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Rohingya Muslims in Maylaysia Protest Against Myanmar Violence

Rohingya Muslims in Maylaysia Protest Against Myanmar Violence

A Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya Muslim in Malaysia holds a placard during a rally against the current violence in Myanmar, at National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, June 17, 2012. Myanmar’s state media reported Saturday that the death toll from recent communal violence in the west has increased to 50, even though the unrest was […]

Myanmar gov’t vows to ensure safe return of refugees to home villages

Myanmar gov’t vows to ensure safe return of refugees to home villages

SITTWAY, MYANMAR June 15 (Xinhua) —  Myanmar government has vowed to bring security back to riot-hit villages scattered in western ethnic Rakhine state to ensure the safe return of local villagers who fled the riot and sought shelter in refugee camps. In an inspection tour to Maungtaw Thursday, which was worst hit when riot sparked […]

Myanmar Refugees Cry: “Where Should We Go”

Myanmar Refugees Cry: “Where Should We Go”

A Rohingya Muslim man who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh to escape religious violence, cries as he pleads from a boat after he and others were intercepted by Bangladeshi border authorities in Taknaf, Bangladesh, Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Bangladesh has turned back more than 1,500 refugees in recent days, officials said and a global human rights […]

Rohginya Muslims In Myanmar Escape To Bangladesh

Rohginya Muslims In Myanmar Escape To Bangladesh

A Rohingya Muslim family who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh to escape religious violence sits at a shelter provided by local people in Taknaf, Bangladesh, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Bangladesh on Tuesday turned away three boats carrying 1,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in neighboring Myanmar, bringing to 1,500 the number of refugees blocked in recent days, […]

Major news in Myanmar on May 30

<Top N> Major news in Myanmar on May 30

Top news in <Myanar Times>: Electricity shortages spark wave of protests news@theasian.asia

“I Am Flying Abroad Too”

“I Am Flying Abroad Too”

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center right, sets a bird free during the inauguration ceremony of a branch office of her National League for Democracy Party Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in Yangon, Myanmar. Suu Kyi received her first passport in 24 years on Tuesday ahead of a planned trip to Norway and Britain. […]

Aung San Suu Kyi Comes To Parliament

Aung San Suu Kyi Comes To Parliament

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to reporters after attending a regular session of Myanmar Lower House, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Suu Kyi was set to be sworn in to Myanmar’s military-backed parliament Wednesday to take public office for the first time since launching her struggle against authoritarian rule nearly a […]

Aung San Suu Kyi takes seat in Myanmar’s parliament for first time

Aung San Suu Kyi takes seat in Myanmar’s parliament for first time

Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi(C) and elected lawmakers of her National League for Democracy party swear during a regular session of Myanmar Lower House at parliament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Suu Kyi was sworn in to Myanmar’s military-backed parliament Wednesday, taking public office for the first time since launching her […]

Myanmar to put low-cost mobile phones into service across country

YANGON — Myanmar telecommunications authorities announced on Wednesday that it will put low-cost mobile phones into service across the country next month. It said that GSM/WCDMA sim cards, which will be sold at a low price of 200,000 Kyats (247 U.S. dollars) since May 3, can be carried and used at any place across the […]

Buying Umbrella For Suu Kyi?

Buying Umbrella For Suu Kyi?

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s Buddhist monks buy an umbrella depicting pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a souvenir shop outside the headquarters of the National League for Democracy party in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, April 23, 2012. Suu Kyi’s opposition party refused to take its new seats in parliament Monday because of a dispute over […]

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