Myanmar makes record seizures of illegal timber

Myanmar seized a record amount of illegal timber this financial year as part of a government clampdown to protect the country's rapidly disappearing forests, a senior official said on Wednesday Forest ministry director Tin Tun said authorities had confiscated 40,000 tonnes of timber since April 2016, months before the newly elected government issued a nationwide ban on logging "There has been illegal trade in...

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Fugitive slowly gained new mother’s trust before snatching baby

A newborn child was abducted from the Central Women’s Hospital in Mandalay on February 15, and no progress has been made in recovering the infant or in apprehending the suspect...

Fugitive slowly gained new mother’s trust before snatching baby

Police detain culprit who baked yaba stash into cake

People sure are getting creative with their drug transportation methods On Monday, Pathein police caught a 33-year-old man who was attempting to transport a stash of WY-marked...

Police detain culprit who baked yaba stash into cake

Myanmar probes murder of 4 people in Rakhine

Myanmar police are investigating the murder of four people in northern Rakhine state, the government said Tuesday, days after ending a military campaign in the area the UN has...

Myanmar probes murder of 4 people in Rakhine

Property tycoon handed five year prison sentence

Over two years after the lawsuit was first filed, a verdict has finally been reached in the case against Kyaw Myint, the owner of Father Land Construction The case centered...

Property tycoon handed five year prison sentence

Car chase near Myanmar border ends in huge meth bust

Police in Thailand seized more than seven million methamphetamine tablets on Saturday following a dramatic car chase, highlighting how drugs continue to pour into the country from...

Car chase near Myanmar border ends in huge meth bust

Third suspect in Ko Ni case last seen at home in December, says ward official

Yesterday, the President’s office announced that they were on the hunt for former Lieutenant Colonel Aung Win Khaing, who is the latest suspect in the assassination of NLD legal...

Third suspect in Ko Ni case last seen at home in December, says ward official

Despite trade ban, Myanmar pangolins have no protection from poachers

You may know the pangolin as the inspiration for Sandshrew, the Pokémon Or you may have heard the fake news that pangolin fetus soup can increase your virility You may not have...

Despite trade ban, Myanmar pangolins have no protection from poachers

Myanmar to execute Rohingya man for raid on police post

Myanmar authorities have sentenced a Rohingya man to death for leading raids on police border posts that sparked a deadly military crackdown in the north of Rakhine state, police...

Myanmar to execute Rohingya man for raid on police post

Ayeyarwady government concerned about unmarried couples’ Valentine’s Day hotel escapades

At the most recent Ayeyarwady Parliamentary session, one speaker brought an extremely important and pressing matter to everyone’s attention: Valentine’s Day Myint Myint...

Ayeyarwady government concerned about unmarried couples’ Valentine’s Day hotel escapades

Coconuts Yangon Crime

Yangon is one of the safest cities in the region, and crime rates are generally low. As a result, when a murder or other violent crime occurs, it’s big news. But, anecdotally, there is a feeling that crime has increased slightly since Myanmar started opening up to the world in 2011. More blocks downtown are getting CCTV cameras, for instance. But Yangon has also maintained its reputation for being a city of good Samaritans, and stories of residents returning bags of cash or jewels left in taxis or elsewhere are not uncommon.