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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 30 May, 2016
Date of publication: 30 May 2016
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Half of all land grab complaints filed in Yangon Region...Caches of Yaba seized around the country...Quality of agricultural outputs stunted by one dimensional support system...BFM provides water tankers to NGOs...FDB increases credit limit to Thaton farmers...Increased taxes dissuade car owners from registering vehicles in their name...Over 4,000 advertisers apply for 400 billboards in Yangon City...Low-cost housings to be established in Dagon Seikkan and Mingaladon townships...Motorbike thieves arrested in Mohnyin...Two dead in overturned vehicle...Authorities seize 40 kilos of heroin in Tachilek...Villagers attack police, disrupt arrest..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Japan-based Akemichan Fund to assist children with congenital heart disease...Second phase of Thilawa SEZ (A) to be completed in July..... "OPINION": "Of Freedoms and Idiocy" - Jaiden Coonan.....ARTICLE: "From Small Hut to Standard Hospital".
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 May 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Monday 30 May, 2016
Date of publication: 30 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 May 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Monday 30 May, 2016
Date of publication: 30 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 May 2016
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 29 May, 2016
Date of publication: 29 May 2016
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS (?):- Security standards to be raised in Yangon Region...OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Police to toughen stance on ‘disruptive elements’...Security standards to be raised in Yangon Region...Apartments planned for workers facing housing difficulties in Yangon...Literary festival plus political literature reading to be held in late July...Mandaly’s (sic) air pollution worse at night...Kyaukphyu squatters suffer from low employment...UPDJC commits to success of 21st century Panglong Conference...Reduction in offshore fishing permitted during Tanintharyi Region’s ‘closed season’...Second Myanmar Editors’ Forum in Yangon focuses on challenges to overcome...Internal migrant workers to Bago Region issued with national ID cards...Tatmadaw flies rice to Khaunglanphu in Myintkyina...Raw opium and yaba pills seized in Pyin Oo Lwin...Heroin and Yaba seized in Kyaukme...Shooting reported in Sagaing...Overheated electric motor causes fire...Two hundred Yaba tablets seized in Mongsat..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Construction situation expected to recover at end of this year..... "OPINION": "When it comes to peace, the sooner the better" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "World No Tobacco Day 2016" - Dr Aung Tun. -
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 29 May 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Sunday 29 May, 2016
Date of publication: 29 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 29 May 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Sunday 29 May, 2016
Date of publication: 29 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 29 May 2016
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Title: Debate Over Burma’s Household Guest Registration Law Intensifies
Date of publication: 27 May 2016
Description/subject: " A bill to amend and repeal sections of Burma’s colonial-era law requiring citizens to report overnight guests continues to face hurdles in Parliament. Drafted and submitted to the Upper House of Parliament by the Bill Committee in early May, a bill revoking all sections of the original Ward or Village Tract Administration Law referring to overnight guest registration was tabled by elected parliamentarians and military lawmakers from May 20 until May 24. It was met with divided opinions. Maintaining that there was no need for the new bill, military lawmakers said that national security would be in jeopardy if the bill were approved, while National League for Democracy (NLD) lawmakers argued that the new bill aligned with democratic norms and preserved freedom of movement for citizens..."
Author/creator: Tin Htet Paing
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 28 May 2016
ML > Law and Constitution > Administration > Administration of towns and villages > Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to the administration of towns and villages (commentary)


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 28 May, 2016
Date of publication: 28 May 2016
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw enters 31st day session with Q&A session...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Pyithu Hluttaw continues for 34th day with Q&A session..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: LIMITED INCLUSION - NCA to guide 21st Century Panglong Conference...MoI discusses broadcasting media development with broadcasters...Appointment of Director-General of Relief and Resettlement Department...Ministry borrows K1.7m from Central Bank for agriculture loans...No plan to issue licenses to illegally imported vehicles: Union Minister...State Counsellor stresses justice delivery with compassion...VP pushes for resolution of land grabbing issues...Failing to grab opportunities can lose: VP U Myint Swe...Meeting on implementation of peace, stability and development of Rakhine State held...Mandalay brings together young people from 28 townships for three-day youth forum...Yaba, heroin and raw opium confiscated...Man kills step daughter in Taikkyi...Heroin seized in Kyaukme...Four men charged for robbery in Meiktila...Swift car sales seen in Mon State with onset of income declaration policy...Plans underway to establish General Aung San memorial park...Entrepreneurs seek to reverse construction moratorium...Cultivation loan of K500 billion needs to be spent effectively...Cartoon exhibition aims to promote legal awareness..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Union Attorney- General meets UNSG’s special adviser on Myanmar...Union SWRR Minister meets WB’s Country Manager...Vice President U Myint Swe receives outgoing Russian Ambassador...Rubber wood furniture manufacturer seeks new export partners...Private company registration fees to be reduced by half...Price of pan crabs doubles on Thai market...Myanmar earns $17m from watermelon exports...C-in-C of Defence Services meets Thailand’s Defence Minister...C-in-C (Army) receives UN envoy...Union Minister for Border Affairs, UN envoy discuss IDPs, peace issues..... "OPINION": "Understanding trumps memorising" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "South China Sea Territorial Dispute News analysis II" - U KHIN MAUNG (A retired diplomat)
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 May 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Saturday 28 May, 2016
Date of publication: 28 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 May 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Saturday 28 May, 2016
Date of publication: 28 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 May 2016
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Title: Burma: Proposed Assembly Law Falls Short - Remove Criminal Punishment, Overbroad Speech Restrictions
Date of publication: 27 May 2016
Description/subject: " Burma’s parliament should amend a proposed law on public protest to better protect rights to peaceful assembly and free expression, Human Rights Watch said today. The Peaceful Processions and Peaceful Assembly Act improves upon existing Burmese law, but retains criminal penalties and contains overly broad and vague restrictions on speech contrary to international standards..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Watch
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 28 May 2016
ML > Law and Constitution > Civil and political issues > Association and Assembly > Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to association and assembly (commentaries)


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 26 May, 2016
Date of publication: 26 May 2016
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: Pyithu Hluttaw approves bills revoking People’s Council Law and State Council Law...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw session continues......OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: SQUATTER HEADCOUNT: Yangon gov’t reveals squatter clearance plan...Strong winds wreak havoc in Hpa-an...Union Government Republic of the Union of Myanmar President’s Office Notification 9/2016 4th Waning of Kason, 1378 ME (Wednesday 25 May, 2016) - Reformation of Union Government 1. Under the provisions stated in article 200 of the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and section 6 (a) of the Union Government Law, the Union Government has been reformed with the following persons:...Two ministries renamed...Over 30 pedestrian overpasses to go up over Yangon circular railway...Yangon passenger bus lines to be reduced...Diesel bowser overturns in Htichaint...Fire destroys passenger vehicle on Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin road...Illegal logs seized from six-wheel vehicle...Car accident kills two in Mahlaing Township...Heroin seized in Katha Township...Ministry of Commerce to purchase 30,000 tonnes of reserved rice...Vehicles without permit at Yangon Port to be confiscated...Mixed seabass, soft-shell crab farming flourishing in Myeik...No need to bother with meter bills...Rubber trees sold for timber as latex prices drop..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Govt to attract investment in less developed regions...Deportation preparations made for six Chinese nationals...Union Foreign Affairs Minister meets special adviser to UNSG...Myanmar, China discuss media development...Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services kicks off visit to Thailand...UMFCCI, private sector initiate action to solve Port delays..... "OPINION": "Education is life" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Global economic & military rivalries causing environment deterioration" - Bahauddin Foizee
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 May 2016
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 27 May, 2016
Date of publication: 27 May 2016
Description/subject: EXECUTIVE: State Safeguarding Law revoked.....HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: Two emergency motions over Kachin disaster put on record at Pyithu Hluttaw...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Gov’t plans to build dams, reservoirs in regions, states with abundance of water resources...Chin gov’t to spend K150 m for water supply.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Making use of space: Idle industrial plots to be confiscated: regional minister - Ko Moe...Kyaukphyu SEZ land prices appreciating...Private electrification companies in Yangon to go under review - Ko Moe...Plans under way to collect data about natural resources use...Digestive health talks to be held on 29 May...Chief Minister meets activists, politicians for rule of law...Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance appointed...BFM provides Parahita societies with water bowsers...Yaba, heroin seized in Shan State and Yangon...Police arrest drug dealer for exchanging heroin for Buddha images...Man struck by the train in Pyinmana...Cluster collision of three vehicles occurs in Kyimyindine...Eighteen more companies received piling licences...Cars selling well in Kengtung...Old IWT vessels to be sold through open tender...Pedigree seeds to be distributed to four districts of Sagaing..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Union Foreign Affairs Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meets Vietnamese Deputy FM...Myanmar launches National Trade Portal and Trade Repository Website...Union Information Minister meets Director of NBC Myanmar, party from the CLD...Road upgrades earmarked to boost Indian export trade...Course on “Production of Horticulture Crops and Irrigation”...Eleven aviation fuel sub stations to turn to JV...Ye betel nut price aligns with the rise in imported price of Thai betel nut...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing holds talks with Thai PM...Hyundai Motor Myanmar Showroom offers instalment plans, discount sales...Foundation Laid for Japan Funded Housing Project..... "OPINION": "Night buses are as important as daytime buses" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLES: "Firing up Myanmar’s Economy through Private Sector Growth" - Sjamsu Rahardja and Charles Schneider..."A Bridge Not Too Far" - Aung Myint Oo.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 May 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Thursday 26 May, 2016
Date of publication: 26 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (10MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 May 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Friday 27 May, 2016
Date of publication: 27 May 2016
Language: b
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 May 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Friday 27 May, 2016
Date of publication: 27 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 May 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Thursday 26 May, 2016
Date of publication: 26 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 May 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Tuesday 24 May, 2016
Date of publication: 24 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 May 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Wednesday 25 May, 2016
Date of publication: 25 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 May 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Wednesday 25 May, 2016
Date of publication: 25 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 May 2016
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Title: Water security in Myanmar - Google search results for "roundtable on water security myanmar"
Description/subject: About 20 Myanmar-specific links on water security in Myanmar
Language: English
Source/publisher: Google
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 May 2016
ML > Water, including dams > Water bodies (global. regional) > Water in Burma - water security and water bodies (including coastal waters) > Water security in Burma/Myanmar


Title: Water security in Myanmar
Description/subject: Link to an OBL sub-section
Language: English
Source/publisher: Online Burma/Myanmar Library
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 May 2016
ML > Development - focus on Sustainable and Endogenous Development > Water security in Burma/Myanmar


