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· October, 2011

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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