The Myanmar parliament has been urged to reject or extensively revise four controversial laws involving religion and women. People cross the road near Yangon City Hall, Yangon, Myanmar, March 16, 2011. EPA
The Union Election Building. Photo: UEC
Six airports in Myanmar have had an upgrade. Bagan-Nyaung U Airport. Photo: Mizzima
Helping people reconnect. Red Cross station at Mansu Monastery in Lashio, Shan State in February 2015. Photo:Myanmar Red Cross Society
Southeast Asia, including Myanmar, continues to rely heavily on polluting fossil fuels for electricity generation. Vattenfall-operated coal-fired power plant in Lippendorf, Germany. Photo: Peter Endig/EPA 
A British police officer (C) is accompanied by his Thai counterparts as they inspect the murder scene where two British tourists were murdered at Sairee beach, Koh Tao island, Thailand, October 25, 2014. The British police team including Scotland Yard officers visited Koh Tao island resort to observe an investigation by the Thai police. Photo: EPA 
Female white elephants in the Royal White Elephant Garden in the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, July 2, 2013. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA 
Two Myanmar workers have been murdered in one week on Koh Samui, Thailand. Photo: Koh Samui Rental/Facebook
Myanmar President U Thein Sein meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Nay Pyi Taw in November, 2014. Photo: Narendra Modi/Twitter