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 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

Switzerland grants asylum to wife and children of rebel leader

The wife and two children of a rebel official in Rakhine State have been granted asylum in Switzerland. The family of Major General Tun Myat Naing of the Arakan Army had been living in Thailand as the separatist leader skirmished against the Myanmar

Kirin reconsiders partnership

Japanese beverage giant Kirin has announced that it will review and reconsider its business partnership with the military (Tatmadaw). The announcement follows mounting international pressure to sever ties with Myanmar Brewery, the country’s lar

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