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· July, 2012

Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from July, 2012

Bangladesh, Myanmar: Rohingya Repression in International Spotlight

Protests are happening around the world against Rohingya repression. Six weeks after clashes between Rohingya and Rakhaine broke out in Western Myanmar, more than 100 people have been killed and...

Myanmar's Unique Naming System

Most Myanmar citizens do not have a family name. Ever wonder how they fill out forms which ask for both first name and last name or wonder what is the...

United States Eases Sanctions on Myanmar

The United States Treasury and State Department have issued a joint fact sheet about the government's decision to ease financial and investment sanctions on Myanmar in response to the recent...

Myanmar: Netizens Cheer Release of more Political Prisoners

Myanmar netizens welcomed[my] the release of more political prisoners on July 3, 2012. About 24 activists/politicians were released and some believed that it boosted the country's transition towards democracy.

Myanmar, Malaysia: Football Fans Debating about Overaged Players

Football fans from Malaysia and Myanmar are intensely debating about Myanmar's U-22 National Team which was accused of fielding overaged players in the AFC U-22 Championship Qualifiers 2013.

Myanmar : Jackie Chan Visits Orphanage

Myanmar netizens discussed[my] Jackie Chan's visit to an orphanage in Myanmar in his capacity as a UNICEF Ambassador. Some are wondering why he didn't take off his shoes in Dhamma...

Myanmar: Students Detained for Commemorating Historical Event

Leaders of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions were detained by the government for planning an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a military crackdown on student protesters....

Koumintang Army in Thailand

Ian Manley interviews a veteran of Kuomintang’s 93rd Division which left China in 1950 to settle in Burma and then finally in Thailand. The interview sheds light to the history...

China: How Myanmar's Opening Up Differs

Just back from the Myanmar Investment Summit in Yangon, as the country continues rapid opening to foreign capital, China Law Blog‘s Steve Dickinson contrasts Myanmar's economic globalization efforts with China's...

Chinese Investment: Boon or Bane for Southeast Asia?

The emergence of China as a global economic powerhouse is bringing tremendous benefits to its cash-strapped neighbors in Southeast Asia. But some of its investments have been mired in various...

Southeast Asia: Home to the World's Longest Ongoing Civil Wars

Southeast Asia is more than just white sand beaches, temples and resorts: it’s not often mentioned that the region is actually home to the world's longest ongoing civil wars, the...

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