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Mandalay :: Myanmar | 2 days ago

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In the minds of Myanmar's Buddhist extremists, Muslim men are constantly scheming for their women. There are plots to systematically seduce naive Buddhist girls into converting to Islam. There are plots to infiltrate the military by marrying

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Arakan :: Myanmar | 11 days ago

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Yanghee Lee, the new UN rapporteur on the human rights situation in Burma, visited the Arakan State capital Sittwe and has met with leaders of the Arakanese Buddhist and Rohingya Muslim communities in the troubled region, local sources said. She only

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Yangon :: Myanmar | 1 month ago

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Proposals by radical Buddhist monks to criminalize inter-faith marriage in Myanmar face strong opposition from women's rights groups in a tussle over the nation's religious identity that has sparked international alarm. Buddhist nationalists, feeding

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Yangon :: Myanmar | 1 month ago

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Myanmar   The chief minister of Myanmar's Rakhine state that has been embroiled in sectarian violence has retired and the country's religious affairs minister has been fired. An announcement signed by President Thein Sein gave no explanation for Hla

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Yangon :: Myanmar | 3 months ago

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The top U.N. envoy on Myanmar said Thursday the most pressing priority for Muslims in violence-torn Rakhine state, who are considered illegal immigrants, is to get on the path to citizenship. Vijay Nambiar, the secretary-general's special adviser on

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Yangon :: Myanmar | 4 months ago

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A group of women dressed in green sarong-like longyis and simple white blouses stand around a table piled with census forms entering neat notations on spread sheets by hand. The women will have to go through 37,579 family census forms in the next 24

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Yangon :: Myanmar | 4 months ago

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Just before former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled from Tunis in January 2011, he addressed his citizens one last time in a seven-minute speech in which he promised rejection of all forms of censorship. Sure enough, within just a few

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Bangkok :: Thailand | 4 months ago

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The U.N.'s Special Rapporteur for Human Rights to Burma is urging the government to allow foreign aid workers to return to Rakhine state. The workers were evacuated last month because of ethnic unrest, but the U.N. warns their departure has led to

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Yangon :: Myanmar | 4 months ago

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Acute shortages of water and medical treatment in western Myanmar following attacks on humanitarian groups are the latest hardships imposed on Rohingya Muslims that "could amount to crimes against humanity", a UN expert said Monday. The United

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Yangon :: Myanmar | 4 months ago

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Among the 41 questions that the 100,000 or so census-takers, mostly young school-teachers, have to ask every household in Myanmar is one on race. But respondents can only choose from an anachronistic, inaccurate and divisive list of 135 ethnic groups.

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