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UNHCR : Plan of Action-Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea

image-1An estimated 63,000 people are believed to have traveled by boat in an irregular and dangerous way in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea in 2014. Another 25,000 joined them in the first quarter of 2015. They are part of a complex, mixed migratory movement composed of refugees, stateless people and economic migrants. Unregulated and, until recently, inconspicuous, the scale of the movement has tripled since 2012 and the level and scale of abuse suffered by voyagers is unprecedented in recent times.

June 3, 2015  •  By United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

WCRP releases “Inaccessible and Under-Resourced: Concerns Over Education in Rural Mon Communities”

image1-1Moulmein, Mon State: At a presentation in Mon State capital Moulmein, the Women and Child Rights Project (WCRP), a project of the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) released a report entitled “Inaccessible and Under-Resourced: Concerns Over Education in Rural Mon Communities” […]

June 2, 2015  •  By Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Analysis of the Affected Communities’ Rights and Remedies Under Myanmar Law and JICA’s Guidelines

image-1EarthRights International (ERI) found serious flaws relating to land rights, resettlement, and environmental protection in the planning and development of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) near Yangon, Myanmar. These flaws and their impacts on displaced communities and the surrounding environment are documented in two new briefers […]

June 2, 2015  •  By EarthRights International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Analysis of EIA for Phase I of Thilawa SEZ

image-3EarthRights International (ERI) found serious flaws relating to land rights, resettlement, and environmental protection in the planning and development of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) near Yangon, Myanmar. These flaws and their impacts on displaced communities and the surrounding environment are documented in two new briefers […]

June 2, 2015  •  By EarthRights International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Press Releases : Summary Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean 29 May 2015, Bangkok, Thailand

In response to the alarming rise in the irregular movement of persons in the Indian Ocean, the Royal Thai Government organized the Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean on 29 May 2015 in Bangkok […]

May 29, 2015  •  By Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thailand  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Marching to the Same Tune? A Briefing Paper on Protests and Freedom of Assembly in Burma

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Facilitated by the proliferation of social media as an agent for social and political change over the last five years, mass organized protests have simmered and erupted across the globe. From the 2011 “Arab Spring” in the Middle East and North Africa, to the Occupy Movement in Western cities, from the 2013 Maidan Square Revolution in Ukraine, to the recent Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong, from stifled democracy movements in Iran, Russia and Cambodia, to austerity protests in southern Europe and the 2014 race protests in Ferguson, Missouri, United States, mass protests have been a defining feature of the decade thus far. Neither is Burma a stranger to mass public protests, especially given its history of the pro-democracy student uprising in 1988 and the monk-led Saffron Revolution in 2007. While it is still premature to claim that 2015 has been another key protest year in Burma, on a par with 1988 and 2007, protests have nevertheless dominated the headlines so far this year […]

May 28, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Anti-Muslim Activities in Burma

This report prepared based on the information received from a Burma based monitoring network. The report mainly focused on the activities of anti Muslim Buddhist extremist groups and anti Muslim political parties such as Race and Faith Defence League (RFDL), Myanmar National Network (MNN), Peace and Diversity Party (PDP) and other incidents that effect minority Muslims in Burma.
Race and Faith Defence League is also known as Ma Ba Tha in Burmese acronym. Among these organisations and parties, RFDL is the largest organisation, which has a nation wide network, hierarchically structured, functioned by the monks, and supported by government. This is the organisation that proposed four discriminative laws – marriage law, birth control law, religious conversion law and polygamy law that President Thein Sein and the Parliament approving without hesitation. So far, the organisation has about 30000 members across Burma and a very strong network in grassroots level. Its members are available at every town, village, and streets […]

May 26, 2015  •  By Burmese Muslim Association  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Malaysia: Discovery of Mass Graves a Call to Action

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is extremely saddened by the heart-wrenching discovery of a mass grave of some 100 Rohingya in Perlis. We hope that the Malaysian government will now treat this issue with the seriousness it deserves and ensure an impartial and independent investigation is conducted. We note that there have been reports relating to the existence of such camps and holding houses in Malaysia for some time; we would urge the impartial and independent investigation to include the question of why apparently so little was done to act on these reports until now […]

May 26, 2015  •  By Suara Rakyat Malaysia  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by Cardinal Charles Bo on the ‘Boat People’ – for Compassion and Mercy

An agony of immense poignancy unfolds on the seas of South East Asia. A new wave of boat people, ejected by excruciating poverty and conflict from both Myanmar and Bangladesh are adrift in the seas. Exploited by unscruplous human traffickers, men, women and children are huddled in unhealthy, sqaulor ships, often sent to die in the seas. South East Asian seas have a wounded history of gulping down hundreds during the Vietnam conflict. A new wound opens up. Now a new saga of tears and shatteredness filles our consciousness everyday[…]

May 26, 2015  •  By Cardinal Charles Bo  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Urgent APRRN Statement On Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand Allowing Migrants Rescued at Sea Temporary Protection

APRRN welcomes the decision of the governments of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand to provide temporary protection to refugees and migrants rescued at sea as a step in the right direction […]

May 25, 2015  •  By Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