Tanintharyi

Tanintharyi

(tăn'ĭntär`yē), formerly

Tenasserim

(tĕnăs`ərĭm), region (1983 pop. 917,628), 21,297 sq mi (55,159 sq km), extreme S Myanmar. Dawei (Tavoy), the capital, and Myeik (Mergui) are the chief towns. A narrow strip of coast between Thailand on the east and the Andaman Sea on the west, Tanintharyi extends south for c.400 mi (650 km) from Mon State to the Isthmus of Kra and includes many offshore islands. The rainfall is heavy (about 200 in./508 cm a year); rice, vegetables, coconuts, and rubber are grown. Tin and tungsten are extracted, and teak is cut. The people speak a distinct dialect of Burmese, and their culture shows many Thai and Malay influences. Tanintharyi was long subject in turn to Siam and Myanmar, but remained in Burmese hands when the long wars of the Thai and Burmese ended late in the 18th cent. As a result of the first Anglo-Burmese War (1824–26), Tanintharyi passed under British rule.
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After these cartoon exhibitions in Yangon and Mandalay, the organizers got together to decide how to allot the proceed to the flood victims in Tanintharyi Region and Mon State.
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The talks were called following two armed clashes between the ethnic armies recently: first in Ye Township, Mon State, on 24 February; then in Ye Phyu Township, Tanintharyi Region, on 3 March.
Already, state/region governments in a number of areas, for example Mon, Bago and Tanintharyi, have begun to introduce minority languages into government school curricula at the primary level.
That same week, Dawei Watch, a regional online newspaper from Tanintharyi in southern Myanmar, published a story on the struggles of local residents against the Italian-Thai company IDT, which was involved in the development of the Dawei deep sea port and a related road across Burma to Thailand.
U Tin Oo, also patron of the NLD, delivered the opening speech to the representatives elected from some regions and states including Yangon, Tanintharyi, Mon, Rakhine, Kayin, Bago and Ayeyawaddy.
Besides commanding the Myanmar Navy, he has had the privilege to hold a number of Command and Staff appointments including General Staff Officer Grade-I (Operations), Captain Naval Staff (Operation and Staff Duty) and Tanintharyi Naval Regional Command.