Tag: Aung San Suu Kyi

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  • Will plan for Rohingya repatriation work?

    Will plan for Rohingya repatriation work?

    On October 30, Bangladesh and Myanmar reached an agreement to begin the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh to escape a Myanmar army crackdown last year. Following the bilateral meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque said, “We are looking forward to start the repatriation by mid-November,” which …

    November 16, 2018
  • Another award less

    Another award less

    It is yet another subtraction from the garland of accolades that were once reserved for the “lodestar of democracy”. That embroidery has frayed over time, to say the least. Amnesty International has eventually sized up Aung San Suu Kyi with Monday’s assertion that Myanmar’s civilian leader “is no longer a symbol of hope”. Hopeless too …

    November 14, 2018
  • ‘No longer a symbol of hope’: Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour

    ‘No longer a symbol of hope’: Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour

    It was the latest in a string of awards the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner lost since Myanmar's military drove 720,000 Rohingya out of the Buddhist majority country in what the United Nations has called an act of genocide.

    November 13, 2018
  • Suu Kyi seeks foreign investment at Asean summit

    Suu Kyi seeks foreign investment at Asean summit

    Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday appealed to members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to invest in her country.

    November 12, 2018
  • Free for now

    Free for now

    The discharge on bail of three journalists of Myanmar’s Eleven Media group, two weeks after they had been charged under provisions of the country’s penal code that allow no bail, suggests that the country is belatedly realising there are lines it cannot cross if it wishes to prolong the fiction that it is a democracy. …

    October 28, 2018
  • Indian foreign secretary discusses bilateral cooperation with Suu Kyi

    Indian foreign secretary discusses bilateral cooperation with Suu Kyi

    Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale called on Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday during his official visit to the country.

    October 22, 2018
  • Suu kyi calls for peace in trilateral talks

    Suu kyi calls for peace in trilateral talks

    The event also came three months after the third session of Myanmar's 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference in July. 

    October 15, 2018
  • Rohingya Issue: Canada revokes Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship

    Rohingya Issue: Canada revokes Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship

    The honour was bestowed on Suu Kyi in 2007. Now, she has become the first person to have her honorary Canadian citizenship revoked.

    October 3, 2018
  • Work still in progress

    Work still in progress

    The Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project in Myanmar, entirely funded by the Union government, is still far from completion owing to a host of unresolved reasons.

    September 24, 2018
  • Gut-churning narrative

    Gut-churning narrative

    It is time for Aung San Suu Kyi to end her studied silence. Time also for her to appeal to the military to end the relentless repression of Rohingyas. That horrendous repression was graphically documented on Tuesday by the voice of the comity of nations, the UN Human Rights Council. The horrific accounts of murders, …

    September 21, 2018
  • Suu Kyi defends imprisonment of Reuters journalists

    Suu Kyi defends imprisonment of Reuters journalists

    During her speech at the forum, Suu Kyi admitted to the moderator that the government could have handled the Rakhine crisis better.

    September 13, 2018
  • Engage insurgents, unlock NE potential

    Engage insurgents, unlock NE potential

    India must consider a Panglong-type conference with insurgent groups in the North East to resolve outstanding issues, and ensure that the region becomes an effective counterweight in the region's strategic sphere.

    September 10, 2018
  • Myanmar in tatters

    Myanmar in tatters

    The seven-year jail sentence awarded to two Reuters journalists ~ Wa Lone (32) and Kyaw Soe Oo (28) ~ for covering the state-sponsored massacre of Rohingyas, most particularly the killing of ten Rohingyas by soldiers and Buddhist villagers at Inn Din in the state of Rakhine, signifies a travesty of justice and an unabashedly severe blow to the certitudes of press freedom.

    September 4, 2018
  • Why Rakhine state is important

    Why Rakhine state is important

    While the media spotlight on Rohingyas has primarily focused on religious persecution and ethnic cleansing, the strategic importance of Rakhine State of Myanmar needs to be articulated. Rakhine State, where the Rohingyas have lived predominantly since time immemorial, is considered resourceful, but politically fragile. As we know, military operations ignited an ethnic conflict that resulted …

    September 4, 2018
  • Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar ‘state secrets’ case

    Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar ‘state secrets’ case

    Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, who have been held in Yangon's Insein prison since their arrest in December, were charged with violating the Official Secrets Act, a draconian British colonial-era law which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years.

    September 3, 2018
  • Genocide reaffirmed

    Genocide reaffirmed

    The United Nations has spoken and the world must listen. Never in recent years has the voice of the entity been so resounding as it was on Monday. Its intrepid presentation on the violence perpetrated by Myanmar’s security forces on the Rohingyas is a severe indictment of the country’s army chief and, albeit indirectly, of …

    August 29, 2018
  • Myanmar generals must be prosecuted for genocide: UN report

    Myanmar generals must be prosecuted for genocide: UN report

    The report - based on hundreds of interviews, research and analysis by a UN-mandated fact-finding mission - is the strongest condemnation by the UN.

    August 27, 2018