Myanmar (myan-MARi/miɑːnˈmɑːr/mee-ahn-MAR,/miˈɛnmɑːr/mee-EN-mar or /maɪˈænmɑːr/my-AN-mar (also with the stress on first syllable); Burmese pronunciation:[mjəmà]), officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. One-third of Myanmar's total perimeter of 1,930km (1,200 miles) forms an uninterrupted coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The country's 2014 census revealed a much lower population than expected, with 51 million people recorded. Myanmar is 676,578squarekilometres (261,227sqmi) in size. Its capital city is Naypyidaw and its largest city is Yangon (Rangoon).
In recent decades, other, related alphabets, such as Shan and modern Mon, have been restructured according to the standard of the now-dominant Burmese alphabet.
Burmese is written from left to right and requires no spaces between words, although modern writing usually contains spaces after each clause to enhance readability.
The earliest evidence of the Burmese alphabet is dated to 1035, while a casting made in the 18th century of an old stone inscription points to 984. Burmese calligraphy originally followed a square format but the cursive format took hold from the 17th century when popular writing led to the wider use of palm leaves and folded paper known as parabaiks. A stylus would rip these leaves when making straight lines. The alphabet has undergone considerable modification to suit the evolving phonology of the Burmese language.
Reporting to you what I see, hear and experience as a Myanmar citizen on the ground right now, I have faith in Myanmar people that we will see the light at the end of this revolution even though I am typing this dispatch while sitting in the dark because there is no electricity.
Hello, it’s Thursday, Feb. 2, and here are the stories you shouldn’t miss today.TOP STORIES ... Newsletter ... Times ... Enter email address ... Two years after a coup in Myanmar, the military and citizens remain at odds. Experts say the prospects for peace in Myanmar, much less a return to democracy, seem dim as protests and violence remain a near-daily occurrence.
Bangkok, Feb 1 (EFE).- Streets and businesses in Myanmar’s biggest city Yangon and others in the country were deserted on Wednesday as citizens carried out silent protests against the military junta on the second anniversary of its coup ... “Mark my words; a new Myanmar is coming – a ...
The normally bustling streets of Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, were eerily quiet on February 1 as the country marked the second anniversary of a coup d’état that deposed democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and installed a military government ... But protesting in the streets of Myanmar has become increasingly dangerous.
Myanmar on Wednesday marked two years since the coup that ousted its democratically elected government, enduring prolonged conflict between the now-ruling military and those who call for democracy that has seen thousands killed ...People shop at a market in Yangon, Myanmar, on Jan ... People pray at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, on Jan.
... people of Myanmar.”. “Mark my words; a new Myanmar is coming – a Myanmar that will stand strong for every one of its citizens regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender or background; a Myanmar that will join the march to global peace and security,” he concluded.
A human rights agency reported Wednesday that some of the world’s largest energy providers continue operating in Myanmar after the military’s attempted coup. The Myanmar military junta staged a coup in February 2021, and has killed thousands of citizens since taking power.
In the two years since Myanmar’s military coup, which unseated Nobel laureateAung San Suu Kyi’s elected government, ordinary lives have been upended, while millions have fled their homes and been displaced around the world. AngelaJohnston reports on two of them. Loading comments... 1.50. Reuters. 5 hours ago ... 115. 3 ... 140K ... .
The US charges two Myanmar citizens over a plot to injure or kill UN AmbassadorKyaw Moe Tun ... “As this is a public revolution, all the citizens within entire Myanmar, revolt against the rule of the military terrorists led by Min Aung Hlaing in every corner of the country.” October 16.
The prospects for peace in Myanmar, much less a return to democracy, seem dimmer than ever two years after the military seized power from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, experts say ... citizen who returned to his homeland of Myanmar is one of four foreigners being released by the country’s military junta in a prisoner amnesty.
Australian authorities on Wednesday found the radioactive capsule smaller than a coin that was lost in the vast Outback after nearly a week-long search involving around 100 people along a 870 mile stretch of highway, officials said ... Loading comments... 3.08. Reuters. 14 hours ago. Myanmar citizens' lives upended two years post-coup. 177. 1 ... DrewHernandez.
Up to half a million British teachers, civil servants, and train drivers walked out over pay in the largest coordinated strike action for a decade on Wednesday, with unions threatening more disruption as the government digs its heels in over pay demand. Edward Baran reports. Loading comments... 3.08 ... Myanmar citizens' lives upended two years post-coup.
LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Britain on Tuesday sanctioned two companies and two individuals it said had supplied Myanmar's air force with aviation fuel used to carry out bombing campaigns against the Asian country's own citizens ... ousted Myanmar's elected government.