Mon, 18 Mar 2019 01:00
Chatrium eyes stronger growth in Myanmar
Despite tourism has yet to rebound in Mynamar, partly due to international outcry over the conflicts in Rakhine State on the western coast , the management of Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon expects higher growth and a better performance this year.
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 12:53
Asean gets first glimpse of Rakhine situation
The Asean Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ERAT) gained access to Myanmar’s strife-torn Rakhine state last week to conduct a preliminary needs assessment for the return of Rohingya refugees aimed at ending a repatriation stalemate, the Thai Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
Sun, 10 Mar 2019 13:08
Nine police killed in attack in Myanmar's Rakhine: police
Nine policemen have been killed in a militant attack in Myanmar's western Rakhine state, police said on Sunday, as tensions ratchet up in a state riven by ethnic and religious conflict.
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 01:00
Myanmar rebrands itself to woo more tourists
DESPITE the current decline in tourists coming from Europe and the Americas due to international media coverage of conflicts in Rakhine state, Myanmar remains confident it can attract foreign visitors in the months to come, according to officials and industry leaders.
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 01:00
A retreat in the face of danger
With a new phase in Rakhine crisis looming, Asean is once again shirking its duty
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:00
Asean meeting under Thai chair to discuss contentious issues next week in Chiang Mai
Asean foreign ministers will next week gather in the northern Thai province of Chiang Mai to brainstorm on various vexing issues, including the Rakhine crisis, South China Sea, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and an Indo-Pacific Strategy aiming to maintain its “centrality” for regional security architecture.
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:15
New Myanmar unrest panics Rohingya in border limbo
Bandarban, Bangladesh - Panic is gripping thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees living in no-man's land on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, with daily clashes between Myanmar security forces and ethnic Rakhine insurgents.
Fri, 04 Jan 2019 17:44
Urgent : Rakhine rebels attack police stations in pre-dawn raids: Myanmar army
Yangon - Ethnic Rakhine rebels carried out pre-dawn attacks on four police stations near the Bangladesh border, Myanmar's army said Friday, with the militants claiming to have taken 14 "prisoners of war" as operations ramped up.
Sun, 23 Dec 2018 11:00
Myanmar policeman found killed in northern Rakhine state
Yangon - The bullet-riddled body of a Myanmar policeman was found in northern Rakhine state, government media said Sunday, as tensions rise in the hotspot where the Rohingya crisis erupted last year.
Thu, 20 Dec 2018 14:19
Urgent : Myanmar forces conduct 'clearance operations' after two killed in Rakhine state
Yangon - 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 office said Thursday, with one of the incidents blamed on Rohingya Muslims.
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 01:00
‘An auspicious year for Rakhine’
Re: “Myanmar’s president praises Rakhine state for ‘auspicious’ year”, The Nation, December 15.
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 15:13
Myanmar's president praises Rakhine state for 'auspicious' year
Myanmar's president said Saturday it had been an "auspicious" year for Rakhine state, the violence-scarred territory and epicentre of the Rohingya crisis.
Tue, 27 Nov 2018 01:00
As Asean chair, Thailand must get to grips with Rakhine crisis
This month saw growing international concern and commitment to help resolve the crisis in Rakhine state, Myanmar. As a result of this crisis some 800,000 Muslim Rohingya have sought refuge in Bangladesh since October 2016.
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:00
Thailand to push for bigger Asean role in Rohingya crisis
THAILAND IS ready to support a greater Asean role in resolving the Rakhine crisis, as the group prepared mechanisms to deal with the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who face repatriation amid grave concerns about their future.
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 08:47
Bangladesh wants China's role in persuading Myanmar
Dhaka has urged Beijing to encourage Myanmar to create a conducive environment for a speedy return of Rohingyas to their home in Rakhine.