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· September, 2009

Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from September, 2009

Myanmar: New Currency Note Issued

The government of Myanmar had announced on state television and radio that a new currency note of 5000 Ks. will be issued starting from October 1st, 2009.

Myanmar: Most Popular Dish

Mohinga (monhinga) is the most popular dish in Myanmar. This is a peppery fish broth eaten with rice vermicelli.

Myanmar: Heart-shaped Mountain in Sagaing Division

Nyi Lynn Seck had written an entry which shows a Google Earth image of a heart-shaped mountain in Sagaing Division, Myanmar.

Myanmar: New policy requires HIV groups to register

Myanmar's Ministry of Health is now requiring HIV advocacy groups to register if the latter want to operate in the country. Some are worried that this new policy could be...

Myanmar: A Childhood Spent Scavenging

Irrawaddy reports about a twelve-year-old scavenger called Maung Chan Thar, whose name means “Master of Wealth” in Burmese.

Myanmar: “I'm your doll” phrase

Dawn translates a song from Myanmar in English and explains that the “I'm your doll” part of the lyrics is a popular phrase in the country.

Myanmar: Flying Buddhist Monk?

This short video from Myanmar leads viewers to wonder whether the clip shows a UFO sighting or a flying Buddhist monk.

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