‘Gimmick’ Rakhine committee set up

A new commission set up by Myanmar to investigate itself over the Rohingya crisis in Rakhine State has been dismissed as a gimmick by...

Myanmar steps towards debt trap

Myanmar plans to reduce the cost of the Chinese-backed Kyaukpyu special economic zone and port, cap its external debt load and avoid repeating the...

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...

China set to build Rakhine port

Myanmar says it is eager to begin work on a Chinese-backed port and industrial park project in the Rakhine State town of Kyaukpyu with...

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 faces fresh US sanctions 

The normally polarised US House of Representatives has voted 382-30 in favour of legislation to pressure Myanmar to improve its record on human rights. The...

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...

Rally demands aid for Kachin refugees 

Thousands have protested in Myanmar's Kachin State to demand humanitarian access for civilians trapped between government forces and rebels, amid reports of the military...

Suu Kyi to skip Asean summit 

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will skip this weekend’s Asean summit in Singapore and President Win Myint, who was sworn in last...

Junta rule continues unchecked

Myanmar’s military continues to crush opposition in the war-torn country, bullying anyone who opposes its grip on power. Unfortunately, the country's elected “leaders” remain entirely...

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