• Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:00
    Genocide and the moral crisis gripping Asean 
    Just 20 days after Asean celebrated its 51st anniversary, the United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar reported on August 28 that genocide and other atrocities had been committed by the military in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan states.
  • Fri, 14 Sep 2018 06:58
    UN report details silencing of independent journalism in Myanmar
    A host of ill-defined laws has been used in Myanmar to exert control over independent journalism across the country, including in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine states, a UN human rights report on freedom of expression in the country has found.
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  • Fri, 07 Sep 2018 16:13
    UN urged to put Myanmar atrocities before ICC
    An international human rights group on Friday urged the United Nations Security Council to refer the situation in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the full spectrum of atrocities in Rakhine State. 
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  • Tue, 04 Sep 2018 01:00
    Behind the ethnic cleansing, a textbook land grab
    While the media spotlight on the Rohingya crisis has focused on religious persecution and ethnic cleansing, the strategic importance of Rakhine, the Muslim minority’s home state, has gone largely unnoticed.
  • Fri, 31 Aug 2018 01:00
    Rohingya genocide planned long before ARSA attacks
    The Myanmar government, including its de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has repeatedly said that attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) forced the military (Tatmadaw) to launch a crackdown in Rakhine state.
  • Wed, 29 Aug 2018 11:43
    Myanmar refuses to recognise UN report on Rakhine genocide
    Myanmar has lashed out at the United Nations Fact Finding Mission that concluded genocide had been committed in Rakhine, saying Nay Pyi Taw did not recognise the mission, whose report was intended to create a rift between the civilian government and the military.
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  • Tue, 28 Aug 2018 01:00
    Rakhine crisis a ‘genocide’, says UN probe
    MYANMAR’S commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing and several other senior military officers must be investigated and prosecuted for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes over their responsibility for violence in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan states, a United Nations independent fact-finding mission said yesterday.
  • Sun, 26 Aug 2018 10:16
    Thailand to provide medical services in Rakhine State
    Thailand will back Myanmar’s plan to introduce mobile medical services in impoverished Rakhine State.
  • Fri, 24 Aug 2018 12:19
    Force Myanmar to face ICC for atrocities: S Asian MPs
    More than 130 lawmakers from across Southeast Asia Thursday demanded the international community bring officials in Myanmar to justice for the atrocious crimes it committed against its Rohingya population in Rakhine State.
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  • Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:00
    Bouquets and brickbats for Rakhine final report
    WHILE MYANMAR officials have praised the final report submitted last week by Surakiart Sathirathai on the Rakhine crisis, former members of the panel and observers said the job was actually incomplete.
  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:16
    Myanmar ditches Surakiart's Rohingya probe
    Myanmar says the advisory board headed by former Thai foreign minister Surakiart Sathirathai has submitted its final report on the Rohingya crisis, suggesting the probe has been axed.
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  • Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:56
    Thailand, Myanmar sign MoU on financial assistance to prawn breeding farm in Rakhine
    The officials from Thailand and Myanmar signed MoU on financial assistance of a 34-million-baht to be spent on prawn breeding farm in Yaychanpyin, Rakhine State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday.
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  • Thu, 09 Aug 2018 08:04
    Myanmar still not giving free access
    The United Nations said Myanmar has not yet granted its staff independent and effective access to Rakhine, though two months have passed since the signing of a deal on helping the country create conducive conditions for Rohingya repatriation.
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  • Tue, 07 Aug 2018 12:38
    Suu Kyi claims progress in Rakhine issue
    Eighty-one out of 88 points in respect of Rakhine issue proposed by Kofi Annan's Commission have been already implemented, but remaining points must be coped through a step-by-step approach as they are considered as long-term matters, said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
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  • Mon, 06 Aug 2018 01:00
    Honest intent missing to solve Rohingya crisis
    INTERNAL POLITICS has been among the factors behind the failure of international panels to tackle the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. While countries overtly say they support these boards’ efforts to address the problem, politics within Myanmar and within those countries too often obstructs the mission.
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