Latest News in Myanmar

  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:47:13 +0000: Lifestyle: Inside Myanmar’s ghost town capital city, which is 4 times the size of London with a fraction of the population - Myanmar News
    The capital city of Myanmar, Naypyidaw, is 7,054 square kilometres in size, roughly four and a half times the size of London (1,569 square kilometres), according to The Independent. But the city is a ghost town. Its population is only 924,608, compared to …
  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:21:09 +0000: 3 Killed As Suspected Rohingya Insurgent Camp Found In Myanmar: Reports - Myanmar News
    YANGON:  Myanmar security forces killed three people while clearing a suspected Rohingya insurgent training camp in the mountains in the troubled northwestern state of Rakhine, the state run Global New Light of Myanmar daily said on Thursday. The …
  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:22:45 +0000: 3 killed at suspected insurgent camp in Myanmar - Myanmar News
    Yangon: Myanmar security forces have killed three people in raids on “terrorist” training camps run by Rohingya Muslim militants in the north of Rakhine state, state media reported on Thursday. Guns, ammunition and gunpowder were found at the camps in the …
  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:06:05 +0000: UN Statement on Resident Coordinator in Myanmar - Myanmar News
    The UN strongly disagrees with false and inaccurate statements in recent media reports about the UN Resident Coordinator in Myanmar, Renata Lok-Dessallien. The future elevation of the UN Resident Coordinator post in Myanmar to the level of an Assistant …
  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:36:42 +0000: Ooredoo Myanmar sponsors Seedstars Yangon event - Myanmar News
    Ooredoo Myanmar has sponsored the ‘Seedstars Yangon 2017’ event, which took place on 21 June. The Seedstars Yangon aims to connect the most promising startups in Myanmar to the world. The event targeted businesses of less than 2 years, with less than USD …
  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:35:07 +0000: Three killed as suspected Rohingya insurgent camp found in Myanmar: Report - Myanmar News
    YANGON: Myanmar security forces killed three people while clearing a suspected Rohingya insurgent training camp in the mountains in the troubled northwestern state of Rakhine, the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar daily said on Thursday. The …
  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:02:47 +0000: Three killed as suspected Rohingya insurgent camp found in Myanmar - newspaper - Myanmar News
    YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar security forces killed three people while clearing a suspected Rohingya insurgent training camp in the mountains in the troubled northwestern state of Rakhine, the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar daily said on Thursday. …
  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:00:17 +0000: IFC Enhances Its Support to Myanmar’s Microfinance Sector - Myanmar News
    Yangon, Myanmar, June 21, 2017-IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has provided a financing package of $13.5 million to local microfinance institutions to help meet Myanmar's critical credit needs and unlock the country's economic potential. In …
  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:35:44 +0000: Myanmar forces kill 3 in raid on 'terrorist training camps' - Myanmar News
    YANGON: Myanmar security forces have killed three people in raids on "terrorist" training camps run by Rohingya Muslim militants in the north of Rakhine state, state media reported on Thursday. Guns, ammunition and gunpowder were found at the …
  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:45:17 +0000: Myanmar forces kill 3 Rohingya militants: St... - Myanmar News
    Yangon: Myanmar security forces have killed three people in raids on "terrorist" training camps run by Rohingya Muslim militants in the north of Rakhine state, state media reported on Thursday. Guns, ammunition and gunpowder were found at the …
  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:36:57 +0000: Myanmar: Upheaval in Tanai as treasures below and message from above converge - Myanmar News
    By YE MON TANAI TOWNSHIP, Kachin State — No one here thought that leaflets could destroy riches and their possessors’ future plans so quickly. But in Burma, leaflets are not only capable of doing that — they can lead to death. Missives from the Burmese …
  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:36:55 +0000: Myanmar: Karenni NGO calls for withdrawal of govt forces, highlights refugee concerns - Myanmar News
    The Karenni Civil Society Network (KCSN) has called for a withdrawal of Burmese government forces from their bases in Karenni [Kayah] State; the cessation of several mega-development projects; and adequate humanitarian assistance for Karenni refugees. “ …
  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:19:21 +0000: Governor interacts with Naga Myanmar students - Myanmar News
