Myanmar media arrests sparks fury

Lawi Weng, a reporter for the Irrawaddy news site, and two Democratic Voice of Burma journalists have been arrested near the eastern border with...

Drug bonfires point to crisis 

Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand have burned street drugs worth more than US$1 billion to mark the UN day against drugs and trafficking. Thailand's justice minister...

The junta lives on

Democratic reforms in Myanmar appear to have ground to a halt as the government of Aung San Suu Kyi continues to disappoint.  Myanmar's still-dominant military...

Rohingya ‘insurgent’ camp raided

Myanmar’s security forces claim to have killed three people during an attack on what the authorities described as a Rohingya insurgent training camp in...

UN Myanmar chief dismissed 

The United Nations' regional and humanitarian coordinator for Myanmar, Renata Lok-Dessallien, has been moved for allegedly failing to prioritise human rights.  The UN’s Myanmar team...

Malaysia business rating slips 

Malaysia dropped five places to 24th in this year’s ranking of business competitiveness by the IMD World Competitiveness Centre, after falling to 19th in...

Illegal migration rising: Thailand

Despite Myanmar’s much-heralded democratic reforms, people smuggling across its border with Thailand is on the rise, Thai immigration police in say. Thailand and Myanmar have...

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...

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