Tag: myanmar


UN Appeals For Help To Deal With Crisis In Bangladesh

A special rapporteur of the United Nations is appealing to the international community to help build a better partnership with Bangladesh and cut off the Myanmar military leadership in dealing with the Rohingya refugee crisis. “Bangladesh cannot and should not bear this responsibility alone,” Tom Andrews, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, said in a […]


Myanmar Security Forces Up The Ante Against Protesters

As protesters continue to make their voices heard on the streets of Myanmar, the police have become more aggressive in quelling the protest. According to press reports, police have fired on protesters killing at least 18 people. Deaths were reported in several cities including Yangon, Dawei, and Mandalay as police used live rounds and tear gas. Security forces began the […]


Myanmar In Post-election Uproar

Thousands of people took to the streets in Myanmar to protest the military coup and demanded the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. “We don’t want military dictatorship. We want democracy,” the crowds chanted in the main city, Yangon. Rallies were held in more than a dozen other cities. Immediately following the coup, there was a blackout of […]