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Sep 21, 2018
UN chief Antonio Guterres urges Myanmar to pardon Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years, says it is 'not acceptable'Guterres said it was "not acceptable" for Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, to be jailed "for what they were doing" as journalists in Myanmar.
Sep 19, 2018
'Strangulation of free speech in Myanmar': Former columnist jailed for 'abusive' Facebook posts on Aung San Suu KyiNgar 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.
Sep 18, 2018
Bangladesh to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees to shelters in Bhashan Char island from next monthThe 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.
Sep 14, 2018
Aung San Suu Kyi says 'handling' of Rohingya Muslims could have been better, claims rule of law must apply to everyoneIn 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.
Sep 04, 2018
Myanmar Army uses images of fleeing Rohingya Muslims as Bangladeshi immigrants, apologises later for 'mistakeMyanmar military apologised for the 'mistaken' photo but it did not mention the photograph incorrectly captioned as showing Rohingya entering Myanmar when the picture was of them leaving.
Sep 03, 2018
Reuters reporters, investigating Rohingya Muslim killings, sentenced to seven years in jail for violating Myanmar Official Secrets ActWa 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.
Sep 03, 2018
Reuters reporters face verdict in Myanmar 'state secrets' case, could receive jail sentences of 14 years eachThe 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.
Aug 31, 2018
Aung San Suu Kyi won't be stripped of Nobel Peace Prize despite UN report on Rohingya crisis, says Norwegian Nobel CommitteeAung San Suu Kyi, who leads the Myanmar government and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for campaigning for democracy, has been criticised for failing to speak out against the army crackdown in Rakhine State.
Aug 18, 2018
US hits out at Myanmar military over Rohingya crisis, accuses them of committing 'serious' human right abusesUS has slapped Myanmar military with punitive sanctions for committing "serious human right abuses" against the Rohingyas
Aug 08, 2018
UN refugee agency head asks Asia-Pacific leaders to show 'solidarity' with Rohingya, calls for solutions to Rakhine unrestThe UNHCR chief said the "real solution" to the Rohingya issue is in Myanmar, calling for regional support to fight the root causes of Rakhine displacement.