· February, 2006

Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from February, 2006

Myanmar: Damning the Dams

  27 February 2006

Dathana at the Blog of Nyein of Chan Yar complains about the environmental damage bound to be caused by a planned series of dams on the Salween River along the Thai-Myanmar border: “Burma stupid generals just know how to get money. They do not consider how much damage will be...

Myanmar, Thailand: Bangkok Falls

  15 February 2006

At Burma Digest, a poster hopes that the protests against Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra will send a message to his allies in the Yangon government. He calls on other Burmese to join and protest at Thai embassies. “Today, the Road to Burma Liberation can also be through Bangkok.”

Myanmar: Interview with Shan King's Son

  14 February 2006

Burma Digest has an interview with Harn Yawnghwe, the youngest son of the last ruler of the Shan State kingdom of Yawnghwe, who now lives in exile and participates in the democracy movement.

Myanmar: Union Day

  13 February 2006

On the 59th anniversary of Myanmar's Union Day, Dathana posts a copy of the Panglong Agreement, in which the country's several ethnic groups agreed to cooperate to create a federation of partially self-governing states.

Myanmar, Thailand: Damning the Salween

  3 February 2006

Burma Underground talks about a deal between the Thai government and the ruling Myanmar junta to dam the Salween River and displace thousands in ethnic minority states for Thai industrialization.