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  • Exclusive: Rohingya could face detention under Myanmar draft plan

    YANGON/BANGKOK (Reuters) - Myanmar's national government has drafted a plan that will give around a million members of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim ethnic minority a bleak choice: accept ethnic reclassification and the prospect of citizenship, or be detained.
  • Myanmar to issue foreign bank licenses by end-Sept: central bank

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Myanmar will announce an offer by the end this month for between five and 10 foreign banks to open branches in its rapidly expanding economy, the deputy central bank governor told Reuters on Wednesday. U Set Aung, speaking on the...

    With Suu Kyi blocked, her Myanmar party eyes ex-general for president

    YANGON (Reuters) - Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) will go into next year's parliamentary election in Myanmar with no candidate for president, NLD officials said, and one said it might even support a former general from the pro-...

    Young Rohingya woman chases dream of peace and justice in Myanmar

    YANGON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wai Wai Nu is a diminutive 27-year-old with pro-democracy activism in her genes and a quarter of her young life spent behind bars. The former political prisoner is now working to end the persecution faced by her...

    Gates Foundation battling big new threat in malaria fight

    YANGON, Myanmar One of the world's most challenging and deadly races is underway in the forests of this turbulent country. A new strain of drug-resistant malaria has emerged in Myanmar just as the country is emerging from a half-century of isolation,...