GENERAL News

EU Honors Myanmar Rights Advocates at Fourth Schuman Awards

Feb 20, 2020
The European Union (EU) in Myanmar on Wednesday bestowed its annual Schuman Awards on a rights activist, a prominent human rights lawyer and a satirical performance troupe to honor what it said was... 25

Inya Lake hotel receives 36th Blue Plaque from YHT

Feb 20, 2020
YANGON-Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) yesterday awarded its 36th Blue Plaque marking of Yangon’s heritage to Inya Lake Hotel in Yangon. Nikita Khrushchev, the First Secretary of the Communis... 32

Fighting Blocks off Food Supplies to Myanmar’s Chin State Township

Feb 20, 2020
Naypyitaw – Paletwa Township in Chin State, which borders Rakhine State, is facing food shortages after renewed clashes between Myanmar’s military and the Arakan Army (AA) since early F... 33

Wa denies ownership of amphetamine tablets seized by Thai authorities

Feb 20, 2020
Wa denied the accusation by Thai authorities that they seized over four million amphetamine tablets produced in Wa region, sources said. Social Action for Children and Women (SAW) wrote in its soc... 31

Myanmar Ministers Survive Attack on Military Chopper in Rakhine

Feb 20, 2020
NAYPYITAW—A military helicopter carrying a Myanmar Union minister and the Rakhine State chief minister came under fire in Buthidaung Township in northern Rakhine State on Wednesday morning, a... 28

Myanmar mulls temporary ban on Chinese tourism

Feb 19, 2020
The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism proposed a temporary halt to tourist travel to and from China as part of the government’s effort to prevent the deadly COVID-19 virus from entering the count... 41

Three members of Peacock Thangyat team given six-month prison terms

Feb 19, 2020
Botataung Township court sentenced three members of Peacock Generation Thangyat team to six-month imprisonment each on February 17 in a case brought by the Tatmadaw (Defence Services). The court s... 36

Mandalay Region Law Office dismisses revised Victoria case

Feb 19, 2020
Mandalay Region Law Office dismissed a submission sent by Dekhina District Law Office and No. 1 Criminal Investigation Department for the revision of judgment given by Dekhina District trial court... 40

Rakhine Civilian in Sittwe Hospital After Alleged Beating by Myanmar’s Military

Feb 19, 2020
SITTWE, Rakhine State – A civilian in Rakhine State’s Minbya Township is being treated in hospital after allegedly being beaten by government soldiers last week. He was on Monday transf... 34

Over 5,000 people participates in MAB’s Colour Run 2020

Feb 18, 2020
More than 5,000 participants took part in Colour Run 2020 organized by Myanmar Apex Bank (MAB) and supported by Mandalay Region government to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the bank held in Manda... 68