woman and injuring four others.
The rebel group, which is fighting a guerrilla war for autonomy for the
ethnic Karen minority, denied the charges.
``KNU fighter were not involved in the attack. The KNU never attacks
civilian and reports in Myanmar newspapers always make the international
community misunderstand the KNU,'' Manh Sha, a leader of the group, told
The Associated Press in neighboring Thailand, where he is based.
The Myanma Ahlin newspaper said ``the KNU rebels who are trying to
disrupt peace and stability in the country are committing terrorist
activities by killing and robbing innocent citizens.''
It said the car was traveling from the border town of Myawaddy to the
nearby Kawkareik town. The army is in pursuit of the ``terrorists'' who
fled after the attack, the newspaper said.
Myawaddy is about 250 kilometers (155 miles) east of Yangon.
The Karen National Union is the only major ethnic rebel group that has
not yet reached peace agreement with the ruling military government.
Shan Herald Agency for News: Ceasefire groups ordered to remove their
Thursday, May 31, 2001 8:29 PM
Groups that have ceasefire agreements with the junta were being ordered
to remove their signboards and emblems from public view since mid-May,
said a source from the Chinese border yesterday.
On 16 May, MI-23, the military intelligence detachment of Muse, opposite
Ruili (Mongmao in Shan) of Yunnan, called a meeting that was attended
by several ceasefire groups.
The officer (name not mentioned) was quoted as saying only signboards
that described the groups as pure business firms would be permitted.
Accordingly, names and insignias of each group must be pulled out. The
source said it was the same everywhere in the Shan State. "In Taunggyi
(the capital), owners of vehicles with the groups' names and stickers
were told to wipe them out."
So far, the order has yet to be carried out properly, he said. "Every
group is waiting for some other groups to make the first move. The UWSA
(United Wa State Army), considered the most stubborn, is being expected
to take the lead".
[BurmaNet adds? The regime?s order to its allies to remove their
insignia does not seem to have reached Myawaddy. A five ton truck
bearing a United Wa State Army license plate was photographed by
BurmaNet last week in Myawaddy and offices of the Democratic Karen
Buddhist Army are also clearly marked in at least two places there.]
Shan Herald Agency for News: Village rubber seals ordered to return
May 31, 2001
The local military authorities in the north had, on 24 May, issued a
directive ordering all village and tract level councils to return their
rubber seals raising questions whether Rangoon is going to adopt another
new title for itself, reported S.H.A.N. source from the Chinese border.
The deadline for the Muse district has been given as 31 May.
Prior to the order, 22 retired armed servicemen in the Northeast
Regional Command with headquarters in Lashio had been sent to Rangoon
for a refresher training in administration, intelligence and combat.
"These two events maybe somehow connected", he guessed.
According to the present Burmese administrive system, there are quarter
peace and development councils within the town limits and tract peace
and development councils and village peace and development councils
outside the town limits.
Xinhua: Myanmar's Rice Export Sharply Up in 1st Two Months
YANGON, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar exported a total of 71,400 tons of
rice in the first two months of this year, earning foreign exchange of
8.75 million U.S. dollars, the country's Central Statistical
Organization said in its latest data. The export volume and foreign
exchange earning during the two- month period were respectively up 549
percent and 548 percent compared with the same period of 2000. Although
Myanmar's rice export dropped from 111,700 tons in 1998 to 63,700 tons
in 1999, it rose to 141,600 tons in 2000. To meet its food demand and to
export more rice, Myanmar has since 1999 reclaimed 467,370 hectares of
vacant, virgin, fallow and wetlands in the country for cultivation by
private entrepreneurs. At the same time, it has also exempted the import
customs duties levied on agricultural implements including pesticide,
fertilizer, improved variety and machinery. Myanmar's cultivable land
stretches 18.225 million hectares, of which 10.125 million have been put
under crops, while 8.1 million remain to be utilized. The country's
agriculture accounts for 37 percent of the gross domestic product and 25
percent of the export value.
Financial Express (India): Line-of-credit to Myanmar to be available
free on board
RBI Our Bureau
Kolkata, May 29: THE Reserve Bank of India has notified that the
$15-million line-of-credit to be extended to Myanmar under the
Indo-Myanmar credit agreement, will be available on a free-on-board
(FoB) basis. It will cover 100 per cent value of the eligible goods to
be exported from India.
