GENERAL News

Over 100 small Buddha statues found in collapsed pagoda in Ingapu

GENERAL Jun 17, 2019
Over 100 small statues are discovered from a collapsed old pagoda in Ingapu, Ayeyawady Region, by villagers on 15 June. The villagers found the different size of Buddha statues together with oth... 47

5th International Yoga Day celebrated at Yangon stadium

GENERAL Jun 17, 2019
A celebration of the 5th International Day of Yoga was organized on June 15 in Yangon with a mass yoga demonstration at Thuwunna National indoor stadium. Hundreds of people took part running throu... 44

Greased palms and discrimination at the passport office

GENERAL Jun 17, 2019
Applying for a passport ought to be straightforward for any citizen, but those who are of mixed ancestry or belong to minority faiths are humiliated and extorted by officials. It was a busy Monda... 49

Total, Siemens propose scaled-back LNG project in Tanintharyi

GENERAL Jun 17, 2019
YANGON — The European consortium behind a 1,230-megawatt power project in Tanintharyi Region has proposed scaling back its plans amid stalled talks with the government over financial terms. Howev... 37

Dengue fever kills eight in Yangon in five months

GENERAL Jun 17, 2019
In the first five months of 2019, there were 670 reported dengue transmission cases and eight deaths in Yangon Region, said Dr. Myo Thant , deputy head of the Yangon Region Public Health Department. ... 36

Suspects put on trial for alleged intimidation of Yangon Muslim communities

GENERAL Jun 15, 2019
So-called nationalists Michael Kyaw Myint and Thiha Myo Naing were produced before the South Dagon Township court on June 14 for allegedly inciting religious unrest. In this South Dagon incident a... 115

Bagan inches closer to elevated status

GENERAL Jun 15, 2019
Myanmar has been working since 1996 on an application to have the ancient capital of Bagan listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, UNESCO suggested to Myanmar in 1997 that it apply onl... 87

Rakhine State should build temporary camps for IDPs: MP

GENERAL Jun 15, 2019
SITTWE-As there are over 10,000 Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Mrauk-U Township, Rakhine State, an MP urged the Rakhine State Government Committee to build temporary camps urgently. Although... 85

Myanmar plans to raise taxes on tobacco and tobacco-related products

GENERAL Jun 15, 2019
Ministry of Health and Sports is planning to annually raise the taxes levied on tobacco and tobacco-related products. In a bid to control the use of tobacco and tobacco-related products, the mini... 84

Nationalist monk group to hold annual meeting next week

GENERAL Jun 14, 2019
The nationalist Buddha Dhamma Parahita Foundation, set up by former members of the Ma Ba Tha (Organisation for Protection of the Nation and Religion), will hold its annual meeting in Yangon next w... 96