Jan 28 2018
U.S. diplomat BillRichardson resigned early Thursday from an Aung San Suu Kyi-appointed panel set up to ease communal tensions in Myanmar's Rakhine State and hit out at the Nobel Laureate for an "absence of moral leadership" over the crisis.
Duterte said he had a chance to talk to Suu Kyi, Myanmar's state counselor, and told the latter not to mind her critics.
Richardson went on to say that he was "taken aback by the vigor with which the media, the United Nations, human rights groups and in general the worldwide community were disparaged", as the panel held meetings with Myanmar officials during the past three days.
Two years ago, Myanmar celebrated a moment many thought would never come as democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi took her seat at the head of the. She has experienced sustained worldwide condemnation in recent months regarding her perceived silence over the exodus of Rohingya refugees from northern Rakhine's Maungdaw District following military operations there. He said, "I think Mr. Richardson was a little bit in a hurry to make that statement and it's unfair".
A war of words has erupted in Myanmar after veteran USA diplomat Bill Richardson resigned from an advisory panel set up to address the Rohingya crisis.
Zaw Htay, Suu Kyi's spokesperson, said the panel had convened to discuss issues related to the "Rakhine issue" and that Richardson had veered to a "topic outside the agenda of the meetings and went beyond the framework".
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Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO! In fact the plan was first reported in October 2008 , when George W Bush was still president. A visit was expected to attract mass protests.
Richardson joined the Myanmar board as a private citizen, but the US State Department said the Washington administration shares many of his concerns.
In the meantime, a Myanmar government spokesman also hit back on Thursday, accusing Richardson of over-stepping the mark in his stinging resignation letter. There is a "power bubble that has been created around her", filled with people who "tell her how great things are", he said.
Two Reuters journalists were recently jailed for 14 years after they filed reports on the plight of Rohingya Muslims. "She needs to start listening to her friends, people like me that are giving her frank advice that things are not going well, but she doesn't seem to want to hear this". Inside Myanmar the Rohingya are widely regarded as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh even though many have lived there for generations.
United Nations officials, former United States president Barack Obama, European lawmakers, former Colombian president Cesar Gaviria, and a slew of Philippine and global human rights groups have criticized him for his bloody drug war.
Surakiart rejected the allegation, saying he had never made such a statement.
The former diplomat affirmed that "the main reason I am resigning is that this advisory board is a whitewash", according to Al Jazeera. "There's been too much emphasis on quick results rather than assuring that safety is guaranteed".
Jan 28 2018
SpaceX Performs First 'static Fire' Of Falcon Heavy Rocket
The company now only operates the Falcon 9 rocket, which consists of a core first stage booster and a second stage. The Falcon Heavy will have double the thrust of the next biggest rocket out there today, according to Musk.
Jan 27 2018
Dog badly burned after owner dyed her purple
Violet is also getting along well with Andersons other dogs, Mushu and Sushi, who are both shih tzus. Petersburg, said he was grateful to Animal Services staff for going above and beyond in treating her.
Jan 27 2018
Crude breaks $65 as record drawdown whittles USA oil stockpiles
Gasoline inventories rose by 3.1 million barrels and stocks of distillate fuels, which include diesel, were up by 639,000 barrels. The oil for delivery in March was trading higher by Rs 70 or 1.69 per cent at Rs 4,201 per barrel in 114 lots.
Jan 26 2018
'Don't worry': Trump lays out path to citizenship for Dreamers
Addressing the status of the Dreamers' parents, who brought them into America illegally, would be "tricky", Mr Trump said . This includes widespread bipartisan support for Dreamers.
Jan 26 2018
Trump Just Dropped a Few Bombshells on West Wing Reporters
Mueller's team is also examining whether Trump obstructed justice when he dismissed former FBI Director James Comey a year ago . Cobb also clarified if the special counsel does call upon Trump, his attorney would be there to guide him through the meeting.
Jan 25 2018
Le Guin, best-selling science fiction author, dies
She was born on October 21, 1929, in Berkeley, California and later settled in Portland, Oregon in the northwestern United States. The literary world has been quick to express the feeling of loss in Le Guin's passing and celebrate the author's legacy.
Jan 24 2018
Big Surprises From This Year's Oscar Nominations
This year's Academy Awards ceremony , the 90th year that the awards have been presented, will be broadcast on ABC on March 4. Summit native Meryl Streep continues to break her own record - this is her 21 nomination - and she's in good company here.
Jan 24 2018
Blast reported near Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan
Local TV footage showed a huge plume of thick black smoke rising from the compound and at least one vehicle on fire. The incident comes just days after assailants stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital of Kabul.
Jan 22 2018
McDonald to succeed Adams as Sinn Fein leader
The change represents a major shift for Sinn Fein , so closely associated with Adams' leadership, which started in November 1983. Mr Adams had earlier said that a united Ireland was not a pipe dream, adding: It is very achievable - we can do it.
Jan 21 2018
Trump forced to shut down federal government
White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said his office is preparing for "the Schumer shutdown ". "This is the behaviour of obstructionist losers, not legislators ", the statement added.
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