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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights’ (685 found)

South East Asia: ‘Boat People’ Crisis Summit an Opportunity that must not be Missed

Regional governments must take immediate action to save lives and address the root causes of the South East Asian refugees and migrant crisis, Amnesty International said ahead of a key summit in Thailand on Friday […]

May 28, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Security Council Must Agree Concrete Action on Rohingya Crisis

Burma Campaign UK welcomes the discussion on Burma and the Rohingya due to take place at the United Nations Security Council today […]

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

APHR Condemn Myanmar Population Control Law as another Step towards Ethnic Cleansing

JAKARTA, 27 May 2015 – The Myanmar government’s passage of a controversial new “population control” law is yet another in a long line of restrictive and illegal measures as part of a policy of persecution and ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya population, ASEAN lawmakers said today […]

May 27, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Shoots at Civilian Vehicles in Two Separate Incidents in Northern Shan State, Seriously Injuring Three and Killing One Civilian

On April 14, 2015 at 8 am, a family was travelling in a Honda car from Lashio to Hsenwi in northern Shan State. The father, U Min Naing, was driving, his wife Ba Harn was sitting beside him, and their three children were sitting in the back seat: Nang Khawn Nan, aged 16, Sai Phyo Wei Lin, aged 10, and Nang Sai Sai Sen, aged 9 […]

May 27, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  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 ➤

Peace for Whom? Institutionalization of Gender Inequality in Burma’s Reforms

Women have long been excluded from decision-making in Burma. While violence and poor access to rights continue to restrict women’s ability to participate in public life, including the upcoming elections, current reforms open up key opportunities to address these issues […]

May 26, 2015  •  By Swedish Burma Committee  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Southeast Asia: Open Letter: Refugee Crisis

On 29 May 2015, Thailand is scheduled to host a Regional Summit on Irregular Migration in Bangkok to address the current refugee and migrant crisis in South East Asia, which has seen more than 2,000 people arrive by boat in Malaysia and Indonesia in May. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), thousands remain stranded at sea […]

May 25, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN, International Community Must Prioritise Rohingya Women and Children in Crisis

The Women Peace Network – Arakan (WPN-A) urgently calls upon the international community, including ASEAN governments, to act immediately to save and protect the Rohingya women and children who are currently trapped at sea […]

May 22, 2015  •  By Women Peace Network - Arakan  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