The Democracy for Burma Campaign Group Thanks Our Distinguished D4B Debate Panellists

National Unity Government - Deputy Minister Naw Htoo Phaw
Janelle Saffin MP, Member for Lismore and Founder/Past Chair of Australia-Myanmar Parliament Group
Dr Roger Lee Huang - Lecturer at Macquarie University and author of 'The Paradox of Myanmar's Regime Change'
Dr Tun Aung Shwe - Spokesperson for the CRPH/NUG Support Group NSW
Chris Sidoti - Former Member of the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar & Current Member of the Special Advisory Council for Myanmar
Dr Susan Banki - Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney & Member of Sydney Southeast Asia Centre
Dr Thein Moe Win - Burmese Muslim Association (NSW)
Dr Khon Ja - Humanitarian & Advocate with the Kachin Peace Network
Geoff Cohn OAM - Co-Founder of the Democracy for Burma campaign & Founder of Myanmar Eye Care Project
Nicholas Coppel CSI - Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University & Former Australian Ambassador to Burma
Dr Nang Si Si Win (Ying) - Co-Founder of Democracy for Burma campaign & CRPH/NUG Support Group Member (NSW)
Christopher Lamb - President of the Australia Myanmar Institute & Ambassador to Myanmar (Burma) from 1986-89
Journalist & Author of 'Our Home in Myanmar'

D4B Debates – Panel Discussion No 4 held in Sydney Australia

Picture (Left to Right) - Geoff Cohn OAM, Janelle Saffin MP and Shane Brady. Inset Image: Dr Khon Ja and NUG Deputy Minister Naw Htoo Phaw - both of whom joined the discussion by Zoom on Sunday 6th June 2021.
Image Courtesy of Photographer Michelle Haywood - 6th June 2021
The 4th and final #D4B Debates – Panel Discussion for Series 1 was held last night (Sunday 6th June 2021) in Sydney Australia.
 
The Topic: Humanitarian Crisis in Burma.
 
Panel Host Shane Brady welcomed four eminently qualified and distinguished speakers to share their experience and views on the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Burma / Myanmar owing to the failed coup which took place on February 1st this year.
 
Thank you to our distinguished Panellists;
  • Janelle Saffin MP – Founder and past Chair of the Australia-Myanmar Parliament Group
  • Geoffrey Cohn OAM – Co-Founder of Democracy for Burma campaign and Founder of the Myanmar Eye Care Project
  • Naw Mu Paw Htoo – NUG Deputy Minister for Humanitarian & Disaster Management
  • Dr Khon Ja – long-time Humanitarian & Advocate from the Kachin Peace Network
This long-format 1-hour 30-minute panel discussion was recorded and will be made available as a podcast in the coming week.
 
Thank you to Saxon Strauss for hosting all four of the D4B Debates in his gallery The Art Syndicate at 344 Bourke Street, Surry Hills – Sydney Australia. Saxon is also one of the five Co-founders of the Democracy for Burma campaign who organised the D4B Debates.
 
To hear the first three D4B Debates as podcast visit this site:

D4B Debates – Panel Discussion No 4 Confirmed 6th June 2021

Discussion Panel No. 4

Theme: ’Humanitarian Assistance For Burma’

6 pm to 8 pm Sunday 6th June 2021

Panel Discussion Host

Shane Brady – D4B Co-Founder

Panellists

Geoff Cohn OAM – Co-Founder of Democracy for Burma & Founder of Myanmar Eye Care Project

Janelle Saffin MP – Founder & Former Chair of the Australia-Myanmar Parliament Group

Naw Htoo Phaw – NUG Deputy Minister of Humanitarian Affairs & Disaster Management

Dr Khon Ja – Humanitarian & Advocate with the Kachin Peace Network

Public Participation

The D4B Debates are open to the public to attend. Two panellists will be participating via Zoom.

Event Venue

The Art Syndicate Gallery – 344 Bourke Street, Surry Hills – Sydney, NSW Australia Event &

Media Contact

Craig Hodges 0481006699 www.democracyforburma.com.au

D4B Debates – Panel Discussion No 3 – Panellists Confirmed for Sunday 30th May 2021

The Democracy for Burma campaign group is delighted to announce the three expert panellists for the forthcoming 3rd D4B Debates – Panel Discussion.

Topic: ‘Australia’s Role in Burma: Past, Present & Future’

Joining the panel this Sunday 30th May 2021 will be;

  • Dr Roger Lee Huang – Lecturer at Macquarie University and author of the book ‘The Paradox of Myanmar’s Regime Change’
  • Nicholas Coppel CSI – Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University and Former Australian Ambassador to Myanmar
  • Dr Tun Aung Shwe – Spokesperson for the NSW Support Group of CRPH/NUG 

NB: This event will be recorded for the third episode of the D4B Debates podcast series. The edited version will be made 1 week after the event on the Acast platform and here on the D4B website.

For more information visit the D4B Debates webpage.

#D4B #DemocracyforBurma #Burma #Myanmar #D4BDebates #Australia 

Panel Host Shane Brady listening to panellist Christopher Lamb at the 2nd D4B Debate on 23rd May 2021. Mr Lamb is a former Australian Ambassador to Myanmar / Burma.

