Suu Kyi defends Myanmar against Rohingya genocide charge - News Review

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Suu Kyi defends Myanmar against Rohingya genocide charge - News Review 5

Myanmar's acting leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will appear at a UN hearing in The Hague to defend Myanmar's actions towards thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar in 2017. Dan and Catherine teach you the language the media is using to discuss this story.
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The story
The International Court of Justice in The Hague will shortly begin hearing a case brought by The Gambia accusing Myanmar of genocide. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar in 2017 when the Burmese army launched a bloody campaign against them. Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is in the Netherlands to lead the defence.


makes (something) stronger

• A government-run community project often bolsters community spirit and morale.
• Her time helping the villages has bolstered their opinion of her as a doctor.

ray of hope
small signal that things will improve

• No matter how difficult a situation is, there's always a ray of hope.
• This final legal appeal offers a last ray of hope in this difficult court case.

moment of reckoning
time when past mistakes or crimes must be dealt with

• Returning home, the thief knew there would be a moment of reckoning.
• After months building a case, the moment of reckoning arrived for the defendant.Language challenge

Which adjective means 'actual, but not official'?

a) de trutho
b) de facto
c) de deduco
d) de actualo

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💬 Comments on the video

Gambia big earn from Western and OIC country.

Author — TL Mung


The parents should always bolster their own children

After a long treatment, the doctor gave us a ray of hope.

Before closing the pharmacy, there is always the moment of reckoning.

Author — Paolo Saracino


There was some of the words which were very misunderstood, however, hearing this session, it was very useful and very valued. This has improved my understanding of some the vocabulary words which has alluded in there. #Rohingya#Bradford, UK#

Author — Mohammed Eliyas


thank bbc learning english so much!.
can you help me! i would like to learn about intonation, how to link words and sentence stress
because my language is syllable timed, so it's so difficult when i speak.

Author — Ngoc Ngoc


Great topic to discuss and great vocabularies for the topic. Thank you.

Author — mckoy lach


Muito obrigado por este vídeo.thank you every much for Thais vídeo.

Author — Jose Ferreira


Thank you for the video.
If Dan could lower the microphone a little bit, it would be much better for the audience.

Author — Amira Samy


UN chief says it is time of reckoning of powerfully nations to avoid conflicts.

Peace talks between government and terrorist groups give Ray of hope to nation.

New trade deals bolester company's financial strength

Author — pradeep kaushal


Hello to both of you
Thanks for your video. Given the comments beside, that story is beginning to interest me and I am going to look into it. In France, we have so many problems right now that I forget to look around me.. Everytime, you speak about an interesting and current topic.. You gives us a ray of knowledge. ...

Author — Brigitte saint-pé


UK's election bolster the brexit stance, it gave a ray of hope to public, this is the moment of reckoning for PM Boris Johnson to take firm action for brexit deal.

Author — Qasir Iqbal


I really surprise where will the cruel ones run away at the day of reckoning???

Author — Humaira Kakar


I from India 1st time view your video . I'm a English learner beginner please suggest me how to watch all video's of the channel. Thanks BBC Team

Author — Neelesh Patel


excellent as usual. The way Mr Dan gave example is very easy for peoople to understand <3 Best

Author — Nguyen Minh Thao


why are you spending so long explaining the word bolster... does it need that much explanation...

Author — Man Dem


If the UN Court fails to hear this case and take appropriate action resulting from it's findings, then the Court will show it is a total failure and lose any and all credibility.

Author — Michael Hensley


BBC learning English should teach some vocabularies like, “Myanmar has suffered the direct or indirect consequences of the colonization of the British and divisive actions on the central region and hilly regions or far flung areas just before Myanmar gained its independence from the British. The immigration problem (especially immigrants from Bangladesh) is one of these.
Meaning of Colonization, consequence, independence, immigration .... .... 🤭

Author — Aung Oo


Esta esta dificil! pero bueno hay medio entendi.

Author — Liset Natalia Gutierrez Moreno


This side see ro and arfan same old country living see it not effect have or no have first think.

Author — Ko cho Gyi


Madam, Defination of genocide not necessarily just murder.

Author — Ali Imam


The Rohingya people, have a hope of ray, to receive justice from the international court of law. On top of that, it bolsters their confidence, because the ICJ is looking to hold the de facto leaders of Myanmar responsible for the genocidal crimes.

Author — mckoy lach