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  • Former columnist jailed for 'abusive' posts on Suu Kyi

    A former columnist for state media has been jailed for seven years for "abusive" Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a court official said yesterday, the latest case threatening free expression in the country.

  • Top military men responsible for human rights abuse in Myanmar: US

    Mentioning that the findings of a new report indicate widespread human rights abuses by the Myanmar military and its other security forces, the United States says it held high-level military individuals in Myanmar responsible for the situation.

  • Myanmar rejects UN probe on Rohingya abuses

    A Myanmar government spokesman rejects a report by United Nations investigators that called for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide, saying the international community was making "false allegations".

  • Verdict in case against Reuters journalists postponed

    The verdict in Myanmar's prosecution of two Reuters reporters accused of breaching the country's Official Secrets Act is postponed until September 3 because the judge overseeing the case is in poor health, a court official says.

  • Myanmar Rohingyas refugees

    Rohingya repatriation talks go nowhere as crisis marks 1st anniversary

    The Rohingya crisis steps into the first anniversary with no real progress in the repatriation drive by Bangladesh other than the continuation of dialogue with Myanmar though Rohingyas are still coming into Bangladesh due to the absence of conducive environment in Rakhine.

  • Myanmar broke UN child rights pact: Experts

    Myanmar violated its obligations to the United Nations child rights convention in its crackdown on the Rohingya that led to an exodus of hundreds of thousands of people from the minority community, legal experts find.

  • HRW urges Myanmar to make amends for seized land

    Myanmar's government should expedite restitution for past illegal confiscations of land, an international human rights group says, detailing how previous land seizures there are still harming farmers under the civilian-led government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • Amnesty urges trial for Myanmar military over Rohingyas

    Amnesty International releases a report that details new evidence of atrocities inflicted on Myanmar’s Rohingya population and names 13 top military commanders the human rights group says should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity.

  • Bangladesh urged to submit Rohingya docs to ICC

    Speakers at a seminar in the city urges the government to submit its observations and documents relating to Rohingyas forced out from Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC) within the given time frame and assist ICC in building pressure on Myanmar on this issue.

  • Rohingyas refugees hurt in Ukhia lanslide

    Myanmar to form independent enquiry commission in Rakhine

    Myanmar government decides to establish an independent commission of enquiry as part of its national initiative to address reconciliation, peace, stability and development in Rakhine state.

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    ‘Comply with UN body’s request for report on rape of Rohingya women’

    Myanmar should comply with a United Nations committee’s request for information on the military’s responsibility for widespread rape of Rohingya women and girls in northern Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch and Fortify Rights said today.

  • Trump sends letter to PM, assures of continuing pressure for Rohingya repatriation

    US President Donald Trump assures Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of continuing his country's pressure for the safe and voluntary return of the Rohingya people to their homeland as he sent a letter to the premier in this regard.

  • UNSC delegation visiting northern Rakhine

    A UN Security Council delegation on Tuesday was visiting volatile areas of Myanmar's Rakhine state, from where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled military-led violence, to see firsthand the aftermath of the army's crackdown as well as Myanmar's preparations for taking back the refugees.

  • Myanmar army chief denies rape of Rohingya as UN visits

    Myanmar's army chief denies his forces committed rape and other sexual abuses during a crackdown he ordered on Rohingya Muslims, as he addressed UN Security Council delegates in the capital Naypyidaw.

  • Myanmar ready to receive ‘verified’ Rohingya refugees, says Suu Kyi

    Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi says her country was ready for the return of “verified” Rohingya refugees and sought more cooperation from Bangladesh for the repatriation to begin after delays since early this year.

  • 2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

    Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped in the jungle where they fled to escape clashes between the Myanmar's army and the Kachin guerrillas in the country's north.

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    Myanmar not ready for return of Rohingyas: UNHCR

    The UN refugee agency calls a Myanmar minister's visit to Bangladesh to meet Muslim Rohingya refugees a confidence-building measure, but says conditions in Myanmar are not ready for their return.

  • Rohingyas to be taken back with dignity: Myanmar minister

    Visiting Myanmar's cabinet minister says Rohingyas will be taken back by giving them citizenship and with dignity.

  • Rohingya crisis issue

    Re-impose sanctions against Myanmar: Gowher Rizvi

    Prime Minister’s Foreign Affairs Adviser Gowher Rizvi calls for re-imposition of sanctions against Myanmar as a way to put pressure on the Southeast Asian country that has been accused of genocide and driving out some seven lakh Rohingyas since August last year.

  • Crushed hopes greet Aung San Suu Kyi in Australia

    The long journey to find peace for Rohingya refugee Kobir Ahmed can be told through the different birth countries of his eight children -- Myanmar, Malaysia and Australia -- although they remain citizens of no nation.

  • Myanmar wants 'clear evidence' of genocide

    Myanmar wants to see clear evidence to support accusations that ethnic cleansing or genocide has been perpetrated against its Muslim minority in Rakhine state, National Security Adviser Thaung Tun says.

  • Call Myanmar to account

    The painful experiences of Rohingyas have once again been poignantly narrated to the visiting Nobel trio, and anyone who hasn't really been through the harrowing experiences cannot actually comprehend the horrendous nature of violence that these people have been through.

  • Rohingya Repatriation

    Myanmar Home Minister Swe in Dhaka

    Myanmar's Home Minister Lt Gen Kyaw Swe arrived in Dhaka this afternoon on a three-day visit as Bangladesh is expected to press for restoration of peace and stability in Rakhine State of Myanmar for sustainable return of Rohingyas.

  • ‘I feel trapped’: Violence fuels fear among Myanmar Muslims

    For four straight days last month, Rahim Muddinn watched, amazed, as Myanmar’s state-run newspapers published special supplements showing Rohingya Muslims accused of being terrorists — nearly 250 photos each day.

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    Myanmar tells UN Security Council: Time not right for visit

    Myanmar tells the United Nations Security Council not to visit during February this year because it was "not the right time," Kuwait's UN Ambassador Mansour Ayyad Al-Otaibi says, adding that the country did not completely reject the proposed trip.

  • Rohingya Repatriation: Myanmar building a camp for 30,000

    Myanmar is building a camp to temporarily house 30,000 repatriated Rohingyas who fled violence in Rakhine, Myanmar's state media reported as the Joint Working Group held its first meeting in Naypyitaw to discuss ways of implementing a repatriation deal yesterday.

  • Myanmar seeks Official Secrets Act charges against two Reuters journos

    Myanmar prosecutors have sought charges against two Reuters reporters under the Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years, the reporters’ lawyer says.

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    Joy, relief as Singaporean cameraman returns from Myanmar prison

    Cheers and shouts of joy erupted as Singaporean cameraman Lau Hon Meng walked out of the Changi Airport Terminal 2 transit area.

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    Rohingya Repatriation: 450 to return in first batch

    Myanmar plans to begin the repatriation of its nationals from Bangladesh on January 22 with a group of 450 Hindu refugees. A refugee camp has been set up at Taungpyoleiwei in northwestern Rakhine State for those returning overland from Bangladesh, and a second one at Ngakhuya in Maungdaw Township for those returning by sea or waterways.

  • Forming Jt Group: Naypyitaw, Dhaka miss deadline

    Bangladesh and Myanmar are going to set up a Joint Working Group next week to facilitate the repatriation of thousands of Rohingyas who fled violence in Rakhine State.

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