Myanmar: The Worsening Plight of the Rohingya

 
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Myanmar: The Worsening Plight of the Rohingya

Myanmar: The Worsening Plight of the RohingyaBurma Times – It has been a tragic start to the year for Myanmar’s persecuted Muslim minority. The ongoing plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority has seen some tragic developments this year. In the early hours of January 14, a series of events spiralled into the deadliest atrocity against the Rohingya since sectarian violence swept the nation in 2012, when security forces and Rakhine Buddhists reportedly attacked Du Char Yar Tan village in northern Rakhine State, [more]

Protests erupt in Arakan against allowing Rohingya title

Protests erupt in Arakan against allowing Rohingya title 20 March 2014 Burma Times: Sittwe, Arakan- The Arakanese staged their protest rallies in various places like Kyauk Phyu, Mra Oo, Maypon, Min Pyar, Rambray, Kyauk Taw, Punna Kyun, Rathetaung, Buthetaung, Maung daw and also the State capital city of Sittwe. Thousands  joined in the demonstrations shouting slogans meaning ‘Pro Rohingya  – our enemy !’, ‘Rohhingya lobbyist – betrayer!’, ‘We have no Rohingya along the history of Arakan State!’, ‘Liars on history –get out!’, ‘In censes – [more]

Thai prime minister must opt for a policy reboot

Thai prime minister must opt for a policy reboot19 March 2014 Burma Times: Appeasement of the masses should be the key manoeuvre for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra if she wants the situation in Bangkok to return to normal. Frequent meltdowns between the ruling party and the opposition threaten the economic fortunes of Thailand. Therefore, the prime minister and her cabinet have made a sensible decision by ending the state of emergency in the capital and its surrounding areas. The latest action should send positive [more]

The reflection of kicked out MSF and NGOs from Arakan

The reflection of kicked out MSF and NGOs from Arakan Burma Times, Ko Ko Linn. It is very nasty and very much shameful for entire so-called super powers for being failure still to stop the killer government and their tugs ultra-nationalist Rakhines from offending open genocide against Rohingya for more than two years. The above photos are of Mrs. Shahidah (20) years and her infant baby girl aged (15) months. They belong to Khandaung Village of Kyawk Taw Township and were suffering tubercular. They both like [more]

Kitchee remain unbeaten in AFC Cup

Kitchee remain unbeaten in AFC CupHong Kong club are now just one win away from reaching the knockout stage after brushing aside Myanmar side. Unbeaten Kitchee moved a step closer to the AFC Cup knockout stage after beating visitors Nay Pyi Taw of Myanmar 2-0 at Mong Kok Stadium on Wednesday night. With Tampines Rovers of Singapore overcoming Indian side Pune 3-1 in another group H match, Kitchee, who have seven points after their latest victory, just need to beat the Myanmese [more]

EU pledges support for Myanmar as trade, development partner

EU pledges support for Myanmar as trade, development partnerYANGON, March 19 (Burma Times) — European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht pledged Wednesday that the EU would continue supporting Myanmar both as a trade and a development partner, hoping to continue working with the Myanmar authorities and private sector to strengthen trade relationship, according an EU press release. Karel will launch negotiation on an EU-Myanmar investment protection agreement Thursday in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw, a day after his arrival in Yangon. Karel expressed satisfaction [more]

Party calls for security for Rohingya during census

Party calls for security for Rohingya during census19 March 2014 Burma Times: Rangoon- A political party has called for Rohingya to participate in the upcoming national census but also urged the government to ensure they are able to respond to questions freely and without intimidation. The Democracy and Human Rights Party said it “enthusiastically welcome[es] the 2014 nationwide census” and “urged all Rohingya to fill in your ethnic name correctly and independently without any spelling errors”. The statement was released by the group’s chairman [more]

KIO refuses to allow census on its territory

KIO refuses to allow census on its territory 19 March 2014 Burma Times: The Kachin Independence Organisation has rejected a request from the government to collect census data on territory under the KIO’s control, a member of the Kachin Peace-talk Creating Group told Mizzima on March 18. Lamai Gum Ja said the request was made by the Minister of Immigration and Population, U Khin Yee, when he met members of the PCG in Myitkyina on March 16 during President U Thein Sein’s visit to the Kachin State [more]

Myanmar: The Worsening Plight of the Rohingya

Myanmar: The Worsening Plight of the Rohingya19 March 2014 Burma Times: It has been a tragic start to the year for Myanmar’s persecuted Muslim minority. The ongoing plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority has seen some tragic developments this year. In the early hours of January 14, a series of events spiralled into the deadliest atrocity against the Rohingya since sectarian violence swept the nation in 2012, when security forces and Rakhine Buddhists reportedly attacked Du Char Yar Tan village in northern Rakhine State, killing 40 Rohingya, including [more]

Spiritual, Political Leaders Question Need for Burma Religious Law

Spiritual, Political Leaders Question Need for Burma Religious Law19 March 2014 Burma Times: RANGOON — Religious and political leaders in Burma have questioned whether the country needs a so-called protection of race and religion law, and accused the government of using religion for political gain. A petition calling for the law—backed by a Buddhist nationalist movement and widely believed to be targeted at Burma’s Muslim minority—has collected more than 1.3 million signatures. The proposed legislation would restrict women’s ability to marry men from other faiths, [more]

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Protests erupt in Arakan against allowing Rohingya title

 20 March 2014

Burma Times: Sittwe, Arakan- The Arakanese staged their protest rallies in various places like Kyauk Phyu, Mra Oo, Maypon, Min Pyar, Rambray, KyaukRead More

Myanmar: The Worsening Plight of the Rohingya

19 March 2014

Burma Times: It has been a tragic start to the year for Myanmar’s persecuted Muslim minority.

