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Bangladesh has sought strong and unremitting support from the United Kingdom to end the Rohingya crisis and ensure their safe repatriation to Myanmar. “We would like to see UK’s sustained diplomatic leadership in UN in New York, Geneva and the Security Council, for safe and sustainable return of Rohingyas to Myanmar,” said State Minister for […]

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Appoints Four Members of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples GENEVA (Burma Times) – The Human Rights Council this afternoon adopted five resolutions in which it, among other actions, extended the mandates of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali for one year, and of the Special Rapporteur […]

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Yangoon, Burma Times: The education budget support Programme of the European Union (EU) in Myanmar was launched on March 21 in the capital city. The EU’s support will contribute to equal access to better quality education for all students in Myanmar with US$252 million (more than K380 billion). At the ceremony, education minister U Myo […]

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Others injured as illegal oil well ignites The Burma Times, Yangoon, Three people have been killed by an explosion at an illegal oil well in Myanmar’s Magwe region. Local police said that five others were injured in the blast at the illegal well that was being drilled on land owned by a person named as […]

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BANGKOK – A human rights group says authorities in China and Myanmar are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women, often teenagers, from the conflict-ridden Kachin border region for sexual slavery. Human Rights Watch says women are often tricked into traveling to China in search of work or kidnapped and held against their will […]

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The Burma Times: More than 3,200 people were displaced last week in Myanmar following intensified fighting between the Arakan Army rebel group and the Myanmar Military in the northern Mrauk-U Township. With nine Myanmar police officers confirmed dead, and eleven more still held-prisoner, this latest clash with the Burmese military signals continued strife for stabilizing […]

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Rohingya reject relocation to Bangladesh’s island ‘prison camp’ Dhaka (Burma Times) Bangladeshi authorities say they are ready to move some 100,000 Rohingya refugees to houses on a remote island in the Bay of Bengal. Although construction is completed, the UN has said the island “may not be habitable.” Bhashan Char is a small, sediment island that is […]

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Yanghee Lee warns ill-planned relocation of Rohingya refugees may ‘create new crisis’ GENEVA (BT) – The UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar called on Monday for the situation in Myanmar to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by the Security Council, or a state party or group of states parties. Speaking at the 40th […]

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