GENERAL News

WCS to educate Mandalay villagers on saving migratory birds

GENERAL Feb 16, 2019
THE Wild Conservation Society (WCS) will raise awareness on conservation of migratory birds wintering in villages near Taungthaman Lake in Mandalay as the birds are facing a threat by hunters in... 35

Mytel to Launch MytelPay This Year

GENERAL Feb 16, 2019
Telecom company Mytel will launch its own mobile money service Mytelpay during first four months of the year. The Myanmar military and Vietnamese joint venture’s mobile money service will pro-vid... 56

Three imprisoned Kachin activists receive human rights award

GENERAL Feb 16, 2019
MYITKYINA — Three Kachin community activists sentenced to six months’ imprisonment in December for defaming the Tatmadaw were honoured in absentia with the inaugural Kachin Human Rights Defender A... 40

Two get death penalty in murder of lawyer Ko Ni

GENERAL Feb 16, 2019
Yangon North District Court gave the death sentence to gunman Kyi Lin and Aung Win Zaw on February 15 as they were found guilty of the involvement in the killing of lawyer Ko Ni. The assassin Kyi ... 41

Lee deplores police violence to Loikaw protesters

GENERAL Feb 15, 2019
The UN’s human rights expert on Myanmar deplored Tuesday’s violent police response to protests in Loikaw against a statue of independence hero Bogyoke General Aung San, saying that the arrests... 71

Death sentence for two killers of lawyer U Ko Ni

GENERAL Feb 15, 2019
YANGON — A judge has convicted four people over the killing of constitutional expert U Ko Ni at Yangon International Airport and handed down death sentences to two defendants. A legal adviser to ... 57

Three imprisoned Kachin activists receive human rights award

GENERAL Feb 15, 2019
MYITKYINA — Three Kachin community activists sentenced to six months’ imprisonment in December for defaming the Tatmadaw were honoured in absentia with the inaugural Kachin Human Rights Defender A... 63

Charges to be dropped against ethnic minority protestors over statue dispute

GENERAL Feb 15, 2019
Charges will be dropped against dozens of ethnic minority protesters who demonstrated against a statue of independence hero General Aung San and the authorities will hold talks with them, according t... 60

QR code payment system set to launch this year

GENERAL Feb 13, 2019
The Central Bank of Myanmar is set to implement a standardised national payment system by this year, says CBM Vice Governor U Bo Bo Nge. Daw Than Than Swe, director general of the CBM’s Finan... 82

Two Myanmar nationals among dead in Delhi hotel fire: embassy

GENERAL Feb 13, 2019
NEW DELHI — Two Myanmar women were among the dead after a fire ripped through a budget hotel in India’s capital on Tuesday, the Embassy of Myanmar in New Delhi said in a statement. At least 17 ... 77