According to a circular issued by RBI?s exchange control department, the
Letters of Credit should clearly specify that 100 per cent of the value
of goods is financed from credit. In the circular, the apex bank
authorities have also clarified that the Myanmar government and the
State Bank of India, New Delhi, should be informed in respect of each
approved contract by the Union finance ministry. According to RBI, all
disbursements under the line of credit should be made under Letters of
Credit opened by banks in Myanmar only. All Letters of Credit shall be
advised by the banks in Myanmar to SBI, New Delhi, for onward
transmission to the exporters either directly through SBI or through any
other bank, as specified by the exporter.It is learnt that the Letter of
Credit is negotiable after SBI issues an advice that is operative.RBI
has also stipulated that ordinarily no agency commission shall be
payable in respect of exports financed under the Line of Credit.
However, the apex bank authorities may consider on merit, requests for
payment of commission up to a maximum of five per cent of the free on
board value in respect of goods which require after sales service. ?In
such cases, commission will have to be paid in Myanmar by deduction from
the invoice value of the relevant shipment and the reimbursable amount
will be 100 per cent of the free on board value minus the commission
paid and the approval for should be obtained before the relevant
shipment is effected.,?
Kyodo: Japanese business group to help Burma develop IT software
May 29, 2001, Tuesday
: Kyodo News Service, Tokyo, in English 1204 gmt 29 May 01
Yangon Rangoon , 29 May: The Japan Federation of Economic Organizations
(Keidanren) agreed Tuesday 29 May to help Myanmar Burma establish an
information technology (IT) software industry, a joint communique said.
In a joint communique issued at the close of a two-day Myanmar-Japan
joint economic conference, Japan's most powerful business organization
expressed its readiness "to offer any possible assistance to cooperate
and establish the software industry in Myanmar".
The communique said that both sides called for more cohesive economic
and technical cooperation among the developed and developing countries
of Asia to enable developing countries to benefit from globalization.
It said the Myanmar side "reiterated the importance of IT development in
the development process".
The communique noted that Keidanren urged the junta to improve
It said that the junta promised to take steps to build investor
confidence "in every area of investment".
Foreign direct investment to Myanmar has fallen sharply since the Asian
economic crisis started in 1997.
The communique said that the Japanese side agreed to a
Myanmar request that the number of Myanmar students trained in Japan be
The conference was co-chaired by Iwao Toriumi, chairman of Keidanren's
Myanmar-Japan joint economic committee and Brig-Gen David Abel, minister
in the Office of the Chairman of the State Peace and Development
Shan Herald Agency for News: Wa shelling of royal project site ordered
by Burma Army, say source
May 30, 2001
Wa shelling of royal project site ordered by Burma Army, say source A
source from the border called S.H.A.N. this morning to confirm that the
Wa shelling of the royal project site in northern Thailand on 22 May was
ordered by the Burmese army.
The source, who lives in Monghsat, said the order came from Lt.-Col.
Myint Aung, Commander, Light Infantry Battalion 333 of Monghsat to Ai
Htoon, Battalion 212 of the UWSA (United Wa State Army) to shell Doi
Angkhang (the royal project site).
Five mortar shells landed in the Doi Angkhang royal development project
site in Fang District, 160 kilometers north of Chiangmai and 2
kilometers from the border. Across the border is Pakhee, the scene of
fierce fighting between Shans and the Burma Army from 22 April to 3 May
and later, 3-10 May, between the Thai Army and the Burma Army-backed
He said, "It was the Burmese idea of celebrating the Shan Resistance Day
that falls the day before. Doi Angkhang was chosen because that was
where the fledgling Shan force of Noom Serk Harn formed by Sao Noi in
1958 established his first base, said the Burmese".
The Shan State Army had marked the event on the previous day by inviting
Nga Caravan, the celebrated Thai singer, thereby causing a sensation in
the country. The SSA also irked many of its supporters by renaming it
the Shan State Army Day.
They argued that while it was true the Shan resistance army was born on
that day, all had agreed to call it the Day of Resistance. "At least
they could have consulted all those concerned before changing the
name", one said. "What happens, I'm afraid doesn't bode well for the
Shan State's democratic process".
Another disappointed supporter also said, "The right course always moves
from a narrow base to a broad base. What we are doing is just the
The New Light of Myanmar (SPDC): MMFB explains modern banking services
in Lashio, Muse
Friday, 1 June , 2001
[BurmaNet adds--The May Flower Bank is owned by the United Wa State
Army, the largest drug trafficking organization in Burma]
Yangon, 31 May- Myanmar May Flower Bank Ltd held the briefing on modern
banking services and dinner in Lashio on 22 May and Muse on 24 May. The
ceremony was held at City Hall in Lashio on 22 May. Present on the
occasion were Command Staff Colonel Col Ye Tun Win, General Staff
Officer (Grade-I) Lt-Col Htay Naing of North-East Command, Secretary of
Shan State (North) Peace and Development Council Lt-Col Win Han,
departmental officials, Executive Director U Win Naing, Managing
Director U Khin Maung and Division Manager (Admin) U Aung Kyaw Soe of
MMFB, entrepreneurs, MMFB (Lashio Branch) U S Kyaw Naing and staff.
