Three Myanmar women among ‘most influential’ of 2021: Time

Three Myanmar women yesterday joined the likes of Prince Harry, Joe Biden and Youn Yuh Jung as the year’s most influential people, according to Time magazine. In its annual list of the year’s 100 most influential people, the magazine named Burmese-American NASA engineer MiMi Aung, Kachin activist Esther Ze Naw Bamvo and Ei Thinzar Maung, ...

Bomb at Ocean Shopping Mall as attacks multiply across Yangon

Bomb at Ocean Shopping Mall as attacks multiply across Yangon

A bomb exploded at the Ocean Supercenter in Yangon’s 9 Mile area this morning, the latest in a string of attacks in the city that opposition forces say they have carried out...

Aung San Suu Kyi too ‘dizzy’ to appear in court today

Aung San Suu Kyi too ‘dizzy’ to appear in court today

After months of delays blamed on the resurgence of COVID-19, the trial of Myanmar’s ousted head of state was put off again today as she was reportedly unwell. State Counsellor...

Militants kill 2 soldiers in the street as violence escalates in Yangon

Militants kill 2 soldiers in the street as violence escalates in Yangon

Two soldiers were killed in an attack on their military vehicle yesterday in Yangon amid a rising tide of violence. Attackers tossed two grenades into the bed of a truck loaded...

Myanmar’s shadow government declares war on junta

Myanmar’s shadow government declares war on junta

Myanmar’s National Unity Government announced this morning the beginning of a nationwide uprising against the ruling junta. Declaring a state of emergency, Acting President Duwa...

Hard-working Karen couple in Bangkok win lottery riches

Hard-working Karen couple in Bangkok win lottery riches

A pregnant Karen woman and her quarantined migrant laborer husband have found themselves suddenly wealthy after big Thai lottery wins this week, the head of an aid agency said...

So long, Metro! Supplier of tasty things to quit Myanmar.

So long, Metro! Supplier of tasty things to quit Myanmar.

A German wholesaler will follow other foreign firms to quit Myanmar when it ends operations in October. Metro, a wholesale supplier supplying the nation from its Yangon...

American journalist jailed by junta receives press freedom award

American journalist jailed by junta receives press freedom award

One hundred days into the detention of American journalist Danny Fenster, his family appealed to Myanmar to release him from prison a day after he received a press freedom award...

Soldiers arrest family of politician, 79, vowing to go out guns blazing against Tatmadaw

Soldiers arrest family of politician, 79, vowing to go out guns blazing against Tatmadaw

Soldiers and police raided the home of a former high-ranking politician who took up arms against the junta, recently posing for photos with a huge-ass rifle. Security forces...

Trial postponed, lawyer demands to see ASSK as charges pile up

Trial postponed, lawyer demands to see ASSK as charges pile up

The trial of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was delayed until early next month, her lawyer said yesterday. Attorney Khin Maung Zaw said he needed to meet with his client, the...


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