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Flight from Wuhan lands here as coronavirus threat grows in China
GENERAL 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... 24


General Aung San's statue to be unveiled at Thabyegon Roundabout on his birthday
GENERAL 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 ... 22

Govt Administrator Shot in Myanmar’s Northern Shan State
GENERAL 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... 21

Border posts dividing upper and lower Myanmar after second Anglo-Burmese war damage
GENERAL 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 ... 27

Top UN Court Orders Myanmar to Protect Rohingya Rights, End Genocide
GENERAL 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... 23

Myanmar Attorney General Vows to Prosecute Civilian Perpetrators of Crimes Against Rohingya in Rakhine State
GENERAL 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... 55

Fighting for LGBT rights in Myanmar with a 'pink pinky'
GENERAL 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 ... 43

Lawmakers Blast Yangon Govt for Misusing Public Funds
GENERAL 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
GENERAL 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... 51

Yangon Launches Free Ferry Service to Remote Andaman Sea Island
GENERAL 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


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