Britain has been urged to publicly press the Burmese government to “immediately stop all abuses”, as MPs voiced fresh concerns over the Rohingya crisis.
Twitter boss Jack Dorsey says he did not “intend to diminish” the human rights situation in Burma as he addressed tweets in which he promoted the country as a tourist destination.
Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has been criticised after promoting Burma as a tourist destination despite widespread allegations of human rights abuse in the country.
The head of Bangladesh’s refugee commission has said plans to start the repatriation of 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to Burma were scrapped after officials were unable to find anyone who wanted to return.
Plans to begin repatriating more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees to Burma have been scrapped after officials in Bangladesh failed to find any who wanted to go.
Bangladesh authorities said they are ready to begin repatriating some of the more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled from army-led violence in Burma since last year, but refugees scheduled to leave said they would refuse to go because of fears for their safety.
Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamed has sharply criticised Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her handling of an ethnic crisis that led to mass killings and the exodus of more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from her country.
Voters in several parts of Burma went to the polls on Saturday in 13 by-elections seen as a test of support for leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her ruling party.
Amal Clooney has called for immediate pardons in the cases of two journalists jailed in Burma for reporting on an alleged massacre of Rohingya Muslims.
Facebook said it is banning Burma’s powerful military chief and 19 other individuals and groups from its site to prevent the spread of hate and misinformation.
BBC travel presenter Simon Reeve has revealed he helped a Rohingya refugee who was beaten by Burma’s military while filming his new series.
Irish rockers U2 have called on Burma’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to fight harder against serious violence inflicted by the nation’s own security forces.
A report by WWF has warned huge volumes of endangered wildlife products are being traded illegally in South East Asia’s Golden Triangle as traditional medicine ingredients – to treat a range of ailments from asthma to arthritis and even cancer.
Muslims in Aberdeen are aiming to raise funds to provide aid to thousands of refugees who have fled violence in Burma.
A woman who lost her daughter and father to cancer is embarking on a Burma trek for charity.