By Moe Yu May and Marwaan Macan-Markar
RANGOON, Sep 25 (IPS) - Like they did for over a week, the monks who gathered at Burma's most sacred site -- the Shwedagon pagoda -- performed a ritual
With permission from the Shan Herald Agency for News, the Asian Eye is reprinting an interview by its contributor Naomi Mann with members of the National League for Democracy party, on the ongoing wave of protest in Burma.
Popular music channel MTV gives a human face to the serious issue of human trafficking in the Asia-Pacific region via a riveting production which seeks to raise awareness among the young.
The increasing popularity of the new media is a cause for worry for the ruling Burmese junta, especially in the recent wave of protests in the country led by the Buddhist clergy. Journalist Marwaan Macan-Markar writes about this emerging phenomenon.
You shouldn't go any farther. They are animals.
Nothing that they have said in the last 20 years would suggest that they will back down.
By Lynette Lee Corporal
BANGKOK, Sep 28 (The Asian Eye) - In sharp contrast to the lack of information during the 1988 military crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Burma, streams of graphic accounts of the biggest uprising in two decades continue to come from within the country, aided by technology and the Internet.
This has also seen something of a reversal of roles in providing information from a country that for many years has taken great pains to limit easy access to the Internet and mobile telephones.
"It is so like the rolling mass action that eventually toppled apartheid in South Africa." Nobel Peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, on the wave of protest in Burma.
"The beating of the monks is the greatest irreparable wrong in history." a National League for Democracy representative on the violent dispersal of anti-government protests in Burma, as quoted by the BBC