Latest News in Myanmar

  • Tue, 28 Feb 2017 04:26:44 +0000: Peace is possible in Myanmar - Myanmar News
    The first Panglong conference took place in 1947 and a commemoration of it recently took place on Feb. 12, which is commonly known as Union Day in Myanmar. The conference was meant to unite Myanmar's ethnic groups who have been co-existing since time …
  • Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:51:40 +0000: UN rights expert, Myanmar authorities & Rohingya population - Myanmar News
    27 February 2017 – Concluding a four-day visit to parts of Bangladesh where she met with members of Myanmar's Rohingya community who fled the violence there following attacks on a border post in early October and the ensuing military operations, a …
  • Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:03:57 +0000: Myanmar violence against Rohingya Muslims very horrific: UN - Myanmar News
    Yanghee Lee, a UN envoy for a mission to Bangladesh to visit Rohingya Muslims fleeing neighboring Myanmar, said Monday that she had heard appalling accounts which proved that the violence against the minority group was "far more extensive" than …
  • Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:21:08 +0000: UN expert urges urgent action to protect Rohingya population in Myanmar - Myanmar News
    Speaking at the end of a four-day visit to Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar, Yanghee Lee said: “The magnitude of violence that these families have witnessed and experienced is far more extensive than I had originally speculated.” During her visit, she met members of …
  • Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:29:25 +0000: Myanmar bank opens dollar-settling account with Japan's SMBC - Myanmar News
  • Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:41:53 +0000: UN rights expert calls on Myanmar authorities to protect the Rohingya population - Myanmar News
    27 February 2017 – Concluding a four-day visit to parts of Bangladesh where she met with members of Myanmar's Rohingya community who fled there after violence following attacks on a border post in early October and the ensuing military operations, a …
  • Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:26:16 +0000: UN envoy decries violence against Rohingya in Myanmar - Myanmar News
    DHAKA: Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar have told how government forces gang-raped women, slit people's throats and threw children into burning houses, a UN envoy has said after a mission to neighbouring Bangladesh. Yanghee Lee said the …
  • Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:19:35 +0000: Obama-era human rights envoy says U.N. must investigate Myanmar - Myanmar News
    GENEVA The U.N. Human Rights Council must set up a commission of inquiry into Myanmar's human rights record, as it has done for North Korea and Eritrea, and not spare its leader because of her iconic status, a former U.S. human rights envoy said on …
  • Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:05:19 +0000: Ethnic Militias Decide Not to Sign Myanmar Government’s Cease-fire Agreement - Myanmar News
    A group of ethnic militias decided on Friday not to sign the Myanmar government’s nationwide peace pact on the last day of their three-day summit at the headquarters of the country’s strongest ethnic rebel force, but instead formed a committee to discuss …
  • Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:38:10 +0000: Land grabbing in Myanmar - Myanmar News
  • Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:04:02 +0000: Myanmar’s Suu Kyi eulogizes slain legal adviser - Myanmar News
    The Associated Press Published: February 26, 2017, 8:58 am YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has broken a month-long silence to describe the assassination of one of her top legal advisers as a great loss for the country. She spoke …
  • Sun, 26 Feb 2017 10:41:07 +0000: Myanmar’s Suu Kyi breaks silence on killing of top lawyer - Myanmar News
    Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was close to the late Ko Ni. — Reuters picYANGON, Feb 26 — Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has broken a month long silence on the daylight assassination of her advisor, calling his killing a “great …
  • Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:50:44 +0000: More Myanmar citizens seek organ transplant in India - Myanmar News
    MYANMAR - More Myanmar citizens who want to undergo an organ transplant operation go to India as they face restrictions in their homeland, according to country's healthcare services. Myanmar citizens usually go to Singapore, India and Thailand for …
  • Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:07:56 +0000: Myanmar police blame grudge for assassination - Myanmar News
    YANGON, Myanmar — The assassination of a prominent legal adviser to Myanmar’s government was the result of a personal political grudge and not part of a bigger conspiracy by the military, senior security officials said Saturday. Police and Home Ministry …
  • Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:15:35 +0000: Ex-army officers behind Muslim lawyer's murder in Myanmar - Myanmar News
    YANGON, Feb. 25, Kyodo High-ranking security officials on Saturday said a group of disgruntled former army officers was behind the assassination last month of a prominent Muslim lawyer and a senior legal adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi's National League …
  • Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:21:26 +0000: Myanmar police blame grudge, not army, for Muslim lawyer’s murder - Myanmar News
    Associated Press | Published — Saturday 25 February 2017 YANGON, Myanmar: Senior Myanmar security officials say the assassination of a prominent legal adviser to the government was the result of a personal political grudge and not part of a bigger …
  • Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:09:21 +0000: Myanmar police blame grudge, not army, for prominent lawyer's murder - Myanmar News
    YANGON: The assassination of a prominent legal adviser to Myanmar's government was the result of a personal political grudge and not part of a bigger conspiracy by the military, senior security officials said Saturday. Police and Home Ministry …
  • Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:10:06 +0000: Myanmar cops jailed over Rakhine border raids - Myanmar News
    Three senior police officers handed between two and three years in jail for allowing the attacks to happen under their watch Yangon: Three senior Myanmar police officers have been jailed for failing to block deadly raids on border posts in October that …
  • Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:31:31 +0000: Myanmar police blame grudge, not army, for lawyer's murder - Myanmar News
    Senior Myanmar security officials say the assassination of a prominent legal adviser to the government was the result of a personal political grudge and not part of a bigger conspiracy by the military. Police and Home Ministry officials said at a news …
  • Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:22:35 +0000: Three Myanmar cops jailed for negligence over Rohingya attacks - Myanmar News
    Myanmar's police court has sentenced three senior officers to prison for negligence after Rohingya insurgents overran three border posts in October, killing nine policemen, a government official said yesterday. Several hundred Rohingya men, from a …
  • Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:36:22 +0000: Senior Myanmar police jailed over Rakhine border raids - Myanmar News
    YANGON: Three senior Myanmar police officers have been jailed for failing to block deadly raids on border posts in October that threw northern Rakhine state into crisis, a police spokesman said Saturday. The attacks left nine officers dead and unleashed a …
  • Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:58:53 +0000: Senior Myanmar cop jailed for negligence over Rohingya attacks - Myanmar News
    About 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims live in apartheid-like conditions in northwestern Myanmar, where they are denied citizenship. ― AFP picYANGON, Feb 25 ― Myanmar's police court has sentenced three senior officers to prison for negligence after …
  • Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:26:07 +0000: Vietnamese IT giant FPT Corporation has been selected by Myanmar to implement a US$11.3 million project that is part of a programme to modernise the nation’s public finance system. - Myanmar News
    HÀ NỘI – Vietnamese IT giant FPT Corporation has been selected by Myanmar to implement a US$11.3 million project that is part of a programme to modernise the nation’s public finance system. FPT beat 12 competitors from China, India, Singapore, Malaysia …
  • Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:05:56 +0000: No Peace With Myanmar Government in Sight - Myanmar News
      NAYPYIDAW (Press TV) – The head of Myanmar's most powerful ethnic rebel group has threatened to derail the government's wobbling push for peace as fierce fighting in the country's restive borderlands has reached a critical point. Bao …
  • Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:03:57 +0000: Changing lives in partnership: DCA-NCA Joint Country Programme Myanmar 2017-2021 - Myanmar News
    Our vision All people in Myanmar enjoy a dignified life, and are able to know and exercise the full range of their human rights in a safe, just and peaceful way, based on a true appreciation for diversity of all kinds, and respect for democratic rules and …
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