New US ambassador throws shade on China

The United States’ and China’s war of words in Myanmar continued last week when incoming United States ambassador to Myanmar Thomas Laszlo Vajda urged the U.S. to engage with Myanmar, warning against “malign foreign influences and c

Myanmar will embrace Russian COVID-19 vaccine

The Myanmar government will begin importing and administering Russia’s new COVID-19 vaccine, pending approval from the World Health Organization (WHO). Speaking alongside State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi via Facebook live stream, Ministry

Myanmar imports more COVID cases

Two Myanmar citizens returning from abroad have tested positive for the coronavirus, apparently contracting COVID-19 abroad. One, a 15-year-old woman from Mandalay Region, recently returned from Sudan. The other, a 19-year-old man from Chin State, re
Government and NCA groups peace summit success

Peace Conference brings new government concessions

The Union Government has announced several concessions to ethnic organizations before the upcoming fourth Union Peace Conference, 21st Century Panglong, in a bid to kickstart the country’s stalled peace process. While the three previous iterati

Government will arrange international relief flights

Although the international flight ban was extended another month this week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that it would arrange relief flights for Myanmar citizens stuck outside of the country or those who need to travel outside Myanmar f

China and US bash one another over Myanmar

Last week U.S. embassy chargé d’affaires George N. Sibley published a scathing op-ed that accused China of exploiting Myanmar’s people, extracting its natural resources, and eroding its sovereignty. Soon after, the Chinese embassy released i