Toxic mushrooms kill 6 Myanmar workers in Yunnan

Six migrant workers from Myanmar died last week after eating poisonous mushrooms near the farm where they worked in China’s Yunnan Province, the District Information and Public Relations Department in Muse, Shan State, has reported. The workers reportedly ate the mushrooms on June 11 and were taken to various hospitals in Yunnan and Muse over ...

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Rumors swirl of MyTel’s Buddhist extremist links

Rumors swirl of MyTel’s Buddhist extremist links

Netizens are debating the veracity of a rumor suggesting that the recently launched telecoms operator MyTel has subtly endorsed the nationalist 969 Movement, an islamophobic group...

Myanmar expels North Korean restaurant staff

Myanmar expels North Korean restaurant staff

Myanmar’s government has reportedly ordered the closing of Yangon’s famous North Korean restaurant and expelled its staff after the United States asked Myanmar to honor UN...

Myanmar ministry investigated for spending $347,000 last year to polish parliament’s doors

Myanmar ministry investigated for spending $347,000 last year to polish parliament’s doors

Myanmar lawmakers have investigated a ministry department for circumventing rules, allowing it to spend K470 million (US$347,000) on polishing teak doors on parliament buildings...

Myanmar amber preserves tick trapped in spider web for 99 million years

Myanmar amber preserves tick trapped in spider web for 99 million years

A tick that was caught in a spider’s web 99 million years ago in northern Myanmar has been discovered in a shard of fossilized amber, giving scientists a glimpse into the...

Myanmar military uses photo of fleeing refugees to advertise elephant slave camp

Myanmar military uses photo of fleeing refugees to advertise elephant slave camp

Myanmar’s military-run newspaper Myawady published a photo on its front page yesterday showing displaced villagers in Kachin State fleeing across a river with the help of...

Facebook ‘bug’ asks if we’re safe from earthquake that hit Myanmar two years ago

Facebook ‘bug’ asks if we’re safe from earthquake that hit Myanmar two years ago

“Did you feel the earthquake?” people across Myanmar asked each other yesterday. Most people hadn’t felt anything, and those who did were wrong. There hadn’t been a...

Evidence of automation raises additional questions in Twitter ‘bot’ surge

Evidence of automation raises additional questions in Twitter ‘bot’ surge

After a week of intense scrutiny and speculation about the origins of faceless Twitter accounts that recently began following journalists in Southeast Asia by the hundreds, the...

Township forces teachers to perform Thingyan dance, state govt steps in

Township forces teachers to perform Thingyan dance, state govt steps in

The education department in Chin State’s Matupi Township issued a directive in March requiring all of its staff members, including teachers, to organize and perform a Thingyan...

Myanmar man chews rocks in protest against corruption

Myanmar man chews rocks in protest against corruption

Have you ever been so frustrated by corruption that you decided to chew a bunch of rocks? That’s exactly what one disgruntled resident of Manaung, Rakhine State, did a couple...


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