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Myanmar parliament rejects charter change in blow to Suu Kyi

Nay Pyi Taw - Myanmar's parliament Thursday dealt a body blow to Aung San Suu Kyi's hopes of amending a junta-era constitution that bars her from the presidency before landmark elections, voting down a bill to end the military's effective veto on charter change.

Thai Buddhists to help anti-Muslim Myanmar monks set up radio station

Bangkok - Thai Buddhists have offered to help a network of hardline anti-Muslim Myanmar monks set up a radio station to spread their message across a nation where sectarian hatred is on the rise.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi eyes landslide election win

Yangon - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on her party Sunday to push for a landslide victory at crucial elections expected later this year as she celebrated her birthday with supporters.

Suu Kyi party to decide 'soon' on contesting Myanmar polls

Yangon - Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Saturday her party would shortly decide whether to contest crucial elections, as it battles to change the constitution barring her from the presidency.

Japan offers $3.5 million to help Rohingya

Toukyo - Japan on Saturday offered a $3.5 million to help the Rohingya boat people who have fled Myanmar where they faced severe discrimination.

Aung San Suu Kyi accelerates political battle as she turns 70

Myanmar's indomitable opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has entwined her life with the politics of her country, but as she turns 70 on Friday "The Lady" is facing one of the greatest challenges of her decades-long freedom fight.

Suu Kyi accelerates political battle as she turns 70

Yangon - Myanmar's indomitable opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has entwined her life with the politics of her country, but as she turns 70 on Friday "The Lady" is facing one of the greatest challenges of her decades-long freedom fight.

China's Xi Jinping meets Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi

Bejing - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Thursday, state media said, during her closely watched first visit that China hopes will establish a line of communication with the influential opposition leader.

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi in China for first visit

Bejing - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in China Wednesday for a debut visit that will cast an intriguing light on Beijing's attitude towards the democracy champion and Nobel laureate as she bids to take power.

Migrants returned to Bangladesh and an uncertain future

Cox's Bazar - Some 150 migrants found adrift in a boat off Myanmar's coast were transferred under armed guard to neighbouring Bangladesh Monday, returning them to a life of grinding poverty many tried to flee months ago.

Myanmar to start transferring migrants to Bangladesh

About 150 migrants found adrift in a boat off Myanmar's coast were set Monday for transfer to neighbouring Bangladesh, an immigration official said, returning them to homes many tried to flee months ago.

Migrants trapped in tussle between Myanmar and Bangladesh

- Unwanted by Bangladesh and unwelcome in Myanmar, hundreds of stick-thin migrants found adrift at sea as a transnational trafficking route collapsed are now living in tents on a frontier scrubland.

Op-Ed: The Democratic case against Myanmar population control

The US State Department and women's rights group have banded against Myanmar population control, as its been become clear the legislation limits the religious rights of minorities and Muslims.

Myanmar says most of 700 migrants found on boat are Bangladeshi

- Myanmar officials on Thursday said most of the 700 migrants found adrift on a boat in its waters a week ago identified themselves as Bangladeshi, after they were driven to a camp near the border.

Migrants found off Myanmar to be taken to Rakhine state: official

Yangon - More than 700 migrants found crammed into a fishing boat by Myanmar's navy will be taken to the country's troubled Rakhine state, a local official said Saturday, adding all those on board were from Bangladesh.

Suu Kyi sidesteps Rohingya migrant crisis for political pragmatism

Yangon - Aung San Suu Kyi was once an unassailable champion of Myanmar's powerless.

Dalai Lama urges Suu Kyi to act on Rohingya

Sydney - The Dalai Lama has urged fellow Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do more to help Myanmar's persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority amid a worsening migration crisis.

Myanmar population law raises fears for Rohingya minority

Yangon - Myanmar has enacted a population law that rights groups said Sunday targets persecuted Rohingya Muslims, a minority group at the centre of a migration crisis that has seen thousands flee the country.

U.S. urges Myanmar to make Rohingya citizens to end boat crisis

Cox's Bazar - A senior U.S. diplomat on Friday urged Myanmar to extend "citizenship" to the oppressed Rohingya minority to address an ongoing migrant crisis that has hit Southeast Asia, leaving thousands stranded at sea.

Rohingya pay off traffickers to save stranded migrants

Cox's Bazar - As Mahmoud Yasien kneeled before the people smugglers and begged for his pregnant wife's life, the Rohingya migrant's dreams of a better life evaporated, his ship stranded hundreds of miles from its destination in Malaysia.

Myanmar acknowledges 'concern' over migrant exodus

Yangon - Myanmar Monday acknowledged international "concerns" about waves of boatpeople, many of whom are fleeing from persecution, but denied it is solely to blame as thousands languish in dire straits at sea.

Almost 500 Rohingya rescued off Indonesia: officials

Banda Aceh - Rescuers on Sunday brought ashore 469 migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh after their wooden boat arrived off Aceh in northwest Indonesia, an official said.

Thailand calls for Malaysia, Myanmar help in halting trafficking

Bangkok - Thailand's junta chief Friday called for Malaysia and Myanmar's help in stamping out the region's thriving human trafficking trade following the discovery of remains from dozens of migrants.

Thai police find graves at second migrant jungle camp

Bangkok - Investigators in southern Thailand have discovered five graves at a second remote jungle camp believed to contain the remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, police said Tuesday.

Thai people smuggling crackdown creates fresh dangers

The two boys in the back of the Thai police pickup truck were terrified.

Three Thai officials, Myanmar man held over migrant deaths

Bangkok - Three local Thai officials and a Myanmar national have been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after the remains of 26 migrants were found in a mass grave in southern Thailand, police said Monday.

Thai forensics exhume remains of 26 migrants at mass grave

Amphoe Hankha - The remains of 26 migrants thought to be from Myanmar or Bangladesh have been exhumed from a mass grave after Thai police ended their search Saturday, as details emerged of the maltreatment endured at the remote people smugglers' camp.

Mass 'migrant prison camp' grave found in Thailand

Bangkok - Authorities in Thailand uncovered a mass grave in an abandoned jungle camp Friday believed to contain the remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, a grisly find in a region notorious for people-smuggling routes.

Myanmar holds rare talks as Suu Kyi pushes for charter change

Inya - Myanmar's President Thein Sein held rare talks Wednesday with influential allies and rivals including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as she intensifies efforts to lift a constitutional ban on her presidential bid.

UN, Myanmar leader hail draft peace deal

Yangon - Myanmar's president Tuesday hailed a draft national ceasefire with armed rebel groups, described by the UN as a "historic and significant achievement" as the country tries to end decades of civil war.
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