Saturday, June 30, 2012

Art -- moving giant Henry Moore sculptures indoors to Gagosian Gallery

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2012/may/22/henry-moore-gagosian

Dr. Aung San Suu Kyi arrives home in Burma

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/718054.shtml

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi looking at Monet's water lilies and other pictures -

http://www.mizzima.com/gallery/photo-news/7236-photo-news-june-2012.html

Friday, June 29, 2012

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

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xrt0h3_la-birmane-aung-san-suu-kyi-celebree-par-paris_news?start=43 Bravo Daw Suu

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Rangoon bookseller under the stairs

http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/7868

Interview of Aung San Suu Kyi in French

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxWEPPC4Q3c She answers mostly in English.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

USA - baby boomers need health care reform

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/27/opinion/ai-jen-poo-health-workers/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Poem in Burmese by Sit Way - A Monk Meditates

http://www.mizzimaburmese.com/yatha-bank/poem/6154-2010-09-28-03-33-21.html

Aung San Suu Kyi in Paris says France inspired her, she learned French and studied French literature, especially Victor Hugo while in detention

http://news.yahoo.com/french-spirit-inspired-aung-san-suu-kyi-says-190640498.html

Aung San Suu Kyi goes by train from London to Paris

http://www.voanews.com/content/aung_san_suu_kyi_europe_france_tour/1252739.html

Monday, June 25, 2012

Buddhism and history of the Swat Valley

http://www.khyber.org/pashtoplaces/swathistory.shtml

Old colonial buildings in Rangoon on the auction block

http://www.mizzima.com/business/7388-more-old-rangoon-buildings-on-the-market.html

Leeds piano competition medal will be named after Aung San Suu Kyi

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/the-northerner/2012/jun/25/leeds-international-piano-competition?newsfeed=true

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mizzima Burmese photo essay/poem - The Urban City

http://www.mizzimaburmese.com/ 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 -

http://triblive.com/usworld/world/2073550-73/kyi-suu-address-british-burma-decades-opportunity-audience-aung-known

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in UK-

http://www.channel4.com/news/aung-san-suu-kyi-help-bring-reforms-to-burma

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

http://www.dvb.no/interview/tomas-ojea-quintana-the-rule-of-law-for-any-system-is-crucial-it-is-a-human-right/22335

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says Burma needs a UK type Foreign Service/Civil Service

http://www.mizzima.com/ 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

http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/7421 China is objecting to fast opening up (to west)

All gone cway zee - Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2012/jun/21/aung-san-suu-kyi-uk-pictures?newsfeed=true#/?picture=391995099&index=13 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

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/23/world/gene-sharp-revolutionary/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

Interview on Burma of David Scott Mathiessen of Human Rights Watch

http://www.france24.com/en/20120621-burma-aung-san-suu-kyi-ethnic-conflict

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

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2012/06/201261610252337322.html

My IFA Round Table discussion - Burma: Reforms? What Reforms? went very well -

http://kmkroundtable.eventbrite.com/ 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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR6dSGr-C9w&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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

I told you so. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/myanmar-opposition-leader-aung-san-suu-kyi-to-address-british-parliament-meet-prince-charles/2012/06/21/gJQAOt8KsV_story.html 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

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/dalai-lama-myanmar-aung-san-suu-kyi-meet-london-article-1.1099272

Bono on welcoming Daw Suu to Ireland -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m4raJW3XBY "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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5myaBEV9Wk&feature=youtu.be

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

http://www2.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/videoAndAudio/channels/publicLecturesAndEvents/player.aspx?id=1516 Highly recommended.

Julian Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador Embassy

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/wikileaks/9343227/Julian-Assange-WikiLeaks-founder-seeks-asylum-in-Ecuador.html

Burma number 18th failed state

http://www.mizzima.com/news/inside-burma/7354-burma-18th-on-failed-state-ranking.html

Monday, June 18, 2012

Bono and the Greats

http://www.chron.com/news/article/AP-PHOTOS-Bono-s-many-brushes-with-greatness-3641869.php#photo-3083255

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Goodbye Adrienne Rich - Poet

http://luisjrodriguez.com/blog/

Rodney King, who was beaten almost to death, dies in pool.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/17/us/obit-rodney-king/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Pablo Neruda's Poem - Enigmas (The Sea)

http://bryantmcgill.com/wiki/poetry/pablo_neruda/enigmas in English, Spanish, French and German.

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

http://kimelli.nfshost.com/index.php?id=13351

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi tries to recall how she felt when she heard she had won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991

http://www.daylife.com/topic/Aung_San_Suu_Kyi 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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/burmamyanmar/9335921/Aung-San-Suu-Kyi-Nobel-Prize-opened-up-a-door-in-my-heart.html

Port of Bangkok data and history

http://www.worldportsource.com/ports/THA_Port_of_Bangkok_1538.php

Nobel Prize moments - as Aung San Suu Kyi finally gets to give her Nobel Acceptance Speech after 21 years

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/flowers-and-tears-of-joy-for-suu-kyi/story-fn3dxity-1226397624145 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5ToctbuBtc&feature=related John Nash's Nobel Acceptance Speech -- it looks like it's out of the movie, but it is the real moment. Nobel ceremony flowers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiGSIoguuIM

Friday, June 15, 2012

Sunday dinner recipe - crispy roasted pork shoulder -

http://www.youtube.com/user/breville?v=1lo6VFSBeBU&feature=pyv&ad=11480602831&kw=pork%20sholder 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

http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0615/burma-suukyi-visit.html

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Oslo

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/16/aung-san-suu-kyi-oslo-nobel

Complete coverage Aung San Suu Kyi at ILO, Geneva and Time Magazine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FagItclMnsM http://world.time.com/2012/06/15/aung-san-suu-kyi-travels-abroad-for-the-first-time-in-24-years/#003-2012-06-15t130637z_29087832 Kudos, Daw Suu, we all love you.

