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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Burma

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# wildlife
Monkey, gecko and succulent bamboo among 224 new species found in Greater Mekong
WWF said the newly identified species showed the region is a nature ‘hotspot’ but action is needed to protect wildlife.
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# myanmar coup
Violence erupts in Myanmar as thousands gather to call for 'spring revolution' against military junta
Security forces ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a 1 February coup.
# Yangon
Shots fired at funeral as Myanmar death toll rises amid bloody protests
A UN human rights expert has accused the junta of committing “mass murder”.
# Burma
Aung San Suu Kyi denies Burma genocide claims at top UN court
The former pro-democracy figurehead refuted allegations that the army had killed civilians in 2017.
# ROHINGA
Myanmar's Suu Kyi told to 'stop the genocide' of Rohingya Muslims in top UN court
The court hearings are beginning on Human Rights day.
# United Nations
Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers'
The military and a number of rebel groups have drafted underage soldiers for years.
# banana republic
Bob Geldof defends decision to return the Freedom of the City of Dublin
Geldof says he doesn’t want to be associated with “handmaiden to genocide” Aung San Suu Kyi.
# Myanmar
Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi defends Myanmar against international criticism
An estimated 412,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh following violent attacks.
# rohingya
Four in 10 people think Suu Kyi's Freedom of Dublin award should be taken back
She was awarded the Freedom of Dublin in 2000, but only received it in 2012 as she was under house arrest at the time.
# Human Rights
UN accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' as thousands of Rohingyas flee the country
The UN says 294,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar.
# Myanmar
'We could have blood on our hands': Councillors want to take Freedom of Dublin off Aung San Suu Kyi
Councillors across various parties have expressed disappointment in the Myanmar leader’s behaviour.
# rohingya
Survivors of Myanmar violence say children were beheaded and men burnt alive
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Myanmar of “genocide” against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
# rohingya
Nobel Peace Prize winner Suu Kyi denies allegations of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar
Almost 75,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh where they have related grisly accounts of army abuse.
# bayin oils
The Irish couple and Asian entrepreneur forging a trading path with Myanmar
And they want the government to encourage others to do the same.
# Myanmar
Free soup puts 350 in hospital with food poisoning
The entire 1,000-person village was bundled over to the nearest hospital, where 367 were admitted for treatment.
# UNHCR
UN accuses Buddhist Myanmar of 'ethnically cleansing' its Muslim Rohingya minority
The head of the UNHCR says Burmese troops are slaughtering children, raping women and burning houses.
# padogas
Two children have died and 60 ancient temples have been damaged in a massive earthquake in Myanmar
Heavy damage was reported in Bagan, Myanmar’s most famous archaeological site and a major tourist destination some 30km north of the quake’s epicentre.
# Myanmar
Aung San Suu Kyi's party storms to victory despite 'dirty tricks and crackdowns'
The landslide win comes five years to the day since Suu Kyi was released from house arrest by the military.
Voices
"The Rohingya people are seen as a group to be eliminated"
The Rohingya people are languishing at sea because any possibility they had of a meaningful existence in Myanmar has been eradicated.
# Thailand
Trial begins of Burmese men accused of killing two British tourists
The two migrant workers face the death penalty if convicted. Both deny the charges.
# Burma
'Thousands at risk' after Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar
The government defended its decision, accusing the group of creating tensions and instability.
# Pardon
Myanmar's president pardons political offenders
Myanmar’s reformist president is trying to fulfil his pledge to free all political prisoners by the end of this year.
# Rebels
From Burma to Croke Park...all in support of the Cork hurlers
This is how to prove you love your county.
# Denis O'Brien
Denis O'Brien's company fails to win Myanmar phone licence
The syndicate involving O’Brien’s Digicel Group has missed out on being awarded one of two nationwide phone licences.
# Burma
Two-child limit for Muslims in parts of Burma
Authorities in Burma’s western Rakhine state face accusations of ethnic cleansing after applying a two-child limit to Muslim families that does not also apply to Buddhists in the area.
# Digicel
Denis O'Brien assembles consortium to bid for Myanmar mobile license
O’Brien has joined forces with George Soros and Serge Pun to secure one of two new telecommunications licences for the country formally known as Burma.
# Myanmar
School blaze in Myanmar kills 13 students
Religious tensions are running high in the country, despite police assurances that the blaze was accidental.
# Myanmar
Myanmar prepares for new era of uncensored daily newspapers
Burmese law will change from tomorrow – ending a regime where only state-run papers were allowed to issue daily editions.
# Burma
Burma to allow daily private newspapers
It will be the first time since 1964 that non-state media will be allowed to publish news in the country.
# Burma
Plane crashes on Burma road, killing three
It’s reported that the pilot mistook the road for a runway in bad weather.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added tastes from home
Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Burma
Obama visits Aung San Suu Kyi at home, calls for more reform
Barack Obama has become the first sitting US President to visit the country.
# Burma
Activists slam Myanmar amnesty ahead of Obama visit
Officials said 452 prisoners would walk free, but most or all of them appeared to be ordinary criminals rather than political prisoners.
# Burma
Over 500 prisoners released in Burma's latest amnesty
The latest amnesty comes as the country’s president, Thein Sein, is set to travel to New York to address the United Nations.
# Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi awarded with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour
Burmese democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi has been presented with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour – which she was awarded while under house arrest in 2008.
# Burma
Burma's government ends direct media censorship
Under the new rules, journalists will no longer have to submit their work to state censors before publication.
# Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi warns Ireland over trade with China
Aung San Suu Kyi has advised the Irish government not to “look the other way” in relation to human rights abuses carried out by trading partners like China.
# Trafficking
Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report
US State Dept’s annual report on human trafficking shows progress being made in Burma, while Syria fell in the rankings.
# Aung San Suu Kyi
Video: Aung San Suu Kyi making speech in Dublin
See the video from within Bord Gáis Energy Theatre where she paid tribute to Ireland’s highlighting of her case.