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Myanmar rebukes 'interfering' UN envoy

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 10:45 Written by brcaau Wednesday, 04 February 2015 10:45

Yanghee Lee said displaced Rohingya were living in "abysmal" conditions in refugee camps

Myanmar has accused a top UN official of interfering in its internal affairs.

Myanmar accuses a top UN official of interfering in its internal affairs, after comments by Yanghee Lee on the Muslim Rohingya minority. Ms Lee had highlighted discrimination against Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. She also criticised draft laws proposed by nationalist Buddhist monks that include curbs on interfaith marriage and religious conversions. After her visit, she was described by a prominent nationalist monk as a "bitch" and a "whore".This prompted a strong reaction from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein, who called on Myanmar to condemn him.

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Three Rohingya women killed in Burma shooting

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Written by brcaau Friday, 07 June 2013 18:27

Three Rohingya women killed in Burma shooting

5 June 2013 Last updated at 12:00 GMT

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At least three women from the Rohingya minority were killed when police fired on protesters in Burma's Rakhine state.

The women - one of whom was pregnant - were protesting because the authorities were planning to move them to another temporary camp, local people said. Read more

 

Aung San Suu Kyi condemns Rohingya 'two-child policy'

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Written by brcaau Saturday, 01 June 2013 18:58

Aung San Suu Kyi condemns Rohingya 'two-child policy'

27 May 2013 Last updated at 16:09 GMT

Aung San Suu Kyi on 27 May

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has condemned a decision by local officials in Rakhine state to enforce a "two-child policy" on Rohingya Muslims.

The ban has been in place since 1994, but officials recently began enforcing it in areas where they say the high birth rate is fuelling ethnic tension. Read more

 

The Rohingya

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Written by brcaau Saturday, 01 June 2013 18:55

The Rohingya

 

World's most oppressed people's plea to Australian Government

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Written by brcaau Thursday, 30 May 2013 14:22

World's most oppressed people's plea to Australian Government

Rohingya Muslims

You are denied citizenship, not allowed to go to university, and your people have suffered years of mass killings and violence to which the government has turned a blind eye.

Just this week, the government has slapped you with a restriction on childbirth that critics say is equivalent to ethnic cleansing.


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Written by brcaau Thursday, 30 May 2013 14:12

Rohingyas ‘using fake passports to reach KSA’

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Some of the Muslim Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh come to the Kingdom for employment with fake Bangladeshi passports, a senior Dhaka government official claimed.
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu told a group of visiting foreign journalists here that some of these refugees, who were trained in militancy, have been sent to countries such as the UK, India and to some Middle Eastern countries such as Dubai and Saudi Arabia for various purposes. Read more

   

Bill stops asylum seekers from landing on Australia shores

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Written by brcaau Sunday, 19 May 2013 15:41

Bill stops asylum seekers from landing on Australia shores

Asylum seekers have been excised from Australian mainland and will now be processed offshore.

Controversial legislation to stop asylum seekers and refugees landing in Australia was passed in Parliament yesterday. Read more

   

Out of sight, out of mind: excising Australia from the migration zone

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Written by brcaau Sunday, 19 May 2013 15:39

Out of sight, out of mind: excising Australia from the migration zoneNtg3fjhb-1368746128

The twists and turns of Australian immigration policy grew even more complicated yesterday with the passage of legislation in parliament to excise the mainland of Australia from the “migration zone”. Read more

   

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