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Myanmar to put low-cost mobile phones into service across country

YANGON — Myanmar telecommunications authorities announced on Wednesday that it will put low-cost mobile phones into service across the country next month. It said that GSM/WCDMA sim cards, which will be sold at a low price of 200,000 Kyats (247 U.S. dollars) since May 3, can be carried and used at any place across the […]

Buying Umbrella For Suu Kyi?

Buying Umbrella For Suu Kyi?

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s Buddhist monks buy an umbrella depicting pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a souvenir shop outside the headquarters of the National League for Democracy party in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, April 23, 2012. Suu Kyi’s opposition party refused to take its new seats in parliament Monday because of a dispute over […]

A Dream Come True for Supporters of Suu Kyi

A Dream Come True for Supporters of Suu Kyi

YANGON, Myanmar — Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy supporters cheer after the party’s announcement outside the party headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Sunday, April 1, 2012. Supporters of Suu Kyi erupted in euphoric cheers Sunday after her party announced that she had won a parliamentary seat in the landmark election, setting the stage […]

Waiting for Suu Kyi

Waiting for Suu Kyi

YANGON — Supporters of National league of Democracy line the streets as they wait for the arrival of Aung San Suu Kyi, to greet her while she visits to village of Wah Thin Kha, Myanmar, the day before the election, south of Yangon, Saturday, March 31, 2012. On upcoming Sunday, this tiny village of thatched […]

Burma Celebrates 67th Armed Forces Day

Burma Celebrates 67th Armed Forces Day

Myanmar soldiers attend a ceremony marking the country’s 67th Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. <Photo: AP/Newsis> news@theasian.asia  

Burma Presents 1st National Press Award

Burma Presents 1st National Press Award

The prize winners pose for group photo during the awarding ceremony of National Press Award in Yangon, Myanmar, March 18, 2012. Myanmar presented the National Press Award 2011 for the first time in 50 years at the National Theatre on Sunday in Yangon. National Press Award Committee, established on Aug.18, 2011, offers for the Best […]

Ice Sculpture of Angry Bird in Burma

Ice Sculpture of Angry Bird in Burma

Visitors takes photos in front of ice sculptures at the ice wonderland show in Yangon, Myanmar, Feb. 25, 2012. <Photo: Xinhua/U Aung> news@theasian.asia

Aung San Suu Kyi campaigns for parliamentary by-elections

Aung San Suu Kyi campaigns for parliamentary by-elections

Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar ‘s opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), on Saturday started parliamentary by-election campaign in her constituency. Suu Kyi is to contest in Kawhmu township in Yangon region as a candidate of her party with Dr. U Soe Min, candidate of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), […]

Aung San Suu Kyi Starts her Campaign Trail

Aung San Suu Kyi Starts her Campaign Trail

Chairwoman of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD), Aung San Suu Kyi, speaks to supporters during her tour of canvassing for vote in Kawhmu township, constituency of Yangon region, Myanmar, Feb. 11, 2012. Aung San Suu Kyi started her campaign trail for parliamentary by-elections on Saturday. <Photo: Xinhua/U Aung> news@theasian.asia  

Burma Celebrates 64th Independence Day

Burma Celebrates 64th Independence Day

People attend a ceremony celebrating the 64th anniversary of Myanmar’s independence in Nay Pyi Taw Jan. 4, 2012. A national flag hoisting and saluting ceremony was held in the capital Wednesday morning to mark the Independence Day. <Photo: Xinhua/Zhang Yunfei> news@thesian.asia

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