(AP) — The move is just the latest in a series of blows to Suu Kyi’s international reputation, which has plummeted over the Rohingya massacres.
(The Conversation) — This pattern of persecution goes back to 1948 – the year when the country achieved independence from their British colonizers.
Xenophobic nationalism is the societal equivalent of global warming.
(Reuters) Myanmar's government, led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, has denied most of the claims, and is blocking entry to a U.N. fact-finding mission tasked with looking into the allegations.
(RNS) Pope Francis made the cut, as did a few others motivated by their religious beliefs.
The military is harassing and arresting Facebook users, Rohingya Muslims can’t vote, and chief opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi remains barred from the presidency, even if her party wins.
Toungup, MYANMAR (Reuters) Hardline Buddhist monks and nationalists have branded Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy too sympathetic to Muslims and unwilling to protect Buddhism.
YANGON (Reuters) Myanmar's Committee for the Protection of Race and Religion has pushed through four laws that critics say effectively legalize discrimination against women and the country's minority Muslims ahead of the country's first free vote in 25 years.
NAYPYIDAW (Reuters) Myanmar's president signed into law a fourth controversial bill championed by radical Buddhists but decried by rights groups as aimed at discriminating against local Muslims.
YANGON (Reuters) A Myanmar court sentenced a writer to two years in jail and hard labor on Tuesday (June 2) for insulting Buddhism, his lawyer said, a verdict derided by activists as a blow to free speech and religious tolerance.
Gunmen strengthen Pamela Geller’s brand of Islamophobia. Thousands of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya remain stranded at sea. And a Pennsylvania “father” plans to wed his legally adopted “son.” Read on.
Thousands of Rohingya people have left Myanmar this spring and at least hundreds are now stranded at sea. Who are these Rohingya and what are they running from?
(RNS) Thousands of Rohingya have left Myanmar this spring and at least hundreds are now stranded at sea. Who are these Rohingya and what are they running from? Let us 'splain ...
Jail time and hard labor for sharing an image of the Buddha wearing headphones is a shocking violation of free speech. In Myanmar, I’m far from shocked.
YANGON, Myanmar (RNS) Remaining silent on one of today’s gravest humanitarian crises risks fully compromising Aung San Suu Kyi's credibility and status as an internationally respected stateswoman.
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