GENERAL News

Caged sparrows: a question of faith and conservation

GENERAL Apr 16, 2019
Whenever she hears sparrows chirping in a cage, Ma Su Zan can’t help but shell out money to buy their freedom. The sight of their flying and fading away into the distance makes her a little s... 105

Myanmar calls for international support as Bagan World Heritage decision looms

GENERAL Apr 16, 2019
YANGON — The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture on Friday called on foreign diplomats to encourage members of the World Heritage Committee to grant World Heritage status to Bagan when the com... 73

NSCN-K demand release of leaders

GENERAL Apr 16, 2019
The National Socialist Council of Nagaland Khaplang (NSCN-K) has demanded release of their leaders by the Myanmar government to be able to carry out peace talks, according to a report by a Northeast ... 48

2019 Thingyan Festival’s Mandats

GENERAL Apr 15, 2019
Thingyan, the most famous festival in Myanmar, will kick off on April 13 this year. It will run for four days to April 16, and be followed up by the Burmese New Year on April 17. During a Burmese le... 116

US government offers best wishes for the Thingyan holiday

GENERAL Apr 15, 2019
The US government has sent a message to mark the Myanmar Thingyan Festival that has begun and will end with Myanmar New Year on 16 April. In a press statement from Morgan Ortagus, Department Spoke... 68

Thousand of Myanmar workers in Thai return for Thingyan

GENERAL Apr 07, 2019
MYAWADDY- As Thailand’s government designated 25 days off for Thingyan Festival starting on April 5th, thousands of Myanmar workers has been returning through the Mae Sot-Myawaddy route. Althoug... 174

Fighting may affect the development of Mrauk-U

GENERAL Apr 07, 2019
Mrauk-U, March 29 – As soon as one hears the words Rakhine State, he will certainly and instantly see in his mind the conflicts, religious and racial issues. In this Rakhine State, Mruak-U is th... 151

Kachin activist released from jail early

GENERAL Apr 07, 2019
One of three Kachin activists jailed for six months just for organising peaceful protests to help free villagers trapped in the jungle after the army attacked their villages has been released. Acc... 143

Myanmar seizes largest crystal meth haul this year worth US$29 million

GENERAL Apr 05, 2019
Myanmar authorities seized more than 1,700 kilograms (3,750 pounds) of crystal meth worth nearly US$29 million in a multi-state operation this week, the biggest haul of 2019 in a country widely believ... 205

Parachute demonstration planned at Chindwin Thingyan Festival

GENERAL Apr 05, 2019
A parachute demonstration will take place at the 2nd Chindwin Sand Sculpture Festival from 13 to 15 April in Monywa Township, Sagaing Region, said Ko Naung Naung, secretary, Myanmar PPG club. T... 176