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  1. 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
  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 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
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US envoy Power urges Myanmar action to stop Rakhine violence

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:32am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... they have lived in Rakhine for generations. “The people of Burma have the chance to choose a future of democracy and human rights for all, and to reject manipulation, fear, and division. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1486737/us-envoy-power-urges-myanmar-action-stop-rakhine-violence
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ploughing protesters highlight land grab grievances in Myanmar

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... the 41 political prisoners released in the December 11 amnesty, the 14th since Thein Sein took office, had been detained under his government, according to the Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights ... the ploughing protesters. They are farmers and activists angry that developers have snatched away farmland, rights groups say. Five farmers were arrested on January 2 for trespassing on land they had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465825/ploughing-protesters-highlight-land-grab-grievances-myanmar
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Obama warns against repression of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:36pm by AFP

    ... or their ethnic identity... then you can actually start seeing conflicts... that could move Myanmar in a very bad direction. "In particular, you have a Muslim minority inside Myanmar right now that the broader population has historically looked down upon and whose rights are not fully being protected," he said. Buddhist-dominated Myanmar has been by plagued by religious unrest in recent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1498330/obama-warns-against-repression-rohingya-muslims-myanmar
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's census at risk amid fresh unrest in ethnic powderkeg Rakhine

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:29pm by GDN

    ... an American aid worker of handling a religious flag disrespectfully. The incident bodes ill for the census workers. "These are unarmed schoolteachers," David Mathieson, of Human Rights ... no future," said U Maung Dru, 52. "There is no clinic, no education, many people do not have enough food. We hope that after this census, we might have some human rights in the future." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1459812/myanmars-census-risk-amid-fresh-unrest-ethnic-powderkeg-rakhine
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US Congress panel slams Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... with the government of Burma while human rights conditions in that country have deteriorated," Royce said. Myanmar has earned an end to its diplomatic isolation and sanctions relief by undertaking its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1457927/us-congress-panel-slams-myanmars-persecution-rohingya-muslims
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s first census in decades bars name Rohingya

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:19pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... includes sensitive, and highly controversial, questions about race and ethnicity that human rights groups have repeatedly warned are especially inappropriate at this delicate juncture ... denied members of a long-persecuted Muslim minority the right to identify themselves as “Rohingya”. And administrators in some parts of the country – including rebel controlled areas in Kachin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1461016/myanmars-first-census-decades-bars-name-rohingya

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