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PRONUNCIATION: SHAHNS LOCATION: Myanmar (Shan Plateau); India; China; Laos; Thailand; northern Vietnam POPULATION:…

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ABSFU Would Not Go Underground

Despite continued arrests and pursuit by the authorities, activists commemorating the 79th anniversary of the founding of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions declared yesterday that the movement would not go underground. The event, which also marked two months since the brutal police crackdown on student protesters at Letpadan, was held at the Free…

President U Thein Sein visits Kengtung Cultural Museum

President U Thein Sein on his trip to Shan State offered flowers, water and lights to the Buddha Image in Sasana Beikman in Kengtung on Thursday morning, while also offering provisions to senior Buddhist monks. While in Kengtung, the president also paid homage and donated flowers, water and lights to Maha Muni Buddha Image and…

Meliá Set to Open New Hotel in Yangon

The newly built Meliá Yangon hotel will be next to Inya Lake and will feature 429 rooms, a spa, a variety of restaurants and a wide range of meeting facilities. In addition, it will be part of a mixed-use complex including office buildings, apartments and a commercial center. According to Meliá Hotels International’s Vice President…