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· July, 2008

Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from July, 2008

Myanmar: Teen Problems in London

London based Burmese bloggers show concern over the increase in teenage crimes. Steve E. questions “Why is the incidence of knife crime growing up rapidly these days?” and wonders a...

Myanmar: Naming System

“I realized that the Burmese custom of naming is fairly unique. It symbolizes the combination of the particular virtue for a person and astrological calculation of the day of the...

Myanmar: Alter charges against blogger Nay Phone Latt

Mizzima news reported that the charges to blogger Nay Phone Latt was altered and a new charge has been applied. “Under section 32(b) of the Video Act, he is facing...

Myanmar: Salt Prices

New Mandala states that “25,430 acres of salt pans were submerged and 29,545 tons of salt damaged after the Cyclone Nargis. The price of salt has risen by three to...

Myanmar also needs tourists

Bangkok Dazed is visiting Myanmar and reminds us that one way to help the cyclone-ravaged country is to visit it. He writes: I lost track of how many people who...

Myanmar: Villagers forced to work for aid

Residents of Meepya village in Rangoon have been forced to work on a reconstruction project in order to receive aid materials given by private donors.

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