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Rohingya can return only if Myanmar’s ‘real citizens’ accept: army

By Afp +1 Soldiers under the command of Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing are accused of commiting widespread atrocities against the Rohingya Rohingya refugees cannot return to Rakhine state until “real Myanmar citizens” are ready to accept them, the country’s army chief said Thursday, casting doubt over government pledges to begin repatriating the persecuted […]

Rohingya Forced into Accepting NV Cards in Myanmar

RB News October 15, 2017 Akyab (Sittwe) — Having forced nearly half a million Rohingyas out of the country and massacred thousands, the Myanmar authorities are now forcing the remaining of them into accepting NV Cards, according to local sources. On October 14 morning, officials from Myanmar fishing department accompanied by many policemen arrived at […]

Ministry of the Office of the State Counsellor Press Release (21st July 2017)

Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of the Office of the State Counsellor Press Release (21st July 2017) 1. The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) passed at its 34thSession a resolution that called for the dispatch of an international fact-finding mission to Myanmar. This resolution also extended the mandate of the Special Rapporteur. 2. […]

Diplomat: Anti-Muslim Violence in Myanmar is ‘Rule of Law’ Problem

  May 11, 2017 YANGON, MYANMAR —  Calling Myanmar “a new democracy,” the U.S. ambassador to Myanmar told VOA the latest manifestation of increasing anti-Muslim sentiment in the Southeast Asian nation is a problem rooted in “the rule of law.” The early morning confrontation Wednesday began late Tuesday night when a group of nationalists complained […]

President Thein Sein handed over presidential responsibilities to newly sworn-in President Htin Kyaw

သမၼတ ႏွစ္​ဦး အာဏာလႊဲ​ေျပာင္​းပြဲ အခန္းအနား Outgoing President Thein Sein handed over presidential responsibilities to newly sworn-in President Htin Kyaw at the Presidential Palace in Naypyidaw on Wednesday. (Photos: Hein Htet / The Irrawaddy)

ACCUSED IN ROHINGYA CALENDAR CASE APPEAR IN COURT FOR THE THIRD TIME

The accused in the Rohingya calendar case appear for the third time at Yangon’s Pazundaung Township Court on 16 December 2015. Photo: Zaw Kham Hein/Mizzima By Zaw Kham Hein Mizzima December 17, 2015 Five people who were sent to jail for their involvement in printing a calendar that stated that Rohingya Muslims are an ethnic-religious […]

Myanmar ethnic leader calls on Suu Kyi to clarify stance on peace process

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi gives a speech during talks between the government, army and representatives of ethnic armed groups over a ceasefire to end insurgencies, in Naypyitaw January 12, 2016. Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun By Timothy Mclaughlin Reuters January 16, 2016 Yangon — A key signatory to a ceasefire brokered by outgoing President Thein Sein […]