Daily Archives: March 31, 2018

How it went wrong for Suu Kyi

How it went wrong for Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s estrangement from the West is deepening, so too its determination to tell the story — even when the facts don’t add up. Last year, as Rohingya Muslim men, women and children ran from their...
Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi (R) accompanies new President Win Myint (L) to take his oath of office at parliament in Naypyidaw, March 30, 2018.

Two Years on, Democracy Icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s Legacy Hit Hard by Myanmar’s...

Two years ago today, both Myanmar and the international community hailed the coming to power of Aung San Suu Kyi — leader of the political opposition who endured 15 years of house arrest for...
Watch: Bob Geldof describes Aung San Suu Kyi as a 'pig' as he opens up about handing back Freedom of Dublin

Watch: Bob Geldof describes Aung San Suu Kyi as a ‘pig’ as he opens...

The Boomtown Rats singer handed back his Freedom of Dublin honour in protest last year   Bob Geldof has said he didn’t want to hand back the Freedom of Dublin but didn’t want to be associated...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...