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Update: Tue, Jan 24 2017    

Baby dead, 4 injured in Myanmar family suicide attempt

A baby has been killed and two children left hospitalised in Myanmar on Monday after their parents attempted a mass suicide on learning they had developed drug-resistant tuberculosis. The parents, from a small village outside Mandalay, forced their children to drink pesticide and attacked them with knives before trying in vain to take their own lives on Saturday.

What Do Traders at Myanmar's Stock Exchange Do All Day? Nothing.

Yangon's market, with only four listings, is largely deserted as speculators have switched to flipping used cars and trading currency on the black market; Mr. Zhang's helpful videos YANGON, Myanmar-At the Yangon Stock Exchange, or YSX as it's known, a cable television crew turns up every day to provide a rundown of the day's trading. On a recent Thursday, their report was, as usual, brief.

Thai dairy pioneer Patkol aims to help Myanmar firms expand their business

ALTHOUGH it took nearly 30 years for Thailand's dairy business to achieve growth, Myanmar has high potential for the industry to grow in less than 15 years, according to Sangchai Chotchuangchutchaval, chief executive officer of Patkol Public Co, which is the pioneer among Thai dairy manufacturers. "In Thailand, at the beginning of the dairy industry, we had very little knowledge.

Born Jan. 22: U Thant

The Burmese diplomat Thant , was born Jan. 21, 1909. At age 52 he became secretary general of the United Nations following the death of Dag Hammarskjold in an airplane crash.

Nagasaki fire engine maker, Myanmar firm aim to improve safety via tie-up

A Japanese fire engine maker is teaming up with a local firm to break into the market for safety products in Myanmar, capitalizing on the country's efforts to improve its firefighting capability with help from Japan. With support from the Japan External Trade Organization , Nakamura Shobokagaku Co., based in Omura, Nagasaki Prefecture, demonstrated household fire extinguishers at the Fire Services Department in Yangon earlier this month with help from local partner Peregrine Trading Co.

Myanmar govt risks credibility by denying abuses: UN envoy

This handout photo from Myanmar's Ministry of Information released on January 20, 2017 and taken on January 15, 2017 shows UN special rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee , meeting Rohingya Muslim residents in the village of Pyaung Bate, near the town of Maungdaw in strife-torn Rakhine State near the Bangladesh border. Lee on January 20 warned the government's denials on abuses against the Rohingya Muslim minority were destroying faith in Aung San Suu Kyi's fledgling administration.

For these Ranis, Netaji was like King Elvis

By the end of 1944 and the beginning of 1945, the Empire of Japan was in a precarious state. And with it, the Indian National Army or Azad Hind Fauj led by Subhas Chandra Bose.

Myanmar rebuffs Malaysia for holding OIC meeting on Rohingya

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, centre, poses with OIC delegates during a group-photo during the Extraordinary Session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on the Rohingya situation in Myanmar, in Kuala Lumpur, on January 19, 2017. Photo - AFP Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, centre, poses with OIC delegates during a group-photo during the Extraordinary Session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on the Rohingya situation in Myanmar, in Kuala Lumpur, on January 19, 2017.

British foreign secretary 'positive and optimistic' on Trump

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Yangon General Hospital in Yangon, Myanmar, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, second right, greets doctors during his visit to Yangon General Hospital in Yangon, Myanmar, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

Boris Johnson meets Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Praises San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy for the pace of progress it has made since taking office nine months ago Boris Johnson held talks with Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi today amid concerns about allegations of human rights abuses in the country. The Foreign Secretary said 'many challenges remain' in Burma and the country's transition to democracy was not yet complete.

UN rights envoy slams Myanmar on military's actions

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UN rights expert criticises Myanmar over Rohingya crackdown

A United Nations human rights investigator on Friday criticised Myanmar's crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority and urged the military to respect the law and human rights. A banner is seen during a protest against what demonstrators say is the crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, as police stand guard in front of the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia November 25, 2016.

UN rights envoy slams Myanmar on military's actions

Yanghee Lee, UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur to Myanmar, talks to journalists during a press briefing at a hotel Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Yangon, Myanmar.

photoA day in photos

Merit-making ceremonies on the 100th day of the passing of King Bhumibol and a court fight of wheelchair users are featured events on Jan 20, 2017. The Post Publishing Plc holds a merit-making ceremony marking the 100th day of the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Freed Myanmar farmers renew fight against army over land

YANGON: Farmers locked in a land dispute with Myanmar's armed forces pledged to renew their fight after being released from jail on Friday, in a case testing leader Aung San Suu Kyi's resolve to challenge the military's economic interests. Maw Maw Oo, a leader among the 55 villagers released, said they would seek government help to resolve the dispute in Ye Bu, a village in eastern Myanmar's Shan State.

Dhaka calls for urgent steps to find solution

Urging the OIC for a durable solution to the Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh yesterday demanded Myanmar bring back normalcy in Rakhine state immediately and take urgent steps for repatriation and rehabilitation of its Muslim minority people who took shelter in Bangladesh. Bangladesh also called for ensuring basic rights of Rakhine Muslims and sustainable return of refugees and displaced Rohingyas to their homeland as well as restoring their citizenship through necessary review of the existing exclusionary citizenship law.

Myanmar's CB Bank to double size of ATM network

Co-Operative Bank Limited in Myanmar has awarded Diebold Nixdorf an extensive contract for systems, software and services to expand its self-service cash offerings beyond the country's main commercial hub Yangon. The bank will add 500 new ATMs and cash recyclers to its current network of 500 terminals supplied by Diebold Nixdorf.