- Ambushed On Ledo Road
- Burma In Limbo
- Daw Moe Swe: Red matron
- Scourge of Burma
- Second Lt. Hnin Aung
- Rice Riots to Race Riots
- Song For Irrawaddy
- Aung Moe and Amy
- Midnight Searches
- 1978 Opium War
- Major Kyaw San?
- First Anglo-Burmese War
- Tha-din-gyut in Mawgyun
- Shans' 1962 Federal Mu
- Burma's Land Reform
- General Min Aung Hlaing
- Islamic Genocide of Buddhists
- Irrawaddy Waters and Ne Win's Gold Trees
- Chun Doo-Hwan Bombing
- Reliving 73 Xmas Eve in NYC
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
(This post is translation of news articles from the Myanmar Military Blog.)
Kyansitthar (F-12) is the second frigate designed and made in Burma at the Naval Dockyard in Rangoon after the first local-made frigate F-11 Aungzeya. But Kyamsitthar is a stealth frigate incorporating various stealth technologies in its superstructure, communication systems, and weapon systems.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
(Loose compilation of news articles from various pro-KIA and pro-Army sites.)
|Dead KIA soldier on the Kharyarbon peak (24 Jan 2013).|
The Kharyarbon Peak is the highest position on the Kharyarbon Range overlooking the KIA’s last stronghold and headquarters Laiza on the Chinese border. Once Kharyarbon is captured KIA is basically trapped at Laiza and their only way out is into China.
Monday, January 28, 2013
The representatives of Paris Club creditors and the representatives of the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar met on 25 January 2013 and agreed on a comprehensive treatment of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar’s public external debt.
The HTMS Pattani and HTMS Similan left yesterday with two helicopters lashed to the decks from Chuk Samet port at Chon Buri's Sattahip naval base to join a 28-country effort to police the shipping lanes off the Somali coast, which has become a piracy hotbed.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
|Iran's nuclear facilities targeted by Israel.|
The report was published Friday on the website wnd.com, under the sensational headline: “Sabotage! Key Iranian nuclear facility hit?” It claimed that a blast deep within Fordo last Monday “destroyed much of the installation and trapped about 240 personnel deep underground,” citing information from former intelligence officer Hamidreza Zakeri, who it said used to work with the Islamic regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and National Security.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
(Direct translation of News Article from The Myanmah Ahlin on 25 January 2013.)
Burma side of the pipeline has already been completed and the China side will be completed at the end of this month. The actual flow tests are planned at the end of February and by the end of May this year the pipeline will be ready for the distribution of crude oil and natural gas. The pipeline is the joint project between MPGE (Myanmar Petroleum and Gas Enterprise) and CNPC.
The pipeline carrying crude oil from the middle-east connects the Burmese port town of Kyaukphyu in the Arrakan and the Chinese city of Kuming in the Yunan of China. The total length of the pipeline is 771 km and the flow capacity is 22 million metric-tons of crude oil a year.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
|A busy street in Mae Sot (2012).|
“Times are so bad we Burmese do not know what is good or bad no more. We don’t know what is a good character or a bad character.
We have to call for a Burmese girl if the guest wants one. And there she comes by a motorbike. All three together on the bike. Father, mother, and a child. Child is just over one. Father drives the bike. Mother is the prostitute. While mother is in the room with the guest the father and the child wait outside. Father giving bottled-milk to his child. When her business is over they all go back home on the bike, unbelievable!
I’ve seen mother and daughter working together in the same brothel here in Maesot. If I tell what is going on with our Burmese in this town, people wouldn’t believe me, unbelievable!”
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
|Four Muslim thugs of Tower Hamlets and their victim.|
Victims say that officers in the borough of Tower Hamlets have ignored or downplayed outbreaks of hate crime, and suppressed evidence implicating Muslims in them, because they fear being accused of racism.
The claims come as four Tower Hamlets Muslims were jailed for at least 19 years for attacking a local white teacher who gave religious studies lessons to Muslim girls.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The Westerners, accompanied by Algerian security forces, were en route to In Amenas Airport when they were attacked early in the morning by a group of no more than 20 people, the official, Diho Weld Qabliyeh, told Algerian state television.
The security forces returned fire, and the attackers withdrew to the base of the petroleum operation, some 3 kilometers away, he said. Upon arrival at the base, he continued, the attackers "took in a number of Westerners and Algerians -- some people told us they were nine, some people told us 12."
Thursday, January 17, 2013
(This post is translation of news articles from the Burmese Newspapers.)
