UN seeks new Myanmar chief amid Rohingya crisis

Amid grindingly slow progress to address the Rohingya refugee crisis, the United Nations said it was trying to recruit a co-ordinator for Myanmar as...

Rohingya refugees arrive on Malaysia shore

A total of 34 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been found on a beach in Malaysia, the first such incident since April last year.The...

Yangon protest condemns military dominance

Yangon has seen a large protest to demand constitutional reform, amid rising tension between State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy...

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...

Suu Kyi unveils investment hotspot

Myanmar’s largely powerless civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has urged global investors to look to her impoverished country as she ignored the negative...

EU angers Asean with rice tariffs

Cambodia and Myanmar have criticised the European Commission for resuming rice tariffs of up to €175 per tonne of their imports as the bloc...

Myanmar court rejects Reuters appeal

A court in Myanmar has rejected the appeal for two Reuters reporters who were jailed for seven years after a farcical trial that has...

Rakhine conflict sparks refugee crisis

Anxiety is rising among Rohingya Muslims trapped on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border amid clashes between the Burmese army and Buddhist rebels.Many Rohingya remain in...

Meth crisis will only get worse

Myanmar's Shan State supplies methamphetamines to the planet and exports are due to rise as billions are channelled into improving regional infrastructure, the Brussels-based...

Militants attack Myanmar police outposts

Buddhist militants in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State have reportedly killed 13 police and injured nine others in attacks on four police posts to coincide...

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Singapore promises 2020 recovery after quarterly growth

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...

Asean climate crises loom after decades of abuse 

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The four lower Mekong River basin countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam should expect severe to extreme drought – compounded by dams –...