Myanmar

February 7, 2019
February 7, 2019

Myanmar: UN expert welcomes move to amend constitution

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, who has been critical of failing democratic reforms in the country, welcomes the establishment of a parliamentary committee to...

February 6, 2019
February 6, 2019

Myanmar parliament approves panel to discuss constitution

Myanmar's parliament votes to set up a committee to discuss amending the country's constitution, despite objections by military-aligned lawmakers against a move that is likely to...

January 23, 2019
January 23, 2019

UN envoy not allowed to visit Rakhine conflict zones

Myanmar did not allow Christine Schraner Burgener, UN special envoy for Myanmar, to visit the conflict zones in northern Rakhine State citing safety concerns, according to report.

January 9, 2019
January 9, 2019

UN chief in Myanmar concerned over fighting in Rakhine State

The head of the United Nations in Myanmar on Wednesday expressed concern about the situation in the western state of Rakhine, where fighting between the military and the rebel Arakan Army has...

December 21, 2018
December 21, 2018

Tension flares in Rakhine state

Myanmar forces are conducting new rounds of "clearance operations" in conflict-hit Rakhine state after four local Buddhists were attacked and two killed, the commander-in-chief's...

December 1, 2018
December 1, 2018

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

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.

September 20, 2018
September 20, 2018

Former columnist jailed for 'abusive' posts on Suu Kyi

A former columnist for state media has been jailed for seven years for "abusive" Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a court official said yesterday, the latest case...

August 29, 2018
August 29, 2018

Top military men responsible for human rights abuse in Myanmar: US

Mentioning that the findings of a new report indicate widespread human rights abuses by the Myanmar military and its other security forces, the United States says it held high-level military...

August 29, 2018
August 29, 2018

Myanmar rejects UN probe on Rohingya abuses

A Myanmar government spokesman rejects a report by United Nations investigators that called for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide, saying the international community was making "false...

August 27, 2018
August 27, 2018

Verdict in case against Reuters journalists postponed

The verdict in Myanmar's prosecution of two Reuters reporters accused of breaching the country's Official Secrets Act is postponed until September 3 because the judge overseeing the case...