(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 ...

Vaping in Myanmar is now illegal – but will that stop anyone?

Vaping in Myanmar is now illegal – but will that stop anyone?

Vaping in Myanmar will either vanish or move underground after the government approved a complete ban. The bill to ban e-cigarettes and shisha won cabinet approval and unanimous...

Myanmar fast-tracks legal hemp – but not for smoking

Myanmar fast-tracks legal hemp – but not for smoking

Legal hemp is coming to Myanmar, but don’t bust out the celebratory spliffs just yet – decriminalizing cannabis remains a pipe dream. A plan to legalize hemp production is in...

Myanmar’s youngest COVID-19 patient recovering after discharge

Myanmar’s youngest COVID-19 patient recovering after discharge

Myanmar’s youngest patient to be infected by COVID-19 is recovering in quarantine after being released from hospital in Chin state. Identified as patient No. 318, the 6-year-old...

Tour guide turned Arakan Army commander sees nationhood in victory

Tour guide turned Arakan Army commander sees nationhood in victory

While the world’s attention is focused on COVID-19, war is brewing in the jungles of western Myanmar. The Arakan Army, or AA, was formed just a few years ago by students,...

Fat Myanmar cops given 4 months to shape up – or face charges

Fat Myanmar cops given 4 months to shape up – or face charges

Myanmar’s hefty law enforcers have a mixed reaction to an order that all overweight Myanmar police officers lose weight within four months or be charged. The order, passed down...

Anxiety, optimism as Yangon students brace for schools to reopen

Anxiety, optimism as Yangon students brace for schools to reopen

In normal times, Moe Pyae Pyae Thaw would be starting her final year of high school this month. Instead, she is feeling anxious and conflicted about whether to return when it and...

Top officials who banned crowds from gathering blasted for gathering in crowd

Top officials who banned crowds from gathering blasted for gathering in crowd

Yangon’s regional government is under fire today after a top official and the chairman of its pandemic response team attended a Sunday religious festival in apparent defiance of...

Military silent after vowing action against soldiers who filmed boat beating

Military silent after vowing action against soldiers who filmed boat beating

A week after the Burmese military said it would investigate five of its soldiers caught beating a group of Rakhine civilians on a boat, no progress has been cited in the case. The...

Angry Buddhist mob swarms Meiktila monastery after man ‘insults’ religion on Facebook (Video)

Angry Buddhist mob swarms Meiktila monastery after man ‘insults’ religion on Facebook (Video)

Scuffles broke out outside a monastery where hardline Buddhists yesterday gathered to seek mob justice against a man whose sharp-tongued criticism was deemed an insult to the...

Make a cool, safe mask at home and win ‘prizes’ from Aung San Suu Kyi

Make a cool, safe mask at home and win ‘prizes’ from Aung San Suu Kyi

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday called on people to make cloth masks at home and enter them in a competition. Announcing the competition via Facebook, Suu Kyi said...


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