GENERAL News

Asia-wide campaign seeks pardon for two Myanmar men facing death sentence

GENERAL Sep 16, 2019
Myanmar civil society groups and anti-death penalty advocates across Asia have launched a campaign seeking royal clemency for two Myanmar migrant workers recently sentenced to death by a Thai cour... 51

Dismissed Mikko Coffee Mix workers demand their jobs back

GENERAL Sep 16, 2019
The workers who were fired from Mikko Coffee Mix Factory in Pyigyitagun Township, Mandalay Region, staged a protest in front of the factory on September 15 demanding that their jobs be restored. ... 56

Plans underway for aerial seeding in Inle Lake area by helicopter

GENERAL Sep 16, 2019
Aerial seeding will be jointly carried out in the Inle Lake areas in Shan State (South) by the Forestry Department under Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Conservation and the Htoo Compan... 44

Indaw Lake sees some fish species becoming extinct

GENERAL Sep 16, 2019
Some fish species are assumed to be becoming extinct in Indaw Lake in Indaw Township, Katha District, Sagaing Region, which is the third largest lake in Myanmar, according to some local fishermen. ... 44

Former Ayeyarwady Region Deputy Speaker gets bail

GENERAL Sep 14, 2019
Pathein Township court has granted bail to former deputy speaker of Ayeyarwady Region legislative assembly San Min Aung who is charged with corruption case in the procurement of five vehicles for the... 72

A friendship forged during the darkest days of military rule

GENERAL Sep 14, 2019
Theirs was a friendship that bloomed during the decades of military rule, when free thinkers were locked in cells and the slightest of whisper of dissent could mean death. During this era of fe... 74

Myanmar at risk from worsening climate crisis

GENERAL Sep 14, 2019
The risks of climate change to Myanmar were discussed at a seminar for MPs organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Naypyitaw this week. The event held on September 9 gave M... 84

Landslides block Hakha-Falam-Kalay road temporarily

GENERAL Sep 13, 2019
Hakha – Heavy rain caused stones to fall and block some portion of Hakha-Falam-Kalay road near Chunkyone Village, Hakha Township, Chin State temporarily on September 11, sources said. The stones... 75

Wild elephant killed in Ayeyarwady

GENERAL Sep 13, 2019
A wild elephant was killed and skinned in Ayeyarwady Region, in another blow to efforts to conserve the giants of Myanmar’s forests. The Forest Department said the carcass of the 23-year-old ... 67

Taunggyi locals protest against meeting with CSOs for dam constructions

GENERAL Sep 13, 2019
TAUNGGYI- The locals coming from northern Shan State protested against the meeting with some CSOs and governmental departments at the Taunggyi Township, southern Shan State for explanation of researc... 67