(VIDEO) Widow of Inn Dinn massacre victim ‘very happy’ for Reuters journalists’ release

The widow of one of the 10 Rohingya men and boys massacred by Myanmar troops in September 2017 has issued a heartfelt thank you and congratulations to Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the two Reuters journalists jailed for exposing the massacre to the world. In a video posted online today, Rahmat Khatun, widow of ...

Myanmar readies to inoculate health workers as COVID-19 vaccine nears reality

Myanmar readies to inoculate health workers as COVID-19 vaccine nears reality

Amid positive developments in the global search for a vaccine, the Health Department is polling Yangon hospitals for staff lists in preparation of administering it to health care...

Military-backed party refuses to accept Myanmar election outcome, demands do-over

Military-backed party refuses to accept Myanmar election outcome, demands do-over

On the way to a resounding defeat in Sunday’s election, a military proxy party this afternoon rejected the results and challenged the poll’s legitimacy. The Union...

NLD coasting to victory and 2nd term for ASSK as votes counted

NLD coasting to victory and 2nd term for ASSK as votes counted

The National League for Democracy says it has already won enough seats to form the next government while the tally from yesterday’s election is still being counted. Though the...

TGIF busted! Yangon police raid privilege-packed nightclub defying COVID-19 lockdown

TGIF busted! Yangon police raid privilege-packed nightclub defying COVID-19 lockdown

Two managers of a Bahan township nightclub face jail time after a police raid found more than 80 revelers partying there in defiance of COVID-19 restrictions. The managers of The...

When menstruation is taboo, Myanmar’s women stranded in quarantine without pads

When menstruation is taboo, Myanmar’s women stranded in quarantine without pads

A few weeks after a bad cold developed into a headache and then a complete loss of smell, Htet took a COVID-19 test at the Ayeyarwady Quarantine Center in Thingangyun. She was...

Yangon cheers cheeky monkey who outwitted authorities from lockdown

Yangon cheers cheeky monkey who outwitted authorities from lockdown

A fugitive simian is back behind bars after leading officials on a five-day chase across Yangon. An official from the Yangon Zoo yesterday told Coconuts Yangon that the monkey,...

Political motive seen in fugitive firebrand monk Wirathu’s surrender to police

Political motive seen in fugitive firebrand monk Wirathu’s surrender to police

Extremist Buddhist monk Wirathu, famous for stoking division and Islamophobia through incendiary hate speech, turned himself into the police yesterday after 17 months on the run....

Being a doctor made her parents proud. Going on OnlyFans made her rich.

Being a doctor made her parents proud. Going on OnlyFans made her rich.

Nang Mwe San’s parents had her life charted out. Born in Shan state’s Kuching area and raised in Yangon, she fulfilled their dreams by enrolling in medical school. By 20 she...

COVID-19 now under control in Yangon: ASSK

COVID-19 now under control in Yangon: ASSK

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi says the explosive outbreak of coronavirus infections has been brought under control in the Yangon region. Addressing her party two weeks before...

Wife of slain Yangon man refuses to believe he died in gay hookup

Wife of slain Yangon man refuses to believe he died in gay hookup

Last week, Yangon police in Hmawbi township arrested two men suspected of robbing and killing a 30-year-old Myaung Taka man who went missing earlier this month. But instead of the...


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