Stories By May Wong
127 May 2015 Wed
Buddhist hardliners in Myanmar are staging a rally in Yangon on Wednesday to express their disapproval at the United Nations and foreign media over their continued pressure for the repatriation of illegal migrants in the region.
226 May 2015 Tue
Mobile phone shop owner Aung Hla left Myanmar's western state of Rakhine 30 years ago and now lives in Yangon.
321 May 2015 Thu
As the fate of Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees remain murky, so too is that of a teenage girl from Myanmar's Rakhine State who embarked on a journey to a new life in Malaysia before going missing three months ago.
428 Apr 2015 Tue
An upcoming ethnic armed groups’ meeting in the Wa region, northeastern Myanmar, could potentially thwart efforts made so far towards achieving a final nationwide ceasefire agreement.
509 Apr 2015 Thu
Myanmar's President Thein Sein will hold a six-party meeting on Friday (Apr 10) involving key political players such as the military chief, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the parliament speaker.
617 Mar 2015 Tue
A Yangon court has sentenced a New Zealand bar manager and his two Myanmar colleagues to two-and-a-half years in jail for insulting religion by using a Buddha image in an advertisement to promote a drinks event.
713 Mar 2015 Fri
Some civil society groups in Myanmar have launched their own campaigns to spread the message of non-violence, in light of recent clashes between student protesters and the police in Letpadan town.
812 Mar 2015 Thu
Well-known Myanmar activists such as actors, members of parliament and former political prisoners, have gathered to condemn the violent clash between students and police in Letpadan.
911 Mar 2015 Wed
Myanmar's Information Minister says police clashes with student protesters in Letpadan on Tuesday (Mar 10) are "tragic", and that while he believes officers showed "maximum restraint", those found to have used excessive force will be reprimanded.
1010 Mar 2015 Tue
Channel NewsAsia's Myanmar correspondent May Wong recounts how a standoff between student protesters and police in Letpadan devolved into a violent crackdown.