Myanmar News

UN rights expert calls on Myanmar authorities to protect Rohingya population

UN News Centre - 17 hours ago
27 February 2017 – Concluding a four-day visit to parts of Bangladesh where she met with members of Myanmar's Rohingya community who fled the violence there following attacks on a border post in early October and the ensuing military...

A New Year Round Robin from Myanmar 2017

lareviewofbooks - 1 day ago
It's super awesome that Myanmar imitates the Star Wars universe. Just as Darth Sidious, the darkly charismatic senator from Naboo, rose to the position of supreme chancellor in the Galactic Republic in a far faraway galaxy, our Mother Suu rose above...

Myanmar's Cardinal Bo calls for 'green theology of liberation'

National Catholic Reporter (blog) - 10 hours ago
It is significant that the conference is in Myanmar, a country that is opening up after more than 50 years of military rule, Sr. Margaret Maung, president of the Catholic Religious Conference of Myanmar and a Sister of Our Lady of the Missions (known...

The muzzling of the Myanmar Times

Frontier Myanmar - 4 hours ago
Myanmar's English newspaper of record has outlasted the jailing of one of its founders for contrived offences, a suffocating censorship regime not lifted until 2012 and a controversial early connection with the junta. It may not outlast its current...

Balestier's Myanmar trio could be new way forward for S.League

TODAYonline - 12 hours ago
Former Singapore national coach Radojko Avramovic, who helmed the Myanmar national team for about 18 months from February 2014 to August 2015, told TODAY: “There is some good talent in Myanmar, and generally it is a good idea for S.League...

Debunking the myths about investing in Myanmar

The Nation - 14 hours ago
With the stable political transition after the recent general elections comes a greater interest and confidence from foreign investors to invest in Myanmar. However, when foreign investors' management teams sought board approvals for their investment ...and...

Myanmar cops bust drug trafficking syndicate

Myanmar Times - 1 day ago
Myanmar's anti-narcotics police busted a huge drug trafficking syndicate and seized K40 billion worth of drugs in an operation which began in November. Police also foiled an attempt by the syndicate to smuggle a large amount of drugs via the Andaman...

Myanmar's Peace Process: Troubleshooting the Deadlock

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - 1 day ago
Analyst Liu Yun says skilled negotiators are needed in Myanmar's Peace...

Coroner identifies mute, hearing-impaired refugee from Myanmar ...

The Denver Post - 15 hours ago
Adams County authorities have identified the 35-year-old mute, hearing-impaired refugee from Myanmar struck and killed by RTD's R-Line train in Aurora earlier ...and...

Insurgency and Repression in Myanmar

Foreign Affairs (subscription) - 5 days ago
Since October 9, 2016, 66,000 Rohingya, members of a Muslim minority in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, have fled Rakhine State in the country's west and entered neighboring Bangladesh. They crossed the river separating the two countries on boats or...

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