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No one told me I was going to be interviewed by a Muslim: Myanmar democracy veteran Suu Kyi

Mar 26, 2016

No one told me I was going to be interviewed by a Muslim: Myanmar democracy veteran Suu Kyi

Myanmar democracy veteran Aung San Suu Kyi angrily complained about being interviewed by a Muslim BBC presenter who pressed her about violence against Rohingya Muslims, a biographer claimed on Friday. #BBC #NewsTracker #Interview #Aung San Suu Kyi #Muslim #Rohingya Muslims #Myanmmar
Ethnic ministry 'vital': Myanmar president-elect, Htin Kyaw

Mar 21, 2016

Ethnic ministry 'vital': Myanmar president-elect, Htin Kyaw

Myanmar's new president-elect told lawmakers Monday that plans to create a new ethnic affairs ministry were "vital" for the conflict-torn nation, in his maiden address since being elected the first civilian leader in decades. #NewsTracker #Rohingya Muslims #Htin Kyaw #Myanmmar #Aung Saan Suu Kyi
Polls close in Myanmar election; Suu Kyi votes but hope ends for disenfranchised Rohingya Muslims

Nov 08, 2015

Polls close in Myanmar election; Suu Kyi votes but hope ends for disenfranchised Rohingya Muslims

Sunday's elections are seen as a test whether the military's grip on power will loosen, allowing the country to transition toward greater democracy. Myanmar was ruled by a junta for 50 years until 2011, and then for five years by a quasi-civilian government comprising former generals. #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #Rohingya Muslims #Myanmar elections
Bangladesh: 37 migrants return after being rescued by Myanmar authorities

Jun 19, 2015

Bangladesh: 37 migrants return after being rescued by Myanmar authorities

Thirty-seven Bangladeshi migrants have returned home after being rescued by the Myanmar authorities at sea, a media report said on Friday. #Bangladesh #NewsTracker #Rohingya Muslims #illegal migrants #Border Guard Bangladesh
Aung San Suu Kyi sidesteps Rohingya migrant crisis for political pragmatism

May 29, 2015

Aung San Suu Kyi sidesteps Rohingya migrant crisis for political pragmatism

Aung San Suu Kyi was once an unassailable champion of Myanmar's powerless. But the opposition leader's refusal to speak up for a persecuted Muslim minority at the heart of a migrant crisis has cast doubt over her moral force #NewsTracker #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #Opposition #Rohingya Muslims #Muslim Minority #Migrant crisis
Dalai Lama asks Aung Suu Kyi to do more to help Rohingya migrants fleeing Southeast Asia

May 28, 2015

Dalai Lama asks Aung Suu Kyi to do more to help Rohingya migrants fleeing Southeast Asia

The Dalai Lama has urged fellow Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do more to help Myanmar's persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority amid a worsening migration crisis. #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt #Myanmar #Burma #Dalai Lama #Malaysia #Rohingya Muslims #Aung Suu Kyi #Rohingya Migrants
Over 370 Muslim migrants taken to Indonesia after months at sea

May 20, 2015

Over 370 Muslim migrants taken to Indonesia after months at sea

More than 370 migrants stranded at sea for months were rescued and taken to Indonesia, officials said on Wednesday, the latest in a stream of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants to reach shore in a growing crisis confronting Southeast Asia. #NewsTracker #Indonesia #Myanmar #Rohingya Muslims #Bangladeshi migrants #Muslim migrants
Pressure mounts on Myanmar over Asia 'boat people' crisis in the Andaman Sea

May 17, 2015

Pressure mounts on Myanmar over Asia 'boat people' crisis in the Andaman Sea

Malaysia prodded Myanmar on Sunday to halt the exodus from its shores as concern grew for uncounted migrants adrift in rickety boats around the Andaman Sea. #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Migrants #Rohingya Muslims
UN adopts resolution urging Myanmar to grant citizenship to Rohingya Muslims

Dec 30, 2014

UN adopts resolution urging Myanmar to grant citizenship to Rohingya Muslims

Many in Myanmar's government and local Buddhists view Rohingya as illegal immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh, but the community maintains its has ancestral roots in the country. #World #United Nations #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Ban Ki-moon #Thein Sein #Rohingya Muslims #Rakhine #Vijay Nambiar
UN chief asks Myanmar to address citizenship concerns of Rohingyas

Nov 14, 2014

UN chief asks Myanmar to address citizenship concerns of Rohingyas

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Myanmar's president on Friday to address citizenship concerns for members of the long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim community. #World #United Nations #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Ban Ki-moon #Thein Sein #Rohingya Muslims