Burma(Myanmar)

Country Burma(Myanmar)
Capital Naypyidaw
Continent Asia(Southeast Asia)
Currency Kyat(MMK)
Languages Burmese, Jingpho, Kayah, Karen, Chin, Mon, Rakhine & Shan

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Britain conquered Burma over a period of 62 years (1824-1886) and incorporated it into its Indian Empire. Burma was administered as a province of India until 1937 when it became a separate, self-governing colony; independence from the Commonwealth was attained in 1948. Gen. NE WIN dominated the government from 1962 to 1988, first as military ruler, then as self-appointed president, and later as political kingpin. In September 1988, the military deposed NE WIN and established a new ruling junta. Despite multiparty legislative elections in 1990 that resulted in the main opposition party - the National League for Democracy (NLD) - winning a landslide victory, the junta refused to hand over power. NLD leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient AUNG SAN SUU KYI, who was under house arrest from 1989 to 1995 and 2000 to 2002, was imprisoned in May 2003 and subsequently transferred to house arrest. After the ruling junta in August 2007 unexpectedly increased fuel prices, tens of thousands of Burmese marched in protest, led by prodemocracy activists and Buddhist monks. In late September 2007, the government brutally suppressed the protests, killing at least 13 people and arresting thousands for participating in the demonstrations. Since then, the regime has continued to raid homes and monasteries and arrest persons suspected of participating in the pro-democracy protests. The junta appointed Labor Minister AUNG KYI in October 2007 as liaison to AUNG SAN SUU KYI, who remains under house arrest and only recently gained the opportunity for limited communication with NLD leaders. Burma in early May 2008 was struck by Cyclone Nargis which official estimates claimed left over 80,000 dead and 50,000 injured. Despite this tragedy, the junta proceeded with its May constitutional referendum, the first vote in Burma since 1990, setting the stage for the 2010 parliamentary elections. AUNG SAN SUU KYI's house arrest was due to end in May 2009, but was extended for eighteen months after she was convicted for violating the terms of her house arrest.

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A Review of “The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century” - Council on Foreign RelationsA Review of “The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century”  Council on Foreign Relations

High-Level Travel Advisories Issued for Burma - Vax Before TravelHigh-Level Travel Advisories Issued for Burma  Vax Before Travel

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On a Myanmar River Cruise, a Rare Chance to Interact With Burmese Monks - Condé Nast TravelerOn a Myanmar River Cruise, a Rare Chance to Interact With Burmese Monks  Condé Nast Traveler

Burmese cardinal laments religious leaders' silence over violence - Catholic News AgencyBurmese cardinal laments religious leaders' silence over violence  Catholic News Agency

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TNLA Reports 130 Clashes with Burma Army This Year - Burma News InternationalTNLA Reports 130 Clashes with Burma Army This Year  Burma News International

East Bay Burma Boom - Diablo MagazineEast Bay Burma Boom  Diablo Magazine

Bangladesh to build barbed wire fences around Rohingya camps - The TelegraphBangladesh to build barbed wire fences around Rohingya camps  The Telegraph

How a Prime Minister of British Burma Became a Killer - The Irrawaddy News MagazineHow a Prime Minister of British Burma Became a Killer  The Irrawaddy News Magazine

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AA Claims Myanmar Military Deploys Helicopters After Taking Major Losses - The Irrawaddy News MagazineAA Claims Myanmar Military Deploys Helicopters After Taking Major Losses  The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Second Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge Plans to Open End of October - Karen NewsSecond Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge Plans to Open End of October  Karen News

A massive 98-pound Burmese python was captured in Florida - CNNA massive 98-pound Burmese python was captured in Florida  CNN

SF Eats: Burma Club Launches Happy Hour, The Bar At Monarch To Serve Food, Kaiyo Offers Rosé Brunch - CBS San FranciscoSF Eats: Burma Club Launches Happy Hour, The Bar At Monarch To Serve Food, Kaiyo Offers Rosé Brunch  CBS San Francisco

Fr Alfredo Cremonesi – a new Blessed martyred in Myanmar - Vatican NewsFr Alfredo Cremonesi – a new Blessed martyred in Myanmar  Vatican News

Reliving Orwell's Burmese Days in Katha Township - Myanmar TimesReliving Orwell's Burmese Days in Katha Township  Myanmar Times

Burma Army Soldiers Injured by Landmine in Paletwa - Burma News InternationalBurma Army Soldiers Injured by Landmine in Paletwa  Burma News International

