Monday, March 16 2015

Beijing will "resolutely" protect citizens near its southwestern border, Premier Li Keqiang said March 15 after a bomb dropped by a Myanmar warplane killed five people on Chinese territory.

Tensions have heightened on the Myanmar-China border following the death of four Chinese civilians by Myanmar bombing or shelling. Three J-10 fighter jets on the August 1st Aerobatics Team of the People's Liberation Army Air Force perform in the sky during the China International Aviation Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, in south China's Guangdong province, November 11, 2014. Photo: Joy My/EPA
Sunday, March 15 2015

China sent fighter jets to patrol its border with Myanmar after a bomb dropped by a Myanmar warplane killed four Chinese in southwestern Yunnan province, state media reported March 14.

Saturday, March 14 2015

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak pledged to improve protection for migrant workers from Myanmar during talks with the country's President Thein Sein on March 13.

Myanmar President U Thein Sein (L) meets with British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) in 10 Downing Street, London, Britain, July 15, 2013. Photo: San Tan/EPA
Friday, March 13 2015

The British Foreign Office claims there are “a number of worrying setbacks” in Myanmar’s reform process, according to a report just released.

Former US President George W Bush (L) and his wife Laura. Photo: George W. Bush via Facebook
Friday, March 13 2015

Former US president George W. Bush on March 12 hit out at a crackdown on student-led protests in Myanmar which have sparked international alarm, calling for the swift release of those arrested.

Thursday, March 12 2015

Two ethnic women from Myanmar testified at the Canadian Parliament on March 10, calling for Canadian pressure on the Myanmar government to end systematic human rights abuses, particularly sexual violence, by the Myanmar military, according to Inter Pares, a Canadian social justice organisation on March 11.

Thursday, March 12 2015

Burma Campaign UK is calling on the British government, European Union, USA and other donors to conduct a full review of all their direct and indirect assistance to the government of Myanmar, to ensure that international aid is not being used to modernise and improve the institutions of an authoritarian regime, instead of assisting a genuine transition to democracy.

Thursday, March 12 2015

Myanmar Buddhist activists staged a protest alongside Rohingya Muslims in Kuala Lumpur, calling for an immediate end to the violent crackdown against student protesters in Myanmar, reports Channel News Asia on March 11.

PNS Zulfiquar, a Pakistan Navy frigate, seen here on a goodwill visit to Port Klang, Malaysia, in August 2009. Photo: Wikipedia
Thursday, March 12 2015

A Pakistani navy ship named “PNS Zulfiquar”, commanded by Captain Amir Mahmood, paid a goodwill visit to Myanmar on March 10.

Wednesday, March 11 2015

The European Union has criticised Myanmar after baton-wielding police dispersed a student rally and arrested dozens of protesters in a crackdown.


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