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Several Myanmar nationals face ‘security action’ in Singapore for rendering support to Rakhine insurgent group

The suspects investigated provided financial support to the Arakan Army, one of whom gave monthly contributions.
A Myanmar National Airlines passenger plane after an emergency landing at Mandalay international airport on May 12, 2019.

Video shows dramatic moment a Myanmar passenger plane made an emergency landing without its front landing gear

A passenger plane operated by Myanmar's flagship airline made a dramatic landing on Sunday after its front landing gear malfunctioned.

I don’t trust Facebook, but I can’t quit it either

For better or worse, Facebook is the only social network that has all of my friends and family in one place.

6 Myanmar nationals found in a Singapore cemetery say they were gravediggers – this is what their graveyard ‘home’ looks like

The men claimed that they were working as grave diggers in the cemetery.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

‘They threw us under the bus at every opportunity’: Facebook fact-checkers say its mission to weed out fake news was a PR stunt

Some fact-checkers expressed dismay at the news that Facebook hired the Republican-linked PR firm Definers to smear prominent critic George Soros

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is facing backlash for encouraging people to visit Myanmar, where social media may have helped fuel a mass genocide

The Twitter CEO sparked outrage with his positive Tweets about his recent trip to Myanmar, where social media may have worsened a humanitarian crisis.
A cloud of fire falls from the balloon.

A Myanmar Buddhist festival’s firework-laden hot air balloon erupted on the crowd, injuring 9

It was carrying 40 pounds of fireworks when it exploded on Wednesday night, and the explosion left nine people injured according to local media.
US Vice President Mike Pence condemned Myanmar's persecution of the Rohingya ethnic group in front of the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, in Singapore on November 14.

Mike Pence grilled Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi directly to her face over the Rohingya crisis

Pence on Wednesday condemned the Myanmar military's violence against the Rohingya, while Suu Kyi said 'we understand our country better.'
Aung San Suu Kyi greets Burmese immigrants at Talad Talay Thai Hall in Bangkok, Thailand. Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Thailand on Thursday, where she met immigrants from her country during the three-day official visit to Thailand. It was Suu Kyi's highest profile overseas visit since her pro-democracy party took power in April, after nearly half a century of military rule.

Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of another human-rights award as legal net squeezes Myanmar’s generals

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of an Amnesty International honor as the agency accuses her of perpetuating human-rights abuses.
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the New Colombo Plan Reception during the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, special summit on March 17, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Australia is hosting leaders from the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations during the 3-day special summit.

Canada’s parliament unanimously voted to strip Myanmar’s leader of her honorary citizenship

Canada has been doubling down on its criticism of human-rights abuses around the world. In August, it called out Saudi Arabia for arresting several prominant human-rights activists. Now Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is Canada's latest target in the crackdown.