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Update: Thu, Jul 19 2018    

Myanmar Reuters Reporter Says He Was Hooded, Deprived of Sleep

Two Reuters journalists in Myanmar were hooded and deprived of sleep after they were arrested while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, one of them told a court on Tuesday in startling testimony. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, face up to 14 years in jail if convicted under an official secrets law of possessing classified documents about security operations in Rakhine state.



Dozens Swept Away in Myanmar Landslide While Hunting for Jade

On Saturday afternoon, Thein Maung was perched on a steep hill of rubble from a jade mine when a landslide engulfed him, he said. He managed to claw his way out, but dozens of others are believed to have been killed, including his brother and a close friend.



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Narongsak Osotthanakorn, the public face of the Chiang Rai cave rescue operation, was greeted as a hero by a crowd of hundreds as he arrived Monday to take up his new posting as governor of Phayao province. (Post Today photo Chiang Rai: Hundreds of people joined in a major merit-making ceremony held in front of Tham Luang cave in Mae Sai district Monday after 12 young footballers and their coach were safely rescued from it a week ago, before the cave is officially closed for restoration from today.



Historic '88 Uprising Photos on Display 30 Years Later

On the morning of Aug. 26, 1988, Htein Win picked up a camera that he had borrowed from a friend and headed to the western gate of Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda, where Daw Aung San Suu Kyi began her decade-long campaign against the Burmese military regime by addressing the people and stating that "the entire public entertains the keenest desire for a multi-party democratic system of government." "Whenever I think about it, the thing that pops into my mind is the sea of people," Htein Win recalled recently.



The New Yangon City Project: An Urban Planner's View

In 1988, Yangon measured about 80 sq. miles . The city has grown in the three decades since then and now covers more than 300 sq.



Govt Under Fire For Fatal Electrocution of Yangon Boy

The death of a 13-year-old boy by electrocution in Yangon has prompted calls for accountability and safety measures in the city to prevent similar incidents from recurring. Maung Myo Min Tun, also known as Pouk Soh, from Yangon's South Okkalapa Township, died on Friday evening after stepping on a fallen wire lying in a pool of water along Thanthumar Road while walking with his friend near his home.



Yangon Chief Minister Slammed for Accepting Donation to City from Accused Fraudster

Yangon Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein's decision to accept of a 20-million-kyat donation to the city by accused Malaysian fraudster Ong Kean Swan has drawn a strong negative reaction on social media. Ong, a Malaysian who also goes by Peter Ong, is an accused fraudster, self-styled backer of professional gamblers and the CEO of a multilevel marketing company and that has been blacklisted in Taiwan, Malaysia and China.



Anti-Graft Panel Files Charges Against 12 Customs Officials

Yangon-The Myanmar Anti-Corruption Commission has filed complaints with the police against 12 officers including three directors of the Customs Department for alleged bribe-taking related to the importation of delivery vans. The anti-graft body announced on Monday that it had launched an investigation after receiving complaints against customs officials at Yangon Port who had allegedly demanded money from importers to allow for the clearance of the vans.



At Least 20 Prospectors Killed in Lone Khin Slag Heap Collapse

At least 20 prospectors were killed and several remain missing after a waste pile collapsed in the Lone Khin jade mining region of Kachin State on Saturday. The waste pile near a mine operated by Maha Mining Co.



Myanmar's Panglong peace conference adopts more basic principles

Myanmar's Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee has passed 14 more basic principles as the second part of a union accord for peace, the UPDJC secretariat said. Of basic principles, four are in connection with political, one to economic, seven to social and two to land and environmental issues.



Jailed Reuters journalists to testify in Myanmar court

Two jailed Reuters reporters on trial in Myanmar accused of obtaining secret state documents will testify in court from Monday, in a case that is seen as a test of press freedom in the fledgling democracy. Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone is escorted by police while leaving Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar July 9, 2018.



Accident at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 15

At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar's jade mining region, state media and officials said Sunday. Fifteen bodies were retrieved from the site of Saturday's accident near Lonekhin village but a search was ongoing for more, said Sein Myint Tun, a police officer in Hpakant Township in Kachin state, adding that the dead included 14 men and one woman.



Accident at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 15 scavengers

At least 15 people were killed and 30 injured in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar's jade mining region. A police officer in Hpakant Township in Kachin state said Sunday that 15 bodies were retrieved from the accident site near Lonekhin village but a search was ongoing for more.



Deputy Finance Minister Named New Chair of Kyaukphyu SEZ

Deputy Planning and Finance Minister U Set Aung has been appointed chairman of the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone Management Committee amid the government's ongoing efforts to renegotiate its agreement with the project's Chinese developer to give Myanmar a larger stake. The appointment took effect on May 8 and was approved by Vice President and Chairman of the Central Body of Myanmar Special Economic Zones U Henry Van Thio, according to an announcement in the government gazette on Sunday.



Myanmar jade mine landslide kills 15

YANGON: A landslide killed at least 15 people in northern Myanmar on Saturday, with 45 others injured after the latest disaster in the Hpakant jade mining region, a local official said. Miners searching for the precious mineral were buried by muddy earth from a slope that collapsed, said Kyaw Swar Aung, the administrator of Hpakant, in the northern Kachin state.



Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 15, injures 45 - official

YANGON: A landslide killed at least 15 people in northern Myanmar on Saturday, with 45 others injured after the latest disaster in the Hpakant jade mining region, a local official said. Miners searching for the precious mineral were buried by muddy earth from a slope that collapsed, said Kyaw Swar Aung, the administrator of Hpakant, in the northern Kachin state.



R D Burman's 'Chura Liya' inspiration for 'Gold's new song

New Delhi, Composers Sachin-Jigar revealed how they created 'Gold's recently released song 'Chad Gayi Hai' featuring Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy. The latest track of Reema Kagti's 'Gold' sees leading man Akshay Kumar in a drunk state having a fun time dancing and goofing around.