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      Malaysia finds 139 graves at migrant camps

      Malaysian police have discovered 139 graves thought to contain the remains of hundreds of people smuggled from Myanmar and...

    2. May 22, 2015

      The unwanted Rohingya refugees dumped at sea

      Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants reach shelter Roshida loaded herself and four of her children on to a cramped cargo boat...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      May 22, 2015

      Riding a tuk tuk in Sittwe

      An ethnic Rohingya Muslim woman looking back as she rides a tuk tuk near a camp set up outside the city of Sittwe in...

    2. May 20, 2015

      Indonesia and Malaysia offer refuge for thousands of migrants

      Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants reach shelter Indonesia and Malaysia have offered temporary refuge to thousands of...

    3. May 20, 2015

      Rohingya boat people are becoming the Jews of Asia

      On May 13 1939 the SS St Louis, a German ocean liner, set sail from Hamburg. On board were 915 Jewish refugees hoping to...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      May 18, 2015

      Painting umbrellas

      A girl paints on an umbrella in Pathein township, Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar ...

    5. May 17, 2015

      Southeast Asia tragedy unfolding in three acts

      In the first three months of this year, some 25,000 people, mostly from the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority, left the...

    6. May 17, 2015

      Burmese social network MySQUAR eyes Aim flotation

      The future is bright in Myanmar, even if it is not as Orange as the French telecoms company might have liked. It is more a...

    7. May 15, 2015

      Disaster looms for migrant boats turned away from SE Asian shores

      Thousands of refugees abandoned by human traffickers in boats on the Andaman Sea risk drowning or starvation if they are not...

    8. May 3, 2015

      Thailand faces pressure after mass grave discovery

      Thailand is coming under renewed pressure over its role in international people smuggling after police unearthed a mass...

    9. April 28, 2015

      Power struggles ahead as dozens join Myanmar election race

      Myanmar’s landmark elections have pulled in scores of political parties, complicating the battle for control of an...

    10. April 24, 2015

      US removes sanctions on top Myanmar tycoon

      One of Myanmar’s highest profile tycoons has been unshackled from US sanctions as Washington attempts to bridge the demands...

    11. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2015

      Markets Live: Tuesday, 21st April, 2015

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:08 on 21 Apr 2015. Participants in this session were: PMအဲဒီမှာ hi – ကိုကြိုဆို။...

    12. April 17, 2015

      Myanmar: the battle to save the built heritage of old Yangon

      Saviour of old Yangon Yangon is at a turning point. Since the beginning of economic reforms in 2011, dozens of new hotels,...

    13. April 13, 2015

      Shwe Man Thabin, Asia Society, New York — review

      On the top floors of the Asia Society, beautiful Buddhas in sandstone, wood and metal smile serenely as they touch filigreed...

    14. April 13, 2015

      Rangoon Tea House, Myanmar

      Where Rangoon WiFi Yes Plug sockets Yes Coffee $2 Open 8am-10pm Privacy points 2/5 Rangoon is known for its tea-houses,...

    15. March 25, 2015

      Mekong authoritarianism a growing test for western partners

      States in Southeast Asia’s Mekong region seem to have learnt at least one lesson from the late Lee Kuan Yew: how to...

    16. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2015

      bb review: is Nigeria really the most attractive frontier market?

      “Buy when there’s blood in the streets,” Baron Rothschild once famously said. Applying that wisdom to emerging markets,...

    17. March 22, 2015

      Myanmar social media platform to float on UK’s Aim

      Myanmar’s only social media platform in the local language is planning an initial public offering on London’s Aim, as it...

    18. March 17, 2015

      Myanmar contradictions laid bare in court

      Myanmar’s internationally praised reforms shunted against its history of hardline military rule on Tuesday, as two legal...

    19. March 15, 2015

      China warns Myanmar after border bombing

      An escalating border crisis between China and Myanmar has taken its most dangerous turn yet after Beijing accused its...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      March 11, 2015

      Barred in Myanmar

      Student protesters try to speak to their family members from a prison vehicle as they are transported to a court in...

    21. March 11, 2015

      Student crackdown highlights Myanmar challenge

      Police baton-charge student protesters, tens of thousands of Muslims have been corralled in camps and battles rage in the...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      March 10, 2015

      Myanmar student protest

      Myanmar student protesters and nationalists clash with riot police during a march in Letpadan town, some 130km (80 miles)...

    23. beyondbrics

      March 3, 2015

      China and Japan vie for influence with Thai rail projects

      The strategic rivalry between Japan and China in Asia is finding expression not only in territorial disputes in the east...

    24. February 19, 2015

      Influx of Myanmar’s refugees poses dilemma for China

      Tens of thousands of refugees crossing into China to flee renewed fighting in northern Myanmar risk catapulting Beijing into...

    25. February 15, 2015

      Myanmar’s next steps depend on the generals

      Five years after Myanmar’s generals set off on their road to the ghastly sounding “discipline-flourishing democracy”, the...

    26. February 10, 2015

      Amnesty says miners in Myanmar profited from state violence

      International mining companies have profited from state violence, forced evictions and possible sanctions breaches in...

    27. February 8, 2015

      Myanmar: Suu Kyi’s search for ‘one brave soldier’

      Aung San Suu Kyi has made a long journey to her new base inside the sprawling parliamentary complex of pagoda-like buildings...

    28. February 3, 2015

      Aung San Suu Kyi insists she can still lead Myanmar

      Aung San Suu Kyi insists she can still lead Myanmar despite her fears that the transition from dictatorship has become a...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      January 23, 2015

      Flying over Yangon

      A passenger boat moves across the water while people on board feed seagulls at Botahtaung Jetty in Yangon, Myanmar   ...

    30. The World

      January 16, 2015

      Sri Lanka and an unravelling string of pearls

      The recent Sri Lankan presidential election was remarkable for several reasons. First, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the over-confident...

    31. January 13, 2015

      ‘Union Jack’ Hayward dies at 91

      Sir Jack Hayward, the multimillionaire former owner of Wolverhampton Wanderers, has died aged 91. Better known as “Union...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      January 9, 2015

      Myanmar sunset

      Boys play with a ball at sunset in Yansi village, Donhe township in the Naga self-administered zone in northwest Myanmar....

    33. January 9, 2015

      At the border of hope and despair

      “Uncle George” has been in exile for more than 37 years and his abundant charm can’t hide his desire to go home....

    34. FT Alphaville

      January 5, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      The euro fell to a nine-year low this morning after Mario Draghi hinted strongly that the ECB will unveil new easing...

    35. January 4, 2015

      Pope Francis chooses 20 cardinals from across the globe

      Pope Francis has appointed 20 new cardinals from 18 countries in a clear move by the pontiff to diversify the College of...

    36. December 28, 2014

      Malaria: Real and present danger

      Ka Lar Nar’s fellow east Myanmar villagers chuckle at the story of his periodic headaches because they know he likes his...

    37. December 28, 2014

      Buddhist militancy triggers international concern

      Shahabadeen Sahira had a traumatic first-hand view of a new wave of militant Buddhist nationalist groups, whose rise across...

    38. December 17, 2014

      Looming election dents Myanmar peace hopes

      Hopes for Myanmar’s first national ceasefire are fading as election season looms and lays bare political tensions that are...

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