Myanmar: Draconian law used against Reuters reporters

Analysts say the military’s deadly crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state has led to a demise of press freedom. Yangon, Myanmar – Burma may have a new name and a democratically elected government, but the oppressive laws introduced by British colonial overlords are again the preferred weapon of choice when dealing with critical journalists.  On December 12, reporters Wa Lone […]

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Law group that helped U.S. probe says Rohingyas victims of genocide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A human rights law group contracted by the State Department to interview refugees as part of an investigation into atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has found that there is a reasonable basis to conclude that genocide was committed – even though the U.S. government stopped short of saying so. A report due to be released on […]

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Myanmar holds 106 Rohingya aboard boat to Malaysia, official says

KYAUKTAN, Myanmar (Reuters) – Myanmar immigration authorities detained 106 Rohingya Muslims aboard a boat off Yangon on Friday, officials said, raising fears of a fresh wave of dangerous voyages after a 2015 crackdown on people smugglers. The boat was bound for Malaysia when authorities stopped it in the early morning some 30 km (20 miles) south of Myanmar’s largest city, […]

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China expresses satisfaction over Rohingya repatriation deal

BEIJING (Reuters) – China is “happy” that Bangladesh and Myanmar have reached a deal to start repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to Rakhine, its government’s top diplomat said on Friday. More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees crossed into Bangladesh from western Myanmar, U.N. agencies say, after Rohingya insurgent attacks on Myanmar security forces in August 2017 triggered a sweeping […]

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Indonesia vs Myanmar: Live streaming, TV channel, kick off time and team news for the international friendly

The visitors will be reeling from just one win in their last five matches – while their opponents a five-time runners-up of the Asian competition that kicks off next month. When does Indonesia vs Myanmar kick off? This friendly fixture will take place on Wednesday, October 10. It will kick off at 12.30pm UK time – that's 6.30pm in Indonesia. […]

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US: Myanmar military led ‘extreme’ violence against Rohingya

FILE – In this Nov. 20, 2017, photo, S, 25, mother of two, who says she was raped by members of Myanmar’s armed forces in late August, is photographed in her friend’s tent in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. Myanmar’s military targeted Rohingya civilians indiscriminately and often with “extreme brutality” in a coordinated campaign to drive the minority Muslims out […]

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Pompeo calls for Myanmar to release jailed Reuters journalists

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday demanded Myanmar immediately release two Reuters reporters jailed for allegedly possessing secret documents. Pompeo also “expressed our concern about their ongoing detention” to Myanmar Foreign Minister Kyaw Tin while attending a regional conference in Singapore, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, and Wa Lone, 32, face up to […]

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Australian Ross Dunkley held over drugs in Myanmar

Bangkok: Former newspaper publisher Ross Dunkley has been arrested on drug charges after Myanmar police raided his home in Yangon, Myanmar, according to local media reports. The Australian was paraded before the press with another foreigner and eight locals, AKonThi news website reports. Ross Dunkley has been arrested in Myanmar accused of drug possession. The arrests and seizures were made following […]

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