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Koh Tao Island Suspected Murderers From Kyaukpyu

Koh Tao Island Suspected Murderers From Kyaukpyu

10 October 2014

Two suspects who have been charged with premeditated murder in the deaths of two British tourists on Koh Tao Island in Surat are from the Arkanese town of Kyaukpyu in Myanmar. They were charged September 15. Win Zaw Htun and Zaw Lin, both age 21, were arrested after weeks of pressure on local authorities to […]

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MP’s Call For More Focus On Rakhine Development

MP’s Call For More Focus On Rakhine Development

10 October 2014

Upper house MPs in Myanmar have called the nation’s government to take actions that will improve the lives of people in Rakhine, calling it a “national duty”. Speaker U Khin Aung Myint called for speeding up development in the state in an effort to combat rampant poverty. U Hla Swe, representative of the Magwe Region, […]

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Naval Operations Ramree Island, Jan-Feb 1945

Naval Operations Ramree Island, Jan-Feb 1945

08 January 2014

The following article is from The London Gazette – an official journal of record of the British government. Originally published on Friday 23rd April 1948, this article has been archived on the Britain at War website. SUPPLEMENT TO The London Gazette OF FRIDAY, the 23rd of APRIL, 1948 Registered as a newspaper MONDAY, 26 APRIL, […]

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In Popular Fiction: Battle of Ramree Island

In Popular Fiction: Battle of Ramree Island

29 November 2013

The infamous Battle of Ramree Island has inspired many novels and even a scene from a video game. Here we summarize some of the more popular media which references the events on the strategically important Burmese island. Books: Dragon of the Mangroves: Inspired by True Events of World War II Author: Yasuyuki Kasai ISBN: 978-0595390267 […]

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Video: Battle of Ramree Island

Video: Battle of Ramree Island

18 December 2011

Rare footage taken on January 21st 1945 of the capture of Ramree Island by the British 26th Indian Division. The film follows the Allied Forces combined efforts against the Japanese fortifications on the island. US Air Force B-24 Liberator’s drop fragmentation bombs whilst ships from the Royal Navy bombard the tropical island. British forces conduct […]

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Heavy rainfall harming agriculture

Heavy rainfall harming agriculture

04 December 2011

Recent heavy rain and extreme weather conditions during this years monsoon season are having a significant impact on agriculture says U Aung Ko Lat, deputy planning officer from the Department of Agricultural Planning. The heavy rainfalls in the region made international headlines recently with extensive flooding in Thailand’s north, highlighting the changing weather patterns. According […]

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Cheaper electricity for Ramree Island

Cheaper electricity for Ramree Island

01 October 2011

Residents of Ramree Island and other townships in Arakan State are feeling the benefits of cheaper electricity prices after privatization of generators and grids has been given the go-ahead. Electricity on Ramree Island is not supplied by the national grid but from diesel generators. Traditionally these generators have been run by the state, but from […]

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Ramree Island retains crocodile record

Ramree Island retains crocodile record

17 September 2011

In the latest edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, Ramree Islands holds-on to the regrettable record of most deaths due to crocodile attacks: February 1945 – A Japanese unit outflanked by a British naval force off the Burmese island of Ramree were forced to cross 16km of croc-infested swamp. Of the 1000 troops […]

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Burma’s wealthy businessmen prosper from Kyaukpyu construction

Burma’s wealthy businessmen prosper from Kyaukpyu construction

26 July 2011

Tay Za, owner of Htoo Company, and Tun Myint Naing (aka Steven Law), managing director of Asia World Co, are two of Burma’s wealthiest businessmen and are both involved in the construction of the deep sea port and facilities in and around Kyaukpyu, Ramree Island. Htoo Company was setup in the early 1990’s and is […]

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Storms delay world record microlight flight

Storms delay world record microlight flight

13 June 2011

A daring world record attempt to fly by microlight from England to Australia has hit delays in Ramree Island due to heavy storms and low cloud cover. Dave Sykes from Yorkshire, England is aiming to be the first paraplegic to fly a microlight aircraft 11,600 nautical miles through 18 countries to raise money for the […]

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