Executive Director U Win Naing explained the policy, the aims, the
brief history, the capital, deposits, loans, investment and progress of
MMFB's banking services up to 31 March 2001. Managing Director U Khin
Maung briefed those present on banking services, bank insurance, use of
ATM, POS and MC credit cards. After the ceremony, Executive Director U
Win Naing hosted a dinner for entrepreneurs and presented souvenirs to
them. A similar ceremony was held in Muse on 24 May. Present on the
occasion were officials of MMFB, Chairman of Muse-Namkham Border Trade
Merchants Association U Maung Yin and local people. Tactical Operations
Commander Col Soe Yi and officials attended the dinner hosted by U Win
Naing. Then, Executive Director U Win Naing presented souvenirs to
Bangkok Post: Friendly signs from Rangoon, Newspaper article could
June 1, 2001
Burma's New Light of Myanmar changed its tune yesterday, praising Their
Majesties the King and Queen, whose historical trip to Burma in 1960
helped strengthen bilateral ties.
The move is seen as a positive gesture for Bangkok and is expected to
help bring about an early visit to Rangoon by Prime Minister Thaksin
He wants to salvage the diplomatic ties threatened by a recent spate of
border conflicts in the North.
The state-run daily, which criticised two late Thai monarchs for their
of Western colonisation in the mid-1800s, and angered the Foreign
Ministry, was full of praise for Their Majesties in its edition
"This is the first positive sign from Burma that could help speed up Mr
"The visit is likely to be made in early June if arrangements can be
settled by the government's advance team," said a political source.
Gen Vichit Yathip, chief of the defence minister's staff officers, told
Defence Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh of the development and a copy of
the article was faxed to the prime minister.
Some advisers had opposed plans, mooted this week, to speed up Mr
Thaksin's trip, unless there were positive signs from Rangoon.
"The premier was urged to be cautious in moving up his visit to
Rangoon," the source said.
Speaking before he was told of the newspaper article yesterday, Mr
Thaksin was non-committal on whether he would speed up his visit.
"I don't want to discuss it in detail, especially when it deals with
national security," Mr Thaksin said. The government wanted good border
co-operation and believed tensions would soon ease.
The prime minister said he would visit Rangoon after arrangements were
However, sources say the omens are good.
"Once a positive sign is transmitted directly from Burma, the premier
will decide when he will make his move. Now we have this sign," a source
In an article called "Placing loving kindness", Ma Tin Win said she
wrote the two previous offending articles because she wanted to rebut
"slanderous" accusations against the Burmese.
She recalled fond memories of a visit by Their Majesties to Burma in
She wrote: "The news photo of the King and Queen offering meals to the
eminent monks of Myanmar enhanced the view that we were of the same
Buddhist faith and aroused our loving kindness towards the country." Ma
Tin Win said her admired book collection included Maha Janaka, a book
written by the King to cherish perseverance.
She said she read the book with much devotion.
"It is obvious in the concluding parts of the book that the King has
wished to clean all the filth in the social, education and cultural
spheres of Siam with the teachings of Buddha."
"After reading the book, my respect for the King has been further
BurmaNet: A forgery by any other name...
--Re. BurmaNet: Advisory to Burma media outlets re forged news releases,
May 30, 2001
Do you think all of articles or statements from New Light of Myanmar's
are all right? May be some are forgery or real, but you are Burmanet
editor, has no rights to say their forgery. This is their job, their
rights. People will know, it is fogery or real. Also these people
(Arakanese) may be one person or more, they can made any kind of
statement and articles, this is not your job, if you think, it is
forgery, OK you can ignore it. May be some Arakanese are support to
the (NUPA-ARNO) alliance or some are not. This is Arakan national
affair. This is politic.
Can you ask question to DAB or NCUB, why don't accept to ARNO as a
member, when they applied to the alliance? They are also fighting
against military dictatorship in Burma.
You may know about these situations more than me, please don't screw
among the Arakanese revolutionary.
BurmaNet: A forgery by any other name...
