Bangladesh Protests Movement of Myanmar Troops Near its Border

Bangladesh’s Foreign Ministry has summoned Myanmar’s ambassador to protest unusual troop movements near its southeastern borders, where refugee camps house close to 1 million Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar, authorities said Monday.Border Guard Bang…

Posted in Legal September 14, 2020

13.2 Kg Heroin Seized In Myanmar’s Central Region

Myanmar authorities seized 13.2 kg of heroin in Mandalay region, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC), yesterday.Acting on a tip-off, the joint anti-narcotic police force, made a seizure in Pyin Oo Lwin towns…

Posted in Legal September 14, 2020

Country Violations Top UN Human Rights Council Agenda

GENEVA – Nations accused of violating their citizens’ rights and freedoms will come under intense scrutiny by the 47-member U.N. Human Rights Council during its upcoming three-week session, which begins on Monday. As its first order of business, the co…

Posted in Legal September 13, 2020

Renewing Call for Greater Urgency on Rohingya Crisis, Secretary-General Says Ultimate Responsibility Rests with Myanmar Authorities

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: Today marks three years since the start of the largest and most recent forced displacement of Rohingya and other communities from Rakhine State. On this occasion, the Secretary-General renews his call to bring greater urgency to this crisis by addressing the […]