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Myanmar secures gold medal in Wushu at 19th ASEAN University Games
SPORT Dec 10, 2018
MYANMAR grabbed the gold medal in the Wushu competition of the 19th ASEAN University Games, held at the Wanna Theikdi in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Myanmar’s Aye Thitsar Myint secured the gold me... 60

Hotel workers protest against dismissal in Bagan
GENERAL Dec 10, 2018
About 100 people staged a protest in Bagan on the evening of December 8 as the government fails to negotiate the dismissal of workers from Tharapar Hotel in Bagan and puts pressure on them to close th... 63

Mandalay workers protest against dismissal of worker leaders
LATEST Dec 10, 2018
Workers in Mandalay staged a protest on the morning of December 9, calling for an end to the dismissal of worker leaders and the appointment of labour affairs minister in Mandalay. Workers marched ... 51

Amnesty calls for the freeing of jailed Kachin anti-war activists
GENERAL Dec 10, 2018
The human rights NGO Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of three Kachin peace activists jailed for defaming the military. A judge in Myitkyina found the two men and one woma... 57

Myanmar court to hear Reuters reporters appeal this month
GENERAL Dec 10, 2018
A Myanmar court will hear the appeal later this month of two Reuters journalists jailed for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis, a lawyer has said. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were found g... 50

Myanmar lose to Thailand in AFC U-20 Futsal qualifiers
SPORT Dec 07, 2018
HOST Thailand defeated Myanmar 7-1 in the AFC U-20 Futsal Championship ASEAN Zone qualifiers at the Haumark Stadium in Bangkok yesterday. Futsal powerhouse Thailand dominated Myanmar from the e... 83

In northern Rakhine State, a standoff over citizenship guarantees
GENERAL Dec 07, 2018
A standoff over citizenship guarantees and concerns about safety have diminished the likelihood of large-scale repatriation, with government officials saying Rohingya demands are “impossible”.... 83

Kachin youth activists handed prison sentences for ‘defaming’ the Tatmadaw
GENERAL Dec 07, 2018
YANGON — Three Kachin youth activists who led anti-war protests earlier this year in Myitkyina were each sentenced on Friday to six months in prison and each fined K500,000 for ‘defaming’ the My... 80

Rohingya sent back to Myanmar camps in 'acute need': UNHCR
GENERAL Dec 07, 2018
YANGON — Rohingya Muslims who paid hundreds of dollars to flee squalid Myanmar camps by boat are destitute since they were stopped at sea and returned, the UN refugee agency told AFP on Friday. I... 99

Thousands of women from Shan, Kachin forced into marriage in China, says study
GENERAL Dec 07, 2018
Thousands of vulnerable women and girls from northern Myanmar are being trafficked to China and forced to marry, a study said Friday, offering a rare look at an issue that grips the conflict-hit borde... 77

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