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Charges against comedian’s suspected killers downgraded to assault

Charges against comedian’s suspected killers downgraded to assault

The trial of the three young men suspected of fatally beating viral video star Aung Yell Htwe resumed yesterday after the case was controversially closed in July, leading to the...

Yangon attorney general among 6 arrested for taking bribes to drop comedian’s murder case

Yangon attorney general among 6 arrested for taking bribes to drop comedian’s murder case

Yangon Region’s attorney general and five other officials were arrested on Thursday for allegedly accepting a bribe in exchange for dropping the case against three young men...

Comedian’s suspected killers rumored abroad as Myanmar govt orders case reopened

Comedian’s suspected killers rumored abroad as Myanmar govt orders case reopened

Myanmar’s Attorney General has ordered a Yangon court to reopen the murder case against three men suspected of beating a popular internet comedian to death at a festival last...

Viral video star fatally beaten at New Year’s Eve party

Viral video star fatally beaten at New Year’s Eve party

Internet comedian Aung Yell Htwe was fatally beaten at a New Year’s Eve party in Yangon this week. He died from his injuries at Yangon General Hospital on Jan. 2, prompting an...

Fire guts S. Korean-owned garment factory in Thingangyun

Fire guts S. Korean-owned garment factory in Thingangyun

A fire broke out at a garment factory in Thingangyun Township on Tuesday morning, causing K720 million (US$527,000) in damages. The factory is operated by the Seoul-based Yangon...

Taxi registration causes weeklong traffic nightmare

Taxi registration causes weeklong traffic nightmare

An office of the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) in Thingangyun Township began accepting applications for taxi registration on November 15, sparking a week of severe...

Monsoon Madness gets nationalist rebranding after DJs pull out

Monsoon Madness gets nationalist rebranding after DJs pull out

The organizers of the Monsoon Madness Music Festival have confirmed that all four of the original international acts on their lineup have pulled out. In an attempt to salvage...

Disabled millionaire ‘psychic’ who advised Asian elites dies at 58

Disabled millionaire ‘psychic’ who advised Asian elites dies at 58

Swe Swe Win, a Myanmar fortuneteller who had the ears of several Southeast Asian politicians for over two decades and influenced major political events, died at 4:20am on Sunday...

Newly-minted world champ Aung La N Sang hopes to unite Myanmar through martial arts 

Newly-minted world champ Aung La N Sang hopes to unite Myanmar through martial arts 

By Maung Zarni Burmese dissident Maung Zarni tells the inspirational story of his fellow countryman, who is fighting to unite the nation It is instinctive for people to look for...

Myanmar leaders must nurture the country’s many potential ‘Aung La Nsangs’

Myanmar leaders must nurture the country’s many potential ‘Aung La Nsangs’

by Maung Zarni In our long-running civil wars and waves of racial and religious violence, how many Aung La Nsangs have we killed, maimed or otherwise destroyed? On Friday, in...