The ongoing plight of Myanmar’s persecutedRead More

For Rohingya in Nepal, it’s a life in limbo

18 March 2014

Burma Times: Kathmandu, Nepal- Amir Hussain, a Rohingya Muslim, lost a dozen members of his family to sectarian violence in Myanmar last year.Read More

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Myanmar: The Worsening Plight of the Rohingya

Burma Times – It has been a tragic start to the year for Myanmar’s persecuted Muslim minority.

The ongoing plight ofRead More

The reflection of kicked out MSF and NGOs from Arakan

Burma Times, Ko Ko Linn. It is very nasty and very much shameful for entire so-called super powers for being failure stillRead More

Party calls for security for Rohingya during census

19 March 2014

Burma Times: Rangoon- A political party has called for Rohingya to participate in the upcoming national census butRead More

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Thai prime minister must opt for a policy reboot

19 March 2014

Burma Times: Appeasement of the masses should be the key manoeuvre for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra ifRead More

Syria deal: 150 women freed for nuns’ release

18 March 2014

Burma Times: DAMASCUS, Syria- Greek Orthodox nuns freed after being held hostage by Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels arrived inRead More

Powerful quake hits Los Angeles

 18 March 2014

 Burma times: LOS ANGELES- The US city of Los Angeles was awoken just before dawn on Monday byRead More

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EU pledges support for Myanmar as trade, development partner

YANGON, March 19 (Burma Times) — European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht pledged Wednesday that the EU would continue supporting Myanmar both as a trade and a development partner, hoping to continue working with

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KIO refuses to allow census on its territory

 19 March 2014

Burma Times: The Kachin Independence Organisation has rejected a request from the government to collect census data on territory under the KIO’s control, a member of the Kachin Peace-talk Creating Group told Mizzima

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Spiritual, Political Leaders Question Need for Burma Religious Law

19 March 2014

Burma Times: RANGOON — Religious and political leaders in Burma have questioned whether the country needs a so-called protection of race and religion law, and accused the government of using religion

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Burmese migrants in Phuket told not to go out at night

18 March 2014

Burma Times: Business owners in the southern Thai province of Phuket have warned Burmese migrant workers not to go out after dark after the stabbing to death of a young Thai

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The Rohingya Crisis: Finding a Way Forward

 18 March 2014

Burma Times: Eighteen months have passed since sectarian violence pushed some 140,000 stateless Rohingyas into a series of camps around Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State in Myanmar. And yet the scars of the violence they suffered remain all too evident.

 MyRead More

BIMSTEC: Beyond Economic Co-operation

Exclusive Burma Times, By Mike Joseph 16, March 2014

With the conclusion of the third Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit at Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw, a very important observation is the sudden interest of regional diplomacy is attracting more countries. InRead More

A letter from editor part II: let’s boldly fill up accurate ethnicity in Myanmar census 2014 and be united to advocate against religious hatred

15 March 2014

Burma Times:let’s fill up the ethnicity freely in our motherland—Myanmar census 2014 and be united against the state-backed discriminatory polices led by controversially notorious monk Wirathu who call Muslims are dogs.

1st of all infinite thanks to our Lord Who granted usRead More

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The Never Ending Pogroms in Myanmar

By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
It was not too long ago that we witnessed the grisly massacre of minority Rohingya Muslims in the Arakan (Rakhine) state of Myanmar (Burma). Many of the western observers who grew up seeing the smiling face of Dalai Lama were simply shocked to see armed Buddhist monks participating in that ethnic cleansing of the unarmed Rohingya Muslims. Not only had the monks participated in those violent criminal acts with their fellow Buddhist Rakhine zealots terrorizing the minority Muslims of the western frontierRead More

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Kitchee remain unbeaten in AFC Cup

Hong Kong club are now just one win away from reaching the knockout stage after brushing aside Myanmar side. Unbeaten Kitchee moved a step closer to the AFCRead More

El Ahmadi impressed with new recruits

Burma Times – Aston Villa midfielder Karim El Ahmadi insists that loan duo Ryan Bertrand and Grant Holt are welcome additions to the squad.

Bertrand andRead More

Oman slam four past Myanmar

Burma Times – Muscat: Philippe Burle-coached Oman routed Myanmar by a 4-0 margin in their opening match as the inaugural AFC Under-22 Championship got to an excitingRead More

Oman open AFC U-22 campaign against Myanmar today

Muscat:Burma Times – As the AFC Under-22 Championship is set for kick-off today, coaches from South Korea, Jordan and Myanmar have said that Oman is a strongRead More

Myanmar President urges athletes to make utmost efforts in ASEAN Para Games

YANGON, Jan. 11 (Burma Times) — Myanmar President U Thein Sein has urged the athletes to make utmost efforts in the 7th ASEAN Para Games to sweepRead More

Myanmar women football also trips out of gold hope

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar, Dec. 18 (Burma Times) — Myanmar women football team’s hope for champion is crashed after falling to Thailand 9-8 in penalty-shootout.

Myanmar’sRead More

Burmese Woman Wins 5,000-Meter Race at SEA Games

18 December 2013

NAYPYIDAW — Burma took gold and bronze on Tuesday at the women’s 5,000-meter race, with Indonesia claiming silver, at the track and fieldRead More

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