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Myanmar publisher who criticised establishment is found stabbed to death

YANGON A Myanmar publisher whose magazine has criticised the military, political and business establishment was found stabbed to death in his office at the weekend, police said on Tuesday.


Myanmar reiterates no ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, even as investigations go on 11 Apr 2017

YANGON A senior Myanmar government official on Tuesday denied there was ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in the troubled northwestern state of Rakhine, where a military operation aimed at the minority has forced 75,000 people to flee to Bangladesh.

UNICEF official seeks release of detained Rohingya children in Myanmar 10 Apr 2017

YANGON A top official from the U.N. children's fund (UNICEF) has sought the release of Rohingya children detained in a Myanmar army crackdown on the Muslim minority, the organisation's country representative said on Monday.

About 20 wedding guests dead as boat sinks in southwestern Myanmar 07 Apr 2017

YANGON Some 20 people died and about a dozen were missing on Friday after a wooden boat carrying about 60 wedding guests hit a cargo ship and sank in southwestern Myanmar, local officials said, in the third big marine accident in the country in as many years.


China may scrap divisive dam in Myanmar to advance other interests - sources 06 Apr 2017

NAYPYITAW China has shifted its position in a lengthy dispute with Myanmar over the building of a $3.6 billion dam, seven sources said, signalling its willingness to abandon the project in exchange for other economic and strategic opportunities in Myanmar.


Myanmar leader says no ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims - BBC 05 Apr 2017

LONDON Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said ethnic cleansing was too strong a term to describe what was happening in the Muslim-majority Rakhine region, the BBC reported on Wednesday.


Malaysia rights panel disturbed over more than 600 deaths in prisons and detention centres 04 Apr 2017

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's national human rights panel on Tuesday said it was disturbed by more than 600 deaths at immigration detention centres and prisons over the last two years, and called for immediate reform.


Suu Kyi's party wins nearly half of Myanmar by-elections 02 Apr 2017

YANGON Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party won nearly half of the seats contested in by-elections on Sunday, the first vote since it swept to power a year ago and an early indication of support for her administration amid increased fighting with ethnic armed groups and slower economic growth. | Video


Myanmar trains midwives to tackle maternal death rate 01 Apr 2017

YANGON Myanmar is training up hundreds of midwives in an effort to reduce the number of women who die in childbirth, one of many social policy reforms launched by the country as it emerges from decades of military rule.


Exclusive - Rohingya rebel leader challenges Myanmar's Suu Kyi, vows to fight on 31 Mar 2017

YANGON The leader of a Rohingya Muslim insurgency against Myanmar's security forces said on Friday his group would keep fighting "even if a million die" unless the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, took action to protect the religious minority.

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A patient from Myanmar looks through the window of the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand October 13, 2010.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An uncertain fate

Myanmar's long standing political crisis has forced millions of refugees across the border.  Slideshow