June 24th, 2016
- Aung San Suu Kyi announced on Wednesday that officials should now refer to the Rohingya minority as, ‘people who believe in Islam in Rakhine state’. Burma has been condemned for policies of discrimination against the Rohingya.
- Thailand will continue to house over 100,000 Burmese refugees.
June 3rd, 2016
- The Irrawaddy reports on human rights abuses in Chang Mai. The Burma Army is accused of conducting extra-judicial killings, beatings and bombings.
Fresh reports of Burma Army torturing and killing civilians with impunity https://t.co/jlAs4CMn2E #nld #Burma #humanrights — HART-UK (@HARTnews) June 2, 2016
- At least 10 people were killed during protests by pro-Biafra campaigners as they marked the anniversary of the start of Nigeria’s civil war, police said on Tuesday.
May 31st, 2016
- Fighting continues in Shan, Kachin and Rakhine states.
May 27th, 2016
- The Myanmar government will allow exiled opposition activists who are still on an official “no-entry” blacklist to return to the Southeast Asian country within 100 days, said deputy foreign affairs minister Kyaw Tin on Thursday.
BBC News – Myanmar jade mine landslide kills at least 12 in Kachin https://t.co/IG39FGuCoQ — HART-UK (@HARTnews) May 24, 2016India
- Interesting new developments have taken place in India’s public transport systems as, according to The Independent, “Buses in India will be fitted with panic button alarms in an effort to protect women from sexual violence on public transport.” It has also been claimed that these buses will be equipped with CCTV and GPS tracking systems so that authorities are able to monitor public transport incidents in realtime.
May 24th, 2016
May 20th, 2016
- Myanmar nationalists announced Wednesday that a series of protests were planned across major cities to demand that the government declare that there is no Rohingya ethnicity in the country.
May 19th, 2016
Burma’s newly elected NLD party has been given 100 days to enact serious change: to what extent is this possible?In the first openly contested elections since 1990 (which the military junta refused to acknowledge), Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) has won by a landslide. This result was labelled as ‘a victory for this country‘, by newly elected president Htin Kyaw....
May 5th, 2016
April 29th, 2016
- According to The Irrawaddy, Karen freedom fighters from the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) have joined forces with the Arakan Army (AA) to fight against the Burma Army.
- It is rumoured that a new bill which aims to revive Burma’s 1975 State Protection Law might be submitted to Parliament.