· August, 2007

Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from August, 2007

Thailand: Tallest Peak in South East Asia

  16 August 2007

BISEAN publishes pictures and heights of the top ten highest mountain peaks in order to dispel the myth created by travel agents that Mount Kinabalu in Sabah is the tallest peak in South East Asia.

Myanmar: Fuel Price Hike

  16 August 2007

Dawn gives a Burmese middle class person's view of the fuel price hike in Myanmar and wonders how the daily wage earners will come with the hike.

Myanmar: Bloggers Remember 8888

  11 August 2007

August 8th, 1988 or 8888 was the date when students and ordinary citizen took to the streets in Myanmar to demand greater democracy. The protests led to the fall of the reigning dictatorial regime of General Ne Win but also brought the military junta to power. The military violently crushed the demonstrations. Myanmar bloggers remember 8888 and pay tribute to the protesters who lost their lives.