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Myanmar’s Historic Election Sunday Might Be Victory for Democracy, but not for Country’s Muslims

Myanmar’s Historic Election Sunday Might Be Victory for Democracy, but not for Country’s Muslims

[ 0 ] November 5, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on NOVEMBER 5, 2015:  In historic parliamentary elections on Sunday, Nobel Peace laureate and Burmese activist and politician Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) will compete for votes against Myanmar’s military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP). (Suu Kyi spent 15 years of the last 21 years […]

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LISTEN: Human Traffickers Find Easy Prey Among Myanmar’s Minorities (PRI)

LISTEN: Human Traffickers Find Easy Prey Among Myanmar’s Minorities (PRI)

[ 0 ] April 20, 2015 |

by AXEL KRONHOLM for PRI/AMERICA ABROAD MEDIA on APRIL 18, 2015:  It’s been 47 days since Abdul, a scrawny Rohingya male in his 40s, sent his 14-year-old daughter Dildar away from the Internally Displaced Persons camp where they’d been living in squalid conditions with little food or health care. Dildar left on a fishing boat crammed with other […]

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Intimidation, Uncertainty Mar Aid Work in Myanmar’s Rakhine State (IRIN News)

Intimidation, Uncertainty Mar Aid Work in Myanmar’s Rakhine State (IRIN News)

[ 0 ] September 23, 2014 |

via IRIN (humanitarian news & analysis run out of the UNOCHA) on SEPTEMBER 19, 2014:  SITTWE, 19 September 2014 (IRIN) – Nearly six months after international aid workers fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State when Buddhist mobs attacked their offices and accused them of aid bias, international humanitarian aid services remain restricted, despite the needs of hundreds […]

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Al Haj U Aye Lwin: Welcoming the Other in Myanmar

Al Haj U Aye Lwin: Welcoming the Other in Myanmar

[ 0 ] December 6, 2013 |

by AL HAJ U AYE LWIN for THE RELIGIONS FOR PEACE 9TH WORLD ASSEMBLY (VIENNA) on NOVEMBER 21, 2013, shared with ISLAMiCommentary:  Text of Speech: *”Welcoming the Other Through Citizenship for Just and Harmonious Societies (Islamic Prospective)” at The Religions for Peace 9th World Assembly in Vienna, Austria, on November 21, 2013 To celebrate and welcome […]

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Eliane Coates — Buddhist Monks In Myanmar: Driving Religious Intolerance And Hindering Reform

Eliane Coates — Buddhist Monks In Myanmar: Driving Religious Intolerance And Hindering Reform

[ 0 ] December 4, 2013 |

by ELAINE COATES for EURASIA REVIEW on DECEMBER 3, 2013:  TWO HUNDRED Buddhist monks took to the streets of Yangon on 12 November 2013 to protest the visit of a high-level delegation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The delegation, comprising the OIC Secretary-General and senior ministers of seven member states – Indonesia, Malaysia, […]

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The Dark Side of Transition: Violence Against Muslims in Myanmar (ICG)

The Dark Side of Transition: Violence Against Muslims in Myanmar (ICG)

[ 0 ] October 15, 2013 |

“At a moment of historic reform and opening, Myanmar cannot afford to become hostage to intolerance and bigotry.” — Jim Della-Giacoma, Crisis Group’s Asia Program Director by INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP (MEDIA RELEASE) on OCTOBER 1, 2013:  Yangon/Jakarta/Brussels  |   1 Oct 2013 Unless there is an effective government response and change in societal attitudes, violence against Myanmar’s Muslim […]

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Matthew Walton: A Primer on the Roots of Buddhist/Muslim Conflict in Myanmar, and A Way Forward

Matthew Walton: A Primer on the Roots of Buddhist/Muslim Conflict in Myanmar, and A Way Forward

[ 0 ] October 3, 2013 |

OCTOBER 3, 2013: ISLAMiCommentary Editor’s Note: Reposting this background piece  in light of a resurgence of religious violence in western Myanmar this week that left six Muslims dead and dozens of homes destroyed. by MATTHEW J. WALTON for ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 23, 2013: Recently Myanmar has been in the news for more than just its surprising […]

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ICG REPORT: Myanmar — Storm Clouds on the Horizon

ICG REPORT: Myanmar — Storm Clouds on the Horizon

[ 0 ] November 19, 2012 |

by INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP (Asia Report No 238) on NOVEMBER 12, 2012:  Even as Myanmar’s democratic transition continues apace, ethnic violence in Rakhine State represents a threat to national stability. It demands decisive moral leadership from all the country’s leaders as they strive to find long-term solutions to the many challenges that lie ahead, including […]

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