‘Trust takes time’ between Buddhists & Muslims in western Burma/Myanmar

‘Trust takes time’ between Buddhists & Muslims in western Burma/Myanmar

Joshua Lipes with Min Thein Aung and Kyaw Thu for RFA – WNN Breaking (WNN/Radio Free Asia) Rakhine State, BURMA/MYANMAR, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: Trust-building will “take some time” between ethnic Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state, where clashes between the two groups left more than 200 dead last year, a Rakhine community leader said […]

Burmese village violence against children & families must stop, says UNICEF

Burmese village violence against children & families must stop, says UNICEF

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, U.S., AMERICAS: The United Nations agency for children, UNICEF, is urging all waring parties in Myanmar, also known as Burma, to “put an end to violence” as they focus on the plight of children under conflict conditions. In Myanmar’s Rakhine region severe clashes between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims […]

42 child soldiers released from Myanmar military through UN reintegration plan

42 child soldiers released from Myanmar military through UN reintegration plan

WNN Breaking (WNN) Yangon, BURMA/MYANMAR, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: In a concerted effort to stop the continued use of child soldiers by the Myanmar Armed Forces, known as the Tatmadaw, 42 child soldiers were released back to their families, and/or responsible ‘friends of family’ as coordinated efforts with the UN and local authorities is making progress to […]

Nobel Peace Laureate Suu Kyi hopes for inclusion in Burmese peace negotiations

Nobel Peace Laureate Suu Kyi hopes for inclusion in Burmese peace negotiations

Tiffany Hsiung – WNN Breaking (WNN) Naypyidaw, BURMA/MYANMAR, ASIA: Working on issues that may help bring the ethnic diversity of Burma/Myanmar together, Nobel Peace Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has released a formal statement directed toward members of Burma’s National League for Democracy party saying that she wants to be personally involved in peace […]

Continued conflict in Burma/Myanmar feeds instability

Continued conflict in Burma/Myanmar feeds instability

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) Rakhine State, BURMA/MYANMAR: In the wake of renewed violence, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the authorities in Myanmar to take action to bring an end to the lawlessness currently affecting the north of the Asian country’s Rakhine state. “While the Secretary-General notes the clear recognition at the highest political levels […]

BURMA/MYANMAR: Rebel fighters sign pact to eliminate child soldiers

BURMA/MYANMAR: Rebel fighters sign pact to eliminate child soldiers

WNN MDG Stories (WNN/IRIN) CHIANG MAI, Burma/MYANMAR: Two ethnic groups in Myanmar recently became the first rebel fighters to sign a “deed commitment” with Swiss-based rights group Geneva Call, pledging to eliminate underage soldiers and protect children in armed conflict. As signatories the Karenni National Progressive Party/Karenni Army (KNPP/KA) and the New Mon State Party/Mon […]

UN Special Rapporteur calls for conflict accountabilty in Burma/Myanmar

UN Special Rapporteur calls for conflict accountabilty in Burma/Myanmar

WNN Breaking   (WNN) YANGON/GENEVA: As progress in Burma/Myanmar is beginning in politics and civil society, the region continues to grapple with serious human rights abuse across ethnic, racial and religious lines. United Nations Special Rapporteur Tomás Ojea Quintana, who visited Myanmar from 30 July to 4 August, returned to the United Nations in Geneva […]

BURMA/MYANMAR: UN calls for investigation as tension hightens for displaced

BURMA/MYANMAR: UN calls for investigation as tension hightens for displaced

WNN Breaking (WNN) UNITED NATIONS: As the humanitarian crisis increases in the northern Rakhine State of Burma/Myanmar due to religious violence between Buddhists and Muslims in the region, Mr. Vijay Nambiar, Special Advisor for the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, has called for an investigation into the most recent outbreak of violence. Reports have outlined […]

BURMA: Nobel laureate Suu Kyi outlines work ahead for democracy

BURMA: Nobel laureate Suu Kyi outlines work ahead for democracy

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Yangon (Rangoon), BURMA/MYANMAR: Aung San Suu Kyi – a winning candidate in Myanmar’s Sunday’s election polls and 1991 Nobel Peace Prize recipient – says the irregularities inside the country go “beyond what is acceptable in a democratic election.” Burmese democracy leader Suu Kyi feels that parliamentary candidates in her National League for Democracy […]