U.N. rights forum to hold special session on Myanmar Rohingya – U.N. sources
The U.N. Human Rights Council is expected to hold a special session on killings, rapes and other crimes committed against Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar that have driven more than 600,000 into Bangladesh since August, U.N. sources said on Monday.
Myanmar accused of wiping out secret network of Rohingya reporters
Human rights groups fear military has disappeared or killed undercover journalists to starve the world of news about persecution in Rakhine state.
— The Guardian
Pope Francis Meets With Myanmar Military Chief Accused of Ethnic Cleansing
A few hours after he arrived in Myanmar on Monday, Pope Francis met with the architect of a military campaign that the United Nations and the U.S. have denounced as ethnic cleansing, and which the pope himself has described as religious persecution.
— The Wall Street Journal
Does the New Myanmar-Bangladesh Rohingya Deal Really Matter?
Last week, Myanmar and Bangladesh said they had reached a deal for the repatriation of about 600,000 Rohingya refugees.
— The Diplomat
Rohingya return to Myanmar ‘puts them in tiger’s grasp’
An agreement signed between Bangladesh and Myanmar concerning the voluntary repatriation of more than 600,000 Rohingya, exonerates Myanmar’s security forces of any responsibility for their displacement, and places the persecuted minority in harms way, according to a Bangladeshi opposition politician.
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to visit China amid Western criticism over Rohingya exodus
Myanmar’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will soon visit Beijing, state media said on Monday, as the southeast Asian nation appears to draw closer to its northern neighbor, China, amid global criticism over an exodus of Rohingya refugees.
Aung San Suu Kyi is stripped of Freedom of Oxford for ‘turning blind eye’ to Rohingya crisis
Oxford city council voted unanimously to permanently remove the honour given to the de facto leader of Myanmar in 1997, and said it did not want to celebrate “those who turn a blind eye to violence”.
— South China Morning Post
Pope told by army chief: there is ‘no religious discrimination’ in Myanmar
Myanmar’s powerful army chief has told Pope Francis there is “no religious discrimination” in the country during talks at the start of the pontiff’s delicate visit to the majority-Buddhist nation that has been accused of “ethnic cleansing” against its Muslim Rohingya people.
— The Guardian
India acts fast to counter Chinese moves in Myanmar
India’s military exercise with Myanmar and move to deliver relief material for displaced people in Rakhine state are in keeping with its strategic interests of expanding relations with the neighbouring country at a time when China is seeking to extend its influence in the region.
— The Economic Times
Businesses Are Still Investing Billions in Refugee Crisis-Hit Myanmar
As the U.S. and Europe grow increasingly outraged over the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar, Asian businesses are continuing to invest.
Angkor-Bagan direct air-link will start in April 2018
STATE-owned Myanmar National Airlines will operate a direct air-link between Angkor Wat and Bagan as the part of the Cambodia-Myanmar “two countries, one destination” campaign to be implemented in April 2018.
— Myanmar Times
Chinese higher education exhibition held in Myanmar
The Chinese higher education exhibition was held in Myanmar’s Yangon on Monday to offer Myanmar students access to modern education at Chinese universities.
— Xinhua Net
A US$3b project shows Myanmar’s pull despite refugee crisis
As the US and Europe grow increasingly outraged over the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar, Asian businesses are continuing to invest.
— Malay Mail Online
Myanmar adds additional charge against 2 foreign journalists
A court in Myanmar filed an additional charge Monday against two foreign journalists who already have been sentenced to jail for illegally flying a drone over parliament.
— The Seattle Times
Myanmar Tourism Marketing Invites All to Celebrate Cultural Diversity Several Times During the Different New Year Celebrations From November to April
Myanmar Tourism Marketing invites tourists to celebrate cultural diversity several times a year during the different New Year celebrations from November 2017 until April 2018.
— PR News Wire
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