Thu Thu Aung

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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.

16 Oct 2018 | 2:20 AM

Dozens injured in crackdown on Myanmar garment worker protest

YANGON (Reuters) - Dozens of Myanmar garment workers were injured on Monday after a clash with assailants wielding iron bars outside a Chinese-owned factory in Yangon, witnesses and hospital staff said.

10 Oct 2018 | 8:43 PM

Myanmar newspaper journalists held after handing themselves in to police

YANGON (Reuters) - Three senior journalists at Myanmar's largest private newspaper were remanded in custody after handing themselves in to police on Wednesday, facing accusations of causing "fear or alarm" following a complaint from the Yangon regional government.

24 Jul 2018 | 9:06 PM

Black hoods, kneeling, no sleep - Reuters reporter details Myanmar custody

YANGON (Reuters) - A Reuters reporter on trial in Myanmar had his head covered with a black hood, was deprived of sleep and forced to kneel for hours at a secret police interrogation site after he was arrested with a colleague last year, he told a court on Tuesday.

17 Jul 2018 | 10:41 PM

Myanmar police focussed interrogation on Rohingya story - Reuters journalist

YANGON (Reuters) - A Reuters reporter on trial in Myanmar said the police questioning after he and a colleague were arrested in December centred on their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, not on secret state documents they are accused of obtaining.