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U.S. ban on Myanmar army chief not enough, says United Nations

Jul 18, 2019 - 7:45 PM

United Nations Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee says the US move to ban US travel for army chief Min Aung Hlaing 'does not go far enough, it should go further'

MYANMAR'S ARMY CHIEF. This file photo taken on July 19, 2018, shows Myanmar's Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the Myanmar armed forces, saluting to pay his respects to Myanmar independence hero General Aung San and 8 others assassinated in 1947. File photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

U.S. bans Myanmar army chief over Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

Jul 17, 2019 - 7:41 AM

The US State Department says it is taking action against army chief Min Aung Hlaing and the others after finding credible evidence they were involved in the violence two years ago

Myanmar military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspects a major bridge near capital Naypyidaw along Yangon to Mandalay highway damaged by rampaging flood waters from Swar Chaung dam on August 29, 2018. Swar Chaung dam's spillway structure, which regulates the release of water from the levee, broke due to heavy seasonal rainfall in Bago region on August 29, inundating about 100 villages and blocking the country's biggest highway, a government official said. / AFP PHOTO / Thet AUNG

'No proof' Myanmar military persecuted Rohingya – army chief

Feb 15, 2019 - 10:28 PM

Min Aung Hlaing doubles down on previous claims, arguing 'there is no certain proof that the national army was involved in the persecution' of Rohingya

ROHINGYA CRISIS. In this file photo, Myanmar military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspects a major bridge near capital Naypyidaw along Yangon to Mandalay highway damaged by rampaging flood waters from Swar Chaung dam on August 29, 2018. File photo by Thet Aung/AFP

Myanmar army chief defiant after UN 'genocide' probe

Sep 24, 2018 - 5:54 PM

No country, organization or group has the 'right to interfere in and make decision over sovereignty of a country,' military-run newspaper Myawady quotes Min Aung Hlaing as telling troops in a speech on Sunday

MIN AUNG HLAING. Myanmar military commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing speaks during the second day of 'Sin Phyu Shin' joint military exercises in the Ayeyarwaddy delta region on February 3, 2018. Photo by Lynn Bo Bo/AFP

Myanmar army should be removed from politics – UN probe

Sep 18, 2018 - 3:41 PM

The UN's 444-page probe calls for the military's top leadership to be replaced and for the institution to have no further influence over the country's governance

POLITICS? Myanmar soldiers march in formation during a military parade in Naypyidaw on March 27, 2018 to mark the 73rd Armed Forces Day. File photo by Thet Aung/AFP

Myanmar dam overflow displaces thousands

Aug 29, 2018 - 8:09 PM

(UPDATED) No casualties have yet been reported but more than 12,600 people have taken shelter in about 30 temporary camps, Ministry of Social Welfare director Phyu Lae Lae Tun says

INSPECTION. Myanmar military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspects a major bridge near capital Naypyidaw along Yangon to Mandalay highway damaged by rampaging flood waters from Swar Chaung dam on August 29, 2018. Photo by Thet Aung/AFP

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Aug 28, 2018 - 1:58 PM

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Facebook move on Myanmar raises thorny political questions

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:54 AM

Facebook says they will continue to investigate instances of 'devastating violence' around the world incited by users on the platform

Myanmar army chief must be prosecuted for 'genocide' – UN probe

Aug 27, 2018 - 4:29 PM

(UPDATED) A UN-backed fact-finding mission into violations in Myanmar said the country's 'top military generals, including Commander-in-Chief Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing, must be investigated and prosecuted for genocide in the north of Rakhine State'

MIN AUNG HLAING. Myanmar military commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing speaks during the second day of 'Sin Phyu Shin' joint military exercises in the Ayeyarwaddy delta region on February 3, 2018. File photo by Lynn Bo Bo/AFP

Rohingya will be safe in areas 'designated' for them – Myanmar army chief

May 05, 2018 - 4:39 PM

Army chief Min Aung Hlaing also cast doubt on the allegations raised by refugees in Bangladesh, many of whom shared stories of extrajudicial killings, arson and rape

REFUGEES. Rohingya refugees travel on an open-back truck on Teknaf-Cox's Bazar highway near Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, on September 3, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Rumi/AFP

Myanmar army chief denies rape of Rohingya as UN visits

May 01, 2018 - 2:11 PM

Rohingya women and girls in Bangladesh have provided consistent accounts of sexual violence – reports verified by conflict monitors – but Min Aung Hlaing says his forces have 'no such history of sexual abuse'

ON ROHINGYA. Myanmar military commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing speaks during the second day of 'Sin Phyu Shin' joint military exercises in the Ayeyarwaddy delta region on February 3, 2018. Photo by Lynn Bo Bo/AFP

UN chief hits out at Myanmar army chief over Rohingya comments

Mar 27, 2018 - 10:23 AM

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges Myanmar's leaders to 'take a unified stance against incitement to hatred and to promote cultural harmony'

ROHINGYA. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges Myanmar's leaders to 'take a unified stance against incitement to hatred and to promote cultural harmony.' File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Myanmar army changes tack with Rohingya killings admission

Jan 11, 2018 - 7:44 PM

Accounts of mass murder, rape and torture from the 655,000 Rohingya who fled Myanmar's army to Bangladesh horrify the world

ROHINGYA PLIGHT. A burned village is seen from the air near Maungdaw, north of Myanmar's Rakhine state on September 27, 2017. File photo from AFP

Myanmar security forces took part in killing 10 Rohingya – army

Jan 10, 2018 - 11:17 PM

(UPDATED) The Facebook post gives the first confirmation of a mass Rohingya grave inside Rakhine state following an army crackdown on militants from the minority group

ROHINGYA. Myanmar's minority Rohingya people wait in a queue to receive tram at Balukhali rohingya camp, Ukhiya in Coz's Bazar Bangladesh on September 25, 2017. Photo from Shutterstock.

