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Myanmar to follow Cambodiaâ€™s lead in documenting recent history
Fri, 13 September 2013
Myanmar is in the process of setting up a documentation centre to reflect on decades of human rights abuses. Itâ€™s using the records of Toul Sleng prison as inspiration.
When Chit Min Lay first visited Toul Sleng last month, the cramped cells and blood-splattered walls were eerily familiar. It looked just like â€œhis jailâ€: the concrete box in Myanmar where he spent 14 years as a political prisoner. He saw the photographs of victims, and turned away.
â€œI didnâ€™t dare to see their faces, because I lost my friends in prison. I didnâ€™t want to see these horrible things.â€
Titanic to be Myanmarâ€™s first film
From Phnom Penh Post
Wednesday 15th August 2012
The first movie to play in Myanmar in more than a decade will be Titanic 3-D, Twentieth Century Fox has announced.
The film will open on Saturday, August 17 in the Southeast Asian nation formerly known as Burma after Fox made an agreement with Mingalar Co, a local importer that operates eight single-screen cinemas in the country.
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Myanmarâ€™s Leader Invites U.S. Businesses to Return
From New York Times
Friday 13th July 2012
By Jane Perlez
SIEM REAP, Cambodia â€” President Thein Sein of Myanmar addressed a dinner of American business executives in this city near the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat on Friday, inviting them to invest in his impoverished country after an absence of 25 years.