Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Tag Archives: Myanmar

Suu Kyi criticised in court over ‘silence’ on Myanmar rape claims

LONDON: The Gambia condemned Aung San Suu Kyi’s “silence” over the plight of Rohingya Muslims after the Nobel Peace Prize laureate defended Myanmar against genocide charges at the UN’s top court. Lawyers for the mostly Muslim African country said her arguments that Myanmar’s 2017 military crackdown was a “clearance operation” ...

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Suu Kyi to defend Myanmar against genocide charge

DHAKA: Myanmar’s government vowed to defend the country from allegations of genocide at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). In a statement on its official Facebook page, Myanmar’s State Counsellor’s Office said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will lead a delegation to the court next month. “The State Counsellor, ...

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Malaysia, Bangladesh accuse Myanmar of ‘insincerity’ on Rohingya crisis

DHAKA: According to a report by Bangladeshi-daily, the Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said the international community assured Bangladesh of remaining engaged in the efforts to solve Rohingya crisis so that forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals can return to their homeland with safety, security and dignity. “The world community have shown ...

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Myanmar filmmaker jailed for one year after criticising military

YANGON: A Myanmar filmmaker was sentenced to a year in prison on Thursday for criticising the military, as free expression advocates warned of “grave threats” to those who challenge the powerful armed forces. Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, an activist and founder of human rights film festivals, was detained in ...

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Myanmar floods force tens of thousands from homes

SHWEGYIN: Raging floods across Myanmar have forced tens of thousands of people from their homes in recent weeks, officials said, as monsoon rains pummel the nation. Emergency services have been helping bring people to dry ground, many seeking shelter in local monasteries. Others waded through waist-deep floodwaters or rowed on ...

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Dozens missing in collapse at Myanmar jade mine

NAY PYI TAW: More than 50 people went missing after a landslide hit major jade mining area in the country’s northern Kachin state, an official said. The accident occurred near Maw Wun kalay village in Hpakant Township when a mud-filter pond, situated in an old mining site, collapsed last night ...

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Bangladesh proposes safe zone in Myanmar for Rohingya refugees

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has called on Russia, China and India to help the country tackle the Rohingya refugee crisis. In an interview with Anadolu news agency, Momen said his government has proposed to establish a safe zone in Rakhine state in Myanmar from where the refugees ...

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French tourist arrested for flying drone over Myanmar parliament

NAYPYIDAW: Myanmar authorities arrested a French tourist for allegedly flying a drone over the country’s parliament in the capital of Naypyidaw, the French embassy in Myanmar confirmed Monday. The embassy said it was working with local police to provide consular services for the man, identified by police as 27-year-old Arthur ...

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US adds Pakistan, China to its blacklist for religious freedom violations

The Trump Administration on Tuesday designated Pakistan, China, Saudi Arabia, Iran and seven others as countries of particular concern for having engaged in or tolerated “systematic, ongoing and egregious violations of religious freedom.” Simultaneously, the Trump Administration also designated al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, al-Qaeda, al-Shabab, Boko Haram, ...

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