"I am Rohingya": documentary depicts the Burmese genocide of Rohingya Muslims - North Country Public Radio"I am Rohingya": documentary depicts the Burmese genocide of Rohingya Muslims  North Country Public Radio

Week in Review: Cheers for the 'Burmese Python' - Myanmar TimesWeek in Review: Cheers for the 'Burmese Python'  Myanmar Times

New mural Downtown celebrates Karen Burmese refugees in Ithaca - The Ithaca VoiceNew mural Downtown celebrates Karen Burmese refugees in Ithaca  The Ithaca Voice

Burmese man arrested for dealing in methamphetamine pills - The ThaigerBurmese man arrested for dealing in methamphetamine pills  The Thaiger

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Burma Road: Boris Johnson's fate now lies in the hands of the three Brendas - PoliticsHome.comBurma Road: Boris Johnson's fate now lies in the hands of the three Brendas  PoliticsHome.com

Quincy minister adapted to exotic world of Burma - Herald-WhigQuincy minister adapted to exotic world of Burma  Herald-Whig

Researchers develop new tool to help in the fight against invasive Burmese pythons - News-PressResearchers develop new tool to help in the fight against invasive Burmese pythons  News-Press

Burmese surfing team head to SEAsia Games, a first for Myanmar - The ThaigerBurmese surfing team head to SEAsia Games, a first for Myanmar  The Thaiger

Mike Cannon-Brookes bellyaches over Burmese reprimand - The Australian Financial ReviewMike Cannon-Brookes bellyaches over Burmese reprimand  The Australian Financial Review

No One Knows International Law’s Failures Better Than the Rohingya - The AtlanticNo One Knows International Law’s Failures Better Than the Rohingya  The Atlantic

New High Tech Camera Could Help Florida In Fight Against Invasive Burmese Pythons - CBS MiamiNew High Tech Camera Could Help Florida In Fight Against Invasive Burmese Pythons  CBS Miami

VIDEO: Giant Burmese Python Captured Swimming In Biscayne Bay - CBS PittsburghVIDEO: Giant Burmese Python Captured Swimming In Biscayne Bay  CBS Pittsburgh

Taste Test: I Ate Every Dish on the Menu at Rangoon Burmese Kitchen - HONOLULU MagazineTaste Test: I Ate Every Dish on the Menu at Rangoon Burmese Kitchen  HONOLULU Magazine

Burmese Women's Union urges govt to help displaced people - Myanmar TimesBurmese Women's Union urges govt to help displaced people  Myanmar Times

The World Bank’s Latest Report on Myanmar: 5 Takeaways on Growth and Risks - The Irrawaddy News MagazineThe World Bank’s Latest Report on Myanmar: 5 Takeaways on Growth and Risks  The Irrawaddy News Magazine

A Dump at the Thai-Burma Border Transforms Into a Community Center - Metropolis MagazineA Dump at the Thai-Burma Border Transforms Into a Community Center  Metropolis Magazine

Tri Asian Taste restaurant takes over Chef Wong’s with flavors of Burma, Thailand and Japan - PennLive.comTri Asian Taste restaurant takes over Chef Wong’s with flavors of Burma, Thailand and Japan  PennLive.com

New camera could help catch invasive Burmese Pythons - NBC2 NewsNew camera could help catch invasive Burmese Pythons  NBC2 News

Discover flavours of Northeast in lanes of Humayunpur - The HinduDiscover flavours of Northeast in lanes of Humayunpur  The Hindu

PHOTO: Burmese Python Constricts Large White Pelican In Everglades - CBS MiamiPHOTO: Burmese Python Constricts Large White Pelican In Everglades  CBS Miami

AA accuses ALP for arresting AA member - Burma News InternationalAA accuses ALP for arresting AA member  Burma News International

18-foot Burmese python marks 2nd largest ever caught in Florida wilderness - WFTV Orlando18-foot Burmese python marks 2nd largest ever caught in Florida wilderness  WFTV Orlando

Mullis: I was supposed to help a Burmese refugee tell her story. She taught me instead. - Battle Creek EnquirerMullis: I was supposed to help a Burmese refugee tell her story. She taught me instead.  Battle Creek Enquirer

KOIN’s Cart of the Week: Burmese Delight - KOIN.comKOIN’s Cart of the Week: Burmese Delight  KOIN.com

