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Satellite images show Myanmar's 'minimal preparations' for Rohingya return: think-tank

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has made “minimal” preparations for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees sheltering in neighbouring Bangladesh, according to an Australian think-tank, despite the country saying it is ready to start repatriation.

Several held over rebel links

Singapore: Singapore has detained several Myanmar nationals accused of organising support for a rebel group locked in fierce fighting with the military in their country’s troubled Rakhine state, authorities said.

Singapore detains Myanmar nationals accused of links to Arakan Army

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore authorities said on Wednesday they had arrested a group of Myanmar nationals accused of garnering support for armed violence against the Myanmar government.

'Systemic failure' of U.N. ahead of Myanmar military crackdown - review

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - There was a "systemic failure" of the United Nations in dealing with the situation in Myanmar ahead of a deadly 2017 military crackdown because it did not have a unified strategy and lacked Security Council support, according to an internal report.

‘They have nowhere to go’

Dhaka: Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (pic) has accused Myanmar that its government is unwilling to take back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a persecution in the Buddhist-majority country in 2017 and also feared that some international aid agencies tend to keep the crisis alive.

Naypyidaw: A mirror for Indonesia’s new capital

The capital city of Myanmar is not able to expand its involvement to beyond the realm of government.

World Bank under fire for development plan in Myanmar's divided Rakhine

YANGON (Reuters) - Aid groups and human rights advocates have warned the World Bank that a $100 million development project it is planning for Myanmar’s conflict-riven Rakhine State could worsen tension there.

‘Sever financial ties with Myanmar military’

YANGON: The world must cut off financial and other support for Myanmar’s armed forces, a UN fact-finding mission said, repeating a call for top generals to be prosecuted for abuses against the Rohingya Muslim minority.Myanmar security forces are accused of killings, gang rape and arson during a crackdown that drove more than 730,000 people to flee western Rakhine state for neighbouring Bangladesh after attacks on police posts by Rohingya insurgents in August 2017.

U.N. investigators urge nations to snap financial ties with Myanmar military

YANGON (Reuters) - The world must cut off financial and other support for Myanmar's armed forces, a U.N. fact-finding mission said on Tuesday, repeating a call for top generals to be prosecuted for abuses against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Dr M creating ripples

KUALA LUMPUR: In just a year of his tenure as Malaysia’s seventh Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been recognised as one of the world’s most influential men.