· June, 2009

Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from June, 2009

Myanmar: 1st H1N1 Case Confirmed

  29 June 2009

Myanmar on Saturday confirmed its first case of swine flu, with state media reporting that a 13-year-old girl had tested positive for the virus on her return from Singapore.

Myanmar: 64 Words for Aung San Suu Kyi

  5 June 2009

Do you want to show support for Myanmar opposition leader and global democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi? A new website was launched where anyone from around the world can leave a 64-word message of solidarity for imprisoned leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The website 64forSuu.org is named as such to mark Suu Kyi’s 64th birthday on June 19.

Myanmar: “No toilet paper but unity!”

  5 June 2009

The popularity of social network sites is increasing in Myanmar. Some are using the sites to express their views about Myanmar society. In Toilet Wall, the slogan is “No toilet paper but unity!” It is a parody of official slogans calling for unity.

Myanmar: Collapse of an Ancient Pagoda

  4 June 2009

An ancient pagoda in Myanmar collapsed while it was going under renovation, killing at least 5 people. The 180-foot Danoke Pagoda in Yangon Division was originally damaged during Cyclone Nargis so it had been going under renovation. GV author Tan translates a Burmese blogpost about the tragedy.