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  • Myanmar: 60 Rohingya die in boat sinking


    OVER 60 people are feared dead as a boat carrying Rohingya refugees to safety in Bangladesh capsized on Thursday, the UN migration agency said yesterday.

    The tragedy struck as the UN security council was debating the situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where the army has been...

    Saturday 30th Sep 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Myanmar: Rohingya accused of Hindu massacre


    MYANMAR police accused Rohingya militants yesterday of killing 28 Hindu villagers whose bodies were found in two mass graves.

    Myanmar border police Major Zayar Nyein in northern Rakhine state said the graves were discovered on Sunday and contained the bodies of 20 women and 8 men and...

    Tuesday 26th Sep 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Myanmar: Rohingya rebels attack state forces, killing 71


    ROHINGYA separatists killed 71 people in overnight attacks on more than two dozen police and border posts in western Myanmar, the government said yesterday.

    The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa) claimed responsibility for the raids on more than 25 locations in Rakhine state, saying...

    Saturday 26th Aug 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Myanmar: Official probe rejects reports of crimes against humanity


    A GOVERNMENT inquiry into violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, which saw tens of thousands of ethnic Rohingya people flee to Bangladesh, says it has “found no evidence” of crimes against humanity or ethnic cleansing.

    The army’s assault on the region — in...

    Monday 7th Aug 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Myanmar: Government and ethnic rebels begin peace talks


    REPRESENTATIVES from Myanmar’s ethnic rebel groups and the government gathered in the capital Yangon yesterday for five days of peace talks aimed at ending decades of strife in the country.

    The country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi faces high expectations from both the...

    Thursday 25th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Myanmar: Government criticises UN inquiry into rights abuses


    MYANMAR security adviser Thaung Tun warned yesterday that the UN human rights council’s decision to have an international mission probe human rights abuses is unwanted and unconstructive.

    He said that investigating the security forces’ role in Rakhine state failed to...

    Wednesday 12th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Myanmar: Police nab man ‘behind lawyer assassination’


    POLICE have arrested a man accused of orchestrating the assassination of a legal adviser to Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

    Myint Swe’s arrest was announced by police yesterday who nabbed him in Myanmar’s southeastern Karen state on Monday.

    Police...

    Friday 3rd Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • UN rights official ends visit to Rakhine


    A TOP UN human rights official wrapped up a three-day visit yesterday to Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where there has been a brutal army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in which people have been murdered and raped.

    Yanghee Lee is on a 12-day investigative trip to Myanmar. Of particular...

    Monday 16th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Malaysia: ‘We must tackle Myanmar over Rohingya genocide’


    MALAYSIAN PM Najib Razak urged Asian countries yesterday to confront neighbouring Myanmar over the “genocide” of its Muslim Rohingya minority.

    “UN, please do something. The world cannot sit by and watch genocide taking place,” Mr Najib told a protest rally of...

    Monday 5th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Myanmar: Forces dealing with Rhakine ‘lawfully’


    MYANMAR’S leader Aung San Suu Kyi insisted that the government is following the law in dealing with the state of Rakhine where 150,000 people are reportedly being denied aid.

    Security forces launched a crackdown in Rakhine — home to many minority Rohingya Muslims —...

    Friday 4th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World


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