Myanmar expels UN envoy 

Myanmar has banned the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights, Yanghee Lee, investigating the crackdown in Rakhine State, claiming an earlier report by...

Spotlight shines on secretive Wa

United Wa State Army troops. Source: YouTube Claims that some of the planet's biggest corporations source raw materials from the pariah Wa state on Myanmar's...

Meth peril enslaves Asean young 

Northern Shan State, nominally within Myanmar’s borders but where the Nay Pyi Taw authorities have little control, has become an East Asian methamphetamine hub,...

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...

Myanmar deaths in custody spark outrage

The deaths in custody of three ethnic Rakhine men in Myanmar and their secret cremation has provoked outrage, as separatist violence in troubled Rakhine State...

Meth crisis will only get worse

Myanmar's Shan State supplies methamphetamines to the planet and exports are due to rise as billions are channelled into improving regional infrastructure, the Brussels-based...

Death throes of hope

Myanmar’s latest Union Peace Conference, often called the 21st-century Panglong conference, is taking place at the end of the month amid fears that rebel...

Myanmar backpedals on Bagan climbing ban

Old Bagan at sunrise. Source: Asean Economist Myanmar has retreated on its ban on temple climbing in Bagan, following fears that tourists would no longer...

Annan to head Rohingya probe

Kofi Annan. Source: Wikimedia   Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan is due to lead an effort to tackle ethnic tensions in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State where...

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