Month: September 2008

Burmese Public encouraged after U Win Tin released


Burmese Public encouraged after U Win Tin released

Nyunt Htwe

September, 29th 2008

All walks of life in Rangoon were excited and cheerful when they heard the news of U Win Tin’s release. Burmese general public were consumed themselves struggling for their day to day survival under the ruling of regime so much that they had lost their interest in looking out for political news and events. However soon after the news of U Win Tin’s release spread across Rangoon and beyond, they were found themselves in high spirits of his release.

“I am just happy to hear the news. I cannot tell in detail why. I have not met him before. But it seems to me like my father being freed from prison. The whole county will also be encouraged …” said one high school student.

Burmese in Singapore marked One Year Anniversary of Saffron Revolution event

Burmese in Singapore marked One Year Anniversary of Saffron Revolution event

Ko Paw

September, 29th 2008

          On September 27, Singapore time, Burmese activists staying in Singapore marked one year anniversary of Saffron Revolution at Tha Di Burmese Buddhist Monastery by donating swan (meal), robes and fund to the residing and guest monks. It was attended with 25 Burmese where the number of interested persons greatly reduced comparing with one year ago.

          At night, they offered free cold drinks to the monastery-goers at Burmese Buddhist Temple, a land mark and gathering place for Burmese Buddhists in Singapore. Later they offered red roses and candle lights at the alter and shrine areas of the monastery.

          Singapore is regarded as one of the ally to Burmese military junta and the government had recently refused visa extension to Burmese activists working legally in Singapore. Although Singapore authority were showing their discontent with Burmese people who would like to raise awareness of Burmese struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma, the activists and their families were still organizing more event to step up the pressure on the junta.

Burmese in Singapore marked One Year Anniversary of Saffron Revolution event

Burmese in Singapore marked One Year Anniversary of Saffron Revolution event

Ko Paw

September, 29th 2008

          On September 27, Singapore time, Burmese activists staying in Singapore marked one year anniversary of Saffron Revolution at Tha Di Burmese Buddhist Monastery by donating swan (meal), robes and fund to the residing and guest monks. It was attended with 25 Burmese where the number of interested persons greatly reduced comparing with one year ago.

          At night, they offered free cold drinks to the monastery-goers at Burmese Buddhist Temple, a land mark and gathering place for Burmese Buddhists in Singapore. Later they offered red roses and candle lights at the alter and shrine areas of the monastery.

          Singapore is regarded as one of the ally to Burmese military junta and the government had recently refused visa extension to Burmese activists working legally in Singapore. Although Singapore authority were showing their discontent with Burmese people who would like to raise awareness of Burmese struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma, the activists and their families were still organizing more event to step up the pressure on the junta.

San Franciscan & Burmese community remember Saffron Revolution one year later

From Saffron Revolution Remembered – One Year Later – SF

San Franciscan & Burmese community remember Saffron Revolution one year later

 MoeMaKa – Photo News

September 27, 2008

          On 26th September, at the late afternoon, Union square, downtown of San Francisco, about a hundred people gather to commemorate one year anniversary of Burma’s Saffron Revolution. It was attended with 3 Burmese monks from the bay area and also from various interested communities and associations. After the guest speakers, Burmese youth and students performed Burmese traditional music and poem recital written by Aung Way who is now in exile after the 2007 crackdown. Two songs sung by Burmese artist in exile, Mar Mar Aye and one song published by local Burmese artists inside Burma back in 2007 Saffron Revolution were played as background music at the event.

San Franciscan & Burmese community remember Saffron Revolution one year later

From Saffron Revolution Remembered – One Year Later – SF

San Franciscan & Burmese community remember Saffron Revolution one year later

 MoeMaKa – Photo News

September 27, 2008

          On 26th September, at the late afternoon, Union square, downtown of San Francisco, about a hundred people gather to commemorate one year anniversary of Burma’s Saffron Revolution. It was attended with 3 Burmese monks from the bay area and also from various interested communities and associations. After the guest speakers, Burmese youth and students performed Burmese traditional music and poem recital written by Aung Way who is now in exile after the 2007 crackdown. Two songs sung by Burmese artist in exile, Mar Mar Aye and one song published by local Burmese artists inside Burma back in 2007 Saffron Revolution were played as background music at the event.

Aung Way – Oway Poem

 

OWay Poem

Aung Way

September 26th, 2008

 

Aung Way is a contemporary poet from Burma, now in exile after the Saffron revolution where he took part in to support the boycott of the monks. His poem – “3 F” was one of the famous poem urged the Burmese people to join the cause of the monks back in September 2007