Title: “After release I had to restart my life from the beginning” - The Experiences of Ex-political Prisoners in Burma and Challenges to Reintegration
Date of publication: 25 May 2016
Description/subject: Executive Summary: "Since 1962, between 7,000 and 10,000 political prisoners have been imprisoned in Burma. Whilst a multitude of anecdotal records exist, there is very little comprehensive data concerning the torture and mistreatment experienced by political prisoners within Burma’s interrogation centers and jails. Nor is there comprehensive data on the challenges political prisoners face upon release. Between January 2014 and July 2015, AAPP and FPPS collected data on the experiences of ex-PPs by surveying ex-PPs throughout Burma and along the Thailand-Burma border. The findings of data collected on 1,621 ex-PPs inform this report, which seeks to reveal the widespread mistreatment of, and systematic use of torture against political prisoners in Burma, and makes a case for reparations for ex-PPs as part of transitional justice. In 2005 AAPP released The Darkness We See: Torture in Burma’s Interrogation Centers and Prisons, a report detailing torture and ill-treatment inflicted on political prisoners in interrogation centers and prisons based on interviews with 35 ex-PPs. The 2005 report made a number of recommendations to the then military government regarding the imprisonment and mistreatment of political prisoners, however these were largely ignored. Rather than rectifying the mistakes of the previous military regimes, President Thein Sein’s government continued to imprison and mistreat those who sought to defend their civil and political liberties. In fact in early 2015, the United Nations (“UN”) High Commissioner for Human Rights observed that although Burma had promised to end the era of political prisoners, it “now seems intent on creating a new generation by jailing people who seek to enjoy the democratic freedoms that have been promised.” Thus the ex-PP population in Burma continued to grow. Since the NLD-led government assumed power following their landslide win in the November 2015 general elections, a number of political prisoners have been released. A new dawn of a Burma free from political prisoners finally seems within reach, and it is hoped that the new government will oversee the release of all remaining political prisoners in the near future. In light of the recent wave of political prisoner releases, and given the reintegration issues faced by ex-PPs post-release, this report by AAPP and FPPS and its recommendations comes at a pertinent and crucial time..... Chapter 1 (Overview of the Political Prisoner Situation) provides an overview of the political prisoner situation in Burma from the 1962 military takeover to the post-2011 quasi-civilian Burma Government ruled by President Thein Sein, during which time civil and political rights were routinely quashed and those attempting to exercise their fundamental freedoms were systematically imprisoned..... Chapter 2 (Methodology) outlines the objective, scope and methodology of the report. The primary objective was to examine the life experiences of ex-PPs in Burma, including the human rights violations encountered following arrest, during interrogation and in prison, and the difficulties faced since their release. The research, carried out between January 2014 and July 2015, involved surveying and interviewing ex-PPs throughout Burma and along the Thailand-Burma border. The final research yielded 1,621 surveys and six comprehensive interviews, the findings of which inform this report..... Chapter 3 (Abuse of the Judicial System) reveals how the judicial system in Burma, characterized by institutionalized corruption, inefficiency and military influence, allowed previous governments to criminalize and impede the activities undertaken by those that have sought to protect their civil and political rights. Based on the findings from the data, this chapter describes the circumstances under which the ex-PPs were arrested and imprisoned, highlighting the way in which the authorities have abused the judicial system in Burma in order to silence political dissidents..... Chapter 4 (Torture in Interrogation Centers and Prisons) describes how, despite the legal framework prohibiting torture of prisoners, political prisoners have been subject to torture in Burma’s interrogation centers and prisons, not only to extract confessions and information, but also to punish, degrade and humiliate. The data provides strong evidence as to the widespread and systematic manner in which torture has been employed in Burma against activists..... Chapter 5 (Mistreatment in Prison) reveals the illtreatment endured by political prisoners in Burma’s prisons, where detainees are frequently denied their basic rights. The prison authorities systematically mistreat and dehumanize political prisoners, violating not only international standards for prisoners but also Burma’s own standards set out in domestic law. Squalid prison conditions, a basic lack of hygiene, inadequate provisions of food and water, and poor levels of healthcare are major causes of a myriad of physical and psychological illnesses amongst detainees..... Chapter 6 (Barriers to Reintegration) depicts the grim reality political prisoners are forced to live in post-release. The multitude of restrictions ex-PPs face, in addition to the lingering effects of imprisonment, and social stigmatization, pose major barriers to successful reintegration. Ex-PPs in Burma face a series of limitations including travel restrictions; denial of education and employment opportunities; financial hardships; social exclusion; family tensions and ongoing health issues..... Chapter 7 (Reparations) makes the case for reparations for ex-PPs as part of transitional justice in Burma, outlining Burma’s legal obligations to provide reparations under international law. While civil society organizations have been providing services to ex-PPs in the absence of government led initiatives, it remains the responsibility of the Burma Government to provide such support as part of wider reparations. Government-led reparations for ex-PPs in other countries are examined, along with their relevance to Burma..... Chapter 8 (Conclusion) concludes that even after political prisoners have been released in Burma, their hardships are far from over, and the road to reintegration is made almost impossible by a number of stringent restrictions placed upon them by the authorities, and the lingering effects of their harsh imprisonment. Thus, it is crucial that assistance is made available to them to ensure successful reintegration and national reconciliation..... Chapter 9 (Recommendations) makes a number of key policy recommendations to the new Burma Government in terms of providing reparations to ex-PPs and their families as part of transitional justice. Based on the research, these recommendations encompass satisfaction, restitution, rehabilitation, compensation, and guarantees of nonrepetition, which if implemented will bring about positive change for ex-PPs and prove the government’s commitment to producing national reconciliation. Recommendations are also made to political parties and civil society groups in Burma, and to the international community, to urge the Burma Government to implement the recommendations and to assist ex-PPs and their families where possible in the interim."
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPPB); Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS)
Format/size: pdf (English: 3.9MB-reduced version; 9.9MB-original...Burmese: 7.1MB-reduced; 13.5MB-original) )
Alternate URLs: http://aappb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Report-eng.pdf
http://aappb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Myan-report.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs22/AAPPB-2016-05-25-After_release-bu-red.pdf [font problem with Burmese version]
Date of entry/update: 26 May 2016
ML > Human Rights > Detentions, Trials, Independence of the Judiciary > Political prisoners and other violations in Burma - reports


Title: Report Reveals Unending Struggles for Political Prisoners
Date of publication: 25 May 2016
Description/subject: "Than Than Htay, a 50-year-old former political prisoner, feels insecure whenever one of her family members yells at her cat, a companion she brought with her upon her release from prison five years ago. “They would say ‘Put that cat back in prison!’ and I felt really insecure because I sometimes wondered if they wanted my cat or me to be back in prison again,” she told The Irrawaddy at the report launch of “After Release I Had To Restart My Life From the Beginning” in Rangoon on Wednesday. The report gathered data from more than 1,600 former political prisoners from January 2014 to July 2015, and was published by the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) (AAPP) and the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS). It examines the life experiences of Burma’s former political prisoners and the mistreatment that they encountered in prisons under the military regime. According to the report, Burma has had between 7,000 and 10,000 political prisoners since 1962..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 26 May 2016
ML > Human Rights > Detentions, Trials, Independence of the Judiciary > Political prisoners and other violations in Burma - reports


Title: Water Woes Put a Damper on Myanmar’s Surging Economy
Date of publication: 25 May 2016
Description/subject: "The central plains of Myanmar, bordered by mountains on the west and east, include the only semi-arid region in South East Asia – the Dry Zone, home to some 10 million people. This 13 percent of Myanmar’s territory sums up the challenges that the country faces with respect to water security: an uneven geographical and seasonal distribution of this natural resource, the increasing unpredictability of rain patterns due to climate change, and a lack of water management strategies to cope with extreme weather conditions. Using water resources more wisely is critical, according to NGOs and institutional actors like the Global Water Partnership, which organized a high-level roundtable on water security issues in Yangon on May 24. UN data shows that only about five percent of the country’s potential water resources are being utilised, mostly by the agricultural sector. At the same time, growing urbanisation and the integration of Myanmar into the global economy after five decades of military dictatorship are enhancing demand..."
Author/creator: Sara Perria
Language: English
Source/publisher: Inter Press Service (IPS)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 26 May 2016
ML > Water, including dams > Water bodies (global. regional) > Water in Burma - water security and water bodies (including coastal waters) > Water security in Burma/Myanmar


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Tuesday 24 May, 2016
Date of publication: 24 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 May 2016
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Title: Myanmar parliament withdraws state protection law
Date of publication: 24 May 2016
Description/subject: NAY PYI TAW, May 24 (Xinhua) -- "Both houses of Myanmar's parliament have approved without objection a bill revoking the Law to Safeguard the State against the Dangers of Those Desiring to Cause Subversive Acts which was enacted over four decades ago. Speaker of the House of Representatives (Lower House) U Win Myint announced on Tuesday that since agreed by both houses without amendment, the Union Parliament is to honor the adoption in accordance with the constitution. The bill was first submitted to the Lower House for debate earlier this month and then transferred to the House of Nationalities (Upper House)..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Xinhua
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2016
ML > Law and Constitution > Civil and political issues > Martial law decrees, States of Emergency etc. > Martial law decrees, States of Emergency etc. (commentary)


