Myanmar

Desperate migrant pays for baby to be drugged, smuggled to Myanmar: researchers

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Burmese woman working in Thailand hired a man to sedate and smuggle her 3-month-old baby across the border to relatives in Myanmar, researchers said, describing a common "service" for desperate migrant mothers fearful of losing their jobs.

Hundreds rally in Myanmar over 'boat people' crisis

YANGON - Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Myanmar's largest city of Yangon on Wednesday to denounce foreign criticism of the country's treatment of stateless Rohingya Muslims.

World, United Nations, 8:55am EDT

Malaysia detains 12 police in people-smuggling camps probe

KUALA LUMPUR - Twelve Malaysian police officials have been held on suspicion of links to people-smuggling camps where authorities have uncovered nearly 140 graves believed to hold the bodies of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, a government minister said on Wednesday.

World, 8:55am EDT

Exclusive: Before Myanmar seized migrant boat, Rohingya whisked away

YANGON/THEK KAY PYIN, Myanmar - When the Myanmar navy seized a boat used by people smugglers last week, it announced that the 200 people found aboard were mostly Bangladeshis seeking better economic prospects in Southeast Asia.

World, United Nations, 26 May 2015

Myanmar on track for Nov vote, challenges remain: Election Commission

YANGON - Myanmar plans to go ahead with an election in November despite the challenges it faces in completing an electoral roll in the many areas of the country that have suffered ethnic conflict, the country's election commission chairman said on Tuesday.

26 May 2015

Myanmar, Bangladesh in pact for return of 200 rescued from boat: paper

YANGON - Myanmar said on Tuesday it had reached an agreement with neighboring Bangladesh to repatriate 200 Bangladeshis rescued from a boat off the Myanmar coast last week.

World, United Nations, 26 May 2015

Unpopular but defiant, Myanmar ruling party unfazed about poll prospects

NAYPYITAW - Myanmar's ruling party is led by former members of a military junta, evolved from an organisation that democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi once compared to a Nazi militia, and took office through electoral fraud.

World, 25 May 2015

Rights groups slam Myanmar birth law as anti-Muslim

YANGON - A new law that forces some women in Myanmar to have children at least three years apart was on Monday criticized by rights groups who say it will be used to target the country's minority Muslim population.

World, United Nations, 25 May 2015

Rohingya Muslims found on boat rescued by Myanmar navy

ALAETHAKAW VILLAGE, Myanmar, May 24 - At least eight Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were among some 200 migrants rescued from a trafficking boat by the Myanmar navy on Thursday, according to interviews conducted by Reuters, contradicting official accounts that all onboard were from Bangladesh.

World, United Nations, 24 May 2015

Rohingya Muslims found on boat rescued by Myanmar navy

ALAETHAKAW VILLAGE, Myanmar, May 24 - At least eight Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were among some 200 migrants rescued from a trafficking boat by the Myanmar navy on Thursday, according to interviews conducted by Reuters, contradicting official accounts that all onboard were from Bangladesh.

Industrials, 24 May 2015

Images from Myanmar

A patient from Myanmar looks through the window of the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand October 13, 2010.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An uncertain fate

Myanmar's long standing political crisis has forced millions of refugees across the border.  Slideshow