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Enumeration of Rohingya a “comp...

Enumeration of Rohingya a “complete failure”, census observers say
By Tim Mclaughlin August 21, 2014 Independent observers of the nationwide census conducted earlier this year have called the enumeration of Rohingya Muslims a “complete failure”, saying the process fell short of international standards in Rakhine State where the minority group was barred by the government from self-identifying. Th [...]

Arakan High Court rejects appeal in T...

Arakan High Court rejects appeal in Taunggup lynching case
By AYE NAI August 19, 2014 The High Court of Arakan State on Friday rejected an appeal by lawyers of seven men accused of murdering 10 Muslim pilgrims in 2012. The trial will now go ahead as scheduled at Sandoway [Thandwe] District Court. Charged in May with the murder – which involved a Buddhist mob grabbing a group of Muslims from a bus in [...]

Rohingya Children in Burma Camps Goin...

Rohingya Children in Burma Camps Going Hungry
By Esther Htusan/AP August 9, 2014 OHN TAW GYI CAMP, Arakan State — Born just over a year ago, Dosmeda Bibi has spent her entire short life confined to a camp for one of the world’s most persecuted religious minorities. And like a growing number of other Muslim Rohingya children who are going hungry, she’s showing the first signs of severe ma [...]

Screening of ‘Bengali’ Citizenship Bi...

Screening of ‘Bengali’ Citizenship Bids Begins in Arakan State
By Lawi Weng August 7, 2014 RANGOON — The local government in Arakan State’s Myebon Township has begun examining the citizenship applications of nearly 1,100 residents who have self-identified as “Bengalis” under a controversial pilot program covering Muslims in the state known internationally as Rohingya. Khin Soe, an immigration officer who [...]

Govt Disagrees With UN Rights Envoy’s...

Govt Disagrees With UN Rights Envoy’s Burma Concerns
By Lawi Weng July 29, 2014 RANGOON — A senior Burmese government official has pushed back against a statement from the United Nations on Monday, in which its human rights envoy to Burma warned that the country risked backtracking on political reforms and urged the government to allow more freedom to journalists and activists. “We do not agree [...]

UN envoy warns of ‘permanent segregat...

UN envoy warns of ‘permanent segregation’ in Rakhine State
Monday, July 28, 2014 Myanmar’s plans for the future of Rakhine State could result in the “permanent segregation” of its Buddhist and Muslim communities, a United Nations envoy warned in Yangon on July 26. The UNrapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, said there was a “deplorable” situation in camps f [...]

MSF “cautiously optimistic” about inv...

MSF “cautiously optimistic” about invitation in to Rakhine State
Monday, July 28, 2014 Medecins Sans Frontieres has expressed cautious optimism about its invitation to resume operations in Rakhine State and hoped to begin work soon there soon, the international medical aid organisation said on July 25. In a statement issued in Amsterdam, it welcomed announcements by the Union and Rakhine governments that i [...]

Conditions ‘deplorable’ in Arakan IDP...

Conditions ‘deplorable’ in Arakan IDP camps, says new UN envoy
By Alex Bookbinder July 27, 2014 Concluding a ten-day visit to Burma, the UN’s new special rapporteur on human rights, Yanghee Lee, painted a decidedly mixed picture of the country’s ongoing reform process at a press conference held at Rangoon airport on Saturday evening. She described the conditions in displacement camps across the state as [...]

Rohingya in Arakan Suffer Worsening H...

Rohingya in Arakan Suffer Worsening Health Crisis
By Paul Mooney & Thin Lei Win/Reuters Friday, July 25, 2014 INN DIN, Arakan State — Visitors to the medical facility in one of Burma’s poorest and most remote regions are greeted by a padlocked gate and a sign reading: “Clinic closed until further notice.” A vehicle that used to ferry around doctors and patients parked next to the neat co [...]

Arakan govt invites MSF and others to...

Arakan govt invites MSF and others to resume aid
By DVB July 24, 2014 The Arakan State government has invited international aid organisations — including Médecins Sans Frontières, which was dramatically expelled from the state nearly five months ago — to continue operations in the troubled region. In an announcement published by state media on Thursday, Arakan leadership said that 24 specif [...]

A Charge to the People of Burma Resid...

A Charge to the People of Burma Residing in Canada
July 20,2014 Keynote speech by Prof. B T Win* On March 2nd. 1962, the day the military takeover Burma, Eugene’s Younger brother Sao Myee Myee Thaike was deliberately shot on that night as the Burmese army raided the President’s home. Since then more than half of the past-century, the various military administrations of Burma, was one of the w [...]

Arakan Minister Struggles to Gain Tru...

Arakan Minister Struggles to Gain Trust of Rohingyas
By Lawi Weng July 17, 2014 RANGOON — The newly appointed chief minister of Burma’s conflict-torn Arakan State appears to be struggling to win the trust of Rohingya Muslims, who continue to live in squalid camps after being driven from their homes in rioting two years ago. Chief Minister Maung Maung Ohn, who is also a general in the armed forc [...]

Chinese Muslims in Mandalay fear for ...

Chinese Muslims in Mandalay fear for their safety
Tolerance shown by bygone Buddhist rulers is unravelling in Myanmar’s old royal capital July 14, 2014 MANDALAY (Myanmar) — When hundreds of Buddhist men carrying clubs and swords marauded through the streets of the old royal capital Mandalay earlier this month, the owner of a Chinese-Muslim restaurant took down the Quranic scriptures and the [...]

Sexism, racism, poor education condem...

Sexism, racism, poor education condemn Rohingya women in western Myanmar
Author: Thin Lei Win July 9, 2014 THET KE PYIN, Myanmar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When I first met Roma Hattu, a stateless Rohingya Muslim, in April 2013 she was rolling on the dirty concrete floor of an abandoned building in western Myanmar, heavily pregnant and in excruciating pain. She had taken shelter in the building after Buddhist- [...]

Journalists Protesting Sentencing Bar...

Journalists Protesting Sentencing Barred From Thein Sein Event
By Kyaw Phyo Tha July 12, 2014 RANGOON — Journalists in Rangoon wearing t-shirts to protest the jailing of four reporters and the CEO of the Unity journal were refused entry to an event involving President Thein Sein, sparking protests and a boycott of the meeting by other media. About two dozen journalists trying to cover an event at the Mya [...]

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