It’s Time To Talk About Min Aung Hlaing

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, head of the Burmese military, is the most powerful person in Burma. It is his soldiers and security forces who have been raping Rohingya women, shooting Rohingya civilians and burning Rohingya villages. It is his soldiers who have increased conflict in Kachin Sate and Shan State, displacing thousands of villagers already forced from their homes

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Rohingya violence is ‘Muslims killing Muslims’ not ethnic cleansing, says Aung San Suu Kyi

Burma leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said ethnic cleansing was too strong a term to describe what was happening in the country’s Muslim-majority Rakhine region, claiming violence there was partly down to “Muslims killing Muslims”. The UN has launched an investigation into allegations of Burmese security forces killing, raping and torturing Rohingya Muslims. A report issued by the body

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Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal: Myanmar state crimes against Rohingya and other Ethnic Minorities

The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal, based in Rome, Italy, officially accepted this ‘urgent’ case on 7th December 2016. The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT) was established in Bologna in 1979 as a direct continuation of the Russell Tribunals on Vietnam (1966-67) and Latin America (1973-76). Lelio Basso, who had been a member and speaker, proposed that these celebrated tribunals be transformed into a permanent institution that could

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Myanmar Government Invited to attend the tribunal and present its version of truths

To: Vice President Myint Swe Chair of Myanmar Presidential Investigation Commission on Rakhine Former Lt-General and former chief of Military Intelligence c/o H.E. Kyaw Zwa Myint The Embassy of Myanmar 19A Charles Street London, W1J 5DZ Dear Sir, please, find attached the letter of invitation from the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal for the Opening Session on the accusation of state crimes committed

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Julie Bishop presses Myanmar leader for ‘credible’ Rohingya investigation

Bangkok: Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has told Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi Australia is “deeply concerned” about atrocities on Rohingya Muslims documented in a United Nations report. “I have expressed my concerns about the situation in Rakhine State to Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi,” Ms Bishop said, referring to the Noble laureate by her official title. Ms

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FM Meets With UN’s Guterres, Discusses Peacekeeping, Conflicts in Palestine, Rakhine State

Jakarta. Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi on Friday (17/02) spoke with United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres about Indonesia’s Formed Police Unit in Darfur, Sudan, and conflicts in Palestine and the Rakhine State, Myanmar. Retno and Guterras spoke on the sidelines of the G20 foreign ministers meeting in Bonn, Germany. “Indonesia will always be prepared to play an active role in the UN,” Retno said as

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