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Tens of thousands sign ‘Death to Rapists’ petition
Feb 22, 2018
Momentum behind a movement to enact the death penalty for convicted rapists is mounting as protests continue to erupt across Myanmar and a petition for the punishment is collecting signatures by the t... 24

Myanmar and Bangladesh discusses Bengali return issue
Feb 22, 2018
Representatives from both Myanmar and Bangladesh met in Taungpyo Letwal in order to discuss the return of runaway Bengalis back into Myanmar. The meeting, held in Taungpyo Letwal on February 20, wa... 43

Farmers sell cows to repay loans
Feb 22, 2018
Farmers have sold their cows to pay back the loans since the crops do not have much price, sources say. Growers in Pakokku Township, Magway Region, said the cattle would be scarce in the next paddy... 40

Prayer and offerings for departed souls in Pyi
Feb 21, 2018
Offerings of food for departed souls was held on February 13 for the third day at Aye Nyein Yar interfaith cemetery in Pyi, Pyi District, Bago Region. Event organizer, Min Min Tun, said, “In the ... 68

The 70th anniversary of Chin National Day held in Myanmar
Feb 20, 2018
THE ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of Chin National Day was held yesterday in locations around Myanmar. In Chin State, local people in traditional Chin dress marched to the stadium in Fal... 76

Very rare birds found in Moe Yun Gyi Lake
Feb 20, 2018
SIX Comb Ducks and three Sarus Cranes were discovered again this year while a water bird survey was conducted in the Moe Yun Gyi Lake wildlife sanctuary that’s located in Bago and Waw township... 54

Myanmar seizes drugs and equipment worth $7 million in lab raid
Feb 20, 2018
Myanmar troops seized $7 million worth of narcotics, precursors, and equipment in a raid on drug labs in the restive north, the army said Monday, as it continues a war against ethnic rebels accused of... 57

Taninthari River Crossing Bridge being built on Union Highway
Feb 20, 2018
MYEIK- Over K6 billion is being spent on the Taninthari River Crossing Bridge of the Yangon-Myeik-Kawthaung Union Highway. Construction tasks will be finished in 2020. Win Khaing, Union Minister o... 43

Red Cross provides food, consumer products for Rakhine State
Feb 20, 2018
YANGON- The Red Cross movement provided food and consumer products worth 17 million Swiss francs as humanitarian aid for Rakhine state. The government together with the public, youth volunteers fr... 42

73 squats in Dala bridge project area to be removed by this month
Feb 20, 2018
Seven three squatters' homes in the Dala bridge project area in Yangon Region must be removed by the end of February, said regional MP Shwe Yin for Dala Township Constituency No (1). "Regarding the... 43

Bengali list received, cross-checking underway: Union Minister
Feb 20, 2018
Labour, Immigration and Population Union Minister Thein Swe confirm that Myanmar has received the list of returning Bengalis and cross-checking is underway. He confirmed it at a meeting held regar... 40

“Burmese Photographers” now available in Myanmar language
Feb 19, 2018
Austrian born Lukas Birk, a photographer, has published a book, “Burmese Photographers”, featuring the works of generations of Myanmar photographers. The books are available in the Myanmar l... 57

Hindus from Maungdaw have difficulty in returning home
Feb 19, 2018
Ni Mar who is helping Hindu refugees in Maungdaw confirmed to Mizzima that Hindus from Maungdaw were facing difficulties to return home after violence erupted in Maungdaw, Rakhine State. “The sec... 59

Abnormally low Chindwin River flows plays havoc with river traffic
Feb 19, 2018
A decrease in the flow of the Chindwin River has caused ships to be unable to dock at Mawleik jetty, while locals are concerned that they have insufficient water for their own transportation. The C... 51

Man arrested after one dies, 14 are injured in minibus expressway accident
Feb 19, 2018
One health official was killed and 14 others reportedly injured in a two-vehicle traffic accident on February 18 evening near the 289th Milestone on the Yangon-Mandalay Expressway, according to police... 55

3MDG extends aid to 2018
Feb 19, 2018
The Three Millennium Development Goal Fund (3MDG) will provide additional US$40 million for this year for Myanmar's health sector, according to 3MDG sources. The aid was first set to complete in 20... 48

Protestors demand death penalty for rapists
Feb 19, 2018
Around 20,000 Madaya Township locals staged a protest calling for applying the death penalty to rapists found guilty of murder or child rape on the morning of February 18. They also demanded the d... 48

The many faces of bottle gourds
Feb 19, 2018
A LADY with a black high top knot wearing yellow flowers is smiling. It is just a palm sized dried bottle gourd from Shan State. But, a very creative artist created a beautiful smiling face of a... 47

Fisherman dies in accident at Andaman Sea
Feb 19, 2018
A fisherman from a coastal village in Mon State died in an accident while he was out fishing at Andaman Sea on Saturday afternoon, according to the police. The accident occurred at 2 p.m., some... 73

Cetiyangana turns 100 years
Feb 19, 2018
THE Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture conferred titles on Members of the Sangha to mark the 100th anniversary of Shwedagon Cetiyingana religious examination at the Shwedagon pagoda yeste... 65

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