Selected Internet Links
- Fact about Burma, the U.S Department of State
This is a US Department of State website that provides fact about the country and political and economic situation in Burma.
- The World Fact Book, Burma (CIA)
This site provides facts on Burmese geography, people, government, economy, communications and statistic information.
- Burmese flag and anthem
This site shows flag, anthem and genealogy of rulers of Burma.
- Embassy of the Union of Myanmar, Washington, DC
This is the official website of the Embassy of the Union of Myanmar in the United States of America. It provides general information and facts of Myanmar, including traveling, economy, constitutions, visa issues and daily news from Myanmar.
- Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection: Burma Maps
This is the website of The University of Texas at Austin. It contains various maps of Burma such as country maps, thematic maps, and historical maps.
- Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation
Contains information regarding topography, climate, rainfall, water, rural population, general agriculture, exports and crop production.
- Ministry of Commerce
The site requires Mynmar font to be installed to view the text. If you do not see the text, there is a link on the left hand side in the page to download the font.
- Ministry of Construction
Comprehensive site contains information on public works, housing development and complexes. There is information on lands lease for public use, as well as a page dedicated to new road construction, and highways laws.
- Ministry of Co-operatives
Site is divided into the following departments: Cooperative department, cottage industries, department of cooperative export-import enterprise. The ministry's mission and division are listed under the "Ministry of Cooperatives" tab.
- Ministry of Culture
Website contains all information related to culture in Burma/Myanmar: Department of the arts, archaeology, cultural institute, Yangon University Culture, Mandalay University Culture, National Museum and exhibitions.
- Ministry of Electric Power
Site contains comprehensive information regarding Burma/Myanmar renewable and non-renewable energy.
The Ministry of Electric Power is responsible for planning and policy making in the electric power section and acts as a secretariat of the ministry.
- Ministry of Energy
Same information as appears in the Ministry of Electric Power site.
- Ministry of Finance and Revenue
This website provides information regarding five functional departments and six financial institutions.
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Website contains information regarding foreign policy, foreign embassies, Burma/Myanmar missions, in addition to a section with various information regarding Burma/Myanmar.
- Ministry of Forestry
In view of the importance of the Myanmar forestry sector in enhancing national socio-economic development, and ensuring ecological balance and environmental stability, the Myanmar Forest Policy has been formulated in a holistic and balanced manner within the overall context of the environment and sustainable development taking full cognizance of the forestry principles adopted at the United Nations Conference on Environment Development (UNCED), 1992.
- Ministry of Health
Comprehensive site regarding Burma/Myanmar health care system, health policy, plans, and legislation. Site also includes information on disease control health infrastructure, and an overview of health services in Burma/Myanmar.
- Ministry of Home Affairs
Very limited website dealing with criminal affairs. Most of the links only provide a photograph of the officer in charge of the different sectors. There are also news regarding drug trafficking and arrests.
- Ministry of Hotels and Tourism
This site contains photographs from the different touristic attractions but no information. It is a photo gallery.
- Ministry of Immigration and Population
Site offers an overview of Burma/Myanmar citizen and immigration laws. It describes in detail the different laws regarding these two areas of government.
- Ministry of Industry (1)
Site offers information regarding industry possibilities for foreign investments in the following areas: textiles, foodstuff, pharmaceutical industry, paper and chemicals, general and maintenance industries.
- Ministry of Industry (2)
Information regarding industry: automobile and diesel industries, agricultural machinery, machine and electrical industries, tyre and rubber, as well as industrial construction.
- Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries
Site offers information regarding fisheries, livestock and apiculture (bee pollination) sectors in addition to shark conservation measures as well as Avian influenza awareness and surveillance.
- Ministry of Mines
Ministry of Mines is responsible for Formulation of Mining Policy, Exploration and Extraction of Minerals and Gems.
Department of Mines is responsible for Mining Policy Formulation, Granting of Mineral Permits and Coordination of Mining Sector
- Ministry of Communications, Posts and Telegraphs
Service Responsibilities of Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications
To arrange communication services for smooth and easy usage by the general public.
To satisfy the communication needs, keeping proper standard and quality.
To establish communication centers and routes in accordance with work requirements.
To adopt agreements made with international organizations and other countries.
