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Detained filmmaker U Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi speaks from Insein Prison
Jul 17, 2019
U Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, filmmaker and founder of the Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival, is being prosecuted for allegedly defaming the Tatmadaw in a series of Facebook posts. He has... 49

Arakan Army releases video of civilian captive
Jul 17, 2019
The Arakan Army (AA) has issued a short video of a civilian it has held in captivity for four months following the siege of a national army outpost, RFA reported. The AA said in an earlier report ... 57

Most of country’s tiger habitat ‘too dangerous to survey’
Jul 17, 2019
Only 10 percent of tiger habitat was included in the latest tiger population survey nationwide, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society-Myanmar. The size of the tiger population is diffi... 60

First ever android developers conference in Yangon
Jul 17, 2019
Each room is filled with software enthusiasts and newcomers who want to find out new information in the technology sector. They are spending their whole day catching up on cutting-edge trends in the r... 53

H1N1 death toll rises to 54
Jul 17, 2019
Till July 15 this year, over 270 people were found to have been infected with H1N1 and the number of death toll rose to 54, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports. Out of 196 patients wit... 58

Youth rush to help households as 10,000 affected by Myitkyina flooding
Jul 17, 2019
MYITKYINA — Youth and former drug users volunteered support in Myitkyina as the Ayeyarwady River broke its banks and flooded the Kachin State capital, affecting more than 10,000 people. With wate... 50

NLD government urged to stay true to promise to amend the constitution
Jul 16, 2019
88-Generation student leader Mya Aye says Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi was seeking the peaceful amendment of the 2008 Constitution within the framework of law so that all must follow beh... 62

Scientists find new bird fossil with an unusually long toe in Myanmar
Jul 16, 2019
Paleontologists from China and other countries have discovered the fossil of a new species of tiny bird in Northern Myanmar that has one unusually long talon, providing valuable information on the ev... 61

Missing school girl in boat accident found dead
Jul 16, 2019
One missing school girl out of four has been found dead after a boat capsized in central Myanmar's Magway region, Xinhua reported. The victim was discovered near Kinponkai village in Mindon townsh... 58

India delivers torpedoes to Myanmar
Jul 16, 2019
India has delivered the first batch of Shyena advanced lightweight torpedoes to Myanmar as part of a USD37.9 million deal that New Delhi signed with Naypyitaw in early 2017, Jane’s 360 has reported... 63

Thousands forced to flee due to flooding
Jul 16, 2019
Days of heavy monsoon rain and dangerously high river levels have forced more than 18,000 people from their homes and flooded at least one camp for people displaced by recent fighting, Reuters report... 54

DMH warns locals from Kani and Homalin of flood
Jul 13, 2019
Authorities alerted people living near the river banks as water level in Chindwin River may reach above the danger level in Kani and Homalin townships within two days. According to the observation... 89

Over ten villages including Sinbawgaing refugee camp submerged by floods
Jul 13, 2019
More than ten villages including Sinbawgaing refugee camp have been submerged by flood water from Laymyo River in which water level is above its danger level, said locals. About 3,000 IDPs from th... 90

H1N1 death toll rises to 41
Jul 13, 2019
Till 11 July, the number of people who died from H1N1 reached 41. Out of 555 H1N1 suspect patients, 207 people are found to have been infected with H1N1, according to the figures from the Ministry of... 84

Dawei Road could endanger forests and wildlife - Report
Jul 13, 2019
Myanmar’s lush rainforests and at least nine globally-threatened species are facing significant risks if the Dawei-Htee Khee road project (“Dawei Road”) continues without a comprehensive biodiv... 77

Informer forced into hiding after tip-off led to drug haul
Jul 12, 2019
Despite some public reporting on drug deals, there have not been many tip-offs about large transactions, President U Win Myint told a ceremony marking the International Day against Drug Abuse and ... 90

Singapore arrests six leaders of the Arakan Association
Jul 12, 2019
Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has arrested a group of Myanmar nationals working there for using Singapore to mobilise support for armed violence against their government, The Straits Ti... 97

German spyware tools being used in Myanmar
Jul 12, 2019
A powerful German spyware company had its hacking tools spotted in Myanmar, MIT Technology Review reported. Gamma Group, a German company that sells spyware to the highest bidder, was discovered w... 85

Owner of Thaka Moe Nyo Facebook account releases on Ks10 m bail
Jul 12, 2019
Deputy Director Dr Win Ko Ko Thein from Ministry of Health and Sports and owner of “Thaka Moe Nyo” Facebook account, who is charged with Section 34 (d) of Electronic Act, is granted bail and rele... 87

Heavy downpours cut off communication access in northern Kachin, Sagaing
Jul 12, 2019
The water level of Ayeyawady River has become high due to heavy downpours in the northernmost region of Myanmar. Kachin State Parliament MP Chan Tan Khin from Naungmon Township said: “Since the ... 89


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