· November, 2006

Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from November, 2006

Myanmar: Graduation Ceremony

  26 November 2006

Dawn describes the unique graduation ceremony in Myanmar. “Myanmar graduation ceremonies are different from western ones. There are two days: rehearsal day and the actual ceremony day. I don't know who started this rule, but for the two days, most wear two different suits. On rehearsal day, we don't need...

Arabisc: Plagiarism, Arrests, Bans and Democracy!

  23 November 2006

The Arabs are as usual busy this week debating anything and everything, from plagiarism to the arrest of bloggers, and from banning public meetings to embarrising George Bush Senior at a conference held in the UAE. Ahmed from Egypt had always wanted to become a journalist. But because not all...

Myanmar: Taking Responsibility for Myanmar's Troubles

  8 November 2006

Myanmar's neighbours and other powers must take responsibility of state of things in Myanmar says the blogger at Macam-Macam. “The fish always rots from the head. Always. But Than Shwe gets to play the big fish in the small pond so long as Burma's neighbours – such as India and...

Reactions to the Burmese “Royal” Wedding Video Clip

  6 November 2006

A clip from a leaked video of Myanmar's (Burma) military ruler Senior General Than Shwe‘s daughter's wedding was posted online last week. People who have seen the video are appalled by the vulgar display of wealth. Myanmar blogger Myouez at Blog of Nyen Chan Yar writes. People of Myanmar want...

Myanmar: Lavish Wedding

  3 November 2006

The blogger at Meanderings points to a YouTube video (now removed) of Burma's military leader Than Shwe's daughter. The blogger is saddened by the lavish lifestyle of the leader while the country continues to suffer.