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

UN Security Council to discuss Rakhine

The UN Security Council will meet Thursday this week to discuss escalating violence in Rakhine and Chin States, which has affected efforts to contain COVID-19. The closed-door meeting will be held over video conference and will include statements fro

UN human rights envoy steps down

The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee has officially stepped down, ending a six-year tenure that included harsh criticism of Myanmar’s role in the ongoing Rakhine crisis. Lee conducted her last official visit

ICJ orders Myanmar to prevent Genocide

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled in favor of the Gambia, finding Myanmar had “caused irreparable damage to the rights of the Rohingya”. The court ordered Myanmar to take measures to protect the Rohingya from genocide. Th
Myanmar 126th out of 152 in e-commerce readiness index

Myanmar 126th out of 152 in e-commerce readiness index

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released last week its 2019 edition of the “Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index” in which Myanmar classifies at the 126th place out of 152 assessed countries. The UNC