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 25 May, 2016
Date of publication: 25 May 2016
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: Pyithu Hluttaw continues with Q&A session...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw continues debate on ward or village-tract administration law...Yangon Region Hluttaw discusses health, education sectors and waste collection system...PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Bill to Revoke Mandalay City Development Law published for public notice.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Talks held over 300MW solar power facility for Ayeyawady Region...Mine Wall Collapse Kills 12 - Jaiden Coonan...UMFCCI to host fully online licensing system workshop...Mandalay to launch own fibre optic network - Aung Thant Khaing...No date set in compensation plan for seized farmlands in Khayan Township...Car accident kills one, injures another in Nattalin Township...Four men charged with motorcycle thefts...Cluster collision of four vehicles occurred in Kyimyindine...Man arrested for murder in Kyimyindine...Green environmental campaign to be launched to grow trees in water catchment areas...Dawei rice entrepreneurs call for free trade of rice...Fish farming survey to be conducted in Yangon and Ayeyawady...Can Myanmar’s cement industry contribute to the conservation of biodiversity in limestone karst areas?...BFM funds Kyaw Thu Parahita Network to carry out further social welfare activities..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Talks held over 300MW solar power facility for Ayeyawady Region...Thai PTTEP Says Keen To Buy Chevron’s Stake In Myanmar Gas Field...Hluttaw Speakers meet Japanese parliamentary delegation...International Safeguards Regulatory Workshop held in Yangon...Daiwa and ACE team up to provide security and technology for YSX...Traditional Indian Dances performed in Mandalay...KBZ Gateway launches VSAT satellite system...IFC to invest US$30 million in IGT...Rice export volume expected to reach over 1.5 million tonnes..... "OPINION": "Mete out deterrent punishment for corruption" - Khin Maung Aye.....ARTICLE: "To Promote Human Rights is to Promote Peace" - Dr. Khine Khine Win..... POEM: "Unless You Want to Follow the Right Path at the Right Moment" - Translated by Dr. Saw Mra Aung.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2016
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 24 May, 2016
Date of publication: 24 May 2016
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Two ministries renamed, K500 billion agricultural loan approved ...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Public notice to comment on changing political party’s name.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Ministerial Spokespersons Meeting Held - Jaiden Coonan...Public notice to comment on changing political party’s name...Mandalay bus terminal to be upgraded within 5 years...Rakhine fishing vessels docked by Cyclone Roanu...Military chief meets maritime, aviation courses’s trainees...Over K170 million injected into rural infrastructure in Taninthayi...2,200 flats to sell in Yuzana, Kanaung and Shwe Lin Pan...CSOs to send revised version of local administrator law to Hluttaw...Cotton prices double in Sagaing Region...Eight injured in overturned vehicle...Illegal hardwood timber seized in Magwe...Man killed by train...Myanma Railways to put Yangon- Mandalay rail upgrade out to tender - Thein Ko Lwin...Yangon Bus Line Public Co to resume selling of shares...Myanmar Kyaw Investment Group to lend money to entrepreneurs...Rubber farmers replace old rubber trees with high-yield variety...Watermelon exports amount to US$17 million in April...Ministry to regulate edible oil production...Resort to be established in Myeik..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Lawyers appeal death sentences for Koh Tao convicts...Union Attorney General meets UNDP rule of law specialist, IDLO resident rep...Asia Clean Energy Forum to be held in Manila...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets outgoing foreign ambassadors...Mandalay hosts first regional monsoon forum - Aung Thant Khaing...YCDC, JICA to install modern water distribution network..... "OPINION": "Advancing cooperation in regional and global fora" - Khin Maung Aye.....ARTICLE: "Non-Persuasion, But Broad-mindedness towards Peaceful Planet - Ashin Suriya (Gemini) MA, ITBMU..... POEM: "Skills Development of Workers" - Lokethar
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2016
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Title: Kenneth Wong's blog
Description/subject: Blog featuring articles, poems, essays and short fiction.
Author/creator: Kenneth Wong
Language: English
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 May 2016
RR > Blogs > Blogs in English


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 22 May, 2016
Date of publication: 22 May 2016
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Buddha Day Celebrated - Bo Trees at pagodas across Myanmar watered on the Full Moon of Kason...Sagaing gold miners receive shut down warning...Families of Tatmadaw members pour water on Bodhi Tree on Full Moon Day of Kason...Torrential rain causes landslide in Falam...Fighting breaks out between Tatmadaw troops and SSA (Wanhai)...Over 900 crimes prosecuted in 20 days in Yangon...Construction Ministry to develop 8,000 affordable units in Yangon over two years...Mandalay Police Force briefs on Service-Oriented Policing in Mandalay...Over K155 million to be spent on water supply for 25 villages...Heroin and Yaba seized...Six-wheel Vehicle overturns on Yangon- Mandalay highway...Car collides with motorcycle in Banmauk township...Motorcycle accident kills man in Inndaw...Land prices in Kyaukphyu SEZ jump 50 per cent amid competitive buying...Junction City Tower in downtown Yangon nearly complete...Kason nyaung yei thun pwe held in in Amarapura Township..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Japan and Denmark to give mortgage free loans to SMEs...President tours Moscow’s cultural sites...Why can’t Myanmar freshwater prawns be exported aboard?...Comprehensive Plan of Action to promote cooperation between ASEAN and Russia...Electric Power & Energy Ministry to buy more than 5,300 transformers for electrification plan...Entrepreneurs need to utilise US Zero tax...Myanmar exports over 40,000 tonnes of rice up until beginning of May...The import of illegal rice from Thailand rampant..... "OPINION": "Why?" - Kyaw Thura [re promises by political parties]......ARTICLE: "All-round Developments of Renovations and Constructions of Religious Edifices and Implementations of Religious matters and affairs throughout the Republic of Union of Myanmar" - Ba Sein (Religious Affairs)..... POEM: "Peace" - Composed by Myoma Nyein
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 May 2016
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 23 May, 2016
Date of publication: 23 May 2016
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Roanu Spares Myanmar - Jaiden Coonan...Strong wind topples tree, lamp posts in Haka...Three meat inspection laboratories to open in Taninthayi Region...Fire destroys polyma mattress factory in Mandalay...Non-licensed sellers of stamps worth over K10 face legal action...Construction entrepreneurs take home K12 billion from Housing & Lifestyle Expo...Millions of plants to be grown in greening campaign...Technical training to be offered to farmers across Sagaing...Road networks to be expanded in Sagaing, Chin, Rakhine...Illegal bulls seized in Banmauk Tsp...Children electrocuted by exposed wire in Singu Township...Two houses destroyed by fire...Elderly woman killed in road accident....Myanmar’s LGBT community comes together against discrimination - Jaiden Coonan..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: ENOUGH SPACE - Daw Suu, Kerry discuss sanctions, sectarian issues...Premier League champions Leicester City visit Shwedagon Pagoda...Two ASEAN-OSHNET award-winning companies honoured in Yangon...President U Htin Kyaw returns to Yangon...Efforts made to bring renewable energy to Myanmar industrial zones...FFI to conserve Myeik coral reefs...Army chief, US Secretary of State discuss defence cooperation, ASEAN relations...Myanmar’s LGBT community comes together against discrimination - Jaiden Coonan...... "OPINION": "Sochi Plan of Action welcomed" - Khin Maung Aye......ARTICLE: "Sexual Violence against Children" - Dr. Khine Khine Win.....POEM: "Suggested Peoples’ Hundred Day Plan" - Lokethar.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 May 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Monday 23 May, 2016
Date of publication: 23 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (13MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 May 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Sunday 22 May, 2016
Date of publication: 22 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 May 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Sunday 22 May, 2016
Date of publication: 22 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 May 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2016


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Monday 23 May, 2016
Date of publication: 23 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 May 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2016


Title: President U Htin Kyaw meets Vladimir Putin discusses bi-lateral relations - See more at: http://www.mizzima.com/news-international/president-u-htin-kyaw-meets-vladimir-putin-discusses-bi-lateral-relations#sthash.eCaNKOWC.dpuf
Date of publication: 20 May 2016
Description/subject: "resident U Htin Kyaw, met Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin yesterday during his visit to attend a Summit commemorating the 20th anniversary of ASEAN-Russia Dialogue Partner Relations, state media reported. The two leaders discussed matters relating to investment by Russian entrepreneurs in Myanmar’s oil and natural gas sector, resumption of air transport between Moscow and Yangon, the providing of technical assistance to No 2 Steel Mill (soon to be opened in Shan State), energy sector investors’ need to consider social responsibility and cooperation in cultural, tourism and defence sectors. They also discussed matters concerning education exchange programs, the providing of scholarship awards, Russia technology training and other disciplines, the continuation of cooperation in science and technology and ASEAN-Russia cooperation the report said."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Mizzima"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2016
ML > Foreign Relations > Russia-Burma relations


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 21 May, 2016
Date of publication: 21 May 2016
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: MPs debate third revised bill on ward or village-tract administration law...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Citizenship scrutiny issue put on record after long debate at Pyithu Hluttaw... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Chin and Rakhine Prepare [for Cyclone Roanu] - Jaiden Coonan...Myanmar cannot produce adequate hepatitis B vaccines...Thilawa SEZ shares soar on its debut to a high of K50,000 - Ko Moe...Floating dyke building and dredging in NyaungOo suspended - Aung Thant Khaing...Myanmar film industry in need of reform...Spokespersons for ministries announced...Police arrest man on suspicion of murdering his boss...Vehicle collides with lamp post, bridge and house...Man stabbed to death in quarrel...Woman killed by landslide...Yaba and heroin seized...Industrial Zones development co-operation committee formed...Trainees of the Basic and Advanced Aviation courses on study trip..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Russia-ASEAN summit held in Sochi...King Thibaw Centenary Ceremonies to be held in Mandalay and Ratnaginri...India, Myanmar to boost bilateral trade...Myanmar delegation to attend Int’l Labour Conference 2016...Nearly 1,400 hotels, guest houses operating in Myanmar...Philippines invites Myanmar to carry out paddy joint venture...Singapore Airlines organises special 2016 Travel Fair..... "OPINION": "Diversity does not mean division" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Kason Festival Shows Buddhism is green" - Maha Saddhamma Jotika dhaja Sithu Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Saturday 21 May, 2016
Date of publication: 21 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (10MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Saturday 21 May, 2016
Date of publication: 21 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2016
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 20 May, 2016
Date of publication: 20 May 2016
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Bill to amend peaceful assembly and procession law needs further amendments, say MPs...PYITHU HLUTTAW: New bill proposes formation of anti-corruption commission with no more than 15 members..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Rakhine Awaits Roanu - Jaiden Coonan...Mandalay Minister announces crack down on narcotics and gambling...UEC, MILI look to make voting easier for people with disabilities...Construction of international standard vegetable wholesale market underway...Army helps rebuild homes in Loilem...Police arrest a man for attempted murder...Yaba seized in Myawady township...Illegal timber seized in Hteechaint...Apartment Law needs to be legislated to create proper property market...Myanmar Citizens Bank to be third company listed on YSX...Prioritise northeast Yangon in New City Project: YCDC...Mandalay car market cool because of possible changes in tax...Price of mushrooms rises in Kyaukpadaung Township..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: World Bank loans to help over 5,000 villages receive electricity Thein Ko Lwin...President U Htin Kyaw meets with Vladamir Putin Bi-lateral relations discussed, future investment, scholarships, funding...Construction Ministry to spend $500m on road upgrades between Myanmar and India...Two Myanmar climbers reach summit of Mt Everest...Myanmar, Switzerland look to cooperate in movie sector...Container handling delays at Yangon’s ports to be addressed within three weeks: Union Minister...Construction of international standard vegetable wholesale market underway...Agriculture, fishery products exports rise at border trade camp...Faobao relations will remain unchanged: Chinese Representative..... 'OPINION": "Democracy, not majoritarianism" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLES: "A pledge to support Myanmar in its drive toward future food and nutrition security" - Kundhavi Kadiresan...An Unforgettable Trip - Pann Phyu Phyu Win...Buddha’s Day, the Full Moon of Kason - Ba Sein (Religious Affairs).
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Friday 20 May, 2016
Date of publication: 20 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (12MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Friday 20 May, 2016
Date of publication: 20 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2016
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Title: Heating up and cutting out
Date of publication: 12 May 2016
Description/subject: "If the new government is to succeed in addressing runaway electricity demand, it needs to draw lessons from the failures of the last administration. In case we had forgotten the challenges Myanmar is facing in meeting electricity demand, the past few weeks have provided a timely reminder. Weeks of regular blackouts at the height of summer have made life uncomfortable for millions. The new government has not helped the situation. Its communication on power supply has been non-existent; reading the state newspapers you could be forgiven for thinking nothing was amiss. Instead, electricity users have been told repeatedly through Facebook that the outages are due to system failures. It may be the weather, creaking infrastructure or simply an inability to meet demand, but we’ve been left in the dark. A government that came to office promising accountability and transparency has failed to uphold these same standards. But, as we explore elsewhere in this issue, those with a power supply – working or not – should count themselves lucky..."
Author/creator: editorial
Language: English
Source/publisher: Frontier Myanmar
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2016
ML > Economy > Infrastructure > Energy > Electrical Power: Production and Use > General articles and reports


