(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 ...

Work? Not work? New rules pile up confusion as outbreak explodes in Yangon

Work? Not work? New rules pile up confusion as outbreak explodes in Yangon

Work in sales or auto parts? Stay home. Work at a bank or chicken storage facility? Go to work, unless it’s a government job — and then check the calendar. Stay-at-home...

New passports and flags as Yangon splinters into COVID city-states

New passports and flags as Yangon splinters into COVID city-states

USA now stands for the United States of Ahlone. The UK is no longer the United Kingdom but United Kyimyindine, whose proud and sovereign people occupy both banks of the Hlaing...

Yangon sealed off for third day as hospitals fill with infected

Yangon sealed off for third day as hospitals fill with infected

Three days into the virtual closing of Myanmar’s most populous city, the surge of newly detected coronavirus cases fell to 83 this morning as hospitals race to ramp up capacity....

Delivery life again as Yangon sinks back into lockdown, curfew measures

Delivery life again as Yangon sinks back into lockdown, curfew measures

Like the groundhog driven underground by its own shadow, Yangon has plunged back into pandemic lockdown measures just as the economy was seeing light again. Venue owners forced to...

7 Yangon townships partially locked down as coronavirus rages

7 Yangon townships partially locked down as coronavirus rages

Every day of the past week has brought a rising tide of bad news amid rising COVID-19 cases in Yangon as the virus marches through the city – second wave! Attributed to those...

Myanmar woman’s suicide attempt leaves Singapore family with impossible debt

Myanmar woman’s suicide attempt leaves Singapore family with impossible debt

May Thu never told her family she was suffering. Sure, she spoke of leaving her job in Singapore, but didn’t blame the family whose house she kept clean. After the pandemic shut...

Yangon Zoo: Please adopt these lovely animals

Yangon Zoo: Please adopt these lovely animals

Struggling to care for its animals, the Yangon Zoo is putting them up for adoption. Myanmar’s oldest and second-largest zoo is appealing to the public to adopt its tigers,...

Some Yangon bars vow to defy shutdown order amid 2nd-wave angst

Some Yangon bars vow to defy shutdown order amid 2nd-wave angst

A number of Yangon’s nightlife proprietors have quietly vowed to remain open despite a new order that all bars, clubs and karaoke venues nationwide close again in the face of...

Save these adorable things, public demands after deaths of Irrawaddy dolphins

Save these adorable things, public demands after deaths of Irrawaddy dolphins

The deaths of a number of Irrawaddy dolphins killed by illicit electro-fishing has led to renewed calls from the public and celebs for their protection. Although electrifying...

Fear COVID-19 backslide grips Myanmar after new domestic case reported

Fear COVID-19 backslide grips Myanmar after new domestic case reported

A single reported case of local transmission of the coronavirus, the first in weeks, raised public alarm that Myanmar’s pandemic progress could face a setback. The nation’s...


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