Single Rohingya family returns

Myanmar says it has repatriated the first family of Rohingya of around 700,000 refugees who fled to Bangladesh since August 2017, despite UN warnings...

Malaysia business rating slips 

Malaysia dropped five places to 24th in this year’s ranking of business competitiveness by the IMD World Competitiveness Centre, after falling to 19th in...

Rohingya refugees arrive on Malaysia shore

A total of 34 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been found on a beach in Malaysia, the first such incident since April last year. The...

Rohingya ‘genocide’ threatens EU-Myanmar trade 

The European Union is investigating Myanmar’s alleged Rohingya genocide as it decides whether to remove trade preferences granted to impoverished nations. The probe, and a...

20,000 flee Myanmar’s civil war: China

A sign at Mandalay Palace stresses the military’s role in society. More than 20,000 Burmese refugees have fled into China to avoid fighting, according to...

Japan eyes increased Myanmar role

Japanese investment is set to revolutionise Yangon’s creaking railway network. Source: Asean Economist Japan is trying to reinforce its influence in Myanmar in an attempt to counterbalance...

Illegal migration rising: Thailand

Despite Myanmar’s much-heralded democratic reforms, people smuggling across its border with Thailand is on the rise, Thai immigration police in say. Thailand and Myanmar have...

Suu Kyi should have resigned: UN chief

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi should have resigned over the authorities’ crackdown against the Rohingya, according to the UN’s outgoing human rights...

Asean takes on Suu Kyi over Rohingya 

Thousands of Rohingya are forced to live in squalid camps. Source: Flickr Malaysia's foreign secretary has confronted Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi at emergency...

NLD chooses Suu Kyi’s ‘driver’ as president

Aung San Suu Kyi memorabilia at the NLD's Yangon headquarters. Suu Kyi, 70, will not be the next president but the constitution might be...

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