Strutting across a road junction in Myanmar traditional dress and wielding colourful paper parasols, Yangon’s LGBTQ activists are stepping up to be part of a “revolution” against the military.
Myanmar’s military has imposed repeated internet blackouts, blocked some social media sites and drafted a cybersecurity bill as it attempts to grind down resistance to its takeover.
Myanmar cut internet service and deployed troops around the country on Monday in signs of a feared crackdown on anti-coup protests, hours after security forces fired to disperse a demonstration in the country’s north.
Mines, banks, petroleum, agriculture, tourism: Myanmar’s ruling junta has vested interests in large swathes of the country’s economy, providing it a colossal — and closely guarded — fortune that the United States has targeted with sanctions.
The Myanmar military might have real weapons but some anti-coup protesters have guns of their own — showing off their ripped biceps as they pose with “free Aung San Suu Kyi” posters.
Japanese beer giant Kirin said Friday it is ending its joint venture with a military-owned conglomerate in Myanmar after a coup in the country.
The UN Security Council on Thursday voiced “deep concern” over the military coup in Myanmar, and called in a statement for the “release of all detainees” including Aung San Suu Kyi.
The world’s longest internet shutdown — affecting more than a million people for 19 months in one of Myanmar’s ethnic conflict zones — has come to an end, according to a mobile operator based in the region.
Auto rickshaws slip easily past barbed-wire checkpoints at the world’s biggest refugee camp, their drivers among the smallest players in a complex human trafficking network involving high-seas extortion gangs, corrupt police and drug lords.
The US Treasury slapped sanctions Wednesday on a notorious Chinese organized crime leader known as “Broken Tooth”, alleging he is expanding criminal activities throughout Southeast Asia on the back of a major Beijing infrastructure initiative.
Five million young voters will be able to cast their ballots for the first time in Myanmar’s election on Sunday — about 14 percent of the electorate.
A hardline Buddhist monk turned himself in Monday after 18 months on the run — and less than a week before Myanmar’s national elections — a move analysts described as a bid to “influence” the vote.
Outraged over ongoing discrimination in Myanmar, Myo Min Tun decided to stand as the first openly gay election candidate in a country where same-sex relations are illegal.
A torrent of water, rock and heavy sludge spun Sai Ko as he clung to a corpse to survive — a memory that still traumatizes the young “jade-picker” three months after Myanmar’s worst-ever mine disaster.
When hundreds of Rohingya refugees paid traffickers to escape their squalid camp in Bangladesh, they were promised a new life in Malaysia after just one week at sea.