US calls on Myanmar to end Rakhine blackout 

Pressure is rising on Myanmar to end its mobile internet shutdowns in areas of two impoverished states, with the United States saying the restrictions...

Suu Kyi tries to win over China

Myitsone dam site near Myitkyina, Kachin State. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is in China for presumably her most challenging diplomatic...

Malaysia Airlines CEO resigns

A Boeing 747-4H6. Source: Flickr     Malaysia Airlines has announced that chief executive Christoph Mueller is leaving the troubled carrier in September. Mueller's exit was due to...

Gem bosses demand graft probe

Kachin State gem extraction is associated with deadly landslides and environmental degradation. Source: YouTube Myanmar gem bosses have called for a probe into the disappearance...

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...

Demands to halt forced Rohingya returns

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has called on Bangladesh to halt plans for the repatriation of more than 2,200 Rohingya refugees...

Rohingya refugees arrive on Malaysia shore

A total of 34 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been found on a beach in Malaysia, the first such incident since April last year. The...

Suu Kyi promises prisoner releases

Does Aung San Suu Kyi know the way? Photo: Asean Economist Aung San Suu Kyi says all remaining political prisoners will be freed within the...

Rakhine port’s delays continue

The future of a major Chinese-backed economic zone in troubled Rakhine State remains in the balance amid repeated delays. In 2015, Myanmar signed a deal...

Chinese Rakhine port planned 

Myanmar is negotiating with a Chinese consortium to develop a deep-sea port in Rakhine State as part of the planned special economic zone, according...

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Vietnam calls on China to remove oil drillship

Vietnam has asked China to remove an oil drillship that is operating near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea after Beijing reportedly...

Myanmar sanctions too weak: UN envoy

A US travel ban on Myanmar's army chief and three other generals over the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Rakhine State is insufficient,...

Najib tries to explain huge jewellery spending 

Bank cards belonging to former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak were used to spend over US$800,000 in one day in 2014 at a luxury...