Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from October, 2011
Myanmar Netizens to BBC: Apologize Now
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
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.
Myanmar: Video of Dissident Comedian Blogger Zarganar
Reporters Without Borders posted a video interview with the dissident comedian and blogger Zarganar from Myanmar who was released from jail early this month. Zarganar discussed media freedom and the situation of Myanmar's political prisoners.
Thailand: Burmese Workers Arrested Outside Flood Zones
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
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.
Myanmar: Did Thai Prime Minister Snub Aung San Suu Kyi?
Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visited Myanmar last week but intrigued some netizens because she failed to meet global democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi. Here are some online reactions translated from Burmese.
Myanmar: Interactive Map of Ethnic Groups
Stimson has set-up an interactive map of Myanmar's ethnic groups and key economic and power utilities.
Myanmar: President Suspends Dam Project
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
Myanmar: Controversial Dam Project Suspended
The Weekly Eleven quoted a memo sent to the Parliament by Myanmar's President U Thein Sein which ordered the suspension of the controversial Myit Sone Dam project on Ayeyarwaddy River in Kachin State.