Myanmar

May 14, 2019
May 14, 2019

CPJ urges Myanmar not to harass local top journo

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urges the Myanmar authorities to stop harassing and threatening to arrest Aung Marm Oo, editor-in-chief of the privately-owned Rakhine state-based news...

April 23, 2019
April 23, 2019

Myanmar rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

Myanmar’s top court rejects the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about the...

March 8, 2019
March 8, 2019

‘No money offered to Rohingyas in Bangladesh’

China has not offered Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh money to repatriate to Myanmar, says an official of Chinese embassy in Dhaka. The latest development came after the BenarNews reported that a...

February 22, 2019
February 22, 2019

Suu Kyi woos investors to crisis-hit Rakhine

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi calls for investment in the crisis-hit western state of Rakhine, saying the world had "focused narrowly on negative aspects" in the state from which some...

February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019

False Claim over St Martin's: Again, envoy of Myanmar summoned

Amid escalating diplomatic tension between Dhaka and Nay Pyi Taw, Bangladesh Foreign Ministry again summoned the Myanmar envoy here and lodged a strong protest as Myanmar continues to claim Saint...

February 14, 2019
February 14, 2019

Row over divisive statue: Myanmar to drop charges against protesters

Myanmar will drop charges against dozens of ethnic minority protesters who demonstrated against a statue of independence hero General Aung San and will hold talks with them, state media says.

February 7, 2019
February 7, 2019

Myanmar: UN expert welcomes move to amend constitution

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, who has been critical of failing democratic reforms in the country, welcomes the establishment of a parliamentary committee to...

February 6, 2019
February 6, 2019

Myanmar parliament approves panel to discuss constitution

Myanmar's parliament votes to set up a committee to discuss amending the country's constitution, despite objections by military-aligned lawmakers against a move that is likely to...

January 23, 2019
January 23, 2019

UN envoy not allowed to visit Rakhine conflict zones

Myanmar did not allow Christine Schraner Burgener, UN special envoy for Myanmar, to visit the conflict zones in northern Rakhine State citing safety concerns, according to report.

January 9, 2019
January 9, 2019

UN chief in Myanmar concerned over fighting in Rakhine State

The head of the United Nations in Myanmar on Wednesday expressed concern about the situation in the western state of Rakhine, where fighting between the military and the rebel Arakan Army has...