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Student activist accused of inciting unrest released on bail after getting attacked in jail
Aug 16, 2017
A student activist who was being detained for allegedly defaming the military and “inciting unrest” has been granted bail following a recent attack by another inmate. The defendant, Aung Htet, ... 19

Manhattan’s smallest island is named after Burmese diplomat U Thant
Aug 16, 2017
Did you know that there was a tiny human-made island in New York City named after Burmese diplomat and former UN secretary-general U Thant? The story of U Thant Island, located in the East River no... 16

Thai cops bust tuk tuk driver who demanded ransom for Myanmar passenger’s iPhone
Aug 16, 2017
A Bangkok tuk tuk driver was arrested in a police setup yesterday after he demanded THB5,000 in ransom money for a forgotten iPhone from a Myanmar passenger. Khine Mon Oo, 24, sought help from poli... 60

Myanmar maid jailed in S’pore for poisoning employer’s ‘nagging’ mother-in-law
Aug 16, 2017
A Myanmar domestic helper in Singapore was so fed up with her employer’s mother-in-law nagging her every day that she decided to poison the older woman’s drink, hoping her behavior would get her s... 63

Suspected poacher shot while curing elephant skin in Myanmar forest
Aug 16, 2017
A suspected elephant poacher was shot by a member of an anti-poaching unit in Thabaung Township, Ayeyawady Region, on Sunday after he and two other suspects were discovered in the vicinity of a skinne... 64

Yangon police asks public for help in identifying man who passed away on YBS bus
Aug 16, 2017
Yangon police are asking the public for help in identifying a man who was found dead on a YBS 61 bus on Monday, the third such case this summer. Officials are still trying to determine where exactl... 55

100 million-year-old damselfly found in Kachin State amber named in honor of Sir David Attenborough
Aug 16, 2017
David Attenborough finally earned his wings Wednesday after scientists named a 100-million-year-old damselfly after the veteran British broadcaster and naturalist. The delicate creature, dubbed Mes... 48

Myanmar, India celebrate 70 years of diplomatic ties
Aug 16, 2017
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended a ceremony yesterday evening in the Park Royal Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw celebrating 70 years of Myanmar-India diplomatic relations and the 70th anniver... 50

Dentist in Naypyidaw gets electrocuted by shower handset
Aug 14, 2017
A dentist who was attending a training course in Naypyidaw was electrocuted in his dorm bathroom on Saturday due to faulty wiring. The accident took place at about 8am when the deceased went for hi... 76

Myanmar elephant killings raise fears of extinction
Aug 14, 2017
At least 30 elephants have been reported killed in Myanmar this year, according to a joint report by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Fauna and Flora International (FFI) and the World Wide Fund for ... 64

ASEAN celebrates golden jubilee : State Counsellor urges ASEAN to double its capacity to overcome new, diverse challenges
Aug 14, 2017
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, in her speech delivered at the Commemorative Ceremony of the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN at the Myanmar International Convention Centre -II, in Nay Pyi Taw y... 68

Local Company Submits Proposal for Yangon- Mandalay Oil Pipeline
Aug 13, 2017
Myanmar Energy Sector Devel­opment Public Company Limited (MES­DPCL) has submitted a $300 million pipeline proposal to the Ministries of Planning & Finance and Electric Power & En­ergy, said Dr. Wi... 79

Tutor accused of molesting four underage students
Aug 13, 2017
A teacher in Kayin State’s Myawaddy Township has been arrested for allegedly raping four students, all of whom were underage. Htay Win, 51, was a private tutor who taught a class that was made up... 79

Myanmar security operation in Rakhine ‘major concern’: UN expert
Aug 13, 2017
A UN rights expert voiced alarm Friday at a growing security operation in Myanmar’s northwestern Rakhine State, where the government has been accused of widespread abuses against Rohingya Muslims. ... 77

Ava Ancient city flocked with international visitors this monsoon
Aug 13, 2017
LOCATED in Mandalay Region, Ava, also known as Inwa, served as an imperial capital between 14th and 19th centuries, and received impressive numbers of visitors during the monsoon season. Ava is ... 83

YCDC begins gathering stray dogs for first government-owned dog shelter
Aug 11, 2017
Developments are well underway for the country’s first government-sponsored dog shelter, which is slated to open in October. As part of the preparations, YCDC officials have begun to gather stray... 69

YRTA to invite tender to install card system on YBS buses
Aug 11, 2017
The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA ) has invited the tender to install card system on Yangon Bus Service (YBS) buses, according to a report in the Myawady Daily yesterday. YRTA has inv... 102

Death of housemaid in Thailand who died of gunshot wounds ruled a suicide; family urges authorities to launch investigation
Aug 11, 2017
Thai authorities have ruled the death of a Myanmar housemaid in Thailand a suicide, to the anger and disappointment of both her family and migrant rights groups. The 17-year-old victim was original... 90

Construction of sunset watching locations 100 % finished in Bagan-Nyaung-U
Aug 11, 2017
Authorities with the Irrigation and Water Resources Management Department completed construction of lookout points for tourists in Bagan-Nyaung-U, according to an article in the City News Daily... 70

YRTA to take action against angry bus conductor who flashed her underwear at passing car
Aug 09, 2017
Photos of a YBS bus conductor who swore and flashed her underwear at a passing car have gone viral on social media, with Yangon Regional Transport Authority officials now saying that they will take le... 132

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