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Myanmar 'covers up' Rohingya murders.

YANGON - Myanmar's army-controlled home ministry is investigating a cover-up by the country's border force of the deaths in custody of two Rohingya Muslims in troubled Rakhine State, according to a police report reviewed by Reuters and interviews with two senior security officials.

- BangkokPost - TH

Japan's Border Entry Inspection stricter for students from five countries including Sri Lanka.

Feb 21, Colombo: Japan's immigration authority has told several Japanese language schools that students from China, Vietnam, Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka will meet stricter incoming inspection standards to avoid illegal stays, official China Radio International website reported.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Myanmar probing police 'cover-up' of deaths of two Rohingya Muslims.

Myanmar's army-controlled home ministry is investigating a cover-up by the country's border force of the deaths in custody of two Rohingya Muslims in troubled Rakhine State, according to a police report reviewed by Reuters and interviews with two senior security officials.

- BDNews24 - BD

Staying at Jalakarna, Havelock Island.

What: A boutique hotel, surrounded by rainforest, on Havelock Island. Where: Havelock is part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. To save you Googling, they're in the Bay of Bengal, actually closer to Burma than to India, but...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Bangladesh calls for efforts to curb Rohingya influx.

DHAKA - Bangladesh's foreign minister called on the international community on Monday to address Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority, tens of thousands of whom have fled in recent months to Bangladesh from its mainly Buddhist neighbour.

- Reuters - US

Bangladesh: Foreign minister calls for 'peaceful resolution' to Rohingya crisis.

BANGLADESH'S foreign minister called on the international community on Monday to address Burma's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority, tens of thousands of whom have fled in recent months to Bangladesh from its mainly Buddhist neighbour. The post Bangladesh: Foreign minister calls for 'peaceful resolution' to Rohingya ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Technology › NEC to provide cyber-attack defense training for 6 ASEAN countries.

NEC Corp says it has received an order from the Japan International Cooperation Agency to provided cyber-attack defense for officials from governmental institutions responsible for cyber security in six members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations -- Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines and Vietnam. ...

- Japan Today - JP

Humanitarian situation worsens in Myanmar despite Aung San Suu Kyi.

Aung San Suu Kyi took power almost a year ago bringing hopes of peace and change. Instead, Myanmar has gone backwards.

- UN - INT

Kareena Kapoor Khan calls Rangoon 'film of the year' and praises all three actors.

Kareena Kapoor Khan said that there is a healthy competition between Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut, which complements the film. The post Kareena Kapoor Khan calls Rangoon 'film of the year' and praises all three actors appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

India looks to expand energy ties with Myanmar.

India plans to sell refined crude oil products to Myanmar as part of New Delhi's efforts to deepen ties with its eastern neighbour, which is expected to see strong demand for fuels as it builds new roads, factories, utilities and airports.

- BDNews24 - BD

Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights flooding in the Philippines and Indonesia.

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines As of 19 February, over 30,700 people remain displaced in northeastern Mindanao by flooding. At least 2,100 people are in 18 shelters, while most are staying with relatives. PHILIPPINES As of 19 ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

India looks to expand energy ties with Myanmar

Numaligarh refinery Ltd , a unit of India's state-run Bharat Petroleum Corp, is looking at selling gas oil into northwest Myanmar, its managing director said. "Initially, it will be a small quantity. We will look for a long-term contract for diesel exports after expansion of our refinery."

- Times Of India - IN

UN special rapporteur on Myanmar visits Bangladesh to understand Rohingya situation

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, is visiting Bangladesh to understand the situation of Rohingya Muslims who were forced to flee their country and took shelter in Cox’s Bazar.

- BDNews24 - BD

India looks to expand energy ties with Myanmar

NEW DELHI - India plans to sell refined crude oil products to Myanmar as part of New Delhi's efforts to deepen ties with its eastern neighbour, which is expected to see strong demand for fuels as it builds new roads, factories, utilities and airports.

- Reuters - US

What inspired Rangoon?

Did the human drama provoked by the Japanese invasion of Burma and the Indian exodus from Rangoon inspire director Vishal Bhardwaj's forthcoming epic?

