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Zaw Naing Oo

Thailand and Myanmar burn seized drugs worth $2 billion

Jun 26 2020

AYUTTHAYA, Thailand/YANGON Thailand and Myanmar destroyed 25 tonnes of illicit drugs collectively worth more than $2 billion on Friday, but said the tide of drugs was growing as organised crime gangs boost supply and find new channels to do business.

As lockdown eases, old water pipeline offers fresh views of Yangon

Jun 22 2020

YANGON Winding through the city of Yangon and the surrounding countryside, a water pipeline built in the British colonial era is offering visitors cooped up indoors during the pandemic an unusual way to see Myanmar's former capital.

Myanmar buses get private pods to lower coronavirus risk

Jun 19 2020

YANGON A travel company in Myanmar has modified a dozen of its long-distance buses to make private pods for passengers in a bid to ease fears about coronavirus infection.

Myanmar barber truck cuts virus worries by going door-to-door

Jun 18 2020

YANGON A Myanmar barbershop business is trimming costs and generating cash amid concerns about the coronavirus, offering a salon on wheels to cautious customers who want their cuts away from crowded places.

Trash is treasure as Myanmar environmentalist turns food scraps into fertiliser

Jun 04 2020

YANGON To most people in Myanmar, food waste is nothing but garbage, and that attitude leaves Inda Soe Aung baffled.

The house that trash built: Myanmar start-up turns clutter to handicrafts

Mar 05 2020

YANGON From a distance, ChuChu Design, a single-storey building across the river from Myanmar’s bustling commercial capital, looks like any other on the impoverished outskirts of the city. | Video

Rising sea levels put Myanmar's villages on frontline of climate change

Feb 27 2020

BAGO, Myanmar Three years ago, the villagers watched as the Sittaung River on Myanmar's southeast coast crept closer to them, swollen by powerful tidal surges from the Gulf of Mottama that eroded its banks. | Video

Supporters throng streets as Myanmar leader Suu Kyi returns from The Hague

Dec 14 2019

NAYPYITAW Thousands of supporters of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi thronged the streets of the capital Naypyitaw on Saturday to celebrate her arrival back from The Hague, where she defended the country against genocide charges. | Video

Suu Kyi's bid to reform charter sparks rival protests in Myanmar

Jul 17 2019

YANGON Thousands of people demonstrated on Wednesday on the streets of Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, both for and against proposed constitutional amendments that would reduce the power of the military.

Hardline Myanmar monk's supporters protest arrest warrant

May 30 2019

YANGON Hundreds of supporters of Myanmar nationalist monk Wirathu protested at the country's most sacred Buddhist pagoda on Thursday against a warrant issued for his arrest to face sedition charges. | Video

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