A New Fee at Burmese Hot Spot Thamee Covers More Than Just Health Care - Eater DCA New Fee at Burmese Hot Spot Thamee Covers More Than Just Health Care  Eater DC

A prisoner of war in Norfolk opens up about the Second World War | Latest Norfolk and Suffolk News - Eastern Daily PressA prisoner of war in Norfolk opens up about the Second World War | Latest Norfolk and Suffolk News  Eastern Daily Press

11-foot Burmese python found swimming one mile off Florida coast - UPI News11-foot Burmese python found swimming one mile off Florida coast  UPI News

Myanmar's Aung La beats Brandon Vera, defends world championship belt - Myanmar TimesMyanmar's Aung La beats Brandon Vera, defends world championship belt  Myanmar Times

Photos: PHOTOS: Burmese pythons in Florida - The News HeraldPhotos: PHOTOS: Burmese pythons in Florida  The News Herald

MMA: In Brandon Vera bout, Burmese champ battles his idol - ABS-CBN NewsMMA: In Brandon Vera bout, Burmese champ battles his idol  ABS-CBN News

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Found: Long-Lost Chapter of the 'Tale of Genji,' an Early Japanese Novel - Smithsonian.comFound: Long-Lost Chapter of the 'Tale of Genji,' an Early Japanese Novel  Smithsonian.com

DKBA Commander Assassinated in Myanmar’s Karen State - The Irrawaddy News MagazineDKBA Commander Assassinated in Myanmar’s Karen State  The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Human Rights Law Now Mandatory for Myanmar Law, Int’l Relations Students - The Irrawaddy News MagazineHuman Rights Law Now Mandatory for Myanmar Law, Int’l Relations Students  The Irrawaddy News Magazine

One Championship: Aung La blasts out Vera in Tokyo slugfest - South China Morning PostOne Championship: Aung La blasts out Vera in Tokyo slugfest  South China Morning Post

Column: We need a candidate who tells the whole truth - Valley NewsColumn: We need a candidate who tells the whole truth  Valley News

Burmese refugees to benefit from solar project - Power Engineering InternationalBurmese refugees to benefit from solar project  Power Engineering International

Top 10 books about Burma - The GuardianTop 10 books about Burma  The Guardian

VIDEO: 11-foot Burmese Python captured swimming off coast of Florida - FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXXVIDEO: 11-foot Burmese Python captured swimming off coast of Florida  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX

SF Eats: Hooker's Sweet Treats to close in the Tenderloin, Inle Burmese debuts in Noe Valley, more - HoodlineSF Eats: Hooker's Sweet Treats to close in the Tenderloin, Inle Burmese debuts in Noe Valley, more  Hoodline

Myanmar Court Fines Villagers, Chinese Mining Firm Employee in Waste Dispute - The Irrawaddy News MagazineMyanmar Court Fines Villagers, Chinese Mining Firm Employee in Waste Dispute  The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Myanmar’s Oil, Gas, Mining Sectors Need More Reform, Says Transparency Watchdog - The Irrawaddy News MagazineMyanmar’s Oil, Gas, Mining Sectors Need More Reform, Says Transparency Watchdog  The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Yangon Auditor-General Says Regional Govt Told Her Not to Send FY2017-18 Spending Report to MPs - The Irrawaddy News MagazineYangon Auditor-General Says Regional Govt Told Her Not to Send FY2017-18 Spending Report to MPs  The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Syria-Turkey ceasefire: Live updates - CNN InternationalSyria-Turkey ceasefire: Live updates  CNN International

Myanmar's Arakan Army is Recruiting and Training to Fight Government - VOA NewsMyanmar's Arakan Army is Recruiting and Training to Fight Government  VOA News

Colonnades hosts a Burmese-style dinner - Elon News NetworkColonnades hosts a Burmese-style dinner  Elon News Network

Bago Chief Minister Accused of Encouraging Harassment of Myanmar Village Teachers - The Irrawaddy News MagazineBago Chief Minister Accused of Encouraging Harassment of Myanmar Village Teachers  The Irrawaddy News Magazine

A Savage Dreamland: Journeys in Burma review – from the Himalayas to Yangon - The GuardianA Savage Dreamland: Journeys in Burma review – from the Himalayas to Yangon  The Guardian

Police Say Drugs Worth Nearly $2B Found Floating off Myanmar’s Coast - The Irrawaddy News MagazinePolice Say Drugs Worth Nearly $2B Found Floating off Myanmar’s Coast  The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Widow, 93, becomes the world's oldest debut author by publishing book based on wartime love-letters - Daily MailWidow, 93, becomes the world's oldest debut author by publishing book based on wartime love-letters  Daily Mail

