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Mandalay cancels annual Taungbyone festival in August
Jun 30, 2020
Mandalay will not celebrate the traditional Taungbyone Festival, one of the most popular events in the country, as the government slowed the reopening of the country due to the persistent rise of CO... 1395

Myanmar Election Commission Rebuffs Military-Backed Party, Upholds Use of National Hero’s Image
Jun 30, 2020
YANGON—Myanmar’s Union Election Commission (UEC) said Saturday that there is no law prohibiting the use of pictures of late national hero General Aung San—the father of State Coun... 1472

Deterioration worsen in ancient city Moe Nae in Shan State
Jun 30, 2020
In order to promote tourism in Shan State, an ancient city Moe Nae, in southern Shan State, has been submitted for the second time to recognize as ancient cultural city to Shan State chief minister b... 904

Myanmar Govt Vows Legal Action Against Fake News Sites
Jun 30, 2020
The government will take legal action against those who run fake news pages after disinformation about the ruling National League for Democracy and a senior President’s Office official spread... 1106

Myanmar survey finds limited understanding among citizens of democracy, federalism
Jun 30, 2020
Myanmar’s political reforms and steps taken by the NLD government over the past four years would come under scrutiny during the forthcoming elections. There is no doubt that at this moment Daw... 1125

A member of satirical poetry troupe Peacock Generation released from prison
Jun 27, 2020
Ko Phoe Thar, a member of satirical poetry troupe Peacock Generation, was released from Insein Prison on June 26, after serving his prison sentence. Several members of the Peacock Generation were ... 781

Quarter of a Million Myanmar Workers Left Jobless Due to COVID-19
Jun 27, 2020
YANGON—Around 250,000 Myanmar workers have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 crisis both locally and internationally as factories, shops, restaurants and other major employers have been for... 747

27 illegal foreigners arrested in Mayangone Township, Yangon
Jun 27, 2020
Police, immigrant officials and administrative officials on June 24 conducted surprises checks at Mudita Housing in Mayangone Township in Yangon Region, and arrested 27 illegal foreigners, confirmed... 686

Senior Myanmar Police Officer Accused of Sexual Exploitation of Female Officer
Jun 27, 2020
YANGON—Home Affairs Ministry spokesman Police Colonel Kyaw Thiha confirmed the ministry has received a complaint against Police Brigadier-General Zaw Moe Than, who oversees appointments in th... 719

Police shoot house owner wielding a sword in Tanintharyi Region
Jun 27, 2020
Authorities have said that a family (four members) stealthily came back from Thailand to Chaung Mon village in Boatpyin Township in Kawthaung in Tanintharyi Region. Authorities went and tried to b... 649

Yangon’s Sanchaung township launches digital pet registration
Jun 26, 2020
Sanchaung township in Yangon launched digital pet registration on June 24 to improve the monitoring of household dogs and cats and prevent disputes. The township municipal committee carried out... 752

Six activists charged
Jun 26, 2020
Myanmar police have charged six activists who participated in protests against a year-long government-ordered internet service shutdown in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden Rakhine state, accusing t... 535

Arakan Army Seizes Three Soldiers’ Sons in Western Myanmar
Jun 26, 2020
Sittwe, Rakhine State — The Arakan Army (AA) has abducted three young men, who are the sons of military personnel in Rakhine State’s Rathedaung Township, according to Myanmar’s mi... 677

Three crocodiles from Thailand seized in Myawady
Jun 25, 2020
MYAWADY-Three crocodiles being brought from Maesoat, Thailand, were seized in Myawady Township, on June 22nd According to the tip-off, saying that baby crocodiles were being bred at a house ne... 713

Seized precursor chemicals and paraphernalia destroyed in Shan State
Jun 25, 2020
MUSE-In order to mark 33rd International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the anti-drug force destroyed seized precursor chemicals and paraphernalia worth US$2.3 million at a field ... 552

Chinese-Made Arms Due for Myanmar Seized on Thai Border
Jun 25, 2020
Yangon — A joint task force, including the Thai military and police, seized a large cache of Chinese-made weapons, which are believed to be destined for Myanmar, on Tuesday morning. AK47 a... 556

Monk Charged with Murder of Teenager in Myanmar's Magwe Region
Jun 24, 2020
A teenager was stabbed to death in Aung Lan township of Magwe Region last Thursday. The perpetrator has been detained and police have filed a case against him pressing murder charges. The perpet... 733

The first aquatic museum of Myanmar will complete in December
Jun 24, 2020
The first international-standard Myanmar Aquarium including an underwater tunnel is expected to complete in coming December according to Mottma Development Group. It is being constructed in Kandawgy... 688

Myanmar Seeks to Fly Illegal Migrants Home From Malaysia As More Suicides Reported Amid COVID-19
Jun 24, 2020
Yangon – Myanmar’s government has requested Malaysia’s assistance in repatriating illegal workers after eight suicides of undocumented migrants from Myanmar. Thousands of unre... 678

Myanmar Called to End Yearlong Internet Blackout in Volatile West
Jun 23, 2020
YANGON — As the government’s internet shutdown in parts of conflict-torn Rakhine State and neighboring Chin State turned one year on Sunday, calls to lift the restrictions have mounted ... 696


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