Myanmar military even tortured the monks

Myanmar military even tortured the monks

After suffering various atrocities, including torture, and working at the hard labor Lend Tlann prison camp in Tiddim Township, Chin State, U Pyinyarthiri – a Rangoon monk originally from Pyigyitagun Township, Mandalay Division – escaped to the Indian state of Mizoram on the 18th of last month.

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Crime on the Increase in Rangoon, Mandalay

Crime on the Increase in Rangoon, Mandalay

Crime is on the increase in Rangoon and Mandalay, according to worried local residents.

Although statistics aren’t made public by the police, three serious crimes were reported by the public since the start of this week.

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Than Shwe’s Daughter Shopping spree for Gold

Than Shwe’s Daughter Shopping spree for Gold


A BBC radio report that a daughter of Burmese junta leader Snr-Gen Than Shwe went shopping for gold worth more than US $80,000 is a hot topic of discussion these days at teashop tables in Mandalay.

The London-based BBC’s Burmese service reported that an unnamed daughter of Than Shwe visited the Aung Tharmarde gold shop on Mandalay’s 22nd Street and bought gold worth 100 million kyat ($80,645).

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US Election humour

US Election humour 

Halloween was yesterday but there seems to be still time for a little out-of-the-world humour in these last 72 hours before Americans vote.


BARACK Obama has a step-brother, Obatma, who once lived in a cave near Nairobi. A half-man, half-bat, he is endorsing Obama so the Democrat presidential candidate is now assured of the mutant vote.

That was a so-called exclusive story, a supermarket tabloid which disappeared from the shelves last year but resurrected online.

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