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Prostrating monks call for truth in Myanmar worker’s death

Prostrating monks call for truth in Myanmar worker’s death

Several Korean monks displayed a rare religious practice on Monday to demand the government investigate the death of a Myanmar migrant worker two months ago.  The pro-immigration activists performed the three-steps-and-one-prostration-bow practice, starting from Jogyesa in Jongno-gu, Seoul ― the headquarters of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. Each monk repeated a cycle of taking […]

Rohingya crisis goes beyond condemning the military: Myanmar scholars

Rohingya crisis goes beyond condemning the military: Myanmar scholars

Ongoing media coverage of the plight of Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar (also known as Burma) has been heavy in condemning Myanmar military forces for allegedly attempting ethnic cleansing and forcing hundreds of thousands of them to flee across the border into Bangladesh. This resulted in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) forming an […]

“Save my brother from Myanmar prison”

“Save my brother from Myanmar prison”

ASAN, South Chungcheong Province ― Lee Sang-beom, 48, a Korean businessman and father of two children, was full of hope and optimism when he opened a medical device sales firm in Myanmar five years ago. In the country, dubbed “the last frontier in Asia,” Lee was excited to start a new chapter in his life. […]

Persecution of Rohingyas disturbs Bangladesh

Persecution of Rohingyas disturbs Bangladesh

by Shafiqul Bashar – President, AJA Bangladesh Chapter DHAKA (Bangladesh): While the persecution by Myanmar army continues in Rakhine State, thousands of Rohingya Muslims thronged the Bangladesh border in their attempt to infiltrate into this country for shelter. Hundreds of Rohingyas are floating in dozens of wooden boats in the Naf River at the border […]

6.7 magnitude earthquake hits India, kills 4

6.7 magnitude earthquake hits India, kills 4

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit India’s remote northeast region before dawn on Monday, killing at least four people, injuring 100 others and causing damage to several buildings. The death and injuries were caused by falling debris in and around Imphal, the capital of Manipur state, police said. The powerful tremor left large cracks in walls […]

Refugees from Myanmar arrive in South Korea

Refugees from Myanmar arrive in South Korea

Refugees from Myanmar arrived in South Korea to be resettled after having spent a long time in a refugee camp in Thailand. These are the first to benefit from South Korea’s program of resettling refugees. On Wednesday 23 December, four families from Myanmar arrived in South Korea through Incheon airport. They families consisted of 22 […]

Four Chinese Workers Killed Due to Myanmar Ethnic Conflict on the Border

Four Chinese people were killed in Yunnan province by a bomb dropped from a Myanmar warplane last Friday. Though Beijing had warned of escalating violence across China’s southwestern border before. “The bomb hit a sugarcane field and killing the four workers and injuring nine others.” Xinhua agency said. Beijing has previously warned just after the […]

Lives Of Low-Income People In Myanmar Look Gruelling

Lives Of Low-Income People In Myanmar Look Gruelling

Myanmar daily waged labors unload sands from a ship at a construction site in Yangon, Myanmar Tuesday, Oct.2, 2012. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win) A woman walks on a bridge as she sells bananas in Yangon, Myanmar Tuesday, Oct.2, 2012. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win) Daily waged workers get rid of debris as they destroy old building […]

Rohingya Muslims in Maylaysia Protest Against Myanmar Violence

Rohingya Muslims in Maylaysia Protest Against Myanmar Violence

A Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya Muslim in Malaysia holds a placard during a rally against the current violence in Myanmar, at National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, June 17, 2012. Myanmar’s state media reported Saturday that the death toll from recent communal violence in the west has increased to 50, even though the unrest was […]

Myanmar gov’t vows to ensure safe return of refugees to home villages

Myanmar gov’t vows to ensure safe return of refugees to home villages

SITTWAY, MYANMAR June 15 (Xinhua) —  Myanmar government has vowed to bring security back to riot-hit villages scattered in western ethnic Rakhine state to ensure the safe return of local villagers who fled the riot and sought shelter in refugee camps. In an inspection tour to Maungtaw Thursday, which was worst hit when riot sparked […]

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