Htin Kyaw, a longtime close friend of democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi, has been elected president of Myanmar. He'll be the first civilian in decades to hold the post.
The Oxford College where Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi studied has taken her portrait down from public display. This follows international criticism over her role in her country’s humanitarian crisis.
Aung San Suu Kyi has again refused to mention the humanitarian crisis unfolding on Myanmar's border with Bangladesh. More than 125,000 Rohingya have fled their villages amid reports of military attacks and mass killings.
Myanmar's de facto leader has called off plans to attend the UN General Assembly. Critics are calling for the Nobel laureate to be stripped of her peace prize amid reports of "ethnic cleansing" against the Rohingya.
In a DW interview, Iranian rights activist Shirin Ebadi has criticized fellow Nobel peace laureate and Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi for ignoring the Rohingya plight. But Ebadi says Suu Kyi deserved the Nobel Prize.
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