Featured stories about Myanmar (Burma)
Stories about Myanmar (Burma)
28 November 2016
1 November 2016
Chin is located in the mountainous northwest part of Myanmar. It is near Bangladesh and India. Despite its natural beauty, Chin has the highest incidence of poverty in the country.
26 October 2016
Ethnic Kachin oppose the dam not only because it puts lives at risk, but also because it endangers the historically valuable Irrawaddy River
18 October 2016
An 'International Day of the Girl' celebration in an internally displaced person camp in Kachin State, Myanmar highlights the lack of government protection of victims of gender-based violence in Myanmar.
27 September 2016
"Art becomes more important for the people to see and feel the reality, and motivate them to make changes in society."
25 August 2016
7 August 2016
Where can you find the largest Catholic cathedral in Asia, the world's largest religious monument, and the only mosque without a dome? Only in Southeast Asia.
16 July 2016
"So you are saying that Buddhism, which has been a religion for 2,500 years will be destroyed if Ma-Ba-Tha does not save it and Myanmar will become a Muslim country?”
11 July 2016
The hashtag #NoMaBaTha was launched on Facebook to support an embattled city minister for speaking out against a Buddhist nationalist group in Myanmar.
19 June 2016
"If Myanmar genuinely wants to address human rights abuses, culture, art and media should be encouraged to bring truth, painful stories and wrongdoings—both past and present—into the open."
11 June 2016
3 June 2016
29 May 2016
"Rather than arguing over terminology, it is crucial to initiate a dialogue between the Buddhist majority and Muslim minority and negotiate a lasting solution."
12 May 2016
"If you set an example by by being careful with where you throw away your trash, we can raise the standards of our country."
5 May 2016
2 May 2016
A group of peace advocates launched a page on Facebook dedicated to addressing the rising number of hate-speech cases in Myanmar. Meet the “No-Hate Speech Project.”
26 April 2016
Strong winds struck Mandalay, Sagaing, and the states of Shan and Chin, while hailstones as big as golf balls rained down on these regions.
20 April 2016
23 March 2016
Southeast Asia’s capital cities are among the most photographed and famous destinations in the world. But what do they look like from space?