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Poppy McPherson

Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters

7:53am GMT

YANGON A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defence had not provided sufficient evidence to show they were innocent. | Video

Lost idol - New wave of Myanmar youth activists look beyond Suu Kyi

27 Dec 2018

(This December 1 story has been refilled to correct typographical errors in paragraphs 16 and 22)

Special Report - Fading Icon: What happened to Aung San Suu Kyi?

19 Dec 2018

YANGON/LONDON Aung San Suu Kyi was once a global hero. Today, her reputation is sullied. What happened?

Special Report: Myanmar's moves could mean the Rohingya never go home

18 Dec 2018

By Poppy McPherson, Simon Lewis, Thu Thu Aung, Shoon Naing and Zeba Siddiqui | Video

Myanmar religion minister says Rohingya 'brainwashed' to 'march' on the country

04 Dec 2018

YANGON Myanmar’s Minister for Religion on Tuesday said Rohingya Muslim refugees living in neighbouring Bangladesh are being "brainwashed" into "marching" on the Buddhist-majority nation, amid a diplomatic feud over the fate of the persecuted minority.

FEATURE-Lost idol: New wave of Myanmar youth activists look beyond Suu Kyi

01 Dec 2018

YANGON, Dec 1 Myanmar youth activist and television host Thinzar Shun Lei Yi would once have called herself one of Aung San Suu Kyi's greatest fans. Now, she is one of her most vocal critics.

Exclusive: U.N. will not help Myanmar with long-term camps for Rohingya - document

13 Nov 2018

YANGON The United Nations' refugee agency will not provide humanitarian assistance to Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar if they are interned in camps, according to an internal position paper circulated days before the initial repatriation is due to start.

Rohingya flee refugee camps in Bangladesh, as Myanmar prepares for first returnees

12 Nov 2018

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh/YANGON Dozens of Rohingya Muslim families on a list of refugees set to be repatriated to Myanmar later this week have fled from camps in Bangladesh where they were living, a Rohingya leader said on Monday, even as Myanmar prepares to begin receiving them.

Myanmar eases restrictions on foreign bank lending

09 Nov 2018

YANGON Myanmar’s central bank on Thursday announced new rules allowing foreign banks to lend to local businesses, bringing further reforms to the country’s stunted banking sector.

Dozens of Rohingya flee camps by boat, reviving memories of 2015 tragedy

09 Nov 2018

YANGON/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh Dozens of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and Bangladesh have boarded boats to try to reach Malaysia, officials and aid workers said on Thursday, raising fears of a fresh wave of such dangerous voyages after a 2015 crackdown on people smugglers.

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