Suu Kyi speeds up presidential selection

Uniformed military MPs (far side) are becoming uncomfortable with the new dominant force in parliament. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is set to...

Amnesty condemns Myanmar rights record

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s most famous former political prisoner, is curiously absent from campaigns to end contemporary human rights abuses. Source: Wikimedia   Last year...

Malaysia’s billionaire list shrinks 

Ananda Krishnan: a solid second. Source: Flickr The Malaysian rich list saw the number of billionaires shrink from 16 in 2015 to 12 this year,...

Myanmar backpedals on Bagan climbing ban

Old Bagan at sunrise. Source: Asean Economist Myanmar has retreated on its ban on temple climbing in Bagan, following fears that tourists would no longer...

US “concerned” about Shan conflict

Myanmar’s 22 large, powerful rebel armies present a considerable challenge to the new government. Source: Wikimedia The US embassy in Myanmar has said it is...

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...

Suu Kyi said to be angling for presidency

Suu Kyi appears to be in negotiations to take the presidency. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar will not find out who its next president will be until...

Suu Kyi appoints junta strongman to key post

The scale of Myanmar’s parliament has shocked some of the provincial MPs. Source: Wikimedia Aung San Suu Kyi's party has nominated Shwe Mann, one of...

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...

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...

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