Thu Thu Aung

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9 Mar 2018 | 7:05 PM

Myanmar probes grave after soldiers seen detaining men

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar authorities on Friday visited a suspected shallow grave in the country's north that residents said contained the bodies of two ethnic minority men who were detained by soldiers in January, a police officer and a community leader said.

8 Mar 2018 | 12:28 AM

Myanmar police witness says searched Reuters reporter's home 'for news'

YANGON (Reuters) - Police in Myanmar searched the family home of Reuters reporter Wa Lone looking for material "related to news" the night after he and a colleague were arrested on suspicion of violating the Official Secrets Act, an officer told a court on Wednesday.

6 Mar 2018 | 3:11 PM

Myanmar's 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya continues, U.N. rights official says

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims is continuing, a senior U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday, more than six months after insurgent attacks sparked a security response that has driven nearly 700,000 people into Bangladesh.

5 Mar 2018 | 7:44 PM

Protests as Myanmar parliament debates new curbs on demonstrations

YANGON (Reuters) - Hundreds of people marched through Myanmar's largest city Yangon on Monday to oppose changes to a protest law being discussed in parliament which activists warn would limit free speech.

24 Feb 2018 | 1:01 PM

Three bombs rock Myanmar's northwestern city Sittwe, policeman injured

YANGON (Reuters) - Three bombs rocked the capital of Myanmar's restive Rakhine State, Sittwe, early on Saturday, police said, adding that a policeman was slightly injured and the authorities were still working to determine who was behind the bombings.

23 Feb 2018 | 5:09 PM

Myanmar bulldozes Rohingya villages after 'cleansing' campaign - group

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has bulldozed at least 55 villages that were emptied of their Rohingya Muslim inhabitants during violence that began last year, Human Rights Watch said on Friday citing a review of new satellite imagery.

21 Feb 2018 | 10:42 PM

Two dead, 22 hurt from bomb blast in northeast Myanmar city Lashio

YANGON (Reuters) - A bomb blast killed two bank employees and injured 22 other people in Myanmar's northeastern city of Lashio on Wednesday, the government and the military said.

6 Feb 2018 | 6:36 PM

Myanmar policeman who arrested Reuters reporters tells court he burnt his notes

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar police officer who was part of the team that arrested two Reuters journalists in December told a court on Tuesday that he had burned the notes he made at the time, but gave no reason why he had done so.

31 Jan 2018 | 3:57 PM

Myanmar official in charge of troubled town stabbed to death

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar official who was the administrator of a town in troubled Rakhine state when seven people died there in rioting earlier this month has been stabbed and killed, the government said on Wednesday.

21 Jan 2018 | 2:58 PM

While political prisoners released, Myanmar's judicial reforms stall

YANGON (Reuters) - Hundreds of political prisoners have been released from Myanmar's jails in amnesties in recent years, including dozens freed in January 2016, days before democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi’s party took power for the first time.