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On the occasion of today's International Mine Awareness Day, the Ambassadors of the European Union and its Member States have called on the Government of Myanmar to take action against the use of landmines in order to better protect the high number of civilians living in mine contaminated areas in ...
Regrettably, there has been one voice missing: the de facto leader of the government of Myanmar, Aun San Suu Kyi who has been silent in ... Earlier this year, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, did draw attention to the plight of the Rohingya by saying the Myanmar government's denial of ethnic ...

The Myanmar government also agreed to receive a delegation from the United Nations Security Council and neighboring countries. The advisory board also urged the Myanmar government to double their efforts regarding the IDP camps to encourage the refugees in the border camps to return.
“There is no ethnic cleansing or genocide in our country,” said U Aung Tun Thet, a Myanmar government official, to the U.N. body just one day after a United Nations expert suggested the government was implicated in “the crime of genocide” against Rohingya Muslims. This would not be the first time the ...
YANGON, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar government has returned some 385 acres (156 hectares) of land out of 1,081 acres, confiscated by the Ministry of Defense, to 82 farmers in Tachileik, the country's eastern Shan state, Myanmar News Agency reported Friday. Other 696 acres of such land have also ...
Proposals put forward by Myanmar's government to add further restrictions to a controversial assembly law have attracted widespread criticism, with rights groups accusing the civilian-led government of backsliding on democratic progress. On March 7, the country's Upper House approved amendments to ...

Washington :The UN Secretary General's Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide says all the evidence he has received shows that the Myanmar government tried to utterly destroy Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. Adama Dieng said that if the evidence recently presented to him was proven, ...
Geneva - The Myanmar government appears to be pursuing a policy of starvation in Rakhine state to force out the remaining Muslim Rohingya population, a UN investigator said on Monday. The military has also started new offensives in Kachin and Kayin states, Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee told the ...
But, Burmese are not trustworthy.” His comments come at a time when Bangladesh-Myanmar relations have been antagonised further by a build-up of Myanmar troops on the border, close to a strip of land housing about 6,000 Rohingya. The Myanmar government insisted it was to protect against terrorism.
Myanmar will likely export at least 3.2 million tonnes of rice by the end of the current 2017-18 fiscal year by month-end taking rice exports to their highest level in 70 years, according to officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI). “According to government estimates, we have ...
THE Yangon Stock Exchange does not lack ambition. It is housed within the imposing former headquarters of the central bank. The two guards manning the entrance protect a stack of visitor badges, mostly unused. Inside, a list of “missions”—integrity, fairness and openness—hangs beside a Christmas tree ...
“Because not only it's not good for the refugees; it is intense pressure on the people of Bangladesh. And the cause of all these crimes is the government of Burma,” Ebadi said. Stating her fear that China might veto the resolution on the Myanmar government, she said: “I hope that this time, unlike all the other ...
This combination of two satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe - the one on the left taken on December 2, 2017 and the one on the right taken on February 5, 2018 - show the predominantly Rohingya village of Myar Zin, about 30 kilometres north of Maungdaw in Rakhine state, before and after the ...
The government of Myanmar has denied claims that the military conducted ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya. An army investigation into its own conduct during the 2017 crackdown exonerated itself of any blame. However, in a surprise move last month, the military admitted that Rohingya found in a ...
Ms. Suu Kyi gives the advisory board a free hand. She never interferes or tells us not to speak about this or that issue to the international community. We are not a spokesman for the Myanmar government. Most importantly, Ms. Suu Kyi met the 10 people in person to invite them to join the advisory panel.
FILE - In this July 12, 2014, file photo, Myanmar journalist Thet Oo Maung, known as Wa Lone, right, stands with other journalists with their mouths taped, symbolizing the government's crackdown on media, in Yangon, Myanmar. Under Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has aggressively pursued legal charges ...
DHAKA: A Myanmar government minister has told Rohingya refugees living in a makeshift camp on the Bangladesh border they should take up a government offer to return, warning they will face "consequences" if they stay where they are. A video circulated on social media apparently shows Myanmar's ...

