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· June, 2010

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...

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...

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, 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.

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