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EU drops Myanmar rights resolution, citing progress under Suu Kyi


UNITED NATIONS The European Union praised Myanmar's progress on human rights under the leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday and said that it would not be introducing a resolution at the United Nations condemning the country's record for the first time in 15 years.

Myanmar human rights commission faces outcry over child abuse case 23 Sep 2016

YANGON Amid unprecedented public outrage over its handling of a child abuse case, Myanmar's National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) is facing scrutiny from the government after the office of President Htin Kyaw said it was reviewing its actions.


In first U.N. address as leader, Suu Kyi defends efforts on Rohingyas 22 Sep 2016

UNITED NATIONS In her first address to the U.N. General Assembly as national leader, Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi defended her government's efforts to resolve a crisis over treatment of the country's Muslim minority. | Video


Chinese paper calls opposition to Myanmar dams "extreme" 19 Sep 2016

BEIJING Opposition to Chinese-invested hydropower schemes in Myanmar is being orchestrated by "extreme" groups in the country and has been extremely damaging to joint investment projects, an influential Chinese newspaper wrote on Monday.

Myanmar soldiers jailed with hard labour for village killings 16 Sep 2016

YANGON A Myanmar military court has jailed seven soldiers for five years each with hard labour for murdering five ethnic minority villagers in June, state media said on Friday, in a rare prosecution of military personnel.


Myanmar's Suu Kyi calls for investment after Obama pledges sanctions relief 16 Sep 2016

WASHINGTON Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi urged businesses to invest in the Southeast Asian country on Thursday as a way to advance its democratic transition, a day after U.S. President Barack Obama pledged to lift long-standing sanctions on the country.

Facebook post inspires landmark case for migrant workers in Thailand 15 Sep 2016

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tun Tun Win and his co-workers from Myanmar thought life was fine at the Thammakaset chicken farm in central Thailand, where they reared hundreds of thousands of birds for export to the European Union.


Obama, meeting with Suu Kyi, says U.S. ready to lift Myanmar sanctions 15 Sep 2016

WASHINGTON Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi called on Wednesday for the lifting of economic sanctions against her country, and President Barack Obama, in their first White House meeting since she became leader, said the United States was ready to do so. | Video

U.S. senator wants Congress consulted on Myanmar sanctions - documents 14 Sep 2016

WASHINGTON U.S. Republican Senator Cory Gardner will introduce legislation on Wednesday, coinciding with the visit to Washington of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, that would require close consultation with Congress on lifting of any sanctions.


As Suu Kyi visits U.S., Myanmar readies new foreign investment law 14 Sep 2016

NAYPYITAW Myanmar is making a push to overhaul rules on new foreign investment this week, officials said, as leader Aung San Suu Kyi bids to attract more overseas businesses to create jobs and improve the Southeast Asian country's crumbling infrastructure.

Images from Myanmar

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