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Myanmar’s ‘22222’ anti-coup protest movement spreads across South Korea

Myanmar’s ‘22222’ anti-coup protest movement spreads across South Korea

SEOUL: Eight international students of the Korean Language Students Association from Myanmar’s Mandalay and Yangon University, including Daw Aye Aye Thin and Su Win Lai, have condemned the military coup in Myanmar on Monday afternoon in front of the Seoul United Nations Human Rights Office in Jongno-gu, Seoul. “The Myanmar military should stop the coup […]

AJA statement on the current political crisis in Myanmar

AJA statement on the current political crisis in Myanmar

  SEOUL: Asia Journalist Association(AJA) express their deep concerns regarding the freedom of journalism and media in Myanmar after cutting most access to TV channels, phone lines and internet services. These actions came after the announcement of state of emergency for up to one year by Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services Min Aung Hlaing. State […]

South Korea, Myanmar to hold summit on economic ties

South Korea, Myanmar to hold summit on economic ties

Bangkok: South Korean President Moon Jae-in will head to Myanmar on Tuesday in a bid to pave the way for closer economic cooperation between the two sides. Moon’s state visit to the nation, the first by a South Korean president in seven years, is in line with his administration’s campaign to reach out to Southeast […]

South Korean President to visit Thailand, Myanmar, Laos next week

South Korean President to visit Thailand, Myanmar, Laos next week

  Seoul: South Korean President Moon Jae-in plans to make a tour of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos as part of his key diplomatic initiative of strengthening Seoul’s partnerships with Southeast Asian nations, Cheong Wa Dae said Sunday. With the weeklong trip to begin September 1, Moon will fulfill his promise to visit all the 10 […]

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 […]

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