Tag Archives: Myanmar

  • Myanmar government vows to ‘respect’ election result

    Myanmar's military-backed government vowed Wednesday to respect the country's election result despite staring at a poll wipeout, as opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for talks with the president. ...

  • Suu Kyi eyes historic win in Myanmar elections

    Myanmar's boisterous election campaign draws to a close Friday, two days before milestone polls that could finally propel Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy party to power after a decades-long struggle against the military. ...

  • Myanmar’s Suu Kyi confims opposition will contest election

    Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday said her opposition would participate in historic polls set for 8 November, vowing the party would amend the constitution that bars her from the presidency if it wins. ...

  • Brokers tricking Rohingya children onto trafficking boats

    The boy was shoved onto the wooden vessel with hundreds of other Rohingya Muslims. For days, the 14-year-old sat with his knees bent into his chest, pressed up against sweaty bodies in the cabin's rancid heat. ...

  • Myanmar, Sri Lanka Buddhist hard-liners join hands

    A hard-line Buddhist monk from Myanmar known for his anti-Muslim stance said his movement would join hands with a like-minded Sri Lankan group to "protect" Buddhists. ...

  • US urges Myanmar to let people choose president

    The US urged Myanmar on Monday to allow its people to freely choose the next president amid a row over a law which would ban opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from running. ...

  • Buddhists burn Muslim homes and shops in Myanmar

    Members of a 1,000-strong Buddhist mob torched dozens of homes and shops in Myanmar following rumours that a Muslim man tried to sexually assault a young woman, officials and witnesses said Sunday. ...

  • Buddhist temple bombing in Indonesia linked to violence against Rohingya

    A bomb that exploded at a Buddhist temple in the Indonesian capital Jakarta bore the words "we are responding to the screams of the Rohingya", the place of worship said on Monday. ...

  • Myanmar to ‘free all political prisoners by year end’

    Myanmar President Thein Sein said all political prisoners would be freed by the end of the year and that a ceasefire with ethnic groups was possible within weeks. ...

  • Myanmar condemns Time magazine cover

    Myanmar's President Office issued a press release on Sunday's night, lashing out at the TIME magazine for featuring a Buddhist monk as "Buddhist Terror" on the cover of its July issue. ...