Title: Exitstory
Description/subject: Author's blog, containing his short stories, poems, translations and links to his work as a publisher for NDSP Books.
Author/creator: Myay Hmone Lwin
Language: English
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Literature > Short stories (texts)
Blogs > Blogs in English


Title: МИНИСТЕРСТВО ИНОСТРАННЫХ ДЕЛ РОССИЙСКОЙ ФЕДЕРАЦИИ
Description/subject: This is a blind link as I do not read Russian. It came from Wikipedia under the heading "Myanmar–Russia relations"
Language: Russian
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar%E2%80%93Russia_relations
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2016
ML > Foreign Relations > Russia-Burma relations


Title: NLD considers religious harmony law
Date of publication: 20 May 2016
Description/subject: "A Law to protect religious harmony is being considered by the new government following failed attempts to pass such a bill in the previous parliament, which instead enacted controversial legislation seen as undermining religious freedoms..."
Author/creator: Ei Ei Toe Lwin
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Myanmar Times"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2016
ML > Law and Constitution > Economic, Social and Cultural issues > Religion > Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to religion (commentary)


Title: Myanmar’s efforts to tackle land grabbing crisis must address the role of the military in perpetuating theft and violence
Date of publication: 11 May 2016
Description/subject: "A decision by Myanmar’s new government to ramp up efforts to tackle land grabbing is a positive step, but must address the role of the military in perpetuating the country’s land crisis, which is at the heart of one of the longest ongoing civil wars in modern history..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Global Witness
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2016
ML > Land > Land in Burma > Law and policy on land in Burma/Myanmar


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursdeay 19 May, 2016
Date of publication: 19 May 2016
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves $200m loan from World Bank for three ministries...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Pyithu Hluttaw session continues for 28th day...Cash assistance to monastic teachers to double...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw continues for 25th day session..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Cyclone Brews in Bay of Bengal - Jaiden Coonan...Restrictions on mining mounds - Aye Min Soe...Police disperse labour protest near Nay Pyi Taw - Thein Ko Lwin...Mandalay Region Police Force releases 100-day plan...Myanmar Police Force supplies water to communities facing water crises...Emerald Green project benefits about 4 million people in two years...Fire destroyed four houses in Thakayta...Yaba seized...Car incident injures 22 passengers...Car plunges down, kills one, seriously injures 12...A novice drowned at bathing place...Durians seeing high price on fruit market...New circular bus line to run in Yangon...Arms, ammunition seized from KIA armed groups...First adolescents conference takes place in Nay Pyi Taw...Traditional medical team provides free care to rural communities..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: CBM Governor, US Ambassador discuss banking sector...President U Htin Kyaw leaves for Russian Federation to attend Russia-ASEAN Summit...Myanmar, Singapore look to boost future cooperation...UCSB, EU discuss civil service reform...Salt shake up conducted by UNICEF...China demand for Cumin Seed raises prices...UMFCCI to hold three more expos with Yorkers...Fish quality drops in delayed containers...Samsung smartphones, tablets to be purchased in instalments through KBZ...Army will strive for national stability and development: Senior General Min Aung Hlaing...Russian fleet enters Thilawa Port...UN seeks Myanmar nationals..... "OPINION": "As long as we refuse to remain isolated" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE: FAMILY DOCTORS SAVE, NULLIFY PAINS AND ACHES" - Dr. Aung Soe (a) Aung Kyaw Moe, Retired State Medical Superintendent.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Thursday 19 May, 2016
Date of publication: 19 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Thursday 19 May, 2016
Date of publication: 19 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2016
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Title: Return of Seized Land a Top NLD Priority: Deputy Agriculture Minister
Date of publication: 12 May 2016
Description/subject: "Land tenure rights and food security for all farmers in Burma has been described by Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Tun Win as one of the top priorities of the National League for Democracy (NLD) government. “Our government wishes to give back land to the rightful owners,” said Tun Win, referring to the smallholder farmers who still make up the bulk of Burma’s population. He was speaking to reporters from his office on Tuesday. A legacy of land seizures by the former military government, in collaboration with crony companies, has in recent years been compounded by large-scale investments from neighboring countries, notably in extractive industries and energy production. Some of the more high-profile examples, such as the vast Letpadaung copper mine in Sagaing Division, operated jointly by Chinese company Wanbao and a Burmese military conglomerate, have been met by the sustained mobilization of dispossessed farmers claiming higher compensation or the return of their land. This has led, at times, to violent confrontations with the police..."
Author/creator: Htet Naiing Zaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2016
ML > Land > Land in Burma > Human activity on land in Burma/Myanmar > Land confiscation for military, commercial and other purposes


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Wednesday 18 May, 2016
Date of publication: 18 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (12MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Wednesday 18 May, 2016
Date of publication: 18 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2016
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Title: HIV/TB Programme - WFP Myanmar
Date of publication: April 2016
Description/subject: Context: "Myanmar remains one of the 34 countries worldwide that have the highest burden of chronic malnutrition, where more than one third (35.1 percent) of children under 5 are stunted and 7.9 percent are acutely malnourished. Myanmar is also one of the world ’ s 22 high tuberculosis (TB) burden countries, with a TB prevalence rate three times higher than the global average and one of the highest in Asia. The country remains in all three lists for TB High Burden Countries (TB HBCs): TB, TB/HIV and multi - drug resistant TB (MDR - TB), with people aged under 15 years constituted 26 percent of more than 138,300 new and relapse TB cases during 2014. Myanmar is also one of the world ’ s 27 high MDR - TB burden countries, and the MDR - TB rate among new cases is the highest in South East Asia. In 2014, around 210,000 people were estimated to live with HIV (PLHIV) in Myanmar, and in spite of 33 percent decrease in the number of deaths by AIDS, an estimated 10,000 people died of AIDS related illnesses in the same year. Although HIV prevalence in Myanmar has been in declining phase, it remains very high especially in people who inject drugs (23.1 percent), in men having sex with men (6.6 percent), and female sex workers (6.3 percent)..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Food Programme (WFP)
Format/size: pdf (517K-reduced version; 1.2MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.wfp.org/sites/default/files/wfpMYA_HIVTB_Apr16.pdf
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2016
ML > Health > Threats to Health > Diseases > Communicable (infectious) diseases > HIV/AIDS - international, regional and thematic material
Health > Threats to Health > Diseases > Communicable (infectious) diseases > Tuberculosis and other lung/respiratory tract diseases


Title: Nutrition - WFP Myanmar
Date of publication: April 2016
Description/subject: Context: "Despite recent progress, undernutrition rates in Myanmar continue to be among the highest of the region. According to the MICS 2009-2010 more than one third of all the children under five (35 percent) are undernourished and too short for their age. Micronutrient deficiencies are also common in Myanmar, further adding to the burden of malnutrition. Young children and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) are at particular risk of malnutrition due to the increased nutritional requirements to support the pregnancy, exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months of life, and rapid child growth. Causes of malnutrition are multifaceted including inadequate dietary intake, high morbidity, household food insecurity, inadequate care and feeding practices, poor water and sanitation and health care access. The pace of progress has been uneven and the country is facing significant challenges: Myanmar is off course to meet the World Health Assembly targets for wasting, anemia and stunting. Response: Reducing undernutrition and eliminating food insecurity have been WFP’s priorities. The causes of undernutrition and food insecurity are complex and interconnected and rooted in the underlying contexts of poverty, women’s status, cultural and political organisation and environmental degradation. WFP Myanmar, therefore, adopts nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions and contributes to the development of a high level mechanism for multi-setoral nutrition governance. WFP implements nutrition activities in Chin, Kachin, Magway, northern Shan and Rakhine, targeting to reach 145,000 PLW and young children with more than 4,100 tons of blended food in 2016. WFP’s nutrition activities in Myanmar focus on three key areas: i) treatment of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM); ii) prevention of acute malnutrition (wasting); and iii) prevention of stunting. PLW receive a monthly ration of Super Cereal to support their own good nutrition and that of their child during the first 1,000 days. For children, WFP Myanmar provides a monthly ration of Super Cereal Plus- Wheat Soya Blend (WSB), which is manufactured from fresh wheat grain and soya beans blended with sugar, dried skimmed milk and oil, and fortified with various micronutrients. It meets the daily recommended nutritional intake (RNI) for essential nutrients required for growth and energy for physical activity, supporting good health and cognitive development..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Food Programme (WFP)
Format/size: pdf (780K-reduced version; 2MB-original)
Alternate URLs: https://www.wfp.org/sites/default/files/WFPMYA_Nutrition_Apr16.pdf
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2016
ML > Health > Threats to Health > Restricted access to essential resources > Restricted access to adequate food > Nutrition


Title: Karen Refugee Committee Newsletter & Monthly Report, March 2016 (English, Karen, Burmese, Thai)
Date of publication: March 2016
Description/subject: Map of Karen Refugee Camps...Newsletter and Activities report...Monthly Activities Report ...NGO Supporters...Camp Population Report: Registered people in the 7 camps (Mae La; Umphiem; Nu Po; Mae La Oon; Mae Ra Moe; Htam Hin; Don Yang); Unregistered people in the 7 camps; New Arrivals in the 7 camps; Pre-Screening People in the 7 camps; Number of PAB People in the 7 camps; Boarding House Students in the 7 camps; Feeding Figures in the 7 camps; General Population in the 7 camps.
Language: English, Karen Burmese မန္မာဘာသာ, Thai
Source/publisher: Karen Refugee Committee (KRC)
Format/size: pdf (1.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 May 2016
ML > Refugees > Burmese refugees in Thailand -- reports of the refugee committees > Karen Refugee Committee Monthly Reports > Karen Refugee Committee Newsletter & Monthly Reports 2016


