Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from May, 2007
The latest cartoon by Cambodian blogger/cartoonist Sacrava mocks the recent contacts between Cambodia's strong man Hun Sen and Myanmar's generals. Myanmar recently extended pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's detention for one more year.
Myanmar residents abroad have to pay an additional tax to the Myanmar government in addition to the tax they pay in their host countries. Failure to pay this this tax results in Myanmar embassy denying them consular services. Myanmarese residents in Singapore are using their blogs and other online means to get support for a petition to avoid this double taxation.
Yangon Thu congratulated Myanmar's exiled news agency Mizzzima for winning the Free Media Pioneer award this year. “I have been reading Mizzima since 2004, I believe and I admire what they do.”
Fifty Viss writes about a vigilante group that took the law in its own hand by arresting civilian supports of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Yangon Thu points to an article that talks about the Myanmar government using force to clear the ground for massive dams.
Moe Moe wonders why her cousin asked her to send him a remote control car for his birthday because of the Government decision on banning such toys. “Strange thing to ban toys, really, to stop terrorists from bombing more things in the country. I mean, everyone knows the government itself...
Blogger Phoe Htaung is organizing the financial support for Mg Aung Myin who came from a poor family and having a financial difficulties studying Medical Science. He is currently a third year Medical student and needs about ~ US$ 50 per month for another 2.5 years to finish his study....
Yangon Thu shares her recipe for Mont Lone Yay Paw or Burmese Glutinous Rice Balls with palm sugar. The blogger posts a picture of the dessert to motivate to readers into preparing it.
BurmaNet reported about locals being ordered for military trainings in Ayataw Township.”The authorities of Ayataw Township, Monywa district in central Burma’s Sagaing Division, ordered local people to supply one person from each village for military trainings.” People are puzzled and suspicious about this military action.
This week I came across a few good photos from Myanmar Bloggers so I compiled them as photo and link round up post. This image is from fifty viss blog where blogger Aung Kyaw posted his collection of billboards and poster messages seen around the country. Poster around Myanmar Image...
New Mandala has a post on the new Friendship Road that is being built to connect Myanmar and Bangladesh. Road links between Myanmar and its western neighbors (India and Bangladesh) are not as developed as the ones in the East (Thailand and China). The blogger at New Mandala asks “Major...
Yesterday, 1st of May - well known for International Labor day, also happens to be one very significant day for Myanmar Buddhist people. This month in Myanmar calendar is called "Kason"and Burmese celebrate one of the most religious and historically significant events on Kason full moon day. It is also known as Vesak Day or Buddha Day. Several Myanmar bloggers described how they celebrated this special day.
Fifty Viss is making his readers hungry with a picture laden post on finding Burmese food in the US.