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· October, 2011

Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from October, 2011

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Myanmar Netizens to BBC: Apologize Now

  29 October 2011

Some Myanmar netizens are asking BBC to apologize for publishing an ‘inaccurate' map of Myanmar's ethnic groups. BBC has already updated the map but netizens still want a formal apology

Myanmar: Local Politician Allows Opium Production

  26 October 2011

The Palaung Women’s Organization reports that an elected official in the Palaung region of Shan State North in Myanmar has allowed the cultivation of opium in the area which generated more social problems in the affected communities.

Thailand: Burmese Workers Arrested Outside Flood Zones

  26 October 2011

Mahn Saimon reports that Burmese workers who are escaping the floods of Thailand are being arrested by Thai police forces for travelling outside of their permitted zones. There are three million Burmese migrants in Thailand which is currently experiencing the worst floods in half a century.

Myanmar: Release of Several Political Prisoners

  12 October 2011

Eleven Media reported that several political prisoners in Myanmar like Ko Thu Ya (Famous Comedian), Ko Ko Gyi (San Chaung), Monks from 2007 Saffron Revolution and members of opposition party NLD have been released this morning.

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Myanmar: President Suspends Dam Project

  5 October 2011

The Myanmar government surprised everybody when it ordered the cancellation of a controversial dam project in response to the protests and public petition of villagers and civil society groups. Global Voices Author mydaydream translates Burmese news reports and online reactions on the suspension of the project

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