Votes counted in landmark poll

Voters hope the military will accept their decision this time Votes are being counted in Myanmar's first openly contested general election for 25 years. Turnout is...

Child torture case grips Myanmar 

The new government hopes to keep the children in school. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar President Htin Kyaw has ordered a probe into the case of two...

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...

Rakhine oil pipe ready to serve China

Impoverished Rakhine State is increasingly important to China After a two-year delay, the Myanmar-China crude oil pipeline is expected to begin operating next month, Nay...

Media NGO calls for Myanmar reform

The Daily Eleven is one of a new breed of independent newspapers operating from within the country. Source: Asean Economist The US-based press-freedom organisation, the...

Suu Kyi calls for S’pore investment

Disunited we fall: Aung San Suu Kyi. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said national reconciliation was "unavoidably important" to attract investment,...

Rakhine mob attacks aid boat

Buddhist protesters in Myanmar have thrown petrol bombs to prevent a boat loaded with aid from reaching Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State. Hundreds of protesters...

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...

Buddhists hail Trump victory

Buddhist monk Wirathu is accused of whipping up anti-Islamic sentiment. Source: Vimeo Myanmar's Buddhist nationalists have hailed Donald Trump's electoral triumph as a victory over...

Villagers flee fresh Shan fighting

The Myanmar army remains extremely powerful. Source: Flickr Thousands of civilians have fled their villages in Myanmar’s Shan State after fighting between ethnic minority rebel...

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