Anti-Rohingya activist arrested for sedition in Yangon

By Wunna Kwanyo A Rakhine activist wanted on a charge of sedition was arrested on Wednesday afternoon when he walked into a courthouse in Yangon in an attempt to post bail. Pho Thar, the secretary of the nationalist group Arakan Youth Organization (AYO), was charged under Article 505(b) of the Myanmar Penal Code last month for his alleged role

Seemingly intoxicated driver crashes into group of people, kills three including police cadet and fireman

An incident involving what officials believe is a drunk driver left three dead, and several others injured in Mandalay’s Chanmyathazi Township. As 7Day reports, the accident...

Seemingly intoxicated driver crashes into group of people, kills three including police cadet and fireman

Peace activists among 250 Myanmar prisoners granted pardon

Myanmar granted amnesty to more than 250 prisoners ahead of peace talks being held Wednesday with ethnic rebel groups, including two activists sentenced to hard labour for their...

Peace activists among 250 Myanmar prisoners granted pardon

Myanmar seeks to kick start stalled peace process

Hundreds of representatives from Myanmar’s ethnic insurgent groups gathered in the capital on Wednesday for talks aimed at reviving Aung San Suu Kyi’s stuttering...

Myanmar seeks to kick start stalled peace process

Myanmar fighter jet accidentally drops two bombs on sesame field

A Myanmar military fighter jet accidentally dropped two bombs onto a sesame field during a drill in Meiktila, Mandalay Region, yesterday afternoon. No injuries were reported,...

Myanmar fighter jet accidentally drops two bombs on sesame field

12-year-old child caught transporting 2400 meth pills

A 12-year-old child is currently being detained after Lashio police found a large amount of stimulant tablets in his backpack. According to The Voice, the arrest happened around...

12-year-old child caught transporting 2400 meth pills

‘Kyat Pha Gyi’ among prisoners granted amnesty

Among the 186 Myanmar prisoners who were granted amnesty today by the Myanmar government ‘as a gesture to welcome the [21st Century Panglong Conference]’ was Hla Phone, also...

‘Kyat Pha Gyi’ among prisoners granted amnesty

Myanmar’s top Buddhist body bans hardline group Ma Ba Tha

Myanmar’s top Buddhist body has banned hardline group Ma Ba Tha, according to a document sent out on Tuesday, a move aimed at curbing the movement’s influence amid...

Myanmar’s top Buddhist body bans hardline group Ma Ba Tha

Myanmar army clears itself of Rohingya atrocity claims

Myanmar’s army on Tuesday cleared itself of allegations that troops may have carried out ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, but said a soldier had been jailed for taking...

Myanmar army clears itself of Rohingya atrocity claims

Archaeology Department aims to repair Bagan temples by 2020

Repairs to 389 temples and other religious structures in Bagan that were damaged by an earthquake last August will be completed by 2020, announced the Department of Archaeology,...

Archaeology Department aims to repair Bagan temples by 2020

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