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Myanmar wins Hero Gold Cup 2019, beats Nepal 3-1

SPORT Feb 16, 2019
THE Myanmar national women’s football team won the Hero Gold Cup 2019 by beating the Nepal team 3-1 in the final of the tourney at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar, India, yesterday night. Tea... 31

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... 20

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... 26

HK film to close off roads in already congested Yangon

MEDIA Feb 16, 2019
Yangon city centre will be experiencing temporary road closures and diversions for a total of eight days due to filming of a Hong Kong-Chinese crime/action film, Line Walker-2, and drivers have be... 21

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... 22

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 ... 16

Myanmar advances to Hero Gold Cup final with Nepal

SPORT Feb 15, 2019
THE Myanmar national women’s football team have advanced to the final of the Hero Gold Cup 2019, being hosted in India, by beating the Indian team 2-0 in the last group play match of the tourn... 53

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... 56

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 ... 42

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... 45