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Human rights still a concern in Burma, despite big-name investment
As Burma is celebrated for growing investment and diplomatic opportunities, there are concerns among local activists and the international community that the country's ongoing human rights abuses will be forgotten.(10/19/2014 10:39:55 PM)
Burma: Government plan would segregate Rohingya
The forced resettlement of the Rohingya and the discriminatory citizenship process they face creates dangers, says Human Rights Watch. A draft government plan would entrench discriminatory policies that deprive Rohingya Muslims in Burma of... (Visited 207 times, 207 visits this week) The post Burma: Government plan would segregate Rohingya appeared first on ALIRAN .(10/18/2014 5:02:23 AM)
Navigating The Rivers Of Burma
MON STATE : The long, rich history of Burma is deeply entwined with the nation’s extensive waterways and river systems.(10/17/2014 8:37:28 PM)
Burma jails 3 journalists for leadership report
YANGON, Burma (AP) — A Burma court has sentenced a media owner, publisher and three journalists to two years in prison in the latest ruling to raise concerns about press freedoms in the country emerging from military rule.(10/17/2014 1:25:02 AM)
Pro-Govt Militias Fueling Drugs Crisis In Northern Burma: Report
BURMA: A report released this week by the Kachin Women’s Association of Thailand (KWAT) alleges that pro-government militias involved in the fight against the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) have been given free rein by the military to profit from the drug trade in northern Burma.(10/9/2014 9:07:51 PM)
Burma frees 3000 prisoners
Burma has begun releasing hundreds of prisoners, including a political detainee and former military intelligence figures, on "humanitarian" grounds, officials say, in the latest large-scale amnesty in the once pariah nation.(10/8/2014 6:26:55 AM)
Landmine Blast Injures 3 At Kachin School
RANGOON - A landmine exploded outside a school in Kachin State on Saturday, injuring three people including two young students. No casualties have been reported.(10/20/2014 9:22:24 PM)
Burma demands fair trial for suspects in Thailand backpacker murders
nThe president of Burma has demanded that Thailand give a fair trial to migrant workers from his country accused of murdering two British backpackers, following allegations that the men's ...(10/10/2014 2:26:10 PM)
Thai pilot of missing helicopter found alive in Burma
YANGON, Burma (AP) — The Thai pilot of a helicopter that went missing in a mountainous part of Burma almost two weeks ago has been found and taken to hospital.(10/9/2014 12:10:06 AM)
For Refugees Living in the U.S., These Small Farms Are Growing a Taste of Home
Bitter melon was for sale at the Ohio City Farm in Cleveland for the first time this year. There was a woman from Burma, a trainee at the The Refugee Response’s Refugee Empowerment Agricultural Program, on hand to give shoppers suggestions for preparing the pungent cousin of squash and cucumbers. (Chopped and sauteed with onion, she advised.) But for the immigrant and refugee shoppers at the ...(10/17/2014 6:32:40 PM)
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