Rappler's latest stories on myanmar
Souvenir seller Wyne Yee is convinced a curse will see the crooks receive their comeuppance
The landslide in northern Myanmar kills over 170 people, most of them migrant workers. It is the worst accident in memory to befall Myanmar's notoriously dangerous jade mines.
(UPDATED) Scores die each year while working in the country's lucrative but poorly regulated jade trade, which uses low-paid migrant workers to scrape out a gem highly coveted in China
The rare action against military members comes as Myanmar faces charges of genocide at the United Nations' top court over a brutal 2017 crackdown against the Rohingya
The United Nations calls on the two parties to 'take urgent measures to spare civilians'
Myanmar will receive $356.5 million in emergency financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund
'It’s a credit to the community in Aceh who pushed hard and took risks so that these children, women and men could be brought to shore. They have shown the best of humanity,' says Amnesty International
The contents of Myanmar's report will remain confidential until its judges decide to make it public
Human Rights Watch deputy Asia director Phil Robertson brands the move a 'recipe for disaster' and warns against denying people the information they need
Through fieldwork and in-depth interviews, this analysis reveals the voices of Myanmar locals who've suffered from the negative impacts of China's Belt and Road Initiative.
A Navy vessel transports hundreds of freed prisoners from Yangon to western Rakhine state, where most Rohingya live under tight movement restrictions and in conditions Amnesty International has condemned as 'apartheid'
The Southeast Asian nation grants an annual amnesty to thousands of prisoners to mark its April New Year holiday, but this is the largest recorded in recent years
The latest developments have sparked concerns of a repeat of a 2015 crisis when many Rohingya died at sea after Southeast Asian nations turned their boats back
At least 382 'starving' Rohingya refugees are found floating in a large boat
With coronavirus fears gripping the country, calls amplify for low-risk inmates to be released from Myanmar's 'horribly overcrowded and unsanitary' jails
This comes after weeks of increasing skepticism over the underdeveloped Southeast Asian nation's claims to be free of the disease
The seizure in one of the world's biggest narcotics-producing regions hauled in 43 million meth tablets worth nearly $100 million in Myanmar
Myanmar citizens are fuming over a 12-minute porn video shot by an Italian couple in Bagan, a tourist hotspot and UNESCO heritage site of Buddhist pagodas
Local media report that a pilot program involving more than 10,000 students will be launched soon, with UNICEF and Dhaka jointly designing the curriculum
On Monday, January 27, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to internationally-renowned lawyer Paul Reichler to discuss the first international court ruling against Myanmar, how it is going to be enforced, and what led him to take on the case
(UPDATED) Presiding judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf says Myanmar must 'take all measures within its power to prevent the commission of all acts' described by the 1948 Genocide Convention
Burmese Rohingya Organization UK (BROUK) dismisses the findings as a 'blatant PR exercise'
The automatic translation feature on Myanmar's Facebook page renders Chinese President Xi Jinping's name from Burmese into English as 'Mr Shithole'
The elaborate signing ceremony came between sit-down meetings with Suu Kyi and powerful army chief Min Aung Hlaing, who stands accused of masterminding the Rohingya crackdown
In addition to being its largest investor, China is Myanmar's indispensable ally as it reels from Western isolation over the Rohingya crisis
The ruling comes a month after Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi traveled to The Hague to defend the bloody 2017 crackdown by her nation's army against the Rohingya
The nearly 200 arrested Rohingya Muslims are taken to either Thechaung camp or transported further north to Ngakhuya camp in Maungdaw township
Gambia’s request to the ICJ for 'provisional measures' can sound like modest, polite legal parlance.... The request is in fact an urgent cry to the world to end impunity and punish genocide in Myanmar.
The National League for Democracy's Ye Thein, party chairman in Buthidaung township, had been held for weeks by the Arakan Army
Myanmar has a growing number of child nuns who seek refuge from conflict in the country
'Judge Myanmar against the template of European pogroms, the Europe wide Holocaust,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr
Lawyers for Gambia say her arguments that Myanmar's 2017 military crackdown was a 'clearance operation' targeting militants ignored widespread allegations of mass murder, rape and forced deportation
(3rd UPDATE) Myanmar's civilian leader rejects the 'misleading and incomplete' allegations by The Gambia that Myanmar's 2017 military operation amounted to an attempt to exterminate the Rohingya
Bangladesh's refugee commissioner Mahhbub Alam Talukder confirms that construction has begun but declines to comment further
Swe Zin Htet pushes for LGBTQ+ rights in a country where being gay can be punishable by law
(3rd UPDATE) 'Another genocide is unfolding right before our eyes yet we do nothing to stop it,' says Gambian Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou
They meditate, pray and collect alms in an event meant to tighten the relationship of 'monks and Buddhists' in Myanmar and Thailand, and to 'strengthen the monkhood' in the region
Tim Cone says Gilas Pilipinas wants Myanmar to keep coming back in the SEA Games despite breezing through a 69-point win
Political analysts say Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's appearance before The Hague is 'unprecedented and also very unwise'
Host Philippines makes easy work of Myanmar to win all of its 3 preliminary round games by a whopping total margin of 162 points
Aung San Suu Kyi is set to face the International Court of Justice next week to defend Myanmar against charges it committed genocide against the Muslim minority risks further damaging her already tattered overseas reputation
The probe will look at allegations of 'systematic acts of violence,' deportation as a crime against humanity, and persecution on the grounds of ethnicity or religion against the Rohingyas
Ayala Corporation is set to acquire a 20% stake in Serge Pun's Yoma Group. The deal is the biggest ever Philippine conglomerate investment in Myanmar.
The lawsuit accuses mainly Buddhist Myanmar of breaching the 1948 UN Genocide Convention through a brutal military campaign targeting the Rohingya minority in Rakhine state
Aid agencies says the island was 'isolated' and 'flood-prone'
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the ASEAN-UN Summit in Bangkok, with Myanmar's de facto head Aung San Suu Kyi in the room
The insurgents and army blame each other for the deaths of hostages
Myanmar says rebels in concealed positions on a river bank shot at a ferry carrying off-duty police and soldiers
Rights groups warn the island, which emerged from the sea only about 2 decades ago, might not be able to withstand violent storms during the annual monsoon season
Myanmar wants to make a splash when it debuts in the surfing competitions of the Southeast Asian Games here in the Philippines