Is Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing’s display of religious tolerance pre-election maneuvering, or should the military’s calls for national unity be cause for optimism?
New report says continuing persecution makes return of refugees impossible; Myanmar envoy rejects claim, says govt’s Commission of Inquiry is still doing its work.
In protest at the Rohingya crackdown in 2017, the City of London Corporation has suspended an honor it bestowed on State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi earlier that year.
Foreign direct investment in the country has increased sharply this year, but concerns over infrastructure, unclear procedures and the Rakhine issue remain.
Some say crime in the camps is aided by unregistered SIM cards and massive data usage. Others say blocking the internet will only invite greater crises.
Rebel group denies it was in Oo Yin Tha; some local residents say the Myanmar military entered the empty village and torched all the homes.
Court of Inquiry finds troops may not have followed regulations; hundreds of bodies were found near Gutar Pyin village in Buthidaung Township after 2017 clash with ARSA.
He is the 2nd official in 2 days to be reassigned amid speculation over who was behind Aug. 25 rally that drew hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who earlier fled Myanmar.
The tired formula being offered as a solution to the Rohingya crisis by the UN and other players is unlikely to offer a lasting solution—and could even be disastrous.
Naypyitaw supported by most of the bloc’s members after Indonesia tables resolution on Rohingya crisis at Bangkok meeting of regional parliamentarians.
“We need political cohesion, social cohesion and religious cohesion today. [The Tatmadaw] has done what is necessary for that,” a military spokesman said.
Some 100,000 gathered to pray Sunday, the two-year anniversary of the brutal Myanmar military crackdown that sent more than 730,000 Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh government earlier told Myanmar that nearly 3,500 refugees would return to Maungdaw on Thursday, but none arrived.
Rohingya groups say conditions not right for repatriation; in meeting with Myanmar Army chief, ambassador also calls for end to ethnic alliance’s attacks in Shan State.
Burma Campaign UK adds 38 firms including Apple, Google, Huawei to list of businesses with links to Tatmadaw or projects abusing human rights, environment.