Son of former sports minister arrested for possession of guns, meth

The son of a former Myanmar government minister was among three men arrested at Naypyidaw International Airport yesterday for illegal possession of firearms and drugs. Police arrested ACE Group chairman Phyo Ko Ko Tint San and two of his employees before they boarded a Yangon-bound flight operated by Myanmar National Airlines on Sunday afternoon. Phyo ...

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Sagaing authorities to bring posthumous charges against goldminers killed by landslide

Sagaing authorities to bring posthumous charges against goldminers killed by landslide

Three gold scavengers were killed by a landslide in Homalin Township, Sagaing Region, on Friday. Nonetheless, local authorities have said they will take legal action against them...

Wild elephants kill two Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Wild elephants kill two Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Wild elephants trampled two elderly Rohingya refugees to death Monday as they slept underneath a plastic sheet near a forest in Bangladesh, police said. The incident occurred on...

Disabled millionaire ‘psychic’ who advised Asian elites dies at 58

Disabled millionaire ‘psychic’ who advised Asian elites dies at 58

Swe Swe Win, a Myanmar fortuneteller who had the ears of several Southeast Asian politicians for over two decades and influenced major political events, died at 4:20am on Sunday...

Myanmar lawmakers call for DNA database to preserve ‘ethnic races’

Myanmar lawmakers call for DNA database to preserve ‘ethnic races’

A member of Myanmar’s lower house of parliament has proposed the creation of a national DNA database in an effort to preserve the country’s “ethnic races,” promote...

Russian tourist sentenced to another 6 months in jail for wearing shoes near pagodas

Russian tourist sentenced to another 6 months in jail for wearing shoes near pagodas

A Russian tourist who was jailed for a month for wearing shoes inside several Bagan pagoda compounds has been sentenced to an additional six months in prison with hard labor for...

Yangon police asks public for help in identifying man who passed away on YBS bus

Yangon police asks public for help in identifying man who passed away on YBS bus

Yangon police are asking the public for help in identifying a man who was found dead on a YBS 61 bus on Monday, the third such case this summer. Officials are still trying to...

Myanmar maid jailed in S’pore for poisoning employer’s ‘nagging’ mother-in-law

Myanmar maid jailed in S’pore for poisoning employer’s ‘nagging’ mother-in-law

A Myanmar domestic helper in Singapore was so fed up with her employer’s mother-in-law nagging her every day that she decided to poison the older woman’s drink, hoping her...

YRTA to take action against angry bus conductor who flashed her underwear at passing car (PHOTOS)

YRTA to take action against angry bus conductor who flashed her underwear at passing car (PHOTOS)

Photos of a YBS bus conductor who swore and flashed her underwear at a passing car have gone viral on social media, with Yangon Regional Transport Authority officials now saying...

Monkey caught roaming the streets of Yangon

Monkey caught roaming the streets of Yangon

Firefighters were dispatched to Yangon’s Ahlone Township in Yangon on Sunday evening after residents reported that a monkey was on the loose and roaming nearby alleys. “We...