Suu Kyi appoints junta strongman to key post

The scale of Myanmar’s parliament has shocked some of the provincial MPs. Source: Wikimedia Aung San Suu Kyi's party has nominated Shwe Mann, one of...

UN axes Rohingya report 

The United Nations food aid agency has withdrawn a critical report revealing starvation among the Rohingya Muslim population after the Myanmar government demanded it...

Suu Kyi calls for ‘culture of peace’

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has again disappointed the international community by calling for "a culture of peace" to end the conflict...

Myanmar’s democratic deficit 

The hopes that surrounded the November 2015 general election in Myanmar now seem a distant memory as democratic rights are systematically crushed in the...

Annan calls Suu Kyi to act

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan has reported that Myanmar must end restrictions on movement and citizenship for its Rohingya minority if it wants...

Junta rule continues unchecked

Myanmar’s military continues to crush opposition in the war-torn country, bullying anyone who opposes its grip on power. Unfortunately, the country's elected “leaders” remain entirely...

Buddhist chiefs to scrap radical group

Burgundy-clad Buddhists are ubiquitous in Myanmar. Source: Asean Economist Myanmar’s state-run Buddhist authority has agreed to disband the controversial nationalist activist group, the Association for...

Panglong talks set for May 24

Myanmar will hold peace talks on May 24 aimed at ending decades-long ethnic wars that have intensified since State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi...

Suu Kyi asks US to stop saying ‘Rohingya’

Aung San Suu Kyi welcomes US President Barack Obama to her home in Yangon in 2012. Source: Wikimedia    Myanmar recognises 135 ethnic groups but refuses to add the Rohingya Muslims of...

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...

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