YANGON, Burma (AP) — Several hundred protesters in Burma’s main city are denying that boat people arriving on Southeast Asian shores are Rohingya Muslims, a religious minority the government and many others in the predominantly Buddhist nation say does not exist.
Thailand and the United States have begun military surveillance flights in a race against time to locate stranded Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded on rickety boats in the Andaman Sean and the Bay of Bengal.
Former U.S. President George W. Bush has written a letter of support to a student protester jailed after a violent crackdown on student protests in Burma (Myanmar) earlier this year.
YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Burma’s president has signed off on a controversial law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart. Critics warn it could be used to repress not only women, but religious and ethnic minorities.
The sophistry of politicians in the face of the Rohingya crisis is astounding. It mainly consists of reality-denial, blame-shifting and creative word play. Now, one Singapore academic has joined in the fray with a supposedly insightful commentary that is really a tragic failure in discursive analysis and a veiled attempt to justify half-hearted responses to the crisis.
Buddhists in Burma deny boat people are Rohingya Muslims
Wed, May 27, 2015 7:39PM UTC
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Wed, May 27, 2015 7:26PM UTC
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Wed, May 27, 2015 6:02PM UTC