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March 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – BT : President of South Korea Moon Jae-in (L) and Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad (R) speak to the press members during a joint press conference at Putrajaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 13, 2019. President of South Korea Moon Jae-in is on a three-day official visit to Malaysia. […]

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Closer relations will only be possible if Russia starts respecting international law, resolution says STRASBOURG (Burma Times) – The European Parliament (EP) adopted on Tuesday a resolution calling the block to stand ready to adopt further sanctions if Russia “continues to violate international law”. The resolution “assessing the current state of EU-Russia political relations” was […]

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Yanghee Lee warns ill-planned relocation of Rohingya refugees may ‘create new crisis’ GENEVA (BT) – The UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar called on Monday for the situation in Myanmar to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by the Security Council, or a state party or group of states parties. Speaking at the 40th […]

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – BT: UN special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee holds a joint press conference with Rohingyas in Geneva, Switzerland on March 11, 2019. Two Rohingya refugees have arrived in Geneva from Bangladesh to address a United Nations Human Rights Council meeting on Monday. The UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar Yanghee Lee, will also deliver […]

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China never offers money to Rohingya people for them to go back,’ says Chinese Embassy Attaché in Dhaka DHAKA, Bangladesh (BT) – A Chinese official has denied reports that his country’s government delegation had promised each family of Rohingya refugees $6,000 if they returned to restive Rakhine State in Myanmar, a media report said. According to BenarNews, […]

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Fund aims to build basic infrastructure, improve community resilience and help prevent gender-based violence, bank says DHAKA, Bangladesh (BT) – The World Bank (WB) has approved $165 million to help Bangladesh provide relief to Rohingyarefugees in the country, the bank said in a statement. “The grant will help Bangladesh provide basic services and build disaster […]

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