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· January, 2010

Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from January, 2010

Myanmar: Freedom for Aung San Suu Kyi?

A Myanmar junta official hints that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be set free this year. But the opposition doubts if this is an official announcement.

More websites banned in Myanmar. Global Voices banned too

Bagan ISP, one of the two internet service providers in Myanmar has started banning more websites, including blogs with their own domains. The Global Voices website was also banned.

Myanmar: Death Sentence for Leaking “State Secrets”

A special court in Burmese prison Insein has sentenced two former government officials to death for leaking information about military ties with North Korea.

Myanmar: Pagoda Festival

dawn_1o9 from Myanmar describes the scenes she witnessed at the Pagoda festival in Moe Kaung Pagoda.

Myanmar: Pork intestine curry recipe

dawn_1o9 from Myanmar shares a Burmese cooking recipe for Pork intestine curry

Myanmar: Pictures during Full Moon Day

dawn_1o9 from Myanmar posts pictures during Full Moon Day of Pyar Tho. Full Moon Days are Sabbath Days when people go to monastery and pagodas.

Myanmar: Shortage of prison doctors

The Irrawaddy reports that there is only one doctor available for every 7,314 prisoners in Myanmar. There are almost 250,000 prisoners in the country.

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