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    Rohingyas return: Suu Kyi hopes to strike deal with Bangladesh this week

    After glossing over the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis at 13th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM), Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi hopes to strike a deal with Bangladesh by this week on the “safe and voluntary return” of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh in the past three months.

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    Halt hostilities, ensure early return of refugees

    Attending a conference in Myanmar, foreign ministers from Asia and Europe have called for immediate cessation of hostilities, halting of outflow and early return of externally displaced Rohingyas.

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    Rights watchers slam Myanmar’s ban on protests in biggest city

    Human rights monitors urge Myanmar to withdraw a ban on protests in its largest city, Yangon, amid fears that free speech is under pressure under the government led by democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi.

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    Repatriation of Rohingyas

    The communiqué issued by Aung San Suu Kyi in response to a UN Security Council statement is disappointing. It is yet another reminder that Myanmar's government is looking for excuses to delay the resolution of the crisis.

  • Will the “Myanmar democracy” survive the Rohingya crisis?

    The paranoid junta does not want to see Suu Kyi succeed in establishing peace or democracy. Perception of threat to national security is the raison d'être of the military.

  • Suu Kyi Visits Rakhine Finally...

    Suu Kyi makes first visit to crisis-hit north Rakhine

    Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited conflict-battered northern Rakhine State for the first time yesterday, reportedly meeting Rohingya Muslims who have faced an army crackdown that has seen hundreds of thousands of the minority flee.

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    Suu Kyi urges people ‘not to quarrel’ amid Rohingya influx

    Amid continuing influx of Rohingyas who have been fleeing persecution in Myanmar by security forces, the country’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, urges her people “not to quarrel”.

  • Suu Kyi sets out aid plan to end Rohingya crisis

    Now Suu Kyi’s name removed from Oxford college common room

    Undergraduates at the Oxford college where Aung San Suu Kyi studied have voted to remove the leader of Myanmar’s name from the title of their junior common room.

  • The Rakhine — Avatars of Tony Blair?

    Two parties are widely blamed for the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas: the Myanmar army and Aung San Suu Kyi. They stand amid the embers and ashes of torched Rohingya homes, objects of a furious global condemnation.

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    Oxford college removes painting of Suu Kyi from display

    A portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi that was on display near the main entrance of the Oxford college where she studied as an undergraduate has been removed.

  • Suu Kyi's shocking fall from grace

    Last week, French President Emmanuel Macron strongly condemned the attacks on the Rohingya minority by the Myanmar army, calling it “genocide”.

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    ‘Process to take back some Rohingya refugees to start anytime’

    Facing worldwide outrage over ethnic violence that forced over four lakhs of Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh, Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi says her country is willing to start the verification process “any time” to take back some of the Rohingya refugees.

  • Fires continue at Rohingya villages in Myanmar: Amnesty

    Amnesty International says new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Myanmar’s Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi’s claims that military operations there have ended.

  • The rhinocerine politician

    I guess we have to come to accept that Aung San Suu Kyi is no longer a little girl with a little doll called the Nobel Peace Prize. She has matured into a seasoned and rhinocerine politician.

  • Suu Kyi's cowardly speech

    Suu Kyi's speech was not only “disappointing” but also cowardly. It towed the typical line of “we have to look at both sides”, completely oblivious to the power dynamics at play: the national army versus a dispossessed population.

  • AL-led 14 party allies reject Suu Kyi’s speech

    The ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance have rejected Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s first address to the nation after military crackdown in Rakhine state since August 25 that forced the thousands of Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh.

  • Suu Kyi's first public speech

    Needless to say that Myanmar's state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi's much awaited public speech regarding the crisis in the Rakhine state is deeply disappointing. We are shocked that she has chosen to gloss over the gross human rights violations carried out by Myanmarese security forces against Rohingyas.

  • She breaks silence yet remains silent

    Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally broke her silence on the Rohingya refugee crisis yesterday, insisting that her country was not "afraid of international scrutiny." But her speech in Naypyidaw drew widespread criticism: she did not denounce atrocities against Rohingyas and claimed the government needed more time to investigate the exodus of the minority group.

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    Suu Kyi burying her head in the sand: AI

    Reacting to the speech by Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s State Counsellor and de facto leader, on the crisis in Rakhine State, Amnesty International says she and her government are still burying their heads in the sand.

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    Suu Kyi condemns rights abuse, decries suffering in Rakhine

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemns any human rights violations in troubled Rakhine State and says anyone responsible would face the law, and that she feels deeply for the suffering of everyone caught up in the conflict there.

  • All eyes on Suu Kyi as Myanmar leader breaks silence on Rohingya crisis

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is set to break her near-silence on communal violence scorching through Rakhine state, in a televised speech on a Rohingya refugee crisis that has shocked the world and prompted the UN to accuse the country's army of ethnic cleansing.

  • Suu Kyi’s last chance

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has "a last chance" to halt an army offensive that has forced tens of thousands of Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh. "The tragedy will be absolutely horrible" unless she acted now, Guterres told BBC's HARDtalk ahead of UN General Assembly that will feature the Rohingya refugee crisis, one of the fastest growing in recent years.

  • Suu Kyi to address nation next week on Rohingya crisis

    Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi will address the crisis engulfing Rakhine state next week, in her first speech since scores were killed in violence that has sent nearly 380,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh and sullied her reputation as a defender of the oppressed.

  • Rohingya crisis A concern for the region

    Rohingya crisis: A concern for the region

    Myanmar, on its part must, realise that blaming all the current atrocities on the so-called terrorists and claiming that its security forces had nothing to do with the crimes committed, in spite of unvarying accounts of thousands of refugees to the contrary, is neither credible nor helpful in solving the situation.

  • US senators for halting violence against Rohingyas

    Two top US Senators -- Dick Durbin and John McCain – have introduced a resolution condemning the horrific acts of violence being committed against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar.

  • Suu Kyi's global image is in tatters

    Aung San Suu Kyi's global image is in tatters over her stubborn refusal to protect the Rohingya -- but her stance has been widely applauded inside Myanmar where hatred abounds for the Muslim minority.

  • The Myanmar Cauldron: Birth of Arsa

    The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army or Arsa, an armed group that emerged in Rakhine state in 2013, has no sizable weaponry to sustain the struggle. But that is how things remain in the beginning – small but potent.

  • Suu Kyi slams 'fake info' on Rakhine unrest

    Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday blamed "terrorists" for "a huge iceberg of misinformation" on the violence in Rakhine state but

  • Myanmar's Suu Kyi under pressure over Rohingya crisis

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has come under pressure from countries with large Muslim populations including Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims after nearly 125,000 of them fled to Bangladesh.

  • Indonesian minister to meet Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis

    Indonesia's foreign minister is due to meet Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday to discuss delivering humanitarian aid to members of Myanmar's Rohingya minority, as Indonesian protesters urged their government to take a tougher line.

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