Faced with ongoing threats from extreme cyclones, earthquakes, floods, landslides, and wildfires, the Government of Myanmar continues to advance initiatives to protect the 53 million people within its borders. Most recently, Myanmar officials reached a new milestone aimed at increasing national resilience ...
YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar's government has denied a report by The Associated Press documenting at least five mass graves containing Rohingya Muslim civilians killed by the military with help from Buddhist neighbors, saying that only “terrorists” were killed and they were “carefully buried.” The AP ...
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a news conference with Japanese Foreign Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a news conference with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono in Naypyidaw, Myanmar Jan 12, 2018. (Photo: REUTERS/Stringer). 01 Feb 2018 ...
“Because not only it's not good for the refugees; it is intense pressure on the people of Bangladesh. And the cause of all these crimes is the government of Burma,” Ebadi said. Stating her fear that China might veto the resolution on the Myanmar government, she said: “I hope that this time, unlike all the other ...
While the Myanmar government has claimed it is razing the villages to rebuild the region, human rights groups said the government was essentially destroying crime scenes before an investigation can take place, the report said. The satellite images from DigitalGlobe shows at least 28 villages have been ...
This combination of two satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe - the one on the left taken on December 2, 2017 and the one on the right taken on February 5, 2018 - show the predominantly Rohingya village of Myar Zin, about 30 kilometres north of Maungdaw in Rakhine state, before and after the ...
The government of Myanmar is bulldozing over the site of a Rohingya mass grave in an effort to destroy evidence of a massacre committed last year by the military, according to a rights monitoring group. The claim follows investigations conducted by the Associated Press and Reuters news agencies, which ...
FILE - In this July 12, 2014, file photo, Myanmar journalist Thet Oo Maung, known as Wa Lone, right, stands with other journalists with their mouths taped, symbolizing the government's crackdown on media, in Yangon, Myanmar. Under Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has aggressively pursued legal charges ...
In this July 12, 2014, file photo, Myanmar journalist Thet Oo Maung, known as Wa Lone, right, stands with other journalists with their mouths taped, symbolizing the government's crackdown on media, in Yangon, Myanmar. Under Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has aggressively pursued legal charges against ...
He Was Charged With A Hate Crime In Canada, And Welcomed By The Government Of Myanmar ... Johnston, who runs a small radio and YouTube channel — where he usually obsesses over the presence of Muslims and mosques in his native Canada — has been welcomed by the Myanmar government.
Ms. Suu Kyi gives the advisory board a free hand. She never interferes or tells us not to speak about this or that issue to the international community. We are not a spokesman for the Myanmar government. Most importantly, Ms. Suu Kyi met the 10 people in person to invite them to join the advisory panel.
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, right, and Myanmar's President Htin Kyaw, left, signs documents during a ceasefire agreement at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Two ethnic rebel groups have joined Myanmar's long-delayed peace ...
NAYAPARA REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh -- Abdul Goni says the Myanmar government was starving his family one stage at a time. First, soldiers stopped the Rohingya Muslim from walking three hours to the forest for the firewood he sold to feed his family. Then Buddhist neighbors and seven soldiers ...
Faced with ongoing threats from extreme cyclones, earthquakes, floods, landslides, and wildfires, the Government of Myanmar continues to advance initiatives to protect the 53 million people within its borders. Most recently, Myanmar officials reached a new milestone aimed at increasing national resilience ...
YANGON, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Since the outbreak of terrorist attacks in August 2017, the Myanmar government has taken a series of measures to stabilize the situation and promote economic development. Recently the Myanmar government invited the Advisory Board for the Committee for Implementation of ...
Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi's lakeside villa: Myanmar government. Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a news conference with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono in Naypyidaw, Myanmar Jan 12, 2018. (Photo: REUTERS/Stringer). 01 Feb 2018 01:43PM (Updated: 01 Feb 2018 02:10PM ) ...
For the past two months, I have served on an international panel designed to help the Myanmar government arrive at just and reasonable policies for its conflict in Rakhine state, including its ... To begin to turn the situation around, the government of Myanmar should take three steps immediately. First, Aung ...
