Thu Thu Aung

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11 Jan 2019 | 8:38 PM

Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defence had not provided sufficient evidence to show they were innocent.

4 Jan 2019 | 11:00 PM

Rakhine rebels kill 13 in Independence Day attack on Myanmar police posts

YANGON (Reuters) - Rakhine insurgents killed 13 policemen and injured nine in attacks on four police posts in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Friday as the country marked Independence Day, the official news agency said.

21 Dec 2018 | 7:40 PM

Myanmar army pauses operations in north in rare conciliatory action

(Reuters) - The Myanmar military on Friday announced a more than four-month cessation of its activities in northern areas where it is fighting ethnic minority insurgents, in what appeared to be a rare conciliatory move aimed at kick-starting peace talks.

7 Dec 2018 | 9:10 PM

Myanmar court jails anti-war protesters for defaming military

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar court jailed three activists on Friday for defaming the military during anti-war protests, amid growing concern about a clamp-down on civil society.

6 Dec 2018 | 9:00 AM

'We can't go anywhere' - Myanmar closes Rohingya camps but 'entrenches segregation'

YANGON (Reuters) - As the world was focused on abortive efforts to begin repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar last month, hundreds of their fellow Muslims still in Myanmar were boarding boats seeking to escape the country.

4 Dec 2018 | 7:57 PM

Myanmar religion minister says Rohingya 'brainwashed' to 'march' on the country

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar’s Minister for Religion on Tuesday said Rohingya Muslim refugees living in neighbouring Bangladesh are being "brainwashed" into "marching" on the Buddhist-majority nation, amid a diplomatic feud over the fate of the persecuted minority.

23 Nov 2018 | 11:38 PM

Myanmar journalists, lawyers raise concerns over jailing of Reuters reporters

YANGON (Reuters) - Groups representing journalists and lawyers in Myanmar handed a letter to the country's president on Friday outlining their concerns over the jailing of two Reuters reporters convicted of breaking state secrets laws.

16 Nov 2018 | 2:55 PM

Myanmar holds 106 suspected Rohingya Muslims aboard boat, official says

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar immigration authorities detained more than 100 suspected Rohingya Muslims aboard a boat off Yangon on Friday, officials said, raising fears of a fresh wave of dangerous voyages after a 2015 crackdown on people smugglers.

4 Nov 2018 | 8:04 PM

Myanmar by-election results 'a lesson' for Suu Kyi's party

YANGON (Reuters) - Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) expects to have won only seven of 13 seats up for grabs in by-elections, a spokesman said on Sunday, conceding that Myanmar's ruling party needed to do more for voters from ethnic minorities.

2 Nov 2018 | 5:32 PM

Myanmar by-elections a test for leader buffeted by crises

MYITKYINA, Myanmar (Reuters) - Asked what Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has changed since becoming Myanmar's leader two years ago, most residents of Kachin state in the far north say the roads: new tarmac smoothes the path for cars, motorbikes and campaign trucks ahead of a by-election set for Saturday.