Weather Advisory: New law will tackle ‘fake’ meteorological news

Cloudy with a chance of lawsuits? That seemed to be the prediction from Myanmar’s Meteorology and Hydrology Department this week when they spoke to the BBC’s Burmese-language arm. In an interview published yesterday, the department’s chief, U Kyaw Moe, said they would take legal action against Facebook users that spread false news about the weather ...

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Weather Update: Monsoon’s Not Over

Weather Update: Monsoon’s Not Over

Don’t put away those umbrellas just yet. The rest of November in Yangon is going to stay wetter than usual thanks to expected tropical depressions, the Department of Meteorology...

Lightning kills three in Mrauk Oo

Lightning kills three in Mrauk Oo

Three people were killed on Monday evening when lightning struck their hut in Mrauk Oo, Rakhine State. Kyaw Tin Win, 29, Ba Hlaing, 28, and Than Mya Yi, 26, had taken shelter in...

Thousands displaced by floods after dam fails in Bago Region

Thousands displaced by floods after dam fails in Bago Region

Bago Region has been hit by major floods for the second time in a month, catching authorities and residents off-guard yet again. Nearly 50,000 people in Bago Region have been...

Mid-month storms expected across Myanmar

Mid-month storms expected across Myanmar

A depression has formed over the Bay of Bengal and is expected to bring storms across Myanmar during the second 10-day period of August. The Department of Meteorology and...

Short on boats, Myanmar flood rescuers seek public support

Short on boats, Myanmar flood rescuers seek public support

At least five people have been killed and 54,000 displaced by floods that hit central, eastern, and southern Myanmar last week. Government departments and other organizations have...

At least 5 killed, 54,000 displaced by Myanmar floods

At least 5 killed, 54,000 displaced by Myanmar floods

Rising floodwaters have killed at least five people and forced tens of thousands from their homes across swathes of Myanmar, a government official told AFP on Sunday, as heavy...

Floods force thousands from homes in Myanmar

Floods force thousands from homes in Myanmar

Floodwaters have forced thousands from their homes in southeast Myanmar, local police said Friday, as authorities and volunteers scrambled to provide food and aid to the victims....

Yangon authorities ill-equipped to prevent puddle electrocutions: MP

Yangon authorities ill-equipped to prevent puddle electrocutions: MP

Four days after a 13-year-old boy was killed by a downed power line submerged in a deep, murky puddle in his neighborhood, several branches of the Yangon government convened to...

Myanmar rescue workers join search for trapped children in Thai cave

Myanmar rescue workers join search for trapped children in Thai cave

Myanmar officials and rescue workers have joined the search for Thai 12 children and their 25-year-old football coach, who were trapped by a flood in northern Thailand’s Tham...


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