Rohingya refugees stranded on Indonesia beach to be moved after local rejection

Over 200 Rohingya refugees, part of a 1,000-strong group, landed in Aceh, Indonesia, facing initial rejection by locals. The UNHCR called for urgent action, emphasizing the humanitarian crisis.

Indonesia, not a UN Refugee Convention signatory, granted temporary shelter to another group earlier. The Rohingya, fleeing persecution, often embark on perilous sea journeys.

Myanmar anti-junta fighters battle military in state capital

The Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), and Arakan Army (AA) are mentioned in the context of launching attacks against the military, but they are not explicitly labeled as terrorist organizations in the provided excerpt.

Myanmar scam city empties out as war approaches

As conflict escalates in northern Myanmar, the notorious town of Laukkai, marked by gambling, prostitution, and online fraud, witnesses a mass exodus.

Ethnic minority offensives against the military prompt residents to flee to safety amid approaching warfare.

Kokang tycoon commits suicide following arrest in telecom fraud case

A joint effort by Chinese and Myanmar authorities resulted in dismantling a notorious crime syndicate in Kokang led by tycoon Ming Xuechang.

Following his arrest, Ming Xuechang committed suicide while his family members were detained and transferred to Chinese police custody.

Ming family allegedly operated the illicit Crouching Tiger villa, a hub for scams and human trafficking targeting Chinese victims.

UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ by widening Myanmar conflict

UN Secretary-General Guterres voiced deep concern about the widening conflict in Myanmar, sparked by ethnic minority armed groups. The offensive, starting on 27 October, has displaced 200,000 people. The UN reports casualties, with at least 75 civilians, including children, killed.

19 South Koreans held captive in Myanmar rescued: Seoul

Nineteen South Koreans, held captive in Myanmar near the Thai border by an “illegal company,” were successfully rescued. The operation followed a special travel advisory due to concerns about Koreans coerced into criminal activities in the Golden Triangle region.

Beijing ‘dissatisfied’ over China casualties in Myanmar clashes

China expressed “strong dissatisfaction” regarding casualties involving “Chinese personnel” during conflict in Myanmar’s north. China demanded an immediate ceasefire and precautions to protect its border areas, warning of necessary measures to safeguard its citizens.