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Bangladesh, against objections, set to move Rohingya refugees to remote island

02 Dec 2020

DHAKA Bangladesh has begun preparations to move thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote island off its coast, officials said on Wednesday, despite opposition from many refugees and human rights groups who have termed it an "island detention center".

'Spreading like wildfire': Facebook fights hate speech, misinformation before Myanmar poll

06 Nov 2020

SINGAPORE/LONDON One of two Muslims allowed to run for the ruling party in Buddhist-majority Myanmar's general election on Sunday, Sithu Maung, worries fake news on Facebook could damage his chances.

'Spreading like wildfire': Facebook fights hate speech before Myanmar poll

06 Nov 2020

SINGAPORE/LONDON, Nov 6 One of two Muslims allowed to run for the ruling party in Buddhist-majority Myanmar's general election on Sunday, Sithu Maung, worries fake news on Facebook could damage his chances.

A crushed student movement and shrinking hope ahead of Myanmar's election

05 Nov 2020

YANGON/LONDON Myanmar teacher Hnin grew up idolizing Aung San Suu Kyi, the one-time democracy icon who now leads her country. But when voters go to the polls on Sunday for the second general election since the end of military rule, Hnin will not back her.

Three years after exodus, Myanmar erases names of Rohingya villages, U.N. map makers follow suit

11 Sep 2020

Three years ago, Myanmar’s military burned the Rohingya village of Kan Kya to the ground and bulldozed over its remains. Last year, the government erased its name from official maps, according to the United Nations.

Almost 300 Rohingya refugees arrive in Indonesia's Aceh province

07 Sep 2020

LHOKSEUMAWE, Indonesia/BANGKOK Almost 300 Rohingya refugees believed to have been at sea for six months landed in Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Monday, Indonesian authorities said.

Almost 300 Rohingya refugees arrive in Indonesia's Aceh province

07 Sep 2020

LHOKSEUMAWE, Indonesia/BANGKOK Almost 300 Rohingya refugees believed to have been at sea for six months landed in Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Monday, Indonesian authorities said.

Almost 300 Rohingya refugees arrive in Indonesia's Aceh province

07 Sep 2020

Lhokseumawe, Sept 7 Almost 300 Rohingya refugees believed to have been at sea for six months landed in Indonesia’s Aceh province in the early on Monday, Indonesian authorities have confirmed.

Facebook shares data on Myanmar with United Nations investigators

26 Aug 2020

Facebook says it has shared data with United Nations investigators probing international crimes in Myanmar, after the lead investigator said the company was withholding evidence.

U.N. investigator says Facebook has not shared ‘evidence’ of Myanmar crime

11 Aug 2020

The head of a U.N. investigative body on Myanmar said Facebook has not released evidence of “serious international crimes”, despite vowing to work with investigators looking into abuses in the country, including against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

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