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  1. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar of ‘ethnic cleansing’

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 01:19pm by AFP

    ... displaced, denied access to humanitarian aid and are unable to return home, the group said. At least 180 people died in two outbreaks of Buddhist-Muslim violence in Rakhine since June last year, ...

  2. Change of strategy needed on Myanmar

    Posted Mar 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they are among the worst off in the world- beggars belief. Humanitarian groups have long been pointing out the problems, which because of disinterest has led to a near crisis on our doorstep. Only ... of health care afforded them by the military and its limiting of the scope of work by international humanitarian groups. European Union and US sanctions have failed due to the flawed approach ...

  3. News - Asia

    China deports Myanmar refugees amid fighting, says group

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 06:31pm

    ... also said the Chinese government has denied United Nations and international humanitarian agencies much-needed access to these refugees. While China has strong business and trade ties ...

  4. Rohingya crisis a part of Myanmar's ethnic strife

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ian Holliday

    ... Ian Holliday The plight of stateless Rohingya is Asia's latest humanitarian crisis. Allegedly beaten on Thai beaches and cast adrift in leaky boats with little or no food and water, ... that the UN and regional governments must pay urgent and sustained attention if they are to avert a humanitarian catastrophe in Southeast Asia. Professor Ian Holliday is dean of social sciences ...

  5. Stance on Suu Kyi diminishes China

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there have created an ever-worsening social and humanitarian disaster by denying the country's people the most basic rights. More than one million Myanmese have fled the country. They have been ...

  6. Where China Meets India- Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... development will do more for Burma in the long term than the humanitarian efforts undertaken by some Western countries.' Belatedly, India has followed. It is building a port at Akyab or Sittwe ...

  7. Investing in a transition to democracy

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Ian Holliday

    ... sanctions and even questioned humanitarian aid. However, it is now shifting its position. On February 12, it issued a statement of reconciliation proposing that General Than Shwe allow the 1990 ... statement arguing that its offer to recognise the junta as a legal government would facilitate the flow of emergency aid from international humanitarian agencies. In response, the regime claimed ...

  8. A Buddhist solution for Myanmar's woes?

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by James Rose

    ... is as time-sensitive and as smart as Myanmar's Buddhists. James Rose was an adviser to a UN special ambassador working in the area of humanitarian relief ...

  9. Clinton's visit sets hopeful tone

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of sanctions, so any US move would carry considerable symbolic significance. Already, Japan is thawing development aid frozen since 2003- it has maintained humanitarian aid- and its officials this week ...

  10. UN has taken wrong approach to Myanmar

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Pavin Chachavalpongpun

    ... violations. Instead, perhaps it should take on so-called 'soft issues', like humanitarian co-operation, to gradually build trust and confidence. The co-operation in the post-Nargis ...




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