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Myanmar frees journalists working for Turkish broadcaster

NAYPYITAW: Myanmar on Friday freed two journalists for Turkey’s state broadcaster, their local interpreter and a driver after they completed a two-month jail sentence for violating an aircraft law by filming with a drone, a prison official said. Cameraman Lau Hon Meng from Singapore, reporter Mok Choy Lin from Malaysia, Aung Naing Soe — a local journalist who was interpreting for the pair — and driver Hla Tin were released from a prison at Yamethin, near the capital Naypyitaw. Police detained the two journalists on…

Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, face official secrets charges

YANGON: Myanmar’s government said on Wednesday that police had arrested two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The reporters had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine State that has caused almost 650,000 people to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh. The Ministry of Information said in a statement on its Facebook page that the journalists and two policemen face charges under the British colonial-era Official Secrets Act. The 1923 law carries a maximum…

Myanmar faces mounting pressure over Rohingya refugee exodus

YANGON: Pressure mounted on Myanmar on Tuesday to end violence that has sent more than 300,000 Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, with the United States calling for the protection of civilians and Bangladesh seeking international help to handle the crisis. The government of Buddhist-majority Myanmar says its security forces are fighting “terrorists” behind the latest wave of attacks, which began on Aug. 25, and they are doing all they can to avoid harming civilians. The top UN human rights official denounced Myanmar on…

Dalai Lama says Buddha would have helped Myanmar’s Muslims

NEW DELHI: The Dalai Lama has spoken out for the first time about the Rohingya refugee crisis, saying Buddha would have helped Muslims fleeing violence in Buddhist-majority Myanmar. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh in recent weeks after violence flared in neighboring Myanmar, where the stateless Muslim minority has endured decades of persecution. The top Buddhist leader is the latest Nobel Peace Prize laureate to speak out against the violence, which the U.N. special rapporteur on human…

Myanmar ‘to provide aid’ to displaced Rohingya inside country

YANGON: Camps will be set up to provide aid for displaced Muslims inside Rakhine state, state-backed media said Saturday, the first time in a 16-day crisis Myanmar's government has offered any relief for Rohingya scattered by violence, many to Bangladesh. Around 270,000 Rohingya have fled since August 25 when militant attacks sent unrest churning through Rakhine, arriving in Bangladesh hungry and exhausted and squashing into already overcrowded refugee camps. Tens of thousands more are believed to be on the move inside…

FO expresses deep concerns over HR violation of Rohingya Muslims

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Office on Sunday has urged Myanmar authorities to investigate reports of massacre and take necessary measures to protect the rights of Rohingya Muslims, ARY News reported. In a statement, Pakistan Foreign Office has expressed deep concerns over reports of growing number of deaths and forced displacement of Rohingya Muslims. Calling for measures protecting the rights of ethnic Muslims minority, Pakistan has also demanded holding those responsible for massacre accountable. “Pakistan will…

Nearly 400 die as Myanmar army steps up crackdown on Rohingya militants

COX‘S BAZAR: Nearly 400 people have died in fighting that has rocked Myanmar’s northwest for a week, new official data show, making it probably the deadliest bout of violence to engulf the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority in decades. Around 38,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar, United Nations sources said, a week after Rohingya insurgents attacked police posts and an army base in Rakhine state, prompting clashes and a military counteroffensive. “As of August 31, 38,000 people are estimated to…