New Rohingya book tells of the 'slow burn of genocide'

2019-12-13 11:32

First, They Erased Our Name is a pioneering book detailing the personal account of a Rohingya under the Myanmar regime.

Aung San Suu Kyi named in Argentine lawsuit over crimes against Rohingya

2019-11-13 22:00

Former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is among several top Myanmar officials named Wednesday in a case filed in Argentina for crimes against Rohingya Muslims, the first time the Nobel Laureate has been legally targeted over the crisis.

Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour

2018-11-12 20:37

Amnesty International has stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the country's military against Rohingya Muslims.

Holocaust Museum revokes Suu Kyi's human rights award

2018-03-08 08:11

The United States Holocaust Museum is revoking a major human rights award given to Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar's civilian leader.

Pope meets Suu Kyi on Myanmar refugee crisis amid UN outcry

2017-11-28 10:08

Pope Francis begins his first full day in Myanmar travelling to the capital to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi a day after hosting the military general in charge of the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

Oxford college removes Suu Kyi portrait

2017-10-01 08:40

The Oxford University college, where Aung San Suu Kyi studied, has taken down a portrait of the Myanmar leader, a decision that follows widespread criticism over the Rohingya crisis.

Rohingya: UN chief tells Myanmar to end 'nightmare'

2017-09-29 07:55

The growing Rohingya crisis has prompted the Security Council to hold a rare public meeting on Myanmar, during which UN chief Antonio Guterres urged the country's leaders to end the refugees' "nightmare".

Tillerson speaks to Suu Kyi about Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar

2017-09-20 11:49

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has spoken by phone with Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi about the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis, the State Department has said, as international condemnation intensified over the plight of the minority group.

UN team: Suu Kyi words 'bode well' for bid for Myanmar probe

2017-09-19 22:44

The leader of a team of UN human rights investigators is renewing its appeal to Myanmar's government to grant it access to the country, hours after a speech by leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

As world leaders meet at UN, opinion hardens against Myanmar

2017-09-19 05:55

International opinion is hardening against Myanmar as the US, Britain and other powers renew calls for an end to violence against Rohingya Muslims, whose plight is overshadowing the Southeast Asian nation's transition to democracy


Myanmar's Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims at top UN court

2019-12-11 22:03

Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected allegations of genocide against Myanmar in the UN's top court, despite admitting the army may have used excessive force against Rohingya Muslims.

Aug San Suu Kyi betrayed the values she once stood for

2018-11-13 08:57

Aung San Suu Kyi's administration has failed to repeal repressive laws – including some of the same laws which were used to detain her and others campaigning for democracy and human rights, writes Shenilla Mohamed.

Suu Kyi says outside hate narratives driving Myanmar tension

2018-06-21 21:58

A social media account run by the office of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi quotes her as saying that "hate narratives from outside the country" have fuelled tensions between Muslim Rohingya and Buddhist Rakhine communities in the country's west.

UK's Johnson urges 'independent' probe of Rohingya crisis in Suu Kyi talks

2018-02-12 06:48

Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson has pressed Aung San Suu Kyi on the need for an independent probe into violence in Rakhine state, as the country faces mounting pressure to punish troops accused of atrocities.

Suu Kyi blames world conflicts partly on illegal immigration

2017-11-20 20:52

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the world is facing conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism.

Nobel's shining stars who lost their lustre

2017-09-29 11:32

Praised to the skies and bearing great hopes, they went on to disappoint the world. As the case of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi shows, Nobel Peace Prize winners have not always lived up to expectations.

Bangladesh needs longer-term plan for Rohingya - UN

2017-09-28 05:30

The nearly half a million Rohingya refugees, who have entered Bangladesh since August, will likely not be leaving soon, says the UN, calling for longer-term plans to manage the influx.

Suu Kyi rejects criticism over Rohingya, UN chief urges army pullback

2017-09-20 06:28

Aung San Suu Kyi pledged Tuesday to hold rights violators to account over the Rohingya crisis but refused to blame Myanmar's army, as the UN chief demanded an end to the military campaign and a better deal for the Muslim minority.

Suu Kyi appeals to global community over Rohingya crisis

2017-09-19 08:57

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has reached out to the global community in a broad appeal for support over a refugee crisis the UN has decried as "ethnic cleansing".

Suu Kyi wants help for Rohingya - US lawmaker

2017-09-15 12:15

A top US lawmaker has defended Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, saying Myanmar's under-fire leader assured him she is working to get aid to Rohingya Muslims suffering a violent military crackdown.

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