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Myanmar's ex-president joins monkhood after leaving office

Thein Sein's ordination as a monk took place on Monday, officials said, four days after presiding over a transition of power to the party headed by Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar elections: Rebels should think carefully on peace deal, says Aung San Suu Kyi

Ethnic unrest was long used as an excuse for the army to exercise control over the country's administration, and is a very sensitive issue because it relates to the nation's unity.


India keen to enhance Asean ties

This is the first time in 17 years after the admission to Asean that Myanmar has Chaired the grouping.

Myanmar army role to be 'gradually' decreased: President Thein Sein

Myanmar has embarked upon wide ranging economic and political reforms since it emerged from nearly five decades of outright army rule in 2011.

Shall we tell the President?

That would make Gamlang the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia,not just Myanmar.

Buddhist monks in Myanmar call for peace after wave of anti-Muslim attacks

The statement called Buddhism 'one of the best religions' but didn't condemn atrocities.


Eastern promise

The US must reckon how best to encourage further reform in Burma

China's Xi figures in US press censorship list,Thein Sein marks exit

Chinese President Xi Jinping today figured in a US press censorship list.

Rights group: Myanmar unrest is 'ethnic cleansing'

Human Rights Watch also described violence in western Rakhine state as crimes against humanity.

In strife torn Myanmar,private daily newspapers return

There have been no privately-owned dailies in the country since it came under military rule in the 1960s.