Burma

Burma’s student protesters follow in predecessor’s footsteps

By Fri, Nov 28, 2014 1:06PM UTC University students marched to protest against Burma's National Education Law in Yangon earlier this month. Pic: AP.

Student protesters in Burma paid tribute to previous generations of student activists during recent protests against the National Education Law presently going through parliament.

Koh Tao murder case continues, suspects are denied bail

By Fri, Nov 28, 2014 10:01AM UTC The Burmese workers accused of committing Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun  the Koh Tao murders. Pic: AP.

A Koh Samui court this week denied bail to the two suspects in the high-profile murder case of two British backpackers on Koh Tao in September. The suspects, Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun, are being held on charges of murdering Hannah Witheridge and David Miller. The court refused a request for bail because the two men are migrant workers from Burma and are accused of major crimes, and are therefore considered a flight risk, according to The Irrawaddy.

Asian educators urged to embrace ‘Hour of Code’ initiative

By Wed, Nov 26, 2014 12:30PM UTC Image via Daniel Maxwell.

From December 8-14 students across the globe will be introduced to the world of code and computer programming as part of an international initiative called the ‘Hour of Code’.

UNFC condemns Burma army shelling of KIA cadets

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014 1:06PM UTC

The Burmese army has been condemned by the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) for killing 23 Kachin Independence Army (KIA) officer cadets and wounding 20 more by firing an artillery shell into their parade ground near Laiza on November 19.

UN committee urges Burma action on Rohingya

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014 12:42PM UTC Rohingya refugees at Da Paing camp in Rakhine State. Pic: AP.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee has approved a resolution urging Burma to allow its persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority “access to full citizenship on an equal basis.”

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