Myanmar's Suu Kyi urges World Court to drop genocide case
Fri, 13/12/2019 - 03:00

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on World Court judges on Thursday to dismiss an accusation of genocide against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority, saying its own justice system should be given the chance to work first. Gambia has accused Myanmar of violating the 1...

Renovating and Upgrading University Of Yangon
Tue, 03/12/2019 - 18:45

Established in 1920, the University of Yangon has an illustrious yet tumultuous history. Once among the largest universities in Southeast Asia and recognized as a premier institution of higher learning, it has endured decades of rigid external control, isolation and lack of resources. Today the l...

University of Yangon website
South Korea to step up economic partnership with Mekong nations
Fri, 29/11/2019 - 00:15

BUSAN ― The inaugural Korea-Mekong Summit took place in Busan, Wednesday, on the heels of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit, to explore ways to enhance cooperation between Korea and five countries that border the Mekong River. The Mekong-Han River D...

Korea Times (27 November 2019)
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to Lead Myanmar Team Contesting Rohingya Genocide Case at World Court
Wed, 20/11/2019 - 16:30

(YANGON, Myanmar) — Myanmar said Wednesday its leader Aung San Suu Kyi will head the legal team contesting a genocide case filed against it in the International Court of Justice over the crackdown on Bengali (Rohingya) Muslims two years ago that set off their exodus to Bangladesh. Myanmar’s milit...

TIME/Associated Press (21 November 2019)
Mini dams built for flood prevention, water supply in Rakhine State
Wed, 20/11/2019 - 16:15

THE Rakhine State branch of the Department of Irrigation and Water Utilization Management (IWUMD) built the Yoetayok Dam in Ponnagyun Township in the fiscal year 2018-2019.

The dam near Yotayok village is one of the dams the department built in Rakhine State for preventing floods during th...

Ayala Furthers Myanmar Expansion With Investment in Yoma
Thu, 14/11/2019 - 18:15

The Philippines’ oldest family-owned conglomerate is furthering its expansion in Myanmar after Ayala Corp. said it will acquire a 20% stake in Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd. and its affiliate First Myanmar Investment Public Co. for $237.5 million.

Ayala, which has investments spanning bankin...