Showing posts from August, 2007

Thailand lifts YouTube ban

Thailand has lifted its four-month ban on YouTube after YouTube implemented a program to block access through Thai Internet Service Providers to video clips that violate Thai law or are "deemed offensive."
How would they define "deemed offensive"? I don't know.

Birthday thoughts

Today is my birthday. As I think about my future, I also think about the future of Burma. Where will it go 10 years from now? I hope I can do something for Burma. I thought about Ko Htay Kywe and other Burmese student leaders.

Detained Myanmar activists face legal action

Reuters has the news about the 88-generation student leaders facing legal action.

I have to say that I respect them much for their sacrifices.

From his location in hiding, Htay Kywe told The Irrawaddy, "With the cooperation of the people, we are ready to break through all obstacles if the political and economic impasse in Burma persists."

Htay Kywe (ဌေးကြွယ်) and Lwin Moe (လွင်မိုး), originally uploaded by lwinmoe.
Ko Htay Kywe (ဌေးကြွယ်) and me. The picture was taken on December 1, 2004. Ko Htay Kywe spent about 14 years in prison for his political involvment in 1988 student movement.

Myanmar in Merdeka Tournament

Insightful commentries on Burma or Thailand by Aw Zar Thi

Aw Zar Thi has a very interesting website, full of well-written commentries on Burma and Thailand. I have to say it's a good read.

US Bridge Collapse in Minnesota

Federal transportation officials are traveling to the Twin Cities Thursday to begin investigating the deadly collapse of an interstate bridge into the Mississippi River in Minnesota.
CBS News

Professor Hla Pe died in Moulmein

A former professor of Burmese at the University of London died at his home in Moulmein in Mon State on July 31.

Irrawaddy news article

During his days in London, Hla Pe worked on a Burmese-English language dictionary with other leading scholars---J A Stewart, C W Dunn, J S Furnivall, G H Luce, Charles Duroiselle, Anna Allott, John Okell and the Americans R. Halliday and A C Hanna. The project started in 1925 under the aegis of the Burma Research Society, and was continued at Rangoon University and later SOAS.
As old professors are dead and dying, the future of Burmese literature remains bleak. Tight censorship and not having freedom to think have killed the creativity of many young people in Burma. For example, Burma Research Society does not even exist now while Siam Society in Thailand thrives on.

The Burma Research Society was inaugurated on 29 March 1910 at a meeting held at the Bernard Free Library, Rangoon. Its aims were "the investigation and en…