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Myanmar bulldozes 55 Rohingya villages


MNA Exclusive Desk: Myanmar has bulldozed at least 55 villages that were emptied of their Rohingya Muslim inhabitants during violence that began last year, Human Rights Watch said on Friday citing a review of new satellite imagery. The group said the demolitions in the northern part of Rakhine State could have destroyed evidence of atrocities by troops who swept through villages after Rohingya insurgents attacked 30 police posts and an army base on Aug 25. The military response to the August attacks pushed 688,000 people across the border into Bangladesh, many of them recounting killings, rape and arson by Myanmar ...

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Suu Kyi shrugs off criticism for being silent


MNA International Desk: Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has wondered why people say she has been silent over the brutal army crackdown on the Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State. “I don’t know why people say that I’ve been silent. I haven’t been silent,” she said in reply to a reporter’s query during a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at Naypyidaw on Wednesday, according to a State Department transcript of the conference. “Actually, we’ve been sending out a lot of statements from my office, and I’ve also made statements of my own,” she ...

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Annan Commission Versus 1993 Rohingya Repatriation Agreement: Suu Kyis intention and dilemma


MNA Editorial Desk: Myanmar’s State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi, previously known as democracy leader in the years of oppressive military rule in her country, and winner of Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, has now become assn icon of hatred due to her approval and pursuance of one of history’s worst genocides against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, bordering Bangladesh. Since August 25 this year around half a million Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh to save their lives from atrocities of Myanmar military and fundamentalist Buddhists who killed thousands of men, raped scores of women, beheaded ...

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Myanmar’s military officially ended operation in Rakhine state


MNA Editorial Desk: Myanmar’s military has ended a clearance operation in the country’s troubled Rakhine State, government officials said, reported news agency. The security operation had been under way since nine policemen were killed in attacks on security posts near the Bangladesh border on Oct 9. Almost 69,000 Rohingyas have since fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh, according to UN estimates. The government led by Nobel laureate Suu Kyi has denied almost all allegations of human rights abuses in Rakhine, including mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya Muslims, and said the operation was a lawful counterinsurgency campaign. Two senior officials ...

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Myanmar blames Islamist group for attacks in Rohingya

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MNA International Desk: Myanmar’s government said a group inspired by Islamist group was behind attacks on police border posts in its ethnically riven northwest, as officials said they feared a new insurgency by members of the Rohingya Muslim minority. The sudden escalation of violence in Rakhine state poses a serious challenge to the six-month-old government led by Aung San Suu Kyi, who was swept to power in an election last year but has faced criticism abroad for failing to tackle rights abuses against the Rohingya and other Muslims. A statement from the office of Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw blamed the ...

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