Myanmar.

RVISION April 16, 2018

Home Minister Ashaduzzaman Khan today came down heavily on Myanmar over the repatriation of one Rohingya family. “It’s nothing but a farce. The repatriated Rohingya family did not reach Bangladesh as they used to live on no-man’s land,” Kamal said while talking to reporters this noon. Claiming that at least 6,000 Rohingya families are still […]

RVISION March 28, 2018

A week after U Htin Kyaw stood down as leader of the country, on Wednesday parliament elected former Pyithu Hluttaw speaker U Win Myint to be the country’s 10th president since independence. In the vote, Win Myint won overwhelmingly with 403 out of 636. Acting president and military candidate U Myint Swe won 211 and […]

RVISION March 21, 2018

The president of Myanmar, Htin Kyaw, has stepped down, saying he is “taking a rest” following health issues. Htin Kyaw was an important ally in the government for state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who is constitutionally barred from the presidency, and the pair were childhood friends. Htin Kyaw was nominated as president by Aung […]

RVISION March 15, 2018

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia must take a strong stand against ongoing crimes against humanity targeting Rohingya in Myanmar as they meet this weekend, Amnesty International said. Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s State Counsellor and de facto political leader, is expected to attend the ASEAN-Australia Summit, taking place in […]

RVISION March 15, 2018

YANGON – Myanmar has only been able to verify 374 Rohingya Muslim refugees for possible repatriation from Bangladesh, officials said on Wednesday, blaming their neighbor for not providing the correct information about the refugees. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar after militant attacks on Aug. 25 sparked a crackdown led by security forces in the western […]

RVISION March 13, 2018

Facebook has been blamed by UN investigators for playing a leading role in possible genocide in Myanmar by spreading hate speech. Facebook had no immediate comment on the criticism on Monday, although in the past the company has said that it was working to remove hate speech in Myanmar and ban the people spreading it. […]

RVISION March 10, 2018

The UN human rights chief has called for all atrocities committed against Myanmar’s Rohingya to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for prosecution. Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, who has previously described Myanmar’s campaign against the Rohingya as a “textbook case of ethnic cleansing”, also urged the country to allow monitors into […]

RVISION March 8, 2018

More than 43,000 Rohingya parents have been reported lost, presumed dead in the six months since Myanmar’s military unleashed a crackdown last August, according to a new report. These figures provide the latest indication that even by conservative estimates the number of Muslim Rohingya killed in the crisis far exceeds the Myanmar government’s official count […]

RVISION March 7, 2018

Myanmar is continuing its “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya, while claiming it is ready to receive them back from Bangladesh, according to a UN human rights envoy. Andrew Gilmour, UN assistant secretary-general for human rights, made the remarks in a statement on Tuesday after speaking to newly-arrived Rohingya in Bangladesh’s refugee camps on his four-day visit […]