Rohingya Crisis Current Affairs, GK & News

Aung San Sui Kyi Party claims to win Myanmar Elections

Aung San Suu Kyi led National League for Democracy (NLD) party has claimed to have won the Myanmar elections. Around 38 million voted to select the National League of Democracy (NLD) Party for a second term. NLD was required to win at least 2/3rd of the elected seats to win. The Rohingya Crisis The previous ..

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UN increases budget; includes funds for war crime probes

The United Nations has adopted 3.07 billion USD budget on December 27, 2019. The organization for the first time included investigation of war crimes in Myanmar and Syria in its fund allocation Highlights The budget proposal for the year 2020 is slightly greater than that of 2019. In 2019, UN budget was 2.9 billion USD. ..

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US slaps sanctions against Myanmar’s military chief for killing of Rohingya Muslims

The United States of America has slapped sanctions against Myanmar’s Military Chief Min Aung Hlaing and three other top officers for gross human rights violations, including killing of Rohingya Muslims. The announcement in this regard was made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Key Highlights Following the US sanctions, Myanmar’s Army Chief and others ..

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UN Report on Handling of Rohingya Crisis

The United Nations Report has slammed its own handling of Myanmar Rohingya crisis. The UN report makes the following observations: The report has expressed displeasure over the functioning of the agency in handling the violence against the Rohingyas. The report notes that serious errors were committed and opportunities were lost in the UN system following ..

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Malaysia joins the International Criminal Court

Malaysia has ratified the Rome Statute making it the 124th State party to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Even though Malaysia had helped to negotiate the Rome Statute, it has been long been reluctant to ratify it. Ratification after 20 years is seen as a welcome move. Why Malaysia has acceded to the Rome Statute after 20 ..

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