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Suu Kyi 'culpability' in Rohingya abuses an 'open-ended question' – U.N. investigator

Sep 18, 2019 - 1:22 PM

'It will become a legal issue whether or not there is an element of culpability here,' fact-finding mission chair Marzuki Darusman tells reporters in Geneva

AUNG SAN SUU KYI. Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi speaks at a business forum on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 12, 2018. File photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

U.N. rights investigator on Myanmar lambasts Suu Kyi

Sep 03, 2019 - 7:32 PM

'She should step up and really speak out for the treatment that the Rohingya had suffered for decades,' says Yanghee Lee, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights to Myanmar

ON MYANMAR. In this file photo, university professor Yanghee Lee, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar speaks during a press conference in Dhaka on January 25, 2019. File photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Suu Kyi tries to save face with Myanmar reporters' release

May 09, 2019 - 1:11 PM

Observers say the unexpected release of the two Reuters reporters is a political decision timed to save face for the country's civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi

SUU KYI. Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives on stage to speak at Advisory Forum on National Reconciliation and Peace in Myanmar, in Naypyidaw on May 7, 2019. Photo by Thet Aung/AFP

Freedom of expression in Myanmar still 'dire' – U.N.

May 07, 2019 - 9:01 PM

'Of course, they should never have been arrested or convicted in the first place,' United Nations human rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani says of the two Reuters journalists

RELEASED. Reuters journalists Wa Lone (R) and Kyaw Soe Oo celebrate with their children after being freed freed from Insein prison after a presidential amnesty in Yangon on May 7, 2019. Photo by Ann Wang/Pool/AFP

Myanmar holds rare rally to call for constitution reform

Feb 28, 2019 - 11:46 AM

The political activity follows the formation of a committee last week to discuss amending the military-scripted constitution

A man holds a banner with a message "amend the 2008 constitution" during a rally calling for reforms on Myanmar's military-scripted constitution in Yangon on February 27, 2019. Hundreds gathered on February 27 in downtown Yangon in a jovial first-of-its-kind rally underpinned by its attendants' urgent desire for Myanmar's constroversial constitution to be amended. Sai Aung MAIN / AFP

Myanmar picks panel to reform army-scripted constitution

Feb 19, 2019 - 9:27 PM

With 2020 polls looming, parliament has voted overwhelmingly to form a cross-party committee to debate reforms of the charter

REFORMS. Military officers who are appointed members of the Myanmar Parliament arrive to attend a session in Naypyidaw on February 19, 2019. Photo by Thet Aung/AFP

South Korea foundation scraps award for Aung San Suu Kyi

Dec 18, 2018 - 6:39 PM

South Korean group strips Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar of the Gwangju human rights award because of her indifference to the atrocities against the Rohingya

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 31, 2013 shows Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi (R) receiving the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights in the southwestern city of Gwangju. One of South Korean largest human rights groups will strip Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its 2004 prize because of her "indifference" to the atrocities against the Rohingya minority, organisers said on December 18, 2018. Jung Yeon-je / AFP

Suu Kyi calls for peace in speech which avoids Rohingya crisis

Dec 01, 2018 - 6:33 PM

Other top officials at an international meeting in Nepal do not mention the conflict, which has overshadowed many of Suu Kyi's international appearances

SUU KYI IN NEPAL. In this handout photograph released by Nepal's Ministry of Information on November 29, 2018, Myanmar's de-facto leader and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (center R) poses with Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Ishwor Pokhrel (center L) upon her arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport to attend the Asia Pacific Summit in Kathmandu. Photo by Nepal's Ministry of Information/AFP

U.S. VP Mike Pence criticizes Suu Kyi over Myanmar treatment of Rohingya

Nov 14, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Pence adds to the pressure on Suu Kyi, who this week has had an Amnesty International honor revoked and faced sharp words from Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad

US Vice President Mike Pence (R) listens to Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 14, 2018.  Bernat Armangue / POOL / AFP

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor

Nov 13, 2018 - 10:45 PM

'Amnesty International cannot justify your continued status as a recipient of the Ambassador of Conscience award and so with great sadness we are hereby withdrawing it from you,' says the group

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi speaks at a business forum on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 12, 2018.  Roslan RAHMAN / AFP

