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Monthly Archives: February 2015

  • By Jesper Bengtsson, Februay 21, 2015 SRA-Sweden Det svenska stödet till en burmesisk människorättskommission som kontrolleras helt av militären visar att omvärlden borde inta en mer försiktig hållning i relationerna till Burma. Demokratiseringen har avstannat. Samtidigt har omvärlden satsat allt på att ökade investeringar och diplomatiska kontakter ska räcka för att göra Burma till en […]

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  • By Soe Myint, February 21, 2015 Last week two seemingly unrelated events attracted the attention of this writer. The first was the announcement in the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar that the temporary ID documents known as white cards will expire at the end of March and those who hold them will lose their […]

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  • By U Shwe Maung MP February 19, 2015 We are citizens of Myanmar according to Section 11 of 1947 Constitution, Section 4(2) of 1948 Citizenship Act. Therefore, we are citizens of Myanmar according to 1974 Constitution. 1982 Citizenship Law can NOT deny our citizenship rights as we are already citizens. Becuse 1982 Law is securing […]

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  • By Mohamed Farooq, February 19,2015 Rohingya is a Muslim ethnic minority living mainly in Arakan state, Burma. Their language is Rohingya. They ruled Arakan as a kingdom that lasted for 350 years by  fifteen different Rohingya Kings. They have been living  in Arakan state, Burma since 8th Century CE. In 1799, Francis Buchanan published a […]

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  • By SRA February 19, 2015 Myanmar’s backsliding on human rights reforms – only a few months before the general elections – underscores the necessity of the UN Human Tights Council to adopt a strong resolution on the situation of human rights in the country and to extend their mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the […]

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  • By Pia Daleke, February 12, 2015 Det var en ganska dyster bild av händelseutvecklingen i Burma som framträdde när experter på landet träffades på Utrikespolitiska institutet (UI) nyligen. Det är osäkert om det planerade valet kommer att hållas i år, och fredsprocessen mellan regeringen och de etniska gerillagrupperna har i princip avstannat – åtminstone för […]

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  • February 12, 2015 Stockholm- Sweden En grupp före detta militärer och tjänstemän ur den burmesiska regimen mörklägger människorättsbrott. Svenskt bistånd stöttar dem sedan två år tillbaka. – Sverige borde veta bättre, säger David Mathieson, Burmaforskare på Human Rights Watch. En bärande princip i Sveriges biståndsarbete i Burma har varit att kringgå regeringen och rikta stödet […]

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  • By The Swedish Rohingya Association (SRA) February 2, 2015 This year, the people of Myanmar will go to the polls for the first democratic elections in 25 years. But the hopes for a positive future are being clouded. Serious and widespread human rights violations persist, including politically motivated arrests, restrictions on the work of journalists […]

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