About 30 million people are eligible to vote in Myanmar's first openly-contested elections in 25 years. Analysts expect a strong showing from the National League for Democracy, led by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
Bob Geldof has returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin as a protest against Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who also holds the honor. The Irish singer labeled Suu Kyi a "handmaiden to genocide."
Myanmar's leader has visited Rakhine for the first time since a bloody crackdown created vast numbers of refugees. Myanmar's government says it has begun a repatriation plan but thousands of refugees continue to flee.
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.
An internal army investigation claims Myanmar soldiers have not shot villagers, raped women or tortured prisoners. Human rights organizations have branded it a "whitewash."
© 2017 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version