The Myanmar government will compensate local residents for more than 1,800 acres they had to forfeit for the building of the China-backed Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone in western Rakhine state, …Read more
The Myanmar Navy has detained roughly 50 Rohingya refugees at sea in southern Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady region, while local authorities have apprehended five suspected human traffickers who allegedly helped them try …Read more
Authorities in Vietnam have closed off a community of more than 10,000 people near the capital, Hanoi, for the next 20 days on fears that coronavirus (COVID-19) could spread there.…Read more
Myanmar President Win Myint on Thursday warned the country’s powerful military to limit its involvement in politics, citing a mandate issued decades ago by independence hero General Aung San, during …Read more
At least seven civilians, including four Rohingya Muslims, died and 30 residents were injured in the past 11 days in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state, a local aid worker said Wednesday, …Read more
In Southeast Asia, a region known for low-cost factory work and strong consumer spending, countries from Myanmar to the Philippines had forecast 2020 economic growth at more than 6%. Now, …Read more
Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday that the country’s unresolved political problems were the root cause of failure to end hostilities between the government military and …Read more
At least 15 people drowned Tuesday after an overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya Muslim refugees capsized and sank off the coast of Bangladesh .
Commander Sohel Rana of the coast guard …Read more
At least a dozen people drowned after an overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya Muslim refugees capsized and sank off the coast of Bangladesh Tuesday.
Authorities said more than 120 refugees were …Read more
More than 1,100 residents from 20 villages in Myanmar’s war torn northern Rakhine state have fled a surge in fighting between government troops and the rebel Arakan Army, a local …Read more
Buddhist hard liners in Myanmar threatened the media over their coverage of a pro military rally in Yangon, demanding that at least two outlets remove reports from their websites about …Read more
At about 2 a.m., a police BANGKOK – A soldier went on a shooting rampage in northeastern Thailand, killing at least 26 people and wounding dozens more. Police and military …Read more
Buddhist monks in northeast Thailand, joined by throngs of mourners, burned candles, prayed and chanted Sunday for the victims of the country’s worst mass shooting.
A soldier angered over a …Read more
YANGON, MYANMAR – Rights groups and researchers have welcomed Thailand’s decision to cancel a Beijing-backed project to dredge and blow open a shallow and rocky stretch of the Mekong River …Read more
YANGON, MYANMAR – Myanmar police have apprehended and returned to Chinese authorities one of five people from the city of Wuhan, center of the deadly, fast-spreading coronavirus, who slipped across …Read more