Myanmar heroin trade booming: UN

Most of the profit is generated after the produce has left Myanmar. Source: Wikimedia  Myanmar is the second largest producer of opium after Afghanistan. This...

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...

Myanmar urged to cut N Korea ties

North Korea was an unusual supplier of hardware to Myanmar's military. Source: Wikimedia Members of Myanmar's armed forces may still be cooperating with North Korea...

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...

The generals and their ‘lady’

Fighting is ongoing in Myanmar’s northerly Kachin State after the military began attacks on the powerful Kachin Independence Army (KIA) last month. The rebel...

Malaysia ready to hit EU with sanctions over palm oil

Malaysia says it will look to take retaliation against exports from the European Union if the bloc phases out palm biodiesel. "Malaysia will combat the...

Thousands flee Shan rebel conflict

Many people are unaware of the scale of Myanmar’s rebel armies. Source: Wikimedia   More than 3,000 villagers have fled their homes in war-torn northern Myanmar...

Buddhist bully cowers after NLD pressure

Buddhism is an intrinsic part of Burmese society. Source: Asean Economist   The Burmese nationalist Buddhist organisation, called the Committee for the Protection of Nationality and...

Suu Kyi calls for calm after sword attack on candidate

Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has called for calm after one of her party’s MPs was...

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