‘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 […]

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 […]