Abbot among 13 killed in Pyin Oo Lwin military plane crash

At least 13 out of 14 passengers, including a respected religious figure, were killed during a military plane crash near the Aneesa Khan Emergency Power Controls compound in Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay Division today. 

Aung San Suu Kyi asks lawyers for money and food as she refuses military junta assistance

Aung San Suu Kyi asks lawyers for money and food as she refuses military junta assistance

Former State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has asked for assistance from her lawyers to provide her with money and food during her detention, all the while refusing provisions from...

Bogyoke who? Myanmar military destroys Martyrs’ Day monuments in Kayin State

Bogyoke who? Myanmar military destroys Martyrs’ Day monuments in Kayin State

In the dead of the night, the Myanmar military deployed bulldozers leveling eight Martyrs’ Day historical monuments in Kayin State on Sunday, according to local media and...

#MyanmarRejectsAsean: Myanmar’s National Unity Government, protesters echo growing disillusionment with bloc

#MyanmarRejectsAsean: Myanmar’s National Unity Government, protesters echo growing disillusionment with bloc

In the early days of Myanmar’s Spring Revolution, protestors in the streets and keyboard warriors alike called on ASEAN to take swift and decisive action against the Myanmar...

Myanmar journalists facing deportation in Thailand ‘safe’ in third country

Myanmar journalists facing deportation in Thailand ‘safe’ in third country

Three Myanmar journalists facing deportation from Thailand have left the country and are safe in an unnamed third country with two other activists, according to a statement by DVB...

Reporter Mratt Kyaw Thu’s exodus from Myanmar ends safely in Spain

Reporter Mratt Kyaw Thu’s exodus from Myanmar ends safely in Spain

Journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu landed in Spain yesterday after four weeks waiting in limbo at Frankfurt International Airport for Germany to decide on his asylum application. Spanish...

Thailand imprisons 3 journalists who fled Myanmar

Thailand imprisons 3 journalists who fled Myanmar

Three reporters from Myanmar were transferred to Bangkok yesterday where they will spend seven months behind bars after entering the kingdom illegally to flee persecution. Kyaw...

Myanmar football player flashes three-finger salute at World Cup qualifiers in Japan

Myanmar football player flashes three-finger salute at World Cup qualifiers in Japan

Myanmar’s deflated football team made it to Japan for World Cup qualifiers only for one of its few remaining players to seize the moment by flashing a symbol of defiance. In the...

Defense Force cadets graduate to fight Tatmadaw amid bombings, assassinations (Video)

Defense Force cadets graduate to fight Tatmadaw amid bombings, assassinations (Video)

The first cadre of an insurgent force intent on fighting against the Tatmadaw has graduated as the tide of violence rises in Yangon and nationwide. Several dozen men marched in...

American ‘anti-vaxxers’ turn Myanmar’s symbol of freedom into celebration of stupid

American ‘anti-vaxxers’ turn Myanmar’s symbol of freedom into celebration of stupid

A salute raised courageously by those losing their lives and liberty to oppose actual oppression has been adopted by Americans who just don’t want to take their medicine....


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