General News

My Yangon, My Home festival to come 25 February

GENERAL Feb 20, 2017
THE 2nd edition of “My Yangon, My Home”, art and heritage festival will take place at public places across Yangon starting the last week of this month, according to organisers.... 5

AirAsia to start Yangon-Honolulu route in late June

GENERAL Feb 20, 2017
MALAYSIA-based AirAsia will begin flying from Yangon, to Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii and gateway to the U.S, at the end of June, this year.... 6

Chief Minister: Yangon bus line will meet international standards by 2018

GENERAL Feb 18, 2017
Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said the Yangon Bus Service system will be upgraded to an international standard by the beginning of next year.... 59

Four in Chin family dead in murder-suicide case in Malaysia

GENERAL Feb 18, 2017
A 27-year-old Myanmar man living in Malaysia’s Selangor state killed himself after murdering his wife and two young children, according to Myanmar Embassy officials and Malaysia-based Myanmar civil ... 33

Pistol, bullets found in drug raid

GENERAL Feb 18, 2017
Police seized a Spanish-made pistol and 83 bullets in a major drug seizure from three houses in the past two days.... 53

Less than 8% of voters checked by-elections electoral roll in Yangon

GENERAL Feb 17, 2017
Just 7.87 per cent of eligible voters checked their names on the electoral roll for 2017 By-elections in Yangon Region, said Yangon Region Election Commission Secretary U Tin Win yesterday.... 46

President´s Office issues updated statement revealing details of U Ko Ni assassination

GENERAL Feb 16, 2017
The plan to assassinate U Ko Ni, a legal adviser for the National League for Democracy, was months in the planning and involved a gunman hired for Ks 80 million and two brothers, one of whom is still ... 88

Trust more important, as NRPC chair calls for self-confidence

GENERAL Feb 15, 2017
“Self-Confidence” is a recurring call that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi presented in her speech at the event of Union Day held in the town of Panglong in Shan State, the historic place where B... 1594

Lawyer says authorities violated student protester’s rights

GENERAL Feb 15, 2017
High court lawyer U Robert San Aung who is representing Ko Nyan Myo Aung, a student who staged a one-man protest earlier this month, has applied to the court to take action against the authorities for... 95

PACE blames UEC for not checking voter lists for April polls

GENERAL Feb 15, 2017
An independent electoral watchdog has claimed that the Union Election Commission (UEC) has failed to live up to its promise of checking the voter lists for the April 1, 2017 by-elections.... 78