USDP lawmakers urge that only local experts be included on a Rakhine investigation commission, stating that foreign interference will undermine state sovereignty over time.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has told a UN human rights expert to ‘go to hell,’ warning against interference in domestic affairs.
Gov’t says ‘independent’ panel to include one international member, 2 local experts; in separate move, Naypyitaw inks MoU on Rohingya repatriation with 2 UN agencies
China proposed substantial amendments to a British-drafted UN Security Council statement on Myanmar last week. The council eventually agreed on a weaker statement.
A UN Security Council delegation visits northern Rakhine for the first time since military clearance operations forced 700,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh.
Delegation meets with Rohingya, Hindu and Mro villagers, as well as local civil society organizations.
Britain's UN Ambassador Karen Pierce told reporters that an investigation needs evidentiary standards to achieve accountability.
UN visits troubled Rakhine State, while China and Western nations continue to both influence and pressure once-isolated Myanmar.
The team has been invited to examine the situation in Rakhine State months after requesting such a visit.
News originated on Myanmar National TV; govt confirms report is false.
National Security Adviser Thaung Tun said charges of ethnic cleansing and genocide were very serious and should not be bandied about lightly.
Military alleges British lawmakers influenced EU’s ‘one-sided’ recommendations
To mark the 109th birthday of the late U Thant, The Irrawaddy revisits this article about his legacy as UN secretary general.
If he were alive today, U Thant would be 109 years old. Long before the country became known for military oppression and pro-democratic struggle, Myanmar (then known as Burma) made
US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told reporters the United States was hearing reports that North Korea might be preparing to fire another missile.