Firebrand Burmese monk on run for insulting Suu Kyi

A member of Myanmar’s government has told a court that the extremist Buddhist monk, Wirathu, “incited hatred” against State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi....

Firebrand Burmese monk on run for insulting Suu Kyi

A member of Myanmar’s government has told a court that the extremist Buddhist monk, Wirathu, “incited hatred” against State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi....

Myanmar massacre troops freed after 1 year

Myanmar has granted early release to seven soldiers jailed for the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslims during the 2017 military crackdown in Rakhine State. The...

UN wants genocide charges for Myanmar’s generals

Myanmar's generals should be financially isolated and face trial for war crimes and genocide against the Rohingya in Rakhine State, according to United Nations...

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists

Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar for reporting on the Rohingya murders carried out by Burmese soldiers have been freed on a presidential amnesty....

Myanmar’s democratic deficit 

The hopes that surrounded the November 2015 general election in Myanmar now seem a distant memory as democratic rights are systematically crushed in the...

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...

Myanmar court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters pair  

Myanmar's military-controlled Supreme Court has rejected the appeal by the two Reuters journalists who were jailed for seven years under the colonial-era Official Secrets...

Rakhine violence batters historic gem Mrauk U

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine rebels in Mrauk U, the 15th-century capital of the Arakan kingdom, has left at least eight residents...

Malaysia ready to hit EU with sanctions over palm oil

Malaysia says it will look to take retaliation against exports from the European Union if the bloc phases out palm biodiesel."Malaysia will combat the...

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Singapore exceeded estimates for economic growth in the third quarter with the city-state’s authorities claiming that a full recovery will be secured next year. GDP...

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