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Myanmar Striking Rohingya From Voter Rolls, Activists Say

Posted by jaypee 909 days ago Burma
http://www.nytimes.com —

YANGON, Myanmar — As an elected lawmaker and member of Myanmar’s governing party, U Shwe Maung attended dinners with the president and made speeches from the floor of Parliament. But this weekend, the country’s election commission ruled that despite more than four years in office, he was not a citizen and thus was ineligible to run for re-election in landmark voting in N

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South-east Asia migrant crisis, in pictures - Telegraph

Posted by jaypee 943 days ago Burma
http://www.telegraph.co.uk —

More than 1,000 people fleeing persecution in Burma and poverty in Bangladesh came ashore Friday around South-east Asia, describing murder, extortion and near-starvation after surviving a harrowing journey at sea.

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New website helps people donate directly to human trafficking survivors| Reuters

Posted by jaypee 969 days ago Burma
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A friend lured Tin Kyaw Aung from his home in Myanmar to work as a well-paid fisherman in Thailand, but the 28-year-old farmer ended up enslaved on a fishing boat in Indonesia.

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The Rohingya Migrant Crisis

Posted by jaypee 976 days ago Burma
http://www.cfr.org —

Tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya have fled Myanmar in the past year, many of them taking to the sea in the spring of 2015 to try to reach Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. The latest surge in refugees was prompted by a long-building crisis: the discriminatory policies of the Myanmar government in Rakhine State, which have caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee since the lat

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Why is no one helping Myanmar’s Rohingya?

Posted by jaypee 976 days ago Burma
http://blogs.reuters.com —

Myanmar is currently in the throes of a massive humanitarian crisis. Thousands of ethnic Rohingya are fleeing persecution. Boarding overcrowded boats (and often enduring horrific conditions), they’re going to countries scarcely able to help them — or in some cases, frankly, not interested in helping them.

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Myanmar continues its ban on domestic workers leaving to work in Singapore

Posted by jaypee 987 days ago Burma
http://www.theonlinecitizen.com —

About 500 women from Myanmar have reportedly been barred in the past three weeks from leaving their country to work in Singapore as foreign domestic workers (FDWs), said local employment agencies.

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2,000 migrants stranded in boats off Myanmar--UN

Posted by jaypee 1004 days ago Burma
http://globalnation.inquirer.net —

YANGON, Myanmar–At least 2,000 migrants stalked by hunger and violence have been trapped for weeks on boats off Myanmar, the UN said Tuesday, as Indonesia called for a regional effort to tackle the crisis.




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Nearly 2,000 boat people rescued in Malaysia, Indonesia

Posted by jaypee 1013 days ago Burma
http://bangkokpost.com —

Nearly 2,000 boat people from Myanmar and Bangladesh have been rescued or swum to shore in Malaysia and Indonesia, authorities said Monday, warning that still more desperate migrants could be in peril at sea.

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