· April, 2012

Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from April, 2012

Overhyped Elections in Myanmar?

  17 April 2012

The world rejoiced after Myanmar election officials announced the victory of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in the recent by-elections in the country. But according to some netizens and political observers, the euphoria over the opposition victory must be tempered by the fact that the junta-backed party is still the dominant force in the local politics.

Business Prospects in Myanmar

  15 April 2012

Aim Sinpeng writes about the booming business prospects in Myanmar. Foreign investments have risen especially after the government has pledged to implement some key political and economic reforms

Myanmar: Suspended Dam Project May Reopen Again

  10 April 2012

The Democratic Voice of Burma reports about a leaked government document which suggests the reopening of a suspended dam project in Myanmar. The dam construction was suspended after it was actively opposed by local communities.

Myanmar: Reflections on Election Results

  3 April 2012

Myanmar voters celebrated in the streets while netizens on Facebook are expressing their elation over the by-election results which saw an unprecedented landslide victory for the opposition.The world rejoiced over the victory of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi but for many young voters in Myanmar, another reason for celebration is the election victory of one of the country's hip-hop music pioneers.

Myanmar: New Currency Exchange Rate

  2 April 2012

The Central Bank of Myanmar set the new currency exchange rate of 818 Kyats per 1 US Dollar, as part of the move to implement a new floating currency exchange system. Previously, the official rate was 6.4 Ks. per 1 US Dollar.

Myanmar: Monitoring the Elections Through Facebook

  1 April 2012

Myanmar Facebook users are overwhelmed with various news and rumors regarding the election which is coincidentally being held on April Fools' Day. Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the popular candidates in this year's elections.