Failing to learn lessons from existing projects, officials tout the benefits of BRI projects while ignoring locals’ fears of land-grabs, lost livelihoods and pollution.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled to join a Buddhist donation ceremony this week hosted by the Pa-O National Organization, a former ethnic armed group.
Myanmar government spokesman U Zaw Htay says Bangladesh has failed to fulfil its promises to repatriate the Rohingya to Rakhine State.
Shelling rocked residential areas of Lashio, Shan State on Saturday in what the Myanmar military says was an attack by the Ta’ang National Liberation Army.
Chinese government papers leaked to New York Times reveal details of Beijing’s clampdown on Uighurs in Xinjiang under Xi Jinping, who urged officials to show ‘no mercy’.
Sri Lanka's former civil defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins presidential election by unexpectedly wide margin; vows to secure the country against threat of terrorism.
On this day in 1932, Myanmar’s first female senator was elected. Daw Hnin Mya supported General Aung San in his quest for independence and worked for women’s rights.
Civil society groups are calling attention to the increasing number of cases filed by the Myanmar military against civilians for speaking about constitutional amendments.
Myanmar’s Union Election Commission has told 20 opposition parties they face dissolution if they repeat claims about foreign interference in the 2020 general election.
The deputy minister for electricity says the government is boosting supplies to ensure that power cuts are consigned to history.
Arakan Army says its forces killed a Myanmar military battalion commander and six soldiers in a mine attack; Myanmar military denies attack occurred.
International Criminal Court agrees to investigate whether the actions that drove 700,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh amount to a crime against humanity.
The Irrawaddy English editor Kyaw Zwa Moe wins the National Literature Award for his volume of articles on Myanmar’s political changes and life as a political prisoner.
Italy-based ENI Co. and local partner outline oil exploration plans in eight townships to Mandalay regional parliament; public consultations due to begin this month.
US President Trump has followed his snub of ASEAN’s Bangkok summit by inviting the bloc’s leaders to Washington, but it remains to be seen if they’re in a mood to accept.