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  • Apr 19, 2014
  • Updated: 11:34pm


Anti-Muslim violence explodes onto streets in northern Myanmar

Buddhist mobs armed with sticks and machetes burned Muslim homes on Wednesday for a second day in the northern Myanmar city of Lashio, contradicting claims in state media that soldiers and police had restored calm.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 1:32am

Suu Kyi slams Myanmar Rohingya two-child rule as ‘discrimination’

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday criticised a ban on Rohingya having more than two children in strife-torn Rakhine state as counter to human rights, in rare comments on the plight of the Muslim group.

27 May 2013 - 9:27pm

Rakhine state Rohingya face two-child limit on family size

Authorities in Myanmar's western Rakhine state have introduced a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families, in an effort to ease tensions with the Rohingya's Buddhist neighbours after a spate of deadly sectarian violence, an official said.

26 May 2013 - 7:15am

Dozens of Rohingya feared drowned off Myanmar after fleeing storm

Fifty-eight Rohingya Muslims are missing after their boat capsized off the Myanmar coast as they tried to flee a looming cyclone, state media reported on Tuesday.

15 May 2013 - 2:09am

China lobbies for pipeline support in Myanmar, but environmental concerns persist

Community groups in coastal Myanmar on Thursday urged the suspension of a Chinese-built deep-sea port and pipelines that will soon deliver oil and gas from the Bay of Bengal to China.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Mosque, shops attacked in fresh Myanmar unrest

Police in central Myanmar fired warning shots to disperse a crowd after a mosque and shops were attacked on Tuesday, the president’s spokesman said, in the latest religious unrest to hit the country.

30 Apr 2013 - 9:54pm

Myanmar’s strife-torn region needs aid, troops

Myanmar should urgently help tens of thousands of Muslims displaced by deadly religious unrest in the western state of Rakhine and flood the area with troops to stem further conflict, a report said on Monday.

30 Apr 2013 - 1:36am

Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar of ‘ethnic cleansing’

Myanmar has waged “a campaign of ethnic cleansing” against Rohingya Muslims, a leading rights watchdog said on Monday, citing evidence of mass graves and forced displacement.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Myanmar president rejects religious extremism

Myanmar President Thein Sein on Thursday vowed a tough response to religious extremists after a wave of deadly Buddhist-Muslim violence in the former army-ruled nation.

At least 40 people have been killed and mosques burned in several towns in central Myanmar since fresh sectarian strife erupted on March 20, prompting the government to impose emergency rule and curfews in some areas.

28 Mar 2013 - 9:01pm

Myanmar imposes emergency rule as death toll hits 20

Myanmar declared a state of emergency on Friday for a riot-hit town where 20 people have been killed in Buddhist-Muslim violence that has sparked fears of spreading unrest.

Swathes of Meiktila, located 130 kilometres north of the capital Naypyidaw, have been reduced to ashes as the authorities struggle to establish control after three days of clashes and arson.

23 Mar 2013 - 1:10am