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Keynote Address By Daw Seng Raw: 4th Anniversary Of Kachin War

An event commemorating the 4th anniversary of the Kachin War, organized by the Kachin Peace Network, was held at the Micasa Hotel in Yangon, on June 9, 2015 […]

June 9, 2015  •  Read more ➤

Repats help revitalize Myanmar

When Ohmar was a senior at Rangoon University, like many other students who participated in the bloody 1988 protests, she and her colleagues were pursued by Burma’s military intelligence unit […]

June 8, 2015  •  Read more ➤

UN rights office calls on Myanmar to release jailed columnist and guarantee free expression

Appalled at the two-year prison sentence handed down to U Htin Lin Oo on charges of insulting religion, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today urged the Myanmar authorities to release the columnist and guarantee freedom of expression and opinion in the country. “We urge the authorities to release U […]

June 3, 2015  •  Read more ➤

Is it a tender when the result is fixed?

By  Sithu Aung Myint An unusual urgent proposal was submitted to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on May 22. Its object was to suspend an invitation to tender. In what might or might not be a similar case, in 2013 another proposal was submitted to suspend a tender invitation for telecommunications operators just as the government was […]

June 3, 2015  •  Read more ➤

Islamic State look to recruit Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar

Experts have warned that Islamic State may now be recruiting fighters and families from the persecuted community of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar, as the terror group looks to expand into wider Asia, according to a report in Newsweek on 2 June. Up to 100,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from Myanmar over the past few years […]

June 3, 2015  •  Read more ➤

Rohingya need to be treated as Burmese citizens

By Feliz Solomon US migration envoy Anne C. Richard on Wednesday briefed reporters on the Southeast Asia migrant crisis, calling for continued regional support and citizenship for Burma’s stateless Rohingya Muslims. “The Rohingya need to be treated as citizens of Burma, they need to have the papers to show that,” Assistant Secretary of State Richard […]

June 3, 2015  •  Read more ➤

Even in safety of Malaysia, Rohingya migrants face bleak prospects

By Chris Buckley The Rohingya migrants from Myanmar who landed desperate and exhausted in Malaysia last month joined a community of some 75,000 Rohingya, many of whom have lived here for years, even decades. But to judge from the hardships even the long-term asylum-seekers face, the latest wave has traded one version of poverty and […]

June 3, 2015  •  Read more ➤

Thai army officer surrenders in human trafficking probe

A senior Thai army officer turned himself in Wednesday to face charges over his alleged involvement in a human trafficking scandal that included people from Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia, marking the first arrest of a military official since authorities launched a widening probe last month. More than 50 people, including several local politicians and officials, […]

June 3, 2015  •  Read more ➤

Rohingya Huddled in Bangladesh Camps Fear Plan to Move Them On

By SANJEEV MIGLANI More than 20 years after the first wave of Rohingya Muslims fled Burma, fear is spreading through the sweltering camps of mud houses where they found shelter in southern Bangladesh that they will soon be on the move again. The refugees worry the Bangladesh government wants them out of sight, perhaps to […]

June 3, 2015  •  Read more ➤

Minbya Township Faces Water Shortage

By Narinjara Because the monsoon rains have not yet reached Minbya Township in Arakan State all the local water ponds have dried up and residents are facing water shortages, said U Thein San a Minbya Town resident. He said: “It is difficult for us to get drinking water and non-drinking water. We have been buying […]

June 3, 2015  •  Read more ➤