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Myanmar

Young Rohingya facing bleak future in Myanmar

Source : AA / 13 Aug 2014

Fifteen-year-old Ko San has been working full-time for four years, arriving every day at the crack of dawn at a ramshackle teashop in western Myanmar. There, he doesn’t stop cleaning and waiting tables until the sun goes down over the nearby Bay of Bengal.

 

Rohingya dying from lack of health care in Myanmar

Source : AP / 13 Mar 2014

Noor Jahan rocked slowly on the floor, trying to steady her weak body. Her chest heaved and her eyes closed with each raspy breath. She could no longer eat or speak, throwing up even spoonfuls of tea.

 

Myanmar anti-Muslim rhetoric similar to Sri Lankan

Source : World Bulletin / 10 Mar 2014

The anti-Muslim rhetoric of Sri Lanka is similar to that of Myanmar, an international panel of experts at a conference on violence in the two countries concluded this week.

Although no one has died in anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka, speakers at the March 6 discussion said that the language of hatred is similar to that in Myanmar where hundreds of Rohingya Muslims are reported to have lost their lives.

 

Medical aid group MSF allowed to reopen some Myanmar clinics

Source : DW.de / 03 Mar 2014

The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders has said that Myanmar's government is allowing it to resume operations everywhere in the country except for the strife-torn state of Rakhine.

It said in a statement on Saturday that it had been allowed to resume work in the states of Kashin and Shan states, as well as the Yangon region.

 

Free Muslim Hospital Offers Hope in Burma

Source : OnIslam & News Agencies / 23 Sep 2013

In a country reeling from recent religious violence, a Muslim free hospital is offering a rare oasis of communal harmony, offering medical service to hundreds of Muslims, Buddhists and former political prisoners.

"I am a surgeon so my responsibility is to cure suffering patients," Tin Myo Win, the only Buddhist department head at at Yangon's Muslim Free Hospital, told Agence France Presse (AFP) on Monday, September 16.

 

Massacre of Muslims in Burma ignored

By AP / 9 July 2013

Their bones are scattered in blackened patches of earth across a hillside overlooking the wrecked Islamic boarding school they once called home.

Smashed fragments of skulls rest atop the dirt. A shattered jaw cradles half a set of teeth. And among the remains lie the sharpened bamboo staves attackers used to beat dozens of people to the ground before drowning their still-twitching bodies in gasoline and burning them alive.

 

Special Report: Myanmar gives official blessing to anti-Muslim monks

By Andrew R.C. Marshall / 27 June 2013

The Buddhist extremist movement in Myanmar, known as 969, portrays itself as a grassroots creed.

Its chief proponent, a monk named Wirathu, was once jailed by the former military junta for anti-Muslim violence and once called himself the "Burmese bin Laden."

 

Why Myanmar's Rohingya are forced to say they are Bengali

By Jared Ferrie | Christian Science Monitor | 03 Jun 2013

It was just after 3 a.m. when the police kicked in Zia Ul Haq's door, then handcuffed and dragged him to the nearby railway tracks. Then the beatings began. Police with batons struck him and nine other Rohingya Muslims in handcuffs on the head and back, says Zia Ul Haq and three witnesses, some of whom also claim to have been beaten.

 

Special Report - In Myanmar, apartheid tactics against minority Muslims

Jason Szep | Reuters | 15 May 2013

A 16-year-old Muslim boy lay dying on a thin metal table. Bitten by a rabid dog a month ago, he convulsed and drooled as his parents wedged a stick between his teeth to stop him from biting off his tongue.

 

What is behind Burma's wave of religious violence?

Source : BBC | 08 Apr 2013

Last month more than 40 people died in violence between Buddhists and Muslims in the central Burmese town of Meiktila. The BBC's South East Asia correspondent Jonathan Head looks at the causes of the violence.

At first sight it appears that Meiktila has been hit by a natural disaster. Entire neighbourhoods have been levelled, homes of brick and cement smashed to rubble.

 
 

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