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The capital of Yangon was formerly known as Rangoon (renamed in 1988).
(SFC, 6/30/96, A11)
The Karen are the largest of several ethnic groups astride the Burma borders with China and Thailand. others include the Kachin, Karenni, Shan, Mon and Wa.
(SFC, 2/22/00, p.)
Burma has an 8-day week with Wednesday morning and afternoon counted as 2 days for religious reasons.
(SFEC, 10/22/00, p.T8)

Links: Civil Society for Burma by Htun Aung Gyaw: www.csburma.org
George Soros site: www.freeburma.org
Military regime: www.myanmar.com