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by Saiua
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Burma 'striving' to be malaria-free by 2030
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Burma 'striving' to be malaria-free by 2030

The number of malaria cases in Burma has been reduced by 85 percent since 2012, and the country is now aiming to be a malaria-free country by 2030, according to Dr. Aung Thi of the National Malaria Elimination Project. “Previously, about 600,000 people contracted malaria every year in Burma,” he tol...
by Saiua
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: History and Culture
Topic: Nagar Glass Factory
Replies: 0
Views: 5039

Nagar Glass Factory

A small snarl of jungle in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) hides a trove of glass treasures. Those who visit can expect to find beautiful glass works in shades of blues, greens, whites, and reds buried beneath the mess of flora. glass.jpg The Nagar Glass Factory was Myanmar’s premier glass-making enterprise...
by Saiua
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel and Tourism
Topic: American Tourist Dies After Falling From Bagan Pagoda
Replies: 0
Views: 142

American Tourist Dies After Falling From Bagan Pagoda

A foreign tourist died after falling from the top of a pagoda in the ancient city of Bagan on Tuesday evening, confirmed the Nyaung-U police station. The US citizen injured her head and died while being transferred from Nyaung-U hospital to Mandalay Hospital, said U Aung Aung Kyaw, director of the D...
by Saiua
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Dead in Kandawgyi Palace Hotel Fire
Replies: 0
Views: 202

Two Dead in Kandawgyi Palace Hotel Fire

Two people were killed and another two were injured in a fire that gutted the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel in central Yangon on Thursday morning. The body of a Japanese businessman in his sixties was identified by the Japanese Embassy on Thursday and the body of a second person, found on the hotel’s fifth...
by Saiua
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Travel and Tourism
Topic: Is it safe - and ethical - to visit Myanmar?
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Is it safe - and ethical - to visit Myanmar?

Travellers should keep visiting Myanmar (Burma) despite the conflict taking place in the north of the country, which has been described by the UN as having the trademarks of ethnic cleansing. This is the view of one tour operator that says trips to the south-east Asian country are both safe and mora...
by Saiua
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Travel and Tourism
Topic: Asia's Last Natural Frontier
Replies: 0
Views: 1497

Asia's Last Natural Frontier

I have just returned from a two week business trip to Asia where I visited China, Singapore and Malaysia. One of the things that struck me most on this trip was the degree to which Asia has leapt into the 21st century over the nearly 50 years since my first visit to the continent in 1970. Once primi...
by Saiua
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Politics and Government
Topic: China puts army on high alert
Replies: 0
Views: 2244

China puts army on high alert

China has said its army is on high alert after armed groups in Burma attacked military and police posts close to their shared border at the weekend and that it is providing shelter for a number of people who fled the fighting. The official Xinhua news agency said in a report late on Sunday three arm...
by Saiua
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: British teacher found dead after brutal attack
Replies: 2
Views: 1542

Re: British teacher found dead after brutal attack

Harris Binotti: Burmese police name British teacher wanted over murder of colleague Police say Mr Binotti and his colleague Peter Gary Ferguson had been out drinking on Friday night. An international manhunt is underway to find a British teacher who fled Burma after a colleague was found dead in hi...
by Saiua
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: British teacher found dead after brutal attack
Replies: 2
Views: 1542

Re: British teacher found dead after brutal attack

Burma police looking for colleague of British teacher found dead in Yangon apartment A British teacher whose colleague died after they spent the night drinking together is at the centre of a manhunt in Burma. Gary Ferguson, 47, also from the UK, was found dead in his colleague's apartment in Yangon...
by Saiua
Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Politics and Government
Topic: The New Is Starting To Look Like The Old
Replies: 1
Views: 2477

The New Is Starting To Look Like The Old

In the November 2015 election, Burma’s long-standing opposition, the National League for Democracy (NLD), swept into office, promising change and new freedoms for the masses after a half-century of military rule. That the party is led by Aung San Suu Kyi, a widely revered Nobel Prize winner and long...