Category Archives: ENGLISH

Rohingya 2014 - 01

European Parliament condemns practices against Muslim minority in Myanmar

  European Parliament condemns recent crimes and widespread discrimination against albinos in Malawi, ongoing restrictions of fundamental democratic rights in Bahrain and practices that discriminate against Myanmar’s Muslim minority, in particular the Rohingya, in three resolutions voted on Thursday.   Whilst welcoming the peaceful transfer of power to Myanmar’s first non-military president since 1962 after


ASEAN MPs: Myanmar government must take action in response to anti-Muslim violence

  JAKARTA, 4 July 2016 — Two recent attacks on mosques in Myanmar have again raised questions about the commitment of the Myanmar government to tackle rising anti-Muslim sentiment and the hate speech that fans it, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today. . The collective of regional lawmakers called on authorities in Myanmar


Myanmar must address ‘serious’ human rights violations against minorities – UN rights chief

  Issuing a new report on the situation of minorities in Myanmar, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has urged the Government to take concrete steps to end the “systemic discrimination” and ongoing human rights violations against minority communities, particularly the Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state.   The report


UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar to undertake official country visit

  The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will undertake an official visit to the country from 20 June to 1st July 2016. This visit takes place at a key juncture for Myanmar with a new Government in place since April following last year’s historic elections.  


Buddhist Fanaticism: I Rejected It

  Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service   Recently an article appeared on the Guardian UK where a former Christian, a Jew and a Muslim wrote about quitting religion because they realised they were made to cultivate false beliefs about themselves and others. My story is about quitting the largest Buddhist organisation in the UK