Myanmar allegedly complicit in aiding Rohingya trafficking

Nov 7, 2014

Myanmar allegedly complicit in aiding Rohingya trafficking

The small wooden boats leave the shores of western Myanmar nearly every day, overloaded with desperate Rohingya Muslims who are part of one the largest boat exoduses in Asia since the Vietnam War. Helping them on their way: Myanmar’s own security forces, who are ...

Aug 14, 2013

Ota meets Myanmar president

Visiting Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Akihiro Ota has met with Myanmar President Thein Sein at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, state media reported Tuesday. The meeting Monday focused on infrastructure development projects in Myanmar, including upgrading airports and rail services, electric power ...

Myanmar 'to free all political prisoners'

Jul 16, 2013

Myanmar 'to free all political prisoners'

Myanmar President Thein Sein said Monday that all political prisoners would be freed by the end of the year and that a ceasefire with ethnic groups was possible within weeks. The former junta general’s comments, made during his first visit to London, appear to ...

May 31, 2013

Priorities in Myanmar

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Myanmar President Thein Sein on a visit to Myanmar on May 26 and pledged ¥91 billion in fresh aid to Myanmar — ¥51 billion in loans and ¥40 billion in grants — and waived another ¥190 billion in ...

Thein Sein stresses 'special place' for military

May 21, 2013

Thein Sein stresses 'special place' for military

The military that ran Myanmar for decades will continue to play a major role in the country, the former general who has presided over the transformation of a nation that only three years ago was considered one of the world’s most repressive said Sunday. ...