Rebel armies back Htin Kyaw

The new government must placate Myanmar's powerful rebel armies. Source: Wikimedia  Three ethnic rebel armies currently engaged in conflict with Myanmar's military says it is...

Wa rebels leave Panglong

 Wa-Bang, northern Shan State. Source: Wikimedia One of Myanmar's most powerful rebel armies has walked out of the so-called Panglong peace conference. Representatives of the heavily...

Myanmar frees 199 political prisoners

Insein Prison, Yangon. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar’s judiciary has dropped charges against nearly 200 political prisoners since Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to fight for their...

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...

Malaysia GDP grows at 4%

Four-per-cent growth would not sound too bad in western capitals. Source: Wikimedia Malaysian growth slid for a fifth straight quarter in June and avoiding a...

Turks plan divisive Rohingya visit

Many Rohingya were driven from their homes in 2012 rioting. Source: YouTube Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is due to visit troubled Rakhine State in...

Myanmar farmers protest at Chinese copper mine

Protests have been taking place at Letpadaung for years. Source: Flickr Hundreds of villagers in Myanmar protested against the resumption of operations at a Chinese-backed...

‘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...

NGOs call Myanmar to stop wars

Karen National Union troops. Myanmar’s rebel armies outnumber the government forces if combined. Source: YouTube A total of 22 humanitarian and development groups have called...

Trump, Najib dodge 1MDB

Donald Trump has lauded embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during talks in Washington for his country’s financial investment in US companies and his...

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