Wednesday 6th July 2022

Media Articles and Blogs

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On this page we publish relevant media articles, etc.  Ahtutu wishes to give information only.  We are a non-political charity. We do not take responsibility for the views or commentary of the authors but we support our students and hope that one day soon we will be able to return to work with them in Myanmar.

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In support of students and friends, Ahtutu has proudly documented the course of the military coup in Myanmar since it began on February 1st 2021, and continues to publish around 5 media articles each day.

July 6th 2022: How the junta plunders Myanmar’s Natural Resources
July 6th 2022: ‘How Many Accents is it Normal to Have?’: An Interview with Pyae Moe Thet War
July 6th 2022: Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok rebuffs passport renewal rumours
July 6th 2022: Burmese-American Catholics gather for ordination of priest in western Kentucky
July 6th 2022: Opinion: We Must End Attacks on Hospitals in Conflict Zones
July 5th 2022: Factory workers ‘barely able to buy food’ under junta, union representative says
July 5th 2022: Myanmar Plans to Double Rice Exports With Focus on Quality
July 5th 2022: Myanmar’s Military Losing Ground to Rebels and Ethnic Armies: Part 1
July 5th 2022: BULLETS RAINED FROM THE SKY: REPORT BY AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
July 5th 2022: Kirin Holdings to sell stake in Myanmar Brewery for JPY 22.4bn

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Mary’s Interview on BBC Radio Norfolk, 24th March 2021

More information on the Myanmar Coup and the country:
The Union of Catholic Asian News, Myanmar, is an excellent source of general news as well as a perspective on Christian and Catholic issues and events.
The Irrawaddy Online Newspaper and The English Edition of The Irrawaddy FaceBook Page are regularly updated.
Myanmar Now is also a good source of information on the ground.
Mary subscribes to Frontier Myanmar, ‘an unbiased voice in transitional Myanmar’.
The Assistance Association of Political Prisoners in Burma is based in Mae Sot, Thailand (with offices in Rangoon and Mandalay) and keeps a tally of the people who have been taken into custody for political reasons.
The Myanmar Tatmadaw have their own Global New Light of Myanmar which presents the news from their unique perspective.
The UK Government have dedicated a page to Myanmar news.

MYANMAR COUP – JULY 2022 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – JUNE 2022 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – MAY 2022 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – APRIL 2022 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – MARCH 2022 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – FEBRUARY 2022 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – JANUARY 2022 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – DECEMBER 2021 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – NOVEMBER 2021 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – OCTOBER 2021 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – SEPTEMBER 2021 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – AUGUST 2021 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – JULY 2021 MEDIA ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – JUNE 2021 MEDIA ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – MAY 2021 MEDIA ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – APRIL 2021 MEDIA ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – MARCH 2021 MEDIA ARTICLES

February 2nd 2021: Founder/Trustee’s Personal Commentary
February 1st 2021: Sent to me this morning ….

BENEDICT ROGERS

… has published his personal perceptions and views on recent events.  Ben is an expert commentator on Myanmar and SE Asia.
March 28th 2021: ‘As I look at Myanmar today, I weep’
February 2nd 2021: FP Insider Access
February 1st 2021: Conservative Home

In addition Ben is the SE Asia Analyst for CSW which fights for freedom of religious belief for all from a Christian perspective.  CSW makes regular press releases to raise awareness of injustice.

February 3rd 2021: BURMA: THREE BUDDHIST MONKS ARRESTED AS CONCERNS FOR COUP IMPACT ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF MOUNT

February 1st 2021: BURMA: CSW CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF POLITICAL LEADERS, DIALOGUE BETWEEN PARTIES AND INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS

TRAVEL LOGS, etc

The blogs are Mary’s very personal perceptions and views from the trips she has done to Pathein.  She has left the spellings etc as they were, in the older two blogs, even though she now knows better!

January 2019 Video (by Mat Lucky)

January 2019 Blog 

June 2018 Blog

See the ‘articles’ section for descriptions of the work Ahtutu did in 2017 and January 2018 – sorry, too busy to blog!

