Posts Tagged ‘United Nations’

Burma Citizenship Law

July 8, 2013

Burma Citizenship Law
Publisher National Legislative Bodies
Author Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma
Publication Date 15 October 1982
Reference MMR-130
Cite as Burma Citizenship Law [], 15 October 1982, available at: [accessed 8 July 2013]
Comments This is an unofficial translation of the Act, the Pyithu Hluttaw Law No. 4 of 1982. Published in “Working People’s Daily“, 16 October 1982.he Chairman of the Council of State, on 15 October 1982, promulgated the Burma Citizenship Law which was approved and passed by the third session of the Third Pyithu Hluttaw.


Burma: Cyclone Threatens Displaced Muslims

May 14, 2013

Rakhines helped

Nora Rowley shared Ye Htut‘s photo.Rakhine assisted into solid shelter by Burma soldiers

HRW: Burma: Cyclone Threatens Displaced Muslims Government Inaction Will Make Disaster ‘Man-Made’ May 14, 2013

(Bangkok) – Burma’s government should take immediate action to evacuate to higher ground tens of thousands of Muslims displaced last year by ethnic cleansing in Arakan State in advance of a tropical cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, Human Rights Watch said today.

Half of the approximately 140,000 ethnic Rohingya and Kaman Muslims displaced by violence and persecution that began in June 2012 are currently living in flood-prone paddy fields and coastal areas that may be hit by storm surges associated with Cyclone Mahasen, which will approach the coast of western Burma and Bangladesh late on May 15, 2013.


အစိုးရႏွင့္ နီးစပ္ေသာ ပုဂၢိဳလ္တစ္ဦး “မၾကာခင္ မြတ္စလင္မ္ေတြ ေသြးေခ်ာင္းစီးစရာ ရွိေနပါတယ္”

May 2, 2013

ဒီသတင္းက အျပင္ကို ျဖန္႔လို႔လဲ မသင့္ သိသင့္သိထိုက္သူေတြကိုလည္း သိေစခ်င္ပါတယ္။

၂၉.၄.၂၀၁၃ ညေနက အစိုးရႏွင့္ နီးစပ္ေသာ ပုဂၢိဳလ္တစ္ဦး XXXက YYYကို သူ႔အိမ္ ေခၚေတြ႔ပါတယ္။ သူတို႔ခ်င္းက အလြန္ရင္းႏွီးၾကသူေတြပါ။

ေတြ႔တဲ့အခ်ိန္မွာXXXက YYYကို မိသားစုပါေခၚၿပီး ၃လေလာက္ အျပင္ထြက္ ခဏေရွာင္ေနဖို႔ ေျပာပါတယ္။ အျခား ရင္းႏွီးရာ မိတ္ေဆြမ်ားကိုလည္း သူ႔နာမည္ မခံဘဲ ေျပာေပးဖို႔ ေျပာပါတယ္တဲ့။ သူက ဒီလိုေတြေျပာမွန္းေတာ့ လူမသိေစခ်င္ပါဘူးတဲ့။

သူ႔စကားအရ မၾကာခင္ မြတ္စလင္မ္ေတြ ေသြးေခ်ာင္းစီးစရာ ရွိေနပါတယ္တဲ့။ သမၼတႀကီးက ကိုယ္တိုင္ ႏွစ္လိုျခင္းမရွိေသာ္လည္း တားလို႔ရတဲ့ေနအထားမွာ မရွိေၾကာင္း၊ သူကို္တိုင္လည္း ေဘးၾကပ္နံၾကပ္ျဖစ္ေနေၾကာင္း ေျပာျပပါတယ္တဲ့။


Nowhere to hide for Myanmar’s Muslims

April 20, 2013

Nowhere to hide for Myanmar’s Muslims
By Himaya Quasem

PHUKET – In a narrow, damp alley at the heart of this bustling tourist hotspot sits a row of tin-roofed shacks. Hidden from view, they house Rohingya Muslims who have fled sectarian bloodshed in neighboring Myanmar.

Described by the United Nations as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world, the Rohingya – including women and children – have been fleeing the country by boat in growing numbers to escape communal rioting, which has killed an estimated 200 people and left tens of thousands homeless.


BIGOT minister Aung Min should be removed from office and investigated by the UN led International Investigators

April 11, 2013

This BIGOT minister Aung Min is an ex-MI responsible for triggering, orchestrating and executing of most of the Anti-Muslim Riots to divert the attention whenever Military government faces political and economic problems. He should be removed from office and investigated by the UN led International Investigators.


ABIM sent Memo to UN through MOFA Malaysia (Wisma Putra)

April 9, 2013

Memo Myanmar ke Wisma Putra

MEMORANDUM : Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) to United Nations was sent again to Wisma Putra or MOFA Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia.

I hereby attached the picture of their discussion and hand over memo to Foreign Ministry specifically to Mr Khairi Omar Undersecretary Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam & Oceania Division.

They are trying to pressure Malaysia NOT to repeat the same mistake at UN like this.

Why did Malaysia, Brunei and many Muslim countries vote against this UNGA resolution?


OIC to Take Burma Persecution to UN

April 1, 2013

OIC to Take Burma Persecution to UN

The OIC plans to take the issue of attacks against Muslims in Burma to the United Nations. March 31, 2013

CAIRO – A global Muslim body is planning to take the issue of persecution of Muslims in Buddhist-majority Burma to the United Nations to help stop continuing attacks against the minority.
“The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) intends to raise the issue in the Security Council and the Human Rights Council to find a solution that contributes to putting an end to religious persecution against Muslims in Burma,” an OIC official told Arab News on Sunday, March 31.

State involvement reports in Burma unrest

March 29, 2013

State involvement reports in Burma unrest

March 29, 2013

THE United Nations Special Rapporteur on Myanmar (Burma) human rights says he has received reports of “state involvement” in some of the recent violence between Buddhists and Muslims in the former army-ruled nation.


Burma Must Investigate Rights Abuses: UN Council

March 22, 2013

Myanmar must launch probe into rights abuses: UN body

Myanmar must launch an independent investigation into reports of widespread human rights violations, the United Nations’ top human rights body said Thursday.

A Muslim man walks past a destroyed building near a mosque in riot-hit Meiktila, central Myanmar on March 21, 2013. Myanmar must launch an independent investigation into reports of widespread human rights violations, the United Nations’ top human rights body said Thursday.

As Myanmar was hit by its worst communal unrest since a wave of Buddhist-Muslim clashes last year, the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution calling on the government to launch “a full, transparent and independent investigation into all reports of violations of international human rights and international humanitarian law.”


Myanmar: Stop discriminating against the Royingha

March 16, 2013

Myanmar: Stop discriminating against the Royingha By Supalak Ganjanakhundee
The Nation March 13, 2013

It is does not matter what they are known as – Rohingya or Bengali – but they must have basic rights and be protected from violence and fear while living in Myanmar, which is supposed to be their homeland.

In responding to violence in western Rakhine state, the authorities in Myanmar tried to launch a political discourse to say there are no people called Rohingya in the country, and therefore the authorities have no responsibility for what happened to them.
Rather than finding the truth and the root cause of the violence in June and October last year, lawmakers, officials and intellectuals in Myanmar are debating the very existence of the ethnic group called Rohingya. They have tried to build a consensus within their society and the international community to deny the existence of Rohingya and call them instead “Bengali”, to make this group of people seem alien.