Ram Nath Kovind to visit Myanmar from 10 to 14 December, will hold talks with Win Myint, Aung San Suu Kyi
President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Myanmar from 10 to 14 December during which he will hold talks with his counterpart U Win Myint and state counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, an official statement said Tuesday.
Rohingya repatriation doubtful as terrified refugees reluctant to return to Myanmar; Bangladesh rules out forceful action
Bangladesh's refugee commissioner cast doubt on whether the plan to send first batch of 150 Rohingya, from a preliminary 2,260 slated for return, could go ahead as scheduled on Thursday.
'We don't need their prize': Myanmar defiant as Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of its top award
Suu Kyi remains popular across vast swathes of Myanmar and within her party, the National League for Democracy, which won elections in 2015 ending decades of military-backed rule.
Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of 'Ambassador of Conscience' award over her indifference towards atrocities against Rohingya Muslims
The London-based global human rights organisation said it was revoking the Ambassador of Conscience Award it gave Suu Kyi in 2009 while she was still under house arrest. "Today, we are profoundly dismayed that you no longer represent a symbol of hope, courage, and the undying defence of human rights," Amnesty International chief Kumi Naidoo said in a letter to Suu Kyi released by the group.
China-backed trade deal that excludes US to take centre stage at ASEAN Summit as Donald Trump skips conference
World leaders will push for the rapid completion of a massive, China-backed trade deal that excludes the US at a summit this week, in a rebuke to rising protectionism and Donald Trump's "America First" agenda.
Myanmar's ruling party led by Aung San Suu Kyi won just over half the seats in by-elections to fill 13 of the 1,171 seats in national, regional and state parliaments, according to complete preliminary results.
Canada Parliament officially revokes Aung San Suu Kyi's honorary citizenship over Rohingya crisis in Myanmar
Aung San Suu Kyi is the first person to have her honorary Canadian citizenship revoked.
US releases report documenting systematic violence against Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar's military, including widespread killings, rape
"The survey reveals that the recent violence in the northern Rakhine state was extreme, large-scale, widespread and seemingly geared toward both terrorising the population and driving out the Rohingya residents," said the report by the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research
UN has 'no right to interfere', says Myanmar Army chief as UNSC calls for prosecution for genocide against Rohingya Muslims
The defiant response is the army chief's first public reaction since a UN fact-finding mission urged the Security Council to refer Myanmar's top military brass to ICC.
'Strangulation of free speech in Myanmar': Former columnist jailed for 'abusive' Facebook posts on Aung San Suu Kyi
Ngar Min Swe, a columnist under the previous army government in Myanmar, has written a number of posts against Aung San Suu Kyi since her party rose to power in 2016.
The controversial plan is already behind schedule. Officials previously said they wanted to start moving refugees from overcrowded camps near the border with Myanmar to the island in June before the monsoon began.
Aung San Suu Kyi says 'handling' of Rohingya Muslims could have been better, claims rule of law must apply to everyone
In the face of global condemnation, Myanmar's leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said that the handling of Rohingya Muslims — 7,00,000 of whom have fled to Bangladesh amid a brutal military campaign — could have been better.
Reuters journalists jailed for 'breaking law', have every right to appeal verdict, says Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi
“If we believe in the rule of law, they have every right to appeal the judgment and to point out why the judgment was wrong, Suu Kyi said on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi.
Mike Pence calls on Myanmar to release two Reuters reporters, says they should be commended, not imprisoned
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from the Reuters news agency were sentenced on Monday in proceedings that were widely decried as unfair. They had reported about the army's brutal counterinsurgency campaign that drove 700,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh.
Myanmar govt defends Aung San Suu Kyi's silence over jailed Reuters reporters; world leaders, rights groups express outrage
A Myanmar government official defended the silence of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the arrests of two Reuters journalists by saying that criticising the judicial system would be tantamount to contempt of court.
Reuters scribes jailed: 'Advocate of freedom of expression is also necessarily a practitioner', world awaits Aung San Suu Kyi's response
Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi spent the duration between 1989 and 2010 in some form of detention as a result of her work to bring democracy in the then-military ruled Myanmar.
Aung San Suu Kyi's reputation as champion of free speech in shreds as Myanmar jails Reuters journalists for 7 years
Suu Kyi was once a staunch advocate for the free press and a darling of the foreign media. During her long years of house arrest under the former junta — which choked the media inside Myanmar — it was foreign correspondents who carried her message of peaceful defiance to the outside world.
'New low for press freedom': Human rights activists, journalists condemn sentencing of Reuters scribes in Myanmar
A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress towards democracy in the Southeast Asian country.
Reuters reporters, investigating Rohingya Muslim killings, sentenced to seven years in jail for violating Myanmar Official Secrets Act
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are both Reuters reporters and Myanmar nationals, who have been held in Myanmar's Insein prison since their arrest in December. They gave brief but emotional statements on the court steps as they were led to the waiting prison van.
Reuters reporters face verdict in Myanmar 'state secrets' case, could receive jail sentences of 14 years each
The case has outraged the international community for attacking media freedom and has intensified the glare on Myanmar security forces over its crackdown on the Muslim minority in Rakhine state.