Suu Kyi’s party wins nearly half of Myanmar by-elections

By Wa Lone and Simon Lewis YANGON, Apr 2 : Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party won nearly half of the seats contested in by-elections today, the first vote since it swept to power a year ago and an early indication of support for her administration amid increased fighting with ethnic armed groups and […]

Myanmar goes to polls for by-elections, in first vote since Suu Kyi swept to power

By Simon Lewis and Wa Lone YANGON, Apr 1 : Myanmar goes to the polls today for the first time since Aung San Suu Kyi’s party swept to power a year ago, in an early indication of views on her leadership amid increased fighting with armed ethnic groups and slower economic growth. The by-elections will […]

China’s AgBank suspends account being used to crowdfund Myanmar rebels

By Yimou Lee YANGON, March 22 :One of China’s biggest state-owned lenders has suspended an account used to fund ethnic rebels fighting government troops in Myanmar, halting an arrangement that could have stoked diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Myanmar. The Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), which clashed with government forces this month, said Agricultural […]

Myanmar set to dodge full UN probe on Rohingya abuse

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Mar 8 : Myanmar looks set to escape an international investigation into alleged atrocities against its Rohingya minority, after the European Union decided not to seek one at the UN Human Rights Council, a draft resolution seen by Reuters showed today. The United Nations said in a report last month that […]