Update: May 27, 2008
Myanmar extends opposition leader’s detention
YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar’s military junta extended opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention by one year Tuesday, ignoring worldwide appeals to free the Nobel laureate who has been detained for more than 12 of the past 18 years. More…
Update: May 27, 2008
Rumours of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s release spreads in Rangoon
Mizzima News Saturday, 24 May 2008 15:32
New Delhi – Rumours are doing the rounds in Rangoon that Burma’s detained pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was released today from house arrest.
Nyan Win, spokesperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD), Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, said, “We also heard that she [Aung San Suu Kyi] has been released, but we cannot confirm the information as yet.”
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I have it from an informed source that her house is currently surrounded by security and no one can get near it. NLD ( National League for Democracy ) was having a meeting this afternoon, and supposedly planned to march to her house. This may be the reason for the additional security. From what I have been told there has not been any verification of Aung San Suu Kyi’s release.
Update: May 11, 2008
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Update:May 19, 2008:
Mizzima News Wednesday, 07 May 2008 23:28
New Delhi – Portions of the roof of the house of Noble Peace Laureate and pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on University Avenue in Rangoon’s Bahan Township has been damaged by the killer cyclone that lashed Burma during the weekend.
A local resident, who keeps a close watch over the Burmese dissident leader’s home, told Mizzima over telephone that parts of the roof of Suu Kyi’s house were damaged and the gate leading to her house was hit by an uprooted tree.
Myanmar Burma Cyclone and Aung San Suu Kyii’s Biographer
Since I have been keeping track of the Tibetan situation I have somewhat neglected what has been going on in Myanmar. I will try to make it up on this post.
The first thing that comes to mind right away is what of Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar? I read a report earlier that she has been seen in her home which is currently without electricity. The junta does not consider the area as a high priority so little if any help is reaching that sector. In fact the military junta is exploiting the situation and there are reports that they are selling food and water at largely inflated prices. A liter of water that cost $.30 before the cyclone now cost $4.00!
Below are a series of videos from YouTube showing the devastation that has taken place. Please note how clean the junta soldiers are when they are seen. Obviously they are not suffering along with the people!
Myanmar struggles after cyclone
May 07, 2008 (Less info) Food, water and fuel are scarce days after a cyclone devastated southern Myanmar. CNN’s Dan Rivers reports
Appeal for Cyclone Nargis Victims in Burma (Myanmar)
Cyclone aftermath in Myanmar – 05 May 2008
Cyclone Nargis left a trail of destruction as it moved inland from the Bay of Bengal. An Al Jazeera correspondent reports from inside Myanmar.
After Nargis Yangon, Myanmar Part 1
Death toll soars in Myanmar cyclone
The death toll continues to rise from the impact of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar.
Meanwhile survivors are struggling to find food and clean water as aid agencies await clearance from the government.
Due to security concerns we cannot name our correspondent reporting from inside Myanmar.