Latest news from Myanmar, in Myanmar newspapers

Vanished: What Happened to 37 Prisoners Taken From Myanmar’s Daik-U Prison?
The Irrawaddy investigates the largest disappearance of Myanmar prison inmates in a single incident since the coup.
The Irrawaddy - 26 February 2024
Ta’ang Towns Promised Civilian Administration
The political wing of the Ta'ang National Liberation Army has promised to establish a government in seven liberated towns.
The Irrawaddy - 24 February 2024
Junta Watch: Covering Up Death of India Transport Project; Boosting Militias as Myanmar Army Shrinks; and More
Also this week, Min Aung Hlaing sought Russian nuclear know-how, and bureaucrats braced for military service.
The Irrawaddy - 24 February 2024
Myanmar’s Youth Flee—and They Aren’t Looking Back
In Thailand and farther afield, they join the wealthy and the educated who have already put down roots and invested heavily in societies that offer them a future.
The Irrawaddy - 23 February 2024
Rohingya Men in Myanmar Are Being Forcibly Recruited by The Junta’s Military
First group grabbed from IDP camps and villages for two weeks of basic military training. Each Rohingya man gets a sack of rice, a citizenship card and US$ 47 a month to fight the Arakan Army.
The Irrawaddy - 23 February 2024
Flag Saluting, Anthem Singing Now Mandatory at International Schools in Myanmar
Junta boss tells nationalist group that the patriotic mandate is intended to counter subversion by young people, says race and religion must be protected.
The Irrawaddy - 23 February 2024
Arakan Army Seizes Myanmar Junta Police Station Near Rakhine Capital
The rebel group continues to encircle the state capital with fighting reported in Ponnagyun, Rathedaung, Buthidaung and Maungdaw townships.
The Irrawaddy - 23 February 2024
Karen Brigades Take More Territory From Myanmar Junta: KNU
The powerful ethnic armed organization reports gains in Mon and Karen states and Bago Region.
The Irrawaddy - 23 February 2024
Thai Police Round Up Myanmar Citizens Fleeing Conscription
A migrant worker foundation has recorded that 106 Myanmar citizens have been detained since February 15.
The Irrawaddy - 22 February 2024
Infants, Pregnant Woman Slain as Myanmar Junta Continues War Against Its People
About 40 people were killed in junta attacks in eight days, an analysis by The Irrawaddy found. Most were civilians who died during random bombing of villages.
The Irrawaddy - 22 February 2024
Food Shortage in Sagaing Rice Basket as Myanmar Junta Raids Force 50,000 to Flee
Regime troops and allied militia have escalated deadly attacks on villages in Shwebo District since ceasefire in neighboring Shan State last month.
The Irrawaddy - 22 February 2024
Facing a Military Crisis, What Will the Myanmar Junta’s Next Step Be?
Anti-regime forces must be prepared for a change in strategy by the generals, who are looking to buy time to restock their depleted military.
The Irrawaddy - 22 February 2024
Myanmar Junta ‘Increasingly Desperate’: UN Expert
Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews said that with the enforcement of the conscription law, the junta is trying to justify and expand its pattern of forced recruitment.
The Irrawaddy - 22 February 2024
US Charges Yakuza Leader Over Conspiring to Sell Nuclear Material from Myanmar
Takeshi Ebisawa planned to use the proceeds to fund weapons purchases for an ethnic armed organization, US authorities said.
The Irrawaddy - 22 February 2024
Russian Envoy Discusses Deeper Ties With Myanmar Junta
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andriy Rudenko met junta boss Min Aung Hlaing to discuss nuclear technology and fertilizer.
The Irrawaddy - 21 February 2024
Governor of China’s Yunnan, Myanmar Junta Boss Discuss Ways to Resume Border Trade
Wang Yubo’s visit to Naypyitaw is the first by a senior Chinese official since Beijing brokered a ceasefire between ethnic armies and the junta in Shan State last month.
The Irrawaddy - 21 February 2024
Rakhine on Fire: Myanmar Junta Hits Hospital With ‘Most Devastating Bombs Yet’
Arakan Army says junta jets began dropping more powerful bombs on Ramree town on Tuesday, destroying a market, hospital and homes. An entire ward of Ponnagyun town was also incinerated.
The Irrawaddy - 21 February 2024
Global ESG Investment Advisory Firms Accused of Aiding Myanmar Junta
Complaints filed against global investment firms over inclusion of companies that supply arms or services to Myanmar’s military in indexes of socially responsible business.
The Irrawaddy - 21 February 2024
Sittwe Braced for Street Fighting as Myanmar Junta Retreats
The Rakhine State capital is emptying as the Arakan Army approaches. A remaining resident told The Irrawaddy that regime administrators have allegedly already fled.
The Irrawaddy - 21 February 2024
Pa-O Militia Backs Myanmar Junta Conscription by Forcibly Recruiting Civilians
Pa-O National Army is enforcing military service across its battle-torn self-administered zone in Shan State.
The Irrawaddy - 21 February 2024
Myanmar Junta Launches Mass Production of Army Uniforms for Conscription
Military-owned garment factories ordered to supply 100,000 uniforms as country counts down to April draft.
The Irrawaddy - 21 February 2024