Suu Kyi faces down military MPs

Myanmar’s Lower House with the military representatives visible in olive tan at the far end. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar's military representatives in Parliament have clashed with...

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,...

Buddhists rage at US ‘Rohingya’ condolence

The waters off Sittwe are often treacherous. Source: Wikimedia Buddhist monks and several hundred other protesters have marched on the US Embassy in Yangon to...

Malaysia Airlines CEO resigns

A Boeing 747-4H6. Source: Flickr     Malaysia Airlines has announced that chief executive Christoph Mueller is leaving the troubled carrier in September. Mueller's exit was due to...

Suu Kyi makes surprise appearance at peace talks

Aung San Suu Kyi adds creditability to the government’s troubled peace process. Source: Wikimedia Aung San Suu Kyi's surprise move to join Myanmar peace talks,...

NLD targets jade reform

Kachin State sees itself as ethnically distinct from the rest of Myanmar. Source: YouTube Nay Pyi Taw has unveiled reforms to its jade trade, worth...

Rohingya ‘insurgent’ camp raided

Myanmar’s security forces claim to have killed three people during an attack on what the authorities described as a Rohingya insurgent training camp in...

UN axes Rohingya report 

The United Nations food aid agency has withdrawn a critical report revealing starvation among the Rohingya Muslim population after the Myanmar government demanded it...

Pressure mounts on Suu Kyi over Rohingya

The plight of the Rohingya is attracting increasing attention within Asean. Source: YouTube The British foreign affairs minister, Boris Johnson, is due in Myanmar today...

Facebook admits Myanmar ‘failures’

Facebook has admitted that it failed to prevent its website from being used to incite violence and racism towards the Rohingya community in western...

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