Stories By May Wong
119 Aug 2014 Tue
Myanmar's government is concerned that hate speech over social media is mounting, especially as the country gains more mobile connectivity.
218 Aug 2014 Mon
The Myanmar government's chief peace negotiator Aung Min said on Monday (Aug 18) a national ceasefire pact could be signed soon, claiming significant progress in negotiations between the government and armed ethnic groups..
308 Aug 2014 Fri
China has countered criticisms that it is stalling progress on the Code of Conduct (COC) on the South China Sea, saying Beijing is keen to conclude the COC - a binding agreement to manage and prevent further tensions in the South China Sea.
408 Aug 2014 Fri
Myanmar's Information Minister Ye Htut has said Myanmar as ASEAN Chair will not take sides in any maritime dispute the bloc's members have with China, as the group's foreign ministers gathered in Nay Pyi Taw for their annual meeting.
525 Jul 2014 Fri
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), or Doctors without Borders, has expressed cautious optimism about news that it can resume its medical activities in Myanmar's Rakhine state.
617 Jul 2014 Thu
Myanmar's opposition party, the National League for Democracy, said the public support for their campaign to amend the country's constitution far exceeded their expectations. The campaign calls on citizens to support a constitutional amendment by signing their names.
710 Jul 2014 Thu
Some in Myanmar have blamed controversial Buddhist monk Wirathu for heightening ethnic tensions with his graphic photos and posts of the recent violence in Mandalay. But he has rejected accusations that he is fanning the fire.
807 Jul 2014 Mon
Myanmar police said 16 people have been arrested in connection with the clashes between Buddhists and Muslim communities in Mandalay last week. According to the state's home affairs minister, the curfew may be lifted soon.
906 Jul 2014 Sun
Myanmar is clamping down on illegal trading and tax evasions to better reflect its trade numbers. Over a one-and-a-half-year period, officers confiscated illegal goods worth about US$17 million.
1003 Jul 2014 Thu
Myanmar is clamping down on illegal trading and tax evasions to better reflect its trade numbers. Authorities are now expanding their inspections to five international ports and airport in Yangon.