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Wednesday, May 20 2015

Myanmar is moving towards a general election later this year which, while likely to bring about significant changes to the government and ...

Myanmar workers dry rice under the sun at the Bayintnaung broker's sale centre in Yangon. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
Thursday, May 14 2015

Rice exports from Myanmar - the leader in the global trade in the crucial grain five decades ago - surged more than 40% last year and ...

Monday, May 11 2015

U Win Myint had little to celebrate during the Thingyan Water Festival. To accommodate the festivities in nearby Mandalay, ...

Women from central Myanmar who fled the fighting in Kokang region in Shan State are seen in a Buddhist monastery in Lashio city in late February. Photo: Henry Htun
Saturday, May 2 2015

As hundreds of internally displaced people of Myanmar’s Kokang...

The Yangon government's hiring young men to break up a protest in Yangon has raised questions as to whether the authorities are returning to the dark days of the former military junta. Photo: Mizzima
Tuesday, April 7 2015

“If you take the mask off, it is still a military regime underneath.” That was the observation of one of the student protesters beaten by police during the crackdown at ...

Police arrest students and other protestors in Letpadan. Photo: Thet Ko
Wednesday, April 1 2015

“I am safe,” said the long-awaited message that ended days of anxiety about the whereabouts of its sender.

The New York Times has had success at encouraging digital subscriptions. Photo: OneSevenOne
Friday, March 27 2015

Compare the lunchtime scenes in a typical Yangon tea shop and a Starbucks in New York.  Chances are that there will be newspapers at the former and smartphones and iPads in the latter.

Saturday, March 21 2015

Deep-seated patriarchy and years of military rule have kept Myanmar society from the rest of the world.

Monday, March 16 2015

Western embassies in Myanmar have outlined a comprehensive package of support aimed at helping to ensure that the election due late this year is inclusive, credible and transparent.

Friday, March 13 2015

Fishers and farmers have been trying for some time to block the proposed Don Sahong Dam on the Mekong River in southern Laos. They recently made their views known at a public consultation on the project but it’s likely their concerns will be ignored and the dam will be built. “Great Gamble on the Mekong,” a new documentary by filmmaker and journalist Tom Fawthrop explores the probable dire consequences of the dam and the failure it would represent for a once-promising extra-legal agency, the Mekong River Commission.

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