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Myanmar (AP) The campus is overrun by a tangled web of weeds and vines. Many of the books in the open-air library are ancient, their pages yellow. Students will have to share a handful of donated computers and put up with slow-speed Internet, at
Independent Burma's last human link with its founding fathers was severed this week with the death in Rangoon of Ye Htut, one of the so-called 30 Comrades, at the age of 92. He was the last surviving member of a band of students who invaded Burma
Burma's need for rule of law is a long-standing mantra of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyia slogan the former political prisoner has held up as a contrast to the opaque and arbitrary nature of military rule. With a civilian-led but army-backed
Evolution of a mafia state Part 2: Fascist roots, rewritten histories Military-controlled regimes in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, have gone through various incarnations since General Ne Win's initial military takeover of 1962.
But change is in the air In Burma, isolated for decades under the rule of military dictators who invested almost nothing in education, generations have grown up with just the most basic learning. Even now, with a nominally civilian Government
In Burma, isolated for decades under the rule of military dictators who invested almost nothing in education, generations have grown up with just the most basic learning. Even now, with a nominally civilian government introducing a series of
I have just concluded my six-day mission to Myanmar - my sixth visit to the country since I was appointed Special Rapporteur in March 2008. I would like to express my appreciation to the Government of Myanmar for its invitation, and for the
The colonial-era high court building in Rangoon, where lawyers recently demonstrated over redevelopment plans. Photograph: G Richardson/Robert Harding/Rex Features On the corner of 35th and Merchant Street, in the heart of Rangoon's city centre, San
Aung Gyi, an Army officer who helped install Myanmar's military dictatorship but later became a founder of its pro-democracy movement, has died at age 93...Brig Gen Aung Gyi was No 2 in the junta set up after Gen Ne Win seized power in a 1962 coup.
Consider Myanmar and Thailand area and population Myanmar and Thailand are close in size, and i n the 1960s both countries had similar rates of growth. But in 1962 Myanmar's General Ne Win led a coup d'etat, establishing a nominally socialist