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Myanmar Election Board to Register Voters in Barracks Amid Calls for Transparency
GENERAL Jun 06, 2020
YANGON—The Union Election Commission (UEC) said it will register the family members of military personnel living inside military cantonments for the November election. “Following the... 36

Drugs seized from foreigners’ flat in Mudita Housing compound
GENERAL Jun 06, 2020
Following criticism, authorities made inspection visits to flats in the compound of Mudita Housing in Mayangon Township, Yangon Region, where foreigners are living, and seized narcotic drugs. M... 41

Local Designers’ Cloth Masks Spark New Fashion Trend in Myanmar
MEDIA Jun 06, 2020
In recent weeks, stylish customized cloth masks produced by Myanmar fashion brands from local fabric bearing the wearer’s name have become a new fashion trend among celebrities and young peop... 41

Kirin Launches Independent Probes for its Myanmar Military Partnership
GENERAL Jun 06, 2020
YANGON—Japanese beverage giant Kirin has hired Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory to conduct an independent review of a Myanmar military-owned company with which it has multiple partnership... 44

COVID-19 Frontline Volunteers in Myanmar in Need of Protective Equipment and SafetyTraining
GENERAL Jun 06, 2020
Yangon – A COVID-19 frontline volunteer from Pathein Township in Ayeyarwady Region has called on State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to provide enough safety equipment and training to front... 28

Myanmar Election Will Happen on Schedule, Says Commission
GENERAL Jun 05, 2020
MANDALAY—Following worries that Myanmar’s general election will be delayed due to COVID-19, the Union Election Commission (UEC) announced on Thursday that the election will be held in N... 90

257 Civilians killed in Rakhine fighting from 2018 to May 2020: RFA
GENERAL Jun 05, 2020
Fighting in Rakhine state between government forces and the ethnic Arakan Army has killed 257 civilians and injured 570 others during the period from December 2018 to May of this year, according to ... 67

Soldiers and Civilian Die in Western Myanmar Booby Trap
GENERAL Jun 05, 2020
Naypyitaw — A civilian and an unknown number of soldiers were killed and injured when the Arakan Army (AA) attacked by using remotely detonated mines to target a patrol outside Ponnagyun Town... 66

Refugees running scared from coronvirus tests
GENERAL Jun 05, 2020
Rohingya refugees infected with coronavirus are fleeing quarantine in their Bangladesh camps because they fear being transferred to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, community leaders said Th... 70

Rohingya Man Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Returning to Myanmar Illegally From Bangladesh
GENERAL Jun 05, 2020
SITTWE, Rakhine State—A Rohingya man who returned illegally from Bangladesh to Myanmar’s Rakhine State has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to local authorities. He was... 83

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