Pope, army chief discuss 'responsibility' of Myanmar's leaders

Nov 27, 2017 - 9:34 PM

During a 15-minute meeting the pontiff and the army chief spoke of the 'great responsibility of the country's authorities in this moment of transition,' the Vatican spokesman Greg Burke says

THE POPE IN MYANMAR. This handout picture taken and released by the Vatican press office (Osservatore Romano) on November 27, 2017 shows Pope Francis (L) being greeted upon his arrival at Yangon International Airport. Photo by Osservatore Romano/ AFP

Tillerson calls Myanmar army chief over Rohingya crisis

Oct 27, 2017 - 10:17 AM

In a call with Min Aung Hlaing, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expresses 'concern about the continuing humanitarian crisis and reported atrocities in Rakhine'

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 11: Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of State, testifies during his confirmation hearing before Senate Foreign Relations Committee January 11, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Tillerson is expected to face tough questions regarding his ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Myanmar's army chief says Rohingya exodus 'exaggerated'

Oct 12, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Min Aung Hlaing blames 'instigation and propaganda' by the media, and also insists the Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh are just returning to their motherland

A Rohingya Muslim refugee takes shelter from the rain at the registration center in Teknaf in Bangladesh's Ukhia district on October 6, 2017. Bangladesh on October 5 announced it would build one of the world's biggest refugee camps to house all the 800,000-plus Rohingya Muslims who have sought asylum from violence in Myanmar. The arrival of more than half a million Rohingya Muslims from Buddhist-dominated Myanmar since August 25 has put an immense strain on camps in Bangladesh where there are growing fears of a disease epidemic.  / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

Rohingya started new Rakhine fires – Myanmar army chief office

Oct 05, 2017 - 5:21 PM

A post on the Facebook page of the office of army chief Min Aung Hlaing says blazes at 7 houses in a Rohingya village early Wednesday were started by an 'Einu' – a militant from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA)

Myanmar army chief urges unity over Rohingya 'issue'

Sep 17, 2017 - 9:15 PM

General Min Aung Hlaing insists the 'clearance operations' in northern Rakhine state are aimed at flushing out Rohingya militants who attacked police posts

Myanmar army chief compares Rohingya crackdown to N. Ireland

May 12, 2017 - 9:37 PM

The military campaign leaves hundreds of Rohingya dead and forced some 75 000 to flee across the border to Bangladesh bringing harrowing accounts of rape torture and mass killings by soldiers

File photo of Rohingya migrants AFP PHOTO/ Romeo Gacad

Ethnic peace talks seek to pave new path for Myanmar

Aug 31, 2016 - 12:27 PM

UPDATED Few expect a concrete deal to emerge from the 5 day talks which are seen as the start of a peace process that could take years

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (L) and Myanmar State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi deliver a joint press conference following their meeting in Naypyidaw on August 30, 2016 ahead of the peace conference. Romeo Gacad/AFP

Myanmar army chief vows to uphold democratic transition

Mar 27, 2016 - 3:20 PM

Myanmar s military still holds strong political sway under a charter that reserves a quarter of parliament seats for unelected soldiers and grants the army chief direct control over key ministries

DEMOCRACY. Myanmar Military Commander in Chief Senior General, Min Aung Hlaing salutes to the national flag during a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of Armed Forces Day in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw on March 27, 2015. File photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Suu Kyi's novice MPs learn ropes in outgoing Myanmar parliament

Jan 27, 2016 - 9:41 PM

A landslide victory for Suu Kyi s National League for Democracy NLD in November polls will give the politicians their first taste of power when the new parliament convenes on February 1

SUU KYI. Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C), chairperson of National League for Democracy (NLD) party, accompanied by party members as she leaves after a regular parliament session at Union Parliament in Naypyitaw, capital of Myanmar, December 1, 2015. File Photo by Lynn Bo Bo/AFP

Election winners, and losers, return to Myanmar parliament

Nov 16, 2015 - 1:13 PM

Suu Kyi is constitutionally barred from top political office but is vowing to rule above the next president who she will select following her National League for Democracy s formidable win in the November 8 polls

THEIN SEIN. Myanmar president Thein Sein (C) arrives to attend a meeting of government officials and political parties at Yangon parliament building, in Yangon, Myanmar, 15 November 2015. Photo by Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Myanmar army chief says he would welcome woman president

Sep 21, 2015 - 9:01 PM

I welcome them Whether man or woman to serve duty I welcome them says General Min Aung Hlaing in a rare interview with local and international media

Myanmar Military Commander in Chief Senior General, Min Aung Hlaing salutes to the national flag during a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of Armed Forces Day in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw on March 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU