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Myanmar army accused of new atrocities in attack on Rakhine village

Kyaw Thu* waited until night fell before taking his family to the bank of a river not far from their village. While millions across the world were told to remain at home to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic, he and his neighbours were forced ...

Rebecca Ratcliffe, Emanuel Stoakes and Cape Diamond in Yangon

Myanmar Arrests 49 Rohingya Muslims Attempting to Flee to Malaysia

Myanmar authorities on Wednesday arrested nearly 50 Rohingya Muslims in Yangon region as they attempted to flee the country for Malaysia, a lawmaker said, while a separate group of Rohingya detainees appeared in court in Ayeyarwady region to face charges on traveling without official permission ...

Building Cohesive Societies: Southeast Asian States Take On Gargantuan Challenge – Analysis

Several Southeast Asian governments and social movements are seeking to counter mounting polarization and inter-communal strife across the globe fuelled by the rise of civilizationalist leaders who think in exclusionary rather than inclusionary terms. In the most high-brow of various initiatives, King Abdullah of Jordan is ...

James M. Dorsey

Myanmar Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo await verdict

Two Reuters journalists who documented a massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are due to hear whether they will be jailed for violating a state secrets act. Keep reading  ...

U.S. criticizes China for shielding Myanmar from U.N. action

The United States indirectly criticized China on Monday for shielding Myanmar from strong U.N. Security Council action over a military crackdown against mainly Rohingya Muslims that the U.S. and other countries have denounced as ethnic cleansing. Keep reading ...

Malaysian aid ship docks in Bangladesh

A Malaysian aid ship arrived in Bangladesh on February 13 carrying aid for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled from Arakan State, many citing abuses by the Myanmar’s security forces. A representative of the mission on the ship said it would unload ...

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