YANGON (Reuters) - Farmers locked in a land dispute with Myanmar's armed forces pledged to renew their fight after being released from jail on Friday, in a case testing leader Aung San Suu Kyi's resolve to challenge the military's economic interests.
YANGON/DHAKA (Reuters) - A special envoy of Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi will begin top-level talks in Bangladesh on Wednesday, as the United Nations said the Rohingya crisis prompted 65,000 people to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh in the past three months.
In early November, Zaw Lay and his family were hiding in the basement of a friend’s house in Yekhatchchaung GwaSone village, near the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. Two Burmese military helicopters circled overhead, firing indiscriminately at the terrified villagers huddled below. Show More Summary
YE BU, Myanmar (Reuters) - Maw Maw Oo discreetly pushed the "record" button on her smartphone as the state ministers from Aung San Suu Kyi's months-old civilian government started talking.
There are rapes – there are killings – there are human rights abuses on a daily basis: but says the UN, the persecution of Burma’s minority Rohingya people is being ignored. And it’s accused Aung San Suu Kyi’s government of a “counterproductive, even callous” approach. The scale of the crisis is sharply revealed by satellite…
The UN has urged Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to visit northern Rakhine state, where the army is accused of carrying out a brutal crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority. The Nobel peace prize winner has faced growing...Show More Summary
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday to visit the country's divided northwest to reassure civilians they will be protected amid accusations that soldiers have raped Rohingya Muslim women, burnt houses and killed civilians.
Mehdi Hasan on Myanmar's leader turning a blind eye to anti-Muslim violence.
A new military campaign against Myanmar's persecuted Muslim minority raises questions about leader Aung San Suu Kyi's commitment to human rights. The post Aung San Suu Kyi criticized for silence on alleged ethnic cleansing in Myanmar appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Rights advocates accuse Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, of inaction during a brutal counterinsurgency drive against a Muslim minority.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The reputation of Aung San Suu Kyi's government in Myanmar is at stake amid international concerns over how it is dealing with violence in the country's divided northwest, a senior United Nations official warned on Tuesday.
Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday postponed a visit to Indonesia after protests there over her country's bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims and a thwarted plot to attack its Jakarta embassy. Thousands of desperate...Show More Summary
Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday stood accused of failing to protect Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims from what rights groups say is a systematic campaign of abuse by the army. The democracy icon, garlanded by the international...Show More Summary
A little more than a year ago, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party were swept to a landmark election victory in Myanmar. As the country has progressed down the path toward full-fledged democracy, however, it has not made equal strides on human rights. Witness...
Surge of violence underscores lack of oversight of the military by the seven-month-old Aung San Suu Kyi administration.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday that her country must have peace in order to have sustainable development.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Japan on Tuesday to court investment and aid, as an upsurge in violence against a persecuted Muslim minority at home posed the worst crisis of her six months in power and brought U.S. criticism.
One year ago, and for the first time in his life, Min Min Kyaw voted. He was 38 years old. Kyaw is a tourist guide in Myanmar, where, last November, Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy won the country’s first openly contested election since 1990. Show More Summary
Myanmar is struggling to establish full democracy after 50 years of military rule, de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday following a deadly military lockdown in restive Rakhine state. State media say security forces have killed...Show More Summary
Obama had announced plans to lift the sanctions last month, when Myanmar's new civilian leader, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, visited the Oval Office. Some Myanmar nationals remain on the Treasury Department's list ofShow More Summary