The kyat (, US: or ; Burmese: ကျပ် [tɕaʔ]; ISO 4217 code MMK) is the currency of Myanmar (Burma). It is often abbreviated as "K" (singular or plural) or "Ks" (plural), which is placed before or after the numerical value, depending on author preference. The term kyat derives from the ancient Burmese unit kyattha, equal to 16.3 grams of silver.
Myanmar's High Court has ruled that two jailed Reuters reporters can appeal their convictions on charges of violating the country's law that prohibits the gathering of secret documents to help an enemy, VOA reported.
The third Singapore festival, which will be a celebration of food culture and art of the island-state, is expected to perk up downtown Yangon later in the month, a senior Singapore Tourism Board official told The Myanmar Times yesterday.
The United Nations' top human rights official on Monday slammed Myanmar for conducting a "cruel military operation" against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, branding it "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing".