Friday, June 29, 2012

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's acceptance speech for Citizen of Paris Award in French Bravo Daw Suu

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

USA - baby boomers need health care reform

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mizzima Burmese photo essay/poem - The Urban City Informal translation/summary.
For someone from the village the city is too tight, too dark. There must be a way out. There must be a hole somewhere.
Translation Kyi May Kaung I like the blocks and abstract quality of this essay.

Message from French President Francois Hollande on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel Ceremony

Ms Aung San Suu Kyi has just received the Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to her in 1991. On France’s behalf, I would like to express my admiration for the courage, clear-sightedness and determination constantly shown by this lady, who – despite the personal ordeals, the crackdown and the humiliations of her detention – has never stopped favouring dialogue over confrontation and reconciliation over revenge. She has taught the finest possible lesson in democracy. Today all my thoughts and my support go to Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as to her children, other family members and close friends, who have always supported her in her commitment to a democratic Burma respectful of fundamental rights. France and the French will have the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to Aung San Suu Kyi from 26 to 29 June, when she comes to France. I shall have the pleasure of welcoming her to the Elysée Palace and telling her that France hopes the democratic transition process in Burma will continue and be expanded./.

Aung San Suu Kyi asks for nations' help in Burma transition -

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in UK-

UN Human Rights Rapporteur Tomas Quintana says there are still 500-600 political prisoners in Burma and Rule of Law is essential

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says Burma needs a UK type Foreign Service/Civil Service instead we have some clowns and some goons.

Burma's so-called reforms - a little bird told me --

it's all about Sr Gen Than Shwe's favorite grandson wanting to study in the west. - gossip heard recently. * Gun store sign in USA. Photo copyright Kyi May Kaung

18 Burmese oil blocks auction China is objecting to fast opening up (to west)

All gone cway zee - Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in UK My talk on Friday went very well. Very gratified to learn my ideas are very similar to hers. kmk She also met the Dalai Lama for the first time. Frame grab of His Holiness.

Gene Sharp - Non-violence and Burma

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Interview on Burma of David Scott Mathiessen of Human Rights Watch

Al Jazeera report - Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Oslo - The Nobel Speech

My IFA Round Table discussion - Burma: Reforms? What Reforms? went very well - Thank you everyone who came, Burma Restaurant - the food is delicious, and Harreld Dinkins for the planning and publicity. I never had a more attentive and engaged audience. Kyi May Kaung Here for you is my home made spring roll in process. Will it work or fall apart when deep fried in a wok? - photo and text copyright Kyi May Kaung

Staggering reforms or just plain staggering - Zoe Daniels on the road to Mandalay

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says we need watchdogs, not cheerleaders for "reform process"

I told you so. For those of you who came to my talk last night, thank you, kmk

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, meet in London

Bono on welcoming Daw Suu to Ireland - "these military juntas,you'd think they don't check their email - but these boos and hisses do matter to them. . . . She was acutely aware that Amnesty International was keeping her alive."

Video version of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's Rule of Law presentation at LSE on Tuesday

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Dr Maung Zarni and All - on Rule of Law - at LSE Highly recommended.

Julian Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador Embassy

Burma number 18th failed state

Monday, June 18, 2012

Bono and the Greats

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Kim Andrew Elliot on Broadcasting Board of Governors, VOA and RFA & Burma

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi tries to recall how she felt when she heard she had won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 She was then under her first bout of house arrest and would not be released till 1995.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel Acceptance speech - 21 years late but still potent

Port of Bangkok data and history

Nobel Prize moments - as Aung San Suu Kyi finally gets to give her Nobel Acceptance Speech after 21 years John Nash's Nobel Acceptance Speech -- it looks like it's out of the movie, but it is the real moment. Nobel ceremony flowers

Friday, June 15, 2012

Sunday dinner recipe - crispy roasted pork shoulder - I think he's wrong about the flower petals though - dahlia is poisonous it must be chrysanthemum. k

Aung San Suu Kyi's remarks regarding military's "excessive power" which might derail the democratization process

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Oslo

Complete coverage Aung San Suu Kyi at ILO, Geneva and Time Magazine Kudos, Daw Suu, we all love you.

