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Tuesday Jul 1 | Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Karens hold funeral for 'strong and fearless leader' Gen. Tamla Baw

The funeral of Gen. Saw Tamla Baw, a highly respected Karen leader and elder statesmen of the independence movement, was held on Monday and attended by more than 1,000 people from the Karen National Union and various ethnic armed groups.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Scientific American

First-Ever Video of Critically Endangered Myanmar Snub-Nosed Monkeys

Twice a week, John Platt shines a light on endangered species from all over the globe, exploring not just why they are dying out but also what's being done to rescue them from oblivion.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Kachin National Park Planned to Protect Monkey Threatened by Logging

An international environmental organization said it is working with the Burmese government to create a national park in Kachin State's Hsalaw Township in order to protect the forests of the critically endangered Myanmar Snub-nosed Monkey, which are being logged by traders supplying timber to nearby China.

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Sat Dec 22, 2012

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Porters carry a tourist up to the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda.

While the Golden Rock of Kyaiktiyo remains a tourist attraction to rival Rangoon's illustrious Shwedagon Pagoda, this Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State has become a source of immense frustration for foreign tourists who complain of being ripped off and forced into an ethnically dubious practice.

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