Microsoft enters murky Myanmar market

Microsoft has stepped into the precarious business world of supposedly democratic Myanmar by signing a deal with a conglomerate whose founder has long battled...

Drug bonfires point to crisis 

Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand have burned street drugs worth more than US$1 billion to mark the UN day against drugs and trafficking. Thailand's justice minister...

Suu Kyi set for PM role

Suu Kyi has been generous with ministerial portfolios, taking four for herself. Source: Flickr Aung San Suu Kyi plans to create a role for herself...

Myanmar opposition candidate vows to return after machete attack

Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. A Myanmar MP from Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy who was attacked with a machete...

Fighting persists despite Panglong

The Karen Nation Union troops. Source: Wikimedia Extensive fighting has continued with groups in the north of Myanmar despite Aung San Suu Kyi's landmark peace...

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...

Three bombs rock Sittwe

Three pre-dawn bombs exploded in Rakhine State’s troubled capital Sittwe, including one in the compound of the state government secretary's home, although no deaths...

Buddhists hail Trump victory

Buddhist monk Wirathu is accused of whipping up anti-Islamic sentiment. Source: Vimeo Myanmar's Buddhist nationalists have hailed Donald Trump's electoral triumph as a victory over...

1988 activists demand charter change

Myanmar has a measure of democracy. Source: Wikimedia   On Monday, politicians, activists and students from across Myanmar marked the 28th anniversary of the "8888 Uprising"...

UN Rakhine trip axed

Myanmar has cancelled the scheduled visit by a UN team to Myanmar’s Rakhine State, from which an estimated 480,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled since...

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