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  • Uphill Battle to Curb Child Labour in Myanmar, Where 13-Year-Olds Work in Construction

    01/19/2018 9:54:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 17 Jan 2018 | Desmond Ng
    With 1 in 5 working instead of attending school, the country is grappling with a potential future crisis. The programme Get Real meets the children, their parents and the enforcers who are trying to stamp out the problem. His back bent under a heavy load of bricks and gravel, the boy trudges towards an unfinished water tank under the morning sun, starting his long day as a mason’s assistant. Only 13, Aye Min is already a construction worker, having left school three years ago to help support his family. “It’s dangerous (work). I’ve worked on the seventh floor before; I...
  • Israel slams India's vote for UN Jerusalem resolution

    12/28/2017 12:43:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/12/17
    Israel has protested to the government of India over the Delhi government's support of the recent motion at the United Nations General Assembly calling for the cancellation of United States President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Maariv reported. The protest comes two weeks ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's reciprocal visit to India after the visit of his counterpart Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this past summer. Israel's Foreign Ministry refused to comment. On Twitter, Indian citizens fumed at their government's decision to vote against Israel, Mida reported. "This isn't why we voted for...
  • China and Russia oppose UN resolution on Rohingya

    12/25/2017 10:24:12 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 8 replies
    The (Globalist) Guardian ^ | December 25, 2017 | AFP
    The Resolution calls on Myanmar to allow access for aid workers, ensure the return of all refugees and grant full citizenship rights to the Rohingya.The UN general assembly has urged Myanmar to end a military campaign against Muslim Rohingya and called for the appointment of a UN special envoy, despite opposition from China, Russia and some regional countries. A resolution put forward by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation was adopted by a vote of 122 to 10 with 24 abstentions.
  • Pope says he 'wept' while meeting Rohingya refugees

    12/04/2017 7:27:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 3 December 2017 04:48 CET+01:00 | Catherine Marciano, AFP
    Pope Francis on Saturday said he wept hearing the plight first-hand of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, adding that this meeting was a condition set for his trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh. The Rohingya meeting was a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar, and the pontiff told journalists on his plane flying back to Rome that the refugees cried as well. “I knew that I was going to meet the Rohingyas, but I did not know where and how; for me, it was one of the conditions of the trip,” he said. The usually...
  • Rex and the Rohingyas: Tillerson says Muslims in Burma (Myanmar) were victims of 'ethnic cleansing'

    11/26/2017 5:36:16 AM PST · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/25/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    It was the day before Thanksgiving and President Trump's powerful tweets were creating some distracting news, but Secretary of State Rex Tillerson finally committed himself on the conflict between the Muslim minority in Myanmar (Burma) and the majority Buddhist population. Here is a portion of Tillerson's statement: "....the key test of any democracy is how it treats its most marginalized and vulnerable populations, such as the ethnic Rohingya and other minority populations. Burma's government and security forces must respect the human rights of all persons within its borders, and hold accountable all those who fail to do so. I retirerate...
  • U.S. declares attacks on Burmese Rohingya Muslims as ‘ethnic cleansing’

    11/22/2017 10:11:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 22, 2017 | Brian Murphy and Max Bearak
    The United States sharply escalated pressure on Burmese officials Wednesday, describing apparent state-backed violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority and their massive refu­gee flight as “ethnic cleansing.” The statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signals a greater push by the Trump administration to possibly impose targeted sanctions against Burmese authorities and others blamed for the humanitarian crisis. But it does not automatically trigger broader action against Burma, also known as Myanmar.
  • Oxford takes down Aung San Suu Kyi portrait as Rohingya crisis intensifies

    09/29/2017 7:03:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.30.2017 | Jo Harper
    The Oxford college where Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi studied has taken her portrait down from public display. This follows international criticism over her role in her country’s humanitarian crisis. St. Hugh’s College at England’s Oxford University said on Thursday that it had decided to remove the painting of the Nobel laureate from its main entrance, the UK daily The Guardian reported. Her portrait was replaced with a Japanese painting, St. Hugh’s College communications manager Benjamin Jones said. “The college received the gift of a new painting earlier this month, which will be exhibited for a period. The painting...
  • Cattle from abandoned Rohingya villages sold to displaced

