Illegal migration rising: Thailand

Despite Myanmar’s much-heralded democratic reforms, people smuggling across its border with Thailand is on the rise, Thai immigration police in say. Thailand and Myanmar have...

Confidence in Suu Kyi falls: study 

Business confidence in Myanmar has fallen "drastically" during 2017 due to confused financial policies, according to a survey that blames State Counsellor Aung San...

Suu Kyi should free reporters: Clooney  

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney (pictured), who is representing the two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years’ hard labour, has urged Myanmar State Counsellor...

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,...

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...

Fighting persists despite Panglong

The Karen Nation Union troops. Source: Wikimedia Extensive fighting has continued with groups in the north of Myanmar despite Aung San Suu Kyi's landmark peace...

Refugee crisis grips Myanmar 

It was hoped that Myanmar's refugees would start returning home. Source: Wikimedia Up to 15,000 Burmese refugees have fled into China in the last month...

MPs reject UN rights statement 

Myanmar’s Lower House has unanimously rejected a statement by the United Nations human rights envoy to the country that was critical of security issues...

Army builds on Muslim land: Amnesty 

Myanmar is building military camps over flattened Rohingya villages, Amnesty International says, pointing to a key reason behind the targeting of the Muslim minority...

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...

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