Rights groups voice concern over World Bank’s plans for Burma

By Mon, Oct 06, 2014 6:24PM UTC

While The World Bank Group (WBG) has aided swaths of struggling economies across the globe, activists in Burma say such assistance for the beleaguered South East Asian nation should come with strict conditions.

World Bank trims Asia growth outlook, urges reform

By Mon, Oct 06, 2014 11:51AM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — The World Bank has trimmed its growth forecast for developing East Asian economies this year to 6.9 percent and urged governments to improve conditions for investment and exports.

US concerned Burma will put noncitizens in camps

By Sat, Oct 04, 2014 6:54PM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says under Burma ‘s draft action plan to address tension between Buddhists and stateless Muslims, those who do not receive citizenship will be held in temporary camps. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki expressed U.S. concern over the provision Friday. She urged Burma to incorporate suggestions

Rights group slams Burma plan to ‘segregate Rohingya’

By Fri, Oct 03, 2014 6:48PM UTC

Critics say the Burmese government’s “Rakhine State Action Plan”, will further marginalize its Muslim population, forcing members of the minority to adopt a new ethnicity and permanently segregating them to closed camps.

Thai police: 2 Burmese men admit killing British tourists

By Thu, Oct 02, 2014 9:07PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say two workers from Burma have confessed to killing two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found last month on a beach on the scenic island of Koh Tao.

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