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Online Film Festival Spotlights Mental Health Effects of Isolation Amid COVID-19 in Myanmar
MEDIA May 26, 2020
The ongoing Snack Film Festival, an online event organized by LOKA Media, 3-ACT and Counseling Corner, was launched on May 18 with an invitation to all aspiring filmmakers to participate in its com... 55


Over 1,400 tons of illegal timber seized in Mandalay amid Covid-19 outbreak
GENERAL May 26, 2020
Over 1,458.77 tons of illegal timber were seized in Mandalay Region from January to May 21 this year, according to Mandalay Region Forest Department. The seized illegal timbers were 253.97 tons... 58

First Myanmar Doctor to Contract COVID-19 Recovers
GENERAL May 26, 2020
Anesthesiologist Dr. Myint Myint Sein from Pyay General Hospital in Bago Region became the first doctor in Myanmar to be infected with COVID-19 last month. After receiving treatment, she has recove... 72

Govt to survey pandemic’s effect on street children in Myanmar
GENERAL May 26, 2020
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement will conduct an assessment of the conditions and needs of street children in Yangon and Mandalay next month, as it tries to halt the spread of... 50

Myanmar Facebook User Sued for Accusing Mandalay Chief Minister of Corruption
GENERAL May 26, 2020
Mandalay – A Mandalay regional government employee has filed a complaint under the infamous Telecommunications Act against a Facebook user who accused the Mandalay chief minister of corruptio... 56

Former Tanintharyi Region Chief Minister sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment
GENERAL May 25, 2020
Tanintharyi Region court reportedly sentenced former region government Chief Minister Dr. Lei Lei Maw charged with corruption to 30 years’ imprisonment in four cases. On May 22, the region c... 56

Returnees from Thailand to be let in if COVID-19 test result show negatives
GENERAL May 25, 2020
MYEIK-Myanmar migrants stranded in Thailand are now returning their native via Kawtthaung border as the second batch but they will only be allowed back home if they tested negative for COVID-19. ... 62

NLD warns of more racial, religious strife as polls near
GENERAL May 25, 2020
Racial and religious conflict will grow across the country as the election nears, and people should stay calm, leaders of political parties warned. An incident with religious overtones happened in... 72

Myanmar editor jailed for 2 years over coronavirus error
GENERAL May 25, 2020
A Myanmar news editor has been jailed for two years after his agency reported a coronavirus death that turned out to be false, his lawyer said Friday. The country has only 199 confirmed cases of c... 57

Two new COVID-19 cases, total 201
GENERAL May 23, 2020
Yangon—Two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 are reported, taking the total number of cases to 201, according to the statement by the Ministry of Health and Sports at 7 am on 23 May. Two me... 94


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