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 17 May, 2016
Date of publication: 17 May 2016
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: GAD comes down hard on Happy Zone over phallic soap...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Pyithu Hluttaw records proposal calling for repairs to unsafe dams, landslide lake... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: NEW NAME FOR PEACE CENTRE - NRPC to become a government organisation...Low pressure area in Bay of Bengal moves northwest, persists: DMH...Ministry of Education Information on School Enrolment in Basic Education School (2016-2017 Academic Year)...Fauna & Flora International calls for oil palm moratorium to protect Myanmar’s rainforest...Police promote human trafficking awareness...Weapons seized from drug dealers...Facebook users charged for defamation...Elderly man murdered in Bago...Falling tree kills elderly man...Police investigate 311 drug-related cases in Sagaing this year...Car showroom sizes reduced by 50 per cent...Photo exhibition encourages protection of Myanmar birds...Myanmar Police Force donates water to communities suffering from water scarcity...Pakokku GAD discusses 100-day plan...Pathein farmers receive K9 billion in loans..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Summer heat dries up Rakhine —China crab trade...UNODC to help Myanmar upgrade police training curriculum...13 Myanmar workers rescued from slavery in southern Thailand...The Netherlands assists onion and potato farmers meet international standards...Myanmar coffee set for sale in America...LPG license to be issued extensively...Kaymu online shopping site hits 2,000 retailers...Climate change and its impact on health...Thai employers wait for Myanmar migrants to return to work..... "OPINION": "Let’s change ourselves first" - Khin Maung Aye.....ARTICLE: "Plant More Trees!" - Ko Myat
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 May 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Tuesday 17 May, 2016
Date of publication: 17 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 May 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2016


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Tuesday 17 May, 2016
Date of publication: 17 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 May 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2016


Title: Burma/Myanmar laws in need of amendment (texts and commentary) - link
Description/subject: Link to an OBL sub-section
Language: English
Source/publisher: Online Burma/Myanmar Library
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 17 May 2016
ML > Law and Constitution > Rule of Law - Burma/Myanmar-specific


Title: Literacy and Language Maintenance in Chin State, Myanmar
Date of publication: 2001
Description/subject: Adult Literacy Project. Chin Association for Christian Communication. "There are seven States and seven Division in Myanmar. Chin State is one of the States. There are nine townships in Chin State of which the people of the three townships Hakha, Thantlang, Matupi speak the Lai language. Beside these townships, there are also Lai speaking communities in Falam, Paletwa and Mindat townships in Chin State, and in Rakhine State and Magwe and Sagaing Divisions within Myanmar..."
Author/creator: Bawi Hu
Language: English
Format/size: pdf
Date of entry/update: 17 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Literature > Burmese literature - texts, reviews, profiles, obituaries, articles, papers, bibliographies etc.
Society and Culture > Languages of Burma/Myanmar
Education > Education in Burma/Myanmar > Education in Burma/Myanmar by ethnicity/administrative area > Education by State > Education in Chin State
Education > Education in Burma/Myanmar > Education in Burma/Myanmar by Field > Language Education


Title: Karen Resistance Poetry
Date of publication: May 2014
Description/subject: Translated and introduced by Violet Cho. "Tee Noe was born as M. No Noe in a village called Thavorta, Karen State, Myanmar (Burma) in 1952. After completing year 10 at a state high school in 1974, he worked as a junior clerk at a local government office in Karen State, eastern Myanmar. Later he joined the rebellion as a soldier for the Karen National Liberation Army and as a schoolteacher in Burmese refugee camps along Thai-Burma border. With no formal knowledge of the mechanics of poetry, Tee Noe has become a leading voice of the Karen diaspora. From a young age, Tee Noe was drawn to poetry. He remembers singing a short hta (Karen oral poem) to thank his cousin who gave him a woollen hat as a present when he turned six: ‘To school I run when the bell rings, with a woollen hat today I went'..."
Author/creator: Tee Noe (trans. Violet Cho)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Transnational Literature, Vol.6 No.4
Format/size: pdf (55K)
Date of entry/update: 17 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Literature > Poetry > Poetry of Burma - mainly texts
Non-Burman and non-Buddhist groups > Ethnic groups in Burma (cultural, political) > Single Groups > Karen (cultural, historical, political) > Karen (cultural, historical, political)


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 18 May, 2016
Date of publication: 18 May 2016
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves U Kyaw Tint Swe as Union Minister for State Counsellor’s Office.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Low-pressure in Bay of Bengal intensifies into depression...Republic of the Union of Myanmar President’s Office Order No. 42/2016 11th Waxing of Kason, 1378 ME (Tuesday, 17 May, 2016) Appointment of Union Minister...Wild elephants enter villages in Rakhine State...Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Notification No. 8/2016 11th Waxing of Kason, 1378 ME (17 May, 2016) Three Defense Services Personnel Pyithu Hluttaw representatives substituted...Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Notification No. 9/2016 11th Waxing of Kason, 1378 ME (17 May, 2016) Two Defense Services Personnel Amyotha Hluttaw representatives substituted...Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Notification No. 10/2016 11th Waxing of Kason, 1378 ME (17 May, 2016) Four Defense Services Personnel Region/State Hluttaw representatives substituted...Yaba seized in Lashio, Mandalay and Mong Hsat...Items used in gold mining seized in Tachilek...Fire destroys car workshop warehouse in Mingaladon...Grenade and ammunition discovered in Kawhmu township...Drafting of sugar and sugarcane products law nears completion...FMI shares plummet to below original value...Fish thievery rampant in Ayeyawady Region...Putao freshwater hatchery to breed new and peculiar fish...Advanced and Basic Navigation Courses held for youths...New anti-venom plant, warehouse to be opened within 100 days...Drought-hit areas urged to contact KBZ for water relief..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Some sanctions lifted - US eases sanctions on Myanmar in bid to promote growth, reforms...Myanmar gold depreciates in value by K3,000 a tical...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker meets European Parliament representative...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker meets European Parliament representative...Union Attorney-General holds talks with foreign guests to strengthen commercial laws...Myanmar, Canada look to enhance cooperation in media sector...Corrections [from 2016-05-17]...Singaporean Foreign Affairs Minister arrives in Nay Pyi Taw...Russian naval fleet to visit Yangon, meet with MNR Navy, Chief Minister..... "OPINION": "Be prepared to give rather than take" - Khin Maung Aye.....ARTICLE: "Vesak Poya, Full Moon Day of Kason, Celebrated in Sri Lanka" - Dr. NyanTun..... POEM: "Suggested Peoples’ Hundred Day Plan" - Lokethar.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 May 2016
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Title: Humanitarian Bulletin Myanmar - Issue 8 | January - March 2016
Date of publication: March 2016
Description/subject: HIGHLIGHTS: • IDPs in camps in Rakhine State urgently need repairs to their shelters ahead of the rainy season • Dry season water shortages in Rakhine State • Thousands displaced following renewed clashes in northern Shan State in February and March • Majority of people in flood evacuation sites have now been resettled, but over 3,000 remain displaced • Major assessment by FAO and WFP shows that food security and livelihoods are still at risk following 2015 floods • Putting ‘Protection’ at the heart of humanitarian action in Myanma
Language: English
Source/publisher: ReliefWeb
Format/size: pdf (250K-reduced version; 485K-original)
Alternate URLs: http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/OCHA_Myanmar_Humanitarian%20Bulletin_Janua...
Date of entry/update: 17 May 2016
ML > Humanitarian Assistance to Burma/Myanmar > Humanitarian assistance > UN System humanitarian assistance


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 16 May, 2016
Date of publication: 16 May 2016
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: EMBRACING PUBLIC SERVICE - State media to connect people and government: Dr Pe Myint...Low pressure area in Bay of Bengal to intensify into depression: DMH...Over K170 million allocated to Mandalay Department of Social Security...Police officer shot dead during Dawei manhunt...Mandalay hospital sees thousands of leprosy patients annually...Proficiency course aims to promote women’s economic empowerment...Access to water initiatives in Kayin State to be tendered...Taninthayi UCS allocates K1.08 billion for loans in 2016-17...Introduction of new kindergarten syllabus postponed to next academic year...Adolescents caught purchasing narcotics entrusted back with parents...Silt-clogged irrigation canals to be dredged...Myanmar Police Force donates water to water-scarce communities...Five killed, nine injured in car accident...Heroin, yaba pills seized in Shan State, Yangon Region...China-made hand grenades seized from drugs smugglers...Young man dies after lightning strike in Nawnghkio...Breeding of edible nest swiftlets thriving in Myeik...Breeding of edible nest swiftlets thriving in Myeik...Solar drying machines to be installed in Mandalay...Mon State government revenue exceeds estimates...Promotion indeed in need - Aung Myint Oo...Service-oriented policing workshop held in Myintkyina..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Proficiency course aims to promote women’s economic empowerment...Three Myanmar migrant workers rescued from slavelike condition in Thailand...UNIDO helps SMEs tap international loans...IFC to invest in private sector development...Germany to import Myanmar teas..... "OPINION": "No dialogue, no peace" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Glimpses of Life on the Farm across Myanmar and image of MADB in the past" - U Thein Myint.....Letter to the Editor.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 May 2016
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Monday 16 May, 2016
Date of publication: 16 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 May 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2016


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Monday 16 May, 2016
Date of publication: 16 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 May 2016
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Title: Tin Moe’s Exile
Date of publication: 27 July 2013
Description/subject: "Exile is ‘the unhealable rift forced between a human being and a native place, between the self and its true home: Its essential sadness can never be surmounted’. Edward Said (2001) Reflections on Exile and Other Essays, 2nd Ed, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, p.173. The late Burmese poet Tin Moe’s poems, written after he left his homeland, reflect his feelings grappling with exiled experience. The three poems I’m critiquing here are the pieces that best represent the exiled condition: Lwan Einmat Mha Nga Noe Hta Thaw (Awake from a Dream of Homesickness), Amay Boh Pan Khu Thwa Tawla (Flower-Picking Epic for Mum), and Hmyaw Lint Chat Mee Pon Kalay Hnit (With a Lantern of Hope)..."
Author/creator: Min Khet Ye (Translated by Wai Yan Phone)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Poetry International Rotterdam
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Literature > Poetry > Poetry of Burma/Myanmar (mainly commentary)


Title: One true Burma star: Dagon Taya, 1919-2013
Date of publication: 25 August 2013
Description/subject: Obituary, including a selected bibliography.
Author/creator: Ko Ko Thett
Language: English
Source/publisher: Poetry International Rotterdam
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Literature > Burmese literature - texts, reviews, profiles, obituaries, articles, papers, bibliographies etc.