Aung San Suu Kyi feels ill in Berne - Coco Cola entering Burma see RFA TV in Burmese 6-15-2012

Friday, June 08, 2012

India and Burma bus by Arjit Singh

New Burmese 10,000 kyat note equivalent to only about $12 That's "development". km Obamas with Chinese leader - frame grab

Tribute concert for Aung San Suu Kyi by U2 and Bono sells out in 20 minutes - Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on the day she was released - Nov 13, 2010. TV frame grab

Take a break time - the rooftop gardens of NY City

Reza Kahlili (pseudonym)'s book A Time to Betray, will be made into a mini-series by Billy Baldwin

Thursday, June 07, 2012

The Tiresome Burma vs M word "debate"

Just left this on SEA-Globe site, where it is awaiting moderation: The name change was to hoodwink the world into thinking it's not the junta which committed all these human rights abuses. It's the new disciplined democracy. I personally can't stand Myanmaring and Yangoning people. They are so often business people going there for profit. As for the "Myanmar/Burma" people, sitting on the fence you are likely to slash yourself where it counts most. Enough said. Kyi May Kaung Re-enactment of Burmese monarchy in Mandalay - from photographer's site. When a poet friend saw this, he laughed, "ha ha ha."

A lodge in Kachin State Burma belonging to Tayza

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

wow factor - an image of the Hindu Rig Veda - in Sanskrit - 19th century manuscript

Wow factor - Venus transits the sun

Quote of the day - Bono of U2 soon to meet Aung San Suu Kyi in person -

Bono devoted a series of U2's 2009 concerts to Suu Kyi, demanding her release from house arrest, and unveiled the Amnesty award at one of the band's Dublin concerts that year. He said the June 18 event would be the first time he's ever met the 66-year-old pro-democracy activist. "It's so rare to see grace trump military might, and when it happens we should make the most joyful noise we can,'' Bono said in a prepared statement. "Aung San Suu Kyi's grace and courage have tilted a wobbly world further in the direction of democracy. We all feel we know her, but it will be such a thrill to meet her in person."

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Cup half empty or half full? Who knows better - The Burmese demcracy leader or a Nobel economist?

CNN's Sara Sidner at Mae Hla Camp with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Initiative for Asia- June 22 - Kyi May Kaung: Burma - Reforms? What Reforms? June 22 - 6-9 PM 740 6th St. NW DC Details on Event Brite link
Hpakhant Jade Mine - frame grab.
President Thein Sein with Chinese counterpart. frame grab
Karen plowing ceremony in Thailand - frame grab

The Politics of Style
Hpakhant Jade Mine - in N. Burma - lest you forget the cost of diamonds. Frame grab. 2 links

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Thai, and now Westminster, try to "de-star" Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese or Indian egg curry - photo copyright Kyi May Kaung 2 links. --

Myth vs reality of Burma's reforms

Friday, June 01, 2012

Full text Aung San Suu Kyi at World Economic Forum - in English 30 minutes video on right. *

Wikipedia reference for Naing Win Swe mentions Moe Ma Kha Plant, which Kyi May Kaung translated - published in Foreign Policy in Focus

Hannah Beech of Time on Aung San Suu Kyi at the World Economic Forum -
Roses for Daw Suu - Photo copyright Kyi May Kaung

Hero throws chairs at gunman to slow him down at a university cafe in Seatle, USA.

What Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said at the World Economic Forum in Bangkok-

Young banana leaves - photo copyright Kyi May Kaung

Aung San Suu Kyi calls for healthy skepticism of Burma's reforms

Aung San Suu Kyi saw Bangkok from the air at her pilot's invitation -

The last days of the Moghul emperor Bahadu Shah Zafar in Rangoon, Burma.

Run for your camera- here comes Daw Aung San Suu Kyi -

My archive at IISH, Amsterdam--