ASEAN to focus on virus outbreak; set aside visa talks ‘for now’

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are not yet keen on bringing to the table any talks about visa exemptions and...

Myanmar frees 25,000 prisoners

Myanmar is set to free nearly 25,000 prisoners this year as the country marks its traditional New Year, the president’s office announced on Friday. This...

Myanmar unveils huge drugs bust

Large quantities of heroin and methamphetamine have been unveiled to the international media near Myanmar’s border with Thailand inside the so-called golden triangle. The Burmese...

Myanmar businesses call for central bank intervention

Faced with the COVID-19 outbreak and an appreciating currency, the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) has requested the republic’s...

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...

Coronavirus 1, human rights 0

Last week a Chinese coronavirus “suspect” in Myanmar was hunted down near the border with China.  The news story detailed the hunt for possible carriers...

ADB extends $2M assistance to combat coronavirus

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has shelled out $2 million in fresh funds to support efforts in combating the spread of the 2019 novel...

Top UN court orders Myanmar to defend Rohingya from genocide

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Myanmar to prevent acts of genocide against the Rohingya Muslims and to stop the destruction of...

Facebook sorry for Myanmar translation blunder 

Facebook has apologised after translating Chinese President Xi Jinping's name as “Mr Shithole” during the high-profile visit to Myanmar by the all-powerful leader of...

China’s Xi Jinping to discuss Myanmar mega projects  

Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to visit Myanmar next week to boost ties and investment projects as the countries mark 70 years of...

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