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Myanmar Post Box Grand Renewal Ceremony held

GENERAL Jun 27, 2017
A ceremo ny of Myanmar Post Box Grand Renewal was held at Strand Hotel in Yangon on 27 June 2017. The ceremony was organized by Fuji Xerox and Nagata Myanmar under Japan-Myanmar cooperation in ... 24

Ignoring experts, US removes Myanmar from list of worst child soldier offenders

GENERAL Jun 27, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Myanmar, along with Iraq, from a list of countries with the worst records on the use of child soldiers, despite opposition from within the State Dep... 31

Thai police arrest 15 Myanmar nationals with fake work visas

GENERAL Jun 27, 2017
Thai authorities arrested 15 Myanmar nationals yesterday after they were caught with fake visa stamps in their passports. The 15 individuals were staying at a rented house in the Tha Muang District... 36

Ayeyawady farmers are struggling to keep out South American rice-eating snails

GENERAL Jun 27, 2017
South American apple snails have destroyed hundreds of acres of farmland in Ayeyawady Region since they first appeared in the area in 2013, including a reported 900 this year, posing a significant thr... 25

Homeless Hlegu squatters, abandoned by govt, demand a new place to live

GENERAL Jun 27, 2017
Former residents of the shantytown that was torn down by Yangon police earlier this month gathered in Naypyidaw yesterday to demand new land to replace the homes they lost. On June 12, Yangon polic... 28

Golden arches not coming to the golden land: Thousands fooled by fake McDonald’s Myanmar page leave angry reviews

GENERAL Jun 27, 2017
You know the old adage “If it’s on the internet, it must be true”? Well, thousands of Myanmar social media users live their lives by it… and thousands also found out yesterday that maybe they ... 61

Hundreds trapped by clashes in gold country

GENERAL Jun 27, 2017
Around 655 miners and their families are trapped in Tanai Township as escape routes are blocked by ongoing clashes between the Myanmar Defense Services (Tatmadaw) and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA... 51

Buddhist nationalists renew calls for resignation of religious affairs minister

GENERAL Jun 27, 2017
Hundreds of Buddhist nationalists gathered in Yangon and Mandalay on Sunday to demand the resignation of Religious and Cultural Affairs Minister Thura Aung Ko within a week.... 50

Military detains three journalists in Shan State; Amnesty demands release

GENERAL Jun 27, 2017
Myanmar’s military detained seven men, including three journalists, yesterday in northern Shan State, claiming the men have ties to the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA). The Office of the Co... 47

Jade mine scavengers demand justice for miner shot dead by security forces

GENERAL Jun 27, 2017
A yemase was fatally shot by a police officer on Sunday after the latter refused to let the group of miners into a private quarry. The incident took place around 5pm on Sunday evening at a Hpakant sit... 45