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 20, 2018

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has cancelled a planned speech and question and answer session in Australia, citing illness. Aung San Suu Kyi was due to make the speech at Sydney’s Lowy Institute on Tuesday, but on Monday the think-tank released a statement she had been forced to cancel because she was “not […]

RVISION November 1, 2017

Yangon – As the sun set and shops and offices closed for the day, Maha Bandoola park started to fill with people. Some were here on Tuesday to enjoy the green grounds, a small refuge from the noise and chaos of downtown Yangon. But many more arrived for an inter-faith prayer event organised by the […]

RVISION July 28, 2016

Previously the director general of the International Organisations and Economic Department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, U Htin Lynn earned ire on the international stage in May of last year during an emergency regional summit in Bangkok to address a then-incipient boat refugee crisis. In addition to blaming neighbouring Bangladesh as the root cause […]

RVISION July 25, 2016

A political party yesterday raised objections over how the new government has been addressing citizenship issues in Arakan(Rakhine) State, citing a lack of punishments enforced against fraudulent applicants. The Arakan National Party held a press conference yesterday calling on the government to more carefully scrutinize citizenship applications. The Arakan National Party said the current citizenship […]

RVISION July 22, 2016

According to the state government’s information department, drafting the program has involved nearly 10 government departments, including rural development, social welfare and urban development, which will all be working to explain the plans to the public in the coming days. U Min Aung, the Arakan (Rakhine) State minister for urban development, said the departments have […]

RVISION July 19, 2016

RANGOON — A commemorative ceremony to honor the late Gen Aung San and his cabinet members will—for the first time in several years—be held at the Secretariat, where they were gunned down in 1947, as Burma marks the anniversary of the assassination. Organized by the Rangoon divisional government, Tuesday’s ceremony will be attended by Rangoon […]

ZYA July 13, 2016

“What is being prosecuted in Rakhine State is an effort to remove the Rohingya from the area.” Benjamin Zawacki The Burmese successive Military Regimes, its armed forces and other armed groups under the state patronization, are committing gross human rights violations against ethnic and religious minorities such as extrajudicial killings, torture, and forced labor are […]

RVISION July 11, 2016

BANGKOK – The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) highlighted on Sunday the slow advance of human rights issues in Myanmar during the first 100 days of a civilian government, after half a century of military rule. The NGO urged the Myanmar government, run behind the scenes by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, for […]