Media NGO calls for Myanmar reform

The Daily Eleven is one of a new breed of independent newspapers operating from within the country. Source: Asean Economist The US-based press-freedom organisation, the...

World Bank tips Myanmar for 7.8% growth

Agriculture provides the bulk of Myanmar’s exports. Source: Asean Economist After two years of impressive growth and macroeconomic stability, Myanmar faced a more difficult economic...

Myanmar to scrap expat blacklist

Nay Min Tar, a Burmese student activist in exile. Source: Flickr Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that it will allow exiled citizens on...

Myanmar to scrap expat blacklist

Nay Min Tar, a Burmese student activist in exile. Source: Flickr Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that it will allow exiled citizens on...

‘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...

US continues to target Myanmar tycoons

Yangon International Airport, run by Asia World, which is a target of US sanctions. Source: Wikimedia A US decision to reduce its economic sanctions against...

Najib woos London fund managers

The Shard, London, the new home of Malaysia’s Khazanah Europe Investment Ltd. Source: Pexels Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been promoting his “growth story”...

US sanctions keep pressure on Myanmar military

  President Obama has tried to improve relations with Myanmar. Source: Wikimedia Washington plans to renew the bulk of its sanctions against Myanmar when they expire...

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...

Suu Kyi asks US to stop saying ‘Rohingya’

Aung San Suu Kyi welcomes US President Barack Obama to her home in Yangon in 2012. Source: Wikimedia    Myanmar recognises 135 ethnic groups but refuses to add the Rohingya Muslims of...

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