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  • Myanmar’s Military Donates Wages to COVID-19 Fight
    Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 19:30

    Naypyitaw — Myanmar’s commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and his armed forces say they have collectively donated over 2.245 billion kyats (US$1.6 million) to be used in the prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19.

    The amount included a month’s salary of Senior General...

    The Irrawaddy
  • Myanmar stops all int’l commercial flights from landing
    Monday, March 30, 2020 - 17:00

    Myanmar Airways International announced that it will no longer be able to accommodate any inbound passengers, including Myanmar citizens stranded abroad effective 11:59pm March 30 until 11:59pm April 13.​​​​​

    Myanmar Times (30 March 2020)
  • Migrant Workers Stream Home as Thailand’s Economy Goes into Covid-19 Lockdown
    Friday, March 27, 2020 - 21:30

    27 March 2020

    Bangkok – As Thailand curtails economic activity and begins to close its borders to limit the spread of the COVID-19, thousands of jobless migrant workers from neighbouring Myanmar, Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic are returning home.

    The announcement...

    UN Migration (IOM)
  • Myanmar repatriates suspected remains of US WWII servicemen
    Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 19:15

    U.S. military guard of honor carry a coffin covered with U.S. national flag during a repatriation ceremony at Mandalay International Airport Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Mandalay, central Myanmar. The U.S. military has repatriated what may be the remains of service personnel who were lost in acti...

    Washington Post/Associated Press
  • U.S. Provides Additional Assistance to Myanmar to Respond to Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
    Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 22:15

    YANGON – The U.S. Government has committed $1.8 million to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Myanmar from the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID is providing these funds to the World Health Organization (WHO),...

    U.S Embassy in Myanmar
  • Myanmar army blocks bid to slash parliamentary power base
    Friday, March 13, 2020 - 18:30

    Amendment reducing military seats in Parliament over 15 years gained majority support, but missed 75 percent threshold.

    Myanmar's military has quashed constitutional amendment proposals in Parliament that would have reduced the number of seats reserved for the army, in a vote pitting the a...

    https://www.aljazeera.com/
  • Posco International discovers new gas reservoir
    Friday, February 28, 2020 (All day)

    Korea's  largest trading company POSCO International said Monday it has discovered a new gas reservoir in Myanmar, where it is already operating a large-scale gas field. The company said it hopes to develop another gas field there pending positive evaluation of the deposit's viability.

    Korea Times
  • Myanmar to court-martial more troops over Rohingya crackdown, army says
    Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 19:45

    YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar’s army said in a statement on Friday it would hold more court-martials over alleged abuses against Rohingya Muslims, after a government-appointed commission said soldiers committed war crimes against the minority.

    The army said in a post on its website on Friday...

    Yangon (Reuters)
  • Myanmar eGovernment Initiatives
    Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 19:30

    “Out of 193 global countries, Myanmar’s e-Government index stood at 169 in 2016, and it jumped up to 157 in 2018 thanks to improvements in online services and telecommunication infrastructure. However, Myanmar’s index is still under the average rank of ASEAN member countries. It shows that we nee...

    https://www.egovernmentnpt.org/
  • President U Win Myint attends Bogyoke Aung San Statue unveiling ceremony
    Friday, February 14, 2020 - 08:00

    Bogyoke Aung San, who is also the founder of Tatmadaw, also said, “The Burma independence army will not involve itself either in administrative or political
    affairs. Our soldiers must not be involved with nor interfere with party politics and administrative sectors.” It was mentioned in his...

    Glonal New Light of Myanmar