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Poppy McPherson

ASEAN to exclude Myanmar junta chief from leaders' summit - sources

Oct 15 2021

(Reuters) -The Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed on Friday to sideline Myanmar's military ruler from a leaders' summit this month, sources said, a rare tough stand by a bloc known for its policy of engagement and non-interference.

U.N deal offers no guarantees of free movement for Rohingya on island - leaked agreement

Oct 15 2021

(Reuters) -A deal for the United Nations to start work on a remote Bangladeshi island where the government has sent thousands of Rohingya refugees offers no guarantee they will be allowed to move freely to the mainland, according to a copy of the agreement.

U.N deal offers no guarantees of free movement for Rohingya on island - leaked agreement

Oct 15 2021

(Reuters) -A deal for the United Nations to start work on a remote Bangladeshi island where the government has sent thousands of Rohingya refugees offers no guarantee they will be allowed to move freely to the mainland, according to a copy of the agreement.

Killing of top Rohingya leader underscores violence in Bangladesh camps

Oct 01 2021

(Reuters) -For years, Rohingya leader Mohib Ullah, one of the most prominent advocates for the persecuted Muslim minority from Myanmar, predicted he would be killed by the hardliners who regularly sent him death threats. | Video

Rohingya community leader shot dead in Bangladesh refugee camp

Sep 29 2021

Gunmen shot and killed a prominent Rohingya Muslim leader in a refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Wednesday, a United Nations spokesperson and a local police official said, following months of worsening violence in the world's largest refugee settlement.

U.S. court orders Facebook to release records of anti-Rohingya content for genocide case

Sep 23 2021

A U.S. federal judge has ordered Facebook to release records of accounts connected to anti-Rohingya violence in Myanmar that the social media giant had shut down, rejecting its argument about protecting privacy as "rich with irony". | Video

SPECIAL REPORT-How family of a Myanmar junta leader are trying to cash in

Sep 07 2021

By Poppy McPherson, Reade Levinson, John Geddie, Wa Lone, Simon Lewis and Stephen Grey BANGKOK/LONDON, Sept 7 A week after the Burmese military seized power, a Twitter account that had lain dormant for nearly a decade flickered back into life.

They challenged Myanmar's junta. It cost them their lives

Aug 27 2021

Nearly seven months after Myanmar's army seized power, security forces have killed more than 1,000 people in a bid to crush resistance, according to Reuters research and data from the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, an activist group that has tracked arrests and deaths.

Myanmar junta replaces envoy to Britain who broke ranks

Jul 23 2021

Myanmar has appointed a new temporary head of its embassy in London, Britain's foreign ministry said on Friday, replacing the previous ambassador who was ousted after breaking ranks with the military government over its Feb. 1 coup.

How Myanmar's military moved in on the telecoms sector to spy on citizens

May 19 2021

SINGAPORE/BANGKOK (Reuters) -In the months before the Myanmar military's Feb. 1 coup, the country's telecom and internet service providers were ordered to install intercept spyware that would allow the army to eavesdrop on the communications of citizens, sources with direct knowledge of the plan told Reuters.

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ASEAN excludes Myanmar junta leader from summit in rare move

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Reuters) -Southeast Asian countries will invite a non-political representative from Myanmar to a regional summit this month, delivering an unprecedented snub to the military leader who led a coup against an elected civilian government in February.