Myanmar


Myanmar movie star turns funeral provider

2015-08-29 19:24

Myanmar former movie star Kyaw Thu has buried 150 000 people for free since he launched a funeral service mainly for the poor.

Suu Kyi warns against flood-linked vote tampering

2015-08-06 22:52

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has expressed concern that massive flooding in much of the country might be used as a pretext to undermine November's general election.

Police finds $100m drug haul in the the infamous 'Golden Triangle'

2015-07-28 13:47

Myanmar authorities have seized methamphetamine tablets worth an estimated $100m from an abandoned truck in Yangon, state media saiy, as the country struggles to stem surging drug production.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi says party will run in election

2015-07-11 17:13

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said her party would contest a national election in November, ending months of uncertainty about its participation in a vote that will be crucial for the scope of the country's reforms.

Myanmar president vows 'free and fair' elections

2015-07-09 08:37

Myanmar's president has re-affirmed his vow to hold a 'free and fair' election after the country set the date for what many hope will be the most democratic vote in a generation for the former junta-run nation.

Man gets life sentence for Yangon hotel bombing in 2013

2015-07-03 15:42

A district court in Myanmar has sentenced a man to life imprisonment after finding him guilty of a bomb attack in 2013 in a luxury hotel in Yangon that wounded an American tourist.

Myanmar blocks changes to constitution, a blow to Aung San Suu Kyi

2015-06-25 14:07

Myanmar's parliament has voted against proposed constitutional amendments, ensuring that the military's veto power remains intact and that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cannot become president in an election this year.

Rohingya crisis tests Asean's patience

2015-06-22 20:33

The crisis over boat migrants in South-East Asia have proved a humanitarian and diplomatic headache for Myanmar in particular - but the political repercussions may be more wide-reaching.

Suu Kyi says Rohingya issue needs careful handling

2015-06-18 08:05

In rare comments on Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has urged caution on granting citizenship to minorities.

Aung San Suu Kyi meets Chinese president in first China visit

2015-06-11 12:04

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met with China's president on the second day of an official trip to China, with few details emerging about the meeting.

 

Myanmar farmers need help

2015-08-15 20:48

Farmers in flood-hit Myanmar face a scramble to replant damaged paddy fields in the next two weeks to avoid food shortages.

Myanmar rescuers race to flood zones, 46 dead

2015-08-03 09:20

Rescue workers in Myanmar raced on Monday to help tens of thousands of people in remote areas enduring roof-top high floods, as the death toll climbed to at least 46.

Myanmar sentences Chinese nationals to life for illegal logging

2015-07-23 09:55

China has lodged a diplomatic protest with Myanmar after a court in the southeast Asian nation sentenced 153 Chinese nationals to life imprisonment for illegal logging.

Myanmar joins chemical weapons organisation

2015-07-09 14:25

Myanmar has ratified the chemical weapons convention and will become the 192st member of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the body says.

Rights group condemns Myanmar bill on interfaith marriage

2015-07-08 15:03

An international human rights group has accused Myanmar's parliament of playing with fire by passing a bill regulating the right of women from the country's Buddhist majority to marry men from outside their religion.

Myanmar jails 20 suspected human traffickers

2015-06-25 17:33

A Myanmar court has sentenced 20 crew of a suspected trafficking ship to five years each for entering its territory illegally.

Suu Kyi turns up heat as Myanmar starts charter debate

2015-06-23 15:53

Aung San Suu Kyi called again for changes to Myanmar's junta-era constitution as lawmakers began a debate that will test the army's determination to preserve its political power before landmark elections.

Two dead, dozens hurt in collapse at Myanmar luxury hotel building site

2015-06-22 19:41

Two construction workers have been killed and dozens injured after part of a luxury hotel being built in Mandalay, Myanmar, collapsed.

Amnesty accuses Myanmar government of intimidating media

2015-06-17 07:30

Myanmar's government is using threats, harassment and imprisonment to intimidate the media ahead of national elections, Amnesty International says.

Aung San Suu Kyi to make China trip

2015-06-05 20:34

Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi will visit China for the first time next week.

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