In 2015 the NLD derailed ex-junta chief Sen-Gen Than Shwe’s master plan; there is little to suggest the military’s allies could win the 2020 vote legitimately.
Demonstrating a shaky grasp of the law, U Zaw Myint Maung insists the press is wrong to claim it plays a key role in Myanmar’s democracy.
Talks to be held in Kengtung; spokesman declines to name the ethnic groups involved; announcement follows Chinese ambassador’s expression of support for peace process.
Local residents, lawmaker report heavy, daylong clashes in Minbya Township; witnesses say helicopters strafe and bomb mountains, forests in Minbya, Mrauk-U.
Military-appointed and USDP lawmakers renewed their opposition to the Charter Amendment Committee, a means of amending Myanmar’s Constitution created by the NLD.
TNLA officials say the eight were dressed as civilians and traveling without weapons in Shan State. The military says it has no report of missing or detained soldiers.
The Bangladesh government earlier told Myanmar that nearly 3,500 refugees would return to Maungdaw on Thursday, but none arrived.
In just its 2nd year, the University Students Film Festival has become an important incubator of young filmmaking talent; 10 shorts competed for the top prize this year.
The list of attendees to the Burma Roundtable Conference on Myanmar’s partition from British India was entirely male, until a mass of women in Yangon demanded otherwise.
An educational weather station at a village school in southern India is teaching children about climate change and helping their parent’s harvest more from their land.
The decision, which the consulate is not elaborating on, comes days after a British Consulate employee went missing while visiting Shenzhen, in mainland China.
Villagers and lawmakers in Gwa Township, in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State, say local police and forestry officials replaced a captured boat with a decoy as a cover.
“Politics don’t create jobs, only economies create jobs,” the Malaysian ambassador said, despite his government’s past criticism of Myanmar’s treatment of the Rohingya.
At Myanmar’s Aung Clinic, patients struggling with mental illness find a path to wellness in painting. JoSaZo is displaying their works in a new exhibition, ‘The Room’.
Rohingya groups say conditions not right for repatriation; in meeting with Myanmar Army chief, ambassador also calls for end to ethnic alliance’s attacks in Shan State.
While decrying the increased fighting taking place in Shan State, leaders still remain reluctant to point fingers, understanding rebel groups that feel unrecognized.
28 people from US, Canada, HK, China, Taiwan flown to Lashio and then to Yangon; concerns mount for northern Shan State’s tourism industry amid ethnic offensive.
In a scene watched across India, police scaled a wall to enter the minister’s home. A Supreme Court lawyer, he has been a vocal critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
«I have thrown rocks … I have also been hit by police with batons. We're all slowly getting used to this. We have to,» a “peaceful, middle-class” Hong Kong student said.
Growing environmental concerns over concrete and rapid advances in engineered wood, wooden structures are sprouting across Europe, North American and the Asia Pacific.
Special envoy Sun Guoxiang tells northeast-based EAOs their attacks are ‘unacceptable’; govt welcomes China’s efforts but says peace deal can only be reached in Myanmar.
A plan by Yangon’s mayor to create mini convenience stores on the platforms of the city’s already overcrowded bus stops has drawn the ire of citizens and lawmakers alike.
PTT Group, IGL Consortium are preliminary choices to supply mega-project across river from Myanmar’s commercial capital.
Roland Berger Co. selected from among four consultants; govt plans to allow foreign banks, insurers to provide retail banking services next year.
Military denies losing any soldiers as ethnic groups’ offensive focuses on Kutkai Township; aid groups say thousands of civilians displaced, many trapped without food.
U Win Maung, a militia leader in Myanmar’s Shan State, and his wife were killed by rebel-fired mortars and grenades Tuesday evening, according to the military.
Four police also wounded in two explosions; in separate incident, Myanmar military sergeant killed as artillery shell strikes home in Minbya.
A worsening spat between Japan and South Korea over forced labor during World War II has already spilled over into trade and threatened to derail security cooperation.
China has already denounced the widely discussed sale, one of the biggest yet by the United States to Taiwan, which Beijing considers a renegade province.
Relations between the two are their worst in years, with a trade row rooted in a decades-old dispute over compensation for South Korean forced labor.
With increasingly erratic weather brought on by global warming, disaster-prone Myanmar must improve its planning and preparedness or face increasing losses of life.
Proposals elucidated by the Union government at peace talks in Chiang Mai on Monday offer little that’s new in terms of ideas for moving Myanmar’s peace process forward.