Trump, Najib dodge 1MDB

Donald Trump has lauded embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during talks in Washington for his country’s financial investment in US companies and his...

Blood-stained keyboards 

Myanmar is fast returning to its previous status as a pariah state as thousands protest across Asian cities to denounce the persecution of its...

Myanmar mining Rakhine border: sources

Myanmar has been accused by government sources in Dhaka of laying landmines along its Rakhine State border with Bangladesh. It was claimed the purpose may...

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...

Pope visit set to stir hatred 

Although Pope Francis' expected late November visit to Myanmar has not been officially announced, it has already enflamed religious and ethnic tension.  Buddhist nationalist groups...

US blasts religious repression 

Freedom of worship was harshly limited last year in Vietnam and Myanmar, where Muslims and Christians in the Buddhist-majority union were harassed by government...

Police hail Shan drug bust 

Myanmar's police say they have seized 20 million methamphetamine pills along with other drugs and arrested four suspects in the border town of Tachileik...

Key editor held in Myanmar 

Myanmar’s police have arrested a journalist, accusing him of trying to leave the country ahead of his trial for allegedly defaming firebrand, anti-Muslim Buddhist...

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...

UN envoy ‘disappoints’ Suu Kyi

Activists and journalists in Myanmar continue to suffer from state surveillance agents like they did under the military-backed government, the UN's human-rights envoy said.  The...

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