Stories By May Wong
107 Feb 2016 Sun
Myanmar’s parliament is set to form Monday (Feb 8) a committee that will nominate the country's next president and two vice presidents. However, the process may take weeks to conclude.
204 Feb 2016 Thu
Myanmar's upper and lower chambers of parliament resumed for a second session Thursday (Feb 4), forming parliamentary committees to study draft bills that will impact sectors like education, housing and investments.
331 Jan 2016 Sun
Myanmar citizens await the opening of the new parliament session on Monday, dominated this time by MPs from Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, following its landslide victory in last year's elections.
429 Jan 2016 Fri
The Oway Ride app is believed to be the first of its kind in the country.
527 Jan 2016 Wed
Myanmar authorities plan to set up a command centre in Yangon to monitor CCTV imagery as part of a counter-terrorism push, a leading police official told Channel NewsAsia.
622 Jan 2016 Fri
More than 1,200 political prisoners have been released since 2011, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP). However, more than 500 prisoners still remain behind bars.
710 Jan 2016 Sun
The fire, which occurred at Block 438 was contained within minutes, and was put out with a fire extinguisher, according to SCDF.
804 Jan 2016 Mon
The incoming administration must introduce better accountability mechanisms and international standards for projects undertaken by Chinese companies, according to observers.
929 Dec 2015 Tue
Social media went into overdrive for the last few years in Myanmar with its government leaders using Facebook to disseminate information and make announcements.
1017 Dec 2015 Thu
Myanmar’s incoming government, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, will spend most of its five-year term managing current crises and resolving outstanding domestic political issues. This means she will likely need more time before being able to deliver tangible results and new policies, observers say.