- Rediff - IN

Burma: Two soldiers injured after clash with militants in Rakhine

TWO members of Burma 's security forces were injured in a clash with militants on the troubled Rakhine State border with Bangladesh, Burma's state counselor's office said, casting doubt on the government's claim that the region had stabilised. The post Burma: Two soldiers injured after clash with militants in Rakhine ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

'Rangoon' a competition among Shahid, Saif, Kangana: Kareena

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan says since "Rangoon" features Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan, the competition amongst the "stellar" trio will bring out their best performances. In "Rangoon", Saif will be seen playing a ruthless Parsi film producer, which marks his return to the negative character zone after ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Fleeing the Shells of War, Kachin Civilians Struggle Against Freezing Cold in North Myanmar

Almost 2,000 fled their villages after recent skirmishes between the Kachin Independence Army and the Myanmar army

- Global Voices - US

Meet The App That's Empowering The Women Of Myanmar To The Bank

Wave Money, a Myanmar-based fintech venture, has partnered with the United Nations Capital Development Fund and the Australian government to develop a gamified app that will improve financial literacy and inclusion among women in Myanmar.

- Forbes.com - US

MMEA arrests nine Myanmar crew for stealing cockle seeds

SHAH ALAM, Feb 19 — The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency has arrested nine Myanmar crew from four fishing boats on suspicion of stealing cockle seeds in the waters of Sabak Bernam near here last Friday. Selangor MMEA director Mohd...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Mmea arrests nine Myanmar crew for stealing cockle seeds

SHAH ALAM, Feb 19 — The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency has arrested nine Myanmar crew from four fishing boats on suspicion of stealing cockle seeds in the waters of Sabak Bernam near here last Friday. Selangor Mmeadirector Mohd...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Hundreds of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar have returned home

Hundreds of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar have returned home, community leaders said Sunday, adding that most had gone back temporarily to fetch relatives. Tens of thousands of Rohingya have fled across the border from Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine since October to escape a ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Two Myanmar soldiers injured in clash with militants near Bangladesh border

A clash between Myanmar security forces and militants has left two soldiers injured on Bangladesh’s border with the country's Rakhine State, reports Reuters.

- BDNews24 - BD

Sheikh Hasina says global community must help to relocate Myanmar refugees

, Feb. 19 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought the support of the international community for relocating Myanmar refugees to more spacious healthy areas in the country.Hasina made these remarks during a luncheon meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel here on Saturday.Asserting that Bangladesh is ...

- Sify - IN

Hundreds of Rohingya 'return home' from Bangladesh

DHAKA, Feb 19 — Hundreds of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar have returned home, community leaders said toay, adding that most had gone back temporarily to fetch relatives. Tens of thousands of Rohingya have...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Hundreds of Rohingya 'return home' from Bangladesh

Hundreds of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar have returned home, community leaders said today, adding that most had gone back temporarily to fetch relatives.

- Zee News - IN

Bangladesh: Hundreds of Rohingyas refugees return to Myanmar to fetch stranded kin

Hundreds of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar have returned home, community leaders said today, adding that most had gone back temporarily to fetch relatives. The post Bangladesh: Hundreds of Rohingyas refugees return to Myanmar to fetch stranded kin appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Myanmar soldiers injured in clash with militants in troubled Rakhine

Two members of Myanmar's security forces were injured in a clash with militants on the troubled Rakhine State border with Bangladesh, Myanmar state counselor's office said, casting doubt on the government's claim that the region had stabilized

- The Daily Star - LB

Myanmar's Mouthwatering Meatballs

Doing good while eating better? More than a journey, it's a destination, and it starts in Burma.

- OZY - US

In India's Nagaland, men are on strike until women return to the kitchen

Nothing ever happens in Nagaland, a predominantly Christian state tucked away amid hilly forests in India's north-east, on the border with Myanmar.

- Stuff - NZ

31-year-old suspect in police grip for sodomy attempt on 15-year old boy

A 31-year-old man is in the grips of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit of the Nungua Police for attempting to defile a 15-year-old student. The suspect, Simpson Mensah is said to have arranged with the boy, who is a student at the engineering Burma Camp in Accra, to have an annal sex with him on Friday. This, ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Ethnic Mon villagers take refuge

About 149 ethnic Mon villagers who crossed the Thai-Myanmar border into Kanchanaburi over fears of a possible new skirmish between the Myanmar military and Mon guerrillas remained on the Thai side as of yesterday.

- BangkokPost - TH

PM’s meeting with Merkel: Global support to relocate Rohingya refugees sought

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has called for support of the international community to help relocate Myanmar Rohingya refugees to a remote island until repatriation.

- BDNews24 - BD

Tata Steel explores Myanmar, Bangladesh retail

Bangladesh and Myanmar are the two B2C markets which have similar profile as India.