Aung San Suu Kyi feels ill in Berne - Coco Cola entering Burma

http://www.irrawaddy.org/ see RFA TV in Burmese 6-15-2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Persian activist Nazanin Afshin Jam calls for United Peoples

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRRm9X6xG34&feature=related

Beautiful Persian activist/singer/songwriter/model who will be on stage with Aung San Suu Kyi in Dublin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazanin_Afshin-Jam

U2 & Bono's Electric Burma Concert - in honor of Aung San Suu Kyi

http://www.electricburma.com/#section-3

Aung San Suu Kyi's speech at the ILO

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/burmamyanmar/9331237/Aung-San-Suu-Kyi-calls-for-foreign-investment-in-Burma.html

U2's Bono will lend Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi his private jet to fly from Oslo to Ireland

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/14/aung-san-suu-kyi-european-tour

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Burmese democracy leader and Nobel Peace laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Geneva on her European tour -

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/13/aung-san-suu-kyi-switzerland

Friday, June 08, 2012

India and Burma bus by Arjit Singh

http://ibnlive.in.com/blogs/arijitsen/148/63591/how-india-missed-the-burma-bus.html

New Burmese 10,000 kyat note

http://www.mizzima.com/business/7284-burma-to-issue-10000-kyat-banknote.html 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 -

http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/6236 Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on the day she was released - Nov 13, 2010. TV frame grab

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Take a break time - the rooftop gardens of NY City

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2139899/New-Yorks-secret-skyline-Amazing-aerial-shots-rare-glimpse-hidden-rooftop-world.html

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

http://outfront.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/07/billy-baldwin-to-adapt-a-time-to-betray-for-tv-beautiful-human-story/

Wednesday, June 06, 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

http://www.sea-globe.com/Culture-Travel/roughing-it-in-myanmar.html

Plea for inter-religious harmony - death scene from Verdi's I Lombardi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXrX6vE7P6k

Aung San Suu Kyi talks to Hamish McDonald about sanctions -

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/news/world/world/general/suu-kyi-pleads-for-beneficial-trade-ties-to-boost-economy/2582868.aspx

Get real about Burma's development - by Ko Ko Thett

http://www.mizzima.com/edop/commentary/7267-getting-real-about-burmas-development.html

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rigveda_MS2097.jpg

Wow factor - Venus transits the sun

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/gallery/2012/jun/06/venus-astronomy#/?picture=391167976&index=10

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."

Monday, June 04, 2012

Veteran journalist Kavi Chongkittavorn compares the lady (Yingluck) and The Lady, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

http://www.mizzima.com/edop/commentary/7250-thailand-in-disarray-as-wef-underway.html

Sunday, June 03, 2012

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

http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Laureate-Myanmar-is-bad-bet-3603721.php

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

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/03/world/asia/thailand-suu-kyi-refugee-camp/index.html

Initiative for Asia- June 22 - Kyi May Kaung: Burma - Reforms? What Reforms?

http://kmkroundtable.eventbrite.com/?ref=enivtefor&invite=MjEwMjMxMi9rb2xvcmFtYUB5YWhvby5jb20vMA%3D%3D&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformal&utm_term=eventpage 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

Saturday, June 02, 2012

The Politics of Style

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/05/29/fashion/29iht-fdiamonds29-slide.html?ref=fashion
Hpakhant Jade Mine - in N. Burma - lest you forget the cost of diamonds. Frame grab. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/03/fashion/queen-elizabeth-ii-sets-a-style-standard.html?pagewanted=1&ref=fashion 2 links

Thai, and now Westminster, try to "de-star" Aung San Suu Kyi

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/03/world/asia/burmese-opposition-leader-visits-thailand.html
Burmese or Indian egg curry - photo copyright Kyi May Kaung http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2153765/Hagues-fury-bid-downgrade-Burmas-steel-butterfly-Squabble-breaks-Aung-San-Suu-Kyi-faces-Westminster-Hall-Ban.html?ito=feeds-newsxml 2 links. --

Myth vs reality of Burma's reforms

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/myth-vs-reality-burma-s-reforms

Friday, June 01, 2012

Full text Aung San Suu Kyi at World Economic Forum - in English

http://www.mizzima.com/ 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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naing_Win_Swe

Hannah Beech of Time on Aung San Suu Kyi at the World Economic Forum -

http://globalspin.blogs.time.com/2012/06/01/the-lady-abroad-on-first-foreign-tour-aung-san-suu-kyi-enchants-and-lectures/
Roses for Daw Suu - Photo copyright Kyi May Kaung