GENERAL News

Shwe Pyi Thar fire destroys hundreds of squatter homes

GENERAL Nov 22, 2019
YANGON-About 250 squatter homes were burnt down in Seikkantha Street in Ward No.18, Shwe Pyi Thar Township, Yangon Region, yesterday noon. A fire started in one home of the squatter and quickly in... 41

Mixed reaction to State Counsellor’s ICJ decision

GENERAL Nov 22, 2019
While some people cheered the decision by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to defend Myanmar against accusations of genocide at the UN’s top court, some legislators urged her to rethink her... 46

Cars, Buses Tussle for Right Hand Lane

GENERAL Nov 22, 2019
A regulation for buses to stick to the right-most lane in Yangon’s downtown roads is facing hurdles because of private cars and taxis that inevitably share the lanes, U Hla Aung, chair of automobile... 39

Former rights lawyer and political prisoner sentenced to two years

GENERAL Nov 21, 2019
A Myanmar court has sentenced a former rights lawyer and political prisoner to two years in prison with hard labour on defamation-related charges for shoe-throwing incidents, RFA reported. Pyigyit... 67

Myanmar State Counsellor to lead effort at ICJ to defend national interest

GENERAL Nov 21, 2019
Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will lead the effort at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to defend Myanmar’s national interest, according to a statement by Myanmar State Couns... 79

Over 900 farmers submit petition to Yangon Region government over seized lands

GENERAL Nov 21, 2019
Over 900 farmers submitted a petition to Yangon Region government on November 20 over lands in Yangon Region, Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) Township, East Dagon Township and South Dagon Township acquired b... 63

AA attack injures three soldiers in Rakhine

GENERAL Nov 21, 2019
Three Tatmadaw (military) troops were wounded when the Arakan Army (AA) attacked a convoy in Myebon township, Rakhine State, a senior Tatmadaw official said on Thursday. Colonel Win Zaw Oo of t... 73

Official remittance licences now available for migrant workers

GENERAL Nov 20, 2019
Workers are now able to apply for official remittance licences to transfer money between Myanmar and other countries, according to the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM). The move, which commenced ... 97

Education Colleges and Universities Student Unions demand action against Basic Education DG

GENERAL Nov 20, 2019
The Education Universities and Education Colleges Student Unions demanded action against Basic Education Department Director-General Ko Lay Win for saying improper words incompatible to his position ... 80

They have no news about MP detained by AA: official

GENERAL Nov 20, 2019
About ten villages in Paletwa Township, Chin State are destroyed due to fighting and they have received no information of MP Hwei Tin yet, said Soe Htet, minister for development affairs, electricity... 70