Holocaust museum highlights Myanmar’s Rohingya
Washington's Holocaust Memorial Museum is highlighting the plight of Myanmar's beleaguered Rohingya Muslims this week.
An exhibition of stark, black-and-white images of the stateless Rohingya is being projected at night onto the museum's external walls.
American photographer Greg Constantine's work combines portraits of Rohingya with pictures of the scorched settlements they were forced to flee after a deadly outbreak of sectarian violence last summer that left more than 100,000 confined to camps.
Myanmar's failure to prevent clashes between minority Muslims and majority Buddhists has dented the international reputation of the government of Myanmar President Thein Sein, who has won praise for introducing democratic reforms.
The museum commemorates the genocide against the Jews in World War II. Part of its mission is to prevent further atrocities around the world.
Myanmar’s ethnic armies present ceasefire draft
Open Letter To Catherine Ashton On EU-Myanmar Joint Task Force Meeting
In an open letter addressed to EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Catherine Ashton, the General Secretary of UNPO urges EU representatives to devote special attention to the Chin and Rohingya ethnic minorities in Myanmar in light of the upcoming EU-Myanmar Joint Task Force Meeting of next week.
Myanmar activist facing long prison sentence
Human rights defender Kyaw Hla Aung remains arbitrarily detained in Myanmar over three months after he was arrested in connection with his peaceful activities. reports Amnesty International.
He has been charged with multiple offences and is facing a lengthy prison sentence. There are serious concerns regarding his lack of access to his lawyer.Kyaw Hla Aung is currently on trial at the Sittwe District Court in Myanmar’s Rakhine state after he was arbitrarily arrested without charge and detained on 15 July 2013.
British Investors Interested but Cautious, Ambassador Tells Burma
RANGOON — British investment in Burma is on the rise, but problems on the ground in the Southeast Asian frontier market have some investors reluctant to commit, UK Ambassador to Burma Andrew Patrick said at a press conference on Thursday.
Patrick, who took up his post in September, said that even though Burma’s transition to democracy remained incomplete, UK business interest in Burma was growing.
“Many British businessmen are coming here … we’d like to see more,” he said at the Rangoon-based British Embassy.“We’re encouraging investment here,” Patrick continued. “We think that investment is important to create jobs—Western countries bring the technology, skills. They will help improve businesses to an international standard.”
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