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WTF Friday, 6/24/2016

  Welp, here it is Friday again, and this week’s round-up is… bleak. The great hope of Burmese democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, has banned use of the term “Rohingya”, in favor of the oh-so-much-simpler “people who believe in Islam in… Continue Reading ?

EU says Myanmar needs 'space' to deal with rights abuses

YANGON (Reuters) - The European Union said on Wednesday Myanmar needed "space" to deal with human rights abuses in its restive northwest, adding it would respect the call by country leader Aung San Suu Kyi to avoid the term "Rohingya" to describe persecuted Muslims there.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi reiterates stance on not using term 'Rohingya': official

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has told the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights that the government will avoid using the term "Rohingya" to describe a persecuted Muslim minority in the country's northwest, an official told Reuters on Monday.

Dalai Lama urges Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to ease Rohingya tension

last weekReligion : FaithWorld

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has a moral responsibility to try to ease tension between majority Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims, her fellow Nobel laureate, the Dalai Lama, has said.

Why Burmese hip-hop is inevitably political

3 weeks agoArts : Prospero

IN APRIL, a government dominated by Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) took over in Myanmar, ending decades of oppressive military-only rule. For both the music world and Burmese millennials, one re-elected member of parliament, Zeya Thaw, stood out. Show More Summary

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to lead new effort on restive Rakhine State

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi will lead a new effort to bring peace and development to Rakhine State where violence between majority Buddhists and minority Muslims in recent years has cast a cloud over progress on democratic reforms.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Urges Further Reforms in Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi asked for time and space to deal with issues relating to the country's Rohingya Muslim minority

Suu Kyi Asks For 'Space' As Kerry Presses Her On Rohingya Treatment

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi asked to be given "enough space" to address the plight of her country's Rohingya Muslim population, as visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed the Nobel peace laureate to promote respect for human...Show More Summary

Aung San Suu Kyi

The New York Times is correct. Aung San Suu Kyi has completely failed as a leader to do anything or even speak up about the oppression of the Rohingya in Myanmar. There is no question that Rakhine State, one of the poorest in Myanmar, is a complex tinderbox of sectarian resentments that requires the most […]

Myanmar military says it gets along with Suu Kyi's new government

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - The commander-in-chief of Myanmar's military said on Friday the army was carrying out its duty under the leadership of the newly elected civilian government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, aiming to assuage worry over tension between them.

New Myanmar government proposes keeping some junta curbs on protests

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi is facing criticism from rights groups and student activists who say her ruling party is planning to retain restrictions on free speech once wielded against it by the country's former junta.

New U.S. ambassador to Myanmar says he will keep using term 'Rohingya'

YANGON (Reuters) - The new ambassador of the United States to Myanmar said on Tuesday he will keep using the term Rohingya for the persecuted Muslim minority, even after the government controlled by Nobel prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi asked him to refrain from it.

Learn a Lesson From the Panglong Conference

On April 27, Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi held a meeting with the Joint Monitoring Committee, a body representative of the army and eight non-state armed groups that signed the so-called Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) last October. The meeting was the first of its kind since the National League for Democracy (NLD) assumed power. Show More Summary

Myanmar bans lucrative logging in bid to preserve forests

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has banned lucrative logging operations as the newly-elected government of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi steps up a battle on deforestation, an environment official said on Thursday.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Workaround Revolution

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Despite her partys electoral triumphs in Myanmar, it looked as if the Nobel laureates executive powers were blocked. But no.

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Vows to Amend Junta-Era Constitution

"The constitution needs to be one that will give birth to a genuine democratic union," she said in a televised address

Aung San Suu Kyi Has Cataract Surgery, Her Doctor Says

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The operation, which was successful, will be followed by a second later in April for the Burmese leader’s other eye, the doctor said Saturday.

Myanmar to Free Political Prisoners, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Says

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s state counselor, said releasing the prisoners was the top priority of the new government.

Foreign Affairs Dion meets in Myanmar with Aung San Suu Kyi

Foreign Affairs minister congratulated Myanmar on installing its first civilian government in decades The post Foreign Affairs Dion meets in Myanmar with Aung San Suu Kyi appeared first on

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