News on Burma continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
58 min ago | Knowledge@Wharton
Leveraging their longtime presence and hefty government backing, Japanese businesses eager to hedge their risks in China and find new offshore production bases and markets are rushing into Myanmar, setting up factories and taking on mentoring roles across a wide range of industries, from stock trading to rice growing.
Trending on the Topix Network
2 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
A Southeast Asian press watchdog has raised concerns over Thailand's deportation of two Burmese media professionals to Burma, where they face prosecution after publishing an article that upset their government.
6 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
A government soldier stands outside a primary school in Wan Wap village in Kyaethee Township on July 16. More fighting has erupted between ethnic Shan rebels and the Burma Army near a village in eastern Shan State where hundreds of displaced people have taken shelter for about two weeks.
8 hrs ago | Bangkok Post
Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election next year.
Burma's then foreign minister, Nyan Win, second from right, makes an official visit to Pyongyang on Oct. 29, 2008.
International support for reform in Myanmar is weakening as authorities in Nay Pyi Taw seem to be losing direction on the path toward the ultimate goal of democracy.
Lawyers representing the four jailed journalists and manager of Unity journal on Monday submitted an appeal against their conviction, one of the lawyers told The Irrawaddy.
The last three years in Burma have seen remarkable change, as the country starts out on the hard, but essential, journey towards democracy.
A top military official has laid blame for recent fighting in Shan State on the Shan State Army-North, saying the group trespassed onto land under government control in violation of a 2012 peace agreement.
The opposition National League for Democracy party and 88 Generation Peace and Open Society concluded on Saturday a nationwide petition campaign calling for the amendment of constitutional Article 436.
Next Media boss and China pariah Jimmy Lai Chee-ying has close links with Burma's political and military leaders, hobnobbing with its president during a June 2013 trip with a former US defense secretary.
A proposed railway to link the planned industrial hub in Arakan State with China has been abandoned due to concerns over the potential cost and environmental impact of the project, according to a Myanma Railways official.
In state media, the government warned that it will take action against Rangoon-based Bi Mon Te Nay newspaper.
Two civilians were killed and at least 10 children were wounded as fighting broke out over the weekend between government troops and rebels in northern Shan State, according to an ethnic Palaung armed group.
Passengers and a rickshaw rider stand in the foreground of a illuminated Billboard advertising Telecom Company Ooredoo, in Yangon, Burma.
Far out of earshot of the honking vehicles that whine their way down the teak tree-lined Golden Highway, deep in southern Shan State's Green Hill Valley, the river is almost all I hear as it rushes past.
ALL FOUR THAI banks in Myanmar are intensifying their efforts to secure banking licences in the belief that opening up of the industry will proceed despite opposition for local players.
Updated: Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:31 pm
Copyright © 2014 Topix LLC