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30 May 2018 | 8:29 PM

Myanmar anti-war protesters call on Suu Kyi to act against 'violent' police

YANGON (Reuters) - Anti-war protesters in Myanmar on Wednesday urged government leader Aung San Suu Kyi to take action against police who this month broke up a peace rally and arrested them, and raised new concern about freedom of speech.

29 May 2018 | 9:54 PM

Myanmar lawyer says evidence from Reuters reporters' phones may be 'tainted'

YANGON (Reuters) - Evidence Myanmar police say they obtained from the mobile phones of two Reuters reporters accused of possessing secret documents might be "tainted", a defence lawyer said on Tuesday, because at least one phone was used after it was confiscated.

28 May 2018 | 10:38 PM

Myanmar police witness says searched Reuters reporters' phones without warrant

YANGON (Reuters) - Police in Myanmar examined the mobile phones of two Reuters reporters accused of possessing secret documents without a search warrant after their arrests in December, an officer told a court on Monday, in what has become a landmark press freedom case.

2 May 2018 | 8:50 PM

Myanmar court accepts testimony of policeman who said Reuters reporters framed

YANGON (Reuters) - A judge in Myanmar declared on Wednesday that a witness who said two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets were framed by police was credible, dealing a blow to the prosecution in what has become a landmark press freedom case.

30 Apr 2018 | 9:21 PM

Thousands call for aid access for villagers trapped by fighting in Myanmar

YANGON (Reuters) - Thousands of people rallied on Monday in Myanmar's war-torn Kachin State to demand humanitarian access for villagers trapped by fighting between government forces and ethnic minority insurgents that has displaced more than 5,000 people.

28 Apr 2018 | 2:02 PM

Dozens hospitalised as Myanmar battles week-long landfill fire

YANGON (Reuters) - Firefighters in Myanmar scrambled to put out a fire in a massive garbage dump on the edge of its largest city, Yangon, as foul-smelling smoke from the burning trash that injured dozens extended into its second week on Saturday.

27 Apr 2018 | 3:19 PM

Myanmar rebels say clashes with government could displace more people

YANGON (Reuters) - Fighting between Myanmar forces and a rebel group in the remote northeast could escalate, a spokesman of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) told Reuters on Friday, worsening a humanitarian crisis that has displaced more than 4,000 people.

25 Apr 2018 | 8:07 PM

Myanmar court to rule if key witness credible in Reuters case

YANGON (Reuters) - A judge in Myanmar will rule next week on whether a police captain was credible when he testified that two Reuters reporters were framed, after prosecutors argued on Wednesday that the officer should be declared an unreliable witness.

17 Apr 2018 | 1:10 PM

Myanmar to free over 8,000 prisoners in new-year amnesty

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's new president said on Tuesday over 8,000 prisoners will be freed in an amnesty, a move the government said would bring about humanitarian support amid the country's political reforms after decades of military rule.

11 Apr 2018 | 8:40 AM

Myanmar activists welcome Zuckerberg's 24-hour target to block hate speech on Facebook

WASHINGTON/YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar civil society groups welcomed a commitment by Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to tackle hate speech within 24 hours as the social media giant fights messages inciting violence, but urged it to deploy more resources in the country.