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Will Myanmar Release Journalists Who Covered Extrajudicial Killing of Rohingya Muslims?

Myanmar court rejects appeal by Reuters journalists jailed over Rohingya investigation

YANGON (REUTERS, AFP) - A Myanmar court on Friday (Jan 11) rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act. Wa Lone, 32,...

No-Man’s Land: Myanmar building concrete structure

A structure being built by Myanmar in the no-man's land in Bandarban's Ghumdhum area violating international law. Photo: Collected Mohammad Al-Masum Molla In a flagrant violation of international law, Myanmar has been building a concrete structure...

Rakhine rehab efforts in peril amid more fighting

Ethnic Rakhine people, who fled from an area of conflict, at a temporary camp in Kyauk Taw township, northern Rakhine state, last Thursday. In recent months, the Arakan Army has ramped up attacks...

Investing in Myanmar – not when but how

DECADES of stunted development under military rule gave way to Asia’s newest democracy after victory by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) in 2015. This, along with the lifting of country-based...

Lost Idol: New Wave of Myanmar Youth Activists Look Beyond Suu Kyi

YANGON — Myanmar youth activist and television host Thinzar Shun Lei Yi would once have called herself one of Aung San Suu Kyi's greatest fans. Now, she is one of her most vocal critics. The...

Suu Kyi stripped of S Korea foundation award for Rohingya ‘indifference’

One of South Korean largest human rights groups will strip Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its 2004 prize because of her "indifference" to the atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim...

Myanmar commission calls for evidence of Rohingya abuse

But many Rohingya and members of the international community view the internal probe as a sham Myanmar commission calls for evidence of Rohingya abuse Myanmar police escort Rohingya Muslims back to their camp in...
The surge in those attempting to escape by boat is an indicator that the situation in Rahkine remains desperate Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

‘We can’t go anywhere’: Myanmar closes Rohingya camps but ‘entrenches segregation’

YANGON (Reuters) - As the world was focused on abortive efforts to begin repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar last month, hundreds of their fellow Muslims still in Myanmar...

Myanmar Keeps Media Away From Rakhine Conflict Zone

Rohingya refugees gather near the fence in the "no man's land" zone between Myanmar and Bangladesh border as seen from Maungdaw, Rakhine state during a government-organized visit for journalists, Aug 24, 2018. Rohingya refugees...

Jailed Myanmar Reuters reporters file appeal against sentence linked to Rohingya crisis expose

YANGON (AFP) - Lawyers for two Myanmar Reuters journalists filed an appeal on Monday (Nov 5) against their seven-year jail sentence linked to their reporting on the Rohingya crisis, the news agency said. Wa Lone,...

‘Genocide gems’: Highly-sought Burmese rubies and sapphires may be enriching Myanmar’s military

United Nations investigators are calling for the prosecution of top Myanmar military leaders for genocide and crimes against humanity. - A A + Jewellers have made it easy to buy a diamond while keeping...

Myanmar By-Election Rare Local Test For Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi's her tenure has been marred by a failure to speak up for Rohingya Muslims driven out of the country by the army and stumbling peace talks with insurgent groups in...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...