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Security Increased After ISIS Hit List Targets Aung San Suu Kyi

RANGOON — President Office’s Spokesperson Zaw Htay said that State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi’s security would be increased, in response to reports that she was on an ISIS target list in Malaysia. “We don’t need to worry too much but we also can’t underestimate it. We will take this matter seriously and will increaseRead More »

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After Rioters Destroy Mosque, Muslims Are Wracked With Fear

RSU: June 26, 2016 THUYE THAMAIN, Pegu Division — At first, Ohn Lwin, police chief of Thuye Thamain village in Pegu Division, said the situation was stable. But when he saw nearly 20 Muslims running inside his police station at 4 p.m. on Friday, he realized he had been wrong. They had sought refuge inRead More »

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Prayer Hall in Hpakant to Demolish,The First to be under the Democracy Government’s Order

RSU : 26th,June,2016 . The local authorities have decreed to have the Muslim prayer hall in Le-pyin village, Lone Khin, Pharkant Township, Kachin State demolished by June 30 2016. . Quite recently, the prayer room has been made way for the sake of Lone Khin – Lae Pyin bridge construction, losing some part of itsRead More »

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UN Special Rapporteur to visit Burma

RSU: June 22, 2016 Yangon Correspondent: UN Special Rappor­teur Yanghee Lee, on human rights is planning her first visit to Burma this month under the Suu Kyi led National League for Democracy government, according to High Com­missioner for Human Rights’ office. “Vital measures have already been taken to further democratic transition, national reconciliation, sustainable developmentRead More »

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Burma bars officials from uttering ‘Rohingya’

RSU: June 23, 2016 Yangon Correspondent: Burma’s Information Ministry has again strictly prohibited government administrators to utter the term “Rohingya” that is used to describe a persecuted Muslim minority in the country. Buddhist extremist groups in Burma also roughly stand against the uttering of the term Rohingya to describe the minority whom they brand theRead More »

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3 die as army helicopter crashes in Burma Posted By: adminPosted date: June 15, 2016In: Breaking News

RSU: 16:JUNE:2016 Yangon Correspondent: An army helicopter crashed violently near the Yangon–Mandalay highway in central Burma on Tuesday that killed three military servicemen on board, according to official reports. The Mi-2 military helicopter went down in a valley some 270 kilometers (168 miles) northeast of capital Yangon just after it took off from Taungngu airbaseRead More »

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ANP Members Protest in Kyauktaw

RSU:16:JUNE:2016; Kyauktaw Correspondent: More than 1, 000 members of the Arakan National Party (ANP) have demonstrated and shown menace to relinquish the party following the sack of three senior members in Kyauktaw Township, Arakan State, Burma. Kyauktaw Township Chairman Saw Maung, Vice-Chair Saw Shwe Tun and Secretary Zaw Win were dismissed from the ANP aboutRead More »

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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has a moral responsibility to try to ease tension between majority Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims, her fellow Nobel laureate, the Dalai Lama, said on Monday. The Tibetan spiritual leader said he had stressed the issue in meetings with Suu Kyi, who came to power in April in theRead More »

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Obama Commends Thein Sein for Reform, Election

US President Barack Obama commends Thein Sein for successful conduct of Burma’s historic Nov. 8 poll via phone call this morning. by SAW YAN NAING / THE IRRAWADDY | 12 Nov 2015 RANGOON — US President Barack Obama commended President Thein Sein for successful conduct of Burma’s historic Nov. 8 poll via phone call aroundRead More »

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Don’t blame Suu Kyi for military straitjacket

Some criticisms of Suu Kyi have been fair, others have not. With the military guaranteed a commanding role into the future, she can expect more blame for things beyond her control. by ANNA ROBERTS | 12 Nov 2015 Over the election period, there has been an obvious focus on Aung San Suu Kyi and herRead More »

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