Stories By May Wong
118 Nov 2014 Tue
Many of the NGOs operating in Myanmar's Rakhine state that Channel NewsAsia spoke to declined to be identified but they said that the situation is toxic.
213 Nov 2014 Thu
UN chief Ban Ki-moon had defended the UN's use of the term Rohingya, saying it is to respect the minority group. But the Myanmar government does not acknowledge the term Rohingya, identifying them as Bengalis instead.
312 Nov 2014 Wed
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said a deal announced on Wednesday (Nov 12) by the United States and China to curb their greenhouse gas emissions is an important step in securing a global climate pact next year.
411 Nov 2014 Tue
ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh has said it is urgent for ASEAN and China to embark on more substantive consultations to resolve territorial disputes.
511 Nov 2014 Tue
The dispute has been simmering between China and other ASEAN members such as Vietnam and the Philippines.
610 Nov 2014 Mon
Myanmar is planning to conduct a national assessment to determine whether members of minority groups, such as Rohingyas, are citizens or illegal immigrants.
709 Nov 2014 Sun
Tensions have since eased following attacks on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) by Rakhine locals who had accused the international aid agencies of favouring the Bengalis or Rohingyas with more assistance.
805 Nov 2014 Wed
Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said talks involving President Thein Sein and other officials had not brought about any genuine breakthrough, and that the reform process in Myanmar was not moving forward.
930 Oct 2014 Thu
The Myanmar government will hold national level talks to reconsider building camps to house internally displaced Bengalis or Rohingyas in Rakhine in the country's west.
1028 Oct 2014 Tue
As the country continues to open up, the Young Myanmar Entrepreneurs Association expects to see more people starting their own businesses.