    Dimapur, June 21 (EMN): The Governor of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, PB Acharya interacted with Naga students from Myanmar on June 21, at Raj Bhavan, Kohima. The students, recipients of the SSWBT/Tata Trusts Scholarship, 2017 were invited by …
  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:30:43 +0000: The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census: Thematic Report on Labour Force (June 2017) - Myanmar News
    Census report: Women hold the key to Myanmar’s future prosperity YANGON, Myanmar — Census data shows that women are critical to Myanmar’s development. Today only half of women (50.5 per cent) are in the labour force, compared to 85.6 per cent of men. By …
  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:25:46 +0000: Myanmar forces kill 3 in raid on 'terrorist ... - Myanmar News
    Yangon: Myanmar security forces have killed three people in raids on "terrorist" training camps run by Rohingya Muslim militants in the north of Rakhine state, state media reported on Thursday. Guns, ammunition and gunpowder were found at the …
  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:54:40 +0000: Myanmar forces kill 3 in raid on 'terrorist training camps': State media - Myanmar News
    Yangon: Myanmar security forces have killed three people in raids on "terrorist" training camps run by Rohingya Muslim militants in the north of Rakhine state, state media reported on Thursday. Guns, ammunition and gunpowder were found at the …
  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:25:43 +0000: Obama's trip to Myanmar - Myanmar News
    Obama will attend the East Asia Summit and the US-ASEAN Summit in Naypyidaw, where he will meet with Myanmar's President Thein Sein. He is also scheduled to meet opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi later in the week. The visit is part of the US …
  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:05:07 +0000: Myanmar Rebel Militias Request Split From Ethnic Armed Umbrella Organization - Myanmar News
    Three members of a Myanmar umbrella organization that represents ethnic armed groups that have not signed a nationwide peace agreement with the government want to split from the organization over a disagreement about the pact, the group's chairman …
  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:04:23 +0000: Kachin Political Coalition Raises Concern About Myanmar Army Offensives - Myanmar News
    A coalition of political parties in northern Myanmar's Kachin state said on Wednesday that the national army's offensives in Tanaing township and the Hukong Valley against an ethnic armed group could harm the government's efforts to end …
  • Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:54:13 +0000: Myanmar: ACTED supports mangrove conservation in Rakhine State - Myanmar News
    Then Tun Aung, village leader of Nga Tauk Tak, lives in a village that is directly impacted by climate change: his home, which once lay within walking distance of the coastline, is now mere meters from the waterline due to mangrove degradation. Other …
  • Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:49:45 +0000: China freezes 1,000 Myanmar bank accounts linked to gambling - Myanmar News
    More than 1,000 bank accounts belonging to Myanmar traders have been frozen by Chinese authorities as part of an ongoing gambling probe in the Yunnan province. Myanmar media outlets reported three banks based in the Yunnan province suspended the bank …
  • Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:12:37 +0000: More Than a Year Later, Landslide Victims Scrape By in a Resettlement City in Myanmar - Myanmar News
    New City residents clear a small patch of land to grow corn and potatoes. The previous year, animals ate or destroyed all the food they planted. Photo and caption by Brennan O’Connor / The Irrawaddy This article by Brennan O’Connor is from The …
  • Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:59:36 +0000: UNHCR Urges Myanmar to End Rohingya Crisis - Myanmar News
    BANGKOK – The spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Vivian Tan, asked Myanmar on Tuesday to look for long-term solutions to the Rohingya crisis in the country. At least 74,000 Rohingyas – the stateless minority persecuted in …
  • Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:36:25 +0000: Myanmar Securities Regulator Help Listed Companies Improve Transparency - Myanmar News
    Yangon, Myanmar, June 21, 2017¯IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar (SECM) are holding a forum today to help listed firms raise transparency and disclosure standards in company reporting. Studies …
  • Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:59:41 +0000: Myanmar: Karen refugee advocates flag lack of planning on repatriation - Myanmar News
    By LIBBY HOGAN / DVB The concerns of ethnic Karen refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) were raised on Tuesday, World Refugee Day, over the lack of a clear plan for the return and reintegration of those going back to their homelands, at a …
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