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· May, 2009

Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from May, 2009

Myanmar: Junta leader is “mentally insane”

For conducting an “unjustified trial” against Myanmar opposition leader Daw Aung San Su Kyi, a blogger uploads an article which caricatures the junta leader Than Shwe as “mentally insane.” Suu...

Myanmar: Facebook campaign for Aung San Suu Kyi

A Facebook page was created by pro-democracy activists who are demanding the release of democracy icon and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Almost 50,000 people have registered their...

Myanmar: 150th Anniversary of the Founding of Mandalay City

Mandalay, the last royal capital of Myanmar, celebrated its 150th anniversary with a three-day festival event from May 14 to May 16. GV Author TAN translates a few posts written...

Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar: A Year After

A deadly cyclone hit Myanmar’s southern Irrawaddy delta in May 2008 which affected more than 2 million people. A year after the Cyclone Nargis tragedy, survivors are still suffering while...

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi health condition

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is reportedly suffering a low blood pressure and dehydration. The leader is still under house arrest.

Myanmar: Rogue Wind Blasted through Mandalay City

On May 6 a rogue wind blasted through Mandalay, the third capital city of Myanmar. GV author Tan translates a blog post written by a Burmese blogger who witnessed the...

Myanmar: Opposition Sets Conditions for 2010 polls

The Irrawaddy reports that Myanmar's opposition party, National League for Democracy, has set conditions for participation in the 2010 Elections.

Myanmar: US is Not Considering Lifting Sanctions

The Irrawaddy reports that the United States is not considering lifting sanctions against Myanmar as part of its review of policy change for the country.

Myanmar: “Worst violator of Internet freedom”

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, Myanmar is the worst place in the world to be a blogger.

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