Minority groups say monuments to independence hero Aung San are examples of ‘Burmanization,' would prefer to see funds spent on development.
Social media giant's action follows charges that posts fomented online hate speech.
As Myanmar looks to repair its international reputation after the Rohingya crisis, tour companies argue that a strategic plan will help attract an increasing amount of visitors.
Critics question independence and mandate of new body tasked with investigating allegations of human rights violations in beleaguered state.
Successive governments have made some efforts to make officials more accountable to the public, but analysts say more needs to be done.
Seizure of land for development projects was common under junta rule, but practice continues today, especially for country’s rural poor.
Court decision could mean 14-year sentence for two reporters investigating Rohingya killings.
Ruling party has made some reforms since the end of military rule, but public frustration looms as progress lags.
Naypyidaw calls visit turning point, but observers say military's refusal to accept responsibility for violence against Rohingya a big problem.
Renewed fighting in northern Myanmar has heightened concerns that the country’s peace process has made little progress under the NLD administration.
Observers hope that the election of Win Myint as the country’s new president could fill a power vacuum within the NLD administration.
Myanmar’s plans to repatriate some of the refugees has attracted considerable criticism, including from Buddhists within Rakhine State.
As conservationists warn that animal could soon become extinct, government has established strategy aimed at ensuring its survival.
Month after Myanmar and Bangladesh reach agreement to begin process, refugees have expressed concern about their safety if they return.