Suu Kyi rejects UN mission

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected a decision by the UN Human Rights Council (pictured) to investigate charges of crimes by...

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 denies ‘ethnic cleansing’

Aung San Suu Kyi is still largely revered inside Myanmar. Picture credit: Asean Economist In a rare interview, Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi...

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...

Suu Kyi: prepared to step down

Aung San Suu Kyi’s international image has been tarnished by the Rohingya issue. Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) is marking a year in office...

Chinese bank axes rebels’ account

The Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army is heavily tied to the drugs trade. One of China's biggest state-owned lenders has suspended an account used to...

Duterte to talk trade in Myanmar 

President Rodrigo Duterte with the 8th Infantry during his visit at Camp Vicente Lukban in Catbalogan last year. The Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte received a...

Myanmar’s false dawn

Buddhism is increasingly politicised in Myanmar. Picture credit: Asean Economist Foreigners dominate Myanmar's westernmost state of Rakhine, exploiting its natural resources and derailing its ethnic...

20,000 flee Myanmar’s civil war: China

A sign at Mandalay Palace stresses the military’s role in society. More than 20,000 Burmese refugees have fled into China to avoid fighting, according to...

Rebels blamed for Shan attack

Tatmadaw troops patrol in Kokang, Shan State. Source: YouTube At least 30 people have been killed on Myanmar's border with China after ethnic minority insurgents,...

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