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Monthly Archives: May 2015

  • Seven Nobel Peace laureates call the persecution of ‪#‎Rohingya in‪#‎Myanmar a genocide and demand action as two-day Oslo conference ends Oslo, ‪#‎Norway, May 28, 2015 – A two-day conference focusing on ending the persecution of Burma’s Rohingyas concluded today, with a call from seven Nobel Peace Laureates to describe their plight as nothing less than […]

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  • “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.” – Desmond Tutu ANNOUNCEMENT The Oslo Conference to End Myanmar’s Persecution of the […]

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  • Saturday 16th May, 2015 Even as worldwide media start to highlight the issue of the stranded 6,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshi in the Andaman sea, no political solutions have been offered to assist in their safe rescue and medical care. Growing calls for the EU, the US and UK Governments to push for international diplomacy have […]

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  • Former ministers and lawmakers in Malaysia call for ASEAN to jointly tackle the deluge of migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar immediately. Malaysia’s former foreign minister calls it a “human tragedy of catastrophic proportions waiting to happen”. KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian lawmaker Yasmani Yusoff said it is a missed opportunity that Southeast Asian nations failed to […]

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  • By SRA, Sunday 11May 2015, Stockholm Nearly 2,000 boat people from Myanmar and Bangladesh have been rescued or swum to shore in Malaysia and Indonesia, authorities said Monday, warning that still more desperate migrants could be in peril at sea. The spate of arrivals comes as Thailand, their usual destination, cracks down following the discovery […]

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  • By channel 4 news Friday 01 May 2015 In a troubled world, people do extraordinary things for a better life. Fleeing poverty or persecution – or perhaps both – tens of thousands have made their way to the north African coast this year, purchasing seats on rickety boats that they hope will take them to […]

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