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,...

Suu Kyi tries to win over China

Myitsone dam site near Myitkyina, Kachin State. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is in China for presumably her most challenging diplomatic...

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...

NLD MPs take their seats

Suu Kyi has to cope with a military veto on constitutional reform. Source: BBC Aung San Suu Kyi has led her National League for Democracy...

Mob burns Kachin mosque

The Bengali Sunni Jameh Mosque in central Yangon. Source: Asean Economist A mob has burned down a temporary mosque in northern Myanmar's Kachin State in...

Rohingya rapes rampant: NGOs

Rohingya had no history of attacking the security services before October 9 and conclusive evidence has not yet been provided. Source: Flickr Human rights groups...

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...

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Rare good news for Asean media

Malaysia has repealed the controversial anti-fake news law, which has been widely condemned for stifling free speech since its introduction by the previous government...

Jokowi boosts budget ahead of vote

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo's draft state budget for next year promises handouts as he seeks a second term in the 2019 presidential election. The draft...

Vietnam hero turned dissident dies, 90

A Vietnamese war hero who later fled the country to become of one of its most vocal critics, demanding multiparty democracy, died this week...