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20,000 flee Myanmar fighting: Thai officials

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2010 at 5:21 am

Promotions for travellers to Myanmar

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Myanmar votes in rare election marred by fraud fears

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2010 at 8:51 am

Vietnam Airlines opens more flights to Myanmar

In Uncategorized on November 1, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Fourteen dead in oil well blaze in Myanmar

In Uncategorized on October 25, 2010 at 9:38 am

At least 14 people have been killed and 58 more injured in a fire at an oil well in central Myanmar, an official in the military-ruled country said Monday.

Fact file on Myanmar. At least 14 people have been killed and 58 more injured in a fire at an oil well in central Myanmar, an official in the military-ruled country said Monday

The blaze broke out on Sunday near Pakokku town in Magway Region.


“At least 14 people were killed and 58 others injured so far during the incident,” said the official, who did not want to be named. “The local authorities are trying to put out the fire now.”

Source: SGGP

Myanmar to hold general election on November 7

In Uncategorized on August 13, 2010 at 11:21 am

YANGON, Aug 13, 2010 (AFP) – Myanmar announced Friday it will hold its first election in two decades on November 7.


Aung San Suu Kyi is barred from standing in the polls because she is a serving prisoner.


A group of former NLD members has formed a new party, the National Democratic Force (NDF), to stand in the election — a move that has put it at odds with Suu Kyi, who was opposed to participating in the polls.


Without Suu Kyi, few think the NDF — or any other opposition group — could repeat the NLD’s landslide victory in 1990.


So far 40 parties have been allowed to register to stand in the polls. 

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Source: SGGP

Rare white elephant caught in Myanmar

In Uncategorized on June 29, 2010 at 8:47 am

YANGON, June 29 (AFP) – A rare white elephant, historically considered an omen of political change, has been captured in the west of Myanmar, state media reported Tuesday.


The female pachyderm was captured by officials on Saturday in the coastal town of Maungtaw in Rakhine state, the New Light of Myanmar newspaper said.

A photo illustration of a boy making offerings to an elephant at a Buddhist shrine. (AFP files)

She is aged about 38 and seven feet four inches (more than two metres) tall, the English-language paper said, although it did not mention where she would be kept.


Kings and leaders in Myanmar, a predominantly Buddhist country, have traditionally treasured white elephants, whose rare appearances in the country are believed to herald political change.

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Source: SGGP

Vietnam, Myanmar hold political consultation

In Uncategorized on May 12, 2010 at 4:48 am




Vietnam, Myanmar hold political consultation


QĐND – Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 11:19 (GMT+7)

The Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam and Myanmar held their sixth political consultation meeting in the capital city of Hanoi on May 11.


At the meeting, co-chaired by Vietnam’s Deputy Foreign Minister Dao Viet Trung and his Myanmar counterpart Maung Myint, the two sides informed each other of the situation in their respective countries and exchanged views on cooperation in politics, economy, trade and investment.


The officials discussed a range of measures to realise bilateral cooperation agreements, especially the deals signed during Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s visit to Myanmar last month.


The two sides noted with pleasure the time-honoured friendship and multi-faceted cooperation between Vietnam and Myanmar have continued to well expand, particularly in the field of economy.


They agreed to urge ministries, sectors and businesses of the two countries to effectively implement the inked agreements in a move to further beef up their economic, trade and investment ties.


The officials agreed upon a number of activities to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-Myanmar diplomatic relations, which falls on May 28.


Myanmar affirmed its support for Vietnam so that it can fulfil its role as ASEAN chairmanship in 2010.


The diplomats also touched upon regional and international issues of mutual concern and agreed to step up their cooperation at regional and international forums for peace, stability and development in the region and the world as well.


The two sides agreed to organise the seventh political consultation meeting in Myanmar next year.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Vietnam trounces Myanmar at regional futsal champs

In Uncategorized on April 6, 2010 at 5:00 pm




Vietnam trounces Myanmar at regional futsal champs


QĐND – Tuesday, April 06, 2010, 20:55 (GMT+7)

Host Vietnam beat Myanmar 8-1 in the opener of the 2010 Southeast Asian Futsal Championships in the southern hub of Ho Chi Minh City on April 5.


Myanmar dominated during the first minutes of the first half and opened the score with a goal by Htein Lin at the seventh minute.


However, the host team gained the initiative right after Truong Quoc Tuan levelled the score five minutes later.


Nguyen Hoang Giang and Nguyen Trong Thien pushed Vietnam ahead before the first half ended by two goals at the 13th and 18th minutes.


In the second half, Quoc Tuan, Ngo Anh Dung and Nguyen Quoc Bao each scored on goal, while Ha Bao Minh contributed two others to fix the score at 8-1.


In another match on the same day, Malaysia defeated the Philippines 5-3.


Vietnam will play the Philippines on April 6, while Myanmar will meet Indonesia.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Vietnam trounces Myanmar at regional futsal champs

In Uncategorized on April 6, 2010 at 4:34 pm




Vietnam trounces Myanmar at regional futsal champs


QĐND – Tuesday, April 06, 2010, 20:55 (GMT+7)

Host Vietnam beat Myanmar 8-1 in the opener of the 2010 Southeast Asian Futsal Championships in the southern hub of Ho Chi Minh City on April 5.


Myanmar dominated during the first minutes of the first half and opened the score with a goal by Htein Lin at the seventh minute.


However, the host team gained the initiative right after Truong Quoc Tuan levelled the score five minutes later.


Nguyen Hoang Giang and Nguyen Trong Thien pushed Vietnam ahead before the first half ended by two goals at the 13th and 18th minutes.


In the second half, Quoc Tuan, Ngo Anh Dung and Nguyen Quoc Bao each scored on goal, while Ha Bao Minh contributed two others to fix the score at 8-1.


In another match on the same day, Malaysia defeated the Philippines 5-3.


Vietnam will play the Philippines on April 6, while Myanmar will meet Indonesia.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND