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...

Military flexes muscles ahead of power transfer

The military remains pivotal to Myanmar’s future. Source: Flickr Myanmar’s commander-in-chief has pledged to work with the new civilian administration that takes power next week,...

Rohingya ‘whitewash’ report slammed 

Human rights groups have condemned an internal investigation by Myanmar’s military into alleged atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, branding it a "whitewash" and demanding that...

China hopes Suu Kyi will revive divisive dam project

NLD co-founder Tin Oo, 89, might be too frail for the presidency. Source: Wikimedia China is hopeful that an abandoned dam project in Myanmar can be...

Activist arrest shows limits to reforms

Nyi Nyi Lwin or Gambira. Source: Wikimedia   A Myanmar court has announced new charges against a former monk and leader of the 2007 so-called "Saffron...

Annan looks for peace, not to expose crimes

A police checkpoint at a closed-off Rohingya area of Sittwe. Source: Flickr Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan has said his mission to western Myanmar's...

Fresh Rakhine killing reported

The Rohingya have been largely confined to refugee camps since pogroms in 2012. Source: YouTube The authorities in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State have reported an...

Annan to head Rohingya probe

Kofi Annan. Source: Wikimedia   Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan is due to lead an effort to tackle ethnic tensions in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State where...

Microsoft enters murky Myanmar market

Microsoft has stepped into the precarious business world of supposedly democratic Myanmar by signing a deal with a conglomerate whose founder has long battled...

NLD targets jade reform

Kachin State sees itself as ethnically distinct from the rest of Myanmar. Source: YouTube Nay Pyi Taw has unveiled reforms to its jade trade, worth...

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