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Reliving Orwell’s Burmese Days in Katha Township

GENERAL Oct 18, 2019
The Katha Heritage Trust, a local non-government organisation, has successfully converted into a museum the house once lived in by famous British novelist George Orwell in Katha Township, Sagaing ... 23

Seventeen Chinese nationals arrested in Kokang for impersonating public servants

GENERAL Oct 18, 2019
Myanmar authorities on Tuesday arrested 17 Chinese nationals posing as policemen and carrying fake guns in the Kokang region of northern Shan state, a police official said, raising questions as to wh... 20

Yangon Project Bank describes Yangon inner ring road and Yangon outer ring road as strategic parts

GENERAL Oct 18, 2019
Yangon Project Bank described the projects of Yangon inner ring road and Yangon outer ring road of Yangon Elevated Expressway as strategic parts, said a source from the Ministry of Construction. T... 16

649 kg of methamphetamine found floating on the sea in Pyapon

GENERAL Oct 18, 2019
Myanmar authorities have seized 649 kg of methamphetamine (ICE) from sea in Myanmar's Ayeyarwady region, according Xinhua quoting the Home Affairs Ministry. Bags filled with ICE were found floatin... 16

Peace process must address natural resources governance: Forest Trends

BUSINESS Oct 18, 2019
YANGON — It is “paramount” that ceasefire and peace negotiations in Myanmar directly address the governance of natural resources that are the backbone of the economy, warns a new report by non-p... 21

AA says firefighters arrested as they are reserves for military

GENERAL Oct 18, 2019
Arakan Army (AA) spokesman Khaing Thu Kha told Mizzima that they arrested and detained firefighters because they were a reserved force of the military. The AA arrested firefighters and some civili... 17

Video purports to show defector who joined AA

GENERAL Oct 18, 2019
The Arakan Army (AA) has released a video of an ethnic Rakhine soldier who they allege joined it after he defected from the Myanmar military, RFA reported. The man who identifies himself as Corpor... 14

Myanmar football teams to take on host Philippines in SEA Games

SPORT Oct 16, 2019
Many Myanmar athletes are busy preparing and practising for the 30th South East Asian Games to be held in the Philippines from November 30 to December 11. The official drawing ceremony for the ... 39

Rice Exports to China Decrease Due to Stricter Policies

BUSINESS Oct 16, 2019
Stricter policies and measures from the Chinese Government have cause the volume of Myanmar’s rice export to decrease during the 2019 Fiscal Year, according to U Khin Maung Lwin, Deputy Permanent ... 27

Myanmar’s invisible prosecutors: their powers and the pressures they face

GENERAL Oct 16, 2019
The “law officers” who prosecute criminal cases in Myanmar should be important players in determining which cases go to trial, but their role – and the informal pressures they face to either dro... 48