ASEAN says RCEP deal will benefit Myanmar

Myanmar will benefit from the ambitious Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), said ASEAN secretary Lim Jock Hoi. Lim argued that while Myanmar will not actually sign the 16-nation agreement, it would certainly benefit from it indirectl

Myanmar grants six new countries on-arrival visas

In a bid to boost the tourism sector, Myanmar has allowed visitors from six new countries to obtain visas on arrival. Starting in October, passport-holders from Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Spain and Italy may now purchase tourism visas a

Mandalay city to crack down on illegal motorbikes

Mandalay lawmakers are planning to crack down on unlicensed motorbikes and three-wheelers with more strictly enforced regulations. Speaking to the Myanmar Times, the regional MP U Aung Kyaw Moe said, “Unlicensed vehicles should not b

Chin State MPs claim regional budget unfair

Local Chin State MPs are dissatisfied with the way the central government plans to distribute their regional budget. Officials in the Chin State parliament are claiming the MMK 155.7 billion (approximately USD 100 million) budget, which the Union gov
US Embassy warns of possible attacks in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, Mandalay

US Embassy issues warning

The US Embassy in Myanmar issued a warning for caution. A September 25 notice on the US Embassy web site read: “Myanmar security forces are investigating reports of potential attacks in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay in the coming months̶
No Cease-fire Deal With Northern Alliance, But Parties Agree to Another Meeting in Myanmar

Northern Alliance will not agree to ceasefire

The Myanmar army (Tatmadaw) claims the Northern Alliance (NA) is not interested in signing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) and is not likely to agree to the conditions like the other groups. The recent surge in violence between the military