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AA attacks Tatmadaw column, kills one civilian in separate incidents
Mar 23, 2019
ON THE evening of 21 March, a Tatmadaw column conducting regional stability and security operations in Yathedaung Township, Rakhine State, was attacked by the AA group who were equipped with sma... 59

‘All the fish died’: Kachin communities alarmed at impact of banana plantations
Mar 23, 2019
Communities in Kachin State are increasingly alarmed about the environmental impact of chemical runoff from burgeoning banana plantations. ON THE afternoon of February 6, fish started dying in two ... 64

MTF boss stresses importance of peace in tourism boom
Mar 23, 2019
Myanmar's tourism development depends much on internal peace, said Khin Aung Tun, vice president of the Myanmar Tourism Federation. "Tourism development relies much on the peace of our country. ... 63

Legislature beefs up consumer protections
Mar 22, 2019
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) passed amendments to improve consumer rights in the country on Friday. Under the amendments to the 2014 Consumer Protection Law, a consumer protec... 82

Myanmar Women, Girls Trafficked as ‘Brides’ to China - HRW
Mar 22, 2019
The Myanmar and Chinese governments have failed to stem the trafficking of ethnic Kachin women and girls as “brides” to families in China, Human Rights Watch said in a newly released report. T... 80

Former Blackwater contractor in Myanmar security venture
Mar 22, 2019
A security firm with former US military contractor Erik Prince on its board has moved into Myanmar to provide protection services for international investors, the company told AFP, as it weathers bac... 59

UN official welcomes Rohingya relocation plan
Mar 22, 2019
DHAKA — A senior UN official has welcomed Bangladesh's plan to move Rohingya refugees out of the country's congested camps, but said any move to transfer some 100,000 of them to a flood-prone island... 59

ANP forms probe commission for Mrauk-U attack
Mar 21, 2019
The Arakan National Party (ANP) has formed an inquiry commission to probe civilian injuries and damage to Rakhine heritage buildings in fighting between Tatmadaw (government troops) and Arakan Army (... 108

Eight injured in Myanmar temple town violence
Mar 21, 2019
Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine rebels in Mrauk U, the ancient capital of the Rakhine kingdom, has left at least eight locals injured, scaring tourists and sparking fears that ... 83

Myanmar court jails Rakhine leader for 20 years for treason
Mar 21, 2019
A Myanmar court on Tuesday sentenced a prominent ethnic Rakhine leader to 20 years in jail for treason, a verdict likely to intensify anger amid fighting between the ethnic group and the army. Sec... 80

Local people in Mrauk-U remain scared after shooting in town
Mar 21, 2019
Local people in Mrauk-U are scared after the firing in the town resumed on March 19 in the morning in the wake of such firing yesterday March 18 in the evening. A Mizzima reporter said that almost... 83

5 killed, 27 injured in bus crash in northwestern Myanmar
Mar 19, 2019
At least five people were killed and 27 others were injured in a pilgrimage bus crash on early Monday in Kani township, Myanmar's Sagaing region, according to Sagaing region police force. The exp... 111

Singaporean couple jailed for abusing Myanmar maid
Mar 19, 2019
A Singaporean couple was on Monday jailed for abusing a Myanmar maid after the pair force-fed her with a funnel, made her eat her own vomit and threatened to kill her family if she reported the maltre... 109

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples
Mar 19, 2019
YANGON — Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom and a popular tourist site, local... 92

Arakan Army camps destroyed in border operation, says Indian media
Mar 18, 2019
YANGON — Up to 12 Arakan Army camps were destroyed by the Tatmadaw in a coordinated operation with the Indian army that ended early this month, Indian publications have reported. The operation ta... 124

Call for action to protect Myanmar’s rivers
Mar 18, 2019
This week on International Day of Action for Rivers, Karen Rivers Watch is demanding that all large dams planned and under construction on Myanmar's rivers are completely abandoned so that those most... 130

Respecting the spirit of contract the key for Myanmar government to win confidence of foreign investors
Mar 18, 2019
As Myanmar exerts all-out efforts to attract foreign investors to boost economy, the current government and ruling party should pay more attention to honor the spirit of contract if Myanmar really wa... 107

Century old bullock cart to be showcased in Shweminwun Park
Mar 15, 2019
OVER 100-year-old traditional bullock cart will be displayed to public to see and observe its art according to Sagaing Region Development Affairs Committee. This cart has been maintained by the... 191

Myanmar military accused of abductions
Mar 14, 2019
Muslim militants and government troops, to take refuge at a Buddhist monastery in Maungdaw located in Rakhine State near the Bangladesh border on October 15, 2016. Photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP The Myanma... 154

Civilians trapped as Myanmar rebels squabble over expected China boom
Mar 14, 2019
With artillery exploding around her village in Myanmar's northeast, 70-year-old Nan Nyunt fled to a monastery, one of thousands of civilians trapped between rebel groups who are fighting for influenc... 161


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