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Myanmar's top court hears Reuters reporters' appeal in official secrets case

Apr 11 2019

NAYPYITAW Myanmar's Supreme Court heard the appeal on Tuesday of two Reuters journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law, in a case that has raised questions about Myanmar's progress towards democracy.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi woos investors to crisis-hit Rakhine, decries "negative" focus

Feb 22 2019

NGAPALI BEACH, Myanmar Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for investment in the crisis-hit western state of Rakhine on Friday, saying the world had "focused narrowly on negative aspects" in the state from which some 730,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled since 2017. | Video

'Tarnished image': Myanmar touts troubled Rakhine as investment destination

Feb 20 2019

YANGON Organisers of a summit in Myanmar's crisis-hit western state of Rakhine are this week pitching to investors its plentiful farmland and fishing grounds, tourist-ready beaches and historic temples.

"Tarnished image": Myanmar touts troubled Rakhine as investment destination

Feb 20 2019

YANGON, Feb 20 Organisers of a summit in Myanmar's crisis-hit western state of Rakhine are this week pitching to investors its plentiful farmland and fishing grounds, tourist-ready beaches and historic temples.

Myanmar sentences two to death for murder of Muslim lawyer who advised Suu Kyi

Feb 15 2019

YANGON A Myanmar court on Friday sentenced two men to death for the murder of a prominent Muslim lawyer, Ko Ni, who was an adviser to government leader Aung San Suu Kyi and an advocate for reforming a military-drafted constitution.

At least six Buddhists killed in rising Rakhine violence

Feb 04 2019

YANGON Suspected insurgents killed at least six members of a Buddhist ethnic minority in western Myanmar on Thursday, the government and regional sources said, amid spiraling violence in troubled Rakhine state.

Myanmar court hears arguments in appeal case of jailed Reuters reporters

Dec 26 2018

YANGON A Myanmar court heard arguments on Monday in the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act. | Video

Facebook takes down more Myanmar accounts over military links

Dec 18 2018

Facebook Inc has removed hundreds of additional accounts, pages and groups in Myanmar from its social networks after discovering what it called "coordinated inauthentic behavior" and links to the country's military.

Special Report: Myanmar's moves could mean the Rohingya never go home

Dec 18 2018

By Poppy McPherson, Simon Lewis, Thu Thu Aung, Shoon Naing and Zeba Siddiqui | Video

'We can't go anywhere': Myanmar closes Rohingya camps but 'entrenches segregation'

Dec 06 2018

YANGON As the world was focused on abortive efforts to begin repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar last month, hundreds of their fellow Muslims still in Myanmar were boarding boats seeking to escape the country. | Video

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