June 1, 2001
BurmaNet replies to KMMAung---
Regarding your claim that BurmaNet has ?no rights? to say when something
is a forgery you are simply mistaken. When we receive an article or
press release supposedly written by A but actually written by B, we have
every right to cry fraud. As to BurmaNet carrying articles from The New
Light of Myanmar, you mistake inclusion for endorsement. We do not
claim that content of The New Light articles we carry is true except to
the extent of who published it and when. Note that the section they are
carried in is Editorial/Opinion/PROPAGANDA.
Knowing what the regime is saying is, or should be, important to anyone
who wants to be well informed about the country. Believing it is
The spoofed messages supposedly originating from NUPO, ARNO and the
Arakan Army are a lie of a different sort from The New Light because
they are the work of someone not a member of any of these groups. I
will confess limited knowledge of Arakanese and Rohingya politics (and
probably know less about the situation than you).
My lack of knowledge about the intricacies of Arakanese and Rohingya
politics is exceeded only by my lack of desire to "screw among the
Arakanese revolutionary"-- having as I do no opinions of NUPO, ARNO or
the advisability of their alliance. But I have a very strong opinion
about people who send news articles or press releases to BurmaNet
pretending to be someone other than they are. I much prefer The New
Light over this sort of fraud because then at least I am sure of who
wrote the lies I?m reading.
The New light of Myanmar (SPDC): Placing loving kindness in the fore
Thursday, 31 May, 2001
After writing articles, there appeared responses. Experiences made me
accept the responses as it is nature and no one is to blame. However, I
have the duty to make clarification to rebut all the slanderous
accusations, for, the duty is not assigned to me by anyone, but by
Since childhood, we have never been taught to hate nor underestimate
Siam (Thailand). We have seen Siam from the optimistic point of view
that Siam is a nation like Myanmar where Theravada Buddhism flourishes;
that it is governed by the Monarch; and that it is a highly civilized
I will now explain why I, who have seen Siam from the optimistic point
of view, have been brought up as a person who hates that country. I was
only a school girl when the problem of the Nationalist Chinese arose in
Myanmar. As our teachers had explained to us about the events which
were carried in the dailies, we came to know whose support the
Nationalist Chinese troops survived on. It was obvious that the persons
from afar were able to supply arms to the Nationalist Chinese, who were
intruding on Myanmar territory, as there was a middleman to transport
the supplies and permit the intruders to pass through its territory.
Till now I feel much heart-rending to recount these past experiences.
Myanmar had to face internal strife as well as Nationalist Chinese
intrusion in less than a decade after regaining her independence. While
embracing her fresh independence, she had to steel herself and arouse
her pride to face and overcome all the difficulties with her own
Later, there came the opportunity to hold a meeting between Siamese
(Thai) and Myanmar military officials on matters including cessation of
providing assistance to KMT by Siam and relations between the two
nations. The meeting was held in the Siamese territory. Most likely, it
was held in Chiangmai. In the news photographs carried by the dailies,
the Siamese military officers wore stern faces; but the innocent
Myanmar officials were not able to sit with hardheaded appearance as
they were keeping the national cause in the fore. So, how can I love
Siam as I, then an adolescence who was able to feel and understand like
adults, have seen the news photographs and read the news reports about
the incident in the dailies.
I would like to tell the youths who are about the age of my children. As
you were born after the nation had already passed through hardships,
you will not know about Siam. Since we were the middle or high school
students at that time we had firsthand experiences of the hardships
caused by Siam making political and military plots to harm Myanmar's
independence which was regained by sacrificing much blood and many
I could not love Siam, and even hated it as there were much
disappointing matters concerning Siam. I regained the status of a
peacefully-nurtured youth only after the problem of the Nationalist
Chinese had been solved and the political stability was restored in the
nation. When I was able to pursue a normal life of a youth, my mind had
become free from all the enmity.
After all the enmity was cleared from my mind, the only thing left in my
mind concerning Siam was the fond memories of His Majesty and Her
Majesty of Siam and the royal family. I still remember that the Siamese
King and the Queen visited Myanmar in 1960 while I was a university
student staying at Marlar Hall. The aim of their visit was to enhance
friendship. The dailies featured photographs of the King and the
Queen." Handsome" , " beautiful" and "lovely' were the adjectives in
our words concerning the King and the Queen. The news photo of the King
and the Queen offering meals to the eminent monks of Myanmar enhanced
the view that we were of the same Buddhist faith and also aroused our
loving kindness towards the country.
One morning while we were taking a stroll outside the compound of our
hostel, we saw the motorcade of the King and the Queen and the
officials who accompanied them to the airport to bid them farewell. We
were round about 20 then. The gorgeous and courteous Queen had much
power to attract young people like us. We saw the smiling Queen on a
car. She was wearing a pink dress. We heartily waved to her with joy.
