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Thousands march in Rakhine to demand end of fighting
May 19, 2019
Thousands of people, including monks, marched on Sunday in Sittwe township in Rakhine State calling for an end to the fighting between the Tatmadaw (military) and Arakan Army (AA). The demonstr... 30

Some 250,000 Rohingya refugees receive first ID cards: UN
May 19, 2019
GENEVA — The UN said Friday it has registered more than 250,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, providing many with their first ever identification cards and proof of their right to return to Myanm... 17

A win-win project for Irrawaddy dolphins
May 19, 2019
In the sixth instalment of a series profiling Myanmar’s leading responsible tourism businesses, Frontier highlights a project aimed at helping to save the Irrawaddy dolphin. By ALFRED SKARTVEIT H... 25

Young Buddhists conduct white rose campaign for Yangon Muslims
May 19, 2019
Young Buddhists who claim they love peace conducted a “white rose” campaign at Bahadur Zafar Shar Dargah mosque in Dagon Township, Yangon on May 17 by giving out roses to Muslims. Young Buddhi... 17

Six Naga rebels sued under Unlawful Associations Act
May 19, 2019
Six rebels of the Naga armed group NSCN(K) have been sued under Section 17 (1) of the Unlawful Associations Act, said the North Western Command’s Information Officer Colonel Than Naing. Some of the ... 19

State Counsellor and transport ministry honour MNA captains, crew members
May 19, 2019
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Ministry of Transportation and Communications awarded certificates to seven captains and crew members of Myanmar National Airlines (MNA), that landed their plane... 11

Myanmar unis climb in world rankings
May 17, 2019
Some Myanmar universities, including the University of Yangon and the University of Mandalay, have climbed in the World University Rankings 2019, Education Minister U Myo Thein Gyi said. “Som... 76

Nearly 20 people injured in Mandalay protest
May 17, 2019
Nearly 20 people were injured Wednesday after police in Mandalay region fired rubber bullets and tear gas into a crowd protesting construction at a coal-powered cement plant that is operated as part o... 71

Interview with a hero
May 17, 2019
Recently Myanmar National Airway (MNA) flight number UB 103 could not extend its nose landing gear at Mandalay Tada-U airport and the aircraft had to make an emergency landing without the nose landing... 67

Commander-in-Chief’s twitter account suspend
May 17, 2019
Myanmar’s top military leader has had his Twitter account suspended, RFA reported. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing had his @sgminaunghlaing account taken offline this week, nine months after his ... 62

Muslim community demands protection
May 17, 2019
The leader of Myanmar's Muslim community demanded on Thursday that the government protect Muslims' religious rights during the holy month of Ramadan after three temporary places of worship were forcib... 56

Thai authorities launch crackdown on undocumented Myanmar migrants
May 17, 2019
About 100 undocumented Myanmar migrants were rounded up in Tak’s Mae Sot district on Thursday morning, Thailand’s The Nation reported. In a joint operation to crack down on migrants who illega... 44

Hlaingtharyar locals protest against frequent power outages
May 16, 2019
Around 500 people from Hlaingtharyar Township in Yangon staged a protest march yesterday, demanding the regular power distribution. Chitsu Ma, leader of the protest march said: “We protest due ... 71

UN official urges “durable” solutions for 270,000 people displaced by conflict
May 16, 2019
YANGON — A senior United Nations official says it is “critical” that a national strategy being developed by the government to find solutions to displacement addresses the root causes of the prob... 73

Bootleg liquor kills 7 Myanmar workers
May 16, 2019
Seven Myanmar migrant workers have died and two have been hospitalised after drinking bootleg alcohol in Malaysia in the past three weeks, according to the Kuala Lumpur-based charity Kathpone Free... 60

Strong wind destroys about 800 houses in Kani
May 16, 2019
Strong wind destroyed about 800 houses in Kani Township, Yinmabin district, Sagaing Region injuring two people on May 13, said Sa Willian Frank, Director of regional disaster management office. So... 48

Win Gabaw Elephant Camp: A Sanctuary to Visit
May 16, 2019
If you love travel and love to feed animals, then there is good news for you. At Win GaBaw Elephant Camp you can do both. The camp is located near 39-mile post on Yangon-Mandalay Highway—just around... 50

600 million kyats worth of drugs seized in Shan State
May 16, 2019
A large amount of narcotics worth 600 million kyats (400,000 U.S. dollars) have been seized in Myanmar’s Shan state, the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) said on Tuesday. The sei... 43

Employment agencies urge break for workers on Thai fee
May 14, 2019
The Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation is urging the Labour Ministry to make it easier for migrant workers to pay the 3600-baht (K174,000) processing fee charged by the Thai governmen... 68

'Dead livestock and water running out' in Myanmar village under army lockdown
May 14, 2019
YANGON — Rakhine villagers trapped by a Myanmar army lockdown said Tuesday they are fast running out of water as the operation against suspected ethnic rebels, which killed six and saw mass detentio... 63


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