Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from June, 2010
Myanmar: Decrease in opium production
Words of Life quotes from a report that opium production in the Shan State of Myanmar went down this year because of the El Nino phenomenon
Myanmar: Food ration cutback in refugee center
The Democratic Voice of Burma reported that food ration for refugees in the Thailand-Myanmar will be reduced because of budget shortfall. There are more than 140,000 refugees in the border.
Myanmar: Singapore to Yangon flight
Htoo Tay Zar uploads a video of his flight from Singapore to Yangon in Myanmar. The video provides brief snapshots of rural Myanmar and the Yangon airport
Myanmar: Soldiers steal buffaloes for TV
The Shan Herald reported that Myanmar soldiers near the Thailand-Myanmar border stole buffaloes in order to acquire a TV and satellite broadcast of the World Cup games.
Myanmar: Sports magazines enjoying higher sales
The Irrawaddy reports that sports magazines are enjoying higher sales in Myanmar because of the World Cup 2010
World: Protecting Human Rights on Citizen Video
Making a video to protect human rights might backfire and end up threatening the rights of those who appear or participate in the video. WITNESS' The Hub shares with us how we can make a human rights video that gets the message across while minimizing the risk to those involved.
Myanmar: Birthday Wish for Aung San Su Kyi
Breathe.Dream.Write wishes a happy birthday to Aung San Su Kyi, who will be celebrating her 65th birthday under house arrest on June 19. The birthday celebrant is Myanmar's major opposition leader.
Myanmar: Landslide Kills 46 People in Rakhine State
Floods and landslides claimed the lives 46 people in Buthidaung and Maungdaw Townships in Northern Rakhine State in Myanmar.
Myanmar blog stats
Htoo Tay Zar links to a technorati stat on the number of blogs and blog posts in Myanmar
Myanmar: Opposition website hacked
The Irrawaddy reports that photayokeking.org, an opposition website in Myanmar was attacked by hackers. The website provides alternative information about the Myanmar military
Myanmar: No power shortage during World Cup broadcast
Myanmar football fans are happy to discover that power supply seems stable during the TV broadcast of World Cup games.
Myanmar: Women can't marry foreigners
The Burmese Ruby Diary reacts to the decision of the Myanmar government forbidding women from marrying foreigners.
Myanmar: New political parties
According to the website of the Myanmar government, 28 of 32 parties that submitted applications for registration as political parties have been granted permission to register as political parties.