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Myanmar is holding its first census in three decades despite calls to postpone it because of fears it could further stoke ethnic tensions and violence. The government says that members of a long-persecuted Muslim minority cannot list themselves as "
Department of State highlighted what it viewed as "the continued lack of adequate security forces and rule of law on the ground in Sittwe," the capital of Rakhine state. Rakhine, located along Myanmar's west coast, has been at the center of an
Myanmar (AP) As Myanmar continues its transition from decades of military rule and self-imposed isolation, it is about to carry out a census that experts say is crucial for national planning and development, but also likely to inflame already soaring
A former U.S. congressman who visited camps housing tens of thousands of people displaced by communal violence in western Myanmar is warning that minority Rohingya Muslims face a life-threatening lack of medical care and live in fear of attack. Tom
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.
Yangon. More than 40 people were killed and over 12,000 displaced, after a heated argument in a Meiktila gold shop on 20 March 2013 between its Muslim owner and Buddhist customers quickly degenerated into violence, with crowds setting fire to
He said that although police came to protect the Muslims "they could not do anything to stop the mob." Al Hajj Maulana Hanif still lives in a camp with his wife and two daughters, exactly one year after the mob burnt down his and his neighbors' homes.
AN asylum seeker detained on Manus Island has told a Papua New Guinea court he was not informed by authorities of his right to free legal help under the nation's law. The 26-year-old Rohingya asylum seeker from Myanmar also said he has not spoken to
Thai police have discovered about 200 suspected Turkish refugees at a secret camp in the kingdom's deep south, officials said Thursday, describing the case as "unprecedented". Thailand has long been a hub for people trafficking, with thousands of
Ten weeks ago, Peter Greste, an Australian journalist working for the news service al-Jazeera, was arrested and detained by authorities in Egypt. The nation's military-backed interim government has accused him of ''joining a terrorist organisation,