Suu Kyi unlikely to take cabinet post

President-elect Htin Kyaw is due to take power at the end of the month. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi will lead her National...

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...

‘Penis’ poet jailed for six months

The former president Thein Sein was not mentioned in the poem. Source: Wikimedia A Burmese court has jailed a young poet for six months for allegedly...

Yangon to modernise port 

Yangon Port is due to move away from paper documentation. Source: Wikimedia  Hitachi Solutions is hoping to have an electronic data interchange (EDI) system for...

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...

Myanmar ambassador calls for review of Koh Tao murder case

Members of the Burmese community in London protest outside the prime minister’s residence at 10 Downing Street in October last year, to call for...

Myanmar to scrap expat blacklist

Nay Min Tar, a Burmese student activist in exile. Source: Flickr Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that it will allow exiled citizens on...

Military flexes muscles ahead of power transfer

The military remains pivotal to Myanmar’s future. Source: Flickr Myanmar’s commander-in-chief has pledged to work with the new civilian administration that takes power next week,...

Activists applaud jade shakeup

Giant Chinese machinery and unrestricted digging have created a wasteland in Hpakant, Kachin State. Source: YouTube The shakeup of the scandal-ridden Burmese jade business could...

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,...

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