Myanmar and California quake threats similar

The earthquake threat in California is little different from that posed by the Sagaing fault line that slices north to south through the middle of Myanmar. Earthquakes hit California and Myanmar every day, but while most do not cause damage or loss of life, experts say the day will come when big quakes will cause […]

Thanakha: Scent of a nation

Since ancient times, Myanmar people have been rubbing thanakha paste on their faces as an effective shield against the sun’s harmful rays. The yellow facial cream produced from ground thanakha bark is a much-touted beauty secret deeply ingrained in the Myanmar culture. Men also wear it quite unconsciously. Thanakha trees can be found in places […]

Myanmar convicts five over fake rape claim that sparked riots

(Reuters) – – A Myanmar court convicted five people for spreading fabricated allegations that a Muslim man raped a Buddhist woman, which led to deadly riots last July, a court official said on Friday. One Buddhist and one Muslim man were killed during two days of rioting in the central city of Mandalay, which began […]