Child torture case grips Myanmar 

The new government hopes to keep the children in school. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar President Htin Kyaw has ordered a probe into the case of two...

UN envoy ‘disappoints’ Suu Kyi

Activists and journalists in Myanmar continue to suffer from state surveillance agents like they did under the military-backed government, the UN's human-rights envoy said.  The...

Suu Kyi faces down military MPs

Myanmar’s Lower House with the military representatives visible in olive tan at the far end. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar's military representatives in Parliament have clashed with...

NLD MPs face daunting challenge

Female labourers paint parliamentary block paving in Nay Pyi Taw ahead of the start of the new session. Photo: Asean Economist   Hundreds of new MPs...

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,...

Suu Kyi eyes benefits of US trade

Myanmar's creaking infrastructure might benefit from US investment. Source: Wikimedia   US economic trade sanctions on Myanmar are being relaxed to support the development of democracy and...

Fresh Rakhine killing reported

The Rohingya have been largely confined to refugee camps since pogroms in 2012. Source: YouTube The authorities in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State have reported an...

Annan calls Suu Kyi to act

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan has reported that Myanmar must end restrictions on movement and citizenship for its Rohingya minority if it wants...

Rohingya demand Suu Kyi’s attention

A police checkpoint at a Rohingya area of Sittwe, Rakhine State’s capital. Source: Wikimedia   Now Aung San Suu Kyi, as Myanmar's de facto prime...

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:...

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