NLD MPs face daunting challenge

Female labourers paint parliamentary block paving in Nay Pyi Taw ahead of the start of the new session. Photo: Asean Economist   Hundreds of new MPs...

Thein Sein calls for unity

Myanmar's President Thein Sein has presided over considerable reforms. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar's outgoing president, Thein Sein, called for unity among political parties in the national...

Suu Kyi meets military chief to discuss handover

Aung San Suu Kyi is aware that she must keep the military on side. Source: Wikimedia The leader of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy Aung...

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...

Sister of murdered backpacker slams Thai police

The Thai police have a poor reputation domestically and internationally. Source: Wikipedia The sister of murdered backpacker Hannah Witheridge has described Thailand as a “dangerous...

Suu Kyi makes surprise appearance at peace talks

Aung San Suu Kyi adds creditability to the government’s troubled peace process. Source: Wikimedia Aung San Suu Kyi's surprise move to join Myanmar peace talks,...

Suu Kyi: new Mandela or old populist?

Aung San Suu Kyi memorabilia is selling well at the National League for Democracy headquarters in Yangon. Source: William Baldwin Aung San Suu Kyi walks a...

Protests over Thailand’s conviction of migrant workers grow in Myanmar

The picturesque island of Koh Tao was shaken by the brutal murders. Photo: Flickr. Angry protests are growing in Yangon following the conviction of two...

Myanmar army boss plea over convictions

Koh Tao has long been popular with scuba divers. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar's army chief has asked Thailand to review the conviction of two of its...

Myanmar ambassador calls for review of Koh Tao murder case

Members of the Burmese community in London protest outside the prime minister’s residence at 10 Downing Street in October last year, to call for...

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