Myanmar approves population law

2015-05-23 16:23

Myanmar's president Theiin Sein has approved a controversial population law over objections by the US and rights groups.

Malaysian foreign minister to visit migrants

2015-05-21 05:41

The Malaysian foreign minister is to visit Myanmar to discuss the thousands of migrants from Myanmar's Rohingya ethnic minority adrift across South-East Asia.

Violence, hunger imperil 2 000 off Myanmar

2015-05-19 17:00

At least 2 000 desperate migrants, including women and children, are at risk of violence and food shortages after more than 40 days trapped on boats off Myanmar.

Desperate scenes in migrant boat rescue

2015-05-15 22:04

Desperate migrants facing certain death as their overcrowded boat began sinking fought for space on the stricken vessel, throwing some people overboard.

Myanmar court acquits 2 soldiers of killing journalist

2015-05-12 11:33

A military court has acquitted two soldiers on trial for the shooting death of a freelance journalist, according to Myanmar's human rights body.

Human traffickers killed by police

2015-05-09 07:16

Three human traffickers have been killed during a police raid on a meeting of people smugglers on a beach at Cox's Bazar, a town in southeast Bangladesh.

Worker crushed in Thai factory meat grinder

2015-04-29 12:16

A migrant worker from Myanmar has been killed after he slipped into a meat grinder at a pet food factory in Thailand.

Suu Kyi says poll boycott an option

2015-04-03 22:17

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said boycotting an upcoming historic election was an option if a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president remains unchanged.

Solar Impulse departs Myanmar for China

2015-03-30 07:38

Solar Impulse 2 has taken off from Myanmar's second biggest city of Mandalay and is headed for China's Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun.

Solar-powered plane lands in Myanmar

2015-03-19 19:50

The solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, has landed in Myanmar on the 3rd leg of a global flight to promote clean energy.


US readies air patrols in search for Rohingya migrants

2015-05-22 14:19

The US is readying air patrols to help search for stranded migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Indonesian fishermen rescue 370 migrants

2015-05-20 05:32

Indonesian fishermen have rescued more than 370 migrants, many from Myanmar's Rohingya minority, a rescue official says.

Myanmar acknowledges concern over migrant exodus

2015-05-18 19:00

Myanmar has acknowledged international "concerns" about waves of boatpeople, many of whom are fleeing from persecution, but denied it is solely to blame as thousands languish in dire straits at sea.

Rohingya refugee crisis deepens - boat found

2015-05-13 22:13

Another boat has been found at sea off Malaysia as the Rohingya refugee crisis in Southeast Asia deepens.

Boats with Myanmar Muslims wash ashore

2015-05-10 12:55

Two boats with 500 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar have washed ashore in Indonesia and some are needing medical attention.

Myanmar threatens lawsuit against factories over water pollution

2015-05-07 11:54

Authorities in Myanmar's second-largest city are planning legal action against 17 factories for polluting a local lake, government officials say.

Suu Kyi hopes high-level meeting leads to fair polls

2015-04-10 11:06

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is meeting with the country’s top political and military leaders, but says the landmark talks will be meaningful only if they lead to free and fair elections.

Journalists held as Malaysian arrests mount

2015-03-31 10:50

Malaysian police have arrested a prominent publisher and a website editor for sedition, the latest targets in a mounting tally of detentions that is being compared to an infamous 1987 political crackdown.

Myanmar charges 69 protesters with rioting

2015-03-25 16:33

A Myanmar court has laid charges, including rioting, against 69 students involved in a protest that was broken up in a police action that drew sharp criticism from Western governments, a student activist say.

Death toll climbs in Myanmar ferry accident

2015-03-17 10:05

The death toll in a weekend ferry accident off Myanmar's north-western coast has increased to 59 as more bodies were recovered, state-run media reports.

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