What has become today of reforms in Burma will pass while new and unpredictable change will happen after Aung San Suu Kyi and President Thein Sein finish taking their premature victory laps in the United States. No one yet knows what will happen here and nothing is set in stone in Burma. Although it appears that Burma is on the road to democratic nirvana it is not too far from the starting point where it found itself when the almighty savior of the free world, the United States, lifted investment sanctions thus making plunder of Burma’s resources easier for civil society and western corporations. In fact, aside from a move away from automobiles using natural gas to a tsunami of gasoline engine vehicles flooding the streets of Yangon and Mandalay, causing massive traffic jams, high gasoline…
YANGON, Myanmar, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The highly anticipated VisitMM, the premiere online travel services website specializing in Myanmar, launches on April 12, 2013.
Travelers around the world will be able to purchase air, hotel and travel related services online with convenient and secure transactions at the most affordable prices on VisitMM.com. The website launches with online sale of Asian Wings flights covering all popular Myanmar cities. In partnership with the airline, VisitMM provides hassle-free purchase of all domestic flights, featuring Asian Wings Airbus flights from Yangon to Mandalay with promotional fares. The roomy Airbus-321 flight by Asian Wings is in high demand, embraced by foreign and local customers and regarded as the beginning of the next aviation phase inMyanmar to accommodate an increasing number of tourists. The country has been highlighted as a top destination, with 1.1M tourists in 2012, up 30% from prior year. Most popular destinations for leisure travelers are Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Innlay, while business travelers frequent Nay Pyi Taw for official business.
VisitMM addresses a key challenge faced by most tourists – the ability to purchase online affordable flights to Myanmardestinations. Tourists, social visitors and business travelers alike will be able to customize their trip experiences and plan ahead, just as they have been for other top travel destinations around the world with convenience of eTickets and credit card transactions. Following the launch with Asian Wings flights, VisitMM website will be featuring vacation packages, hotels and other travel services for travelers to provide One-Stop destination in booking Myanmar trips at most affordable prices. The site aims to create a new market, connecting travel services direct to consumer at low cost. The much anticipated online travel booking trend came to fruition by efforts of ex-Myanmar technology and business experts, working together with talented and optimistic Myanmar developers and operational teams.
VisitMM aims to provide a convenient and low-cost way of booking comprehensive travel services to and within Myanmar. To that end, VisitMM seeks out partnerships with travel service providers, operators and agents to help improve and revolutionize the travel industry and its operations, while serving the needs of foreign and domestic travelers. Their operations are based inYangon to ensure smooth operations, while the technology is supported by US and Singapore entities.
President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein received Vice-President of German Parliament Dr Wolfgang Thierse and party at the Credentials Hall of the Presidential Palace, here, at 4 pm today.
Also present at the call were Union Ministers U Aung Kyi, U Soe Maung and U Maung Myint, Deputy Minister U Thant Kyaw and departmental heads.
The German guests were accompanied by German Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Christian-Ludwig Weber-Lortsch.
They cordially discussed further strengthening of friendly relations between the two countries, promoting of tourism industry between Germany and Myanmar, language exchange and cooperation, removal of trade barriers, investment in agriculture, livestock breeding, forestry, oil and gas sectors, and assistance of Germany in reform process of Myanmar.
Please don’t missunderstand upon Myanmar Buddhism.
May I explain you about 969.
The definition of 969 is as the following;
first number 9 represents for the nine great properties of Buddha,
second number 6 represents for the six great properties of Damma (Philosophies of Buddha) and
third number 9 represents for the 9 great properties of Sanga(Buddhist Monks).
This is the Definition of 969.
My dear friends,
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Then you will see the truth, golden pagodaes and simple cultures of Myanmar Buddhism.
And you will feel Buddhist is the Religion of peace.
If you have a plan to come and visit to Myanmar, it is so great.
You will have the good chance to learn about Buddhist and our cultures.
My Friends, You are wellcome anytime.
Thanks alot for reading my post.
May Buddha bless you.
Good luck my friends
သူငယ္ခ်င္းမ်ား အတြက္ ေစတနာသန္႔သန္႕ျဖင့္
Yours best friend, Ko June (TallGawLy), Yangon, Myanmar
Police said a burnt voltage regulator found under the stairs along with other flammable items including diesel was the reason behind the recent fire at Yagon mosque that ended the lives of 13 children.
The witnesses told the police that the voltage regulator was used on the night before the fire incident and the regulator’s alarm was ringing while it was on fire. The regulator was a manual type so it did not automatically cut off the voltage, according to the police report released to the public.
According to the report, the fire started from overheated regulator, leaving 13 children out of 16 children falling asleep upstairs dead. Two children who managed to escape the fire said when the fire started in the downstairs landing, they woke up suddenly and run down. Although the steps were hot, they had not caught fire, they said.
Yangon Region chief minister held a press conference yesterday on the report of the investigation commission’s findings over the mosque fire that killed 13 children last Tuesday.
The commission interviewed 41 witnesses including staffs from respective departments, locals who helped during the fire, teachers and students who lived at the mosque, officials from Islamic organisations, social organisations, and the students who were sleeping upstairs and survived the fire.
Another child who was the last to escape recounted that he had to jump from upstairs as the whole stairs had caught fire, the report stated.
In the report, mosque teacher Zeya Phyo confessed that he happened to forget to take out the children sleeping upstairs as he was fearfully trying to put out the fire together with senior students.
As the fire escalated, the windows were found difficult to open because they were installed with iron bars. With the whole stairs catching fire at the same time, the children might be finding it difficult to run downstairs. Consequently, the sleeping children upstairs had presumably died of smoke when the upstairs floor caught fire, the report stated.
According to the investigation, the two responsible teachers’ poor handling of the situation led to the deaths of 13 children sleeping upstairs the mosque, the report said.
When the police showed the victims the blanket and the piece of old clothes soaked with diesel, which were found at the scene, the children said they did not know whose blanket it was and the piece of clothes was worn by a boy, but they did not remember, the report said.
According to two persons living next door to the mosque, who first saw the fire, no suspicious-looking people were found near and around the mosque during the fire, which was caused not because of arson attacks as rumours said. The report also reviewed that two religious teachers Zeya Phyo and Khin Maung Aye spread rumours fearing blame from the public for the deaths of innocent children.
Yangon Region chief minister Myint Swe said: “When we summoned 41 witnesses to question about the mosque fire, we have learnt that the 13 deaths were caused by the two mosque teachers’ failure to handle the situation properly. But their rumours cast doubts and suspicions among the religious communities. Legal action will be taken for that in accord with the law.” The report suggested that legal action should be taken against those two teachers.
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