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Legal questions arise over Kyaukphyu port’s ESIA process
Jul 20, 2019
The environmental and social impact assessment process for the China-backed port project in central Rakhine has started but questions arise whether developers are using the right legal framework. ... 48

Waso full moon day art exhibition held at Indian embassy
Jul 20, 2019
Art exhibition commemorating Waso full moon day was held at the Indian embassy in Yangon on July 16. Indian ambassador to Myanmar said, “This exhibition is jointly organized by Indian embassy an... 32

Southeast Asia’s meth gangs making $60 billion a year: UN
Jul 20, 2019
Southeast Asia's drug gangs are making over $60 billion a year pumping out record amounts of methamphetamine, then laundering the profits through the region's mushrooming number of casinos, a UN stud... 33

Israel to bar Myanmar military representatives from arms expos
Jul 20, 2019
The Israeli government will bar military representatives from Myanmar from attending arms expositions held in Israel as long as Myanmar remains under an international arms embargo, Haaretz reported q... 33

US ban on Myanmar army chief not enough, says UN
Jul 20, 2019
A US travel ban on Myanmar's army chief and three other top officers for their role in orchestrating a crackdown against Rohingya Muslims does not go far enough, a UN rights investigator said Thursda... 29

Myanmar protests demand military loosen grip on politics
Jul 20, 2019
Protesters in Myanmar called for the military to loosen its grip on politics Wednesday, as tensions mount over the country's army-drafted constitution ahead of national elections next year. The 20... 33

Myanmar nationals hold protest in U.S. against Singapore
Jul 20, 2019
A group of Myanmar nationals staged a protest in front of the Singapore Embassy in Washington DC on Monday, in a show of support for the six Myanmar nationals recently arrested in Singapore and depor... 27

Large haul of narcotic drugs seized in Yangon
Jul 20, 2019
Myanmar authorities seized a large haul of narcotic drugs worth 200 million kyats (133,333 U.S. dollars) from a house in Myanmar's Yangon region, Xinhua reported. The seizure was made by the joint... 24

Thirteen more influenza deaths reported
Jul 20, 2019
A total of 13 more deaths by A(H1N1) pdm 09 influenza have been reported in Myanmar over the past four days, according to Xinhua. The total death toll rose to 56 as of Tuesday from 43 deaths previ... 25

Detained filmmaker U Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi speaks from Insein Prison
Jul 17, 2019
U Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, filmmaker and founder of the Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival, is being prosecuted for allegedly defaming the Tatmadaw in a series of Facebook posts. He has... 84

Arakan Army releases video of civilian captive
Jul 17, 2019
The Arakan Army (AA) has issued a short video of a civilian it has held in captivity for four months following the siege of a national army outpost, RFA reported. The AA said in an earlier report ... 89

Most of country’s tiger habitat ‘too dangerous to survey’
Jul 17, 2019
Only 10 percent of tiger habitat was included in the latest tiger population survey nationwide, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society-Myanmar. The size of the tiger population is diffi... 93

First ever android developers conference in Yangon
Jul 17, 2019
Each room is filled with software enthusiasts and newcomers who want to find out new information in the technology sector. They are spending their whole day catching up on cutting-edge trends in the r... 89

H1N1 death toll rises to 54
Jul 17, 2019
Till July 15 this year, over 270 people were found to have been infected with H1N1 and the number of death toll rose to 54, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports. Out of 196 patients wit... 85

Youth rush to help households as 10,000 affected by Myitkyina flooding
Jul 17, 2019
MYITKYINA — Youth and former drug users volunteered support in Myitkyina as the Ayeyarwady River broke its banks and flooded the Kachin State capital, affecting more than 10,000 people. With wate... 76

NLD government urged to stay true to promise to amend the constitution
Jul 16, 2019
88-Generation student leader Mya Aye says Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi was seeking the peaceful amendment of the 2008 Constitution within the framework of law so that all must follow beh... 88

Scientists find new bird fossil with an unusually long toe in Myanmar
Jul 16, 2019
Paleontologists from China and other countries have discovered the fossil of a new species of tiny bird in Northern Myanmar that has one unusually long talon, providing valuable information on the ev... 85

Missing school girl in boat accident found dead
Jul 16, 2019
One missing school girl out of four has been found dead after a boat capsized in central Myanmar's Magway region, Xinhua reported. The victim was discovered near Kinponkai village in Mindon townsh... 79

India delivers torpedoes to Myanmar
Jul 16, 2019
India has delivered the first batch of Shyena advanced lightweight torpedoes to Myanmar as part of a USD37.9 million deal that New Delhi signed with Naypyitaw in early 2017, Jane’s 360 has reported... 86

Thousands forced to flee due to flooding
Jul 16, 2019
Days of heavy monsoon rain and dangerously high river levels have forced more than 18,000 people from their homes and flooded at least one camp for people displaced by recent fighting, Reuters report... 74


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