Mahathir: Suu Kyi stance on Rohingya 'indefensible'

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:21 PM

After Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad says he was 'very disappointed' with Aung San Suu Kyi's failure to defend the Rohingya in Myanmar, they stand side-by-side in the ASEAN photo-shoot

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (L) and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi join other leaders as they pose for a group photo at the opening ceremony during the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 13, 2018.  Jewel SAMAD / AFP

Suu Kyi beckons investors to Myanmar despite troubles

Nov 12, 2018 - 8:58 PM

In a side event of the ASEAN summit, Aung San Suu Kyi says Myanmar is 'Southeast Asia's final frontier market... we have land, we have (a) good young working population, we have unexplored resources'

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi speaks at a business forum on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 12, 2018.  Roslan RAHMAN / AFP

Jailed Myanmar Reuters reporters file appeal

Nov 05, 2018 - 5:31 PM

'We filed an appeal today on behalf of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo because the trial court's ruling was wrong,' says Reuters president and editor-in-chief Stephen J Adler

JAILED. The two Reuters journalists face 7 years in prison after allegedly obtaining classified documents illegally. Wa Lone photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP, Kyaw Soe Oo photo by Aung Kyaw Htet/AFP.

Aung San Suu Kyi's party slapped down in by-elections

Nov 04, 2018 - 10:29 PM

While official tallies have not yet been released by the Union Election Commission, preliminary results show the military-aligned Union Solidarity and Development Party has beaten Aung San Suu Kyi's party out on 3 seats

VOTE. Myanmar President Win Myint casts his ballot at a polling station in Yangon on November 3, 2018, a rare local test of support for embattled leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party more than halfway through her time in office. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Myanmar arrests 3 journalists over report on Suu Kyi protege

Oct 10, 2018 - 11:12 PM

Police arrest 3 journalists of a paper which criticized the Myanmar government's financial management, which is overseen by a protege of leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Detained Myanmar journalists Kyaw Zaw Lin, (front), Phyo Wai Win (4th-L) and Nayi Min (L) leave the courthouse escorted by police after appearing before the court on Ocotber 10, 2018. Two Myanmar media executives and one reporter were arrested on October 10, their defence lawyer said, as rights groups decried the vague laws increasingly wielded to clamp down on the press. Phyo Hein KYAW / AFP

Aung Suu Kyi promises 'transparency' over Rohingya atrocities

Oct 08, 2018 - 8:23 PM

Once hailed as a global rights champion, Suu Kyi has fallen from grace due to her failure to speak up following a brutal military crackdown on Myanmar's Rohingya minority

Myanmar's State Councellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi looks on during the 9th ASEAN UN Summit on the sideline of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila on November 13, 2017.  World leaders are in the Philippines' capital for two days of summits. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Linus ESCANDOR II

Aung San Suu Kyi becomes first person stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship

Oct 03, 2018 - 10:04 AM

The move is made official after Canada's Senate votes to revoke the symbolic honor

AUNG SAN SUU KYI. Myanmar de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the opening ceremony of the ASEAN Interparliamentary Assembly in Naypyidaw on September 30, 2016. File photo by Aung Htet/ AFP

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Oct 02, 2018 - 11:48 AM

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Amal Clooney appeals to Suu Kyi for reporters' release

Sep 29, 2018 - 11:03 AM

"She knows that mass murder is not a state secret and that exposing it doesn't turn a journalist into a spy," says human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on the need for free press in Myanmar

JAILED. The two Reuters journalists face 7 years in prison after allegedly obtaining classified documents illegally. Wa Lone photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP, Kyaw Soe Oo photo by Aung Kyaw Htet/AFP.

