Myanmar - The Myanmar Times
Tuesday - 17th October, 2017
A Mon State resident entangled in a legal battle to keep his land has claimed the state’s chief mi...
Monday - 16th October, 2017
Free cleft palate surgery for children
Singapore-based Smile Asia Medical Mission, along with Ministry of Health and Sports, has begun prov...
Thursday - 12th October, 2017
Myanmar reaffirms refugee commitment
The Myanmar government has assured that it will conduct verification and repatriation of those who f...
Wednesday - 11th October, 2017
NCA anniversary guests
The government plans to invite non-signatory ethnic armed groups to mark the second anniversary of t...
Tuesday - 10th October, 2017
Pottery makers keep traditional craft alive
A woman tries to shape a traditional clay pot at the Obo West ward in Twante township, Yangon, on Oc...
Monday - 9th October, 2017
Local workers stranded
About 150 workers, including women, are stranded in Thailand after their broker failed to offer them...
Thursday - 5th October, 2017
tries to apply for a driving license online in Yangon on Wednesday which the Department of Road Traf...
Wednesday - 4th October, 2017
No photos, please
A security guard for Shwe Hinn Tha Construction tries to stop a photographer for The Myanmar&nbs...
Tuesday - 3rd October, 2017
Nearly 50 killed in Las Vegas shooting
FROM the heights of a Las Vegas casino, a gunman opened fire on the crowd gathered for an outdoor co...
Monday - 2nd October, 2017
Lighting festival mood in the air
A shop along Latha Street in Yangon sells various lanterns on September 26 as part of preparations f...
Thursday - 28th September, 2017
NLD celebrates 29th anniversary
Brochures with images of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her father General Aung San are d...
Wednesday - 27th September, 2017
A bridge too far
The 2.2-kilometre Thanlyin Bridge, shown on Tuesday links Yangon city centre with townships like Tha...
Tuesday - 26th September, 2017
Workers sue factory for injuries after scuffle
Several protesting garment workers of the Solamoda Garment factory who were injured during a scuffle...
Monday - 25th September, 2017
Govt plans for refugees
The government will carry out repatriation of refugees who fled to Bangladesh in the aftermath of vi...
Thursday - 21st September, 2017
Still working the bugs out
People wait to cross a busy intersection with newly installed pedestrian traffic lights near Sule Sh...
Wednesday - 20th September, 2017
Mandalay balloon festival starts October 31
After a delay, the authorities have decided to host the Pyin Oo Lwin Balloon Festival from October 3...
Tuesday - 19th September, 2017
High costs, competition choke cheroot-makers
Traditional cheroot producers are finding it hard to cope with high taxes, high production costs and...
Monday - 18th September, 2017
A special gift from Hong Kong leader
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (right) receives a photo of herself taken by noted photographe...
Thursday - 14th September, 2017
Tanintharyi residents upset over coal mine
Residents in Tanintharyi want Thai officials to take action against Thai coal mines in Banchaung are...
Wednesday - 13th September, 2017
Govt vows to take action against Rakhine abuses
The government will take action against reported human rights violations in Rakhine State, the gover...
Tuesday - 12th September, 2017
Minor earthquake hits Taikkyi; no one injured
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck near Taikkyi on Monday, according to the Department of Meteorology...
Monday - 11th September, 2017
Foreign media and organisations blamed
The main opposition USDP has accused the foreign media biased reporting and international organisati...
Thursday - 7th September, 2017
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi told Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan that misinformation a...
Wednesday - 6th September, 2017
Govt to immunize children against JE
The government will carry out a massive immunization programme to protect against Japanese encephali...
Tuesday - 5th September, 2017
State Counsellor advises Mon party on ceasefire
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi urged the New Mon State Party and the Tatmadaw to iron out all...
Thursday - 31st August, 2017
Agriculture, construction, SMEs to receive loans
Government has drawn up a plan to provide billions of kyats to businesses in agriculture, constructi...
Wednesday - 30th August, 2017
Disaster risk reduction task force launched
The Food Agriculture Organisation announced Tuesday that the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and ...
Tuesday - 29th August, 2017
Pope’s historic Myanmar visit set for November
The Pope is slated to visit Myanmar from November 27 to 30, where he is expected to meet State Couns...
Monday - 28th August, 2017
90,000 acres paddy land destroyed in floods
Some 90,000 acres of rice land have been destroyed due to flooding as of August 18, which is a huge ...
Thursday - 24th August, 2017
Final report out today
President U Htin Kyaw (centre) receives the final report by the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State...
Wednesday - 23rd August, 2017
National sepak takraw player Thant Zin Oo (7) deflects the ball from his Thai opponent as teammate A...
Tuesday - 22nd August, 2017
Tatmadaw vows to protect ethnic people and citizens
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said the ongoing conflicts are not aimed at the ethnic people but aga...
Monday - 21st August, 2017
Government officials gather at titles ceremony
Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein (left), honourable monk and Thura U Aung Ko, Minister for Rel...
