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Flight from Wuhan lands here as coronavirus threat grows in China
Jan 23, 2020
The weekly flight from Wuhan, China, landed in Yangon as usual on Thursday despite the coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 people in the Chinese city, a spokesperson for Yangon International Airpo... 28

General Aung San's statue to be unveiled at Thabyegon Roundabout on his birthday
Jan 23, 2020
The statue of General Aung San on horseback to be placed at Thabyegon Roundabout in Nay Pyi Taw is being erected and will be unveiled on the birthday of the Myanmar’s independence hero on February ... 25

Govt Administrator Shot in Myanmar’s Northern Shan State
Jan 23, 2020
An administrator in Kyaukme Township in northern Shan State was shot twice and wounded while he traveled home from work, according to the police. U Myint Oo Kywe, a clerk at the General Administrat... 23

Border posts dividing upper and lower Myanmar after second Anglo-Burmese war damage
Jan 23, 2020
Border posts dividing upper and lower Myanmar after second Anglo-Burmese war are damaged and needed to repair, sources said. The British occupied Myayhtae (Aunglan) after the second Anglo-Burmese ... 30

Top UN Court Orders Myanmar to Protect Rohingya Rights, End Genocide
Jan 23, 2020
YANGON — The United Nations’ highest court ruled that Myanmar must follow provisional measures to protect Rohingya Muslims from killings and other atrocities while refraining from destroying evide... 29

Myanmar Attorney General Vows to Prosecute Civilian Perpetrators of Crimes Against Rohingya in Rakhine State
Jan 23, 2020
At the Myanmar President’s request, the Union Attorney General’s Office announced on Wednesday that it will cooperate with related departments to investigate and prosecute cases involving the kill... 57

Fighting for LGBT rights in Myanmar with a 'pink pinky'
Jan 23, 2020
LGBT activists in Myanmar campaigning to decriminalise same-sex relations are urging thousands of people to paint their little finger pink as they try to highlight the issue ahead of elections later ... 45

Lawmakers Blast Yangon Govt for Misusing Public Funds
Jan 23, 2020
YANGON — The Yangon regional government has misused and breached financial regulations in spending public funds, in possible violation of the Anti-Corruption Law, according to the parliamentary Fina... 38

Irresponsible tourists turn Myanmar into a rubbish tip
Jan 23, 2020
Tourism stakeholders in Myanmar worry about the increasing amount of solid waste piling up in the country’s top destinations. For example, netizens said that the recent Pyin Oo Lwin Flower Fe... 53

Yangon Launches Free Ferry Service to Remote Andaman Sea Island
Jan 23, 2020
Yangon – The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) on Tuesday launched its ferry service between Yangon and the remote Cocokyun Township islands in the Andaman Sea. The ferry service is mainly... 41

Shoe Shop faces lawsuit for starting Sky Walk fire in Mandalay
Jan 22, 2020
Following investigation into the Sky Walk Shopping Mall fire in Mandalay, the lawsuit has been shifted to a shoe shop instead of Giordano Store, according to police sources. According to initial i... 83

Help provided for those who escaping fighting between Myanmar and Mon Troops
Jan 22, 2020
After armed clashes between Myanmar and Mon armies near Ban Bo Yipoon, Nong Lu Sub – district, Sangkhlaburi District of Kanchanaburi Province, on November 27, 2019, the Relief and Community Health B... 69

AA releases NLD MP after over two months in detention
Jan 22, 2020
The Arakan Army (AA), an insurgent terror group, yesterday released Upper House MP U Hawi Tin from the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) after over two months in detention, according to the ... 80

A passenger bus plunges into a ravine killing four
Jan 22, 2020
A passenger bus from Yangon-Kyaukphyu bus line is plunged into a ravine in Ramree Township killing four and injuring five, sources said. The injured people are sent to the hospital.... 66

No ‘Genocidal Intent’ in Security Operations in Rakhine State, Myanmar Commission Says
Jan 20, 2020
YANGON—A Myanmar government commission set up to investigate alleged human rights violations in Rakhine State said killings and displacement of Rohingya Muslims during security forces’ clearance o... 94

Thousands of Myanmar Workers Demand Higher Minimum Wage
Jan 20, 2020
YANGON—More than 5,000 workers marched on Sunday in Hlaing Tharyar Township, where Yangon’s biggest industrial zone is located, to call for higher wages ahead of an upcoming amendment to Myanmar... 73

Five Myanmar women detained with US dollars at India’s Gaya airport
Jan 20, 2020
Five women from Myanmar were detained with 3 lakh US dollars at Gaya airport on Sunday, police said. The Customs department has caught the women with illegal currency at the airport's checking poi... 93

Two Myanmar Constitution Amendment Bills Agreed by NLD, Ethnic Parties
Jan 20, 2020
YANGON — Myanmar’s parliamentary committee tasked with proposing changes to the 2008 Constitution has finished drafting two amendment bills. Nearly 30 members from the National League for Democ... 85

Buddha Pujaniya festival of world's largest reclining Buddha image held
Jan 20, 2020
A Buddha Pujaniya festival of the world's largest reclining Buddha image in the compound of Win Sein Tawya Monastery in Mawlamyine, Mon State, was held in conjunction with the 99th birthday anniversa... 72

Blaze Burns Mandalay Mall, Myanmar Police Sue Shop Owner
Jan 20, 2020
MANDALAY—Police have said they will open a lawsuit against the manager of a Mandalay shoe shop for poor electrical safety which allegedly caused a fire that burned down the first floor of the Skywal... 85


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