Tag: Myanmar

Top UN court rules on Myanmar genocide case

by Danny KEMP The UN's top court will announce Thursday whether it will allow a case accusing Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya Muslims to go ahead and if it will impose emergency measures to stop further violence. The ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ)...

China’s Xi arrives in Myanmar on billion-dollar charm offensive

by Hla-Hla HTAY / Dene-Hern Chen Chinese President Xi Jinping touched down in Myanmar's capital Friday on a state visit aimed at buttressing the embattled government of Aung San Suu Kyi and driving through multi-billion-dollar infrastructure deals. The wide highways and manicured lawns of Naypyidaw, purpose-built...

Ports, trains and trade: Xi to offer Myanmar billion-dollar bounty

A high-speed rail line to the east, a deep-sea port to the west, and a makeover for commercial heart Yangon -- Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrives in Myanmar on Friday laden with investment pledges worth billions which could reshape the country. Here are five of...

Thousands in Myanmar rally behind Suu Kyi ahead of Hague court date

REFILES to add picture, video tag Thousands rallied in support of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar Saturday, on the eve of her departure for the UN's top court to defend Myanmar against charges of genocide against Rohingya Muslims. The raucous rally in the capital Naypyidaw...

Student with a big heart

Singapore – An NTU graduate had a great idea to help those living below the poverty line and turned his concept into reality. Mike Than Tun Win became the bridge that connected undeployed oBike and ofo bicycles and the students in Myanmar that walked...

Facebook takedown in Myanmar – cracking down on hate speech posts and pages linked to the military

On Wednesday, December 19, Facebook took down a combined number of more than 500 pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar that were perpetuating misinformation and hate speech, calling it "coordinated inauthentic behaviour". After recently receiving criticism because of inability to control and censor posts that promote...

Human rights slide in worsening conflict in Myanmar

A United Nations Special Rapporteur has issued a strongly worded statement accusing the Government  of Myanmar of policies reminiscent of the previous military government, and of presiding over a worsening security and human rights  situation. Yanghee Lee, ending a 12-day visit to the country, listed a...

118 die in Malaysian immigration detention camps in two years

More than one hundred foreigners died in the past two years in Malaysia's immigration detention centers, said Reuters in an exclusive report on the years 2015-2016 today. The report said, however, the 118 foreigners died from various diseases and unknown causes and 63 were from...

UN Expert: Violence against Rohingya extensive

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar said the magnitude of violence against Rohingya populations in Myanmar is far more extensive than speculated. Yanghee Lee is calling for urgent action by the Government there to end the suffering of the Rohingya...

The invisible Myanmarese in Singapore

By Sunny Tan The average Singaporean might be surprised to find out that there are Myanmarese people in Singapore, 150,000 strong, who want to go back to their own country after working here. They will wonder why the Myanmarese prefer to live in their own country,...