Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from March, 2009
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 the Junta-backed government of Myanmar.
According to blogger Fear from Freedom, Myanmar youth in Yangon is having a fever of Hip Hop fashion, songs and dance.
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.
The Ayeyarwaddy reported that there had been two bomb explosions in Yangon, Myanmar on Tuesday night. Luckily, no one was injured.
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 the Rohingyas as “ugly as ogres.”
The Irrawaddy reports that the job of Myanmar's firefighters is hampered by lack of proper equipment to handle fire disasters.