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· March, 2009

Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from March, 2009

U.S. official holds dialogue with Myanmar Foreign Minister

Stephen Blake, director of Mainland Southeast Asian Affairs met Myanmar's Foreign Minister Nyan Win in Yangon. This is an important visit and may signal a shift in U.S. policy towards...

Myanmar: Hip Hop craze

According to blogger Fear from Freedom, Myanmar youth in Yangon is having a fever of Hip Hop fashion, songs and dance.

Myanmar: Withdrawal of Currency Notes in 1987

Burmese blogger Niknayman recalls that the sudden withdrawal of currency notes in Myanmar in 1987 was one of the reasons which ignited the massive 1988 protests in the country.

Myanmar: Blasts Hit Yangon

The Ayeyarwaddy reported that there had been two bomb explosions in Yangon, Myanmar on Tuesday night. Luckily, no one was injured.

Myanmar envoy: Rohingyas “are as ugly as ogres”

beyond skin mentions some of the hilarious and racist statements issued by the Thai and Myanmar governments about the status of the Rohingya refugees. For instance, a Myanmar envoy described...

Myanmar: Firefighters lack equipment

The Irrawaddy reports that the job of Myanmar's firefighters is hampered by lack of proper equipment to handle fire disasters.

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