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University Without Students in Burma

University Without Students in Burma

A woman walks to the entrance gate of Yangon University in Yangon, Myanmar Thursday, June 28, 2012. The university was once one of Asia’s finest and a poignant symbol of an education system crippled by Myanmar’s half a century of military rule. Only graduate students are still allowed to study here. Fearful of student-led uprisings, […]

“I Am Flying Abroad Too”

“I Am Flying Abroad Too”

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center right, sets a bird free during the inauguration ceremony of a branch office of her National League for Democracy Party Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in Yangon, Myanmar. Suu Kyi received her first passport in 24 years on Tuesday ahead of a planned trip to Norway and Britain. […]

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 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

Burma Warehouse Explosion, 10 People Dead

Burma Warehouse Explosion, 10 People Dead

People gather around a warehouse where an explosion happened in Yangon environs Mingalartaungnyung township, Myanmar, on Dec. 29, 2011. The local firemen said at least 10 people died and 4 of them are women, 54 people injured in this explosion happened at around 2:00 a.m. local time. <Photo: Xinhua/Jin Fei> news@theasian.asia  

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