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Golden arches not coming to the golden land: Thousands fooled by fake McDonald’s Myanmar page leave angry reviews
Jun 27, 2017
You know the old adage “If it’s on the internet, it must be true”? Well, thousands of Myanmar social media users live their lives by it… and thousands also found out yesterday that maybe they ... 8

Hundreds trapped by clashes in gold country
Jun 27, 2017
Around 655 miners and their families are trapped in Tanai Township as escape routes are blocked by ongoing clashes between the Myanmar Defense Services (Tatmadaw) and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA... 8

Buddhist nationalists renew calls for resignation of religious affairs minister
Jun 27, 2017
Hundreds of Buddhist nationalists gathered in Yangon and Mandalay on Sunday to demand the resignation of Religious and Cultural Affairs Minister Thura Aung Ko within a week.... 8

Military detains three journalists in Shan State; Amnesty demands release
Jun 27, 2017
Myanmar’s military detained seven men, including three journalists, yesterday in northern Shan State, claiming the men have ties to the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA). The Office of the Co... 10

Jade mine scavengers demand justice for miner shot dead by security forces
Jun 27, 2017
A yemase was fatally shot by a police officer on Sunday after the latter refused to let the group of miners into a private quarry. The incident took place around 5pm on Sunday evening at a Hpakant sit... 7

Myanmar releases nearly 70 more child soldiers: UNICEF
Jun 23, 2017
Myanmar’s military released 67 child soldiers on Friday, its first discharge this year as part of a slow process to end decades of forced recruitment of underage fighters that began under the former... 109

Ayeyarwady Region in first place when it comes to number of pending 66(D) lawsuits
Jun 23, 2017
Although it seems like the entire country is rampant with 66(D) lawsuits (and let’s be honest — it is), the honor of the highest number of currently active cases under Section 66(d) of the Telecom... 79

Myaungmya school investigated for homicide after fire kills student
Jun 23, 2017
A boarding school in Myaungmya, Ayeyawady Region, is being investigated for homicide after student died as a result of injuries he sustained in a fire on campus.... 80

With madrassas shut down and street gatherings banned, Muslims in Yangon search for somewhere to pray this Ramadan
Jun 23, 2017
By Caroline Henshaw, Huddled under umbrellas to escape a thundering monsoon downpour, dozens of Muslims stood in line at a Yangon mosque for a small portion of rice and curry to break their Ramadan fa... 69

Father finds maggots inside slice of Seasons cheesecake
Jun 23, 2017
While the FDA is trying to crack down on the use of formaldehyde in food sold in Yangon’s markets, they might also want to inspect the food being served to customers in the city’s cafés.... 75

Woman held at knifepoint inside home, robbed of necklace worth K2.8 million
Jun 23, 2017
A woman was robbed at knifepoint inside her house on Tuesday night while her husband and grandson were both home. The thief was scared off before he could take much, but he did get away with the victi... 68

Britain Queen’s birthday event in Nay Pyi Taw
Jun 23, 2017
Local admirers of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 91st birthday at the Hilton Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday evening.... 66

Cost of visiting Shwedagon for foreigners rises to Ks 10,000
Jun 23, 2017
According to the board of trusteeship of the Shwedagon Pagoda, as of 1 December, the entrance fee for foreigners to visit the Shwedagon Pagoda will go up to Ks 10,000.... 71

Hmaw Yaw Gyi elephants draw thousands of visitors
Jun 23, 2017
Over 4,000 local and foreign visitors visited Hmaw Yaw Gyi elephant camp in Kyauktaga Township in Bago Region during the past 10 months.... 65

Actor Kyaw Thu almost fully recovered from open heart surgery, wife confirms
Jun 22, 2017
Two-time Myanmar Academy Award winning actor and director Kyaw Thu has made a near-full recovery after undergoing open heart surgery in Bangkok, his wife Myint Myint Khin Pe confirmed in a Facebook st... 123

Teenage inmate passes matriculation exams with three distinctions
Jun 22, 2017
While every student who passed this year’s matriculation exams should take pride in their hard work, 19-year-old Shun Lae Wai Kyaw and her family are especially proud of her. Despite currently servi... 65

Two Mandalay factories suspended for soaking tofu in formaldehyde
Jun 22, 2017
Two Mandalay-based food factories were shut down on Tuesday after authorities found them guilty of adding formaldehyde to their products. In a bid to clamp down on the use of formaldehyde, Mandalay... 74

An Irrawaddy dolphin found dead on Ayeyawady bank
Jun 22, 2017
The dead body of an Irrawaddy dolphin was found on the bank of the Ayeyawady river on 21 June, according to an official of Madaya Township’s Department of Fishery.... 64

Shwebo Pawsan to be cultivated with SRI in mid July
Jun 22, 2017
THE System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method, a low water, labour intensive planting method using young singly space seedlings and hand tools, will be introduced in Shwebo District, Sagaing t... 61

Terrorist training camps, guns uncovered in Mayu Mountains
Jun 22, 2017
Security forces have discovered evidence over the past two days that terrorist training is being conducted in the Mayu Mountains in the Buthidaung-Maungtaw area in Rakhine State.... 68

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