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Myanmar gets tough on money laundering

Bangkok: Myanmar’s Financial Investigation Unit (FIU) is stepping up its awareness-raising activities to combat money laundering and terrorist financing in the country.


Dreams and dangers of Myanmar’s beauty pageants

Beauty pageants are thriving in Myanmar after being unbanned in 2011 as hundreds of hopefuls join for a chance at fame and fortune.


Rahkhine state Rohingya: stateless, persecuted, and fleeing Myanmar

Rohingya Muslims are once more fleeing in droves into Bangladesh, trying to escape the latest surge in violence in Rakhine state between a shadowy militant group and Myanmar’s military.


Rice-mad Myanmar eyes healthier diet

While Myanmar has been a rice-eating nation for decades now, the government is trying to change this with a five-year nutrition plan aimed at introducing healthier diets.


Why are monks in Myanmar so violently anti-Muslim?

Why does a peaceful, loving religion have monks in Myanmar preaching hatred and fear against Muslims there? Unfortunately, that’s what happens when politics enters the mix.


Leprosy: Myanmar’s battle with an ancient scourge

Myanmar struggles with a disease that most people think belongs to another era.


Myanmar’s precious peacocks are fast disappearing

These birds are a proud symbol of Myanmar’s culture but they are dying off in the wild.

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Glittering year for Myanmar’s Shwedagon Pagoda

The Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar is a landmark that showcases the devotion of the country’s Buddhist population.

Asia & Oceania

Travelling to Myanmar made easier with online visa application

It is now easier to visit Myanmar, thanks to the introduction of the e-visa.


Big business in bird's nest in Myanmar seaside town

Chinese demand for edible bird’s nest has seen the industry soar in Myanmar.