Month: July 2009

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Supporters expressed their solidarity near Insein Prison at court hearing

 

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Supporters expressed their solidarity near Insein Prison at court hearing

July 27th, 2009

Today court hearing inside Insein Prison for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, in front of the prison gate, Burmese people in couple of hundreds in number showed up to express their support for their opposition leader under the heavy presence of armed security forces and threatening groups of thugs backed by the Junta. ( Photo – AP)

Burmese in Fort Wayne published local Burmese monthly for the community

Burmese in Fort Wayne published local Burmese monthly for the community

July 27th, 2009

                Burmese community living in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, published community monthly newsletter in Burmese language on 26th July 2009. It was given with the name – “Phoo Pwint Wai”, meaning “Budding Flowers”. It was the first ever newsletter published by Burmese community in Fort Wayne voluntarily.

45th Anniversary of Passing of Thakin Kodaw Hmaing (1876 – 1964) observed with close friends and family members

45th Anniversary of Passing of Thakin Kodaw Hmaing (1876 – 1964) observed with close friends and family members

July 23rd, 2009

The ceremony to observe the 45 years of passing of one of the greatest Burmese literary icon and well respected nationalist since from the early colonial time until post independence era of Burma, Thakhin Kodaw Hmaing at his last residing township, San Chaung in Kyune Chaung Monnastery with close friends and remaining family members, learnt from sources inside Burma.

            At the Swan Offering event, some aged senior contemporary politicians of his time, Burmese writers and journalists and members of opposition party, NLD were seen attending. There were also some Junta’s security persons monitoring the event, some witness told MoeMaKa.

            “Including the secret police, there are around 100 of guests at the event” he told MoeMaKa.

            “In previous years, we used to host the event at his last residence old home in this San Chaung township. But now we moved the anniversary to the monastery. Under heavy monsoon rain and winds, the ceremony finished peacefully and quietly.”

            He remarked.

            ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thakin_Kodaw_Hmaing )