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#Myanmar

# myanmar - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

From The42 Despite pleas to cancel, Leeds United arrive in Myanmar for controversial tour Sportswash

Despite pleas to cancel, Leeds United arrive in Myanmar for controversial tour

Andrea Radrizzani, fresh from Eleven Sport’s new TV rights deal, hopes to build a fanbase in Southeast Asia.

# myanmar - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

From The42 'We knew it would be controversial' - Leeds owner defends much-criticised tour to war-torn Myanmar Ill-advised

'We knew it would be controversial' - Leeds owner defends much-criticised tour to war-torn Myanmar

The Championship club’s decision to play two friendlies in the troubled Asian country has been condemned by fans, politicians and Amnesty International.

# myanmar - Friday 30 March, 2018

Bob Geldof says Aung Sang Suu Kyi is a 'pig' and he still wants the Freedom of Dublin back

“I understood what a great honour it is but I just don’t want to be associated with those people in any way.”

# myanmar - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Reuters journalists who covered Rohingya exodus charged with old secrecy law

The colonial-era secrecy law carries up to 14 years in jail.

# myanmar - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Oxfam calls on UN to resolve Rohingya crisis before situation worsens in 2018

More than 620,000 Rohingya people have poured into Bangladesh since August.

# myanmar - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'People with weapons are coming into camp' - The unseen, stateless Rohingya children

More than 600,000 Rohingya people have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar.

# myanmar - Sunday 17 December, 2017

'The pain was excruciating': Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces

Doctors and aid workers say that they are stunned at the sheer volume of rapes, and suspect only a fraction of women have come forward.

# myanmar - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Rohingya crisis: 6,700 people, including 730 children under 5, killed in space of one month

More than 59% of the children who were killed under the age of five were reportedly shot.

# myanmar - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Councillors vote to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of the Freedom of Dublin

Councillors voted in favour of the motion at a council meeting tonight.

# myanmar - Sunday 3 December, 2017

'I wept... they wept too': Pope Francis asks Rohingya for forgiveness at emotional meeting

“In the name of all those who have persecuted you, who have harmed you, in the face of the world’s indifference, I ask for your forgiveness.”

# myanmar - Friday 1 December, 2017

'We want him to help us': Pope to meet with group of Rohingya refugees

The 16 refugees, including two children and one woman, are among more than 600,000 who have fled an army-led crackdown in their home state

# myanmar - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar amid tense Rohingya crisis

Ethnic hatred has driven huge numbers of Muslim Rohingya from the country.

# myanmar - Monday 27 November, 2017

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit

He is expected to address claims of ethnic cleansing in the region.

# myanmar - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Myanmar and Bangladesh to sign deal to return thousands of Rohingya refugees

More than 620,000 people have poured into Bangladesh since August.

# myanmar - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

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.

Do you think Bob Geldof is right to return his Freedom of Dublin award? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

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.

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