D4B Co-founders speak with ticker NEWS Host Adrian Franklin

D4B Co-Founders Shane Brady, Saxon Strauss and Craig Hodges spoke with ticker NEWS Host Adrian Franklin on Thursday 27th May 2021.

  • Saxon provided viewers with an update on the protest art exhibition being held in his gallery The Art Syndicate located at 344 Bourke Street, Surry Hills – Sydney Australia.
  • Shane provided insights into developments on the ground in Burma / Myanmar, particularly concerning the recent conflict in Chin State.
  • Craig provided a commentary on the inaction of ASEAN following the Summit that was held in Jakarta Indonesia over a month ago.

www.democracyforburma.com.au

D4B Debate No 2 – ‘CRPH, NUG & the International Response’ – Recorded at The Art Syndicate Gallery

The Democracy for Burma (#D4B) campaign group successfully held the 2nd D4B Debate – Panel Discussion at The Art Syndicate gallery in Sydney on Sunday 23rd May 2021.

D4B was delighted to welcome Dr Nang Si Si Win (Ying), Christopher Lamb and Chris Sidoti to the panel discussion. They are all experts in their fields with deep knowledge of Burma / Myanmar.

Hosted by Shane Brady, the discussion opened by exploring the panellist’s views on the international response to the coup in Burma, before turning to assess the undertakings of the CRPH and the way forward for the National Unity Government (NUG).

The event was recorded as a podcast and will be made available here on the D4B website and various social media platforms in the coming week. 

D4B would like to pay special thanks to Professor Brian Burdekin AO, Kate Lamb and Kara Wong for their attendance and engagement with the panel on the night.

NB You can listen to the first D4B Debate by clicking on the link below.

D4B Co-Founder Geoff Cohn OAM spoke with ticker NEWS – 18th May 2021

D4B Spoke with ticker NEWS 

Click here to view article and embedded video interview: https://tickernews.co/postponed-vote-on-a-conflict-resolution-for-myanmar/

 

Democracy for Burma Co-Founder Geoff Cohn OAM spoke with ticker NEWS Host Anthony Lucas on Tuesday morning – 18th May 2021.

Protest Art Exhibition Update

Geoff provided ticker NEWS audiences with an update on the D4B Protest Art Exhibition being hosted by The Art Syndicate gallery in Surry Hills titled – Semiotics of Protest: A Burmese Inspired Protest Art Exhibition.

The exhibition runs until mid-June 2021 at 344 Bourke Street, Surry Hills in Sydney NSW Australia. Art sales proceeds will go to #CDM activities and emergency medical fundraising campaigns.  

Call for Democracy in Burma

Host Anthony Lucas asked Geoff: “When it comes to democracy in Burma, what are people wanting?”

(NB ticker NEWS incorrectly spelled Geoff’s name, Cohen, rather than Cohn)

D4B Debates – Panel Discussion 2 – FLYER Sunday 23rd May 2021

D4B Debates

Discussion Panel No. 2

Theme: ’CRPH & the National Unity Government’

Time: 6 pm to 8 pm Sunday 23rd May 2021

Panel Discussion Host Shane Brady – D4B Co-Founder

Panellists

Public Participation

The D4B Debates are open to the public to attend. Please note that event space will be limited to 16 participants until current Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. We recommend contacting us to secure your seat. The event will be recorded. Once edited the discussion forms the basis of the 2nd discussion of a 4-part podcast series.

Event Venue: The Art Syndicate Gallery – 344 Bourke Street, Surry Hills – Sydney, NSW Australia.

Host Gallerist: Saxon Strauss – D4B Co-founder

Event & Media Contact: Craig Hodges 0481006699

D4B Website www.democracyforburma.com.au

D4B Debates – Panel Discussion No 1 – Completed

The first of the Democracy for Burma campaign D4B Debates successfully concluded on Sunday night (16th May 2021). This up-to-the-minute event was hosted by Gallerist Saxon Strauss in The Art Syndicate gallery in Surry Hills, Sydney Australia. 

After an introduction by Senior Adviser & D4B Co-founder Geoff Cohn OAM the Panel Host Shane Brady welcomed the participation of Dr Susan Banki, Thein Moe Win and Jessica Mudditt. The recorded event – currently being edited – forms the basis of a D4B 4-part podcast series.

The edited podcast will be made available in the coming days with details posted here on the D4B website and the D4B social media platforms, namely Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you to all who attended and supported this event.

Event & Media Contact: Craig Hodges – 0481006699

D4B Speaks with IDSC Think Tank in the Phillippines

IDSC Live Podcast: Eye on Myanmar: A Way Forward for Political Transformation and Regional Stability – 13th May 2021
The International Development and Security Cooperation (IDSC) joined the advocacy group of Australia-based Democracy for Burma #D4B campaign for a special live stream and podcast titled “Eye on Myanmar: A Way Forward for Political Transformation and Regional Stability” on May 13 at 6 PM Philippines and 8 PM Australia.
 
The IDSC Host was Chester Cabalza, PhD  
 
 
IDSC Resident Fellows Don McLain Gill and Joshua Espeña joined the conversation with Non-Resident Fellow Upamanyu Basu based in India to cover the event.
 
Topic: Eye on Myanmar Live Stream Podcast
Time: May 13, 2021 06:00 PM Singapore
Absent from the event: D4B Co-founder Craig Hodges