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Myanmar's Suu Kyi says international attention fuelling divisions in north


SINGAPORE/SITTWE, Myanmar Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi accused the international community on Friday of stoking resentment between Buddhists and Muslims in the country's northwest, where an army crackdown has killed at least 86 people and sent 10,000 fleeing to Bangladesh.

Malaysia cancels two football matches with Myanmar over Rohingya crackdown 01 Dec 2016

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's national football team has cancelled two friendly under-22 matches with Myanmar, in protest against the Southeast Asian nation's bloody crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims, a team spokesman said on Thursday.

China offers Myanmar support to end ethnic unrest near border 30 Nov 2016

BEIJING China has told Myanmar that they should work together to stabilise their shared border, in the wake of a series of attacks by ethnic armed groups on Myanmar security forces and thousands of people crossing into China to escape the violence.

U.N. warns Myanmar government reputation at stake over Rohingya crisis 29 Nov 2016

UNITED NATIONS 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.


Indonesia arrests militant planning bomb strike on Myanmar embassy 26 Nov 2016

JAKARTA Police in Indonesia have arrested a suspected Islamist militant and seized a large quantity of bomb making material that he planned to use in attacks on government buildings and the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta next month, a police spokesman said.


Malaysia to summon Myanmar envoy on Rohingya as protests mount 25 Nov 2016

KUALA LUMPUR/DHAKA Malaysia will summon Myanmar's ambassador over the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in northwestern Rakhine state, it said on Friday, as protesters across Southeast Asia demonstrated against the rising violence. | Video


Malaysia decides not to abandon soccer tournament over Myanmar Rohingya crackdown 25 Nov 2016

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia decided on Friday to carry on with a regional soccer tournament co-hosted by Myanmar, days after a Malaysian minister said it was considering pulling out in protest against Myanmar's bloody crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims. | Video

Malaysia in pilot scheme to allow Rohingya refugees to work 24 Nov 2016

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday it was working with Malaysia on a pilot scheme to allow refugees from Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya minority to work in the country, in a move that it described as a "win-win" solution.


West voices growing concern at Myanmar's handling of crisis - sources 23 Nov 2016

YANGON/UNITED NATIONS Western nations are increasingly concerned at how Aung San Suu Kyi's government is dealing with violence in Myanmar's divided northwest, with the U.S. envoy to the United Nations privately warning fellow diplomats the country could not handle the crisis on its own.


More Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh as violence spreads in Myanmar 23 Nov 2016

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh More Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar poured into neighbouring Bangladesh this week, with some feared to have drowned after a boat sank during a bid to flee violence that has killed at least 86 people and displaced 30,000.

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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