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Feb 09 2017

Aid ship to help Rohingyas arrives in Myanmar, greeted by protest

YANGON A small group of protesters greeted a ship from Malaysia when it docked in Myanmar on Thursday carrying aid bound for the troubled state of Rakhine, where many members of the stateless Rohingya Muslim minority live.

Feb 08 2017

Myanmar says it killed Bangladeshi fisherman in self-defense

YANGON/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh A Myanmar patrol boat opened fire on Bangladeshi fishermen, killing one, because it feared it was under attack, Myanmar state media said on Wednesday, in a report on the latest violence on the countries' troubled border.

Feb 06 2017

Myanmar officials 'in denial' over U.N. report on crimes against Rohingya

DHAKA/YANGON Myanmar's government remains "in denial" about alleged atrocities by its military against minority Rohingya Muslims, officials present at a meeting in Bangladesh said, despite leader Aung San Suu Kyi's pledge to investigate the findings of a devastating U.N. report.

Feb 06 2017

Myanmar commanders should be punished for rape of Rohingya: Human Rights Watch

YANGON Human Rights Watch on Monday called for Myanmar to punish army and police commanders if they allowed troops to rape and sexually assault women and girls of the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Feb 03 2017

Myanmar's probe of lawyer's killing beset by leaks, confusion

YANGON Myanmar's national police chief has taken personal charge of an investigation into the killing of a prominent lawyer and adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party, police sources said, after leaks and conflicting comments by officers about its progress.

Feb 03 2017

Myanmar's probe of lawyer's killing beset by leaks, confusion

YANGON Myanmar's national police chief has taken personal charge of an investigation into the killing of a prominent lawyer and adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party, police sources said, after leaks and conflicting comments by officers about its progress.

Feb 01 2017

Surveillance and threats: Slain Myanmar lawyer felt 'targeted'

YANGON A prominent Myanmar Muslim lawyer assassinated in Yangon was being closely watched by intelligence agents, according to friends and colleagues, and had received past threats over his sensitive work as an adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party.

Jan 31 2017

Lawyer's killing meant to 'destabilise' Myanmar, says president's office

YANGON The office of Myanmar's civilian president said on Tuesday that the assassination of a lawyer advising the ruling party on amending a military-drafted constitution was likely an effort to destabilise the country.

Jan 30 2017

Rights group, thinktank urge Myanmar to unravel truth of lawyer's murder

YANGON Human rights group Amnesty International and a thinktank have urged Myanmar to investigate the apparent assassination of prominent Muslim lawyer Ko Ni, whose shooting at Yangon airport shocked the Southeast Asian nation.

Jan 29 2017

Myanmar ruling party lawyer shot dead at Yangon airport

YANGON A legal adviser for Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy was shot dead outside the country's busiest airport on Sunday, in a rare outbreak of what appeared to be political violence in the commercial capital, Yangon.

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