The Bumpy Relationship Between India and Myanmar

The relationship between Naypyidaw and Delhi is not smooth sailing, despite the recent visit of Myanmar military officers to India. Naypyidaw’s announcement about not setting up a trading zone at the Indian border, due to a lack of basic infrastructure and low trading volume, ends the series of negotiations between India and Myanmar for border […]

After Myanmar protests, China says companies should respect laws

China has consistently demanded its companies operating abroad respect local laws, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday after hundreds of villagers in Myanmar protested against the resumption of operations at a Chinese-backed copper mine. The protests have gathered momentum since last Wednesday when some people broke through police barriers protecting the mine, operated by Myanmar […]

Myanmar military wins rare praise in war with ethnic Chinese rebels

Fighting between the Myanmar army and ethnic Chinese rebels has handed the long-feared military a public relations coup, with an explosion of praise on social media and even former political prisoners expressing grudging support. YANGON: Fighting between the Myanmar army and ethnic Chinese rebels has handed the long-feared military a public relations coup, with an […]

Thai junta claims support of Myanmar military

BANGKOK: Criticised by the West for seizing power, Thailand’s army said Friday that it had won the backing of Myanmar’s military, which ruled the country for decades. The Thai Armed Forces Office said in a statement that Myanmar’s visiting army chief Min Aung Hlaing was “confident that the Thai military’s actions are appropriate”. “The military’s […]

Myanmar military appoints two women MPs

The Myanmar military has appointed two female officers for the first time as representatives in parliament. According to an announcement by the Union Election Commission in state-run newspapers on Friday, the military replaced four of its representatives in the lower house with new officers who were nominated by the commander-in-chief, two of whom are women: […]