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Posts Tagged ‘Rangoon’ (14 found)

MDCF Calls for 24-hr Electricity and Cheaper SIM Cards

Forty members of Myanmar Democracy Current Force (MDCF) distributed pamphlets in four public places in Rangoon on 9 April to raise awareness about the issue of electricity shortage in Burma and call on the general public to protest the 200,000-kyat (US$244) mobile phones that they claimed the government is keeping the price high […]

April 9, 2012  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

“Save Ayeyarwady—The Sketch of a River”

An art exhibition was held on September 22, 2011 in Rangoon to promote a public campaign to save the Irrawaddy River. More than 100 photographs, paintings, drawings and cartoons were exhibited at Gallery 65 on Yawmingyi Road. About 1,000 people including well-known writers, actors, politicians, environmentalists and pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended the event […]

September 22, 2011  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Commemoration of 8888 Nationwide uprising on 23rd Anniversary in Rangoon (Photos)

Commemoration of 8888 Nationwide uprising on 23rd Anniversary in Rangoon was well participated with presence of NLD leaders and many others people. There was also distribution of flyers and paper wishing for peace and call for release of political prisoners, end of armed conflicts in ethnic areas and initiation of tripartite dialogue. View all photos on Flickr here […]

August 8, 2011  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Security Tightened in Rangoon on Eve of Sunday Election

The day before the elections, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) has stepped up the security in Burma. Since the morning of 6 November, police presence increased in Rangoon, in front of City Hall downtown as well as in the outlying residential areas. By 9pm, the streets were quiet again. See more photos here.

November 6, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