Can’t place the face: Aung San statue in Mandalay looks more like recent EU ambassador

We’ve had our fair share of Bogyoke Aung San statue controversies over the past year, mostly involving ethnic minorities who don’t see Myanmar’s founding father as a hero and have no interest in hosting a monument in his honor. This, however, is not that. Instead, the complaint coming from the central Mandalay division is that ...

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Suu Kyi offers condolences to former dictator who ordered her house arrest

Suu Kyi offers condolences to former dictator who ordered her house arrest

State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi last week sat down and penned a hand-written condolence letter of condolence to the man who allegedly sent a murderous mob after her in 2003,...

Suu Kyi, Orban agree on challenge of ‘growing Muslim populations’

Suu Kyi, Orban agree on challenge of ‘growing Muslim populations’

Aung San Suu Kyi hasn’t been making a lot of friends in the international community over the past two years, which made it kinda surprising when she found a European leader she...

Report accuses Myanmar military of ongoing war crimes in Rakhine State

Report accuses Myanmar military of ongoing war crimes in Rakhine State

Since receiving orders to “crush” the Arakan Army (AA) in the wake of the armed group’s January attack on four police outposts, Myanmar’s military has been engaged in...

Out of Fashion: NYT Style slammed for pairing Myanmar feature, glam photo shoot

Out of Fashion: NYT Style slammed for pairing Myanmar feature, glam photo shoot

A decision by New York Times Style Magazine editors to pair an article on Myanmar’s struggles with its “brutal history and violent present” with a high-end fashion shoot has...

Defiant Rakhine rebels say ‘no peace by prayer’ in battle with Myanmar army

Defiant Rakhine rebels say ‘no peace by prayer’ in battle with Myanmar army

Rakhine rebels locked in a vicious fight with Myanmar’s army will not “get peace by praying”, its commander said as he vowed his forces will fight on despite...

Rights group calls for ceasefire between Myanmar military and Arakan Army to ‘protect civilians’

Rights group calls for ceasefire between Myanmar military and Arakan Army to ‘protect civilians’

In light of the escalating hostilities between the Myanmar military and Arakan Army, the Burma Human Rights Network today called on the Myanmar military to stop military...

Rights group slams new land law, says Myanmar’s poor, displaced most at risk

Rights group slams new land law, says Myanmar’s poor, displaced most at risk

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling on the Myanmar government to halt the implementation of a controversial land management plan they say could potentially turn millions of...

Rohingya safe zone plan is ‘fake news’: China, Myanmar

Rohingya safe zone plan is ‘fake news’: China, Myanmar

A UN-created “safe zone” for Rohingya refugees in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State, floated in recent weeks by Bangladesh’s foreign minister, appears nowhere near reality...

Reuters journalists, behind bars, earn prestigious journalism prize for massacre exposé

Reuters journalists, behind bars, earn prestigious journalism prize for massacre exposé

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the two Burmese journalists sentenced to seven years hard labor for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis, have been awarded the prestigious George Polk...


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