Myanmar asks Bangladesh to meet halfway on refugees

Myanmar has formally called on Bangladesh to increase its role in the repatriation of Rakhine Muslim refugees, who call themselves Rohingya. In a recorded message to the UN Assembly’s annual debate, U Kyaw Tint Swe, minister for the Office of the S

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warns of ‘further war crimes’

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned of “further war crimes” against Rohingya Muslims that may have been committed even after the clearance operations in 2016-2017 conducted by the Myanmar army (Tatmadaw). Her st

Some Muslim candidates disqualified in election

As the general election draws closer, a major issue has proved to be who can and cannot run. This week, the Rakhine State sub-commission of the Union Election Commission disqualified five Muslim candidates. “They were rejected mainly because th

Kirin to audit business partner

Japanese beverage giant Kirin will conduct its own audit of Myanmar Military-backed business partner Myanma Economic Holdings Public Company Limited (MEHL) after it failed to fulfill a request for details about its finances and governance. Kirin

Gambia seeks access to Tatmadaw Facebook data

Lawyers representing the Gambia have requested the U.S. to force Facebook to hand over content posted by the Myanmar Military (Tatmadaw). The Gambia claims the content generated in 2017 and 2018 could shed light on alleged human rights abuses against

Military drops charges against journalists

The Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw) will no longer pursue controversial defamation charges against international news agency Reuters and the Irrawaddy News. The Myanmar Press Council announced that the military has abandoned its plan to sue Reuters and an Ir