Elderly woman asks if her doll ‘companion’ can also come to care home (PHOTOS)

Well, here’s some Monday morning feels for everyone Over the weekend, the Twilight Villa, an old age home located in East Dagon Township, posted a short but overwhelmingly heartfelt post about their newest resident, an 87-year-old woman named Tin Tin Before coming to the villa, Tin Tin lived in a shelter in the backyard of her family’s compound, and found companion in the form of a baby doll “Her...

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Up close with the residents of the Twante Snake Temple [PHOTOS]

“We will always remember U Ne Win’s sacrifice”: Aung San Suu Kyi releases statement praising killed taxi driver Ne Win

Nearly one month after NLD legal advisor Ko Ni was assassinated at the airport and Ne Win, a taxi driver who helped chase down the culprit, was killed on the scene, State...

“We will always remember U Ne Win’s sacrifice”: Aung San Suu Kyi releases statement praising killed taxi driver Ne Win

Myanmar’s powerful Wa militia warns no peace in sight

The head of Myanmar's most powerful ethnic rebel group has warned that fighting in the country's restive borderlands has reached a critical point, threatening to derail the...

Myanmar’s powerful Wa militia warns no peace in sight

Myanmar security forces probe Rohingya prison deaths

Myanmar's security forces are investigating the deaths of eight Rohingya in custody who were among hundreds arrested during a military crackdown in the north of Rakhine state, the...

Myanmar security forces probe Rohingya prison deaths

Hundreds of Myanmar farmers facing court for trespassing on their own land

Some 350 farmers from Myanmar's Mandalay region are facing court cases related to land-grabbing, most of them brought since Aung San Suu Kyi's government took power a year ago,...

Hundreds of Myanmar farmers facing court for trespassing on their own land

Chinese students dominate the Burmese language classroom

Students from China outnumber other groups of foreign students at the Yangon University of Foreign Languages, Eleven reported this week Among the 249 foreign students...

Chinese students dominate the Burmese language classroom

Myanmar makes record seizures of illegal timber

Myanmar seized a record amount of illegal timber this financial year as part of a government clampdown to protect the country's rapidly disappearing forests, a senior official...

Myanmar makes record seizures of illegal timber

Fugitive slowly gained new mother’s trust before snatching baby

A newborn child was abducted from the Central Women’s Hospital in Mandalay on February 15, and no progress has been made in recovering the infant or in apprehending the suspect...

Fugitive slowly gained new mother’s trust before snatching baby

Myanmar will host the AFF U-18 Championship in September

The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U-18 Championship is set to take place in Myanmar in September, the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) announced on Tuesday The tournament...

Myanmar will host the AFF U-18 Championship in September

Police detain culprit who baked yaba stash into cake

People sure are getting creative with their drug transportation methods On Monday, Pathein police caught a 33-year-old man who was attempting to transport a stash of WY-marked...

Police detain culprit who baked yaba stash into cake

Coconuts Yangon News

While Yangon is not technically the capital of Myanmar – that honor is claimed by junta-built Naypyidaw – it is the commercial and cultural center of the country. And, given the rapid changes taking place here as a semi-democratic era takes shape following years of military rule, politics is big news. The government might be based in Naypyidaw, but Yangon is still the home of activists, businesspeople and diplomats. Even government staffers tend to base themselves in Yangon, heading up to the capital during the workweek. Whether it’s a lawmaker behaving badly or a crackdown on a local protest, the six million residents of Yangon are tuned in. After years of isolation, the city itself is going through a radical transition – a recent report by the Yangon Heritage Trust described it as a “tipping point”. It’s natural, then, that urban development has started to dominate the news cycle. The decisions being made now (How will we solve the burgeoning traffic crisis? What should we do about stray dogs?) will have a huge impact on how the city looks in the next decade or two. Local media love a good crime story, too. While serious incidents here are relatively rare, you can rely on Coconuts Yangon to have the latest on everything from serial killers to massage parlor raids.