General News

70th International Human Right Day celebrated

GENERAL Dec 10, 2017
The 70th international Human Right Day celebration was held yesterday morning on 68th Street between 26th Street and 27th Street, Chanayethazan Township, Mandalay. Mandalay Region Chief Ministe... 15

New tour destination to be created between Inle Lake and Loikaw

GENERAL Dec 10, 2017
A new tour on boat will be created between Loikaw, Kayah State and Inle Lake, Shan State in cooperation with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and inbound tour companies, according to a report ... 12

Dala-Twantay new town is first priority in Yangon development plan

GENERAL Dec 10, 2017
Plans are underway to establish numerous projects, including Dala-Twantay new town, a new airport, a deep seaport and a special economic zone on Dala side, Thilawa side and Kungyangon’s adjacent are... 12

Employers reject workers’ call for higher minimum wage

GENERAL Dec 10, 2017
Dr Khin Maung Aye, a central executive committee member of Myanmar Garment Entrepreneurs Association, told the media that employers were only in a position to pay a daily minimum wage of between K4,00... 16

Yangon residents tour Russian destroyer

GENERAL Dec 10, 2017
The visiting Russian destroyer, Admiral Panteleyev, the flagship of the Russian Pacific Ocean Fleet, proved a hit with many Yangon residents on December 9. The large anti-submarine ship arrived in My... 14

Mine explosion in Rakhine injures three soldiers

GENERAL Dec 08, 2017
Thr ee mines exploded yesterday while a military convoy passed a road in Myaypon, Rakhine State, injuring three soldiers. The first two mines blasted when the convoy crossed the area and the thi... 45

Pyin Oo Lwin Elephant Camp to be opened soon

GENERAL Dec 08, 2017
With a view to introducing the Elephant Camp for vacationers, arrangements for opening the conservation camp with six elephants by the end of December is underway, officials said. The elephant c... 53

Skeletons from possible ancient city exposed by riverbank erosion

GENERAL Dec 08, 2017
Skeletons, urns containing pieces of bones, and the remains of a building were unearthed when the Samone River carried away a chunk of a riverbank in a Mandalay Region village on Tuesday. Advertiseme... 49

The fighting with SSA is misunderstanding says TNLA

GENERAL Dec 08, 2017
They fought with forces of Shan State Progressive Party (SSPP/SSA) due to misunderstanding between them and now they has reached an agreement, said Brig-Gen Tar Phone Kyaw, general secretary of Taaung... 44

Myanmar opium crop down by a quarter, except in conflict areas

GENERAL Dec 07, 2017
A new UN survey says the total area of opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar dropped by 25 percent – from 136,000 acres to 101,300 acres – between 2015 and 2017. However, the drop has primarily been ... 61