Explore the story behind Yangon (Rangoon) A City to Rescue with freelance photographer Jacques Maudy.
It is only known from two sites in Myanmar (Cai and Ng 2000). There is no information on the possible further spread of this kind and no particular threat has been detected. For lack of further information the specie is classified as Data Deficient. There is no information available, as the variety is only known from the range of types.
Habitats and ecology: The specie was gathered between riverbank flora in small creeks. Hazards to the specie are not known. Nature protection measures: There are no special maintenance measures.
Number 101. Rangoon. It' a road, old-fashioned.
Photo of Linnaeus Tripe, from a folder of 120 impressions, from a look along a side road bordered by one-storey matted buildings in Rangoon (Yangon) in Burma (Myanmar). This can give an impression of how much work and materials are needed to make the Rangoon a city.
1855 a UK missions was sent to King Mindon Min of Burma to renegotiate an agreement on Pegu, which was subsequently captured by the UK after the Second Anglo-Burmese War in 1852. His groundbreaking architectonic and topographic images of the land are an important photographical recording.
Yangon was erected on the site of the old Mon town of Dagon. Rangoon, an important harbour in Burma, lies on the Yangon near the Gulf of Martaban and became the capitol after the British took over the whole land in 1885.
A facelift for Burma, a concrete bird for Rangoon
RANGOON, Burma, January 22 - For 12 years, this nation has been sluggish in politics under a army that has been calling itself "revolutionary" and "socialist. The people of what is now the Republic of the Union of Burma's socialist republic are going to the elections, allegedly to vote for a new administration.
As a result, it goes without saying that the new constitution provides for only one single socialist Burma socialist program known as a single one. By the time the new board hands over the chairmanship to U Ne Win - as he is now known, with the civil honor of Burma's elders' reserves - the practice will be complete and he will be able to say that he has honored a promise he made eight years ago to "return the powers he took back to the people".
More than 90 per cent of the electorate voted in a referendum last months to ratify the Constitution, leaving them basically the option between the paper drawn up by Mr Me Win's side and the interinstitutional limbo that has been in existence here since 1962. Ever since the identities of the members of the new People's Assembly became known on the date on which the unchallenged candidate lists were released, public interest has been concentrated on competitions in the towns and municipalities - the smallest of them - where a certain degree of oppositions are permitted.
After the nomination of its nominees, the political group asked the electorate at this stage what they thought of the decisions. Often, when the electorate had other notions, the political parties would agree to let a second nominee be. It is speculated that Mr Ne Win has chosen to allow locally-based competitiveness to encourage something that has remarkably little interest in his political group and its ideology.
It is actually a reliquary (which, it is said, costs several million doilars) of the kingly ship that was once loved by the Mythic King of Burma and was formed at its bow and tail into the shape of a mythic birds known as caraveik. The People' s Court case against a former member of Burma's Socialist Program Program is a rival of choice for vigilance, charged with high treason and secondary accusations of trafficking tonnes of ophium in trucks into Thailand.
Witnesses have already shown that the contraband was supported by Burma's army forces and in some cases even armored. Mr Lo was apparently drawn into the Ne Win political group in 1965 and underwent a period of formation in Lashio, the next big city. Aim of the course was to train him for the job of running a communist and other nearby insurgent militias.
Mr Lo quickly succeeded in his dealings with all the rebels, with the remarkable except the Communists, merely giving them a job in his own police team. Burma's army junta news agents overseeing Mr Lo's operations were so pleased that they ensured that his gang of gunmen was turned into a border police team.
But the government only provided enough funds to arm and afford 150 men, and Mr Lo negotiated so well with the rebels that he soon had 1,200 men under command. Testimonies of friends say it was pure parochialism and conscientiousness that made Mr Lo smuggle and smuggle his own troops of heroes against the Communists, not to speak of the contraband of jet and ruby and an in vain effort to produce smack.
From 1967 to the beginning of last year, Mr Lo's troops shared their period between struggles with the rebels and the more lucrative side of their work. Soon, his bar stock was so large that he chartered airplanes for transport. Last year, as the United States increased its pressures on regional government to curb drug trafficking, the Myanmar government agreed to ask Mr Lo to liquidate his troops.
Chinese participate in the trade in epilepsy, the uprising against the government of Burma and, it is said, in various anti-rebellion programs developed by the Central Intelligence Agency, which last May declared itself the Liberation Army of Northern Shan State, with Mr Lo in charge. Communists, with whom the smugglers' power struggled unstably, were part of the Northeastern Commando of Burma's communist parties, which now control the northern Shan state just south of the Salween River, an area valued at about 7,500 sq m.
Occidental embassies do not challenge Burma's army report that the troops will be armed and educated in China, which will also provide refuge for the rebels when the Myanmar army deploys troops to the area. This is the first case in which the Myanmar people have provided proof that the Chinese have crossed the line to struggle for the Myanmar Communists.
In late October, the rebels began to move southwards towards the important city of Kengtung and conquered a near-by city in the Kengtung River basin known as Mongyang, which they held for five wars. As Mongyang was recaptured on December 7, the Burmese army found Mao Tse-tung speeches in Mandarin letters and four tombs with Mandarin insignias, which the locals said were among rebels murdered in a Burmese airstrike.
Mao speech photos were published in the Myanmar media, but no accusations were made about China's rebel assistance and no demonstrations were made. It seems that the people of Burma are afraid that official protest might encourage the Chineses to be more open in supporting the insurgents.