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As the National League for Democracy prepares for this year’s election, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi remains popular, but voters see few other figures in the party to admire.
A frontline coronavirus volunteer has told the State Counselor during a video conference that quarantine centers need more protective equipment, food and volunteers.
Renowned Myanmar artist MPP Ye Myint has spent the pandemic producing a series of paintings depicting the coronavirus over iconic Myanmar scenes.
The Japanese beverage company has hired Deloitte to review the finances and governance of a Myanmar military-owned company with which it co-owns two beer companies.
Myanmar’s military says two alleged Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army fighters were killed in a clash on Thursday.
Myanmar fashion labels are creating stylish cloth face masks from local fabrics, and using part of the proceeds to provide masks for those who can’t afford them.
The Union Election Commission says it will soon register voters living in military barracks, prompting calls for it to release lists of military personnel and their families.
Hong Kong lawmakers have passed a bill that makes it a crime to show disrespect to China’s national anthem despite a wave of protests by pro-democracy activists.
Central Beijing was shut down Thursday as Chinese authorities took steps to ensure all was quiet on the 31st anniversary of the PLA’s massacre of student protesters.
On this day in 1954, the current Yangon Central Railway Station opened after being rebuilt from the ashes of WWII.
Myanmar’s election will happen in November as scheduled, says the Union Election Commission, assuaging worries that the poll was going to be delayed due to COVID-19.
Yangon asked for an extra 181.2 billion kyats from the government in Naypyitaw to fund major projects only to be told to make do with 131.8 billion kyats.
A Rohingya man who illegally returned to Rakhine State from Bangladesh last week has tested positive for the coronavirus and is being treated at Maungdaw Hospital.
The Arakan Army is being blamed for two remotely detonated mines that killed an unknown number of government troops and a civilian in northern Rakhine State.
Mandalay Chief Minister Dr. Zaw Myint Maung is back from Thailand after receiving cancer treatment and will return to work after 21 days in isolation, an official said.
Less than three years since a crackdown against Rohingya, troops are again accused of war crimes – this time against Rakhine Buddhists Kyaw Thu* waited until night fell before taking...
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Yanghee Lee says the army is ‘maximising suffering’ on Rohingya and other people in attacks reminiscent of the 2017 assault in Rakhine state Myanmar’s military may once again be committing...
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Fears abuses may go unreported after journalist arrest under terrorism laws for interview with rebel group Arakan Army Myanmar has cracked down on journalists, blocking news websites and maintaining a...
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