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UN chief calls for ‘peaceful, orderly and credible’ elections in Myanmar

New York: Ahead of elections in Myanmar on 8 November, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has stated his hope that the vote would help advance “inclusive sustainable development” across the country.

UN expert urges Myanmar not to undermine ‘very lifeblood of democracy’ ahead of polls

New York: An independent UN human rights expert has called on the Government and military of Myanmar to stop persecuting opposition supporters, including journalists and student protesters, ahead of next week’s general elections.

‘Serious concerns’ over rights situation in Myanmar ahead of next month’s elections

New York: The UN human rights office (OHCHR) voiced “serious concerns” on Tuesday over the situation in Myanmar – including rights violations and proliferation of hateful speech against minority communities – as the country prepares for general elections next month.

Bangladesh: Chinese envoy expresses concern over non-repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar

Dhaka/UNI: Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming, on Sunday, expressed concern at the non repatriation process of Rohingyas to Myanmar.

Bilateral cooperation ‘only way’ to resolve repatriation issue, Myanmar Minister tells General Assembly

New York: Bilateral cooperation is the only way to effectively resolve the repatriation issue between Myanmar and Bangladesh, the Minister of the Office of the State Counsellor of Myanmar, told the UN General Assembly.

Chinese media accuses western groups of paying NGOs to oppose investment projects, Myanmar newspaper rejects

Nay Pyi Taw: A Myanmar newspaper has challenged claims made by Beijing’s state-run media Global Times that Western organizations are helping local NGOs in Myanmar and elsewhere in Southeast Asia mount anti-China campaigns and oppose China-backed projects.

Myanmar: Mounting child death toll during Rakhine village assaults must end, urges rights expert

New York: The assaults by security forces in Myanmar on villages in Rakhine state “need to stop”, and a ceasefire should be declared immediately, said the UN independent rights expert on the situation across the country on Tuesday.

Myanmar: Upcoming elections an opportunity to take a new inclusive democratic path

New York: The Government of Myanmar should embrace upcoming national elections, scheduled for November, as an opportunity to take a new and fully inclusive democratic path, and to address the root of causes of abuses suffered by ethnic minorities, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) has urged.

Myanmar latest to call out China for arming insurgents amid outrage by Vietnam and Philippines

Naypyitaw/IBNS: At a time when China is being viewed with increased suspicion for its aggression in the South China Sea, its role in Covid-19, and more recently the violent face-off with India, the country's closest ally Myanmar has alleged that China is arming the insurgent groups in the country with sophisticated weapons and sought international intervention to tackle the situation.

At least 113 people dead in Myanmar monsoon landslide: Emergency Services

Bangkok/Sputnik: A landslide caused by monsoon rains in Myanmar has killed no less than 113 people, the country's emergency services said on Thursday.

UN condemns killing of WHO staffer in Myanmar transporting COVID-19 samples

New York/IBNS: A World Health Organization (WHO) worker has been killed while driving a vehicle carrying COVID-19 samples in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, the United Nations country office confirmed in a statement on Tuesday.

Almost 25,000 prisoners released in Myanmar as part of new year amnesty

Naypyitaw/Sputnik/UNI: Myanmar President U Win Myint has granted amnesty to a total of 24,896 prisoners across the country as part of the celebration of traditional Burmese New Year, media reported on Friday.

Myanmar doing too little to ensure displaced Rohingya return: UN refugee agency chief

New York/IBNS: UN agencies together with the Bangladesh authorities have appealed for $877 million to support hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, where conditions are still not conducive for their safe return, UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi said on Tuesday.

Four killed,14 injured in car crash in eastern Myanmar

Yangon/Xinhua/UNI: Four people were killed with 14 others injured in a car crash in Myanmar's Shan State, according to a release from the Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday.

Myanmar: Departing UN rights expert still hopeful for democratic transition

New York/IBNS: An independent human rights expert said she has not given up hope for a democratic transition in Myanmar even though the country has yet to address “grave allegations” of international crimes, including possible genocide.