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In Yangon, foreign embassies have beefed up security and Myanmar authorities and immigration officials have stepped up surveillance and increased scrutiny of visa applications. People from Middle Eastern and ... Myanmar officials have sought assistance from Jakarta. A few weeks ago Indonesia's ...
Myanmar authorities have bashed both rights groups and foreign media organizations that have issued detailed reports documenting atrocities committed by soldiers during the crackdown against the Rohingya, including killings, torture, rape, property theft, and arson. The Myanmar government, which has ...

BANGKOK (AP) – Two ethnic rebel groups on Tuesday joined 's long-delayed peace process, a small step forward in ending decades of civil strife. Other major groups continue to keep their distance. The signings of the Nationwide Cease-fire Agreement in 's capital, Naypyitaw, by the New Mon State Party ...
About 1,500 have already arrived in Bangladesh this month, bringing with them reports of continued violence by Myanmar's authorities, including the abduction of girls and young women, enslavement and forced starvation, said Masud Bin Momen, Bangladesh's ambassador to the United Nations.
He said they were to raise a series of questions with Myanmar authorities to ensure that an agreement with Bangladesh signed in November to return the Rohingyas was "implemented with all guarantees in terms of human rights".The Chairman said he was disappointed with Myanmar de facto leader Aung ...
NEWS agency Reuters has published a detailed investigation into the massacre of 10 Rohingya men by Myanmar soldiers and villagers, saying that the work led the Myanmar authorities to arrest two of its reporters. The article, which was published Friday, describes how soldiers and Buddhist villagers ...

BANGKOK — The news agency Reuters has published a detailed investigation into the massacre of 10 Rohingya men by Myanmar soldiers and villagers, saying that the work led the Myanmar authorities to arrest two of its reporters. The article, which was published on Friday, describes how soldiers and ...
Myanmar authorities have arrested a man suspected of throwing a petrol bomb at the residence of the nation's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. The man, believed to be mentally ill, told police he was "cursed by magic." Lakeside villa in Yangon used by Aung San Suu Kyi. Aung San Suu Kyi was repeatedly ...
Criticizing the attitude of Myanmar authorities towards Rohingya people, Bangladesh National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque has said Myanmar is showing duplicity over the repatriation issue. “Myanmar lacks good intention to repatriate the Rohingya refugees.
MYANMAR'S panel of international advisers on Rohingya issues will not get involved in the case of two Reuters journalists charged with violating the Official Secrets Act, its chairperson told a state newspaper in an interview published yesterday. Reporters Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, who had ...
Myanmar's Minister for the Office of the Union Government Thaung Tun talks to journalists during a press conference in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Myanmar officials say they are ready to begin a gradual repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, despite a delay announced by ...
Myanmar police sit in trucks in Rakhine state's Mrauk U township a day after security forces opened fire on a crowd trying to seize a government office, Jan. 17, 2018. AFP. Authorities in western Myanmar's Rakhine state arrested a local lawmaker Thursday and plan to charge him and the organizers of a ...
[JURIST] Myanmar prosecutors said Wednesday that two Reuters journalists have been charged with obtaining state secrets. Journalists Wal Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested on December 12, 2017, while investigating the government's crackdown on the Rohingya minority group in the nation's ...
(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. reiterated its call on Monday for the unconditional release of two Reuters journalists charged with breaching Myanmar's Official Secrets Act during their reporting on the Rohingya refugee crisis. Myanmar prosecutors on Wednesday formally charged the two journalists, signaling the ...
In the southern Asian nation of Myanmar, the chief ministers for the states of Mon, Kayin and Shan have reportedly joined with their counterparts from the large administrative divisions of Tanintharyi and Mandalay in order to ask the central government for permission to operate small casinos inside local ...
Thailand features heavily in the strategies of destinations around it in attracting Chinese tourism. Thailand is by far the most popular destination in Southeast Asia for Chinese tourists, with about 9 million Chinese tourists coming to Thailand between January and November 2017. This puts pressure on ...
The Commission reminded the Myanmar authorities that no amount of dragging its feet would help them get away with the denial of fundamental rights of its Rohingya population. It, accordingly, called upon the Myanmar government to take firm steps to immediately end the violence against Rohingyas and ...

