Myanmar/Burma: Selected 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 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 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 Electricity and Energy
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 Planning and Finance
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 Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation
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. (In Burmese)
- Ministry of Health and Sports
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 Labour 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. (In Burmese)
- Ministry of Industry
Site offers information regarding industry possibilities for foreign investments in the following areas: textiles, foodstuff, pharmaceutical industry, paper and chemicals, general and maintenance industries, as well as, automobile and diesel industries, agricultural machinery, machine and electrical industries, tyre and rubber, as well as industrial construction.
- Ministry of Rural Development
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 Communication and Information Technology
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 Border 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
Policy 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.
- Burmese Language, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (Northern Illinois University)
This site provides Burmese language courses and studying materials.
- Burmese Writing System, by Omniglot
This site shows alphabetic scripts in the Burmese writing system.
- Burmese Romanization (the Library of Congress)
This site provides basic explanation about the Burmese writing system and Romanization of Burmese scripts.
- SEAlang Projects
Established in 2005, The SEAlang Library provides language reference materials for Southeast Asia, especially the non-roman script languages used throughout the mainland (Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam).
- 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.
- Bulletin of the Burma Studies Group
Digital issues of the Bulletin of the Burma Studies Group from Spring 1973 to Spring/Fall 2014
History, Culture and Religion
- Buddhism in Burma
This site provides a collection of research articles about Buddhism in Burma.
- Arts and Culture of Burma (Northern Illinois University)
This site offers information about art history, sculpture and architecture of the ancient Burmese civilization.
- Art of Southeast Asia
This website contains information about the arts and culture of Southeast Asia especially Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.
- Reisenett Historical Maps of Asia
This websites contains historical maps of East, South, and Southeast Asia.
- Two Journeys to Keng Tung
In 1887 a British military officer by the name of G.J. Younghusband was sent on a spying expedition by the head of the Intelligence Branch of the British Indian Army to find a way to reach the city of Keng Tung, Burma by going through Thailand. In 2010, an American linguist named John Hartmann followed the same route to conduct research.
Political and Social Issues
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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.
- Traveling and cultural information about Burma
This site contains information about culture, people and places of Burma.
- Travel Blog
This site provides some basic information for traveling in Burma.
- Lonely Planet, Burma
The information of tourist attractions and traveling guides in Burma can be found in this site.
- National Bureau of Asian Research, database of researchers
This site provides a list and contact detail of researchers working in a specific country for a particular field. Select a country and/or a field of interest and click ‘submit’.
- Southeast Asia Women Studies Bibliography
This website provides reference documents related to research on women studies in Southeast Asia, compiled by the University of California at Berkeley.
- Burma WWW Virtual Library
This is the internet guide to Burma online resources of the World-Wide Web Virtual Library.