Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 20 - China proposed a three-phase solution to help settle the issue in Myanmar's Rakhine state, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. China believed that the Rakhine issue can be addressed by a solution acceptable to both Myanmar and Bangladesh through consultations between the two neighbouring countries, Wang told a joint press conference here on Sunday with Myanmar's State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, Xinhua news agency reported.
Journalists from Asia and Europe gathered in Myanmar's capital of Nay Pyi Taw on Saturday to discuss reporting on sustainable development. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 11th Asia-Europe Foundation Journalists' Seminar , Pe Myint, union minister of information, said the seminar is a very significant one for Myanmar as ideas and information on achieving sustainable development will be exchanged between the members.
Aung Cheimt is acknowledged as the greatest living poet in Myanmar today. Along with Thukhamein Hlaing, and several others, he was at the vanguard of modern poetry in Myanmar, moving it from its traditional fixed rhyme to something much more free.
The International Monetary Fund on Friday forecast an economic rebound in Myanmar this year, but said the Rohingya refugee crisis may dampen investment as the country faces international pressure over its treatment of the Muslim minority. More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since late August, driven out by a military counter-insurgency clearance operation in Buddhist-majority Myanmar's Rakhine State.
Myanmar's Catholic cardinal on Friday defended Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi against "unfair" criticism over the military crackdown on Muslim Rohingya, and said that terming it "ethnic cleansing" was unhelpful and premature. Cardinal Charles Bo spoke to The Associated Press ahead of Pope Francis' visit next week to Myanmar and Bangladesh, to where nearly 620,000 Rohingya have fled to escape the violence by Myanmar security forces in the poverty-wracked Rakhine state.
People celebrate Shan State Army Day on May 21, 2017 At Loi Kaw Wan, Muang Sad in Shan State Burma. Source: Shutterstock THE violent campaign of land clearance and ethnic cleansing towards the Rohingya people is finally being exposed by media networks across the globe, intensifying the pressure on governments to tackle the unacceptable conduct of security forces in Burma .
The official peace talks scheduled for Thursday between the government and the United Nationalities Federal Council were cancelled. In their place, the negotiators met informally to keep the process alive.
INSIDE a noodle house in central Yangon, business is buzzing. Customers huddle over tables, slurping down chicken soup or gobbling dumplings.
Aung San Suu Kyi was born in Yangon, Myanmar, in 1945. After years of living and studying abroad, she returned home only to find widespread slaughter of protesters rallying against the brutal rule of dictator U Ne Win.
Foreign Affairs Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau will travel to Myanmar this weekend to attend the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting Foreign Ministers meeting being chaired by Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. "I look forward to the meeting with the Asia and European representatives from two regions which are of great importance to New Zealand," Mr Tabuteau says.
In a quiet corner of Chiang Rai's Chiang Saen district, ethnic groups from different backgrounds, beliefs and traditions live together in the same village. They share the land, while maintaining their identities and lifestyles.
Businesses striving to stamp out slavery from their supply chains should not dismiss struggling suppliers but train them to improve the lives of workers, and technology can play a part, leading companies including Apple and Walmart said on Wednesday. In recent years modern-day slavery has increasingly come under the global spotlight, putting ever greater regulatory and consumer pressure on firms to ensure their supply chains are free of forced labor, child labor and other forms of slavery.
Partly underwritten by Washington as a free press paradigm, 'The Irrawaddy' now embraces racist Burmese government rhetoric that fuels ethnic cleansing. RANGOON, Burma-U.S. taxpayer money is funding a media organization in Burma that rights campaigners say has sided with racists against the Rohingya, even as the State Department withdraws military aid and considers sanctions in response to army-led atrocities against the minority.
Rohingya refugee Mohammed Siddiq poses for a photo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 2, 2017. Photo: Thomson Reuters Foundation/ Beh Lih Yi In a dimly lit shop in Kuala Lumpur, where dried fish, herbs and pickled tea leaves imported from Myanmar are on display, two men sit behind a counter inspecting bank notes.
Tens of thousands joined a rally in defence of Myanmar's army that snaked through Yangon to the iconic Sule Pagoda in October, 2017. YANGON: Human rights monitors on Wednesday urged Myanmar to withdraw a ban on protests in its largest city, Yangon, amid fears that free speech is under pressure under the government led by democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi.
Human rights monitors on Wednesday urged Myanmar to withdraw a ban on protests in its largest city, Yangon, amid fears that free speech is under pressure under the government led by democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi led efforts to end decades of military rule and won a landmark election in the Buddhist-majority country in 2015, but her civilian government shares power with the military and has no control over the army and police.
Ethnic minority Rohingya stand in front the banner of the hardline Burmese Buddhist monk Wirathu outisde the Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on September 8, 2017. Source: Samsul Said / Shutterstock EVEN ten years on, the first mental image that comes to mind with regard to Theravada Buddhism is that of Burma's Saffron Revolution of August-September 2007: thousands of Buddhist monks peacefully demonstrating in the streets of Yangon, Mandalay, Pakokku, Sittwe and other towns against the ruling military junta.