Myanmar’s use of child soldiers under fire

The poverty of rural Myanmar makes children vulnerable to enforced recruitment. Source: Asean Economist Washington has downgraded Myanmar in its annual human trafficking report, citing...

Rakhine port’s delays continue

The future of a major Chinese-backed economic zone in troubled Rakhine State remains in the balance amid repeated delays. In 2015, Myanmar signed a deal...

Muslims blast Suu Kyi’s Harvard prize

Rakhine State is one of the poorest in Myanmar. Source: Wikimedia   Muslim US undergraduates are criticising the Harvard Foundation’s selection of Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung...

Myanmar’s false dawn

Buddhism is increasingly politicised in Myanmar. Picture credit: Asean Economist Foreigners dominate Myanmar's westernmost state of Rakhine, exploiting its natural resources and derailing its ethnic...

Rohingya demand Suu Kyi’s attention

A police checkpoint at a Rohingya area of Sittwe, Rakhine State’s capital. Source: Wikimedia   Now Aung San Suu Kyi, as Myanmar's de facto prime...

Chinese frigates dock at Yangon 

China’s Navy is hoping to extend its links with Myanmar. Source: Wikimedia   Two naval vessels from China have arrived in Yangon for a five-day visit...

Facebook bans Myanmar rebel armies

Facebook says it is banning four rebel armies in Myanmar, where the online giant has faced criticism for its slow response to groups using...

Strikers demand Yangon chief meeting 

Burmese workers at a Chinese-owned clothing factory in Myanmar have marched on regional government buildings in Yangon, demanding a meeting with the former capital’s...

IMF approves $356 million support for Myanmar

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a total of $356.5 million support for Myanmar as the country suffers from an ailing economy despite...

US-Asean Summit postponed over virus fears

A long-scheduled summit between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States will no longer push through as planned. According to a...

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