Myanmar army boss plea over convictions

Koh Tao has long been popular with scuba divers. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar's army chief has asked Thailand to review the conviction of two of its...

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...

Refugee crisis grips Myanmar 

It was hoped that Myanmar's refugees would start returning home. Source: Wikimedia Up to 15,000 Burmese refugees have fled into China in the last month...

Suu Kyi meets military chief to discuss handover

Aung San Suu Kyi is aware that she must keep the military on side. Source: Wikimedia The leader of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy Aung...

‘Gimmick’ Rakhine committee set up

A new commission set up by Myanmar to investigate itself over the Rohingya crisis in Rakhine State has been dismissed as a gimmick by...

The ‘lady’ and the genocide

It is almost three years since the National League for Democracy (NLD) won a crushing victory in Myanmar’s first proper election in half a...

All eyes on Suu Kyi 

Aung San Suu Kyi now faces her greatest challenge. Source: Wikimedia With the exception of Nelson Mandela's words when he was finally released from Robben...

Myanmar military picks hard-line vice president

The burgundy-clad monks in the 2007 confusingly named “saffron” revolution. Myanmar’s next second in command, Myint Swe, was blamed for its brutal suppression. Source:...

Suu Kyi enforces ruler on unstable Rakhine

Mrauk U, Rakhine State. The enchanting destination is extremely difficult to reach because of the isolated state's poor infrastructure. Source: Wikimedia More than half of the cabinet...

Refugees begin return to Myanmar 

Conflict with Karen nationalist armies has driven many citizens to flee across the Thai frontier. Source: YouTube The voluntary repatriation of 68 Burmese refugees from...

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