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Rohingya flee refugee camps in Bangladesh, as Myanmar prepares for first returnees

Nov 12 2018

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh/YANGON Dozens of Rohingya Muslim families on a list of refugees set to be repatriated to Myanmar later this week have fled from camps in Bangladesh where they were living, a Rohingya leader said on Monday, even as Myanmar prepares to begin receiving them.

Myanmar authorities drop 'incitement' charges against journalists

Nov 09 2018

YANGON A Myanmar court dismissed on Friday a case against three senior journalists from the country’s largest private newspaper, after authorities in the city of Yangon agreed to drop the charges.

Myanmar eases restrictions on foreign bank lending

Nov 09 2018

YANGON Myanmar’s central bank on Thursday announced new rules allowing foreign banks to lend to local businesses, bringing further reforms to the country’s stunted banking sector.

Myanmar garment workers demand sacked colleagues get jobs back

Oct 29 2018

YANGON Dozens of striking workers from a Chinese-owned garment factory in Myanmar marched to a government compound in Yangon on Monday, securing a late-night meeting with the city’s chief minister, as part of efforts to get sacked colleagues reinstated.

Myanmar garment workers demand sacked colleagues get jobs back

Oct 29 2018

YANGON, Oct 29 Dozens of striking workers from a Chinese-owned garment factory in Myanmar marched to a government compound in the city of Yangon on Monday, demanding to meet the city’s chief minister, as part of efforts to get sacked colleagues reinstated.

Myanmar court frees journalists on bail in incitement case

Oct 26 2018

YANGON A Myanmar judge on Friday freed on bail three journalists from the country’s largest private newspaper detained on incitement charges after publishing an article that raised questions over government spending.

Myanmar newspaper journalists held after handing themselves in to police

Oct 21 2018

YANGON Three senior journalists at Myanmar's largest private newspaper were remanded in custody after handing themselves in to police on Wednesday, facing accusations of causing "fear or alarm" following a complaint from the Yangon regional government.

Estranged brother of Myanmar's Suu Kyi bids to sell lakeside home

Oct 18 2018

YANGON The estranged brother of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday he is making a new bid to sell the lakeside house where the democracy activist turned politician spent 15 years under house arrest.

UK's Hunt says pressed Suu Kyi on 'justice and accountability' for Rohingya

Sep 20 2018

NAYPYITAW Myanmar must ensure there is "no hiding place" for those responsible for crimes against its Rohingya minority if it is to avoid a lasting stain on the country's reputation, Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday.

Myanmar youth, journalists demonstrate against jailing of Reuters reporters

Sep 17 2018

YANGON At least 100 Myanmar youth activists and journalists called for the release of two jailed Reuters journalists on Sunday, warning that the seven-year prison terms handed to the pair this month threaten the public's right to information. | Video

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