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,...

Asean group condemns Myanmar election

Charles Santiago A group of Southeast Asian political leaders claims Myanmar’s government has ensured Sunday’s general election cannot be considered inclusive or credible. The Asean Parliamentarians...

Myanmar frees 199 political prisoners

Insein Prison, Yangon. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar’s judiciary has dropped charges against nearly 200 political prisoners since Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to fight for their...

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...

Nobel laureates condemn Suu Kyi 

Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Source: Wikimedia A group of Nobel laureates, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, have urged the UN Security Council to end Myanmar's...

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