Yangon, Burma News
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3 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
Local authorities are preparing to resettle hundreds of Muslims displaced by inter-communal violence in March between local Buddhists and the Muslims in Meikhtila Township, Mandalay Division, according a state-run newspaper.
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7 hrs ago | South China Morning Post
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11 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
Before the Burma government conducts a major census next year, ethnic minority groups are collecting their own data, saying they are wary of trusting population statistics from government leaders who in the past allegedly inflated the percentage of ethnic majority Burman people in the country.
15 hrs ago | Fodor's
You may only know the mysterious country of Myanmar from Rudyard Kipling's famed poem, "The Road to Mandalay," but many river cruise companies would love to introduce you firsthand to this fascinating place - the Land of the Golden Pagodas - in Southeast Asia.
20 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
In order to get a sight of their city's river, residents of Burma's commercial capital currently cram into a few jetties where they can take morning exercise or evening walks.
Illegal logging incurs US$200 million worth of losses every year according to the Myanmar Timber Merchants Association.
A man sells condoms on Feb. 18 in Yangon, Myanmar. Even as a national debate rages over contraception insurance, tens of thousands of low-income women and teenagers across the United States have lost access to subsidized birth control as states slash and restructure family-planning funds.
The Burma government's reforms since a quasi-civilian government took charge in 2011 appear to be improving its poor reputation for corruption, with global watchdog Transparency International on Tuesday boosting the country's ranking in its annual survey.
Hundreds of ethnic Shan people celebrated their New Year in Rangoon on Monday evening, in an event involving traditional dances and songs at a Shan Buddhist temple in Mayangone Township.
Myanmar seeks new Dawei SEZ partners By Kyaw Lwin Oo Myanmar is allowing international investors to bid for a mammoth project to develop a special economic zone in its southernmost region following the withdrawal of the sole developer, a Thai company, which had been unable to secure partners for the venture, an official said on Monday.
Activists from several civil society organizations in Burma blasted President Thein Sein over the weekend, accusing the reformist leader and governments all the way down to the township level of failing to grant them political space to affect change.
Yangon General Hospital was once the jewel in the crown of one of Southeast Asia's best healthcare systems.
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But this time, the "tale of two cities" - one just emerging from the shadows, the other on a rapid development track - had reversed, like a movie in which the actors suddenly swap roles.
After nearly a year-long discussion and preparation, a proposed regulation to restrict land-use and protect heritage buildings in Burma's former capital will have a public hearing on Tuesday, according to an architect involved in developing the plan.