Posts Tagged ‘Bangkok’

Dialogue to promote Buddhist and Muslim relations in Myanmar

November 1, 2013

Dialogue to promote Buddhist and Muslim relations 

KUALA LUMPUR: More than 200 people are expected to attend a dialogue here on Nov 1 to promote Buddhist and Muslim relations in the region.

The inter-faith forum will see an exchange of opinions from participants of various countries to formulate ways in addressing social issues, said conference coordinating organiser KV Soon.

The International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB) website said the biennial international gathering would bring together “spiritual friends” to achieve this.


Myanmar’s Lawless Land

October 23, 2013

Myanmar’s Lawless Land    By Phil Thornton in DIPLOMAT

Myanmar’s fledgling reforms have attracted significant Western interest. But they have also brought thousands of land claims by ethnic villagers.

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There’s no doubt that Myanmar is a country in transition. Even its harshest critics admit that the government is initiating reforms. Laws have been passed that allow participation in politics and increased media freedom. Many political prisoners have been freed, travel restrictions have been eased and ceasefire agreements have been brokered with ethnic armed groups.


“We are out of politics, country stable”, Myanmar Army chief bluffed shamelessly

September 24, 2013

We are out of politics, country stable: Army chief

Eleven Media Yangon September 23, 2013 1:00 am

Relations between Thailand and Myanmar are at their most cordial in the history of ties between the two countries, says Min Aung Hlaing, the commander-in-chief of the Defence Services of Myanmar. (Bangkok Post picture)

The military has reduced its role in running the country and this has helped Myanmar achieve political stability in its transition to a more democratic system, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing told Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra during their meeting in Bangkok last week.


Is this the ‘face of Buddhist terror’?

June 26, 2013

Is this the ‘face of Buddhist terror’?

This illustration picture taken on June 24, 2013 in Bangkok shows a man reading a copy of the July 1 issue of

Time magazine carrying a picture of controversial Myanmar monk Wirathu on its cover. (AFP/Christophe Archambault)

Time magazine’s decision to label Burmese monk Ashin Wirathu as “the face of Buddhist terror” in its July cover has drawn criticism from all sides.


International Buddhist-Muslim Joint Statement

June 19, 2013
International Buddhist-Muslim Joint Statement
Shared Commitment of Action

Bangkok, Thailand | 16 June 2013

Buddhist and Muslim leaders from South and South East Asian countries including India, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, have gathered in Bangkok, Thailand to address
escalating tensions between two communities and potential spread of hatred across the region. The
consultation was co-organized by the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB), the
International Movement for a Just World (JUST), and Religions for Peace (RfP).


The Buddhist violence hits hard in Burma

May 14, 2013

NOTE:Google translation from the Sweedish News Paper

The Buddhist violence hits hard in Burma

Muslim homes, businesses and mosques has the past week been subjected to violent attacks in central Burma. Now, a certain calm has settled. But many fear it may be the calm before the storm.
Bertil Lintner March 27, 2013 at 22:59,  March 28th, 2013

Clashes Over Land Seizures Batter the Police in Myanmar

February 28, 2013

SOURCE> Clashes Over Land Seizures Batter the Police in Myanmar By February 27, 2013

BANGKOK — When angry villagers clashed with security forces on Tuesday over land seizures in Myanmar, the police apparently got the worst of it.

Officials and a doctor at a hospital said on Wednesday that one officer had been killed and that dozens had been wounded; most of those whose injuries were severe were police officers.


U Gambira transferred to Insein Prison, Facing up to 30 Years

December 3, 2012

U Gambira transferred to Insein Prison, Facing up to 30 Years

UPDATE Daw Yay (U Gambira’s mother) was not arrested, but she was there when her son was arrested and she insisted that she should be brought together with her son. That’s why she was brought to police station where U Gambira was official charged and remanded. (more…)