August 11th, 2017
August 4th, 2017Burma
- Body count rises to six in latest northern Arakan violence. The buddhists are believed to have stumbled upon a camp for Rohingya Muslim militants.
- People have the right to criticize a democratically elected government, Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday amid criticism of her government’s lack of progress and failure to protect press freedom.
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June 23rd, 2017
- Baroness Cox spoke in the House of Lords on Thursday about the situations in Sudan and Syria
- Two Chin political parties, The Chin National Democratic Party (CNDP) and the Chin Progressive Party (CPP), have agreed to merge in an attempt to unify one of the more fractured political fields in the Burma
- Burma raids Rohingya Muslim ‘terrorist’ training camp, Burmese security forces have raided what they claimed was a terrorist training camp in the remote west of the country, home to the stateless Rohingya Muslims.
April 28th, 2017
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- Despite ongoing atrocities and conflict in Burma, a delegation led by Burma military chief Senior-General Min aung Hlaing arrived in Austria on Sunday to meet with the Chief of Defence of Austrian Armed Forces as part of a European Goodwill visit
April 7th, 2017
- Burma’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s one-year-old government has retained support in its Yangon strongholds in this weeks by-elections, but lost backing from ethnic minority areas that helped boost her party to election victory following a by-election on Saturday
- The leader of a Rohingya Muslim insurgency against Burma’s security forces, Ata Ullah, said last week his group would keep fighting “even if a million die” unless the country’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, took action to protect the religious minority
- Burma’s State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is adding her own provisions to a draft law combating hate speech.
March 10th, 2017
- 53 MPs have signed Early Day Motion (a Parliamentary petition) calling on the British government to support a UN Commission of Inquiry into the situation in Rakhine State, Burma
- 30 people died in clashes between ethnic groups and Burmese forces along the border with China on Monday, dealing a blow to leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s goal of reaching peace with minorities.
March 3rd, 2017
- An Obama-era human rights envoy, Keith Harper, has called on the UN to set up a commission to probe human rights violations in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and not let its leader Aung San Suu Kyi off the hook because of the “iconic status” she holds in the eyes of the West
- U Thein Sein, government-era Special Economic Zone (SEZ) laws do not match international standards or protect human rights.
February 24th, 2017
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- Two members of Myanmar‘s security forces were injured in a clash with militants on the troubled Rakhine State border with Bangladesh casting doubt on the government’s claim that the region had stabilised
- Up to 97% Rohingya Muslims who fled alleged killings and other rights abuses during a Myanmar military crackdown in northern Rakhine state are unlikely to return to their homes, despite last week’s announcement that the military operation in the region has ended