General News

Dim future for Kayin refugees as aid dwindles

GENERAL Dec 16, 2018
Fighting between the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) and Border Guard Forces (BGF) since 2016 has forced many people to become refugees in Mae Tha Waw of Hlaingbwe township in Kayin State. T... 27

Overweight Chinese truck causes a bridge collapse in Myitkyina

GENERAL Dec 16, 2018
Myitkyina – An overweight truck from China carrying raw metals destroyed Kunneyaung Bridge on Myitkyina-Waimaw-Kanpai road on December 14. “The truck and the bridge collapsed into the ravine. T... 28

More foreigners riding hot air balloons to see Bagan

GENERAL Dec 16, 2018
More foreigners are using hot air balloons to enjoy the aerial view of Bagan, according to Oriental Ballooning. “We fly hot air balloons from October to April. We choose a place to take off the b... 26

Singaporean woman arrested for carrying K 10,000 notes granted bail

GENERAL Dec 16, 2018
Of the Singaporean couple arrested at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon for carrying fake 10,000 Kyat notes, the woman has been released on bail. West District Court granted her K10 million bail on De... 24

Myanmar’s economy depends on Rakhines stability: trade body

GENERAL Dec 14, 2018
Despite rich resources and good geographical location, Rakhine State has many challenges to overcome if it is to attract foreign investments, people in the business community say. “Foreign invest... 78

Marriage just a click away for China’s desperate single men

GENERAL Dec 14, 2018
Marriage to a Vietnamese bride is just a click -- and a few thousand dollars -- away on a blizzard of Chinese websites promising to solve the "single problems" of China's men. A decades-long one-ch... 65

Protesting workers arrested

GENERAL Dec 14, 2018
Myanmar police on Thursday arrested 13 protesters, including fired hotel workers, from the central town of Bagan as they marched to the capital Naypyidaw where they planned to ask central government o... 72

Union Parliament does not approve 70 million euros loan sought by YCDC

GENERAL Dec 14, 2018
The Union Parliament passed resolution not to approve Euro 70-million loan sought by Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) for Yangon urban development work projects, at its session convened on Dec... 57

Depression over Bay of Bengal causes untimely rain across Myanmar

GENERAL Dec 14, 2018
Depression over Bay of Bengal may cause untimely rain across Myanmar and strong winds in some places, said Assistant Director Hla Tun from the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). “Acco... 60

Rakhine enquiry to focus on evidence, not fake news, says commission chair

GENERAL Dec 13, 2018
The probe of alleged human rights violations in northern Rakhine State by an independent commission will focus on the evidence, not on fake news and complaints, the head of the panel said on Wednesday... 62