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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Kerry warns Myanmar against backsliding on human rights

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:45am by AP

    ... on rights US Secretary of State John Kerry warned the leaders of Myanmar yesterday that improved relations with his country would require a significant speed-up in its democratic transition and a halt to what Washington sees as backsliding on commitments to improve human rights. After hailing the decision to end decades of direct military rule that resulted in the easing of some US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1570302/kerry-warns-myanmar-against-backsliding-human-rights
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's Thein Sein to free all political prisoners as Cameron presses on human rights

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... British Prime Minister David Cameron earlier urged the president to defend human rights during talks. Thein Sein promised to take a “zero tolerance approach” to people who “fuel ethnic hatreds” ... as the continuation of your reform process, we are also very keen to see greater action in terms of promoting human rights and dealing with regional conflicts. “We are particularly concerned about what has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1283569/cameron-presses-myanmars-thein-sein-plight-rohingya
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Monks' plan to curb Buddhist-Muslim marriages violates human rights, says Suu Kyi

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... marriages between Buddhist women and men of other faiths, describing it as a violation of human rights, a report said yesterday. "This is one-sided. Why only women? You cannot treat the women ... of Buddhism," the veteran activist said. "It is a violation of women's rights and human rights." Under the proposal- spearheaded by the controversial Mandalay cleric Wirathu- non-Buddhist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1266104/monks-plan-curb-buddhist-muslim-marriages-violates-human-rights-says-suu
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN official in Myanmar appalled by conditions in Rohingya refugee camps

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by Reuters

    ... the living conditions in camps housing displaced Muslims are deplorable. Yanghee Lee, special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, held a news conference on Saturday at the end of a 10-day visit ... that there is adequate access to basic services." In June, another senior UN official, Kyung-wha Kang, said that in the camps in Rakhine state she had witnessed a level of human suffering that she had never ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560604/un-official-myanmar-appalled-conditions-rohingya-refugee-camps
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... conditions prompted Tomas Ojea Quintana, a former UN special rapporteur for human rights, to say in April that there is an "element of genocide" in the Rohingyas' plight. The setbacks ... to human rights reforms. "We're for having a relationship with Burma [Myanmar], but only if they respect human rights and the rule of law." To be sure, Myanmar is no longer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552885/myanmars-reforms-may-be-running-out-steam
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s health and information ministers ‘resign’

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Reuters

    ... the deputy minister of information, said the president had exercised his right to accept the resignations but he also hinted that the president wanted the two out of his team. "Just like a coach of a football team, he has the right to change both the players and the game plan depending on the results so far to improve the performance of his team in the remaining time," Ye Htut said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562932/myanmars-health-and-information-ministers-resign
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Chief minister forced out in Myanmar's strife-torn Rakhine state

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... humanitarian official said she witnessed "appalling conditions" and the worst human suffering she had ever seen in camps for stateless Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. Assistant secretary ... to be immigrants from Bangladesh and denies them citizenship and related rights, even though many were born to families who arrived in the country generations ago. Meanwhile, a senior British monk stripped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537176/chief-minister-forced-out-myanmars-strife-torn-rakhine-state
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN envoy says Rohingya must get citizenship rights in Myanmar

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 10:46pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York UN envoy calls for Rohingya rights The top UN envoy on Myanmar said the most pressing priority for Muslims in violence-torn Rakhine state, who are considered ... considers the Rohingya Muslims to be immigrants from Bangladesh and denies them citizenship and related rights, although many were born to families who arrived in the country generations ago. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1502936/un-envoy-says-rohingya-must-get-citizenship-rights-myanmar
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s Suu Kyi picks up decade-old rights award

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 07:25pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally collected a human rights award in South Korea on Thursday nearly a decade after it was conferred. The democracy icon had been awarded the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights back in 2004, but was still under house arrest at the time and unable to receive it. The prize is named for the southern South Korean city where a pro-democracy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1140353/myanmars-suu-kyi-picks-decade-old-rights-award
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Rights group calls for probe into Myanmar's sectarian killings

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok, Thailand Human Rights Watch urges Myanmar to investigate the apparent failure of police to stop the recent wave of Buddhist-Muslim killings Call for probe into sectarian killings Human Rights Watch (HRW) yesterday urged Myanmar to investigate the apparent failure of police to stop the recent wave of Buddhist-Muslim killing and arson attacks. The New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1205016/rights-group-calls-probe-myanmars-sectarian-killings

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