Myanmar News

Myanmar says Bangladesh dragging feet over repatriating Rohingya

Reuters - 15 hours ago
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has blamed Bangladesh for delaying the start of a repatriation process for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees, saying it feared Dhaka could be stalling until it receives multi-million dollars of international...

Turkish state broadcaster says detained Singaporean and Malaysian journalists told Myanmar govt of filming plans

The Straits Times - 12 hours ago
YANGON (REUTERS) - Turkey's state broadcaster said a team of journalists filming a documentary in Myanmar had told the government of their plans before they were detained for attempting to fly a drone near the country's Parliament. The journalists, Lau ...and...

The Christian Vigilantes Fighting Myanmar's Heroin Epidemic

The Diplomat - 18 hours ago
In Kachin state, northern Myanmar, one person in every household is addicted to heroin, an extremely addictive drug derived from the poppy plant common to the mountainous regions bordering both China and Thailand. This area is known as the...

Amid uproar, Israel halts arms sales to Myanmar — report

The Times of Israel - 9 hours ago
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman has reportedly frozen military export licenses to Myanmar, which has been accused of extensive war crimes, amid an international outcry against the arms sales. “The Israeli defense minister has discreetly but ...and...

Photo Essay: Along Myanmar's charcoal highway

Mongabay.com - 15 hours ago
Charcoal and firewood are the most common fuel sources in Myanmar – indeed, in much of the developing world. Farmers burn small trees under piles of dirt for days to produce charcoal, which is then used to cook dinner and heat homes. While it may not...

What a little girl taught me about Myanmar

Sin Chew Jit Poh - 11 hours ago
My job brought me to different parts of Southeast Asia but not Myanmar. Recently, I finally had an opportunity to visit Myanmar for the very first time. While I was very much looking forward to experience a country that I have never visited before, I...

Myanmar struggles to fight the crimes of illegal logging

Mongabay.com - 16 hours ago
YANGON, Myanmar – It has been a good year for U Tint Khaing, the assistant director of the Forest Department overseeing action in Yangon. His team seized an estimated 1,500 tons of illegal timber this year alone. They claim that it's the largest amount ...and...

Myanmar charges reporters with illegally importing drone

CPJ Press Freedom Online - 2 days ago
Bangkok, October 30, 2017--Myanmar authorities charged two foreign reporters on assignment for Turkish state broadcaster TRT, along with their interpreter and driver, of allegedly violating import-export laws after the journalists flew a drone near...

Myanmar Detained a Team of Journalists for Flying a Drone

TIME - 2 days ago
The recent arrest of two foreign journalists and two Myanmar citizens after an attempt to fly a drone over the nation's parliament has caused alarm over what appears to be an ever-tightening grip on the media. Singaporean Lau Hon Meng and Malaysian Mok ...and...

The US is on the verge of calling out Myanmar for ethnic cleansing ...

Vox - 2 days ago
More than 600000 Rohingya Muslims have fled for Bangladesh. The UN calls it ethnic cleansing. If the US uses that designation, it will change how we...

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