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Yangon officials criticised over pagoda festival

May 27, 2020
A student activist filed a complaint against the Yangon Region government and Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein for organising a religious event at the weekend that was suspected of violating the gove... 59

Armed men open fire in Homalin, one killed

May 27, 2020
A statement issued by Kuki civil society organizations (CSOs) said that armed men shot at a father and son in Homalin Township, Sagaing Region on May 23. The son was killed, and the father wounded i... 47

Abducted Villagers in Western Myanmar Blame Arakan Army

May 27, 2020
Yangon — Four villagers in Chin State’s Paletwa Township who went missing in March and escaped said they were detained by the Arakan Army (AA), which is fighting government troops in we... 53

COVID-19 positive cases reach 206

May 27, 2020
Number of COVID-19 positive cases reached 206 in Myanmar as of Tuesday, according to the Health and Sports Ministry, Xinhua reported. Three more people, who were under quarantine after recent a... 43

Online Film Festival Spotlights Mental Health Effects of Isolation Amid COVID-19 in Myanmar

May 26, 2020
The ongoing Snack Film Festival, an online event organized by LOKA Media, 3-ACT and Counseling Corner, was launched on May 18 with an invitation to all aspiring filmmakers to participate in its com... 81

Over 1,400 tons of illegal timber seized in Mandalay amid Covid-19 outbreak

May 26, 2020
Over 1,458.77 tons of illegal timber were seized in Mandalay Region from January to May 21 this year, according to Mandalay Region Forest Department. The seized illegal timbers were 253.97 tons... 86

First Myanmar Doctor to Contract COVID-19 Recovers

May 26, 2020
Anesthesiologist Dr. Myint Myint Sein from Pyay General Hospital in Bago Region became the first doctor in Myanmar to be infected with COVID-19 last month. After receiving treatment, she has recove... 105

Govt to survey pandemic’s effect on street children in Myanmar

May 26, 2020
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement will conduct an assessment of the conditions and needs of street children in Yangon and Mandalay next month, as it tries to halt the spread of... 83

Myanmar Facebook User Sued for Accusing Mandalay Chief Minister of Corruption

May 26, 2020
Mandalay – A Mandalay regional government employee has filed a complaint under the infamous Telecommunications Act against a Facebook user who accused the Mandalay chief minister of corruptio... 85

Former Tanintharyi Region Chief Minister sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment

May 25, 2020
Tanintharyi Region court reportedly sentenced former region government Chief Minister Dr. Lei Lei Maw charged with corruption to 30 years’ imprisonment in four cases. On May 22, the region c... 75