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Burma Govt Accused of Ethnic Cleansing Against Rohingya Muslims

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Written by brcaau Sunday, 19 May 2013 13:26

Burma Govt Accused of Ethnic Cleansing Against Rohingya Muslims

Burma’s government was accused on Monday by a major international rights group of engaging in ethnic cleansing against Muslims in the country’s westernmost state, during waves of violence last year that left at least 180 people dead and 120,000 displaced. Read more

 

Peace Prize for Thein Sein Draws Praise and Scorn

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Written by brcaau Sunday, 19 May 2013 13:24

Peace Prize for Thein Sein Draws Praise and Scorn

RANGOON—The International Crisis Group (ICG) will grant Burmese President Thein Sein its annual ‘In Pursuit of Peace’ award at a prestigious gala dinner in New York on Monday in recognition of the democratic reforms and peace efforts that he has introduced. Read more

 

Rohingya Muslims

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Written by brcaau Sunday, 19 May 2013 13:18

Rohingya Muslims

It’s certainly disheartening to see that the international community, including human rights organizations, is remaining mysteriously silent on atrocities being committed on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Read more

 

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Written by brcaau Sunday, 19 May 2013 13:16

Address Ethnic Violence, Australia’s Foreign Minister Urges Burma

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has urged President Thein Sein to address the ethnic conflicts afflicting Burma, the Australian Associated Press reported. His comments came in the wake of an EU decision to permanently lift sanctions on Burma, a move the foreign minister praised and had lobbied for. “These are deep-seated conflicts and I welcome President Thein Sein’s commitment to hold an investigation into recent violence,” Carr said in a statement, according to AAP. “Promoting and, where necessary, having robust discussions about human rights and democracy in Myanmar [Burma] will remain a central element of our engagement.”

 

Suu Kyi laments plight of Rohingya Muslims

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Written by brcaau Sunday, 19 May 2013 13:01

Suu Kyi laments plight of Rohingya Muslims

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tokyo, Thursday, 08 Jamad Al-Thani 1434/18 April 2013 (IINA) Myanmar democracy icon and Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has lamented restrictions and estrangement of Muslims.
Addressing a press conference in Tokyo, she called for reforming citizenship laws to help the sizable minority to feel more secure in the Buddhist country. Her comments came as activists express disappointment that Suu Ky has remained largely silent about several episodes of communal bloodshed. The Rohingya have been described by the UN as one of the world's most persecuted minorities. Suu Kyi said she has met with Muslim leaders and felt for their plight. Read more

   

Myanmar MPs citizenship to be probed

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Written by brcaau Sunday, 19 May 2013 12:59

Myanmar MPs citizenship to be probed

Some parliamentarians of Myanmar are under investigation whether they are national citizens, says a government minister adding that the probe will be carried out with concrete evidence as they are officially elected MPs.

Khin Yi, Immigration and Population Minister, said to Rakhine national Khaing Aung Kyaw during a meeting with the Myanmar families living in New York of the United States on Monday when he was accompanying a Myanmar delegation to the US last week. Read more

   

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Written by brcaau Sunday, 19 May 2013 12:56

Violence Spreads to Villages Near Burma’s Biggest City

OKKAN — At least one Muslim village was set alight on Wednesday evening as violence continued to spread in Okkan Township north of Rangoon and Burma’s latest round of anti-Muslim violence claimed its first casualty. Read more

 

   

Myanmar Muslims face uncertain future after attack

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Written by brcaau Sunday, 19 May 2013 12:54

Myanmar Muslims face uncertain future after attack

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OKKAN, Myanmar: They slept terrified in the fields, watching their homes burn through the night. And when they returned on Wednesday, nothing was left but smoldering ash and debris. Read more

   

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