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Members of the late King Thibaw's royal family are seeking to renovate the Mandalay-based monarch's former palace, and plan to submit a letter to President Thein Sein requesting permission to carry out the project.
Seven people were killed when a fire broke out in the middle of the night on Tuesday at the Venus Garden Spa in Yangon's Mayangon Township.
In the past week, the Ministry of Commerce has intensified its crackdown on what it deems illegally imported alcohol, sparking further unrest among retailers, including Burma's biggest supermarket chain City Mart.
International Peace Day march organizer May Sabe Phyu talks to media outside the Sanchaung Township courthouse on Nov. 26, 2013.
One of my guilty pleasures is American Chinese food. Although a recent trip to Beijing and Shanghai afforded me the extended opportunity to eat "real" Chinese food , I still have a soft spot for General Tso's chicken and chop suey.
The Burma government on Wednesday released 41 political prisoners from its jails, leaving only 44 prisoners of conscience in the country, according to the leading group campaigning on the issue.
One of the few remaining survivors of the Second World War's Death Railway lives just outside York.
Political activist Naw Ohn Hla was on Tuesday charged under Article 296 of the Burmese penal code - for disturbing a religious assembly.
Some 480,000 households in four regions in Myanmar will have better access to a more reliable supply of electricity to support their daily activities with a US$60 million loan from the Asian Development Bank , the first project loan since re-engaging with Myanmar, which will rehabilitate sections of the country's power distribution network.
Shangri-La International Hotel Management will open its second hotel in Yangon, Myanmar in 2017 and with a prime location on the banks of Kandawgyi Lake, the 350-room Lakeside Shangri-La, Yangon will command magnificent views of the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda and unparalleled vistas over the lake.
With a ban on log exports set for next year, foreign buyers of Burmese teak and other rare woods are looking to open timber processing facilities inside Burma.
On Wednesday, the 27th Southeast Asian Games opening ceremony will be held in the gleaming new Wunna Theikdi Stadium in the capital Naypyidaw.
An initiative has been launched to modernize Myanmar's postal system by introducing Japan's fast, efficient and precise services, in line with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic revitalization plans featuring exports of advanced technologies and services, especially to developing countries in Asia.
Seven people were killed after a fire broke out at a department store on the outskirts of Yangon due to a suspected electrical fault, a fire department official said Tuesday.