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Rape is not a by-product of conflict in Myanmar – it is a strategy of it

Source: The Independent

Published on Dec. 10, 2019, 9:40 a.m.

When Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court tomorrow to defend Myanmar against the charge of genocide, she must address the military's key tactic: rape.

Thaslima Begum

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Nearly 1,700 villages in Arakan State do not have electricity

Source: Development Media Group

Published on Dec. 10, 2019, 9:34 a.m.

Nearly all townships in Arakan State have access to electricity, said U Nyi Pu, Chief Minister of Arakan State at an event to mark 50 percent of the country’s electricity consumption from the national grid held on 2 December in Sittwe.


China, Myanmar pledge to strengthen communication

Source: SME Times

Published on Dec. 10, 2019, 9:19 a.m.

China and Myanmar have pledged to strengthen communication and high-level exchanges, according to a meeting held between Myanmar's State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.


There should be communication between Gambia and Bangladesh

Source: Prothom Alo English

Published on Dec. 10, 2019, 9:10 a.m.

Michael Becker is a lawyer and has practiced in the US and the UK. Michael Becker speaks about various aspects of the ICJ case in a recent telephone interview with Prothom Alo. The concluding part of the interview appears today.


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Rohingya pray for justice on eve of Myanmar genocide hearings

Source: Reuters

Published on Dec. 10, 2019, 9:07 a.m.

Members of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority prayed for justice on the eve of hearings at the UN's International Court of Justice during which leader Aung San Suu Kyi will defend the country against genocide charges.


Rape, denial and Tatmadaw ‘chivalry’

Source: Frontier Myanmar

Published on Dec. 10, 2019, 9:03 a.m.

A case with significant implications for Myanmar’s global image is due to open today at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, where State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will be personally defending her country against accusations that it committed genocide.


Mass rallies held in Myanmar to support State Counsellor at ICJ

Source: Mizzima

Published on Dec. 10, 2019, 9:02 a.m.

Rallies took place yesterday in Myitkyina, Bago, Pathein, Meiktila, Kani, Oakpo, Myeik, Zigon, Wetlet, Minhla, Gyobingauk, Debayin, Nyaungdon, Pyay, Hinthada, Budalin, Mawlamyine, Paungde, Homalin, Letpadan, Sagaing, Thayawady, Insein, Moenyo and Bamauk.


Myanmar leader Suu Kyi departs for genocide hearings amid fanfare at home

Source: Reuters

Published on Dec. 10, 2019, 8:59 a.m.

Demonstrations are planned throughout the coming week, with hearings set for Dec. 10 to 12, and several dozen supporters are also bound for The Hague, in the Netherlands, to cheer Suu Kyi on.


Thousands of private-school teachers ‘still unqualified’

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Dec. 10, 2019, 8:49 a.m.

U Nyi Nyi Naing, chair of the association, said many private teachers have not complied with the Private School Law and are ineligible for certification because they did not have the required five years of experience.


Government sets sights on curbing illegal trade

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Dec. 10, 2019, 8:47 a.m.

The government will increase its focus on the eradication of illicit trade by drawing up better strategies officials say.