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The forces also look upon her with deep wariness. Shortly before she took power, the military extended the service tenures of the top general and his deputy by five years

Aung San Suu Kyi’s heavy burden

One year on, it looks like Myanmar's leader made a mistake going for political settlement before settling the economy. Writing in these pages a year ago I took note of the remarkable double transition -...
Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi smiles at supporters as she celebrates Thingyan, Myanmar's new year water festival, in front of her home in Yangon April 16, 2012. Myanmar celebrates the New Year Water Festival of Thingyan during the month of Tagu, which usually falls around mid-April

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi defends first year in power

YANGON: Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi defended her civilian government's first year in power in a rare public address on Thursday (Mar 30), saying her party was dedicated to rebuilding a nation ravaged by...
Crisis and reform: A talk with the Order of Malta’s chancellor

Crisis and reform: A talk with the Order of Malta’s chancellor

Albrecht Boeselager, Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Malta, answers questions during a press conference at the Foreign Press Club in Rome, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. The Knights of Malta, an ancient Catholic lay...
Hard-line Buddhists, including monks, walk through a street during a protest march, led by Rakhine State

Chinese military conducts training drill near Myanmar border

China has conducted military exercises near its border with Myanmar, where fighting between the Myanmar army and ethnic rebels has flared in recent months. The annual training exercise on Tuesday involved the Chinese army and...
FILE - Rohingya refugees collect aid supplies including food and medicine, sent from Malaysia, at Kutupalang Unregistered Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Myanmar’s Rohingya Insurgency Strikes Pragmatic Note

The Rohingya Muslim insurgency, whose sneak attacks in October killed nine border guard officers in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State, issued a detailed list of demands this week that struck a far more pragmatic note...
Joining the ranks of peoples displaying a gross indifference to the plight of the Rohingya is the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir,

Time is running out for Myanmar’s Rohingya

Gang rape and mass slaughter: That is the appalling reality of the Rohingya of Myanmar. To categorize the ruthless campaign against this Muslim minority as anything less than genocidal would be false. Even so,...
So if you think I am not good enough for our country and our people, if someone or some organisation can do better than us, we are ready to step down

‘If you think I’m not good enough’: Aung San Suu Kyi offers to resign

Bangkok: Twelve months after being swept into office on a wave of optimism, Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has acknowledged disappointment over the state of her country, saying she is prepared to...
Japan will provide 2 million US dollars as emergency aid to the Rohingya refugees who recently entered Bangladesh in the face of persecution

Japan to provide $2m for Rohingya refugees

Japan will provide 2 million US dollars as emergency aid to the Rohingya refugees who recently entered Bangladesh in the face of persecution in their home state of Northern Rakhine in Myanmar. More than 70,000...
A member of the party establishing committee Myo Kyaw said: “We have chosen Kyaw Myint as a party leader

New Arakan political party chooses two leaders

The new political party of the Rakhine ethnicities, Arakan League for Democracy (ALD), has chosen two leaders and has drawn the constitution, rules and policy based on the former party which was dissolved in...
Rohingya-linked group calls for peacekeeping troops in Myanmar's Rakhine

Rohingya-linked group calls for peacekeeping troops in Myanmar’s Rakhine

A nascent Rohingya-linked armed group, which now calls itself the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ASRA), has called for international peacekeepers to protect the stateless persecuted Muslim minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The outfit, in a...
Harakah al-Yaqeen, a guerrilla group fighting the subjugation of and potential genocide against the Rohingyas

Exclusive: Myanmar’s Harakah al-Yaqeen say ‘We are not terrorists’

Rakhine State guerrilla group Harakah al-Yaqeen have made 20 demands of the Myanmar government and requested assistance from the international community in their fight against the oppression of the Rohingyas. Harakah al-Yaqeen, a guerrilla group...
The minority are rejected by Myanmar's Buddhist majority as interlopers from Bangladesh and denied citizenship

Myanmar Rohingya militants call for peacekeeping troops

Yangon (AFP) - A nascent Rohingya militant group whose raids triggered a bloody crackdown by Myanmar's army called Wednesday for international peacekeepers to protect the stateless Muslim minority. Attacks on police border posts in northern...

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Russia promises Bangladesh that the Rohingya issue will be seen in new light

Russia promises Bangladesh that the Rohingya issue will be seen in new light

  Rohingya refugees walk by night after crossing the border from Myanmar, on the Bangladeshi shores of the Naf river in Teknaf on September 29,...
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288 Villages, Tens of Thousands of Structures Torched

Burma: New Satellite Images Confirm Mass Destruction Complete destruction of Rohingya villages in close proximity to intact Rakhine village, Maungdaw township, recorded on 21 September...
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Many Parties Complicit in Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing

  The persecution of Rohingya Muslims goes beyond religious intolerance, says Dr. Elizabeth Hurd, professor of politics at Northwestern University   I support The Real News Network...
Thousands of Rohingya refugees flee from Myanmar are kept under a tight security by Bangladeshi military after crossing the border in a rice patty field near Palang Khali, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Credit: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Does Democracy’s Toehold in Myanmar Outweigh the Lives of the Rohingya?

Putting pressure on Aung San Suu Kyi could endanger her bargain with the military, but a system that allows ethnic cleansing may not be...
A Rohingya refugee woman who crossed the border from Burma a day before, carries her daughter and searches for help as they wait to receive permission from the Bangladeshi army to continue their way to the refugee camps, in Palang Khali, Bangladesh Credit: REUTERS

UN food agency withdraws Rohingya hunger report ‘at request of Burma’

  The United Nations food agency is pressing for immediate access to Burma’s troubled northern Rakhine state amid accusations that it shelved a critical report...