Title: Why do I do what I do & why I love it: In defense of translation's target
Date of publication: 04 November 2013
Description/subject: "Huge linguistic and cultural ‘untranslatabilities’ exist between Burmese and English, but they should not spook the Burmese-English-Burmese translators. A good poem is always translatable. And, what is ‘translatable’ is entirely down to an individual translator inasmuch as what is ‘poem’ or what is ‘good.’ Always choose a translatable poem..."
Author/creator: Ko Ko Thett
Language: English
Source/publisher: Poetry International Rotterdam
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Literature > Poetry > Poetry of Burma/Myanmar (mainly commentary)
Society and Culture > Literature > Translations


Title: Mother died and time passed: Reading diasporic identity in Karen Hta
Date of publication: 27 July 2013
Description/subject: "The emergence of exiled Karen language media is recent but significant as a site for the production and maintenance of Burmese Karen identities. The two main Karen-language/Karen-owned media groups in exile are Kwekalu and the Karen Information Centre, both of which operate within the Karen struggle for self-determination and as part of Burma’s democratic mediascape in exile. While these media groups are part of the Karen struggle, they play a broader role in being a container for expressions of cultural identity for the contributors and audience, many of whom are in the diaspora. Within both media, hta is a popular form of expression and provides an insight into ways in which Karenness is positioned outside the homeland..."
Author/creator: Violet Cho
Language: English
Source/publisher: Poetry International Rotterdam
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Literature > Burmese literature - texts, reviews, profiles, obituaries, articles, papers, bibliographies etc.


Title: Shweone (Online Books in Burmese)
Description/subject: Online books by: A Shin San Dar Di Ka ... Aung Linn ... Aung Thein ... ကဗ်ာမ်ား ... ကာတြန္းမ်ား ... ကိုကို (စက္မွဳတကၠသိုလ္) ... ကိုစစ ... ကိုတာ ... ကိုပိုက္ ... ကိုေရႊေတာသား ... ကံခြ်န္ ... က်န္းမာေရး ... A Shin San Dar Di Ka ... Aung Linn ... Aung Thein ... ကဗ်ာမ်ား ... ကာတြန္းမ်ား ... ကိုကို (စက္မွဳတကၠသိုလ္) ... ကိုစစ ... ကိုတာ ... ကိုပိုက္ ... ကိုေရႊေတာသား ... ကံခြ်န္ ... က်န္းမာေရး ... က်ားေပါက္ ... ကြ်န္း ... ခင္ခင္ထူး ... ခင္ေစာတင့္ ... ခင္ေဆြဦး ... ခင္ေမာင္ညိဳ ... ခင္ႏွင္းယု ... ဂ်ာနယ္ေက်ာ္မမေလး ... ဂ်ိဳေဇာ္ ... ဂ်ဴးလိယက္ ဖူးခ်စ္ ... စကားေျပာ ... စန္းဦး ... စီးပြားေရး ၊ စီမံခန္႕ခြဲမႈ ... ဇ၀န ... ညီသစ္ ... ညီသုတ ... တက္တိုး ... တကၠသိုလ္ စိုးမိုးႏိုင္ ... တကၠသိုလ္ ဘုန္းႏိုင္ ... တာရာမင္းေ၀ ... ထင္လင္း ... ဒဂုန္ခင္ခင္ေလး ... ဒဂုန္တာရာ ... နည္းပညာစာအုပ္မ်ား ... နႏၵာသိန္းဇံ ... ပန္းခ်ီဆိုင္ရာစာအုပ္မ်ား ... ပီမိုးနင္း ... ပုညခင္ ... ဗန္းေမာ္တင္ေအာင္ ... ဘာသာစကားေျပာစာအုပ္မ်ား ... မင္းခိုက္စိုးစန္ ... မင္းလူ ... မင္းသိခၤ ... မဟာေဆြ ... မိုးေ၀ ... မုိးျငိမ္းဧ ... လမင္းမိုမို ... လယ္တြင္းသား ေစာခ်စ္ ... လူထုဦးလွ ... သုေတသီဘုန္းျမင့္ေသြး ... ဟင္းခ်က္နည္းအမ်ိဳးမ်ိဳး ... အတၳဳပၸတၱိစာအုပ္မ်ား ... အရွင္ ေတေဇာသာရ၊ အရွင္ ရကၡိတ ... အသစ္ ... အိုင္တီ နည္းပညာ စာအုပ္မ်ား ... အီၾကာေကြး ... အၾကည္ေတာ္ ... ဦးျပံဳးခ်ိဳ ... ဦးႏု ... ေကာင္းထက္ ... ေက်ာ္ထူး ... ေက်ာ္ေအာင္ ... ေက်ာ္ျမသန္း ... ေက်ာ္၀င္း ... ေဆာင္းပါးမ်ား ... ေဆာင္း၀င္းလတ္ ... ေဇာ္ဂ်ီ ... ေဇာ္ေဇာ္ေအာင္ ... ေဌးေမာင္ ... ေဒါက္တာမတင္၀င္း ... ေဖျမင့္ ... ေရႊဥေဒါင္း ... ေအာင္ခန္႔ ... ေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ ... ေအာင္သင္း ... ေအာင္၀င္း ... ေ၀မွဴးသြင္ ... ျဖိဳးသာရ ... ျမတ္ျငိမ္း ... ၀ိဇၹာ၊ဂမၻီရ စာအုပ္မ်ား ... ၾကည္ေအး ... ၾကပ္ကေလး ... ၾကဴေမႊး ... ႏိုင္ငံေရးစာအုပ္မ်ား ... ႏုႏုရည္အင္း၀ ... Bo Gyoke Aung San ... Buddha Books ... Chit Naing (Seit Pin Nyar) ... Chit Nge ... Chit Oo Nyo ... Chit San Win ... Dagon Shwe Myar ... Dhamma ... Doctor Aung Khin Sint ... Doctor Aung Kyaw ... Doctor Than Htun ... Doctor Thiha ... Juu ... Kyaw Hlaing Oo ... Kyaw Nyein ... Kyi Kyi Mar ... Kyi Thar ... Linn Wai Myaing ... Lu Du Daw A Mar ... Lun Htar Htar ... Luu Du Sein Win ... Ma San Dar ... Mann Tin ... Maung Aunt ... Maung Htin ... Maung Kaung Htike ... Maung Paw Htun ... Maung Suu San ... Min Kyaw ... Moe Moe Inn Lyar ... Moe Ni Lwin ... Mya Than Tint ... Myanmar Novels: Myint Than ... Naing Win Swe ... Nat Nwe ... Nay Win Myint ... Ni Ko Ye’ ... Nwan Jar Tine ... Nyein Aye Eain ... Nyi Pu Lay ... Others ... Par Ra Gu ... Pho Kyawt ... Pho Wa Maung Pu Nya Khin ... San Lwin ... San Zar Ni Bo ... Shar ... Soe Myat Thu Zar ... Suu Ngat ... Swe Min (Da Nu Phyu) ... Swe Swe Aung ... Teit Pan Maung Wa ... Than Myint Aung ... Than Swe ... Thaw Tar Swe ... Thein Phay Myint ... Thu Maung ... Thu Thu Ka ... Tike Soe ... Tit Sar Ni ... U Ba Than ... U Hla Win ... U Htun La ... U Shwe Aung ... U Than ... Win Nyein ... Win Oo ... Win Thein Oo ... Win Win Myint ... Ya Wai Nwe (Inn Ma) ... Yangon Ba Swe ... Ye Sa Tine ... Zin Aye ... Zin Thant ... က်ားေပါက္ ... ကြ်န္း ... ခင္ခင္ထူး ... ခင္ေစာတင့္ ... ခင္ေဆြဦး ... ခင္ေမာင္ညိဳ ... ခင္ႏွင္းယု ... ဂ်ာနယ္ေက်ာ္မမေလး ... ဂ်ိဳေဇာ္ ... ဂ်ဴးလိယက္ ဖူးခ်စ္ ... စကားေျပာ စန္းဦး စီးပြားေရး ၊ စီမံခန္႕ခြဲမႈ ဇ၀န ညီသစ္ ညီသုတ (Updated : 24.4.2013) တက္တိုး တကၠသိုလ္ စိုးမိုးႏိုင္ တကၠသိုလ္ ဘုန္းႏိုင္ တာရာမင္းေ၀ ထင္လင္း ဒဂုန္ခင္ခင္ေလး ဒဂုန္တာရာ နည္းပညာစာအုပ္မ်ား နႏၵာသိန္းဇံ ပန္းခ်ီဆိုင္ရာစာအုပ္မ်ား ပီမိုးနင္း ပုညခင္ ဗန္းေမာ္တင္ေအာင္ ဘာသာစကားေျပာစာအုပ္မ်ား မင္းခိုက္စိုးစန္ (Updated : 24.4.2013) မင္းလူ (Updated : 24.4.2013) မင္းသိခၤ (Updated : 24.4.2013) မဟာေဆြ မိုးေ၀ မုိးျငိမ္းဧ လမင္းမိုမို လယ္တြင္းသား ေစာခ်စ္ (Updated : 25.4.2013) လူထုဦးလွ သုေတသီဘုန္းျမင့္ေသြး ဟင္းခ်က္နည္းအမ်ိဳးမ်ိဳး အတၳဳပၸတၱိစာအုပ္မ်ား အရွင္ ေတေဇာသာရ၊ အရွင္ ရကၡိတ အသစ္ အိုင္တီ နည္းပညာ စာအုပ္မ်ား အီၾကာေကြး အၾကည္ေတာ္ ဦးျပံဳးခ်ိဳ ဦးႏု ေကာင္းထက္ ေက်ာ္ထူး ေက်ာ္ေအာင္ ေက်ာ္ျမသန္း ေက်ာ္၀င္း ေဆာင္းပါးမ်ား ေဆာင္း၀င္းလတ္ ေဇာ္ဂ်ီ ေဇာ္ေဇာ္ေအာင္ ေဌးေမာင္ ေဒါက္တာမတင္၀င္း ေဖျမင့္ ေရႊဥေဒါင္း (Update : 25.4.2013) ေအာင္ခန္႔ ေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ ေအာင္သင္း ေအာင္၀င္း ေ၀မွဴးသြင္ (Updated : 26.4.2013) ျဖိဳးသာရ ျမတ္ျငိမ္း ၀ိဇၹာ၊ဂမၻီရ စာအုပ္မ်ား ၾကည္ေအး ၾကပ္ကေလး ၾကဴေမႊး ႏိုင္ငံေရးစာအုပ္မ်ား ႏုႏုရည္အင္း၀.....
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Shweone
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
RR > E-books and other resources in Burmese


