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Groups seek Asean support for refugees

Human rights advocates in Southeast Asia are calling on the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights to do more to protect the region’s refugees.

About 40 human rights organisations will forward a request today to the AICHR in Jakarta so that the issue can be taken up at its first meeting in Hanoi on April 8-9 on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit […]

March 29, 2010  •  Read more ➤

The Election in Burma Will Not Solve the Political Crisis on that Country

By Muhammad Jusuf

The Election in Burma will not solve the political crisis on that country.

Burma Partnership Chairman Ma Khin Ohmar said in Jakarta, on Sunday, March 28, 2010, that the election in Burma will not solve the political crisis on that country, because the 2010 elections was using the Burma constitutions which was manage by the military rule in 2008.[…]

March 28, 2010  •  Read more ➤

အာဆီယံျမန္မာပုိင္းဆုိင္ရာ အလုပ္အဖြဲ႔ရဲ႕ ညွိႏႈိင္းေဆာင္ရြက္ေရးမႈး ဦးေအာင္မ်ိဳးမင္းအားRFA မွေတြ႔ဆုံေမးျမန္းျခင္း

စစ္အစုိးရရဲ႕ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးခ်ိဳးေဖာက္မႈေတြ၊ လူသားေတြအေပၚမွာ က်ဴးလြန္တဲ့ ရာဇဝတ္ မႈေတြကုိ အေလးထား ေဆြးေႏြးဘုိ႔အတြက္ အာဆီယံလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာင္စီကုိ အာဆီယံျမန္မာ ပုိင္းဆုိင္ရာ အလုပ္အဖြဲ႔က ေနၿပီးေတာ့ ဒီကေန႔ ေတာင္းဆုိလုိက္ပါတယ္။

March 26, 2010  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Burmese democracy activists denounce 2010 polls

By Larry Jagan

A leading Burmese opposition group has denounced the junta’s forthcoming election as illegitimate and the final act in the military’s attempt to hold onto and legitimize power for ever. “The election is neither an opportunity nor the first step towards democracy,” Khin Ohmar, a leading member of the Forum for Democracy in Burma told journalists at a press conference in Bangkok on Friday. […]

March 19, 2010  •  Read more ➤

Opposition: International Community Must Reject Election

More than 150 organizations representing the Burmese opposition, ethnic minority groups and overseas supporters call for the international community to denounce the planned Burmese election and refuse to recognize the results […]

March 19, 2010  •  Read more ➤

Protest against Burma election laws

By Nava Thakuria

As the military rulers of Burma declare the set of election rules, the voice of opposition among international communities grows. Opposing the flaws in the election laws, which finally barred democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi from contesting the polls, the India based Burmese democratic activists have decided to organize a protest demonstration on March 17 staring at 11 in the morning. The protest rally will take place at Janta Mantar in New Delhi […]

March 17, 2010  •  Read more ➤

Philipino activists set three conditions for polls in Burma

Pro-democracy activists in the Philippines, keen to see democracy being ushered into military ruled Burma, have set three conditions for the 2010 elections to be free and fair.

Egoy Bans, spokesperson of Free Burma Coalition-Philippines, a network of Philippino activists for Burma told Mizzima that ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), the United Nations and the international community must work together to ensure three minimum conditions for Burma […]

March 16, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Smiles Hide the Pain For Pillaged Burmese

By Jay Scott Kanes

Despite relentless mistreatment of Burma’s people by its military regime, the country’s long-detained democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, remains famous for her charming smile, soft voice and instinctive human decency.

By no coincidence, Khin Ohmar, a human-rights campaigner who left Burma and works to help her long-suffering fellow citizens from across the border in Mae Sot, Thailand, also smiles widely and speaks softly, even when discussing the injustice of murders, rapes, blatant corruption and forced labor back home.

March 15, 2010  •  Read more ➤

New Burma election law ‘a farce’

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo called the new election law passed by Burma’s military junta as a “farce” as it fails to facilitate the release and participation in the elections of Nobel laureate and peace icon Aung San Suu Kyi. […]

March 11, 2010  •  Read more ➤

Groups here fight for human rights in Burma

Human rights groups and women’s organizations in Taiwan yesterday urged the world community to reinforce support for Burmese women leaders who have been locked up for long jail terms for advocating democracy in the Indochinese country.

Supporters gathered near the Zhongxiao-Fuxing MRT station in Taipei on the eve of the International Women’s Day at a large-scale “5 X 65 event” organized by the Taiwan branch of International Amnesty, Taiwan Free Burma Network, and a dozen of other groups. […]

March 8, 2010  •  Read more ➤