Thein Sein calls for unity

Myanmar's President Thein Sein has presided over considerable reforms. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar's outgoing president, Thein Sein, called for unity among political parties in the national...

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...

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...

UN Myanmar chief dismissed 

The United Nations' regional and humanitarian coordinator for Myanmar, Renata Lok-Dessallien, has been moved for allegedly failing to prioritise human rights.  The UN’s Myanmar team...

Ex-monk who led uprising detained in Myanmar

Yangon on October 5, 2007. Source: Wikimedia A former monk who led the 2007 street protests in Myanmar, misleadingly known as the Saffron Revolution, has appeared...

NLD MPs take their seats

Suu Kyi has to cope with a military veto on constitutional reform. Source: BBC Aung San Suu Kyi has led her National League for Democracy...

Gem bosses demand graft probe

Kachin State gem extraction is associated with deadly landslides and environmental degradation. Source: YouTube Myanmar gem bosses have called for a probe into the disappearance...

Myanmar media arrests sparks fury

Lawi Weng, a reporter for the Irrawaddy news site, and two Democratic Voice of Burma journalists have been arrested near the eastern border with...

Junta delays migrant crackdown 

Thailand's junta has used a special executive order to delay implementation of a labour law after thousands of migrant workers fled the country fearing...

Myanmar heroin trade booming: UN

Most of the profit is generated after the produce has left Myanmar. Source: Wikimedia  Myanmar is the second largest producer of opium after Afghanistan. This...

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EU and HRW slam Cambodia clampdown

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Cambodia should drop all charges against the opposition leader Kem Sokha (pictured) and allow exiled critics to return to...

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The World Bank has committed worth $500 million to support the Philippines’ Agriculture department. In a statement over the weekend, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said...