Burma

Buddhists in Burma deny boat people are Rohingya Muslims

By Wed, May 27, 2015 7:39PM UTC

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.

US, Thailand begin search flights for stranded Rohingya migrants

By Wed, May 27, 2015 1:57PM UTC

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.

George W. Bush writes letter of support to jailed Burmese student

By Wed, May 27, 2015 1:12PM UTC

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.

Burma president signs off on controversial population law

By Sun, May 24, 2015 2:39PM UTC

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.

No professor, the Rohingya really are homeless and stateless

By Sun, May 24, 2015 7:03AM UTC

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.