Myanmar - The Myanmar Times - Weekend
Friday - 23rd March, 2018
Workers demand new basic wage be paid now
Over 500 garment workers in Yangon went on strike to demand implementation this month of the new K48...
Friday - 16th March, 2018
Myanmar denies UN accusations on Rakhine
Myanmar took exception to two UN reports that accuse the government of human rights violations again...
Friday - 9th March, 2018
Myanmar says the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was misinformed and unable to make a fair j...
Friday - 23rd February, 2018
Manhunt begins for Lashio bank bomber
Investigators are searching for a lone suspect involved in the bombing of Yoma Bank in Lashio townsh...
Friday - 9th February, 2018
Fisherfolk celebrate a way of life in Mon State
Some 1000 people, mostly fishermen and anglers, take part in the annual one-day traditional fishing ...
Friday - 2nd February, 2018
Celebrating Mon heritage
Performers belt out a traditional song at the 71st annual celebration of Mon National Day at Peopleâ...
Friday - 26th January, 2018
A neighbourly handshake
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) shakes hands with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,...
Friday - 19th January, 2018
Taming the dragon in Yangon
Performers hone their skills in the lion dance in Yangon on Thursday for a competition to be held du...
Friday - 12th January, 2018
Tainted fish dish
A couple passes by a grilled fish restaurant at Hledan, Kamaryut township in Yangon on January 11. A...
Friday - 5th January, 2018
NLD Chief ministers want casinos for tourism
Chief ministers from Mandalay, Tanintharyi, Shan, Kayin and Mon are seeking the governmentâ€™s appro...
Friday - 29th December, 2017
Roving on smooth seas
A Moken (also called a sea gypsy) woman rows a traditional boat near Ma Kayone Galet village beach o...
Friday - 22nd December, 2017
Rights body supports detained journalists China urges others to help solve refugee crisis
China urged other countries to help Myanmar and Bangladesh resolve the refugee crisis â€œinstead of ...
Friday - 15th December, 2017
President in Tokyo Mixed Mon, Karen races on new national race list
The government will officially include mixed Mon and Karen races on its new race list that will soon...
Friday - 8th December, 2017
Myanmar slams UNHRC resolution on Rakhine
Myanmar criticised the United Nations Human Rights Councilâ€™s resolution that condemned alleged hum...
Friday - 1st December, 2017
150,000 workers return from Thailand this year
About 150,000 Myanmar workers who failed to resolve their employment status in Thailand have returne...
Friday - 24th November, 2017
Deal signed, refugee repatriation to begin Yangon spays dogs to curb stray population Malaysian firm accused of abuses in Tanintharyi
The Yangon City Development Committee carries out a massive campaign of sterilization and vaccinatio...
Friday - 17th November, 2017
Kyaik Hti Yoe, a site for pilgrims and tourists
Easily one of the most visited places in Myanmar by both local and foreign tourists is Kyaik Hti Yoe...
Friday - 10th November, 2017
Myanmarâ€™s first cable car project delayed
Myanmarâ€™s first cable car project in Mon State at Kyaik Htee Yoe pagoda, also known as the Golden ...
Friday - 3rd November, 2017
Cancer awareness drive to educate masses
As cancer cases rise in the country, health officials are launching awareness programmes to educate ...
Friday - 27th October, 2017
Kayinâ€™s chief minister fails to sway locals on power plant
LOCAL people and civil societies have told Kayin Stateâ€™s chief minister that they oppose a plan to...
Friday - 20th October, 2017
Probe aims at cause of Kandawgyi fire
Authorities and hotel owners are still unsure what triggered the massive blaze that killed two forei...
Friday - 13th October, 2017
Trust between villagers lost in conflict
AT a very serendipitous beach under a clear blue sky, throngs of people are staying. Naked children ...
Friday - 6th October, 2017
Full moon celebration in full swing
Worshippers throng Shwedagon Pagoda to pay homage on the auspicious occasion of Thadingyut, full moo...
Friday - 29th September, 2017
No freedom yet for US embassy four
Four persons, including activist Win Ko Ko Latt (shown at right), who were charged for protesting in...
Friday - 15th September, 2017
Campaign to eradicate illegal wildlife trade
Officials in Yangon have launched campaigns to wipe out illegal wildlife trade and urge consumers to...
Friday - 8th September, 2017
Local people live in fear in Maungdaw
Local communities continue to live in fear in Maungdaw, Rakhine State, as the houses of fleeing vill...
Friday - 1st September, 2017
Nationalists want terror instigators punished
Dozens of nationalists gathered near Maha Bandula Park in Yangon on Wednesday and urged the governme...
Friday - 25th August, 2017
Protesting sock factory workers fired
The DJY Knitting Myanmar sock factory terminated some 280 workers after they failed to report for wo...
Friday - 18th August, 2017
Leaders mourn passing of elder statesman
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi speaks at the funeral of U Aung Shwe, former president of the National League f...
