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Asia Pacific Oct 23, 2018

Australia issues sanctions against five Myanmar generals

Australia's government on Tuesday unveiled sanctions against five officers in Myanmar's powerful military who are accused of overseeing barbaric violence against members of the Rohingya ethnic group. Following similar actions by the United States and the European Union, Australia announced it would freeze the assets ...

Aung San Suu Kyi 'appreciates' Japan's concerns over Rohingya crisis, says investigation panel has 'extensive and powerful authority'

National / Politics Oct 9, 2018

Aung San Suu Kyi 'appreciates' Japan's concerns over Rohingya crisis, says investigation panel has 'extensive and powerful authority'

by Reiji Yoshida

Visiting Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi told reporters Tuesday that she appreciates Japan's "straightforward" discussion on its concerns over Muslim refugees from the Southeast Asian country's Rakhine state after meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have become stateless ...