Thursday - 17th August, 2017
Call for meeting with maid prisoner
Myanmar Embassy officials sought a meeting with a female citizen who was handed a five-month sentenc...
Wednesday - 16th August, 2017
New Thaketa bridge to open in February
A new bridge linking Mingalar Taung Nyunt and Dawbon townships will be opened in February, the Japan...
Tuesday - 15th August, 2017
The crux of Myanmar’s power problem
Loss-making tariffs and confusing policies have not only inhibited growth in the power sector. The p...
Monday - 14th August, 2017
Workers march to call for wage hike to K5600
Thousands of workers took to the streets to demand an increase in the daily minimum wage to K5600 fr...
Thursday - 10th August, 2017
Authorities race to save more mural paintings in Bagan before heavy rains
EXPERTS are rushing to restore more mural paintings in over 50 pagodas which were damaged by earthqu...
Wednesday - 9th August, 2017
Environmentalist wins Biodiversity Award
One Myanmar national was among 10 persons who received the ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes Award efforts t...
Tuesday - 8th August, 2017
Students protest against unfair appointing system
Students from education universities in Yangon and Sagaing regions called on the education ministry ...
Monday - 7th August, 2017
Govt to conduct livestock census in January
The government will conduct a national-level livestock census in January of next year, said an offic...
Thursday - 3rd August, 2017
Minimum wage hike delayed
The review of the current minimum wage for workers by the government has been on hold due to delays ...
Wednesday - 2nd August, 2017
Masks for sale
A street vendor sells protective masks in response to the outbreak of H1N1 influenza, near a traffic...
Tuesday - 1st August, 2017
Monday - 31st July, 2017
Thursday - 27th July, 2017
Mandalay civil service housing project takes off
A housing project for current civil servants and for those who have retired from the service is taki...
Wednesday - 26th July, 2017
Flower News weekly wilts after 15 years
The Flower News weekly will cease publication from August 1, as it plans to revamp its business mode...
Tuesday - 25th July, 2017
Thailand begins to document workers
Thailand has opened over 100 registration centres nationwide to help register undocumented workers a...
Monday - 24th July, 2017
Myanmar rebuts UN enovy’s comments
After UN Special Rapporteur said that Myanmar failed to address human rights issue, the State Counse...
Thursday - 20th July, 2017
Thai general convicted for human trade
A top Thai army general was found guilty for his involvement in a major clandestine cross-border hum...
Wednesday - 19th July, 2017
Help offered to illegal workers in Thailand
The Thai government has opened 99 migrants centres across the country to enable workers without prop...
Thursday - 13th July, 2017
Sagaing schools closed
A total of 184 schools in eight townships in Sagaing Region were forced to close by heavy rainfall a...
Wednesday - 12th July, 2017
Tough ride for boatman on rainy days
Boatmen at the Pansodan Jetty wait for passengers to arrive from Dala township to work in Yangon on ...
Tuesday - 11th July, 2017
Suggested changes to Section 66 ‘inadequate’
The proposed amendments to Section 66 (d) of the Telecommunications Law by the government are not en...
Monday - 10th July, 2017
Thai-Myanmar tensions ease
Second from left, Thai Labour Minister Gen Sirichai Distakul and his Myanmar counterpart U Thein Swe...
Thursday - 6th July, 2017
Fee for commercial photographers in Bagan
Photographers shooting photos for advertisements, calendars and pre-weddings in Bagan will have to p...
Wednesday - 5th July, 2017
Museum prepares for Martyrs’ Day
A life-size statue of the nation’s independence hero inside Bogyoke Aung San Museum in Yangon, Jul...
Tuesday - 4th July, 2017
Squatters in Insein refuse to collect ID cards
Some 100 families living in squatters in Insein refused to collect their ID cards even after the dea...
Monday - 3rd July, 2017
MPF combats fake drugs by opening own outlets
The Myanmar Pharmaceutical Factory has opened 17 retail drug stores as part of its campaign to count...
Thursday - 29th June, 2017
Event to tackle prejudice against disabled
An event against discrimination that hurts the disabled was held in Pyin Oo Lwin and will continue i...
Wednesday - 28th June, 2017
Kawthaung airport to be upgraded
Tanintharyi regional government plans to upgrade Kawthaung Airport to an international standard faci...
Tuesday - 27th June, 2017
Judicial system needs revamp
Myanmar needs to move away from the British legal system it inherited during the colonial era to a j...
Monday - 26th June, 2017
67 child soldiers released
Myanmar released another 67 child soldiers, the first batch this year, as part of a campaign to end ...
Thursday - 22nd June, 2017
Illegal migrants’ kids to get birth certificates
The issue of migrant children, who are unable to attain citizens’ rights, will be coordinated with...
Wednesday - 21st June, 2017
K1.6b narcotics strewn on roadside
Narcotics worth more than K1.6 billion were found scattered along the roadside in Monywa township, S...