Two Kachin siblings Ngaik-ngo-hlyan (F-17) and Phaw-kan-branseng (M-15) were arrested by the local security agents on the train at Myitkyinar Station just before the train left for Mandalay.
Five timed-explosive devices (not-yet-assembled) and five more remote-control bombs were found on their bodies and luggage.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
|A Burmese brothel in Mae Sot, Thailand.|
The broker, a human-trafficker, took care of all the expenses to get me here and the 150,000 kyats advance to my parents. Once I got here in Maesot I was sold straight to the brothel and now I am a whore.
Though I’d never anticipated to work as a prostitute before in my young life, right now I just thought of myself as sacrificing my life for my family back home,” sadly explained the 16-year old Burmese girl, now a prostitute in Maesot, but originally from the Burmese town of Pegu near Rangoon.
Monday, January 14, 2013
|KIA massacre of public officials at Saddone.|
After nearly a year on the front our company was pulled back to Myitkyina for a two month break. Part of our R&R was we had to do the week-on and week-off escorting of the daily Mandalay-Myitkyina train. The train was the only connection between Myitkyina and the rest of Burma. Plane trips were too expensive and the Irrawaddy there was too shallow to navigate and there were no roads then.
Friday, January 11, 2013
(This post is news articles from Asahi Shimbun newspaper and Eleven Media Group.)
The shipment included about 50 metal pipes and 15 high-specification aluminium alloy bars, at least some of them offering the high strength needed in centrifuges for a nuclear weapons program. Japan seized the items aboard a cargo vessel docked at Tokyo Port on Aug. 22, a raid which took place at the request of the United States, sources told The Asahi Shimbun.
Authorities concluded that the shipment originated in North Korea because the bars were found to be inscribed "DPRK," although investigators were unable to confirm the origin from cargo documents or from the ship's crew, the sources said.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
From Myitkyinar all the way down the river to the big Shan village of Sinbo the land has been inhabited by mainly Red Shans (Shan Ni) and these Shan Ni villages bore the brunt of KIA’s protection-money-collection and forced-recruitment of cannon fodders to fight the Burmese for KIA.
Now they said enough is enough and they are arming themselves and fighting back the KIA Kachins with the help from Burmese Army.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
According to Khun Htun Oo the hour-long meeting with Soros was attended also by his colleagues Sai Saw Aung and Sai San Phun Aung and they had discussed mainly about present peace process in their Shan State.
“Mainly the situation in Shan Satate, peace situation. The peace process currently in Shan State is not progressing at all. Peace wouldn’t be everlasting also as even after the signing of ceasefire agreement the sporadic fighting is still going on. But George Soros didn’t say anything about what he could do for that,” said Khun Htun Oo to the Eleven Media Group.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
|Sharia Execution of Najiba (16).|
SHE CROUCHES AT THE BANK OF A RIVER, a shawl wrapped around her head and shoulders. Behind her, men crowd a steep hillside and stand on rooftops and mud walls. Several hold up cellphones to record what is about to happen. The girl seems to look across the river, at a grove of lush trees that shade the far bank.
Flanked by her husband and father-in-law, a man with a long black beard recites a passage from the Koran condemning adultery. “It is the will of God that we remove this stain from society,” he says. “This girl is the wife of Jumma Khan, and he has the right to decide whether he will fulfill God’s will.”
Jumma, a laborer in his early 20s, dressed all in white, seems uncertain. “Give it to him,” a man says, and someone thrusts forward an AK-47.
Friday, January 4, 2013
It just bought itself 40 million more chances to make its case.
Al Jazeera on Wednesday announced a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore, a former vice president, and his business partners seven years ago. Al Jazeera plans to shut Current and start an English-language channel, which will be available in more than 40 million homes, with newscasts emanating from both New York and Doha, Qatar.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
(This post is translation of news article from various Burmese blogs.)
|Feared Chief-of-Staff General Gam Shaung of KIA.|
According to the KIA sources the feared General and his entourage in 6 SUV convoy was on an inspection tour of KIA defensive positions around Laiza when a roving helicopter gunship spotted them on a hill just outside of Laiza and sprayed them with .50 calibre heavy machineguns.
His bodyguard-major and seven Lawaw guards were killed and Gam Shaung was hit in the mid belly and thighs. He was sent to Laiza Hospital and later transferred to the Provincial Hospital at Htein-chone across the border in China. His situation is deteriorating fast.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
(This post is translation of news articles from various Burmese Language Blogs.)
About fifty bodies of insurgents were discovered inside the post and army captured assorted weapons and massive amount of explosives and mines. Forty wounded prisoners have also surrendered to the army and at present been receiving necessary medical treatment from the army medical corps.