The US Secretary of State demonstrated a nuanced understanding of the country’s complex political reality in his handling of the Rakhine issue.
International concern over the Rohingya situation has grown.
After meetings in Naypyitaw, Tillerson announces aid and support while also calling for impartial investigation in Rakhine State.
Generals fear government leader is working to undermine them.
Rex Tillerson says US will consider individual sanctions against security forces found responsible for abuses against the Rohingya in Rakhine State.
The package of low-interest loans will be used to fund projects including infrastructure and small company financing meant to help improve rural incomes.
Trump tweeted: ‘My meetings with President Xi Jinping were very productive on both trade and the subject of North Korea.’
N Korea and trade will likely top the agenda when US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping sit down for formal talks.
China said it will continue to talk to Myanmar about a controversial stalled dam project, after Myanmar’s new energy minister cast doubt over the scheme.
Will US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson raise Myanmar’s past connections with N Korea when he meets with his counterparts in the country later this month?
Activists have urged Trump to comment on the plight of the Rohingya, but some fear an offhand comment could further divide communities.
UN Security Council urges Myanmar govt to stop excessive force in Rakhine State, where violence has forced more than 600,000 Rohingya to flee the country.
Academics urge intl universities to continue collaborating despite pressure to cut ties after Rakhine crisis.
Important players in the crisis need to establish a common understanding.
An IMF delegation visits Myanmar for an annual economic checkup of a country whose treatment of its Rohingya minority has put it in the intl spotlight.