    09/27/2017 12:03:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 27, 2017 2:52 AM EDT | Robin McDowell
    Thousands of cows and goats grazed in abandoned fields and wandered through charred out Rohingya Muslim villages after a military crackdown sent nearly a half-million members of Myanmar’s long-persecuted religious minorities fleeing across the border. Now, more than a half-dozen witnesses told The Associated Press, soldiers and police are cashing in on the humanitarian catastrophe. They all spoke on condition of anonymity because of security concerns. In violence-wracked northern Rakhine state, where village after village has been burned to the ground, security forces and local administrators have been collecting the livestock and bringing it by foot, truck and sometimes boat...
  • Rohingya crisis: Humanitarian situation catastrophic, UN says

    09/13/2017 3:04:09 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 23 replies
    BBC World News ^ | Sept 13 , 2017 | BBC
    Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are facing a catastrophic humanitarian situation, according to the UN secretary general. Antonio Guterres said alleged attacks by security forces on Rohingya villagers were completely unacceptable. The army says it is fighting militants and denies targeting civilians. Later the UN Security Council called for urgent steps to end the violence. Some 379,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh since violence began last month. Whole villages have burned down. The Rohingya, a mostly Muslim minority in the Buddhist-majority Rakhine state, have long experienced persecution in Myanmar, which says they are illegal immigrants. They have lived in Myanmar, also...
  • Myanmar leader Suu Kyi won't go to UN General Assembly

    09/12/2017 11:02:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 13, 2017 1:20 AM EDT
    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has canceled plans to attend the U.N. General Assembly, with her country drawing international criticism for violence that has driven at least 370,000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims from the country in less than three weeks. […] Attacks by an insurgent Rohingya group on police outposts Aug. 25 have set off a wave of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, with hundreds dead and thousands of homes burned — mostly Rohingya in both cases. …
  • Oh Oh Oh, Pity the Poor Mohammedans

    09/11/2017 8:35:40 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 19 Sep, 2017 | H. Numan
    Yeah really, folks. Because the poor pitiable Rohingya who settled (illegally) in Burma (Myanmar) can’t rape, rob or kill Buddhists as they desire. That’s really sad, don’t you agree? No respect for different cultures. As it happens, I live almost around the corner, in Thailand. I’ve been to Burma a couple of times. That doesn’t make me an expert, of course. Real experts are [white] female professors at left-wing universities who teach Female Gender Mutilation or African Arts. Who have never been to the country at all. What happens in Myanmar is about to happen — or happening already —...
  • Rohingya rebels declare truce as conditions deteriorate at refugee camps

    09/10/2017 7:51:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    BreakingNews.ie ^ | 09/10/2017 08:16:00
    Rohingya rebels, whose attack on Burma security forces last month triggered military reprisals, have declared a month-long truce as refugees continue to flood across the border into Bangladesh — and scant basic resources, hunger and illness. The band of Muslim insurgents calling itself the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army issued the truce statement on its Twitter account and urged Burma’s government to reciprocate in order to assist all victims regardless of their background. The rebels, who say they are fighting to protect their minority members against government-sponsored persecution, launched their first known attacks last October and again on August 25. According...
  • Rohingya crisis: Exodus swells 'as 270,000 flee Myanmar'

    09/09/2017 6:52:15 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 30 replies
    bbc news ^ | 9/8/17 | BBC
    About 270,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter in Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar two weeks ago, the UN says. A spokeswoman said the jump - up from 164,000 on Thursday - was because new pockets of people had been found. She called the figure "so alarming" and said urgent action was needed to address the situation in Myanmar. Those fleeing say Myanmar's military are burning their villages and attacking them. The violence began on 25 August when Rohingya militants attacked police posts in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state. Rohingya residents - a stateless mostly Muslim minority in a Buddhist-majority nation...
  • Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi says 'fake news helping terrorists'