Tuesday - 20th June, 2017
Time for celebration
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attends a party to celebrate her 72nd birthday at the Parliame...
Monday - 19th June, 2017
State Counsellor turns 72 today
Two young enthusiasts look at the portraits of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at the Mingalabar 72 Exhibition ...
Wednesday - 14th June, 2017
The Central Bank seized 2300 counterfeit K5000 and K10,000 notes during fiscal 2016-2017, U Soe Min,...
Tuesday - 13th June, 2017
Checks and balances weaker under NLD
Checks and balances among the three branches of government the legislative, the executive and the ju...
Thursday - 8th June, 2017
City buses made before 1995 to be phased out
Buses made in 1995 or earlier must be surrendered to the Road Transport Administration Department, a...
Wednesday - 7th June, 2017
Warm welcome in Canada
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi greets Myanmar nationals in Toronto, Canada on June 5. She is ...
Tuesday - 6th June, 2017
Hluttaw wants national health insurance system
The Pyithu Hluttaw has urged the government to introduce a health insurance system for the public to...
Monday - 5th June, 2017
Preserving toddy tradition
A villager climbs up a toddy palm tree in Eian-Shae-Min Htan Taw Village in Madaya town in Mandalay ...
Thursday - 1st June, 2017
Thatbyinnyu temple to start restoration in 2018
The preliminary restoration of the damaged Thatbyinnyu temple in Bagan is expected to begin in 2018 ...
Wednesday - 31st May, 2017
Faster, easier loans for Mandalay SMEs
The Mandalay business community can expect to get faster loan approvals after the government’s reg...
Tuesday - 30th May, 2017
Park Land issue raised by former YCDC member
Park Land rental issue has been pointed out by MP, Public Accounts Committee and civilians to the fo...
Monday - 29th May, 2017
Avoid cell phones while driving
A volunteer places a road safety sticker on a car in Pazundaung, Yangon on May 28 as part of the roa...
Thursday - 25th May, 2017
China buys up Myanmar’s entire mango export
Chine is buying up almost all of Myanmar’s mangoes produced this year, said chair of the Myanmar F...
Wednesday - 24th May, 2017
Tuesday - 23rd May, 2017
Conflict-ridden Nan Si Pon continues to be a bane
Jade and gems region Nan Si Pon in Hkamti township in Sagaing Region continues to be a conflict-ridd...
Monday - 22nd May, 2017
Myanmar girls flex muscles
Young girls participate in a fun event at a park in Yangon yesterday. The event ‘Strong Girls in M...
Thursday - 18th May, 2017
The Myanmar Times will run a series of articles as a curtain-raiser for the 21st Century Pa...
Wednesday - 17th May, 2017
Monsoon marches in
A cyclist rides along the Bogyoke Aung San Street in Yangon on Tuesday. The government has announced...
Tuesday - 16th May, 2017
Time to move to a new location
Street vendors sell their wares on Shwe Bone Thar street, Yangon, on May 15. A spokesperson from Yan...
Monday - 15th May, 2017
Three years to repair U Bein Bridge
The U Bein Bridge in Mandalay will be repaired in 3 years without damaging its original structure....
Thursday - 11th May, 2017
Kason full moon day
A boy pours water to the holy tree in Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon on May 10. Most of the pagodas in M...
Wednesday - 10th May, 2017
Bagan for World Heritage status
A draft plan to designate Bagan as one of the World’s Heritage sites will be submitted to the Unit...
Tuesday - 9th May, 2017
China to restore Thatbyinnyu Pagoda
STATE Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will sign an agreement for the restoration of quake-hit Thatby...
Monday - 8th May, 2017
It may be a prudent decision. But the timing could be wrong. The decision by local authorities to pr...
Thursday - 4th May, 2017
Disputes should be settled at lower level
Conflicts between the Tatmadaw and armed ethnic organisations which are signatory to the NCA should ...
Wednesday - 3rd May, 2017
Ward crime prevention team
A crime prevention team was formed in Kan Thar Yar ward that includes civilians manning road blocks....
Tuesday - 2nd May, 2017
Trade Union wants to meet the vice president
The Confederation of the Trade Unions of Myanmar is demanding to meet the nation’s vice president ...
Monday - 1st May, 2017
Hard Rock Cafe opens in Yangon
Hard Rock Cafe has opened its first outlet in Yangon. Located in Myanmar Plaza, the cafe can accommo...
Thursday - 27th April, 2017
In memory of the Death Railway
Tourists walk on Thailand’s Death Railway at the River Kwai Bridge in Kanchanaburi province, about...
Wednesday - 26th April, 2017
Australia presents vessel to Myanmar to combat narcotics trade
Deputy Commissioner Operations, Michael Outram, formally presented the Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat ...
Monday - 24th April, 2017
“Wait and see” for Myitsone Dam’s future
Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw’s China visit early this month was a success. But the fate of the $3...
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