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

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

Myanmar journalists, lawyers raise concerns over jailing of Reuters reporters

11 Dec 2018

YANGON Groups representing journalists and lawyers in Myanmar handed a letter to the country's president on Friday outlining their concerns over the jailing of two Reuters reporters convicted of breaking state secrets laws.

Myanmar court jails anti-war protesters for defaming military

07 Dec 2018

YANGON A Myanmar court jailed three activists on Friday for defaming the military during anti-war protests, amid growing concern about a clamp-down on civil society.

'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 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.

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".

Rohingya crisis, Suu Kyi under the microscope at Southeast Asia summit

08 Nov 2018

SINGAPORE/YANGON The customary cordiality of Southeast Asian summits may be missing when the region's leaders meet next week due to sharp differences over Myanmar, whose military has been accused of genocide against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority.

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 by-elections a test for leader buffeted by crises

02 Nov 2018

MYITKYINA, Myanmar Asked what Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has changed since becoming Myanmar's leader two years ago, most residents of Kachin state in the far north say the roads: new tarmac smoothes the path for cars, motorbikes and campaign trucks ahead of a by-election set for Saturday.

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