Myanmar puts 10,000-kyat bank notes into circulation

The Central Bank of Myanmar on Wednesday put a new type of 10,000-kyat currency notes into circulation in the country.

Scuffles at protest over Myanmar charter veto

Angry crowds scuffled with police in downtown Yangon Tuesday in a protest against the Myanmar army`s veto on constitutional change, blamed for the defeat last week of a charter reform bill backed by Aung San Suu Kyi.

US criticises Myanmar military veto after law change fails

The United States said on Friday that an effective legislative veto held by Myanmar`s military was undemocratic and reiterated calls for changes to the constitution, a day after lawmakers from the armed forces bloc rejected any significant amendments to the charter.

Election success depends on stability of Myanmar: Suu Kyi
Election success depends on stability of Myanmar: Suu Kyi

Myanmar`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Saturday the country would need to be stable for an election due in November to be successful and urged her party`s candidates to be open about their assets.

Suu Kyi party to decide `soon` on contesting Myanmar polls
Suu Kyi party to decide `soon` on contesting Myanmar polls

Aung San Suu Kyi Saturday said her opposition party would shortly decide whether to contest crucial elections in Myanmar later this year as it battles to change the constitution barring her from the presidency.

Water reveals two sides of Myanmar`s economic boom
Water reveals two sides of Myanmar`s economic boom

Every morning on his way to work in Yangon, builder Zaw Min Tun takes a swig of water at a Buddhist temple, a vital place to quench a thirst for the many ordinary citizens left behind by Myanmar`s economic boom.

NSCN-K chief Khaplang undergoing treatment at Yangon

NSCN(K) leader S S Khaplang, whose outfit carried out the June 4 attack on the Army in Manipur, is believed to be ill and convalescing in a Yangon hospital.

Human trafficking cases double in Myanmar

Cases of human trafficking have doubled in Myanmar over the first five months of this year as compared to 2014, an official report said on Monday.

Myanmar president signs off on contested population law

Myanmar's president has signed off on a law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart despite objections by a visiting senior US diplomat and rights activists, who worry it could be used not only to repress women, but also religious and ethnic minorities.

Myanmar extends state of emergency in Kokang region

The Myanmar government formally extended a state of emergency, imposed in Kokang region in the northern part of Shan state to 90 more days until August 17, according to an order of the President`s Office on Monday.

Myanmar acknowledges "concern" over migrant exodus

Myanmar acknowledged Monday that the international community had "concerns" about waves of boat people fleeing its shores but insisted it should not be solely blamed for the regional migrant crisis.

Myanmar ready to finalise nationwide ceasefire agreement

Myanmar President U Thein Sein on Monday said the government is ready to finalise a nationwide ceasefire agreement.

First foreign bank in decades opens in Myanmar

The first foreign bank to operate in Myanmar for decades officially opened the doors of its Yangon branch Wednesday, the latest government bid to attract foreign investment in the emergent nation.

'126 soldiers killed in clashes with Kokang Army'

The Myanmar government on Sunday said 126 soldiers have been killed and 359 injured so far since the clashes with the Kokang ethnic army erupted on February 9, media reported.

10 dead, two hurt in Myanmar truck plunge: State media

Ten farm workers were killed and two injured after a truck plummeted off a hillside in southern Myanmar, state media said today, as road accidents surge during the Buddhist New Year holidays.

Myanmar farmers dream of resurrecting Asia`s rice bowl

Dressed in Chelsea football shorts and a wide-brimmed hat, Than Tun toils away in his paddy field on the outskirts of Yangon, sweat pouring down his sinewy arms. 

Elite party at Myanmar historic site stirs controversy

A glitzy private party for the Myanmar elite at a monument long closed to the public has unleashed a storm of resentment on social media against descendants of former military rulers. 

Myanmar to inspect all state-owned boats after ferry sinking

Myanmar will inspect all state-owned vessels after a ferry accident off the country`s western Rakhine state that left at least 61 people dead, state media said on Wednesday.

Myanmar jails New Zealander for 2.5 years over Buddha insult ad

A New Zealand bar manager and his two Myanmar colleagues were sentenced on Tuesday to two and a half years in jail by a Yangon court over using a Buddha image to promote a cheap drinks night.

Myanmar ferry sinking death toll rises to 52

More than 50 people have been confirmed killed in a ferry accident off western Myanmar after rescue teams recovered more bodies from rough waters, police said on Monday, as hopes faded of finding any survivors.