No ‘sayadaw’ title for false monks (hint: Wirathu), says ministry

Myanmar’s Ministry of Religion and Culture seems to have finally made a clean break with firebrand cleric Wirathu. That seems to be the logical takeaway from a public service...

Suu Kyi offers condolences to former dictator who ordered her house arrest

State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi last week sat down and penned a hand-written condolence letter of condolence to the...

Suu Kyi offers condolences to former dictator who ordered her house arrest

Get ready for more blackouts: YESC

You know those two-hour blackouts we’ve been getting on the reg these days? We’ve got some bad news, Yangonites....

Get ready for more blackouts: YESC

Yangon hospital reports skyrocketing dog bites

The Dog Bite Treatment Center in Myanmar’s dog-bitiest city, Yangon, said this week that its home base, Yangon...

Yangon hospital reports skyrocketing dog bites

Wirathu sedition trial to begin next week – with or without him

Fugitive ultranationalist monk U Wirathu will be tried in absentia for sedition, a Yangon court announced yesterday....

Wirathu sedition trial to begin next week – with or without him

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