Kachin jade scavenger shot by guards

A jade scavenger in Myanmar has been shot dead by mine security staff, according to the authorities.   On Monday, a scavenger from troubled Rakhine...

India to test road to Thailand

Mandalay Palace. The highway will pass through the historic city of Mandalay in Upper Burma. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The trial run for the India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT)...

Muslims blast Suu Kyi’s Harvard prize

Rakhine State is one of the poorest in Myanmar. Source: Wikimedia   Muslim US undergraduates are criticising the Harvard Foundation’s selection of Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung...

Falling FDI stunts Myanmar growth 

Myanmar’s legal exports are still dominated by agricultural products. Source: Asean Economist Myanmar's dramatic economic growth appears to be slowing after the boost provided by...

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...

Junta rule continues unchecked

Myanmar’s military continues to crush opposition in the war-torn country, bullying anyone who opposes its grip on power. Unfortunately, the country's elected “leaders” remain entirely...

Yangon protest condemns military dominance

Yangon has seen a large protest to demand constitutional reform, amid rising tension between State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy...

NLD MPs take their seats

Suu Kyi has to cope with a military veto on constitutional reform. Source: BBC Aung San Suu Kyi has led her National League for Democracy...

Mob burns Kachin mosque

The Bengali Sunni Jameh Mosque in central Yangon. Source: Asean Economist A mob has burned down a temporary mosque in northern Myanmar's Kachin State in...

Rohingya rapes rampant: NGOs

Rohingya had no history of attacking the security services before October 9 and conclusive evidence has not yet been provided. Source: Flickr Human rights groups...

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