Independence day message from President U Htin Kyaw

Independence Day national objectives: 1. All nationalities to collectively preserve and protect non-disintegration of the Union; non-disintegration of national unity; and perpetuation of national sovereignty. 2. To strive hard to draw up a constitution suitable for the Union in accordance with democratic principles and norms for the emergence of a Democratic Federal Union. 3. To […]

Myanmar repatriates suspected remains of US WWII servicemen

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 action during World War II. The U.S. Embassy said […]

Myanmar army blocks bid to slash parliamentary power base

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 armed forces against civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi as elections loom.

Posco International discovers new gas reservoir

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.

Myanmar to court-martial more troops over Rohingya crackdown, army says

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 it had studied the panel’s report in great detail and […]

Myanmar eGovernment Initiatives

“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 need to try more” – State Counsellor