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YANGON Amnesty International has withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing the Myanmar leader of perpetuating human rights abuses by not speaking out about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

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

08 Nov 2018

YANGON, Nov 8 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".

Myanmar by-election results 'a lesson' for Suu Kyi's party

04 Nov 2018

YANGON Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) expects to have won only seven of 13 seats up for grabs in by-elections, a spokesman said on Sunday, conceding that Myanmar's ruling party needed to do more for voters from ethnic minorities.

Myanmar officials try to convince Rohingya to return, accept ID cards

31 Oct 2018

DHAKA/YANGON Myanmar officials visited camps for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh on Wednesday in an effort to kickstart a process to repatriate hundreds of thousands who fled an army crackdown last year.

Hunt says pressed Suu Kyi on 'justice and accountability' for Rohingya

20 Sep 2018

NAYPYITAW Myanmar must ensure there is "no hiding place" for those responsible for crimes against its Rohingya minority if it is to avoid a lasting stain on the country's reputation, Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday.

Myanmar youth, journalists demonstrate against jailing of Reuters reporters

17 Sep 2018

YANGON At least 100 Myanmar youth activists and journalists called for the release of two jailed Reuters journalists on Sunday, warning that the seven-year prison terms handed to the pair this month threaten the public's right to information. | Video

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