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World view: Cattle drive, Bagan, Myanmar

This photograph, taken at Bagan, Myanmar, is one of the shortlisted images in the National Geographic Traveller UK 2016 photography competition. The winning picture will be announced on 13 February 2016

Global Perspectives

How To Make Over $100 An Hour Driving For Uber

For those of you who would like to join the Six Figure Club (SFC), it’s relatively straight forward. Charge $50 an hour for 40 hours a week for 52 …

Personal Finance

Aung San Suu Kyi's party excludes Muslim candidates

<b>There was a time when Aung San Suu Kyi was seen as Asia's Nelson Mandela. To her more ardent fans, she was more than that. An icon, almost a saint. So why is the Nobel Peace Prize winner's political party excluding Muslims from its list of candidates for November's general election?</b><p>Sithu Maung had …

Asia

Campaign season starts in Myanmar’s first free general election

Opposition leader calls on world to observe process and its outcome, with her NLD party widely expected to triumph<p>Campaigning for Myanmar’s general election began on Tuesday with Aung San Suu Kyi saying the world must scrutinise the November poll and ensure the results are respected.<p>“A smooth and …

Asia

Myanmar's Suu Kyi calls for free and fair elections as campaign starts | Reuters

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi launched her campaign on Tuesday for the first general election since the end of military rule saying it was a crucial turning point and calling on the global community to monitor the outcome.<p>In a video message posted on her National …

Asia Pacific

Burmese rice exports to resume

The Ministry of Trade and Commerce plans to lift a temporary ban on Burma’s rice exports, which was imposed due to shortages and inflation during …

Beijing briefed ahead of Shwe Mann ouster: sources

Many in Beijing’s politburo had been anticipating an alliance between Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and House Speaker Shwe Mann to lead …

National Geographic Magazine

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Extreme Sports

Amid ongoing crisis largely ignored by world, Myanmar floods deal major blow to agriculture – UN agency

Heavy storms, floods and landslides across nearly all of Myanmar have destroyed huge swaths of rice paddies, as well as fish and shrimp ponds, and …

Floods

Xi meets Myanmar President U Thein Sein

English.news.cn 2015-09-04 16:41:20<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Myanmar President U Thein Sein in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 4, …

China

Factories consider lay-offs in response to minimum wage

Some factory owners are considering mass redundancies after the minimum wage in Burma was increased to 3, 600 kyat (US$3) per day, reports say.<p>Myo …

Koh Tao murders: Zaw Linn details police torture

Testifying in a Koh Samui court on Wednesday, Zaw Linn, one of two Burmese migrants accused of murder and rape, said that he was innocent of the …

NLD strategy may backfire on Burma

Campaigning in Burma’s forthcoming elections is now only a week away, although Aung San Suu Kyi already appears to have hit the campaign trail. All …

Myanmar startups share their lessons from a frontier market

Myanmar is ripe with opportunity as such a young ecosystem on the brink of technological change almost guarantees a first-mover advantage

When Myanmar votes, Rohingya must stay home

BUTHIDAUNG, MYANMAR 01 September 2015 (IRIN) - In the 2010 general elections, about 150,000 Muslims in this isolated township in western Myanmar were …

Asia

Anti-Muslim Buddhist group moves toward Myanmar's mainstream

1 / 10<p>Ashin Tilawkar Biwonsa, Ma Ba Tha's founder and chairman, talks during a meeting at Ma Ba Tha's head office in Yangon<p>Ashin Tilawkar Biwonsa …

Asia

Myanmar’s new minimum wage, about 35 cents an hour, is too steep for some Chinese-owned factories

After months of negotiations with labor groups and employers, the government of Myanmar has established a national minimum wage for the first time in the country’s troubled history. Workers will now have to be paid at least 3,600 kyat ($2.81 at current exchange rates) for a standard eight-hour day. …

Fight for $15

India-Myanmar-Thailand Highway Becomes Operational

The Myawaddy-Thinggan Nyenaung-Kawkareik section of the Asian highway linking India, Myanmar and Thailand has been put into service.<p>Myanmar Vice …

Myanmar's president signs off on law seen as targeting Muslims | Reuters

NAYPYIDAW (Reuters) - Myanmar’s president on Monday signed into law the last of four controversial bills championed by radical Buddhists but decried by rights groups as aimed at discriminating against the country’s Muslim minority.<p>Myanmar's President Thein Sein speaks at the Mekong-Five Economic …

North Africa

Authoritarian policing and the colonial hangover

In the middle of a hot April night, Arkar and two friends were sleeping in their trishaws on central Rangoon’s Hledan Road when they were suddenly …

Fresh surge of Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar, Bangladesh expected after monsoon: UNHCR

A fresh surge of refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh is expected to set out in smugglers' rickety boats for southeast Asia when the monsoon season …

Nestle accused of using Myanmar slave-caught fish in cat food

Swiss food giant Nestle is being sued in the United States for allegedly knowingly allowing its Fancy Feast cat food to contain fish from a Thai …