- The Hindu - IN

The Rohingya crisis and the role of the OIC

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is not doing enough to save the Rohingya community in Myanmar.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Tata Steel looking at Myanmar, Bangladesh B2C markets

Kolkata, Feb 18 Tata Steel is looking at building a distribution network and its brands in the Business to Consumer markets in Bangladesh and Myanmar, a company official said on Saturday. "We have great success in developing brands and distribution network in B2C markets in India. Bangladesh and Myanmar are the two B2C ...

- Yahoo! News - US

PIX: Shahid, Kangana, Saif promote Rangoon

Take a look at the pictures

- Rediff - IN

Tragic Suicide Case Highlights Mental Health Needs of Refugees

The couple left no real explanation for their suicides, but a recent report on their case in the journal BMJ Case Reports highlights the risks for refugees: Cut off from their homelands and from many of the usual sources of social support, most refugees also lack access to mental health care. It's a problem that persists ...

- Yahoo! News - US

'Rangoon' has my most most heroic character: Shahid Kapoor

Mumbai, Feb 17 Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who plays a soldier of the British Indian Army in Vishal Bhardwaj's upcoming historical war drama "Rangoon", says it is one of the most heroic characters he has ever played in a film so far. Shahid told IANS: "My character Nawab Malik is a very different character from Tommy ...

- Yahoo! News - US

'Rangoon' has my most heroic character: Shahid Kapoor

Mumbai, Feb 17 Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who plays a soldier of the British Indian Army in Vishal Bhardwaj's upcoming historical war drama "Rangoon", says it is one of the most heroic characters he has ever played in a film so far. Shahid told IANS: "My character Nawab Malik is a very different character from Tommy ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Burma: Military has ended operations in restive Rakhine state - govt

BURMA'S 's military has ended a clearance operation in the country's troubled Rakhine State, government officials said, ending a four-month sweep that the United Nations said may amount to crimes against humanity and possibly ethnic cleansing. The post Burma: Military has ended operations in restive Rakhine state - govt ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Refugees need more from us than short-lived empathy

WE'VE all done it. We walk down the street and see a homeless man asking for some small change and we stride straight past avoiding his eye. Or we read about children in Burma being brutally persecuted and muster a brief flicker of outrage before turning the page and continuing on with our day. The post Refugees need more ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Partnering with Telenor to launch RCS messaging in Europe and Asia

Over the past year, we've worked with the mobile industry on an initiative to upgrade SMS for people everywhere, providing a more enhanced messaging experience through RCS . Today, we're excited to announce that we're partnering with Telenor to enable the launch of RCS messaging to their 214 million subscribers across ...

- The Official Google Blog - US

UNFPA responds to acute needs of pregnant and breastfeeding women on the run in Myanmar

Source: UN Population Fund Country: Myanmar The conditions of extreme stress combined with lack of privacy for displaced women and girls in Kachin State results in their increased vulnerability to violence.KACHIN STATE, Myanmar – Since the armed conflict in northern Myanmar's Kachin State intensified in December, nearly ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Myanmar military ends crackdown against Rohingya

The office of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has said the military has formally ended its counterinsurgency operations in Rakhine. The announcement follows a UN report accusing troops of mass killings and gang rapes.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

UN wants to negotiate with Canada, U.S. to resettle Rohingya refugees

Tens of thousands of Rohingya live in Bangladesh after fleeing Buddhist-majority Myanmar

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Probe of Myanmar assassination names army-linked suspect

A veteran human rights lawyer says a report by Myanmar's government alleging the involvement of a former army officer in the assassination of a top legal adviser to the ruling National League for Democracy party raises new questions about the slaying.

- FOX News - US

U.N. wants to negotiate with U.S., Canada to resettle Rohingya refugees

By Krishna N. Das COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh - The United Nations' refugee agency has asked Bangladesh to allow it to negotiate with the United States, Canada and some European countries to resettle around 1,000 Rohingya Muslims living in the South Asian nation, a senior official at the agency said. Tens of thousands of ...

- Yahoo! News - US

We have a candid relationship: Shahid on working with Bhardwaj

Vishal Bhardwaj has given him two of his career-defining films and Shahid Kapoor, who has reteamed with the director for a third time in "Rangoon", says they have developed a dynamic relationship over the years.Bharadwajs films "Kaminey" and "Haider" brought Shahid, 35, critical and commercial success and the actor says he ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Myanmar: Army ends Rakhine operation

YANGON - Myanmar's government said Thursday the military has ended its four-month counterinsurgency operation in troubled Rakhine state, where it had been accused of rape, torture and other abuses against Muslim Rohingya minority residents.

- BangkokPost - TH

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