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2009-03-08 18:05:00

Down a rocky path in an isolated mountain range in central Myanmar waits an inquisitive, young elephant calf named Wine Suu Khaing Thein whom should be the star attraction of the Pho Kyar eco-reserve, recounts AFP News.   The reserve is home to the one-year-old elephant calf, along with 80 other elephants who roam about among decades-old teak trees and singing birds.  Although the camp promises elephant rides and jungle treks, eco-tourists simply do not want to come to the...

2008-09-29 09:00:57

Nearly 100,000 cyclone victims treated onboard watercraft hospitals in Myanmar YANGON, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- A total of 97,777 cyclone victims have been given treatment onboard mobile watercraft hospitals sailing deep into some storm-hit areas in Myanmar where road transport is hardly accessible, the local weekly Voice reported on Saturday. The watercrafts, owned by the state-run Inland Water Transport, have moved into the disaster-torn region since May 20 covering the areas of Laputta,...

2008-09-25 06:00:14

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Yangon [Rangoon], Sept. 25 Kyodo - A small blast occurred at a bus stop in central Yangon on Thursday, injuring three people, sources confirmed. The explosion, believed to have been caused by a small bomb, occurred around 10:40 a.m. at the bus stop in front of City Hall, the sources said. The three injured people were waiting at the bus stop, the sources said. The explosion occurred amid tightened security in Yangon and...

2008-09-23 09:00:29

Text of report in English by Thailand-based Burmese publication Irrawaddy website on 22 September [Report by Min Lwin from "News" section: "Web Sites Back Online, but Fears of Further Attacks Remain"] The online version of The Irrawaddy and other Web sites run by Burmese exiles are back in operation after being hit last Tuesday by "distributed denial-of-service," or DDoS, attacks that jammed the sites with fake traffic. Attacks on The Irrawaddy Web site stopped on Friday evening,...

2008-09-21 09:00:14

Text of report in English by Thailand-based Burmese publication Irrawaddy website on 19 September [Report by Saw Yan Naing: "The Irrawaddy Hopes to Defeat the Hackers Soon"; The Irrawaddy is now posting content at its temporary website at http://theirrawaddy.blogspot.com due to a cyber attack on its website at http://www.irrawaddy.org on 17 September.] The online news service of The Irrawaddy remained paralysed by a cyber attack on Friday, although technicians expressed optimism that it...

2008-09-11 09:00:20

Myanmar PM on post-storm relief, rehabilitation work YANGON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Over 1 million people in Myanmar's storm-hit regions have been rescued in time, the official newspaper New Light of Myanmar quoted Prime Minister General Thein Sein as saying Thursday. At a coordination meeting on the post-storm restoration status in Ayeyawaddy delta held in Nay Pyi Taw, Thein Sein, who is also Chairman of Natural Disaster Preparedness Central Committee, attributed the fact to the...

2008-09-11 09:00:20

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Myanmar PM on Post-Storm Relief, Rehabilitation Work"] Yangon [Rangoon], Sept. 11 (Xinhua) - Over 1 million people in Myanmar's storm-hit regions have been rescued in time, the official newspaper New Light of Myanmar [Burma] quoted Prime Minister General Thein Sein as saying Thursday. At a coordination meeting on the post-storm restoration status in Ayeyawaddy delta held in Nay Pyi Taw,...

2008-08-30 09:00:46

By Arpit Basu Kolkata: On Monday, Kingfisher officials submitted the letter of intent to commence international flights to Dhaka , Chittagong and Yangon at the Foreigners' Regional Registration Office in the city. While the airline is all set to start services to Dhaka and Chittagong from October 20, they are not yet ready with a specific timeframe for Yangon. "We met FRRO Basab Talukdar and submitted the letter of intent to commence international service from the city. Although...

2008-08-25 06:01:01

Text of report in English by Thailand-based Burmese publication Irrawaddy website on 22 August [Report by Aung Thet Wine: "Regime Allows Fuel Purchases with FECs"] Rangoon - Burma's junta authorized the unlimited purchase of diesel and gasoline with Foreign Exchange Certificates (FECs) at state-owned gas stations on Friday. The move was preceded by an increase in the price of an FEC. The Ministry of Energy sent a memo saying the public could buy diesel and gasoline without limitation if...

2008-08-06 09:00:39

Myanmar int'l airport accommodates larger aircraft after renovation YANGON, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Yangon International Airport of Myanmar can now accommodate larger aircraft such as Boeing 747 after its runway was extended, the local Newsweek journal reported Tuesday. With the runway expanded to 11,200 feet (3.36 km) long and 200 feet (60 meters) wide, such type of fully-loaded aircraft can now land at the airport. The new terminal of the Yangon International Airport has been put...


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