2016 Blog

2014 Blog

ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS

February 2021 East Anglia Diocesan News

Spring 2019, pp14-15 Edinburgh Napier University Magazine

July 2019 Interview on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire at 40.51

September 2018 Edinburgh Reporter Article

Spring 2018 See pp10-11 Edinburgh Napier University Magazine

February 2018 From My Parish to Pathein

January 2018 Tony and Mary Talking FreELY

Our Children’s World by the Class of 2018

Commentaries on the political and social situation in Myanmar kindly sent to Ahtutu by the wonderful Benedict Rogers:

December 2017  Christmas 1

December 2017 Christmas 2

July 2017 Diocese of East Anglia Website and Newspaper

Spring 2017  See p5, Edinburgh Napier University Magazine

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Mary’s Interview on BBC Radio Norfolk, 24th March 2021

More information on the Myanmar Coup and the country:
The Union of Catholic Asian News, Myanmar, is an excellent source of general news as well as a perspective on Christian and Catholic issues and events.
The Irrawaddy Online Newspaper and The English Edition of The Irrawaddy FaceBook Page are regularly updated.
Myanmar Now is also a good source of information on the ground.
Mary subscribes to Frontier Myanmar, ‘an unbiased voice in transitional Myanmar’.
The Assistance Association of Political Prisoners in Burma is based in Mae Sot, Thailand (with offices in Rangoon and Mandalay) and keeps a tally of the people who have been taken into custody for political reasons.
The Myanmar Tatmadaw have their own Global New Light of Myanmar which presents the news from their unique perspective.
The UK Government have dedicated a page to Myanmar news.

MYANMAR COUP – JUNE 2022 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – MAY 2022 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – APRIL 2022 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – MARCH 2022 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – FEBRUARY 2022 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – JANUARY 2022 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – DECEMBER 2021 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – NOVEMBER 2021 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – OCTOBER 2021 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – SEPTEMBER 2021 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – AUGUST 2021 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – JULY 2021 MEDIA ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – JUNE 2021 MEDIA ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – MAY 2021 MEDIA ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – APRIL 2021 MEDIA ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – MARCH 2021 MEDIA ARTICLES

February 2nd 2021: Founder/Trustee’s Personal Commentary
February 1st 2021: Sent to me this morning ….

BENEDICT ROGERS

… has published his personal perceptions and views on recent events.  Ben is an expert commentator on Myanmar and SE Asia.
March 28th 2021: ‘As I look at Myanmar today, I weep’
February 2nd 2021: FP Insider Access
February 1st 2021: Conservative Home

In addition Ben is the SE Asia Analyst for CSW which fights for freedom of religious belief for all from a Christian perspective.  CSW makes regular press releases to raise awareness of injustice.

February 3rd 2021: BURMA: THREE BUDDHIST MONKS ARRESTED AS CONCERNS FOR COUP IMPACT ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF MOUNT

February 1st 2021: BURMA: CSW CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF POLITICAL LEADERS, DIALOGUE BETWEEN PARTIES AND INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS

TRAVEL LOGS, etc

The blogs are Mary’s very personal perceptions and views from the trips she has done to Pathein.  She has left the spellings etc as they were, in the older two blogs, even though she now knows better!

January 2019 Video (by Mat Lucky)

January 2019 Blog 

June 2018 Blog

See the ‘articles’ section for descriptions of the work Ahtutu did in 2017 and January 2018 – sorry, too busy to blog!

2016 Blog

2014 Blog

ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS

February 2021 East Anglia Diocesan News

Spring 2019, pp14-15 Edinburgh Napier University Magazine

July 2019 Interview on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire at 40.51

September 2018 Edinburgh Reporter Article

Spring 2018 See pp10-11 Edinburgh Napier University Magazine

February 2018 From My Parish to Pathein

January 2018 Tony and Mary Talking FreELY

Our Children’s World by the Class of 2018

Commentaries on the political and social situation in Myanmar kindly sent to Ahtutu by the wonderful Benedict Rogers:

December 2017  Christmas 1

December 2017 Christmas 2

July 2017 Diocese of East Anglia Website and Newspaper

Spring 2017  See p5, Edinburgh Napier University Magazine

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