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by Saiua
Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel and Tourism
Topic: 16 reasons to visit Burma
Replies: 0
Views: 1440

16 reasons to visit Burma

Burma is currently celebrating a historic win for democracy at its national elections. Here are 16 more reasons to visit:

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by Saiua
Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: History and Culture
Topic: George Orwell and his own Burmese days
Replies: 0
Views: 3187

George Orwell and his own Burmese days

"Postcards," shout the hawkers in the Myanmar markets, displaying their wares to the tourists. "Jade bracelets, very good price." And then an unexpected cry: "George Orwell." Every second hawker is flogging a cheap pirated copy of the Penguin edition of Orwell's novel Burmese Days. You might say it'...
by Saiua
Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Business and Commerce
Topic: Myanmar elite 'profits from $31bn jade trade'
Replies: 5
Views: 3477

Myanmar elite 'profits from $31bn jade trade'

Jade mining companies connected to the army in Myanmar may have carried out "the biggest natural resources heist in modern history", say transparency campaigners Global Witness. Their report claims jade valued at a staggering almost $31bn (£20bn) was extracted from Burmese mines last year. It estima...
by Saiua
Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Politics and Government
Topic: Burma abandons brief plan to postpone elections
Replies: 0
Views: 6852

Burma abandons brief plan to postpone elections

Burma has abandoned short-lived proposals to postpone a landmark election in November when Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition National League is poised for a historic victory. Officials in the military-backed government cited widespread flooding and ethnic unrest as the reasons for suggesting a delay aft...
by Saiua
Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Politics and Government
Topic: Turmoil in Burma's military-backed ruling party
Replies: 5
Views: 3610

Re: Turmoil in Burma's military-backed ruling party

Coup In Ranks Of Myanmar's Ruling Party Highlights Concern Over Suu Kyi Security forces in Myanmar have surrounded the headquarters of the ruling USDP and ousted its chief in the culmination of an intra-party feud less than three months before a general election. Shwe Mann, the influential speaker ...
by Saiua
Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Politics and Government
Topic: Turmoil in Burma's military-backed ruling party
Replies: 5
Views: 3610

Re: Turmoil in Burma's military-backed ruling party

Leader of Burma's military-backed ruling party ousted as troops deployed in pre-election drama The leader of Burma’s military-backed governing party has been purged by conservative generals, as fractures emerged between former junta allies before elections. Shwe Mann, a presidential frontrunner who...
by Saiua
Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Politics and Government
Topic: Turmoil in Burma's military-backed ruling party
Replies: 5
Views: 3610

Turmoil in Burma's military-backed ruling party

Burmese security forces have surrounded the headquarters of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development party in the country’s capital, Naypyidaw, and senior regime figures have been removed from their posts, as tensions mount ahead of elections in November. Sources within the headquarters of the US...
by Saiua
Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro as a new member.
Replies: 40
Views: 26544

Re: Intro as a new member.

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by Saiua
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Politics and Government
Topic: Burma announces November 8 election date
Replies: 6
Views: 4428

Re: Burma announces November 8 election date

Myanmar Opposition Recruiting Allies Ahead of Poll The main opposition National League for Democracy in Myanmar, also known as Burma, is reaching out to other activists to bolster its position ahead of elections later this year. In Myanmar, also known as Burma, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, r...
by Saiua
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Politics and Government
Topic: Army blocking Aung San Suu Kyi bid to run for president
Replies: 1
Views: 3206

Army blocking Aung San Suu Kyi bid to run for president

Aung San Suu Kyi has effectively been barred from becoming Burma’s next president as the army, which ruled the nation with an iron fist for half a century, made clear it is still very much in charge. The Nobel Peace Prize-winner, who remains the most popular political leader in Burma, has been tryin...