2015 in Myanmar

The following lists events that happened during 2015 in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Incumbents

Events

January

  • January - An estimated of 1,000 people reported to have been displaced due to the clashes.[1]

February

March

  • March 3 - Myanmar students on a march to Yangon to protest an academic bill defy a police order to disperse in Letpadan Township.[5]
  • March 13 -
    • China sends fighter jets to the border of Myanmar after an attempted bombing of rebels on Chinese land kills 4 people.[6]
    • A ferry sinks off the Burmese coast, leaving 21 dead and 26 missing.[7]

April

May

  • May - 2015 Rohingya refugee crisis
    • 469 Rohingya from Myanmar on two boats reach western Indonesia[9] have been turned away by the Indonesian Navy. Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees also arrive in Malaysia but are detained.[10] The Myanmar Navy rescues two boats with 208 migrants during international pressure to make the Rohingya citizens of Burma to end the refugee crisis.[11]
  • May 23 - President Thein Sein signs the Population Control Health Care Bill requiring parents to space each child apart by three years.[12]

July

August

November

References

  1. ^ http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2015/jan/18/1-000-displaced-by-burma-clashes-201501/
  2. ^ "47 Myanmar soldiers reported dead in clashes with Kokang rebels". 13 February 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Myanmar in fresh airstrikes against northern rebels". 14 February 2015. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Myanmar army kills dozen ethnic rebels".
  5. ^ "Myanmar students defy deadline to disperse". 3 March 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  6. ^ "China Protests Myanmar Border Air Raid That Kills 4 Chinese". 13 March 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  7. ^ "33 dead and scores missing after Myanmar ferry sinks". 14 March 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Myanmar says 126 soldiers have been killed in fight with Kokang army". 19 April 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Almost 500 Rohingya rescued off Indonesia". 11 May 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  10. ^ "Hundreds of refugees arrive in Malaysia and Indonesia after Thai crackdown". 11 May 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  11. ^ "US urges Myanmar to make Rohingya citizens to end boat crisis". 22 May 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Myanmar president signs off on contested population law". 24 May 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  13. ^ "A day in photos". Bangkok Post. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  14. ^ "Myanmar landslide: 90 dead at Kachin jade mine". BBC News. 22 November 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2015.

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