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...

Myanmar bans ‘Rohingya’ use

The Jama Masjid, which is closed-off and guarded, in Sittwe, capital of Rakhine State. Source: Flickr Myanmar’s de facto prime minister, Aung San Suu Kyi,...

Myanmar Speaker tipped for presidency 

Myanmar’s Lower House Speaker Win Myint has resigned after President President Htin Kyaw Kyaw (pictured) quit yesterday (Wednesday), prompting speculation that he will be the next...

Suu Kyi meets army chief and president

President Thein Sein has promised a peaceful transfer of power. Source:Wikimedia Myanmar's victorious National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi has held...

UN issues brutal Rakhine report 

Much of the Rohingya community has been forced to live in camps since 2012 riots. Source: Flickr The UN says Myanmar's security forces have committed...

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...

Myanmar ‘buying’ N Korean arms

Myanmar is facing criticism over reports it has been receiving ballistic missile technology and weapons from North Korea. A spokesperson for Australia’s Department of Foreign...

Suu Kyi prepares for peace summit

Aung San Suu Kyi has had an uneasy relationship with the military since her return in 1988. Source: Wikimedia Aung San Suu Kyi has made...

NLD MPs face daunting challenge

Female labourers paint parliamentary block paving in Nay Pyi Taw ahead of the start of the new session. Photo: Asean Economist   Hundreds of new MPs...

Nobel laureates condemn Suu Kyi 

Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Source: Wikimedia A group of Nobel laureates, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, have urged the UN Security Council to end Myanmar's...

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