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.
Nasirullah, who is in his mid-30s, was forced to flee Rakhine state in Myanmar in August 2017 in the face of a military-backed cleansing operation ... On paper, the Myanmar government, which signed two repatriation agreements with Bangladesh in 2018 and 2019, has consented to taking its citizens back.
Nineteen people were arrested in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for allegedly offering fraudulent services involving Hajj being performed on behalf of others ... Among the others facing charges are three residents of Pakistani nationality, a resident with Myanmar citizenship, and two Saudi citizens ... المتحدث الرسمي للأمن العام ... ....
The Myanmar politician, sentenced to 11 years in prison after the military coup on Feb ... “Myanmar ... The decision also comes after hundreds of Myanmar citizens protested in towns across the country Sunday, the day the Nobel Peace Prize winner turned 77, calling for her release.
Years of official discrimination provide the impetus for the exhibition’s theme with successive Myanmar leaders – including Aung San Suu Kyi who was overthrown by the generals in the February 2021 coup – refusing to recognise the Rohingya as Myanmar citizens and referring to the group as ‘Bengali’.
The Rohingya handed out leaflets with a 19-point demand that includes their safe repatriation to Myanmar at the earliest opportunity and the cancellation of that country’s controversial 1982 law that does not recognize them as citizens ... Myanmar is predominantly Buddhist ... “We wanted to tell the world that the Rohingya are citizens of Myanmar.
Myanmar shadow gov't seeks to engage Japan despite geopolitical bind. Myanmar's Suu Kyi gets additional 5-yr sentence for corruption ... Myanmar's people are reported to be facing desperate circumstances ... 1, 2021, Myanmar's military has killed nearly 2,000 peaceful demonstrators and other citizens and left some 700,000 people displaced, according to U.N.
a vehicle bridge ... It comes even as China continues with an unrelenting "zero-Covid" regime, which has seen the country repeatedly tightening land border controls -- erecting fences facing Myanmar, backlogging border crossings with stringent checks and even urging its citizens on the North Korean border to shut their windows lest virus blow over ... +4 ... .
a vehicle bridge ... It comes even as China continues with an unrelenting "zero-Covid" regime, which has seen the country repeatedly tightening land border controls -- erecting fences facing Myanmar, backlogging border crossings with stringent checks and even urging its citizens on the North Korean border to shut their windows lest virus blow over ... +21.