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In the summer of 1855, a British delegation ventured up the Irrawaddy river to the court of the king of Burma. Along with its usual coterie of military and diplomatic officials, the mission brought a man with a fairly novel profession: a ... Hindu Business Line, 3 weeks ago

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Amnesty International UK

UK: Investigate Rio Tinto's role in potential Burma sanctions busting

The UK Government must investigate the British-Australian mining company Rio Tinto over a possible breach of EU economic sanctions on Burma, Amnesty International said ahead of the company's annual shareholder meeting in London today (16 April). ...
 Noodls1 week ago

The Battle for Mandalay Remembered, 70 Years On

(From left to right) British Defence Attaché to Burma Colonel Tony Stern, David Daniels and Colonel John Douglas Slim during a service on Mandalay Hill to mark 70 years since the allies retook the city from the Japanese. (Photo: Zarni Mann / The ...
 Irrawaddy1 month ago

Faded Glory and Pathos in Rangoon's Former Railway Headquarters

Paintings of the The Mee Ya Hta Building, the former headquarters of the Burma Railways, by British artist Kate Bowen. (Photo: Timo Jaworr / The Irrawaddy) RANGOON — After arriving in Rangoon in 2013, British artist Kate Bowen was drawn to ...
 Irrawaddy1 month ago

Elections Are Not Just About Polling Day

British Ambassador to Burma Andrew Patrick speaks to The Irrawaddy at the UK Embassy in Rangoon on Tuesday. (Photo: Sai Zaw / The Irrawaddy) With Burma gearing up for a crucial general election in November, a coalition of six countries and the ...
 Irrawaddy1 month ago Irrawaddy Reporter Wins Award for Illegal Wildlife Trade Story  Irrawaddy1 month ago A New Generation Takes to the Streets in Burma  Irrawaddy1 month ago Heritage Festival Kicks off in Rangoon  Irrawaddy1 month ago

Our Children and Grandchildren Will Be Richer Than Us, but There Is a Problem

Writing in 1830, the British historian Thomas Babington Macaulay said "If we were to prophesy that in the year 1930 a population (in Britain) of 50 million, better fed, clad and lodged than the English of our time, will cover these islands, that ...
 Huffington Post6 days ago

Nuclear power would benefit Hong Kong, says Robin Grimes, chief scientific adviser to the British government

T HE SHANGHAI LINK During the Great Depression, my grandfather moved (from Britain) to Shanghai to work. Shanghai was modernising fast and his role was to supervise the installation of water meters throughout the city. He was promoted to chief ...
 South China Morning Post1 week ago

*Will Burma faithfully carry on its political reform?

-- Burma watchers around the world are paying special attention at the six-party talks held at the presidential residence in Nay-Pyi-Taw on 10 April. Present at the talks were President Thein Sein, the Union Parliament Speaker Thura Shwe Mann, ...
 OpEdNews.com1 week ago The Impact of Energy on China/Myanmar Relations  Huffington Post1 week ago Failure to Amend Burma's Constitution Raises Questions on Reform: US  Irrawaddy2 weeks ago Govt not backsliding on reforms, says Thein Sein  DVB1 month ago

Unity of Commonwealth Nations

The Commonwealth of Nations, at one time known as British Commonwealth, is an organisation of fifty three states that were principally below the colonial rule of British Government. They came into existence with the proclamation of sovereignty of ...
 India Today1 week ago
Washington Post

Autocratic leader led Singapore to independence

By , Lee Kuan Yew, whose efficient but often heavy-handed leadership helped transform Singapore from a chaotic British colonial backwater into one of the world's most prosperous and orderly states, died March 22 in a Singapore hospital. He was ...
 Washington Post1 month ago Lee Kuan Yew, who led Singapore into prosperity over 30-year rule, dies at 91  Washington Post1 month ago All Roads Lead to Singapore: Asians Study Lee Kuan Yew's Mantra  Irrawaddy1 month ago The Sage of Singapore: Remembering Lee Kuan Yew Through His Own Words  Huffington Post1 month ago
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