Generals planned ethnic cleansing: Amnesty

Thirteen Burmese military chiefs, including the most powerful government figure in Myanmar, should be investigated by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity,...

Myanmar court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters pair  

Myanmar's military-controlled Supreme Court has rejected the appeal by the two Reuters journalists who were jailed for seven years under the colonial-era Official Secrets...

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...

Activists applaud jade shakeup

Giant Chinese machinery and unrestricted digging have created a wasteland in Hpakant, Kachin State. Source: YouTube The shakeup of the scandal-ridden Burmese jade business could...

Myanmar election ‘fundamentally flawed’: Human Rights Watch

Myanmar’s general election, due on November 8, has been condemned as “fundamentally flawed, depriving Burmese of their right to freely elect their government”, by...

Illegal migration rising: Thailand

Despite Myanmar’s much-heralded democratic reforms, people smuggling across its border with Thailand is on the rise, Thai immigration police in say. Thailand and Myanmar have...

Confidence in Suu Kyi falls: study 

Business confidence in Myanmar has fallen "drastically" during 2017 due to confused financial policies, according to a survey that blames State Counsellor Aung San...

Suu Kyi should free reporters: Clooney  

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney (pictured), who is representing the two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years’ hard labour, has urged Myanmar State Counsellor...

Suu Kyi faces down military MPs

Myanmar’s Lower House with the military representatives visible in olive tan at the far end. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar's military representatives in Parliament have clashed with...

Fighting persists despite Panglong

The Karen Nation Union troops. Source: Wikimedia Extensive fighting has continued with groups in the north of Myanmar despite Aung San Suu Kyi's landmark peace...

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