Five dead, thirteen injured following military airstrike on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

Villagers and a lawmaker in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state said on Thursday that a military helicopter attacked a group of Rohingya Muslims gathering bamboo, killing five and wounding 13. Major-General Tun Tun Nyi said the army would release true news about the alleged incident in time. Myanmar’s western Rakhine state came to global attention in… Read More Five dead, thirteen injured following military airstrike on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

Facebook removes hundreds of accounts, pages and groups linked to Myanmar military

Facebook Inc has removed hundreds of additional accounts, pages and groups in Myanmar from its social networks after discovering what it called coordinated inauthentic behavior and links to the country’s military. The social media giant had previously removed accounts, including that of Myanmar’s army chief, after criticism it had failed to act on hate speech… Read More Facebook removes hundreds of accounts, pages and groups linked to Myanmar military

Australia slams sanctions on Myanmar top military officials

Australia on Tuesday slapped travel and financial sanctions on five top Myanmar military officers, accused of overseeing brutal violence against Rohingya Muslims by units under their command, following similar moves by the European Union and United States. More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh last year, according to U.N. agencies, following… Read More Australia slams sanctions on Myanmar top military officials

Facebook remove accounts of Myanmar top military officials following UN call for genocide prosecution

Facebook said on Monday it was removing several Myanmar military officials from the social media website and an Instagram account to prevent the spread of hate and misinformation after reviewing the content. It was the first time Facebook banned a country’s military or political leaders, according to Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja. She said the bans… Read More Facebook remove accounts of Myanmar top military officials following UN call for genocide prosecution