Poppy McPherson

Exclusive: U.N. draws up plans to ‘facilitate’ Rohingya relocation to island

23 Mar 2019

YANGON The United Nations is making plans to help Bangladesh relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote island off its coast, documents seen by Reuters show, a move opposed by many refugees and that some human rights experts fear could spark a new crisis.

Rohingya 'lost generation' struggle to study in Bangladesh camps

18 Mar 2019

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh Sixteen-year-old Kefayat Ullah walked to his school in southern Bangladesh in late January, as he had done most days for the previous six years, to find that - despite being one of the top students in his class - he had been expelled. | Video

Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camps, says refugees' plight "shames us all"

05 Feb 2019

COX'S BAZAR U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie on Tuesday visited camps in Bangladesh for Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar and condemned the world's failure to prevent a crisis that saw 730,000 people driven from their homes.

Myanmar Suu Kyi's party clashes with military over proposal to change army-drafted charter

29 Jan 2019

NAYPYITAW Myanmar's ruling party clashed with military lawmakers on Tuesday as it proposed steps towards changing the constitution, its biggest challenge in nearly three years to the army's power over politics as enshrined in the charter.

Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters

12 Jan 2019

YANGON A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defence had not provided sufficient evidence to show they were innocent. | Video

Exclusive: Fake photos in Myanmar army's 'True News' book on the Rohingya crisis

28 Dec 2018

YANGON The grainy black-and-white photo, printed in a new book on the Rohingya crisis authored by Myanmar's army, shows a man standing over two bodies, wielding a farming tool. "Bengalis killed local ethnics brutally", reads the caption. | Video

Corrected: Lost idol - New wave of Myanmar youth activists look beyond Suu Kyi

27 Dec 2018

YANGON Myanmar youth activist and television host Thinzar Shun Lei Yi would once have called herself one of Aung San Suu Kyi's greatest fans. Now, she is one of her most vocal critics.

Special Report - Fading Icon: What happened to Aung San Suu Kyi?

19 Dec 2018

YANGON/LONDON Aung San Suu Kyi was once a global hero. Today, her reputation is sullied. What happened?

Special Report: Myanmar's moves could mean the Rohingya never go home

18 Dec 2018

By Poppy McPherson, Simon Lewis, Thu Thu Aung, Shoon Naing and Zeba Siddiqui | Video

Myanmar religion minister says Rohingya 'brainwashed' to 'march' on the country

04 Dec 2018

YANGON Myanmar’s Minister for Religion on Tuesday said Rohingya Muslim refugees living in neighbouring Bangladesh are being "brainwashed" into "marching" on the Buddhist-majority nation, amid a diplomatic feud over the fate of the persecuted minority.

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