“The San Francisco Burmese Community proves they will not forget the Rakhine people and the hardships they have gone through,” said Kyaw Thu of FFSS (Free Funeral Service Society) of Yangon. The San Francisco Burmese Community is helping…
“Every generation has its own influential journalist,” U Win Tin has once said, “It’s not a novel occurrence. There are so many great journalists in Burma. Above all these great journalists stands Ludu Sein Win. He is significant against…
Central Bank of Myanmar CBM announced today 01-Apr-2012 that US$1.00 will now equate to Kyat 818 as floating exchange rate. Almost 50 years fixed rate of US$1.00 equaling Kyat 6.30 disappeared. Congratulation! to new reformed Burmese government.
MoeMaKa Reporter (Yangon)
February 28, 2011
In Burma, merchants and travelers complainingly said that prices of goods and transport charges were rising up, as the domestic price of petrol and diesel went up by over 30%, because of the rise in the price of the fuel in the world. Commodity prices in Yangon and other towns are now shooting up for the high costs of transport, affected by the restriction called ‘ASEAN STANDARD’, which is not allowed trucks to exceed permitted payload and imposed recently by the authority concerned.
During this week, the price of diesel reached 4000 kyat (over US $4) from 3800 kyat, and then it rose up to 4200 kyat (over US $5), in next few days. The petrol price, similarly, went up more 500 kyat (around US $0.50) than its last week’s price and reached 3900 to 4000 kyat (around US $5) in black market.
Although gasoline is being sold at the price of 2500 kyat per gallon, a price fixed by the regime in private stations, the owners of automobiles and motorcycles have to wait for several hours to get a permit to buy it with that price. Thus the work queuing up for petrol and reselling it in black market becomes business in Burma. In the illegal trade, the price of petrol went up to 3900 kyat (over US $4).
February 25, 2011
At the beginning of year 2011, MoeMaKa media team announced that 600 political prisoners being currently helped by NLD’s social assistance body would be honored with ‘Friends of MoeMaKa Award.’ We would like to present to our world-wide readers that, according to our commitment, we were able to make the donations of over US $1000 to those political prisoners after raising an initial aid of over US $6 from our reserve funds, courtesy of donations of MoeMaKa team members and added collected public contributions.
February 25, 2011
It is seen, during these days, that world-wide price of oil went up because of political instability in Middle East countries and Burmese domestic fuel prices followed it.
Price in Yangon (US $4)
According to the automobile owners from Yangon and the countryside, it is learnt that prices for a gallon of diesel suddenly rose up to 3800 kyat from 3000 kyat, and high octane petrol suddenly rose up to and to 3500 from 3300 kyat (around US $4 of black market rate).
Moe Yan Ma Ka, February 13, 2011
At 2:00 pm on 11.2.2011, seven political prisoners from Thayawaddy prison were charged with code 4(A) and code (3) under explosives Act and sentenced to many years of imprisonment by the court of Tarmwe township in Yangon east district.
Those who received their additional sentences are Ko Htaw Lwin, Ko Kyaw Swar Lin (aka) Kusaryel, Ko Kyaw Zin Oo, Ko Htet Ko Lwin and Daw Khin Yee as well as the former central committee member of ABSDF Ko Aye Min Naing, also a member of Patriotic Democratic Party and Democratic Party for New Society (DPNS), which was aborted by the junta in the 1990 election and his wife Ma San San Maw.
On the 25th of March,2008, being accused of possessing explosives and related items in Kusaryel, all of them were originally put on trial for several acts such as code 17(1), 13(1),19(A),6(1), and were sentenced to 18 years in prison under the decision (dated 5.9.2008) by Pegu division court.
In the same month, another trial for code 4(A), they were again faced in the courts of Kyauktada and Panbadan townships of Yangon, adding 20 years imprisonment, making a total of 38 years for each of them.
For the third time, from the same courts, they [above mentioned activists] received two further separate sentences of 10 years each for code 3(6) of assisting those who try to explode. At that time, all of them had been already sentenced to 58 years in prison.
February 5, 2011
In today’s issue of ‘Myanmar Alin’ newspaper, the translator and article writer Maung Sue San accusingly wrote, in his article, that the Second Pinlon Conference is pointless, hailing the forthcoming Union Day.
He described that the second Pinlon currently mentioned by the NLD is not a reasonable move and only reflects illogical thoughts of those proclaim it, although he “can understand the first Pinlon as a process of seeking institutions” for country’s independence struggles being the period of institutions were needed.
MoeMaKa reporter (Yangon) February 5, 2011 It is learnt that the internet speed for the public use is so slow during this week including Yangon area in Burma, and Myanmar Post and Telecommunications department (MPT) answered that the main server…
MoeMaKa Reporter (Yangon)
February 3, 2011
Headquarter of Myanmar Petroleum and Natural Gas being surrounded by scaffoldings in need of repairs
After the last year election, three government buildings in Yangon downtown area are the last in the process of secretly transferring state-owned properties to private companies, by the present regime, before the new government comes into power.
MoeMaKa Reporter (Yangon)
February 4, 2011
This afternoon, news emerged that Burmese junta’s newly-convened parliaments elected vice-president and retired general U Thein Sein as new President of Burma with 408 votes out of 659. Holding the position of Prime minister appointed by current regime’s War Council, Thein Sein, an ex-general, ran in the last year election for the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP).
It is a matter to keep watch how he will form a government, and who will occupy the minister posts in the Cabinet. According to the junta’s 2008 constitution, the President shall lead the Nation Defense and Security Council regarding the armed forces.
News presented by MoeMaKa reporter (Portland) and Htet Yazar January 23, 2011 At ICRO the sport centre, from 10 am to 4 pm on 22.1.2011, a fund raising intended to help HIV-AIDS patients inside Burma was held by Burmese youths…
Moeyan Maka (Yangon) January 8, 2011 A Burmese journalist Sithu Zeya, who took reports on the bomb explosion, at X2O pavilion in Kantawgyi, during water festival of Yangon in April 2010, was arrested and imprisoned later in Insein prison by…
MoeMaKa reporter (Insein) January 16, 2011 There are tens of thousands of prisoners who are serving for various crimes in the notorious Burmese prison ‘Insein’. It has been founded that these inmates are being oppressed, blackmailed into giving money, and…
MoeMaKa reporter (Yangon)
January 10, 2011
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.