Category Archive: Myanmar / Burma

Myanmar illegal timber exports worth $5.7 billion in 14 years.

Why don’t Myanmar log trade figures add up? Corruption! Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation – Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:37 PM Global imports of timber from Myanmar between 2000 and 2013 were three and… Continue reading

Traditional costumes Southeast Asian countries.

Below are the traditional dresses of the ten countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). See all costumes >>

Myanmar’s Northeast: China’s version of Crimea?

Reports are circulating that Chinese authorities proposed to the Myanmar government before the end of last year that Wa soldiers be assigned to the Kyaukphyu-Kunming oil pipeline project to take care of security. By Nay… Continue reading

Sam Rainsy: “I’ll be a better PM than Hun Sen”.

In-depth Interview with Cambodian Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy about Hun Sen, his role as future PM, about the Cambodian political stalemate, the neighbors Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar. “Peaceful change coming for Cambodia”. March 10,… Continue reading

China sells Myanmar strategic HQ-12 missiles.

According to Russian media, early November 2013, the Myanmar armed forces have signed a contract to buy 4 systems (24 dual-launch vehicles) of air defense missile midrange KaiShan 1A (also known as KS-1A), the export… Continue reading

“Medecins sans frontiers” (MSF) must stop aid in Rakhine state.

Myanmar orders MSF to end activities in Rakhine State. Medical aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said the Myanmar government had ordered it to suspend all its activities in the country. In this Feb.… Continue reading

Which Should You Visit?

Cambodia’s Angkor versus Burma’s Bagan. By Lina Eroh Become a fan    –    Full Time Wanderer + Writer The temple complexes of Angkor and Bagan are two Southeast Asia greats. Both boast a vast… Continue reading

Rohingya Discrimination Is Myanmar Policy.

An independent human rights group says the Myanmar government is targeting the country’s minority Rohingya Muslim community. The human rights group says it has obtained documents directly implicating the Myanmar government in abusive… Continue reading

China, Myanmar face Myitsone dam truths.

The debate between China and Myanmar over the suspended US$ 3.6 billion Myitsone hydroelectric dam project recently reached a new pitch.  By Yun Sun   –  Speaking Freely – An Asia Times Online Feature. A war of… Continue reading