To conduct communications related research works and studies.
To introduce new and modern services, and take advantage of state-of-the-art technologies.
To manufacture communication equipment and materials for domestic network as well as for export.
- Ministry of Progress of Border Areas and National Races and Development Affairs
See Site link under Ministry affairs for an exact description of Ministry's goals and duties.
- Ministry of Religious Affairs
The Ministry of Religious Affairs was established and started functioning before the Union of Myanmar regained its Independence. After Independence the Ministry of Religious Affairs created the following divisions and carried out the tasks.
Directorate of Religious Affairs
Pali University and Dhammacariya Division
Pali Education Division
International Institute of Advanced Buddhistic Studies
Tipitakadhara Selection Committee.
- Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement
To assist the vulnerable group so as to reintegrate into the society through social work methods, to encourage the non-governmental organizations to participate in national movement for social development.
To commit the recruitment of the human resources that human resources can lift and develop to other resources.
Objectives and Responsibilities:
to well implement the social welfare activities.
to assist the vulnerable groups so as to reintegrate into the society through social work methods
to render relief and resettlement services to victims of natural disasters such as earchquakes, storms, floods, and fire disasters
to provide the relief activities when fire events and other disasters and to prevent fire events.
- Ministry of Transport
Complete site containing information regarding the Ministry of Transport's budget distribution to all departments under the ministry; mainly, water transport, Myanma five starline, shipyards, institute of marine technology, aviation, department of metereology and hidrology, water resources, and marine administration.
- Myanmar Information Website
- Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry
To participate in the implementation of the Four Economic Objectives of the State
To participate in efforts for national economic development
To safeguard the interest of private business sector
To cooperate with the State in economic and social activitie
To lead and cooperate with the business associations
To act as a bridge between the State and the private sector
To support for more competitiveness of SMEs and SMIs
To lead Myanmar business community into globalized economy
History, Culture and ReligionPolitical and Social Issues
- SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research
This is a bulletin website that provides full download of research articles related to Burmese history.
- Journal of Asian Studies
This is a website of the Journal of Asian Studies. It covers a range of research topics about Asia, and some articles are free for download.
- Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia
This website provides reviews of socio-political topics related to Burma and Southeast Asia. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.
- Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal, University of Hawaii
This website provides online Journal articles about law and policy study in Asia-Pacific regions. Browse the journal or type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.
- Burma Project-Southeast Asia Initiative (Open Society Institute)
This website provides information related to the Burmese projects, about governance, human rights, and economic, legal, and social reform.
- Free Burma Coalition for an Open Society
This site lists activities inside and outside Burma, working to promote peace and a coalition of Burma.
- National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma for Democracy, Human Rights and Federalism
This site collects and provides information about activities related to human rights and advocacy in Burma.
- Advocacy for Human Rights, Chin Human Rights Organization
This site provides information about the human rights in Chin state and western part of Burma.
- Monland Restoration Council for Human Rights
This site contains information about situation of education, work and living of the Mon.
- Myanmar Women’s Affairs Federation
This website covers topics about woman and Burmese society. (in Burmese)
- Kaowao News Group
This website contains writings about Burmese and Mon politic, culture, migration, human rights and environment issues.
- International Crisis Group, Myanmar
This site provides online analytical reports and briefings on Myanmar and the world, focusing on situations of conflict.
This site provides information about human trafficking in East Asia and Pacific. It also contains publications and links related to human trafficking issues.
- Human Rights Watch
This website contains news, reports, and publications related to human rights in Burma.
- The Irrawaddy News Magazine Online Edition, Daily News
This is an online news website about Burma and Southeast Asia. (in English and Burmese)
- Mizzima News
It contains Burma-related news and news in Southeast Asia. (in English)
- The Burma Daily
This is a daily news network about Burma and Southeast Asia news from the World News Network. (in English)
- Democratic Voice of Burma
This site provides daily news about Burma, in English, Burmese, Arakan, Kachin, Karen, Karenni, and Shan language.
