Myanmar’s Military Donates Wages to COVID-19 Fight
Tue, 07/04/2020 - 19:30

Naypyitaw — Myanmar’s commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and his armed forces say they have collectively donated over 2.245 billion kyats (US$1.6 million) to be used in the prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19.

The amount included a month’s salary of Senior General...

The Irrawaddy
Myanmar stops all int’l commercial flights from landing
Mon, 30/03/2020 - 17:00

Myanmar Airways International announced that it will no longer be able to accommodate any inbound passengers, including Myanmar citizens stranded abroad effective 11:59pm March 30 until 11:59pm April 13.​​​​​

Myanmar Times (30 March 2020)
Migrant Workers Stream Home as Thailand’s Economy Goes into Covid-19 Lockdown
Fri, 27/03/2020 - 21:30

27 March 2020

Bangkok – As Thailand curtails economic activity and begins to close its borders to limit the spread of the COVID-19, thousands of jobless migrant workers from neighbouring Myanmar, Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic are returning home.

The announcement...

UN Migration (IOM)
Myanmar repatriates suspected remains of US WWII servicemen
Sun, 22/03/2020 - 19:15

U.S. military guard of honor carry a coffin covered with U.S. national flag during a repatriation ceremony at Mandalay International Airport Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Mandalay, central Myanmar. The U.S. military has repatriated what may be the remains of service personnel who were lost in acti...

Washington Post/Associated Press
U.S. Provides Additional Assistance to Myanmar to Respond to Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
Thu, 19/03/2020 - 22:15

YANGON – The U.S. Government has committed $1.8 million to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Myanmar from the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID is providing these funds to the World Health Organization (WHO),...

U.S Embassy in Myanmar
Myanmar army blocks bid to slash parliamentary power base
Fri, 13/03/2020 - 18:30

Amendment reducing military seats in Parliament over 15 years gained majority support, but missed 75 percent threshold.

Myanmar's military has quashed constitutional amendment proposals in Parliament that would have reduced the number of seats reserved for the army, in a vote pitting the a...