Aung San Suu Kyi ‘avoided’ discussion of Rohingya rape during UN meeting
Aung San Suu Kyi avoided discussing reports of Rohingya women and girls being raped by Myanmar troops and police when she met a senior UN official, according to an internal memo seen by the Guardian.
— The Guardian
Myanmar police to drop charges against journalists jailed for filming with drone
Myanmar police say they will drop pending charges against two journalists working for Turkey’s state broadcaster, plus their interpreter and driver, who were jailed in November for violating an aircraft law by filming with a drone.
— ABC News
Russia, UN seek for renovating historical Myanmar hospital in Shan state
The Russian Federation and the United Nations have reached a contribution agreement to seek feasibility for renovation and capacity improvement of a historical hospital in Taunggyi, the capital of Shan state of Myanmar.
Iran Writes to UN to Declare Yes Vote on Myanmar Resolution
In an official note to the Secretariat of the United Nations, the Islamic Republic of Iran has declared its yes vote to a UN General Assembly resolution on human rights violations in Myanmar.
— Iran Front Page
Myanmar Ethnic Militia Organization Calls For Probe of Killings at Karenni Army Base
An organization for ethnic militias that have not signed a peace pact with the Myanmar government called on Tuesday for an investigation into the killings of one civilian and three soldiers from an ethnic armed group by government soldiers during a raid of the ethnic militia’s base in the eastern part of Kayah state, fearing the incident could disrupt the country’s fragile peace process.
— Radio Free Asia
In Myanmar, hatred for Rohingya Muslims runs so deep that a diplomat called them ‘ugly as ogres’ — and got promoted
Myawady Sayadaw, a crimson-robed monk whose eyes dance behind round spectacles, casts himself as a genial warrior in Myanmar’s long struggle against military rule.
— Los Angeles Times
Human rights and Myanmar’s digital gender divide
THE ARRIVAL of affordable Internet access in Myanmar has revealed – and possibly exacerbated – divisions within society around contentious issues. Where military censorship once kept voices in check, now everyone has the ability to speak out.
— Frontier Myanmar
Nobel Peace laureate who fell from grace
She was the poster child of Asean’s last frontier, the opposition head turned state leader on whom many had pinned their hopes for Myanmar’s democratic transition.
— The Straits Times
OIC is inciting against Myanmar: Negation of 2.8 million with cholera and malnutrition in Yemen
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is seeking to cover-up countless mass hypocrisies by seeking to spread propaganda against Myanmar in order to cover-up the reality of Libya, Syria, Yemen, the treatment of religious minorities, and the endless persecution of the Kurds.
— Modern Tokyo Times
Plan for second border trade hub
Official sources said the BJP-led government considers Behiang, a border village in Churachandpur district, to be of importance in view of the existing border trade between India and Myanmar.
— The Telegraph India
Myanmar and China to partner on travel sector development
The Myanmar Tourism Entrepreneurs association and Tourism Development Commission of Hubei Province of the People’s Republic of China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on travel sector development of the two countries, state media reported on 26 December.
Myanmar Investments Inte (MIL.L) RCI Trending Towards a Reversal
Shares of Myanmar Investments Inte (MIL.L) are nearing some key technical levels as the Rank Correlation indicator has trending higher over the past few sessions, nearing potential overbought territory. Crossing the 80 mark would suggest that a chance of a reversal is increasing.
— Stock Press Daily
16th China-Myanmar Border Trade Fair opens
The 16th China-Myanmar Border Trade Fair opened Tuesday in southwest China’s Yunnan Province to promote bilateral trade between the two and neighboring countries.
Southern Shan faces frozen weather for three days
Icy weather conditions occurred for three consecutive days in Loilen, Panglong and Pinlaung in southern Shan State in late December.
— Eleven Myanmar
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