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Singapore supports ASEAN’s efforts in improving Rakhine situation

Singapore strongly supports efforts by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to improve the situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, and is willing to send more aids to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan has stated.
Prime Minister concludes Myanmar visit Politics

Prime Minister concludes Myanmar visit

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his entourage arrived in Hanoi on December 18 afternoon, concluding an official visit to Myanmar at the invitation of President U Win Myint.
Myanmar strives to lure foreign investment World

Myanmar strives to lure foreign investment

State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi on January 28 urged global investors to pour their money into Myanmar, seeking to offset the negative impact of the Rohingya crisis and slow pace of economic reforms.
PM Phuc calls for sustained unity to build ASEAN Community World

PM Phuc calls for sustained unity to build ASEAN Community

ASEAN’s unity must continue to be the key factor in both thought and actions for the sake of a steady, resilient and strongly cohesive ASEAN Community, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a plenary session of the 33rd ASEAN Summit in Singapore on November 13.
Myanmar warns terrorism risks in Rakhine State World

Myanmar warns terrorism risks in Rakhine State

Terrorism remains a threat in Myanmar’s Rakhine State and could cause grave consequences for the region, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said in a lecture in Singapore on August 21.
Myanmar, India sign various cooperation deals World

Myanmar, India sign various cooperation deals

Myanmar and India inked seven cooperation agreements and memorandums of understanding during Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj’s official visit to Myanmar on May 10-11.
Bangladesh works with UN to repatriate Rohingya people World

Bangladesh works with UN to repatriate Rohingya people

Bangladesh has signed an agreement with the United Nations (UN) on the repatriation of Rohingya Muslim back to Myanmar’s Rakhine state, said Bangladesh’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam on February 12.
Myanmar tightens security in Rakhine state World

Myanmar tightens security in Rakhine state

Myanmar’s authorities have tightened security in ten key sensitive areas of Sittway, the capital of western Rakhine state, following violence in Mrauk U township last week.
Myanmar: demonstrators clash with police World

Myanmar: demonstrators clash with police

At least seven was killed and 32 others were injured when demonstrators clashed with police in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on January 16 night, China’s Xinhua news agency cited a release of Myanmar's Information Ministry as saying on January 17.
Myanmar extends curfew in northern Rakhine World

Myanmar extends curfew in northern Rakhine

Myanmar local authorities extended the curfew order in Maungtaw in the northern part of Rakhine state for another two months to ensure further security, stability and rule of law.