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Local businesses fret over minimum wage hike
Jan 18, 2018
Many business organisations in Myanmar have lodged objections against improving daily wages as approved by the National Committee for Designating Minimum Wage earlier this month. The committee has de... 3586

General N’Ban La becomes KIO chairman
Jan 03, 2018
General N’Ban La has become the chairman of Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) after Zawng Hra took retirement on health grounds. Five major positions were also reshuffled, said Colonel Naw Bu, ... 3583

Cyber-savvy students bring honour to Myanmar
Jan 03, 2018
Myanmar students did their country proud by recently winning second prize at a technological competition in Malaysia. The ASEAN Makerthon 2017 Competition was held in Cyberjaya, Selangor State, ... 3584

Yangon’s High Court Building receives Blue Plaque
Nov 27, 2017
Yangon’s High Court Building became the 20th site in the city to receive a Blue Plaque from the Yangon Heritage Trust on Friday in a ceremony attended by Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein. The buildi... 3583

Untimely rain disrupts rice harvest
Nov 14, 2017
Late rain in Mon State has disrupted the rice harvest, according to farmers. The prices of rice are expected to increase slightly since farmers must work harder and longer and face increased costs to... 3586

PyinOoLwin to be transformed into ASEAN Flower City
Oct 30, 2017
IN a bid to export flowers to international markets, FMK Business Support Co Ltd will import quality flower seeds from the Netherlands, said Dr Tin Htut, the permanent secretary of the Ministry ... 3589

Son of former sports minister arrested for possession of guns, meth
Oct 17, 2017
The son of a former Myanmar government minister was among three men arrested at Naypyidaw International Airport yesterday for illegal possession of firearms and drugs. Police arrested ACE Group cha... 3583

1988 group of student leaders push on with party-organising committees in regions
Oct 06, 2017
A seminar on establishing a political party is held at the UMFCCI in Yangon in March. The formation of party-organising committees in seven regions is the top priority for the leaders of the 1988 gen... 3583

Germany to help Myanmar repair historic Manuha Temple in Bagan
Sep 25, 2017
GERMANY pledged to assist Myanmar repair Manuha Cave Temple, one of oldest temples in Bagan Ancient Cultural Zone, according to the Myawady Daily’s report on Saturday. U Aung Aung Kyaw, direc... 3585

ARSA attacks, evacuations continue in northern Rakhine
Sep 01, 2017
More than 150 members of the terrorist group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacked security forces yesterday afternoon near Indin Village, Rakhine State, leaving one terrorist dead, acc... 3589

Myanmar lawmakers call for DNA database to preserve ‘ethnic races’
Aug 31, 2017
A member of Myanmar’s lower house of parliament has proposed the creation of a national DNA database in an effort to preserve the country’s “ethnic races,” promote national security, and verif... 3589

Ninth day of 54th Myanmar Jade and Gems Emporium held
Aug 11, 2017
In Nay Pyi Taw, the 54th Myanmar Jade and Gems Emporium continued its ninth day at Mani Yadana Jade Hall yesterday. The jewelers from local and abroad observed the display lots in the Jade hall ... 3594

Myanmar man arrested over stabbing of ex-girlfriend near Tokyo Station
Aug 08, 2017
A 28-year-old man was arrested Monday on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing his 26-year-old former girlfriend on a street in the Otemachi business district near JR Tokyo Station. Both ... 3587

Suu Kyi’s office links UN aid to ‘violent attackers’
Aug 01, 2017
The State Counsellor Information Committee reported yesterday that aid from the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) was discovered on July 30 in a “terrorist hideout” in the May Yu mountain range in n... 3590

54th Myanmar Gems Emporium planned in August
Jun 05, 2017
Myanma r will hold its 54th annual Gems Emporium from 2-11 August at Mani Yadana Jade Hall in Nay Pyi Taw, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental C... 3591

Events Company BossyXx Announces Stellar Line Up for Roof Top ‘Indie’ Night
Jun 04, 2017
Yangon based events company BOSSYxx aims to promote diversity and stamp out sexism in the male dominated music industry, one gig at a time.... 3596

Local grapes cannot compete against imported varieties
Apr 19, 2017
Local grapes are offered at a reduced price compared to those imported from China and Thailand in the market. Prices for locally produced grapes declined by about one third against the foreign ... 3593

5,000 tonnes of grapes to be purchased for new winery
Apr 11, 2017
Five thousand tonnes of grapes will be bought at the end of April for a wine factory which will be opened in Nay Pyi Taw, said Ko Hlaing Hlaing Tun, the vineyard owner from Yamethin Township, Ma... 3595

Finance Ministry Eases Capital Funding Rule for Foreign Insurers
Apr 05, 2017
The government has relaxed a rule dic­tating the amount of capital a foreign insur­ance firm must have in order to operate in Myan­mar. Firms operating here will still need to have $1 billion in c... 3599

King Thibaw mausoleum planned in Mandalay
Apr 03, 2017
A mausoleum for Myanmar’s last monarch of the Konbaung dynasty King Thibaw is being planned at the Mandalay Palace, a descendant of the late king said.... 3590

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