Two men sentenced to death by Yangon court over U Ko Ni murder

A Yangon court this morning sentenced two men to death for the January 2017 assassination of NLD legal adviser and constitutional law expert U Ko Ni, while two accomplices were handed 3- and 5-year prison sentences, respectively. The death sentences, given to gunman Kyi Lin and Aung Win Zaw, the man who drove him to ...

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Irish city of Galway latest to rescind award from Aung San Suu Kyi over inaction on Rohingya

Irish city of Galway latest to rescind award from Aung San Suu Kyi over inaction on Rohingya

The small city of Galway, Ireland, has become the latest member of the “Ex Aung San Suu Kyi Fan Club”, joining numerous other institutions that have stripped honors away from...

UN expert visits Bangladesh Rohingya ‘relocation’ island

UN expert visits Bangladesh Rohingya ‘relocation’ island

A UN Special Rapporteur on human rights visited on Thursday an island off Bangladesh where Dhaka aims to move Rohingya refugees despite worries it will be vulnerable to extreme...

Highway to Heaven: Meditating on Naypyidaw’s ghost highway

Highway to Heaven: Meditating on Naypyidaw’s ghost highway

Naypyidaw, Myanmar’s capital city, is famous for being a “ghost city,” one in which lavish hotels and larger-than-life government buildings have been plopped down in the...

Myanmar delays UN refugee chief’s visit

Myanmar delays UN refugee chief’s visit

Myanmar has postponed a planned visit by the UN refugee chief to Rakhine state following renewed fighting between security forces and insurgents, a spokesman said Monday. UN High...

Yangon High Court slaps down appeal by jailed Reuters journalists’

Yangon High Court slaps down appeal by jailed Reuters journalists’

Two Reuters journalists serving seven-year jail terms for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis this afternoon had their appeal dismissed by the Yangon Region High Court,...

Reuters journalists to learn fate of appeal on Friday

Reuters journalists to learn fate of appeal on Friday

Two Reuters reporters jailed for their work uncovering a massacre committed by government troops in Northern Rakhine will find out on Friday if an appeal against their seven-year...

Dozens of Rohingya flee India for Bangladesh: officials

Dozens of Rohingya flee India for Bangladesh: officials

Dozens of Rohingya Muslims have crossed the border into Bangladesh from India in recent days, officials said Tuesday, as New Delhi faces censure for deporting the persecuted...

Myanmar celebrates Kayin New Year after tough year in Kayin State

Myanmar celebrates Kayin New Year after tough year in Kayin State

Karen people across Myanmar celebrated Kayin New Year’s Day yesterday after a year marked by violence, displacement and dwindling aid. Kayin New Year is celebrated on the first...

Civil society organizations call on education ministry to revamp ‘discriminatory’ curriculum

Civil society organizations call on education ministry to revamp ‘discriminatory’ curriculum

More than 150 civil society organizations are protesting what they call discriminatory language in elementary school curriculum in public schools in an open letter sent to the...


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