Former Thai foreign minister Surakiart Sathirathai, who leads the 10-member body, took exception to an accusation by former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson that the body is likely to become a cheerleading squad for the Myanmar government. Richardson made the statement after quitting the ...
"The Myanmar government says it wants the Rohingya to return, but its actions say otherwise," said Abul Kalam, a 59-year-old Arabic teacher at another refugee camp. He said Myanmar sent a list of refugees it regarded as members of militant groups to the Bangladeshi government. A Myanmar state-run ...
For the past two months, I have served on an international panel designed to help the Myanmar government arrive at just and reasonable policies for its conflict in Rakhine state, including its ... To begin to turn the situation around, the government of Myanmar should take three steps immediately. First, Aung ...
The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) has blamed the Myanmar government saying that it is not interested in genuine Rohingya repatriation but is just playing games with the international community, including Bangladesh. In a statement issued on Saturday, ARSA termed the Myanmar government ...
On January 5, members of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA)—the armed group that claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks on checkpoints and police posts in northern Rakhine in late August—launched an attack on Government of Burma security forces in northern Rakhine's ...
An increasingly bitter back-and-forth going on between veteran US diplomat, Bill Richardson, and Myanmar's government. It began when Richardson quit an international advisory board on the Rohingya crisis, labelling it a "government whitewash" and saying Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi "lacks ...
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson resigned his role on the Myanmar advisory board on the Rohingya crisis Wednesday calling the group a “whitewash and a cheerleading operation” for Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's civilian leader. The New York Times reported Richardson, a former U.N. ...
"The advisory board is mainly a whitewash and a cheerleading operation for the Myanmar government, and I'm not going to be part of it because I think there are serious issues of human rights violations, safety, citizenship, peace and stability that need to be addressed," Richardson said. "I just felt that my ...
Several UN agencies were invited to join internal meetings between the Union and State governments in Sittwe on Sunday, 21 January. The discussions covered the extension of Sittwe hospital; the provision of health services on the outskirts of Thet Kel Pyin IDP camp which is designated for closure as ...
A Myanmar government investigation team has begun a probe into killings that occurred in western Myanmar's volatile Rakhine state when police opened fire on a crowd of protesters demonstrating against a government ban on a Buddhist celebration. On Jan. 16, police shot dead seven ethnic Rakhine ...
"I think that the (Myanmar) government knows very well that only a few people will go back," said Chris Lewa, the director of the human rights research group the Arakan Project. But officials want the good publicity that could come with repatriations, she said. "When the majority of Rohingya refuse to come ...
Myanmar's government has been embroiled in battle of rhetoric over its alleged ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, but unlike the west, China sees an opportunity amid the affair. For China, Myanmar's crisis is a gateway for it to pursue similar economic and infrastructure strategies it has undertaken in Africa in order to ...
Myanmar's government must take concrete action to counteract decades of military impunity for human rights violations, the International Commission of Jurists concluded in a report ... "The Myanmar government must now take concrete steps to combat impunity, especially for the military," he added.
The number of Rohingya actually interested in going back to Myanmar is unclear. The Rohingya have been denied citizenship in Myanmar for more than 40 years, and as a result are denied freedom of movement, and access to education and healthcare (Human Rights Watch). The Myanmar government ...
But ethnic Rakhine and Myanmar's government accuse the Rohingya of being illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, despite the Muslim group's deep roots in the region. Rakhine State, with its majority Rakhine Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims, has long been an ethnic tinderbox. In 2012, deadly ...
Following the signing of a Joint Action Plan to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children by the Tatmadaw between the Government of Myanmar and the United Nations in June 2012, more than 849 children were released from the ranks of the Myanmar Armed Forces. Progress towards the ...


 

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