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Malaysia PM opens thorny debate in accusing Myanmar of genocide


KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's stern rebuke to Myanmar for a military-led crackdown on Muslim Rohingyas was a rarity among Southeast Asian nations, who adhere to a policy of non-interference in each other's domestic affairs.


U.N. urges Myanmar's Suu Kyi to visit country's divided northwest 12:18am GMT

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday to visit the country's divided northwest to reassure civilians they will be protected amid accusations that soldiers have raped Rohingya Muslim women, burnt houses and killed civilians.


Former U.N. head Annan urges rule of law amid Myanmar's Rohingya crisis 06 Dec 2016

YANGON, Myanmar Former U.N. chief Kofi Annan on Tuesday urged Myanmar security forces to act within the rule of law in the country's northwest, where an army crackdown has killed at least 86 people and sent 10,000 fleeing over the border to Bangladesh.


Malaysian PM urges intervention to stop 'genocide' of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims 04 Dec 2016

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called for foreign intervention to stop the "genocide" of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar on Sunday, as he joined thousands of Rohingya protesters in Kuala Lumpur.


Malaysia says Myanmar violence against Muslim Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing' 03 Dec 2016

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia described the violence against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority as "ethnic cleansing" on Saturday, ahead of a planned solidarity march in Kuala Lumpur expected to be led by Prime Minister Najib Razak.


Myanmar's Suu Kyi says international attention fuelling divisions in north 02 Dec 2016

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.

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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

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