Write on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 Published in Myanmar
An displaced persons camp near Sittwe in Rakhine State, Myanmar. Photo: UNHCR Myanmar/2012
An displaced persons camp near Sittwe in Rakhine State, Myanmar. Photo: UNHCR Myanmar/2012

The prospects for constitutional change and a free and fair general election has made 2015 a “tipping point” for the reform process in Myanmar, United Nations special envoy Yanghee Lee said on March 16.

Write on Thursday, 05 February 2015 Published in Ed/Op
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Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Friday January 16 wasn’t exactly a shining moment for the image of Buddhism in Myanmar. As the UN special rapporteur for human rights, Yanghee Lee, was wrapping up her second visit, prominent nationalist monk, the Venerable U Wirathu, unleashed a vitriolic attack in a speech in Yangon.

Write on Thursday, 05 February 2015 Published in Myanmar
UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar Ms Yanghee Lee speaks during a news conference at the Sedona Hotel in Yangon on January 16, 2015. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima
 UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar Ms Yanghee Lee speaks during a news conference at the Sedona Hotel in Yangon on January 16, 2015. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima

Myanmar’s foreign ministry has criticized the United Nations for using the term “Rohingya” and alleges UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar Ms Yanghee Lee interfered in issues which fall within their state sovereignty and domestic jurisdiction.

Write on Friday, 23 January 2015 Published in Myanmar
Buddhist monk U Wirathu delivers a speech during a protest against a UN resolution urging Myanmar to offer Muslim Rohingya full citizenship in Yangon on January 16, 2015. During the speech, he used harsh words against UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar Ms Yanghee Lee. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima
 Buddhist monk U Wirathu delivers a speech during a protest against a UN resolution urging Myanmar to offer Muslim Rohingya full citizenship in Yangon on January 16, 2015. During the speech, he used harsh words against UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar Ms Yanghee Lee. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima

YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar president's office spokesman U Zaw Htay said on January 22, that the religious affairs ministry had been asked to look into the "rude and harsh" comments made by controversial monk U Wirathu, but he indicated the government was unlikely to take action.

Write on Friday, 23 January 2015 Published in Myanmar
UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar Ms Yanghee Lee talks to the media during a news conference at the Sedona Hotel in Yangon on January 16, 2015. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima
UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar Ms Yanghee Lee talks to the media during a news conference at the Sedona Hotel in Yangon on January 16, 2015. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima

The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar Ms Yanghee Lee says that she will wait and see how the Myanmar government responds to Buddhist monk U Wirathu’s abusive comments about her.

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