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 15 May, 2016
Date of publication: 15 May 2016
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Daw SUU KYI SPEAKS ON Unity - Virtuous leaders serve public interests with genuine affection: Chairman Bhamo Sayadaw...First cyclonic storm likely to develop in Bay of Bengal...Myanmar moves to extend forest coverage to 9.6m acres over 15 years...MPs team up with police to tackle narcotics trade in Myeik fishing industry...State Counsellor visits Myanmar Peace Centre...Information Union Minister inspects IPRD’s library in Yangon...MAPCO to grow quality rice on 5000 acres in coming rainy season...Security ramped up within Naypyidaw Union Territory in bid to reduce crime...Water donated to village in Natmauk...Passenger vehicle overturns, seriously injuring seven...Ice, marijuana and Yaba seized...Overheated air conditioner causes fire..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: US to renew most Myanmar sanctions with changes to aid business...President U Htin Kyaw to attend the ASEAN-Russia Commemorative Summit in Sochi...ASEAN skills certificate a must for Myanmar workers, says DOL...European nations team up with cold-storage factories...ILO to support SMEs in Myanmar...Sumitomo eyes Myanmar edible oil market..... "OPINION": "Police need public participation" - Khin Maung Aye.....ARTICLE: "Romance of the Past: Inlay Taik-tays or Duets" - Tun Myint Aung.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2016


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Sunday 15 May, 2016
Date of publication: 15 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (12MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2016


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Sunday 15 May, 2016
Date of publication: 15 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2016


Title: Material on Eight Books on Ireland
Date of publication: April 2014
Description/subject: "'Material on Eight Books on Ireland'... from the British side in which the experiences of the colonial rulers with the boycott strategies of the Burmese nationalists was likened to the Irish rebellions after the Easter Rising of 1916. Later, the Burmese side proudly used the epithet as a fitting characteristic of their spirit of independence and an indication that Burma could achieve the goal of becoming a free country if the lessons of fighting the seemingly superior power in the same way than the fighters from the small island of Ireland had done. The same logic of taking over an attribute used by the superior in a conflict and reversing it against the aggressor happened when Maung Ba Thoung proclaimed himself Thakin (master) Ba Thoung in 1930 taking over the title reserved for the European masters in Burma until then. He and his followers in the Thakin movement that developed into the Do-Bama Asiayone (We Burman Association) thus symbolically proclaimed themselves as the real rulers of Burma in the succession of the Irish and other formally subjugated nations..."
Author/creator: Hans-Bernd Zöllner (ed.)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Literature Project (Working Paper No. 10:20)
Format/size: pdf (1.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Burmese social and political culture > Myanmar Literature Project


Title: ko ko thett’s cannibalistic poetics: A review of ‘The Burden of Being Burmese’
Date of publication: 21 March 2016
Description/subject: "We don’t choose the world we are born into. Or the nation. As valuable as theories of the social contract may be — the idea that we chose to relinquish the freedom of unfettered existence for the security of a lawful society — the fact remains that no one in our world has ever actually confronted that choice. It’s not a contract we can annul..."
Author/creator: Sean Pears
Language: English
Source/publisher: Jacket2
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: https://jacket2.org/
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Literature > Poetry > Poetry of Burma/Myanmar (mainly commentary)


Title: Bones Will Crow: Burmese poets Zeyar Lynn & Khin Aung Aye on Close Listening
Date of publication: 07 May 2013
Description/subject: Materials on Bones Will Crow anthology, including printed extracts and audio recordings of Zeyar Lynn reading his poems and of Zeyar Lynn, Khin Aung Aye and James Byrne in conversation with Charles Bernstein. ["Bones Will Crow: 15 Contemporary Burmese Poets, edited by ko ko thett and James Byrne and just out from North Illinois University Press, is a game-changing anthology and one of the best anthologies I have seen in years. Much credit goes to the translators, who have created works in English that are precisely and wittily connected to contemporary innovative poetics in English..."]
Author/creator: Charles Bernstein
Language: English
Source/publisher: Jacket2
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: https://jacket2.org
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Literature > Poetry > Poetry of Burma - mainly texts


Title: Zeyar Lynn reading his poems on Close Listening
Date of publication: 08 October 2013
Description/subject: "Zeyar Lynn's second show on Close Listening, in which he reads his poems, in both Burmese and English, from Bones Will Crow, ed. James Byrne and ko ko thett (Northern Illinois University Press, 2013) -- the new anthology of Burmese poetry. He also discusses his work, the situation for poetry in Myanmar, and his influences with host Charles Bernstein. Zeyar Lynn reads "My History Is Not Mine" (first in Burmese then in English), "The Way of the Beards" (English/Burmese), "Slide Show" (English/Burmese) and "Sling Bag" (English/Burmese)."
Author/creator: Charles Bernstein
Language: English
Source/publisher: Jacket2
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: https://jacket2.org
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Literature > Poetry > Poetry of Burma - mainly texts


Title: The Wound
Date of publication: 02 May 2012
Description/subject: This poem was written right after Burma granted national amnesty to political prisoners on January 13, 2012. Khet Mar explains, "Many of my friends who got very long sentences, 65 years each, were released in this amnesty. My poem expresses my guilt about being far away when they had returned home." Translated by Ko Ko Thett.
Author/creator: Khet Mar
Language: English
Source/publisher: Warscapes
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://warscapes.com
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Literature > Poetry > Poetry of Burma - mainly texts


Title: Night Flow
Date of publication: 06 February 2012
Description/subject: The short story Night Flow was published in Perfect magazine in 2008 in Burma and some of the sections were censored. Written during the notorious Saffron Revolution of 2007 in which many of the author's friends and students participated, Khet Mar was adamant about publishing this story in Burma and hoped her readers would discover and engage with the metaphors she created... Translated from the Burmese by Aung Aung Taik.
Author/creator: Khet Mar
Language: English
Source/publisher: Warscapes
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://warscapes.com
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Literature > Short stories (texts)


Title: BURMA/MYANMAR: SIGNIFICANT REFORMS NEEDED BEFORE HUMAN RIGHTS DUE DILIGENCE POSSIBLE
Date of publication: April 2016
Description/subject: "Burma/Myanmar has a legacy of human rights violations linked to foreign investment and land acquisition for business activities , including large - scale development projects. A flawed and outdated legal framework, poor policy cohe rence , weak governance , rule of law deficiencies , and an exploitative and predatory approach to controlling natural resources have fuelled human rights violations and armed conflict. Despite a new government, ongoing m ilitary control and/or influence over key ministries remains a barrier to land reform . T he l egal framework for land acquisition violates international standards. Institutionalized impunity and discrimination, a lack of transparency, and corrupt and unregulated industries present a significant risk to local residents, as well as local and foreign investors. As foreign direct investment increases in Burma , it is crucial that the new National League for Democracy ( NLD ) - led government tackles land acquisition as a priority policy issue . T he current legal and policy framework must be significantly reformed to ensure transparent investment practices and that human rights are respected by businesse s operating in the country . Such measures should be conflict - sensitive, clearly address the impact of past abuses and provide concrete means to protect human rights.....includes a box on "Laws that Support Land Confiscation" .
Language: English
Source/publisher: ALTSEAN-Burma
Format/size: pdf (245K-reduced version; 317K-original). Word (57K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.altsean.org/Docs/PDF%20Format/Thematic%20Briefers/BHR%20Factsheet%20April%202016.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs22/2016-04-BHRFactsheet.docx
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
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Human Rights > Detentions, Trials, Independence of the Judiciary > Burma/Myanmar laws which have been used in political cases and are in need of amendment (texts and commentary)


Title: Urban poems from Burma
Date of publication: 17 September 2012
Description/subject: Four poems by Ko Ko Thett: "urban renewal"; "the boomtown"; "chaos clock"; "phantasmagoria".
Author/creator: Ko Ko Thett
Language: English
Source/publisher: Warscapes
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://warscapes.com
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Literature > Poetry > Poetry of Burma - mainly texts


Title: A bridge between Myanmar and international literature translation
Date of publication: 27 May 2015
Description/subject: "How do translators convey the tone and flavour of a work in a foreign language while making it fully accessible to foreign readers? This is a question that many writers have addressed, all the while acknowledging that the skill of the translator might sometimes be acknowledged as almost equal to the art of the original author..."
Author/creator: Nandar Aung
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Times
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.mmtimes.com/
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Literature > Translations


Title: Myanmar Literature Project (link)
Description/subject: Link to the OBL section on Myanmar Literature Project
Author/creator: Hans-Bernd Zöllner (ed.)
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Myanmar Literature Project
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Literature > Translations


Title: A fresh evaluation of the Burmese narrative through the female perspective: Interview with Nilanjana Sengupta
Date of publication: 31 August 2015
Description/subject: "The Female Voice of Myanmar: Khin Myo Chit to Aung San Suu Kyi by Nilanjana Sengupta (Cambridge University Press, India) is a scholarly treatise on Myanmar. The book will be released in late September in Singapore. Sengupta is a Visiting Scholar at Asia Research Institute (National University of Singapore).There aren’t many Indian writers who write on Myanmar, so this is an important work of scholarship. The publisher describes the book as a 'commentary on the evolving state of Myanmar and female thought from colonial times to the present, seen through the eyes of four Burmese female activist-writers'..."
Author/creator: Zafar Anjum
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kitaab
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: https://kitaab.org
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
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Title: Excerpts from Bones Will Crow
Date of publication: 01 January 2012
Description/subject: Poetry blog containing three posts with excerpts from Bones Will Crow. A Sun-ripened Song (Maung Chaw Nwe), My Island (Ma Ei), Desert Years (Tin Moe), Rose, 1985 (Moe Zaw), the heat bearer (Maung Thein Zaw), Sling Bag (Zeyar Lynn), The Sniper (Pandora), The Day (Before That Day) (Eaindra) and the burden of being bama (ko ko thett).
Author/creator: James Byrne, Ko Ko Thett et al.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Bones will Crow" via Peony Moon
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: https://peonymoon.wordpress.com
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Literature > Poetry > Poetry of Burma - mainly texts


Title: Par Par Lay: The Power of Laughter
Date of publication: 24 January 2013
Description/subject: "ပါပါေလး ျမန္မာ့အႏုပညာေလာကမွာ ကိုယ္တတ္စြမ္းတဲ့အႏုပညာနဲ႔ ကိုယ္ယံုၾကည္ရာကိုေဖာ္ထုတ္မိလို႔ ေထာင္သြင္း အက်ဥ္းခ်ခံခဲ့ရသူေတြထဲမွာ မႏၱေလးကလူရႊင္ေတာ္ဦးပါပါေလးလည္းတေယာက္ အပါအ၀င္ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ဦးပါပါေလးဟာ လူရႊင္ေတာ္မ်ိဳးရိုးကဆင္းသက္ခဲ့သူျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ အဘိုးနဲ႔အေဖတို႔ကလူရႊင္ေတာ္ေတြျဖစ္ခဲ့သလို ဦးပါပါေလးနဲ႔ညီ ဦးလူေမာ္၊ ညီတ၀မ္းကြဲဦးလူေဇာ္တို႔ဟာလည္း ႏႈတ္ခမ္းေမႊးညီေနာင္မ်ားဆိုတဲ့အၿငိမ့္အဖြဲ႕တည္ ေထာင္ၿပီး လူရႊင္ေတာ္မ်ားအျဖစ္ အသက္ေမြးၾကပါတယ္။ သူတို႔ညီအကိုေတြရဲ႕အိမ္ေထာင္ဖက္ေတြကလည္း အကပညာရွင္ေတြျဖစ္ၾကပါတယ္။..."
Author/creator: Khet Mar
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Sampsonia Way
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.sampsoniaway.org
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Burmese Humour > Burmese humour -- articles


