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Myanmar doctor-turned-model hits back at ban

Nang Mwe San argues that there are no specific restrictions on dress code in medical ethics.

Bangladesh PM attacks Myanmar over Rohingya deadlock

The two governments signed a repatriation deal in November 2017, yet so far virtually no Rohingya have volunteered to return.

Outcry as Asean predicts ‘smooth’ Rohingya return to Myanmar

An Asean report predicting half a million Rohingya refugees will return to Myanmar in two years leaves observers incredulous for overlooking numerous atrocities.

Myanmar, Hungary see migration as ‘greatest challenge’

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi and Hungarian's Viktor Orban both view migration as "one of the greatest challenges" currently facing both their own and other countries.

Toyota announces first plant in Myanmar

Japanese automaker Toyota says it will open its first vehicle production plant in Myanmar, as the country's auto market grows and the government raises import barriers.

Arrest warrant issued for Myanmar hardline monk Wirathu

A court in Myanmar issues an arrest warrant for a nationalist Buddhist monk, Wirathu, on a charge of sedition.

UN official urges aid access for Myanmar’s Rakhine state

A U.N. official has stated that authorities in Myanmar had turned down requests for her to meet with refugees in the Rakhine area, and urges for the country to grant aid workers 'predictable, sustained access' into the state.

Crowdfunding brings life-saving water to Myanmar’s deer

Donations poured in from as far away as Yangon, Mandalay and Shan state in the northeast.

Crowdfunding brings life-saving water to Myanmar’s deer

Myanmar golden deer lives in the country's central dry zone, a low-lying plain astride the Irrawaddy River where water shortages are rife. 

Myanmar press freedom ‘suffocating’ despite Reuters reporters’ release

Myanmar is ranked 138 out of 180 countries for press freedom by Reporters Without Borders.

Myanmar to release 6,500 prisoners in amnesty

Some 6,520 prisoners in Myanmar will be set free from prison doors today as President Win Myint pardons inmates as a customary around the time of its New Year 's day on April 17.

Dragons and wizards fired up at Myanmar rocket festival

Pa'O who believe they descend from a she-dragon and a wizard with mystical powers, travel to Nantar village for the annual rocket competition.

Outcry mounts over deaths in custody in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Families of three ethnic Rakhine men who died in custody and were secretly cremated demand answers from the authorities.

Sex, casinos and tiger parts: Myanmar’s vice-riddled China frontier

Mongla is largely self-governed, lying within the country's borders but playing by its own rules.

Myanmar’s top court to rule on jailed Reuters journalists’ appeal

Outlining their grounds of appeal in March, the reporters' lawyer cited lack of proof of a crime and evidence that the pair were set up by police.

Myanmar beri pengampunan kepada lebih 9,000 banduan

Perintah itu turut memberikan pengampunan tanpa syarat kepada 16 banduan warga asing sempena sambutan tahun baru tradisional Myanmar.

‘The people’s messengers’: Myanmar’s satirical poets target censorship

Thangyat was founded in order to serve as the people’s messengers to the government.

Myanmar’s meth boom affects Malaysia and surrounding countries, says report

Al Jazeera investigates the methamphetamine trade in the Asian region.

Myanmar rebels storm police base in Rakhine state

Government warplanes began strikes on Mrauk U late on Tuesday night,

Disabled Myanmar teen football champ defies the odds

Nearly one in 50 people in Myanmar has some form of walking disability, according to the country's latest census in 2014.

Myanmar army says six Rohingya killed in air strike were ‘with...

The men were collecting bamboo near the Sai Din waterfall when an army helicopter attacked, three villagers and a regional lawmaker told Reuters on Thursday.

Interesting spots in Upper Burma, Mandalay

Pyin Oo Lwin, formerly the British hill station of Maymyo is named after a Colonel May.

Aid for Rohingya costing taxpayers millions, says foreign minister

Saifuddin Abdullah says the government is concerned that more people will be affected, which will drive costs further up.

Singaporean couple jailed for ‘worst of its kind’ maid abuse

Singapore maintains a tough stand against maid abuse to protect some 250,000 domestic workers from other parts of Asia who work in the affluent nation.