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Myanmar to establish coast guard
Jan 23, 2019
The Myanmar government will establish a coast guard force to safeguard its 2,080-km-long coastline and territorial waters, Xinhua reported. The new force is also aimed at enabling the sea route fr... 9

United Nations special envoy visits Rakhine State
Jan 23, 2019
The United Nations special envoy to Myanmar met on Tuesday with the deputy speaker of the Rakhine state parliament and leaders from the region’s dominant political party, RFA reported. Christine... 7

Elimination of corruption is government’s objective, State Counsellor says
Jan 22, 2019
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said that elimination of corruption was her government’s objective. She was speaking at the opening ceremony of Thikir reservoir and small-scale hydropower stati... 44

Over 35,000 traffic violations reported in Yangon in 2018
Jan 22, 2019
The Yangon Region government initiated legal action in over 35,000 cases involving violations of traffic rules and regulations in 2018, State media reported. “A total of 21,594 cases were report... 40

Sagaing Region attracts over 190,000 travellers in 2018
Jan 22, 2019
OVER 190,000 local and foreign travellers visited Sagaing Region in 2018, according to official statistics provided by the Sagaing Region’s Directorate of Hotels and Tourism. A total of 133,37... 20

Thailand detains 29 Myanmar workers after they test positive for illegal drugs
Jan 22, 2019
Twenty-nine Myanmar construction workers in Thailand were detained last Friday on charges of using illegal drugs, the Bangkok-based Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation said. The wor... 25

Court sets February 1 for final defence arguments in Ko Ni case
Jan 21, 2019
YANGON — Yangon Northern District Court has set February 1 for final arguments by defence lawyers in the long-running trial of four people accused over the killing of lawyer and constitutional exper... 40

Tatmadaw warns journalists against calling domestic conflicts ‘civil wars’
Jan 21, 2019
NAY PYI TAW — The Tatmadaw’s information team has warned journalists against using the term ‘civil war’ to refer to Myanmar’s domestic conflicts. At a press conference in Nay Pyi Taw on Frid... 51

Yoma Yangon International Marathon 2019 held
Jan 21, 2019
THE 7th Yoma Yangon International Marathon (YYIM) 2019 took place at the National Indoor Stadium-1 early in the morning on 20 January. The Deputy Minister for Health and Sports, Dr. Mya Lay Sei... 42

Myanmar, ASEAN paragliders fly over Taungthaman Lake, Amarapura Township in Mandalay
Jan 19, 2019
MYANMAR Parachute Federation central executive committee member U Kyaw Soe Aung said our organization and Thailand based ASEAN Paramotoring Club (FLY ASEAN) jointly organized a friendship paramo... 77

Woman convicted in Singapore of abusing Myanmar maid
Jan 19, 2019
SINGAPORE — A Singaporean woman was found guilty Friday of abusing her Myanmar maid, including forcing her to pour hot water onto herself and to drink water laced with floor cleaner. The abuse of... 81

Myanmar army ‘kills 13’ in counterattacks on Rakhine rebels
Jan 19, 2019
Myanmar's army said Friday it killed 13 ethnic Rakhine fighters in counterstrikes after the well-armed group carried out deadly attacks on police posts earlier this month. Rakhine state has seen n... 75

Myanmar seizes illegal drugs in northeastern state
Jan 19, 2019
Myanmar authorities have seized 600 kg ICE, also known as methamphetamine, in Kunhing, Myanmar's northeastern Shan state, Myanmar News Agency reported Thursday. The seizure was made by local anti... 63

“My Beautiful Rakhine” Photo Contest extends to 7 February
Jan 18, 2019
THE duration of the photo contest that raises the beauty of Rakhine State is extended to 7 February instead of 24 December 2018 from the original plan. Organizer Ma Su Eaindray Lin from Mango M... 87

Disputed clauses removed from traditional medicine law
Jan 18, 2019
Clauses deemed controversial by advocates have been removed from the Myanmar Traditional Medicine Council Law after a presidential intervention. U Win Ko, a member of the traditional medicine c... 84

People’s Party penetrates rural area
Jan 18, 2019
250 local people from a village in Mandalay Region asked to be the members of the People’s Party led by 88-Generation students on January 17. A local resident called Yin Yin Aung said that they h... 67

More than 1,700 child soldiers reunited with their parents
Jan 18, 2019
More than 1,700 child soldiers in Myanmar have been reunited with their parents, and about 800 military officers and other army personnel who recruited and used them have been punished, a defense mini... 66

YBS soon to install card payment system
Jan 17, 2019
YANGON Bus Service (YBS) is going to start its card payment system instead of cash, said Chief Minister of Yangon Region, U Phyo Min Thein, at the event of the 2nd anniversary of Yangon Region T... 94

Deputy Speaker of Ayeyarwady Region Legislative Assembly dismissed from party
Jan 17, 2019
The National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesman Dr. Myo Nyunt has told Mizzima that it had dismissed Ayeyarwady Region legislative assembly deputy speaker after questioning him regarding the purcha... 85

Renewed fighting between AA and Myanmar military injures two youths
Jan 17, 2019
Fresh skirmishes between the Myanmar military and Arakan Army in violence-scarred northern Rakhine state have left two youths injured and forced about 200 villagers to flee their homes in Maungdaw an... 85


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