Suu Kyi lays down law on party discipline to new Myanmar MPs

Aung San Suu Kyi has warned newly minted MPs she will not tolerate poor discipline or wrongdoing, party members said Saturday, as Myanmar`s democracy champion began marshalling her opposition for government amid sky-high expectations.

Six dead as explosion rocks Myanmar town of Hakha

Six people were killed when an explosion tore through a house in the Myanmar town of Hakha, police said on Monday.

Scores killed in Myanmar jade mine landslide: Officials

At least 90 people have died in a huge landslide in a remote jade mining area of northern Myanmar, officials said on Sunday, as search teams continued to find bodies in one of the deadliest disasters to strike the country's shadowy jade industry.

Myanmar president 'will hand power' to Suu Kyi after poll win
Myanmar president 'will hand power' to Suu Kyi after poll win

Myanmar's President Thein Sein on Sunday said historic polls won in a thumping landslide by Aung San Suu Kyi's party were the consequence of his government's reforms and vowed a smooth transition of power.

Myanmar opposition secures 536 parliamentary seats

Myanmar's opposition party, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD), has so far secured 536 parliamentary seats in the country's general election.

Aung San Suu Kyi has won, says Myanmar poll panel
Aung San Suu Kyi has won, says Myanmar poll panel

Myanmar's apex poll panel on Wednesday said that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won Sunday's general election.

Suu Kyi party eyes landslide at Myanmar polls
Suu Kyi party eyes landslide at Myanmar polls

Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition appeared on the verge of a landslide election win in Myanmar.

Myanmar vote count begins on Aung San Suu Kyi's day of destiny
Myanmar vote count begins on Aung San Suu Kyi's day of destiny

After a day marked by euphoric lines of voters -- and a rock star welcome for Suu Kyi as she voted -- the count began after polling stations shut at 4pm local time (0930 GMT).

Six dead as ferry capsizes in Myanmar

With 65 passengers on board, the private vessel YazarTun capsized near a whirlpool in the river at Kalewa on Sunday.

Myanmar's first waste-powered plant to operate by 2017

The power plant is estimated to cost $16.2 million and will convert 60 tonnes of rubbish every day to generate 1,000 megawatts of electricity.

India despatches rice, medicines to flood-hit Myanmar

Responding to Myanmar`s request for help following heavy flooding and landslides, India has despatched emergency relief supplies, including rice and medicines, to the neighbouring country.

Severe flooding hampers rescue efforts in Myanmar, 27 dead

Severe flooding across Myanmar hampered rescue efforts today as thousands sheltered at monasteries after rising waters triggered by torrential rains killed at least 27 people, officials said.

Myanmar police make USD 100 million drug haul: State media

Myanmar authorities have seized methamphetamine tablets worth an estimated USD 100 million from an abandoned truck in Yangon, state media said today, as the country struggles to stem surging drug production.

Myanmar peace talks in crunch phase as polls loom

Myanmar`s government, military and armed ethnic groups held talks in Yangon on Friday as negotiations to end decades of civil war entered a last-gasp phase before a historic November election.

Dengue kills 60 in Myanmar

Dengue fever has killed 60 people in Myanmar as of July 10 since its outbreak in January, the media reported on Sunday.

Myanmar President pledges to hold clean, free, fair elections

Myanmar President U Thein Sein on Thursday pledged to try his best to hold clean, free and fair general elections during the tenure of his first civilian government in many years.

Myanmar allows candidates to begin campaigning for national elections

Myanmar`s Union Election Commission has allowed candidates to begin campaigning for the upcoming general elections set for November 8, according to an announcement of the commission published on Thursday.

Myanmar sets date for election that may define scope of reform

Myanmar will hold a general election on November 8, its election commission said on Wednesday, its first nationwide ballot since the end of direct military rule and a vote that could decide the scope of the country`s reforms.

Myanmar's parliament agrees on increased power-sharing

 Myanmar`s parliament on Wednesday voted in favour of some sub-sections of the constitution amendment bill agreeing to increase power to the regional or state-level administrations.

Myanmar man convicted for 2013 hotel blast

A Myanmar man has been sentenced to life in prison for planting a bomb that exploded two years ago inside a luxury Yangon hotel wounding an American woman, state media reported on Sunday.