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Sep 28, 2018 - 2:31 PM

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Canada strips Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship

Sep 28, 2018 - 8:41 AM

Aung San Suu Kyi's international reputation has become tarnished by her refusal to call out the atrocities by her nation's military against the Rohingya Muslims minority

CRITICIZED. State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Manila on November 13, 2017. File photo by Athith Perawongmetha/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

Suu Kyi defends court decision to jail Reuters reporters

Sep 13, 2018 - 12:41 PM

(UPDATED) 'They were not jailed because they were journalists' but because 'the court has decided that they had broken the Official Secrets Act,' says Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar defends Suu Kyi's silence over jailed reporters

Sep 04, 2018 - 3:38 PM

Aung San Suu Kyi, who was herself subjected to house arrest for some 15 years, relying on foreign media to highlight her plight, has been widely-condemned for her silence on the case and verdict

SILENCE. Aung San Suu Kyi has been widely-condemned for her silence on the case involving Reuters journalists and the recent verdict. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Rohingya protest for 'justice' on crackdown anniversary

Aug 25, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(UPDATED) The Rohingya exodus continues today, as refugees continue to trickle over the border throughout this year

PROTEST. Rohingya refugees attend a ceremony organized to remember the first anniversary of a military crackdown that prompted a massive exodus of people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on August 25, 2018. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

Myanmar Reuters reporter says he was hooded, deprived of sleep

Jul 17, 2018 - 10:29 PM

'They asked us questions every two hours and we did not have a chance to sleep for 3 days,' reporter Wa Lone explains to the court

WA LONE. Detained Myanmar journalist Wa Lone, 32, is seen handcuffed and escorted by police while leaving Yangon courthouse after the first day of trial on July 16, 2018. Photo by Myo Kyaw Soe/AFP

[OPINION] Myanmar is now erasing the Rohingya's very name

Jun 17, 2018 - 2:00 PM

News organizations are being prohibited from using the word 'Rohingya' in their shows

ROHINGYA. This picture taken on November 26, 2017 shows Rohingya Muslim refugees looking on near Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Beijing urges ceasefire after deadly Myanmar border clashes

May 13, 2018 - 6:23 PM

Observers believe Beijing holds significant sway over the ethnic rebels near its border and is a key player in a faltering peace process steered by Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi

UNREST. Internally displaced people set up a campfire for warmth outside a temporary shelter in Danai, Kachin state, on May 12, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

19 dead in fighting between Myanmar army, rebels – military

May 12, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Authorities say that 19 people were killed while two dozen people were injured due to the clashes

UNREST. Internally displaced people set up a campfire for warmth outside a temporary shelter in Danai, Kachin state, on May 12, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

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Apr 13, 2018 - 7:41 PM

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Duterte apologizes to Suu Kyi for 'genocide' remark

Apr 13, 2018 - 10:23 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte also defends Aung San Suu Kyi from criticism over human rights abuses against the Rohingya

ASEAN WELCOME. President Rodrigo Duterte and partner Honeylet Avancena welcome Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at the opening of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. Malacanang photo

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Staunch Suu Kyi ally elected Myanmar president

Mar 28, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Win Myint remains one of Aung San Suu Kyi's inner circle – the pair fought side-by-side during the 1988 democracy movement that was violently quashed by the junta

NEW PRESIDENT. In this file photo taken on January 29, 2016, Win Myint, speaker of the lower house, attends the last day of parliament's regular session in Naypyidaw. File photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Suu Kyi ally looks set for Myanmar presidency

Mar 23, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Win Myint is the favorite to take over the presidency when he resigned from his position as lower house speaker shortly Htin Kyaw abruptly stepped down as president on Wednesday

WIN MYINT. Myanmar lower house parliament speaker Win Myint, a member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) arrives for at the lower house of parliament in Naypyidaw on March 11, 2016. File photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Bid to prosecute Aung San Suu Kyi in Australia rejected

Mar 18, 2018 - 10:12 AM

A group of 5 Australian lawyers have filed a private application in the Melbourne Magistrates Court seeking to prosecute her over the treatment of the Muslim-minority Rohingya

AUNG SAN SUU KYI. Myanmar de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is accompanied by Parliament Speaker Mann Win Khaing Than (L) at the opening ceremony of the ASEAN Interparliamentary Assembly in Naypyidaw on September 30, 2016. File photo by Aung Htet/ AFP

Myanmar events 'bear hallmarks of genocide': UN rapporteur

Mar 13, 2018 - 12:09 AM

'I am becoming more convinced that crimes committed... bear the hallmarks of genocide, and call in the strongest terms for accountability,' says the report to the UN Human Rights Council

MYANMAR SITUATION. United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee looks on at a press conference after addressing her report before the Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 12, 2018. AFP

U.S. Holocaust Museum strips rights award from Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Mar 08, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The Museum says it is rescinding the award due to Aung San Suu Kyi's inaction over what it called 'mounting evidence of genocide' committed by the Myanmar military against civilians from the Rohingya minority

