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Supporters of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim hold up an umbrella with a placard reading: 'Undur Najib (Step down Najib)' during a 'Kita Lawan' (Fight Back) rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 7, 2015. Photo: Fazry Ismail/EPA
Saturday, 28 March 2015

Malaysian police have arrested two politicians and a political activist as they seek to thwart a March 28 protest march demanding ...

Myanmar opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi talks to media representatives as she leaves after Myanmar's Union Parliament regular assembly in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, March 26, 2015, the day before Armed Forces Day. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Saturday, 28 March 2015

Myanmar's opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi snubbed a grand annual parade showcasing military strength for the first time in ...

Students walk along the Adipadi road of Yangon University in Yangon, Myanmar, December 5, 2013. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Friday, 27 March 2015

Proposals to allow Myanmar students to form unions for the first time in decades passed their first parliamentary hurdle on March 26 in ...

A total of 69 of students and supporters are taken back to prison after a hearing at Letpadan Township Court on March 25, 2015. Photo: Min Min/Mizzima
Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Dozens of Myanmar activists arrived at court for a hearing in the central town of Letpadan on March 25 after they were arrested ...

Garment workers at a clothing factory in Pathein, Ayeyarwaddy, Myanmar. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The Asian Development Bank predicted economic growth in Myanmar will surge by over eight percent for the next two years as ...

A Buddhist monk is treated for severe burns by a medic in Monywa in December 2012 following a police crackdown on protesters. PHOTO: Hein Htet/Mizzima
Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Police in Myanmar have rejected a lawsuit by monks who suffered phosphorus burns at the hands of officers when they protested against ...

A drug-resistant TB patient receives treatment at a clinic in Lashio, Shan state, Myanmar. Photo: C Eddy McCall /MSF
Tuesday, 24 March 2015

India is failing to tackle a tuberculosis epidemic because of chronic shortages of funds and the government's inability to regulate ...

A party at the revered Secretariat Building as stirred controversy. Photo Credit: Aye Ne Win
Tuesday, 24 March 2015

A glitzy private party for the Myanmar elite at a monument long closed to the public has unleashed a storm of ...

Former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, seen here in March 2013, who died in Singapore aged 91 on March 23, 2015. Photo: Stephen Morrison/EPA
Monday, 23 March 2015

Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, one of the towering figures of post-colonial Asian politics, died March 23 after ...

Friday, 20 March 2015

A refugee community from Myanmar in North Carolina, US, has been shocked by a triple homicide.

An 18-year-old ethnic Karen man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing deaths of three children in the southeastern US state, police said March 18.

Responding to a report of a person walking down the street with a knife, police disarmed Eh Lar Doh Htoo late March 17 at a house in New Bern, North Carolina, where they found the bodies of two of the victims. The third died as he was being transported to a hospital.

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