285 dead, over 1,000 injured during Thingyan

At least 285 deaths were reported to have been related to this year’s Thingyan festivities between April 13 and 17, up from 272 last year, according to Myanmar state media....

Why is Thingyan on April 13 every year?

Have you ever wondered why Thingyan, also known as Burmese New Year or Water Festival, starts on April 13 every year? A...

Why is Thingyan on April 13 every year?

Myanmar govt spokesman calls out UN rights rapporteur for sharing ‘wrong information’

Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay has criticized Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar,...

Myanmar govt spokesman calls out UN rights rapporteur for sharing ‘wrong information’

Burmese-American women suffer widest wage gap among Asian Americans

Burmese-American women suffer the widest wage gap among all Asian American ethnic communities compared to white men,...

Burmese-American women suffer widest wage gap among Asian Americans

Myanmar govt spokesman denies state media report that Inn Din soldiers were released from prison

Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay has denied a report that seven soldiers were released in this week’s...

Myanmar govt spokesman denies state media report that Inn Din soldiers were released from prison

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