Myanmar has called an emergency ASEAN meeting to discuss the Rohingya crisis as regional tensions deepen over a bloody military crackdown on the country's Muslim minority, reports the country’s news media.
The deep seaport built in Myanmar’s Sittwe on the Bay of Bengal by India is ready to be commissioned. The strategically important facility will start its operation formally next month, Vikram... More
Myanmar’s lawmakers are increasingly frustrated by what they say is ministers’ ignorance of the everyday problems facing citizens.
Members of Parliament accused ministers of merely reading out documents prepared by subordinates in... More
The Ministry of Labour suspended the pipeline of workers going abroad to Malaysia amid a diplomatic spat between the two ASEAN nations over the ongoing violence in Rakhine State.
The Ministry of... More
Malaysian armed forces chief General Zulkifeli Mohd Zin met with Myanmar’s president U Htin Kyaw to smoothen the ties between the two sides following recent diplomatic sparring over violence in Rakhine... More
Attempts over the past weekend to mediate a ceasefire between factions fighting in northern Shan State quickly derailed due to competing aims and arguments over who could participate. China’s foreign ministry... More
Scheduled peace talks fell apart on Thursday, and conflict continued between four ethnic armed groups and the Burma Army in northern Shan State, according to ethnic armed group leaders.
Representatives of the... More
The army crackdown against Muslim Rohingyas in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, perceived to be the most persecuted community in the world, has been continuing for over a month, amid protest... More
Myanmar is currently in the throes of a massive humanitarian crisis. Thousands of ethnic Rohingya are fleeing persecution. Boarding overcrowded boats (and often enduring horrific conditions), they’re going to countries scarcely... More
The electricity sector is a major focal point in Myanmar now. After Suu Key government came to power they are focusing on employment and growth of the economy. One of the... More
RANGOON — When police in Burma’s biggest city Rangoon arrested Chew Su Khin, a young transgender woman, for the third time in a year, they removed her hair extensions and set... More
Amid the ongoing operation in Muslim Rohingya dominated areas in northern Rakhine state of Myanmar, fear of a new wave of refugees has been created. The country’s military authority acknowledged to... More
Out of 180 countries, Myanmar ranked 143 in the press freedom index for 2016 by Reporters Without Borders, a media freedom watchdog worldwide. Against the backdrop of this, the county on... More
Fear gripped Myanmar Muslims residing in the state of Rakhine as troops hunted attackers behind recent deadly raids on police at the town of Maungdaw, which claimed 17 people including nine... More
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Decade long plight of Rohingya people, a Muslim group how have been struggling for years for attaining civil and other rights in Rakhine state of Myanmar, may push them... More