Union of Burma


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Noun1.Union of Burma - a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of BengalUnion of Burma - a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal; "much opium is grown in Myanmar"
dacoity, dakoity - robbery by a gang of armed dacoits
Sino-Tibetan, Sino-Tibetan language - the family of tonal languages spoken in eastern Asia
ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations - an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism
Rangoon, Yangon - the capital and largest city of Myanmar; located in the south near the Irrawaddy river delta
Mandalay - a city in central Myanmar to the north of Rangoon
Indochina, Indochinese peninsula - a peninsula of southeastern Asia that includes Myanmar and Cambodia and Laos and Malaysia and Thailand and Vietnam
Malay Peninsula - a peninsula in southeastern Asia occupied by parts of Malaysia and Thailand and Myanmar
Mekong, Mekong River - an Asian river; flows through a large delta in southern Vietnam into the South China Sea
Burmese - a native or inhabitant of Myanmar
dacoit, dakoit - a member of an armed gang of robbers
Myanmar monetary unit - monetary unit in the Union of Burma
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Meanwhile, Obama announced today his intent to nominate Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma Derek Mitchell as Ambassador to the Union of Burma in 22 years, since 1990.
The Union of Burma is ruled by a military body called the "State Peace and Development Council" (SPDC).
The latest development is a consequence of the unresolved longstanding ethno-political conflicts in the Union of Burma.
Zin Linn, the director of the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma, a pro-democracy group that supports Suu Kyi, told Al Jazeera that there was an "ulterior" motive to the trial.
Sein Win, whose father was the elder brother of Suu Kyi's father, the late general Aung San, is "prime minister" of Myanmar's National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma.
Zin Linn, information minister for the Washington-based National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma, which is Burma's self-styled government-in-exile, said at least five monks were killed, while an organisation of exiled political activists in Thailand, the National League for Democracy-Liberated Area, said three monks had been confirmed dead, and 17 wounded.
12 is celebrated as the day the Union of Burma, now Myanmar, really began.
The National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma, which leads a government-in-exile after the military rejected the 1990 election victory by pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (who is still under house arrest), rejected the military's allegations.
Daw San San, an exiled member of parliament from the National League for Democracy who was imprisoned twice for her political activities, and Khin Ohmar, women's affairs co-ordinator of the Burma United Nations Service of National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma, spoke during a forum sponsored by the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) in March.

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