Pyay (Myanmar)

Type: City
Name: Pyay (Myanmar)
Country: Myanmar/Burma
Latitude: 18.82
Longitude: 95.209999
population: 135,325
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Fears of a flight path overblown

When a well-meaning Yangonite says they live near the Yangon International Airport, House of the Week shudders a little.It is not that the properties in the neighborhood are inherently bad – indeed, the opposite is usually true. Instead, the airport conjures ... [Published Myanmar Times - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

History from the grassroots

The Yangon tour from an activist's perspective“Activists in this country stick together,” my guide Ma Nyein said as we slowly drove past Insein prison watching the family members of inmates ease through the main gates clutching extra food to supplement ... [Published Mizzima News - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Trickle Town

In Myanmar, there are concerns about how international aid money is being spent, and whether enough of it is helping those who need it. (Illustration: Harn Lay)YANGON — Back in the early 1980s, whenever fellow students told me that they lived in Yangon’s ... [Published Irrawaddy - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Twenty-six years on: ‘objectives not fulfilled’

Commemorations marking the 26th anniversary of Burma’s 1988 pro-democracy uprising were held across the country on Friday. An event organised by activist group 88 Generation Peace and Open Society began on Friday morning at the Kyaikkasan Meditation ... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Yangon people protested PR system

(Zarni Phyo/The Myanmar Times)Debate on proportional representation has left the halls of parliament and emerged onto the streets of Yangon, with more than 100 people protesting against a proposed change to the voting system last week.The demonstrators ... [Published Myanmar Times - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Myanmar: Pegu and Mon States Hit by Severe Flooding

Source: IrrawaddyCountry: Myanmar By YEN SNAING RANGOON — Heavy downpours in recent days have caused severe flooding in Pegu and Mon states, where hundreds of residents have been forced to flee their homes and traffic has been hindered by inundated roads, ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Ooredoo activates network for trials

Qatar-backed cellco Ooredoo Myanmar has launched trials of its mobile network, in preparation for a full commercial launch on 15 August. Ooredoo has offered subscribers access to wireless voice and data services free of charge for the two-week trial period. ... [Published TeleGeography - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 2 reports

Myanmar allows foreign oil companies to operate

  RANGOON – The Myanmar Investment Commission has granted licenses for six foreign companies to operate petroleum business in oil and gas blocks located in Inndaw-Yanan area and Zeephyutaung-Nantaw area, Sagaing Region; Taungoo-Pyinmana ... [Published Saudi Gazette - Economy - Aug 02 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

Ooredoo launches in Yangon

The long-promised new era in telecommunications finally landed in customers’ hands on August 2 with the launch of the Ooredoo network.The launch bookended a process that began more than two years ago, when state-run media announced it was looking for ... [Published Myanmar Times - Aug 02 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Thailand Makes Efforts to Improve Conditions for Migrant Laborers

BANGKOK —Seven-year-old Nan Kung from Battambang, Cambodia, need at least a rudimentary education.In a makeshift classroom at a Bangkok construction site, she tells visitors she likes coloring, learning the alphabet and practicing washing her hands.Adjacent ... [Published VOA News - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Burmese Reporters Get Ten Years in Jail Plus Hard Labor for Reporting About Myanmar's Chemical Weapons Factory

Journalists protesting in front of Myanmar Peace Center. Photo by Kyaw Zaw Win, Kyaw Lwin Oo. From the Facebook page of RFA Burmese Four Burmese journalists and the CEO of the Unity Journal were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment with hard labour ... [Published Global Voices Online - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 1 reports

Ancient Burmese kingdom awarded World Heritage status

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has approved three ancient Pyu Kingdom cities – Hanlin, Beiktano and Sri Kestra – as World Heritage Sites, the first time any historical monument in Burma has been recognised ... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Jun 23 2014]

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Fears of a flight path overblown [Published Myanmar Times - Aug 25 2014]
History from the grassroots [Published Mizzima News - Aug 17 2014]
Trickle Town [Published Irrawaddy - Aug 13 2014]
Twenty-six years on: ‘objectives not fulfilled’ [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Aug 08 2014]
Yangon people protested PR system [Published Myanmar Times - Aug 08 2014]
Myanmar: Pegu and Mon States Hit by Severe Floo... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 07 2014]
Ooredoo activates network for trials [Published TeleGeography - Aug 04 2014]
Myanmar allows foreign oil companies to operate [Published Saudi Gazette - Economy - Aug 02 2014]
Foreign companies permitted to operate petroleu... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Aug 02 2014]
Ooredoo launches in Yangon [Published Myanmar Times - Aug 02 2014]
Thailand Makes Efforts to Improve Conditions fo... [Published VOA News - Aug 01 2014]
Govt, parliament have responsibilities to inves... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Jul 23 2014]
Burmese Reporters Get Ten Years in Jail Plus Ha... [Published Global Voices Online - Jul 23 2014]
Ancient Burmese kingdom awarded World Heritage ... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Jun 23 2014]
Religious site could hail from ancient Pyu kingdom [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Jun 16 2014]
Trishaw drivers protest ‘unnecessary demands’ b... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - May 31 2014]
Magwe activists march for press freedom [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - May 07 2014]
Swimming against the current [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - May 05 2014]
On World Press Freedom Day, how free is the Bur... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - May 03 2014]
Myanmar: Repression Marks Press Freedom Day [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - May 03 2014]
Mizzima reporter arrested for protesting media ... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Apr 28 2014]
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Twenty-six years on: ‘objectives not fulfilled’ [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Aug 08 2014]
Commemorations marking the 26th anniversary of Burma’s 1988 pro-democracy uprising were held across the country on Friday. An event organised by activist group 88 Generation Peace and Open Society began on Friday morning at the Kyaikkasan Meditation ...
Myanmar: Pegu and Mon States Hit by Severe Floo... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 07 2014]
Source: IrrawaddyCountry: Myanmar By YEN SNAING RANGOON — Heavy downpours in recent days have caused severe flooding in Pegu and Mon states, where hundreds of residents have been forced to flee their homes and traffic has been hindered by inundated roads, ...
Burmese Reporters Get Ten Years in Jail Plus Ha... [Published Global Voices Online - Jul 23 2014]
Journalists protesting in front of Myanmar Peace Center. Photo by Kyaw Zaw Win, Kyaw Lwin Oo. From the Facebook page of RFA Burmese Four Burmese journalists and the CEO of the Unity Journal were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment with hard labour ...
Ancient Burmese kingdom awarded World Heritage ... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Jun 23 2014]
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has approved three ancient Pyu Kingdom cities – Hanlin, Beiktano and Sri Kestra – as World Heritage Sites, the first time any historical monument in Burma has been recognised ...
Religious site could hail from ancient Pyu kingdom [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Jun 16 2014]
Archaeologists are planning to excavate ancient ruins in Irrawaddy Division that could be as much as 2,000 years old. The ruins in Ingapu Township are believed to be the remnants of an ancient city-state that hails from the Pyu era. Archaeologists are ...
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