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Sunday, April 28, 2013
Source Salam News, 26 AprilOnce coveted award is now handed to false heroes and a president overseeing a Genocide.
This week, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report that highlights gross rights abuses and possible ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people in western Myanmar.
Partners Relief & Development (PRAD) confirms that HRW’s claims are in line with what its staff has seen and heard in Arakan State. More than 120,000 people are still in desperate need of emergency relief. The humanitarian situation is close to a catastrophe. People lack everything from food and medicine to tarps and blankets.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
File photo shows internally displaced Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine.
From May to September, the monsoon season is expected to unleash heavy rains and possible cyclones in Rakhine state, where more than 115,000 people remain uprooted after last year’s inter-communal violence.”
The UN refugee agency has warned of a “humanitarian catastrophe” in Myanmar as the country’s displaced Rohingya Muslims face the threat of monsoon floods.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Members of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority residing in Japan said they have been barred from a gathering to welcome democracy hero Aung San Suu Kyi when she visits the country from Saturday.
It is Suu Kyi’s first visit to Japan in nearly three decades, after spending time as a researcher at Kyoto University from 1985-86.
During her six-day trip, the Nobel Peace prize laureate is expected to hold meetings with some of the approximately 10,000 Myanmar nationals living in Japan, as well as with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Arthayudh Srisamoot, director general of the ASEAN Affairs Department, said the theme of this year’s ASEAN Summit, “Our People, Our Future Together,” reflects the significant role of people in the region in outlining the future of the regional community.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Fishermen heard gunshots on the night Navy accused of firing on boat people
BAN HIN LAT, PHANGNGA The UN's refugee agency has asked the Thai government to verify reports that authorities fired shots at an intercepted boat carrying 133 Rohingya last month, which may have resulted in at least two deaths.
The UNHCR also wants Thailand to confirm that the boat was dragged twice into international waters, after it was located in Koh Surin in Phangnga province around Feb 20.