Saturday, 18 October 2014 Burma Times: Dr Nyo Nyo Thinn Independent Yangon Region Hluttaw MP Yangon region parliamentarian Dr Nyo Nyo Thinn studied and taught law in Japan, where she was a visiting professor at the United Nations University in Tokyo. She returned to Myanmar in 2009 and in 2010 won a seat in Bahan-2 constituency in the Yangon region Hluttaw for the Democratic Party. She left the party two years later and has [more]
Saturday, 18 October 2014 Burma Times: Hilton Worldwide became the first American hotel chain to operate in Myanmar since the easing of US sanctions, when it held the official opening of the Hilton Nay Pyi Taw on October 17. The group have entered into an agreement with Yangon based Eden Group, U Chit Khine spokesperson for the new hotel told Mizzima at a sideline of the official opening of the hotel. “The Hilton [more]
Burma Times: 19 oct 2014 BANGKOK— The Rohingya minority community in Myanmar should rank as one of the most excluded, persecuted and vulnerable communities in the world. That is the conclusion of a pair of studies, prepared over a three-year-period, looking at the plight of the stateless group. The reports examining discrimination and inequality faced by the Rohingya paint a bleak picture. The London-based Equal Rights Trust, and Bangkok’s Institute for Human Rights and [more]
Burma Times: 19 Oct 2014 PHUKET: Perhaps the clearest and most thorough description of the trafficking of Rohingya and others through Thailand was released yesterday at a conference in Kuala Lumpur run by the London-based Equal Rights Trust and the Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies Mahidol University, Bangkok (IHRP). In a report entitled ‘Equal Only in Name: the Human Rights of Stateless Rohingya in Thailand’ the treatment of the Rohingya [more]
Friday, 17 October 2014 Burma Times: UN-16 October 2014 – In three rounds of voting the United Nations General Assembly today elected Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela to serve as non-permanent members on the Security Council for two-year terms beginning on 1 January 2015. The new members will serve on the Council until 31 December 2016. Angola Malaysia, Venezuela and New Zealand were elected in the first vote. The Assembly then [more]
Friday, 17 October 2014 Burma Times: RANGOON — Fighting erupted for the second time this month between the Burma Army and an allied force of ethnic armed groups in northern Shan State this week, according to an officer of one rebel group. Tar Kyan Hein of the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) told The Irrawaddy on Friday that the Burma Army Light Infantry Divisions 11 and 99 invaded rebel territories of Loi [more]
Friday, 17 October 2014 Burma Times: For years, the government of Myanmar has treated its Rohingya Muslim people as intruders – an impoverished minority among a Buddhist majority, considered illegal immigrants, restricted in where they can live and work. The United Nations considers them one of the most persecuted groups in the world. Even as Myanmar has liberalized its political system, moving from military rule to democracy, the government has declined [more]
By Ibrahim Shah Friday, 17 October 2014 Burma Times: UN, the world’s leading institution for peace establishment, must be able to make Burma withdrawal from implementation of ‘Rakhine Action plan’ that is being conducted in western Burma under 1982 controversial Burma Citizenship Act which is aimed at deportation of many Rohingya and forcing registration to them as Bengali. If UN becomes miscarriage over Rohingya issue, Democracy movement will be struck by [more]
By BTCU Thursday, 17 October 2014
Burma Times: Burma-Bangladesh border- It is reported from a member of Border Guard Police of Burma that 3 members of Border Guard Bangladesh are seriously injured which might cause death during an opposite shot between BGP and BGB.
A boat of people carrying Yaba(methamphetamines) Tablets was found by BGB while it was crossing Naf river from Burma to Bangladesh.
When BGB went to catch the boat which illegally entering into Bangladesh across Naf River, it instantly entered into its maritime boundary and went back to Burma.
After a while, the boat with full of BGP started to approach into Bangladesh. When BGP watched that BGB comes to them, they (BGP) started to shoot to BGB.
According to internal source, it is informed that the BGP was comprised of predominantly Rakhine extremists aiming at harassing Rohingya and creating tense situation in border site with Bangladesh to be able to oppress Rohingya. The main income source of BGP is trafficking Yaba drugs to Bangladesh and its main protector and sponsor is ‘969’ anti-Muslim movement led by proponent monk Wirathu which hand is linked with the ruling President Thein Sein.