Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from March, 2012
Myanmar: Responsible Tourism
The Irrawaddy interviews Dr. Andrea Valentin who talks about responsible tourism and the prospect of pro-poor tourism in Myanmar.
Southeast Asia Digital Library
The Southeast Asia Digital Library provides educators and students with materials published in Southeast Asia. The online library contains digital facsimiles of books and manuscripts, as well as multimedia materials and searchable indexes of additional Southeast Asian resources.
Southeast Asia's Golden Triangle: From Opium to Casinos
Tan Kai Swee presents a video on EngageMedia about the opening of new casinos in Southeast Asia's infamous Golden Triangle in Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos which used to be the center of opium production in the region.
Myanmar: Suu Kyi Speech Leaked on YouTube
The election campaign speech of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was leaked on the internet before its scheduled broadcast on state media. Suu Kyi criticized the negative legacy of military rule in her country.
Myanmar: Life Inside a Refugee Camp
Global Voices Author Tan translated a three-part series of blog posts written by a Burmese blogger Nang Nyi who visited a Kachin refugee camp in Myanmar and recounted her experience there. The refugees fled their villages after clashes broke out between government troops and Kachin rebels.
Southeast Asia: Internet Freedom Rating
Aim Sinpeng discusses the study made by OpenNet Initiative about the state of internet freedom or unfreedom in several Southeast Asian countries. ‘Partly Free’ countries include Malaysia and Indonesia while ‘Not Free’ countries include Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam
Haze in Indochina
Thomas Wanhoff links to a satellite image showing the extent of smog and haze in Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos.
Myanmar to Build Subway for Yangon?
Fifty Viss compiles news reports and some online reactions to the proposal to build a subway system in the capital of Myanmar.