Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's birthday meditation in Myanmar is co cringeworthy we can't even

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s trip to Myanmar where he meditated on a “concrete floor” has brought on a barrage of online mockery for being both a cartoonish whim of the super-rich and a ‘tone deaf’ choice of country on top of that. Dorsey, with a net worth of some $ 4.5 billion, felt the righteous […]

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey promotes Myanmar despite genocide reports

Unfortunately, social network leaders still appear to be tone deaf regarding Myanmar’s reported atrocities. Twitter chief Jack Dorsey posted a series of tweets encouraging followers to visit Myanmar after he’d been there for a birthday meditation retreat, seemingly ignoring widespread evidence of the country’s government committing genocide against the Rohingya people and forcing hundreds of […]

A Jewish Revival: Communities Return to Poland, Sicily and Myanmar

The ornate colonial building on a bustling alleyway fits right in with the neighborhood. To enter, visitors don’t need to pass through any security checks or barriers — increasingly commonplace around the world, given rising attacks. The Musmeah Yeshua is the only synagogue in Yangon, Myanmar, and its doors are open, which is a source […]

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said jailed Reuters journalists can appeal their sentences

AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said two jailed Reuters journalists can appeal their seven-year sentences, and that their jailing had nothing to do with freedom of expression. Punishment for the two journalists sparked worldwide criticism. They had been reporting on Myanmar’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims when they were […]

Facebook bans Myanmar military officials following damning UN report

Facebook is taking action to halt the spread of hate speech and misinformation in Myanmar, banning Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the Myawady military TV network and other people and groups. It said that international experts, working with the UN Human Rights Council, “found evidence that many of these individuals and organizations committed or enabled […]

UN investigators says Myanmar military chiefs should be prosecuted for genocide

Top Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, investigators working for the UN’s top human rights body said on Monday. The call, accompanying a first report by the investigators, amounts to some of the strongest language yet from UN officials. They have denounced alleged human rights violations in Myanmar since a […]

Foreign travel advice: Myanmar introduces fast-track visa approval 365 days a year

Applying for a visa and can be one of the most frustrating parts of booking a trip with lengthy applications to fill and time constraints of getting everything sorted before you travel. However, Myanmar may have come up with a solution that will ease the progress for travellers. Last week, Myanmar introduced a fast-track tourist […]

UN has ‘strong suspicions’ of Myanmar genocide, calls for International Criminal Court prosecution

Paula Bronstein/Getty GENEVA (Reuters) – The top United Nations human rights official called on Friday for alleged atrocities committed against the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for prosecution. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, also urged Myanmar’s government to allow monitors into northern […]

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to resettle 650,000 displaced Rohingya Muslims within 2 years

Thomson Reuters Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to complete the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a crackdown from Myanmar’s army into Bangladesh last year. The UN has called Myanmar’s army crackdown a “textbook” example of ethnic cleansing, and over 650,000 Rohingya have fled. The UN is now warning that Rohingya […]