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Suu Kyi’s silence on Rohingya draws rare criticism

By Thu, Aug 16, 2012 5:32PM UTC 1 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — She is known as the voice of Burma’s downtrodden but there is one oppressed group that Aung San Suu Kyi does not want to discuss. For weeks, Suu Kyi has dodged questions on the plight of a Muslim minority known as the Rohingya, prompting rare criticism of the woman whose struggle for...

Thai national park head files lèse majesté complaint against NHRC

By Mon, May 14, 2012 10:00AM UTC 0 Comment

By Saksith Saiyasombut  A long dispute between Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and Kaeng Krachan National Park over the forced eviction of ethnic Karen people has escalated into a lèse majesté complaint filed by the park’s head Chaiwat Limlikhit-aksorn against NHRC commissioner Niran Phithakwatchara and NHRC subcommittee members. Prachatai reports the complaint was filed on Friday at the...