In Burma, where numerology and astrology hold considerable sway, some belief that the SEA Games opening was scheduled to take place on an auspicious date.
A new project hopes to provide independent and high-quality training to the country’s reporters, who have only been free of censorship since 2012.
Activists in Burma say that although the country’s human rights situation is better now than it was under decades of oppressive military rule, abuses persist.
Registrations for a required matriculation exam increase as efforts to integrate children of migrant workers into the country’s higher education system bear fruit.
A new law bans the export of logs from Burma, but allows firms to export wood products processed inside the country.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleads for anti-government demonstrators to clear the streets and support a snap election, but defiant protesters refuse to back down.
Commentaries by China’s most influential news outlets suggesting that an ongoing air pollution crisis was not without a silver lining drew a withering reaction.