Monday, September 24, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
The Irrawaddy has an artilce about Padaung people here.
Padaung is an ethnic minority living along the Thai-Burma border. They are known as "long-necks" by the outside world. Because of their unique cultural practice of neck-stretching, they attract interest from all over the world. It's a beauty to be unique in the world. However, it's a curse to be regarded as "objects" for tourist attractions.
Here are some excerpts from the article.
The three camps [in Thailand] where Padaung live are called "human zoos" by critics.
In 1998 Thai police raided a Padaung village in Chiang Mai Province and charged the businessmen who ran the tourist attraction with holding the villagers against their will.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Mogok's Blog Writer Warned (Source: Irrawaddy)
A computer shop owner and blogger, Thar Phyu, was warned by the local authorities for operating a computer shop without having a license. It was not clear if the warning was also related to his blog about Mogok because the authorities seized his computer.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Burmese people: democracy and freedom of speech in the strictly-controlled island nation, Singapore.
Read the news here.
It's against the law to demonstrate in Singapore without an official permit. It's also aginst the law for more than five people to assemble in public. Singapore is a police state, in my personal opinions. I want to visit there one day. I don't think I want to live there.
About Jimmy by Jim
Jim Andrews wrote about Jimmy (Kyaw Min Yu), Nilar Thein and 88 Generation students' sacrifices.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
Ko Kyaw Htin, a former student of Rangoon Institute of Technology, wrote this article, which brainstorms many ideas for getting the public involved in the movement to fight for freedom.