GENERAL News

University students protest against situations in Rakhine

Feb 24, 2020
Around 100 university students staged a march in protest against the situations in Rakhine State including the shelling on the post-primary school, in Yangon on the evening of 23 February. Uni... 55

WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING IN ETHNIC STATES Mongla the gravity center in the Golden Triangle

Feb 24, 2020
f we are looking to find the culprits behind Myanmar’s wildlife trafficking trade, then we would do well to zero in on certain areas in the country’s ethnic states. Today, people ar... 38

Govt defends internet shutdown in Rakhine

Feb 24, 2020
The internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin states is necessary due to the intense fighting between the Tatmadaw (military) and Arakan Army (AA) in the area, a government spokesman said. U Zaw Htay,... 45

AA responds to questions about their attack on a helicopter carrying ministers

Feb 24, 2020
In the wake of the attack on a helicopter carrying Union Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye and Rakhine State government Chief Minister Nyi Pu on February 19, Mizzi... 45

Myanmar gets own barcode

Feb 24, 2020
Myanmar Barcode Association (MBA) officially launched Myanmar’s own barcode 883, at the UMFCCI (headquarters) in Yangon on 22 February. U Wai Phyo, Chair of the MBA said: “Myanmar ... 40

Myanmar President Vows to Punish Officials Responsible for Failed Toddler Rape Investigation

Feb 22, 2020
YANGON— Myanmar President U Win Myint has ordered that action be taken against officials who failed to do their duty under the law and properly investigate a high-profile toddler rape case in... 106

Photos Reveal Impact of Illegal Banana Plantations on Workers, Land in Myanmar’s Kachin State

Feb 22, 2020
An ongoing exhibition of photographs by young local documentary photographer Hkun Li spotlights the negative impact of illegal banana plantations in Kachin State on the environment and the health o... 109

Myanmar Military Asks NLD Patron to Join Armed Forces Day Celebration

Feb 22, 2020
The Myanmar military has for the first time asked U Tin Oo, patron of the National League for Democracy (NLD) and former military commander-in-chief, to attend Armed Forces Day on March 27. This ye... 96

Two Kachin Pastors Freed After Myanmar Army Drops Unlawful Association Case

Feb 22, 2020
Two Kachin pastors were released from prison in the Kachin State capital, Myitkyina, on Thursday afternoon after the Myanmar Army dropped an unlawful association case against them, according to loc... 89

Myanmar Military to Probe Two Alleged Massacres by Troops in Rakhine

Feb 22, 2020
YANGON—The Myanmar military has announced it will investigate and open court-martial proceedings against soldiers accused of mass killings during clearance operations against Rohingya insurge... 95