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tan

a blogger currently residing in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Myanmar: New Foreign Investment Law Passed

9 September 2012

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: 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.

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Myanmar: Life Inside a Refugee Camp

9 March 2012

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.

Myanmar: Visiting the Kachin Refugee Camp

27 February 2012

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 been staying at this refugee camp ever since fighting broke out between the government army and the Kachin Independence Army

Myanmar: Freed Blogger's First Post

18 January 2012

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 experience in prison.

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Myanmar: A Year After Suu Kyi's Release

1 November 2011

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 are her political plans?

Myanmar: Controversial Dam Project Suspended

1 October 2011

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 in Kachin State.

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Myanmar: Bomb Blasts in Three Cities

24 June 2011

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 of the bomb disaster

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Myanmar: Post-Earthquake Stories from Aid Workers

26 March 2011

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 extent of the quake damage in northeast Myanmar

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Myanmar: Over 3,000 Attend Mandalay Barcamp 2011

25 February 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 in the Barcamp by quoting from blogs and websites written in the Burmese language.

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Myanmar: Suu Kyi is free at last

14 November 2010

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 was released from detention by the military-backed government of Myanmar Saturday afternoon.

Myanmar: “Boycott elections” campaign

27 October 2010

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: Elections To Be Held on November 7

15 August 2010

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 their candidate list between August 16 and August 30, 2010.

Myanmar: World Cup Reactions

4 July 2010

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 shops are open during midnight, sports journals have been given the license to print and sell copies daily, and many residents are happy that two dancers in Shakira's Waka Waka music video are from Myanmar.

Myanmar: Birthday Wish for Aung San Su Kyi

19 June 2010

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 leader.

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