Aung San Suu Kyi

Freeland expected to travel to Bangladesh, visit Rohingya refugee camp in May

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is expected to travel to Bangladesh at the beginning of May, where she is hoping to visit a Rohingya refugee camp and witness firsthand the effects of the displacement of nearly 700,000 members of the Muslim minority from Myanmar.<p>The Globe and Mail …

North Africa

Veteran US Diplomat Quits Myanmar's 'Whitewash' Rohingya Crisis Panel

<b>Yangon:</b> Veteran US diplomat Bill Richardson has resigned from an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis, saying it …

Asia

The Rohingya Crisis Is Becoming Islam’s Genocide; What Are We Doing About It?

The UN investigates. The Holocaust museum has even rescinded a prize it once gave to Aung San Suu Kyi. Yet, we still risk letting this unfathomable …

Human Rights

Rohingya refugees face fresh turmoil as monsoon rains could wash away temporary homes and spread disease

Aid workers are scrambling to train emergency response teams as the coming monsoon season looms over Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, …

North Africa

Myanmar police ordered set up of Reuters journalists: Testimony

YANGON: A Myanmar police chief ordered officers to set up a Reuters reporter by handing over sensitive documents to him in a sting operation that …

Asia

Duterte to go to Singapore for Asean summit

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte will travel to Singapore next week to attend the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit …

Asia

Citing Rohingya massacre, Myanmar army chief urges soldiers to obey law | Reuters

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing has told military personnel in the country that they must obey the law, citing as an example the sentencing of seven soldiers for a massacre of Rohingya Muslim men that was the subject of a Reuters investigation.<p>FILE PHOTO: Myanmar's commander …

North Africa

Jio propels Mukesh Ambani to World’s Greatest Leaders list

Fortune says in less than two years, Mukesh Ambani brought mobile data to the masses — and completely upended the country’s telecom market

Business (India)

The Trouble With Myanmar and Rohingya Repatriation

Repatriation is running far from smoothly and justice continues to prove elusive.

Asia

Myanmar Journalists Fight for Freedom of Speech

<b>Yangon:</b> More than 100 reporters in Myanmar are preparing to protest against laws seen as curbing free speech when two senior journalists go on trial …

Rights & Freedoms

Suu Kyi leaves for Vietnam

Yangon, April 19 (IANS) Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi left Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday on a two-day official visit to Vietnam, media reports …

Vietnam

A father and son's quest for light in a Rohingya refugee camp

Ten-year-old Ajijur and his dad Saddiq scrimped and saved for their prized possession—a $60 solar kit to power a bulb in their new home<p>Ten-year-old …

Aung San Suu Kyi

EU Calls for UN Probe Into Crimes Against Myanmar Rohingya

<b>Geneva:</b> The European Union called on Thursday for the United Nations to send an international fact-finding mission urgently to Myanmar to investigate …

Asia Pacific

2000 displaced in Myanmar's northeast

More than 2000 people have been trapped in Myanmar's northeast without access to humanitarian aid for seven days after fleeing clashes between an …

Middle East

Did Soldiers Jailed for Killings Go Free? Myanmar TV Says Yes (Briefly)

BANGKOK — For about an hour on Wednesday, the website of Myanmar National Television carried a surprising report: A mass prisoner amnesty the previous day, it said, had included seven members of the country’s military who were briefly jailed for a massacre of Rohingya Muslims.<p>The report was quickly …

Asia

Pardons No Substitute for Reform in Myanmar

The Myanmar government has ordered the release of three dozen political prisoners, a welcome step that still leaves scores in detention or on trial …

Human Rights

UN deputy aid chief shines light on plight of 400,000 Rohingya still inside Myanmar

“There is a humanitarian crisis on both sides of the Bangladesh-Myanmar border that is affecting the world’s largest group of stateless people,” …

Asia

Myanmar grants amnesty to 8,500 prisoners

The amnesty is the first taken under Aung San Suu Kyi’s leadership in the formerly military junta-run nation. Those released included 36 political …

World

Rape Puts Myanmar Army on UN ‘List of Shame’

The United Nations secretary-general for the first time has included Myanmar’s military, or Tatmadaw, in his annual list of parties that have …

Human Rights

The collapse of the U.S.-led world order has done more harm than we realize

The bloody mess that is Syria stands as Exhibit A of what is happening to global order with the retreat of American leadership. The carefully circumscribed strike ordered by President Trump last week will do nothing to change the reality that he, like Barack Obama before him, has left a power …

Opinion

Optimism for Rohingya

After months of a mix of cruelty and ineptitude, the Myanmar government has taken a small but possibly significant step on the Rohingya crisis. The …

Asia Pacific

Burma's Collective Amnesia

Our family turned a blind eye to the country’s violence against Indians in the 1930s. But that pattern of persecution and denial continues to play out in Burma—and beyond—today.<p>The story my Burmese family told itself went like this: We’d fled the only home we’d known to escape oppression and …

U.S. Politics

Where Myanmar Went Wrong

Late last year, when news broke that Myanmar’s military had been systematically killing members of the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority, much of …

Asia Pacific

Duterte regrets Myanmar ‘genocide’ remark

Second-placed series of images of World Press Photo 2018 contest for General News Stories shows Rohingya refugees carrying their belongings after …

Asia Pacific

Huge fire destroys Rohingya refugees' camp in New Delhi

Huge fire broke out in the early hours of Sunday morning destroying the Rohingyas’ camp in New Delhi. Around 226 Rohingya refugees lived …

India

Proposed Coal Plant Draws Ire as Myanmar Fights to Keep Lights On

<b>Yangon:</b> Opposition to a planned $3 billion coal-fired power plant in eastern Myanmaris highlights the challenges facing Aung San Suu Kyi’s government …

Asia

Philippines' Duterte apologizes to Suu Kyi for Myanmar 'genocide' remark

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte apologized to Myanmar counterpart Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday for saying genocide was taking place in her country, saying his remark was a satirical barb at the West for not taking in Rohingya Muslims.<p>The United Nations and rights groups say …

Asia

‘This is a policy of rape, of throwing babies in a bonfire, of killing children’

Dr. Fozia Alvi, a family physician from Canada, had never felt so helpless as she did in the Rohingya refugee camps.<p>Traveling to Bangladesh in …

Human Rights

A Murder Trial Rekindles Fears in Suu Kyi’s Myanmar

After shooting of leader’s adviser, danger and uncertainty dim hopes for transition from military rule to democracy<p>YANGON, Myanmar—In January last year, Ko Ni, a prominent adviser to leader Aung San Suu Kyi and vocal advocate for a diminished military role in an evolving Myanmar, was fatally shot …

Asia

Theresa May's former Oxford college probed over claims of misconduct and sexual harassment

Theresa May’s former Oxford college is the subject of a probe into allegations of misconduct and sexual harassment.<p>St Hugh’s revealed its governing …

UK Politics