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Hotel workers protest against dismissal in Bagan

GENERAL Dec 10, 2018
About 100 people staged a protest in Bagan on the evening of December 8 as the government fails to negotiate the dismissal of workers from Tharapar Hotel in Bagan and puts pressure on them to close th... 44

Amnesty calls for the freeing of jailed Kachin anti-war activists

GENERAL Dec 10, 2018
The human rights NGO Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of three Kachin peace activists jailed for defaming the military. A judge in Myitkyina found the two men and one woma... 42

Myanmar court to hear Reuters reporters appeal this month

GENERAL Dec 10, 2018
A Myanmar court will hear the appeal later this month of two Reuters journalists jailed for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis, a lawyer has said. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were found g... 41

In northern Rakhine State, a standoff over citizenship guarantees

GENERAL Dec 07, 2018
A standoff over citizenship guarantees and concerns about safety have diminished the likelihood of large-scale repatriation, with government officials saying Rohingya demands are “impossible”.... 78

Kachin youth activists handed prison sentences for ‘defaming’ the Tatmadaw

GENERAL Dec 07, 2018
YANGON — Three Kachin youth activists who led anti-war protests earlier this year in Myitkyina were each sentenced on Friday to six months in prison and each fined K500,000 for ‘defaming’ the My... 71

Rohingya sent back to Myanmar camps in 'acute need': UNHCR

GENERAL Dec 07, 2018
YANGON — Rohingya Muslims who paid hundreds of dollars to flee squalid Myanmar camps by boat are destitute since they were stopped at sea and returned, the UN refugee agency told AFP on Friday. I... 90

Thousands of women from Shan, Kachin forced into marriage in China, says study

GENERAL Dec 07, 2018
Thousands of vulnerable women and girls from northern Myanmar are being trafficked to China and forced to marry, a study said Friday, offering a rare look at an issue that grips the conflict-hit borde... 68

Singapore police investigating fake Myanmar currency

GENERAL Dec 06, 2018
Singapore police are investigating 18 moneychangers who they believe are involved in possessing fake Myanmar currency, the police said in a media release on Thursday according to Channel News Asia. ... 78

A frank chat with Kayin Chief Minister Nan Khin Htwe Myint: part 2

GENERAL Dec 06, 2018
In this second and concluding part of our interview, Kayin State Chief Minister Nan Khin Htwe Myint discusses the drug menace besetting the state and the government’s efforts to address it. She also... 75

Dugong found dead at Chaung Thar Beach

GENERAL Dec 06, 2018
Locals found a dead body of a Dugong, an endangered species, in front of Shwe Hinthar Hotel in Chaung Thar Beach, Pathein district on the morning of December 5, sources said. The body measured abou... 79