- The Myanmar Times
This is weekly reviews about Burma. (in English and Burmese)
- Myanmar News Net
This is a collection of daily news about Burma. (in English)
- Rebound 88 - Promoting Democracy & Human Rights in Burma
This site collects daily news about Burma from many international networks. (in English)
- Union Solidarity and Development Association
This website provides local daily news. (in English and Burmese)
- Independent Mon News Agency
This is an independent Mon News Agency, based in Thailand and Burma, founded by youth of Mon ethnic nationality in Southeast Asia.(in English and Burmese)
- Burma Daily
This website provides both local and international news in English.
- Burma Radio
This is a daily news radio program about Burma.
- Radio Free Asia
This is a radio program broadcasted from America two times per day in Burmese language.
- Voice of America
This is a radio program in Burmese language, broadcasted from America.
This is a BBC news special broadcasting about Burma.
- ABC Radio Australia
This is an online radio of the Australia Broadcasting Corporation, a special program in Burmese language.
- World History Archive, Burma
This site collects and stores statements about political, social and historical events of Burma.
- University of Washington Libraries, Selective Works on Myanmar
This is a collection of old research articles about culture and history of Burma. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.
- Southeast Asia Visions Collection (Cornell University Library)
This site provides full download of old texts and rare book collection about Burma. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.
- Southeast Asia Digital Library-SEADL (Northern Illinois University)
This site contains collections of photographs, video, rare texts and languages about Burma.
- Photo collections of the Asian Collection (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
This site contains old photo collections about Burma and Southeast Asia.
- Southeast Asian Images and Texts, Burma (University of Wisconsin Digital Collections)
This site contains images and texts collection about Burma. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.
- SEAsite, Southeast Asia Picture Database (Northern Illinois University)
This site provides a collection of photograph of Burma and Southeast Asia.
- The National Library of Australia
This website provides a photograph digital collection of Burma and Southeast Asia. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.
- Digital Collections, University of Washington Libraries
This websites contains old photograph collection and scanned- introductory paragraphs of Journal article in Thai scripts and other countries in Southeast Asia. Select a type of search, then type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.
- Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawaii, Picture Archive
This website contains a collection of 250 pictures taken in Burma in 2000.
- Association of Southeast Asia Nation (ASEAN)
This websites contains information about Burmese government activities with other ASEAN countries and region.
- National Library of Australia, Burmese Materials
This site provides a list of reference books and articles about Burma.
- The World Bank, Burmese Data
This site provides information and some research reports about Burma.
- United Nations for Burma
This is a UN website studying about Burma.
- ARI-Asia Research Institute (National University of Singapore)
This site provides a wide range of research topic about Southeast Asia, including Burma.
- Center for Southeast Asian Studies (Northern Illinois University)
This site contains a monograph series, a language text series, and two journals: Crossroads, an Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, and the Journal of Burma Studies.
- Center for Burmese Studies (Northern Illinois University)
This is a website of the Center for Burmese Studies that collects and preserves information and artifacts of all kinds concerning the study of the peoples and cultures of Burma.
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore
This site contains some research articles and working papers about Burma and other Southeast Asia countries. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.
- International Institute of Asian Studies-IIAS, Netherlands
This site contains a free newsletter about Burma and other country in Asia.
- East West Center
This website provides online research papers and publications related to Asia-Pacific region (including Burma) and the United States. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.
- Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
This site provides online research articles about socio-political issues of Burma and other countries in the world. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.
- International Monetary Fund, in Burma
This site provides online working papers and reports of the IMF in Burma.
- Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong
This is a website of Center University of Hong Kong. It contains information about seminars and courses of studies about East and Southeast Studies. It provides free-download publications and working papers related to Burma and countries in Asia and other related topic for Southeast Asian studies.
- Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and EAST Asia (ERIA)
ERIA is an international organization that supports the ASEAN Secretariat by making policy recommendations at regional governmental meetings. This website contains the information about the latest news, activities, research and publications.
- Asian Development Bank (ADB), Myanmar
This website contains reports and information of development projects of the Asian Development Bank in Myanmar.
- Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Southeast Asia
CSIS is an organization that provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. This website provides information regarding programs of CSIS in Southeast Asia, interviews, publications, events, and news.
- USAID in Burma
This website provides information regarding programs of USAID in Burma. The programs focus on governing justly and democratically, improving health system and education quality, and giving humanitarian assistance to Burmese migrants in Thailand.