Incorporating Burma Sun, named after The Sun 1911-1954
Myanmar Sun services the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, a sovereign country in Southeast Asia.
Myanmar, also known as Burma, is surrounded by Laos and Thailand to its east, Bangladesh and India to its west, while China is positioned to its north and northeast. To its south lies the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.
Myanmar Sun incorporates Burma Sun which was named after The Sun, a conventional newspaper that circulated in the country, then known as Burma from 1910 to 1954.
This latest, digital, edition of Burma Sun now coming under the Myanmar Sun banner has a far different landscape to that of its predecessor which had to deal with decades of ethnic strife and a long-running civil war. In more recent years the country has become much more settled, following the handover of government in 2011 by the military junta to a democratic government elected in 2010, which co-incided with the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and a large number of other political prisoners from detention.
Aung San's government went on to victory in the 2015 election, winning both houses of parliament.
The changes have helped bring Myanmar back in from the cold, with the international community welcoming the changes, and easing economic sanctions and boosting trade relations.
Myanmar Sun's coverage extends to the whole of the country, while many articles focus on the national perspective, news of the major cities including Naypyidaw, Mandalay, Hpa-An, Bago, Monywa, Taunggyi, and the capital Yangong which houses 10 percent of the country's more than 51 million population, also feature.
National Myanmar news is supplemented by world headlines and business reports. There is also a section on Southeast Asia news.
Myanmar Sun provides hotel reviews, and movie reviews by James Kendrick.
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Market: Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Burma)/Est. population 52 million
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Title: Myanmar Sun (incorporating Burma Sun)
Mission: Myanmar Sun was conceived in 2002 to provide an online national news service for the country, together with international headlines as part of a global network pooling resources to deliver a quality service to member portals. Each online publication has been modelled on a newspaper format for familiar readability by users. The locations forming part of the network were selected on the basis of demand for news for that location. Myanmar Sun, effectively an online newspaper, provides national coverage primarily. International news, business and finance stories are common across the network of sites, and are drawn from a number of sources including original in-house journalists and wire services.
Myanmar Sun and the other sites are administered by Midwest Radio Network.
Associated sites include: Asia Bulletin | Southeast Asia Post | Bangladesh Sun | Cambodian Times | India Gazette | Malaysia Sun | Nepal National | Pakistan Telegraph | Singapore Star | Sri Lanka Source | Thailand Herald | Vietnam Tribune Kolkata Sun | Kuala Lumpur Times
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