‘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...

Tourist jailed for unplugging speaker

Klaas Haytema is led away after sentencing. Source: YouTube A Dutch tourist tearfully embraced his girlfriend as he was jailed for three months with hard...

Rohingya ‘genocide’ threatens EU-Myanmar trade 

The European Union is investigating Myanmar’s alleged Rohingya genocide as it decides whether to remove trade preferences granted to impoverished nations. The probe, and a...

Rebels blamed for Shan attack

Tatmadaw troops patrol in Kokang, Shan State. Source: YouTube At least 30 people have been killed on Myanmar's border with China after ethnic minority insurgents,...

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...

Blood-stained keyboards 

Myanmar is fast returning to its previous status as a pariah state as thousands protest across Asian cities to denounce the persecution of its...

Myanmar urged to cut N Korea ties

North Korea was an unusual supplier of hardware to Myanmar's military. Source: Wikimedia Members of Myanmar's armed forces may still be cooperating with North Korea...

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...

NLD crushes media group into apology 

The Daily Eleven is seen as one of Myanmar’s few independent sources. Source: Asean Economist Myanmar's Eleven Media Group has issued a public apology for...

Annan to head Rohingya probe

Kofi Annan. Source: Wikimedia   Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan is due to lead an effort to tackle ethnic tensions in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State where...

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China admits sinking Philippine fishing boat 

China has confirmed that a Chinese trawler “bumped into” a Philippine fishing boat in the South China Sea but denied claims the incident was...

Meth trade extends its web 

Intrepid visitors to Yangon should not miss the military’s bizarre Drug Elimination Museum.  Its gory mannequins depict the dangers of drug abuse and the military’s...

Indonesia poised to cut interest rate

The Bank Indonesia is set to ease monetary policy to counter the global economic slowdown sparked by the US-China trade war, according to Indonesia’s...