Myanmar reports 424 new COVID-19 cases in record daily rise
Sun, 20/09/2020 - 19:30

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar reported 424 new coronavirus infections on Friday, the Southeast Asian country's biggest daily rise so far amid a recent resurgence of the virus after weeks without confirmed domestic transmission.

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The Carter Center is making preparations to conduct election observation mission in Myanmar
Sat, 19/09/2020 - 05:15

The Carter Center has had a presence in Myanmar since establishing an office in Yangon in October 2013. Through its long-term election observation and projects to strengthen civil society, The Carter Center is supporting Myanmar's transition from military rule to democracy. 

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What does the Panglong conference mean for the peace process?
Thu, 20/08/2020 - 01:15

This week’s 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference will be the National League for Democracy’s last chance to salvage some success from Myanmar’s faltering peace process before the November elections. The conference in Nay Pyi Taw will be the first in more than two years, and negotiators ar...
Trump Nominates US Ambassador To Myanmar
Fri, 07/08/2020 - 23:00

US President Donald Trump has nominated Thomas L Vajda, currently the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia, as the ambassador to Myanmar. Vajda was nominated by Trump as US ambassador to Myanmar on Monday. The nomination was sent to the Senate a day after the Secretary of State Mike...
Myanmar Finally to Establish a Pension Fund
Sat, 18/07/2020 - 21:30

The government of Myanmar will establish a pension fund instead of using the state budget, according to Dr. War War Maung, Director General of Pension Department. Although most countries have established the pension fund, also known as a superannuation fund, Myanmar does not have such a scheme fo...
Int’l Passenger Flights Likely Banned Until October: Myanmar Vice-President
Fri, 10/07/2020 - 19:30

YANGON—Myanmar Vice-President Henry Van Thio says the country is unlikely to open to international commercial passenger flights until October.

At a meeting of the National Tourism Development Central Committee on Tuesday, the vice-president said that airports are expected to resume operati...