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News Features on Burma & Burmese issues

Women addicts searching for help help have few options By Khin Sandar Myint / Myanmar Now

Women addicts searching for help help have few options By Khin Sandar Myint / Myanmar Now  A former female drug addict now back to her vegetable plantation site. (Photo: Khin Sandar Myint)   Kyaukme/Shan state— Ma Kaut* started using heroin…

Dr Khin Maung Win – The Eighth International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education in Developing Countries

(At Arts Assembly) Dr Khin Maung Win – The Eighth International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education in Developing Countries The conference has held at the Arts Assembly Hall of Yangon University, from December 4 th to 6 th .…

A Day at The Noble-Myanmar Literary Festival 2015 by Junior Win

  (National Theatre at Myoma School Road.) From 17th January to 19th January of 2015, the Noble-Myanmar Literary Festival was held at National Theatre, Myoma School(Kyaung) Road, Rangoon. It celebrates the Burmese writers, poets, and cartoonists, refers to joyful gatherings of people. Number of…

The Saffron Democratization by Rev. Larbathami (M.A.)

The Saffron Democratization by Rev. Larbathami  (M.A.) (Anniversary article for 6 years of Saffron Revolution)  The Third Wave and Christianity Political Science Professor Samuel Huntington of Harvard University did not regard Buddhism highly in the global democratization process. He did…

The History of the Burmses Kyat by Zaw Aung

US$, Sin$, and Burmese Kyat’s History by Zaw Aung, translated by Hla Oo

In 1990, one American Dollar was 30 kyats, one Singapore Dollar was 45 kyats, an average apartment was 300,000 kyats, a Toyota Hilux pickup truck was 300,000 kyats as well, the telephone connection with a handset was 300,000 kyats too, and a plate of Biriani (Dan-bouk) was just 5 kyats.

Oakland Digital hosts first meeting between Burmese Community & White House AAPI Chair

an article written by our host Oakland Digital.

On Thursday, August 18th 2011, Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC) hosted the first meeting between the Burmese Community and Daphne Kwok, Chair of President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders. This historic gathering in downtown Oakland was part of the White House Initiative for positive change in the AAPI community.

Rangoon View 1st Week of March 2011- MoeMaKa Street Journalist


Delaying the parliament’s schedule, the present military government is speeding up its moves, to sell country’s natural resources and to give its cronies lucrative contracts to manage state-owned properties, at the same time.

It has been seen that not only the passenger buses, but also the luxurious cars like ‘Mark Two’, join the business of queuing up for petrol at the private stations for hours and reselling it on black market, to earn extra money of 10000 kyat.

The junta does not try to formulate the effective economic policies – letting private enterprises do business freely – to control the consumer goods prices, nor to enforce essential laws so as to be competitive in the market. Thus it is likely to cause inflation and social crises after junta’s plan to raise salaries.

View form Rangoon – by MoeMaKa Street Reporter

Last Week of February, 2011


Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) Plans to Seize the Low Level Administrative Power

After attempting forcibly to win over 80 percent in last year’s election, occupying 25% of parliamentary seats by the military officers and forming a Cabinet overwhelmed by their own members, USDP is planning to replace the positions of the quarter level administration with its members.

News, during these days, has spread that USDP started replacing its members in the ranks of quarter peace and development council, in some Rangoon’s townships.

Union Day of Burma in Different Perspectives


Khin Hnin Lwin (Yangon)

February 13, 2011

The Armed Union Day

It was on the afternoon of February 11. Being riding in a city bus, I saw a scene from its window: armed men in military uniforms were standing here and there while some uniformed police were searching for something by digging the grass using iron sticks at the both sides of Pyi road, in front of the people’s square and former parliament building. The faces of those in search of something seemed to show that they were doing this work only dutifully, and they had to carry out this task because of the order from superiors even though they did not expect to find anything.