The Myanmar Times

Midnight At Mingala Taungnyunt

Yangon police tried to restore order after clashes between residents in Mingala Taungyunt Towship during the early hours of May 10. Exclusive photographs were taken by Weekend's Kaung Htet and Aung Myin Ye Zaw, who were on the scene.

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Valentine's day 2017

February 14 is a day synonymous with love, as various couples enjoy spending Valentine's day.


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Legal scholar, taxi driver mourned after assassination

On the evening of January 29, U Ko Ni was assassinated from point-blank range outside Yangon International Airport. A legal scholar a National League for Democracy adviser, U Ko Ni was widely respected as a peacemaker and proponent of inter-religious harmony as well a leading constitutional authority in Myanmar.

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Yangon celebrates 69th Independence Day with veterans, games

The Yangon Region government marked Myanmar's 69th Independence Day anniversary yesterday with a ceremony in Mahabandoola Park that included, for the first time since 1988, veterans of the Burma Independence Army (BIA) and Burma Defence Army (BDA) and their families. Elsewhere across the city, Yangon residents marked the national holiday in more typical form – with an array of street games, sports and competitions.

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First Karen refugees return from Thailand

It's been a long wait, but for some it's finally over. Over 70 refugees returned to Myanmar over the past two days, in the first official repatriation of Kayin State refugees from camps on the Thai side in the history of the long-running conflict.

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