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A shift in Myanmar’s nationalist rhetoric offers a glimpse of what’s to come in 2020

Burmese nationalism has played a central role in many of the darker chapters of Myanmar’s recent history. The roots of the latest conflict in Rakhine State that has left hundreds dead and displaced more than 700,000 are earthed in Buddhist nationalism. Anti-Muslim protests in 2012 ...

Fading icon? Clash of views over Aung San Suu Kyi’s record — and future

Steel magnolia is a term that comes to Ms Moe Thuzar’s mind when talking of Aung San Suu Kyi. “Daw Suu wouldn’t be Daw Suu without that steely inner core that has been a mainstay of her survival,” says the Myanmar Studies Programme co-coordinator at ...

Derrick A Paulo and Sumithra Prasanna

Exclusive Interview: Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has rebuffed international calls to have her Nobel Peace Prize revoked over her failure to stop human rights abuses on the Rohingya minority. NHK spoke to her in an exclusive interview in Tokyo on October 6th. Keep reading ...

Canada strips Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship

Canada’s parliament voted unanimously on Thursday, September 27, to effectively strip Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship over the Rohingya crisis. Keep reading  ...

Myanmar State Counsellor’s Vietnam visit to tighten bilateral ties

The upcoming visit to Vietnam from April 19-20 by Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to strengthen bilateral ties and tighten the Vietnam-Myanmar comprehensive cooperative partnership. []They have supported each other at sub-regional, regional and international forums such as the United Nations, ASEAN, ...

VNA Reporter

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi cancels Lowy Institute lecture

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi is “not feeling well” and has pulled out of delivering a keynote speech in Sydney on Tuesday. Key points: Lowy Institute Lecture was set to be Suu Kyi’s only public arrangement in Australia Suu Kyi facing criticism over plight ...

Caitlyn Gribbin

Suu Kyi, Cambodia PM arriving Saturday for ASEAN Summit

Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen are expected to arrive at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga on Saturday for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, which will be held on November 10-14 in ...

Philippine News Agency staff

Chain saw injuries in Myanmar tied to illegal logging

As darkness fell in the forests of central Myanmar on a rainy evening last July, May Thu and her husband Myint Swe*, were wrapping up their day’s work: illegal logging. May Thu, a petite 27-year-old with long black hair and shining black eyes, clambered on ...

Thai-Myanmar talks due

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak will be leading major Thai businesses to meet a team of Myanmar officials and businesses to seek further cooperation in developing industrial estates in Myanmar and border trade operations on Feb 3-4. Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana said the Thai business ...

Myanmar awards fourth telecoms license as mobile market heats up

Myanmar on January 12 awarded its fourth – and final – telecoms license to a joint venture between Vietnam’s telecom company Viettel and two local firms, heating up competition in a rapidly growing market by adding a second majority-Myanmar operator. Military-run Viettel will have a ...

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