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  • OPINION

    ICC's leap in the dark

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 10/09/2018

    » The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has issued a clear and compelling case against Myanmar -- both its armed forces and its leaders. A UN-ordered investigation of the Rohingya tragedy is described unequivocally and credibly as genocidal. The UNHRC says government and army then tried to cover up crimes by multiple fabrications. It specifically names Sen Gen Min Aung Hlaing, the commander of the armed forces (tatmadaw) and the national leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • NEWS

    Myanmar security forces 'setting northern Rakhine ablaze'

    Reuters, Published on 15/09/2017

    » YANGON: The rights group Amnesty International said evidence pointing to a "mass-scale scorched-earth campaign" across the north of Rakhine state was unmistakably ethnic cleansing, while Myanmar insisted on Friday it was not barring aid workers from Rakhine State, where a counter-insurgency campaign has sparked an exodus of Muslim Rohingya refugees -- although authorities on the ground might restrict access 'for security reasons'.

  • NEWS

    'Butcher of Bosnia' found guilty of genocide

    Reuters, Published on 22/11/2017

    » THE HAGUE: Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic was found guilty of genocide by a UN war crimes tribunal on Wednesday and sentenced to life in prison for orchestrating massacres and ethnic cleansing during Bosnia's war.

  • OPINION

    Defending the indefensible

    News, Editorial, Published on 19/09/2018

    » The conversion of Aung San Suu Kyi from human rights champion to defender of military violence has been painful to watch. The Myanmar leader capped her change last week. At a UN-sponsored conference in Hanoi, she sloughed off questions about the brutal expulsion of 700,000 Rohingya, who now are refugees. Shockingly, she defended the imprisonment of two Myanmar reporters by praising a law written by colonialists to intimidate and punish her own country's citizens.

  • OPINION

    Persecution of Rohingya is Asean's disgrace

    News, Published on 14/11/2014

    » With Barack Obama gracing the halls of Nay Pyi Taw this week, the world has quite rightly been calling loudly for the President of the United States of America to raise concerns regarding the backslide in human rights and democracy in Myanmar, not least of which being the institutionalised persecution and ethnic cleansing of the country's Rohingya minority.

  • OPINION

    Police stifle free speech

    News, Editorial, Published on 13/09/2018

    » It has happened again. the Thai police have forced the cancellation of a public forum by citing concerns over security, which is a broad and dubious term.

  • NEWS

    Strangers in a strange land

    Life, Published on 11/09/2018

    » In a quiet fishing village in the South, an unknown man is found in a forest. He has no identity, neither name nor voice, and a young fisherman takes him in.

  • NEWS

    Myanmar asks Bangladesh to stop aid to stranded Rohingya

    AFP, Published on 12/08/2018

    » Myanmar has asked Bangladesh to stop providing aid to 6,000 Rohingya stranded on the border between the two countries since a military crackdown prompted a mass exodus of the Muslim minority last year, the foreign ministry in Dhaka said.

  • OPINION

    Topsy turvy Thailand

    News, Published on 16/06/2018

    » Re: "Cops go after World Cup gamblers", (BP, June 12).

  • NEWS

    Tip of the iceberg

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 14/01/2018

    » Myanmar's government and entirely out-of-touch military soiled themselves again, over the Rohingya issue of course.

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