EMPOWERMENT. Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi tells business leaders at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit on November 12, 2017, that women should be given more decision-making roles. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Nobel laureates to Suu Kyi: 'Wake up' and stop Rohingya abuses

Feb 26, 2018 - 7:31 PM

The trio – Tawakkol Karman, Shirin Ebadi, and Mairead Maguire – asks the embattled Myanmar leader to 'wake up' to the atrocities after visiting squalid camps in Bangladesh home to nearly one million Rohingya refugees

MAIREAD MAGUIRE. This photograph taken on February 25, 2018 shows Nobel Peace Laureate from Northern Ireland Mairead Maguire talking with Rohingya refugees during her visit to Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia. Photo by Suzauddin Rubel/AFP

UK's Johnson meets Myanmar's Suu Kyi on Rohingya crisis

Feb 11, 2018 - 4:45 PM

The meeting follows Johnson's visit to a refugee camp in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district, where nearly 700,000 Rohingya have sought sanctuary in squalid settlements

BORIS IN NAYPYIDAW. This handout photo taken and released on February 11, 2018 by Myanmar's Ministry of Information shows Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (R) chatting with Britain's Foreign Minister Boris Johnson (L) during their meeting in Naypyidaw. Myanmar Ministry of Information/AFP

Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi's lakeside villa

Feb 01, 2018 - 3:41 PM

There was little damage, but the attack is symbolic – Suu Kyi was held for long years at the house by the former junta

ATTACKED. A man closes a gate leading to the residence of Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon on February 1, 2018, after a petrol bomb was hurled into the compound.  Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Myanmar university students expelled after education protest

Jan 27, 2018 - 5:42 PM

"We... were given a letter saying that we were expelled for breaking regulations," says Kyaw Thiha Ye Kyaw, a 22-year-old law student at Yadanabon.

CRITICIZED. State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Manila on November 13, 2017. Photo by Athith Perawongmetha / AFP

Duterte says he told Aung San Suu Kyi: Ignore criticism on human rights

Jan 26, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The Philippine leader says he 'pities' the democracy icon, who now faces criticism for her silence on the persecution of the Rohingya

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Myanmar pillories U.S. diplomat for 'personal attack' on Suu Kyi

Jan 25, 2018 - 4:16 PM

One-time Suu Kyi ally Bill Richardson was one of 5 foreign members handpicked by Myanmar's civilian leader to serve on the committee

CRITICIZED. Former US energy secretary Bill Richardson at the 18th annual CAF, Development Bank of Latin America, conference on September 4, 2014 at a hotel in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/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.

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Oxford strips Suu Kyi of city's 'freedom' title

Nov 28, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Oxford city council: 'Today we have taken the unprecedented step of stripping her of the city's highest honor because of her inaction in the face of the oppression of the minority Rohingya population'

DURING HAPPIER TIMES. In this file photo, Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the Bodleian Libraries before receiving her honorary degree at Oxford University in Oxford, northwest of London, on June 20, 2012. Ben Stanstall/AFP

Pope to meet Myanmar's leader Suu Kyi

Nov 28, 2017 - 2:51 PM

After the talks in the capital Naypyidaw, the pontiff will address Suu Kyi and diplomats there – his first opportunity to speak publicly about the conflict that looms over his trip

MEETING. Pope Francis shakes hands with Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi during their meeting in Naypyidaw on November 28, 2017. Photo by Max Rossi/POOL/AFP

Pope arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit

Nov 27, 2017 - 7:12 AM

(4th UPDATE) The country is holding its breath over what the pontiff will say on Myanmar soil, where any mention of the word Rohingya could unleash anger from a public that broadly supports the army campaign

WELCOME. Pope Francis is greeted by children in traditional clothing upon his arrival at Yangon International Airport on November 27, 2017. Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start Rohingya return in two months

Nov 23, 2017 - 5:12 PM

(UPDATED) It remains unclear how many Rohingya will be allowed back and how long the process will take

IN LIMBO. This file photo taken on October 09, 2017 shows Rohingya refugees wait after crossing the Naf river from Myanmar into Bangladesh in Whaikhyang on October 9, 2017. Fred Dufour/AFP