Stories By May Wong
103 Aug 2015 Mon
The floods, seen mainly in upper Myanmar, have so far affected more than 200,000 residents, and inaccessibility to flood-stricken areas may exacerbate the spread of diseases in communities.
229 Jul 2015 Wed
In its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, the US acknowledged that Myanmar had introduced measures to combat human trafficking, but the country did not exhibit any increasing efforts compared to the previous year.
324 Jul 2015 Fri
The Myanmar government may be able to sign the elusive nationwide ceasefire agreement with ethnic armed groups before the end of August, say negotiators after concluding three days of discussions in Yangon.
422 Jul 2015 Wed
Negotiators said they hope a solution to a nationwide ceasefire pact could be reached and signed before Myanmar's elections in November.
518 Jun 2015 Thu
Many Rohingyas in Rakhine state told Channel NewsAsia that they are waiting for an opportune moment to flee the troubled region, regardless of the dangers.
617 Jun 2015 Wed
“We are not fine. There are no jobs at the refugee camps. That's why we left," said Ya Ya Khant, one of the migrants rescued by the Myanmar Navy. He had been living in an refugee camp to make a better life for himself.
716 Jun 2015 Tue
After a 22-year hiatus, Myanmar National Airlines will fly internationally with flights to Singapore in August, likely followed by flights to other foreign cities like Hong Kong and Taipei.
813 Jun 2015 Sat
Some locals are afraid the migrants will stay in Myanmar indefinitely. They are planning a protest in Rakhine state on Sunday (Jun 14) to voice their disapproval.
908 Jun 2015 Mon
Another 700 more migrants that have been picked up recently from the sea will soon be verified as they are housed in a temporary shelter in Myanmar.
1008 Jun 2015 Mon
There have been concerns that anti-Rohingya sentiment in Myanmar would deter foreign companies from setting up in the country, especially those from Malaysia and Indonesia.