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Detained filmmaker U Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi speaks from Insein Prison

GENERAL Jul 17, 2019
U Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, filmmaker and founder of the Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival, is being prosecuted for allegedly defaming the Tatmadaw in a series of Facebook posts. He has... 36

Arakan Army releases video of civilian captive

GENERAL Jul 17, 2019
The Arakan Army (AA) has issued a short video of a civilian it has held in captivity for four months following the siege of a national army outpost, RFA reported. The AA said in an earlier report ... 38

Most of country’s tiger habitat ‘too dangerous to survey’

GENERAL Jul 17, 2019
Only 10 percent of tiger habitat was included in the latest tiger population survey nationwide, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society-Myanmar. The size of the tiger population is diffi... 45

First ever android developers conference in Yangon

GENERAL Jul 17, 2019
Each room is filled with software enthusiasts and newcomers who want to find out new information in the technology sector. They are spending their whole day catching up on cutting-edge trends in the r... 37

H1N1 death toll rises to 54

GENERAL Jul 17, 2019
Till July 15 this year, over 270 people were found to have been infected with H1N1 and the number of death toll rose to 54, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports. Out of 196 patients wit... 42

Youth rush to help households as 10,000 affected by Myitkyina flooding

GENERAL Jul 17, 2019
MYITKYINA — Youth and former drug users volunteered support in Myitkyina as the Ayeyarwady River broke its banks and flooded the Kachin State capital, affecting more than 10,000 people. With wate... 34

NLD government urged to stay true to promise to amend the constitution

GENERAL Jul 16, 2019
88-Generation student leader Mya Aye says Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi was seeking the peaceful amendment of the 2008 Constitution within the framework of law so that all must follow beh... 39

Scientists find new bird fossil with an unusually long toe in Myanmar

GENERAL Jul 16, 2019
Paleontologists from China and other countries have discovered the fossil of a new species of tiny bird in Northern Myanmar that has one unusually long talon, providing valuable information on the ev... 38

Missing school girl in boat accident found dead

GENERAL Jul 16, 2019
One missing school girl out of four has been found dead after a boat capsized in central Myanmar's Magway region, Xinhua reported. The victim was discovered near Kinponkai village in Mindon townsh... 38

India delivers torpedoes to Myanmar

GENERAL Jul 16, 2019
India has delivered the first batch of Shyena advanced lightweight torpedoes to Myanmar as part of a USD37.9 million deal that New Delhi signed with Naypyitaw in early 2017, Jane’s 360 has reported... 39