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Thai cops bust tuk tuk driver who demanded ransom for Myanmar passenger’s iPhone

GENERAL Aug 16, 2017
A Bangkok tuk tuk driver was arrested in a police setup yesterday after he demanded THB5,000 in ransom money for a forgotten iPhone from a Myanmar passenger. Khine Mon Oo, 24, sought help from poli... 34

Myanmar maid jailed in S’pore for poisoning employer’s ‘nagging’ mother-in-law

GENERAL Aug 16, 2017
A Myanmar domestic helper in Singapore was so fed up with her employer’s mother-in-law nagging her every day that she decided to poison the older woman’s drink, hoping her behavior would get her s... 38

Suspected poacher shot while curing elephant skin in Myanmar forest

GENERAL Aug 16, 2017
A suspected elephant poacher was shot by a member of an anti-poaching unit in Thabaung Township, Ayeyawady Region, on Sunday after he and two other suspects were discovered in the vicinity of a skinne... 38

Yangon police asks public for help in identifying man who passed away on YBS bus

GENERAL Aug 16, 2017
Yangon police are asking the public for help in identifying a man who was found dead on a YBS 61 bus on Monday, the third such case this summer. Officials are still trying to determine where exactl... 36

100 million-year-old damselfly found in Kachin State amber named in honor of Sir David Attenborough

GENERAL Aug 16, 2017
David Attenborough finally earned his wings Wednesday after scientists named a 100-million-year-old damselfly after the veteran British broadcaster and naturalist. The delicate creature, dubbed Mes... 29

Myanmar, India celebrate 70 years of diplomatic ties

GENERAL Aug 16, 2017
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended a ceremony yesterday evening in the Park Royal Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw celebrating 70 years of Myanmar-India diplomatic relations and the 70th anniver... 29

Dentist in Naypyidaw gets electrocuted by shower handset

GENERAL Aug 14, 2017
A dentist who was attending a training course in Naypyidaw was electrocuted in his dorm bathroom on Saturday due to faulty wiring. The accident took place at about 8am when the deceased went for hi... 65

Myanmar elephant killings raise fears of extinction

GENERAL Aug 14, 2017
At least 30 elephants have been reported killed in Myanmar this year, according to a joint report by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Fauna and Flora International (FFI) and the World Wide Fund for ... 55

ASEAN celebrates golden jubilee : State Counsellor urges ASEAN to double its capacity to overcome new, diverse challenges

GENERAL Aug 14, 2017
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, in her speech delivered at the Commemorative Ceremony of the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN at the Myanmar International Convention Centre -II, in Nay Pyi Taw y... 58

Local Company Submits Proposal for Yangon- Mandalay Oil Pipeline

GENERAL Aug 13, 2017
Myanmar Energy Sector Devel­opment Public Company Limited (MES­DPCL) has submitted a $300 million pipeline proposal to the Ministries of Planning & Finance and Electric Power & En­ergy, said Dr. Wi... 74