Quotes: Armed Forces Day in Myanmar

“The army seeks to join hands with the entire nation to safeguard democracy. Violent acts that affect stability and security in order to make demands are inappropriate.”

– General Min Aung Hlaing, junta leader, observing Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day, on which the military killed at least eighty people.

Naypyidaw Aerobics

The Curious, Artificial Capital of Burma

A story from Burma not from Rakhine. Have a look at the curious artificial capital of Naipiydaw.

Quotes: Facebook Growing Too Fast


In a story in Foreign Policy headlined Facebook Can’t Cope With the World It’s Created, Christine Larson makes her point this way:

“When you buy a smartphone from a sidewalk vendor in Yangon, the seller will activate a Facebook account for novice users on the spot. Many people don’t bother with email if they have Facebook — and many people in Myanmar have multiple Facebook accounts.”