Capital Hypermarket at Naypyidaw

Myanmar Changed So Fast

Myanmar Changed So Fast – Till 2011 everywhere is dominated by Military Junta. The country was heavily sanctioned. Today, though, it’s a completely different picture. At least, officially. Sanctions have been eased, leading dissident Aung Suu Kyi is an elected official, and Burma is being welcomed back into the global community. Both British PM David Cameron and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have visited the country, solidifying the newfound goodwill. What this ultimately means is that the country is now open for business.  Sort of. If…

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Buddhists seek voice in strife-hit western Myanmar

The Rakhines Seek Voice in Strife-hit Western Myanmar

The Rakhines Seek Voice in Strife-hit Western Myanmar - More than 150 people have died in communal clashes in western Rakhine State since June and thousands of homes have been torched, leaving some 75,000 people displaced, in a convulsion of violence that has torn apart neighbourhoods. Losses have been incurred on both sides, but the international community has mostly focused on the fate of the area’s Muslim Rohingya. But many Rakhine, whose state is one of Myanmar’s poorest, are adamant it is in fact they who…

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Mount Hkakabo Razi

Mount Hkakabo Razi – The Highest Mountain of SEA

Mount Hkakabo Razi – The Highest Mountain of SEA - Mount Hkakabo Razi is located in Naung Mon Township in Putao District of the Kachin State. The elevation of Hkakabo Razi is 5,881 metres (19,294 feet). It is situated in the extreme North of Myanmar and is per annually snow-capped, being part of the Eastern Himalayan Region. Hkakaborazi lies in the Hkakaborazi Protected Area which covers 3812 Square kilometers and the head waters of the great Ayeyawadi River, Myanmar’s main artery for commerce and navigation, are to be found…

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Myanmar Minorities fight to save Mother Tongue

Myanmar Minorities Fight to Save Their Own Language

Myanmar Minorities Fight to Save Their Own Language: For half a century a single precious copy of a textbook kept the language of Myanmar’s Shan people alive for students, forced to learn in the shadows under a repressive junta. Now with a reformist government reaching out to armed rebel groups after decades of civil war, calls are growing to reinstate ethnic language teaching in minority area state schools as part of reconciliation efforts. “Shan is the lifeblood of the Shan people. If the language disappears, the…

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Myanmar FIFA Health Program in Asia

Myanmar Hosts First Ever FIFA Health Programme in Asia

Myanmar Hosts First Ever FIFA Health Programme in Asia - Myanmar is set to mark today, 22 October, the dawn of a new era in the history of FIFA’s health education projects, with the opening of the first-ever ‘FIFA 11 for Health’ programme in Asia. Teachers and coaches from 18 pilot schools will gather in Yangon until Friday for training sessions supervised by FIFA’s Chief Medical Officer, Prof Jiri Dvorak. An additional three-day course on emergency medicine and anti-doping for member association doctors will begin on Wednesday.…

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Sai Sai Khan Hlaing Biography

Sai Sai Khan Hlaing Biography

Sai Sai Khan Hlaing Biography, Who is Sai Sai, About Sai Sai: Sai Sai Khan Hlaing is the hottest male celebrity, hip hop musician, actor and super model in Myanmar. Sai Sai Kham Hlaing best known as Sai Sai was born on 10 April 1979 in Taunggyi to Cho Cho San Tun and Kham Hlaing of an ethnic Shan aristocratic family. His great-grandfather Sao San Tun, Saopha of Mongpawng, was a signatory to the 1947 Panglong Agreement that was the basis for the formation of modern Myanmar, and one…

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Thein Sein arrives at Yangon International Airport

Myanmar President U Thein Sein Biography

Myanmar President U Thein Sein Biography, About President U Thein Sein, Who is U Thein Sein: U Thein Sein is Myanmar former Prime Minister and President since March 2011 to present. President Thein Sein is one of the most adorable politicians in Myanmar in such moral, humility and his love of change. It is the reason some people give him a title “Reformist.” Family: U Thein was born in a small village, Kyonku village, Ngapudaw Township, Pathein District in the Ayeyarwady Division of Myanmar on 20 April…

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HTC CEO Peter Chou

About HTC CEO and President Peter Chou

About HTC CEO and President Peter Chou: HTC CEO and President Peter Chou’s ancestors were from Yunnan, China but Chou was born in 1953, in Mandalay, lived till 1981, before he went to Taiwan. Today, May 15, 2012, Ye Myat Thu posted on his facebook that HTC CEO Peter Chou held seminar in Mandalay. According to Ye Myat Thu’s reports, Peter Chou was visiting relatives and old friends, not business trips. Luckily for Mandalay youth, Chou had great time to encourage the young, ‘young people need to be…

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Lay Phyu Biography

About Lay Phyu – Myanmar Rock Singer

Who is Lay Phyu, About Lay Phyu, Lay Phyu Biography: Lay Phyu is the most famous Rocker in Myanmar. He is also a pioneer and the one who brought rock, heavy rock alive to Myanmar music world. Lay Phyu came up with copy songs and rose to fame with his debut album Gandarya Lamin (Desert Moon), especially, Nazareth – Dream On, Bon Jovi – Runaway were hit. Later on the Rocker released several own tune albums. Lay Phyu was born in May 19, 1965 in Inn Lay…

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Aung San Suu Kyi US Tour

About Aung San Suu Kyi

Who is Aung San Suu Kyi: Aung San Suu Kyi was born on 10 June, 1945, in Rangoon. Aung San Suu Kyi is the daughter of Burma Independent Leader General Aung San. Her father, formerly the de facto prime minister of British Burma, was assassinated in 1947. Her mother, Khin Kyi, was appointed ambassador to India in 1960. Suu Kyi obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oxford in 1969, and in 1972, she married. She had two children—in 1973 and 1977—and the family…

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