Containers carrying prefabricated houses are seen at the Myanmar Industrial Port in Yangon, on Jan. 6, 2018. China on Saturday handed over to Myanmar authorities about 100 prefabricated houses for displaced persons in Myanmar's western Rakhine state at the Myanmar Industrial Port. (Xinhua/U Aung).
While Myanmar authorities were empowered under the law to take action against possible breaches of security near a government building, the case raises concerns about press treatment and the diminishing levels of tolerance the Myanmar government has these days with the media. The worry is that this ...
Myanmar Authorities Free Foreign Journalists Who Flew Drone For Turkish Documentary ... Myanmar authorities on Friday released two foreign journalists, their interpreter, and their driver who were detained in late October for illegally flying a drone over the parliament building in the country's capital ...
The response comes less than a week after the Trump administration levied sanctions against Major General Maung Maung Soe, who was in charge of a crackdown on the Rohingya minority in the western state of Rakhine. Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi speaks with visiting leaders at the ...
Instead of discussing the claims directly, Patten said Aung San Suu Kyi informed her she would enjoy “a number of good meetings” with senior Myanmar officials. During these meetings, she was told by representatives of the military and civilian government that reports of atrocities were “exaggerated and ...
Myanmar authorities have said the two journalists are being investigated over whether they violated the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act. The act ... A number of governments and human rights and journalist groups have criticized Myanmar's authorities for holding the pair incommunicado since their ...
Atrocities against the Rohingya have led to sanctions against Myanmar officials such as Maung Maung Soe. AP Photo/Wong Maye. The United States blacklisted a rogues' gallery of alleged rights abusers and corrupt officials on Thursday, including a top Myanmar general for his role in atrocities against ...
Pressure is mounting on Myanmar authorities to release two Reuters journalists who were arrested last week. The men are accused of violating a colonial-era "official secrets" law for possessing documents on the military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims: ...
YANGON – Myanmar authorities have found 10 bodies buried in a mass grave on the edge of a village in Rakhine state, the military-run newspaper Myawady reported on Tuesday, a day after the army said it had launched an investigation at the site. About 650,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from ...
As two Reuters journalists neared the end of a week in detention in Myanmar on Tuesday, there was no word on where they were being held as authorities proceeded with an investigation into whether they violated the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act. Reuters journalists Wa Lone (L) and Kyaw ...
"Deliberate actions by the Myanmar authorities ... are in effect starving out many Rohingya who have tried to remain in their villages," the group said. Amnesty based its ... The admission came after months of denials from Myanmar officials to any wrongdoing or mistreatment of the minority group. The army ...
Myanmar workers dig a trench around structures just recently set up by Myanmar authorities in a field on the outskirts of Maungdaw in Rakhine state, ... Myanmar officials and security forces stood near the barb-wired border fence at the transition camp, but Rohingya in Bangladesh said they've seen no ...
In September 2017, Myanmar authorities said they had uncovered mass graves containing 45 bodies of Hindus thought to have been killed by Rohingya Muslim insurgents in Maungdaw. At the time, Myanmar officials reported that a Hindu man from Yebaw Kya village in Maungdaw pointed out the sites, ...
On 11 September the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, said that actions taken by the Myanmar authorities represent a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing." On 11 October the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a report which found ...
Myanmar officials said the length of the repatriation will depend on how quickly Bangladesh can provide documentation of refugees' previous residency and how fast applications are submitted. “Even though we are talking about a two-year process, it totally depends on how the two countries cooperate,” ...
The MSF said that it was "the clearest indication yet of the widespread violence" by Myanmar authorities. The MSF's research, based on the "most conservative estimations", revealed that at least 730 Rohingya children below the age of five were violently killed in the month following August 25. Earlier, on ...
YANGON, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar authorities will enforce a new Companies Law from Aug. 1 next year, aiming at attracting more foreign investment, according to local authorities. Paving way for more foreign investment opportunities, the promulgation of bylaws and application of the law as well as ...
Myanmar authorities have said the military operation was aimed only at restoring stability and preventing terrorism. However, fleeing Rohingya have told of atrocities committed by security forces including pack rape, execution-style killings and the razing of villages, leading the United Nations to claim that ...
The figures from the humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), taken from camps in Bangladesh where nearly 640,000 Rohingya fled to escape, confirm the very worst suspicions: that the Myanmar authorities' official claim of no more than 400 deaths was at best grossly underestimated ...
YANGON, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar authorities will introduce a new Companies Law from Aug. 1 next year, U Aung Naing Oo, director-general of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) told a press briefing Wednesday. The promulgation of bylaws and application of the law as ...
The U.N. envoy on Sexual Violence in Conflict urged the Security Council on Tuesday to demand an immediate end to the violence against civilians in Myanmar's Rakhine state, which has seen more than 626,000 mainly Rohingya Muslim residents flee to neighboring Bangladesh since August. "I urge this ...
In response, President Trump should ask Congress to impose sanctions on top Myanmar officials. To send a message of conviction against Myanmar's conduct, U.S. sanctions should also target Suu Kyi. The U.S. should also work with European partners to see whether broader sanctions can be introduced ...
Myanmar's authorities have begun seizing Rohingya land across Rakhine State. Local government officials have indicated that confiscated land will now be reclassified for other purposes, and that Rohingya refugees will not necessarily be allowed to return to their previous villages. Local authorities have ...
Decrying 'ethnic cleansing,' Tillerson leads on the Rohingya crisis. by Tom Rogan | Nov 22, 2017, 11:45 AM Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email this article Share on LinkedIn Print this article. We should now assume the Trump administration is considering sanctions on top Myanmar officials. (AP Photo/Wong ...
... reached "so far" after the agency's representatives attended a series of meetings with Myanmar officials this week in its capital Naypyitaw.
Turkish broadcaster TRT said on its website that the network "is in discussions with Myanmar authorities to secure their release. Both journalists ...
Myanmar soldiers and border officers arrested a man with 250 kilogrammes of crystal meth in the back of his car early yesterday at a toll gate in ...
The photos show the contents of Myanmar businessman Phyo Ko Ko Tint San's luggage confiscated by security personnel at the international ...
Jeffrey Feltman (3rd L), the U.N.'s under-secretary-general for political affairs, meets with Nyi Pu (R), chief minister of western Myanmar's ...
KUALA LAMPUR, Oct 10 (KUNA) -- Myanmar authorities have tightened security in the state capital of Sittwe as the end of the ceasefire ...
... boats to deter local captains from smuggling Rohingya refugees and illegal drugs across the border from Myanmar, officials said Thursday.
[JURIST] Bangladesh and Myanmar officials agreed on Monday to a plan for the repatriation of more than half a million Rohingya Muslim ...
Terrified and exhausted, those remaining in Rakhine State are rapidly running out of food as the Myanmar authorities actively prevent ...


 

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