Student activist and journalist released in Rangoon

first_img MyanmarAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Myanmar News News RSF_en Receive email alerts May 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information May 31, 2021 Find out more US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmarcenter_img to go further RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum August 26, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Student activist and journalist released in Rangoon Journalist and student activist Thaw Thaw Myo Han was freed by the military secret police on 23 August along with 19 other students. He told Radio Free Asia they had been arrested and interrogated in connection with”illegal publications” and had not been mistreated._______________________________________________________ Thaw Thaw Myo Han, an electronic communication student at Rangoon’s University of Technology, writer and contributor to the magazines Sa-be-byu, Han-thit and Atwe-amyin, was arrested by the military secret police on 17 August along with two other students. There has been no news of them since their arrest.”The Burmese junta has shown unprecedented signs of opening-up in recent months, with the release of Aun San Suu Kyi and numerous other dissidents. These fresh arrests are the most unfortunate and most blatant refutation of this opening-up. They raise the spectre of a new wave of repression of opposition activists, in particular journalists, who attempt to inform the population about the activities of opposition movements and the situation in the country,” state Robert Ménard, Secretary-General of Reporters Without Borders and U Thaung, President of the Burma Media Association, in their letter to Burmese Interior Minister, Lieutenant-General Tin Hlaing. The two organisations have called for the immediate release of Thaw Thaw Myo Han and his companions, and have called on the regime to halt arbitrary arrests immediately.Thaw Thaw Myo Han was arrested at his Rangoon home during the night of 17 August by the military intelligence service. The authorities, when questioned about the reasons for the arrest, refused to make any comment. The student, who was writing articles in support of democracy and of Aung San Suu Kyi, had previously been taken into police custody in July 2002, after he published the University Literary Journal, under the auspices of the University Students’ Literary Association, without authorisation. The day he was arrested, a final-year law student, Thet Naung Soe, distributed a statement in a Rangoon street calling on the Burmese people to “make a clear choice between living in fear or living in freedom”. According to the Irrawaddy news magazine, Thaw Thaw Myo Han was arrested because the military authorities suspected him of being involved in a plan to organise a pro-democracy demonstration.At least 21 students have been arrested since 17 August, and dozens more have gone underground. MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 12, 2021 Find out more News News Organisation last_img read more

Pasadena Christian Church: “Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart”

first_img More Cool Stuff Just Bill‘Give thanks With a Grateful Heart, ‘ is a favorite hymn of mine. Gratitude sets forth a firm backdrop for ministry as I begin partnership with you. The moment I stepped into the Pasadena pulpit, you welcomed me with gracious and loving hearts. I felt this in the depths of my soul. Your energy and your compassionate spirits burst with eagerness and readiness to envision … ‘how we do church!’ A new chapter in our journey of faith has begun – – indeed.First, a few lines of my history! As you know, our ministry is not quite new. I’ve been here before! You may remember when my family and I first arrived in Pasadena in February of 1978. You called me from pastoral ministry with First Christian Church of San Jose. For the next twelve-plus years you became my church home.Since those beginning days in ‘78 and now my return in ‘14, the clock has moved forward – – beyond our imaginings. We live in a world of change, dramatic change. The technological explosion has especially impacted the way in which we live, the way we dress, the way we eat, the way in which we communicate – and even in the way we do church!I return with confidence that together, our ministry in mission here on our sacred corner of Altadena Drive and Loma Vista will stretch forth ‘upon doorsteps to the ends of the earth!’ For empowerment of this call, let’s each one ‘give thanks with a grateful heart’ coupled with faith and conviction . . . blessed by the Holy Spirit!!BillPasadena Christian Church, 789 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena, (626) 798-0591 or visit www.pasadenadisciples.org. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  22 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Make a comment Faith Essays & Inspirations Pasadena Christian Church: “Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart” Article and Photo courtesy of PASADENA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Published on Friday, November 21, 2014 | 11:49 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more