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Title: Bombs Not the Answer
Date of publication: May 2010
Description/subject: There appears to be no rhyme or reason to the recent spate of bombings in Burma. This year, the hot season in Burma really means hot. In April alone, bomb explosions echoed all the way from Rangoon to the country’s northern and eastern regions. Attacks targeted the main China-Burma trade gate in Muse, Shan State on April 14; a pavilion at the annual water festival in Rangoon on April 15; the Myitsone dam project in Kachin State on April 17; and a police station in Demawso in Karenni (Kayah) State on April 27.
Author/creator: Yeni
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 18, No. 5
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 August 2010


Title: Burma: Ripe for Change
Date of publication: May 2008
Description/subject: City of whispers: Among Rangoon’s six million souls, a few have secret conversations with Dinyar Godrej.... Stale news is best: Burmese editor Aye Chan Myate invites us into her office for a day.... The price of defiance: Former political prisoners speak out.... 'All history is propaganda' If you are a student in Burma.... A shrunken world: Refugees in Shan state, on the run from the military.... Eye candy: The delights of national television.... Burma - the facts: Burma is a country with very poor reporting on most basic indicators. International agencies have limited access.... Caucus of terrorists: Dinyar Godrej concludes his report: meeting enemies of the State – and looking to the future.... Corporate hogwash: Investors in Burma have blood on their hands, according to Maung Maung.... Action on Burma: Give your active support to organizations that lobby on behalf of the issues that matter to Burma’s people.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Internationalist" Special issue on Burma
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 30 November 2008


Title: Terror in the City
Date of publication: May 2005
Description/subject: Who could be behind Rangoon bomb attacks?... "Rangoon literally means “end of strife”, but these days there has been no shortage of trouble in the former British colonial capital. Rangoon hospitals fought to save the lives of people injured in the bomb blasts, which devastated targets like the City Mart in Dagon Centre The city suffered an almost simultaneous series of well-coordinated bomb attacks in early May. Several people were killed and many injured when bombs exploded within 10 minutes of each other in two supermarkets crowded with Saturday shoppers and at the convention center in west Rangoon, where a Thai trade fair was being held..."
Author/creator: Aung Zaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 13, No. 5
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 April 2006