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Myanmar sentences two to death for murder of Muslim lawyer who advised Suu Kyi

15 Feb 2019

YANGON A Myanmar court on Friday sentenced two men to death for the murder of a prominent Muslim lawyer, Ko Ni, who was an adviser to government leader Aung San Suu Kyi and an advocate for reforming a military-drafted constitution.

At least six Buddhists killed in rising Rakhine violence

04 Feb 2019

YANGON Suspected insurgents killed at least six members of a Buddhist ethnic minority in western Myanmar on Thursday, the government and regional sources said, amid spiraling violence in troubled Rakhine state.

Myanmar court hears arguments in appeal case of jailed Reuters reporters

10 Jan 2019

YANGON A Myanmar court heard arguments on Monday in the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act. | Video

Facebook takes down more Myanmar accounts over military links

19 Dec 2018

Facebook Inc has removed hundreds of additional accounts, pages and groups in Myanmar from its social networks after discovering what it called "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" and links to the country's military.

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

'We can't go anywhere' - Myanmar closes Rohingya camps but 'entrenches segregation'

06 Dec 2018

YANGON As the world was focused on abortive efforts to begin repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar last month, hundreds of their fellow Muslims still in Myanmar were boarding boats seeking to escape the country. | Video

Myanmar seizes boat carrying 93 fleeing Rohingya camps for Malaysia

27 Nov 2018

YANGON Authorities in Myanmar have seized a boat carrying 93 people, apparently Rohingya Muslims, fleeing displacement camps in western Myanmar's Rakhine State and hoping to reach Malaysia, an official said on Tuesday.

Myanmar holds 106 Rohingya aboard boat to Malaysia, official says

16 Nov 2018

KYAUKTAN, Myanmar Myanmar immigration authorities detained 106 Rohingya Muslims aboard a boat off Yangon on Friday, officials said, raising fears of a fresh wave of dangerous voyages after a 2015 crackdown on people smugglers.

Amnesty International strips Myanmar's Suu Kyi of 'conscience' award

12 Nov 2018

YANGON Amnesty International has withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing the Myanmar leader of perpetuating human rights abuses by not speaking out about violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Myanmar agrees smaller deal for China-backed port after 'debt-trap' concern

08 Nov 2018

YANGON Myanmar on Thursday signed an agreement with China's state-run CITIC Group to begin work on a deep-sea port in the west of the country, after negotiations that saw the initial phase of the project scaled back over fears of a "debt trap".

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