When it comes to Myanmar, pretty much everything is political. Including language.
By Kim Tong-Hyung, Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press
The Biden administration has threatened to reimpose sanctions on Myanmar after the military there staged a coup over the weekend. Derek Mitchell, the former U.S. ambassador to Myanmar during the Obama administration who is now the president of the National…
By Nick Schifrin, Layla Quran
The U.N. is calling for an investigation into Myanmar’s violent crackdown last year against the Rohingya, a Muslim minority group. But Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are finally receiving aid, and despite repatriation discussions, many are reluctant to return to the…
The U.S. business lobby says it is high time to drop the remaining U.S. sanctions on Myanmar, but human rights activists and U.S. lawmakers say not so fast.
By Michael D. Regan and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press
By News Desk
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party has won a majority of parliamentary seats in the country’s first free elections in 25 years, and on Wednesday the government promised a stable transition of power.
In Myanmar, the country's freest election ever this weekend will determine control of the nation's parliament, which is still dominated by the military. Aung San Suu Kyi leads the main opposition party and is seeking re-election. Suzanne DiMaggio of The…
By PBS NewsHour
After decades of military dictatorship, Myanmar will soon hold a nationwide election for all the seats in parliament not reserved for the military. Leading the charge for democratic change there is world-famous activist Aung San Suu Kyi. Kira Kay of…
Myanmar's national parliamentary election next month will bring many firsts to the Southeast Asian country. Fifty-one million residents of the nation are expected to participate. The elections represent a step forward for free speech in the country, as more people…
Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have attempted to flee Myanmar, where they are seen as illegal immigrants, Lucy Watson of Independent Television News reports from Rakhine State, where 140,000 Rohingya are living in camps and yearning to escape.
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