    09/06/2017 2:04:49 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 10 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 9/5/2017 | Fergal Keane
    Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has claimed that the crisis in Rakhine state is being distorted by a "huge iceberg of misinformation". In her first comments on the latest Rohingya crisis, she said tensions were being fanned by fake news promoting the interests of terrorists.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Dem Super-Lobbyist Podesta Got $170K To End US Sanctions On Russian Bank

    03/07/2017 4:59:08 AM PST · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 6, 2017 | Richard Pollock
    Democrat super-lobbyist Tony Podesta was paid $170,000 over a six-month period last year to represent Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, seeking to end one of the Obama administration’s economic sanctions against that country, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned. Podesta, founder and chairman of the Podesta Group, is listed as a key lobbyist on behalf of Sberbank, according to Senate lobbying disclosure forms. His firm received more than $24 million in fees in 2016, much of it coming from foreign governments, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.
  • Trump moves to accept hundreds of refugees from Iran under Obama deal(from Australia)

    06/12/2017 11:07:46 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 62 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 12, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump is preparing to accept hundreds of refugees from Iran and other terrorist-connected countries, taking them from camps being maintained by Australia under a deal his predecessor struck, without putting them through the long vetting that usually takes place, according to a new report being released Monday. Some of the refugees have tried to cleanse their social media presence to try to delete red flags that could cost them their chance to come to the U.S., the Center for Immigration Studies report concludes. A staggering 88 percent of the refugees have some level of mental illness or disorder, according...
  • Body and debris from Myanmar military plane found in sea: army statement

    06/07/2017 8:32:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 7, 2017 | Reuters
    Bodies and debris were found in the water on Thursday after a Myanmar military plane vanished over the Andaman Sea with 122 soldiers, family members and crew on board, the military said in a statement on its official Facebook page. Three bodies, including two adults and a child, were found by a navy ship 35 km (22 miles) from the southern costal town of Launglon, the military said.
  • Myanmar Military Plane With 104 Aboard Vanishes

    06/07/2017 8:44:17 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 7, 2017 | JANE PERLEZ and WAI MOE
    YANGON, Myanmar — A military transport plane with 104 people on board — 14 crew members and passengers who were mostly relatives of Myanmar soldiers — disappeared after taking off Wednesday afternoon from an air base in the southern part of the country, military officials said. The navy and air force mobilized ships and planes to search for the aircraft in the area near Myike Air Base, about 350 miles south of the country’s commercial capital, Yangon, the office of the commander in chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, said in a statement. The plane, a Chinese-made Y-8, was en...
  • Islamofascist Abdul Razak: still "searching" for motive - Obama's legacy

    11/28/2016 7:50:13 PM PST · by FreedomUS · 16 replies
    Is it just me? What does "searching for motives" mean? As if Islamist like this Abdul Razak didn't clarify himself well enough. An Ohio State University student posted a rant shortly before he plowed a car into a campus crowd and stabbed people with a butcher knife in an ambush that ended when a police officer shot him dead, a law enforcement official said. Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 18, wrote on what appears to be his Facebook page that he had reached a "boiling point," made a reference to "lone wolf attacks" and cited radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.Stop interfering with...
  • Burmese Military Arrests And Jails Christian Pastors On Bogus Charges And Without Trial For Months

    04/08/2017 4:16:48 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 9 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 04/08/2017 | Andrew Bieszad
    While primarily a Buddhist country, Burma is one nation where Christians are severely persecuted for the last 60 years. Christians and missionaries are routinely arrested, tortured, and killed over there. The persecution is so bad that the last movie in the Rambo series with Syvester Stallone was about him helping persecuted Christian minorities and captured American missionaries by the Burmese government, in which in the final end scene he with the Christian missionaries and fellow Burmese Christians take up arms against the Burmese military and wipe them out. In a recent story out of Burma, two Christian pastors have been...