She smiled and waved back at us.
>From then on, I have viewed the dirty politics of Siam separately from
the King and the royal family. I give much respect to the King and the
royal family who are living in a most decorous way. If the Siamese want
to say that I am lying and using diplomatic language, it would amount
to denying the fact that the magnificent glory of the King and the
Queen can win the heart of a person who has no love for Siam. The
Siamese should exercise restraint if they do not wish to harm the
brilliant glory of their Monarch and the Queen. I fully trust that all
the other Myanmars will also see eye-to-eye with me.
It is sure that such a person will never write articles on the Siamese
history with evil intention to damage the reputation of the ancient
Siamese monarchs. As there are connections between the historical
events and the acts of the persons involved in history, a presentation
of history will also include the acts of the persons.
So, I will have to continue to write in accord with the historic duty.
Everybody has the duty to leave behind what he has gathered in his life
for new generations. As a writer I have to present the important events
in my writings based on firm evidence and records. I have a great deal
to tell the Myanmar youths.
All of you youths should know that the prosperity of the homeland is
your duty regardless of the place you are living in and the work you
are engaging in. Many lives were sacrificed to continue to keep this
land in our hands. We have read in history that many tragic events
occurred due to the disagreements among the royal brethren. You youths
must always be ready for action in times of emergency. You have the
duty to be united whenever there is a crisis. Who will love or value
your homeland, Myanmar, if you don't? Do not try to blame others. Be
united. Your force is greatly required.
I write this article not with my head but with my heart.
There are many books in my room which I have read and kept with much
value and respect. One of the books is " Maha Janaka Jataka' compiled
by the present Siamese King himself. He wrote the book in Siamese as
well as in English. As soon as I entered a book shop during my visit to
Siam, I searched for the book at the bookshelves. When I didn't find
the book, I made a request to the liaison officer to ask for the book
at the counter in Siamese language, telling him that I wanted to buy
it. The official replied that the King had not written the book. He
asked at the counter when I insisted that it was sure that the King had
compiled the book; and that I had heard about the book in Myanmar.
After asking at the counter, he with embarrassing face told me that the
book was available at the shop and that I had to buy it at the counter.
I bought five copies to give them as a present to my bookworm friends.
As it is about a Jataka, I read the book with much devotion. It is
obvious in the concluding parts of the book that the King has wished to
clean all the filth in the social, education and cultural spheres of
Siam with the teachings of Buddha. After reading the book, my respects
for the King have further enhanced.
After paying obeisance to the Emerald Buddha Image, I bought books from
a shop located diagonally opposite to the pagoda compound. Among the
books, the Golden Jubilee of the King was so beautiful and large. In
addition to this book, I also bought many other books with many
photographs of the King and the royal family. Every time I read the
books, I feel happy for buying them. As soon as I got the book, I
swiftly searched the photographs of the King and the Queen's visit to
Myanmar. As she was much younger during the visit she looks fresh and
cheerful in the photographs. And, they are the images of friendship.
Author : Dr Ma Tin Win ( Institute of Education)
Burma Study Abroad Website online
The Burma Study Abroad Website has been online since March of this year
This nonpolitical website contains information on how students from
Burma can find educational opportunities in a number of countries.
The BurmaNet News is an Internet newspaper providing comprehensive
coverage of news and opinion on Burma (Myanmar) from around the world.
If you see something on Burma, you can bring it to our attention by
emailing it to strider@xxxxxxx
To automatically subscribe to Burma's only free daily newspaper in
English, send an email to:
To subscribe to The BurmaNet News in Burmese, send an email to:
You can also contact BurmaNet by fax:
(Japan) +81 (3) 4512-8143
Burma News Summaries available by email or the web
There are three Burma news digest services available via either email or
Burma News Update
Availability: By fax or the web.
Viewable online at
Published by: Open Society Institute, Burma Project
The Burma Courier
Availability: E-mail, fax or post. To subscribe or unsubscribe by email
Viewable on line at: http://www.egroups.com/group/BurmaCourier
Note: News sources are cited at the beginning of an article.
Interpretive comments and background
details are often added.
Viewable online at http://www.worldviewrights.org/pdburma/today.html
To subscribe, write to pdburma@xxxxxxxxx
Published by: PD Burma (The International Network of Political Leaders
Promoting Democracy in Burma)
EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://igc.topica.com/u/?b1dbSX.b1CGhI
Or send an email To: burmanet-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
This email was sent to: reg.burma@xxxxxxxxxx
T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail!