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  1. News - Asia

    China deports Myanmar refugees amid fighting, says group

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 06:31pm

    ... Chinese authorities forcibly returned at least 1,000 Kachin refugees to Myanmar's northernmost Kachin state in mid-August, where they face a shortfall of aid, the New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement. China plans to deport another 4,000 refugees to Myanmar, also known as Burma, imminently, the rights group said. "China is flouting its international legal ...

  2. Thai military says refugee boats from Myanmar have been stopped

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Morison

    ... Some of the would-be refugees, held captive in confined spaces without access to sunlight for six months, could barely walk when they arrived in Bangkok. No action has been taken over ...

  3. Army admits funding round-up of refugees

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent in Ranong, Thailand Thai colonel says boatpeople sent back to sea to help them A colonel in the Thai army has confirmed its involvement in a programme to round up boatpeople from Myanmar and Bangladesh and send them back out to sea, saying it was done to 'protect Thailand from harm'- and to help the refugees. Colonel Sangob Naktanom, ...

  4. World shuts eyes to junta's ethnic cleansing

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... the Myanmese Army soldiers planted landmines around the burned homes to maim anybody daring to return. This year thousands of Karen villagers like Mr Saw Tah Wah have fled to the refugee encampment ... villagers who could support the guerillas, forcing around 18,000 to flee to camps like E Tu Hta. Far more are believed to be hunted refugees inside Karen state. The Karen, at war with Myanmar's ...

  5. Thai army detains Rohingya boatpeople

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Morison in Phuket A boatload of Rohingya are in the custody of the Thai army after being apprehended north of Phuket. Local authorities confirmed that 54 would-be refugees were ... In January 2009, the South China Morning Post exposed the Thai army's policy of detaining Rohingya who land on Thai shores and towing them back out to sea. Hundreds of refugees are believed ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Three civilians dead in Myanmar attack on Kachin base

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 03:33pm by AFP

    ... Action Network for IDP (internally displaced persons) and Refugee, said people from the affected areas were taking shelter close to the border. About 20,000 residents and 15,000 displaced people are thought to be in Laiza, he said, adding that there was “nowhere to go” except to China, which in August pushed several thousand refugees back into Myanmar. An increase in fighting between ...

  7. Change of strategy needed on Myanmar

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

    ... adopted the tried-and-tested but failed approach of economic engagement and political non-interference. Thailand, which has long had refugee camps on its border with Myanmar, is experiencing an upsurge in numbers. Malaysia fears a flood of refugees. The mainland's neighbouring southern provinces are battling the effects of the drugs being smuggled across the border. Despite this, ...

  8. Journey inspires students to to help transform Myanmar

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A second-year social sciences student at HKU, Tsoi got acquainted with Myanmar for the first time last summer, when he taught English to Myanmese refugees in Mae Sot, a town just across the Thai border, for 10 weeks. The experience was such an eye-opener that when Edward came back, he decided to found Connecting Myanmar, which now has about 25 members. About 1.5 million Myanmese refugees live ...

  9. Myanmese envoy says Rohingya ugly as ogres

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

    ... decades. They were denied citizenship under a nationality law in 1982. Refugee workers say privately they fear racism is making their plight worse, with so far only Indonesia saying it would be willing to treat boatpeople crossing the Andaman Sea as refugees fleeing persecution, rather than illegal migrants. ...

  10. Life in the black zone

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... Nick Meo More than a million people have fled the country and at least half a million more are refugees inside Myanmar, hiding in the jungle without shelter or food and vulnerable to diseases like malaria. 3,000 villages have been destroyed in the past 10 years. 12 per cent of people have one of the most dangerous forms of malaria with levels rising to 25 per cent in some parts ...




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