Myanmar deserves better than Aung San Suu Kyi

Next year Myanmar’s voters are due to go to the polls in their second democratic general election since the disastrous military coup of 1962....

RCEP negotiations set for conclusion in November

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its six trade partners are hoping for the conclusion of the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive...

Kachin pastor sued by army for comments with Trump

A Burmese army officer has filed a lawsuit against a Kachin religious leader for mentioning “the promotion of democracy and federalism” with Donald Trump during...

ASEAN, US to launch maritime drill, fight “wrongdoings”

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has joined forces with the United States in holding maritime exercises which were aimed at preventing other...

Myanmar rebels coordinate northern attacks 

Rebel armies in Myanmar have killed at least 15 people, mostly soldiers, in attacks on a military academy and other government targets in the...

UN mission wants sanctions on Myanmar’s military firms 

A United Nations delegation says businesses run by Myanmar's generals are financing military operations, such as violence against ethnic minorities, particularly in Rakhine State.  The UN...

Myanmar’s Rohingya talks fail to find deal

Myanmar held repatriation talks with Rohingya representatives in a Bangladesh refugee camp, amid speculation that it is only an attempt to ease international pressure...

Myanmar sanctions too weak: UN envoy

A US travel ban on Myanmar's army chief and three other generals over the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Rakhine State is insufficient,...

UN told to act over violence in Myanmar 

The Human Rights Council in Geneva has been told by the special rapporteur on rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, that the international community is “beginning to...

US calls on Myanmar to end Rakhine blackout 

Pressure is rising on Myanmar to end its mobile internet shutdowns in areas of two impoverished states, with the United States saying the restrictions...

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