Israeli military officer distributed a religious booklet urging soldiers to show no mercy to their enemies

Israeli military officer distributed a religious booklet

urging soldiers to show no mercy to their enemies

 

JERUSALEM, Jan 28 — The Israeli military says it has “severely reprimanded” an officer for distributing a religious booklet urging soldiers to show no mercy to their enemies.

The unidentified officer handed out the booklet to troops during Israel’s fierce three-week military incursion in the Gaza Strip.

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Irrawaddy:Rohingya Migrants Taken to Thai Court

By AMBIKA AHUJA / AP WRITER

RANONG — A group of 62 barefoot, disheveled Rohingya migrants facing illegal entry charges in a Thai court Wednesday pleaded not to be sent back to Burma where they said they were beaten, whipped and warned not to return by soldiers.

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Human trafficking: Take allegations seriously

Human trafficking: Take allegations seriously

I refer to the Malaysiakini

report Uniformed officials accused of trafficking Burmese

Suaram is concerned that the Malaysian government is taking lightly the issue of the allegations that government officials are involved in human trafficking of migrants and refugees.

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Bill’s millions

   Bill’s millions

 

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 – Former President Bill Clinton earned nearly $6 million in speaking fees last year, almost all of it from foreign companies, according to financial documents filed by his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Obama’s tone to Muslim world was striking although short on substance

Obama’s tone to Muslim world was striking although short on substance

 

JAN 28 – Americans are not your enemy, president tells Arabic cable TV network al-Arabiya Link to this video Barack Obama’s attitude to the Arab and Muslim world has been under the microscope since he won the election last November, so his first formal interview from the White House for an Arabic TV channel was an important moment.

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AP:More Rohingya reach Thailand, claim attacked by Myanmar navy

BANGKOK, Thailand – The Thai navy has detained a boat filled with 78 illegal migrants, many of whom had lacerations and burns they said were inflicted by Myanmar soldiers, authorities said Tuesday.

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AP:More Rohingya reach Thailand, claim attacked by Myanmar navy

BANGKOK, Thailand – The Thai navy has detained a boat filled with 78 illegal migrants, many of whom had lacerations and burns they said were inflicted by Myanmar soldiers, authorities said Tuesday.

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Uniformed officials accused of trafficking Burmese

Uniformed officials accused of trafficking Burmese

A scandalous trade in Burmese migrant labour involving Malaysian and Thai officials and international human traffickers is now coming to light. Like thousands of Burmese migrant workers That Zin Myint travelled overland from Rangoon to Bangkok and reached the Thai border where local syndicates, for a hefty bribe, helped him cross into northern Malaysia and move overland to the capital where cheap, unskilled labour is in great demand.

captured detained illegal immigrants 030707”Don’t take my photographs… they will come after me,” Zin Myint said, referring to Malaysian authorities who now closely monitor local and overseas publications for anti-Malaysia sentiments expressed by migrant workers.

On arrival Zin Myint ‘celebrated’ with others from his village and joined some three million – documented and undocumented – Asian migrant workers who live and work here in deplorable conditions.

An estimated 150,000 of these workers are Burmese migrant workers, many of them Kachins and Muslim Rohingyas from Burma’s northern Rakhine region.

”We Burmese migrants are sold like fish and vegetables,” Myint told IPS in an interview in Pudu market, a big wet market in the capital where Burmese migrant workers predominate.

Deported and sold to trafficked

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Dear Clinton, you must understand that Palestinians has right to to free from border blockage

Dear Clinton, you must understand that Palestinians has right to to free from border blockage

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that Israel had a right to defend itself and that Palestinian rocket attacks from Gaza on the Jewish state could not go unanswered.

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Pope rehabilitates Holocaust denier

Pope rehabilitates Holocaust denier

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Benedict decided to rehabilitate a bishop who denies the Holocaust with little consultation inside the Vatican, where some prelates fear his action will have a lasting impact on relations with Jews.

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Obama urged Muslims to judge him by his actions

Obama urged Muslims to judge him by his actions
Obama urged Muslims to judge him by his actions, pointing to the decision to close the Guantanamo Bay detention centre, where detainees in the U.S. war on terror are held. He said he also would begin to implement his pledge to draw down troops in Iraq.

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Thailand / Malaysia Border – 18 Nov 07

Thailand / Malaysia Border – 18 Nov 07

Myanmar’s Muslims seek refuge in Bangladesh – 26 Dec 08

Myanmar’s Muslims seek refuge in Bangladesh – 26 Dec 08

Rohingya’s Right to Education – Malaysia

Rohingya’s Right to Education – Malaysia