Buddhist nationalists protest Myanmar govt’s policy on naming Rohingya

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar – The National League for Democacy government argues that saying either Bengali or Rohingya is unnecessary, inflammatory and appears to believe it’s own term will help to reduce tensions. Buddhist hardliners on Sunday staged protests across Rakhine state against the National League for Democracy government’s (NLD) call for Rohingya Muslims to be referred […]

Asean Chair – Myanmar’s new challenge

YANGON – For years after joining the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in 1997, Myanmar was the regional albatross, dragging the group’s reputation down with its human rights record and refusal to ditch military rule.  The annual Southeast Asia summits, often lacking in other substance, became forums for western democracies and human rights groups […]