Myanmar

Nowhere to go: Myanmar farmers under siege from land law

The Myanmar government has tightened a law on so-called 'vacant, fallow and virgin' land, and farmers are at risk.

Nowhere to go: Myanmar farmers under siege from land law

Myanmar

Ethnic minorities across Myanmar protest against Aung San statues

Critics say monuments of revolutionary hero are a symbol of policies that marginalise the country's ethnic minorities.

Ethnic minorities across Myanmar protest against Aung San statues

Bangladesh

UN warns Bangladesh of 'new crisis' over Rohingya relocation plan

Island chosen to house 23,000 refugees may not be 'truly habitable', UN's special rapporteur on Myanmar warns.

UN warns Bangladesh of 'new crisis' over Rohingya relocation plan

Myanmar

Myanmar government ups the ante with military over political role

Popularly elected National League for Democracy launches bid to change constitution and reduce power of armed forces.

Myanmar government ups the ante with military over political role

Rohingya

Suu Kyi to investors: Pour money into crisis-hit Rakhine state

Myanmar leader tells investors to stop focussing on 'negative aspects' in Rakhine from where 750,000 Rohingya have fled.

Suu Kyi to investors: Pour money into crisis-hit Rakhine state

Myanmar

Remembering Ko Ni, Myanmar's slain lawyer

Prominent lawyer working on plans to amend Myanmar's army-drafted constitution was shot dead at Yangon airport in 2017.

Remembering Ko Ni, Myanmar's slain lawyer

Myanmar

Myanmar police use rubber bullets to break up protest

Karenni people hold protest at statue of national hero Aung San over lack of progress on ethnic minority peace deal.

Myanmar police use rubber bullets to break up protest

Asia Pacific

Myanmar court hears arguments in Muslim lawyer's murder case

Ko Ni, an expert in constitutional law and adviser to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, was shot dead in February 2017.

Myanmar court hears arguments in Muslim lawyer's murder case

Asia Pacific

Myanmar using 'oppressive laws' against peaceful critics: HRW

Rights group says freedom of expression deteriorating since Aung San Suu Kyi's government took office in 2016.

Myanmar using 'oppressive laws' against peaceful critics: HRW

Myanmar

Peace park shelters Karen hopes to preserve way of life

Salween Peace Park combines self-determination with environmental protection, but central government has yet to sign up.

Karen minority urges 'respect' in Myanmar peace park initiative

Asia Pacific

Myanmar: 'No political prisoners' but dozens still behind bars

Activists decry government failure to recognise political detainees and its usage of repressive laws against critics.

Myanmar: 'No political prisoners' but dozens still behind bars

Myanmar

Myanmar army to launch 'crackdown' on Rakhine rebels

Government orders military to launch operations against Buddhist rebels after deadly attack last week.

Myanmar army to launch 'crackdown' on Rakhine rebels

AJ IMPACT

Singapore summit: US-China trade war dominates talks

Will US Vice President Mike Pence and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meet to discuss the trade dispute?

Aung San Suu Kyi

US scolds Myanmar's Suu Kyi over Rohingya violence

US Vice President Mike Pence joins chorus of criticism over Nobel laureate's indifference to plight of Muslim minority.

Mike Pence tells Aung San Suu Kyi Rohingya violence inexcusable

Myanmar

Myanmar arrests three journalists over newspaper report

The arrests came after Eleven Media published an article about a scheme run by Suu Kyi confidant Phyo Min Thein.

Myanmar arrests three journalists over article on Suu Kyi protege