(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 ...

They’ve been barred from Thailand’s buses, hospitals and banks. Their crime? Being Burmese.

They’ve been barred from Thailand’s buses, hospitals and banks. Their crime? Being Burmese.

Discrimination has become a part of everyday life for migrant Myanmar workers in Thailand since they were blamed for igniting a second wave of COVID-19 infections there. In the...

1 COVID case shutters Ngapali beach resort – two weeks after it reopened

1 COVID case shutters Ngapali beach resort – two weeks after it reopened

A resort on one of Myanmar’s most coveted beaches has been forced to close just two weeks after reopening due to a single coronavirus case. While hotels and resorts have...

COVID-19 found in 99 Rohingya arrested for traveling to Yangon: police

COVID-19 found in 99 Rohingya arrested for traveling to Yangon: police

Ninety-nine Rohingya, mostly women an children as young as 5, were arrested in Yangon while on their way to Malaysia. According to police in Shwe Pyi Thar Township, five of the...

Myanmar puts out donation jar to buy more COVID vaccines

Myanmar puts out donation jar to buy more COVID vaccines

The first COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in Myanmar from India next month and go directly to its health care workers – but first Naypyidaw needs your money. Delivering comments...

Domestic air travel resumes Wednesday in Myanmar

Domestic air travel resumes Wednesday in Myanmar

Fly the friendly Myanmar skies again when domestic air travel resumes Wednesday – provided you can pass a COVID-19 test. The Department of Civil Aviation announced that domestic...

Myanmar applies for enough vaccine to jab only 1-in-5 people

Myanmar applies for enough vaccine to jab only 1-in-5 people

Myanmar has formally applied with an international vaccine alliance for enough doses to innoculate 20% of the population against COVID-19, Health Minister Myint Htwe said Monday....

This very good Yangon boy waited by his ‘missing’ poster until found (Video)

This very good Yangon boy waited by his ‘missing’ poster until found (Video)

Heartbreak turned into disbelieving tears of joy when Ki Ki the dog was reunited with his Yangon family this week – after someone found him sitting right next to his...

Very resentful Yangon man stabs dad, brother to death

Very resentful Yangon man stabs dad, brother to death

A 35-year-old Yangon man is in custody today after allegedly stabbing his father to death for loving his brother more – then killing his brother too. Ko Ko Htwe, 35, is accused...

Restaurants outside Myanmar’s COVID hot zones may reopen Friday

Restaurants outside Myanmar’s COVID hot zones may reopen Friday

Aftering being closed to curb the spread of COVID-19, restaurants will be allowed to reopen Friday throughout much of Myanmar. Townships not currently covered by...

Yadana Nat-Mei, Myanmar princess and first lady, dies at 88

Yadana Nat-Mei, Myanmar princess and first lady, dies at 88

Yandana Nat-Mei, a bicultural princess who became the fourth wife of Myanmar’s foremost dictator, died yesterday of a heart attack in Italy. She was 88. Born in Yangon on June...


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