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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Risks of Muslim pressure over Rohingya

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar says the focus should be onfellow Islamic nation Bangladesh, not Myanmar Muslim pressure over Rohingya may backfire Leaders of the Muslim world are putting pressure on Myanmar ... Davutoglu, visited Myanmar and urged President Thein Sein to look into the matter. Saudi Arabia went further, accusing Myanmar of ethnic cleansing. The country's cabinet urged ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Buddhist mobs backed by army said to be razing mosques in Myanmar

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by SHEIKH AZIZUR RAHMAN

    ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman Mobs reported razing Rohingya mosques Buddhist mobs aided by security forces have been destroying mosques and other Muslim sites in Myanmar's Rakhine state, according to witnesses and activists, amid ethnic unrest involving the Rohingya Muslim minority. Witnesses described soldiers firing into the air last week to ward off Rohingya as a mob tore apart ...

  3. West hails halt to dam

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff writer The Myanmar government has halted the US$3.6 billion Myitsone project that included building seven dams, which would have provided electricity to China. The move was praised by the West. But China is unhappy; it is a close ally of Myanmar and invested a lot of money in the scheme. Green groups said the dam would have flooded an area the size of Singapore close ...

  4. Ousted rebel warlord planning to strike back in Myanmar

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Yunnan The fragile peace in Myanmar's Shan state bordering China could unravel as rebels driven out by the Myanmese army are regrouping and preparing to strike back. ... Peng, who has been identified by the US State Department as one of Myanmar's biggest drug traffickers and who once had close ties with the military junta, is now on the run. But a former ...

  5. Shock and awe in Myanmar's 'diplomacy'

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from Myanmar's consul general in Hong Kong to his locally based counterparts and a few local newspapers. In it, he referred to Rohingya boatpeople as not being Myanmese citizens or among ... even jaunty tone, with consul Ye Myint Aung offering his own 'handsome' appearance as the 'typical genuine one of a Myanmar gentleman'. Mr Aung's diplomatic colleagues ...

  6. Activists to campaign for freer Myanmar

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan Hoping to keep people's focus on problems in Myanmar, local activists have begun a campaign in Hong Kong to call for more freedom and democracy in the military-ruled ... Diocese and 10 other organisations came together to set up a Hong Kong Coalition for a Free Burma [Myanmar] last month. Last Sunday, the coalition held a candle-light vigil in Tsim Sha Tsui ...

  7. The tragic consequences of misrule in Myanmar

    Posted Apr 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The death by suffocation of 54 illegal immigrants from Myanmar who were seeking a new life in Thailand is a graphic reminder of the horrors which can result from people smuggling. Those ... who organised the ill-fated smuggling operation; they must be found and punished. But the tragedy also highlights the serious problems which have arisen from the misrule of Myanmar. We would ...

  8. Change of strategy needed on Myanmar

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

    ... Myanmar went off the international agenda in January when China and Russia exercised a joint veto in the UN Security Council to shoot down a landmark resolution against the country's ... vulnerable people. The people of Myanmar are, after all, fellow Asians. That their government thinks so little of them- as evidenced by the fact that despite being in a region with so much promise, ...

  9. Myanmar incomers recognised as refugees

    Posted Nov 11th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Myanmar. They fled to the Malaysian capital to escape a military pogrom but ended up shunned as social lepers and living a life of drudgery. But now Rohingyas are smiling once again. The government ... than being non-persons. 'We had no official papers, no identity, disowned by Myanmar and barely tolerated by the authorities here,' said Jaafar Hussein, 35, who runs a Rohingya help ...

  10. Myanmese envoy says Rohingya ugly as ogres

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Myanmar's senior official in Hong Kong yesterday sought to distance his nation from Rohingya boatpeople, describing them as 'ugly as ogres'. In a letter to all ... within Myanmar. 'In reality, Rohingya are neither 'Myanmar people' nor Myanmar's ethnic group,' Ye Myint Aung writes. 'You will see in the photos ...




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