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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.

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.

Government Service Staffs must vote – no excuse

Win Myat, Yangon
15th October 2010

Campaign Poster of USDP in Rangoon (Photo – MoeMaKa)
(Click picture if you want to read the words on the signboard)


It was reported that some of the high rank officers from government services in Rangoon had ordered their staffs to check their voting status, register to vote and vote without fail on the polling day.  They were told to volunteer themselves doing data-collection and running errands at the polling station when needed. They also were told to report their activities back to their supervisors.

USDP holding Road Work Project While forcing local to join their party


Moe Ma Ka Reporter, Rangoon.

October 14, 2010.

     As an election campaign promise, Rangoon Mayor, U Aung Thein Lin who runs for 2010 Regime’s Election as USDP candidate, was promising road repair projects in Rangoon. He was accused that he was misusing city’s fund and resources to finance his campaign’s promise.

One of the residents from Tarmwe Township, told MoeMaKa that the mayor was asking for more recruits to his party while he was holding road work project as a bargaining chip to the local residents.

Burmese Communities in 14 cities and towns from US condemned Regime’s 2010 Election

              Burmese communities in United States of America from 14 cities and towns announced: “We do not Support the Burmese Military Junta and Its Cronies. We Protest and Condemn the Junta‟s 2010 Election & Pre-determined Outcome”, in their solidarity statement dated 20th October, 2010 (20-10-2010). They also urged the Burmese and democracy activists around the world: “Please share the news and let’s join hand for next action – “Global Protest Campaign against Burmese Regime’s Unrepresentative Election 2010″”.

             According to the statement received, it expressed the followings:

Political Parties start campaigning with handing out leaflets in Rangoon



MOEMAKA Reporter, Yangon

13th October 2010

Many campaign leaflets were seen distributed by political parties at the bus stops and public places only 24 days before November election of Burmese regime.

According to local residents from Kyauk-ta-da Township,

“The leaflets were still handed out near Pan-soe-dan bus stop, for candidate of 88 generation student (Union of Myanmar) contesting  at constituency of Kyauk-ta-da Township, yesterday evening …”

It surprised some of bystanders and passerby and they seemed more ridiculed when they saw the symbol of the party which was similar to the fighting peacock from the flag of Burmese students  union. 

Green light to prosecute anti-election proponents

Green light to prosecute anti-election proponents

Moemaka Reporter, Yangon,

October 11, 2010

According to the news from Nay Pyi Taw, the generals have given verbal orders to harass, prosecute and condemn anyone who act or say anything even a joke against their 2010 November election. “A formal written law and order may be issued if there are many movements to boycott the election. For the present, this is a verbal order from upper.” said a service from Nay Pyi Taw.

A monk from Mon state and more than ten students were detained for distributing the anti-election statements. Such news had emerged for the past few months. Political activists throughout the country feel that it is improper and unethical to vote in the 2010 election because the underlying laws are flawed and unjust.

US revoked Visas of Burmese Junta’s Artists

Moemaka Reporter 002
October 9, 2010.
US Immigration revoked performance visas issued to Ovation Burmese music band before the completion of the USA tour.
(Burmese Protesters against Burmese’s Stage Show in SF on 25th Sept 2010)
 Among the 10 Burmese performers was actress Wyne Suu Khine Thein who performed in the Junta’s propaganda film (Lotus at Dawn – Ar Yon Oo Ma Poo Thi Kyar). The film disregarded the Burmese struggle for democracy in Burma and portrayed it as acts of anarchy and violence.

A Political Prisoner Passed Away in Myingyan Prison – AAPP-Burma released its information

A Political Prisoner Passed Away in Myingyan Prison – AAPP-Burma released its information

19 May 2010

The statetment says as follows: –

                We, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), have learnt that Ko Kyaw Soe passed away in Myingyan Prison on the morning of 19 May 2010, at age 39. He is the 144th political prisoner to die in prison, in Burma. AAPP expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Kyaw Soe (aka) Kyaw Kyaw Soe (aka) Jeffery.

                Ko Kyaw Soe, a member of the Human Rights Defenders and Promoters Network, known as HRDP, was arrested at his residence, No. 264, Shu Mhyaw Khin Street, Thittaw Ward, Taunggyi, on 17 September 2007 and taken to Insein Prison. He was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on 11 November 2008 under 3 charges: Article 17 (1) of the Unlawful Association Act, Article 13 (1) of the Immigration Act and Article 505 (B) of the Penal Code. He was transferred to Myingyan prison on 21 November 2008. He was tortured during interrogation, and was reportedly beaten, burnt with cigarettes and electrocuted.

More Business & Lands along Rangoon River seized for the Burmese Regime

More Business & Lands along Rangoon River seized for the Burmese Regime

MoeMaka Reporter Rangoon

March 4, 2010

Sources told MoeMaKa that Business located at highly priced lands and areas along the bank of Rangoon River were forced to shutdown and be transferred to the hands of some private Business Enterprises close to the Regime.

Among the seizures, one example was “Htay Marine Food Refrigeration Company” located in San Pya Bazaar from Rangoon Kyi Myin Dine Township; which was told to shut down the operation at the end of this month, one engineer who did not want to be named told MoeMaKa.

“According to the printed order, it said that the operation to be shutdown in 30 days and to report to the authority for further instruction” he added.

NLD Party announced its extension of leadership with Phy Phyu Thin and some political prisoners

NLD Party announced its extension of leadership with Phy Phyu Thin and some political prisoners

MoeMaKa Reporter 002

March 4, 2010

Phyu Phyu Thin, NLD member and known social volunteer for HIV/AIDS patients was found as one of the 100 member list of Central Committee assigned today according to NLD statement.