Myanmar

Business, military, government seize land for rubber in Myanmar: rights group

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Businesses in Myanmar have colluded with military and government officials to seize vast tracts of farmland from ethnic minority villagers in the northeast, using much of the land for rubber plantations, a UK-based rights group said.

Business, military, government seize land for rubber in Myanmar - rights group - TRFN

BANGKOK, March 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Businesses in Myanmar have colluded with military and government officials to seize vast tracts of farmland from ethnic minority villagers in the northeast, using much of the land for rubber plantations, a UK-based rights group said.

26 Mar 2015

China says probing if more Myanmar bombs strayed over border

BEIJING - China's Defense Ministry said on Thursday that it investigating whether more stray bombs had fallen in Chinese territory during fighting between Myanmar's government and rebels, after five people were killed earlier this month.

World, China 26 Mar 2015

Myanmar launches export strategy to connect smaller firms to global economy

YANGON, March 25 - Myanmar on Tuesday launched an export strategy aimed at strengthening smaller companies, which is a departure from 49 years of military rule when a few large firms dominated the economy, said the International Trade Centre (ITC).

Basic Materials, 25 Mar 2015

Myanmar to invite Western observers for general election

YANGON – - A senior member of Myanmar's government has said members of the U.S.-based Carter Center and the European Union will be invited to monitor a general election later this year, the first time in at least 65 years that the country will call in Western poll observers.

World, 24 Mar 2015

Myanmar convicts five over fake rape claim that sparked riots

YANGON - - A Myanmar court convicted five people for spreading fabricated allegations that a Muslim man raped a Buddhist woman, which led to deadly riots last July, a court official said on Friday.

World, 20 Mar 2015

Myanmar military to maintain political role, president says

YANGON - Myanmar's military will maintain its role in politics in order to support a transition to democracy but will eventually submit to civilian rule, President Thein Sein said in an interview broadcast on Friday.

World, 20 Mar 2015

Myanmar jails two journalists for defamation

YANGON - A Myanmar court has jailed two reporters for two months for defamation, a newspaper editor said on Thursday, in a case likely to raise concern about a reform program after half a century of strict military rule.

World, 19 Mar 2015

Threatened U.N. rights envoy confident Myanmar will protect her

GENEVA - A U.N. human rights investigator said on Wednesday she expects Myanmar to guarantee her security, despite failing to censure a radical Buddhist monk who called her a "whore" and incited his followers against her.

World, 18 Mar 2015

Myanmar court jails New Zealand bar manager, colleagues for insulting religion

YANGON - A Myanmar court on Tuesday jailed a New Zealand bar manager and two Myanmar colleagues for two and a half years for insulting religion by using a psychedelic image of Buddha wearing headphones to promote their bar.

World, 17 Mar 2015

Images from Myanmar

A patient from Myanmar looks through the window of the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand October 13, 2010.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An uncertain fate

Myanmar's long standing political crisis has forced millions of refugees across the border.  Slideshow