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.
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.
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
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.
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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