Myanmar police focused interrogation on Rohingya story-Reuters journalist

By Thu Thu Aung and Aye Min Thant YANGON, July 17 : A Reuters reporter on trial in Myanmar said the police questioning after he and a colleague were arrested in December centred on their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, not on secret state documents they are accused of obtaining. Wa Lone, 32, […]

Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 15, injures 45-official

By Shoon Naing YANGON, July 14 : A landslide killed at least 15 people in northern Myanmar on Saturday, with 45 others injured after the latest disaster in the Hpakant jade mining region, a local official said. Miners searching for the precious mineral were buried by muddy earth from a slope that collapsed, said Kyaw […]

Myanmar court to hear arguments on charging jailed Reuters reporters

By Antoni Slodkowski YANGON, Jul 2 :- Prosecutors and defence lawyers will present arguments on Monday whether two Reuters reporters accused of obtaining secret documents in Myanmar should be charged, after the six-month pre-trial phase of the landmark case ended last month. After hearing the arguments, the court in Yangon will rule on whether Wa […]

Secret UN-Myanmar deal on Rohingya offers no guarantees on citizenship

By Poppy McPherson and Zeba Siddiqui YANGON/COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, June 29 : Rohingya refugees returning to Myanmar will have no explicit guarantees of citizenship or freedom of movement throughout the country, under a secret agreement between the government and the United Nations seen by Reuters. The UN struck an outline deal with Myanmar at the […]

Top Myanmar military officers should be tried for crimes against humanity -Amnesty International

By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK, Jun 27 : Senior Myanmar military officials, including the commanders of its defense services and army, should face trial for crimes against humanity over the treatment of Rohingya minorities, Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesday. Amnesty called for the United Nations Security Council to refer the report’s findings […]

Race against time:Officials struggle to protect Rohingya refugees ahead of peak monsoon

By Zeba Siddiqui COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, June 20 : International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon landslides and floods ahead of the peak rainy season expected in July. Just a few days of downpours and storms at the onset of monsoon earlier this […]