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. More than 720,000 Rohingya have fled the western state since August 2017 after the military conducted "clearance operations," sending a stream of refugees to neighbouring Bangladesh with accounts of rape, arson and mass…
Myanmar defends Twitter CEO blasted for 'tone deaf' tweets
Patriotic internet users in Myanmar have rushed to defend Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, whose tweets following a visit to the "beautiful" country drew global scorn for failing to mention the persecution of Rohingya Muslims.
Protest in Myanmar's Rakhine state opposes Rohingya return
Protesters in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state demonstrated Sunday against the planned repatriation of Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh, referring to them as "runaway refugees".
UN calls for calm after shots fired in Rohingya camp in Myanmar
The UN has called for calm after several Rohingya Muslims were shot and wounded in a Rakhine state camp, in a raid linked to the failed escape of more than 100 of the stateless minority from the grim settlements.
Rohingya crisis besieges Suu Kyi at Singapore summit
Diplomatic niceties have been in short supply for Aung San Suu Kyi at a summit in Singapore, where the one-time rights champion has been publicly chastised over her handling of the Rohingya crisis, compounding a dismal week for Myanmar's de facto leader.
Tensions high as Rohingya fear looming return to Myanmar
The military's presence at vast Rohingya camps in Bangladesh has been bolstered, stoking fears among refugees as authorities prepare to return them to Myanmar despite strong UN objections, leaders of the Muslim minority said Wednesday.
'We don't need their prize': Myanmar defiant as Amnesty pulls Suu Kyi award
Myanmar authorities and citizens leapt to the defence of Aung San Suu Kyi Tuesday after Amnesty International stripped her of its top award over indifference to atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims, doubling down on support for the civilian leader in the face of global ire.
Suu Kyi beckons investors to Myanmar despite troubles
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday implored foreign investors to take a punt on her country -- Southeast Asia's "final frontier" -- but warned its resources are not open for exploitation at the cost of its people.