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Advice to tourists: Don't sport your Buddha tattoo in Burma

National Post - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The skyline of Bagan, Burma (also known as Myanmar), is dotted with more than 2,200 Buddhist temples. Built largely in the 13th and 14th centuries, they're beautiful - a dusty red sandstone or a glinting gold - with massive Buddha statues inside ...

Burma Army Defends Soldier Against Myitkyina Murder Accusation

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
RANGOON - At a press conference in Rangoon on Wednesday, the Burma Army re-stated their defense of a low-ranking soldier accused by locals of murdering an unarmed ethnic Kachin student, aged 19 years old, in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina on ...

Burma Army Reveals Concerns Over Ethnic Summit

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Army spokesman and chief of military security affairs Lt-Gen Mya Tun Oo reiterated the Tatmadaw's—the Burmese term for the national army—intention to cooperate with the civilian-led National League for Democracy (NLD) government, but said the best ...

Unwarranted changes to sanctions endanger Burma's transition to democracy

The Hill (blog) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
In 1988 the military junta in Burma brutally cracked down on a wave of peaceful uprisings. From then on, the country was under the iron fist of a military dictatorship, which repressed all democratic opposition, violated human rights, and was ...

The Lives of Migrant Workers in Thailand's 'Little Burma'

Global Voices Online - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Wandering through Samut Sakhon, just southwest of Bangkok, the image of people wearing the traditional wrap-around sarongs called longyi or tamein while speaking Burmese could make a stranger feel as though they are in Myanmar's largest city Yangon, ...
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A Backlash Against Burma's Islamophobic Buddhist Monks Has Begun

TIME - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
The rise of a sometimes violent anti-Muslim movement has tarnished Burma's transition from a military dictatorship toward democracy.
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Burma Army Claims Responsibility for Five Civilian Deaths in Northern Shan State

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
RANGOON - The Burma Army has said it will take action against troops accused of killing civilians in a rural area of northern Shan State's Lashio Township in late June.

Burma's MI admits soldiers killed Lashio villagers

Burma News International - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
According to eyewitnesses, five were arrested by a unit of Burmese government forces on June 25, and later found buried in shallow graves near an army camp.
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Aung San Suu Kyi Must Focus on Ending Burma's Civil War

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
After sweeping Burma's historic elections in 2015, Aung San Suu Kyi's party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), now faces daunting challenges.

Rule of Law Critical to Ending Slavery in Burma

Daily Signal - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
We waved goodbye as Suri* and Maya,* two of the youngest girls at the Burmese trafficking restoration house, were heading to Rangoon to testify against their traffickers.
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Burma's ethnic rebels satisfied over latest meeting with government

Asian Correspondent (blog) - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
A LONG-STANDING conflict between ethnic minority groups and the Burmese (Myanmar) government appears to be coming to a close following a meeting with the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

Burma Millican Whitmire

The Chattanoogan - ‎16 hours ago‎
Burma Millican Whitmire, 90, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, July 23, 2016. She was born Sept. 2, 1925, in Kensington, Ga.

From the Archive: Aung San Museum—Discover Burma's Hero

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
RANGOON - Burma's annual Martyrs' Day arrives on Tuesday, July 19. Ceremonies will be held at the Martyrs' Monument and the Secretariat building in Rangoon, to commemorate the assassination of independence hero Aung San and eight of his ...

How I pieced together Dad's secret war as 'Lawrence of Burma'

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
The Jedburghs, I learnt, were an elite unit: specially selected guerrilla agents who were parachuted at night behind enemy lines, first in France and later in Burma. They worked in mixed national teams (British, American and French) of three. Two ...

NCA Groups Want Inclusive Peace Process

Burma News International - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Mya Htun Oo, a high-ranking Burma Army officer, said at a recent press conference: “The 21st Century Panglong Conference is based on the NCA so I believe it is a genuine Union Peace Conference because the State Counsellor has said that the Panglong ...

Migrants' Hopes and Fears in Little Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand - Wandering through Samut Sakhon, just southwest of Bangkok, the image of people wearing the longyi or tamein while speaking Burmese could make a stranger feel as though they are in Rangoon, rather than a Thai city.

Reviews for Le Coucou, Mimi, Burma Noodle Bar, Kellogg's, and More

Eater NY - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
The Times critic files on Burmese Bites and Burma Noodle Bar, two food-hall restaurants in Corona and Sunset Park respectively.

ANP to Address Local Issues With Burma's Vice President

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
On Tuesday morning, Burma Army's Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing accompanied relief flights to Arakan State's capital of Sittwe and brought emergency food and provisions.

Amnesty International calls for release of Burmese student-workers

Burma News International - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Continuing its call to release all prisoners of conscience in Myanmar (also known as Burma), Amnesty International demands an immediate and unconditional release of 15 factory workers and student union members, who were detained by the Myanmar ...

Burma Bridge: A picture of sheer neglect

The News International - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Burma Bridge, once a busiest bridge on Khanna Road has been in a shambles for years as one section of the road has been completely banned for traffic usage.
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