After Hearing Accounts of Sexual Violence, UN Official to Bring Rohingya Case to ICC
Survivors who fled Myanmar told UN representative Pramila Patten about their experiences with “gang-rape by multiple soldiers, forced public nudity and humiliation, and sexual slavery in military captivity”
— Common Dreams
Accounts of rape, burning children and murder
Discarded and left for dead, Mumtaz says she found herself on top of a mound of charred, entangled bodies.
— CNN (video)
UN chief’s special envoy calls for Myanmar military’s punishment for raping Rohingya women
The UN Secretary-General’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict has said that the Myanmar armed forces must be held to account for the alleged sexual violence against civilians in Rakhine State
ASEAN leaders likely to debate Rohingya,skip South China Sea
The Southeast Asian leaders during their summit meeting here on Monday could skip major deliberations of South China Sea dispute, but are expected to raise the Rohingya refugee crisis that hit its member nation Myanmar in a big way.
— United News of India
Tillerson to deliver warning in Myanmar over Rohingya crisis
In the face of widespread “atrocities” against ethnic Rohingya people in Myanmar, the United States has been cautiously stepping up pressure on that country’s army, while taking care to avoid endangering the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi.
— Daily Mail
UMFCCI to develop Rakhine State under new strategy
A regional development strategy is being implemented in 17 township in Rakhine State, including Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Yathedaung, according to Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers and Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI).
— Eleven Mynmar
Suu Kyi to address Rohingya crisis at Asean summit
MYANMAR’S Rohingya crisis will raise temperatures at the Asean summit in Manila this week as leaders of the grouping gathered in the Philippines Sunday for their annual summit and related meetings with partners from around the globe.
— The Nation
Geldof returns Dublin honour in protest over Aung San Suu Kyi
Bob Geldof has said he will return his Freedom of the City of Dublin in protest against the Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who also holds the award.
Last exit from Myanmar, Rohingya wait for weeks on beach
Some 1,000 Rohingya Muslims desperate to leave Myanmar are camped on this exposed, sun-baked beach on the Bay of Bengal waiting for a boat to carry them to sanctuary in Bangladesh.
— Free Malaysia Today
14 mln Myanmar children to get nation-wide vaccination against Japanese encephalitis
About 14 million Myanmar children, aged from nine months to 15 years old, will soon to be vaccinated against Japanese encephalitis across the nation starting from Nov. 15, official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Sunday.
— Xinhua Net
Ooredoo announces major network expansion in Myanmar
Ooredoo Group announced yesterday that Ooredoo Myanmar will significantly expand its network and infrastructure to offer the widest and fastest 4G network in the country. By the end of 2017, Ooredoo’s superfast 4G network is expected to reach more than 15 million people across 200 towns, which will significantly enhance their data experience and allow them to enjoy the Internet even more.
— The Peninsula Qatar
Myanmar: MOC raises six-digit funding in Series A2 round
Online publishing firm Myanmar Online Creations (MOC) has raised six-digit US dollar funding from local investor Aung So Tha, who chairs Yangon-based diversified business Myanmar Combiz Group.
— Deal Street Asia
ASEAN, HK ink free trade deal and investment pacts
ASEAN and Hong Kong signed a free trade agreement (FTA) and a related investment agreement on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila yesterday, after three years of negotiations.
— Myanmar Times
Myanmar strives to promote lake as ASEAN Heritage Area in 2018
Myanmar authorities are striving to promote Rih Lake, also known as Rih Dil, situated in northwestern part of Chin state as ASEAN Heritage Area in 2018, official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Sunday.
— Xinhau Net
Accessible tourism makes inroads into Myanmar
A UK-FUNDED tourism initiative which promotes accessible tourism has collaborated with the government to draw up an action plan for the ASEAN-Japan Centre and said that the country is ready to embrace barrier-free travel.
— Myanmar Times
Manipur Govt to build guest houses for tourists from Myanmar
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has informed that the State Government is planning to construct guest houses for Buddhist pilgrims as well as for tourists and patients from Myanmar.He was speaking at the inaugural session of International Conference ‘Looking Forward: India-Myanmar Relations’ held at Yangon on Saturday. Singh is on a four-day visit to Myanmar.
— The Assam Tribune
Malaysian jailed two months for using a drone in Myanmar
Drones are an incredible tool to capture amazing video footages from the sky. Unfortunately, flying the drone at the wrong place could land you in trouble especially if you’re using it at a restricted zone.
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