Independent media ‘sluts’ and ‘whores,’ Myanmar military spokesman says on state TV

In a press conference aired on state broadcaster MRTV, military spokesperson Zaw Min Tun blasted independent media as “sluts” and “whores.” He also aired a “confession” of detained MMA fighter Phoe Thaw on Saturday. “The difference is clear between the whorish media’s propaganda and reporting and the actual situation. About the media, I want to ...

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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....

Weeks after his funeral, Myanmar man shot at protest returns home

Weeks after his funeral, Myanmar man shot at protest returns home

Man Sun Khaing was 27 when he was shot in the thigh by a rubber bullet and vanished March 3 while protesting in eastern Yangon against the military dictatorship. Four days after...

Can’t place the face: Aung San statue in Mandalay looks more like recent EU ambassador

Can’t place the face: Aung San statue in Mandalay looks more like recent EU ambassador

We’ve had our fair share of Bogyoke Aung San statue controversies over the past year, mostly involving ethnic minorities who don’t see Myanmar’s founding father as a hero...

Cycle-du-soleil: Man rides motorcycle standing on seat, playing guitar

Cycle-du-soleil: Man rides motorcycle standing on seat, playing guitar

Seven minutes. No helmet. Sure, we cringed a bit, but tell us you’re not at least a wee bit in awe of this foolhardy — and 100% illegal — act of derring-do. What’s...

Yangon Police arrest 34-year-old man accused of smothering his mother with a pillow

Yangon Police arrest 34-year-old man accused of smothering his mother with a pillow

On Monday night, residents of Dagon Seikkan township in Yangon walked into the living room of a local resident, Daw Htwe Kyi, and found her dead, her body black and bruised, after...

Onlookers narrate Pyay Road brawl with cartoon fight noises (VIDEO)

Onlookers narrate Pyay Road brawl with cartoon fight noises (VIDEO)

If you were in the vicinity of Pyay Road in Yangon’s Insein Township last night and noticed a particularly bad traffic snarl, we’ve solved the mystery for you. Cars were...

After driver says he can’t stop, Yangon bus rider takes out his anger on the passenger door (Video)

After driver says he can’t stop, Yangon bus rider takes out his anger on the passenger door (Video)

Drivers aren’t the only people who get road rage. As most regular riders of public transport could tell you, the frustration is real and can cause even the most seemingly...

Rohingya refugee in Malaysia wins internet after returning wallet, phone

Rohingya refugee in Malaysia wins internet after returning wallet, phone

A Rohingya refugee in Malaysia named Amin warmed the internet’s cold, black heart this past weekend when he returned the lost phone and cash-packed wallet of Nick Boden, the...

On her 74th birthday, 10 cakes for Aung San Suu Kyi … ranked

On her 74th birthday, 10 cakes for Aung San Suu Kyi … ranked

It’s been a rough year on the international public opinion front for State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi. But while the sting of having countless humanitarian awards ripped away...


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