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Koh Tao murders: World watches as Burmese migrants go on trial

By Tue, Jul 07, 2015 6:48PM UTC 0 Comment

At 8am Wednesday the two Burmese migrants accused of murdering British backpackers Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on the idyllic Thai island will arrive at Koh Samui Court to face trial....

Homophobic war crimes boast betrays the arrogance of Burma’s junta leaders

By Mon, Jun 29, 2015 10:17AM UTC 0 Comment

On the same day the US Supreme Court voted in favour of same sex marriage, a different story emerged from Burma. Ruling party MP and infamous bigmouth Hla Swe took to Facebook to launch a homophobic tirade, casually bragging about using gay men as porters during junta rule....

Burmese disappointed but unshaken after constitution change vote fails

By Fri, Jun 26, 2015 3:53PM UTC 0 Comment

“I am not happy about it, I want the Constitution to be changed and Aung San Suu Kyi to become president. But I do not think they will change it before the elections.”...

HRW decries state abuses of Moken people by Burma and Thailand

By Fri, Jun 26, 2015 9:04AM UTC 0 Comment

The persecuted Rohingya Muslims of Burma's Rakhine state have drawn international attention recently, rightly inspiring demands for an end to the discrimination and violence that drives thousands of Rohingya to risk their lives seeking refuge via dangerous sea voyages....

Burma’s parliament blocks changes to constitution

By Thu, Jun 25, 2015 5:53PM UTC 0 Comment

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma's parliament has voted against proposed constitutional amendments, ensuring that the military's veto power remains intact and that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cannot become president in an election this year....