China offers $3 billion in aid and loans to neighbours - Xinhua


BANGKOK/SHANGHAI - China has offered more than $3 billion (1.92 billion pounds) in loans and aid to neighbours Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos to improve infrastructure and production, and to fight poverty, state media reported on Saturday.


Fight against malaria unites old foes in Myanmar - TRFN 18 Dec 2014

TA GAY LAUNG, Myanmar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the middle of a bustling village hall in Myanmar's Kayin state, a government health worker pricks the finger of a child to extract a tiny drop of blood for a malaria test.

Myanmar court jails former opposition official accused of insulting Buddhism 17 Dec 2014

YANGON - A prominent former official with Myanmar’s main opposition party was detained on Wednesday and faces charges of insulting religion, which stemmed from a speech intended to discourage extremist interpretations of Buddhism, his lawyer said.

Guerrillas killed seven soldiers in ambush last week, Myanmar military says 15 Dec 2014

YANGON - Seven Myanmar soldiers were killed and 20 wounded in an attack by rebels in the northeastern frontier with China five days ago, state media said on Monday.


Myanmar suspects in British tourist murders plead for Suu Kyi's help 11 Dec 2014

BANGKOK - Two Myanmar men charged with murdering two British tourists in Thailand have written to Nobel Peace laureate Aung Sang Suu Kyi pleading for help, protesting their innocence and claiming to have been "scapegoated" by Thai police.

Malaysia arrests 20 as probe widens into murders of Myanmar nationals 11 Dec 2014

GEORGE TOWN, Malaysia - Police in Malaysia have arrested 20 people in a widening investigation into the murder of at least 18 Myanmar nationals in the state of Penang since January.

Myanmar officer jailed for backing smaller army role in politics 08 Dec 2014

YANGON - Myanmar’s military has jailed an officer for two years for signing a petition supporting a constitutional amendment to reduce the army’s role in politics, the officer’s wife said Monday.

Myanmar should investigate girl's killing, say rights groups 06 Dec 2014

YANGON - Myanmar's government should investigate the military's alleged killing of a 14-year-old girl whose father is being prosecuted for making "false charges" after filing a complaint about the attack, rights groups said Saturday.


Myanmar workers charged with murder of British tourists in Thailand 04 Dec 2014

BANGKOK - Two Myanmar men were charged on Thursday with the murder of two British tourists in Thailand, public prosecutors said, the latest turn in a roller-coaster case that has been blighted by allegations of a bungled investigation and ill treatment.

Myanmar's garment workers join forces amid lure of city jobs 01 Dec 2014

YANGON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Aye Cho Khine left her family in a farming town in central Myanmar for work and better pay in the city of Yangon 16 years ago, she felt lost and bewildered.

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

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