U.N. Rights Chief: Myanmar’s Treatment Of Rohingya Includes ‘Almost ISIS-Type Crimes’
Since late August, more than 600,000 Rohingya have fled a campaign of violence in Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh, according to the United Nations, and the crisis is showing no sign of letting up.
Myanmar Signs MOUs With Bangladesh to Deal With Rohingya Refugees
Myanmar signed agreements with Bangladesh on Tuesday to beef up security cooperation and set up border liaison offices to deal with the exodus of Rohingya Muslims who have fled recent violence in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state.
— Radio Free Asia
U.S. rethinks new policy for Myanmar
The Trump administration moved toward a condemnation of “ethnic cleansing” against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, as officials were preparing a recommendation for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to unequivocally use the term for the first time. Angry lawmakers on Tuesday demanded an immediate denunciation as they explored a new, tougher U.S. policy.
— The Detroit News
Social media is fueling hatred in Myanmar, a nation wracked by ethnic cleansing
Hatred in Myanmar has led to what the United Nations described as “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims, and social media has inflamed some of that vitriol.
U.S. Condemns `Atrocities’ in Myanmar as New Sanctions Weighed
The U.S. is considering new sanctions on Myanmar after a million Rohingya Muslims fled the Southeast Asian nation’s Rakhine state to neighboring Bangladesh in what a State Department official called a crisis of “epic proportions.”
— Bloomberg Politics
Plight of Rohingya in Myanmar Stokes Congressional Concern
Democratic and Republican senators voiced concern Tuesday over U.S. policy toward Myanmar, where a military campaign against the country’s Rohingya Muslims has forced more 600,000 to flee.
— The Wall Street Journal
In Myanmar, Pope Francis’ words will be monitored closely
When Pope Francis visits Myanmar in late November, church leaders will be listening nervously to his every word, specifically hoping they don’t hear the R-word. Any mention by name of the Rohingya, a Muslim group widely hated in this predominantly Buddhist country, will have widespread implications here.
— Catholic Philly
Buddhist activists appeal to Myanmar’s leaders, bring aid to fleeing victims
World Buddhist leaders are appealing for peace in Myanmar and Buddhist charities are bringing aid to victims fleeing the violence.
— Lion’s Roar
Myanmar Tourism Marketing Announces Nearly 400 Balloons Will Be Launched During Myanmar’s Balloon Festival Starting 29 October
Up in the mountains of Shan state, in the east of Myanmar is getting ready for a spectacular balloon festival. It will be held between 29 October and 3 November 2017. The event will see the launch of 393 traditional made paper balloons.
— PR Newswire
Myanmar to host World Police Band Concert on Oct 28
MYANMAR will host the 22nd World Police Band Concert on October 28 to strengthen friendship between the public and the police, said police colonel Myo Thura Soe from Myanmar police force head office.
— Myanmar Times
Myanmar to Get Better Profit-Sharing Deal in Rakhine Port Project
Myanmar is set to receive a greater amount of the profit-sharing in a $7.2 billion deep-sea port development project in the town of Kyaukphyu in western Rakhine state, though negotiations with the main Chinese investor are ongoing, a commerce ministry official said Monday.
— Radio Free Asia
Japanese investment in Myanmar slows down: minister
The Japanese investment flow into Myanmar has slightly slowed down after fiscal year 2015-16, says Union Minister for planning and finance Kyaw Win.
— Eleven Mynmar
Myanmar Investments Forms Joint Venture To Acquire Tourism Assets
Myanmar Investments International Ltd said Tuesday that it has formed a new joint venture to invest in tourism related assets in Myanmar.
— Interactive Investor
NGO launches livelihood business initiative for disabled
A LOCAL non-governmental organisation has launched a business initiative to help disabled people be productive and earn income to support themselves.
— Myanmar Times
WWF-Myanmar study aims for sustainable use of Ayeyarwady
WWF-MYANMAR is undertaking research on the sustainable use of Ayeyarwady River that could maximize its benefits for the country’s economy and people living along the coastal areas.
— Myanmar Times
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