A number of Nobel Peace Prize winners have called for an end to the persecution of Burma’s Rohingya Muslims Thursday, but there has still been no word from Burmese Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi despite mounting international pressure. ...
Last week, when Burma rescued 208 boat people drifting off its coast it was not difficult to predict that political troubles were at hand, for any new arrival is associated by many there with the Rohingya issue, one of the most sensitive topics in a country which abounds with contentious problems....
Burmese journalists have been barred from observing parliament sessions after embarrassing images of politicians dozing off during session went viral on social media. ...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Several hundred protesters in Burma's main city are denying that boat people arriving on Southeast Asian shores are Rohingya Muslims, a religious minority the government and many others in the predominantly Buddhist nation say does not exist....
Thailand and the United States have begun military surveillance flights in a race against time to locate stranded Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded on rickety boats in the Andaman Sean and the Bay of Bengal....
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