Zaw Htay - updates

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Myanmar erects security posts on burned Rohingya land – Amnesty International

Mar 12, 2018 - 4:06 PM

The new Amnesty report, 'Remaking Rakhine State,' uses satellite imagery and interviews to point to a rapid increase in military infrastructure and other construction since the start of the year which researchers say amounts to a 'land grab'

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to address nation next week on Rohingya crisis

Sep 13, 2017 - 8:41 PM

In a press conference government spokesman Zaw Htay says Suu Kyi will speak for national reconciliation and peace in a televised address on September 19

AUNG SAN SUU KYI. Myanmar State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi reviews a military honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 18, 2016.  File photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Powerful militia storms out of Myanmar peace talks

Sep 02, 2016 - 12:45 AM

Delegates from the United Wa State Army walk out reportedly after being told they could not speak at the conference

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (centre L on red carpet) and President Htin Kyaw (C on red carpet) gather with ethnic rebel leaders, top government officials and UN Secretary Ban Ki-Moon for a group picture during a peace conference which hopes to end hostilities amongst the warring ethnic minorities, in Naypyidaw on August 31, 2016.  Peace talks between Myanmar's government and warring ethnic minorities kicked off August 31 in a bid to end decades of conflict that have claimed thousands of lives and kept the country mired in poverty. The five-day gathering is Suu Kyi's first big drive to end multiple insurgencies that have raged in Myanmar's borderlands since independence in 1948. / AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD

New Zealander among 34 political prisoners pardoned in Myanmar

Jan 22, 2016 - 4:01 PM

Though many of Myanmar s hundreds of political dissidents were jailed during repressive junta rule scores of activists have also been thrown behind bars under outgoing President Thein Sein s watch

PARDONED. Prisoners greet their family members outside Insein Prison in Yangon, Myanmar, January 22, 2016. Myanmar government gave amnesty to more than 100 prisoners, including political prisoners, across Myanmar. Photo by Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Myanmar holds rare talks as Suu Kyi pushes for charter change

Apr 08, 2015 - 1:33 PM

UPDATED The long awaited talks in the capital Naypyidaw come as the country braces for elections seen as a key test of reforms in the former junta run nation

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) talks to media representatives as she leaves after Myanmar's Union Parliament regular assembly in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 26 March 2015. Lynn Bo Bo/EPA