Myanmar’s overthrown leader Aung San Suu Kyi is set to face new charges of corruption from the generals who seized power in a coup on February 1, as protesters fighting to restore democracy face increasing isolation behind a mobile data blackout. The 75-year-old Nobel laureate, who was taken into custody[…]
Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) has claimed a resounding victory in Sunday’s general election, the second since the military began to withdraw from civilian politics in 2011. Based on its own unofficial tally of votes, the NLD, which is led by Aung San Suu Kyi, expects to win[…]
A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar has killed at least 162 people and wounded another 54, officials say, in one of the worst-ever accidents to hit the treacherous industry. The incident took place early on Thursday in the jade-rich Hpakant area of Kachin state after a bout[…]
On December 9, the world marked the anniversary of the adoption of the 1948 UN Genocide Convention: a covenant signed in the wake of the Holocaust not only to punish genocide but to prevent it. And yet, the tatters of the shredded promise of “never again” were on display the very next[…]
In a speech on Wednesday at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that lasted about 30 minutes, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi defended her country’s military against allegations of genocide. The case, filed by The Gambia, accuses Myanmar of violating the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide,[…]
The Myanmar government under Aung San Suu Kyi has continued using oppressive, military rule-era laws to prosecute peaceful critics, quashing hopes the country’s first democratic leader in decades would safeguard free speech, according to a damning new report by a prominent rights group. Freedom of expression has been worsening since[…]
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, is determined that the perpetrators of the horrors committed against the Rohingya face justice. He’s the head of the UN’s watchdog for human rights across the world, so his opinions carry weight. It could go right to the top – he doesn’t rule out the possibility[…]
Stung by international criticism over her silence on the plight of Rohingya Muslims, Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally mumbled a few well rehearsed phrases, saying nothing. Her short speech, clearly intended to satisfy western backers, was a damp squib. Dubbed as an address to the nation,[…]
Aung San Suu Kyi said she “feels deeply” for the suffering of “all people” caught up in conflict scorching Rakhine state in her first comments on the crisis since the latest violence began last month. “We are concerned to hear the number of Muslims fleeing areas to Bangladesh,” she said[…]
“There are no more villages left, none at all.” The accounts of the systematic ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Myanmar, now effectively ruled by the world renowned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, are finally making it to the mainline news these days. “There are no more people[…]
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