Tag: Myanmar

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  • Suu Kyi tries to save face with Myanmar reporters’ release

    Suu Kyi tries to save face with Myanmar reporters’ release

    Observers say the unexpected release of the two Reuters reporters was a political decision timed to save face for the country's civilian leader, after a vigorous international campaign that saw Amal Clooney join their legal team.

    May 9, 2019
  • Asia News Network welcomes release of Reuters journalists by Myanmar

    Asia News Network welcomes release of Reuters journalists by Myanmar

    Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were sentenced to seven years in jail in September 2018 under the Official Secrets Act, were released after a presidential amnesty

    May 8, 2019
  • Two Reuters journalists freed from Myanmar prison reunite with families

    Two Reuters journalists freed from Myanmar prison reunite with families

    Reuters editor-in-chief Stephen Adler said: "We are enormously pleased that Myanmar has released our courageous reporters".

    May 7, 2019
  • Rohingya massacre: Reuters journalists freed from Myanmar prison after 500 days

    Rohingya massacre: Reuters journalists freed from Myanmar prison after 500 days

    Locked up since 2017, the journalists, who received this year's Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, were freed on Tuesday morning after they received a presidential pardon earlier this week

    May 7, 2019
  • Sick competition

    Sick competition

    It is an accepted reality that since no “victim” will ever admit to have suffered a military setback, assessments of success or failure will always be one-sided.

    May 5, 2019
  • Cruellest Irony

    Cruellest Irony

    The Supreme Court in Yangon has played to the gallery of the junta ~ and at a pinch, the diplomatically evasive Aung San Suu Kyi as well ~ by rejecting the final appeal of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.

    April 27, 2019
  • Farce in Thailand

    Farce in Thailand

    The report of the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) is a severe indictment of the process ~ “international standards for free and fair elections had not been met in Thailand, both in the buildup to the poll and on election day itself, as well as in the continuing fallout from the ballot count”.

    March 28, 2019
  • Thailand’s tryst with post-military rule

    Thailand’s tryst with post-military rule

    Back to today’s Thailand. When the Thai military rulers scripted a constitution in 2017, it was inevitable that they would get inspiration from their neighbour country, and they became cautious too from the Burmese experience.

    March 28, 2019
  • Round One to Suu Kyi

    Round One to Suu Kyi

    Comment on whether her agenda will attain fruition must await the evolution of developments not the least because the military still retains the power to veto constitutional change.

    February 27, 2019
  • Myanmar millionaire who changed India

    Myanmar millionaire who changed India

    On January 31, two special Vipassana courses were organized at Pancayati Wadi, a rest house in South Bombay, where 50 years ago Sayagyi U Goenka conducted the first Vipassana course in India - after 2,000 years.

    February 14, 2019
  • The Other Wall

    The Other Wall

    The world must give it to Prime Minister Begum Hasina that thus far she has been no less accommodating than Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, vis-a-vis the migrants from North Africa and the Arab countries.

    February 11, 2019
  • Parlour & the Princess

    Parlour & the Princess

    The reality must be daunting for any contestant, but Princess Ubolratana has accepted the challenge.

    February 10, 2019
  • Bangladesh to seek more Indian support to fight Rohingya crisis

    Bangladesh to seek more Indian support to fight Rohingya crisis

    India and Bangladesh are likely to ink five memoranda of understanding (MoUs) during the JCC meeting.

    February 6, 2019
  • Car rally from New Delhi to Myanmar’s Yangon to mark 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

    Car rally from New Delhi to Myanmar’s Yangon to mark 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

    A car rally commemorating 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary from New Delhi to Myanmar’s former capital Yangon will be flagged off from Rajghat on 4 February.

    January 30, 2019
  • Myanmar court to hear Reuters reporters’ appeal on Dec 24

    Myanmar court to hear Reuters reporters’ appeal on Dec 24

    On September 3, a court in Yangon declared the journalists guilty and sentenced them to seven years each in prison

    December 10, 2018
  • Now, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey trolled for Myanmar tweets

    Now, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey trolled for Myanmar tweets

    His latest tweets describing Myanmar as a "beautiful country" where "the people are full of joy" led to accusation that he ignored the plight of the Muslim Rohingya minority in the country.

    December 9, 2018
  • President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Myanmar next week, likely to discuss Rohingya issue

    President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Myanmar next week, likely to discuss Rohingya issue

    Several agreements are expected to be signed during the visit, the Ministry of External Affairs said.

    December 4, 2018