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UN investigator reports possible fresh war crimes in Myanmar
Myanmar security forces and insurgents are committing human rights violations against civilians in restive western states that may amount to fresh war crimes, a United Nations investigator said on Tuesday.
Myanmar must grant citizenship to Rohingya: UN official
A top UN investigator says Myanmar must grant citizenship to Rohingya Muslims, who have fled genocide in the Buddhist-majority country and who are currently living squalidly in neighboring Bangladesh.
ASEAN avoids condemning Myanmar for Rohingya plight
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has failed to condemn member state Myanmar for its massive purge of Rohingya Muslims from the country despite calls from rights campaigners and other members that the massacres and atrocities against the minority group should not go unnoticed.
Malaysia calls for ‘justice’, citizenship for Rohingya Muslims
Malaysia on Saturday said the perpetrators of violence against Myanmar's Rohingya minority must "be brought to justice", in sharp comments delivered at a normally tame regional summit.
Myanmar unwilling to repatriate Rohingya Muslim refugees, says Bangladesh PM
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has strongly denounced Myanmar for delays in the repatriation of persecuted Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled violence in the neighboring country about two years ago.
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi, Hungary’s far-right PM, lament 'growing Muslim populations'
Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Hungary's far-right nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban have lamented the “continuously growing Muslim populations” in their countries.
Myanmar military accused of ‘war crimes’ in Rakhine
Rights group Amnesty International has accused Myanmar’s military of committing “war crimes” against an ethnic Buddhist group in Rakhine State, after worldwide condemnation of the army for committing horrific atrocities against local Muslims there.
Myanmar pilot safely lands plane on its nose after landing gear failure
A Myanmar pilot safely landed a passenger jet without its front wheels on Sunday, after landing gear on the Myanmar National Airlines plane failed to deploy, the airline and an official said.
Myanmar troops shoot dead six, detain scores over suspected rebel links in Rakhine
Myanmar security forces have shot dead at least six people and detained nearly 300 others in the troubled western state of Rakhine amid the ongoing fighting between the army and ethnic rebels.
'The people's messengers': Myanmar's satirical poets target censorship
In a classroom on the outskirts of Myanmar’s biggest city, a thin, bespectacled university student led about a dozen peers in boisterous chants of “Censorship is a shame!” and “We don’t believe in censorship!”
Malaysia says 200 Rohingya migrants still at sea after latest arrival
Malaysian authorities on Monday were on the lookout for boats believed to be carrying up to 200 Rohingya after dozens of migrants were found near a beach in the country’s north.
Myanmar villagers, lawmaker say 'helicopter attack' kills five Rohingya, wounds 13
Villagers and a lawmaker in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state said on Thursday that a military helicopter attacked a group of Rohingya Muslims gathering bamboo, killing five and wounding 13, but a military spokesman declined to comment.
Myanmar police seize massive haul of meth pills
Myanmar authorities seized more than 10 million meth pills worth $13.3 million over the weekend, police said on Monday, another massive haul in a country widely believed to be the world's largest methamphetamine producer.
Bangladesh summons Myanmar envoy over new influx of refugees
Bangladesh has summoned Myanmar’s ambassador to protest against a new influx of refugees fleeing clashes in the restive Rakhine state.
UN urges Myanmar to enact Annan's counsel on Rohingya
The United Nations (UN) has urged Myanmar to implement the recommendations of a panel on the Rohingya crisis that was led by a former UN head, the late Kofi Annan, including ensuring freedom of movement and access to education for children from the persecuted Muslim minority.

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