Myanmar farmers protest at Chinese copper mine

Protests have been taking place at Letpadaung for years. Source: Flickr Hundreds of villagers in Myanmar protested against the resumption of operations at a Chinese-backed...

Chinese frigates dock at Yangon 

China’s Navy is hoping to extend its links with Myanmar. Source: Wikimedia   Two naval vessels from China have arrived in Yangon for a five-day visit...

US “concerned” about Shan conflict

Myanmar’s 22 large, powerful rebel armies present a considerable challenge to the new government. Source: Wikimedia The US embassy in Myanmar has said it is...

Rebel armies plan federation

Nay Pyi Taw’s grip on ethnically distinct Kachin State is loose. Source: YouTube Leaders from 17 rebel armies in Myanmar are meeting in Kachin State...

Wa rebels leave Panglong

 Wa-Bang, northern Shan State. Source: Wikimedia One of Myanmar's most powerful rebel armies has walked out of the so-called Panglong peace conference. Representatives of the heavily...

Malaysia’s billionaire list shrinks 

Ananda Krishnan: a solid second. Source: Flickr The Malaysian rich list saw the number of billionaires shrink from 16 in 2015 to 12 this year,...

Ex-monk who led uprising detained in Myanmar

Yangon on October 5, 2007. Source: Wikimedia A former monk who led the 2007 street protests in Myanmar, misleadingly known as the Saffron Revolution, has appeared...

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...

Military claims more Rakhine attacks

Impoverished Rakhine State shares a long border with Bangladesh. Source: Flickr   Three police officers were attacked with machetes in Myanmar's impoverished Rakhine State on Saturday...

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...

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