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28.01.2020

International Court of Justice Orders Burmese Authorities to Protect Rohingya Muslims from Genocide

International Court of Justice Orders Burmese Authorities to Protect Rohingya Muslims from Genocide

In a major ruling, the U.N. International Court of Justice at The Hague has ordered Burma to “take all measures within its power” to protect Rohingya Muslims from genocide. The court issued the ruling Thursday, calling the 600,000 Rohingya remaining in Burma, also known as Myanmar, “extremely vulnerable” to military… »

31.03.2016

Myanmar: now what!

Myanmar: now what!

The people of Myanmar (Burma) March 30, 2016, were witness to the swearing in of its first democratically-elected leader after more than 50 years of military rule. Htin Kyaw, 70, took the oath of office in the country’s parliament, and stated he would be “faithful to the people of the… »

07.02.2016

As Myanmar enters a new era, Washington and Beijing vie for influence

As Myanmar enters a new era, Washington and Beijing vie for influence

  Myanmar is a country rapidly moving toward uncharted political terrain. By March 2016, the National League for Democracy (NLD) will take power for the first time in history, bringing an end to five decades of rule by the military establishment. Once suppressed by the military junta, the NLD – led… »

02.02.2016

Suu Kyi calmly takes the stage

Suu Kyi calmly takes the stage

“Burma was brimming with anticipation as its legislative hue changed suddenly from green to red on Monday. After decades of effort, the National League for Democracy (NLD) assumed a majority of the Union Parliament, leaving hopes at an all-time high for swift and genuine democratic reform in a country that… »

16.12.2015

Burma’s [Myanmar’s] women and minorities then (colonial days) and now

Burma’s [Myanmar’s] women and minorities then (colonial days) and now

 War On Women And Minorities In Colonial And Post-Colonial Burma – Analysis Colonial Era Rudyard Kipling remarked in From Sea to Sea and Other Sketches, “This is Burma and it will be quite unlike any other land you will know about.” [1] The country indeed has a… »

10.11.2015

Myanmar’s opposition NLD confident of victory

Myanmar’s opposition NLD confident of victory

The National League for Democracy’s hopes of a decisive victory look to be coming true and increases its hopes of sweeping the party into power, ending decades of military dominance, as Myanmar’s election commission continues to release results coming in from across the country. The NLD won all 32 out… »

08.11.2015

Burma-Myanmar parliamentary elections 2015: D-Day

Burma-Myanmar parliamentary elections 2015: D-Day

Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission The landmark election is scheduled to conduct on Sunday, November 8, 2015. Around 90 political parties with 6,065 candidates, around 10,500 national and international election observers, and over 40,000 polling stations are set to play the role. This may not fully achieved what… »

29.08.2015

Myanmar: Crackdown and exclusion of students’ education rights

Myanmar: Crackdown and exclusion of students’ education rights

Before the riot police’s crackdown on the student protesters marching some 500 kilometers from Mandalay to Yangon on 20 January 2015, their demands were very clear: the democratization of Burma’s education system. When the government announced the National Education Draft Law in March 2014, it did not contain the demands… »

27.10.2014

Burma-Myanmar: demanding credible probe into Burmese scribe’s murder

Burma-Myanmar: demanding credible probe into Burmese scribe’s murder

Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expressed deep shock at the killing of a Burmese journalist who used to report from the conflict zone in Mon province of eastern Burma (Myanmar) and urged the Burma government in NayPieTaw to probe into the situation that finally ended the life of… »

06.09.2014

Concern over Bangladesh Move to Repatriate Muslim Rohingyas to Myanmar

Concern over Bangladesh Move to Repatriate Muslim Rohingyas to Myanmar

  Human Wrongs Watch DHAKA, 4 September 2014 (IRIN)* — Bangladesh announced this week that it will send back over 2,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, stoking concerns about the prospect of returning them to an increasingly dire situation. “Myanmar has agreed to repatriate some 2,415 Myanmar nationals… »

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