Friday - 11th August, 2017
Parking space or marketplace
Car brokers relax in a tent next to an unsold car without a license plate on Bo Aung Kyaw Street (Up...
Friday - 28th July, 2017
Recurring floods displace over 130,000 in Myanmar
RECURRING floods in large part of the country have forced over 130,000 people to flee their homes as...
Friday - 21st July, 2017
Operation alleviates plight of migrant workers
Some of the 125 Myanmar job seekers who were rescued from the clutches of human traffickers by Thail...
Friday - 14th July, 2017
Laughing in the face of adversity
A young fishmonger teases and cracks jokes about his unsold fish stock at the Kyimyintaing fish mark...
Friday - 7th July, 2017
Jobs planned for returning workers
The government is planning to create jobs for migrant workers who have returned from Thailand due to...
Friday - 30th June, 2017
Angkor Wat, Bagan to be twin cities
Plans are in the pipeline to make two historical and touristic places, Angkor Wat and Bagan sister c...
Friday - 16th June, 2017
Missing piece from crashed aircraft found
The Aung Thu Kha fishing boat, on a search mission for the crashed Tatmadaw plane, reported yesterda...
Friday - 9th June, 2017
Refugees bear the brunt of war in Kachin State
Six years after government troops and the KIA began fighting on June 9, 2011, tens of thousands of c...
Friday - 2nd June, 2017
First day in school
Students enter the compound of the Basic Education High School No (2) in Bahan Township yesterday, t...
Friday - 26th May, 2017
Tax target increased by K11 billion in Mandalay
The amount of earmarked tax collected from entrepreneurs in Mandalay Region for this financial year ...
Friday - 19th May, 2017
Pension for elders
The government has allocated K420 million for social pensions for the elderly for the 2017-2018 fisc...
Friday - 12th May, 2017
Village income rises by 14pc due to new project
According to a one-year study of the new village project, a collaboration between the Korean Interna...
Friday - 5th May, 2017
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meets Pope Francis
After the private audience yesterday, the Vatican and Myanmar formally agreed to establish full dipl...
Friday - 28th April, 2017
Garbage collection service suffer losses
The Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) garbage collection system, which serves municipal gro...
Friday - 21st April, 2017
Presidentâ€™s reserve fund to ensure Yangon power supply â€˜Cheikâ€™ to donate K6.5 million to charity
firstname.lastname@example.org THE Presidentâ€™s Reserve Fund will be used to ensure there is suff...
Friday - 7th April, 2017
Thingyan mood begins
A boy aims at the shopper with his newly bought water gun at Yay Tar Shae Street in Bahan township o...
Friday - 24th March, 2017
Only a week left to register SIM cards
Mobile phone subscribers have only a week left to register their subscriber identity module (SIM) ca...
Friday - 17th March, 2017
Kyautaw fuel shop fire destroys 45 shops
Some K50 million worth of business assets were destroyed when a fire broke out at a row of shops sel...
Friday - 10th March, 2017
Victims leave homes as fighting continues
Victims of the conflict wait for transportation as they leave from the China-myanmar border town of ...
Friday - 3rd March, 2017
St.paul High School gets Heritageâ€™s blue plaque
Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) mark historic and reputable Basic Education High School (6) Botahtaung a...
Friday - 24th February, 2017
300 Myanmar workers in Thailand go on strike
The Myanmar migrants working at a motorcycle helmet factory in Bangkok went on strike to demand bett...
Friday - 17th February, 2017
Four dead in murdersuicide case in Malaysia
A 27-year-old Myanmar man living in Malaysiaâ€™s Selangor state killed himself after murdering his w...
Friday - 10th February, 2017
Protests planned against May Yu FM
Demonstrators will take to the streets on February 10 in a protest against radio station May Yu FM a...
Friday - 3rd February, 2017
A day to remember for Myanmar
Little egrets fighting in the Moe Yun Gyi wildlife sanctuary and wetlands resort in Bago, Myanmar, 2...
Friday - 27th January, 2017
2 Shan leaders to conduct survey about peace conf
To gauge what members of the public think about the upcoming, second 21st-century Panglong Conferenc...
Friday - 20th January, 2017
3 Federal Union plans eyed
As the Kayin State national-level political dialogue broke into brainstorming sessions yesterday, th...
Friday - 13th January, 2017
3 Pilot project seeks to digitise ID cards
A pilot program being unrolled by the immigration department in Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw, as...
Friday - 30th December, 2016
2016 in review NLDâ€™S cabinet may see a 2017 reshuffle
While Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says her governmentâ€™s best achievement so far has been a lack of corrup...
Friday - 23rd December, 2016
4 Captain, owners of Sagaing ferry to face trial Long-term accommodation settled for refugees Gas export revenue crumbles Dutch tourist deported
Police said enough evidence has been gathered to prosecute a case against the captain and owners of ...
Friday - 16th December, 2016
Tanintharyi groups call for projects to be transparent
A coalition of Tanintharyi activists, CSOS and residents has lashed out at the government and the KN...
