While Myanmar has currently decided its ruling party is the "only choice" for them, the global human rights perspective will change further given U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's emphasis on such issues, says Simon Tay, chairman at Singapore Institute of International Affairs.
The United Nations' map department has produced at least three maps since the start of the year that show a number of Rohingya village names have disappeared or been reclassified by Myanmar.
The testimony marks the first time members of Myanmar's military have admitted to what the U.N. and international prosecutors call a genocidal campaign against the Rohingya, NBC News reported.
The Rohingya are "an unwanted people" that Myanmar is bent on driving out of their territory, says Phil Robertson from the Human Rights Watch, which tracks one of the world's biggest stateless populations.
The Rohingya are among the world's most persecuted ethnic minorities — haunted by the past and denied a future.
Rescue workers say at least 113 people have been killed in a landslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar.
The Mekong River is the lifeblood of Southeast Asian countries and supports the livelihood of nearly 200 million people there who depend largely on farming and fishing.
U.S. stock futures are poised to erase Tuesday's losses despite concerns about the China-based virus that has resulted in nine deaths, as well as Boeing's announcement about further delays in the return of the 737 Max jet.
Joshua Kurlantzick from the Council of Foreign Relations analyzes reasons for Chinese investment in Myanmar despite the latter facing "global condemnation" on human rights issues. He adds that strong bilateral ties will remain of "paramount importance" to Myanmar.
Melvyn Pun of Yoma Strategic Holdings says Ayala gives his company a "playbook" for how to grow.
Kanbawza Bank of Myanmar hires legal powerhouse in fear of U.S. sanctions after holding company was implicated in a U.N report.
In recent years, some Chinese manufacturers had already started to relocate some of their capacity to countries such as Vietnam and Cambodia. The trade war is now pushing more to follow suit, especially makers of low-tech and low-value goods.
BANGKOK, June 23- Southeast Asian leaders agreed on Sunday to work together on regional economy and security to strengthen their position amid growing U.S.- China tensions, as they wrapped up their summit in Bangkok. Prayuth urged ASEAN nations to complete negotiations this year for the China-initiated Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership pact...
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested on the evening of Dec. 12, 2017, at the time when they were working on an investigation into the massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys in the conflict-torn Rakhine State.
Sri Lankan authorities blocked most social media after Easter Sunday attacks killed more than 200 people, with officials saying the temporary move was meant to curtail the spread of false information and ease tensions.
Pascal Gerken, chairman of YPO and CEO of Gerken Group, says businesses are moving in the direction of being sustainable and environmentally friendly. He also talks Myanmar and the need for impact investments in the country.
Bangladesh told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday that it cannot take any more refugees from Myanmar, some 18 months after more than 700,000 mainly Rohingya Muslims started pouring across the border fleeing a military crackdown.
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In recent months, countries such as Pakistan, Malaysia, Myanmar and Sierra Leone have either canceled or backed away from previously negotiated commitments to the Belt and Road Initiative.