Sitting during Myanmar national anthem punishable by 3 years in prison

A minister in the Yangon Region government has issued a reminder that sitting while the Myanmar national anthem is played in cinemas is illegal, and those who do it will face a prison sentence of up three years in prison, plus the possibility of a K300,000 fine. Naw Pan Thinzar Myo, the regional minister for ...

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WWII-era tank discovered in Kachin State river

WWII-era tank discovered in Kachin State river

Villagers in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township discovered an American-made WWII-era tank in a river on Sept. 16 and dug it out with a backhoe. Photos of the tank have circulated...

Myanmar govt investigating surgical tool left in patient’s body for 26 years

Myanmar govt investigating surgical tool left in patient’s body for 26 years

Myanmar’s health department has launched an investigation after a man from Ayeyawady Region complained of having a six-inch surgical instrument left in his abdomen following a...

Singapore police warn against illegal public assembly after Reuters staff post group photo in support of jailed colleagues

Singapore police warn against illegal public assembly after Reuters staff post group photo in support of jailed colleagues

Two Reuters reporters — Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo — were sentenced to seven years each with hard labor on Monday for violating Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act. The two men were...

Surgical tool removed from Myanmar man’s body after 26 years

Surgical tool removed from Myanmar man’s body after 26 years

A six-inch-long surgical instrument was removed from the abdomen of an Ayeyawady Region man last month, and the now his family are calling on the Myanmar government to investigate...

Mandalay police investigating anti-UN, anti-NLD flyers

Mandalay police investigating anti-UN, anti-NLD flyers

Mandalay police are investigating the appearance of flyers around the city bearing the words “UN-Get Out”. The mysterious flyers were posted on utility poles and lampposts in...

Ghost ship in Myanmar waters earlier towed by Indonesian-manned vessel: Navy

Ghost ship in Myanmar waters earlier towed by Indonesian-manned vessel: Navy

[UPDATED] A stranded vessel empty of crew and goods that was found in Myanmar’s waters this week was being towed by a ship with 13 Indonesian nationals before it became...

‘Ghost ship’ bearing Indonesian flag found off Myanmar coast after being gone for 9 years

‘Ghost ship’ bearing Indonesian flag found off Myanmar coast after being gone for 9 years

A rusting cargo ship empty of crew and goods and bearing the Indonesian flag was found drifting off the coast of Myanmar earlier this week, police in Yangon said. Fisherman came...

Rumors of grisly quadruple murder swirl in Taunggyi

Rumors of grisly quadruple murder swirl in Taunggyi

Residents of Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State, are seeking answers about the alleged murder of two men, one woman, and one child on the outskirts of the city on Aug. 20, but...

Myanmar president’s office asks people to stop throwing ‘letters and things’ at state leaders

Myanmar president’s office asks people to stop throwing ‘letters and things’ at state leaders

Myanmar’s Office of the President issued a notice on Wednesday asking the public to stop throwing complaint letters at state leaders, which presumably refers to President Win...


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