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tan

a blogger currently residing in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Myanmar: New Foreign Investment Law Passed

The Union Parliament of Myanmar has already passed the new foreign direct investment law without the controversial provisions which included the requirement of a US$5 million minimum investment.

Myanmar: Construction Resumes in Suspended Dam Project

Weekly Eleven reported that construction of the controversial Myit Sone Dam in Kachin State in Myanmar which was suspended last year by the government has been resumed.

Myanmar: New Currency Exchange Rate

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...

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...

Myanmar: Visiting the Kachin Refugee Camp

Nang Nyi wrote about her experience when she and her friends visited a Kachin Refugee camp near the Shan State borders of Myanmar and China. Over 1000 Kachin people have...

Myanmar: Freed Blogger's First Post

Myanmar Blogger Nay Phone Latt, who was released on January 13th along with other prominent political prisoners after being imprisoned for 4 years, wrote his first blog post about his...

Myanmar: A Year After Suu Kyi's Release

A year has passed since Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi was released from prison. How did netizens react? Did the government censor news reports about Suu Kyi? What...

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...

Myanmar: Bomb Blasts in Three Cities

Three bomb blasts hit three major cities in Myanmar today. No casualties have been reported. Global Voices author Tan translates a few Burmese online reports which give first hand accounts...

Myanmar: Post-Earthquake Stories from Aid Workers

Myanmar is still reeling from a 6.8 earthquake which hit the country two days ago. Our Myanmar-based author translates interviews and stories of residents and aid workers who witnessed the...

Myanmar: Over 3,000 Attend Mandalay Barcamp 2011

The city of Mandalay in Myanmar held its first Barcamp two weeks ago which was attended by more than 3,000 participants. GV author Tan gives an overview of what transpired...

Myanmar: Suu Kyi is free at last

She has been in prison for 15 years in the past 21 years, but now she is free at last. Burmese pro-democracy icon and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi...

Myanmar: “Boycott elections” campaign

The Myanmar elections will push through on November 7 despite the non-participation of opposition parties. Global Voices translates the statement of Myanmar citizens who will boycott the coming elections

Myanmar: Overcrowding in Hledan

Pink Gold from Myanmar blogs about the road side shops in Hledan, a popular hangout place in Yangon, Myanmar.

Myanmar: Women Candidate Percentage in the Elections

According to a survey conducted by The Irrawaddy, less than 8 percent of the candidates running for the November 7 elections in Myanmar will be women.

Myanmar: Elections To Be Held on November 7

Myanmar has announced today that elections will be held on November 7, 2010, which will become the first election to be held after 1990. Political parties were urged to submit...

Myanmar: World Cup Reactions

Myanmar has caught up the 2010 World Cup fever. Electricity became stable in the capital, fans get to watch the games for free on state-owned TV channels, bars and tea...

Myanmar: Birthday Wish for Aung San Su Kyi

Breathe.Dream.Write wishes a happy birthday to Aung San Su Kyi, who will be celebrating her 65th birthday under house arrest on June 19. The birthday celebrant is Myanmar's major opposition...

Myanmar: Landslide Kills 46 People in Rakhine State

Floods and landslides claimed the lives 46 people in Buthidaung and Maungdaw Townships in Northern Rakhine State in Myanmar.

Myanmar: April Fool Blood Donation

July Dream wrote about a blood donation drive organized on April Fool's Day in Myanmar.

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