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MYANMAR POLITICS: UN Medics See Evidence of Rape in Myanmar Army ‘Cleansing’ Campaign

MYANMAR POLITICS: UN Medics See Evidence of Rape in Myanmar Army ‘Cleansing’ Campaign

Zaw Htay, spokesman for Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, said the authorities would investigate any allegations brought to them. “Those rape victim women should come to us,” he said. “We will give full security to them. We will investigate and we will take action.”

Suu Kyi herself has not commented on the numerous allegations of sexual assault committed by the military against Rohingya women made public since late last year.

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MYANMAR POLITICS: Aung San Suu Kyi Speech Backfires

MYANMAR POLITICS: Aung San Suu Kyi Speech Backfires

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reacted to Suu Kyi’s remarks in his address before the UNGA by calling for an end to the violence.

“The authorities in Myanmar must end the military operations, allow unhindered humanitarian access, and recognize the right of refugees to return in safety and dignity; and they must also address the grievances of the Rohingya, whose status has been left unresolved for far too long,” Guterres said.

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MYANMAR POLITICS: Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Handling of Crimes Against Rohingya Muslims

MYANMAR POLITICS: Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Handling of Crimes Against Rohingya Muslims

“We condemn all human rights violations and unlawful violence. We are committed to the restoration of peace and stability and rule of law throughout the state,” Aung San Suu Kyi added, without putting forth any concrete solutions to stop ethnic killings.

Suu Kyi has faced harsh international criticism amid several reports about systematic attacks by the Myanmar military and majority Buddhists against the persecuted Muslim community.

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MYANMAR POLITICS: UN Seeks ‘Massive’ Help for Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

MYANMAR POLITICS: UN Seeks ‘Massive’ Help for Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

“We urge the international community to step up humanitarian support and come up with help,” Mohammed Abdiker, director of operations and emergencies for the International Organisation for Migration, told a news conference in the Bangladeshi capital. The need was “massive”, he added.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday urged Myanmar to end the violence, which he said was best described as ethnic cleansing.

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MYANMAR POLITICS: Aung San Suu Kyi Silence on Myanmar Ethnic Cleansing on Rohingya Muslims

MYANMAR POLITICS: Aung San Suu Kyi Silence on Myanmar Ethnic Cleansing on Rohingya Muslims

Once lauded by the international community for standing up to the Myanmar military, Ms Suu Kyi has been sharply criticised around the world for her failure to condemn brutal attacks on her country’s Muslim minority now she is the effective leader.

“Yes, they condemn it, issue statements, but what good does it do? They should take action. This marks the death of the Nobel Peace Prize,” Mr Khamenei said.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 07 September 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 07 September 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Western critics have accused Aung San Suu Kyi of not speaking out for the Rohingya, some 1.1 million people who have long complained of persecution and are seen by many in Buddhist-majority Myanmar as Bangladeshis.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 05 September 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 05 September 2017

WORLD BRIEF: India seeks to boost economic ties with resource-rich Myanmar, with which it shares a 1,600-km border, to counter Chinese influence and step up connectivity with a country it considers its gateway to Southeast Asia.

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MYANMAR POLITICS: Aung San Suu Kyi NLD Wins Nearly Half of By-Elections

MYANMAR POLITICS: Aung San Suu Kyi NLD Wins Nearly Half of By-Elections

Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won nine out of 19 seats in the national and regional parliaments, according to the Union Election Commission, following a period in which she has struggled to match sky-high expectations.

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MYANMAR POLITICS: Elections Take Center Stage

MYANMAR POLITICS: Elections Take Center Stage

Myanmar goes to the polls on Saturday for the first time since Aung San Suu Kyi’s party swept to power a year ago, in an early indication of views on her leadership amid increased fighting with armed ethnic groups and slower economic growth.

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MYANMAR POLITICS: Rohingya Rebel Leader Challenges Aung San Suu Kyi, Vows to Fight On

MYANMAR POLITICS: Rohingya Rebel Leader Challenges Aung San Suu Kyi, Vows to Fight On

“No one will be above the law,” said Aung San Suu Kyi’s spokesman Zaw Htay. “If they attack us violently, we will respond the same way.”

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MYANMAR POLITICS: Aung San Suu Kyi Vows to Investigate Crimes Against Rohingya

MYANMAR POLITICS: Aung San Suu Kyi Vows to Investigate Crimes Against Rohingya

United Nations human rights official said Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi promised to investigate U.N. allegations of atrocities against Rohingya Muslims.

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MYANMAR POLITICS: Ko Ni Dies By Assassin Bullets

MYANMAR POLITICS: Ko Ni Dies By Assassin Bullets

Police arrested a lone gunman, but a motive was unknown in the killing of 65-year-old Ko Ni, a prominent member of Myanmar’s Muslim minority.

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MYANMAR POLITICS: Aung San Suu Kyi Accuses International Community Of Stoking Resentment Between Buddhists, Muslims

MYANMAR POLITICS: Aung San Suu Kyi Accuses International Community Of Stoking Resentment Between Buddhists, Muslims

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says, “It doesn’t help if everybody is just concentrating on the negative side of the situation.”

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MYANMAR POLITICS: Government Faces New Crisis As Ethnic Armies Attack Military

MYANMAR POLITICS: Government Faces New Crisis As Ethnic Armies Attack Military

Myanmar’s government faced crisis after ethnic armed groups attacked security forces, dealing major blow to Aung San Suu Kyi’s goal of reaching peace with ethnic minorities.

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MYANMAR: Obama Says US Ready To Lift Myanmar Sanctions After Aung San Suu Kyi’s Visit

MYANMAR: Obama Says US Ready To Lift Myanmar Sanctions After Aung San Suu Kyi’s Visit

Aung San Suu Kyi’s trip capped a decades-long journey from political prisoner to national leader after her party won a sweeping electoral victory last year.

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MYANMAR: Over 600 People Removed From Official Blacklist

MYANMAR: Over 600 People Removed From Official Blacklist

“According to the 100-day project, we are going to reduce the numbers on the blacklist,” Thein Swe, minister of labor, immigration and population said.

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MYANMAR: Aung San Suu Kyi Vows To Lead Government If National League For Democracy Wins Election

“I’ve made it clear if NLD wins elections and we form a government I’m going to be the leader of that government whether or not I’m the president,” Suu Kyi.

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MYANMAR: Aung San Suu Kyi, Buddhist Monks Take Their Fight To Online Social Media

“I know that there are Facebook accounts using Aung San Suu Kyi photos and NLD flags, saying disrespectful words and insulting the monks,” Wirathu said.

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MYANMAR: Aung San Suu Kyi Urges Ethnic Rebel Groups Not To Rush Ceasefire Deal

“The most important thing is that it’s a long-lasting ceasefire deal,” said Suu Kyi. Read more.

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MYANMAR: Aung San Suu Kyi Biography And Profile

MYANMAR: Aung San Suu Kyi Biography And Profile

Aung San Suu Kyi is opposition leader in Myanmar and winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize for Peace. Read Aung San Suu Kyi Biography And Profile.

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