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70th Martyrs’ Day observed

GENERAL Jul 20, 2017
Myanmar officially observed Martyrs’ Day yesterday, the 70th anniversary of the assassination of independence heroes including General Aung San, father of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi... 50

Myanmar national receives 94-year prison sentence in landmark Thai human trafficking case

GENERAL Jul 20, 2017
A Myanmar national was among dozens of police officers and Thai politicians jailed for human trafficking on Wednesday, many handed decades-long sentences, at a mass trial exposing official complicity ... 23

Dollar exchange remains above Ks1,360

BUSINESS Jul 20, 2017
A US dollar exchange rate remains above Ks1,360 in the domestic currency market despite a recent global decline of the dollar. The exchange rate on 19 April hovered between Ks1,361 and Ks1,363 ... 29

70th Martyrs’ Day draws huge crowds to Secretariat

GENERAL Jul 20, 2017
On the 70th Martyrs’ Day yesterday, thousands of visitors visited the Secretariat in downtown Yangon to get a glimpse of the first Burmese Parliament and the cabinet room where Bogyoke Aung Sa... 23

Myanmar beats Singapore in AFC U-23 qualifier

SPORT Jul 20, 2017
The national football squad from Myanmar, the host country, defeated Singapore by a score of 2-0 on the first day of the AFC U-23 Group (F) qualifier held at the Thuwanna Stadium in Yangon yeste... 26

Myanmar national receives 94-year prison sentence in landmark Thai human trafficking case

GENERAL Jul 20, 2017
A Myanmar national was among dozens of police officers and Thai politicians jailed for human trafficking on Wednesday, many handed decades-long sentences, at a mass trial exposing official complicity ... 16

Myanmar national women’s futsal team in Thailand

GENERAL Jul 18, 2017
In preparation for the 29th SEA Games, Myanmar national women’s futsal team departed for Thailand yesterday to have test matches and trainings from 18 to 26 July. Since there were no other wo... 95

Mar Lar’s “Shades of Arts, Colours of Inspiration” shines at Chatrium

GENERAL Jul 18, 2017
“Khit Sone Ahla Sone 2’’ (Shades of Arts, Colours of Inspiration) Art Exhibition of famous local artist Mar Lar is being held at the Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon. The art exhibition fea... 98

Skateboarding group beat up by 20-strong mob in skate park

GENERAL Jul 18, 2017
Five teenagers were beat up by a mob of about 20 people at the skate park under the Hledan flyover over the weekend, police confirm. The incident took place around 4pm on Sunday evening. The five b... 74