Authorities use water cannons and electric rods to end a five-month protest by villagers blockading a textile plant that serves global fashion brands.
Govt says squatters are a burden to industrial development and that it will accommodate them before its term expires in 2020.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will be forced to rely more and more on China.
Despite violence ravaging northern Rakhine, local govt plan to establish an economic zone in a joint venture with seven Myanmar businesses this year.
Foreign investment since April is at more than $3.5 billion, according to the finance ministry.
A proposal to build a cable car at Mandalay Hill, a landmark in the cultural center of Mandalay, is widely criticized by locals.
Locals have been protesting the factory’s coal-fired power plant since last year.
India is dependent on Myanmar to develop connectivity to the rest of Asia, and that cannot be overlooked, writes Bidhayak Das.
Myanmar leaders do not need to sweat. They have a powerful friend: China.
Elliot Brennan examines Myanmar’s health system, its successes and challenges.
A joint report by the government and the World Bank says poverty rates have declined fastest in urban areas.
Scot Marciel calls suggestion of support from USAID and other agencies ‘absurd’ as WFP and the UN weigh in on govt accusations.
A report from the Kachin Development Network Group cites irreversible damage to an ecologically sensitive area if the proposed dams are built.
The project was suspended in 2013 due to financial shortfalls but the government has encouraged its resumption.
State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi gave the instructions during her first video conference with regional chief ministers.