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#Myanmar

# myanmar - Today’s News

Rohingya crisis: 'We would be better in prison because at least we would have food'

A new Amnesty International report has said Rohingya treatment amounts to apartheid.

# myanmar - Monday 13 November, 2017

Bob Geldof defends decision to return the Freedom of the City of Dublin

Geldof says he doesn’t want to be associated with “handmaiden to genocide” Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Do you think Bob Geldof is right to return his Freedom of Dublin award?

Geldof said he’s returning the honour in protest against the Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

# myanmar - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

More than half the victims are children as 23 Rohingya die after boat capsizes

The boat was carrying up to 100 people, many of whom are still missing.

# myanmar - Monday 9 October, 2017

Rohingya crisis: 'I will never forget her words or the look in her eyes'

I have travelled extensively and have spoken to many people who have suffered huge amounts, but hearing that woman’s words hit me harder than anything else I had ever heard, writes Rosamond Bennett.

# myanmar - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Bob Geldof says Aung San Suu Kyi has become 'one of the great ethnic cleansers'

Geldof said that the “old traditions have failed us” in a speech in Colombia yesterday.

# myanmar - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

10,000 Rohingya on Bangladesh border as exodus reaches half a million

Over 500,000 Rohingya have streamed into Bangladesh in just the past five weeks.

# myanmar - Saturday 30 September, 2017

'Not a good idea': Johnson recites a colonial-era poem in sacred Myanmar temple

The United Kingdom occupied Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, for the best part of a century.

# myanmar - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

'Animals': Buddhist monks who attacked Rohingya refugees slammed

The 31 Rohingya refugees were rescued by the Sri Lankan navy five months ago after they were found drifting in a boat off the island’s northern coast.

# myanmar - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi defends Myanmar against international criticism

An estimated 412,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh following violent attacks.

# myanmar - Monday 18 September, 2017

Four in 10 people think Suu Kyi's Freedom of Dublin award should be taken back

She was awarded the Freedom of Dublin in 2000, but only received it in 2012 as she was under house arrest at the time.

# myanmar - Friday 15 September, 2017

'This is ethnic cleansing': Heat-maps show huge fires spread across Rohingya region

“The evidence is irrefutable,” Amnesty said.

# myanmar - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Nobel prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi to finally address Rohingya crisis next week

The UN has described the as having all the hallmarks of “ethnic cleansing”.

# myanmar - Monday 11 September, 2017

UN accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' as thousands of Rohingyas flee the country

The UN says 294,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar.

# myanmar - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'We could have blood on our hands': Councillors want to take Freedom of Dublin off Aung San Suu Kyi

Councillors across various parties have expressed disappointment in the Myanmar leader’s behaviour.

# myanmar - Friday 8 September, 2017

Explainer: Who are the Rohingya, and why are hundreds of thousands fleeing Myanmar?

According to the UN, 270,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh in the past two weeks.

# myanmar - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Aung San Suu Kyi finally speaks on Rohingya crisis, blames false information

Thousands of Myanmar’s Muslim minority community are being forced to flee their home for fear of violence against their people.

# myanmar - Monday 4 September, 2017

Malala says 'world is waiting' for Aung San Suu Kyi to condemn violence against Rohingya Muslims

The Nobel Peace Prize winner has criticised her fellow Nobel laureate for not condemning the escalating violence.

# myanmar - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Survivors of Myanmar violence say children were beheaded and men burnt alive

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Myanmar of “genocide” against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

# myanmar - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Left to die at the side of a road - south east Asian country's ageing population leads to humanitarian crisis Myanmar This post contains videos

Left to die at the side of a road - south east Asian country's ageing population leads to humanitarian crisis

Years of domestic turmoil and a health system in tatters has seen Myanmar abandoning its elderly to their fate.

# myanmar - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Bodies of five children among those pulled from the water after Myanmar plane crash

There were at least 120 people on board the plane.

# myanmar - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Children among 120 passengers on board missing Myanmar military plane

Debris has been found in the search for the plane, which was carrying soldiers and their relatives.

# myanmar - Sunday 7 May, 2017

'Umbrella shafts, bamboo and bicycle spokes': The illegal abortions killing Myanmar's women

Contraception is available in the country, but few women know how to use it and many young people are too ashamed to buy it.

# myanmar - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Nobel Peace Prize winner Suu Kyi denies allegations of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

Almost 75,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh where they have related grisly accounts of army abuse.

# myanmar - Saturday 1 April, 2017

The Irish couple and Asian entrepreneur forging a trading path with Myanmar

And they want the government to encourage others to do the same.

# myanmar - Monday 27 March, 2017

Free soup puts 350 in hospital with food poisoning

The entire 1,000-person village was bundled over to the nearest hospital, where 367 were admitted for treatment.

# myanmar - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Monk caught with 4.6 million methamphetamine pills

The Buddhist monk had been hiding the drugs in his monastery, police said.

# myanmar - Friday 25 November, 2016

UN accuses Buddhist Myanmar of 'ethnically cleansing' its Muslim Rohingya minority

The head of the UNHCR says Burmese troops are slaughtering children, raping women and burning houses.

# myanmar - Sunday 6 November, 2016

British teacher found dead in Myanmar with wounds to head and chest

A colleague to the teacher is now being sought by police.

# myanmar - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Ireland named the second most generous country in Europe

Myanmar was named the most generous country on Earth for the third year running.

# myanmar - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Two children have died and 60 ancient temples have been damaged in a massive earthquake in Myanmar

Heavy damage was reported in Bagan, Myanmar’s most famous archaeological site and a major tourist destination some 30km north of the quake’s epicentre.

# myanmar - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

People power begins in Myanmar as military rule ends

Aung San Suu Kyi can’t be president, but a close friend of hers has taken the job.

# myanmar - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Death sentences for murder of UK tourists on Thai party island spark anger Backpackers This post contains videos

Death sentences for murder of UK tourists on Thai party island spark anger

Thai police have been accused of bungling the investigation.

# myanmar - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Two men sentenced to death for murder of British tourists in Thailand

The two men were found guilty of the brutal killing – but questions have been raised about how the police handled the case.

# myanmar - Monday 23 November, 2015

Volunteers pull bodies from the rubble as death toll in Myanmar reaches 113

The mine collapse was the worst such disaster in recent memory.

# myanmar - Friday 13 November, 2015

Aung San Suu Kyi's party storms to victory despite 'dirty tricks and crackdowns'

The landslide win comes five years to the day since Suu Kyi was released from house arrest by the military.

# myanmar - Monday 9 November, 2015

Aung San Suu Kyi's party claims sweeping election victory - but she's still banned from becoming president

The constitution bars anyone with foreign children from holding the position.

# myanmar - Friday 29 May, 2015

“The Rohingya people are seen as a group to be eliminated”

The Rohingya people are languishing at sea because any possibility they had of a meaningful existence in Myanmar has been eradicated.

# myanmar - Monday 2 March, 2015

A rare white elephant has been captured in Burma

The appearance of the creature is traditionally associated with good luck.

# myanmar - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Reports vary as Thai police arrest three men over murder of British tourists

There are reports that one man has confessed to the killings.

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