Tag: Myanmar

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  • UK Foreign Secretary in Myanmar to discuss Rohingya crisis

    UK Foreign Secretary in Myanmar to discuss Rohingya crisis

    Last month, Hunt had criticized the situation faced by the Rohingyas, after the UN mission presented a concise version of its conclusions on August 27.

    September 19, 2018
  • The BIMSTEC potential

    The BIMSTEC potential

    On August 30, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong pitch for enhanced regional connectivity in his inaugural address at the fourth summit of the seven-nation grouping called Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). India, he said, is committed to working with the group in the critical sectors and to …

    September 15, 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
  • Myanmar releases 75 more child soldiers: UNICEF

    Myanmar releases 75 more child soldiers: UNICEF

    Friday's ceremony was attended by the discharged children and young people, with the youngest ex-soldier being 14 years old.

    September 1, 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
  • Suu Kyi gets dodgy

    Suu Kyi gets dodgy

    Aung San Suu Kyi has taken inordinately long to respond to the Rohingya crisis that confronts both Myanmar and Bangladesh. Sad to reflect, the response ~ articulated in Singapore but neither in Naypidaw nor in Dhaka ~ is rather feeble and therefore disappointing. In the net, she was anxious to ensure that her government plays …

    August 24, 2018
  • Diplomatic, selective

    Diplomatic, selective

    From Iran to Myanmar, the United States of America has effected a stern tightening of the economic screws. After a bout of unsplendid isolation during the long years of Aung San Suu Kyi’s incarceration, the authorities in Naypidaw, albeit “elected”, will have to contend with the latest cache of sanctions that were imposed last Friday. …

    August 20, 2018
  • India and Myanmar entry-exit points opened

    India and Myanmar entry-exit points opened

    The move comes after India and Myanmar jointly carried out a routine survey.

    August 9, 2018
  • UN asks Myanmar to work harder on Rohingya repatriation deal

    UN asks Myanmar to work harder on Rohingya repatriation deal

    The UN agencies in June signed a memorandum of understanding offering assistance for the safe and sustainable return of the refugees.

    August 8, 2018
  • 10 killed, 100,000 displaced in Myanmar floods

    10 killed, 100,000 displaced in Myanmar floods

    At least 10 people have been killed and more than 100,000 people forced to flee their homes after heavy rains pounded Myanmar and flooded villages, according to government officials.

    July 31, 2018
  • The Rohingya deal

    The Rohingya deal

    While the Memorandum of Understanding between the United Nations and Myanmar on the repatriation of Rohingyas does raise hope, the risk that the deal may not readily translate to relief for the nowhere men is dangerously real. Tangible benefits remain ever so elusive; the fundamental entitlement of citizenship or freedom of movement throughout the country …

    July 12, 2018
  • World Bank offers Myanmar $100m for Rakhine development

    World Bank offers Myanmar $100m for Rakhine development

    The World Bank has offered Myanmar $100 million in aid for development projects in the conflict-torn state of Rakhine, hit by violence in 2017 that led to the exodus of more than 700,000 Rohingyas, a Muslim minority community, to neighbouring Bangladesh. The offer came during a three-day visit by the World Bank Vice President for …

    July 10, 2018
  • India, Myanmar discuss bilateral ties, boundary issues

    India, Myanmar discuss bilateral ties, boundary issues

    The entire gamut of bilateral ties, including issues related to boundary, security and defence, were discussed in the 17th round of Foreign Office Consultations between India and Myanmar, the External Affairs Ministry has said. In the meeting held yesterday, the Indian side was led by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, while U Myint Thu, Permanent Secretary, …

    June 8, 2018
  • Hasina seeks India’s help for Rohingya repatriation

    Hasina seeks India’s help for Rohingya repatriation

    “The Bangladesh government has given them (Rohingyas) shelter on humanitarian ground as we cannot turn our eyes away from the problem. But we want that they should return to their country as early as possible," Ms Hasina said.

    May 26, 2018