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Thailand arrests 19 Rohingya, Thai woman for illegal entry

Bangkok - Nineteen Rohingya and a Thai woman accused of housing them have been arrested for illegal entry to Thailand, police said Saturday, as concerns grow about trafficking routes for the Muslim minority fleeing Myanmar.

Bangladesh moves more Rohingya to controversial island

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh on Monday started moving a second group of Rohingya refugees to a controversial flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal despite opposition from rights activists.

Myanmar rebel group sentences child murderer to death

Yangon - A rebel ethnic minority group that unofficially controls a swathe of eastern Myanmar has sentenced a man to death for the kidnap, rape and murder of a six-year-old girl.

Thai seafood market coronavirus infections top 1,000

Bangkok - A coronavirus outbreak linked to a seafood market in Thailand passed 1,000 cases on Tuesday, as authorities weighed whether to introduce a wider lockdown.

Thai PM blames migrant workers for market coronavirus outbreak

Samut Sakhon - Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha on Monday blamed a coronavirus outbreak linked to the kingdom's largest seafood market on low-paid migrant workers employed in the country's lucrative shrimp industry.

Thailand to test 10,000 after virus outbreak linked to seafood market

Bangkok - Thailand will test more than 10,000 people for coronavirus after an outbreak linked to its biggest seafood market, officials said Sunday.

Myanmar gang rape victim wins legal battle with military

Akyab - After being gang-raped by soldiers, steely-eyed Thein Nu went up against Myanmar's powerful military in a months-long fight for justice -- a fight that paid off with a rare legal victory.

Burying the dead: Myanmar's Muslim Covid volunteers

Sweating under his protective gear, volunteer Sithu Aung lays another coronavirus victim to rest -- offering crucial funeral rites to his Muslim community in Myanmar's virus-ravaged commercial capital.

Bangladesh ships 1,600 Rohingya to controversial island

Chittagong - Bangladesh transported more than 1,600 Rohingya refugees to a low-lying island on Friday in the first phase of a controversial planned relocation of 100,000 people.

Bangladesh ships 1,600 Rohingya to controversial island

Chittagong - Bangladesh transported more than 1,600 Rohingya refugees to a low-lying island on Friday in the first phase of a controversial planned relocation of 100,000 people.

Bangladesh begins controversial transfer of Rohingya to island

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh began transferring hundreds of Rohingya refugees on Thursday to a low-lying island in an area prone to cyclones and floods, with rights groups alleging people were being coerced into leaving.

Growing fears over Thai coronavirus cluster from Myanmar

Bangkok - A coronavirus cluster in Thailand grew to 10 on Wednesday amid fears scores of other Thai women connected to a hotel in a notorious Myanmar border town could be infected and may attempt to return home under the radar.

US visitors from developing nations to pay thousands in visa bonds

Washington - The United States will temporarily require visitors from Iran, Myanmar and a number of African nations to pay up to $15,000 in visa bonds in a new hardline immigration measure enacted late in Donald Trump's presidency.

Suu Kyi's party in landslide victory in Myanmar polls

Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party swept to a landslide win in Myanmar's election, official results showed Friday, in a poll disputed by the military-aligned opposition and criticised by rights groups.

Suu Kyi's party wins absolute majority in Myanmar polls

Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party secured an absolute majority in Myanmar's election, official results showed Friday, in a poll disputed by the military-aligned opposition and criticised by rights groups.

Myanmar opposition rejects 'unfair' election, demands new vote

Myanmar's military-aligned opposition party on Wednesday rejected the results of this week's election as "unfair" and called for a fresh vote -- a demand immediately rebuffed by the election authorities.

Newly discovered primate in Myanmar 'already facing extinction'

Paris - In a rare find, scientists have identified a new species of primate, a lithe tree-dweller living in the forests of central Myanmar with a mask-like face framed by a shock of unruly grey hair.

Suu Kyi's party confident of landslide victory in Myanmar polls

Yangon - Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) said Monday it was confident of winning a landslide victory in Myanmar as official results trickled in following the weekend's coronavirus-disrupted election.

Suu Kyi's party confident of landslide victory in Myanmar polls

Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling National League for Democracy said Monday it was confident of winning a landslide victory in Myanmar as official results trickled in following the weekend's coronavirus-disrupted election.

Suu Kyi forecast to triumph in virus-hit Myanmar election

Vote counting started in Myanmar as polls closed Sunday in an election that is expected to return to power the government of Aung San Suu Kyi, who remains a hero at home in spite of a reputation abroad shattered by the Rohingya crisis.

Next gen: Myanmar youth look to election and beyond

Yangon - Five million young voters will be able to cast their ballots for the first time in Myanmar's election on Sunday -- about 14 percent of the electorate.

As Suu Kyi denies genocide, opponents up anti-Rohingya rhetoric

Nay Pyi Taw - As Aung San Suu Kyi is vilified internationally for denying genocide against the Rohingya, her opponents in Sunday's Myanmar election are ramping up the rhetoric against the Muslim minority.

Fugitive Myanmar monk gives himself up after 18 months on run

A hardline Buddhist monk turned himself in Monday after 18 months on the run -- and less than a week before Myanmar's national elections -- a move analysts described as a bid to "influence" the vote.

Suu Kyi kicks off advance voting for elderly in Myanmar election

Nay Pyi Taw - Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi cast her ballot Thursday ahead of Election Day next week with hundreds of thousands of elderly voters across the country expected to follow suit to reduce the risk of coronavirus.

Suu Kyi and old guard frustrate young Myanmar politicians

Once celebrated as democracy champions, a tight elite of elderly former political prisoners at the helm of Myanmar's ruling party now stand accused of oppression, discrimination and censorship.

Myanmar vote ban extinguishes hope for ethnic minorities

For many marginalised ethnic minority groups in conflict-plagued regions of Myanmar, next month's national elections had at least offered a glimmer of hope for empowerment.

'I don't want to lie': Gay pioneer stands in Myanmar election

Outraged over ongoing discrimination in Myanmar, Myo Min Tun decided to stand as the first openly gay election candidate in a country where same-sex relations are illegal.

Ousted and outspoken: the lady taking on The Lady in Myanmar

Booted from Aung San Suu Kyi's "chaotic and autocratic" party, one female MP is now taking on Myanmar's national heroine in the upcoming election, claiming the country needs to work with, not against, a military accused of genocide.

Scientists find world's oldest sperm in Myanmar amber

Berlin - A team of palaeontologists have discovered what they believe is the world's oldest animal sperm, frozen 100 million years ago inside a tiny crustacean in tree resin in Myanmar.

Calls grow for Myanmar election delay as coronavirus cases spike

Opposition parties in Myanmar are calling for November's election to be postponed as the country scrambles to control a coronavirus surge.
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The tragedy of the Muslim Rohingya boat people continues
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