Construction of Burma Bridge is in progress - Pakistan ObserverConstruction of Burma Bridge is in progress  Pakistan Observer

State News Massive 98-pound Burmese python is captured in Florida CNN 3:01 AM, Oct - WKBW-TVState News Massive 98-pound Burmese python is captured in Florida CNN 3:01 AM, Oct  WKBW-TV

Huge Burmese Python seen swimming off Florida coast. What happened next - Hindustan TimesHuge Burmese Python seen swimming off Florida coast. What happened next  Hindustan Times

Women Writing on Myanmar: There’s a Problem With How We Study Burma - The Irrawaddy News MagazineWomen Writing on Myanmar: There’s a Problem With How We Study Burma  The Irrawaddy News Magazine

After Two Years of Horrors in Burma, the U.S. Is Still Doing Too Little, Too Late - Inter Press ServiceAfter Two Years of Horrors in Burma, the U.S. Is Still Doing Too Little, Too Late  Inter Press Service

Yangon MPs Fear ‘No Lively Debate’ on Govt Spending as Access to Auditor General’s Report Uncertain - The Irrawaddy News MagazineYangon MPs Fear ‘No Lively Debate’ on Govt Spending as Access to Auditor General’s Report Uncertain  The Irrawaddy News Magazine

From nigiri to banchan, SF's 3 newest Asian eateries have the goods - HoodlineFrom nigiri to banchan, SF's 3 newest Asian eateries have the goods  Hoodline

British firm Veripos sold technology to Burma military, says UN report - The TelegraphBritish firm Veripos sold technology to Burma military, says UN report  The Telegraph

Century Ply to post double-digit growth in FY20: Sajjan Bhajanka, Chairman - Zee BusinessCentury Ply to post double-digit growth in FY20: Sajjan Bhajanka, Chairman  Zee Business

Age of Empires: Journeying through Middle Burma - Myanmar TimesAge of Empires: Journeying through Middle Burma  Myanmar Times

First They Erased Our Name | A Rohingya’s chilling memoir - Financial ExpressFirst They Erased Our Name | A Rohingya’s chilling memoir  Financial Express

Brands in a fix for using same stock images, experts suggest way out - Best Media InfoBrands in a fix for using same stock images, experts suggest way out  Best Media Info

The Rohingya people—facts and information - National GeographicThe Rohingya people—facts and information  National Geographic

Burmese forces may be committing fresh war crimes against Rohingya, UN investigator says - The TelegraphBurmese forces may be committing fresh war crimes against Rohingya, UN investigator says  The Telegraph

Burma June-August 2019 Briefing - Myanmar - ReliefWebBurma June-August 2019 Briefing - Myanmar  ReliefWeb

Money plant: The newly opened RBI currency museum - Telegraph IndiaMoney plant: The newly opened RBI currency museum  Telegraph India

Aung San Suu Kyi couldn’t save Burma — but tourism can - Spectator.co.ukAung San Suu Kyi couldn’t save Burma — but tourism can  Spectator.co.uk

Fossils in Burmese amber offer an exquisite view of dinosaur times—and an ethical minefield - Science MagazineFossils in Burmese amber offer an exquisite view of dinosaur times—and an ethical minefield  Science Magazine

Birds of Burma in photos - Myanmar TimesBirds of Burma in photos  Myanmar Times

Book on Floridas symbols more than key lime froth and trivia - Gainesville SunBook on Floridas symbols more than key lime froth and trivia  Gainesville Sun

Burma releases Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya - The TelegraphBurma releases Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya  The Telegraph

Guwahati: Burmese Python Rescued From Residence In Bamunimaidam - Guwahati PlusGuwahati: Burmese Python Rescued From Residence In Bamunimaidam  Guwahati Plus

Burma: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - June 13, 2019 - Myanmar - ReliefWebBurma: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - June 13, 2019 - Myanmar  ReliefWeb

Nuclear company under fire for dam project in Burma - The FerretNuclear company under fire for dam project in Burma  The Ferret

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Motorbiking in Myanmar, for beginners - Frontier MyanmarMotorbiking in Myanmar, for beginners  Frontier Myanmar

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Build a school in Burma - Myanmar TimesBuild a school in Burma  Myanmar Times