ANP Alleges Govt ‘Wrongly’ Issued Citizenship in Arakan State By

The Arakan National Party accuses Burma’s previous government of issuing citizenship documents to over 1,000 Muslims they say are ineligible for citizen status.

Government to Announce Economic Policy This Week By

The National League for Democracy government will announce its long-awaited economic policy through state-run media on July 29.

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A Rangoon lawmaker will submit a proposal that would return the city’s historical Secretariat building—which was leased to a private company—to the public.

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To achieve peace, Aung San Suu Kyi must find common ground with army generals as well as ethnic leaders, and the events of last week have been encouraging.

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More than 300 jade mining companies in Kachin State will be unable to renew their licenses when they expire at the end of July.

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For national reconciliation, Suu Kyi must build pragmatic, reconciliatory relations with former and current generals who once regarded her as their top enemy.

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A cholera outbreak in Pyay District of Pegu Division hospitalizes almost 100 people, half of whom are in a severe state.

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Buddhist monks single out a Shwedagon Pagoda vendor for allegedly selling religious goods from a non-Buddhist wholesaler—an act which does not violate existing rules.

Rangoon’s Best Buffet Hot Pot and BBQ By

This week, Foodie Myanmar rounds up their top picks for all-you-can-eat hot pot and barbecue.

National Ethnic Youth Conference to be Held in Panglong By

Over 600 representatives from 26 ethnicities are slated to attend an ethnic youth conference in southern Shan State in late July.

Burma Army Defends Soldier Against Myitkyina Murder Accusation By

At a Rangoon press conference, the Burma Army insists that a soldier who shot dead ethnic Kachin student Gum Seng Awng was acting in self-defense.

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The Tatmadaw fears that a Kachin State ethnic summit could negatively impact the Union Peace Conference, which is slated to convene in late August.

Aung San Suu Kyi Accepts Obama’s Invitation to Visit the US By

State Counselor Suu Kyi has accepted an invitation from President Barack Obama to visit the US, in what would be her first trip there since Burma’s 2015 general election.  

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For the first time in more than three decades, Burma releases data on its religious demographics, based on the results of the 2014 census.

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Rangoon-based Arakanese civil society groups chastise the ANP for ignoring them after the support they gave the party during the November election.

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A lieutenant general speaks at a press conference in Rangoon, stating that the army will ‘take action’ against troops who have killed civilians.

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With record crowds present at Rangoon’s monuments, volunteers treated 36 people for fainting, but point out there were no other major injuries.

Amnesty International Calls for Relocation of Toxic Factory By

The human rights group calls on the Burmese government to relocate a sulfuric acid factory situated perilously close to a village in Sagaing Division.

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After banning visitors from walking on Shan State’s famous Goteik Viaduct, security tightens as people continue to visit during the rainy season.

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From Rangoon’s Secretariat to the streets of Mandalay, the public pays respect to Aung San and his colleagues 69 years after their assassination.






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