Myanmar frees 199 political prisoners

Insein Prison, Yangon. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar’s judiciary has dropped charges against nearly 200 political prisoners since Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to fight for their...

Suu Kyi promises prisoner releases

Does Aung San Suu Kyi know the way? Photo: Asean Economist Aung San Suu Kyi says all remaining political prisoners will be freed within the...

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...

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...

China set to win high-speed rail contract 

More than 85 per cent of track on the Beijing–Tianjin Intercity Railway is laid on viaducts. Source: Wikimedia Chinese contractors are leading the field to win the deal to...

Suu Kyi set for PM role

Suu Kyi has been generous with ministerial portfolios, taking four for herself. Source: Flickr Aung San Suu Kyi plans to create a role for herself...

Military flexes muscles ahead of power transfer

The military remains pivotal to Myanmar’s future. Source: Flickr Myanmar’s commander-in-chief has pledged to work with the new civilian administration that takes power next week,...

Suu Kyi unlikely to take cabinet post

President-elect Htin Kyaw is due to take power at the end of the month. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi will lead her National...

Rebel armies back Htin Kyaw

The new government must placate Myanmar's powerful rebel armies. Source: Wikimedia  Three ethnic rebel armies currently engaged in conflict with Myanmar's military says it is...

Rebel armies back Htin Kyaw

The new government must placate Myanmar's powerful rebel armies. Source: Wikimedia  Three ethnic rebel armies currently engaged in conflict with Myanmar's military says it is...

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