Myanmar’s democratic deficit 

The hopes that surrounded the November 2015 general election in Myanmar now seem a distant memory as democratic rights are systematically crushed in the...

Myanmar deaths in custody spark outrage

The deaths in custody of three ethnic Rakhine men in Myanmar and their secret cremation has provoked outrage, as separatist violence in troubled Rakhine State...

Myanmar court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters pair  

Myanmar's military-controlled Supreme Court has rejected the appeal by the two Reuters journalists who were jailed for seven years under the colonial-era Official Secrets...

Rakhine violence batters historic gem Mrauk U

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine rebels in Mrauk U, the 15th-century capital of the Arakan kingdom, has left at least eight residents...

Malaysia ready to hit EU with sanctions over palm oil

Malaysia says it will look to take retaliation against exports from the European Union if the bloc phases out palm biodiesel. "Malaysia will combat the...

UN seeks new Myanmar chief amid Rohingya crisis

Amid grindingly slow progress to address the Rohingya refugee crisis, the United Nations said it was trying to recruit a co-ordinator for Myanmar as...

Rohingya refugees arrive on Malaysia shore

A total of 34 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been found on a beach in Malaysia, the first such incident since April last year. The...

Yangon protest condemns military dominance

Yangon has seen a large protest to demand constitutional reform, amid rising tension between State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy...

Facebook bans Myanmar rebel armies

Facebook says it is banning four rebel armies in Myanmar, where the online giant has faced criticism for its slow response to groups using...

Suu Kyi unveils investment hotspot

Myanmar’s largely powerless civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has urged global investors to look to her impoverished country as she ignored the negative...

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