Title: Comic Culture in Myanmar: When Lines Shine a Light in the Darkness
Date of publication: 01 May 2014
Description/subject: "Comic books and publications were once the lifeblood of Myanmar pop culture. Everyone loved comic books, and not simply as reading material. If a young man wanted to send a girl a love letter, the best way was by giving her a comic book. Myanmar’s deep-seated traditions made it very risky to send a love letter. Quite possibly, a girl would refuse a love letter, but accept a comic book, as comic books were the main entertainment for young people during the 1970s and 1980s. Those boys who were first to get the new comic books when they were published each week had the best chance at sending a love letter to a girl. Many Burmese between 40 and 50 years of age will recall this experience when thinking about the importance of comics in Myanmar..."
Author/creator: Aung Soe Min, Courtney Wittekind
Language: English
Source/publisher: Goethe Institut
Alternate URLs: https://www.goethe.de
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Burmese Humour > Burmese humour -- articles


Title: Poetry of Burma’s literary frontiers: Wawn Awng, Mya Kabyar, Tin Moe and more
Date of publication: 27 July 2013
Description/subject: "The Burmese poetic canon has long been dominated by writers in the main cities of the central plains, in Burmese language, privileging text over oral form. The canon of contemporary poetry is embedded in the culture of the Bamar majority, and only provides a partial picture of poetry at a national level..."
Author/creator: Violet Cho, David Gilbert
Language: English
Source/publisher: Poetry International Rotterdam
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.poetryinternationalweb.net
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Literature > Poetry > Poetry of Burma/Myanmar (mainly commentary)


Title: Burmese Poetry Foundation
Description/subject: Website of the Burmese Poetry Foundation with poems in Burmese.
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Burmese Poetry Foundation
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Literature > Poetry > Poetry of Burma - mainly texts


Title: BURMA BULLETIN Issue 112 - April 2016
Date of publication: April 2016
Description/subject: KEY STORY: • Political prisoners released; NLD release hundreds; • Activists remain in prison; • UN applauds releases, urges quick progress... DEMOCRACY & GOVERNANCE: • State Counsellor Bill enacted; • USDP Dismisses Shwe Mann... ETHNIC AFFAIRS & CONFLICT: • Suu Kyi calls for a second Panglong Conference; • Armed conflict: clashes, civilian abuse... HUMAN RIGHTS: • Investigation into journalist killing; • US Government calls for end of Rohingya abuses; • Land confiscation continues... NATURAL RESOURCES: • Water shortages hit drought-stricken areas... OTHER BURMA NEWS... REPORTS.
Language: English
Source/publisher: ALTSEAN-Burma
Format/size: pdf (392K-reduced version; 499K-original); Word (77K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.altsean.org/Docs/PDF%20Format/Burma%20Bulletin/April%202016%20Burma%20Bulletin.pdf
http://www.altsean.org/Docs/DOC%20Format/Burma%20Bulletin/April%202016%20Burma%20Bulletin.docx
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
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Title: Various poems
Date of publication: 2015
Description/subject: This issue contains 12 poems in English translation by the Burmese poets Ma Ei, Nge Nge (Kyaukse), Moon Thu Eain, and Nyo Pyar Wine. Translations by Stephanie Norgate, Olivia McCannon, Kim Moore, and Carola Luther.
Author/creator: Ma Ei, Nge Nge (Kyaukse), Moon Thu Eain, Nyo Pyar Wine
Language: English
Source/publisher: Modern Poetry in Translation, issue no.2, 2015
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.mptmagazine.com
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
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Title: From panegyrics to the end of poetry: a laconic introduction to Burmese verse
Date of publication: 01 January 2012
Description/subject: "The Burmese word for poem or poetry is kavya, derived from the Sanskrit term kavya, an ancient poetic style from India. Just like Sanskrit kavya, traditional Burmese poetry was inspired by the court, the patron of Burmese literature, and by Buddhism – with the possible exception of the sixteenth century tya-chins by Minister Padethayaza, whose muse was the proletariat of his time: peasants, toddy climbers and boatmen..."
Author/creator: Ko Ko Thett
Language: English
Source/publisher: Poetry International Rotterdam
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Literature > Poetry > Poetry of Burma/Myanmar (mainly commentary)


Title: tS Artist of the Week: Ko Ko Thett
Description/subject: "Breaking with our conventional approach to this series, we've decided to start expanding the notion of 'Artist'. This week we speak to an incredibly talented Burmese poet called Ko Ko Thett about his new collection of poetry, 'The Burden of Being Burmese'..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Scribbler
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 15 May 2016
ML > Society and Culture > Literature > Burmese literature - texts, reviews, profiles, obituaries, articles, papers, bibliographies etc.


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 14 May, 2016
Date of publication: 14 May 2016
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Three ministries submit proposal for US$200 million loan from World Bank..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Door to peace opened - C-in-C of Defence Services expresses his commitment to achieving peace within five years...Licence issuance for LPG importers, distributors and sellers set for completion before this July...Cooperation with stakeholders needed to ensure rule of law, transformation of judicial sector...GAP certificates to be issued to qualified growers this year...Mandalay’s Mingalar Market fire victims call for major repairs...Religious titles conferred on monks who passed Tipitakadhara Tipitakakovida selection examinations...Reliable statistics are essential for development policy formulation: Vice President...Union Minister for Information meets editorial team of GNLM...Eyes on new government to solve IDP woes...Rural people receive vocational skills...Yaba seized...Car accident kills one person, seriously injures six...Illegal logs seized in Wuntho Township...Police arrest two people for mortgaging fake gold...Young boy drowns in Dala...Public Bus Co opens new ticket centres along routes...Share price of MTSH on YSX likely to increase...MCA training deaf chefs...Security ramped up within Naypyidaw Union Territory in bid to reduce crime...Anti-human trafficking awareness campaigns to be carried out under hundred day project initiative..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Security team to be formed for safety of foreign dignitaries in Yangon - Ko Moe...Foreign investment in Myanmar’s power sector reaches 19.6 bln USD as of April...Seintalone to be exported to South Korea...Moringa seed price soars due to demand from China...Mangoes festival held to help find foreign markets..... "OPINION": "Let’s put our kids on the path to success" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Commitment into Action, 'Leave No One Behind' " - Dr. Khine Khine Win.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 May 2016
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 13 May, 2016
Date of publication: 13 May 2016
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: Hluttaw backs parkway suspension - Thein Ko Lwin...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Kokang rehabilitation works seek help from President’s special fund..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Yangon to prioritise seizures, arrests during 100-day drug crackdown - Ko Moe...CSOs push to amend Local Administrator Law...Mandalay Region govt to tackle river erosion in seven villages...Issuance of CNG books for city buses set for completion during 100-day period...Free short-term technical and vocational training courses being offered...Deputy Minister for Transport and Communication appointed...Rumours and confusion abound over 11PM lockout laws - Alec Wilmot...President forms committee to prevent conscription of minors...Locals rob forestry staff of logs...Yaba, guns and ammunition seized...Fire destroys petrol station in Ingapu...Yaba, Heroin and black opium siezed...Laydauntkan hatchery set to produce 100,000 fingerlings under 100-day plan...Sales of FMI shares fall by over 90 per cent...Gold supply exceeds demand in Yangon market...Ayeyawady fish paste makers say they use no prohibited substances...Heat stroke awareness be raised..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar set to export garments of US$1.14b to EU...China-Myanmar JV starts building power plant in Myanmar’s Yangon...MRTV, BBC Media Action look forward to further cooperation...UEC Chairman meets DRI expert...FAO provides disaster relief to Northern Rakhine State...Intl food and hotels event coming to Yangon...EU pledges 100 million Euros in Myanmar’s development sector...Myanmar and India to conduct G to G or bean export..... "OPINION": "Time to change the clichéd image of government" - Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "The Burma Research Society" - Dr. Saw Mra Aung
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 May 2016
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 12 May, 2016
Date of publication: 12 May 2016
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker warns MP over proposal to aid Rakhine State IDPs..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Jade issues persist - Govt to limit jade mining under new laws and restrictions - Thein Ko Lwin...Removal of squatters is in conformity with law: Home Affairs...Pyidaungsu, Pyithu Hluttaw Speakers meet Sri Lankan parliament speaker...Seven taken captive, five freed by KIA...Child victims counted among total trafficked persons in Upper Myanmar...NLD names former Permanent Representative to UN as Union Minister for State Counsellor...Myanmar police assist disaster victims...22-wheel vehicle crash leaves one person dead...Yaba seized on Lashio-Mandalay Road...Fire destroys a warehouse and four houses in Amarapura...Shrimp breeders suffering from infertility - Soe Soe Yu...Sugarcane planters reap handsome profits....Mandalay brokers face millions in losses from trade errors...Industries manufacturing ready-made meat products to be established...National-level Disaster Preparedness plan to be implemented...Appointments & Confirmations of heads of service organisations...KBZ foundation supplies drinking water to locals...Fundraising event to assist war victims in Shan State...Mandalay brokers face millions in losses from trade errors...Industries manufacturing ready-made meat products to be established..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Htin Kyaw meets outgoing Russian Ambassador to Myanmar...Pyidaungsu, Pyithu Hluttaw Speakers meet Sri Lankan parliament speaker...FM Daw Aung San Suu Kyi receives Speaker of Sri Lanka parliament...FM Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meets resident representatives of UN agencies, Int’l orgs...Union Minister for Information meets foreign ambassadors...Union Defence Minister meets US Ambassador to Myanmar...Czech Ambassador meets entrepreneurs in Mandalay...MPU and KEB Hana Card sign MoU...Three offshore gas fields see low demand from partner countries...Myanmar artists to participate in Myanm/art at Triennale Di Milano..... "OPINION": "Painting agriculture as a promising profession" - Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "We, Asian Youth, Are The Future" - SUN Xi.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 May 2016
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Saturday 14 May, 2016
Date of publication: 14 May 2016
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 May 2016
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