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...

Panglong talks set for May 24

Myanmar will hold peace talks on May 24 aimed at ending decades-long ethnic wars that have intensified since State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi...

Pope called to say ‘Rohingya’

As Pope Francis (pictured) begins an official visit to Myanmar tomorrow (Monday), he is facing scrutiny as to whether he will use the word...

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