Muslims Rebuild Homes as Communal Tensions Ease in Central Myanmar Town

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Muslims Rebuild Homes as Communal Tensions Ease in Central Myanmar Town

Muslims Rebuild Homes as Communal Tensions Ease in Central Myanmar TownBurma Times – Meiktila, Myanmar. Thousands of residents displaced by inter-communal violence a year ago in this central town in Myanmar are being allowed to rebuild their homes. “We want to finish them as soon as possible,” Phoe Ti, a 35-year-old Muslim bricklayer whose home was burnt to the ground in the violence, told IRIN. New brick homes are under construction nearby in the Chan Aye quarter of Meiktila where Buddhists and Muslims once lived peacefully [more]

Alarming: Rohingya Hamlets to be Raided by Burmese United Armed Forces

Alarming: Rohingya Hamlets to be Raided by Burmese United Armed ForcesExclusive Burma Times: Maungdaw, western Burma- Over 500 Burmese United Armed Forces—army, police and paramilitary ( Lun Htein)— gathered in these Rohingya hamlets—Kharu Prang, Naing Chaung, Pahwang Chaung and Nasagguru . Tonight, Friday night, on 22nd March, the inhabitants of those hamlets are terribly alarming that the said Burmese United Armed Forces may raid every house  It is reportedly spread that every inhabitants of those hamlets will be scrutinized taking off their clothes including women. Moreover, the inhabitants are deadly [more]

Ethnic groups hold press conference to oppose “Rohingya” in census

Ethnic groups hold press conference to oppose “Rohingya” in censusRepresentatives from Rakhine State ethnic groups—including the Rakhine, Kaman, Myo, Kamee, Maramagyi, Dainat and Thet—have released a statement opposing the recognition of “Rohingya” as a legitimate ethnic category to be registered in the 2014 national census. The statement, released at a press conference held on Thursday (March 20) at the “M3” restaurant in Yangon, said the ethnic groups strongly oppose official registration of “Rohingya” in the census. The statement was signed by Rakhine representative Kyaw Sein; Zani [more]

Smuggling rings exploit fleeing Rohingyas

Smuggling rings exploit fleeing Rohingyas21 March 2014 Burma Times: HAT YAI, Thailand- Myanmarese Muslims feel they have little choice but to leave their homeland He had already endured a treacherous journey down the Bay of Bengal, squeezed in the belly of a fishing trawler, then squashed in a pickup truck as it hurtled down Thailand’s southern coast. Malaysia, his final destination, was tantalisingly close. But under the towering trees of a rubber plantation, the smuggler who had brought Abdul Musid, a 30-year-old [more]

 
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Rohingya Village Raided by Security Forces

Awful Situation in Northern Maungdaw, Arakan, Myanmar

On Friday 20-03-2014 at 18:20 pm, a group of security forces arrived to Kyari Parang from Hluntin Sector No.5 leadingRead More

 

Alarming: Rohingya Hamlets to be Raided by Burmese United Armed Forces

Exclusive Burma Times: Maungdaw, western Burma- Over 500 Burmese United Armed Forces—army, police and paramilitary ( Lun Htein)— gathered in these Rohingya hamlets—Kharu Prang, Naing Chaung, PahwangRead More

 

Ethnic groups hold press conference to oppose “Rohingya” in census

Representatives from Rakhine State ethnic groups—including the Rakhine, Kaman, Myo, Kamee, Maramagyi, Dainat and Thet—have released a statement opposing the recognition of “Rohingya” as a legitimate ethnicRead More

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US assures help on Rohingya issue

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Burma Times, Dhaka Tribune
The United Stated has assured Bangladesh of full support in implementation of the latter’s first-ever nationalRead More

 

A referendum in Rakhine state?

22 March 2014

Burma Times: A solution can be sought in a referendum to separate Sittwe and Muangdaw from Rakhine stateRead More

 

Rohingya persecution

Burma Times – Murky side of the new Burma, C.R. Abrar

FOR investors, corporations and governments of the West, the last couple ofRead More

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French satellite image shows possible plane debris

Flight MH370 is said to have vanished from civilian radar screens less than an hour after take-off

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Thai prime minister must opt for a policy reboot

19 March 2014

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Muslims Rebuild Homes as Communal Tensions Ease in Central Myanmar Town

Burma Times – Meiktila, Myanmar. Thousands of residents displaced by inter-communal violence a year ago in this central town in Myanmar are being allowed to rebuild their homes.

“We want to finish them as

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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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Pakistan a Chinese proxy at International forum

Burma Times – Exclusive by By Mike Joseph 24, March 2014

“China will give Pakistan every support and assistance and by helping you, we have to help ourselves”. This was more than just a statement stated by Chinese Premier Mr Li Kegiang on 23 May 2013, duringRead More

 

WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF ROHINGYAN WOMEN ? (May be in our hands…) part 1

Exclusive Burma Times – by Esengül Birler- Istanbul 20 march 2014

Almost during 50 years, it has been the destiny of Rohingyan women to hold on to life in spite of all brutality in the midst of serious hostility, conflicts and isolation. As mothers, young womenRead More

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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