Month: January 2011

Maung Wunna, the writer and director

Farewell Notes to the passing of Maung Wunna

(Maung Wunna & his Wife seen together at U Pe Thein’s home, 2008 – Photo by Junior Win)

 Junior Win

January 11, 2011

For the first time I met Saya Maung Wunna on the birthday of U Pe Thein, a great cartoonist. At that time, Saya said “I will take your book ‘Alice’ if you sign on it and give it to me or I won’t”. I knew what he meant and I replied “Yes, I will”.

Greeting Saya’s wife standing next to him, I told him that I really like his short stories ‘Maung Sein Thaung and Ma Hnin Yee’. My parents have still tell me how my grandfather Ba Ba Gyi U Khin Maung Latt was fascinated Saya’s movies.

His movies ‘Katipar Phinat Si Shwe Htee Saung’ had been shown in theatres in Burma before I was born. For being so enchanted with his film, my grandpa rented all seats in the circle of a cinema from Maenigone and invited his pupils to watch it. My parents also had to join the show. My dad and mum said that they like that movie too. You can see how much my grandpa like that picture. I have heard that it is my granddad’s favorite movie although I did not watch it.

Cleaning rubbish in Yangon becomes slack; Unsightly rubbish tips on every street

MoeMaKa reporter (Yangon)

January 10, 2011

 View of a garbage dump in Yangon. A shame or an honor for city?

There can be more rubbish seen on roads, streets, and alleyways in Yangon, because the regular collecting system of household rubbish has been slacking off.

At first, municipal garbage van collected the rubbish from every road and lane by ringing a bell (when they come), until around last 4 or 5 years ago. Later, dustmen with trolleys going one street after another cleaned the trash. In those months, fewer garbage collectors came and the previous system of cleaning rubbish daily disappeared, said a resident from Pazondaung township.

Shwe Dagon on New Year Day

 

9000 candles lit in the night of New Year Day

Taryar Waiyan

January 4, 2011

On the platform of Shwedagon Pagoda, SasanahitaWutAssociation (a group which recites religious verses regularly) performed the worship with 9000 candles, flowers and scented water, to mark its 25th anniversary, from 5:30 to 7:30 in the evening, on New Year Day of 2011. That event was attended by many worshippers and devotees.

NLD initiates support network for political prisoners

 

MoeMaKa reporter 005, Yangon

January 5, 2011

In order to support political prisoners and their families, the drawing lots event that chooses a volunteer for each of those activists was held in the Independence Day ceremony at the NLD’s headquarter today.

It is a programme that the badges, with inscribed names and addresses of prisoners and the name of prison where he or she is being held, were selected by drawing lots. The chosen prisoners and their families will be contacted and supported by NLD members and well-wishers who participated in the event.

Burmese pray for 2200 of imprisoned politicians, students, monks

 

 

 

MoeMaKa reporter 005, Yangon

January 5, 2011

At 10:45 am, on January 4th  2011, some NLD members and former female political prisoners started lighting candles to pray for current imprisoned political activists at south-east post of Shwedagon Pagoda.

Burmese Community in Buffalo from US expressed support NLD as a legitimate Burmese political party

MoeMaKa reporter- Buffalo

12, December 2010

 

 

Yesterday afternoon,  the Burmese community living in Buffalo, New York, USA convened a conference to express support the National League for Democracy, led by Daw Aung Sun Suu Kyi, as a legitimate Burmese political party standing with the recognition from majority of the Burmese.