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Past articles by Kayleigh:

The Rohingya weren’t the only religious group hoping for an intervention from Pope Francis

The Christian minority in Myanmar also hoped for an intervention from Pope Francis. → Read More

Myanmar’s Muslims wait in hope as pope’s visit begins

It is amid a mounting chorus of international condemnation and allegations of ethnic cleansing that Pope Francis makes his first visit to this troubled land. → Read More

Govt, firms dismiss hacking report

A Report claiming to expose the culprits of major cyber breaches and attacks on local media has been dismissed by the government and drawn the ire of individuals named. → Read More

Jailed British, Indian citizens seek to end legal delays

A british man and three Indian nationals held on fraud charges remain detained in Insein prison, their cases stalled in legal limbo, some 14 months after their initial arrests. → Read More

Phil Blackwood leaves Myanmar after being released

More than a year after his ordeal began, New Zealand bar manager Phil Blackwood has left Myanmar. He was pardoned in an amnesty last week after being convicted of insulting religion for spreading an advertisement of the Buddha wearing headphones. → Read More

NZ bar manager Blackwood out of Myanmar

New Zealand citizen Phil Blackwood has left Myanmar, almost one week on from January 22 amnesty that paved the way for his release. → Read More

Confusion over release of NZ bar manager

Confusion surrounds the expected release of former Yangon bar manager Phil Blackwood who was included in last week’s amnesty of 102 prisoners after serving nearly a year of hard labour for “insulting religion”. → Read More

52 political prisoners released in surprise amnesty

Over 50 political prisoners have walked free from prisons across the country today, in a surprise release of over 100 inmates. → Read More

Saffron leader arrested and charged

A former monk who was prominent in the 2007 “Saffron Revolution” has been arrested in a Mandalay hotel and jailed on charges of immigration offences while visiting Myanmar with his Australian wife. → Read More

Myanmar maintains high opium output: report

Opuim poppy cultivation in Myanmar has stabilised for the third year in a row, following consecutive year-on-year increases since 2006, a new UN report revealed yesterday. → Read More

Onion trader shot dead in Rakhine

A Trader importing onions from Bangladesh into Rakhine State has been shot dead following an alleged altercation with border security forces in Maungdaw, according to local residents. Hundreds attended his funeral yesterday in Buthidaung. → Read More

A man of many letters

U Kaung San Hla is, by his own admission, not much of a businessman. So profound is his distaste for corruption and bribery that it stood in the way of what might otherwise have been a flourishing career in logging. → Read More

A tale of two Sittwes

Were it not for the handful of burnt-out and dilapidated mosques that dot the dusty Rakhine capital of Sittwe, a tourist could be forgiven for thinking that there were no Muslims in the town at all. → Read More

In Sittwe, an independent candidate in name only tells of a split within his party

As the election campaign enters its crucial last days in the Rakhine capital of Sittwe, the Arakan National Party looks well placed to claim a significant number of seats in the state assembly, but not without some internal rifts along the way. → Read More

North/South: NLD takes Thandwe but ANP performs well

The National League for Democracy appeared to have swept Thandwe township yesterday, taking all four available seats – in some cases by a convincing margin. → Read More