Philip Heijmans

Philip Heijmans

Asia

Aung San Suu Kyi support strong despite denunciations

Inaction during Rohingya crisis does little to change majority-Burmese sentiment towards Myanmar's de facto leader.

Aung San Suu Kyi support strong despite denunciations

Asia Pacific

'Perilous times' as Cambodia Daily shuts after 24 years

Rights groups slam closure of Cambodian daily as fears grow over widening crackdown on government critics ahead of vote.

'Perilous times' as Cambodia Daily shuts after 24 years

Myanmar

Myanmar says it killed 370 Rohingya 'fighters'

As humanitarian crises worsens with thousands fleeing violence, army claims to have killed hundreds over five days.

Myanmar says it killed 370 Rohingya 'fighters'

Europe

Czech Republic: A dangerous gambling addiction

Little-regulated gambling industry afflicts significant part of Czech population, with few treatment and care options.

Czech Republic: A dangerous gambling addiction

Arts & Culture

Myanmar's dazzling and dangerous festival of lights

The fireworks festival celebrating end of rains, often rains fire down onto jubilant crowds.

Myanmar's dazzling and dangerous festival of lights

Elections

Suu Kyi's party wins majority in historic Myanmar vote

Nobel laureate's party captures two-thirds majority - enough seats to choose the country's next president.

Suu Kyi's party wins majority in historic Myanmar vote

Corruption

The corruption of Myanmar's jade trade

New report identifies key players in the industry who have obtained $31bn worth of the precious gem over the last year.

The corruption of Myanmar's jade trade

Human Rights

Myanmar criticised for excluding Rohingyas from census

Rights groups slam government and UN for not recognising the ethnic group in first nationwide census in 30 years.

Myanmar criticised for excluding Rohingyas from census

War & Conflict

Myanmar government and rebels agree on ceasefire draft

Agreement signed by President Thein Sein and 16 ethnic groups comes after more than a year of intense talks.

Myanmar government and rebels agree on ceasefire draft

Environment

Report: Myanmar officials conspired to steal land

Group accuses government and military officials of grabbing land from ethnic minorities under guise of privatisation.

Report: Myanmar officials conspired to steal land

Business & Economy

UN: Opium harvests soaring in Southeast Asia

Regional increase in demand for opium and heroin triggers a resurgence of production and threatens development.

UN: Opium harvests soaring in Southeast Asia

Politics

Are Myanmar's reforms backsliding?

Critics say the government is going full-steam ahead on economic recovery at the expense of human rights.

Are Myanmar's reforms backsliding?