• Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:02
    UN fears Myanmar human rights abuses in internet shutdown
    Yangon - An internet blackout in parts of Myanmar could be cover for "gross human rights violations" in an area where a brutal army crackdown has already forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee, a UN rights investigator said.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 25 Jun 2019 10:08
    Asthma suspected as ice-cream vendor dies on cart in Pathum Thani
    A Myanmar ice-cream vendor was found dead on his work sidecar in Pathum Thani’s Klong Luang district on Tuesday morning, police said.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 25 Jun 2019 01:00
    Telenor Myanmar to expand rollout to all states, regions as data usage grows
    WITH the growth of data consumption in bigger cities across Myanmar, Telenor Myanmar Ltd plans to roll its 4G LTE network out in all 14 states and regions as well as in the Union territory, according to Sharad Mehrotra, the firm’s chief executive.
    Corporate
  • Tue, 25 Jun 2019 01:00
    Room for CLMVT trade growth: PM
    THE CLMVT (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand) subregion is set for significant growth in internal cooperation and investment in the next decade, said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha along with trade officials from the five countries.
    Economy
  • Mon, 24 Jun 2019 18:26
    Myanmar blocks Internet access in Rakhine, Chin states
    Following the escalation of clashes between Tatmadaw (the military) and rebel group Arakan Army (AA) in conflict-torn Rakhine State, Myanmar recently ordered a temporary halt to all data services in nine townships in Rakhine and neighbouring Chin State, according to government officials.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 24 Jun 2019 01:00
    Group seeks the creation of conditions to facilitate safe repatriation of Rohingya
    THE LEADERS of Asean yesterday voiced concerns over the Rakhine crisis and called for the safe return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar while seeking accountability for the violence and human rights violations perpetrated against the ethnic group.
    national
  • Mon, 24 Jun 2019 01:00
    Singha eyes mixed-use projects overseas
    LISTED property firm Singha Estate Plc is studying expansion of investment in Myanmar and Vietnam to develop mixed-use projects including hotels, offices and residences to achieve its goal to be a “Global Holding Company”, the company’s chief executive officer Naris Chheyklin said recently.
    Real Estate
  • Sun, 23 Jun 2019 01:00
    Myanmar might issue verification cards to Rohingya: Thai FM
    Myanmar is considering issuing National Verification Cards (NVC) to Rohingya refugees who want to voluntarily return from Bangladesh to the strife-torn Rakhine state, Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said on Saturday.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 21 Jun 2019 19:16
      Malaysian PM vows ahead of Asean to help Rohingya bound for country
    Bangkok - Malaysia's prime minister on Friday vowed to help Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Malaysia, reiterating the call for Southeast Asian leaders to "stop the oppression" of the stateless minority group expelled from Myanmar. 
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 21 Jun 2019 01:00
    Ethnic Thai community fights to preserve its cultural identity
    Forgotten by their homeland and unwelcome in Myanmar, ethnic Thais in Tanintharyi region call for help
    national
  • Thu, 20 Jun 2019 01:00
    What the world can do to save Myanmar’s displaced minorities 
    As we observe yet another World Refugee Day, we are dismayed by the lack of action from world leaders in response to the Myanmar military’s campaign of terror against the Rohingya in Rakhine state.
    opinion
  • Thu, 20 Jun 2019 01:00
    Siam Kubota out to triple sales reach in Myanmar
    IN response to surging demand for quality machinery in Myanmar’s agriculture sector, Siam Kubota Corporation is planning to triple the reach of its distribution network over the next five years, said Chalermchai Kittibuntorn, a manager at the firm’s engine and power tiller department.
    Corporate
  • Wed, 19 Jun 2019 01:00
    Myanmar needs ‘wise’ investments
    DESPITE the ongoing Rakhine crisis and intensification of conflicts that may impact on the performance of the tourism sector and investor sentiment, Myanmar’s economy is slowly picking up speed and regaining stability after a volatile 2018, and that could continue if the country invests wisely and inclusively, says a new report by the World Bank.
    Economy
  • Tue, 18 Jun 2019 05:49
    Sweden and UNDP working for a more equal, inclusive and responsive civil service in Myanmar 
    Myanmar is a country in transition – from war to peace, military rule to democracy, and from a closed to an open, free-market economy.
    opinion
  • Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:00
    The people of Asean deserve better from their human rights watchdog
    Human rights are increasingly under attack in Southeast Asia. Atrocities against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar and extrajudicial killings through President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs” in the Philippines likely amount to crimes against humanity. In other countries, crackdowns on the press or attacks on human rights defenders are just some of the issues plaguing the region.
    opinion
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