Maungdaw’s ethnic community condemns international interference


A statement was released by a community of residents in Maungdaw that condemned international interference and support for terror activities that ravaged the Rakine State.

On December 6, 60 representatives from different areas in Maungdaw gathered together to produce the aforementioned statement with 9 main agendas.

Migrants to Thailand fall for four months straight

The number of migrant workers going to Thailand has been declining for four months, according to the Labour Department.
Department figures showed 12,160 people left for Thailand through a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in November, 14,252 in October, 15,779 in September and 16,560 in August, indicating a continuing decline.
The drop did not necessarily mean the total number of migrant workers was falling, said the department. Since January more than 134,000 MoU workers have gone to Thailand, compared to the previous year’s 97,998.

Ethnic groups clash in Namtu

The Shan State Progressive Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA), a member of the Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee (FPNCC), clashed with Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) in Namtu, a town in northern Shan State, according to Lower House MP Nan Kham Aye representing Namtu constituency on December 6.

Minimum wage could be coming next May


State Counsellor meets with UN and human rights representatives

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s Minister for Foreign Affairs on December 6 separately met with the new UN resident coordinator and the executive director of the Norway-based Rafto Foundation human rights organisation.

AMDP, MNP find common agreement at second informal meeting

Representatives of Mon Region Democracy Party and Mon National Party have come to agreement over some issues at their second informal meeting, held December 5 in Mawlamyine, Mon State, according to party spokespeople.

One dead, four missing in fishing vessel disaster

A fisherman was killed and four others are missing after a fishing vessel capsized in Pyapon Township on December 5, according to Ayeyawady Region Police Force.

Online stock trading system planned for December launch


River reveals archaeological site of probable old fort city

River erosion on December 5 unearthed remains of an ancient Pyu city in Mandalay Region.
The Samone River carried away about six feet (1.8 metres) of land in Nabekan village in Wundwin Township and exposed skeletal remains, urns containing bone pieces and parts of a structure thought to be a city wall.
An expert in Myanmar cultural architecture, Win Maung, dated the remnants at between 1st and 5th century AD.

Large bullets found in Myawady


According to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA), at least a thousand anti-material rounds have been discovered at a house in Myawady.

On December 5, MOHA announced that a raid on a “suspicious location” in Myawady City in the evening resulted in exactly 1020 12.7mm caliber bullets being found.