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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

   

Muslims Fear for Their Lives as Flames Consume Burma Town Near Former Capital

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Written by brcaau Sunday, 19 May 2013 12:51

Muslims Fear for Their Lives as Flames Consume Burma Town Near Former Capital

RANGOON — Pages of a Koran lay torn and spread on the ground outside two mosques in the town of Okkan, on the outskirts of Rangoon. At the Cho Bali mosque, Korans were dumped in a small well outside. Read more

   

Rohingya Muslims need aid, security, says report

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Written by brcaau Sunday, 19 May 2013 12:50

Rohingya Muslims need aid, security, says report

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YANGON: Myanmar should urgently help tens of thousands of Muslims displaced by deadly religious unrest in the western state of Rakhine and flood the area with troops to stem further conflict, a report said yesterday. Read more

   

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