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Stories By May Wong


  • 1
    19 Aug 2014 Tue

    Video Myanmar concerned over hate speech in social media

    Myanmar's government is concerned that hate speech over social media is mounting, especially as the country gains more mobile connectivity.

  • 2
    18 Aug 2014 Mon

    Myanmar national ceasefire pact may be signed soon: negotiator

    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.. 

  • 3
    08 Aug 2014 Fri

    China says keen to conclude COC on South China Sea

    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.

  • 4
    08 Aug 2014 Fri

    Video Myanmar says will not take sides in maritime dispute

    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.

  • 5
    25 Jul 2014 Fri

    MSF cautiously optimistic over Myanmar return

    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.

  • 6
    17 Jul 2014 Thu

    Campaign to change Myanmar's constitution exceeds expectations

    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.

  • 7
    10 Jul 2014 Thu

    Myanmar monk rejects accusations of instigating unrest

    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.

  • 8
    07 Jul 2014 Mon

    16 arrested over sectarian violence in Mandalay, Myanmar

    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.

  • 9
    06 Jul 2014 Sun

    Myanmar clamps down on illegal trading, tax evasions

    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.

  • 10
    03 Jul 2014 Thu

    Myanmar cracks down on illegal trade, tax evasion

    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.