Twitter Suspends Account of Top Myanmar General Over Hate Speech

Myanmar’s top military leader, seen by rights groups as the architect of a bloody ethnic cleansing campaign that drove more than 700,000 Muslim Rohingya into Bangladesh in 2017, had had his Twitter account suspended, RFA has learned.Senior General Min …

Posted in Legal May 16, 2019

Myanmar Passenger Jet Lands Safely after Landing Gear Fails

YANGON A Myanmar National Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Mandalay International Airport on Sunday, using only its rear wheels after the front landing gear failed to deploy.All 82 passengers and seven crew members aboard Flight UB103 from…

Posted in Legal May 12, 2019

Profiles: The Reuters Journalists Who Exposed Myanmar Atrocities

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe OO spent more than 500 days in prison in Myanmar after exposing atrocities against the country’s Rohingya people. The two were freed this week as part of a general amnesty and after global condemnation of their …

Posted in Legal May 9, 2019

World Bank Helps Bangladesh Improve Service Delivery for Rohingya

The government of Bangladesh today signed a $165 million grant financing agreement with the World Bank to provide basic services and build disaster and social resilience for the Rohingya who are fleeing violence in Myanmar. To help Bangladesh deal with…

Posted in Legal May 8, 2019