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Performers in hot water for criticising Tatmadaw

GENERAL Apr 22, 2019
The Peacock Generation thangyat troupe is facing charges for criticising the Tatmadaw (military) and the government in its performances during last week’s Thingyan festival. The group is bein... 17

In Laiza, building an ‘iron spirit’

GENERAL Apr 22, 2019
A visit to the Arakan Army “temporary” headquarters in the stronghold of the Kachin Independence Army reveals a large number of fresh recruits and newly minted officers ready to be dispatched to M... 20

Forest coverage accounts for more than 25 pc the country’s total area

GENERAL Apr 22, 2019
Currently, the forest covers more than 25 per cent of the country’s total area and the forest conservation area, up to six per cent, said Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Cons... 11

US Congress members take aim at Myanmar over human rights abuse

GENERAL Apr 22, 2019
US Congress members, concerned that the Trump administration is not doing enough to address human rights concerns in Myanmar, are stepping in to address the situation, according to ABC News in a repo... 10

Strong winds destroy over 400 houses in Sagaing Region

GENERAL Apr 22, 2019
According to the figures released by Social Affairs Office of the Sagaing Region government, gusts of winds that started in the evening of April 18 destroyed over 400 houses in the region. Village... 14

Reuters reporters not among 9,500 prisoners granted amnesty in Myanmar

GENERAL Apr 20, 2019
Myanmar started releasing more than 9,500 prisoners on Wednesday as part of its annual amnesty marking the country's traditional new year, but Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo will not be ... 58

YGH receives 914 emergency ward patients and six dead during Thingyan

GENERAL Apr 20, 2019
Yangon General Hospital (YGH) Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr. Khin Theingi Myint said on April 18 that the hospital received 914 patients and six of them died during the 2019 Thingyan festival. Th... 48

Arakan Army says ‘no peace by prayer’ in battle with Myanmar army

GENERAL Apr 20, 2019
Rakhine rebels locked in a vicious fight with Myanmar's army will not "get peace by praying", its commander said as he vowed his forces will fight on despite being outnumbered and under aerial assaul... 45

YSX’s stock trading slumps

BUSINESS Apr 20, 2019
Stock trading at Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) has declined over 80 per cent after the water festival, compared with early April, according to the figures from the stock market. On April 2, there we... 31

Myanmar workers to be fined if they re-enter Thailand after re-entry visa validity

GENERAL Apr 20, 2019
Myanmar migrant workers returning home for Thingyan holidays will be fined if they fail to re-enter Thailand during the period when their re-entry visa is valid, according to Myanmar Labour Attaché'... 31