Burma

Khing Hnin Wai, a teacher living in Myanmar, accidentally filmed her exercise routine in front of the country’s parliament whilst coup d'état was taking place behind her. The three-minute video posted by Ms Hnin Wai on Facebook took social media by storm. She also posted a series of other videos to show she’s often in the same spot going through her workout routine, with little going on behind her most days. But that all changed on Monday as the country found itself once again in political turmoil. Civilian leaders including Aung San Suu Kyi were taken into custody as the military seized power using claims of election fraud.
Bob Geldof will be handing back his Freedom of the City of Dublin in protest against Aung San Suu Kyi, who also holds the
More than a million members of Myanmar’s Rohingya community face government persecution including eviction, torture and rape.
Myanmar’s civilian leader is under increasing scrutiny for her failure to address the humanitarian crisis.
'We jumped in the river bank with my child and crossed the other side.'
Astonishing new drone footage has captured Rohingya refugees fleeing on foot from Myanmar to Bangladesh.  Released by the
The current crisis comes at a time when the international community is distracted by nuclear war games, an appalling hurricane season and a US leadership bent on withdrawing from multilateral diplomacy. Here in the UK we are just emerging from a tense party conference season... The UK's incoherent and tardy position on Myanmar is a reminder that the UK has no clear policy on atrocity prevention nor any institutional process that can guide its response.
I still have a faint hope that Aung Suu Kyi might change her position on the Rohingya, as she acknowledged there was a problem by setting up the Advisory Commission on the Rakhine State and seemed sincere in her wish to solve it.
How is it that the year is 2017, and people are still being murdered for their ethnicity and religion? When I was a child