updated Sun. March 3, 2024
April 4, 2018
On the occasion of today's International Mine Awareness Day, the Ambassadors of the European Union and its Member States have called on the Government of Myanmar to take action against the use of landmines in order to better protect the high number of civilians living in mine contaminated areas inÃâÃÂ ...
Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy (blog)
April 4, 2018
Regrettably, there has been one voice missing: the de facto leader of the government of Myanmar, Aun San Suu Kyi who has been silent in ... Earlier this year, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, did draw attention to the plight of the Rohingya by saying the Myanmar government's denial of ethnicÃâÃÂ ...
April 4, 2018
The Myanmar government also agreed to receive a delegation from the United Nations Security Council and neighboring countries. The advisory board also urged the Myanmar government to double their efforts regarding the IDP camps to encourage the refugees in the border camps to return.
Willamette University Collegian
March 21, 2018
“There is no ethnic cleansing or genocide in our country,” said U Aung Tun Thet, a Myanmar government official, to the U.N. body just one day after a United Nations expert suggested the government was implicated in “the crime of genocide” against Rohingya Muslims. This would not be the first time theÃâÃÂ ...
March 15, 2018
YANGON, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar government has returned some 385 acres (156 hectares) of land out of 1,081 acres, confiscated by the Ministry of Defense, to 82 farmers in Tachileik, the country's eastern Shan state, Myanmar News Agency reported Friday. Other 696 acres of such land have alsoÃâÃÂ ...
Voice of America
March 15, 2018
Proposals put forward by Myanmar's government to add further restrictions to a controversial assembly law have attracted widespread criticism, with rights groups accusing the civilian-led government of backsliding on democratic progress. On March 7, the country's Upper House approved amendments toÃâÃÂ ...
March 14, 2018
Washington :The UN Secretary General's Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide says all the evidence he has received shows that the Myanmar government tried to utterly destroy Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. Adama Dieng said that if the evidence recently presented to him was proven,ÃâÃÂ ...
March 12, 2018
Geneva - The Myanmar government appears to be pursuing a policy of starvation in Rakhine state to force out the remaining Muslim Rohingya population, a UN investigator said on Monday. The military has also started new offensives in Kachin and Kayin states, Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee told theÃâÃÂ ...
March 7, 2018
But, Burmese are not trustworthy.” His comments come at a time when Bangladesh-Myanmar relations have been antagonised further by a build-up of Myanmar troops on the border, close to a strip of land housing about 6,000 Rohingya. The Myanmar government insisted it was to protect against terrorism.
March 5, 2018
Myanmar will likely export at least 3.2 million tonnes of rice by the end of the current 2017-18 fiscal year by month-end taking rice exports to their highest level in 70 years, according to officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI). “According to government estimates, we haveÃâÃÂ ...
March 2, 2018
THE Yangon Stock Exchange does not lack ambition. It is housed within the imposing former headquarters of the central bank. The two guards manning the entrance protect a stack of visitor badges, mostly unused. Inside, a list of “missions”—integrity, fairness and openness—hangs beside a Christmas treeÃâÃÂ ...
February 27, 2018
“Because not only it's not good for the refugees; it is intense pressure on the people of Bangladesh. And the cause of all these crimes is the government of Burma,” Ebadi said. Stating her fear that China might veto the resolution on the Myanmar government, she said: “I hope that this time, unlike all the otherÃâÃÂ ...
February 23, 2018
This combination of two satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe - the one on the left taken on December 2, 2017 and the one on the right taken on February 5, 2018 - show the predominantly Rohingya village of Myar Zin, about 30 kilometres north of Maungdaw in Rakhine state, before and after theÃâÃÂ ...
February 19, 2018
The government of Myanmar has denied claims that the military conducted ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya. An army investigation into its own conduct during the 2017 crackdown exonerated itself of any blame. However, in a surprise move last month, the military admitted that Rohingya found in aÃâÃÂ ...
The Irrawaddy News Magazine
February 14, 2018
Ms. Suu Kyi gives the advisory board a free hand. She never interferes or tells us not to speak about this or that issue to the international community. We are not a spokesman for the Myanmar government. Most importantly, Ms. Suu Kyi met the 10 people in person to invite them to join the advisory panel.
February 14, 2018
FILE - In this July 12, 2014, file photo, Myanmar journalist Thet Oo Maung, known as Wa Lone, right, stands with other journalists with their mouths taped, symbolizing the government's crackdown on media, in Yangon, Myanmar. Under Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has aggressively pursued legal chargesÃâÃÂ ...
February 12, 2018
DHAKA: A Myanmar government minister has told Rohingya refugees living in a makeshift camp on the Bangladesh border they should take up a government offer to return, warning they will face "consequences" if they stay where they are. A video circulated on social media apparently shows Myanmar'sÃâÃÂ ...
February 6, 2018
Faced with ongoing threats from extreme cyclones, earthquakes, floods, landslides, and wildfires, the Government of Myanmar continues to advance initiatives to protect the 53 million people within its borders. Most recently, Myanmar officials reached a new milestone aimed at increasing national resilienceÃâÃÂ ...
February 2, 2018
YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar's government has denied a report by The Associated Press documenting at least five mass graves containing Rohingya Muslim civilians killed by the military with help from Buddhist neighbors, saying that only “terrorists” were killed and they were “carefully buried.” The APÃâÃÂ ...
January 31, 2018
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a news conference with Japanese Foreign Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a news conference with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono in Naypyidaw, Myanmar Jan 12, 2018. (Photo: REUTERS/Stringer). 01 Feb 2018ÃâÃÂ ...