First Honorary Consulate of Ukraine in Myanmar opened

The first Honorary Consulate of Ukraine in Myanmar was officially opened this week in Yangon. Both Myanmar and Ukraine would try their best to promote the process of collaboration and they had a long way to go, said by Kyaw Zeya, the permanent secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Mantong villagers fear returning to conflict zone

Some 150 villagers who fled their homes in Mantong Township last month due to fighting between Burmese government forces and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) say they are now afraid to go home.

KNU troops fire rounds at NMSP’s The-chaung base

A unit of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), armed wing of Karen National Union (KNU) invaded and opened fire at the The-chaung base of Mon National Liberation Army (MNLA), the armed wing of New Mon State Party (NMSP), in Yebyu Township, Tarnintharyi Region, yesterday morning.

KNU and NMSP clash twice within the same day in Yebyu

Two skirmishes broke out between the Karen National Union (KNU) and the New Mon State Party (NMSP) within the same day near Thè Chaung Phyar Village, Yebyu Township in Tenasserim Region on 11 January, both armed groups confirmed.

Around 7,000 IDPs seek shelter at China-Burma border

Over 7,000 local residents and internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been forced to flee as fighting escalates between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) at China-Burma border and they are in need of safe haven promptly.

Visa welcomes opening of Myanmar’s domestic payments industry

Visa, the leading global payments technology company, has welcomed today’s announcement from the Central Bank of Myanmar to remove restrictions on the participation of international payments companies in Myanmar’s domestic payments industry, according to a statement on 11 January.

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