Friday - 9th December, 2016
5 Lack of consultation sparks budget feud Rakhine investigation body holds first meeting
An investigation commission to probe allegations of rights abuses surrounding the ongoing military c...
Friday - 2nd December, 2016
Garment workers are facing a host of negative consequences since the country instituted its first mi...
Friday - 25th November, 2016
Truck passenger killed amid Shan State clashes
A truck passenger was shot and killed as a convoy of vehicles loaded with goods on the highway conne...
Friday - 18th November, 2016
3 Second case of Zika virus suspected Trucks crossing from China border seized
Five trucks carrying goods from China were seized in eastern Shan State this week by authorities who...
Friday - 11th November, 2016
3 Aircraft part falls from Hpakant skies No agreements after DPN, govt meet
The two sides will meet again later this month to address the armed ethnic blocâ€™s demands, which i...
Friday - 4th November, 2016
2 NLD member hit with defamation charge
NLD member U Myo Yan Naung Thein has been charged under 66d of the Telecommunications Law in relatio...
Friday - 28th October, 2016
11 Russia, Myanmar cooperate on nuclear tech
The two countries this week launched a working body for nuclear technology cooperation and plan to e...
Friday - 21st October, 2016
4 Witness testifies to abuse at Ava tailoring shop
The first witness called in the trial of six family members accused of psychologically and physicall...
Friday - 14th October, 2016
UNFC to meet with govt peace commission
THE Delegation for Political Negotiation is meeting in Nay Pyi Taw tomorrow with the governmentâ€™s ...
Friday - 7th October, 2016
3 Dutch tourist found guilty, imprisoned Senior NLD members tell party MPS to play nice
Ruling party leadership has warned its lawmakers not to do anything that will reflect badly on the p...
Friday - 30th September, 2016
6-7 Witnesses testify to Dutch man unplugging amp
Three witnesses provided testimony in Mandalay yesterday at the trial of a Dutch tourist charged for...
Friday - 23rd September, 2016
6-7 Ethnic armed group releases detained villagers
More than 50 villagers who had been detained by the Restoration Council of Shan State, allegedly for...
Friday - 16th September, 2016
Rights groups call for UN resolution on Myanmar
As the UN General Assembly convenes this week, advocacy groups are pushing for another resolution cr...
Friday - 9th September, 2016
3 US sanctions review on the table in coming visit Bill committee proposes law to â€˜protect civiliansâ€™
The lower house bill committee submitted proposed legislation yesterday guaranteeing fundamental fre...
Friday - 2nd September, 2016
Walkout deals blow to Panglong unity Review commission looks at Myitsone contract
A review of the Chinese-backed and temporarily suspended Myitsone hydropower dam has finally gotten ...
Friday - 26th August, 2016
Security questions linger ahead of peace summit
WITH less than one week to go until ethnic armed groups from around the country descend on the capit...
Friday - 19th August, 2016
Shan oppose dams on Thanlwin
OVER 20,000 residents of communities along Shan Stateâ€™s Thanlwin River have signed a petition to p...
Friday - 12th August, 2016
Mixed results for Yangonâ€™s 100-day plan
WHAT has the Yangon Region government achieved in its 100-day initiative? There are three major area...
Friday - 5th August, 2016
5 Outbreak in Sagaing kills 36 children
An outbreak of an unknown disease with measles-like symptoms has hit a remote area of northern Sagai...
Friday - 29th July, 2016
6 Thousands evacuated as Chindwin swells MPS debate overnight guest registration
Reforms to the Ward or Village Tract Administration Law are shaping up as a face-off between propone...
Friday - 22nd July, 2016
6-7 Rakhine State to reveal 100-day agenda Census religion data released
Several weeks after the new administrationâ€™s first 100 days in office already elapsed, the state g...
Friday - 8th July, 2016
8-9 Evacuation numbers rise after Rakhine floods
More than 20,000 Rakhine State residents across five townships remained displaced and thousands of h...
Friday - 1st July, 2016
4 Workers file lawsuit against Thai poultry farm
Fourteen Myanmar migrant workers filed a complaint against their factory for forcing them to work lo...
Friday - 24th June, 2016
Crowd angry as state counsellor meets few Arakan Army commander discusses ongoing clashes
Arakan Army leader BrigadierGeneral Tun Myat Naing talks about his opposition to a Tatmadaw demand t...
Friday - 17th June, 2016
3 New air transport policy under way No prevention amid rash of drowning deaths
While drowning remains the leading cause of injury and deaths in the country, and has already killed...
Friday - 10th June, 2016
3 On anniversary of Kachin clashes, IDPS need aid Diphtheria kills six Fine for botched rice
A deadly diphtheria outbreak has cost the lives of one child in the delta and five children in Yango...
Friday - 27th May, 2016
For young Shan IDPS, a makeshift classroom
Barred by the Speaker from discussing ongoing fighting in parliament, a Shan State MP is working wit...
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