After almost a week of ballot counting, the election results are now official. The party of democratic reformer Aung San Suu Kyi has won an absolute majority in Myanmar's parliament. That means it can elect the country's new head of state.
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.
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.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the US holds Myanmar's military leadership responsible for the crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority. Myanmar has denied allegations of ethnic cleansing and genocide.
The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army has declared a one-month ceasefire and asked the government to follow suit. Myanmar and Bangladesh are facing a humanitarian crisis as the Muslim minority group flees violence.
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